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Every year there is a fun event called the " South Florida Fair". Since 1912 every January, over a half million visitors go to this fair. It's one of Florida's largest event. They have stage shows, national concert performances, rides, shopping and amazing food! There is also different exhibits at the fair. One of them is a craft exhibit. I feel blessed to have been asked to share a few of my creations at this exhibit. So now I am sharing them with you.

It always brings me joy to be able to share my work and hope that it inspires others.

Here are several photos I hope you enjoy...

Top Home-Based Business Honored in National Annual Ranking


Janet’s Creative Cottage Wins Top Honors in 2015 StartupNation Home-Based 100 Business Competition


West Palm Beach, FL – January 2015– Janet’s Creative Cottage has been recognized as one of the top home businesses in the nation by StartupNation ) in its annual Home-Based 100 competition.


Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 entries showed that people are leveraging the efficiencies and lower overhead of home-based businesses to pursue their passion and bring in income during these tight economic times.


 “The 2014 ranking reveals that home business is serious business - more relevant than ever.


The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the best financial performers – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. The ten categories for 2014 include:


  • Most Innovative

  • Boomers Back in Business

  • Greenest

  • Yummiest

  • Wackiest

  • Highest Vote-Getters

  • Recession Busters

  • Most Slacker-Friendly

  • Most Glamorous

  • Savviest in Social Media


 The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at .


 About the Startupnation’s Founders – The Sloan Brothers


 StartupNation co-founders and “chief startupologists,” Rich and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts and ran their business from home for eight years. The Sloan brothers speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and act as sources for top media venues nationwide. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday, and provide their insight online at The Sloan brothers are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.




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Karen Torres, StartupNation karen (at)

I am very humbled and proud to be part of this book called Virtual Entrepreneurship Creating and Operating a Home Based Business by Lauri J. Smedley. Lauri is a Professor in Business Division in Sacramento City College in California. She contacted me about a year ago. She wanted to know if she could include my business in her book. I was happy to say yes and now a year later she has accomplished what many dream of. She has published her first book. I have enjoyed corresponding with her during the past year and I am very happy for her. And I am so honored to be in her book. If you know anyone who wants to start a business please buy her book. Her book is a labor of love filled with wonderful information. The book is also for sale on (

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We were contacted by Robin Melvin at the Hard Rock Seminole Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. They requested our Ruby Red Lip Pillows for a function, and imagine our surprise when we found out who they were for .....

We were extremely pleased when we found out that the guest of Honor was Fergie, from the Black Eyed Peas, the Duchess herself. Fergie was giving a concert at the Hard Rock, and was also there as part of the Ambassadors of Rock to  sign a guitar and present a check to the Joe DiMaggio Children's hospital.

Here are our creations at the Hard Rock Cafe. Thanks for making Janet's Creative Pillows part of this special night and helping Fergie with a worthy cause!

Gary Cohen is the Producer of Plays In the Park in Roosevelt Park in Edison, New Jersey. We were happy to be a part of their latest production that opened on June 24, 2008 and ran until July 5, which was Mel Brooks " The Producers". Our lip pillow was featured prominently on the couch for a few scenes as noted in the picture above. We were happy to oblige and got great reviews from Gary. 

This is a picture of a very nice gentleman by the name of Dennis Luciani (

Dennis is a very talented actor. He has been in National Lampoon's "Totally Baked" movie as (Average Joe) giving equally rich full-bodied and downright hilarious performances. He has done many commercials among other appearances on TV. He emailed me and asked if I could create a giant carrot pillow..LOL. I said sure! He would be dressed as a bunny for the Let's Make A Deal Show. How exciting! The thought of one of my creations on a TV show.  I was happy to have created this giant carrot especially for him. And he was so kind to send me a picture of himself all dressed up with the carrot. Dennis presently works for National Lampoon Inc. and I want to say that I am a big fan of National Lampoon. Thank you Dennis!

Janet was interviewed by two diverse women in business on Blog Talk Radio to provide insight on how Janet's Creative Pillows (now Janet's Creative Cottage) began and what provides her inspiration and dedication to her craft.

Janet's Creative Pillows was honored to have been a part of a Romantic Homes / Cottages & Bungalows / Victorian Homes event called Vintage Vavoom Launch Party which took place on January 19, 2008.  Many of my Make Mine Pink sisters including myself donated items for this fun day.

Several of our products were auctioned off for charity to help the Tustin Preservation Conservancy in California which helps preserve and restore historic homes.

We were also pleased to be added to a blog for Romantic Homes editor Merrie Destefano and featured as a donor in the brochure that was presented at the McCharles House. 

Honored to be Published in Dolls Magazine

II am honored to have some of my dolls publishes in this fabulous doll magazine! If you are a doll lover like me then pick up an issue. You will be so glad you did! I am in the October 2018 issue. Thank you to the wonderful Editor- Joyce Greenholt of this magazine who make this possible!

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