Saturday, November 26, 2011

Host an Online Jewelry Party! Earn Free Jewelry!

 Would you like to host a Jewelry Party but don't want the hassle of cooking or cleaning your home for guests?  Or perhaps you are like many people who just don't have an evening to spare for hosting a party at home. 

Here is really simple way to do it and earn yourself some free jewelry in the process!

The method is simple - set a date or dates with me for your Jewelry Party to occur. I'll get you, your very own 'code'. Pass around the date, and code to all your family and friends (and anyone you'd like to 'invite'). When they make their online purchases, and use their code - you start earning free jewelry!

Just by hosting an Online Jewelry Party you get $45 of FREE jewelry!

Plus . . . 
get an additional discount of . . .
15% of your guest purchase total of $800+, or
10% of your guest purchase total of $100-$799.

Plus . . . 
get another $25 of FREE jewelry for 
each new party booked from your party!
(redeemable at or after that party).

Plus . . . 
get another $25 of free jewelry if you have 20 or more guests!

In addition, each of your 'party-goers' will be entered to win a FREE pair of earrings to be shipped with their order. 

This is a fantastic (and easy way to earn yourself some great jewelry, and you don't have to worry about getting out of your pajamas, cleaning your house, or preparing food.

Please contact me at: to register your party!

Please write virtual party in your subject line.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Black Friday Sale!

I belong to the Etsy Mom's Team on Etsy.  We are having a great Black Friday sale so please come check it out!

Please also visit my site where you can get 15% off your order just use coupon code EM15OFF  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How to Make Eating Out with Kids a More Pleasant Experience

Hungry kids and long waits for food to be delivered to the table is enough to make many adults shudder at the thought of even attempting to go out to eat.  What is needed is a way to keep the kids distracted during their wait.  Many restaurants have gotten smart and provide kids with crayons and a placemat to draw on but this does not always occupy them the entire time.  I have started taking along an activity kit that helps fill the void especially at places that don't provide crayons.

I purchased a small zippered bag from a dollar store along with several other items.  Here is what I include in the bag:

  • a mini pack of uno cards
  • a ziplock bag of legos
  • mini puzzles from Five Below
  • colored pencils
  • stickers
  • magnet games
  • a small drawing pad 
  • a mad libs book
  • bendaroos
  • travel size games such as connect 4, tic-tac-toe, memory etc.
  • I spy cards
  • mini books of mazes or other puzzles from dollar stores
  • some fruit snacks in case the kids really can't wait to eat something
  • antibacterial hand wipes
These items can and should be adjusted  according to the age of your child and varied from time to time and will help make the entire dining out experience more pleasant for all involved.  What sorts of thing do you bring along when you go out with your kids?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snow Fall in October and Chess?

After the freak snow storm we had here on October 29th, we like many people, were left in the cold and dark.   Literally.  It took 5 days for us to regain electricity.  We heated the house with our gas fireplace and all slept in one room.  And so began the joys of "camping out"  with 3 children in our family room. Lots of take out food was consumed, many flashlights were lit. School was cancelled for 3 days because the buildings could not be heated and lit.  And of course there was quite a bit of whining and fighting between the kids on that first and second day and then something miraculous began to happen.  They actually started to really interact with one another and for the most part got along well.  They decided that since the TV was not working they would all sit down and learn to play a new game.  What did they pick?  Chess.  They took turns holding the flashlights and reading up on the moves the various pieces could make and began to play  basic games against each other until they no longer needed the instructions.  By the time the lights came back on they were playing fairly well and holding mini "tournaments".

How did your kids get through this or other extended blackouts?