Happy Fall Ya’ll!

Today is the first full day of fall! It certainly looks it as it is dreary and blustery here, but once you get outside it is still very muggy. After Max took a school field trip to the pumpkin patch yesterday & brought home a cute little pumpkin. It will certainly be the first of many this year. Everytime we are out and see one with “character” we adopt it and find a place for it at home on the porch. Here for you are a selection of really gorgeous items to get you in the fall mood. Remember each one is handmade with love! We’d love to hear your feedback on what gets you in the mood for fall!













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Pretty Pink

So, I’m in the mood for Pink today. Here is a lovely collection of rosey items for you to enjoy. Each photo is clickable to take you to item listing. I hope you have a cheerfull day!







Did I forget to mention that all of these items were from etsy sellers that are part of my threadkiller? You can have the opportunity to have your etsy shop mentioned plus win free products! All of the details are available here.

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We’re on vacation so your get the savings! 40% off the prices listed! Make your purchases and pay via PayPal, then you will receive a refund back via PayPal. Please note that your order will ship after September 13. Most things listed have more available in stock so send us a convo with how many you would like.

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Summer’s Over Already?

So with today being the first day of school for my oldest son, I am really just hanging onto the last few moments of summer that I can. I present you a few goodies to keep summer hanging on for you a bit longer.

All of these items are handmade treasures from different artists. Each picture is clickable to link to their store.


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Unhumanly Cute!

These needlefelted critters created by AnnaBelleArts on Etsy are simply irrisistable! These felted critters are considered collectables and not suitable for children to play with, because some contain wire, small buttons, or vintage breakables and simply will not hold up to rough handling or snuggling. Any one of these would look fab sitting on my desk. Now I just have to decide which one I want!

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Well, I recently heard about Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. I just hope it’s not as totally creepy as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! They took a great movie and ruined it for me with that one. The movie comes out March 5, 2010. Alice is to be posed as a 17 year old in the movie.

Some official sounding verbage from Get The Big Picture:
After being a rumored project for who knows how long, Alice in Wonderland will finally get a live action film adaptation, courtesy of director courtesy of director Tim Burton, who is filming the movie now in England.

Plenty of actresses have been linked to the role in the past, but it’s going to be a relative unknown, Mia Wasikowska, who goes down the rabbit hole. Burton’s vision of the film includes motion capture once she enters Wonderland, while the rest of the film will be live action 3-D. And it was officially announced this week that Johnny Depp will be the Mad Hatter (although it had been unofficially announced months earlier).

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The Art of Salesmanship

The Art of Salesmanship

A young man from Wisconsin moved to Florida and applied for a job at a huge everything-under-one-roof department store.

During the brief interview the store manager asked, “Do you have any sales experience?” The young man replied, “Yeah, I was a salesman back in Wisconsin. I worked at a car dealership, a general department store and I also sold real estate.”

The manager took a liking to the young man and gave him a job saying, “You can start tomorrow. Be here by 9:00 in the morning and ask to speak with Tom Barnes. He is the assistant store manager and he will show you what you need to do. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.” With that they shook hands and parted ways.

After the store closed and the doors were locked up , the boss went to see how the young man’s first day had gone. After looking all over the store, the manager finally found the young man sitting on a box in the stockroom, hunched over and looking exhausted.

“How was your first day, son?” he asked.

“It was difficult learning about all the departments and products you sell here sir,” The young man replied.

Then the manager asked, “How many sales did you make today, son?”

The young man replied, “Only one.”

The manager then asked, “Well, how many customers did you talk to?”

Once again, he replied, “Only one.”

The manager responded, “Just one? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day! How much was the sale for?”

“$101,237.65,” he replied.

“$101,237.65!” exclaimed the manager. “What the heck did you sell?”

The young man responded, “First, I sold the man a small fishhook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod, reel and a whole tackle box full of lures and stuff. Then, I asked him where he was going fishing, and he said he was going down the coast. I explained to him that if he was going to the coast, he was going to need a boat. We went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine fishing boat. After that, he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic could pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him a 4×4 Expedition.”

The store manager, with a look of astonishment on his face proclaimed, “A guy came in here to buy a fish hook, and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?”

“No sir!” The young man said. “He came in to buy tampons for his wife. While I was showing him where the tampons were, I said, “Dude, your weekend’s shot. You should go fishing.”

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