Category Archives: Wednesday / Hump Day

Craft Time @ My Table

My Craft Table Today !  Marbling

If you have been out shopping and running errands dont forget your local Dollar Store.

Its a great place for Bargains on craft supplies -,  I like to shop the after holiday sales for items but I also find some great everyday items to use in crafting. 

  • Paper/ Pencils
  • Journals/ Notebooks
  • Flowers /wire
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • wasabi tape and markers
  • Silicon items I can use in Soap making.
  • Metal/ Glass containers for candles

The other days while doing some shopping I came across this Kit. ($1)

 

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I had to give it a try. Following package direction- I filled a tin baking pan 1/2 with water -swirl my paint in and place my items to be marbleized. Wait a few minutes -pull them up and let dry. You can also do fabric – but make sure the fabric will take dye .   And it takes more dye and soaking time for fabric.   Now  I just need to make something with these but that;s another Post .     Lisa

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Card making * My Craft Table

i had a busy weekend making cards for friends ,And I thought I would share these with you

Using Simon Says Stamp Card Kit  ( Together) and some extra supplies I made these cards. Using a store bought white card base -this kit and some add on I had cards made in a jiffy.

 

Do you belong to a card kit club?  If you Do -which one? 

I recently joined the Stamp up  -Paper Pumpkin  and excited to see what new goodies it will bring. this month. Dont worry I will be sharing with you after I receive it.  Lisa 

 

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Customer Service ?

Today Post is all about Customer Service !

You may not know this but I spent twenty years in retail. ( Yes the Big Box kind- that we love to hate). I started as an hourly and worked my way to management. Was it my dream job  -No but it paid the bills ,meet some great people and have lots of stories to tell at parties . No kidding – If you can think it it probably happened. I know theirs a book out there. (call me ! LOL)

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The One golden rule when I was hired – The Customer is always Right ! You need to Take care of them.

 

I guess that Rule has changed . As many as you may have read -I needed a new computer We are on a budget and needed to get one for the household. My hubby did some research on line and we went out in person and checked some places out. Each store was the same – no help and no one seem to care and If we asked questions No one had answers. Finally it  came down to price and who had what in stock. Help yourself and give them money.

This was not my first experience with  Customer Service- We bought a new air conditioner unit for my son room. .Its hot here in the summer – and we were Ready to buy but the air conditioners had No prices and No one seemed concern. When we got help they were clueless and when we called the corporate office to complain they said the store would call back in 3 business days. Two weeks later we called to check and was told that they felt that our concern didnt justified a call back. I was in shock -I would have been fired for that. Since we called back =they said someone would call -we will see.

How things have changed. I must say after Christmas I had problems with my Kindle and even out of the 90 day warranty =I got a replacement from Amazon . Thats the way to take care of customers.

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Thanks for listing to my woes. And make someone Happy !   Lisa

DIY Wedding Vows

Today’s Wedding post is all about the Wedding Ceremony it self. If its fancy or plan -just make it yours. How about including personal wedding vows. You can do it ! Lisa

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Some great links for help-

Day of Dreams       Examples of Wedding Vows

Wedding Paper Diva       Do it yourself vows

 

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Some tips from Hallmark on writing wedding vows-

Direction from Hallmark     

A simple Example of wedding vows. 

Traditional Wedding Vows. “I, [name], take you [name], to be my [husband/wife], to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.

Cindy on my Mind

Good Morning ! Everyone 

We are in a Tropical Storm Warning for the next few  days because of- Tropical Storm Cindy. The 3rd storm of the season that starts in June. One of the joys of living in a state on the Gulf Coast. So Be safe if you are along the Coastal waters.

Nothing New in Louisiana it’s Hurricane Season – So be prepared and Party On ! Lisa

 

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You can pick one of these up filled with info and ways to track the storms this season .

 

 

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Wedding Post # 14

 

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When a person (traditionally the wife in many cultures) assumes the family name of his or her spouse, that name replaces the person’s birth surname, which in the case of the wife is called the maiden name. “Birth name” is also used as a gender-neutral or masculine substitute for “maiden name.”  (Wikipedia)

A married name is a family name or surname adopted by a person upon marriage.

Did  You Take your husbands last name ? Kept your for professional reasons? Hyphened your name ? There;s lots of options out there  here a few options and One you might not even know about.  Lisa 

 

History of taking your husband last name – 

Custom of taking husband last name- The Feminist Bride

 

 

Lisa Tip – Yes in the South we have our own tradition- – Read the article for a great look at this  tradition- but I must confess  until I married my Midwestern husband I didn’t realize  it was primary a Southern tradition.

Southern Tradition on name changes Southern Weddings

June 14th Flag Day

 

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HISTORY On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14 as Flag Day.  President Wilson stated, “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.” He also wrote, “On that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”

Are You displaying your Flag Correctly ? 

 

i) When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window, the flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.American Legion Flag Code

 

We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home… But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.” — Calvin Coolidge