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Small Business and Great Customer Service {Part 2}

Welcome to Part 2 of Small Business and Great Customer Service

I mentioned in Part 1 of this two part series, about a great story with a customer and I'm here today sharing another story, which proves how time and listening can result
in great things.

As mentioned in the video, this is an Author you need to know:  Dale Carnegie

And here's a great website you can rely on for worthwhile reading about Small Business

Happy Success to you!


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Handmade Tutorials Round-Up - Handmade Gifts

Handmade Holidays!

Below you will find a collection of Handmade by Hilani approved tutorials for handmade gifts 
from beginner to advance.  

Happy Sewing!


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Homemade Chips with Apple Salsa

Happy Holidays all!

I created last week a great appetizer for a PTA meeting and got buzz on Instagram about wanting the recipe.  Below you will find a quick, lite, and taste treat, that's easy to prepare. 

15 minutes prep time
7 - 14 minutes bake time
375 degrees

3 Gala Apples
2 Granny Smith (tart)
4 Flour Tortillas (10 inch)
1/2 Cup of White Sugar
2-4 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
4 tablespoons of Butter
White Chocolate (optional)

Baking Needs:
Baking Sheet
Cooking Spray (optional)

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Cut Tortillas into triangles and place in bowl, set aside
Melt Butter
Mix together 1/3 cup of sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Mix together butter sugar mixture over tortillas

Cover baking sheet with foil
Evenly coat foil with cooking spray
Dump out chips to evenly cover sheet

Place in oven and bake for 7 minutes.
Check on, turn over chips, and cook an additional 7 minutes
Due to oven variations, take chips out prior to deep 
brown corners for desired chip done -ness. 

While chips bake, shave and dice up your apples.
Please in bowl and coat with remaining sugar and cinnamon. You may add more or less of these two, depends on your palate. 

Once chips are done baking, set aside to cool.

Assemble chips and apple salsa on a decorative plate.

If you choose to drizzle with chocolate, follow chocolate melting instructions.

Enjoy, and happy eating!


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Christmas Burlap Banner {Be Merry}

So, Christmas is my favorite time of year!

The traditions, magic in the air, snow and never ending family time, make me feel all warm and fuzzy! 

Below is a glimpse into my style of Christmas.



I've been having so much fun with Burlap this year.  I had some scrap left over from my Fall Banner, so I decided to make my favorite phrase for a Christmas Banner: Be Merry.

Below are a few images of my new banner, and how I incorporated it into my decor.  

I posted this picture to my Instagram account.  It's the first place I post anything I'm doing, even before Facebook. 

Here it is, displayed with our stockings, in the most popular room of our home...the family room.  It's a great way to be reminded during the hustle of the season, stress that might come and unexpected obstacles that might arise
 to still BE MERRY.

From our house to yours, may your days be filled with 
Merry and Joy.

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