Listed below are some of my favorite sites - businesses run by good people
whom you can trust, with fair prices for solid value!
Auntie's Beads & Supplies
This is one of my newest suppliers, carrying
some mighty fine products that I've searched for from other sellers.
Their prices are competitive, products great, service excellent.
Donna Thomas has been painting for over 30 years,
working in watercolor, oils, mixed media, and ceramics. She has
exhibited in juried shows and in galleries in San Francisco, Sonoma,
Fremont, and Chico. Her work is in private collections around the
James Myers, MFT
James "Jim" Myers is a licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist practicing in Paradise, California (Lic.
#MFC33793). His counseling experience includes treating clients
coping with depression, relationship challenges, substance abuse,
physical or sexual abuse, anxiety disorder, life transitions,
serious illness, and loss/grief. He is also experienced in leading
groups (depression, interpersonal relationships, relapse prevention,
and meditation). His counseling approach is tailored to the client's
needs, and he uses many different techniques and modes of therapy.
His focus is on facilitating the client to resolve difficulties in
his/her life and in reaching his/her potential.
Mary Matarainen has been in the woodworking
business since 1979 and has been making dulcimers for 13 years for a
well-known company in Connecticut. Since their move to another
state, Mary has decided to continue doing what she loves best:
making instruments, repairing, and refinishing. Her promise is
to provide the best customer service possible and to provide the
highest quality of products. (Note: I own three of her
mountain dulcimers, and they're exceptionally beautiful, both in
workmanship and voice.)
Szarka is an awesome jewelry artist, creating
amazing jewelry and hosting an eBay store front selling an array of
turquoise, semi-precious stones, fancy metal beads, and much more.
Her customer service is out of this world, above and beyond, what we
need more of in this world! Szarka's specialty is wire
wrapping, and she claims that she's been "twisting wire and fondling
gems for 15 years."
"Helping people get back into nature." Among
their products Lafayette, California-based Pajaro offers the handcrafted Pajaro Field Bag which has become the
"best friend" of birders, hikers, naturalists and travelers.
Ruby Hollow Band
Ruby Hollow's lineup of longtime Chico
multi-instrumentalists, songwriters all, includes Dave Cowan, Jo
Chavez, Alice Peake and David Bilinski. They aptly refer to Ruby
Hollow's collective style as Hot Pogo Folk Music. "We don't stick to
one genre, and it's a delicious dilemma," says Chavez. "We go from
country to traditional stuff to South American to contemporary
covers, like a kid on a pogo stick hopping around for the fun of
it." I have heard them play a number of times and love their
music! They've just released a new CD, "Sun Still Shines."
This unique company is not your "mother's
computer company," but an amazingly personal and professional
resource to help you with all your Computer, Internet & Networking
needs. In their first 10 years of existence as SomethingCool.com LLC,
they have been wildly
successful with their results and are very pleased to be able to
continue offering their services to the community: schools (K-12 &
up), businesses, government, and individuals.
Standing in Balance
was guided to Reiki in 1983 after
searching for a simple "hands-on" healing method to use during her
registered nursing career.
She has been a Reiki Master since 1988, offering sessions and
Along the way, she
discovered a need for personal and community ceremony and became a
Universal Life Church Minister.
Her religious basis is
non-denominational, and her spirituality is deeply rooted in Native
American philosophy and ceremony. Earlene has published three books,
the latest being her first novel, "The Marriage Bundle,"
which was released in December 2010.
If you'd like to see your site listed here,
email me and tell me why!