Saturday, February 27, 2010

Where Did All the Manners Go?

Just a bone to pick.....Went to Kroger this morning, like I usually do on Saturday morning, pick up a paper, maybe a couple of breakfasty type things. I really don't feel the need to get dressed up for this event. I'm usually in my pajamas, glasses on (I am optically challenged). This morning I only needed a newspaper and after checking at the convenience store (where the clerk would have happily allowed me to purchase Thursday's 2 day old paper) I went into Kroger and to the Starbucks stand. You can quickly purchase a paper there without standing in any lines and the paper stand is right next to it. I grabbed my paper and went to the register to pay the barrista. A gentleman old enough to behave better said the following "HEY, I haven't paid yet".

Well, there was no line, I had only a paper and he had multiple skinny, no foam, extra shot whatevers... I really didn't have a problem waiting for him to check out, I had a problem with the way he did it. I know his momma raised him better! Maybe he was just in a hurry, so today I will make sure that I take extra time to be polite, and point out to the kids the opportunities to do so too. Above are a couple of etsy items that fit my politeness theme I think, Click on the pictures to go to HarvestMoonByHands etsy shop and BeanForests shop (coincidentally great prices on these items too). Have a great Day!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Obsessed with Envelopes

I've always admired people who craft with paper. It's so precise, dealing with color and shape...Well and there is something magical about an envelope, the mystery of what may or may not be inside, like a gift waiting to be opened. I've become a bit obsessed with them, and there are so many great envelope crafters on etsy. Above are two of my faves, bottom DawnCorrespondence, and top Adnagam. Click on the pics to go to their shops.

I went off in search of my own way to create envelopes. I googled etc. and came up with a great little origami pattern for envelopes. I tried some different sizes and papers, upcycled children's primer pages etc. Here are my results to the left. Want to make some yourself? Here is the link, Origami, I had to play with it before I got the hang of it but, it was pretty fun and now I have something to use for order thank yous! Have fun, have a great week, Jamie.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Boredom Sets In

okay, I'm at my hubby's office filling in for the receptionist (she has Friday's off and well today there are meetings so no receptionist is a no-no) and well for lack of anything constructive to busy my hands with I'm pretty bored. So I thought I would post a few of my favorite links that have the word pretty in them. contests, DIY, links to posts for etsy sellers, very informative! Currently has a tapeswell giveaway for followers, cool stuff! Great fashion inspiration and nice looks at accessories Sweet etsy shop with some very nice things! Her ship in a bottle is pictured above.
Well signing out for now, Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Going to the Post Office? Fight Breast Cancer

I got a forwarded e-mail today with a really heartwarming breast cancer survivor story about an elementary principal, some of you may have seen it. I tried to use the blogger function to import it here, but it didn't work : ( Anyway at the end of it there was an informative bit about a new .55 cent stamp the extra 11 cents go towards the fight against breast cancer. It is called the Fund the Cure stamp and was designed by Elizabeth Kessler. The goal is to raise 35 million by selling books of these stamps.

I know that a lot of us go the post office frequently and use a lot of postage. The extra 11 cents per stamp isn't a lot and I know most of us have been touched by cancer, if not specifically breast cancer, in some way. Both my grandmother and my great aunt that I blogged about died of cancer. So take a little extra time and buy some stamps, spread the word too. Thanks.