Saturday, November 26, 2011

Clutter overload

I hate clutter, things out of place around the house, or dirt on the floor is the quickest way to send me to crazy town.  One would think with a toddler in the house who happens to be our 3rd that I would be use to it.  Nope!  I have to have clean floors and counters like some people need coffee.  I admit I'm jealous of those that can just relax for a day and not let it bother them.  Whereas I try and it just nags at me over and over 'clean me clean me clean me' until I give in.  I certainly do not enjoy fishing wrappers and cereal out of the heat vents on a weekly basis thanks to Kiley, cleaning the litter box, dragging all the children on errands, scrubbing bathrooms, or laundry. Not only do I have an issue with clutter, I have an obsession with organizing.  I think those 2 go hand in hand.  My husband made the mistake of taking me to Ikea for my birthday one year and that is a place a organizing obsessive person such as myself will go crazy and turn into a giddy little school girl.  On the bright side my husband has learned it's easy to plan birthdays and anniversarys, just take me Ikea!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Referral Contest

We are having a referral contest going on at our Facebook page!!  If we hit 3000 fans by midnight Friday you will have the chance to to enter and win a $25 gift certificate from Kemaily! 

It's coming!

It is that time of the year again!  You know it's coming, September hits and you think you still have plenty of time.  Except now it's not September, it's almost the middle of November!  Where does the time go?  I swear it was last week I was shopping for Halloween costumes sewing up their Halloween bags.  Now we are planning Thanksgiving which is right around the corner, then a craft show, then the big one.....Christmas.  I am not ready.  Though I did go on a mass shopping spree at Toys R Us this week and knock out most of the list for the girls.  On the bright side for the stores, I'm pretty sure I just covered some employee's salary for the week.  Now comes the dreaded part, what to buy my husband for Christmas.............

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friendly Roaring Baby

In our house daddy is the celebrity.  So whenever we hear the back door rattle it doesn't matter where the kids are at or what is going on, it becomes a sies and desist and race as fast as one can to the hallway to hide.  While waiting*giggling* for daddy to open the door while they pop out like a jack in the box to say hi!  Kiley hasn't quite learned to just say hi, instead she likes to ROARRRRR as loud as she can over and over.  Not sure where it came from or started but now even mommy gets the cute lil roars. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

L-O-N-G Week

What a L-O-N-G week!  I keep mixing my days up thinking it's Thursday or Friday and it's only Wednesday.  Mind you I kept thinking it was the end of the week since Monday.  When your spouse works 6-7 days a week days begin to blur together I suppose.  We have a toddler in full force "terrible 2's", no one is enjoying these mood swings.  On a positive note she has learned the world please, which sounds like 'peas'. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Fun

After one of those days of running errands and children being stuck sitting in waiting rooms at Doctors offices the girls needed to run off a lot of energy.  What better way then to play in the crisp fallen leaves of fall!  To watch them run and jump into a full pile of leaves and giggle with delight is music to ones ears.  As you can see from our youngest she was the one to catch most of the leaves.  She giggled with delight the entire time while her sisters chased her.

Small Businesses: an Economy of Quality

When you buy from a small business you are reinvesting in the American economy. You are supporting the American entrepreneurs—and often their families—who make your wonderful custom items, along with fabric manufacturers, the U.S. Postal Service, etc.

Shopping at small businesses during the holidays makes a bigger impact in the American economy than supporting Wal-Mart and other large chain stores does. Shopping from huge companies supports the holiday homes, flashy cars, yacht, and luxurious lifestyles of the CEOs. Buying from a small business means you are helping an American mom put food on the table, to pay for gas, rent, school supplies, and all the costs that come with everyday life.

Small businesses that hand-make their products also offer a higher quality than stores which mass-produce their items. Machines can rarely match the quality of a hand-made item with hours of effort, concentration, and care worked into it by the designer

Take a look at Kemaily’s satin headbands, for example. You can find similar products in the store, of course. But those aren’t built to last. Most commercial headbands are made from spools of satin, which leaves the edges vulnerable to fraying. Kemaily headbands are made with true satin off the bolt, and rolled to prevent fraying. This gives the headbands a cleaner, sturdier edge. Commercial headbands are usually glued together, as well. If the headbands get too hot, too cold, too wet, or handled too roughly, they begin falling apart. Every Kemaily headband is hand-stitched to ensure it stays together through adventurous playtimes.

Great care is taken to ensure each headband is made just right. Yes, this does mean that the headband costs a little more than the one in the giant chain store. But how ling will the chain store’s last before it starts fraying at the edges? Small business owners put much time and effort into ensuring that every individual customer is given quality work.

Small business owners also work hard to make certain each customer is satisfied. Call a corporations business and you might reach a customer service representative. More likely, you’ll be talking to a computer. Call a small business to express your concern, and you’ll probably be speaking with the owner.

Quality of service counts just as much as quality of product. Speaking as a small business owner, my first goal is that my customers are happy with Kemaily as a whole. I want them to be satisfied with the product. But I also want them to have a pleasant shopping experience. If someone calls me with a concern, I will do my best to put the situation right as soon as possible. Customers are my business’s top priority.

This holiday, as you consider your long list of gifts-to-buy, think about whom you want to support: America, or some overseas factory? Think about how long you want the gift to last, and the quality of the products you’re looking at. And then, please, buy from one of America’s small businesses.
For everyone that supports small businesses: THANK YOU! We appreciate you more than words can express. YOU matter to us!

Thank you to Abigail Roy for your amazing help =)