Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Trying to Help Schools One BoxTop at a Time- YOU Can Help Too!

Buy Candles with Box Tops

You can buy any item of ValerieEssentials from NanasNikNaks or  from my shop, ANY VALERIEESSENTIALS items. Your choice on which set, color and scent!

If you don't know what Box Tops are look at this LINK and it will tell you all the foods you can get the Box Tops off of.
Another way you can help the schools is: Link your Vic Card (Card from Harris Teeter) to school 5354 and 4 other schools! You can link your Vic Card up to 5 schools! You can enter them on line of just tell your cashier at Harris Teeter.

You can also Save the Harris Teeter milk caps... Yes Milk tops from your Harris Teeter Milk!

Thank so much in advance for supporting our school system. With all the cuts this year they need all the breaks they can get. And with my little one in school now it means a lot to me that you will help. Thanks again to you!

Schools need our help and every little bit helps. Our school (EndHaven- 5354) didn't have smart boards until the beginning of this year. However the school could only get 3. They are striving to get more this year. My daughters 1st grade doesn't even have school books!

When a school is new, for the first 5 years (I think) they get help from the state. BUT after that they are on their own (pretty much) with the exception of donations, fund raisers (Fun Run, Book Sale...) and help from Box Tops and the Harris Teeter milk caps.

Schools end up getting cuts many times a years. We are losing great teachers and money for the schools. How is our Country suppose to strive when they are making it so difficult to raise bright children to run our country for the future?

I will be collecting these for at least another 12 years...

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pure Gifts on

My candles are now in this shop! Great shop- Items are: Local, American, Eco-Friendly and Handmade! Super nice owner too! I am so excited about this. I love the idea of handmade- wow! If you are in the Mt. Pleasant, SC area go by and check it out! Great one stop Shop!

Pure Gifts on

From their web page:

Opening December 2010, Pure Gifts specializes in offering shoppers the perfect gift for every occasion. Artisan-crafted, eco-friendly products sourced primarily from local and regional designers, Pure Gifts serves the need for one-of-a-kind gifts that are both thoughtful and unique. Conveniently located at The Shoppes at Seaside Farms in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Pure Gifts presents a variety of upscale and original items and caters well to busy, last-minute shoppers by providing customers with an online retail photo gallery, in addition to extended store hours.

Sourcing the best of artisan retailers from around the Southeastern U.S., Pure Gifts gives Charleston shoppers a convenient, quality source for gifts of all occasions available at reasonable prices. Combining passion for hand-selected, eco-friendly items with a drive to engage customers in unique, in-store opportunities and promotions, Pure Gifts will host in-store designer profiles that will allow customers firsthand experience in the creation of the goods they purchase, as well as the opportunity to see more products available from their favorite Pure Gifts designers.

For more information about Pure Gifts and available products, please call us at 843.851.2527. To keep up with company news and information, please subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow our store blog at


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oakboro, NC Parade on 12-2-10 Come Join the FUN!

Come and join in the fun Thursday, 12/2/10, at 7:00 pm at Oakboro, NC on the Main Street!

You have never seen a parade like this one before! However it will be one you will want to come back each year.

This is a float my uncle did with his friends. My uncle is a member of the Oakboro, NC museum. It is a wonderful place for family's to gather and enjoy the day. They are hoping to bring a railway similar to Harrisburg, NC's to Oakboro.

IF you are not familiar with the 7.5" gauge railroading here in a link to the one in Harrisburg, NC Great fun for all!

Stay in touch with Oakboro, NC here

AND YES you did see two train on these tracks going around on the float! Come check out this float & trains, as well as all the others in the parade. You can learn more about this project on one of the two big screens here... or watch Polar Express on the other!
You will NOT be disappointed!