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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mason Jar Tart Warmers are back in stock!

I just received a shipment of our very popular mason jar tart warmers. These are not only perfect for warming your favorite tarts and wax potpourri, but cast a beautiful glow and light throughout the room!

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Here's a frugal hint or two.....don't put in full tarts, break them up and add a little first. It's easier to add more if you need more scent and sometimes a little goes a long way! Also, don't throw out your candles when they are burnt down. If it's a jar candle, pop it into the freezer for 10 minutes and chip pieces out. If it's a pillar candle, sometimes the sides don't burn down. Use these extra pieces in your tart warmers! Just remember, it's not being cheap, it's being FRUGAL! LOL!

To see these great tart warmers, just visit my site at www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com and go to either the Early Lighting category or New Arrivals.

Peace and Blessings,
Mary Jo

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Charity Auction

I've decided to place my latest Black Folk Art Santa on ebay as a charity auction. 10% of the sale of Santa will benefit the American Friends Service Committee. This non-profit is a Quaker organization that is deeply rooted in the testimonies that are near and dear to my heart.

Click on the picture below to view the auction, place a bid if you wish, and read more about this non-profit organization.

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Many thanks, and Peace and blessings to you all!

Mary Jo

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A new, young ebayer!

Well, this was a shocker! As I was just writing my last post, especially the part about Seth asking me to spell everything, apparently he was registering on ebay!

Seth is going to be six years old in a few weeks, but the kid literally was registering for ebay right behind me! He asked me how to spell our town of Springville, and when I turned around, he was on the register screen for ebay. This still five year old had typed in his FULL name in the correct areas provided, made up his street address, but knew the word CITY and was asking me how to spell our town.

When I asked him what he was doing, he said he was signing up for ebay (can he really READ?). I asked why he was signing up for ebay, and he typed in the word train on Google, and then typed in Lego Train and somehow found a Canadian Pacific train for sale on ebay. He said he wanted to buy it, so he was signing up. Through my laughter, I explained that he needed to be 18 in order to purchase anything from ebay, but he said that he didn't care, he wanted this train.....and guess what, it was only $290!

So, never underestimate the knowledge of our children, what they can and can't read or understand, and I am proud of the little guy. Don't know which I am prouder of, the fact that he actually knew what he was doing, or he knew to find a bargain on ebay! ROFL!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Getting Caught Up...

Have you ever been so behind that you just don't know where to begin? I know we've all been there at some point in time, but right now, I feel so deep in the thick of "behindness" that I just look around and wonder where the heck do I start.

I was gearing up for the Columbus Day Weekend. It's big here in Susquehanna County. There are artist tours and antique shoppe tours, so I knew it would be a busy one for our little shoppe, and it certainly was! I had extended our days open to coincide with the tours, and I had the opportunity to meet so many new customers!

In getting ready for the weekend, I failed to get an article in for the Olde Prairie Register, but luckily my gal pal, Michele from the OPR and Hollytree Primitives, understands my scatter brain condition and let me slide this time! LOL! Thanks Michele, I promise I'm gonna have something this time 'round.

I've changed the graphics on my website and this here blog, and I just love how it all looks! Thanks to Amybug, I feel like I'm at home....this is exactly how I "feel" and hope that you all enjoy the simplistic feel and antique and old time charm it has.

We discovered a new store in the area. In Wilkes Barre, Sam and I discovered the "Five Below" store. This is the first I've heard of it, and it's like the Target of Walmarts! LOL! A bit above a dollar store, everything is five dollars or less, and is actually quality items! They had tons of computer software games, and I splurged and got the family 7 of them! We love Venture Africa Tycoon, since Sam wants to be a zoo worker someday, and he's ensuring that his virtual animals have a flourishing ecosystem to live in.

Seth is driving us nuts in a very good way. He needs us to spell everything...and I mean everything! Mom, how do you spell Lego, how do you spell October, how do you spell caution? You get the picture. But he's learning so much, and I'm amazed at the details that he gives me each day after school. It's a lot of fun!

So, I'm a bit behind, but it's been a great Fall. We are now getting ready to take a mini family vacation to Lancaster and asked my parents to join us. Yep, I'll be behind again, but it'll be worth it. We have many blessings in our lives, and it's the little blessing that are the best for sure!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo