Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BIG snow, My LITTLE Business

 The weather reports and warnings are scary.  Thank goodness the storm for us starts late this afternoon.  Hopefully most people will already be home. We are very close to the line between ice and snow. You know I love snow but not ice.  I don't want to loose power.  It's a mess when that happens.  It's not an easy fix either, it can take days even a week.  If you can get out and get somewhere warm then it's not too bad.  We don't have back up heat or a generator.  But we have a neighbor that does.......also two sons with small generators if we could get to them.  I worry a lot about our dogs in an outage.  You can't just show up at someone's house with your pets.  Esp. when they are allergic.  Oh well, praying the power stays on for all of us.

OKAY, my little business.  I signed up to sell Origami Owl in the fall.  I had been seeing things online about the company and had already looked into joining up when a friend had a party.  My friend and I both signed up.  We did it on a whim just because we loved the product that they offer.  I love the whole idea.  You pick a locket then you begin to tell your story.  You pick the charms that go inside and dangles to hang next to your locket.  Oh, yes, there are chains to choose from.  So many options for you to choose.  I have so much fun with this.  I haven't made any money because I bought so much for Christmas.   I'd like to break even eventually.  If you haven't seen or heard about Origami Owl you can go to Debby Messner.OrigamiOwl.com and check out all the goodies. (OH, IT'S REALLY IIMPORTANT THAT YOU DO THAT DOT)  If you'd like to order you can do that as well.  I like giving gifts to those that order,, hint hint.
The lockets are hard to photograph, for me anyway.  Let me tell you some of the combinations that I like.  I change of my lockets often.  Sometimes just but changing lockets on the same chain or going to a different chain and locket.  So here are my favorites so far.

My winter locket charms:
4 beautiful blue birthday stones
ice skate
coffee /coccoa mug
snowglobe (no longer available)
an owl with a blue stone (gotta have an owl)

My favorite football team locket charms:

Crystal letters:  O  S  U
a football (we have all kinds of sport charms)
red heart
colored stones

Wizard of OZ charms:

princess crown
letters OZ
little dog
different colored accent stones

Can you just see all the combinations.  Lots of themes.  Maybe just some things that mean a lot to you.

When I went on my cruise I made one with these charms:

a suitcase
palm tree
a Dream plate ( because I was on the Disney Dream)
birthday cake (since it was my birthday)

So if you are thinking of a great gift for yourself or someone you love check us out.  No pressure.

OH.  AND IF YOU ARE STILL READING.....I AM GIVING AWAY A FREE LOCKET OF YOUR CHOICE.  JUST COMMENT.  You need to be a follower, only fair, since you are the ones that put up with me on a daily basis.
Hey, we even have chocolate lockets and chains.


Off to make sure dishes are done, laundry dried, water set aside.  We have bottled water, diet Coke, T.P. and dog food...........now let me see what else do we need.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's very pretty and an appealing concept!

lilraggedyangie said...

ROFLMBO AT OWL ...stay safe my friend I just saw where you may get more ice than snow I'll be praying for you...I love origami owl it's a fabulous company ...as soon as I save some pennies I'll be looking you up.as Princess and I both would enjoy these...and sweet of you to give one away to boot...stay safe and warm hugs lil raggedy Angie

Shirley said...

Hi Debby, I have one of the lockets and in mine, I have a birthstone for all my family and engagement ring for the 50 years that we have been married. I didn't need a lot of stones because so many celebrate in the same week for example August starts with my youngest grandson, a week later my daughters, a week later mine. I do love their jewelry and wish I could afford more of it. My daughter had a party and my grandson was picking out things for his momma. When they figured it up his choices added up to well over 100.00. The snow is coming down and we are suppose to get about 10", but we will probably have drifts with the wind blowing. Have a good week stay warm and safe.

LBP said...

I HATE it when the power goes out! We haven't gotten any snow this year and I don't care if we don't! Sending prayers to your area that there is no ice!

I have never seen the OWL lockets in person but they look adorable. I would love to win one!



Susie said...

Debby, That is a cute necklace. Sort of a charm bracelet concept. Stay warm and safe...I always worry about losing power....it's a scary thing. Thinking of you, xoxo,Susie

Marissa said...

I have never heard of Orgiami Owl.
sounds and looks like beautiful lockets. I would love to win one.
how fun!!
I hope you stay warm & cozy.

Gina said...

I've never heard of Origami Owl. Sounds like fun. I'll have to go check it out.
We're bracing for the storm too. Be safe & stay warm, Debby.

White Lace and Promises said...

I have a pendant. The only charm I have is the bird. I love it!

Martha Dehne said...

Just checked out the Origami Owl web site. I just love them! So personal and fun! Thank you for such a generous offer! :)

Julia said...

I sure hope that you don't loose your power and that nothing freezes.

I've checked the Origami Owl site but it's not the type of jewellery that I would wear. To tell you the truth, I have lots of jewellery but wear only a few selected earrings now. I don't even wear my rings anymore. I haven't even wore lipstick for a couple of year, lol...

Good luck with your little business and enjoy.

Stay safe and warm.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thinking of you and hoping this latest storm is keeping you with power. We've got heavy snow showers this morning so our commute to school should be rather interesting. Best wishes with your business.

vivian said...

I hope you make it through the storm without losing power. I hate that too.. already done that for a few days this winter.. right before christmas! power came back on christmas eve day! thank you God!
anyways.. as for origami owl. I love their stuff.. so do my girls. really neat stuff! If you lived nearby we'd have a party!
toodles for now!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

I too, hope you don't lose power. Ice and wind! Things I really fear in winter. Either can take down power and that's never fun. -sigh-

Good luck, Honey Bun!!!!!

And I like that Owl's Attitude! I do! I do! I do!


Edna B said...

Congratulations on your new business. It sounds like lots of fun. I'm hoping this finds you with your power ON, and feeling well. This has been a wicked winter so far. I just got caught up with your latest posts. The cold and virus bugs caught me too, but I am well on the mend now and able to get back to work. Spring will be such a welcome sight this year. You stay warm my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've seen a few people with them but I don't have one. Would love to win one. I went and looked, they are so cute!

chris mckinley said...

Hoping your power stays on during the storm! I hate it when it happens here in California and it isn't even snowing, just raining and very windy! Any hoo I have not heard of Origami Owl...I will visit your website! A lovely giveaway!

chris mckinley said...

Hoping your power stays on during the storm! I hate it when it happens here in California and it isn't even snowing, just raining and very windy! Any hoo I have not heard of Origami Owl...I will visit your website! A lovely giveaway!

Claudia said...

A neat idea, Debby. Good luck to you!

Oh, we don't have a generator, either. I always have my fingers crossed that there's no ice. We got a lot of snow - over a foot - and a little sleet, but no ice, thank goodness.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Debby...I assume you survived the storm like the rest of us. Can you believe how fast and hard that snow came down the other night?? I have never heard of Origami Owl? I will check it out.. Good luck!
Hugs, Patti

20 North Ora said...

Debby - love the lockers. Am going over to check them out. Great idea. Good luck with your venture!


Art @ Home said...

I want to thank you for visiting me and commenting about our losing our sweet Bonnie Blue. I appreciate it so much!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

They look beautiful, Debby, much luck to you ♥

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I have no idea how I missed this post except I am definitely behind in my reading. SIGH!!! Hope you are safe and warm my friend. I have never heard of Origami Owl. The lockets look adorable. xo Laura

must love junk said...

Those lockets look so fun-I'd love to win one!
Stay warm :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love them, too! Thanks for a chance to win one my friend! I'm a follower...of course! Sweet hugs!

Nan said...

Hi Debby,
I finally got up a new post and came to read up on my favorites like you. Sorry you have stomach problems which are caused by gluten it sounds like? You know what works best for you. Good luck with your new business. Nan

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