August 05, 2014
For these past two years, Uncommon Goods have been too kind and good to us at Susan Harbourt Designs. We have remained a close and wonderful relationship with them. To show how much appreciation we have for the Uncommon Goods family, we decided to feature them as our Featured Shop of the Week! They not only help sell our goods, but they do a wonderful job helping artisans all throughout the nation.
Uncommon Goods is an online store that helps many aspiring artists get their work out there. The website sells home goods to jewelry to entertainment, if something is out of the ordinary, you can expect Uncommon Goods to have it! One of the many fantastic things on the website is that the artists can tell the customers their interesting background and history of their business. They are able to inform and entertain, where the customers are getting their gifts from. In doing so, the artists are able to build a bond with their customers. If you are looking for something different and you cannot find it at the local Target, then stop by this online store, and find something for anybody!
UG was founded in 1999 in Brooklyn, NY in hopes to feature unique designs and handmade gifts of all kinds. Fun fact : most of the products sold on the website are handmade, right here in the USA, and about 1/3 of the entire store contains recycled or upcycled materials. Sound familiar? Yes, Susan Harbourt Designs fits in both these categories and we love that UG helps support the craftsmanship of local and national artists. UG is known for their loyal-ness to their suppliers, and support and love they have for small business owners, and handcrafted materials. Not only does UG do all that was mentioned above, but they also sponsor non-profit organizations such as RAINN (anti-sexual violence organization), American Forests, Women for Women International, and City Harvest (strives to end hunger in NY).
Thank you, Uncommon Goods, for all the support and goodness you spread across the USA!
For more information about Uncommon Goods:
Mon - Fri 8am - 12am ET
Sat & Sun 8am - 11pm E
By Phone: 888.365.0056
PS...Don't be shy and let them know that Susan and Sam sent you!
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January 04, 2021
When you complete a big accomplishment, and you are asked how you did, do you normally focus on what you did wrong...or do you celebrate what you did well?
I admit that I have a habit of dwelling on what I didn't do as well as I had wanted. Sometimes I even get on a fixation loop of replaying my mistakes in my head. But what I have learned is that this is not a productive behavior and can lead to anxiety and depression.
What I have started to do is focus on what I did well and acknowledge that first. Then instead of looking at my errors as mistakes, I view them as areas of improvement instead of calling them failures. For every area of improvement that I identify, I assign a new action or make a plan to improve so that maybe I don't repeat that behavior or pattern in the future.
Today I want you to reflect on 2020. Push those negative thoughts aside.
January 03, 2021
Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it. The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene. It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music.
Visualize this: If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?
January 02, 2021
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-George J Seidel
Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy. Today we will look at connecting with yourself using a sensory scan.
To begin this challenge, simply sit down. You can do this exercise anywhere you are that is a safe place to just sit and exist for a few moments.
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