November 11, 2011

........Under Construction ........

Hello Folks!

I want to thank you so much for stopping by! Due to unfortunate circumstances, its been a while since I have updated this blog. For that I so very much apologize!!!!!
Please feel free to scroll through the previous posts, Ill be adding new ones here soon, seriously I will!
Again, thank you for stopping by and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

~ Mary

August 11, 2011

Someone Endangered My Childs Life............

Yes that is what I said......Someone decided to endanger my child's life as well as my own and those that are helping us.

This past week has been really hard to deal with. Thank you to those of you that were here to help me hold it together.

I am so furious right now. How in the world can someone do that!!! So, I know that most of you that will read this wont understand.

The first of June with the help of  family & friends, I was able to get my daughter and run from my very abusive husband. The abuse (physical, mental and emotional) had been going on for quite a while. I dont talk about it because so many are involved and so much is at stake so to speak.

I ran from an abusive situation, trying to make things work out safely for myself and my daughter. We are having to start over from scratch. All we brought with us was a couple of suitcases. We arent asking for hand outs. I am working as hard as I can and have applied for help at various places as well as for full time work.

I went to court on July 1st and the judge awarded Kaitie and I a 5 year order of  protection. Although it is a wonderful to have that legal security we all know that someone can walk right through that and harm will be done. Because of this we have been at a secure location and my number was only given to a few people that were directly involved in the situation. One of those people decided that it was a good idea, apparently, to give my soon to be ex, my number AND location! Even though we have been careful, now we have to watch our backs even more.

My "ex" has repeatedly gone after me over the past few years, for various different reasons....but this last time he physically went after my daughter. There are many out there that will say I am drama, so I will explain what happened on May 21st and you tell me, if I was dramatic in my actions.

That evening we had finished up supper. He was already in a bad mood and I was trying to keep Kaitie from doing anything that would trigger him......she's only 6yrs old! I decided to go ahead and give her her antibiotics and get her to bed before cleaning up after dinner. I had put the glass bottle of meds on the counter and she, not wanting to go to bed and not understanding the tension, decided she was going to help me clear the table and counters. In doing so, she knocked the bottle of meds off the counter  and it and meds went everywhere.... Thats all it took........
He grabbed her under the arms and threw her up against the refrigerator and started barking at her like a drill sergeant. Although it only took me seconds to get to her, it felt like miles between us, I had never been so scared in my life! I was able to get her down and away from him, shouting for her to go to her room and not come out until I told her too. All the while he had gotten hold of me, threw me back and then threw me over the couch, then threw me over a quilt rack, grabbed me and slammed me up against the china hutch and held me there, screaming and yelling at me, calling me every name in the book,   I tried to push away he kept slamming my arms with his fists, when I stuggled to get away he balled his right fist and swung at my face.....I turned and ducked my face just enough that it was his elbow that connected with the corner of my left eye, sending my glasses across the room, I dont know how I got loose, but scrambled away to get my glasses and put the huge 3 inch thick solid heavy oak dining table between us.... He never once stopped yelling at me as he slammed his fist into the table and put a huge dent in it, and then hit the 5 globe light fixture above it, shattering glass, bulb and metal on one of the globes. used his fist to punch down on the table and shatter a glass ashtray, side kicked a standing rotating fan and split it in two...... The fighting continued until he got tired and went to sleep.... I went to check on Kaitie and she was crying and hiding under a blanket. She wrapper her arms around me crying saying "Mommy I prayed to the Lord, that he would make my daddy calm down and not hurt you anymore." ....that is when I put into action a plan to get out. Family and friends pitched in and helped us get out.

Over the years he had repeatedly told me that If I ever ran he would hunt me down, take Kaitie and I would never see her again and he would kill anyone that helped or got in the way including myself. He has demonstrated his ability to do harm enough that I do believe he would  and will do just that.

So right now I am struggling to make ends meet while we go through this transition. We are having to rely upon a friend to house us and help us with necessities while I try to get sales with my handmade items. All the while I am filling out applications and doing job interviews.

Some have expressed wanting to help out....if you want to help you can make a purchase through my shop at or by donation on my blog at the top right corner.

My shop on Artfire will probably be closed by Monday the 15th because I cant afford the monthly fee. So I will be conducting sales through my fan page on FB

Hopefully, for those that have seen a huge decline in communication and working my biz, you now know why.

All I want is to safely raise and take care of my daughter. I am angry with him for doing this to us and and angry at myself for putting up with this and putting my daughter through this. I am livid that someone I thought was a good friend would go and do something so devastating!

I dont like bringing people down so you dont see posts about this and the pain that comes from it on my FB wall. I was raised to not air out my dirty laundry in public so to speak.

Im not okay, I cry, I hurt, Im scared, but I will go forward. I will make a new life for us. I dont want pitty....your support is more than enough. All I ask is look at those around you... I am positive you have a friend going through something like this. Dont just sit by idle or look away, support them in the best way you can. Keep in mind they are human and have a mind and opinion too, they are hurting and wont ask you for help. Support your local womens/family shelter! In NWArkansas "Peace At Home" shelter has helped me far more than I have ever expected and one day I hope to give back so that they may continue to help people like us.

So, now you know what is going on. Please do not feel that I am excluding people to be mean....I am just trying to stay safe and still have some symbolism of life/living for my daughter.

I pray everyday that I can forgive the "friend" for putting one more stone on our back. I pray that God will help us through. I pray to have a "normal" life for both of us.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.
~ Mary~

July 14, 2011

Plug-In Melter Sale!!!

Check out this awesome sale!!!!

$18.95  $14.95

$4.00 OFF from now through this weekend Only!!
(Sale ends Sunday July 17th)

Electric Plug In Wax Melter, features a two piece construction so you can remove the bowl to make a quick and easy change between your favorite fragrances. The bulb is 15 watt and the melter will rotate while plugged in, transforming into a night light after you remove the wax bowl. All of our melters are hand painted by different artist and you should expect variations in the color(s).
~ Available in Burgundy or White Marble ~
To get in on this sale and other great deals going on please visit my site!

Your Indenpendant consultant:
~ Mary Reid ~

May 20, 2011

Summer Fun..........

There are many great things to see this summer. Here are a few I want to share with you!

Rosalie is ready for summer fun in her shorts and sandals! Rosalie is a 15" tall handcrafted cloth doll. Both her body and her clothes were handsewn with care. Her body is made from muslin and stuffed with polyester fiberfill. Her pretty green eyes were handpainted with fabric paint and her soft, {Learn More about Rosalie}

Try this flip flop on for size. Cute enough for every day use. This bar of soap is made{Read More Here}

“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind”...Seals & Croft, “Summer Breeze”

A sweet and light spiral swirling earring in our twirl-in series. Light and sweet like the summer breeze. A lighter version........{View More Here}

{Read More}

Live Life & Go Crazy! This beautiful domino size glass pendant necklace tells it like it is! {See More}

I hope you enjoyed my Summer Fun Collection!
I know I do! What do you think of this collection? Do you have something you would like to recommend in the spirit of Summer Fun? If so Please feel free to list it in the comments, I would love to check them out! 

~ Mary

May 16, 2011

A Treasure Box Giveaway...............................

I am sooooo excited to share this with you!
We are having an awesome giveaway on our MTYT Blog!

Take a moment to come by and enter this great giveaway!

There will be 3 winners!!!

~ Mary

April 23, 2011

Business Wives Bazaar & Benefit Bake Sale

Time:              Sunday, May 1 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:        Montague Village Community Life Center
Created By:    Fort Hood - Army Wife & Mommy Life, Kierra Brewer Avon, Brittany Mease

More Info:   
There will be baked goods, drinks, hot dogs, and other delicious food items being distributed for donations only! :) Make sure you come out to the bake sale and check out all the vendors that will be there. This event benefits the Susan B Koman Foundation & Relay For Life.

Clutter, HALT!
Tastefully Simple
Thirty-One Gifts
Slumber Parties
Pampered Chef
Stampin' Up
The Wreath House
Jewelry by Tori B
It Works! by Kristin
Belle's & Beaus
Woobie Wear
Celebrating Home
Jewelry by Jenn's Wreaths N more
Major Mommy Designs
Snap Happy Photography
Uppercase Living
Gold Canyon
Hands of Faith Massage
Bitty Knits
Discovery Toys
Army Wives Boutique
Tomboy Tools
Me To You Treasures

All vendor costs will be donated to the Susan B Koman foundation! So, come out and support the vendors that support the cause!

........... and donate for a cupcake! ;-)

There will also be "Raffle Basket". The drawing will be at 5pm the day of the Bazaar, and the money generated from it will be donated to Relay For Life.
So come out and see all the great things available and support these causes! To see some of what I will have available at the event check out also to see other graphics available visit Me To You Treasures on FB (in the photo albums)! Hope to see you there!

Me To You Treasures,
Mary Reid

April 4, 2011

Consolidating my Shop...great sales!

I have decided to consolidate my shop to move out the current on-hand ready to ship items so I can bring in new items!

Great prices starting at just $6

These make great gifts too!

Please share this sale with your friends.

Only one of each listed, so get them at these great prices while you can, new items will be listed at regular price.

~ Mary ~

March 29, 2011

We invite you........................

Take a moment to stop by Me To You Treasures!

We invite you to delve into our treasure box of beautiful handcrafted items! You are sure to find something to Satisfy Your Senses!

Prices ranging from 6.95 - 18.95.... great prices for an affordable gift or to indulge yourself..You're Worth it!!
Here is one of my newest items!

 Find out more interesting things going on with Me To You Treasures, by visiting {HERE}

March 22, 2011

MTYT has movied to

Just wanted to give you a shout that I have created a blog just for Me To You Treasures. I will still post on this one about specials etc, but I dont want to make this blog just about it, so now it has a home 
and many awesome features!

Please take a moment to check it out and see whats new as well as this months special before its gone ;)

March 18, 2011

Makes me all giggly.......

....It makes me all giggly to do custom orders...I cant wait to get them out and I have been told that I am like a kid on Chritmas or their birthday, waiting to open presents. I stalk my emails to see what my customers think of their items.....

I wanted to share with you a couple of custom photo pendents I just recently did:

Didn't these just turn out beautiful! I am a sucker for happy moments and would love to capture your loved ones in glass!!

From now through Sunday I am doing a custom photo pendent special...

$9.95 + $2 shipping on all custom photo pendents! Send me your photos to
No need to resize or crop Ill do that! Once you send me your pics Ill create a special listing for you in my shop, easy peasy!

Shipping is adjustable to the amount of pendents ordered but will not go over $4.95. (So order 3+ and save money on shipping!) International customers (out side the USA, will be invoiced for any extra shipping charges depending on their country rates..USPS)

These pendents are made with 1in puffy glass tiles and I only use non toxic sealants. Each pendent comes with a free ball chain!

These glass tiles are crystal clear and ultra smooth, unquestionably the highest quality glass available for making jewelry and keepsakes.

Mothers day is just around the corner, do you know a special lady that would love to have a custom photo pendent?......Something special just for her!

So what are you waiting for, send me your photos today!

March 14, 2011

How the time flies when .....

.....You're havin' fun! Or at least that is how the saying goes, right?

It has been a very busy past few weeks for me. I have been working my handmade biz and having the best time creating.

I would like to share with you a couple of new items I now have:

You can check these out and more at

Your feedback is much appreciated, let me know what you think of the newest items!

January 30, 2011

I am very excited to introduce to you......Me To You Treasures!
This last week I have worked on updating my shop and we are now in business! Please take a moment to check it out! I have a sale going on right now, so hurry before the sale ends!

Handmade Glass Tile Pendents with FREE Chains!
My pendents are made with glass tiles, paper (pics), non-toxic adhesive/sealant, and bails.
As we go I will be adding more pendents, if you have an idea or suggestion on new graphic's to use, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment.

I take custom creations as well. Got something in mind? Contact me to see what we can work out! metoyoutreasures (at) gmail (dot) com
Thank you for taking the time to check out my treasure box!
~ Mary
***Also I now have a new feature on my blog! Stop by and check out whats featured on the Rapid Cart!***

January 26, 2011


If you are a Texas blogger or a Texas based company and your interested in attending or sponsoring the Blogging Texas Event to be held in Galveston this year, please feel free to contact Blogging Texas Events!


Monday, January 24, 2011
CONTACT: Lisa Johnston, Event Manager


Galveston, TX, January 24, 2011 – Blogging Texas Events has partnered with the
Galveston Convention Visitors Bureau to launch Blogging Texas Events – Galveston on
Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3. This event will bring more than 20
influential bloggers to the Galveston area to tour the city. It will report the city’s
progress since Hurricane Ike, using the social media tools of blogging, Facebook, Twitter
and many other online platforms.
The first event of its kind, Blogging Texas Events was founded by Texas bloggers
Brandy Arivett – Not So Average Mama, Jessica Benton – That Tech Chick, Lisa
Johnston – 50in8 and Kimberly Sloane – Southern Girl Reviews, to partner with
community leaders and businesses to share the wonderful sights and treasures in Texas
using their influence.

According to a report released by Pew Internet, 57 million Internet users read blogs.
Blogs allow everyday people to interact and bond with bloggers who live normal lives
thus establishing trustworthy relationships. Bloggers often give their honest opinions
about brands and products such as books, dining, family, and travel that lead to increased
exposure and revenue for companies. Not taking their influence lightly, the founders
decided to use their status as a tool to showcase the state of Texas in front of their
40,000/monthly visitors, encourage travel to Texas, influence purchasing power of Texas
brands and to boost Texas’ economy.

For more information on Blogging Texas Events and sponsorship opportunities visit the
website at, call Event Manager Lisa Johnston at
832.390.1605 or send email inquiries to

January 25, 2011

A family in dire need.......Mease Family Fire........Please Read!!

This breaks my heart....Please take a moment to read down through the post. This post is done by a friend of mine here  locally (killeen,tx) and this family really needs help. Thank you for taking a moment to read this.
Please help spread the word and share this link or repost to your blog so that we may help!
 Here is the link to the original blog that has the donation button on it for those that choose to send donations:
If I cannot do great things on this Earth, I will try to do small things with great love.  My heart is splintered for my family and I will say, in advance, sorry this is so long!!!
Some of you may have already heard the news that my Father-n-law, Phillip Austin Mease (age 55)  lost his home and all of its contents to a tragic fire Sunday afternoon.  Phil is raising Trip’s (Trip is my husband) sister, Lacie Mease, (who is only 15 yrs. old) by himself and everything they had was in their home.  God was on their side as they both were able to escape the burning house safely.  Now, they are left with only the clothes on their backs and the shoes on their feet.
As recent as 3 weeks ago, Phil suffered a heart attack and still has several seizures everyday.  He underwent surgery for his heart, but the doctors have not been able to diagnose why he continues to have these seizures.  Needless to say, he can no longer drive or work, so he, unfortunately, has to be fairly dependent on his daughter for help.  Due to these tragic circumstances, their funds are very limited, but now, with losing everything to the fire, their climb back up to some normalcy will be a difficult one.
Trip and I have been relocated to Fort Hood , Texas.  Trip’s Dad and sister are located near Fort Bragg , NC (Trip’s hometown). Trip feels helpless and my heart breaks.  He was given military orders and left yesterday morning for California for special training.  He will be undergoing some additional extensive training for the next several months and then faces his fourth deployment to Iraq in late Spring or early Summer, therefore, being under military orders, he cannot be in North Carolina with his Dad and little Sister during their time of need.
I am so blessed with some truly amazing friends who have come forward to do everything they can to help Phil and Lacie.  They are gathering donated items such as food, clothing, shoes, socks, toiletries, and money and will soon send a shipment to Phil and Lacie.
In an effort to help my family, if you decide to clean out your closets soon and want to get rid of some items, these two could use anything. Whatever you can spare to help get them back on their feet will be so appreciated and I know they would be eternally grateful.  If you cannot donate items, but feel compelled to help out with a monetary donation, a pay pal account has also been set up to assist Phil and Lacie.
If you are not able to assist in the ways mentioned above, I certainly understand.  I ask that you remember my family in your prayers and ask the Lord to lessen their burden and give them courage and patience to get through this.  Considering they have lost everything they own, their journey may be a hard one, but we know that life is a succession of moments, second and minutes and to live each one is to succeed as I know they will, with God’s help.
“Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.”-David Thomas
Below is a list of items they need:

Lacie (15 years old)

Pants/Jeans: 13-14 long lowrise
Shirts: XL
Shoes: size 10
Jacket: XL
Sweatshirts: XL
Underwear -size 7
Bra (38-)
work out clothes & tennis shoes
All shower items (she LOVES the Herbal Essence in the pink bottle)
Make UP! -Walmart Makeup is fine, she needs foundation, black eyeliner, and mascara.
Laundry Items
School Supplies
–graphing calculator
–paper… etc…
Phil (age 55)
Pants 32/34
Shirts: Large
Shoes: Size 10
Jackets Large
Sweatsiirts Large
Boxers (32/34)
Shower Items
Laundry Items
He also lost everything in his bedroom. His bed, pillow, bedding, dresser…
And then the household items
alarm clock
paper towels
Kitchen Items
plates, silverware, cups, etc…
kitchen table
Please keep in mind that Lacie is 15… I remember back when I was 15, life was hard. High School kids can be cruel. I don’t want her to be made fun of or to suffer in any way because of what has happened. She lost everything in her bedroom so she will  be needing a BED ASAP, with bedding, and a pillow. Phil is the same way, he will need a BED ASAP, bedding, and a pillow.
The Luxury items that were lost are: TV, DVD’s, DVD PLAYER, Gaming system, Stereo, Alarm Clocks, Lamps, Couches, Chair, Kitchen Table, Blankets, Pillows, Decor, etc…
literally anything that would go in a house. NOTHING fancy, they are not picky AT ALL and are very appreciative of what everyone is doing.
I set up a PayPal account for them under my e-mail address but linked to their bank account. The e mail address for the paypal is ” ” You will go to, click on send money, and from there follow the steps entering my e mail address when asked.  My goal is to raise $1500 to pay all of their back payments on the house so the insurance will start fixing the “shell” of the house. It’ll be up the them, and us to refurnish the house  but I have all faith in the world that we can do this! I appreciate everyones help and prayers during this hard time. You are all such a blessing and I know  I’m truly blessed.
Thank you again,
Items can be shipped to my Aunt and Uncles house
Phillip and Lacie Mease
c/o Bobbie Sue and Donny Price
470 Duke Road
Dunn, NC 28334
Or to this address if you are only sending items FOR LACIE.
Lacie Mease
c/o Lisa Brown
253 A McLamb Road
Dunn, NC 28334
***If you put a package together that is for the both of them, please send it to my aunt and uncles house. if the package you are sending is ONLY for Lacie, please send it to the 2nd address. Either way, they will get all the items sent. Thanks again!
Also, they do not have a mall. I know some of you were asking where they shopped. The only place they have to shop that is near them is Wal-Mart, but they can make the drive and shop at the Carolina Premium Outlets. Here is the link to see what stores are there. Thank you all.

You said you wanted proof.........

I know that many things can be chalked up to "HYPE" to get sales. I for one have always been skeptic...Today I am swallowing my pride so that people can take me seriously and see for themselves that I speak the truth....
When I started my weight loss journey I didnt know how far I would get or how well it would work for me. Well here is a side by side pic so that you can actually see the difference that 2 months can make.
The hardest part is seeing it for my self. I am BIG on not letting people see a pic of me. To the point that I would man the camera.

Now the sad thing about it is, that YOU see me , but I didnt want to see me. Pictures hold a lot of power over the self conscious person. We dont want to see it because we would have to deal with the reality of it.

Here is the before and after shot of me. Just 2 months of taking Diet Magic and I had to SEE the pictures to believe how big of a difference it had made rather than just feeling the difference.

These pics are not photo shopped.....I dont even have that program lol. One thing I must say is  LOOK!!!!! The butt and belly are well....LOOK! lol.
For the past 6 years I have been taking meds for hypothyroidism....Not Anymore!....My last blood test had shown that I didnt need them any more. For those that dont know what that is, it is a thyroid condition, that had me plateaued at 315lbs for the last few years...Couldnt lose weight to save my life....literally!
I am so ecstatic at the weight loss and inches lost, that I want to shout it to the world, but well this is the closest I shall get for a while lol.
The After pic was taken a couple of weeks ago. I know there are some that have been following my weight loss journey (thank you btw, thats great motivation!) And I last posted my weight at this. I had to take some time off due to a pregnancy that had resulted in a miscarriage (due to cervical incompetence not the pills, I was off of them during that time)...Anyway, I wanted to make sure my body had heeled before I jumped back in. And HERE I AM!
So  now there is picture proof that this is working for me. I would love to help you get started on your journey. If you have questions please feel free to contact me at dietmagiclady (at) gmail (dot) com. <---sorry to spell it out, but had to many spam emails.
You can visit the "About ~ Diet Magic" page here on the blog or visit my affiliate site to learn more about this product and other great products as well.

So we are now back on track. I have put myself up there in front of you, for the world to see. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment. Also subscribe to the blog on the top right, to make sure you dont miss the updates!

Take care of yourself, there is only one of you!
~ Mary

January 24, 2011

Mega Blog Winners....Are you one of them?

This has been an exciting giveaway!
I want to thank each of the vendors that participated and donated a gift! 
And I want to thank each of you that entered the giveaways!

Each winner was chosen by for each vendor. If you are a winner, you have 48hrs to contact or respond to the vendor, before another winner is chosen. An email has been sent to notify you with the vendors contact information.

If you didnt win one of the prizes, Im sorry. I will be planning another giveaway before long! So dont forget to subscribe by email to this blog so you dont miss out on the next one!

(Vendor #1) ~ The winner of Jennifer Stoll's Gift is:

(Vendor #2) ~ The winner of Michele Bodenheimer's Gift is:
Christina Strickland

(Vendor #3) ~ The winner of Christina Strickland's Gift is:
Darlene Cox

(Vendor #4) ~ The winner of Gingermichele Kapp's Gift is:

(Vendor #5) ~ The winner of Mary Reid's Gift is:

(Vendor #6) ~ The winner of the Blog Bonus Gift is:
LLL with Leslie

Congratulations everyone!
Because I believe everyone is a winner, I am giving each of the participants 10% off their order to any of these business: 

(All you have to do to redeem the discount is contact me by email at, 
this is a special through me only. )

Again thank you! If you want to see more of what the vendors have to offer just click on their name above! I wish you all the best! Make today great and Satisfy Your Senses!
~ Mary

January 22, 2011

Whats up with this!?

 You know I am usually a very calm, understanding person, that it a lot to rile me up. This last week has just put more in my "frustration zone". Yep, I too have one of those! 

I try to look at things objectively and think about how I would handle things if it were a customer coming to me with a frustration. Nah, it doesnt work that well, because I KNOW I would treat them better.

So, the story is this......A little over a week ago (1/11/2001) I place supply orders with a couple of different vendors. The first one was one that I had ordered from before. That transaction went well, just a small delay, but then who didnt have delays from all the snow storms here recently. The second vendor I ordered supplies from is a totally different story! I ordered on the same day, within minutes of each other. I paid for the order and waited. Took 4 days to get notification (1/15/2011) and that was from pay pal saying that the order had been it really hadn't been shipped, what actually happened was that the owner of this shop had did the shipping from home to be picked up by it is 6 days later(at the time of writing this), from when I received the notice, the notification/tracking still says it has received the electronic shipping info. The package still hasnt been scheduled for pick up or processed and shipped.......I have emailed the owner on several occasions, just trying to get some sort of communication, ANYTHING! But NO she wont respond.....she has internet connection, because it shows that she has visited her site..(the one I purchased from)....I emailed her twice personally, asking very politely if there was a problem with the shipping of my package....I have sent a message via her contact form twice on the store site.....NOTHING.....even sent an email yesterday telling her that unless I received some notification from her that I would have to send a complain to Artfire  (the site in which her store is on that I ordered from) and that was a bust so far....will elaborate more on that in a moment..... I also said that I would do a dispute with pay pal, in which  I had paid her through........STILL nothing.......

Okay I waited......Then I contacted Artfire...well that was a JOKE! If you call they ask if you are a buyer or seller....if you say buyer they tell you to CONTACT THE SELLER! UM>>>>>> Thats the problem I am having!!! I went to Artfire because I didnt want to go through all the stuff with Etsy with having to have an account just to purchase from someone. Im a customer do they want my money? There are several that I would love to contact off the site, but no email addy in their bio info to do so.....I know a lot of great people that use that platform and that is great.....but that was the reason I didnt go their first and should have. Anywho, I then went to paypal to do a dispute, now I have to wait, and wait, and wait I am sure.....So it will be a month or so before I get my funds back....The sad thing is this person has had lots of sales from their store....I am refraining from mentioning the persons name and store name....I am hoping that she contacts me...I am hoping that it was a huge mistake.....I dont know how with 5 emails later and a dispute......

I found another vendor on Artfire that I would like to use, this time I will contact them prior to and make sure they do contact me back......before I purchase....sometime I would so much rather just purchase from those big companies, but I believe in buying from small business owners and handmade when possible.

The worst of this is during all of this I have let my own customers down and its totally MY fault for not being stocked up more on my supplies, I didn't anticipate a lot of sales and thought that with ordering supplies early enough that I wouldn't have this issue and not have them come in in time.....Snow storms is one thing, but this is unacceptable. Now I have to contact these customers and tell them hey because I didnt get my shipment, it will be that much longer before you get the order you placed so would you like a refund!.....yeah thats the frustration poking its ugly head out....I wouldnt word it like that, but I must contact them, because I personally understand what it feels like to be on that end of the deal.

I have more supplies on order that should be here any day......but in the mean time I got my self a special kit (see below)

All Joking aside, this has been a very frustrating week. You may ask why I would get worked up over just that, well......its not just that.....

See like most I have been trying to sell products to make money to pay bills that I cant do if I dont have supplies....And then there is the life of being a mom and a wife and having those responsibility piling up, as well as my other business's needing to be worked......

Now that I got it out of my system.....for the most part, we shall see how this week goes. I will for sure do an update should anything come of doing the dispute....But figured hey what the heck, Im going to share this with my readers.....I believe in customer service, I know that there are many out there that sell what I do...there are others that have a higher quality of product than I make and some have better prices, but if you give great customer service, they are more willing to work with you!

As a good friend has told me....everyone is entitled to have a day when they are off their mark....I think I took several of them and complied a not so great vacation of them....Now that I am out of self pitty days, I shall jump back on the wagon and get my self back in gear.......
Another friend, in the past, has told me that sometimes you just have to reach around there and yank that back bone back in place....So here I go....may have to work out a few kinks but will be back in the game in no time.....

Do I even think about looking for another vendor for another aspect of my biz?....Nah, I think Ill take a nap and think on it first lol!

Thank you for letting me vent it out....and as always I do appreciate your comments, please do so, 
it may help my disposition! 
Have an awesome day in spite of me, lol I would love to hear stories from your "Frustration Zone"

Until next time,
~ Mary

January 10, 2011

A New Year's MEGA Giveaway..............

(This giveaway is now Closed, but please feel free to look at what the vendors have to offer, never know, you may come across a great deal!)

To show our appreciation for all the great customers we had last year and all those to come this year, These  4 Amazing vendors and myself have gotten together to do a Mega Giveaway!!!

Each vendor is as unique and individual as the awesome gift they want to give to YOU!

Whats better than having a giveaway, you may ask?  

How about Multiple giveaways!!!

Each vendor has a prize that is free including shipping, all you have to do is complete their required entry, thats it! You will also have extra entries to help you win the prize you want!

When leaving a comment with your entry please include the vendor's number, to insure that your entry is counted. Also in at least one of your comments please leave an email addy that we can reach you at should you win a prize. If you dont feel comfortable in leaving you addy due to spamming, that is okay, just subscribe to this blog by email (option on the right side bar) so that you dont miss the posting of the winners.

As you are going through and entering the contest dont forget to bookmark these great sites!
This Amazing Giveaway ends on January 23rd at 11:30pm CST. 
Winners will be posted January 24th
All winners are chosen by & you have the opportunity to win more than one prize!!!
I wish you all the best of luck!!!

~ Mary

~** Facebook is in no way a sponsor or administrator of, or in any way associated with, these giveaways.
#1 ~ Jennifer "Ferfer" Stoll
Be A Success In Progress
Jennifer is giving away a  20-minute Coaching Session (for Direct Sellers/Small Business Owners)
  No out-dated tactics, no "shoulds", all YOU.  Achieve success on YOUR terms.

** The required entry for this giveaway is Subscribe to Jennifer's FREE Ezine entitled "Java Jive" and receive her report: "80(ish) Answers Your Recruit Prospects Need Before Joining".
come back and leave a comment that you subscribed.

*Extra Entry ~ Share Jennifer's website with fellow Direct Sellers/Small Business Owners and have at least 2 of them subscribe to "Java Jive" (make sure they let you know they subscribed). Then come back and leave a comment with the two friends that signed up.

This giveaway is open to Both USA and Canada

Remember to leave Vendor # or name in your comment entries.

#2 ~ Michele Bodenheimer (aka MikiHope) 
Do You Bake?

 (Pictured are the Apple Pie Seasoning & Pumpkin Roll Mix)

Michele is giving away 2 mixes and 1 spice of your choice up to $30.00!!

 ** The required entry for this giveaway is go to and leave a comment here telling her what one item you really would like to try from her site.
*Extra Entry ~ visit and leave a comment here telling her which site you like best.
*Extra Entry ~ Follow on Twitter ~ MikiHope come back and leave a comment that you did.
*Extra Entry ~ Follow her Blog Miki's Hope then come back and leave a comment that you did.

This Giveaway open to the USA

Remember to leave vendor number or name in your entry comments


#3 ~ Christina Strickland
Mommy's Sunshine Designs

Christina is giving away handmade brimmed crochet hat in gray.
** The required entry for this giveaway is to "Favorite" Christina's Etsy Shop. (if you do not have an etsy account you can sign up for one free with out having a shop.) Come back and leave a comment that you did.
* Extra Entry ~ Follow Christina's Blog ~ Busy Blogging Mommy 
Then come back and leave a comment.

This giveaway is open to both USA and Canada.

Dont forget to leave the vendor #'s or names in your comments.


#4 ~ Gingermichele Kapp

Gingermichele is giving away a ADVANCE TECHNIQUES Lotus Shield Anti-Frizz Treatment a $12 value.

** The required entry for this prize is to "Like" Gingermichele's Face Book Fan Page. come back and leave a comment that you did.
* Extra Entry ~ Register to receive email specials on her site  Come back and leave a comment that you did this.

*She is doing a special giveaway once she reaches 100 FB Fans* 

This giveaway is open to the USA.

Be sure to add the vendors # or Name in your comments.

#5 ~ Mary Reid (blog owner)
Symmetry ~ Diet Magic
  I am giving away a 6 Day Trial Packet of Diet Magic 
** Required entry for this prize is to "Like" my Symmetry ~ Diet Magic FB Fan Page. Then come back and leave a comment that you did.
* Extra Entry ~ Subscribe by email to this Blog (above in right side) Then come back and leave a comment that you did (you must verify your subscription).

This giveaway is open to the USA.

Dont forget to add the vendor # or name to your comment. 


#6 ~  Bonus Blog Gift
Satisfy Your Senses 

I am giving away this bonus gift. A Handmade Glass Tile Pendent. 
**Required entry for this prize is to Subscribe by email to this blog. (above on the right) then come back and leave a comment that you did. (must verify your subscription). You get to choose the pendent! Check them out at 
Me To You Treasures
* Extra entry ~ "Like" my Satisfy Your Senses FB Fan Page.
 This giveaway is open to the USA.
Dont forget to put the vendor # or name in your comment.

 Thank you so much for participating in our giveaways! We hope that you enjoy these awesome gifts!! Once you receive your gifts please feel free to come back and let us know what you think!
I wish you all the best of luck in your entries and want to say thank you to each of the vendors that donated there products and services! You cant go wrong with these ladies! 
Now go win those prizes!!!!!!


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