Friday, December 12, 2008

How would I fix the car crisis

First of all I don't often get on a soap box, but every now and then I just feel I have too. The auto industry bridge loans begs me to speak out.

Why give the car manufactures the money when the cars on the lots are not selling. What -- are they going to continue to make cars that sit in lots somewhere? No -- the automakers have not shown they can run a profitable business. Also the dealers can't afford to get new cars when they can't sell what is on their lots.

I say give the 35 billion dollars to the tax payers in the form of grants. Car 5

If you gave a 18 thousand grant to individuals to purchase a new car -- not a luxury car but a good mid range car the government could buy almost 2 million cars. This would help the local dealers and give the parts, dealers, and the auto makers a new place to start.

Who would get the 2 million cars
1. People on disability based on ability to drive -- current car must be older than 5 years old
2. Single working mothers (have custody of their children) who we know make less the men do
3. Single working fathers (have custody of their children) because they don't receive as much child support because women don't make as much as men do
4. Working families

This is my opion but seems to me a better solution that what is being proposed.

Gas Prices how low will they go

Right now in Clarksville TN, you can buy gas for $1.36. This is amazing since it was over $4 just 3 months ago. Will it dip below a $1? That would be nice. What do you think?

Gas Pump

Monday, December 08, 2008

Blog Drawing

Leave me a comment about your favorite gift ever and you could win a hand embroidered kitchen towel and a little surprise. Comments must be in not later that 12:00 midnight this Sunday so I can get it in the mail on Monday.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Free Shipping Starts Friday December 5 at Beloved-Creations

Free shipping from Beloved-Creations is our holiday gift to you. Starts Friday December 5 and runs through December 20.

Last Minute Gifts

Do you need last minutes gifts? How can we help you?

The boutique owners at Make Mine Pink understand, because, you see, we are not only boutique owners, we are wives, mothers, daughters, and friends too. We know what it means to find the perfect gift for that special person. We too shop at last minute, at odd hours, or in our jammies—so ask! We are willing to help you find the perfect gift, wrap it, and send it on the way. It is our pleasure.

Happy Holidays!

The Girls at Make Mine Pink

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Thank you for joining us for "Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink". We look forward to seeing you each and every week for "shopping with a twist."

Please join us this Friday November 28th for the last in a series of very special PINK FRIDAYS at Make Mine Pink. Christmas at Make Mine Pink.

While Christmas shopping usually starts early in November for me, The day after Thanksgiving is really the defining moment. I, just like so many others, pour over the sale flyers in the special edition of our local paper in search of great products at great prices. Per tradition, after Thanksgiving dinner, the men settle in to watch TV, while the women pour through the sales flyers and plan their shopping strategy.

This year I plan to do all of my day after Thanksgiving shopping, on-line. I'll snuggle up with a warm down thrown and a cup of coffee and from the comfort of my own home, start my Christmas shopping in earnest.

One of the very first places I plan to start shopping is right here at Make Mine Pink. Sure, it's Pink Friday, and I just love the recommendations from the the Boutique owners, but this week we also have a very special surprise for you!

This week we are pleased to introduce our very special Holiday Bazaar Catalog!

As you flip through our electronic Flyer, you'll find quick picks from your favorite boutiques with an easy - click to buy option. We recognize that our customers want beautiful products at great prices and this is just what you'll find in this fabulous seasonal catalog.

So mark your calendar, bookmark this site, and join us from the comfort of your own home on Friday, November 28th for the best holiday shopping on the web!

Happy Holidays,
Joyce Lucas, Founder

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Men's Personalized Handkerchiefs Are Back

Just in time for Christmas. I have brought back the men's personalized handkerchiefs. Now you can also find the perfect personalized gift for him too.

Chic Christmas Stockings -- New category

Here at Beloved-Creations I have made some very cute Christmas Stockings. Most have bells, vintage lace, and of course yo-yo's. They are under a new category called Christmas Stockings

I will be adding some more this week too.

Christmas comes to Make Mine Pink

Thank you for joining us for "Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink". We look forward to seeing you each and every week for "shopping with a twist."

Please join us this Friday for the very first in a series of very special PINK FRIDAYS at Make Mine Pink. Christmas at Make Mine Pink begins November 21st!

It happened every year~ right after Thanksgiving dinner. The men would go into the living and laugh and tell stories, and that is where the women wanted them. As the women cleared away the food and washed a dried the fine china and crystal, the discussion began. As children we listened, and waited for the big reveal.

“Who will have Christmas?”“Well Dale and Anita have the new house.” (oh, goody a new house.) “But maybe we should have it at Rosie’s, then Uncle Dave could be there” (Rosie had a sitting room that was never used throughout the year but at Christmas opened just like the most gloriously decorated present)“Is it Marilyn’s turn?” (oh, yes! Marilyn had the very best sledding hill ever!)“How about Eddie and Ella’s farm?” (in the foot hills of Marvin, South Dakota, it was always a scene from an Norman Rockwell painting)

Truthfully, it didn’t matter much to the cousins, we had Christmas activities planned at everyone house, each a little different.

We knew Thanksgiving was just a prelude of the much grander holiday; Christmas was coming. Hundreds of relatives would dress in their Christmas finest, converge at the chosen location, and bring food. Oh the food would be grand; lutefisk, snadbakkels, lefse (with or with out sugar,) sage dressing with turkey liver, cranberries and lingonberries, oyster stew, yams with marshmallows. The finest turkey, the biggest ham and roast beef, too, all products of our farm lifestyle.

And the trees, decorated with all the ornaments collected throughout many years of celebrating, some handcrafted, some came in boxes of DUZ©, some newly purchase and some from the old country. And best of all, the ‘new’ bubble lights. Whoever created bubble lights was a genius to us as kids. We loved looking at each ornament, hoping someone would tell us a story of this one or that one.

Each year I buy a little more to decorate, add a new color here or there, purchase new ornament that resembles the old or an old ornament just like Mother had; building new traditions. As we place each ornament on the tree, I retell stories of my Christmases past and my daughters listen. I see in their eyes the understanding that Christmas is more than just us. It is traditions, families and beliefs.

Happy Holidays!

Sharon Wollman

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Review of Pretty in Pink Beaded 3-Light Bowl Pendant Chandelier

Originally submitted at Lamps Plus

This pendant light has a soft and romantic look. It's also a look you can alter as you wish, as it comes with two pleated fabric bands and two beaded strands that let you create you own look. The fabric bands come in pink or white and fit behind the rose motif screen. Then choose from pink ...

Oh So Romantic Chandelier

By Janet at beloved-creations from clarksville, tn on 11/19/2008


5out of 5

Pros: Attractive Design

Best Uses: Primary Light Source

Describe Yourself: Budget Shopper

This chandelier would be wonderful in a romantic cottage or shabby decor home. I would also use it to decorate my office since I love to surround my self with creative and romantic items. This is the ultimate in romantic.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink

Join us on the forum at for show and tell Monday. Here are the items I am listing on my website in the next two days.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Today's New Item for the Make Mine Pink Shop Hop

Today I am adding a set of 6 green pressed glass water glasses. How wonderful they would be on your Christmas Table or Holiday Table. I can imagine also filling them up with cookies, cider mix or other goodies as a gift goblet. You can find them on my site under Teresa's Corner and Christmas Anytime.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Annas Illuminaries & More

Oh my goodness! I received my candle and I loved it. It was very beautifully packaged and was in a very cute little cut glass candle holder. But the best part was the smell. I ordered the gingerbread. Well it smelled up my house with the most wonderful scent. I didn't have anything sweet to eat in the house so I got a can of biscuits laid them out on a baking dish, put sugar and Cinnamon on them and just before they got done I put a little pat of butter on them. My daughter and I ate all of them.

So this is a warning -- gingerbread candles may be hazardous to your diet.

So check her out at

The Wednesday Lunch Bunch

Well I tried to do a show today but only a few minutes recorded. I deleted what was out there and will try again next week. It has happened a couple of times before but I'm hoping that any glitches are worked out. So stay tuned and download my shows on itunes.

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New Items

These are the mugs I will be adding today for the 12 days of the Make Mine Pink Shop Hop.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Heart of Diabetes

Celebrate National Diabetes Month with the Heart Of DiabetesMusic industry veteran and TV personality Randy Jackson is encouraging people with type 2 diabetes to enroll in The Heart Of Diabetes program for information and tools to help better manage the disease.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

New Items Listed For The 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop

I will be adding new Christmas items each day, so check back often to see what is going on at

Monday, November 03, 2008

Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink

Join us on the forum at for Show and Tell Monday.

Here is mine! It is a 1968 calender plate. I will be adding other plates this week too, so check back often on my site at -- Click on Teresa's Corner for plates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pink Friday "It's in the Basket"

It's in the basket!

"A tisket, a tasket" - Treat your family and friends to a gift basket!

You never know what you might find "in the basket" from the wonderful boutiques at Make Mine Pink! You may find tea baskets, potpourri baskets, altered art baskets, personal indulgences baskets and maybe even baskets of chocolate.

It's the perfect time to plan ahead for your gift giving or maybe just indulge yourself! Ask our boutique owners to ship your gift just in time for the holidays. They'll take care of the rest! You can be sure that whoever your gift recipient is, they'll be thrilled with your gift!

So, get out your shopping list and join us Friday October 31st for "Shopping with a Twist" to find out what your favorite Pink Boutiques put in their baskets!

Please join us for PINK FRIDAY at Make Mine Pink on Friday October 31st.

The boutiques at Make Mine Pink are pleased to present "It's in the basket."

Joyce Lucas, Founder

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas Shop Hop at Make Mine Pink!

Please join us for Make Mine Pink's 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop!
When: November 2nd - 13th

You can register now or wait until you've found one of the Christmas Trees.

Registration is necessary to get credit for each of the trees that you find.

What makes this shop hop different than all of our others? There will be prizes daily! If you're registered, you are eligible to win prizes each day! Winning a daily prize will not exclude you from winning the grand prizes.

Please register and read the instructions to participate. Not only will you have an opportunity to win fabulous prizes, but you'll have an opportunity to shop unique and specialty products and participate in specials and events at some of the individual boutiques. The shop hop is open to anyone that would like to participate over 18 years of age (limit one registration per physical address).

Kindle Books

These are the books, etc I would love to get with a new Amazon Kindle

1. Outlander Series -- Diane Gabaldon
2. The New York Times
3. The Onion -- Blog
4. Death of a Gentle Lady -- M.C. Beaton
5. Any craft books

If you received a Kindle

If Santa brought you a Kindle for Christmas -- what 5 books, magazines, blogs, or newspapers would you like included in your gift. Make a list on your blog and then link it with Mr. Linky.
See my example above.

Monday, October 27, 2008

What is Oprah's New Favorite Gadget?

Just in time for Christmas. I would love to have one of these Kindles. The ability to read on this new digital media would be such a great relief. New titles are coming out all the time -- newspapers, magazines, novels, etc.

"Meet the Amazon Kindle™, a wireless portable reading device with instant access to more than 190,000 books, blogs, newspapers and magazines. Whether you're in bed or on the train, Kindle lets you think of a book and get it in less than a minute." from

Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink

Good morning everyone. I hope you will join all the ladies on the Make Mine Pink forum for a wonderful Show and Tell Monday. I have been working on a lot of new stuff this week. First I want to show you the progress of my table scarf and then a new project that is so cute. I am also highlighting a new category on my website called Teresa's Corner. Teresa is my daughter and she loves vintage finds and primitive decorating. So this category will have items for sale that she has found in her trips out and about.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yo-Yo Flip Flops

Please leave me a comment for a chance to win these Oh So Cute Yo-Yo Flip Flops. Comments must be received by Sunday, Oct 26, midnight.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Join Us at Make Mine Pink for Roses on Friday

Please join us Friday October 24th for "Coming Up Roses"
I’ve never seen a rose I didn’t love. From the first blossom of spring, gently swaying in the breeze, to an intricately stitched needlepoint, rich in history, I love them all.
Roses represent so many wonderful things and are often used to celebrate special milestones such as weddings, births and anniversaries. Roses have also been used throughout the centuries in estate and cottage gardens, home décor and fashion. Milliners used silk roses to embellish the finest hats, while seamstresses stitches the richest brocade drapes adorned with roses. Throughout the years, famous artists have studied and painted every aspect of the rose. Antique lithographs and post cards from the 1800s grace our homes today with their everlasting beauty while roses continue to gracefully fit every lifestyle and décor. If you have a soft spot for roses, won’t you please join us for PINK FRIDAY at Make Mine Pink on Friday October 24th. The boutiques at Make Mine Pink are pleased to present “Coming up Roses.”

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Stroke of Insight

Today on a stroke survivor talked about her incredible journey to recovery. Her book is my featured "Book of the Week -- My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor"

As many of you know I suffered a mild brain injury in 2003. Most of the time you can not tell that I have any problems, but it is the totality of my day and long term problems that someone would notice. I have learned, the hard way, that almost no one cares or takes the time to understand the affects of what it takes to stay engaged in life and process all that goes on around us. Nothing is as clear as we would like when you suffer from a brain injury. We forget the easiest task but can often articulate the most complex idea. I also know that the brain can change and learn new ways of doing things but it is a life's journey.

I hope many will take the time to read this book -- and reach out to those around you that have suffered a stroke or other type of brain injury.

Oh My -- How many days until Christmas

My plan this year is to create gifts and items for sale that transcend Christmas. In other words, I am going back to my companies roots of "Today's Embroidery -- Tomorrow's Heirlooms." Look for new items and gifts that you can keep to pass down through your family and friends. Items such as hand and machine embroidered pillowcases, table scarves, handkerchiefs, monogrammed gifts, vintage linens, and many other personalized items.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Well, my sewing machine is down and will be fixed in a couple of weeks, and I haven't been doing too much hand sewing but my daughter and I have been listing some things on the net including ebay. So here are some things I have listed on ebay.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In the Hope Chest

I Remember when I was a child, the mystery surrounding a hope chest was almost more than I could bear. I didn't even understand the concept, but knew it was something special and I wanted one of my own some day. Every year my older sister received something for Christmas "for your hope chest." As the years passed, I started to understand that the meaning of owning a "Hope Chest" was different for everyone. For some it was planning for a special wedding day that was sure to come, others used it to store heirloom linens and treasures passed down from generations, and yet for some, it held sad memories of dreams never realized. If you've been lucky enough to have a hope chest or perhaps had a glimpse into someone's, you'll find that no matter the purpose, each "Hope Chest" tells a story. What's yours?

Please join us Friday October 17th for "shopping with a twist" as the shops at Make Mine Pink present "In the Hope Chest."

I am really back this time

Wow, I have not been posting or even on-line for days. My internet was down for 3 days and I just have not been able to get my self together after this move. But I'm back in my groove and will even have my radio shows again starting next week. Also look for new items on

and my website

All pink ribbon items are on sale on my website. Check them out for a 10% discount.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I have finally settled

This has been one of my most difficult moves. First I couldn't make up my mind whether I wanted to move to Asheville, NC that I love or move to Clarksville, TN that I don't like as much. The tipping point was moving in with my daughter and grandson. We found a cute little house for rent in Clarksville and we have set about getting things moved in. We both have some furniture and things here and both have a storage unit each in Virginia. My daughter plans to empty her storage unit at Christmas and I will empty mine in March.

The second reason this move was hard was because of the death of my grandmother. In 3 years I lost my mother, long time boyfriend, and now my grandmother. I am OK but the grief process has to take it's course. I think it is the hardest things families go through many never do well at this time. Feelings get hurt, tempers flair and it is real easy to say and do things that you will regret. I pray that my family holds together during this time.

Third thing is I fell again. I can't believe it. I was sorting through some books and went to get up off the floor and my left leg collapsed and I fell on my right leg with the knee extended. I ended up in the emergency room the second day I was here. I was just so tired after making two round trip car trips to Eastern Kentucky that I didn't pay attention to my strength and got hurt. It is getting better.

Fourth and lastly is moving my business. My machine needs some work and I had to turn down some work at the same time I was moving my business. I had to take off my site many personalized items until the first of November when the machine will be up and running again.

I know it sounds like all was negative but it wasn't really. My grandson and I get along so well and so do my daughter and I. Every company we dealt with including the landlord, cable companies, etc have been super nice. My car insurance was cut dramatically and I still have my business.

Yes, it was a difficult move but I'm so glad to be here and back to posting.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pink Friday

Stitches in Time; tiny stitches holding the hem of a linen napkin, stitches intertwined to make the most delicate lace, stitches crocheted by the smallest hook, stitches through canvas strengthened by wool yarn. It's these stitches created out of love that adorn a bedspread crocheted for a granddaughter's wedding, a sampler commemorating the birth of a child, a fine table cloth made to entertain the most important guests and family at Thanksgiving. Each of these stitches has survived the test of time and is so much more appreciated today as gifts from our past and treasures of our future. Join the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink for our "Stitches in Time" Pink Friday event, September 26. You will find the most cherished item stitched with time and love.

Please join us Friday September 26th for "A Stitch in time"

Join me and the other ladies for a shopping event -- "A Stitch in time"

It will be worth it to see just what we are cooking up for your shopping experience.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Join us at Make Mine Pink on the forum to see what we are working on.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Go Red

Connect with women who share a passion for women's heart health

Host your own viewing party

It's shocking news for many people: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America.

Go Red For Women aims to bring this news out of the shadows and into the open. The first step is to start the conversation. Although heart disease is a serious subject, Conversations from the Heart: A Go Red For Women Discussion Guide gives you fun tips to create an activity that could benefit your heart — and the hearts of those you love, helping each other live longer, stronger lives.

You can get your friends, family members and co-workers to support each other by encouraging them to share their stories. Together, you can watch the first-ever Go Red For Women network television special and get the dialogue started!

One in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease. Sharing your personal health choices, successes and struggles can help other women live longer, stronger, healthier lives. Unique stories like yours are at the heart of the Go Red movement. So please, pass yours on. Connect with women who share a passion for women's heart health. Every time your story is heard, you've helped a heart.

Share your story and read others at

Beginning Sept. 20, Go Red For Women will be in living rooms across the country

One woman dies almost every minute from heart disease. Yet studies show that only 21% of women view heart disease as their greatest health threat. That's why the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women is bringing the faces of heart disease into living rooms across the country in a new NBC television special, Untold Stories of the Heart. The show, featuring Marie Osmond and hosted by Hoda Kotb, raises awareness through the personal stories of women living with heart disease.

The special will premiere in a limited number of markets on September 20, and will air across the country in the weeks to follow.

Friday, September 19, 2008

20 Things I love About Fall

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Here are some of my favorite reasons.
1. Taking walks
2. Wearing a light sweater
3. The smell of the air
4. Frost
5. Pumpkin pie
6. Pumpkin spice latte
7. The beautiful colors of the trees
8. Fall festivals
9. Cooking soups and stews
10. Being grateful at Thanksgiving
11. Home Coming at our church
12. Christmas Crafts
13. The beauty of red
14. Gatherings with family and friends
15. Fires in the fireplace
16. Sitting on my porch
17. Changing out to fall decor
18. Cool nights and warm quilts
19. University of Kentucky Basket Ball -- Go Wildcats
20. God's cycle of life through the seasons

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Links from The Wednesday Lunch Bunch Blog Talk Radio Show

Make Mine Pink


Country Living 2009 Event

Terry Bradshaw Jay Leno and the chicken

Beloved-Creations Sale

Beloved-Creations Other Sites

Cozy Comforts Pink Friday Event

Wrap yourself in the cozy comforts of home, a steaming cup of cocoa, warm fuzzy slippers, cushy comfy quilts and pillows, then kick back and shop. From the “Cozy Comforts” of your home; we invite you to shop the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for our “Shopping with a Twist’ event, Friday, Sept. 19.
Join me at and the other ladies at for this Friday's Pink Friday shopping.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sale Sale Sale

It's official. I'm moving to Asheville NC on October 7, 2008. I very excited because of all the place I have lived, Asheville is my favorite place. I am moving my business too. The beauty of having a website is that no matter where you live you can still have your business. I also plan to rent space at a shop in Asheville.

So to get everything together I am having a sale. Every thing in my store is on sale. This is not just a few percent off either. I have reduced every price as low as I can go. If I sell it I don't have to pack it, is my motto.

I will also be adding some things in the next few days too. So stay tunned.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This is the funniest thing

You all know I'm a Huge Terry Bradshaw fan and this clip with him laughing at the chicken story is one of my favorite things to watch when I need a good belly laugh.

Show and Tell Monday

Join me and all the ladies on the forum at Make Mine Pink for Show and Tell Monday.

This will be a table scarf when I finish it. It is a personal gift I am giving my self.

As many of you know

As many of you know my grandmother passed away this week. She was a beautiful woman in life and in death. To read a poem I adapted and see pics of my family please click on this site

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Go Red for the Cure


CDC Funding for Heart Disease Screenings Reach More States The American Heart Association supports increased funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) program, which provides funding for states to: screen low-income, uninsured and under-insured women between the ages of 40 and 64 for heart disease and stroke risk provide counseling, education, referrals and follow-up as appropriate

The CDC also announced that the 14 states previously funded through this program will receive continued funding: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia. Six states have been added: Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Learn more about the WISEWOMAN program

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