Vendor Village Pt.2

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“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” Building a Community Since the beginning of Hattast-ique, we have always had a strong sense of community. We understand that the struggle of being on the road, living out of a suit case, working events day and night (sometimes as long as 15 hour days), is easier when you have a good support system behind you. It is easier when you can relate to and make friends with your fellow vendors. There is more to the life of a vendor than setting...

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Holiday Traditions

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Finally, it's December! All day and night there's a frost that lingers. Snow is falling outside and the fire inside warm our homes. It's the most wonderful time of the year! There are many things about this holiday season that bring me joy. From the lights to the carols, 'tis truly a season to be jolly!  I have many memories of great Christmases. Over the years, my own traditions have evolved from childhood to adulthood. I have kept some favorites and created some new ones. As a kid, my favorite holiday tradition was Christmas caroling. I know almost every Christmas...

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A Mother's Love

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A poem written for all the strong, courageous, and lovely mothers out there. Because of you, our world shines a bit brighter everyday. We love easier. We laugh more often. We are better people, because of you!      A Mother's Love written by Amanda Malabad  A mother's love is like the sunrise The peaceful moments before the world is awake She is ready to take on the world for your sake She is calm like the color blue, painted in the morning sky She will always guide you and show you how to fly Her smile is as bright...

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Adios January!

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January is almost in our rear view.  I don't know about you, but for me it was a long month. Maybe it is all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays followed by getting back into the grind of things that makes January feel so long.  On the bright side of things I feel like Hattast-ique got off to a great start this year. It was a very productive month. Taking a beat and looking at both the upsides and downsides of the month is a great way to see where you want to improve and what is working.  We...

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Three Cheers for Three Years!

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A few weeks ago, we celebrated the third anniversary of starting our family business, Hattast-ique.   We started this adventure with a thought, with an idea that we could own something of our own. We could create a life that we've always dreamed about by building it together. Looking back from the beginning,  I am amazed with how far we have come. Each one of us, Lisa, Luke, Charity, Zack and myself, have stepped out of our comfort zones; we have pushed ourselves to learn, to work hard, to plan accordingly and most importantly, how to work together as a...

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