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Marilyn
New York
Editor, Blogger, & Jewelry Maker behind Pulp Sushi.
Interests: music, jewelry, books, yoga, buddhism, toys, tattoos,horror, diy, cooking, old movies, writing, photography, blogging, classics, interior design, coffee, new york, etsy, low-brow art, hudson valley, handmade shopping, knitting
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I am just taking my sweet-ass time with the jewelry shop updates aren't I? Here's the thing, I had an idea for earrings. Now that I've made those earrings, I'm not 100% feeling it. I hate when that happens! I don't even want to post a picture of them. Instead I have this pretty, pretty, pretty necklace I added which I love! It is also available in the Storenvy shop if that tickles your fancy. So these earrings are sitting... Continue reading
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It's time for me to share my recent favorite blog links I hope you'll take a look at. It's a little all over the place but it's all good! "When you turn jealousy and comparison into a crush, it not only reframes your emotions as healthy and positive (and gives you motivation to improve your game)." What a great approach to addressing jealousy with other bloggers/sellers from Love and Data. Everything has pros and cons. I have only met ONE... Continue reading
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It may be time for me to toot my own horn here (Toot! Toot!) and give you some Mother's Day gift ideas from my Etsy shop. Use Mother's Day coupon code MAMA23 to get 23% off your order in the Etsy shop. Mother's Day is May 10th so there is still time. Jewelry can be tricky! I know. My jewelry design style is not for everyone but I have a nice jewelry mix of traditional and quirky, younger and young... Continue reading
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Hey everyone! I am taking over the One Woman Shop Instagram account @onewomanshop today so hop on over and give a follow and see what a typical day is like in Pulp Sushi land. I joined One Woman Shop earlier this year as I was looking for more networking opportunities for solopreneurs and this has been a nice fit so far. When you work by yourself and you are home most of the time, it is easy to start to... Continue reading
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Another Monday is here and it's raining and gross outside but I'm happy. I'm trying to practice being thankful more instead of wallowing in what I don't have. Today I'm thankful that I get to stay home in this weather, drink my coffee, and have VH1 Classic's "Totally 80s" playing as background noise. I'm also thankful for the really nice weekend I just had. I got to spend a lot of time outside and watch some Vassar College baseball. I... Continue reading
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I intentionally did not talk much about Etsy going public. I wasn't exactly against it but there was that part of me that felt like my favorite underground punk band that just me and a few friends were into suddenly would become U2. Maybe that's a bit dramatic? I knew they were going public this week but I did not know it was yesterday. I just happen to be going down to the city yesterday. While on the train I'm... Continue reading
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Ever get into a creative or emotional funk? Times where you just feel down and defeated? Here is my extensive comprehensive list to turn things around: Scribble angrily in journal Tear out pages of said journal Play The Simpsons "Tapped Out" - I'm "pulpsushi" Play other games on iPhone and Kindle Watch monster movies on Netflix Eat cookies Make a Vanilla Chai Curl up in a fetal position on couch with favorite blanket Cry Tell your partner you feel hopeless... Continue reading
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I've been using Hootsuite for a couple of years and it's been a life saver when it comes to scheduling my tweets. However as I follow more people on Twitter and put more lists together, my Twitter was getting a little out of control. That is until I read this super informative post from The Loudmouth Lifestyle about blogging time savers and Hootsuite was the main focus. To the untrained eye, this may still appear a little overwhelming. I was... Continue reading
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Happy Friday! I don't have a shop update this week to share but I did get a sweet stash of jewelry that needs refurbishing so I hope to have some shop updates next week. I do want to share a friendly tip that some of you may not know about which could come in handy... You may be wondering if it's okay to use a Gmail address for your business or should you set up a "me@mybusiness.com" email. I don't... Continue reading
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Back with another book review, today I will be talking about #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. I've seen this book floating around but decided to get into it after seeing several people recommended it in the Being Boss Facebook Group. I couldn't put #GIRLBOSS down. Sophia shares her story of starting her business from scratch with just a couple of vintage clothing items on eBay to growing it into Nasty Gal. She had no idea what she was doing but she... Continue reading
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I'm back! I was only gone for a few days but it felt longer. We went down to Manhattan and stayed over the holiday weekend. We didn't have much of an agenda. I just wanted to post this first because I just love the pink building! It might be an eye-sore for some folks but not me. This was taken in the East Village, maybe 5th Street off of 2nd Avenue. I got down to the city Thursday morning and... Continue reading
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Happy Friday everyone! By the time you read this, I will be in NYC just hanging out for the weekend and a change of scenery. Hoping this weekend can give me a recharge of sorts as I feel like I've been slacking on the shop updates. My focus has been on other things still related to Pulp Sushi but not the actual "making". It comes with the business when you do everything yourself. The images link to their Storenvy listings... Continue reading
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Happy April Fool's Day! Don't worry, I have no tricks up my sleeve. Actually as I type this, I'm struggling a little bit because I smashed the shit out of my right ring finger yesterday which makes typing pretty awkward. Yeow! But I'm just being a big baby. Today I wanted to share some more great blog reads I've come across and wanted to share the love. Check them out! I feel like my blog has been under the radar... Continue reading
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Do you love Mad Men? Are you sad to see it all come to an end this season? I do love me some Don Draper. As my loving tribute, I wanted to dedicate a post to the JEWELRY of Mad Men. I consider mid-century style and personal design inspiration for Pulp Sushi jewelry so I hope you enjoy what I've put together today. Pearls! Lots and lots of pearls. Big pearls, small pearls, pearl necklaces, pearl earrings. Still very popular... Continue reading
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Today I leave you with a different type of shop update for the week. I'm so happy to finally share with you the news that my jewelry is now available for sale at the SHOP at ArtsWestchester in White Plains, NY! The SHOP at ArtsWestchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12pm to 5 pm. I'm in some excellent company too. You can see my little display here along with some pretty... Continue reading
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Last week I mentioned that I am writing my first e-book and I'm pretty excited about it! Writing is something I have always enjoyed since I was little and blogging has provided my writing "fix" for many years. I played with the idea of writing an e-book but didn't know what to write about. Now I have FOUR ideas for an e-book, funny how that happens. There is one topic that is really pulling at me so I'm going for... Continue reading
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I don't watermark all of my images because I'm lazy, especially when it comes to product items. Sometimes I use them for images shared on Instagram. I've been a part of discussions on whether or not it's worth watermarking images. I don't think it's necessary for me because I am not selling digital downloads, photography, or stationery designs. There's a reason why many card makers post a photo of their card in their shop over posting the image file, it's... Continue reading
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Happy Friday! I'm glad to share what's new in the shops this week and I have an announcement towards the end of post that I'm just a bit giddy about. I scored some pretty cool brass gears recently and couldn't wait to start incorporating them in to some jewelry! The gears are very light weight and smooth and not scratchy on the skin, which was a concern I had but it's all good! This week I want to show off... Continue reading
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As I mentioned recently, my Kindle and I have been getting close through all my e-library borrowing and e-book downloading. Today I wanted to share with you an e-book I recently read that I think lots of my blog buddies and fellow small businesses can benefit from. Are you familiar with ByRegina.com? If not, then you should be! I absolutely love reading her blog. Her role in my life (and yours, you just don't know it yet), is to help... Continue reading
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NOTE: I have a new layout! If you're viewing this in a reader, visit www.pulpsushi.com to see the new look! It was a year ago this month that I said goodbye to my long, grueling commute and quit my full-time job. The year went by fast! I can't say the transition has been easy but I welcome not having to commute anymore, especially after the winter we've had with this much snow. The downside has been that I'm making way... Continue reading
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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Attention, wedding belles and gorgeous guests -- you're cordially invited to explore ModCloth's exquisite wedding collection! Fall in love with dreamy dresses and outfit finishers perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and attendees eager to express their unique perspective on style. And don't forget -- we want to see the fab ModCloth look you put together! Use #marriedinmodcloth to share your inspiring... Continue reading
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The chainmaille saga continues! I've been going through my latest stash of jump rings and mixing it up a little with some beads. You can click the images to view the Storenvy listings but they are also available in my Etsy shop. The color combinations I've been putting together lately have actually be inspired by comic book characters. This particular bracelet is Spiderman or Superman-ish. The Green and Purple bracelet I shared last week was totally the Green Goblin. I... Continue reading
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I have a Kindle Fire HD 7 which I got a couple of years ago on a whim when Amazon was offering a ridiculous Cyber Monday sale. I didn't know if I was going to get into ebooks since I love reading books so much but it won me over. It's especially comfy to read when I'm laying in bed, which seems to be when I do most of my reading - at the end of the day before I... Continue reading
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From The Blog Society, as someone who is turning the big 4-0 this December, it's nice to be reminded that there are still bloggers out there close to my age. Where you at? I know you're out there! :) I recently wrote about owning who I am and what I do as a business owner and designer. Braid Creative talks about how it's not a matter of waiting for when you accomplish A, B, and C. Things never go the... Continue reading
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This week was dedicated to callusing up my fingers, those poor babies. There was a lot of poking, pricking, pressing, scraping but I'm happy with the outcome. I added some new bracelets in the shop. I learned how to do the Half Persian chainmaille link! And once I got started, I couldn't stop.... I made more exclusively for the gallery opening later this month I wrote about. I need to ship those out to them ASAP. I already have other... Continue reading