Thursday, September 9, 2010

Updates, Updates, Updates!!

Ok..... Once again it's been a while.

So so so much stuff going on!!! It's been such a great month in the world of GCD!

We are now being carried by a shop in Illinois called Favor the Earth! Check out their website for fabulous eco-friendly finds. Lots of great kids stuff too... Say hi to Stefanie and tell her we sent you :)

We are waiting to hear back from Art in the Park - An art show in the Plantation area which is November 13th & 14th... Come out and see Andy and I - It's always a great show. We'll keep you posted on times and booth number.

We're also involved in a new event called Sip and Shop. It is September 25th from 5:00-9:00 in Weston... We will have a table as well as 7 other awesome vendors... Come out - dude free wine and food! Who could ask for more :)

For more info on Sip and Shop follow this link:

Theres also lots of cute new pieces in our online shop. I can tell I'm getting older as I'm starting my holiday shopping so early. It's crazy! I remember being younger and being the chick scrambling at the mall on Christmas Eve!!

That's all for now... Stay tuned for more updates!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Yoko Ono Experience...

I had to write on here today because of my Yoko Ono experience that I'm still freaking out about... Andy said I have a new BFF... I wish... It's amazing to me that one little click by her (and probably a little copy/pasting action in her message) made life for me all lollipops and rainbows... That's a lot of power...

I actually have found in the past few days that I'm becoming addicted to Twitter.. I think its because of the iphone app... Very easy and easy to use... Not exactly that I tweet so much, but just seeing what everyone else is... It's funny to see ChunkHandler ask "How do you know if your dog is a virgin?" LOL... that just made me laugh again.

How is everyone doing?! How you feeeeeeeeeeeeellliiiinnnn??!

It's been a week full of websales so I'm a very happy girl once again...

Finding all kinds of inspiration in the world... I've actually taken to reading song lyrics too... I don't know.....Something about reading them kind of makes them jump off the page. Or finding that one line that you couldn't understand... Love it!

I wonder if Yoko contacting me had anything to do with the fact that there's been a beetle (or maybe beatle) outside our door for over a week and I named him John the other day... LOL.. you think I'm crazy, but seriously....

Lollipops and Rainbows...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's been a while.....

Ugh... What a week... What a month I should say since I haven't written in about that...

Bad things always turn into good right? I'm having one of those moments in life where you realize that things from your childhood slowly disappear as you get older... As much as you can kick and scream everything happens for a reason.... right?!

RIP - Penny Fullone... :(

On the business front all is well and growing... I'm pleased to say :)

Big up and thanks to Ang for the order last week! Did I just say Big up?! LOL

Also shipped out my order to Australia....FINALLY!! $60 for 6 pounds... Insane!! Though it is going to the other side of the world... GCD is officially global!! Prestige Worldwide!! Andy and I have watched Step Brothers on Encore probably 5 times this week.... Boats and ___ (Insert inappropriate movie quote)

Anyway.. just wanted to say hi... Hello blogosphere (Did I spell that correctly?!)


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vacation all I ever wanted...

Soooooooooo enjoying being home this week... Ahhhhhhhhh!!! Love it!!

Publix is so pleasant at 3:00 on a weekday. Just did a full shop with a cart and didn't have to worry about running grandma over in the produce section :)

Dropped off the 8 pieces at The Hive on Friday - Such a great experience and cute shop! I wanted everything in it. If any of you are ever on Ana Maria Island in FL - Def check it out!

Andy's making fun of me for being a "blogger".... who cares!

Been making lots of new things.. Trying to work on the photographs in my etsy shop. Reading, Cleaning and just relaxing enjoying the time off.... Playing with all the little features on my macbook. Managed to not kill any of Dennis and Maria's fish... LOL yessssss!!!

That's all for now.... Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First Blog EVER

There's no where you can be that isn't where you're meant to be... It's easy


Soooo I guess this is where I'm meant to be if I'm here right? If it was good enough for John and Paul, it's good enough for me! The recommendation was to start a blog to go along with my business. Here it is!

My name is Tara Ackerman and I'm an green-aholic! I'm growing and learning and working on building my brand - Green Cycle Designs! I guess this blog will serve as an outlet and an open forum. I'm not looking to get all Julie and Julia on this... I would burn the house down on recipe 1, but it is what it is...

Let the blogging begin!

I started GCD 2 years ago. I have always been an artsy fartsy type, but never really had the correct outlet for it. I'm a Pisces so let's start there - Imaginative, Artistic, Sensitive, Compassionate and Escapist. Right straight dead on.... It's crazy how my horoscope is always wrong, but all of the "traits" of a Pisces are just scarily correct.

So here I am 2 years in with GCD and it's been steadily building... I'm physically taking my stuff to a gallery this weekend - I've mailed my pieces in before, but haven't personally delivered. Excited and nervous all the same... I hate the vulnerability factor, but without risk there is no reward.

Hey at least I pulled that quote instead of the Spiderman one :)

A couple months ago I was lucky enough to meet one of my mentors, Gabrielle Bernstein. Awesome Awesome chick... Google her. Friend her. Love her. So during the mini lecture I asked her about promoting my business and the risks (mostly emotionally of putting yourself out there) and her response to me was that it should never feel like work. If you are passionate about what you are doing others will see it and everything else will fall into place. So that's been my mindset and so far so good...
I should mention that I have the best support system ever. My husband always backs me in my shinanigans, he puts up with a house full of half finished artwork, paint everywhere and mod podge all over the tv remote. Love you Andy! My family and friends are amazing too - always giving me boxes, bottles, vases, corks - Anything to reuse - It comes to me.

I'm like a frickin bag lady - Please don't call me in to Hoarders. Seriously though, you guys rule! I really really appreciate it!!!

Is that enough for blog 1? Is this supposed to have some sort of structure?

I'm hearing Forrest Gump saying, "That's all I have to say about that"