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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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Last weekend was crazy busy full of fun stuff but one of the highlights was getting to check out the latest Shag art exhibit at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. I am such a huge fan of Josh Agle ("Shag") and make it a point to see whatever shows he has going on in New York. His work is colorful, it's retro, it's kitsch, lots of it is very tongue-in-cheek, and some with dark humor. His work is perfection in my... Continue reading
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I'm in the middle of planning our city visit this weekend and that planning involves what we can do without spending much money. We are usually in the Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea area when we're in town and while New York can be expensive, your stay doesn't have to be. This post is going to be FULL of links to older posts because I tend to write about our stays a lot. We sleep on my parents couch so we... Continue reading
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I'm going to make this short and sweet. I was happy with how Mad Men ended last night. My Twitter feed blew up with a lot of WTFs and hate. Not me, I was at peace with the ending, just like the peace Don must have felt at the end (which is what I tweeted). I love this show so much, I was happy to see it didn't drag on until it stopped being good. I'm excited for Joan, Peggy,... Continue reading
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I mentioned back at the start of the year that I was getting my act together and do something about my weight and overall health. Yeah going on those 20 degree walks was cool and all but then the snow came and it kept coming and I don't think I'm ready to be this guy.... I started with a mile a day, that's about 15 minutes. My sneakers were pretty old so I had to get some new shoes and... Continue reading
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Whoa! Okay, that title is quite a statement and giving Buffer some props but stay with me. In addition to reworking the SEO for my Etsy listings, I've stepped up promoting my listing on Twitter. The mistake I made in the past was not sharing the same tweets enough. Maybe a couple of tweets throughout the same day the item was posted and that's it. I thought anything more would be spammy. That was foolish. I wasn't adding enough of... Continue reading
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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