Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Fairy Christmas Star Decoration.

My first Christmas decoration added to my website a twin star with a handmade fairy. I first started selling this decoration last year and was very popular so I decided to add it again. The stars are in pink with glitter. Any name can be added to the star. This makes a perfect keepsake which can be used and treasured for years visit my website site to purchase this decoration. www.gifts-r-us.com

Monday, 13 October 2008

After the weekend

Well the birthday went well, my daughter ending up with a sleep over with 5 of her friends and managed to finally go to sleep at about 4am, where do 17 year olds get their energy from? I managed to get work done as well which surprised me with all the activity going on. I still haven't had time to do the christmas items I know that if I don't do it soon it will be to late.
Its difficult to know exactly when i'm going to be busy, this time last year was still quite slow then picked up at the end of October. With all the news about banks in trouble, businesses suffering and fuel prices going up I was expecting this to be a very quiet Christmas I think alot of the panic is down to the television and newspapers. I've always been very careful with money, you have to be when you have 4 children to support, but I think if you are clever enough the credit crunch doesn't have to effect you.
The most resent money saving ideas we have had is to do with our electricity we have changed some of our bulbs to LEDs they use less electric than energy saving bulbs and you can get them in so many effects too. We are now only shopping for meals, I plan what we eat for the week and only buy the food that will make those meals, we have very little waste in the fridge at the end of the week. Our rubbish bin is emptied once a fortnight and last week our bin was only 2/ 3rds full it must be working.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

All work no play

Roll on the weekend, this week has been so busy with work and the children, they seem to have busier social lives than I do, even our youngest. This weekend is my eldest daughters 17th birthday gathering, she is having a few friends over for a meal. Which means all my work being packed away, which is good that I cant work but it means rushing to get orders finished and more to do next week. Being so busy with work and family i'm finding it hard to get the new Christmas range done, I am working at it so finger crossed. I just might have them ready for next year. Previews of them will be shown on my blog first.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Back again, just to keep customers up to date with Christmas orders, the last ordering date is the 30th November but this may change so please regularly check my home page or email me larissaquinney@yahoo.co.uk Visit http://www.gifts-r-us.com/

From the beginning

Welcome to my blog and my first posting, I aim to add information about my website and other stuff so that you can get to know the person behind gifts-r-us.com.
If you dont already know i'm a mother of 4 fab kids and wife to a wonderful husband. I run my business from our very small terraced house which believe me is bursting at the seams but it wouldn't be home if it didn't.
I started running my own business from home because I had to give up my full time job as a mobile beauty therapist. The reason for this is its very difficult taking a newborn baby to visit clients and when I couldn't do that I lost a lot of my regular customers.
It was only by chance that Gifts-r-us.com came about, being short of money having to buy basic clothing from our local supermarket I wanted to make them more attractive and different so I used fabric paint to paint designs. I'm not the type of person that can just sit around and the Internet is a great source of inspiration so I got to work finding ways to sell small items on the Internet. It wasn't an instant success but you have to start somewhere and it was nice that I could look after my daughter and work in my own time. The website came about again by chance, my dad registered it some years back and wasn't using it and felt that it would be a great name and base for my new little business.
Now almost 4 years on its a great little business that I'm very proud to have started it.
Well thats a starter I hope you come back because I do have lots to talk about!!!!

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