Oh, it has been a crazy busy week! We have been redesigning (not a major difference but, just a bit) our product packaging, training a new employee, creating a retail presentation of our products and working on a couple of new products for our business. Not to mention, we were approached by another retail store and they placed an order with us.
Of course, throw in everyday life and I have just been running around like a headless chicken! So, I needed a treat! LOL
So, here is my favorite thrift this week…..
Oh, I know what you are thinking, “Um Diann? Besides being cheaper than therapy, B & J isn’t exactly the thriftiest choice!”
Oh ye of little faith!
Let’s take a look at a few ladies fun posts from last week!
Francine at Ethereal Plus What I Love shared an old window turned into picture frame and a tutorial.
Sherry at Blessing From Our Nest showed us some wonderful needlework projects she got for a real bargain price!
And Elaine at Creating Wonderful Spaces presented her Island themed tablescape. It is gorgeous!
Thank you ladies! I hope you all will grab the “I was featured” button for your blog!
Some Blog Party thoughts.
As most of you regulars of TTG know, once we hit Spring, my life becomes total craziness. I have cut way back in my posting and also in the parties I join.
There are so many fun and amazing blog parties out there and I would love to be a part of all of them. But, this silly little thing called LIFE gets in my way. I know I can’t spend as much time as I wish I could visiting other blogs so, I try to limit my party posting.
When I join a party, after I link my post and leave a comment for the hostess, I generally wait until the next day or two to give others time to get their links added to the party and then I go back and visit at least 10 party links. I jump around. As a rule of blog parties, generally the first 10 links added to the post get the most hits and comments.
If I have time, I visit more folks. And I can say that I usually will avoid the blogs with word verifications on them. It just takes too much time and aggravation to deal with that.
And since I a blog party hostess and know what the hostesses deal with, I will skip over commenting on a party post if that post does not have the party linked on it in some way.
I only leave my party up and live until Monday evening. There is a reason for that. Unless I am on vacation, I visit everybody who links up. I like this party being small because of that. Being a good hostess means greeting your guests. So, I generally visit my party guests after Monday because I know I have you all there. If I left the party up longer, I would forget to go back and check to see who else joined because I am on to other things by that point.
Just some thoughts. I want everyone to enjoy linking up to this party and seeing what thriftiness others have come up with. So, you work out how you want to visit other party goers in your own way. I just thought I would let you know what I do.
To sum it up, I think most blog party hostess out there would agree, the 4 main things to keep in mind when you join a blog party are:
- Link back to the party you are joining
- Leave a little comment to your hostess
- Visit other party links
- Turn off word verification
On to the fun of being thrifty!