Thursday, May 31, 2012

Operation Smile

Who is Operation Smile®?

The Mission of Operation Smile

Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Together we create smiles, change lives, and heal humanity.

Making It Happen

Operation Smile® fulfills its mission with five programs:
•International Medical Missions: Operation Smile coordinates more than 30 medical mission sties in 25 countries annually. Last year, medical volunteers provided free surgeries for 9,221 children through international and local in-country medical missions.
•Chapters and Foundations
•U.S. Care Network
•Student Programs

Join the Effort

When choosing to support Operation Smile, Close to My Heart and its Consultants choose to support children with facial deformities all over the world. Your money and time help sustain a charity that has helped over 100,000 children in the past 25 years. With your help, even more children can be helped in the years to come.

Ask me how you can help children worldwide by supporting Operation Smile!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Become a Consultant...a career you'll love

Would you love being your own boss? Setting your own work hours? Teaching others how to papercraft and preserve their memories? Being a part of a fun-loving community of like-minded Consultants? Getting paid for doing something you love? As a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, you can do all these things and more!

Signing up is easy with our online application. For just $99, you'll get a New Consultant Kit loaded with business supplies and new products to start your business. The kit is a retail value of over $288, but it can be yours for just $99.

Now is the time to make a difference in your life! Follow this link Close To My Heart and click on the "Opportunities" tab at the top of the page to fill out the application.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Did You Know?

•My Acrylix stamps are ready to use right out of the package—no cutting out, mounting, or applying stickers required. Just place the stamp on your block, apply ink, and you’re set!
•My Acrylix stamps and blocks are clear, making it easy to stamp in exactly the right spot.
•My Acrylix stamps can be used to create a variety of popular looks

◦creating your own patterned paper

◦sponging on multiple inks for single-impression, multi-color images

•Many My Acrylix stamps coordinate with Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge shapes, giving you lots of creative possibilities. Cut the shape on your Cricut® machine, stamp the image on the shape, and attach to your project! In the Idea Book, the images outlined in red coordinate with Cricut® shapes.

•My Acrylix stamps are super easy to maintain, store, and transport.

Get ready for a great Stampaganza! You'll LOVE our stamps. I do.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Life with Peanut

Well, my Peanut has me wiped out! He sleeps through the night (thank you, Lord), does most of his business on the poddy pads, cries very little, etc. So I don't know how exhausted I would be if he wasn't doing all those things! But...I'm on my feet a lot cleaning up after him, am worried because he doesn't seem to pick up on the danger of the wheelchair, etc....then again, it's only been 2 days. After playing hard, he loves to lay on Mama's chair (and usually on Mama) to take a nap. This is the part I love the most. It's so relaxing that I end up napping with him.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Now back to some Close to my Heart. Next month is Stampganza!!!

What is Stampganza???? During the month of June CTMH is offering buy 2 get one free on all stamp sets!!! How awesome is that!

Stay tuned for more posts about that special!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Did It

Hi all....I did it. I bought a puppy. I think he is just the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm still thinking about names for him, but right "Peanut" seems to be the number 1 choice. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think would be a good name.

Thanks for seeing me through this one :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Puppy Time part 2

I had 2 parties this past weekend, so I'm pleased about that. But I have none on my calendar at this point, though I have 3 people who are interested in booking for later this summer.

I found some Pomeranian puppies for sale in the newspaper, so I called and talked to the woman who is selling them. She wants $400 each and I was very tempted...actually made an appointment to go out and look at them tomorrow. But I prayed about and felt God was telling me to wait. So I called her back and cancelled. Now I'm feeling very discouraged. Anyone who says that living your faith is easy is nuts! I'm lonely and I want a puppy!!! I'm having a temper tantrum now.

Ok, I guess I'll try to be over it now. Realistically I know it's probably not a good idea to have a brand new puppy in this apartment. It's so cramped and crowded in here the poor little thing could get lost or stepped on very easily, beside the fact that I really shouldn't spend that kind of money on a pet. Anyway it was hard but I said no, at least for now. If I find a puppy for free, I getting it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Puppy time

A lot of my thinking has been taken up lately with the idea of getting a puppy. I've looked into various hybrid X-breeds, as well as pure breds. I think it's come down to wanting to rescue a puppy that needs help. I live in a small apartment so I know I definately want a very small dog.

I've also given a lot of thought to the age of dog I want...a young adult dog or a puppy? My daughter just about has me convinced that I want a puppy. The only hesitation I have is with me being in a wheelchair, I'm afraid the potty training might be too much for me. But I know from experience that once a dog has been trained to go outside, they don't understand when you try to retrain them to go on wee wee pads. And that's what I want...either the wee wee pads or a litter box. It's just too hard for me to take the dog out during out Montana winters.

That's the reason I let our little Gracie go. Before my husband died we had a little Shih Tzu/Maltese mix that we loved dearly. But when he passed I knew I wasn't capable of taking care of her the way she was use to, so I let her go live with my daughter. They are so attached to one another now that I would never dream of asking for her back, but I find myself wanting that companionship again...hence, all the puppy thinking.

I do know that I prefer long haired dogs as apposed to short haired like a chihuahua. And I prefer females over males.

Do you have a little friend that helps make up for the loss of a loved one?....who provides companionship when you're lonely? Write a comment and tell me about it. I may showcase your little buddy here on my blog.