Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Here we have what I thought was my 2nd clue for who my secret sister might be. I actually did scream a little when I saw what was in this package as I've been wanting some of these delicious looking confections ever since I first saw them here at MMP. And the china saucer is to die for too! Now, I'm pretty sure these yummies were made by Kimberly at My Pink Boutique... Hmmm. Could Kimberly be my SS? But wait, there are more clues ...
Lookie ... I got a BUNNY! SWEET!!! Actually TWO bunnies! My big bunny is absolutely perfect for me, she is so sweetly dressed and holds a SEWING BASKET. How on earth my SS found this perfect bunny for me I don't know, but I'm thrilled that she did! The other sweet little bunny sitting in her lap is so cute, made from a lovely rose print fabric and with the floppy ears I love and even a tiny cotton tail! I am in heaven! Are you all jealous yet?
Now this is the next clue that has thrown me off my trail! I'd already spotted this beautiful rose print in the "PINK" (and white) frame on my Pink Sister Peggy's site at So Shabby Pink. And Peggy lives in Texas too! So.... is it Peggy who blessed me with all these wonderful things??? I'm truly stumped I don't know if my secret sis is Kimberly or Peggy but I'm pretty sure it's one of you. I tend to think it's Peggy because she also has some of these wonderful glass jars on her site.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Ok, pardon the advert... but, those who know me know I'm on the computer a lot, and that I'm really excited about using the Law of Attraction, positive visualization, prayer, success principles and more to expand my life and my business. I have several vision boards here at home, one by my desk, a family board in the kitchen, as well as a weekly activities board in there too, and I have a wall in my studio I use as a vision board. I am loving how fast things are happening since I've begun to really focus on the things I and my family want to achieve.
Well, recently I found this software that you can use to build vision boards on your computer and have it right there where you can change it and add to it quickly and keep inspired and motivated …while you work! You can customize it and share your boards too. I like it so much I decided it was too hot an item not to get in on, so I joined their affiliate program.
Now, you will hardly ever see me sell products other than my own, but I know that a lot of my "pink sisters" and my friends are using vision boards, so I thought I'd at least mention that I really like the software in case anyone is interested in it.
It is easy to order, download and simple to use. I like being able to quickly find an image of something I want and instead of having to print it out for my wall board, I can just copy and paste it to my computer vision board. I thought about trying to make my own computer vision board, but this way I don't have to spend the time trying to create an interactive slideshow myself. If you are interested in it, there's a banner ad at the bottom of my blog that will take you to the OrangePeel website. (or you can click here). Enjoy.
Check out her artwork at VintageFunk Designs, she has even been featured on Oprah's website! How cool is that?!
I'll start with my latest acheivement and work backwards, since that's the easiest way for me to remember everything I want to share.
Saturday (3/17 - St. Patrick's Day) I posted my latest article in the "Mind Your Business" column at MakeMinePink.com. This month's article is called "Mission Possible", about creating your own personal and business mission statements. And no, this is not the old-fashioned, boring corporate string-of-mind-numbing-words kind of mission statement you had to memorize for your boss kind of thing. This is YOU, defining what you are about, what your business is about, what you want to accomplish and offer your customers and there are fun tools you can link to that will help you create the perfect mission or vision statement for you in a very short time ... like 20 minutes! Give it a try. Defining your mission statement is very rewarding and it helps you maintain focus, stay motivated, and let's others know your guiding principles. Let me know what you think!
Thursday, March 8, 2007
I wanted to post something so if anyone did happen by they wouldn't think I'd abandoned the place, so ...
How about a Poll? I'd love to know what kind of pocketbook (purse) you prefer to use on a daily basis. Please feel free to comment too. I love comments! They help me know that I'm not just talking into thin air out here. Tell me what your perfect purse would be like - after you come back from taking the poll (do come back!)
Please Take My Poll
Monday, March 5, 2007
Saturday, March 3, 2007
This tote was my first big success after opening Mama's Pocketbook. I made a limited edition of 25 of these totes for "Pink October" 2006 as my Breast Cancer Awareness Tote and I am pleased to say that all of the totes sold and a donation of $97.50 was made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in support of the foundation's breast cancer research for prevention and treatment.
This year I'm designing two new totes, one that will be offered year round (unlimited), and another special limited edition design that will be featured on my website and at my Little Pink Boutique for the annual Make Mine Pink "Pink October" month observances.
I will continue donating 10% of the sales for both designs. I am excluding these totes from my normal MMP discount and will instead donate 20% of the sale price to the Susan G. Komen foundations for orders from MMP members.
I will offer the unlimited new design very soon!
Not sure why exactly, I mean, I’ve been a professional writer for over 6 years and I love to write, but I think I’ve been browsing too many blogs lately and I’m so blown away by all the clever, witty bloggers out there that I fear my blog will pale in comparison.
But this is my year for facing fears and pushing myself to try new things and be bold … so off we go into the blogosphere (a term my blog mentor and queen, Sharon taught me!)
Ok, first things first. I must gushingly thank blog-guru extraordinaire Sharon, who is the keeper of our fabulous blog at MakeMinePink.com, and who has selflessly lent a designing hand to countless numbers of Pink Sisters at MMP with their blogs and who is the one to praise for my own beautiful , sparkling new blog. Thank you Sharon, you are THE BEST! Check out Sharon’s website (and blog) for this blogging thing is only one of her amazing talents. She is a needlepoint rescuer who creates the most divine, sumptuous pillows you’ve ever seen.
Wow, now that I am getting started my excitement is overpowering my nervousness. I may end up be the most prolific blogger ever! My family will either disconnect my computer in order to get me to clear a path through the house and provide nourishment, or they will thank their lucky stars that I’m writing again instead of yammering endlessly about how much I love MakeMinePink.com or my latest purse dreams (I dream of pocketbook designs every night!)
This is going to be so much fun!