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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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If only I can spend a couple of days a week sitting in a coffee shop for hours. I would be writing draft posts for my blog, working on my e-book, sketching jewelry ideas and brain storming some witty tweets to promote them. However, that's not the case. None of that is happening. I blame the Summer. The Summer makes me feel laaaaaaazy. I'm seeing a shift in blogging. Do you see it? I'm reading more posts about how bloggers... Continue reading
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It appears that when I go for my July visits to the city, a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in order. This year's big fashion exhibit is China: Through The Looking Glass and it was stunning. It depicts how traditional Chinese design has impacted on Western fashion over the years. A truly inspiring exhibit which is also pretty big as it takes up three floors of the museum. The exhibit ends September 7th so if you're planning... Continue reading
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Oooh I love quickies! (What??) I mean quick and easy tutorials especially to something as complex as Google Analytics. One of the things I do for Typepad is I help out with their blog, Everything Typepad. Every month I share a tutorial for our bloggers. Yesterday I posted my latest article which is about using Google Analytics. Since using GA is not limited to just Typepad bloggers, I wanted to give it a plug here as well as there are... Continue reading
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Yay fireworks, sparklers, BBQs and all that good stuff! I hope you enjoy the day America! I guess we have some pretty cool stuff to celebrate this year like the right to marry who you want, anywhere in the damn country now! Seriously, why did it take us so long? I'm actually working today but I don't mind. I am working in my pajamas and should be finished later this afternoon anyway. Do you have any fun plans today? While... Continue reading
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It's a big year for Etsy as they celebrate 10 years being in business. I opened my shop a year after they launched on June 29, 2006 and had my first sale a couple of weeks later. It wasn't even jewelry! It was a small notepad where I changed the cover using some funky stock paper. I didn't stick to stationery. I tried a couple of things before the jewelry took off. I've come a long way! If you've been... Continue reading
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I am so excited to announce that I now have jewelry for sale at Newburgh Mercantile in Newburgh, NY. Newburgh is just across the river from Beacon and very easy to get to. Newburgh Mercantile is a pop-up boutique within a framing shop specializing in local, unique, handmade gifts and decor ideas. Newburgh has been going through a lot of changes for the better in the last couple of years and new businesses are coming to the area, Newburgh Mercantile... Continue reading
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Back in January, I set out my very simple intentions for 2015. I figured June would be a good time to see where I'm at and if it's even something worth writing a blog post about. 1) Lose Weight - Yeah baby! I am on point with this one! I surprised myself when I timed myself and came close to jogging for 4 minutes. You don't understand, there was a time when I didn't think I could jog for 2... Continue reading
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How has June been for your so far? This has been a super busy month so far with a bunch of stuff going on offline, not Pulp Sushi related, I've spared you the details on. But I still make time to check out my regular blog reads and share some that I really enjoyed reading and think you would like too. Beacon is just the next town over from where I live and where I took the train out of... Continue reading
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This week I added two new necklaces to the shop mixing old with new. Most of the components from both necklaces come from older pieces. So I took them apart and put my special touch to them. You can click the image to view the Etsy listings. While I am at it, I was loooooooong overdue for some new display cards. There was a mixup with Vistaprint at first but they were able to fix it and now I'm super... Continue reading
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I gotta tell you, I really like NOT having a blogging schedule anymore! So much hustling, so many blog planners, so many "347 Tips To Improve Your Blog" and "564 Blog Post Ideas" and "1,739 Ways To Get Visitors To Your Blog" AAAAAGGGGGHHHH! I just want to tell the Internet to SHUT UP! If I'm only going to post once a week then that's what I'm gonna do! High five?? :) My friend was having a yard sale over the... Continue reading
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What? Hold on! I'm not going anywhere. :) That title sounds like I'm calling it quits ha ha! I was just thinking about how neat it is that someone else reads this blog. I have a friend, a fellow jewelry maker, who just started a blog for her business SmashFire Designs. I congratulated her on Facebook about it and she mentioned that she loves reading my blog posts. I had no idea! Unless someone leaves a comment on my blog,... Continue reading
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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