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Treasury Contest Winner.

Once again, the high tech method of JOE was employeed to draw XAM’s name from the hat!

ACongrats Xam!

Thank you for playing !!!


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Anyone intersted in a BSP?

It is basically  trading items of the same price. We did this recently on another team I am on with $5 items. It was a lot of fun and brought attention to all our shops.

I had 13 sales (10 trades) in two days, 3 of which were not bsp sales.

Another team is about to start their bsp and theirs will be $5 $10 $15 or $20 trades.

If anyone is interested i will post more info.


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New Contest For July

You have until Aug 15th to…

Make a treasury , the theme is Magic.

Include 8 A4A members

Include the winner from the last contest, Mad 😉

Treasury must include something with black.

The treasury must include something with orange.

The treasury must include an animal.

Post treasury or treasury link here on the blog.

Have fun!

Hope to see lots of treasuries

What do you win? $10 in supplies fro Calliope’s Attic and a set of gift tags from BlackFriday 😀


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Eep! It’s the 18th of July!

The drawing for the July contest was supposed to take place on July 15th.

I changed the rules a bit ( after talking to a couple of other blog friends) and decided to draw the winners name from a hat instead of going with number of views.

Woke my son up and after a little eye rolling, he drew MAD fromt he hat!

Congrat Mad!

Thank you all for playing!

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Ugh! Yup, the neighborhood skunk was making his rounds this morning :(

Scorching coffee grounds on a cast iron skillet works wonders for neutralizing the smell in the house. Not sure why, but it works. Keep stirring grounds so they don’t burn!

Borrowed the info below from the following site


Skunk Odor Removal

Wash all sprayed clothes, fabrics, people, and animals as soon as possible. The faster you get those smelly things in the wash, the better the chance that the skunk odor will actually wash off. Using your regular laundry detergent is fine, although treating the fabrics with an additional cleaner beforehand may help as well. Shower as soon as you can, and bathe any sprayed animals as quickly as possible, too. Use extra soap and shampoo, and any person- and animal-friendly skunk-specific cleansers (see below).

Use commercial sprays designed to deodorize and neutralize smells to eliminate skunk odor. Household cleaning sprays and products such as Febreeze or Simple Green (a good organic alternative) can be effective against skunk smell on fabrics and furniture. “Skunk Off” is a highly effective spray designed specifically for treating skunk-sprayed pets.

Use bleach to clean skunk spray and odor from outdoor structures. Use a mixture of 10% bleach and 90% water (or detergent and water) to clean sprayed areas (such as a porch) that aren’t in danger in staining from the bleach. Because chlorine bleach is highly toxic, don’t use it to clean people, animals, furniture, or colored clothing.

nimals, furniture, or colored clothing.

To tomato juice or not to tomato juice? Everyone’s heard of the old foolproof skunk standby: tomato juice. And of course, eveyone has a different opinion about how well it does, or doesn’t, work to get rid of skunk odor. The basic premise, of course, is that the acids in the tomato juice will dissolve and counteract the oils in the skunk spray. We can’t guarantee that it will work, but if you want to try it, add a can (or two or three) or tomato paste to the dog’s bath, or your own. Using tomato juice on any fabrics is probably a bad idea, unless you don’t mind the inevitable stains.

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Closer to home

This is Sweet Pea.

She was rescued 15 years ago by an angry nun, swinging a hairbrush at a group of boys throwing rocks at a cornered kitten.

Her clock is winding down now. At 15, she isn’t really interested in eating but would rather stay curled up on a lap and purring.

A rescue success story! Sweet Pea has had a long ( and pampered 🙂 ) life.

Thanks Sister J

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Thanks to Littleladyirish for sharing this!

Here is another way to get views for your shop.

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.

I believe you need an invite for this so if anyone is interested, let me know and I will send you an invite.


To sign up for Pinterest, follow the link below:

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