Sunday, October 20, 2013

Catch up!

It's been awhile.  I've been very busy.  Since Yahoo has decided to change everything and made it extremely difficult to like them anymore, I thought I would put my latest photos here, rather than attempting to put them in my groups.

First, here is this week's progress on Mary's Sampler.  I'm stitching both versions and giving them as Christmas gifts.  I think they're coming out very nicely!
 Version 1

 Version 2

Our shop, Treasure Chest of Friends, is having a FB party next Saturday evening.  We're also going to be in a craft show at my church on November 9.  And, Halloween is next week and Mariah INSISTS that I had to crochet her costume!  So, I've been doing lots of crocheting lately.  I finished her trick or treat bag last night.  She's going to be Minnie Mouse and wanted a Cat in the Hat trick or treat bag so that the mouse would be carrying the cat!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In honor of that, we're having a sale this month.  All Pink Ribbon scarves are $10 with $5 going to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.  Normally, this scarf is sold in any color for $15.  In addition, ALL sales this month will see 1% going to the ABCF.  I've crocheted several of these already this month!

For our FB party, any sales that are made by 9pm CST on the 26th, will get 10% off if they use coupon code FALLBALL.

I've been stitching away on prizes for the party.  I've gotten several almost completed, so my next post will have pictures of them.

I've started a new temp assignment this week.  I'm working from 9:45 to 6:15 pm every day and I'm exhausted by the time I get home.  I only get 30 minutes for lunch so I'm not getting a lot done during the week!

Working outside of the home causes a lot of problems with Rich and Mariah.  Neither one of them can cook well.  Rich is not able to help Mariah with most of her schoolwork.  And although he doesn't mind helping with housework, his idea of helping is usually a disaster!  For instance, since we eat a lot of salads, I bought a large bag of salad from GFS for $5.  Rich & Mariah decided to help me out while I was at work Tuesday and broke it down into smaller bags with our Food Saver.  Yay!!  This way it doesn't go bad before we use it all.  When I got home, I went to the freezer to get some ice for water.  I found 3 of the 6 bags there.  Rich decided that they would keep better if he froze them.  Oh, well, into the garbage they went!  He tried.  And  alot of husbands wouldn't have done that.  So, I'm trying to make enough working from home that when this assignment ends in March, my home income will replace my temp work and I can stay home.

 To that end, I've started working as a rep for a new candle company.  Jewelry in Candles was started this year and has exploded in growth in the last month.  My shop took me 5 minutes to set up and I've already started earning money and have 1 rep working with me!  Unlike a lot of direct sales companies (Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, etc), there is NO start up costs at all.  Our candles are 100% natural soy, with lead-free wicks, and a 100-150 burning time.  Every candle has a piece of jewelry hidden inside worth anywhere from $10 to several thousands of dollars.  You get to pick whether you want a necklace, earrings, or ring in size 6-9.  Or, you can let us choose for you!  Each candle is made to order and ships within 5 business days.  Even the tarts have jewelry in them!  And, you can combine tarts to make new scents.  Put the Chocolate Fudge and the Strawberry together in a warmer for a Chocolate Covered Strawberry!

We have a number of collection scents to choose from.  Or buy just one to try!

If you should choose to buy one from My shop, you may use code SHOPWITHME  and get a 20% discount.

Well, it's getting late & I need to get things ready for work tomorrow.  How has your week been??


  1. Everything looks great Kim! At least Rich and Mariah tried to help out, sounds like it maybe crockpot time :)

    Good luck with your new venture!

  2. Your stitching looks great. Faith has a good idea with the crockpots. Thankfully, my ex and most of my BF's know how to cook so I don't have to worry about salad in the freezer, lol. Like you say, he tries :)