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Girls’ Night Out/Party in Your PJs

Tomorrow evening, a good friend of mine is hosting a Girls’ Night Out shopping/vendor event at the business she runs.  I am going to be there with the two direct sales lines I sell – 31 Gifts and Origami Owl. As some of you know, I’ve been doing freelance work while looking for a full-time job, and I’ve taken to selling these two amazing product lines to add to my income. I love both lines – bags and jewelry – what woman doesn’t love these things?!

I’m also going to have the gorgeous mugs I sold at a couple of vendor events this past summer, from Healing Touch Pottery. Can we say gorgeous? Now, when I did my events this summer, I went to log into my PayPal Here on my phone, so I could accept credit cards instantly, and it wouldn’t work. I tried to get it corrected and never heard back, and eventually forgot. So tonight I tried again, still the same. Until I discovered I could sign into my account with my phone number, got that option validated, and BOOM, I’m back in the credit card automatic accepting business! Wahoo!

What this really means is that I can now accept credit cards for the mugs I’m selling. The other two lines I take down the credit card info and enter it directly into my sites for purchase. So I’m very happy, because the mugs will make great Christmas gifts too!

I’m hoping that tomorrow night brings good sales and/or people signing up to have in-home or catalog parties for the two lines. I really need to boost my income for the holidays. Either way, it should be fun.

I hate writing about this stuff here, finances and all. But that’s part of life, and finding out I got the PayPal issue working before tomorrow night was enough to prompt me to write! Wahoo!

So, if you’re interested in checking out the products I sell, and either placing an order or hosting a party, online on FB – party in your pjs – interactive and fun without leaving your home, or via a catalog party, and earning free products for yourself or to get some of your holiday shopping done quickly and easily, let me know.

My website for Thirty-One is My website for Origami Owl is Feel free to shop or contact me for either line – 31 has a full line of purses and wallets, and every kind of bag and product you could possibly use to organize your home, office, car, etc. And we offer gorgeous personalization on almost all of the bags we sell. Origami Owl is an amazing line, started by a 14-year-old girl a few years ago. They’re fun, living lockets, that you fill with charms to tell your story. I LOVE THEM! That’s why I started selling them! For the Healing Touch Pottery mugs, they’re hand thrown by a potter in New Hampshire, charged with Reiki (healing energy) and they each have a healing stone (the stones vary and each mug comes with a card telling about the properties of that natural stone). I started selling them because I loved them, too! So if you’re interested in any of the above, or want more information, feel free to contact me at I’d love to add you as a new customer, or have you join my team for 31 or Origami Owl!

So wish me luck tomorrow night – and you all have a good night/good day. I know I’m going to have one!

Live,  laugh, love….it makes it all worthwhile!


It Is What It Is

Do you believe in signs or messages from loved ones who have passed?

Starting on Thursday (July 4) I have either heard or read a post on Facebook (today) someone say “It is what it is”. The thing is, that was one of my father’s regular sayings. My Dad had a lot of sayings, or Goodmanisms, as someone once coined them. When I was younger, I thought they all sounded corny and they used to drive me crazy. As I got older (possibly more mature?) I came to appreciate the wisdom in his simple sounding sayings.


So when I talked to my cousin on Thursday, at one point in the conversation, he said it is what it is. And I said that my father always said that, which led to a conversation remembering my father. I can’t remember where I heard it on Friday, but I know I did. And then yesterday, when I had a table at the local Summer Fest (selling gorgeous hand-made pottery mugs with these great reiki-charged healing stones (leave me a comment if you’re interested!)) I was talking to the vendor next to me. I don’t recall the specifics of the conversation when he said it, but he, too, said it is what it is. And then a friend of mine from high school posted a picture of her new charm bracelet with a charm that said it, today.

Ok, so apparently I needed to be hit over the head with it. My father is trying to send me a message. It is what it is. I can’t change it so I have to accept it. Or just leave it alone. But what? I’ve been thinking about this on and off all day, trying to figure out what it is he wants me to accept or leave alone. And I just cannot figure it out. And yes, it’s driving me crazy.

So it is what it is. When I figure out what he’s trying to tell me (aside from the obvious), I’ll let y’all know.

Live, love, laugh… makes it all worthwhile!

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