Wednesday, April 30, 2008

going green..

I know green is the rage, but its good to be green. When going green you need to do what is best for your family, your business, yourself. Take one step at a time, you don't have to do everything all at once. I know I'm not the greenest person but i have taken some steps in the positive direction. Here are things that i have done for my life.. and still going.

Home
-I switch the light bulbs that are in regular use.
-I keep lights off when not in use and in the day time.
-I open window instead of using the AC.
-Tuning off items when not in use
-Turn off water when not in use.
-Use reusable bags where ever i go, including craft stores
-unplug unused appliances
-use old shirts, fabric for rags to clean instead of paper towel
-Depending on the item buying used.. Reduce reuse recycle
-Recycle paper, bottles and cans
- Any thing that i don't use i freecycle it- try to keep it from going to the landfill

Art Time
-Use fabric- canvas fabric for paint time.. spills are OK because at the end season all that painted canvas makes a cute abstract art work- provided by the kids
-Use branches, acorns, leaves from art work instead of buying them. Nature provides it for free
-the accidental drops of plates, mugs, glassware is now Mosaic table top
-Reuse paint brushes, when they get old and worn to use use the stick part of the brush for another project.
-Those old holed jeans that i had made a nice pocket book for playtime for girls, quilt for nap time, and fun throw pillows.

Business
I try to make everything reusable. Eco-friendly products are costly, but are worth it if that is what my customer wants.
-When making my cakes i make sure the flowers can be reused for decoration, art project or even re gift when cake is taken apart.
-Cake base even though it is cardboard, you can uses it for a wall clock just add the arms and numbers and there you go.
-The ribbon well what cant you do with ribbon-- use them on gifts, if you crafty make a ribbon pillow case, use it for hair bows, or on a hair bow holder. Use it for trim on a fabric piece.. maybe that pocket book that you made out your old jeans.
-Use recyclable paper
- Go paperless- E-mails, E-faxes, E- invoices, IM's when ever i can.
-When designing items for sale, I try to think of what people actually use. Not all the time do we want to keep 6 packs of notepads around, or order 100 of something when you only need 25-50. So with all my designs I have a design package only, buy the design with out all the papers. Its set up for an easy print, saved so you can print what you need when you need it.

There is so much more that I do (can do more) and you can do too.. but for now I hope that this inspires you to try something.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thank you to all my sponsors

Thank You to all my sponsors who helped me get to the womans expo. I couldnt do it with out you guys... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU... XOXOXOXOXO


-Cathy, Wear Patch - Lose Weight
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-Bonni Alexander,Realtor Remax Regency
Licensed in Virginia
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-Amanda Brooks , my seriesse
www.myseriesse.com/?ID=amandabrooks

-Lori- Country Potpourri
decorate your home.... Celebrate your stylecandles, bath, lip butter and much more
http://www.countrypotpourri.com/

-Tara- Hip Hop Mama Shop
tutus and other trendy items
http://www.hiphopmamashop.com/

-Becka - Learn and Grow Together
Connecting families through education, communication,love, and most importantly...FUN! Sign Language.
http://www.learnandgrowtogether.com/

-Amy Watson - Au Pair Care
Live- In Childcare
http://www.aupaircare.com/

Monday, April 21, 2008

I can remember.....

Its sad to say "I can remember ( fill in the blank)", and lately i have been. Not even about the stuff that's OK to remember, like having the posters of your favorite group in your wall, going on your first date, when you wore this. But lately I have been saying to myself and others, I can remember when....

I can remember when gas was .89 cents. When it went up to .99 it was an out rage... then if you needed a ride any were it was OK to ask a friend and give them 5 in gas... now 5 in gas will do nothing in some area maybe a gallon of gas that's enough to get to the next gas station.

I can remember when going to the grocery store and getting eggs, milk, and bread for 5 if not less. now a dozen of eggs are 2.19, milk 4.99 a gallon, bread-- cheap one 1.50. Its sad that just getting the basics is killing us.

I can remember when OJ ( orange juice) was 3.00 or so a gallon... now well its just omg.. OJ good for the body Vit. C, folic acid, bla bla bla.. but for the pocket it will set you back.

I'm not a big political person, but i want someone in office that can help all of this, don't care if your red, green, white, black, purple, man or woman, dem. or repub. We are suffering, and not because we went out last week and spent it all on useless things, but just getting the basic necessities, food, water, gas, power, roof over our heads. If you make min. wage, and you move to an apartment that is in a less crime area so your family can be safe you will pay at least 600 a mth. then with the rising gas prices, food prices, water and energy cost, something has to give and its usually food, or safety for your family. Its just sad, when middle America becomes lower America and not because they want to its just to survive. its just sad...
( all views are from me... )

I just want to remember the good things, remember when we can make it with out struggling for necessities.. Just want all of us to be happy, Live happy.

We can do it, I have faith that it will all pan out.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I took a well needed vacation

I took a vacation.. Yes i did!!! well in my mind i did. I managed to have an hour to my self no kids yelling mommy, not cooking dinner, not working, nothing, It was just me, myself, and I. So what did i do on my vacation... I took a pee with the door closed. I took a shower with hot water, washed my hair, shaved, brushed my teeth, and went to sleep with no kids in the bed. Slept for hours it was peaceful.. just like a well needed vacation.

ohhhhhhhh......ahhhhhhhhh......... ::snap, snap:: vacation over back to mommy land.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Seriesse

I recently came across a wonderful ground floor opportunity with a company that has a proven track record in customer satisfaction for 12+ years! I am talking about Seriesse International. I would like to give you a little background information about Seriesse.

Like many young girls, Jennifer dreamed about the glamorous lifestyle of a fashion model—meeting celebrities, traveling to exotic places, and shopping in the finest stores. By conventional wisdom, it probably should have remained just a dream. After all, she was one of seven children whose father died when she was only 12 and whose mother struggled to provide even the basics for her family. But Jennifer chose to go beyond the limitations of conventional wisdom. Blessed with both natural beauty and an unswerving determination, Jennifer Flavin set out to make her mark in the competitive world of modeling.The one real threat to her success, though, was her recurring acne. Despite all kinds of cleansers and diets and cover-ups, despite scrubbing her skin raw, despite everything she tried, Jennifer still experienced the humiliation and hardship of being turned away from some modeling jobs because of her acne.The development of the Seriesse product line started with finding a solution that worked for Jennifer and then grew into a line of products that has been a top-selling brand on television for over twelve years.

Jennifer Flavin-Stallone and her husband, Sylvester (Rocky), have set out to help others who are struggling and provide them with a business opportunity that is not only easy to start and doesn't require a big investment, but that has products that actually work! With those two key ingredients, Seriesse International makes for a wonderful ground floor opportunity!

Have you ever wished that you had been at the right place at the right time? Well you are there NOW! Seriesse International is going into it's second year and now is the time to make your mark! You have found that opportunity that promotes beauty from the inside out. Between Jennifer's award-winning skin care and mineral makeup line to Sly's S-force nutritional products that are endorsed by many well-respected doctor's internationally, you have an opportunity that will far surpass any other that you have tried in the past.

I would like to invite you to visit my Seriesse website and learn more about the products (click on each product to see a video demo of how to use the product!) and the opportunity. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. The cost involved in Seriesse is only $29.95 (plus sales tax and shipping) and the website is only $49.95 (plus tax) for the first YEAR and $29.95 a year after that! You will LOVE the back office! You have video training and a wealth of information at your fingertips!

We just recently had a webcast celebrating the first year in business. There are so many wonderful new things coming out and the response is just wonderful! The compensation plan has been carefully thought out and maximizes earnings throughout every step in this exciting business venture. The company currently has 8000 consultants. Seriesse has spend twelve years laying the foundation for this business, they have done the hard work, now they are passing the torch and letting us, the consultants, build it even bigger and enjoy the rewards of our success!

I would like to invite you to go to my website, www.myseriesselife.com and see what there. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I offer samples and catalogs also.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Looking for sponsors

I am doing a woman expo in Fayetteville the week of mother day’s weekend. And I am looking for sponsors’ to help me make it there. If you have a business, or know a business that would like to do this let me know. For being a sponsor and helping me get to the expo, you will receive.

$10 sponsor- will get there info on my blog and business card/ flyer in the bags at the expo at my booth
$20 sponsor- will get web banner ad for a yr on shops by moms, info on my blog, and info in the bags at the expo

$25 and up sponsor- will get web button on my site, banner ad on shops by moms, info on my blog and info in the bags at the expo

Monday, April 7, 2008

HAPPY SALE



Happy Sale Happy Sale --- MY BABY DOESNT NEED SURGERY... SO IM HAVING A HAPPY SALE




BOGO, BTGO, BOGT, BOGO- Buy one get one



Buy Invite or Announcement get Thank you design for free- you print only design



sample:





Buy Logo get Basic Banner for Free



Buy Printable Note pad design get one Free



Sample:














Buy 1 yr Ad space 125 x 125 button Get the rest of this yr for free




BTGO-





Buy Two get one Buy Two Baby Mini Diaper Cakes get 3rd for free- equal or lesser value




sample:












Buy Two Sets of Custom Clothes pins clips Get one set for free





samples:






BOGT- Buy one Get Two






Buy A Box Of Baby sweet treat mints w/box - and get 2 custom clothes pins clips same pattern





Buy One Full Size Diaper Cake Get 2 custom clothes pin clips for free




PREMADE LOGOS- 10 DOLLARS
BANNERS- 5.00




BUTTONS 2.50
MINI Diaper cake- 20.00













KEEPSAKE BOX- 15.00





SMALL KEEPSAKE BOX-10.00
CANDY WRAPPERS / bag toppers





PERSONALIZED NAPKIN RINGS





LINED Envelopes






ASK ABOUT PARTY IN A BOX, BABY SHOWER IN A BOX.






I try to fit in your budget so ask about budget friendly products. Want to pass on my happiness to you. when you purchase you also will be helping me get a booth at the expo..



Sunday, April 6, 2008

wohooo

do you mind if I toot my own horn a little. So a couple of min. ago I did a search for diaper cakes.. over 160,000 yes I said it 160,000+. One time a long time I ago I was in page 30 or so if not further behind.. don't know there's a lot if diaper cakes out there. any who.. while doing the search im on page 10... 98 I think it was ... IM UNDER A 100.. WOOOHOOO. I know that far away from #1 but I think that is a huge accomplishment considering how many is out there.

I said all of that to say its ok if your not #1 right now, keep working striving and to be #1 and you will be there... NEVER GIVE UP.

Friday, April 4, 2008

IM SO HAPPY!!!!!

well were back from the doc and DEVIN DOESNT NEED TO HAVE SURGERY. WOHHOOOOO... they said that the all the sutures that needed to be open are and his brain has enough room to grow normally. but he still has the ridge but other then that hes ALL GOOD...!!!! I tell you im so happy i can cry, drink, have a party, Im going to have a sale for my business.. to pass my happiness on...
THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS