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Who was Dr. Heimlich's nephew?

March 30th, 2007 at 08:21 am

For you trivia players:

Dr. Heimlich (inventor of the famous Heimlich maneuver) was the uncle of what famous TV sitcom actor?

Good luck! This one is kind of hard, clues forthcoming if you get stumped!

Drink all the coffee you want...

March 29th, 2007 at 09:21 am

I am a proud new owner of Starbucks stock! HA HA Big Grin

Have they played themselves out? My advisor thinks they are poised to expand a little into China for the 2008 Olympics.

It's worth it for a couple years.

Besides, I go there myself, too much

Chess Club-Not for the Nerds Anymore!

March 28th, 2007 at 10:05 am

Our grade school has a FREE afterschool chess club (as probably does yours or the city rec dept).

I thought it would be 5 or 6 nerdy boys sitting quietly playing seriously.

HA! What a misconception. I volunteered so my 3rd grader would 'decide' to play.

There are at least 20 simultaneous games played at lightenin' speed (10 minutes). Well, a few of the games take longer.

The kicker is I know a few of the kids:
- one of the kids is the 'surfer'
- another is the 'slacker'
- there's alot of girls too

So if you have a need for NO Cost activities, try out the chess club. My kids already knew the basics, and it is a NO Brainer this is better for their brain than sitting around the TV/computer/video game.

YaHOO my Yahoo Auctions Sold!

March 27th, 2007 at 11:05 am

Helping my MIL sell her very nice but space gobbling square dance petticoats. I put 2 up on Yahoo auctions because there is no fee whatsoever at this time.

Yahoo allows 10 day runs, automatically renewable for 5 times (for a total of 50 days). These were on their second 10 day run.

I will ship as soon as the buyer pays (nervously waiting...)

Fun Fun Fun!

HELP! If you see this entry, please tell admin I can't log in to the forums

March 27th, 2007 at 08:43 am

For the last few weeks (maybe after the forums were updated?) I can't log in to the forums sporadically.

Yesterday I could log in, today not.

I enter the correct name and password and even get the 'Thank you for logging in...redirecting you' page. But then I am back on the forum page NOT logged in and NOT allowed to make posts, etc.

I can't even put a post in the 'New Forum Bugs' thread HA HA. I see others had this problem in that thread.

So can someone do this for me? Or I will try to log in again later or in another day to get help.

Funny, I get logged into the blogs just fine Smile

Just showin off new item

March 26th, 2007 at 10:58 am

I am 'advertising' eye candy for your easter basket :: NO CALORIES

This is for the person who can't live without American Idol.

It's available in my shop (click on Etsy: Pretty Cheap Jewelry under 'Sites I Frequent' right margin).

Thx for lookin

Tooth Fairy Visits 9-year-old son

March 25th, 2007 at 12:08 am

What can you say to a smart alecky 3rd grader? He highly suspects I am the tooth fairy and runs around proclaiming he wants $5 and big ticket toys under his pillow!

I try to retort, "If you know the tooth fairy's secret, then the magic disappears and you'll not get any more visits!"

The tooth fairy still leaves only $1 be it for a 6 year old or older in our house

But it might be a Silver dollar, or a golden Sacawega dollar if you truly believe...

Using Free Tips in 'Starting an Internet Business For Dummies'

March 20th, 2007 at 06:46 am

This book has many great free leads in advertising and marketing for small internet entrepreneurs.

And I took it out of the library! Yipee, free, free, free!

Noticed the New Arts & Crafts For Sale Category on Craigs List?

March 19th, 2007 at 10:21 am

Relatively new, I am posting in Arts & Crafts for Sale instead of Jewelry (which is full of spammy high end commercial stuff).

Step by Step Jewelry Board Display

March 15th, 2007 at 05:03 pm

Just poppin' in to write in this great thrifty idea.

Display of jewelry is more important than it should be. But, it's true, a good display makes or breaks interest in the item.

The high end jewelers buy factory made displays. Everything matches, polished look, etc. At a cost which I'm unwilling to invest at this time.

Us hobbyists must be more creative and inventive.

Here is a professional, easy, inexpensive display idea I came up with. Photos below correspond to each heading. Did I mention these were inexpensive? These boards cost $0.80 ea to make (I made eight).

Materials
Foam Core Board, cut into your size need
Fabric, recommend short nap faux black fur
Hot glue gun

NOTE: Use a coupon for almost 1/2 off foam core board! One standard board made 4 jewelry displays for me.

NOTE: Use a coupon for the fabric! Instead of $17/yard black velvet (normally for jewelry display) I choose a nearly equivalent soft black faux fur on clearance for $3/yard.

Step 1.
Center board on fabric

Step 2.
Glue two opposing edges of fabric to back of board, stretching fabric slightly if necessary to maintain nice smooth front.

Step 3.
Glue remaining edges of fabric to back of board, tucking in and making neat corners.

Step 4.
Mount items on board with straight pins and display on stand (available at craft store in the photo frame area).




Rip Van Winkle blog break on now

March 2nd, 2007 at 07:06 pm

I'm going to take an indefinite break from this blog. It might be awhile, like Mr. Winkle.

Needed is more time into marketing and promoting Pretty Cheap Jewelry, just turning 1-year-old. So off in search of more bargain lovers, jewelry aficiandos, and crafting audiences.

It's been a good time. A nice crowd here, educated, helpful, positive and not too inexperienced Embarrassment in life.

I'll be looking in now and then at the forums, a post here and there. So keep on keep on. Thanks, Smile

ps, they have the greatest smilies here anyway.

Savingadvice Post on Craigslist Removed - Twice!

March 1st, 2007 at 10:27 am

I tried to invite the craigslisters over to us here on savingadvice.com by posting on their frugal forum,

and it was removed,

twice!

What's up with that? Is craigslist afraid of a little competition?