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American Express $25 Credit

Published November 21, 2012 by Sara

This Saturday by using your American Express Card, if you shop at small retailers, you will earn a credit on your statement of $25.00. Now, you need to enroll in this program in order to qualify and enrollments are limited! To find out more, click the following link :


https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/


(I am listed, but this special offer is not good for online retailers)

Day 25 – 30 Days of Thanks

Published November 26, 2011 by Sara

I am thankful for Black Friday. I was nervous this year with the stores opening at midnight, it would be chaotic. I didn’t leave till 1am but when I arrived at Walmart. It was busy but not as bad as I had expected. I was waiting in line about 5 minutes….I never get in and out that quick at Walmart of all places. But I found out later that they opened at 10pm, which explains why some of the items I was looking for were gone. But I only had intended to g to Walmart and head home. Well I stopped at Target and then the Walmart in Franklin. I made it home about 4am being as I was tired and needed to get some sleep. Well I over slept and finally rolled out again at 9am.

Next year I will be a lot more organized being as this was just insane. I did get some deals, I have been wanting Dance Central 2 and Just Dance 3 both for the Xbox. Well DC2 was $15 at Best buy I got that price matched and JD3 for $25 from Target. Both games just came out this past Oct /Nov.

Got Julia a new piggy bank since she broke hers literally minutes after she got it on Christmas.

I also got some crazy deals at Joanne. Spent $170 and save close to $400. Most of it was stuff for my business. I plan on making Pajama bottoms for my girls and whatever material is left, will make pillows for them. Funny I started out with picking just one fabric, but then saw other styles I knew they would like, so I ended up buying enough to make them 3 pairs if PJ pants. This does not count the material I already have from last year. Which come Monday, I will start getting my area set no to crank these out. I also plan to take their measurements so I make them the right size. And really how could I could not get these? The material was $1.49/yard plus an addtional 25% off. And what’s once is the Pajama bottoms are so easy to make, I figure it will take me about a half hour for one pair. And my kids will be getting slippers…. a lot of stuff made by me. I love making them stuff. 🙂

So tired….

Published October 31, 2011 by Sara

of having to explain to people just how busy I am. I know I work from home, which I think people instantly get the idea that my schedule can be open for anything. I wish, I really wish it did. But it’s more so for my kids and their field trips or any events with the school.

At times I wish I had a job outside the home, being as the minute I walk out the door, my work is done. and maybe by moving my work space, I may be able to accomplish just that. But I think people do not realize what all is involved with running your own business. I need to order my own supplies, if a supplier discontinues something I use be it labels, beads, jewelry boxes, etc then I need to find another supplier and that is no easy feat. 

But while my stores on are vacation. I need to get some much needed things done before my stores reopen. One of which is moving my office upstairs. Which this has been coming for a long time, me needing a space strictly for business. 

As much as I absolutely LOVE being around my kids and husband, it’s just when we get visitors and I am trying to work and they just want to hang around my table asking me 5 bazillion questions like a little kid or it unnerving to have someone touching things that are drying. Most people ask first, but then there have been some that just pick up without asking. 

Also, with moving my office/work table I can have A LOT more stuff that can be drying/curing without worry of my kids or someone else knocking it over. 

But while I am on vacation, which I wish it was that. I am planning to catch up all these loose ends. I have my sewing machine out and have curtains to make for Julia’s room, mend some clothes, fix my valances for the sun room, sleep pants for the kids, their slippers I didn’t get to finish last year and lastly, the newer items I picked up to make some presents for them for Christmas. 

I need to take the swimming pool down. Which that is not going to be fun. I should have never let Art get the steel frame pool. Being as it can not be up all year round. And even more so when they just predicted on the news for this to be a nasty winter. Oh joy!

But I need to get all of this done quickly, being as Black Friday is just around the corner and this is where I save up $$ to shop on that day. WHICH I am thinking I may just do online shopping this year. I am not to thrilled to hear Target is opening at midnight this year and these stores are driving me bonkers!