Saturday, August 29, 2009

Colorful Correspondence

Ah, the long lost art of letter writing and corresponding through the mail.. Definitely not lost with this girly girl when there's so many pretty candy colored stationery's to choose from nowadays, h'm.

The one's above from this company.

When I was growing up I remember how much I loved to sit and write letters to friends that had moved away. My best friend Linda would send me letters on smiley faced paper,and I just loved reading and receiving her letters filling me in on all that had happened to her and her family.

Then about that same time, the seventy's, scented stationary, really loved that being a fragrance girl from way back you see.

Now I'm pondering thoughts like, who could I send a letter to right now so I can use this cheery flower petal colored papier? Who??

Enjoy caring and sharing days.


Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than none)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


When Lennis carried this twig ladder upstairs and showed it to me I thought to myself, it looks like something out of a fairy tale book, simply enchanting.
What a soulful display piece I have now. Thank you Lennis, love ya.

Enjoy caring and sharing days.


Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than one)

Monday, August 17, 2009


Another sassafras apron completed and many more in production.
I have been thinking, pondering, wondering just how I am going to display these aprons at the upcoming shows I'm participating in and all of a sudden it came to me!
While thinking about it I knew the display piece needed to be different, something that would fit in, but yet stand out from the crowd.
After careful thought it came to me...
A ivy wrapped twig ladder, yeah that will be perfect!
Lennis is constructing the ladder for me out of fallen red bud limbs and I can't wait to show you a preview with all the sassafras's folded over the ivy covered branches.
I think you'll like it!

Enjoy caring and sharing days.

Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than none)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Marketing the new cookbook

Most cookbook publishers have a publicist to promote their book. I however did not. Well I guess that's not entirely true. I am the publicist!

You see when you write a book, whatever that book may be, the popularity of the book depends on the content, but too, centers around how the book was marketed.

For instance, If Oprah said a book was good on her television talk show, I think you get the point.

If you've traveled over to Bittersweet Blog and read some of my posts, you've heard me talk about the importance of refined marketing.
It's as simple as this..
The more people that pick up your book, usually drawn from the cover by the way, then a look inside, they think to themselves, I think I'd like to add this book to my library, SOLD!

I'll be promoting my cookbook during the market events at Zona Rosa. I will also be doing a book signing in November! I'm really excited about a book signing!!!

The picture above is a postcard. I had postcards made that look like the cover of the book. I'll be handing them out to customers in the next few weeks.

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Enjoy caring and sharing days.


Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than one)

Saturday, August 1, 2009


During my relax mode I took a few Summer pics. The bumble bee was an added bonus!

I know some of you are experiencing the worst Summer heat and I feel for you because I know what HOT SUMMERS are like, hate em! For those of us in the Midwest though, it's been mild and quite pleasant and almost early Autumn like.
I wish I could bottle up some of our weather and send it your way!

Try to stay cool and enjoy a caring and sharing Summer.


Jill oo


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