Sunday, September 29, 2013

Great october Specials from Lia Sophia

Have you ever thought about trying a home party?  Don't have time and you just want to do a catalog show?  I can help you out and the best part is you still can earn all the great free and discounted stuff!  If you love jewlery then October is a great month to have a show.  I just found out the specials and thought I would share with you.

If you you purchase $50 or more through a qualified show in October then you can get an EXTRA $50 hostess credit when you have a qualifying show in November!

AND our buy 2 get up to 4 1/2 off promotion is still in effect!  And don't forget that is your most EXPENSIVE itmes are 1/2 off!  Christmas is coming so it pays to plan ahead!

IF you host a qualifying show in October You get 20% of yurs sales in free jewlery
5 1/2 off items and 4 bonus items.  ALSO with a qualified party you can earn and extra $100 in hostess creidt with 1 booking!!!!!  Yep catalog shows cout and yes  you can rebook for yourself!!!!!

Also there s some great items just here for a few weeks while supplies last that are available to order in October.

See it is a great mnth to have a party!!!!

I know I know it has been awhile-Banana Muffins

I know I know it has been awhile.  I am back from vacation and will try to do better.  Lots of good stuff has been going on.  Share this with your friends.  The  more followers I have the more inclined I will be To post fun pictures, share recipes and even have sales and giveaways!  Let's get this page hoping!!!!!

Well since I had bananas and was in a baking mood, I tried a new recipe today.  It is yummy and I have had a couple requests to share so here you go.

Banana Chip Muffins
from the taste of home baking book

1 egg
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
3 medium ripe bananas mashed
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats33/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips ( I did not use the chips)

Beat eggs, oil and sugar until smooth,  Stir in bananas.  Add the dry ingredients except the chips and stir until just moistened.  Stir in the chips.  bake in greased muffin cups at 375 for 18-20 minutes ot until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.  MAkes 12

FYI I left out the chips but I added some cinnamon to the batter.  I was not really sure about the oatmealt.  It adds a nice crunch with the illusion of nuts in the muffin but no nuts!

Oh and the picture is not from the book but the picture is of the ones that are on my counter that I just baked!  Enjoy and happy baking!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Look at this! Sneak peak 31 gifts

I just got a sneak peak on a great 31 gifts sale for august.  Have questions?  want to have a show?  Click the link on the right to be connected with an awesome rep!

Great new patterns and styles coming soon!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Let's get this party started!!!

So I had this brilliant idea.  I thought wouldn't it be great to have a place that I can share my adventures, successes, new ventures, craft ideas and be able to tell you about what all my friends are up to and link to some of my favorite places.  I decided I should start a blog.

Than I realized I have a blog that I have not paid any attention to but people still stop by.  So let's revamp a bit, get my follower up, get some links to my friends and let's get this party started.

So your mission if you choose to accept it is to share this with all your friends.  Let's get the followers rocking!!!!

Talk to you all soon!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Did you miss me?

It has been a whole week since I have posted! In that time I have planed a few things, gathered a few things and gotten a couple awesome books. So I am well on my way. I am getting some things together to post on etsy as well as gathering up some etsy shops to highlight!

So let's talk ideas for handmade gifts for the holiday. Let's begin with those who are less than crafty. There are so many things that you can do. It just takes a little thinking. Can you follow directions? If you can then try this get a great coffee mug from where ever you can find them. Often times the dollar store will have great mugs. Add a couple of tea bags, a pack of hot chocolate or a single pot pack of coffee. Place the beverage package into the mug, add a pack or two of individually packed snacks such as biscotti or cookies or even some chocolates. Place into a gift bag or a decorative bag of some sort with pretty bows or ribbons add the card of your choice and you have the perfect break time gift for anyone from kids to coworkers!

Send me your great ideas! We can all use a little help with this handmade gift year! Stay tuned, In future posts I will include some more great gifts involving mugs!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 the year of the Handmade Craft

WELCOME 2011! It is officially January 1, 2011. This means several things. First off it is the year of the handmade craft! That is right folks 2011 is here. This means handmade crafts for part of Christmas this year! Time to get planning and making.

Secondly this means my Birthday is just around the corner!

Third this means a huge Happy Birthday going out to one bad elf! She knows who she is. Have a wonderful birthday full of laughter and love my friend!

Well I have to make that list of who I am crafting for and what I am making. Never did get done at mom's. Although I did get some great red yarn on an after Christmas clearance for a scarf for a friend. She has already told me to get knitting! So I guess that means it is official. I have my first project.

Now I want to know what your projects are going to be. Don't be shy. Let me know. It will be fun to see what everyone is doing!

Get those creative juices flowing and send in the pictures. There is a lot more blog to come this year I promise.

Happy Crafting folks. Together we can make 2011 a year to remember!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Good morning craft universe

Good morning world. I am up and getting ready to leave town for a few days to visit moms. What does this mean for the blog and for craft land in general. Well for starters no internet! That is right no computer at moms. No facebook (well just from my phone) no surfing, no anything! Sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is the time I start to twitch from computer withdraw. I know I know. It should not be that way. A simple piece of machinery should not take over our lives but it has and it does.

The good part of going to moms is.......I get to truly relax. I can usually sit and watch her favorite show with her.........the weather channel............and work on a bit of crafting. I also get to go to a craft store I don't have around here so that is always fun! I also get to think and plan. Toss craft ideas around with a friend. You know the things that will be very important planning stages of this little venture.

So I am grabbing a note book to throw in my bag so I can plan plan plan. I will begin to plan what I want to make, who I want to make it for as well as a brief time line of when things need to be done. Right now I am thinking 12 gifts at 1 a month. Not to bad right? I am thinking 12 bigger gifts. You know knitting a scarf, making pillows with favorite sports teams, a fleece jacket. Things like that. Now keep in mind I have not even made out the list to see how many people I have on the list so this may not work. Stay tuned to find out!

OK so now onto another topic. This handmade craft challenge. I was talking to a friend yesterday and told her about it. Her response was "you know I am not crafty". Then I reminded her she could support the little crafter. That she can do and said she would. Think of it this keeps you out of the mall on a horribly busy day. Gotta love that. She also asked if for her birthday I would give her crochet or knitting lessons. She is thinking of trying to make a scarf as a gift for Christmas! AWESOME! You can do it!

So I want to make this an official challenge. Join me in the year of the handmade gift. Make some gifts this year or support the little independent crafter. Learn a new craft. It is great stress relieve and relaxing. There are many things that can be done as a family. Post and let me know you are joining. Send me pictures of your progress. I will post them here (with permission of course). Send in project ideas. There are so many out there. You never know who you may inspire. Know a crafter with an etsy shop. Send me the link and I will include it.

The year of the Handmade Gift officially starts on Saturday! Begin planning today! Here's to a great and creative 2011 everyone!


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