Saturday, September 13, 2008

Today is National Childhhod Cancer Awareness Day!!

Good morning everyone!!
Today is Childhood Cancer Awareness Day!! Before this last 2 1/2 year ordeal with my beautiful princess Cheesehead Chloe, I never even knew such a day exsisted. Chloe is my "niece" who will be 6 years old on the 26th and is now a Leukemia survivor!! She has taught us all so much at such a young age and it really has made us all a bit stronger. She is a very brave little girl!! I know, some of you are probably wondering "Cheesehead"? Well, when the poor thing had to go through her steroid fazes once a month, she turned into a bear and for about the first 6 months of steroids, all we could get her to eat was Kraft mac & cheese. But, when she would start to whine, I would ask her if she wanted some cheese to go with her whine. And the rest is history LOL. She is still our cheesehead (I think she likes the name) even though there are no more steroids. She just got stuck with it LOL. She still needs prayers as she still has the 5 year waiting period to be considered cancer free. Please remember to support the American Cancer Society with a tax deductable donation so that children like Chloe can live out their precious lives.
Have a Great Day everyone!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm Baaaaaaack

Well, it's been an exhausting couple of days here. I have been trying to get the word out about my online store(s), what a job! Yes, that is plural, I now also have another shop open (same products) on I did finish up and add some really cool (I think) barrettes on there yesterday.
I was right last week, the garage sale was a flop, for me anyway. (I told you I wasn't that good) I guess we are going to try again this Saturday and see how it goes. Almost everything will be 1/2 off and some new stuff was added.
I did sell a few hairties and owie bags. I just don't understand people though, they pick an item up (hairtie, owie bag) and ask how much and when you tell them the price they throw it like it burned them. I don't even charge what I charge online. My online prices have to help with fees etc. Oh well, their loss!! People just don't get the time and energy it takes to make handmade items. It is NOT mass production. I really try to do my best when I am making my stuff and I don't consider it to be junk.
On another note, I am STILL selling the discount cards to Macy's for the American Cancer Society. Sale day is September 20th and the cards are $5.00 each.
Ok, I guees I'm done ranting for now LOL.
Have a GREAT day everyone!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Good Afternoon !!

I have been working on a few new adventures in crafts and advertising for my shop the last couple of days. I want to send a HUGE thank you out to my friend Colleen for all her help through everything!! You really can meet some nice, helpful and cool people on the internet.
I want to also let everyone know that the shipping prices in my shop(s) are only to fill in space. I believe in ONLY charging ACTUAL shipping, not something that somebody else thinks is "fair". I don't mind running to the post office twice to get an exact total and then to send out an invoice and go back and mail the product. I don't like being taken advantage of, nor do I believe in taking advantage of others.
I got a lesson last night on Googling (Thanks again Colleen), and now I am also on Google!! You can Google hairtiesgalorenmore or Autism and Cancer Awareness and you will find me!! I also set up another myspace page for hairtiesgalorenmore.
Thank you to everyone for your support and input in my newest adventures. I could really use some prayers (as well as sales LOL).
Hope everyone has a GREAT day!! I'll be back soon..................

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Happy Sunday everyone!!
I just did some tweaking in my shop and added a few new pics in the Autism/Cancer Awareness section. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the 13th is Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. I am donating a portion of my sales from the Autism/Cancer Awareness section to the American Cancer Society. I have a 6 year old niece that is a Leukemia (blood cancer) survivor and we are so grateful to all of the research so that she is still here with us. We still have a long way to go yet as she is not "cancer free" for 5 more years, so all donations for research are crucial.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 10,700 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in children under age 15 this year. And while rare, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children, exceeded only by accidents. The five-year survival rate for childhood cancer is 80 percent.
I also have the Autism scrunchies and can make Autism Owie Bags if interested. These are in honor of my other nieces and nephews that are diagnosed with Autism/Aspbergers.
I am happy to do special orders as long as I can get the materials needed. Please check out my shop and by all means make a purchase to support good cause!!
Thank you to everyone for your support and please feel free to send my shop and blog site out to everyone in your address book!!


Friday, September 5, 2008

Good Morning!!

Good morning everyone!!
Yes I am up early this morning. It is garage sale day for me. I am going to set up my handmade goods and hopefully sell out of everything!! LOL Yeah right I'm not THAT good.
I have already skimmed through the newspaper this morning and there is an update today on my niece Beth. They have a very nice article and picture of her with her new bike that was given to her by a family friend Natalie Yaggi. Thank you Natalie!! Also, thank you again to everyone for all of your prayers and support throughout all of this.
I also want to thank blockheadrod this morning, for posting a promo in the etsy forums the other night. I have now learned how to advertise my etsy shop for free on the internet. You can see 1 of my "ads" at blockheadrods site a blog on Etsy blogs, just look for the Relay For Life/American Cancer Society avatar/symbol.
Ok, I better go get ready for the big day, say some prayers for us!!
Love to all,

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New listings

New listings today!! I added some more of the eye comforts on etsy.
Please feel free to let others know about the etsy website, it is for handmade items only and there are alot of awesome crafters out there. Also, some wonderful gift ideas.......The holidays will be here before you know it!!