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.
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.
Friday, December 12, 2008
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.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 8:20 PM
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.
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 8:17 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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!
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 5:56 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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.
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 8:32 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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
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.
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 1:52 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
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.
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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.
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 12:56 AM
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
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
Monday, November 03, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"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.
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 8:59 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
You can register now or wait until you've found one of the Christmas Trees.
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 11:40 AM
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
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 http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/oprahshow/20081024_tows_kindle
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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
Today on Oprah.com 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.
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
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
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.
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 2:51 AM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
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 GoRedForWomen.org/stories.
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
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
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
Make Mine Pink
Country Living 2009 Event
Terry Bradshaw Jay Leno and the chicken
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Monday, September 15, 2008
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
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.
Join me and all the ladies on the forum at Make Mine Pink for Show and Tell Monday. http://makeminepink.com/
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 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
Posted by Janet's Beloved at 12:16 PM
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
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
Take Control of your Health Information
We know how much living a life full of health and happiness is important to you. Making sure that everyone gets the best care available is one of the main ways to make that a reality. Owning and maintaining a Personal Health Record (PHR) is the first step to ensuring that your health is in your hands.
A Personal Health Record, or PHR, gives healthcare providers the most complete picture available of your current and past health, allowing them to provide the most effective, personalized and safe treatment possible for you and your family. You hold the pieces to your true picture of health. If you are looking for the tool to start protecting the ones that you love, you've come to the right place.
We'll help you get started. Visit the American Heart Association's PHR Resource Center today!