Sunday, August 9, 2009
So on Saturday I had to break down and go to the laundrymat, it was only going to be once right? I spent about $14, thankfully I found a newer nicer one that had WIFI. I called on the following Wednesday, July 15 to see when the part was supposed to be in and see if I could go ahead and schedule the service. I was told the part would not be in until July 17th. What!?!?! That's 1 1/2 weeks, longer than I was originally told. She said that she could schedule the service for the following Wednesday, they needed to send 2 people out since the washer and dryer were stacked. On Friday I got frustrated and sent and email to the company, and as of today, I have yet to get a reply back. I went to the laundrymat again on Sunday, and spent about $10 this time.
The following Wednesday, July 22, they repair guys came out and replaced the part. It continued to make the noise, and they even tried plugging it into another plug just incase that was the problem. Then they determined they needed to replace the front control panel. I'm afraid to ask how long it will take to get this part, but to my surprise they said they could get it by the next day, and come out after dinner. I'm thinking "I can make it another day." Well they came back out the next day as promised and replaced the panel, guess what? It still did it!! Now everyone is stumped and have no clue what is going on. They said they had never seen anything like that before. They called Whirlpool, and Whirlpool said they would send it to the engineers and get back with them within 5 days, this was on July 23. When they left, I could barely speak, am I to go to the laundrymat and waste yet another day?
I could barely sleep that night thinking about how my weekends and family time were being spent in a laundrymat. I was so frustrated the next morning when I woke up. I asked my husband if he would go by and ask if there was any possibility they could give us a loaner washing machine. I knew he was the calmer and more rational of the 2 of us, I don't know what I may have said if I had gone and later regretted. At first he was told they did not give out loaners, but when he told them what the situation was, they sent him downstairs to talk with the guy over the repair department. Turns out, he's the one who had come out both days, so he knew the situation. He said that they would bring us a loaner that day.
I was thinking it would be 5 business days before Whirlpool would contact them. I waited until Monday August 3rd to call and see if they had any information, 7 business days, I was told they hadn't heard anything back, and when they did, I would be the first to know. Ok, now it is August 9th, and still no washing machine or information. It has been a month since the first person came out to look at it. I don't know what to do. I am thankful they brought me out a loaner, but this is a basic 1 function top loader that can only wash 1/3 of the normal load, and cannot handle delicates, or about 1/3 of my laundry needs.
I am at my wits end on this. How much longer am I supposed to wait? I'm not a very patient person, and I am trying to keep from calling them up and yelling, but how much longer am I going to be able to hold out?
Monday, April 6, 2009
First of all, my hubby and I left friday to go on a weekend trip for our 11th anniversary. It had been years since we've gone on a trip for our anniversary. We had the arrangements made for my hubby's aunt to watch the kids for the weekend made weeks ago, and even took the carseats over on thursday. My husband's grandmother was watching the kids until she could pick them up. Well about 1/2 way up we get a call from his aunt, she said that my hubby's cousin died (not her daughter, but neice she was close to), and we could tell she was very upset. So we go into a frenzy trying to think of someone who could watch the kids at the last minute (it was either find someone or come back home) I called a friend of mine who has 2 children the same age as mine, and thankfully she was willing to drop everything and watch the kids (you find out who your friends are)
Ok, so we get there and this B&B was supposed to have WIFI, well, when we get the laptops out, nothing. We go to the desk and the owner says that it wasn't working, and told me I could go look at it. Well I reset the boxes, and the whole internet system goes down. (Now I'm thinking he's going to kick us out, and wondering how much worse our weekend could get). Another couple comes in, and he's going to take them to their room, there is a drink machine outside with $.50 20oz cokes (you know how cheap that is?) so hubby puts in 2 quarters...nothing. So he tries to put a dollar bill in, and it keeps giving it back, well finally it takes it. He hits the coke button, and it gives him a very hot diet coke. Ok, so now I'm really feeling bad. Thankfully the owner wasn't upset over the internet deal when he gets back, and goes and gets us 3 very cold 12 oz cokes.
Ok, so later we go to eat dinner and we find a place that boasts that it's the largest buffet anywhere. It's high ($15/person) but we think, Why not?. Well the food is extremely bland, not salt or seasoning (It only said largest, not best), great the icing on the cake.
A candle light dessert is served as part of the stay at the B&B, and we were given the choice between a hot fudge brownie or cheesecake. We got the brownie. I bet our eyes were as big as saucers when it came out. A huge brownie with 3 scoops of vanilla icecream, whipped cream, cherry and fudge. OMG it was delicious.
We get back to the room, and all we hear till we go to sleep is someone walking back and forth (I guess they were missing their treadmill). Neither of us sleep very well.
So the next morning we wake up at 7:30, and guess what? More walking. We go to breakfast, and the owner's wife asked how we slept, we told her not well and what the deal was. Breakfast was wonderful, the first great thing to happen yet.
We leave the room and go to Gatlinburg, and walk and window shop, we had a great time, the weather was wonderful.
That evening we went on the sunset cruise offered by the B&B, it was really nice, we were going to have a great day, right? Wrong. (BTW this was our actual anniversary).
There was a seafood restaurant a mile from the B&B that was supposed to be great. Well, we go, and we ask if they can salt and pepper the flounder and popcorn shrimp. "All we can do is bake or fry" was our response, we should have left right then. We sit there for 20 minutes and people who were seated before us already had their food when ours was brought out. I barely recognised the flounder, it looked like processed fish, and the food was luke warm. We didn't eat it.
We go back to the B&B and got the dessert, 2 huge slices of cheesecake for each of us, WOW, and it was great.
That night we get in the hot tub, we slept great that night. (BTW, we found out the people above us were the owners relatives, they moved them to another part of the B&B.)
Sunday we woke up at 7:30 to a beautiful day, and get breakfast, again a great breakfast.
The trip home was uneventful. We come home and get the dogs settled (the new lab stayed with someone else for the weekend). Then we go get the kids (We bought my friend a $25 gift certificate for stepping in, I know not much, but it was a little something).
We leave there and go visit the aunt who's daughter died. Hubby was a pall bearer today. I've told everyone that I would not be able to be there, since my 2 babies funerals, I just can't do them anymore.
So that was my weekend, and the roller coaster is still going.
Oh, and I had 2 wholesale inquiries over the weekend, but not holding my breath.
So, that being said, there was no time to do the drawing for the giveaway, nor would I have time to get it made and shipped in time for easter. So this is what I'm doing. I'm going to continue the giveaway to Friday April 10th, and I'm gonna give away $20 in products. The previous entries will still count toward this drawing.
Also, if you make any purchase in my shop you will get 2 additional entries, just post your transaction number.
I will also give you 20% off on any purchase in either my Etsy shop or Artfire shop. Just put "Blog20" in message to seller.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
How do you enter to win?
1st Entry: Go to my shop and post what you would like to get with your $20.
2nd entry: Blog about this giveaway.
3rd entry. Tweet about this giveaway, and post back here.
Please post each entry as a seperate comment. One comment will count as one entry.
When does the giveaway end? March 6th at 12 noon.
Who is eligible? Anyone, it's open worldwide.
Also get 10% off on orders less than $20 and get 20% off of purchases of $20 or more, put "blog" in message to seller.
Friday, February 20, 2009
It's very similar to a standard red velvet, but the frosting is made from cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, coconut and pecans.
My 4 year old son kept saying "Daddy's birthday cake has a hole in it."...lol
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
I've gotten away from featuring my followers, so I'm doing it again today.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Two Lemon Verbena Salt Soap Bars. They are perfect soap for dry or troubled skin. Great as a facial bar or all over, this bar contains both shea and cocoa butters as well as an abundance of skin loving oils such as Olive and Rice Bran, both known for their moisturizing properties. It also contains sea salt, known for it's healing properties. It leaves behind a bit of excess oil to smooth and rehydrate your skin. Leaves you feeling moisturized, not oily or greasy. Also makes a great shampoo bar.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I have teamed up with Julie, a friend and owner of Knitsational, to do a giveaway. She gave me one of her Sweetheart Washcloths, and I am including a Love Spell 3.5oz heart soap, 4oz Hiney bubble Bubble Bath, 4oz Soak Your Hiney Bath Salts, and 2oz Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion. A total value of $20.50.
Who is eligible?
Due to the weight of the set, it will only be available to US residents.
How do I enter?
Main Entry: Visit my shop and tell me what your favorite item is.
2nd entry: Visit knitsational's shop and post your favorite item from her shop.
3rd entry: Blog about this giveaway, and post a link here to your blog.
5 additional entries: Purchase and item from my shop and post your transaction id.
Please leave seperate comments for each entry (one comment for purchase) to ensure that you get accurate entries.
So you have a possibility to get 8 entries.
When does the giveaway end?
Feb 4th at 12 noon eastern. (Yes my birthday is Feb 3rd, but really, do I want to be here on that day?)
Friday, January 30, 2009
She split up her washcloth set, she has the red with the pink heart, and I have the pink with a red heart.. And we each are giving away one of my Love Spell soaps, she is throwing in a sweetheart scrapbooking ribbon and a set of four nesting hearts cookie cutters, to get you in the Valentine spirit.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
She is giving away a Gift Basket worth over $50!
What is included in this wonderful delight?
2 Caramel Apples of YOUR choice
Do you know about the CPSIA? No? Then I ask you to take a few minutes to find out about it.
The CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new set of laws that will come into effect on 10 February, 2009 and will impact many, many people in a negative way. Make no mistake, this is very real. View it for yourself. If Forbes, the American Library Association and numerous other media are paying attention, perhaps you should too.
How will these new laws affect you? Well, here are a few examples:
To the Parents of Young Students:Due to the new law, expect to see the cost of school supplies sky rocket. While those paper clips weren't originally intended for your student to use, they will need to be tested now that your 11-year-old needs them for his school project. This law applies to any and all school supplies (textbooks, pencils, crayons, paper, etc.) being used by children under 12.
To the Avid Reader:Due to the new law, all children's books will be pulled from library and school shelves, as there is no exemption for them. That’s okay though, there's always television. Our children don’t need to learn the love of reading after all.Article from the American Library Association http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=1322
To the Lover of All Things Handmade:Due to the new law, you will now be given a cotton ball and an instruction manual so you can make it yourself since that blanket you originally had your eye on for $50 will now cost you around $1,000 after it's passed testing. It won't even be the one-of-a-kind blanket you were hoping for. Items are destroyed in the testing process making one-of-a-kind items virtually impossible. So that gorgeous hand-knit hat you bought your child this past winter won’t be available next winter.
To the Environmentalist:Due to the new law, all items in non-compliance will now be dumped into our already overflowing landfills. Imagine not just products from the small business owners, but the Big Box Stores as well. You can't sell it so you must toss it. Or be potentially sued for selling it. You can't even give them away. If you are caught, it is still a violation.
To the Second-Hand Shopper:Due to the new law, you will now need to spend $20 for that brand new pair of jeans for your 2-year old, rather than shop at the Goodwill for second hand. Many resale shops are eliminating children's items all together to avoid future lawsuits.
To the Entrepreneur:Due to this new law, you will be forced to adhere to strict testing of your unique products or discontinue to make and/or sell them. Small businesses will be likely to be unable to afford the cost of testing and be forced to close up shop. Due to the current economic state, you'll have to hope for the best when it comes to finding a new job in Corporate America.
To the Antique Toy Collector:Due to the new law, you'd better start buying now because it's all going to private collection and will no longer be available to purchase. “Because the new rules apply retroactively, toys and clothes already on the shelf will have to be thrown out if they aren't certified as safe.” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123189645948879745.html
To the American Economy:Already struggling under an economy that hasn’t been this weak in decades, the American economy will be hit harder with the inevitable loss of jobs and revenues from suppliers, small businesses and consumers. The required testing is far too costly and restrictive for small businesses or individuals to undertake.
To the Worldwide Economy:Due to this new law, many foreign manufacturers have already pulled out of the US market. You can imagine the impact of this on their businesses.
If you think this is exaggerating, here is a recent article from Forbeshttp://www.forbes.com/2009/01/16/cpsia-safety-toys-oped-cx_wo_0116olson.html
And for those of you prepared to be stupefied and boggled, The New Lawhttp://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsia.html
Did you know? If this upsets or alarms you, please react.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
the scent you will receive).
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I don't have cards, but I do have these heart soaps that would be great for shower favors.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Feel free to post your Sales tonight in the Comment section and link to your shop!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I have this bath mitt and soap set. You can choose your bath mitt color, and soap.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
1. Got to Infivision’s Studio and find your favorite 8x10 print (this is the print you will win if chosen).
2. Comment on your choice on my blog.
Anyone! Infivision is being generous and shipping world wide.The winner will be notified on 1/26/09. I will then send Infivision your address so the print can be shipped.
Oliver is in my shop and waiting for someone to take him home. He is waiting for a special child to help with a bath.
Don't forget to go here and enter for a change to win an 8x10 print of your choice!!!