Julie Bierschbach is the artist behind Ravenwing Creations Jewelry. She has been creating since she was very young, but has only been with the Kountry Nook family for 7 years. Julie is a recent graduate from the New York Institute of Art and Design with a certification in wire working and jewelry. Julie is married… Read More About the artist
Sometimes you just need a day where you can truly care for yourself. Self care is just as important as caring for everyone around you. We all get so busy that its really easy to forget about ourselves. I am certainly guilty of not taking care of myself. What is self-care?Self-care is any activity that… Read More Self Care is Important!
I have worked in retail pretty much my whole working career. I like it (mostly), I like people (mostly), and I am really good at my job. I am also overflowing with snark and sarcasm. So I am sharing my retail tips here with you… 1. When your kid is running around screaming at the… Read More Snarky Tips From a Retail Goddess
2020 was quite a year. 9 week Stay at home order for the State of Illinois. My day job was non essential so I was out of work for the whole 9 weeks. Luckily I was able to get unemployment. So many shows canceled. Many postponed. My calendar was all labeled in post it notes… Read More 2020 In Review
I am really starting to hate this phrase “the new normal.” One reason, everyone is using it. The main reason is that I don’t want this to be the new normal. At first I thought I would like working from home, I would get so much done, clean the entire house and be completely productive.… Read More The New Normal
All of this is from the end if January…I realized I forgot to finish my post! This is all so weird. I dont really like being in the spotlight. I dont want attention drawn to myself. My husband said it was a good idea to make a press release for the magazine publication. So we… Read More I made the front page!
I will start this off by saying that I am a graceful ballerina. And by that I mean I am SUPER accident prone. About every 5 years or so I have some sort of accident that lands me on my ass for a few days. This time it was a trip at work that resulted… Read More Childhood Craftiness
Seven months ago i sent in a submission to a magazine for publication. I never thought they would take it. It was a necklace that i made a while ago, I hung on to it because i couldn’t really bring myself to sell it. It wasn’t particularly well made, it had flaws, but it was… Read More I am gonna be in a magazine!
Tomorrow is the start of another round of the 100 day goal series. From an earlier post… “A few years ago I discovered the 100 day goal with the business bakery. It’s a great resource for taking a goal and breaking it down into simple micro actions. By doing one small fifteen minutes task per… Read More 100 Day Goal – 2019
A few years ago I discovered the 100 day goal with the business bakery. It’s a great resource for taking a goal and breaking it down into simple micro actions. By doing one small fifteen minutes task per day, it makes it simpler and easier to attain your large goal. I started a few of… Read More 100 Day Goal