Saturday, January 31, 2009


Yesterday we celebrated my daughter's 10th birthday. She had her best friend ride the bus home with her and spend the night. When my hubby came home from work, we went to Walmart where my daughter picked out two sets of pjs for her birthday. Then we picked up her cake and went by Pizza Hut to get dinner.
The girls had a lot of fun together and stayed up really late.

My son and I watched the new Mummy movie last night. We got it pay per view but after watching it we decided we are going to have to buy it and add it to our collection. It was a really good movie.

Today, there is so much to do. I managed to update Poppy's promotion site on ecrater and then his blog. So check out his blog for important details about the store.

Anyway, better get started on my day. Have to break the news to the girls that we are taking home one at 2:00 or so. Have to break it to my kids that we have to go grocery shopping. What fun we will have today.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Store Is Growing

The last several days there has been a lot of progress made in the store. I have added 51 items to the store covering most of the categories. Tomorrow I will be finished adding scroll saw plaques by adding the last 11 to the Nature Category.

Then I will begin adding Grandma's Corner. That will be another 50 items. I have a lot of things to do with that section and also am going to create a whole write up with added research to this so that will be fun.

Make sure you check out the store for all the new additions.

I am excited that the store has had over 800 page reads and is being looked at now by 12 different countries.
The main part is going to be starting to make sales. I am impressed with how well the promoting is going and there is a lot more to be done.

Check out Poppy's blog for more information about the store.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Championship Heavy Weight Title Fight Takers Versus Givers

Championship Heavy Weight Title Fight Takers Versus Givers

Very Busy

I have been very busy adding more items to Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork. There are many more to come so check out the store for the newest items.

What kind of things have we added ? Clocks, Welcome Signs, Key Holders, Nature and Fish Plaques, Native American Plaques, and Indian Shield Mirrors.

Things here have been going well. My daughter turned 10 on Sunday.

A couple of us got a stomach virus on Monday.

And the kids are counting down the days until the week off from school in February.

Lots going on.

Anyway, off to write a new hub. Am working on a great idea for Givers and Takers hub. We will see how it comes out.

If you get a chance check out Poppy's Store for the new additions which are also discussed in Poppy's Blog.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

National Pancake Day : Ihop and Children's Miracle Network

National Pancake Day : Ihop and Children's Miracle Network

Great Day

Everything is coming along nicely for the store. Yesterday, I got the business cards and they look great. The kids were excited about them also and asked to take some to school today to give to their teachers.

There was a site I was working on the other night and mentioned in my blog yesterday. I had to add some more information to it and then it was approved yesterday afternoon and went live or was published last night.

Check out this site. Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork Zone
I am very excited about this site and it was fairly easy to set up.

I am also excited to say that the store is getting hits from 8 countries now. That is great because it means that the store is getting out there. Now if some hits would transfer to sales, well that would make a huge difference. But considering it has only been live for 2 weeks or so I am not complaining.

Make sure to check out Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork blog for the feature item of the day and more store information.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, bbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Yesterday, the kids were out of school and we had game day. The kids and I played Cat-opoly again, Tyler won, and we played Life, Kait won. We had a lot of fun and the kids are already talking about what game we will play Friday night.

So yesterday afternoon, I didn't get on the computer that much. However last night I worked on another site for promoting the store. It took me about 2 hours to get it to look the way I thought it was supposed to. When and if it gets approved I will add a link here so you can see it.

This morning I had two grumpy kids who didn't want to go to school. Currently at 8:19am it is 24 with a windchill in the teens. Very cold at the bus stop.

This morning I still have to update some sites and work on some other stuff for the store. My google analytics shows hits for the store from seven countries. Pretty cool. We are getting the name out there.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Raining Today

Thank goodness it is not quite as cold outside though it has been raining today. That's okay though, it gives my kids a chance to work on their rooms.

Last night and the night before, we have had a lot of fun playing Cat-opoly together. Cat-opoly is another version of the game Monopoly. Instead of buying houses for property, you purchase liter boxes and instead of hotels, you use cat bones. All of the properites you purchase are different kind of cats and instead of going to jail , you go to water. We have a lot of fun together and I love the fact that we can all spend time together. Usually one is watching tv or the other is on the playstation.

I have been working hard on trying different ways to promote Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork. It is in several directories and is now on facebook. Yesterday, I spent the day trying to make a myspace page for it. Here's the link to it if you want to see it so far. Poppy's Myspace page. I am not sure how much exposure we will get there. I looked around at different groups to join and all and I will have to explore those again but I wasn't real impressed with what I saw. MaybeI just haven't figured out where to go yet.
I am thinking the business cards will be in this week, hopefully.

Check out Poppy's blog, we have a beautiful handmade scroll saw jewelry box featured there.

Well. I am off to finish laundry and explore some more ways to promote the store.

If you have any suggestions for promoting the store, please add those to the comment section. I really appreciate it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Importance of Adversity in Your Life

The Importance of Adversity in Your Life

Friday Morning Brrrrrrrrrrrr

It is so cold this morning. 13 with a windchill of ZERO. ugggggghhhh. My son dressed in two pairs of jeans and socks, three shirts and a huge jacket, scarf and hat. My daughter was dressed layered close to that also. The were so fluffy I guess the word would be that they had quite a bit of difficulty using their backpacks. LOL especailly Tyler.

It amazes me the miracle that happened with the flight in New York yesterday. No one killed or seriously hurt when the plane crashed into the Hudson River. God surely blessed them all. People who need proof that there are miracles really need to take a close look at the crash yesterday.

Check out Poppy's blog and link to his store. There is a Valentines coupon code for google shoppers for 10% off.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tooooooo Cold

It is 9:15 pm and 27 outside with a windchill of 16. I don't like this cold weather. My kids school called tonite to say that kids will be picked up at their houses instead of at the bus stop because of how cold it is supposed to be in the morning.

I didn't get a lot accomplished today because I stayed up late last night setting up a facebook page to help promote the store. Turns out four of my best friends in highschool were on facebook and so now we are talking. That is tooo cool.
It is really neat seeing how people have changed since highschool and seeing their families.

Last night I got the coupon done for the Valentines specials for Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork.
Go and check out the store. If you find something you like, use google checkout and put in the coupon code: HEARTS and you can get a 10% discount on your order.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hubpages Hubnugget Contest Over Today

Hello All,

I am very excited to say that my hub was picked as one of the top five.

Hi Kelly, As you already probably know, you were nominated as a HubNugget this week, which you can read about more over here in the Forums: Well, after 3+ days of voting your Hub was voted as one of the top 5, which mean that it is officially a HubNugget and will be sent out in the newsletter today to 40,000+ other members of the HubPages community. Let me be the first to congratulate you and encourage you to continue to write really great Hubs - you're an awesome example for all of the other Hubbers who are getting started. Have a great rest of your week and thanks again for being a great member of the HubPages community!

Yippie !

I think that this is so cool.

Hubpages - If you are interested in learning more about hubpages, click on the link.
Hubpages is a great writing community that allows you to earn more through different affliates and referrals. You will meet a lot of great writers and join a great writing community. The coolest thing is that it is free to join .

Monday, January 12, 2009

Eeks: Creepy, Creepy Spiders

Eeks: Creepy, Creepy Spiders

Hello All, It's Monday

Yup, Today is Monday. Gotta love it. Kids are at school and I get a tiny bit of peace. lol. It is 8:30 and 28. Very cold. I am not a winter person by any means. I like a nice toasty day.

Anyway, I checked on the voting at hubpages for my hub that was nomiated for the hubnuggets and so far, it's 4th out of 10. The voting ends Wedensday so if you haven't voted yet, please vote for me. The article is Shadow of Depression.

You don't have to be a member to cast a vote.

Check out Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork blog. There is a link on my page. We are featuring Nature plaques this week and have added a few fun facts about the animal featured on the plaque.
Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Exciting News About One of my Hubs

Hi All,
I recieved this email this morning:

Hey there! I just posted up this week's HubNugget nominations and your hub was chosen as one of them. If your Hub gets enough votes to be in the top 5, then it will be featured in the newsletter that goes out to thousands of Hubbers each week. Follow this link in this Forum post to vote now: So, feel free to spread the word to all of your friends, co-workers, strangers and anyone else who can give you some voting love. They don't need to be a member of HubPages to vote, so feel free to send out to whoever you want. Here is a direct link to where they can vote: Congrats again and please let me know if you have any questions. Ricardo "funride" Nunes HubPages collaborator for Awesomeness!

When I read the email I thought it was a joke or something because I have never heard of hubnuggets. But this is what I learned. Hubnuggets is a contest that is for new writers on hubpages. They pick from thousands of articles and narrow it down to ten. Everyone gets to vote on them including non-memebers of hubpages. Once they get the top five, they add those hubnuggets to the monthly newsletter sent out to all the hubbers, all over the world.

I have posted a link below for the article and am hoping you will go and vote for my hub: Shadow of Depression.

Have a great day everyone.

Hubber Poll: First contest of 2009!

Hubber Poll: First contest of 2009!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Everything is coming together

I am very excited about how things are coming together for the store. We are making it onto the search engines and we are getting the name out there. I am very excited that in two weeks we will be getting our business cards.

Our promoting seems to be going well as some sites that we have promoted on are also turning up in a basic search for the store.

Things are exciting and I am hoping that we can get this store really going and get Poppy so busy .

Poppy's blog hasn't come up in the searches yet but am hoping that will get there soon as I just worked on getting listed with some of the search engines.

Wish us luck!

Friday, January 9, 2009

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Thursday, January 8, 2009


I know it has been awhile since I have written but I have been very busy working on a few projects.

I wanted to share a few things with you that you might like.

1. If you have your own blog or you love to write about many different topics, I have a site you might want to check out.
The cool thing about this site is that it is totally free to sign up on and also gives you many different opportunites to make money.
I have written for this site for two months now and I love it. It gives you the freedon to create articles that get published over the internet and create a fan club and earn money through affliates.
Check this link out it is a great place. Hubpages
If you notice on my blog, there are several articles I have sent to my blog from hubpages. It is a great way to add more content to your blog and a great way to get more traffic to your hubs. I also added a hubpages widget to my hub to add even more content.

2. One of my latest projects that I am very excited about is a store that was created for my dad's scroll saw woodwork. If you want to see wood work that is beautiful, detailed and handmade, check out this store. You can get customized name plaques made and many other wonderful things.
Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork

I have also created a seperate blog that just centers around this store so please check it out also.
Poppy's Scroll Saw Woodwork Blog

The blog will feature a new item from the store every Wedensday.

Another thing that I have accomplished with this is that I have learned how to add the store widget to my blog and Poppy's blog. Those give you a direct link to the store and to an item in the store, so you can check those out also.

Please check out the things I have mentioned above. One gives you the opportunity to earn and write and the other gives you the opportunity to see great wood work and find somethng you might like.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009