Thursday, March 22, 2012


It has been a whirl wind couple of weeks around here!

We participated in the PGWAHM Tradeshow and had a wonderful time connecting with old and new customers alike!

We were fortunate enough to get a double booth and I really liked our set up and the ease and room that customers could enjoy!

The other benefit of a show such as this is learning about other WAHM businesses in the region. I enjoyed seeing the ladies I have met in previous years, meeting new ones and sharing new ideas and formulating plans for future networking.

That same weekend was so incredibly busy! My daughter was in her school production of Dear Edwina.

It was an ensemble cast of 60+ 6 to 12 year olds about a hilarious advice giving Judy Bloom type of character.

For months now, we have been listening to the CD, to Izzy's skill grow and going to practices up to six days a week. What an AMAZING result it was! I was floored at how professional this production turned out to be!

Much credit must go to our principal, Mrs Hart who managed, directed and taught this bunch of kids such amazing things that will carry with them throughout their lives.

The same weekend was also my little girl's birthday. She had been begging for a "pet of her very own" for months. It had wavered between a rabbit and guinea pig. The last month or so, she seemed to have given up completely switching to a violin as her desired gift. Deep down though, I knew in her heart she wanted to love a pet of her own.

While in the city my mom who came to help for the show and I checked out the pet shop. Low and behold we found this little creature.....An 8 week old little guinea pig.
We got all we needed to start her new home, as well as what was needed to survive the weekend without breaking into the "gifts".

This sweet little girl was taken to a hotel where we checked in and settled her best we could then ran off to set up for the trade show.

She spent the day at the show with us prior to travelling back to our hometown and was hidden at home until the next day for the birthday.

My daughter was overjoyed, so much so that she burst into tears of overwhelmed joy after holding "Twinkle" for a couple of minutes.

This is my baby. The day before she turned 7. Suddenly I see hints of what she will look like as a 16 year old. Oh my, where has the time gone?

Just as these past two weeks seem to have escaped me, so has the past years.

I am so proud of my Izzy girl. Happy Birthday sweetie. May the entire year bring you as much joy and growth as these past weeks have! <3

Saturday, March 3, 2012

2500 Giveaway and Auction Event!

We made it! After what seemed to be a period of being stagnant, we have reached 2500 fans!!

I am celebrating by having an auction and giveaway event. I am very pleased that so far. The sponsors are not the "typical" set, there are some real gems in this group! There is still room for new participants (just contact me) and this event will be open for two weeks, closing on March 18th.

Please be sure to check it out and share share SHARE!! :)

On other fronts:

I am sick .....almost man sick :( I am not at all a fan of this! I have no time to be plastered in my chair, taking some medication concoction, moaning and hacking with a stack of cloth wipes to take care of a nose in the nicest way possible...NO TIME!

What I SHOULD be doing is prepping for the PG WAHM Tradeshow! It is exactly one week away now! I have an order to complete for delivery there as well I had dreams of having THE MOST AMAZING inventory for it but between my back and being sick I am lagging behind my goals. I must say though, that what I am taking is pretty impressive all the same, just not quite OVER THE TOP if you know what I mean :)

It will come together though..I know it will..I just have to get better!

With the show in mind, please be aware that I will be turning the storefronts (both our main site and Hyenacart) off on Thursday. Friday is a travel/setup day, Saturday the show and Sunday another travel/unpack day. I hope to turn selected items back on beginning Monday.


Seems you either love or hate it. I am "liking" it LOL. I got new graphics (again) and took the plunge this morning. I do like some of the new features such as messaging and the fat that you can "pin" an item to the top so you do not have to continuously share an item. I do wish they would add back the "most recent" feature to run right below the pinned items..that would be AWESOME! What do you love or hate about it?

Blog posts:

I know I have to continue work of my fabricaholics series. I promise to do so after the tradeshow. I am getting to that overwhelmed stage and need to dial back a few things until I get past this next week.


Our teachers are taking strike action this week so everybody is home. I am going to reserve my comments on the the entire situation (both sides). There are many teachers I love as individuals (some read this) and all I can say is that my feelings do not change for those individuals and I will leave it at that. Do teachers strike in your area? Are they considered an essential service?

Now I am off to nap a little...again......