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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Good News!

A BIG thank you to all of you who read my blog about Kathryn and her situation!! Here is her FaceBook post this evening:
"Hi Everyone! It's Kathryn, I'm finally at the store where there is internet and I can thank each and every one of you for your generosity and kind hearts!! I can't even begin to express all the love in my heart for you guys, or to express how thankful I am. Even though we didn't raise the entire amount the management company agreed to take what we had and they will work with me for the rest!! Again, I just don't have words to express all that is in my heart right now. Thanks so much for the continued support and prayers, keep spreading the word about where we are. Lisa and I intend to start the cloth diaper meetings back up in January and there may even be a knitting class on the agenda!!!"

A great way to end a day.
Now, I just need to round up a few toys for her boys for Christmas and then I can take my Elf hat off. Anyone wanna send some things??
With Love and Christmas Cheer, Trevor

Monday, December 12, 2011

Local Business: Beyond Unfortunate. This is Personal.

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Meet Kathryn Baker, owner of the Children's Carousel, wife to a disabled and blind gentleman and Mom to 6 grandkids.
I met Kathryn when she took over my rental spot I had for the Pink Zebra. She utilized the (my) painted walls and opened a resale shop with a Boutique corner. This business was/is desperately needed in our area with this economy. Quickly, she outgrew the tiny space and moved to a bigger spot and then expanded even more. Rent in Old Katy is big bux, so she (very smartly) moved the booming business to a location off I-10 and Apple White. In the meantime, Kathryn and her husband adopted 3 of 6 grandkids, due to some burdens out of control. She did not want them going into the foster system.
This where things start going awry. On a normal Saturday in June, Kathryn's husband goes to take a snooze and has a stroke. He wakes up and can't see. Panicing, Kathryn rushes him to the hospital only to find out he has suffered 2 strokes AND a heart attack. His cartoroid arteries are blocked (1 @90%, 1 @ 100%) and he needs a bypass. After a few surgeries, Bill still has no sight and shortly after, his insurance has run out.
*NEXT*
The house. Making payments on a house when there is no income is impossible. 
Bill is retired AND disabled. Kathryn opened her resale shop out of love and dreams, never once thinking her family of 5 would rely on this tiny income to support her family.
The house will be sold out from under her in January. Kathryn and her family will be homeless.
*NEXT*
The Carousel will close THIS Wednesday, December 14, 2011, if she cannot raise the rent plus a little back rent from when Bill was in the hospital. She is doing all she can right now... big sale, taking any and all donations, PayPal or in person. Best yet, visit the shop and make some purchases. That benefits everyone!!
If I could personally bail her out, I would. But I will be lucky myself to have a gift for my own kids under the tree this year. Everything is so tight this year.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
(any amount helps)
I personally thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to read this post, stepping into action and saying a little prayer for this entire family.
***If anyone local wants to donate a TOY or GIFT for the 3 boys (age range 3-10) contact me KraftyMommas@aol.com
:0) Trevor



Friday, December 9, 2011

Have I Got a DEAL For you!!

Want Handmade Boutique? Want to help a single MOM in need for Christmas?? Want to give the best gift ever??
Well, then, you need to hop on over to Goosie Girl For Good Auction! 
Here is the LINK
Thank you to all the GENEROUS Designers for helping Goosie by donating the goods being auctioned, and a special Thank YOU to Goosie for making this charity act her mission!!! XOXO


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...and here is a sampling of what is up for grabs at BELOW sellers retail prices!! ((Get your bids in quick, LOTS of items have already been purchased using the BUY IT NOW!!))


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This is the story behind the Charity Auction and sale:

For sponsors/donation providers/promoters to share & come together to promote this shopportunity for good!
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It has come to my attention that I personally know someone who is in danger of becoming evicted from her apartment during the holidays.
Can you imagine anything more awful for this single mom & her 1st grade aged daughter?
Those of you that know me will understand WHY I could NOT let this happen on my watch.
So, I am organizing a charity sale/auction on my facebook page for next week.

Why am I contacting you?

I am organizing a charity auction/sale through my business (Goosie Girl)
All proceeds will be donated to this woman & her child to go towards her rent & utilities.
I would NOT be doing this if help was not desperately needed for this family.
~Goosie


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love and DANCE!!

That is the theme for Katie's Custom Made Tom's Shoes. Shhhh... These are a surprise Christmas gift. Don't tell her the pics are here. Hee hee.


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If you need a pair completely customized for you, send me a pair of your white canvas Tom's or other brand of shoes and for $50, I will make them yours!! Here is the link to my WEBSITE
Have a Krafty Week!! :0)
Trevor

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Goings' On Around Here....

Hey there!! I hope all has been well for you since my last post!!
I totally missed postings for Halloween and Thanksgiving. 
Halloween was a blurr for me... After finishing up some overalls and then having "One of THOSE Days" with a screw in my tire and many errands to run, I was able to bust out 4 costumes, hair & make-up for the four of us in less than 3 hours. I think that is a record for me!! (Cailey, Lauren, Lindsey and Myself)
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*No picture of me.... hee hee. I was a Cave woman as well, only dorky. :0)
The Babin's All Staff Meeting was the Saturday before and our teams chose themes to dress as. My Team (Chrisies team) dressed as Pirates. We won the challege, of course, and my costume came in second place to Emeril Lagasse (SP) with a cool $50 prize!!
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Thanksgiving was spent at Gramma and Grampas house, in usual fashion! No pictures, sorries. I must have had too much wine!
With those holidays out of the way, it is time to get ready for Christmas and start working extra shifts at Babin's. (Babin's sure seems to be the center of my world, eh? Well, in March I will have worked there for 10 years. Everyone, there, including MANY of my guests, are like family to me. So, yep, Babin's plays a significant role in my world!)
This year I had to create another Sleigh to be pulled by our giant fish in the middle of the dining room at B's. I start with random large boxes, tape and hot glue. Here is my creation!
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Well, I hope you have enjoyed this little Krafty excerpt from my daily life. I know I enjoy it.
Have a happy day!!!





Saturday, November 12, 2011

More Shoesies!!

Sorry no new posts recently. I have been recovering from all the denim and what seems to be the plague. 
I finished up a pair of Tom-a-likes (white canvas shoes, similar to Tom's). Enjoy the pictures! If you need a pair designed just for you, click HERE to go to my website. I charge $50/pair and you supply the shoes. 
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:0) Trevor