Monday, May 24, 2010

Flower Gifts and Zazzle

Flowers and Zazzle means more than giving out a greeting card, a mug, t-shirt, necktie, or keychain with flowers to someone you care about. It symbolizes our feelings of love, friendship, remembrance, apology, or a thoughtful expression. A bouquet of flowers is given out on birthdays, anniversary, weddings or part of a get well wish.

Ancient Greeks dedicated flowers to the gods and crowned people of notoriety. Flowers have been in stories by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Chinese as having a mystical language.

While visiting Turkey, the French and English in the mid eighteenth century, brought to their homelands the concept of a language of flowers. Each flower has a different meaning of its own.

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Memorial Day Pinback Buttons

Wear Memorial Day custom design pinback buttons to honor those who gave there lives for our freedom. Custom made on Zazzle. These same designs and others not shown can be found as greeting cards, t-shirts, keychains and more on my Patriotic and Fireworks product line.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day we give thanks and honor those who have died in our nation's service. Registered & Protected

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the Mirror card
Looking in the Mirror by Sandyspider
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Looking in the mirror does not mean seeing your own reflection. Often it means seeing the reflection of the person you want to be or have become.

My father had a dry wit. Not always easy to see if he was joking. Until one would catch the glimmer of a smile in his eyes, then realize, "Oh...he got me!"

He was smart and a teacher of survival skills. He taught me all about finance and how to be thrifty. My family calls it "Tight with money." He embedded these skills in me, for he knew that I would need them for my own survival. Not being anyone's favorite or taking a handout. My father taught me well.

We had a long distant relationship, living in another state. I cherished our phone conversations.

The days following his death (years ago), we helped my mother look for important papers. In this one particular drawer, it was not the insurance or other papers that my mother wanted. It was a drawer filled entirely with all the greeting cards and letters I had ever sent him. In this spot of his world, were keepsake treasures from his daughter. He had not thrown out a single one.

Like many fathers in his time, emotions were not something given out like candy. But this one small place, filled with something that meant more than paper...

Do you remember hearing these words, "I will never be like my parents?"

Have you looked in the mirror?

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Touring Fish Creek Wisconsin

Touring Fish Creek Wisconsin: "Beautiful Fish Creek, located on DoorCounty’s Peninsula is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Wisconsin. Fish Creek is a small unincorporated community that brings in thousands of visitors to view its historical buildings, shops and scenery. Located off the shore of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, this scenic village has been rated as number one small town getaway destination in Midwest Living."

Not a Squidoo lens, but could use some traffic and comments.

Memorial Weekend Celebration

This seemed like the perfect lens to give to the Solder Angels. Memorial Day we are honoring commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer led, non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families.

Nominate this at for Squidoo's Summer Sunshine Award for Charity. Include this link for the nomination

Over 1.5 million dollars has been raised since 1990. A partial list of the organizations include: De Pere Optimists, De Pere High School Redbirds Girls Softball, De Pere Wrestling, West De Pere Booster Club, De Pere and West De Pere High Grad Bash/Lock-in, De Pere Police Department, Boy Scouts, De Pere Rotary Club, 432nd Family Readiness Group, Oneida Relay for Life, De Pere Historical Society, the Kress Family Library, Syble Hopp School, NEW Service Dogs, Bay Area Humane Society, Vietnam Veterans, De Pere VFW, De Pere Beautification Committee, Cerebral Palsy Center, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, De Pere Youth Hockey, De Pere Fire Department and De Pere Christian Outreach.

Read more about the Celebrate Memorial Day in De Pere, WI here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dog Party Charity Celebration

Throw a charity party for your dog (cat or other type of pet). Make it a birthday celebration, holiday or the anniversary of when Fido became part of the family.

Bring gifts, treats, and a donation to The Humane Society of the United States.

According to the Humane Society website:
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization-backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals-a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

Our mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty

100% of this lens donates to The Humane Society of the United States. Please nominate this lens for the Squidoo's Summer Sunshine Award for Charity by email at

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Extra Updates

It is easy to fall behind when it comes to blogging. Here are my latest lenses since the last post. With the last one first. If you haven't been there, join stop by and say, "Hello" in the guestbook.

Fun Baby Onesies on Zazzle
We love to dress our babies in cute clothing that have something fun shown, like humorous looking animals or quotes.

What Is the Dachshund?
The word Dachshund means badger dog. They were given this name for they were fearless in burrowing down small holes to flush out small prey and even going head to head with badgers weighing up to 40 pounds. This breed's loud, high pitch bark alerts hunters of the location of the prey. The Dachshund also has a keen sense of smell.

Cupcake Party Gifts
Cupcakes do not have to be filled with calories. They look good on t-shirts, mugs, hats, neckties, aprons, tote bags, shoes, stamps, invitations, refrigerator magnets, buttons, stickers, keychains, mousepads, and skateboards offered at Zazzle.

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