Friday, 25 April 2014

Mother's Day Gift Box Give Away

Our big giveaway event is finally here. Our apologies for the delay, as this was supposed to begin on April 24th. Sometimes life happens. But here we are: A big giveaway, worth over $140 total in prizes. We will have TWO WINNERS, each winning one Sampler Box (contents of each box is valued over $68).

Let's get to the details!

Please learn about our Sampler Boxes and get a peek of contents here and check for box availability here. Our sampler boxes each consist of six quality, handmade sample products, ready for gift giving. You get to sample items from six different Promoting Creative Friends shop owners!

To enter this giveaway, there are two parts.
1. The social share pool. 
One winner will be chosen from this drawing. The more you share about this awesome giveaway, the more entries you earn. Plus, you'll earn 20 entries for completing ALL 1-entry options from Part Two.

2. The Etsy Favorites Pool.
One winner will be chosen from this drawing for adding participating shops and items (from those participating shops) to your Etsy favorites. You need to be an Etsy member to complete all entries for this pool of entries.
ALSO - If you purchase a box from one of the available shops listed, you will receive 10 entries for the giveaway!
PLUS - If you make a purchase from ANY participating shop, you will receive 10 entries for the giveaway. 
Giveaway is open to US/Canada residents and ends on May 25th, midnight, Eastern Time.

So here we go, let's do this!!! Good luck to all entrants. 

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Remember that our Sampler Boxes will make EXCELLENT Mother's Day Gifts. You can purchase one in time for Mother's Day by simply visiting our availability blog post.

Also, if you make a purchase from ANY participating shop, remember to use coupon code PCFTBOX1 for savings. =0) 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Patience - I don't have any.....

The Merriam-Websters Dictionary has a Learner's Dictionary for people trying to learn the English Language.   It has a very good definition for PATIENCE.

1 : the quality of being patient: such as a : the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset

b : the ability to remain calm and not become annoyed when dealing with problems or with difficult people

c : the ability to give attention to something for a long time without becoming bored or losing interest

This does NOT describe me in the least! lol

I used to have a lot of patience with people and life in general. But it seems the older I get the less patient I become.... not good when you drive a school bus with 60+ children on it. :) Though I have amazingly wonderful kids on my bus, usually quite well behaved, so that's not an issue.

It's adults I have no patience with.

For the last almost 4 years we have had a dog boarding kennel. When people go away on weekends or for holidays they would drop off their dog and we would look after it. The dogs were great for the most part. There were always a few that just couldn't figure out that they needed to poop and pee outside.... And there were a few that had bad attitudes and didn't like other dogs. But for the most part the dogs were fine.

The owners though couldn't seem to tell time..... If they can show up for work every day on time, go to appointments on time, are never late for church - why can't they drop off their dog on time? Some would be over 2 hours late! Really?!!!! I guess they thought I had nothing better to do with my time other than sit and wait for them. Thankfully I closed the kennel yesterday, so now I don't have to wait for people any more.

Just not very good at waiting. Could be doing something else!

I'm also on Etsy. Have a team that runs very smoothly with the help of many friends :) {Promoting Creative Friends Team} However.... there seem to be some people that just can't read the rules to discussions. They just post a bunch of their items willy nilly in all the discussions with no care to what the discussion might actually be about! Really?!!!! (again) I just don't get it. I realize we all want to promote our shops as much as possible in hopes of getting a sale or 2, but let's show some restraint and respect to the other team members and not "trod" all over everyone else in our haste to make our millions with our crafts!

Then there's FaceBook..... my goodness! I've been "unfriending" and "unfollowing" a lot of people lately. There is a lot of stupidity on the internet.... Thankfully I'm part of a few groups on FB that have wonderful members that are respectful, up beat and supportive. I'll just have to ignore the rest.

Maybe learning to be more PATIENT will have to be my New Year's Resolution for 2014! If I told this to my husband and children they would just laugh at me... lol But I might have to give it a try.