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Hello and happy new year! I’m coming back from a fantastic holiday break feeling refreshed, renewed, and optimistic for this new year and all the good things it will bring. As work at home Mom who creates content for a living, it can be a challenge to find an actual pause in writing when the next holiday, event, or celebration is always right around the corner. It was the middle of December, and I was already fielding emails for Valentine’s Day. That’s when I decided I simply must allow myself to take time off. I figured out how to practice self-care in just 15 minutes a day and it did wonders for me, and I think it will help you too.

Give yourself 15 Minutes a day!

Sun thru the trees on snow day walk

Do you Polyvore?

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, March 19, 2012
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Some of you in the fashion, beauty & crafts industry might be saying Yes, yes I do, but I’m betting most of us haven’t heard of this site yet.

 As an avid reader of blogs and Google + updates, my inbox was loaded with things to read, places to go, links to click this morning, but I was unprepared for the discovery of Polyvore.

Oh my! There are simply not enough hours in my day! Still, I thought this might be helpful to some, so I wanted to share this site with you dear readers.

Here’s what their about page says:

What is Polyvore?

Polyvore is the web's largest fashion community site, where users are empowered to discover their style and set trends around the world. With over 15 million monthly unique visitors, Polyvore's global community has created over 44 million sets that are shared across the web. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Polyvore is funded by Benchmark Capital, Matrix Partners, DAG Ventures, Goldman Sachs, and Vivi Nevo (NV Investments).

So how can a style and fashion community be useful to a blogger/beauty consultant?
At first it would appear to be the perfect place for me to highlight my company’s color, trends and style… as per the Google+ headline that led to my clicking in the 1st place.

 But visions of deleting my boards at Pinterest quickly pop into my mind,

I read these carefully and decide that Polyvore might not be right for my JAFRA business at this point. JAFRA is very liberal in allowing us consultants to use and distribute material, but I don’t think Polyvore is an approved site.

This is probably a blessing in disguise. My schedule cannot handle any more online socializing. However, I do think Polyvore would be perfect for all the Etsy shop owners and crafters out there!

What do you think? Would you use Polyvore as a business tool?