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Monday, November 14, 2011

What were you labled as back in the 1980's

Advertisers gave a whole range of acronyms to groups of consumers in the 1980s. Looking at these acronyms does help to understand how advertisers identified recognisable groups in society in the consumer driven world of marketing 1980s fashion.

A typical acronym was DINKY which described an increasing section of society, the couples not necessarily married, but who were 'Double Income No Kids Yet.' The Dinky was the type of consumer that might be targeted for spending on fashion and status symbols like perfume, label goods and stylish kitchen items that might never be used. The couple could even encourage each other in achieving their lifestyle of aspiration. Other labels advertisers favoured include Empty Nesters, Grey Panthers, Ladettes and Tweenies. The guppies term has since been hijacked by other groups.

Acronym Table for 1980s Fashion and Marketing Terms!

Yuppies-Young Urban Professionals

Yummies-Young Urban Mother

Dinkies-Double Income No Kids

Sinkies-Single Income No kids

Minkie-Middle Income No kids

Poupie-Porsche Owning Urban Professional

Swell-Single Woman Earning Lots Of Loot (Miss Yuppie)

Guppies-Greenpeace Yuppies (The original meaning of the term)

Bobo-Burnt Out But Opulent

Woopie-Well Off Older People

Jollies-Jet Setting Oldsters With Lots Of Loot

Glams-Greying Leisured Affluent Middle Aged

Deccie-D.I.Y Decorators Who Drag Stipple and Marble

Splappie-Stripped Pine Laura Ashley People

Drabbie-Ethical Urban Quaker With Anti And Pro Views

Dockney-East Docklands London Yuppie

Tweenie-Between 5 And 12 Years Old

Ladettes-Young Women Who Act Like Loutish Lads

Grey Panthers-Senior Citizens With Opinion

Empty Nesters-Couples Whose Children Are Grown Up And Away
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Yuppies

Yuppie was a 1980s acronym for 'Young Upwardly Mobile Professional Person'. The word was coined by the advertising industry to capture the essence of a particular type of work hard, play hard, ambitious minded city career person of either sex. The hectic lifestyle of a yuppie meant that after long hours of work, rare free time was spent in a self indulgent way frittering away the cash earned on anything, from expensive make up and perfume, to a bottle of fine champagne. Conspicuous wastage was part of the attitude.

For day Yuppies sported wide shouldered jackets and for weekends they wore a Barbour to effect a country aesthetic or a ball-gown to assume the appearance of a more advantaged lifestyle.

Take a look at all the 80's clothing I have for sale!
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Sunday, May 01, 2011

500-year-old book surfaces in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Book dealer Ken Sanders has seen a lot of nothing in his decades appraising "rare" finds pulled from attics and basements, storage sheds and closets.

Sanders, who occasionally appraises items for PBS's Antiques Roadshow, often employs the "fine art of letting people down gently."

But on a recent Saturday while volunteering at a fundraiser for the small town museum in Sandy, Utah, just south of Salt Lake, Sanders got the surprise of a lifetime.

"Late in the afternoon, a man sat down and started unwrapping a book from a big plastic sack, informing me he had a really, really old book and he thought it might be worth some money," he said. "I kinda start, oh boy, I've heard this before."

Then he produced a tattered, partial copy of the 500-year-old Nuremberg Chronicle.

The German language edition printed by Anton Koberger and published in 1493 is a world history beginning in biblical times. It's considered one of the earliest and most lavishly illustrated books of the 15th century.

"I was just absolutely astounded. I was flabbergasted, particularly here in the interior West," Sanders said. "We might see a lot of rare Mormon books and other treasures, but you don't expect to see a five-centuries-old book. You don't expect to see one of the oldest printed books in the world pop up in Sandy, Utah."

The book's owner has declined to be identified, but Sanders said it was passed down to the man by his great uncle and had been gathering dust in his attic for decades.

Because of the cotton bond paper it was printed on, not wood pulp paper like most present-day works, Sanders said the remaining pages have been well-preserved albeit literally coming apart at the seams

"Barring further calamity or disaster, it will last another 500 years," he said.

And Sanders is certain it's not a fake.

"It passes the smell test," he said. "I'm not sure there's ever been a forger born who is ambitious enough to hand-create a five-centuries-old book in a manner sufficient enough to fool people."

But what's it actually worth? Turns out, not much.

It is believed there are several hundred copies in circulation worldwide, making it not-so-rare of a find, and about two-thirds of its pages are missing.

Still, it's not the monetary value that excites Sanders.

"Just the opportunity to handle something from the very beginning of the printed word and the book itself, especially, ironically, in the 21st century with all this talk of the death of the book, and here we have a book that's survived 500-plus years," he said. "It's just exciting. ... The value of an artifact like this to me is the least interesting part of it all."

Sanders is displaying the copy at his rare book shop in Salt Lake City.

San Francisco-based antiquities book dealer John Windle said if this copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle were in mint condition and fully intact, it could be worth up to $1 million.

One in such shape sold last year at a London auction for about $850,000, Windle said, but not so much because it's such a rare find.

"The rarity of the book has almost nothing to do with its value," he said. "If you're collecting monuments of printing history, monuments of human history, if you're collecting achievements of the human spirit through the printed word, this is one of the foundation books. ... Every book collector wants a copy of that book or at least some pages from it."

Windle noted that while its worth to collectors is priceless, it is "probably the most common book from the 15th century making its way onto the market these days."

"We have a saying in the book trade: There's nothing as common as a rare book," he added.

Because of this book's tattered state, Windle said it's likely worth less than $50,000.

"It basically kills the value," he said. "If it turned up in perfect condition in Salt Lake City, now that would be amazing. That would be astounding."

Luise Poulton, curator and head of rare books at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library, called it an "exciting find," but largely just because of the way it surfaced.

"It's that classic story," said Poulton, who has several pages from another copy of a Nuremberg Chronicle on display. "You really never know what's in your attic."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Interesting history facts

Where did Piss Poor come from?

Interesting History

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families
used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken and
Sold to the tannery . . . if you had to do this to survive
You were "Piss Poor"

But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't
even afford to buy a pot . . . they "didn't have a pot to
piss in" & were the lowest of the low.

The next time you are washing your hands and complain
because the water temperature isn't just how you like it,
think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about
the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their
yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by
June. However, since they were starting to smell . . ....
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting
Married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man
of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then
all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the
children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so
dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the
saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs - thick straw - piled high, with no
wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get
warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs)
lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and
sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof . ... .
Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the
house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs
and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence,
a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top
afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into
existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other
than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had
slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet,
so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their
footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until,
when you opened the door, it would all start slipping
outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big
kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit
the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly
vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the
stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold
overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew
had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence
the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas
porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could
obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When
visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show
off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home
the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests
and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high
acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food,
causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with
tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were
considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt
bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests
got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.
Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running
out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins
and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the
grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins
were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they
realized they had been burying people alive . . . So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night
(the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone
could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

And that's the truth . . . ... Now, whoever said History was boring!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Imagine life as a game

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air.
You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re
keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will
bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends and spirit -
are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably
scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the
same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life.

How?

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because
we are different that each of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what
is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as
you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for
the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of
your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over
until the moment you stop trying.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile
thread that binds us to each together.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn
how to be pave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find time. The
quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to
hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings!
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been,
but also where you are going.
Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always
carry easily.
Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a
race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way…

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CHANGES ARE COMING

Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come.
1. The Post Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.



2. The Check. Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post office If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.



3. The Newspaper. The younger generation simply doesn't read the newspaper. They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.



4. The Book. You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can't wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you're holding a gadget instead of a book.



5. The Land Line Telephone. Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don't need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they've always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes

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6. Music. This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It's the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is "catalog items," meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, "Appetite for Self-Destruction" by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, "Before the Music Dies."



7. Television. Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they're playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It's time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.



8. The "Things" That You Own. Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in "the cloud." Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing.. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud services." That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.



In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That's the good news But, will you actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big "Poof?" Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.



9. Privacy. If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That's gone. It's been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, "They" know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. And "They" will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.



19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind



The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II.



But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America . Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period. The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little. Do you know what our biggest export is today? Waste paper. Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was. Once upon a time America could literally out produce the rest of the world combined. Today that is no longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world. If the deindustrialization of America continues at this current pace, what possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our children?



Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living, but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. Every single month America goes into more debt and every single month America gets poorer.



So what happens when the debt bubble pops?



The deindustrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country. But sadly, most Americans do not have any idea what is going on around them.



For people like that, take this article and print it out and hand it to them Perhaps what they will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them from their slumber.



The following are 19 facts about the deindustrialization of America that will blow your mind....



#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.



#2 Dell Inc., one of America ’s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.



#3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem , North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.



#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States ? Zero.



#5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if theU.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.



#6 As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.



#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.



#8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.



#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.



#10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul , Minnesota . Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford's new "global" manufacturing strategy.



#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.



#12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.



#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.



#14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.



#15 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.



#16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.



#17 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States .



#18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.



#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.



So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?



How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?



How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy?



How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide?



The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis. It needs to be treated like one.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Soop Cemetery is one of the most misunderstood haunting sites in Michigan.

Just found and visited a Cemetery here in Michigan and found out it is Haunted, this Cemetery is near my home!

Soop Cemetery is one of the most misunderstood haunting sites in Michigan. It is often associated with victim Jane Mixer, 23, of serial murderer, John Collins, being left on a grave in 1968. However, this did not occur at Soop. Jane, a law student of the University of Michigan, was left shot and strangled in a cemetery in Denton Township; not a cemetery on Old Denton Road. This belief even further unravels when new information and a DNA match in November 2004 linked Jane's death to murderer, Gary Earl Leiterman. (Detroit Free Press, January 14th, 2005). Leiterman was convicted. However, the legend of Collins and the body resting at Soop continues among haunted location sites and ghost "research" groups in the area.

The second common myth of Soop Cemetery is that Elizabeth Soop was a black witch who enjoys scaring visitors in the afterlife. Elizabeth Soop did practice witchcraft. However, her living ancestors who keep the family history have no information about her supposed witchcraft (as reported by family member Andrea, molliesmama@yahoo.com at Ghostzoo.com). People also report that the tombstone with the two hands pointing down is Elizabeth's tombstone and sign of her evil practice. However, there are two tombstones marked Elizabeth Soop in this cemetery. Neither have this image. The Elizabeth in question's grave is near the rear of the cemetery next to the tombstone of Federick. In addition, hands together in prayer generally means "devotion" in tombstone symbolism. Hand(s) pointing downward means God reaching down for them.

The most outlandish rumor is that this cemetery is also the famed "Butler Cemetery" (http://www.mysticalblaze.com/GhostsMichigan.htm). Butler Cemetery is located in Westland. Soop Cemetery is now referred to as Pleasantview Cemetery. Many still refer to it as Soop Cemetery since this was the prevalent family buried there in the beginning.

With all these false rumors and allegations, this does not mean Soop is not haunted. There are numerous reports of mists, apparitions, EVP, and thermal shifts for decades to warrant this as a good research spot.

Soop Cemetery
Old Denton Road
Belleville, MI 48111

Soop is in Bellville, Michigan off of the I-94 (south side) service dr.
on Old Denton Rd.(small dirt road behind the Diamond Back Bar). Theres a party store right on the corner of I-94 Service Dr and Old Denton Rd.

Haunting Symptoms:
Apparitions, Partial Location, Site Specific
Temperature, Cold Spots Visuals, Smoke

here is a site that someone took pictures
http://members.tripod.com/faces_from_the_grave/id96.htm

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Did you no?

If you have a yahoo.com mail and account you can have a profile page and connect with other people they see your updates and so on.. and also you can connect your Plurk.com to your profile and twitter, facebook and other sites.

this is neat what yahoo mail has done did you no now you have tools on your mail there's notepad and you can upload pictures and ad text to the images and size them and so on..

heres what you can do:
on the left had side of when your logged into your yahoo mail account you will see on your bottom left side of your page (Applications)

1.Attach large files
"This application allows you to attach up to 100MB of files to each e-mail. It's easy to use, no registration, and it's free!"
2.Automatic Organizer
"Organizes low priority messages -- newsletters, coupons, promotions, receipts, etc into folders, which prioritizes email from real people in your Inbox, and summarizes it all in a digest so you don't miss anything important."
3.Calender
4.Edit Photos
5.Evite
"Get friends together by sending an Evite invitation right from Yahoo! Mail."
6.Flickr
"Share your photos with friends and family using Yahoo! Mail."
7.My Drive
"Take all your files with you everywhere. Send large files right from Yahoo! Mail."
8.My Photos
9.Paypal
"Use PayPal to send money to, or request money from, just about anyone around the world with an email address or phone number. It's fast and easy."
10.Pingg Invitations
"Create and send free, stylish online invites directly within Yahoo! Mail. Manage RSVPs, Reminders and Follow-Ups without leaving your Inbox. Get Well Sent!"
11.Notepad

this is a great way to connect with your buyers and friends check out my profile on yahoo and look at my plurk :)

http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FE63H5BUC73ZG7K53HH5SV4JFU

http://www.plurk.com/debsgreatfinds/invite

Did you no?

If you have a yahoo.com mail account you can have a profile page and connect with other people they see your updates and so on.. and also you can connect your Plurk.com to your profile and twitter, facebook.

this is neat what yahoo mail has done did you no now you have tools on your mail there's notepad and you can upload pictures and ad text to the images and size them and so on..

heres what you can do:
on the left had side of when your logged into your yahoo mail

this is a great way to connect with your buyers and friends check out my profile on yahoo and look at my plurk :)

http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FE63H5BUC73ZG7K53HH5SV4JFU

http://www.plurk.com/debsgreatfinds/invite

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Updating my blog

I will be working on my blog so bare with me I hope you like the new look please post a comment and give me your opinion.

As you know I like to help us sellers out so here you will find all the tools and also ways to promote your sites and stores.

Here in Michigan we are getting lots of snow again this year heres some pictures to see if you are missing the snow or never have been were it snows enjoy :)

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Visit Debs Craft Shop

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If you no me! among my love for being a seller I also like creating sites my crafty side is showing is in the air I have made a blog for just my crafty side, oh before I go check out my stores I have been adding my great finds so stop on buy lots of great gift shopping from vintage to new!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Introducing... a Unique and Beautiful Way to Diffuse Essential Oils this Holiday Season!


The actual size of the Diffuser Ornaments is 2 1/4 inches in diameter.
Terra Cotta Diffuser Ornaments

New, hand-made Terra Cotta Diffuser Ornaments
give you many special ways to diffuse essential oils
this upcoming holiday season!

Just think of the possibilities!

Tie one to the bow of a brightly-wrapped gift,
tuck some into the boughs of your Christmas tree,
diffuse Christmassy essential oils in your car and
set a cheerful ambiance at work!

How They Work
Apply 2-3 drops of essential oil to the clay
and the oil will naturally diffuse into the air around it
gently fragrancing your environment
with the aroma of your choice!

Retail - 14.00 each, Canadian
Wholesale - [20 or more pendants/car diffusers/Ornaments] 7.00 each, Canadian.


http://www.terra-cotta-pendants.com/?trk=713983u!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

unique way to peel an Idaho


Dawn Wells, aka Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island, demonstrates a unique way to peel an Idaho potato...without the use of a potato peeler!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth Recipes

I love Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth we go there every year here are some great Recipes I would like to share with every one!

Sweet Sour Navy Bean Salad
1 pound (2 cups)Michigan Navy Beans
1 1/4 cups celery, diced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup Italian dressing
(or any oil and vinegar dressing)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon Frankenmuth All Purpose Seasoning (or other all purpose seasoning)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup diced pimientos
Soak beans in 6 cups of water for up to 8 hours (or overnight in the refrigerator). Drain and rinse. Combine with 6 cups fresh water and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain, cool, then add remaining ingredients. Chill in refrigerator about 4 hours before serving. Serves 10-12
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Apple Kuchen
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 3-ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups peeled & chopped apples
1 1/2 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples 2 tablespoons apple juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margaine
In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in 1 1/4 cups flour. Press crumbly mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in 350º oven for 5 minutes. Cool.

Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until combined. Beat in egg. Pour over crust. Mix apples, apple juice, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Spoon over cheese. Bake in 350º oven for 45 minutes. Combine oats, 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup butter or margarine to resemble coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over pie. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more. Makes 1 pie.
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Bavarian Inn Creamy Cucumber Salad
Mix 1 Tbsp. Salt and
2 ½ pounds cucumbers.
Let stand 3 hours in
refrigerator. Drain in
colander 1 hour
In refrigerator. Juice
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ tsp. Onion powder
1/8 tsp. Garlic powder
4 Tbsp. Ivory Jel
½ cup salad dressing
½ cup vinegar
½ cup half and half cream
Mix dry ingredients. Stir salad dressing into dry mixture. Add vinegar and
cream. Pour juice over drained cucumbers and mix. Garnish with red
peppers. Serves 10.
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Tomato Cucumber Salad

• ¼ cup mayonnaise
• 3 tablespoons white vinegar
• 1 green onion chopped
• 1 clove garlic pressed
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon Bavarian Inn Supreme Pasta and Salad Seasoning
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• ½ teaspoon hot sauce
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• ¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
• leaf lettuce
• 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
• 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced



Combine first 9 ingredients in container of an electric blender. Process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. With blender on high gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream. Stir in parsley. Cover dressing and chill. Arrange lettuce on chilled salad plates; top with tomato and cucumber slices. Drizzle with dressing; refrigerate remainder in a separate container.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alzheimer, Dementia

My Husband Grandma who is 97 years old and this past year has started showing signs of Alzheimer, Dementia, its been getting bad now and she has times when she becomes mean, and late at night try's to go out side break windows, singing loud all day and night, seeing the dead talking to people that are not there! and talking about baby coming in and out and so on..

So I had an ideal seance she is on this baby kick I decided to go out a buy a baby doll well this is her 3rd day with the baby doll and she is now calmed down and sleeps all night with the baby doll she thinks its a real baby and that its my baby that she is taking care of. she tells me this I can only take care of one baby not 2 and I laughed :)

I will keep you updated to see how long this works, my mother-in-law was going to put her in a nursing home but now she says that she wont have to do that now seance I bought the baby doll.

anyone with a loved one should try this also I started before the baby doll I would give grandma laundry to fold that helps to! but the baby doll is the key that works so far so stay tuned, if you can spread the word to your nursing homes near you or were your loved one is staying..



This baby doll is for sale in my blujay store!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Garage and yard sales are starting



I love to stop at garage sales and estate sales I am a big bargain hunter I look for vintage old items and rare items so in this post I will be talking about what is a good by and what to look for on your bargain shopping, also join in and tell us what you found or if you have a ?.
Look what I found guess what it is!


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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vintage Grandma's China and glass wear add to my website

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Check out the vintage china and glass wear from Grandma's estate in my website for sale also in my blujay store and my ecrater store.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Whats new with my Biz

Now that winter is upon us! its time to stock my stores with all my great finds from: Dolls, Disney, Toys, Board games, Clothing, Baby, accessories, DVD, CD, Collectibles, Home decor, Garden decor, Books, Jewelry, musical, novelty, Sports, electronics, video games, Antiques, Gifts and so much more!

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