Saturday, February 19, 2011


Set the timer on the coffee pot. Fill up the tea kettle. Pour an extra bottle of water. Clear your calendar. Whatever it is you need to do, just do it. GET READY! HC$ DAY IS BACK! You know those pennies below your name on the HyenaCart forums that increase with every post you make? That's the Hyena equivalent of Monopoly money, and for one day only- IT'S REAL CURRENCY! Monday, February 28th is the day to have a seat at the computer and snatch some deals, virtually for free! Vendors and Artisans all over HyenaCart will have items listed to be purchased with HC$. So get to posting on the forums to make a few more dollars of free spending money, and start stalking your favorite stores NOW!

KumfyKozies will be taking part in the fun, and I'll have a guest, too! Terra of TerraMade Products will be a guest there with me as well, so don't forget to keep checking back for the fun. It will be my 're-opening' of sorts since my last stocking in early January.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


After breakfast on Sunday morning, I got on the computer to check my email, my store, my Facebook- my usual morning routine. I went to a private group I am a member of an saw an ominous note left by one of my dear friends at 3am. She was 18 weeks pregnant, and something was not right. She thought her water may have broken. She and her husband were headed to the ER. Very long, painful story made short, there was nothing the doctors could do. Sunday morning, Steph had an emergency repeat c-section and delivered a very perfect little boy, weighing just 1/3 of a pound. They were able to hold their boy until he passed, and a gracious photographer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep came and took photos for them (some NILMDTS photographers won't come before 22 weeks).
As a result of this tragedy, Stephanie and Dan are left with broken hearts, outrageous medical expenses, and the unexpected costs of laying their tiny boy to rest. For the next week (or two), I am turning my store into an auction site for them. Numerous incredible small businesses and work-at-home-women have donated items to be auctioned off, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Steph and Dan to help pay these unexpected bills. If you are able, please bid.