Category Archives for Brands We Love

Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – lululemon

lululemon a lifestyleSit back for a second and think about businesses that don’t sell their products, but instead sell lifestyles.   Hmm…Nike maybe?  The Just Do It campaign is pretty powerful.   For me, the only business I think of is lululemon.  The founder, Chip Wilson, always said he wasn’t selling products, he’s selling a lifestyle.   And it’s true.  I […]

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Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – Chowdaheadz

Online presence  ChowdaheadzI’ve gotten comments on my favorite hat on the golf course, Disney World, Dollywood, the Outer Banks and Augusta National.  People will walk by me and say ‘nice hat’  or ‘ya Boston.’  It’s an epic hat, and the owner of Chowdaheadz has created a very successful business around his best product.  If you’re a […]

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Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – Chubbies

check Retailer check ChubbiesUnfortunately I’ve never been a customer of Chubbies…not because I don’t like the product, I think the product is great.  It’s because my legs aren’t my best trait.  Despite being from Canada and playing hockey and soccer, my legs never achieved tree trunk status.  They’re more like…twigs.   But since discovering Chubbies a few years […]

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Plum Dozen – Inspiring Business – eBay

check Online marketplace check ecommerce check eBayWhat do the words…people are basically good mean to you? That was the final question asked to me when I interviewed at eBay about 15 years ago.  Back then eBay was nearing its pinnacle as the worlds online marketplace, a website where anyone could list products for sale and people […]

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Asheville Crate Company Delivers Happiness

I’m up at 3 am and I don’t even need an alarm clock.   My internal clock wakes me on my own now, it has for the past few months.  The sky is dark, the crickets are chirping and fall chill is starting to arrive in the mornings.   Upstairs Randa and the kids are fast asleep, […]

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We Always Dream Of Dollywood!

Our refrigerator magnets hold art and drawings from our kids, weekly schedules for preschool, important contact numbers, a family calendar AND a list of essential items to bring to Dollywood.   Randa loves lists, especially when it comes to packing things our family of four needs for week long beach trips or day trips to Dollywood.  She […]

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The Coolibar Catalog Came In The Mail!

One of the greatest things about living in North Carolina is how close we are to the beaches.   Pack the car, load the kids and within a day we can be to the beautiful Outer Banks for a week of fun in the sun with our family.   Randa has been going to the Outer Banks […]

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