Friday, December 31, 2010

Like Making Jewelry?

Finally, a review of a website that is right up my alley! Through I was introduced to the following website:

I'm a huge artist and crafter - I've done everything from spin yarn to acrylic painting to metal etching and everything in between!! So this site is really awesome for someone like me (and I'm not gonna lie, it's tempting me to start yet another hobby lol). It contains everything you need to create photo jewelry and other photo items! That includes findings, adhesives, blanks, and so much more.

The company itself is headquartered in Michigan, where it is a family-run business. However, the company ships internationally and sells items worldwide! Their site includes great instructional videos to help any buyer learn the basics of using the supplies they purchase from the site to create their own photo jewelry. In addition, they offer an online chat feature so you can get customer service at an instant if you need it. If you sign up for their newsletter, you can receive special offers and discounts.

The site is extremely comprehensive - I didn't even realize all the different ways to make photo products!! My favorite part is that they offer home business kits for those of us who try to make a living at our small businesses -

Overall, I really recommend looking into this site if you love creating unique products or if you are looking for a supplemental home business idea!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cool New Networking Site

The world of writing reviews for the website has opened my eyes to many great new sites. I was recently asked to review a new site that is a really neat new business networking site called FoundTown.

FoundTown is located at and is currently only in its Beta stages which is why it's only located in a few towns in Texas. However, the site plans on expanding to areas all over the country next year.

The site is kind-of like Groupon meets Facebook for businesses - it's this way of connecting customers to their local businesses, and lets local businesses share specials, coupons, and giveaways right there on the site.

For customers, the best advantages are that you can get great deals from your local businesses, and it's free to join the site.

For businesses, its a great way to advertise and get your name out there for little to nothing (I am not sure if they charge businesses a fee, but even if they did I'm assuming it would be pretty darn cheap!). It's probably a heck of a lot more successful than putting your fliers up around town and hoping they get seen before they get torn down or buried!!

I hope that FoundTown comes to my area soon! In the meantime, I recommend any of you who are in the areas in Texas that are covered by the site currently would consider joining up on the site!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Awesome new product - results to follow!

It's that time of year where many of us feel stumped about what to get the guys or gals in our lives. Recently on Fiverr I was asked to review a new product called MagnaBlade. It's this really neat little piece of equipment that extends the life of your razors using a magnetic technology.

Here is the website:

I was really excited to be asked to review this product, as my hubs goes through razors faster than a dog can chew a milkbone.... or something. ;) lol. But seriously, he gets so tired of dull razors nicking his face that he literally goes on "I won't shave" streaks for weeks at a time, something that I personally am not a fan of (I hate kisses that feel like I'm being poked with toothpicks!! Facial hair is sooooo gross to me). Not only that, but I hate that when I go to use my razor, I find that it has been dulled because my hubs has stolen mine to shave with once he runs out of razors!!

We just received the product yesterday, and I was really pleased with how small it is. It would fit nicely on the edge of the sink in our bathroom without taking up a whole lot of space, and it's not unattractive either. We've both watched the video on the website, and it seems simple enough to use.

So, we'll find out how this works! My hubs will be using it this week and we will get back to you. In the meantime, I'm pretty excited about this new product!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Favorites Friday!

It's been a while since I've done this, so I thought it was time to re-instate Favorites Friday! :)

Here is a shop I recently discovered that I instantly fell in love with:

They have the most beautiful collection of really affordable artisan rings - perfect for wedding and engagement, or just because! I love that they have a large range of sizes that they offer, including half sizes and quarter sizes, and I love all the different colors and styles. Here is one of my favorites:

If you are in the market for a ring, or know someone that is, I really recommend this shop!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Local Apartment Fire Donations

Last night there was an apartment fire at the building in which my brother-in-law and his family live in. It appears to have started in the apartment directly below theirs. While they all made it out safely, they were unable to grab any belongings, clothes, or their family cat.

They've lost everything, and though they have renter's insurance, it will be a while before they can recover the things they have lost. In the meantime, I ask all of you to please keep their family in your prayers, and if you are in the local Omaha area or want to ship any donations, please contact me and I can give you information on how to get them to us.

For clothes, we are looking for Kids sizes 6T, 4T, and 2T and Adult sizes Women's size 22/2XL and Men's size 32/36 / XL. We also need adult shoes sizes Women's 11 Wide and Men's 12.

Other helpful donations would be: towels, hygiene/grocery items, gift cards/cash, a few toys for the kids (not a whole lot), small dog food, winter coats, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, etc. Mostly we are looking for things they can use while they temporarily stay at a relative's house, and not as many of the big items until they are able to find another place to live (though we are willing to store some things at our house for them if we need to). The best option would be the gift cards and cash so that they are able to go get what they need when they need it, and go out for dinners so they don't have to worry about groceries as much while they stay with their relatives.

If you are interested in donating anything, please go to: and fill out the "Contact Us" form - I try not to post my email address on the internet usually if possible.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Another website review

This is another Fiverr website review! Once again, I've been asked to review a site from the UK, so I'm sorry to all my American readers.

I recently received an order from a business called Online Connect, who sells items such as Color Photocopiers. Normally, I only blog about craft businesses, but with the economy being so bad I decided I'd go ahead and do it. :)

The Online Connect website is set up so that it is very easy to use, and you can compare several products at once. They have a wide variety of Photocopiers, Printers, and Fax Machines, as well as many other options for office equipment. Their color photocopiers selection is very expansive!!

As a business that uses a variety of printers for a variety of projects, I think it is great that there are sites such as Online Connect out there who offer such a wide variety of photocopiers and printers!

Here is their website:

If you have any questions about them or what they offer, there is a number at the top of their website that you can call . :)