Sunday, November 22, 2009

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's official...I've started...

Cosmetology School

Finally, a dream of mine has come true and I am having a blast.

Don't worry, Glitzy Gallery Jewelry and Glitzy Gallery Graphics are not going anywhere. They will always be a part of me.

Class has been interesting and definitely informative. There is so much information to learn and they cram it all in very quickly.

Day one was funny now that I look back on it. It is the same day one everyone has when they start something new. Everyone eying each other, sizing up competition or trying to figure out if they want to be friends with the person sitting next to them or the person sitting across the room. And then on day one, everyone is so nervous, no one really shares anything about themselves. Everyone guessing what each other is like, how old, married, single, nice?

Oh how 2 weeks makes a difference. Now you can't shut us all up. We probably know more about each other than our closest friends do. That is what 8 hours of sitting in a classroom does to you. Not complaining, but you all know it is true.

As the weeks melt away, we will all get even more comfortable. And then that one magic day, they will release us to work on humans. Realllllll humans.

Now let me tell you, I've been messing with hair for years now and decided that my family's circumstances finally would allow me to do it for real. No more sitting in the kitchen giving a hair cut. I can come out of the dark and cut in a salon. How exciting.

So wish me luck and I will let you know when my chair opens and I am ready for clients.

I promise I won't cut your ear.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fall Mall Contest Is Over

Winner will be tabulated over the course of the next few days and will be notified.

Thank you to all who have entered.

If you did not win...head on over to to sign up before all the spaces fill.

Starting at only $7!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fall Into Savings Mall GIVEAWAY

And the Not So Bad, It's OK I Didn't Win the Grand Prize PRIZE: (Second place)
2 Weeks - Tile Ad Space
$13 Value

Head Over to the Fall Into Savings Mall to check it out

Get your business out there!
You don't win this package?
No problem, it only takes a few bucks to get your name out there!

All you need is an ad tile that is 125x125 pixels.
You don't have one? No problem.
Email me and I can design one starting at only $10!

Rules for giveaway:
Contest runs from August 18, 2009 until September 1, 2009, Noon PST

Ways to enter:
Receive one entry for each completed task below

Comment a separate post for each task you completed
EXAMPLE: You commented about your fave item and you blogged. That would be 2 comments.

1. Comment on here with your single favorite fall item - something that makes it feel like fall to you.

2. Blog & link this giveaway and provide the link to your post in your comment

3. Twitter & link this giveaway and provide the link to your tweet in your comment

4. Go to and shop. Each item purchased will not only provide you an entry, but you will have all shipping and handling costs refunded to you within 48 hours.

5. Sign up for a Fall Into Savings Mall space and receive one entry for each week you have signed up and paid for

There you have it, 5 possible ways to enter.

No purchase necessary, however it will provide you with an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn on September 1, 2009
Winner will be notified through contact information left on comment and posted on this blog
Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
All comments must include contact information or will not be counted

Please stop by the mall and check it out!

Email me for any questions you may have.

Good luck!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Have you ever locked yourself INSIDE a store?

Please say you have, so I am not the only one who has ever done that!

I went to the UPS store today, where my mailbox is, to check my mail. They give you a key to the front door if you need to check your mail after hours.

This was my first and LAST time ever going into the store when there wasn't anyone in there working. I was alone.

Being in the hurry I am I also left my purse with my cell phone in the car. Are you guessing what happened next?

I unlock the front door, check my box, and then head back to the front door. There is a little lever that says push. So I push of course. And push again, and again. Nothing. The door is jammed locked and it isn't doing anything!!!! I haven't set into panic mode yet but I am quickly approaching as I think to myself how I will survive an entire night in the UPS store. I then realize that today is Saturday and they do not reopen until Monday. Panic starts to set in and I frantically keep hitting, now beating, the push button on the door.

I walk around the store to see if there is a phone somewhere. But who the heck am I going to call? Hello 9-1-1 I locked myself into the UPS store. Yeah right, like they would take that one seriously. I don't have anyone local to me that I memorized their phone numbers. So I look over through the gates they have surrounding the store area to see if there is a phone on the counter. I imagine myself sticking my arm through the gate or fashioning some sort of lasso out of my pants and shirt to get the phone near to me. Then I realize that it won't look good if I am half naked trying to break into the store part of UPS.

I try the door again just to make sure I am not having a "dork" moment and I still can't get out. Luckily some women came to ship some packages and didn't know about the new shorter summer hours so they were panicking with me. One lady took off to the super market to get help and then another lady finds a mail slot in the wall and sticks her hand through. At this point I am not really needing her hand, maybe if it had a candy bar attached to it, but other than that what am I supposed to do with her hand. And then she says in a magical mystical all knowing voice...hand me your keys.

So I hand them to her and she can't get them through the hole because my keys are bigger then the opening. After a few moves she drags them through and is able to get me out.

I breathe in some of the fresh air after being in captive for 4 minutes. Oh how it is good to be a free woman. I am definately never going to jail. I don't think I could make it more then three minutes tops.

What is the stupidest thing you have ever had happen to you in a store?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Hope to see you there.

Friday, July 31, 2009

House Hunting and the Attack of the Birds

I have been house hunting for the last few months. I am working on figuring out when it becomes pointless to search. Here is my equation so far...

Number of houses searched on the Internet 1,500
Number of houses seen in person 150
Number of houses bid on 15

Number of houses finally purchased ZERO

I think my math may be rusty because the numbers just don't work.

Although I am without a new house I have gained the knowledge of every available floor plan in the city. I am so good, that I can drive past a house and tell you where the kitchen is located, how many bedrooms and if it has an inside laundry room. Well maybe I'm not thaaaaaaaat good, but it sure seems like I've seen EVERYTHING!

Yesterday was another trip out with my wonderful realtor. She has been so patient in this entire process and we have laughed so much. Yesterday was a very entertaining day, as I laughed so much my cheeks hurt, yes the ones on my face....what were you thinking?

After going to many houses we stopped at what looked like promising prospect for a new abode. As the Realtor approached the front steps, an evil pigeon dive bombed her head and I think at that moment my Realtor had a mini heart attack. As she was panting from being spooked, I had to peal myself off the pavement from my rolling laughter. I know, I know, it was bad for me to laugh but you would have to if you would have been there.

As the day went on, and more houses passed we decided to call it an end to the day and head home. The Realtor must have had a past life as a bird, because all the birds in the local vicinity decided they wanted to attack her car when she was driving. Now that is not anything funny. You feel bad when a bird gets hit, but hey, it's not your fault they were flying with their eyes closed. The funny part was when the Realtor closed her eyes and ducked. Now remember, we are INSIDE the car and she is DRIVING. Again I was laughing so hard it hurt.

Have you ever been attacked by birds?

Monday, July 20, 2009

When the owner gets more exercise at the dog park...

Took Chloe to the dog park in town here. First time around she did very well. I was the helicopter parent, always hovering and making sure she was okay.

We've never been to a dog park before, and Chloe has a habit of barking at any dog that just breathes near her. Surprisingly, she didn't bark. She was running around with the other dogs, sniffing all the little furry butts.

Yesterday, we were up pretty early and I took her again. Totally pointless, as she just sat on top of the picnic table the entire time.

I would run around the dog park trying to get her to follow me around. But no go. I was the one getting the exercise. I bet she was sitting on the picnic table thinking "stupid human."

I personally draw the line at sniffing any butts!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Are we there yet? Are we there yet?


Actually got in on Saturday around 3pm. Oh my gosh it was hot and still is. I happened to get in on the hottest day of the year. 114 degrees! Not fair.

Reached the apartment. Now remember this is the first opportunity for me to see this in person. Thank goodness I am not locked into a lease with a deposit. The place is nice enough to work for a temporary home but I am afraid that if I stay there any longer then a month I may be huddled in a dark corner having a melt down.

A few finer points of my new (temporary) home...
  • Comes complete with roommates...little crawly ones
  • Has it's own du smoker cat b.o. man
  • Complete with it's own fine film of dust to give it that aged look
  • And to show that this community is super safe, it includes a door that doesn't lock and a landlord that doesn't care to light a fire under his butt to get it fixed.
  • Forget having to visit the Grand Canyon, the mattress includes it's own version.
Enough about the apartment. We have driven around Arizona looking at houses and today we will meet up with the realtor to go inside a few. Fingers crossed that today is the day I find one.

We have met up with some family and friends who live here and that was super nice. Although I am starting this adventure on my own (and my little dog to), I feel like I have some great support here.

Off to go drive around for a bit before the sun is at it's hottest and threatens to melt my flip flops to the pavement.

Thank you to all the readers following my adventure. I promise I will try to post as often as possible, but my lovely furnished apartment does not include Internet, nor do I want to make the investment to get a hookup. I will be back soon....

Friday, July 10, 2009

What You Learn On The Road...

But before we get to the list here is a review of some great photos from today...

This is the perfect way to pack. We so did it wrong...

Just what you want to see when you are ordering your Starbucks...

Started in Texas...

Ended up in Texas...

Do you know how large the state of Texas is? It is huge! Driving all day and we are still not all the way through. It got to the point that the GPS Garmin stopped telling us how many miles we had to go. Instead it just said Eternity in the corner of the screen.

In this long drive today, my mother and I have made a small list of what we learned while confined to a small space, in the hot sun together.

In no particular order...

1. When a billboard says Mobiloil on it, it is not pronounced Mobi Loil

2. The company web address is not pronounced Suc As A Team

3. Do not put toothpaste on your face after using face scrub

4. When the GPS Garmin Nuvi with the up to date traffic reports has a picture of a small car upside down on it, doesn't mean the car is sleeping

5. One big wheeler (Mac truck) towing 3 of the same big wheelers does not mean they are all cuddling.

6. When the dog is anxious to get back into the car, she needs to wait until we have unloaded the boxes in her way or she will splat up against them and slowly slide back down.

7. Look down when walking in Texas, or you may kick a headless cockroach the size of a golf ball.

And finally...
If there is a line of cars in the middle of nowhere they probably all have a Garmin they are following.

Tomorrow is the big day. We arrive in Arizona...only after going all the way through New Mexico. Small hurdle but after Texas I feel like we can accomplish anything.

See you tomorrow....