Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Above please find our three Etsy finds and artists for Monday (and one of ours). We hope you enjoy and explore. Until Wednesday (why is there an "d" in this word and why is it silent) when we feature three more plus one from us.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
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Friday, April 24, 2009
Ok, so I am exhausted! Today I worked, munched, lunched, addressed, spoke, walked, tweeted, Etsy'd and blogged! Oh, and it was Stephanie's (my daughter's) birthday--Happy Birthday Baby! Can I sleep now--please?
My executive assistant held our annual Bags of Hope a charity event that we do for the American Cancer Society to kick start our Relay for Life fundraiser. Of course, there was food and "...you have to have a little something." The turn out was great, we had staff and community attendance that far exceed the last 2 year's attendance. Everyone had a great time and it looks like this may be the best year yet for our Relay for Life donations. Great job Ramona and Dawn! LOVED the little Coach purse even though I DID NOT GET IT. Ok, maybe next year.
Then it was on to our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This is truly one of my favorite events of the year. These are the most amazing people that you could ever meet. Their pay for what they do is a smile and a thank you. They give so freely of their time and their selves. We would never be able to do what we do if it were not for these wonderful people. Special thanks to Linda, and Louise you are the wind in our sails.
Then it was on to Lake Eola. Where we walked to defeat ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease even though it was Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis that claimed Lou Gehrig's life). It was an unbelievable turnout! When we first became involved with the ALS Association four years ago the attendance at the walk was about 200. Today we reached for 1,000 walkers. Some walked, some pushed their loved ones' wheelchairs, some rolled twice around Lake Eola to raise money to continue the fight against this killer disease.
ALS has no socio-economic boundaries. It is an equal opportunity disease. It strikes in the prime of life and robs its host of function while keeping a sharp mind in a body that doesn't respond until it robs that body of life itself. It is not the beautiful death that people see pictured in movies. It is a cruel and uncaring killer; their is nothing romantic about it.
For more information about ALS please visit: http://www.stealingpieces.org. To view the new Piece by Piece art installation please visit: http://webfl.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SP_2009tour. If you are a Floridian the second link will also tell you when the installation will be in a town near you. It is moving. In the weeks to come please visit us at http://www.sumpinelse.etsy.com as Ella gives back for this cause.
Last but not least today was the first Etsy Day. We hope that you saw bumper stickers, signs and other Etsy related material in your home town.
Until tomorrow (and the next installment of Your Momma Shops Etsy),
Posted by SumpinElse at 9:41 PM
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Welcome to the fourth installment of Your Momma Shops Etsy! For the last six days we have been featuring some amazing Etsy artists and their shops on the blog. We hope that you continue to enjoy our finds and are taking us up on visiting these (and other) Etsy sites. If you still don't know quite how to do this please feel free to scroll down and read the brief tutorial.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Once a month Maggi and I try to meet up with a group of friends for chatting, chewing, and crafting. It’s usually a day long outing and we make it a point to work it into our schedules. As I was sitting there yesterday I realized what an important outlet this is in my life and what a tremendous source of support it is for both of us. With that said, I would like to say “thank you” to our friends and families for allowing us the luxury of recharging our batteries. Extra big thanks to Arleen, Sayonara, Steve, and Paul for keeping our ship afloat and on course!
We hope you enjoyed the first installment of Your Momma Shops Etsy. If you followed our Valentine’s Day features you might have noticed a little variation in price range for this segment. Our hope this time around is to introduce you to a wide variety of Etsy sellers, items and prices, to assist you in developing a comfort zone with Etsy. Then, when your gift giving needs arise your solutions are only a click away.
Above please find four more Mother’s Day possibilities and four more amazing shops!
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Friday, April 17, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So, you found the perfect Mom gift on this blog. You have been clicking on it for the past 3 days. You want it, you must have it, you can’t wait to get you hands on it. Finally you click and try to purchase it. Alas, you don’t have an Etsy account! NO PROBLEM!
As we rev up for our featured sellers, I thought we would give you some Etsy basics to help you prepare for some serious shopping. First, let’s answer some questions. One of the biggest fear that most people have about purchasing on the Internet is they are unsure if their information is safe. Etsy is a secure site. Your information is safe. Second, they ask will my email address be sold? No, although there are some websites out there that actually make money by selling your email address to spammers, Etsy is not one of those websites. You will receive a confirmation email once you have set up your account (more on this below) and unless you subscribe to Etsy emails you will not receive them—that simple. Third, now that I have joined Etsy what happens? Nothing or everything the choice is up to you. Take a moment and read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s). They are your best friend covering topics from “convo’s” to “flagging.” Fourth, ok, I have done all that—what next? Enjoy! Click on anything and everything. Talk to sellers and buyers in the Forums or on Chat. Pick out your favorite shops (heart them) to visit them again and again. Buy without ever leaving the comfort of your home. It is that easy. No hidden fees, no red tape, only what you want when you want it.
To sign up to Etsy you must be at least 18 years of age or have parental approval and supervision. Go to www.etsy.com, click on Buy, click on “It’s free you can do so here. Learn more.” Both of the underlined words on this page are hyperlinks that will direct you to the appropriate page. To continue with your registration click on “…here,” you will be directed to a page with Register—click. Give careful consideration to what your user name and password will be. User names cannot be changed so if you go with “FlufferButter” you will be “FlufferButter” forever on Etsy. I could be hungry but that does not sound so bad right now. Fill out your registration form and provide a valid email address. Etsy will send you a confirmation email. Click on the confirmation link and get started! Oh, your confirmation link does not work? No problem, copy and paste the confirmation URL (the funny letters and numbers) into your browser. Fasten your seat belt, sign on (using your user name and password) and SHOP, LOOK, OR PLAY!
We start the featured sellers’ series this Friday. If you have any questions please feel free to email Maggi or me (Carmen) @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We may not know the answer but we will do everything we can to respond or point you in the right direction! Bye for now, take good care of each other and talk to you again on Friday!
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Monday, April 13, 2009
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