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The photos have risen!

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I found some really nice photography right in my own neck of the Poulsbo woods called Risen Photography.

Risen photography is a new up and coming photography company that travels to locations in Kitsap County to offer assistance with product, fashion, scenery and pet photography.

 

Young business owner Zachary Jachimowicz has been specializing in product pictures for the past five years for a local Jewlery company and is now expanding to offer real estate photos, food, scenery and b2b photography services.

I hear his rates are very reasonable and he has a new website located here and is very active on his Risen Photography facebook page.

Check out his photos. I hope they move you like they do me!

Risen Photography will also be featured in a book published by Synclectic-Media in the next few months. Enjoy!

Lisa Jachimowicz Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington

Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy, and creativity to all who read our Blog.

 

 


Amber Dinh owner of Audible Advice WINS!

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

It is not everyday that I run across a really great business with an even greater business owner – so I just wanted to congratulate Amber Dinh owner of Audible Advice for being a fantastic 40 under 40 winner for the Kitsap County Business Journal.

Audible Advice was created by Amber Dinh as a company specifically for the retail and commercial audio/visual industry. Her mission is to promote your company and vision with a higher level of sales skill and customer service. She specializes in Retail redesigns, Telesales/cold call training, Retail sales force training, Social Media marketing campaigns, Maximization of Dealer/vendor relationships, co-op dollars and MDF’s, Very Important Client campaigns, helps with mailer/TV/radio and marketing campaigns and coaching for owners and staff.

Amber mainly works with B2B companies but if you need a recommendation for a home theater company she can assist in that as well…She is also very active on social media websites and connecting with her on facebook is very informative and entertaining.

What is also impressive about Amber is that she was also awarded Dealerscopes 40 under 40 award and has been mentioned in several audio visual publications over the years.

She knows her industry like no other and is very friendly and knowledgeable. Her Audible Advice facebook group is available here. Connect with her and see how she can help your company. Congratulations again Amber, we are very happy for you!

Enjoy!
Lisa Jachimowicz Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington

Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy, and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Salmon Have the Right Of Way Reggie Gebo Style

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

I am happy to report I have recently re-connected with my Uncle Reggie Gebo. We were talking on facebook and he told me he usually catches about 60 to 70 salmon a year in the Great Lakes of Michigan!?

It is not often I get to showcase a family member and it made me realize that we often forget and take for granted our salmon abundance.

My Uncle Reggie has traveled to many cool places and is an outstanding cook. He has recently started a blog for all of his travels and of his very unique recipes. His new blog is a work in progress so keep checking back often. He adds new content daily!

One dish that  really caught my sockeye (excuse the pun) was this Salmon and Zucchini Olive Oil Dish and the Linguine with Salmon and Zucchini dinner.

And then of course dessert! This is his Danish Rice Pudding with Brandy Glazed Cherry Sauce.

If you need a fresh cooking and travel perspective for Spring- I encourage you to check out all of Reggie Gebo’s recipes, tips and travel pictures on his new blog. Enjoy!

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.



Tips for Letting People off the Hook during the Holiday Gift Giving Season

Monday, December 13th, 2010

My Christmas Tree 2010

Some people get so depressed about not being able to give gifts during the holiday season that they might not attend a holiday family function or if they do attend they are feeling so down that they do not act like themselves.

It is very unfortunate and some people really need to be verbally ‘let off the hook’ so they can get through the season and the big day. If you know people in this situation give them the biggest gift of all by letting them “off the hook” for holiday present exchange.

From my experience- it really is one the greatest gifts  you can give to friends and loved ones. Just recently my mother did it for me!

We had planned a trip back home to the East Coast months ago -and then an unexpected move and other family obligations happened so  it just did not make a holiday trip feasible. I did not want to tell my mother, in fact I dreaded telling her…but she instinctively  knew and she called and told me she understood. It was the biggest relief of guilt ever this year and I appreciated her knowing we wanted to come but yet it was too much of a hardship to actually do it this year.

Eleven great things you can say in these difficult types of Holiday situations:

Lisa Homemade Apple Pie

  1. We are focusing the day on the great food, our warm house, and the pleasure of your company.
  2. We are focusing our own gift giving for the little children so no gift is needed for adults and the children have plenty of gifts to open.
  3. You have done so many things for us this past year that we just want to celebrate in appreciation of you and everything we have done together/been through together over the last 12 months.
  4. If the person insists on giving, you can make a great suggestion of homemade gifts.
  5. I really love that ____ (food item) you make, if you would like to make that, it would save me so much time and be the perfect gift – plus it would relieve me of so much stress on Christmas Day!
  6. I really love homemade decorations and my tree/wall/man room (or insert other appropriate relevant suggestion) really needs more decorations.
  7. I really love old family/friend pictures if you have some to share, I would love one or two as a gift for my scrapbook!
  8. I really loved when you babysat or walked my dog (or other service the person has provided in the past) so a written gift certificate  (on notebook paper) would be just the perfect  gift and really give me something to look forward too!
  9. If you have any books or magazines about _______ I would love to have them as a gift.
  10. Please donate your time to a local charity in my name such as the food bank or humane society. It would make me very happy!
  11. If you have any holiday DVD movies, we would love to have some of them so we could have a family movie holiday! I will even make the special holiday popcorn!

Many times people you know will express worries about bills and items they need for their own families for the holidays.  There are many ways you can offer assistance and resources:

Let them know you are giving them a gift certificate for a local grocery store or department store. This lets them know that they may have a cushion and allow them to buy for their immediate family.

You can also suggest craft items that you have made in the past for special occasions and let them know where to get supplies that are reasonably priced. You may also let them borrow a sewing machine or glue gun, beads, wood scraps and donate  ideas that you find on the Internet (lots of DIY sites)  or at the local library. This should help spark ideas and creativity!

If things are looking really difficult for family or friends try to get them on a church angel list or point them to a website called ‘2 Hands’. It is a website about one hand helping another and is located at http://www.2hands.org/. You may even offer use of your computer to help them get registered.

Also, Kitsap County has  local resources that may be available for utility assistance and food. You can print out this list below and give it to them and offer a ride or even just understanding of difficult times and let them know that they are not alone. http://www.bremertonschools.org/studentsfamily/services/Kitsap_Community_Homeless_Low_Income_Resource_Guide%20%282%29.pdf

The best thing you can say is “I have faith in you” and “I love/care for you” and “We are looking forward to celebrating the holiday with you.” “Be here at ___ time” or “I will have _______ name of person pick you up -so be ready for the day!”

Share your abundance and have a safe, warm and meaningful holiday!

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.



Sell me a song

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Holiday Bazzar Lisa J Booth at the House of Awakening Suquamish, WA December 2010

I think due to the recent economic( fun times) is the reason that I have noticed more people in Kitsap County selling crafts and services to supplement  income and have a little fun. Most vendors I have met have day jobs and are turning hobbies into cash.

Being a new vendor I have also noticed there are certain things that add up to success for selling goods and services in a local public environment.

As simple as these things may sound doing some very basic things can add up to success in a very short time.

  • Bring your own lunch.  It is very easy to get caught up in spending your cash on food. Bringing you  own lunch will keep your spirits high and will help you meet and greet your customers.
  • Bring change. I get change for at least a twenty dollar bill. It is a cash vending world for the most part.
  • Price items so there is something for everyone. Children especially love being able to buy a little trinket at your booth for $1 or $2 and it won’t break the parents pocket book.
  • Follow the height and light rule. Make sure your products are as close to eye level as possible and that there is enough lighting to shine on your products.
  • Bags or packaging. People often shop bazaars or festivals to buy unique gifts for others so make sure you have an attractive box or bag so they can give it as a gift.
  • Don’t be mean to your competition. Artisans can often learn tips and enjoy each others designs, so being friendly will help you gain more knowledge about other shows and other valuable information.
  • Business cards and website is a must nowadays. This will allow you the potential opportunity to gain a warm market with repeat customers. They will appreciate the option of being able to purchase more of your goods easily online.
  • Share a booth with another vendor that has product that compliments your product. This will help you gain more traffic as customers will stay longer at your table because they have more variety. People love choices!
  • If you share a booth, be respectful of space and make sure there is equal amount of space for everyone. Make sure all of your products have prices on them in case you have to go to the bathroom or want to visit other vendors. Sharing will help make sure someone is at the booth at all times. Do not interrupt or chime in regarding the sale of another vendors items. It is just rude.
  • Small talk is OK with visitors and is usually welcomed- but remember visitors are going to each booth and sometimes they just like to look without engaging in conversation. It gets tiring for them, so be pleasant and smile and say hello.
  • Have fun and enjoy yourself. This will attract more visitors to your booth and they will wonder what you are up to- not to mention that having a craft/ hobby is on the top of the list to relieving stress ( other than getting a pet) so if you do not have a hobby, maybe it is time to get one?       :)

Do you sell craft items? I would love to hear more tips- so comment below. Happy Selling!

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Vacation Pictures

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Ground Tile Map at the Visitor Center in Long Beach Washington

I was on vacation in Long Beach Washington and wanted to share  this great tile work at the visitors center. If you go to Long Beach you will be sure to have a great time. It is 4 hours away in a small beach town. The best part was that the sound of the ocean was simply mesmerizing.


You might win at the Bed & Breakfast Open House?

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

If you need a place to stay to get away from the kids, but still need to be close by– this could be the perfect affordable solution– I think!?  Every one of the rooms has a unique design style and most have views of the water!

Visit to win a Gift certificate for one free night stay with a perfect 3 coarse breakfast!

Location : Illaheee Manor Bed and Breakfast

6680 Illahee Rd Ne. Bremerton Wa 98311

Questions?  Contact: Teresa and Rob Williams

The Open house is Sunday May 23 2010 2-6pm and will feature light refreshments.

It is worth a try to win and  either way it is very fun to see some of Bremerton history in

this great house.  Hope to see ya there!

PS) You must be present  at the open house to win.

If you would like to be showcased in the Kitsap Sun Designs of the Times Blog please email me here.  I would love to hear from you.

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Buy local and be free!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I think this is a great idea to not only help us get healthy but to save money and support the local farmers. I had a nice chat with David Hugh’s this morning of Full Circle Farm and he shared with me his vision and special offers that the Farm has to offer…..

Dave states “Nestled in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley less than an hour’s drive from the Seattle ferry, Full Circle Farm (www.fullcirclefarm.com) is a family farm growing more than 75 varieties of certified organic fruits and vegetables. Beginning in 1996 with just three acres, the farm now operates on 260 acres, providing organically grown produce to families and individuals in the Puget Sound through an innovative custom delivery program.”

Produce Boxes:

Full Circle’s program is a weekly delivery service that brings boxes of farm fresh organic produce and artesian goods such as meats, breads and cheeses to subscribers year round and features a user-friendly online system for customizing orders, making substitutions and adding items like coffee, eggs and more. Options for every other week delivery, two different box sizes and “vacation holds” make this a great program for today’s lifestyles. Boxes are also very reasonably priced with the standard box being $31 and the family box at $40.

Kitsap County:

Now with over 20 pick-up locations in Kitsap County, this is a great way to connect with a local Puget Sound organic farm, start eating a healthier diet and help the environment! Sign up through the Full Circle Farm website (www.fullcirclefarm.com) and receive $15 off your first order with the promo “Kitsap2010″!

Contact:

Dave Hughes
Site Manager – Kitsap County
Full Circle Farm
Mobile: (425) 269-2035
www.Fullcirclefarm.com

Sign up and receive $15 off your first box with the promo “Kitsap2010″!!!
Become a fan on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071129984#!/pages/Carnation-WA/Full-Circle-Farm/271936746595

If you would like to be showcased in the Kitsap Sun Designs of the Times Blog please email me here.  I would love to hear from you.

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Did you buy a present for your mommy yet?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The Mother’s Day Bazaar is Saturday, May 8th, from 8am – 5pm.

Visit this fundraiser to assist the 2010 3-Day Team in reaching its goal for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

It will be located in the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort’s Chico Room (in the resort behind the casino) and approximately 50 vendors will be there!  This is a great opportunity to shop for unique gifts for Mother’s Day or just enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the resort.

There is a gorgeous view and lot’s of design and artwork available. Hope to see you there!

Clearwater Casino Resort Lawns- Photo by Lisa Jachimowicz

If you have questions please contact:

Shelly Gueldenhaar at shellyg1313@comcast.net

If you would like to be showcased in the Kitsap Sun Designs of the Times Blog please email me here.  I would love to hear from you.

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Drumroll Please

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

It seems odd to me that a company tells the design world what the color of the year is?

Luckily, for me I happen to love the color turquoise and I thought it would be appropriate to let others know in case you were buying prom dresses, or picking out bridesmaids colors.

Yeah! Turquoise take me away…

Pantone also states “Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, createsa classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens,and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.” See Pantones Official Press Release Here.

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.