It’s two days before Thanksgiving 2020 and time for some music!
I Want Your Love – Extended Version. Trust me; you need the extended version. And, you’ll need to go to someplace where you can crank it up, if possible.
I promise that this is better than an hour with a shrink or a martini.
Let’s go back to 1978. Did you know I was a disco queen back then? haha
I really was. (forgot to mention that here)
I thought you were a ballerina, Laurel? And, that you’re into classical music.
I love ALL kinds of music as long as it’s GOOD music. And, a ballerina is a loose word for it. lol, I LOVE ballet and always will, but I do not have the requisite TALENT to be a professional. It’s a good thing; I’d be in a wheelchair, for sure.
Speaking of talent. Holy Crap. When you’re done with the song, please come back and check out American Ballet Theater, principal ballerina Skylar Brandt, from our Native “Nestchester” (as my darling son calls it) on Instagram.
I promise that you will be feeling no paint (I meant PAIN lol) at the end of the song, and upon seeing this brilliant young woman who defies physics.
via @theyellownote on Instagram
So, this is my annual Thanksgiving 2020 post. Well, I think I’ve done one every year. But, no matter.
I remember I did last year as I was up in the Adirondacks.
Oh, how much has changed since then.
Oh, I know this year has been difficult for many of us. The holidays are a particularly difficult time when we’re grieving or have suffered crushing losses.
Some of you have had severe financial hardships due to the pandemic.
And, then there’s the social isolation.
I don’t mean married and lonely. I mean, ALONE. And, alone for days on end.
Well, you’re not alone. I mean, it may feel like it, but there are millions of us living alone.
Someone said that loneliness doesn’t come from being alone; it comes from feeling like nobody cares.
Well, I care. And, I’m sure that others do too.
I am lucky that my son, Cale, is with me this Thanksgiving. In fact, he’s in my living room right now, teaching his last class (virtually) before the holiday. Then, we’re going to go for a walk and do some shopping.
And then, I need to put the finishing touches on my new guide, The 150+ Best Sources for Home Furnishings on Etsy, which is coming out this FRIDAY. I think you’re going to love it! You may recall that I did a post a couple of weeks ago about 40 of my favorite Etsy sources. Well, as I just said, this new guide is over 150 sources! Please note; I saved some of the best sources for this new guide. Of course, I did. :]
Included are fabulous sources for:
- original and printed art and a couple of great frame sources too!
- vintage, and antique collectibles
- new, vintage, and antique furniture
- new, vintage, and antique chinoiserie.
Naturally, there are also wonderful sources for pillows, cushions, slipcovers that Etsy is known for.
- cut yardage of designer fabrics (and great looking budget fabrics, too.)
- curtains,(some new ones, too!)
- hand-crafted items
- stencils, wallpaper, murals
and more! In fact, most of these sources you’ve never seen before. I spent hours combing Etsy for the best of the best. Most of these shops are getting rave reviews.
So, if interested, this is how it works. (If not interested, please just listen to the song and then go and watch Skylar practicing in her NYC apartment)
From today on, if you order any of my rockin’ guides (these are downloadable PDF files),
or any combination of the above, you will get the Etsy guide for FREE.
However, since it’s not coming out until Friday, you won’t get your free Etsy guide until then. All orders after it’s released will get the guide with their other guide(s).
For everyone else, if you would like this guide, it’s 29 bucks, and you will be notified on Friday when it comes out.
But, there’s more!
***If you purchase one, two, or three of these products with an asterisk*, you will also get a copy of the 333 Rules and Tips you Need To Know guide for free.***
However, you will still need to pay for the rules and tips if you only purchase the Etsy guide. You will get the Etsy guide, however, no matter. I hope, all of that makes sense.
This introductory period will last from now through December 30, 2020, at 11:59 PM. After that, you will no longer get either guide for free. In fact, the Rules and Tips will be going from $49.00 to $59.00, and the Etsy Guide will go from $29.00 to $39.00. I am not raising prices on any of the other guides.
For everyone who orders my guides, this is important.
These are digital downloads. This way, I can make changes to the guides without charging you more money. And, they can be downloaded to any device.
(note: I do allow you to print out one copy for personal use, and you can bookmark and show this email to your vendor if they require it before printing it out for you.)
(super important) HOWEVER, when you receive your download link, it is important to understand that every time you click it, it is automatically downloading your guide(s) to your hard drive. And, you are only allowed to download it seven times. The computer default is a download to your documents folder. Find that folder and drag out your downloaded, and then what I do is save it in another folder on my desktop. I do this with all PDF files, mine and others I’ve acquired. Otherwise, I would have no idea what I have and what I don’t have.
If you are ever looking for your download link, before contacting me to hunt it down for you, it would be beneficial to look for it first.
You can do so by doing a search in your email for SENDOWL. Sendowl is the shopping cart service I use that does all of my bookkeeping and sends you your download.
For current and new Rolodex owners. (others may move to here*** or just keep listening.)
Every November, a new edition of Laurel’s Rolodex is released, and you will always get free lifetime updates the Rolodex. This will be the 7th edition since the first year; there were two updates.
And, this year, the changes were the biggest ever as several businesses have either gone out of business. Or, their presence is so vague that I don’t wish to recommend them any longer.
End of my product update and now onto the HOT SALES, HOLIDAY, and BLACK FRIDAY info.
Melissa, my amazing virtual assistant, has done a bang-up job of updating the HOT SALES pages as well as HOLIDAY SHOP pages. But, as always, the end of November sales are INCREDIBLE. For example, One King’s Lane is offering 25% off sitewide – Wowza!
Plus VIP access with code: OURGIFT (Through the 24th PT) at Serena and Lily. They have put their entire site (except for original art) at 20% off. Plus, there are more incredible sales. Please check out some of my favorites on the HOT SALES pages. After the 24th, the code will be: TOGETHER
In addition, please check out the HOLIDAY SHOP 2020 for decor and gift guides and favorites you can order online.
This is a relatively short post because I know that we’re all busy.
However, I want to conclude with some of the things I’m grateful for.
I’m grateful for:
- Good health
- My tiny family and especially my darling, supportive son, Cale, and my sister, Holly for her immense wisdom and support.
- Great friends (that includes great friends I haven’t met yet)
- Good hair
- My sense of humor
Thank you to Jose, for helping me fix up my place (even though I’m sure he doesn’t read my blog.)
Maureen and I immediately after the closing.
- I am grateful for my fabulous realtor, Maureen O’Hara, and Ron Segal, who helped me buy my new, gorgeous apartment.
- And, I need to thank Gene Lonergan,(contact him here) Eileen Lonergan’s husband, who is the best financial adviser one could ever hope for!
However, the biggest thanks goes to all of you who read this blog.
At the risk of sounding phenomenally sappy but not meaning to, you guys are truly like family to me. So often, when I’m writing, I’m thinking, “oh, they’re going to love this!” Or, “ummm, no. I better not say that.” Or, “screw it. I’m going to say that because even though it’s a bit edgy (like when I visited San Francisco last Feb/March for the DIC), it’s too good not to.”
However, without you being here and reading, there would be no reason to write my blog.
Marlborough Street, Boston
Back Bay, Boston
I hope you will accept my gift.
It is never too late to give up on your dreams.
I am a testament to that. You see, I had given up. And, I wasn’t trying to do what I’m doing. I was just trying to get the phone to ring… Now, I never pick it up. lol
However, what I’ve learned is that when I stopped DREAMING and started DOING, is when I was able to make it all happen. So, keep on DOING. Do what works for YOU. Do what you can sustain. Yes, I still dream, but I don’t have as much time for that now.
Whatever you decide to do, it does not have to be perfect.
Perfectionism is the crippling action that stops progress from being made.
If you have a vision for creating an internet business where you can work from home and make a good living, I have to tell you that getting my Six Figure Income Blogger guide is the best $199.00 you will ever spend. In it, I tell you everything I’ve done to grow my online business from NOTHING to one that’s netting me a handsome income– even DURING a life-altering pandemic.
One last thing. Even if you’re not interested in buying any of the guides for yourself, GIFTING is available through the shopping cart.
Just click on the gift icon, and you can set up what you want to send, the person’s name, email, and then the day and time you want it to go out. Done.
I love you all, and here’s wishing you the safest, healthiest Thanksgiving 2020 and holiday season ever!
PPS: 12:01AM Thanksgiving Day. I am deeply moved by your beautiful comments. Thank you all so much!