Monday, October 27, 2008

Save money with The Coupon Sister

I have been thoroughly enjoying my new found past time. Coupon clipping! So much so that I have decided to make a site devoted to saving you money. It's called The Coupon Sista.

A few weeks back, I told you about the coupon mom and other sites that you can visit to earn how to save big bucks. I will be keeping these links and many others, as well and freebies and much, much, more. I'll show you just how easy it is to use coupons and many other tips and tricks. Be sure to check my site daily for specials and limited time offers!

To visit, click here!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Follow through!

Today I learned a hard but valuable lesson. In business, you must follow through!

Several weeks ago, I posted a blog regarding a free business banner program that FedEx offered local businesses. You could get a free banner for your business that was well over $100 value.
In my attempts to get my banner made, I ran into a few obstacles. The first being that I was at the wrong FedEx, and when I went to the right store, the person who would have helped me was out that day. So after spending an hour in their store with two very bored and anxious boys, I decided to come back another day. Well, needless to say, another day was to late. I called FedEx this morning to find that the program ended in August!!!
I am beyond frustrated, but not at FedEx, I'm mad at myself, even though they did make it a little challenging for me. The fact is I made excuses for not going back, like, "I'll wait until the boys are back in school", and "I can't do it today, I've got to make soap"! But the truth is I blew it and missed out on what could have been a great blessing for my business!
Which leads me to my point. I must follow though! You must follow through, we all must follow through. In these tough times, the success of our businesses depends on it. So as I work on my issues, I hope that you will take a look at yours too. What's holding us back? Why do we make the excuses for not seeing a project through? Let's get real with ourselves. We have too much to lose!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Girls In Action

In effort to continue my passion for working with girls in the community, I have decided to be a consultant for Girls In Action. Girls In Action is a Minnesota based company that works with inner city high school girls teaching them about their personal power.

The mission of Girls in Action™ is to decrease and prevent violence among high school girls while positively engaging them in academics and leadership. GIA teaches girls personal power, leadership development, service learning, and career building.

I have been a long time follower of founder Dr. Verna Price for some time now, and am proud to be a part of this great and so needed work!

For more info on Girls In Action, visit

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Cupcake soap with whipped frosting!

Here's what I've been working hard at the last few days. New Sweetiecakes cupcakes with whipped frosting. These are just as adorable as the homemade cupcakes and look more realistic.

Made in all your favorite scents, and new ones too.

I would love to know what you think of the new style. Just drop me a line!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On October 1st, I instinctively wore my Pink without realizing Breast Cancer Awareness month had already began. As I ran business errands, I met with a fellow Indie business owner Linda Taylor of Adnil Designs, who was also, all deck out in her support of the cause. I admired her pink polo official breast cancer emblem shirt under a black suit. She also wore a pink and black beaded bracelet she had someone make for her.
Linda began to tell me about how her two sisters had both passed away having breast cancer and that she wears her apparel to honor their memories. It was very moving.
After meeting with her, I thought it would be appropriate to encourage everyone to be sure to support Indies. Spend your dollars with them instead of big box retailers. Your money goes to care for their families and support their cause, which in the end, will leave with a feeling that you made a difference.
To find out more about Linda Taylor and Adnil Designs visit