Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: 5 for Friday
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5 for Friday

4:00 AM

Inventory Purge THIRTYOFF

I want to get rid of most of my inventory in my Etsy shop because I want to continue to make more products that are newer (I have so many ideas).  Unfortunately I don’t have enough room to store any more items without having my room look like a mess.  With that being said I’m having the biggest discount since last year’s spring cleaning sale.  Take 30% off your order of $15.00 or more by using discount code THIRTYOFF at checkout.  Keep reading for details on an additional discount.  Please understand that unfortunately this is only applied to the item, not including shipping.  This sale starts today and runs for three weeks until March 11th.  If you’d like a custom order please let me know ahead of time and we will discuss pricing and if it applies to the 30% off.  For those of you who don’t know my Etsy shop is filled with wire bangles and hand painted mason jars.  Some of the mason jars also have clay charms attached to them depending on if there is a theme.  All items are handmade by myself, so if you purchase anything I thank you so much for your support.  If you would like please share this sale with your friends and family!  I’d really like to sell some inventory to make room for new inventory!  If you do share this sale, please send the link of the post in a message on Etsy and I will offer you an extra 10% off of the original price (so I will mark down the item first, and this will be for any purchases including ones under the $15 minimum requirement), and then you can take 30% off at checkout if the original price is $15+.  Hop on over to Lilly in Pink!

Apologize for being absent

I would like to apologize to all of my readers and followers.  Life has been so extremely hectic and stressful (that’s an understatement) over the past few weeks that I’ve neglected all of you.  If you haven’t noticed through some of my recent posts, I’m currently going through a lot in my personal life.  I just want you to know that I read every single comment and I know the past two weeks I haven’t commented back (which I try and always do).  A lot of your sweet comments have lifted my spirits, so thank you.  For any of you who link up with me on Wednesdays, please know that if I didn’t get a chance to comment I did pin every single one of your looks to the linkup board!  Thankfully I schedule a lot of my posts at least a week ahead of time as a just in case for situations like this.  I hope y’all can forgive me!

Dealing with Rude Brands/Comments

I wanted to touch base with something on here really quick.  Over the past few months about 99% of the brands I work with and people who I interacts with whether it be on social media or here on the blog are absolutely the sweetest beings on the face of the planet.  Then there’s that 1%.  That’s the 1% of people who are just rude.  When I first revamped this blog there was one commenter who constantly was writing something to criticize.  To be honest I thought you know what, it’s constructive criticism so suck it up girlfriend and keep going.  Then it just magically stopped.  I never reported the comments and I approved them to be on my blog because as long as you’re not being downright mean I will approve every comment.  Maybe they finally realized that they can’t get to me?  Then, within this past year I’ve had quite a few rude brands or comments said to me.  The first brand that belittled me and made me feel like a crappy blogger I was a little hurt by.  I didn’t respond to their email but they kept on being persistent with working with me.  Why would you continuously ask to work with me, but insult me and my blog at the same time?  Since I work in corporate America as my full time job, I pretty much used my emailing skills from work and used it for this brand.  I made it clear that I did not want to work with them and how insulting me is rude and unprofessional.  Well, fast forward to just a few days ago.  Just to give you a timeline so you can understand, last week I went through something in my personal life that was probably one of the hardest things to go through to date.  A brand had contacted me just a few short days after and was just insulting me for the sponsorship fee.  As upset, annoyed, and angry as I was I kept my cool and again, wrote a professional email.  Then afterwards I started thinking, maybe these people are just trying to get a rise out of people.  Maybe they are trying to have bloggers become a completely opposite person of what they are.  My advice to anyone out there having to deal with rude/insulting comments, just keep your cool.  Remember that it is really easy to delete and block comments/people.  Don’t let negative things like that ruin your day.  Especially if you already have enough going on, don’t let these jerks bring you down!

Walking Dead Reaction

Ok, so I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone in case you haven’t seen the season premiere of TWD, but OMG!!!!  That was the absolute best season premiere of all time.  All of the action, and all of the moments where I gasped or said I KNEW IT!  The makeup and effects are 10 times better than what they were before.  Well played Walking Dead, well played.

Piercing Update

If you read last week’s post (here) you know that I talked about how I got my daith piercing in my ear.  I got it not just because it’s a cool piercing, but I got it because I read and heard how it helped relieve headache pain.  I said I would give an update and here is the verdict.  I’ve had ONE headache since getting this piercing.  I used to have headaches every day, some were migraines and some were just regular headaches.  I used to take Excedrin/Advil every day.  Now, the one headache I did have I didn’t need to take Excedrin for.  I think that so far, this piercing is a success.  I’ll keep everyone updated but so far so good!

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  1. I don't understand why people or brands have to be rude - gets you no where in life so why even waste the time to be mean?! I'm sorry this has happened to you!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. love all of this! glad i found your blog through the linkup! hope youll stop by mine as i have a great giveaway finishing up today you dont want to miss!

  3. So sorry to hear about the rude emails/comments. That just makes things stink. Keep your chin up! You're great!


  4. Way to step up and ignore the bullies! It's totally rude to email or comment on people's blogs about negative things.. Fine a little constructive criticism but multiple emails that are downright rude? Heck no. As Taylor swift says, just shake it off. Stopping by from Friday favorites!


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