Little Smiles -----> Big Business

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker AZ BR 528507000

I've known my friend Tabby in Havasu for over 10 years now. She's a queen, a survivor and one of the most beautiful people I know. Great cook (professionally) and so artistic and creative.

I envy her for that and her AMAZING hair! 


A few years back, she got on a kick to create chimes and suncatchers, and it has developed into a thriving business at Havasu's HUGE weekend outdoor markets. I had been wanting to add to my (geez, 25? hangings, chimes, dream and suncatchers) collection from hers for a while now.


This aurora borealis hangs over my desk, I feel the faeries smiling!



Now she has launched her Etsy page and I got to order 2 BEAUTIFUL creations . . . they're so gorgeous and nothing but nothing will flow Chi like these babies. (They also keep pigeons from choosing your roof when hung outside!)


When my treasures arrived, packaged beautifully with brightly colored tissue, there was a handwritten thank you with hanging hooks taped to it.



Way to go Tab! You made me smile once, twice, three times and I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to these pretty things.


MY POINT IS . . . in OUR business, the smallest thing that brings a smile, that extra touch, that little convenience . . . can matter a LOT.


And just because I cannot avoid at least a little cheekiness . . . Alice!



I been beaten, I been stabbed, I been hung, I been buried alive

and I can deal with that

it's just the little things . . .


Comments (4)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Don't you love Etsy!!!!!  Wonder if they would keep the hawks away from my bluebirds and others in my little sanctuary. 

Jan 12, 2020 06:59 PM
Candice A. Donofrio

There are the 'pigeon hangers' which are really really shiny metal to disorient them . . . being so close to the River, we all have to mind pigeons, they will infest and I've seen bags of dead ones brought out of attics . . . it's a thing! 

Jan 13, 2020 06:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Candice - Smiles-a-plenty.  I would call that a success for many reasons.  

Jan 13, 2020 05:45 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

Me too! I need to get some ice cream cards in thank you notes out this week! 

Jan 13, 2020 06:07 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That kind of a note makes a big difference, the personal touch really matters.  I am sure that her hangings would make tremendous house warming gifts!

Jan 13, 2020 06:20 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

The intricacy that goes into putting all that together . . . I can barely pop a lockbox with my nails! LOL

She ships free! 

Jan 13, 2020 06:24 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Candice A. Donofrio - Whenever I receive a gift or a purchase directly from the Artist, I feel like that individual shared a piece of their soul. To me, there is no greater creation than by the hands of someone so creative with unique talent. If one is lucky enough to have a friend who has that special gift of creation from within, that friend is a keeper and the gifts are treasures. 

It's obvious to me from reading this post, you and Tabby are souls cut from the same type of cloth. You don't get better friendship than that!

Jan 15, 2020 09:49 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

Yes, exactly. A bit of the essence of the artist. 

Anyone who can do that kind of pretty work . . . not my skillset at all. Appreciating it is, though!

Jan 17, 2020 03:16 AM