Monday, January 28, 2013

A New Monday Beginning of the Week Post!

Happy Monday to everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend, I know that I haven't posted for a week or so and didn't get to some of the posts I was thinking I would but with some family things going on and my birthday being this past weekend, and every day life it just gets busy! I had an interesting but good weekend!
I will fill you all in on the basics of why my weekend was interesting! As I said my birthday was Sunday of this past weekend. My daughter husband and myself had made plans to go up to my parents Saturday morning and go out with some of my friends Saturday night and then to dinner with my parents on Sunday. Well Saturday morning my dad had a major health scare which resulted in him being rushed to the hospital. He had surgery today and is resting comfortably and will be okay but he certainly had us all worried! Needless to say it made the weekend a little more hectic and we ended up just staying in at my parents house with friends so we could hang out with my mom and she could get some sleep as well. Sunday we intended on going to visit my dad in the hospital and then have dinner with mom. Mother nature however had different plans. We were hit by a winter storm that resulted in a gross combo of both ice and snow so mom got us on the road to go home hoping that we would get home before most of the weather hit. We made it safely, had some interesting road conditions but we made it. Gotta love mid-western winters I guess haha! But as I said, even with all the chaos of the weekend, I still had a good weekend and a great birthday!!
With all that said!! Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and I have added some new Valentine's Day products to the shop!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, it not only brings these holiday items into my shop, it also brings the Handmade Circle Team's Valentine's Day Promotional Sales Event!
What is this you ask!? Well a group of lovely shops (including mine) are running this promotional sale starting today, there are all sorts of fabulous sales going on during this sale shops are using the universal coupon code HMCLOVE for various discounts!
My shops discount is 15% off of your order if you use coupon code HMCLOVE during checkout

Well, I am off to finish up an order and make some dinner!! Check back in on Wednesday for the mid week check in!


Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Monday that means time for the Beginning of the week Blog Post!!

Hey guys and happy Monday! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! Such a shame that the weekends fly by so fast isn't it!?!  This Mama had a good weekend with her family, a good weekend to STAY IN!! It is so darn cold out here! I guess living where we do I should be used to it but I just don't ever get used to it, brrrrrrrr!! I went grocery shopping last night and just about froze myself to death just getting my goodies into the car! Anyway enough of my complaining about the weather!

This blog post marks the start of something new for me... I have printed off a blog planner! This will hopefully allow and encourage me to sit down on the Friday before the upcoming week and plan out several different blog posts rather than struggling to come up with something on the spot and feeling like if I can't come up with anything right then and there I should just not post. This will hopefully bring you a more steady flow of posts to keep updated with Mama Made Gifts! I plan on doing 3 posts a week and here is kind of my plan for what they will be like.

Monday- Beginning of the Week Blog Post! I intend for these to be a check in to the start of the work week for me, I have also decided to run discount sales every other week or every couple of weeks so this blog post will always include those sale items as well as any upcoming promotions or coupon codes for the next week.

Wednesday- Mid-Week Check In! This will just be a mid week check in, I will include any new happenings, promotions, any new updates or products will be coming to you in these posts.

Friday- Fridays are going to be FAN PAGE Friday! For every 10 new blog followers/subscriptions I get I will do a raffle to give away a gift certificate and this also goes for if I reach 150 fans on facebook. I will also include other updates before the weekend in this post!

So being that this is the first OFFICIAL Beginning of the week Blog Post

Mama Made Gifts is having it's first discount sale! These sales will happen every couple of weeks, no coupon code required as the items that are selected for the sale have already been discounted! 



Stay tuned for Wednesday's post which will include a coupon code for the Handmade Circle Team's Valentine's Day promotion! 

I will check back in with y'all Wednesday! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mid Week Check In!

Hey guys!! Thought that I would just do sort of a mid week check in with you and let you know what's been going on with Mama Made Gifts!

Seeing how we are hopefully rounding a corner and heading for SPRING I have decided to start to focus more on the graphic design element of my shop again! That doesn't mean that I am going to stop knitting entirely, I have some ideas for new products that will be knit but not just for winter weather. 

In the past week I have actually had 3 graphic design item orders which is pretty exciting and kind of a BOOST to get me going and creating again! I had gotten kind of burnt out and discouraged on the graphic design front but now I am feeling creative again and look forward with coming out with some new designs! 

Speaking of!! I just created these new personalized nursery or children's room wall art prints! They're personalized with your child's initial and name!

Well it's getting to be dinner time here and I need to find out what we're going to have so I will try to post again soon!!