Saturday, June 9, 2007

Artwork and photography sites!!

I have a girlfriend and no this is not favoritism. She does some really neat work and already has a following. I thought you might indeed like to know about this artwork.

Margieanne is known around the globe for her beautiful watercolor paintings and her unique silhouette/scherenschnitte scissor cuttings. This is from the cafe press site where critters adorn different clothing. Neat to see!!

Unique art of black silhouette cuttings, paintings, and photography. Lots of adorable animals, pets, and landscapes. This is listed in all price ranges. Easy shopping after you check out all the cool things there.

She is a renowned watercolor artist, as well as a silhouette scissor paper art cutter. (Also known as scherenschnitte paper art.) Her creative art has been shown in fine art shows, numerous art galleries, and seen world wide. She paints beautiful landscapes, birds, and humorous animal characters. She also worked at Walt Disney World as a silhouette artist. She cut out freehand, mini silhouette portraits of the guests. Her extremely detailed delicate scissor cuttings are amazing! It is done completely by hand, with only the use of a scissor. She is not restricted to her cuttings of one subject. She will cut out just about anything, that will look beautiful as a silhouette. Margieanne attended L.A. Trade Tech Fashion College in California, and Traphagen Fashion Institute College, in NY.N.Y. Her favorite medium is watercolors. However, scherenschnitte, paper art cutting is her passion. Please feel free to email Margieanne with any questions about her art work on this site. Thank you for looking.and there is another artist at this site of art and photography...
He is a professional award winning photographer. He attended prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, majoring in photography. He also attended the Germain School of photography in New York City, New York, receiving training in commercial and portrait photography. Gerry worked as a commercial photographer, a photo journalist, and a photographer at Walt Disney World, Florida. His work has been shown in fine art shows. His photography includes beautiful creative abstracts, stunning landscapes, animals, and lovely flowers. Gerry's interest in photography started when he was only five years old with a Brownie camera. Hope you enjoy viewing his photography. Feel free to email him.

So I hope this in intriguing enough to warrant a few views and with collecting, birthdays and holidays there is bound to be something that would be perfect for that event. Good luck and happy shopping!





Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Safety with your cell phone at the fuel mart!

Subject: Fw: Cell Phone Fires.... when it found this I got to thinking. We have heard of cell phones possibly giving us cancer etc. So if you have any doubts some people use They seem to tackle legends. Better to be forewarned in case this could happen. Not worth losing gas, your skin or safety. Good luck!

The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fueling operations.

In the first case, the phone was placed on the car's trunk lid during fueling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump.

In the second, an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refueling their car.

And in the third, an individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang while they were fueling their car.

You should know that:
Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes

Mobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition

Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fueling lawn mowers, boat! , Etc.

Mobile phones should not be used, or should be turned off, around other materials that generate flammable or explosive fumes or dust, (i.e. solvents, chemicals, gases, grain dust, etc.)

To sum it up, here are the: Four Rules for Safe Refueling

1) Turn off engine
2) Don't smoke
3) Don't use your cell phone - leave it inside the vehicle or turn it off
4) Don't re-enter your vehicle during fueling

Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of"static electricity" at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires.

His results were very surprising:
1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women.
2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When finished, they went back to pull the nozzle out and the fire started, as a result of static.
3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.
4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.
5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas
6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges.
7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was re-entered and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulted in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station, and to the customer.
8) Seventeen fires occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.

Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while filling it with gas.

If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while the gas is pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE METAL, before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from your body will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.

As I mentioned earlier, The Petroleum Equipment Institute, along with several other companies now, are really trying to make the public aware of this danger. You can find out more information by going to <> . Once here, click in the center of the screen where it says "Stop Static".

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A company worth a look!

There is a site that you can check out with the silky and natural fibers of clothing and nightwear and even other things. They are environmental minded and that is refreshing in this day and age. You pay for quality and they are very service oriented.

Here is what she says on her site.

For a number of years my husband and I worked overseas. Our family traveled extensively, especially through Asia where sleeping accommodations were often rough. I made bed liners from old cotton sheets, but they were heavy to carry around. Because of my experience living in China, I was hit with the realization that these liners would be more comfortable, lighter, and more compact if they were made of silk. I had been a teacher in China, and after graduation one of my students worked in a silk factory so she and I worked together to get the first order completed. Friends and family liked them. Then word began to spread and now DreamSacks are used by travelers all over the world.

People that had DreamSacks called and said they liked sleeping in DreamSacks and asked if would we make some silk products to use on their beds at home. I remembered being in China and seeing silk comforters. I thought these sounded wonderful, so I worked with a factory to adapt the idea for the USA market. In addition to being soft, luxurious, and soothing, silk also helps people who are sensitive to chemicals or who have allergies. Being a natural fiber, silk is hypoallergenic, and feels restorative next to the skin. Chinese lore has it that sleeping on silk helps prevent wrinkles and “bed head”.

Through the years, DreamSacks has continued to evolve. We decided to expand our offerings to include products made from other natural fibers beyond just silks. We now offer an array of products made from Silk, Bamboo, Soy, and Cashmere. Recently, DreamSacks launched BambooDreams - a line of loungewear, nightwear, and yogawear made from 95% bamboo/5% spandex. We will be following the introduction of the bamboo clothing with bedding: sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers, all made of 100% bamboo.

We feel very fortunate to develop relationships with the factories that produce our products and with the people who buy them. We visit the factories often and work only with places that provide a safe and friendly work environment for their employees. The dyes used to make the brilliant silk colors are free of hazardous chemicals and meet the strict environmental standards the Europeans require for dyes.

For our customers, we strive to be a valued provider of products that comfort and nurture. Here are some of the responses we have received from happy customers: “The silk comforter feels like heaven.” “DreamSacks make one feel so spoiled and pampered.” “There is an extra dimension of warmth and friendliness with these products. Bravo!”

Whatever products you choose, we know you will enjoy our natural fibers. We appreciate your business as well as your feedback and suggestions.

Sweet Dreams,

Nancy Morgan
DreamSacks Inc.
125 Clear Creek Drive Ashland OR 97520 USA
800 670 7661

So these appear to be great even for camping and all other other enthusiasts. Just a thought since I too go camping and maybe be investing in a couple of items from this site. Happy shopping.

Survivors unite!!

I belong to a site where causes are started and implemented and success stories shared. Here is a lady that has asked to be blogged about and here is the information from her site. Her email is at the end of this blog and so if you think that this is something that warrants your attention she is awaiting emails. Please find evil glee elsewhere if you are so inclined.
She needs some votes for a center she wishes to open to help people for FREE. Here is the link

Welcome all to AHHHS!
A Helping Hand for Healing Souls
AHHHS (A Helping Hand for Healing Souls) is a grassroots organizing effort of survivors of abuse helping other survivors of abuse through the often difficult process of creating and maintaining a healthy life. Please join us in our attempt to help all victim/survivors of abuse to know that they no longer need to be alone.

We are Breaking the Silence of Violence and we need everyones help to make this dream a reality.

We are Recycling Inkjet Cartridges and Cel Phones!
Also aluminum CANS! If you know of any business or individual that I could contact to help with this collection, please let me know...

I am working on plans for National Child Abuse Prevention Month which is in April and putting together another rally and speak out for survivors. I am currently trying to get together some speakers and if you know of anyone who would be able to speak or donate to help please have them contact me.
More great news: Brandie Seifert who is Mrs. Outstanding Woman of Texas is on board!

I will be planning a Fundraiser with 3 comedians that have committed to help out on this project. The money raised will to help pay for bricks for the Women's Resource Center that I plan to start on my land.

I am currently on the State of Texas Board Executive Committee for The National Organization for Women (N.O.W.). I am the VP of Diversity, and trying to learn more about this position. I am also heading up the Task force on Violence Against Women and Children.
I am trying to get the Montgomery County Texas N.O.W. reestablished.

I will hopefully be getting one of my poems published in the Texas N.O.W. Times!

I am also working on typing up my poetry and my journals to put together my book.

I am also trying to get my website going in a new direction, selling bumper stickers and buttons on women's political issues.

Michael Christian Valiant has donated this piece (see pictureon the website) entitled "Exposing the Toxic Shock" which is a multi media creation to be auctioned off to benefit AHHHS's new projects. Michael shares his own personal story of survival in this beautiful collauge. To find more about the artist visit his website at: . Thanks Michael you are a Truly Great Friend and a Fantastic Artist! Good Luck on the acting job too! (The Bidding starts at $100.00) Email me as this is a silent auction so SHHHHHHHHH !

Mission Statement: To network with other survivors, exchange resources, offer support and educate communities on the issues of abuse and how we all can be a part of the solution.

Please Help Us with Our NEW PROJECT:
Recycling Inkjet Cartridges!

1) We will begin to have safe support groups
for female survivors of abuse:
2) Creative Art Classes

For more info on any of our projects please email me personally at:
I will be happy to give you more information.

She gave me another site so here it is

Monday, June 4, 2007

I have found the Kiwidipa Klub!

Here is something that is duly notable. A new friend of mine which has helped me with Adsense has this book, wristband, Cub. Here is information in his own words. Read and consider this worthy goal!! is the site where you can sign up for the newsletter and thus more information.

It's an acronym for KIds WIth DIvorced PArents. I am in the process of finishing the Kiwidipa Klub, which is a fun filled fantasy story for all ages that has a serious background message about children that have to live in divorced family situations. The book will have a release date of November 27th, 2007.

It's finally here!! For a limited time from June 1st thru June 14th the Blue-Swirl Kiwidipa Klub Awareness Wristband will be available for purchase.

The Kiwidipa Klub book takes a journey through the fragile minds of children that deal with situations on an everyday basis in divorced families. Being able to send out a message of this nature by using fun imaginative storylines will not only allow parents to understand some of the thought processes that come from a child, but will also give the parents another outlook at what their children may be thinking and at the same time enjoying the story.

The book is based around 15 different bracelets that these children are in search for that possess different meanings and abilities. It is a story of adventure, love and meaning for all ages to enjoy.

This is only the beginning as the Kiwidipa Klub started out as an idea stemming from a question from my son that had to do with the divorce of his mom and I. It has blossomed into a wonderful story, and is in the building process of becoming a foundation. In order for that to happen I Need Your Help.

For the next 24 weeks I will be placing a different awareness wristband on my profile 2 weeks at a time. For adults it will be an avenue of showing support for families and friends that you have come across that endure the situations of divorce everyday. For children they will be able to feel as though they are in the story while they read or are being read to wearing one of these wristbands just like the bracelets in the Kiwidipa Klub.

You will find all the details below with pricing. You may pay through paypal or if you do not have a paypal account you may use your credit card through paypal just the same.

I appreciate the many people that have already begun to support the Kiwidipa Klub and I thank those of you who will support us in the future.

Found a service that can help you advertise etc.

Well, here comes another goodie I have found. Life sure can change quickly and now this is one of those useful things that you can utilize at the level you can afford and desire. Check it out and see it maybe it could be a tool in your arsenal for exposure, sales and whatever other creative thing you could think of.

FeedBlitz in a Nutshell

FeedBlitz is a service that monitors blogs, RSS feeds and Web URLs to provide greater reach for feed publishers. FeedBlitz takes all the headache out of converting feed and blog updates into email digests, delivered daily to subscribers' inboxes. FeedBlitz manages subscriptions, circulation tracking, testing, and is compatible with all major blogging platforms and services such as Blogger, Typepad and FeedBurner. Unlike other blogmail services, FeedBlitz is reliable, scalable and fully supported. No betas, wish lists or road map items here. You're in production, and so is FeedBlitz.

FeedBlitz also enables end users to monitor any feed or blog, anonymously if they wish, regardless of whether the publisher of that feed is using FeedBlitz. FeedBlitz therefore provides a simple way for users to receive updates from their trusted sources using a familiar and ubiquitous medium - email.
FeedBlitz is privately held and managed from metro Boston, Massachusetts.

Why FeedBlitz? Trust. Reliability. Quality.
FeedBlitz was born to deliver easy-to-use, full-featured, email publication, syndication and subscription services to everyone, based on a technology called RSS. Working with FeedBurner, TypePad and other partners, FeedBlitz has grown to become the leading RSS to mail provider for bloggers, professionals and businesses today.

Publisher Services
Independent sources show that adding an email option to your blog can boost your readership by over 50%, and a typical site may experience a 30% boost in active subscriptions. RSS, weblogs and feeds can be too much for many users - many of whom are interested in your content but aren't using an aggregator. Email, on the other hand, is ubiquitous, easy and understood by everyone.

FeedBlitz enables you to bridge these worlds. Because FeedBlitz manages subscriptions, unlike your blog service or feed XML file, FeedBlitz gives you unparalleled information about your readers (that's direct access to *leads* for corporate bloggers). FeedBlitz is also provides circulation metrics to other services, such as FeedBurner, so for the first time you can see for the first time the full reach of your content. Premium plans will be available shortly to enable you to customize FeedBlitz emails, turning your blog into a fully featured, easy to manage and affordable newsletter engine. Read more about syndicating your blog to email with FeedBlitz.

If you use Google Adwords, are an Amazon affiliate, or take advantage of any other form of Internet monetization capability, you know that qualified, repeat visitors to your site is the best way to maximize your value. FeedBlitz personally delivers your content to your best and most qualified readers, increasing readership and your potential revenue stream.

Subscriber and Reader Services
FeedBlitz enables you to gather blog and RSS content that you want quickly, direct to your in-box. No applications to install, no complex procedures, no annoying ads. Just your content, delivered daily, in an easy to read Email (text or HTML format - your choice). Not only do you a get a clear and concise email every day, FeedBlitz subscriptions provide a great way to keep your colleagues up to date on industry news, or to get RSS updates delivered to your mobile phone, BlackBerry or PDA. If you don't want your email address shared with the feed publisher, you can always subscribe anonymously and preserve your privacy. Find out more about subscriber services.

In the Driving Seat
FeedBlitz was created and is currently managed by Phil Hollows. Prior to FeedBlitz, Phil was a senior executive in the enterprise software industry.

Find out more

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Do you like scrapbooking?

Found online a site has a club you can join and enjoy the supplies, ideas and perhaps even connections to other scrapbookers. I like these kind of clubs since it helps to keep you motivated and a decent amount of supplies on hand. I have found these clubs easy to maneuver and enjoy them while I am participating. Good luck!!

Here is how it works!

Fourteen times per year, you?ll receive a Club Bulletin, featuring a Main Selection and 100 or more of the newest books, videos and DVDs.

To place an order or cancel the Main Selection, simply respond online or return your Selection Card by the marked date. If we don?t hear from you, we?ll send the Main Selection automatically.

You?ll always have at least 15 days to decide and return your Selection Card. If late mail delivery should ever cause you to receive a book you don?t want, you may return it at the Club?s expense.

You have no obligation to buy another book; you?re just agreeing to try the Club for 9 months. After that, you may cancel at any time. Each time you buy a book or product from the Club, your membership will be renewed for 6 months from the purchase date.

All offers are good for a limited time. We accept memberships for U.S. and Canadian customers. One membership per household only. Payment must be made in U.S. Funds. The Club reserves the right to approve all applications and may cancel membership at any time. Please allow 3-4 weeks for your first shipment.

This is what you see when you make it to the front page and these titles are indeed ones that my scrapbooking friends look for. Again, good luck!!

Welcome to The ScrapBook Club, the only book club exclusively for scrapbookers. It's where you will find titles such as Scrapbook Pages Starring Your Baby, Budget Scrapbooking, The Scrapbooker's Essential Guide to Color and many more wonderful books filled with inspirational ideas all in one place.

If you are dieting, I think I may have found something!

At NutriSystem, you never pay extra for weight loss support.
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The Daily Dose Weight Loss Advice
Online Newsletter
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Online Bulletin Boards and Chat Rooms
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Plus, get a FREE diet analysis when you sign up!

What is the NutriSystem® program, and why is it so effective?
The NutriSystem program is a complete, real life solution to losing weight. The easy-to-follow plan features low Glycemic Index, "good carb" NutriSystem® Nourish™ foods with optimal amounts of protein to help keep you satisfied and your blood sugar levels stable. You eat often throughout the day, and always get perfect portions with every prepackaged entrĂ©e, snack and dessert. In addition, because we know that nourishing your entire self extends beyond just what you eat, the program also includes two breakthrough plans—MindNourish™ and BodyNourish™--to help get your mind and body in gear for weight loss, too. Altogether, it's a total approach to losing weight. You lose weight while learning healthy eating habits you can use for life—all in one convenient plan.

How do I get started?
This program gives you a great way to lose weight and transform your body. You simply choose which 28-Day program is right for you (Women’s, Men’s, Silver for Women, Silver for Men, Type II Diabetic or Vegetarian) and then choose the foods you’d like to eat from more than 120 great-tasting, prepackaged entrees, snacks and desserts. You’ll select one perfectly-portioned breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert for each day (for 28 days), or you can simply order our 28-Day "Favorites Package" featuring a pre-selected assortment of our most popular foods. Either way, everything will arrive together on your doorstep, ready for you to begin losing weight.

Do I have to visit a center to participate in the NutriSystem program?
No. The NutriSystem program is a complete at-home program. You simply order your NutriSystem Nourish foods online or over the phone, and they're delivered right to your home or office. You participate from the privacy of your home, with no center visits or public weigh-ins necessary—ever. However, if you choose to, you can always call or go online to chat with one of our weight loss counselors. In fact, we recommend this at the start of your program to make sure you get all of your questions answered and get off to a great start.

Check out this link, it will tell you how it is different from other diets.

They have a payment option and it is said to be as low as 10 dollars a month. I think an active program like this and access to folk that can guide you and cheer you on is a plus. I wouldn't be surprised if a church group, or an office group could make this a success for the particular group. Check it out and I hope it helps you!!

When you need a new computer....

While I am a through and through Dell girl I have a suggestion for you. Dell sure has been wonderful since my housefire and made the acquisition of a new computer pretty easy and timely. I have found another site that could enable you to get a computer without paying too much. You could be computing and earning and making payments at the level you could handle. Here is the information....good luck!

MCC = My Computer Club

Our computer systems are BRAND NEW, built to high grade specifications, using quality components, and carry a full one-year warranty on parts and labor and tech support. All systems are first time user friendly right out of the box...
Just plug them in and go!

With our Easy Payment Plan and No Credit Checks you can own a new computer and pay as little as $20 a month regardless of your past credit history.

Buy it Now...Pay for it later
No Credit Checks
No Credit turndowns.
No interest fees.

Join the thousands of Members who would rather pay for performance than a fancy name and at the same time you can build or re-build your credit today with our computer financing!

Log into the "Members Only" My Computer Club web site to view the many different computers to choose from with over a dozen models we have the computer for you.
You may also choose from our many accessories and upgrades to compliment your new PC like: Printers, Video Gaming, Wireless networks, Scanners and digital Cameras! With our pre configured computer systems choosing the right PC for your needs is simple to do.

Once your order has been sent to us along with the required minimum deposit we will custom build your new computer to ensure the highest level of performance and reliability. Your new PC will be ready to use right out of the box! Our computer builders have over 15 years experience building high quality computers and components. Upon final assembly your new PC can be shipped in as little as 14* business days.

And the best part....
There's no credit checks or credit turndowns and never any interest fees to pay.

We report all good payment histories directly to Trans Union making this program a great way to improve your credit score!
Why pay up to 29% annual interest to those other computer companies when you don't have too!

Just say yes to the following and you qualify:

Are you 18 years of age or older?

Have you had a valid checking account for at least 6 months?

Have you been on your current job for at least 6 months?

Is your combined monthly income over $1,800?

If you said yes to the above then you qualify for up to $3,000 of interest free credit. Upon receipt of your purchase agreement you will simply need to send a copy of your utility bill, the top page of your bank statement, social security card, and payment stub.

Your current job history and an existing bank account is all that's required!

Other Services that we offer to our members also include:

Purchase computers & other products with up to $3,000 in credit.

Personal 24 hour a day technical support.

Free software bundle with over 25 software titles.

The confidence of a full factory warranty.
... and as a special bonus you will receive FREE SHIPPING on any computer purchased!
(some restrictions apply see terms and conditions for details)

So this looks like it could really work for some of us that need a computer and may have trouble entering a local store and achieving the purchase. Again, Good luck to you in your wishes to compute from home!!