New Bracelets

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So far, I’m not creating as many bracelets as I imagined.  Life seems to get in the way.  Sometimes, I do find a quiet moment at night and I grab that bull by the horns.  Often, staying up too late.

I LOVE buying new beads and materials.  It’s almost scary.  I’ve set a budget, but am having a hard time sticking to it.  I know, I’m bad.  Buying the new stuff is almost as fun as creating.  Eventually, I’d like to move on to other accessories.  This will mean a bigger budget!  = P

I’m up to 21 bracelets in my Etsy shop.  This is exciting!  However, I can’t wait till there are TWO pages!  Small victories.  The blog I branched off and created for SignatureEnchantment seems to be doing ok, but a little slow at times.

Surprisingly, my RA doesn’t seem to be affected by all of this bracelet making.  This was a concern of mine, but my biggest complaint is the tiny beads! They have a way of jumping out of my fingers.  They seem to love the carpet!  I really think they breed there too!  I’ve recently ordered some Hematite beads.  There is talk they are great for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  With some quick research I came across this article from Arthritis Connect.

“The benefit of these bracelets is based on the notion that magnets have a positive effect on living tissues. According to some researchers, magnetic healing bracelets can help to reduce hip and knee pain. Some theorists believe that the magnetic field facilitates the production of natural analgesics, endorphins and melatonin in the body. This helps to improve blood circulation, promote healing and reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and even stomach issues.”

I do feel a little concerned that I’m spamming.  I mean, I’ve been sharing my creations on Pinterest, my SignatureEnchantment Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, my personal Facebook, my WordPress accounts, and of course by means of mouth.  It’s just so fun.  I love to see progress and social media is a great way to advertise.  It does seem progress comes in waves.  If I add a new bracelet, the views come pouring in.  Without a new addition, the stats are stale.  Maybe I need to change some things.  If you have any ideas or tip or even critiques, feel free to share them.

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A New Endeavor

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I’ve recently picked up a new hobby making jewelry, mostly bracelets.  For the moment, I’m devoting most of my free time to setting up my Etsy shop and creating.  In case you’re interested, you can find my shop here:    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SignatureEnchantment Below is a sample of what I’ve made. Thanks for stopping in.

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Flashy and Classy Bracelet

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Fall Leaves Bracelet

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Multi-color Stars on Hemp

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Earthy Turquoise and Hemp Bracelet

I’ve Given My Couponing Posts Their Own Space at…

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Over the course of the last 3 years, couponing has taken a center stage.  So, I felt it was time to for the couponing posts to leave the nest.

This blog will still be available, but the posts will be about everything other than couponing.

You can find all things coupon related on my new blog:  The Coupon Playground

The True Story of a Seven Year Marriage

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I had to share this sweet and inspiring story. So many will relate to this, I’m sure.

Fly Softly My Love

I used to scoff at those who simply made it work, couples who lived long and tedious years together even if the fire had died. Life is too short I thought, to spend it with someone who doesn’t kindle your passion.

That was before I knew that passion isn’t something that floats around and lands on you like a lucky butterfly (at least not all the time). It needs to be tended, like a fire in your heart, by breathing life into a spark over and over. You choose where you build your fire, and your heart listens to your choice.

When our turn came to meet and marry, I wondered how we might avoid the boring fate of the uninspired; the settlers who had aimed high and fallen short.

What made us special, more right for each other than the others? We fooled ourselves and listed off the reasons.

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CVS Changed Their Weekly Online Ad

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English: CVS/pharmacy on Garrett Road in Durha...

English: CVS/pharmacy on Garrett Road in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I discovered the new ad this morning and I’m LOVING it.  It will be a big help to couponers, as well as the average consumer.

“It’s about time you found out.

myWeekly Ad is the revolutionary way to save. Sign in or create a CVS.com® account to see what’s in store for you.”

All of the deals are neatly separated by category.  The part that I love the most is that the vagueness the ads conveyed before is gone.  Now, when you see a deal, you can click “deal details” and it REALLY fills you in on the details.  For example, a specific item list for the sale, right there at the click of a mouse.

I’m still in the process of checking it out myself, but I had to share my excitement.  Go check it out.  www.cvs.com.