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Dec 23, 2009

Dead on my feet...

I really hope my job decides to keep me after the Holidays because I put in my all to this job. I agreed to stay until midnight again because I could use the money and also because I really want to do all I can do to please them so I can stay. I love this job and really want to keep it. The day seemed to just crawl. I'm so exhausted. Tomorrow is another long day, but only until 8 pm. Thank God. I have so much to do!!

We attempted to get the kids to sit for a Christmas picture this morning. It started out semi successful... Then the kids got punchy and rowdy... Then they wanted to kill each other... Then they wanted to get
at the camera. LOL But we did get one good picture and I love the picture we did get. It gives the illusion that they love each other. :D

Before I go to bed (or before I pass out right at the computer) I wanted to post about this amazing giveaway I found. MckGiveaways is giving away a HP Touchsmart PC!! Now, I know I could use one of these. Since my business is picking up, I really want to be able to use a good desktop PC. Not the piece O' crap I have in my room right now. The giveaway ends Christmas Eve and it would make my entire Christmas to win. :) Visit her giveaway here.

Dec 22, 2009

I worked until 12 am yesterday and I am working until 12 am today. It's exhausting, let me tell you!! I want to end up falling asleep on the counter by 11 pm. lol Though I know it's necessary because of Christmas. It's been very busy. I mean like a non stop flow of customers. :) I never realized, before this, that Sephora is so busy! The only negative thing about yesterday was that we didn't have the mirrored compacts for the gift cards. A lot of people were unhappy about that because that's mainly why they come in... However a lot of them were fine with just coming back in today (hopefully) for the mirrors. :)

That was pretty much my day yesterday and will probably be my entire week. I'm working on Christmas Eve as well, which didn't make my mom happy. She wanted to go to Church, but now we can't. We can probably go Christmas Day, however.

I'm writing this in a rush because I have to get to the mall to finish Christmas Shopping before I work at 3:30...And I need to find a parking spot. Oh the joy of that!! I really need to work more on my blog too... Add more fun stuff like on my old blog.

Dec 21, 2009

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow! (Or not..)

The kids had a good time in the snow, but we didn't really... Especially because of the stupid car that hit me on Saturday. That got me so mad! Progressive is still looking into it. Hopefully they'll be able to fix it for me, but I don't know. At least I didn't have to drive to work yesterday in the slick weather. I just drove to CVS and then came home.

Today is Olivia's 2nd birthday! I'm so excited and happy! I can't believe she's 2 already. It seems like just yesterday she was born. She got a Dora the Explorer bike and a Barbie piano! She's so excited and is jetting around the house on the bike. Those things are HELL to put together, that's for sure! (Though it was fun!) Unfortunately, I have to work today until Midnight, so we have to have her birthday party (with family) on Christmas, and we're going to have to go out to lunch for her birthday on Sunday when I'm off. I'm also going to take her to Toys R Us on Sunday so she can get the Little Mommy Walk and Giggle doll that she wants so badly.

I love working at Sephora, and I especially love the fact that I'm around knowledgeable people that really know about different products. T
here is one product that I have been using that I absolutely LOVE and really want to share. I've been dying my hair since 2004. (And I mean a lot) My hair is very damaged and so I needed something to tame it and have it shine. I tried a lot of things including expensive shine glazes from Sally Beauty Supply, but it didn't work. My boss told me to try the Fekkai Salon Shine Glaze. (Ranges in price from $90-$28 depending on size bottle.) It really does work well! You put it in distributing it evenly throughout your whole hair after you shampoo and condition and towel dry your hair. (Still damp) Leave it in for 3-5 minutes and wash it out. It works amazingly. Doesn't fade your color but actually boosts the color and the shine. After using it 4 times a week for 2 weeks, I can say that it actually works perfectly and has really made my hair shinier and silkier. :) That makes me happy! It's definitely worth trying if you have dull & dry hair.

Dec 20, 2009

What a day...

It didn't start snowing until about 1 yesterday, but by last night it was terrible. I had to run to the store quickly, so I did. I parked not too far away and ran into Payless to see if they had boots for my kids. They didn't, but when I got back out, I saw that someone had hit into my car, broke my front signal light and dented my hood. Thank God a nice lady who was parked across the street had called the cops and gotten the license plate number of the person who drove away. I may be able to get it fixed, now. (At least!) We'll see what happens, but for now it's just not a pretty sight on the right side of my car. :(

I also thought I was going to be going to the emergency room last night. I didn't feel good at all. I couldn't get up, if I laid the wrong way I had the worst pains in my stomach I really thought something bad was wrong. I feel a lot better this morning, except for an aching pain in my side, but I don't think it's anything to be alarmed about. I just know I'm going to be stuck in the house all day because of the snow. Fun Fun. At least our satellite started working again. For a while, it wasn't working at all. Probably because of the snow on it. It's actually getting warmer and melting the snow. We had about 10 inches. Maybe a foot. I'm not sure.

Dec 19, 2009

Old Navy!!!

I found out, this morning, that Old Navy had socks for $1 and sweatshirts for $3. I got there early this morning when they first opened because I wanted to get there #1. before the snow and #2. before all the other people got there. I ended up getting 10 pairs of socks ($10), 4 adult sweatshirts (+12), 2 kid sweatshirts (+6), a make up bag for $2.00, 4 rolls of wrapping paper for a total of $3.50, one pair of "jingle jammy" pants for $7.. I did pretty good. :)

Afterwards I went to Toys R Us and I got a disney princesses playset for $5, Disney Clickables for $2.00 each (70% off!) and another zhu zhu pets playset for Olivia. I had a great "shopping" day even though I didn't plan it. :D Makes me happy!

The supermarket was very packed today. I couldn't even believe it! I got what I had to get and got out of there in the self check out lane. I really wasn't happy with waiting in line. lol Especially still feeling a little sick.

News channels have terrible conflicting reports on what's going on with the snow. Our family in South Jersey only got 2 inches and now it has stopped. The news is saying it is stalled in Central Jersey and may go either way and miss us. We really have no idea what's going on with the so called "blizzard" that they say is coming. I don't know what I'm doing with my day...staying home or not. It's really frustrating, if you ask me. I want to know what's going on and when it's going to snow, how bad, etc... If it snows overnight, I may not be able to go into work tomorrow...which is ANOTHER day of pay I'll be losing. *smacks head against wall* I guess I'll see in time!!

Dec 18, 2009

Chuck E Cheese!!

This day was one hectic day. This morning I went out to find the Zhu Zhu pets and I was so lucky. The second I walked into Toys R Us there were two left on the table where they had just put the day's shipment. I grabbed those up and thanked God I had found them without much effort. lol I don't even know how much I paid for them! I just knew that I needed them since I got the other set. I also picked up a Play Doh set and some party favors, since that's what I needed. I'm not sure if I got anything else or not. lol My things are still in my car.

I ran over to Michaels after that to get some things for shipping my orders and also found some really cute ornaments as gifts for my mom, grandma and other family members. I'm going to personalize them myself when I get the chance. :) I also got some nice little meatloaf pans for my mom, grandma and my best friend. They're so cute, porcelain and has cute little snowflakes, reindeer and gingerbread men on them.

My mom said no balloons for Olivia's party, but I got just two "2" balloons and one Abbycadabby balloon. I needed something to tie on the front porch for when she walked out to go to her party! She loves balloons and I had to go against my mom's rules. LOL She didn't mind too much, and Olivia loved them!

We had everything done quickly and the party was great! Livvy was a little afraid of Chuck E Cheese, but she loved playing the games and won 400 tickets on her own! Alayna won about 200 since she was mostly just playing on the motorized things with her friends who were at the party. :D

They're saying terrible snow tomorrow. I had plans with one of my friends so we could exchange Christmas gifts tomorrow. I don't mind driving in snow...just not a blizzard. So I'm going to have to take it as it comes and see what happens in the morning. If it's snowing terribly by the morning when I'm supposed to be leaving at 11, I probably won't go. Though, if the snow isn't bad, I will go and see what happens.

Praying for not too much snow....!!

Dec 17, 2009

I have made a decision...YAY!

Since I really miss blogging as I used to do, I am going to start again using this blog. I figure that maybe people really do want to know more about my life! At least I hope they would! I'm going to blog more about everything in my life including my kids, what happens in my day, sharing pictures, etc... I will still add things about my business since this IS a business blog, but it will be more.

I read through the Toys R Us ad today and saw that some things my kids wanted were on sale! So I picked up some great things such as the Leap Frog Violet learning dog, Zhu Zhu pets car, and I forgot what else. lol The presents are still in my car because I don't want to bring them inside if the kids are awake and going to see them. I grabbed the last Zhu Zhu Pets car when I was at Toys R Us, but can't find the damn hamster. I think they have one at the mall...there is a As Seen on TV cart there that had TONS of them the other day but I didn't think to get one because I didn't think anywhere would have the car my daughter wanted. The mall is my first stop tomorrow morning. If they don't have it, I think Target is getting more Monday or Tuesday and I will get there as early as possible to try. If not, I will just have to return the car set and get something else for the girls. I really hope I can find the hamster.

Monday is Olivia's birthday and tomorrow is her party. I had to run around today, with a stomach virus, to find party favors and cake mix and stuff. It was insane. I am so exhausted and still have a damn stomach virus. Hopefully I will feel better by tomorrow because I hate feeling like shit. I still have so much to do before tomorrow and before Saturday when my daughter's father is coming to pick her up. I've been so busy with work that I haven't had time to do absolutely anything.

I misssss...

Blogging. I mean blogging on my own domain. :( I really didn't have the money to renew my surnaturalle hosting account, so until I actually financially can, I really can't renew it. Though I know I have this blog and everyone who follows it rocks...

I could just make do with this for now. I can blog like a normal blog, but I don't want to bore you with the non business parts of my life. LOL Anyway, back to business....

I added a new item today. After a hiatus of not adding anything! (Been to crazy busy!) I added this gorgeous vintage brooch that my grandmother gave to me.

SOLD!! SOLD!! SOLD!! It is just gorgeous. The sparkle of the beautiful rhinestones and the pearls, the goldtone and spiky decorative features are just gorgeous. This sits beautifully on a scarf, shirt or jacket. It's beautiful. Visit this beautiful brooch here! ALL ORDERS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT and ORDER BY MONDAY IN ORDER TO GET YOUR ORDER BY CHRISTMAS!! All orders ordered today and this weekend will be sent by MONDAY!!

Dec 15, 2009

I'm exhausted. I'm working a hell of a lot and it is really making me tired. For a part time cashier, I have almost 40 hours this week. My daughter's second birthday is Monday and I hope I am off to celebrate it with her. :) Right now I'm a walking zombie. lol I want to work on some new pieces tomorrow when I get home from work. I feel like I haven't done anything to my shops lately. I have tons of soaps to add that I took pictures of last week. lol I'm probably going to try to keep my eyes open to work on more stuff. :)

Christmas is coming I can't believe how fast time is flying. (And how expensive it is!) I have only the shopping for my kids done, but my family will understand if I don't get too many presents for them. I have some stocking stuffers for my mom too... I feel bad getting her anything because I know she feels terribly that she can't get me anything, but that's fine. She has done for me all my life and I just want to get her something she'll enjoy. :) She hardly does anything for herself.

Since I'm falling asleep...goodnight! :D

Dec 14, 2009

Neglecting this blog!

I've really been neglecting this blog! (sorry!) It is just that my part time job seems more like full time now that it's closer to Christmas, and I am really still fulfilling orders. (And getting new orders!) It's crazy around here, but I love them! I most recently worked on a few orders of cookies for a customer and finishing up some other projects. It's hectic, but I love it. Keeps me busy! I'm also going to be getting started (again) on my couponing. I really miss it and right now just go to the store and grab what I need for that day. I miss the couponing and how rewarding and great it felt!! I'm going to start on it again this week. :)

I'm actually off to make some more cookies since I am bringing some to work tomorrow, and then I'm sleeping. I have to work from 9 - 5:30. Will update & add more items soon! Have a great night!

Dec 8, 2009

What a long weekend.

Thursday was the viewing for our family friend and Friday was the funeral. Those two days were complete losses since my mom was in pieces and I had to really give my attention to her. My mom had given her everything for me all of my life, and I had to give her the attention. Saturday and Sunday I worked all day. I sent some orders out Thursday morning, and I am sending others out tomorrow and Wednesday. Since I was off today and I am off tomorrow and Wednesday, I am really putting my entire day into orders that I haven't sent out yet. So if you're waiting for an order, tomorrow and Wednesday they will be sent out. :) Life is so much better and I'm really enjoying the calm. lol I love just concentrating on my business and getting all my orders filled and sent out. That all makes me happy.

I will be back on track making things and listing things by Thursday. :) It's just been such a hectic few weeks. Thanks all for understanding!

Dec 4, 2009

So busy!

I have been really busy lately! A lot of custom orders as well as bath and body orders have been coming in. I most recently finished an order of 50 baby shower favors. I loved how they came out, though they were done very last minute and had to be shipped express to get there on time! They were actually very fun to make. My mom helped with packaging them with cellophane and a bow and I really enjoyed bonding with her -- something we hardly do these days! I had a great time. :) [Even though I stayed up all night, slept 30 minutes and had to work 8.5 hours the next day!]

Working at Sephora is proving to be a great choice on my part. I love it there. Everyone is very nice to me and they treat each other like a family! I actually like going to work, and I never thought I would say that!

Still catching up on some orders, but loving the business. I wish there was a bit more because I could use it, however I don't mind the rate it is going one bit!!