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A Guide to Charity Event Behavior February 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — ladyjeffries @ 11:38 pm

I can’t believe I actually have to write this.  After attending a local charity event tonight, I was once again shocked by the behavior of those in attendance.  This was not the first time this has occurred and it’s just so sad.  Listed below are several good ideas for just general polite behavior when you are invited out, but especially applicable to charity events.

1. Relax. It’s for charity.  You should go into the event with the idea that not everything is going to be perfect. Local charity events are usually put on by parents and generous citizens, not professional event planners.  Things sometimes do not go as planned.  Just relax, enjoy the time with friends and family, and remember you are there to support a good cause.

2.  Be courteous.  Again, these are volunteers running these events.  They are not paid to be there, but are there because the believe in the cause they are supporting.  Please remember this the next time you are complaining about the theme, the decorations, or the pace of the event.

3.  Limit your alcohol intake.  This falls into the same line of thought of #2.  If you become loud, belligerent, and just plain nasty to be around when you’ve had too much to drink, maybe you shouldn’t drink.  Others around you would appreciate it. 

4. Have fun!  These events are put on not only to raise money, but to have fun.  These are not meant to be cut throat competitions.  If you don’t win, who cares! Stop complaining about how hard the trivia questions are, or how you think the other table cheated. 

To all of you who volunteer your time to put on events to raise money for your communities, THANK YOU!  Without your generous donations of time and talent, our communities would be so very lost. You are so under appreciated and cannot be thanked enough for all that you do.


Longaberger Online Exclusive – Let’s Celebrate! February 23, 2010

Filed under: Longaberger — ladyjeffries @ 11:10 am

Wednesday, February 24, Longaberger is offering an Online Exclusive starting at Noon, EST and running through 11:59 p.m., EST the same day. This week enjoy over 35% savings on the Celebrate Plate – just $16 each. Make every celebration complete when you use these adorable plates during your special events.  Visit my site ( to order yours.



Miss Princess February 13, 2010

Filed under: Family — ladyjeffries @ 11:11 am

We don’t have kids…..yet. So, we spoil our puppy dog. And with a name like Princess, how can you not spoil her?

She loves sleeping on the couch, wrapped in her Chiefs blanket.  As you can see, our living room is quite dark and I have trouble taking good pictures of her there.  Any suggestions?


Inspiration – kwernerdesign blog February 11, 2010

Filed under: Scrapbooking — ladyjeffries @ 8:53 pm


I go to several places for inspiration.  One site I’ve been going to often for card making inspiration has been Kristina Werner’s blog.  She has regular posts of new cards in Make A Card Monday and Finally Friday segments.

Each card is photographed in awesome detail.  Along with her supply list and a brief description, she posts a step-by-step video of every card she makes.   Anytime I’m looking for a fresh idea for a card, this is the first place I come.


Easter Baskets! February 10, 2010

Filed under: Longaberger — ladyjeffries @ 6:52 pm



When we were little, we each had our own plastic Easter Basket pail.  I know my mom still has those pails at home.  They served many long years and saw many Easters.  However, I don’t think those pails would be considered a family heirloom, something to pass on to my children (sorry, Mom, no offense).  These Easter Baskets from Longaberger combine beauty, durability, and function.  Order the whitewashed version to put out every year at this special holiday, or order the warm brown for every day use.  In addition, these baskets coordinate perfectly with the soon-to-be-retired pasta bowl!  Visit my site ( to order yours today.