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Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Shawl for Fall Y’all

Shawl for Fall Y’all

It’s always nice to have something extra pretty to have on hand for a cool evening. Isn’t it gorgeous?


It can be worn as a shawl or a scarf. This shawl was crocheted by Birute, a lovely lady who loves to knit and crochet.

The two-piece wooden shawl pin by Bob Wessel adds an interesting and functional accent. Bob has made several different styles of shawl pins for Angie’s Originals.

The glass necklace and earrings were made by Calypso Chile artisan group. I am pleased that my little boutique in tiny little Metropolis, Illinois is a place where works by local artists and fair trade artists from around the world can be displayed together.

Calypso Chile is a family owned business that operates from the family home. Marcela Cofre and her husband supported their family by making women’s shoes until 1994. When the market for shoes dropped dramatically, Marcela found a particular talent for glass making, building a sustainable business to support her family and others she has trained.

Visit us again to learn more about other artists featured in our boutique.


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Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Home Decor, Simple Living | 0 comments

Playing with Pumpkins

Playing with Pumpkins

I love adding pumpkins to my front porch when Fall is in the air!


I found these unique pumpkins on a recent trip to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  They have a growth on the outside that kind of looks like peanut shells.  Very unique – I’ve never seen these before and I love them!  I stacked the “Peanut Pumpkin” on top of a “Cinderella Pumpkin” and put a little burlap in between.  Sat them on top of an old Shabby Chic chair that I love, mixed in a little driftwood and this colorful display of nature welcomes visitors to my artisan boutique, Angie’s Originals.

20130923-153102.jpgThe smashed looking “Cinderella Pumpkins” were available in many colors.  Again, this is something I had not seen before here in the midwest.  I wish I would have had room in my trunk to bring back lots of these!

This topiary at the florist in Ocean Springs was made with a grapevine wreath on bottom and artificial moss in between the pumpkins. Very cute!

How do you decorate with pumpkins?

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Simply Social Media | 0 comments

Not Enough Hours In Your Day For Facebook?

Not Enough Hours In Your Day For Facebook?

Is it hard for you to find the time to post to Facebook for your business?
Do you have new products to share, but you are covered up with paperwork all day?

Seems like we are always racing against the clock – Hopefully this Facebook tip will help You!

running against the clock

One of the coolest features on Facebook for business pages is the post scheduler. Thanks to this handy feature, you can schedule all of your posts for an entire week at one time. You decide what you want to post, at what time, and Facebook publishes your posts for you!

Schedule posts from your couch at home, or set a time in your office to write your posts and schedule them for the day or for the entire week.

It’s simple to do! Here is how:

1. Write your post and/or select your photo or link in your Status Bar window – But don’t hit Post just yet.


2. Select the Clock Icon in the bottom left corner of the status window. When you do this, you will see +Add Year appear above the clock.


Select +Add Year and a menu will appear for you to choose the year.  Then options for month, day, hour and minute appear.  Select the date and time you would like for your info to be posted live on your page.


Once you have all fields selected, click Schedule.

3. You will see a pop-up message that explains that your post has been scheduled. You can click the View Activity Log button to see your scheduled post(s).


Here on your Activity Log, you will see all of the posts you have scheduled.



Forget what you have scheduled?  No problem!  Just go to the top right of your Admin Panel and select Edit Page.  From the drop-down menu, click on Use Activity Log.


This takes you to your activity log where you can view all your scheduled posts.

When you are on the desktop version of Facebook, you can make changes to your scheduled times or delete the post here if needed.  Just hover over the right corner of your scheduled post and you will see an icon to select a drop-down menu.  Then you can choose to either edit the time or delete the post.

Simply Angie Tip:
I personally do not like to use the Facebook iPad app.  Not all features are available in the iPhone and iPad app. Instead, I open Facebook in Safari on my iPad so that all the desktop functions are available to use.

I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s a good feeling to know that all my Facebook posts are written and scheduled! I can now focus on other tasks.

After explaining this tip at a recent workshop, one of the attendees was so excited she could hardly contain herself! Try it out and see if it helps you, too!

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