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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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,... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more