Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Christmas Fairy...and a Raffle

If you haven't yet heard of The Christmas Fairy on Facebook, you can visit here.  What started as a grassroots movement a few months ago to help families in need has already exploded to 1,218 members who have now helped 140 kids this year.  Quite an accomplishment if you ask me.  They do help with gifts of toys and such, but also clothing and other necessities.  While they have closed the applications for families this Christmas, they plan to continue well into the new year so they can be equipped to handle even more families next year.

So hear's the deal.  This is a worthy cause and all worthy causes, while requiring love to fuel them, require money to keep things afloat.  The Raffle I announced earlier this week will now be extended until December 29, 2010.  We will call it a New Year's Bash.  After all, once the holiday gift giving is over, don't you deserve something for yourself?  20% of the proceeds will go directly to The Christmas Fairy, and the more participants and entries the bigger the prizes--and proceeds!  Have at it!  :)

If you have a company and would like to donate prizes, please contact me at forhisglory58 at yahoo dot com.

Enter HERE!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Day

It was very snowy here in Ohio today.  Baby bear made the best of it by pretty much toddling around in a reign of terror!  There was no containing him today.

I did make the most of nap time by making some home made chicken pot pies and butternut squash soup.  YUMMO!

What do you do when the weather gets frightful?

Christmas Raffle!

Today is nasty and snowy.  I feel like running a Raffle today.

We will start off the Raffle with 2 dryer balls and 4 bags of Rita Monti Coffee...your choice of Classic Roast, Gourmet Italian...Decaf or Regular. The more entries, the better the prizes will get, so please make sure you share this with your friends! First entry is $2.00, all subsequent entries are $1.00.

Saturday, December 11, 2010's 3000 FB Fan Celebration!!!

Hooray for Malia at!  She has been waiting for her fan base to grow to 3000, and now that she is there, she is hosting a MEGA giveaway!  Malia sells cloth diapers that she makes herself, along with lots of other products from nursing covers to toddler trainers.  RUN to her Facebook page to check out all of the prizes and'll find us there too!

Thanks for all the new followers!  I am so happy that you are here!  Bloggers:  If you post a link to your blog, I certainly will visit and follow you as well!  DH and I are going to settle in for a little movie time now that baby bear is sleeping, but I promise I will get back to everyone.  Have a blessed evening and stay tuned for lots of grand opening celebration from The Fruit of Her Hands!

Frugality and

I love coupons and I love saving money.  I also love to shop online, which can be sometimes difficult when you want to maximize your savings with coupons and deals.  Enter, a shopping site that gives you up to 26% Cash Back every time you shop online. You can shop at over 1000 stores including eBay, JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom,, Walmart, Kohl's and Home Depot. Plus you get additional savings with exclusive coupons, free shipping offers, and limited-time sales!

You get $5.00 just for signing up.  I have been a member for over a year and this company does what it says.  You pick the store you'd like to shop from on and they do the rest.  A check comes to you in the mail, no filling out forms and remembering to mail them out.

Pretty cool.

Woo Hoo!

Busy morning!  Little bear finally decided to take his nap.  We now have the blog up and running; Facebook Business page is moving along, and the Etsy site seems to be functioning.  Products for sale are on the Facebook page and the Etsy inventory will be up tonight.

Enough self-promotion!  Let's talk cloth diapers.  What are your favorites?  Mine seem to be Kawaii Baby.  I love the ease of a pocket diaper and the fact that they don't cost an arm and a leg!  Washing diapers never really seemed to bother me.  I have fun watching something dirty get so clean.  Imagine having to wash the old fashioned way with no washer.  This is really nothing!

Kawaii Baby has no clue I just blogged this, these are my own personal opinions and I have in no way been compensated for them.