Friday, July 29, 2011

Giveaways, for real this time!

There are two giveaways being hosted for me currently, and I want to let everyone in on them!

First, is one being hosted through Green MaM-a JaM-a's blog! It is a "back to school" event, and I have offered up a child's size "adult" bracelet. 

It is strung on super durable elastic beading cord (NOT the stuff in the kiddie jewelry making packages), and features acrylic crackle beads, and swarovski crystals. It'll make your little girl feel like well, a little princess! :) Go check out green-mama-jama's blog 
to enter to win my giveaway and the  many others she has going on! As well as read reviews on green baby products :)

The other giveaway is being hosted on, simply go to the site, sign up for free, and enter to win my Amethyst and Black Freshwater Pearl bracelet and earring set! 

It's all free and the site is REALLY easy to use. Enter to win not only one of my pieces, but loads of other things as well!

CAMP PAPILLON fundraising event!

THE EVENT WILL NOT SHOW UP ON THE EVENT PAGE UNTIL AUGUST 1.  USE CODE:  PAPILLON at  checkout to ensure your sale goes to the right place!

CAMP PAPILLON  is a NO-KILL rescue, with wonderful volunteers fostering and taking care of animals other shelters won't take, so they will be placed in happy homes :)

They are currently trying to raise funds to build an animal sanctuary for un-adoptable, sick and old animals, so they can live the rest of their lives in a peaceful, happy setting.They need to raise a whopping, $1,000,000 to make their sanctuary a reality, and I'm trying to raise as much money as possible to donate to them.

The event will start MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2011 and run through OCT.1,2011.  AVON gives me 50% of the sale profits, to distribute how I would like, and I am giving CAMP PAPILLON 40% of the proceeds. SO! If we reach my goal of $5000 in sales, that equals $2500, which gives the Rescue $1,500. The more we sell, the more I can donate to this wonderful rescue!

If you want more information about the organization, or want to donate directly please visit their website to find out how!

Starting AUGUST 1,2011, please visit my AVON estore via the event page to stock up on your favourite AVON products, and help out a wonderful animal rescue!  All purchases via the estore, will be DIRECT SHIPPED to your home, so no need to live in the area! Please help out, this money will go to saving local rescue animals from a short life in a kill shelter. Let's make a difference, together!


Thursday, July 28, 2011


Okay, so as well as being a (super) small business "owner", I am also an independent sales representative for AVON. Yeah, yeah, I know! It was a desperate attempt to bring in some extra cash when I was waiting for unemployment to go through. WELL, I figure AVON is a good way to do some fundraising. It's easy and they do almost everything for you.

Why am I  blogging about this? Simply because I want to focus my AVON business on fundraising.  Here's how it works!

1.Contact me to tell me about a NON-PROFIT that you think could use some extra funding. Be it a place you volunteer at, or a place that you know is struggling and is trying to do good work for the community. 

2. We discuss what fundraising items you want to use. AVON does not do the entire catalog for fundraising options. They have certain collections set aside for these events. Including cosmetics (cruelty free),nail care and fragrance, Naturals Bath Products, and Skin So soft.

3. Once we decide, I'll set up an "online event" for the non-profit, with a code that all customers wanting to participate can enter at checkout.

4. AVON gives me 50% of the profits for a fundraising event. I can decide how much of that goes to the organizations. I'm asking for only 10% of the profits(since I will be having to do all the work as far as collecting and distributing), and the other 40% will go to the NON-PROFIT.

SO! If you're interested in fundraising, please let me know! I'll be more than happy to set something up for your organization.

I'm especially interested in fundraising for NO KILL ANIMAL SHELTERS. If you know of one needing help, please get in touch with me!  

Since I'm a advocate for the Pit Bull breed, if you have a non-profit no-kill rescue for these dogs(or other bully breeds), and the organization is doing good for this breed--by educating, and representing them in a good light--I will donate the entire 50% of profits to your organization! :)   

Contact me, if you are interested in AVON fundraising, together we'll make a difference for the organization of your choice :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I'm almost into my third month of unemployment, and it looks like things are going well for independence from UC benefits. I'm gradually gaining more business on my etsy store, it's slow, and I certainly wouldn't be able to afford to live off my earnings right now (a measly $50 a month income), but hopefully, in the next few months I can up  my earnings and bring myself to my projected $800 a month before UC runs out. 

I just had a friend stop in to pick up her AVON order from me, and I've completely lost my train of thought XD. I suppose I'll end it here, tomorrow I'll organise my thoughts, as I want to talk about some fund-raising I want to sponsor, in regards to my AVON business. :) 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Giveaway News :)

I am currently in the process of setting up a few giveaways, one coming up with theGreeN MaM-a JaM-a Blog.  She'll be posting up some pieces I made specifically for the giveaway, in the near future (still have to iron out details and things). I made some pieces for little girls, tween/teen, and for mom (because she needs some pampering, too!).

I'm very excited about the giveaway, and I can't wait for them to start:) I've also been in contact with   All Day Giveaways, to host a giveaway there, as well. Sign up for that site, it's awesome in general. Basically, you sign up for free, and then use your points to cast ballots to win things. The only catch is having to get at least ONE e-mail from each sponsor you enter to win merchandise from (which really, isn't bad when you think about it). Everything from iPad giveaways, to dvds and kitchen appliances!

Also, if you haven't been to my etsy store yet, check it out! I posted about ten new items last night, and as soon as I'm done with this blog entry, I'm going to be making more :) 10% off is only going on for a few more days, so don't miss out! Use coupon code JULY10 at check out.

I will eventually get around to customizing this blog, so it looks a bit fancier, but right now this will have to do.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

This is just a "hello"

Exactly as the title suggests, this is a "hello" blog. I have nothing to say today, it's hot, we don't have A/C and for the last three days I've felt like I'm melting like the wicked witch of the west (sans the water).  

I might have more to say when I don't feel as though I'm sticking to every surface I sit my butt on.  A nudist lifestyle seems more and more appealing every day.