Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012

Had to play catch up, so I could stick to my goals, so here's the POTW for the last three weeks, HAH!

Product of the Week
Week of January 15-21, 2012

Great for removing dead skin cells and rough skin patches. Natural healing coconut oil, a touch of moisturize producing honey, apricot oil and seeds, make this an action packed Salt scrub for the cold months or for restoring your skin after exposure to pool chlorine.
Arrives in a cute 4oz decorative jar, making it a great gift.
Ask me about how to turn this into a great spa night idea

Product of the Week
Week of January 22-28, 2012

Kidzzz Fizzz
Stir up some fun with these soda pop scented bath fizzes. Kids will have a ball as they stir to mix and then add scoops of their concoction to warm bath waters. Let the fizzing begin!
Any kid will enjoy (even the kid in you) getting your their skin soft and smooth!
As shown, scents are Green Apple, Blue Raspberry, Orange and Grape.
Also available in Pineapple, Strawberry, Cherry, Lemon Lime
4 enjoyable 4oz jars!

Product of the Week
Week of January 29-February 4, 2012

Strawberry Fields Forever Bath Sand

Sink into the sweet scent of strawberries in this natural bath sand. Gently exfoliate and polish your skin in a warm bath. The soft pink color make this a fab gift for anytime and any occasion!Two kinds of natural salts marry in a field of strawberries and create this blended body care treatment. Great for relieving dry, itchy skin. Not a bath person, convo me about turning this divine sand into a scent-sational strawberry salt scrub for the shower!
Arrives in a decorative 8oz jar with it's own mini dipping spoon!

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

Fun With Music and Videos

The internet is a fabulous thing when used for the right reasons. I was surfing the YouTube world and came across this cool little tutorial - check it out!

And since most of you know, I don't sew, I have figured out how to do this with a hot glue gun, duct tape and safety pins - I'll be posting my look-a-like bag next week!

Would you like to see your video tutorial here? Or your product infomercial? Send me an email with a link and you may just get featured on a Monday Fun With Video and Music!!!

And yes, I'm back to my regular weekly blogging. More about why I was away tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012

Product of the Week
Week of January 15-21, 2012

This is a product debut -won't be listed on Etsy until Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Coco-Cot Salt Scrub
Great for removing dead skin cells and rough skin patches. Natural healing coconut oil, a touch of moisturize producing honey, apricot oil and seeds, make this an action packed Salt scrub for the cold months or for restoring your skin after exposure to pool chlorine. Arrives in a cute 4oz decorative jar, making it a great gift.

Ask me about how to turn this into a great spa night idea!

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

Fun With Music and Video Monday

In honor of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr, here is a wonderful song by Common, that was used in the movie "Freedom Writers".

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13, 2012

Here's your only clue to today's Promotional Frenzy Team Leader Tribute - Mary Tyler Moore was a young, Exuberant, "girl-about-town". Always available to perk up your day, even when hers wasn't going so well, Mary was the epitome of young career women during the 70's. So now forty years later, we have our very own "It Girl", a fashion icon in the making, our very own Magda of MagdaMagdaFashion!

In her own words, "Being a self-taught designer from Romania, I enjoy and try to make the most of my uniquely novel experience in India where I live, love and create at the moment! I love the creative process, to sink deep and go far and get to a surprise destination can bring so much inner satisfaction - so that's my favorite game!
I inherited sewing genes from my grandmothers, so it was just a matter of time till I started sewing. One of my grandmothers taught me how to knit by the age of 4 and that’s also when i started to fervently fill notebooks with dress designs. In primary school I was filling my spare time with a bit of everything – fashion sketches, knitting with brushes (coz my mother used to hide the knitting needles from me – yes, I was the ultimate threat to useful thread, and yes I was that determined!). Also curtains were transformed into skirts, skirts into tops thanks to my voracious and obsessive talent:. I love that I dared work on bags and accessories also and added new flavor and glamor to projects that included recycled materials. It’s hard to pick a favorite out of my blouse designs, its a different experience that leads to each one of them and I’m always looking forward to my next one."

Here's some of the exciting items you can find in Magda's shop

Magda is our team's Information Station - need to know about something, need some pointers on how to get a task accomplished, not sure what that darn button does over there - Check with Magda! A seemingly tireless, plethora of information, she's always willing to lend a helping hand when she can, even when it's the middle of the night in her part of the world!

Here's to a wonderful woman. Don't forget to tell all your friends, "we knew her when...." Thanks, Magda for all you do for the team and your teammies!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 11, 2012

Anything Can Happen Wednesday

New Treasury, New Story - something a little more "Dick Tracy" style, I think. You know, Noir Detective novels....

And so we begin,
“Black and White and Blue All Over”

It didn’t matter how long I stood in that steaming shower, scrubbing the day’s grime from my body, I couldn’t get the image of that dame, those pearls caressing her neck, as she paced back and forth in my office. I first saw her at my office, just after quitting time. 
“Do you know what the color blue tastes like, Mr. Danger?” I wasn’t expecting anybody, when I looked and saw her standing in the doorway. A drag on my cigarette was the only answer I had. She came into the office and I got the full picture – the red heels, the long legs, the fur coat and those pearls.  “Mr. Danger? You are Rick Danger, aren’t you?” “That’s what the sign on the door says lady. And, uh, who might you be?”

Okay folks, the ball is in your hands, have fun!

January 10, 2012

Product of the Week
Week of January 8-14, 2012

Novelty Bling Decorative Soaps

Handmade honey butter decorative soaps. Perfect for shower gifts, wedding favors, teacher gifts - the possibilities are endless! Snowflake designed diamond and silver glitter "bling" accents are added to these creamy honey butter soaps. Add to a gift basket or stuff a stocking!
As shown these are Diamond Snow Blings. Each order comes with 2- 3.5oz soap bars in a sheer gift bag.
These soaps are not intended for children under the age of 4. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 9, 2012

Fun With Music and Video Monday

The latest answer on the web to YouTube is Vimeo.
Simply put, Vimeo is the home for videos you create. According to the site developers, “we offer the best tools and the highest quality video in the Universe”.
When you become a member of Vimeo, you can:
Upload - Vimeo makes it easy for you to upload any kind of video you create. It accepts tons of different file formats. A basic (free) account allows up to 500 MB of storage weekly and they have easy (read “vimeo for dummies) tools to customize your videos, including you savvy HD video people, to embed into any website or blog.
Share – “With a click of a button, Vimeo lets you share a video (or albums of videos) with anyone you want.” There are privacy controls so you can choose exactly who views your videos, and you can even post videos on other sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, or Digg.
Connect - Vimeo is a worldwide community of respectful people. In other words, Vimeo is a social network as well. So, it’s kind of like YouTube meets Twitter/Facebook. Have conversations with other members, take video workshops and more.
Explore – “Check out Categories to explore an ever-changing catalog of Vimeo 's great content and active communities. Interact with other users like you in Vimeo Groups, or subscribe to Channels with the kind of videos you enjoy.”
Learn – “Vimeo Video School is a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos. Start by browsing our Vimeo Lessons, or find specific video tutorials created by other members.”

I found this cool little video on Vimeo and I love it! I think I'll load my product video there and see what happens.

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed this little vignette. Do you Vimeo?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 6, 2012

Okay, so with that fabulous intro, let me tell you about today's Featured Artist. As promised, she is one of the Promotional Frenzy Team leaders. I have read so many wonderful things about this woman from other team members, customers, random Etsy artists. When I first joined the team and was let loose into the threads with reckless abandon, this calm spirit came to my rescue....or maybe it was to the team's rescue...hmmmm.....

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you ~
Sewing Granny

By her own hand, she has this to say about herself and her lovely Etsy shop....

"•*¨)¸.•*¨)... I am a correctional officer and a grandmother. I took up sewing a number of years ago when I started working nights. At first they were given as gifts, then all my family had quilts and it was getting very expensive, so I started selling a few to people at work.

.•*¨)¸.•*¨)... I really like to sew especially hand stitching. I now place some of my items at craft stores here on consignment but really like to sell my items personally.

.•*¨)¸.•*¨)... I make a number of different items - quilts, baby bibs & burp pads, aprons, placemats to name a few."

To name a few is quite an understatement, here are "just a few" items from Sewing's shop.....

To quote a customer, "her stitching is impeccable", "the pictures don't do her work justice", "timely shipping"...the list goes on and on. Stop by Sewing Granny.etsy.com and pick up a few things...you know you want to ^_^.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Social Media Thursday

I found this Social Media Timeline published by SunSentinel.com while helping my nephew with his homework. Thought I'd share it with you gals and guys.

Social media timeline
August 31, 2011|By Chris Tiedje, Sun Sentinel
1971 – The first email is sent (between two computers sitting on the same desk).
1979 – Usernets and BBS (Bulletin Board Systems) came online allowing users to exchange data over phone lines.
1980 – Compuserve and Prodigy hit the scene with the first commercial offering of news, weather, shopping, games, and more.
1991 – America Online launches AOL for DOS and quickly rises to one of the most popular online destinations with over 30 million members in its prime. Millions of people used AOL as their first gateway to the World Wide Web.
1994 – Geocities launches as a community where users create their own websites categorized by one of six "cities".
1995 – TheGlobe.com gave users the freedom to post their own content and interact with other users.
1995 – Classmates.com is born allowing users to find and connect with former acquaintances from school life.
1997 – ICQ (Internet Relay Chat) is purchased by America Online and AOL Instant Messenger launches, and a new language is born. OMG, LOL, BRB.
1997 – SixDegrees.com launches allowing users to create profiles and list friends.
2002 – Friendster.com launches and quickly grows to 3 million users in 3 months.
2003 – MySpace.com is frantically coded in 10 days to try and mimic the rapid growth of Friendster. Grows to the most popular social networking site in 2006 with 100 million users. LinkedIn and Photobucket also join the game.
 2004 – Facebook launches originally as a way for college students to connect. The year also saw the birth of Digg and Flickr.
2005 – YouTube launches and gives anyone with a video camera the chance to become an internet sensation.
2006 – Twitter launches and squeezes our communication into 140 character "tweets".
2008 – Facebook overtakes MySpace as the most popular social networking site.
2011 – Google introduces Google+ after two previous failed attempts to break into the social space (Wave and Buzz).
Reprinted from http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-08-31/sports/fl-social-media-timeline-0901-20110830_1_users-google-aol-instant-messenger

BTW - I'm putting the finishing touches to yesterdays Treasury Story on today. Click here to read the ending. Thanks to everyone who posted storyline and commentary! See you next Wednesday for a new Treasury and a new story!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 4, 2012

Anything Can Happen Wednesday

I'm really "feeling" the Promotional Frenzy Team as of late, so I decided to do a little series for the next few weeks. On Anything Can Happen Wednesday, I'll be featuring sixteen, yep 16, of our happy team members artwork, treasury style and on Fridays I will be doing a feature of one of our 6 team leaders!

Of course you know I can't do anything without some drama added to it, so I'll be creating mini stories based on the pictures WITH YOUR HELP ^_^!

So here is the first sixteen, starring in
“Yellow Frenzy”

Chapter 1 - Crystal sat on the front porch strumming Billy's old guitar. It gave her comfort to hold a piece of him so close to her heart. That and the old sunflower ring he gave her before they took him away, was all she had left now. Crystal's sister-in-law, Sunny leaned in the doorway, watching the sunset and absently twisting the yellow sapphire pendant around her neck. It pained her to see Crystal pining away for Billy.......

Here's where YOU come in, leave your comments with suggestions of the next lines based on the photos in the treasury. Have fun! I can't wait to see where this story ends up!

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 3, 2012

Product of the Week
I set up a challenge to myself this year and here is where you will hold me accountable to that challenge. It’s the “52 Weeks” Challenge. I will post an item here each week of 2012. I am challenging my “Frame Of Mind” partners to do the same.  Do you have any goals you’ve set for the New Year?

So here is Week One - January 1 - 7, 2012
Limited Edition Massage Candles
Slip into something a little more comfortable with these dual use massage candles. Once lit, these candles melt to a warm pool of massage oil. Simply blow out the flame, wait till melted pool is warm to the touch (approx 60 seconds) and massage into the skin. Move over Hot Stone Massage, these 3oz wonders are for when you want a hands-on application that moisturizes as it relaxes. 
Two heart shaped candles come with each order. Multi-packs are available via convo for order as well.
Scents available: Limited Edition Hot Cinnamon, Limited Edition Strawberry Vanilla, Limited Edition Roses and Raspberries. If you have another scent in mind, convo me with what you are requesting.

January 2, 2012

The first Monday of 2012, I wanted to share this video with you for

Fun With Music and Video

Here's to a year of triumphs and tribulations, smiles and sadness, hellos and goodbyes, joys and sorrows! Cheers!

Thank You, God, for keeping me here to see another year end and a new year begin!!