Grain-Free Flatbread – An Easy Go-To Recipe

Grain-Free Flatbread – An Easy Go-To Recipe

Like you (and many other people), I hate having to scroll through a whole blog post to get a recipe. But it wouldn’t be an informative blog post without, well, a story. So, I’m giving you the grain free flatbread recipe first and then you can keep scrolling down for...

The Colour of Joy

The Colour of Joy

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I talked about learning more of what I want in my life back in January when I posted a goodbye to my dog Bo. Since then I have been doing a lot of searching. But I don't mean searching in an external sense. I mean internal exploration of...

Why I Can’t Go Entirely Paperless Afterall

Why I Can’t Go Entirely Paperless Afterall

In 2018 I started on a massive mission to decrease my paper use. You can read more about it here The Struggle to Be Paperless. I have gotten rid of a lot of paper and I am still getting rid of more. I’m even reading and selling my books, not all of them,...

The Cost of Traffic

The Cost of Traffic

One thing that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is the cost of traffic. Recently it was brought to my attention that Etsy was increasing its fees again and some people were freaking out. Organic traffic may not cost you per click or acquisition or...

The Struggle to be Paperless

The Struggle to be Paperless

Some links in this post are affiliate links. This means that I will make a commission, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase via an affiliate link in my post. Affiliate links are marked with an "(Affiliate link)" beside the link. Going paperless is...

My Health Journey

My Health Journey

My health journey hasn’t been a simple one and I still don’t have all of the answers. What I do have are a few answers, a willingness to solve my problems, and the mindset to conquer anything that gets in my way. I battle depression, Celiac Disease,...

Why MLMs are a Good Business Option

Why MLMs are a Good Business Option

Some links in this post are affiliate links. This means that I will make a commission, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase via an affiliate link in my post. Affiliate links are marked with an "(Affiliate link)" beside the link. Over 20 years ago my...

Halloween Beading Supplies 2018

Halloween Beading Supplies 2018

To be entirely honest, I'm not a big fan of skulls and bones or gore. I'm not squeamish but I guess I just don't like the idea of glorifying pain. However, knowing that some people like skulls I have at least included some skull beads in this list of Etsy Halloween...

Preparing for my First Handmade Show 4

Preparing for my First Handmade Show 4

I meant to post about what was happening in preparation for the event more often.... Obviously, I didn't really take in how much work I actually needed to do. Now here we are just a few days from the event and I am not even half ready. Then on top of not even being...

Your Etsy Gift Guide For Beaders

Your Etsy Gift Guide For Beaders

This post contains affiliate links. It's that time of year again. You know, the one where you get a whole bunch of stuff that you don't actually want/need, nor will use?! The best way to get around this is to make wish lists and gift guides like this one are here to...

St Patrick’s Day Inspiration, Designs and Fun!

St Patrick’s Day Inspiration, Designs and Fun!

I may have an Irish last name (Murtagh) but I've never actually been to Ireland. However, I like everyone else, loves the spirit of St Patrick's Day. Drink, be merry and everyone is Irish for a day. The one thing I don't like when looking through products for this...

Book Review: Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies

Book Review: Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies

September 6th was National Read a Book Day so I decided to read and review Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies by Heather H. Dismore and Tammy Powley. Now I am normally a fan of “for Dummies” books but I will say that maybe it’s not the most entertaining format for...

My Journey To Build A Niche Site

My Journey To Build A Niche Site

So this post is a bit different. It’s not a how-to or a list of ideas. It’s a post of intent. It’s the first post to introduce the journey I am on to build a niche site. What is a Niche Site? A niche site is a website that caters to a more...

Business 101 A Successful Business Plan

Business 101 A Successful Business Plan

Over the past couple of years I have met a good number of women with new businesses but the biggest thing most of them had in common was a lack of a business plan. They have a business idea and were putting themselves out there by attending...

Simple Toho Seed Bead Projects

Simple Toho Seed Bead Projects

I love Japanese Toho seed beads! They are more uniform in size compared to Czech seed beads which makes them great for most bead weaving projects. Toho seed beads are made in Hiroshima, Japan and came to the market in 1951. They are popular because they are uniform in...

Selling Handmade Items: An Etsy Review

Selling Handmade Items: An Etsy Review

Before I started a shop with Etsy I read all of their about, mission, values and reported information to get a sense of what they stand for and what they have accomplished within the handmade seller community. I was impressed at their true love and understanding of...

6 Lessons for First Time Bead Loom Users

6 Lessons for First Time Bead Loom Users

Back at Christmas I was given an Amazon gift certificate and went on to buy some jewelry making supplies such as a bead loom. I thought it would be fun. It collected dust for a few months before I decided that I would try it out for this month’s technique blog post. I...

Get to Know Your Ideal Customers

Get to Know Your Ideal Customers

When you first start your business you may or may not have a clue as to who your ideal customers are. That’s ok. As you go through your branding, competition research and customer research you will get to know them. Since today is Get to Know Your Customers Day I...

National Give Something Away Day Winners!

National Give Something Away Day Winners!

First I'd like to thank everyone for connecting with me through these first two weeks of my launch!! If you missed out on the deadline, don't worry I will likely have more giveaways in the future. And the winners are.... In no particular order the names drawn are;...

Canada Day Inspiration and a Giveaway

Canada Day Inspiration and a Giveaway

Yay it's Canada Day! Okay so maybe that's not why I'm excited. I'm excited because it's Bo's 11th birthday (He's the handsome, old bugger in the pic above) and because it's officially the launch of Psyche Creations. So I thought I would celebrate by giving you a ton...

8 Facebook Tips for Organic Reach

8 Facebook Tips for Organic Reach

In my last post I talked about Why I Hate Facebook but I also mentioned that there are ways to reach your audience on Facebook. So here are 8 ways (plus a bonus tip) to use Facebook to reach more people organically (without paying for ads)....

Why I Hate Facebook

Why I Hate Facebook

Yup, I said it. I HATE FACEBOOK. I know I’m a social media manager and that I help clients with Facebook but that doesn’t mean that I have to love the platform, it simply means that I have to know and understand the platform. Over time Facebook...

Building Your Email Newsletter with CAN Spam

Building Your Email Newsletter with CAN Spam

I have met a lot of new business people over the past year and sometimes I am surprised when I start receiving their newsletter updates. This might seem smart. Why don't we add all of the business card emails we receive to our newsletter update...

Do You Want to be a Virtual Assistant?

Do You Want to be a Virtual Assistant?

Lately I have been asked two questions: 1) Are you a virtual assistant? and 2) How do you start a virtual assistant business? So I felt that those questions were worth a blog post. Firstly, yes I am a virtual assistant. I specialize in the...

The Changes to LinkedIn Groups

The Changes to LinkedIn Groups

Recently, LinkedIn made some pretty big changes to their groups and as someone who has recommended that people consider creating their own LinkedIn groups I can no longer include that as a startup strategy component and here’s why: Not so...

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