Friday, February 27, 2009

Freebie Friday! Book Tags for the Kids

My good friend, Ilina, avid reader and mom, suggested that I create these printable book tags for kids to create their own personal libraries. Simply download the PDF file and print as many as you’d like on Avery 5160 standard labels. That’s it!

Check out my Etsy site for more printables. Happy labeling and reading!

Book Label

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's Freebie Friday!

Download this Free Printable Card for St. Patrick’s Day!

Instructions are included for cutting and folding to a 4.25"x5.5" card.

Free Printables will be posted most Fridays here on my blog! For more printables, check out my new White Mouse Design shop on Etsy.

Go Green Freebie Rev

Friday, February 13, 2009

DIY Lightbox

Found a great link for building a lightbox for product photos. I’m still tweaking the lighting and the camera settings.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Valentines for the Kids

My boys are excited to hand out my Printable Bookmark Valentines this year. We’re punching holes and adding a Tootsie Pop to each one tied with a ribbon at the top, then they are signing the back.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Another Reason to Love Target

I went to Target today for a few things. My shopping there has changed as of late. I don’t necessarily get a cart. I don’t stop at the $1 Spot, and I don’t browse for clearance items. I simply don’t want to spend unless I have to. And I know they are feeling my (and many others’) lack of shopping, since recent layoffs have hit Target for the first time in many years.

Today my goal was to pick up a couple of gifts. I found what I was looking for, along with a couple of other staples. When I got home, I realized I was missing a bag - the bag with the gifts. I immediately called Target, and they looked for, but couldn't find the bag. I was panicked for a moment, but then they said I could bring in my receipt and replace those items. No questions asked.

So I went back a couple of hours later and the woman in Customer Service knew exactly who I was and why I was there. I went and picked out my items again and she sent me on my way. I was glad to learn that there are realistic retailers who know mistakes happen. So many of us live honestly, and yet the corporate big guys often don’t give us the benefit of the doubt.

I didn't need one, but I now have another reason to love Target.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Time, why do you punish me?

So (as my husband says I start every sentence), I’m having a hard time wrapping my arms around blogging.

Between the lunches to be made, running the kids around, helping with homework, policing screen time, vacuuming, unloading the dishwasher, laundry, assembling food (cooking doesn't quite happen), running, yoga, Tweeting, Facebooking, researching marketing strategies, not to mention the actual designing of cards, filling the much appreciated orders, and taking care of husband (lest I forget)....I run out of time.

I want to change that. I know it’s an important communication tool. As I look at a significant birthday this year, and after nearly eight years of putting my career on the back burner, I am focused on creating something for just me - a (hopefully) successful business, and blogging will be part of that.

I just need more time.