Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
So how many of you have been over to the new Blissfully Domestic site? My sister (she's one of their editors so I figured she was bias) :) kept ranting and raving about how awesome it is and how they have articles on everything a woman could possibly be interested in. So I finally went over to check it out. Man! It is awesome! I love to craft and so I spent quite a bit of time in the Creative Bliss column-where amongst lots of cool crafts I found this.
A handy-dandy-make-it-yourself kitchen guide! How many of you run around the kitchen, digging in drawers and cabinets and shelves looking through oodles of cookboooks for that little bit of info you need right now.
Well this idea will fix that problem-quite prettily at that. Monique (one of their contributors) gave this idea to create this really cute kitchen guide. She even gave the links where you can download the layout she used along with several others. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Also check out the current giveaways over at A Tad Bit Prudish. She's giving away TWO awesome magnetic scrapbook tins so be sure to enter! Add yourself to her followers and she'll enter you twice! Also check out the giveaway for her acorn necklaces here!! Today's the last day to enter so hurry over!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Okay, not to offend anyone by this next post but come on Americans, WAKE UP!!!!
This has been weighing heavily on my heart over the past few weeks as I watch the news, debates and stupid, stupid campaign commercials. I cannot wait for those to be over!!! But what really has been bothering me is how easily influenced we as Americans are! Instead of using our own minds and brains to figure out the facts we will listen to the TV anchors and reporters, most of them liberals, with exception to Fox news who in my opinion is the most fair, they actually show BOTH sides. Why can't we just accept facts as facts and lies as lies.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
My favorite part was when Donnie stood up in front of the Cleveland crowd and was speechless at the amount of people that showed up and how the fans reacted to their "coming out". They were all so thankful to have such dedicated fans! If they were doing a concert in a nearby city I would definietly go again!
ihchicky who said: I just checked out your store. You have a lot of great items. I especially like your coasters and women's shirts. Thanks for the chance
Marfa who said: My favorites are the coasters and the silverware holder....what great ideas and beautiful fabric!
::Sylvia:: who said: How cool! I love her products! What a terrific giveaway!
Everyone has 48 hours to get me your home address so I can send your goodies to you!! You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 11, 2008
SEPTEMBER GIVEAWAY!The moment that you have been waiting for since August 31st lol....... a giveaway for you!!!!
This next giveaway are products that I had an opportunity to see hold play with and want, want, want!!!!
These items were graciously donated by Ponyup; an Etsy shop that is full of items that you will fall in love with. Some of her items include:
A set of three recycled notepads with a delightful label on the front of each for whatever your note-taking needs are. Each pad has about 20 pages that measure 2.75" by 4".
These coasters are double sided with two cotton fabrics. They measure 4" by 4".This can be gift wrapped at no additional cost. Just ask in the "message to seller" at check out.
(1) BUSINESS CARD HOLDER
(1) ECO FRIENDLY FLATWARE ROLLUP SET
**TO ENTER PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT WITH A VALID EMAIL BY MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 30TH ...THATS IT!!!
IF YOU WANT THESE EXCITING AND TRENDY PRODUCTS PLEASE VISIT PONYUP AND MENTION THIS BLOG! YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT IF YOU DO ;o)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I'd love the Soft and Scrubby Wipes, in the block pattern or cupcake pattern. Thanks to Marfa for sending me this giveaway notice. Thanks, Geri!
You have 48 hours to send me your address at email@example.com to claim your prize!
Monday, September 1, 2008
For our September Good Deed I was thinking and thinking, and searching and searching when I came across another great website and organization!
Since it is September and the season is changing and school is starting, I came across a website called ILoveSchools.com. What better way to start September off by having a good deed focused around school. I think many times we forget how important it is for every classroom to have the necessary supplies and equipment to make learning exciting, fun and also achievable for each student. Being a teacher, I know what it's like to be broke, frustrated and disappointed when all your efforts go into having a child succeed and perform to the best of their abilities when suddenly you realize you don't have colored pencils to do a project that you spent hours planning. Or, walking over to the supply cabinet and the stack of writing paper is completely empty.
I went through my receipts to see what I spent the beginning of last year, and my total was $377.34! That was just the beginning!
So for the month of Sept. I feel that we can come together as a group and donate items needed by teachers, whether in low income areas, or not, to help make their job a little easier. We all know that definitely do not get paid enough, so we can help! I randomly picked two states, New Mexico and Wisconsin, and I also included Ohio and picked 3 classrooms; an elementary classroom, middle and high classrooms that need our help! Below are the teachers and items needed by each class. As I receive the items I will take them off of the list so that we are donating as much as we can to each classroom.
Here are the lucky and BLESSED recipients:
1. Mrs. Mary Kovach
Marion Elementary School
Wish List :
paint brushes in various sizes
Variety of books for classroom
library for grade 6
zip lock bags
Pens & Pencils
Binders 1 1/2 inch
Ink Cartridges Epson Stylus C84
Notebooks wide line
2. Mrs. Sarah Domingus
West Carrollton Middle School
Sharpie Markers - Fine Tip
25 Composition Books
30 copies of So B. It by Sarah Weeks
20 Rubbermaid baskets -- approximately 9"wx12"lx4"h
30 Personal Dry Erase Wipe Boards dry erase markers
3. Mrs. Patricia Spitz
Taos High School
20 calculators -- Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Solar Scientific Calculator
20 sets of colored pencils to draw graphs
3 Sets of 12 scissors each - 36 total -- which cut paper. Helps with geometry to show students angle measures, properties of polygons, etc.
Here is Patricia's Story:
Hi! My name is Patricia Spitz. I have been a teacher for the past 14 years, the past 4 with Taos High School. I have been teaching math, mostly Algebra, but this year I taught Geometry. I don't have enough of the tools of the trade to go around. Students in Taos many times are not very well off and can't afford to purchase materials so we supplement a lot during the school year with whatever we can find. We scrounge around and make do. If you can help me with a set of or any number of these calculators, it would be a godsend. Also, many of our activities require students to draw figures or cut paper to demonstrate properties in Geometry. A class set really would help a lot. Thank you ahead of time for considering a donation to my classes. I teach 3 classes of about 28-31 students each and one website class. I also teach one Algebra class. My math classes would share these items, so you would be helping about 100 students at Taos High School.
****All you have to do to commit to participating to this GOOD DEED is post a comment of what you are committing to send. As I get more and more committing people I will eliminate the items that are being donated off the list so we can see just how much we are impacting the lives of these children and teachers! If you need my address to send your items too please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just post it in your comment!
DEADLINE: ALL items need to be postmarked by September 25th, 2008!!!
GOAL: To eliminate everything off of each list!!!!!!!! HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!
The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped
Proverbs 11:25 (MSG) Thank you Charlotte for sharing that scripture!
Friday, August 29, 2008
I just wanted to let everyone know about an incredible giveaway going on at my awesome sister Sylvia's blog A Tad Bit Prudish. Sylvia was just given the position of Associate Editor for the Creative Bliss channel over at Blissfully Domestic. On Labor Day BD will be relaunching it's site, so to celebrate Sylvia has some great designers and artists donating items to give away!
The giveaway starts on Monday and will run through all of September! Be sure to go check out the goods and enter! I know I'm going!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
2. Howard University-Washington D.C.
3. Southern Methodist University
4. University of Pennsylvania
5. Wesleyan University-Connecticut
6. University of Arkansas
7. Purchase University-The State College of NY
8. University of Mississippi
9. Yale University
10. University of California
On August 16th we celebrated my Phil's 29th birthday! I can't believe only one more year until he is 30! We started dating when he was only 18! Time sure flies! Well for his birthday celebration we went to Cedar Point. It's an awesome amusement park right here in Sandusky, Ohio. They have the best roller coasters in the world! (seriously, they do!)
I had a lot of fun on the rides we rode, but we were there for seven hours, spent 200 dollars and rode three rides, ate once, and played in the arcade! The lines were sooooo long! We spent 6 hours in line total and rode each ride an average of 60 seconds! I love, love, love, amusement parks but seriously, they have to do something about those lines!
Monday, August 25, 2008
I know this giveaway is posted a little late, but there were circumstances that arose where I was not able to get to the computer long enough to make a posting!
Make sure to visit her shop at http://www.softandscrubby.etsy.com/
You will have a choice of:
6 Pack Soft and Scrubby Wipes (Use as baby wipes, washcloths, napkins, etc.)
3 Pair Nursing Pads
3 Diaper Inserts
10 Makeup Pads
YOUR CHOICE OF PATTERNS THAT SHE HAS AVALIABLE!!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG STATING WHAT ITEM YOU WOULD WANT TO WIN! THATS IT!!
**THIS CONTEST RUNS UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON AUGUST 31ST. WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY DRAWN ON SEPT. 1ST AND POSTED NO LATER THAN SEPT 2ND. ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS
But anyways, today is the day! Packages for Abbie should be sent out and postmarked today!! I have recieved a few already so lets get them out so they are included when I ship out on Sept. 1st! Thank you again!!!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
They are the best ever because when my grandbabies get hurt it gives me the greatest pleasure to be able to stop their hurt. This would just do the trick either as an ice pack or for a heat pack.
Judy you have 48 hours to email me at email@example.com with your address where we could send your boo boo bags!!!
Congratulations!! And as a promised one more giveaway for the month of August!!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
In celebration of my first giveaway ever I am hosting two giveaways in the month of August! The second giveaway will be August 15th! FIRST, I'm featuring a crafter who goes by the name of MommysLittleHelper. Visit her Etsy shop at www.mommyslittlehelper.etsy.com or to learn more about her, visit her own blog at http://1maddieandmommy.blogspot.com/!!
She has so many awesome items such as:
The Monster Berry Wild Bunch Family; soap for your little ones that make them actually want to wash their hands!
Bath Salts where you choose the color! This mixture of Epsom and Dead Sea Salt is wonderful for the skin and muscles!
SHE EVEN HAS A CLOTHING BOUTIQUE!
Pink Cloud with a Silver Lining! This A-line style dress, falls below the knee (on an average child). This dark silver fabric is a faux Dupioni Silk, which is actually polyester and therefore easier to maintain and completely washable.
AND NOW DRUM ROLL PLEASE...........................................................................................
YOU CAN ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS:
Set of (3) Small BOO BOO Bags!!
Description: The magic lies in the fact that these can be frozen for on hand ice pack, but they can go from freezer to microwave and used as a heat pack for sore muscles! This set of 3 small boo boo bags also have the grosgrain ribbon "handle" for little hands to hold the pack on the injury. These too are stuffed with her signature Lavender scent (in this case, actual dried lavender flowers) and have proved as good as Mommy's Kisses to help calm an injured child. These are also GREAT for nursing mothers (especially *new* nursing mothers)!
***Contest closes midnight on August 15th. Winner will be chosen by random on August 17th. Winner has 2 days to respond or gift is forfeited and another winner will be chosen. Check back to see if you won!
To Enter: Please post a comment on my blog telling me why boo boo bags are the greatest invention ever (please leave a valid email address)! If you cannot leave a comment please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
6 ounces white chocolate (good quality, such as Lindt, cut into chunks)
3/4 cup chopped pecans (leave large chunks)
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
This was supposed to start for the month of August but since it is July 24th, I figure I can get a head start and post our good deed early!
I came across this organization called Make A Child Smile (MACS) homepage and it truly touched my heart.
Here is some information about the organization:
Founded in May of 1998, by Alexandra Bakker, the Make A Child Smile Organization, also known as MACS, has been a source of support to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Emotional support is provided by creating the opportunity for people to visit the MACS website and learn about the children and their illnesses. Each month, new children are featured. A picture and biography describing the child and information about their family is published on the website. Hundreds of 'net surfers, schools, service organizations, girls/boys scouts and church groups use the MACS website as a philanthropic project where they can send cards, letters and small gifts to the featured children and their siblings through postal mail.In December of 2000, MACS was granted tax-exempt status so that it could expand its mission to include fundraising efforts in order to provide financial assistance to qualifying families for help with medical, funeral expenses or other costs associated with the child's illness.
HERE IS YOUR JOB:
If you are a reader of the justalittlescribble blog then I am asking for your help!
I have chosen a little girl by the name of Abbie. Abbie is 16 and resides very close to where I am now living. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (to read more about the disease please click the link).
If your heart is leading you to help Abbie please post a comment that you would like to help.(*very important, if you are unable to post a comment please email me at email@example.com). I will send you my address where you can send the following items:
-a homemade card/store bought to make Abbie smile (sign your name and maybe include a picture of yourself if you'd like)
- something small that a 16 year old girl will like (book, makeup, candy etc.)
-(optional) $1.00 bill to be donated to the MACS organization
DEADLINE FOR YOUR ENVELOPE TO BE POSTMARKED IS AUGUST 25TH. I WILL BE SENDING OUT THE PACKAGE TO ABBIE FROM THE JUSTALITTLESCRIBBLE READERS BY SEPTEMBER 1ST.
If we can do a good deed once a month that is a step in a positive direction for us all, just think in a year we would have accomplished 12 good deeds!! Please join me!
(and p.s...Love the blue sky cake tier. Brilliant touch!)
As I was surfing the net I came upon this extraordinary doll knitted by hand of Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of King Henry VIII. I have always been interested in her tragic story, especially after reading the story The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance by author Phillippa Gregory. I even ran out and bought the movie the day it came out, and not to my surprise I wasn't at all impressed...the book is always better. Well anyways, this doll is so cute, it even does a really cool trick check it out below.................
Since Sylvia's the knitter in the family I would like this doll added to your list! Her head comes off!!! Does this explain the end of the book and/or movie?????