Wednesday, November 9, 2011
My son's girlfriend, Ruth, has been denied a visa by the US embassy in Monrovia. We are all devastated. They will not be coming for Christmas.
The powers that be did not even look at her paperwork which included a sponsor letter from us. They only wanted to visit us for 2 weeks. It is disgusting. There is a window of opportunity for them to try again, but not in time for Christmas. Meanwhile Monrovia is a hostile environment right now with election riots. Some lives have been lost. Joe assures me that they are safe and staying out of the danger zones.
I am sorry this is such a depressing blog. I just wanted you all to know why I haven't been around much. I am in a funk!
On a brighter note, please check out the Promo Frenzy Team stores that are partaking in the November Treasurehunt promotion! Sales galore!
Read more about it here.
A LIST OF PARTICIPATING SHOPS
1. Trinkets N Whatnots – www.galla15.etsy.com
Handmade Button, Crystal and Pearl Jewelry
2. Sewinggranny – www.etsy.com/shop/sewinggranny
Sewn items – baby, kitchen, home decor, holiday
3. CalliopeAZCreations – www.calliopeazcreations.etsy.com
Handmade Jewelry, Medicine Stones, Decorated Feathers
4. jQ jewelry designs – www.jQjewelrydesigns.etsy.com
Gemstone Jewelry that is Classic … with an Edge
5. KrystalsJewelry – www.krystalsjewelry.etsy.com
Intricate Handmade Jewelry of all styles for all tastes
6. Rooee – www.rooee.etsy.com
Quilts & quilted things, cloth dolls, fabric postcards
7. Painted Memories By Ros - PaintedMemoriesByRos.etsy.com
Fine Art Note Cards and Prints
8. Peelirohini – Peelirohini.etsy.com
Colorful and Unique Sterling silver , Gold fill Jewelry with Genuine Gemstones and/or Polymer Clay
9. Sunny Crystals - www.etsy.com/shop/SunnyCrystals
Crystal Tumblestones, Natural Gemtone Jewellery & Decoupage Cards plus a bit of Vintage Jewellery
10. Symbolic Imports – www.SymbolicImports.etsy.com
Handmade Bath & Body – Lip balms, Sugar Scrubs, Handmade Soaps, Perfumes & more!
11. Beautifulswagstore – www.etsy.com/shop/beautifulswagstore
hair accessories, dog toys, baby gift sets, home decor, gift wrapping
12. Bijibijoux- www.etsy.com/shop/bijibijoux
Handmade jewelry/ beads/ supplies -
13. Newcreationz – www.etsy.com/shop/NewCreatioNZ
Fine art and photography craft
14. BountyOfBeads – www.etsy.com/shop/bountyofbeads
Handmade Bead Dangle Drop Charm Sets and Trinity Brass Findings
Jewelry Making Supplies
15. Fair Lady Boutique – www.etsy.com/shop/fairladyboutique
A Beading Boutique with vintage beads + components, Czech glass, gemstones, and custom made bead mixes
16. HollysFollyGlass – www.etsy.com/shop/HollysFollyGlass
Fine and fun Lampwork Glass Beads by artist Holly Dare.
17. Glitterbird Glass – www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterbirdGlass
Home decor and jewelry made from beautiful fused glass.
18. CrochetedbyCharlene – www.etsy.com/shop/CrochetedbyCharlene
Beautiful crocheted afghans, accessories, and much more.
19. Camillescloset- www.etsy.com/shop/Camillescloset
Handmade jewelery items.
20. Prittify – www.etsy.com/shop/Prittyfy
Handmade Jewelry, Modern, Altered Art, Steampunk
21. Crystalphotography – www.etsy.com/shop/crystalphotography
Fine Art Photography Prints and Greeting Cards
22. iaFlowerPower – www.etsy.com/shop/iaFlowerPower
Whimsical Crocheted and Knitted Baby Hats and more
23. Gabby’s Quilts – www.etsy.com/shop/GabbysQuilts
Handcrafted Quilts, Tablerunners, Wallhangings and Embroidered Gifts
24. CNJ Ceramics – www.etsy.com/shop/CNJCeramics
Contemporary Clay Jewelry and Home Decor
25. LostLemonade – www.etsy.com/shop/LostLemonade
Body Care Products made to cleanse, moisturize and soothe
26. RomanticThoughts – RomanticThoughts.etsy.com
Handcrafted Jewelry, PreMade Scrapbook Pages, Vintage Items and More
27. Ooh Leela! – isabelafelix.etsy.com
Handmade dish towels and trendy accessories
28. KatersAcres – katersacres.etsy.com
Polymer Clay Creations, Trinkets, & Treasures with a Whimsical Feel
29. Magda – magdamagdaFashion.etsy.com
custom clothing, accessories and supplies
30. Ugly Duckling Beads – www.etsy.com/shop/uglyducklingbeads
Handmade glass beads, digital collage sheets, tutorials, and jewelry
31. BellaTheBead – www.bellathebead.etsy.com
Handcrafted jewelry and supplies with vintage soul
32.IdeasBloom – www.ideasbloom.etsy.com
Handcrafted decorative wreaths
33. Greenhouse Glassworks – www.greenhouseglassworks.etsy.com
Fused Glass Jewelry, Stained Glass Home Decor, and Handmade Cards and Tags
34. Five Supplies – Five0101.etsy.com
All the supplies you need to create
35. TheMayFlower Fashions – themayflower.etsy.com
Fun & Stylish Fashion Designs for Women
36. Something Wyrd- www.SomethingWyrd.Etsy.com
Handcrafted jewelry and beaded charms
37. iluvmarin – iluvmarin.etsy.com
Greeting cards, scrapbooks, cupcake toppers, & festive banners
38. Lexilouflowers – www.etsy.com/shop/LexiLouFlowers?ref=si_shop
Hair Accessories, Feather headbands, and Hair ties
39. Mt Baldy Glassworks- www.mtbaldyglass.etsy.com
fused glass jewelry and home decore
40. LexiekinPrints – www.etsy.com/shop/LexiekinPrints
Personalized, customized and Printable Invitations, tags, cards and more!
41. Turtlexiii- www.turtlexiii.etsy.com
Sterling Silver Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals and Pearls, Gemstones & more.
42. IsabellesAttic- www.isabellesattic.etsy.com
aprons, accessories, baby items and more
43. AshlynDesign – www.ashlyndesign.etsy.com
Artisan handmade lampwork beads, metal charms, and finished jewelry
44. Eveyinorbitshop – www.eveyinorbitshop.etsy.com
Mixed media art, original aceo and zines.
45. Suzie Tenzer – www.susietenzer.etsy.com
Original fine art paintings and prints
46. LindaB – www.lindab142.etsy.com
Artisan crafted beaded and wire wrapped jewelry, Jewish jewelry and accessories, wire beaded kippot
47. DellCoveSpices – dellcovespices.etsy.com
hand mixed spices, magnetic spice kits, cocktail sugars & margarita salts, organic popcorn, popcorn toppings & other treats
48. OverTheMoonGifts – overthemoongifts.etsy.com
personalized gifts, accessories, and home decor
49. Craftycreations81 – www.etsy.com/shop/craftycreations81
Peacock feather items, wedding items and items for newborns/children
50. Nan gates designs – www.nangatesdesigns.etsy.com
Fabric handbags, totes and accessories
51. ProdigyCrafts – www.prodigycrafts.etsy.com
Crocheted Clothing, Accessories and Gifts
Have a great day. Ooroo for now.