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18 11, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving-Fall Flavors Delight

By |November 18th, 2015|Food, Holidays, Olive Connection|

New Blog today on Olive Connection Home Page.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

4 10, 2015

New Blog on Olive Connection Website

By |October 4th, 2015|Business, Food, Olive Connection|

It’s Sunday, and wanted to give you a recap of the week at the store…that’s where I am most days. Having fun putting on another layer of product and events. Check us out and sign up on the website for immediate info. Thanks a million. Carol

http://www.oliveconnection.com/fall-is-here-say-cheese/

24 09, 2015

First Month of Learning

By |September 24th, 2015|Business, Family, Food, New Businesses, Olive Connection|

New Blog Today…Here is a link on the Olive Connection Website.

http://www.oliveconnection.com/first-month-of-learning/

Sign up to receive it automatically at

http://www.oliveconnection.com/

31 08, 2015

Farm Dinner Blog

By |August 31st, 2015|Celebrations, Food, Friendship|

Farm Dinner Blog-Olive Connection 

Hi Friends, click above, the link for the Olive Connection Store Blog…enjoy!

And thanks for all your support…ox

27 07, 2015

Say Cheese

By |July 27th, 2015|Food, Marketing, Products, Travel|

The VERMONT CHEESE FESTIVAL at Shelburne Farms on the shores of Lake Champlain is the highlight of the summer. Cheese purveyors from throughout Vermont meet along with other Artisan producers of maple syrup, mustards, spirits, honey and all things Vermontish…natural and pure.

This year was particularly important as we decided what cheeses to sell in our store and meet the cheese makers.  Cholesterol aside, it was a day of taste [...]

6 07, 2015

Welcome to my World

By |July 6th, 2015|Building a Store, Business, Design, Family, Food, Inspiration, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Products, Retail Stores, Selling|

But I don’t like that sink…whah

I need it smaller! Can you find me one?

It has to be changed out…Now!

Because I can!

Really, I need a 3 sink?  After this I should open a restaurant…do I really need to add an expensive grease trap? Making nice with the Health Inspector. Oh the things I am learning…

We are on the home stretch, and it is an intense orbit.  General contractor meetings, pushing [...]

17 05, 2015

Progress Takes Time

By |May 17th, 2015|Business, Design, Family, Fashion, Food, Friendship, Health and Wellness, Inspiration, Marketing, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Philanthropy, Products, Retail Stores, Selling, Uncategorized|

I’ve been busy, thus the lag time in writing my blog.  Everyone said our timing to open beginning June was too aggressive…and now I know why.  Takes more time than we envisioned.  We are a month delayed.  The good news is we have time to to show the space to our friends, whose opinions we trust, to give their ideas and suggestions and brainstorm.  Here is Alan and Pam, [...]

8 04, 2015

Hunters and Gatherers Shopping at Round Top, Texas

By |April 8th, 2015|Art, Business, Celebrations, Design, Fashion, Food, Friendship, Home Decor, Inspiration, Olive Connection, Products, Retail Stores, Selling, Travel, Women's Issues|

WHY did I go to Texas with 6 girlfriends?  My friend Sally, retail consultant,  coach for young buyers, creative thinker, and brand manager, GATHERED her friends together, those who she thought would be interested in 4 days of shopping for STUFF in a new environment that would explode our mind.

ROUND TOP is 80 miles from Austin and 80 miles from Houston.  Population 90, that bursts with thousands experiencing Southern [...]

22 03, 2015

A STORE IS BEING BORN

By |March 22nd, 2015|Design, drive and ambition, Education, Family, Food, Friendship, Inspiration, Marketing, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Opportunity, Products, Retail Stores|

OUR STORE IS PREPARING TO BE BORN We are excited…target time line mid-May. Now we are in the pregnancy  stage.  OHMYGOD there are plates spinning (our heads) in many directions. Every day is full of new learnings to the point our head hurts.

So much to do and so little time.  So many decisions to make. So many people to meet.  So many foods to taste. Yumm

It takes a village of [...]

3 02, 2015

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them

By |February 3rd, 2015|Ambition, Business, Celebrations, Food, Friendship, Girl Scouts, Leadership, Marketing, New Businesses, Products, Selling, Sports, Technology|

Last night I had 5,  the night before I had 5, the night before that I had 5.

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them Thin Mints 

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest, most successful girl-led business in the world and its power to teach girls business and financial skills that will serve them throughout their lives is unrivaled.  Every year nearly 1.5 million Girl Scouts sell about 200 million boxes of [...]