Monday, May 30, 2011

Willow House sweet deal & giveaway

What can I say. I went to a Willow House party and fell in love with the products. Seriously, what's not to love?

Simple. Earthy. Chic. I took the bait and signed up as a consultant. Yay me! My first order came from the fabulous Janet over at theemptynest who purchased the Tall Glass Domes. And lookie what she did with them {love!}:

The artsy/craftsy side of me began to drool when I saw things like this:

Organized and so stylish. And then my baking/kitchenista side saw the sassy Cinnabar collection. The color of love. Gorgeous, right?

As a brand-new consultant, I'm trying real hard to meet my May sales goal. But time is running short and I'm not quite there yet. I figured it's the perfect time to sweeten the deal by offering FREE SHIPPING for all orders placed at my online store by May 31st.

But is that all a girl can give? I think not. How about a Giveaway?! Yes, now we're talking.

Everyone who places an online order with me in May will be entered into a drawing to win this chic and loverly Keepsake Card & Photo Display [#41481, $29.96 value]:

Currently Willow House doesn't offer a coupon code feature so the free shipping offer will have to be handled as a reimbursement. Just email me with your order number and I'll send your shipping back to you via paypal or personal check, whichever you prefer. Easy peasy. Then I'll put your name in the hat (literally) to see who wins this cute burnished metal display. It's a great way to show off family photos, cards, recipes, coupons, fabric swatches or anything else your little heart desires.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop on over to my online store and find something that you love!


A big thanks to everyone who placed an online order during May! I'll be announcing the winner of the keepsake display very soon. I will also be announcing a giveaway for June so stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I'm still struggling with being in a funk. Clearly something everyone can relate to at one point or another in their lives. As I pull together my thoughts and to-do list this morning, I'm realizing that it's not only about what I'm going to do:

 ~ I'm finishing up a design proof for a new client
 ~ I'm purging/prioritizing my craft/art closet
 ~ I'm going to remind my kids that I'm here for them and tell them how precious they are to me
 ~ I'm going to create a coupon code for my etsy shop
 ~ I'm putting our Netflix account on hold
 ~ I'm fact finding about ISP service at our new abode
 ~ I'm going to get caught up on our Language Arts lessons
 ~ I'm going to take time to go for a walk
 ~ I'm going to focus on being grateful and present in the moment
 ~ I'm going to make dinner for my family
 ~ I'm going to go to bed early and get some rest

But it's also about what I'm not going to do:

 ~ I'm not going to be angry
 ~ I'm not going to be hard on myself or others
 ~ I'm not going to eat things that make me feel bad
 ~ I'm not going to stress about not doing enough
 ~ I'm not going to be short with my kids or my husband
 ~ I'm not going to feel sorry for myself
 ~ I'm not going to be sad

Today I'm realizing that the not-to-do's are as important as the to-do's. Actually more important because it's about my attitude, focus and appreciation today. And everyday. We all put up roadblocks that make our day easier or harder because of how we see ourselves and how we see situations that we're going through. Honestly, our current situation is a bump in the road. It's an inconvenience more than anything. But to me it feels like a giant sinkhole. I've got to find a way to reframe this emotionally. A way to turn it around and see it as an opportunity.

What are you going through right now? Are you being fair to yourself when you plan out your day? Are you taking time to be gentle with yourself and others amidst the tough stuff?
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