Friday, May 31, 2013

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

We're out in full force this weekend as you might have seen from the sneak peaks for our big Fishkill show but let's not forget that Wishbone Letterpress is pulling double-duty this weekend. On Saturday, June 1, they will sell their wares at Crafts in Chelsea on 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue in New York City from 11Am-4:30PM.
Wishbone Letterpress
Then, on Sunday, June 2, many of the Hudson Valley Etsy Team's members will be selling in Fishkill, NY, at the 20th Annual Art and Craft Fair at the CVS Plaza on Main Street from 11AM-4PM. There will sure be something special for every taste!
Happy shopping and see you in Fishkill!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sneak Peek #4: THIS SUNDAY! Fishkill Art & Craft Fair

We are in the home stretch as THIS SUNDAY is the FBA's 20th Annual Fishkill Art and Craft Fair! We have been getting you ready sharing some of the vendors you will this weekend. Here is our last group.  Check out the official page to see a full list of vendors.  See you on Sunday!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Where to Dine in Fishkill

Foodies Love Fishkill!
Main St. Fishkill, NY  photo by Daniel Case

When you come to the amazing Hudson Valley Etsy Fine Arts and Craft Fair on June 2, 2013, you should make a true excursion of it and sample some the wonderful restaurants in town.  Fishkill may not be as well known as Beacon to the west, but our local artisans have found many delightful places to satisfy every culinary craving.  Here are some of the team's recommendations, right on Main Street and not far from the fair.

Convivial bar and comfort food, pasta and steaks!

845.896.7779     1123 MAIN STREET, FISHKILL, NEW YORK 12524  

 The Tomato Cafe is Pulp Sushi's favorite.  The four local owners and chefs provide soups, sandwiches, salads and pizza  at affordable prices and an even more enticing lunch and dinner menu of italian specialties.


Cilantro Mexican Restaurant

986 Main St, Fishkill, NY  CVS Plaza  (845) 896-8700

Cilantro Mexican Restaurant treats you to a wide array of Mexican delights.  Enjoy home style  Mexican cooking as if you were in the heartland of Mexico itself.  The restaurant is right on the plaza where the fair is taking place, so get your fix of chiles and 50 different kinds of tequila.


Cuisine of India
845-896-6659 992 Main St. Plaza (Route 52) Fishkill, NY

Zagat rated excellent indian cuisine!  Check out their website and all their delicious dishes and even a coupon is available.  I crave!

Other Restaurants:

Also right on Main St:
Cibo - (their website is still under construction)
Locanda Trattoria - Diner (the BEST French Toast!)
Sapore Steakhouse
Five Guys
Also in Fishkill (Rt 9)
Pepper Thai
Cracker Barrel
Charlie Browns
Panera Bread
Maya Cafe on Rt 9 

Happy Shopping & Eating!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sneak Peek #3: Fishkill Art & Craft Fair Vendors

We are less than a month away from the 20th Annual Fishkill Art and Craft Fair  and we can't wait!  So to get you and your shopping list ready, here are some teasers of the vendors who will be joining us.

The Pudgy Rabbit

Beyond The Picket Fence
Rockerbox Garlic

Check out our previous sneak peeks #1 and #2

Monday, May 20, 2013

5 Things to Do Now to Get Back on the Goal Train

Remember those goals for the year you wrote down back in January when the year was your oyster?  Now that we are almost halfway through 2013, it’s a great time to re-evaluate the goals we set, dust them off if they have fallen to the back of busy schedules, and perhaps re-adjust where necessary.  A high five to all of you who have been actively working on your goals since the beginning of the year.  For those of us who may have let them get away from us, let’s look at 5 ways to get back on the Goal Train.

1.       Review your goals

Read through the goals you wrote down at the beginning of the year.  If you didn’t write them down back then, take some time now and record them.  Put a giant green check mark next to any goals that you have met thus far, along with words of praise for yourself for following through with your game plan.  Come up with some kind of reward for yourself to acknowledge your accomplishments.  If you haven’t met any of your goals yet, don’t let negative energy overtake your thought process.  Be kind to yourself and commit to following through with the following steps.

2.       Re-assess your goals and priorities

For goals that you haven’t met yet, review their order of priority and rewrite your goals so that the most important ones are at the top of the list.  If you have goals that you want to meet but the deadlines you assigned have past, contemplate why you missed those deadlines.  Did something unexpected come up that prevented you from meeting it?  Did you forget that you had that goal?  Was the goal too ambitious or unrealistic?  Is there some kind of fear or apprehension that is preventing you from tackling a particular goal?  You may want to record your thoughts in a journal so you can better understand where you are struggling and therefore be better equipped to address these challenges in the coming months.  Set new deadlines for your goals before moving to the next step.

3.       Make clear and feasible action plans for each of your goals

Breaking down each goal into actionable steps makes achieving big things less daunting, so on a separate sheet of paper for each goal, write down step by step what you need to do to achieve it.  Make sure that each step is a clear-cut task that you can schedule.  Now schedule it!  If you have a calendar that you use, record the steps on the calendar with due dates and reminders.  I use Google Calendar.  Our very own Marilyn from Pulp Sushi introduced me to a great organizational app called Wunderlist.  You can create a separate list for each goal and it will feel so good to cross each step off the list as you complete each task.

4.       Commit to reviewing your goals regularly

It’s really easy to let time go by and not work toward your goals if you forget what they are.   When you review your goals regularly, they will remain at the forefront of your mind and it will be more likely that your daily actions are those that lead you to accomplish those goals.  Added bonus is that if it’s in your conscious mind, then it will be in your sub-conscious mind too.  You may even come up with powerful ways to meet your goals while you are sleeping!  If you often wake up in the morning with ideas, you may want to keep a pen and paper near your bed so that you can write these genius ideas down as soon as you wake up.

5.       Be your own cheerleading squad

Even if you haven’t been able to put a green check mark next to any of your goals, be compassionate with yourself.  Negativity and beating yourself up is not going to help you achieve your goals.  Congratulate yourself on your re-commitment to meeting your goals and think positively about the coming months.  Remember that you are the custodian of your life and you have the power and the will to achieve what you set out to do. 

6.       Visualize your success

Spend at least 5 minutes visualizing what your life will be like when you have accomplished your list of goals.  What will it feel like?  How will your life be different?  Don’t just imagine it, but put yourself there and feel the emotions.  Believe that you have already attained your goals.  If you can do this exercise every day, it will reinforce all of the previous steps you have taken to get on the Goal Train and cruise to your destination.

What I realized when I did my re-assessment of my goals, is that I have way too many of them and they were too ambitious.  I didn’t leave any room for real life to happen.  I’m paring down my list and putting more focus on the ones that are the most important to me.

In revisiting your goals, was there anything you changed? What insights did you gain in your evaluation of your progress so far?  What goals have you accomplished this year?  I’d love to hear about your successes and wins!

Take Action Now!  Revisit your goals then leave a comment below.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

Pulp Sushi is introducing us to The Kingston Rock n' Roll Flea Market! She'll be selling her rockin' cool jewelry on Saturday, May 18th, from 10AM-5PM, at the Murphy Center, 467 Broadway (next to Rite Aid Pharmacy) in Kingston,  NY.
Pulp Sushi
Pulp Sushi
Wishbone Letterpress are making their debut at the National Stationary Show at the Javits Center in New York City, May 19-22. While this show is not open to the public let's wish them lots of luck and sales (and it you have a retail shop that sells paper products you should definitely go) .
Wishbone Letterpress
Wishbone Letterpress
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sneak Peek #2: Fishkill Art & Craft Vendors

We are just a few weeks away from the FBA's 20th Annual Fishkill Art & Craft Fair and we're so excited! We will be sharing this month the vendors who will be participating just to get you planning ahead and your shopping list together.

View our sneak peek from last week .

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Garden Fair Recap

Last Saturday on May 4th, some members of the team shared a booth at the First Annual Garden Fair in Montgomery, NY.  A great time had with beautiful weather to boot!
And here they are! From left to right is Kathryn from Huzzah Handmade, Patti from Get Glassy, Lynn from New Prospect Pottery, Susan from Digilio Designs, and Lisa from Merry Alchemy

Friday, May 10, 2013

Where To Find The Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend

Let's keep our fingers crossed for some good weather this weekend because there are lots of great fairs scheduled this weekend. The team is spreading it's wings and hitting the road.

Amber H Lynn will be selling her wonderful creations at BAMCON at the Crowne Plaza in Pittsfield, MA, Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 13. The convention starts Friday morning at 10AM and ends Sunday evening at 8PM.
Amber H Lynn
Meerwiibli by Sarah-Maria will be selling her clothing at Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 11AM-6PM.
Meerwiibli by Sarah-Maria
Lisa Jane Norman will be at Crafts on Columbus this weekend, so if you missed her last week go and say hi! Lisa and her colorful pieces will be on Columbus Avenue in New York City Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 10AM-6PM.
Lisa Jane Norman
Knot by Gran'ma is participating in the "Making Waves" Nautical Art Show & Summer Fashion Show at Cornell Street Studios in Kingston, NY, on Saturday, May 11, from 6-9PM.
Knot by Gran'ma
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sneak Peek #1: Fishkill Art & Craft Fair Vendors

We are just a few weeks away from the FBA's 20th Annual Fishkill Art and Craft Fair and we're so excited! We will be sharing this month the vendors who will be participating just to get you planning ahead and your shopping list together.  More to come next week!