Tuesday, December 28, 2010


We are back!! Florida was AWESOME!!! More on that later but without further ado.......

WE RAISED $1200!!!!

After all of our fees and shipping costs (for supplies)! That is AWESOME!! I want to say thank you to everyone who supported us one last time. I hope everyone enjoys their purchase and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Ethiopian colored #9

Today is it! The last day for custom orders!! We have had a blast with this but I will be happy to see the backside of not going to bed until 2 a.m.!

We have a few Africa ornaments that are ready to go, so I thought I would offer them to you, $10.00 each ($3.00 shipping, flat rate no matter how many you buy!)

The large Africa's are 3 1/2" tall and the smaller ones are 2 1/2" tall.

Just hit that donate button and make sure you tell me the number or the color that you want.

#1 "wood" SOLD!!

#2- "wood"

#3- set of 3 small blue and green

#4 -set of 3 sunset and sunshine SOLD!!!

#5 (set of 2) One large Green and blue and one small

#6 set of 3 small gold

#7 Green and Silver w/ red heart ($10 each)

#8 Pink and Black ($10 each)

You can still put in an order today on the Etsy store I will not be shutting it down until midnight!

Thank you everyone for all of your support.....my next and last post will be a GRAND TOTAL!

Please consider placing an order today!

'til next time


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

That's My Girl

Yesterday, at dance, Alainna's group picked names for a Secret Santa present. Everyone had to right down their name on a piece of paper and write a few small things that they like and a type of candy they would like to eat. Then they each picked a name out of the pile. $10 Limit.

A bit later Alainna's teacher come out of the room chuckling. Apparently my, diva in training, came to her teacher with her pen and paper and they had this conversation

Alainna: "How do you spell shoes?"

Teacher: "S-h-o-e-s"

Alainna: "How do you spell size?"

Teacher: "S-i-z-e, what's up?"

Alainna: "I'm putting shoes, I LIKE shoes!"

Yes, Alainna was kind enough to even include her shoe size! With that kind of consideration I am betting she gets shoes. Gotta love her.

'til next time


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pushy Much?

Our last day of orders will be December 10!! That will give us a few days to fill orders before we leave for Christmas.

Etsy Store for ornaments and Africa's.

The Ethiopian colored Africa's are only on the blog.......2 for $20.00 and $3.00 for shipping (total $23.00) (donate button on the right) and they are on their way to your house.

I know I will be happy and I am sure all my readers will be ECSTATIC, after the the 10th! When I stop trying to hock our wares every 5 sec. Just a couple more posts I swear. It really doesn't come naturally to me. I would never make it as a salesperson! I would be all, "Would you like to buy our product XXX? No, I'm sorry so sorry, I'll leave now." Yup, miserable failure.

But every sale is MUCH appreciated.

I think Brian is looking forward to the break and I know that I am looking forward to taking our WHOLE family on our first vacation! Of course it's all the kids talk about except Emersyn has taken to saying "No, Mickey Mouse, no." Let's hope that doesn't last but with her you never know....her emotions definitely run the whole girl spectrum!

Must go make packing lists now, so that I can avoid actually starting to pack!

'til next time

Monday, December 6, 2010


Alainna (7) tonight at dinner " I don't like it."

Alainna last night at dinner "I don't like it."

Alainna the night before last at dinner " I don't like it."

Alainna the night before that at dinner......gone in 60 seconds (we had McDonalds).

Tonight when she once again announced that she didn't like dinner I arranged my face in a shocked expression and said "NO WAY, really?"

Then she gave me the look, you know that look, the one that says I am 7 and super cute with my brand spanking new 2 front teeth and well you know, and I know, I am fabulous. And asked for cereal.

No Alainna you may not have cereal for dinner because this is how it starts. Let's say I give Alainna cereal, then the next thing you know Emersyn must have cereal, after that it Maximus, not to be outdone by Emersyn (with $4.00 a half gallon Vanilla Rice milk please). Then Ki has to have cereal too because all of a sudden he doesn't like dinner either. And the next thing you know we are, all 8 of us, having cereal for breakfast.

Wait, hmmmmmmm.......

Just kidding we can't all start having cereal for dinner.

Can we?

'til next time,


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dear McDonalds Corp.

Dear McDonald's Corporation,

First let me start by saying, I LOVE your fries! Yummy, crispy, heart clogging goodness. But, isn't there always a but, it think maybe you should put a little bit more effort into your employee selection. Yes, I understand that each individual Mc Donalds is owned separately. But at the end of the day. It's your name out there. Maybe your name doesn't stand for quality but your MENSA candidates are ruining even your fries image.

Now I know that we have "an above average" size family. So I fully expect that when I go through the drive thru I will have to "pull ahead and wait" for my 100 piece chicken Mc Nuggets. I don't even mind when you ask me every time if I would like a drink carrier for my 8 drinks. No thanks, I will just balance them on my dashboard as I drive home. And it only sort of gets to me when I have to PROVE to the 58 year old lady in her manager shirt that I didn't get my dipping sauce. I mean is your company really losing enough money that I have to get the stink eye when I ask for another ranch cup. I will gladly pay the $0.15, just give me a second to dig under the floor mats.

I feel like I should explain a bit. Mc Donalds is our only option, well there is that KFC but I draw the line at tearing my chicken off of the bone with my teeth. Oh unless it's Buffalo Wild Wings, but that's the exception not the rule. So unless I want to cook dinner every night (which I don't) or go all caveman on a chicken leg, I am stuck with good old Mc Donald's.

Here is where I get slightly cranky. When I am happily sitting in the drive-thru line waiting for my, large Mocha, whole milk please. I don't enjoy waiting 10 mins. for the ugly white Tahoe (w/ gold trim, good idea, I think not), to get their order, I mean you can only play so many games of solitaire on your phone before you realize that, hello, we aren't moving. When I look up I see, not 1 not 2 but 6 coffees being handed out 1 by 1 by 1. Followed by 2 fountain pops and then wait for it, yet another coffee. Bringing the grand total up to 9.

Here is what I know about this, the ugly ass Tahoe will be stopping every 5 minutes for a potty break! Finally it's my turn at the window, I have paid, I have waited and I want my Mocha. The rocket scientist opens the window and says "I'm sorry, your Mocha's not done, could you pull up please." Really, really? How hard it it? I mean you just passed out 7 flipping hot drinks to the pimp my ride ahead of me, you couldn't have squeezed me in?

Let me end this by saying that I don't get out of the house very often by myself so when I do, all I want is my Mocha, and I want it when I get to the window. Is it possible to maybe put a section in your application or maybe as an interview question to keep this from happening? It could even be multiple choice. Something along the lines of, If someone comes through the drive-thru and only orders one beverage do you:
a. give them their beverage
b. give them their beverage
c. make the choice to ask them to pull ahead
d. give them their beverage and throw in a ranch cup for good measure

I think this will help weed out the inferior and just plain worthless.

Just trying to help,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wow Time Flies.....

Only 8 more days until we stop taking custom orders for Christmas! I swear I am not even sure where the month of November went!

I had someone ask me to make ornaments out of Ethiopia colors...I wasn't sure how they would turn out....but I think they turned out really great!!

These are not going on the Etsy store. Just use the donate button on the blog.

$20.00 for 2!!! w/ $3.00 shipping (WOW.....it's a deal! :)

These are the large ones at 3 1/2" tall and they look so pretty on my Christmas tree.

'til next time