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Order EArly, Reboot, Reset -

The new version of Essential Editions is evolving and the first edition is ready to publish. You'll find the new version trimmed down a bit, easier to navigate and focused on one theme. Edition One features items for the bath with plush towels, floor mats, shower curtains and more. I have high hopes for this progressive style portfolio format because for the longest time I’ve felt like my work has been trapped in a bulging box and it can't get out through that tiny little wire. Publishing a new edition monthly allows you to get a focused glimpse into my current...

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Work on the Essential Editions 2.0 is well underway. 2.0 will offer several versions of one design on a range of products. The catch is, each edition will be available for a short time only (possibly a month or less). Through the process of reevaluating my website I was trying to drill down to what didn't feel right, when I realized I was holding on too hard, overthinking everything. I had an art professor who helped me learn the difference between thinking and responding in art. Thinking is akin to planning, anticipating, expecting, wanting. Responding is more about being in the moment, reacting to something and...

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Reboot, Reset -

Have you ever wanted to push the reset button and start over? That's what I've decided to do. With Alzheimer's, my mother-in-law gets to push the reset button every day. I recently spent more than six weeks with her, around the clock. It is a different type of reality she lives in, but her silver lining is that reset button. Every day is new for her.  While I was experiencing her reality I was often thinking about the choices I've made in my life and how things might be different later. There are six lifestyle predictors for the likelihood of getting Alzheimer's: diet, exercise, sleep, stress...

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Custom Made, Free Shipping, Holiday, Order EArly -

Custom made products take a little longer to arrive than mass produced items, so be prepared by shopping early. Most of the products on Essential Editions take 2-3 weeks to produce, but others only take a week or so. Still other items are already made and waiting to be shipped to you. Here is what to expect:    25% Off November 1-20: Bonus! You get a fantastic discount plus you know your items will arrive in time for gift giving. This is also a great time to order greeting cards and holiday decor. 20 % Off November 21- December 1: Good going! You get a great deal plus you are...

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Custom Made, Free Shipping, Order EArly -

My last article highlighted the benefits of ordering custom made products from Essential Editions. Something else you should know about custom made is that it will take between 2-4 weeks to receive your order. As the holiday season approaches it is important to keep this delay in mind. In order to have your gifts in time for Christmas I recommend ordering by December 1st at the very latest. I work with a number of manufacturers each with different lead-times and shipping methods. As a result you get free shipping, because it is pretty difficult to coordinate my vendor's policies. Rest...

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