Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trip to the Post Office to Mail Button Orders

I haven't left my property in so long there were spider webs running from the tree I park under to the side of my truck. No kidding. I took one spider for a ride all the way to the highway.

I was on "E" so it was great to arrive at the post office without running out of gas. Phew! Lucky day! 

More luck - NO LINES!

But when I got in the truck, it wouldn't start. Totally dead. No click. No sound at all. So I went back in the post office and asked to use the phone. I called a friend of mine but no one answered. I attacked a few men in the parking lot who looked like they might know what jumper cables are and if they didn't look over 90. That eliminates most of the men here in Florida. No luck.

I was sitting in the parking lot for an hour or more. It felt like 3 hours. My iced tea was long gone, and it was getting mighty hot out there.

So I called my daughter and asked her if she could send one of her friends. She said she would. But then she put her BF on the phone with me and he said, "It won't start even when you push the starter button?"

I replied, "OMG, I love you!!!! I totally forgot about the starter button! I'm going to try it and I know it's going to start."

A friend of mine installed an alternate starter push button under my dash for when my truck won't start. It's quirky. It goes months where I have to use the push button, and then out of the blue, the key will work. The key has been working for a long time now, and I forgot about the push button.

This is the smart boyfriend who reminded me of the button under the dash of my truck. He also changes my oil and helps me keep it running good. Thanks DJ!

I knew it was going to start, so I put the hood down, put my stuff in the truck, got in, put my seta belt on, stuck the key in the ignition, reached under the dash, pushed the button, and it started right up. DUH! I could have driven away from the Post Office hours ago.

Friday, July 23, 2010

More Awesome Ways To Send Your Orders

This is the second time I have ordered my dish cloths from All About the Buttons. What made me shop there again? The product is reasonably priced. The seller is very friendly. The service is fast. And of course the products come presented so nicely. She always sends a nice thank you card. The packaging is reusable.

Dish cloths and washcloths from All About the Buttons make an excellent gift. 
And she will make them in any color you want.

Need a bigger gift?
Barbra also makes clocks, very unique clocks that would make an awesome gift for an anniversary, birthday, wedding gift, house warming.

My Zibbet Dish is the Perfect Size to Hold My Figs Until They Ripen

I have a lovely fig tree I planted when I had the house built. It gives me a few handfuls of figs 2x a year. I have to be quick, though, and get them before the birds do. I am sure the birds get more than I do. That's okay because I like birds. 

If you need a little dish to set by your computer to ripen your figs or hold your blackberries or M&Ms, I'll tell where you I bought mine:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

2nd Named Storm for 2010 - Bonnie

How To Package An Order To Get a WOW From Your Customer

I get my mail at the post office and when I find a key in it, that means I have a package in one of the lockers. I was delighted to open the locker and see this pretty hand painted box covered in sparkling glitter and decorated with hand drawn stickers. It was from Sea Willow Herbs on Zibbet. 

The box is decorated on all sides and I hope the glittery paint shows up in the photos. I took photos of all sides of the package.

Sweet huh? A lot of work into that packaging job. 
THen I opened it, carefully, and it was just as pretty inside with blur tissue paper, that I can reuse. I love packaging I can reuse.

Under the pretty tissue paper my order was safely tucked inside a bubble wrap envelope that I can also reuse, 2 business cards that match everything perfectly, and handmade, hand painted thank you card. 

Inside the bubble wrap bag was this. Three lip balms with hand painted tags and matching fluffy ribbons, presented in a way that they make a nice gift for someone. Three lip balms could be just stuck in a padded envelope and dropped in the mail. But if it was done like that, then it wouldn't get a "WOW!" 

So if you're looking for an affordable gift and you want it sent directly to your friend, mother, great aunt, godmother or a nice teenager you know, you now know how your gift will arrive if you order anything from Sea Willow Herbs on Zibbet.

Sea Willow Herbs products are made with only 100% Organic ingredients and she even gathers the herbs herself by wildcrafting in a sustainable way.

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