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    Christmas Cookies

    Langue de chat. Doesn't everything sound better in French? They look like very thin, flat ladyfingers, and are crisp, light and buttery. They almost dissolve when you eat them. I learned that one of the goals of petits fours is to get a variety of shapes and colors on the plate, all the same...
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    Christmas Cookies

    Oh, I bet you'll get a lot of fun answers from this group! I made iced gingerbread people this past weekend that were DELISH, and a bunch of petits fours earlier this week--almond tuiles (roof-tile shaped lace cookies), chocolate macaroons (meringue sandwich cookies), chocolate-dipped lemon...
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    PAII Innkeeper Magazine

    Wow, thanks! I didn't realize you posted the publication to the homepage for public access. We haven't even started to look at memberships yet, but PAII would be up on the list. Thanks for the offer. In case I haven't mentioned it, I've been really impressed with your involvement on this forum...
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    PAII Innkeeper Magazine

    Thanks, Jay! That's great that it's online, and it looks like a wonderful publication at first glance (I'll need to set aside some time to sit and stare at the monitor later on). Can aspirings get onto the circulation list somehow? Haven't yet signed up for membership, but I hope to soon.
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    photography and lighting

    Thanks! Like I said, this is just stuff I observed when I assisted pros, and I like to experiment with my dinky little camera when I can. I'd love to take a class and upgrade our equipment, hopefully once we can call it a business expense.
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    photography and lighting

    I agree with the above posters. You need a tripod and adding lights behind the camera is helpful. I've assisted architectural photographers before, and lighting is always their TOP concern. But a pro camera can do a lot of things point-and-shoots can't, including wide-angle lenses and lighting...
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    Home Sweet Inn

    Yay! Congratulations!!!
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    Vista Print

    Thanks, Riki! I'll probably use them again if your stuff turned out well and for lower-budget projects (I use Modern Postcard when quality really matters), but for the quantity and type of printing that we ordered, I didn't think they'd be covered in their own advertising. Weird.
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    Vista Print

    I used VistaPrint for a corporate calendar mailing to our clients and when we got the order back, there was a HUGE, red coupon on the back of the December page--no hope ripping it out or covering it over. It was on every calendar. Their logo was also on the back of every page, which I thought...
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    SuperInn Wishlist

    Ugh, and here I was thinking B&Bs were all french toast, coffee and terrycloth robes! (JUST KIDDING) Thanks for your responses Bree and Swirt. That makes a lot of sense. I do like to minimize the number of times I have to input data, so SuperInn sounds great, especially if they're adding cc...
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    SuperInn Wishlist

    I see. So it's mainly payment data reconciliation. That's what I figured, but thanks for the detailed clarification! The step-by-step helps me visualize the process. So it sounds like an integrated cc-processing feature in a reservation software like webervations or superinn would take out the...
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    SuperInn Wishlist

    Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm trying to follow along as we may need to choose and learn how to use one of these programs soon... What do you mean by "checkout"? I hope you didn't forget to charge them!
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    Mending

    Hehe. DH just said "What's mending?" HE's the one who used to buy new shirts instead of doing laundry. Fine, you're probably right. But you know one person. Don't lose hope in all of us!
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    Mending

    Hey, watch it! I've had my own sewing machine since I was a teenager (had to share before that) and make some of my own clothing, upholstery, linens, etc. Sometimes I even re-use fabric from clothes I've outgrown or gotten sick of. Mending's not nearly as fun, and I have an accumulating pile to...
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    Serving Dinners

    KK, I think you're being far too generous! Like the others have said, $12.95 is a BARGAIN, especially if you're not charging for the space use. I plan a handful of corporate events (for-profit and not-for profit) each year and I'd think $12.95 was cheap for a breakfast! I've paid more pp for...
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    Offer for Veterans

    That's such a nice offer! I guess the problem with posting it on your homepage is that only people who were already thinking of booking with you will see it. I agree with SS--tell the associations and the Museum so they can include it in their emails or refer people to you when they call. They...
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    have you started decorating yet?

    You know, if everyone else in your town is doing it, you may as well go with the flow (esp if it makes your life easier!). I haven't seen much decoration here yet, so 1 B&B all decked out on its own would be a little odd. But if that's the norm where you are, then go ahead and capitalize on it...
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    have you started decorating yet?

    I agree penelope! It depends on the area, climate, type of b&b and type of decorations. I saw holiday lights out at a shopping center in town on Monday--the white ones so they're just "wintry" and not specifically Christmas. I was surprised, but I think the white ones on bare trees are just so...
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    One Hundred Bed and Breakfasts Now Available for Aspiring Innkeepers - INN the news 11.04.08

    Thanks for posting this, JBJ, and for creating the site, Zach! It's now on my growing list of bookmarks. JBJ, as far as I know, the b&b you refer to was still showing a couple of weeks ago, so that'd be mighty fast! Not saying you're wrong or your guests are, just... wow.
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    Poisoning Guests

    Good call, JBJ! I've also learned from pastry chefs never to use flowers that were not grown organically, without fertilizers (except food-safe) or pesticides. Even "edible" breeds of flowers can become poisonous with what goes into the soil. And even if they're just for decoration and won't be...
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