Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dear Followers

Dear Followers,

A lot has happened since I last wrote to you!! But I wanted to let you know that I am still around, just working on some other things.

I hope you will consider switching to my other blog: . Thanks for being such a great reader!!


Monday, April 18, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Thank you to everyone who participated in my blog contest! I was glad to see so many great comments and participants.

The final date to submit was Friday; I made my drawing today in case there were any last minute entries, etc.

Congratulations to Yulya Shenka, writer for ! You are my winner!! The item that you chose will be mailed to you later this week.

For those of you who did not win, you can still take advantage of my great sale in my shop at !

Monday, April 11, 2011

Check out this amazing prize from International Giveaways - Any item of the winner\

Check out this amazing prize from International Giveaways - Any item of the winner\: ""

I just got put into another great blog - it helps to advertise my giveaway!! Thanks so much, GustafaGiveaways!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life Re-Evaluation Contest - enter to WIN!!

Recently, I had a second round of major foot surgery on both feet that involved basically living out of my recliner for two weeks, then slowly easing back into my life.

During that time, I did a lot of soul-searching and talking with my husband. I've been taking Master's degree classes, and have learned a lot about myself and my future goals. I have realized that while there are many aspects of the tshirt business that I love, it does not adequately display my strengths or fit my life goals.

Therefore, I have decided to sell my business equipment and move into a different line of work. It hasn't been an easy decision, but one that I am moving into confidently, knowing that it is the right one to make! :)

As part of this, I am holding a special contest for all of my wonderful readers and Etsy friends! The winner will receive any item of their choice from either of my two shops: or .

This contest will run from today, April 6 2011, to next Friday, April 15 2011. I have listed how to earn entries below. The winner will be chosen randomly - so the more entries you have, the more likely you are to WIN! :) No purchase necessary; however, a purchase will earn you extra entries.

1. Make a purchase from any of the following stores:,, or ; then, post your transaction links here. 5 ENTRIES PER $10 PURCHASED!!!!

2. Become a follower of this blog. Leave a comment to let me know that you did (or that you already are a follower). 1 entry

3. Follow me on Twitter, JavaJessPublish . Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a blog post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 1 post per day. 2 entries per post.

6. Share my link on Facebook, on your personal or business page. Leave a comment with a link. 1 post per day. 1 entry per post.

7. Post a comment with a link to the item you would pick if you won. 1 entry

8. Post a customer appreciation photo on our Facebook page, Java Jess Publishing. Leave a comment saying that you did. 1 entry

9. Make a donation to Mt. Calvary Lutheran School, 5529 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106. It is a private school here in Omaha at which my mother teaches. Leave a comment with the date that you sent your donation. 3 entries

10. Make a $5 donation to Java Jess Publishing using the button below to help Java Jess cover her upcoming startup costs for her new business venture. Leave a comment with the date that you made the donation. Limit 1 donation per person. 5 entries

That's it! :) 10 ways to enter, lots of chances to rack up your entries and bump your chances of winning!! Good luck, and thanks so much for participating!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another Fiverr Review: UK Free Conference Calls

If you reside in the UK, I've got another great site for you!! is a Free Conference Call site where you can make international or local conference calls for only the cost of a regular phone call!

All you have to do is dial in with your designated pin, have your contacts dial in with your designated pin, and you're all set. Not only that, but you can even set it up in email calendars such as Microsoft Outlook!

The site is run by MeetingZone Group, which is the largest independent conference call provider in the UK. During the call, you have access to several great features such as muting, locking, and getting an attendee count. There are different dial-in numbers for international calls, and you never have to set up a contract - it all goes through your standard telephone bill!

All in all, this site offers a very comprehensive site for any business who needs to make infrequent conference calls and doesn't want to have to pay a monthly contract rate. It's a very great free conference call site!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another Fiverr Review: Guitar and Amplifier Reviews

Having a father-in-law with G.A.S. (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome), I know that there is no such thing as too much information about guitars! My father-in-law could probably spend hours just surfing the web reading about guitars and researching different styles and brands.

For guitar aficionados, there is a great website called Guitar and Amplifier Reviews (with this great review: Fender Stratocaster Deluxe ) that is chock full of great guitar information. It has reviews of just about any and every major brand of guitar out there, including the ever-popular Fender Stratocaster Deluxe . There is one great article about the Fender Stratocaster Deluxe that talks all about how to get a sound similar to Jimi Hendrix from your Fender - pretty cool!!

As guitar technology improves, it is more important than ever to make sure you do your research and read around, including on a site like Guitar and Amplifier Reviews with its wonderful review of the Fender Stratocaster Deluxe, before making your final decision on which guitar to purchase.

Now that I've found this great website, I plan on passing the link on to my father-in-law, and I recommend passing it on to the guitar lover in your life too!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Fiverr Review:

My review today is for a business that is located in the UK, but one that I wish was here in the United States!! is a site that is geared towards those of us that run small- to medium- sized businesses. It has several great informational and testimonial videos on its website, and even has a live chat if you have any questions! offers the ability for smaller businesses to streamline their computer applications into one amazing program that helps to track sales, marketing, AND customer service all in one easy place. It has a couple of different editions to choose from, both of which seem very affordable. You can even sign up for a free trial!!

Overall, it seems to be a very comprehensive website with a great product to offer to small- and medium - sized businesses, and I recommend it to any of my readers over in the UK!! Just head over to and sign up today!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Great Etsy Shop!

I just had to share this shop when I found it today, because I like to spread the word about other Etsy artists who I think have exceptional talent! :)

Her link is:

I love that all of her pieces have a very unique feel, and some seem to be Native American inspired. She hasn't had any sales yet on Etsy, so you could buy from her and be her first sale!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Final Review - Magnablade

Back on December 14th, I let you know about this new product called Magnablade that I was going to try out. Here is their website:

I was excited to see if this product could deliver on its claims to extend razor life, as my hubs goes through a lot of razors every month, or gets so tired of going through razors that he stops shaving and starts looking like a mountain man! ;)

The first thing we noticed is that it is a nice small size, and is eco-friendly because it doesn't require a power supply. We could easily fit it into our medicine cabinet, or place it on our bathroom counter without it taking up a lot of space.

We tried two types of disposable razors on it - a "cheapy" razor, which is one that can be thrown completely away after use; and a "good" razor, one where you only throw away the blade when it is dull but keep the handle.

The product instructions recommend starting with a brand new razor for the best results, but since we were limited on time I decided to go ahead and do a little test with a "cheapy" razor that was already at the end of its life. I wanted to see if we could get at least one more use out of it. I placed it on the Magnablade for one day, then pulled it off and had my husband use it. It was a success- we got one more use out of the razor!!!

Then my husband tried a new "good" razor on it. He found that not only did the Magnablade extend the life of the razor, but he had less skin irritation from it as well!! That was probably because the blade wasn't dulling so fast like it used to, and it was a really exciting moment for us because it made my husband less likely to give up shaving because his skin had too much irritation!!

We gave a second Magnablade to my brother, and he also had similar results.

Overall, this product is truthful in its claims, and I highly recommend it!! The best traits of the product in our opinion are that:
1) It is eco-friendly - it doesn't use up batteries or electricity, saving on environmental waste.
2) It is compact - you don't need a lot of space to store it.
3) It reduces skin irritation - no more painful breakouts after shaving!
4) It lives up to its claims and actually extends the life of your razors, whether they are "cheapy" ones or "good" ones!!

They have a money back guarantee listed on the website, so I say go out and try one for yourself if you are skeptical - I think you will love it as much as we do! :)