Monthly Archives: June 2012

A New Friend

When I met Nicole at the Aurora’s farmers market, we had an instant click. Have you ever just clicked with someone where it feels like you’ve always known her (or him) and you can just tell you are going to be really good friends? That is what I had with her. With Jason and the boys at a chess tournament, we sat and talked for a few hours. We found we had a lot in common. We both like to do crafts, but tend to dabble in lots of them instead of become very proficient in one or two. We both have a seven yr old who loves chess! And we have similar personalities!


Elisabeth’s Party Tonight!

I’m so excited for Elisabeth’s party tonight! She has three boys 5 and under. You can check out her blog about her sweet middle son, Wesley here. What’s better than helping Elisabeth get free books for her boys? Helping Katie bring home her next child(ren)! I’m giving my commission from tonight’s sales to their adoption fund!!!!

Katie is a close friend. She’s a wonderful mom to two girls and a son and hopefully soon another one or two! I was going to say her two most recent posts made me cry! They were so touching. But there’s a new post! So I’m going to read it after I finish this post, workout, shower, eat lunch, prepare for the show tonight….hmm, hopefully I’ll get to read it today! I’m so excited for Josh and Katie to adopt! Josh is the lead pastor at our church. Our first Sunday was the Sunday he joined Tab on the pastoral team. Now Tab is in CA. We miss Tab and Sung, but are glad for their friendship and obedience to follow God’s call.

Yeah, I’m super excited for Josh and Katie to adopt! Come tonight and support them and Elisabeth! If you can’t make it, you can order online! The commission will still go to Josh and Katie!

There’s a Mouse About the House!

Toddlers love this book! My niece is a sweet, energetic, rambunctious, dark-curly-haired beauty of two. She doesn’t usually have time to sit and read a book. The world is just too quiet when she does! However, she does make the world wait for this book. With its fun little mouse running all over the pages, upstairs, up the table, down the clock, this book has her attention. The slots and mouse path are wonderful for teaching hand-eye coordination. The story is fun and engaging; will the mouse get caught? Will he finally find something to eat?

Feel free to call or email me with any questions or to place an order, many times I can save you on the shipping cost. Thank You for reading!

Welcome to Usborne!

The first Saturday morning in June, 2012 was warm and pleasant. Jason, my husband of 8 years, had taken our seven year old son to a chess tournament. Our five year old tagged along, thus leaving me home with the two girls, two and and a half years and 10 months.

It was the first farmers market and I was hoping to buy some organic “local” produce. I didn’t find what I went for, maybe next time! I passed several vendors selling items from fresh cooked food to home sewn goods to Tupperware and Pampered Chef. I saw quite a few vendors selling items for dogs. I even signed up for the city’s email and entered a drawing for a rain barrel.

One vendor I passed by was selling books. Now earlier that week I had decided my days of buying children’s board books in the Target dollar bin were over. I had found too many run on sentences and fragments in their pages. The quality of the books had also been on my mind since many had ended up in the recycling. The durability was an issue to say the least.

I saw some “That’s not my…” books in the display. We had a That’s Not My Bunny in near mint condition at home. It had been a gift several years ago. I decided to go over and look. When I started looking at the other books, I realized many of them I had seen referenced in homeschooling or used for homeschooling. I had no idea one company published both. As I talked with Nicole about the books, I realized Usborne uses independent consultants for book fairs, conventions, selling to libraries, and yes, even home shows!

Nicole gave me her information and told me how I could sign up. I told her I would think about it. I walked a few yards to call Jason. He encouraged me to go ahead and do it! I walked back over and told Nicole! She gave me $30 worth of free books and I invited her to come back to my house so we could continue chatting and so she could help me sign up if I had any trouble. I was signed by the time she arrived.