Thursday, July 29, 2010



These necklaces and bracelets are so precious, because they can be customized for each wearer.
The concept is that they open and are held closed with a strong magnet.  They are clear on both sides and the little charms are placed inside.
Some of the charms have colored cubic zirconia like all the hearts with simulated birthstones. There are  butterflies for each birth month also.
I especially like the initials, also with the clear cubic zirconia, so the 1st letter of each special person's name can be put inside the locket.
And then there are all sorts of other special charms to like this pink ribbon,
or all sorts of sports balls and this Baseball Mom charm,
all branches of the military, plus so many, many more. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yahoo Groups Message Boards

I have been on many message boards on many different venues, over the years, but my absolute favorite message boards are the ones with Yahoo Groups.

They differ from others in many respects - 
  • Every message posted can be sent to an email box; 
  • it is very easy to respond to any message;
  • a Daily Digest can be set up and sent one time a day;
  • a reader can go to the board and read there and not get anything in email;
  • the posted messages can be read individually or by subject; 
  • they are easy to turn off when on vacation or not wanting the emails cluttering the mail box. 
  • plus many more positive aspects. 
There are thousands of groups on any and every subject under the sun.

Some of the groups I belong to are about RVing; eBay; The Law of Attraction,; Young Living Essential Oil; PrePaid Legal, FreeCycle and Buy and Sell groups in our city, plus many more.  

There are a few caveats - 
  • on the social groups they tend to get click-ish and very personal.  And unfortunately there are always a few "mouths" who have to be in everyone's face and bring drama to the group.  They are best to be ignored and interact with the people who offer information and insight.;
  • On the business groups there is alot of moderation, to prevent spamming, so there is a delay in responses going live.. I tend to think that on some of the give away boards the moderators get first dibs on the stuff being given away.
Some of my favorites are -

Thursday, July 8, 2010

TINA AT HOME Blog on Hub Pages

I belong to a very active Yahoo message board called eBay Sellers. A few days ago I asked if anyone wanted to exchange blog info.  

Tinaathome was one of the readers, that responded.  .She belongs to a group called Hub Pages.  Being fairly new to blogging I just had to investigate.  The 1st paragraph from their tour page says
"Hubs are just like web pages. Each one contains an article you write that's filled with insight, advice, information - whatever you'd like to say on your favorite topic."

And Tina wrote a blog about Rubber Ducks highlighting some of the ducks I have listed on eBay.  (What a sweetie!)     

In Tina's words she says - " In this hub I share parenting tips, educational ideas, including some homeschool hubs. I also have some recipes I share.
I've been a parent for 18 years, homeschooled for 13 and taught math to a number of students. I've learned a few lessons myself along the way and share some of my knowledge.
As a Brit now living in California I have some British recipes.  

I sure enjoyed wandering around her blog reading all sorts of topics and she has only been posting there forf 3 months. Awesome!!

Please visit her bog and be sure to comment.