Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival~Jump on Board!!

Do ya like giveaways? freebies?? OMG have you hit the jackbox!! You've got to visit "Bloggy Giveway Carnival" It's awesome!! Check it out. You don't have to have a blog to enter, anyone is eligible and there are some GREAT Prizes on there for FREE!

AND for you bloggers out there who need/want/thrive on visitors..this is the exposure for you! Don't let it pass you by.Get involved in the giveaway and driver more people to your blog! It's easy and fun.

Now My freebie giveaway is a gift certificate for $25.00 to 2 persons for anything on my website at Mustard Seed Originals THAT'S $25 FREE CASH BABY!!! Enter!!Hurry before it's too late! All you have to do is leave me a comment. Then in 1 week I'll draw the names of the winners and notify you. Be sure to leave me an email address or URL of your website or blog to be able to contact you. I will post the winners here.Get started!Good luck!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Living with Fibromyalgia?

First of all I've been tagged to tell 5 things about myself from Flora from Bone Head Studios You gotta go check out her blog and then her designs!! Awesome! That girl can create!!

1)I reside in Southern California with my husband, daughter, and grandson.

2)I have 5 children (4 girls 1 boy) 35,30,28,23,20, and 11 grandchildren!

3)I am the designer behind Mustard Seed Originals

3)I was born and raised in Allentown, PA, where my father and several siblings reside.

4)I spent summers when I was little with my grandparents in Bridgeport/Clarksburg, West Virginia

5)I enjoy designing, sewing, any kind of stitchery/embroidery, and I love learning new techniques. Okay, there you have some info about me. Not much that you didn't know right?

K, now I'm supposed to tag 5 people. I tag:

Jan Coffey from Coffey House CollectiblesThis girl can paint! Check out her blog and website!

Steph from Sunshine and Ravioli This girl is awesome!! Don'tcha just love that name of her business!!

Wish Upon a PrimThis gal is new to me, so I'm eager to learn about her.

Tattered and there's an interesting name. Check out that blog!

and lastly, is Terri from Prim sure to check out her awesome sewing machine cover and she even has a tutorial for a coffee filter book.That's it for the tagging.I appreciate all the comments from everyone. If you're reading, don't be shy, leave a comment or two.

Now that we got the business out of the way, thought I'd drop a few lines letting you know how life's been treating me lately. First off, any Fibromyalgia gals out there? I hope there's not too many. Well I'd be raising my hand here. If you're fortunate enough to not be hit with this, then consider yourself lucky. Some folks have chosen to try "Lyrica", a nerve medication that they say helps with fibro. I take some off and on, only when it's unbearable. Massage helps, I go once a week for an hour of deep tissue massage. Gritting my teeth sometimes but it helps alot. I'm fortunate enough to have the funds to do this. I have seen some commercials on TV asking for patients with fibro for another study for medication. YAHOO I hope it's better than this Lyrica. It works but one of the big side effects for me is that ole WEIGHT GAIN! Like it isn't bad enough that you gain weight with this problem cuz you can't really exercise without paying big time for it!

Let me tell yall what I have been doing to treat myself. I don't know about you, but all my life, except when I was pregnant, I never took vitamins. Well I have changed that. I found an AWESOME Chiro/Nutritionist, Dr. Roger Murphree, online that has developed a vitamin regimne for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatique Syndrome patients. I have to say, I have been taking them for about 3 months and they really help me! Visit the site and let me know whatcha think. The line is called "Essential Therapeutic Supplements". Since receiving my first shipment, I have added several other products from that line with much success.Folks with fibromyalgia know that stress really aggravates it. Course stress makes everything worse right? Weather is another factor and lately it has been raining like crazy here for the past week. We really need rain, so I'm enjoying it. Good sleeping weather too.

Well that's it for today. Don't forget to sign up for Nancy's easter giveaway. It's gonna be awesome! Till later..I'll be stitchin..

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Easter Giveaway!!

You've all got to rush over to Nancy Malay's Easter Basket Giveaway and post a comment to her to be entered in the drawing! She does lovely vintage designs that you'll love! I'll post more later regarding my life. Hurry!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Calgon Take Me Away!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE BUBBLEBATHS!! Ouu the nice warm water, my head resting on a pillow with a good magazine that's MY ending to a hectic day.

I have been taking a bunch of those lately. My year started out with a major headache! Nothing worse then finding out that, for the best of your business, it's best that you move your website to another server.

Now, I'm pretty much a computer dummy. I'll admit it! Raisin my hand here. But I gave it a good shot..actually I worked on the darn thing for 3 days solid and was determined to kill the beast...finally at the end of the 3rd day I realized that I could have been making 3 times what it would cost me to hire someone, so guess what I did...yep! I left it to the experts. Well I have to say tho that I am proud of myself as I did get some of it correct. Anyways it's up and running with the help of Lisa Las Vegas and Denise White..'2 friends' their called. If you need computer help..they are definitely the ones to get! So make sure you all go over to my website and check out the new look! This program that I'm with now is so much better than the other. So many more options. The only problem I have now is I have to add all my products now. So bear with me while I do this in the next couple of days.

I'm sure I'll be enjoying my trips away with Calgon.