Monday, October 20, 2008

CBLandCompany...a great customer, seller, and friend!

Today I am going to blog about a great lady that I met online on Etsy! CBLandCompany {Lisa} is a great lady...she is a friend to all...two and four legged! She is a very good artist and she is an excellent customer!! Over the past 8 months I have gotten to know alot about her and wish I could be more than an online friend. She is so caring and helpful to all.

Lisa jumps right in there and helps with many fund raisers as she is now with the Etsy Angels' fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Lisa is an Artist/Designer who founded her business, Creations By Lisa & Company in 1988. With a love for both the earthy, western styles incorporating natures bounty of Gemstones and the elegance as well as playfulness achieved from Artist Glass. She creates beautifully diverse product lines for you to enjoy. She has a great love for animals and her work allows her to donate money to many animal welfare agencies / shelters. Lisa is a member of the Etsy For Animals Street Team, Artist Helping Animals and Etsy Angels Street Team.

You can visit her at blog:
and at her shop:

Lisa has been a wonderful customer...she has bought a number of items from my shop and has requested many custom orders!

One was a queen sized quilt...that I so enjoyed making! Her latest was this neat kitchen set including 2 table runners, 4 placemats and a poholder set in pinecones!

And there you have a bit about one of my Special Angels....thanks Lisa and it has been so much fun getting to know you...hope we have many years as online friends!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Breast Cancer Awarness....Appreciation!!

When my team was looking for a charity to promote this month first I could not think of which one I wanted to support and vote for but a number of our team mates had suggest Breast Cancer Awareness. What a great idea that was...I have been going for my check ups but never really gave it a whole lot of thought until I started reading some of the stories that have been posted on Etsy! I know I will be doing these more often....

My team and I have been listing and promoting like crazy...and so far we have helped make 78 sales with percentages going to the cause! Everyday we get more helpers wanting to join our cause...It is great to see all the help and donations rolling in.

I would like to thank all those that have been helping out...

Right now I am featured in 2 treasuries for the cause:



and featured on these blogs:

The moderator of our team is listed in the giftguide as well:

I hope our efforts get more women to go for their check ups and to check their own breasts on a regular basis! Early detection does save lives!!

I also would like to thank those who bought from my shop and supported this great cause:



Stay tuned for more updates!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall is a beautiful time of year...

I love the fall with all its beautiful colors and cool temperatures! The leaves are turning color, the animals are preparing for the cold weather and so are we.

I was out doors today doing some clean up and I was looking around...I have a lot of maple trees and they are just beautiful. Mind you I will not be thinking that in a few weeks when their leaves began to will be thinking what great fire wood!

I have a huge grain field across my road and it has a large flock of Canada geese feeding in preparation for the flight south.

My backyard has a truck load of wood just waiting for me to get it in for the winter...check it out. We burn more and more wood each year...Love the smell and the beautiful heat from it. Although it is alot of work. We put it in the basement and we only have a small window so it has to be handed in one stick at a time. As you can see, my weekend will be very busy getting it in - hope the rain holds out!

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward