Monday, November 29, 2010

Ornament Swap Blog Hop

Yay! It's time to share. Recently I signed up for the very first Make Mine Pink Ornament Swap and Blog Hop. I love to make all things Christmas so it was a very easy decision for me to join in. You never know what treasures will come your way when you join a swap and I am so happy to share the lovely gifts I received.

First, from Katie DiBacco....................a delightful ornament in pretty shades of aqua and red.I don't know the first thing about making this style ornament...............but I do know I love it.

Secondly, is this adorable button ornament from Eileen of Forget Me Not Dreams. Eileeen knows me so well.................beautiful soft colors and soooooo sweet. I love it too!

Lastly, is a new friend - Jen from That's So Shabby. Jen put together a charming assortment of lovlies...........vintage laces, buttons, doily, and fabric.......all with a darling shabby burlap stocking with "Santa" on the front. You would think she knows me too!

For more fun, please stop by the MMP central stopping point to check out all the locations on todays Ornament Swap Shop Hop. Stop in all week as the ornaments continue to roll in! Just

til next time............


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Shopping Fun

Won't you join me and my friends at Make Mine Pink for a special offering just for the upcoming holidays? An all new event....................lots of special holiday gifts, home decor and more.

The doors will open at 8:00 am for this special event and will close Sunday evening.
Stop on by, won't you?

til next time................

Thursday, September 9, 2010


There's no doubt there are many "big" things in life about which to get excited. Seriously, what about weddings, birthdays, birth days of babies, travel. Well, just so many wonderful things.

Sometimes it's just the silliest, simplest little thing to put a smile on my face. Just the other day I found something small to get excited about. Really small (no, not velvet jewelry box kind of small!). I came across something at Wal-Mart and couldn't resist. Here's what I found..........

Composition books! Oh yes, and only 25 little cents each! Why, I wanted to scoop up about a 100 of them. But, alas, I settled for just 4 - $1.00 worth.
What a great $1.00 find! Better than any dollar store if you ask me.
So, why is this worthy of a blog post? Only because it's a reminder to always find joy in the little things. Make every day about finding a bit of seemingly mundance life to make into a celebration. No, I'm not so crazy as to plan a party around my find. But, I am crazy enough to share it with you!
Go out and get a few of your own Composition Books. They're fun........and cheap !
til next time..............

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Birds of a Feather

"No matter where we live, or what the season, our feathered friends inspire accessories and decor that create eternal springtime in our homes."

Everywhere I look are the beautiful images of birds, fresh perspectives and vintage images alike. What is our fascination with this winged creatures that soar above the earth with unparalleled freedom? How riveting are their songs, their nestings. How delightful to watch the hatching of Spring babies.

Please join Business In THE Bag, Esprit de Joie, and my friends at Make Mine Pink for this Fridays special shopping theme........Birds of a Feather. I'm sure you will find a fine feathered friend to treasure.

til next time.................

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How Sad!

Well, it is sad, truly sad, to feel so neglected and forgotten. Me? No, not me. My blog. Poor little blog sitting out there in a lonely world wishing for someone to show up and update.

I'm here at last. It is time get back on track and reach out once again. I have a new energy surrounding this little blog - a new attitude, as they say. My new goal is to bring you worthy subjects for your review.

Business In THE Bag (BITB, for short) is all about branding your business - making an unforgettable statement about what your business is, what it does, and more. Now, there's no way BITB can tell you who you are, but we can certainly help you find your own cohesive brand. We can help you be "remembered".

So please join me as I make this new commitment to bring you more information that you can use the build your personal brand. If you have not yet signed up for our newsletter, please do so. I will be sending monthly email newsletters to share much of this information.

So, until next time.............

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tea Time Baskets!

At last, our brand new exclusive line of Tea Time Baskets is appearing on our sister site, Esprit de Joie. Beautiful nantucket baskets oozing with charm and loaded with goodies too.
The perfect gift for a special someone - or keep one for yourself. You deserve it!

Each Tea Time Basket comes complete with a specially lined basket with padded bottom, handmade satin roses, handmade linen napkin with lace edging, a perfectly coordinated brand new mug, a matching coaster, and a darling Oneida demitasse spoon. Everything you need for a little tea time treat.
Coming soon are our Tea Time Baskets for Two! Stay tuned.
til next time.....Carol

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mother's Day Shop Hop

I just love the Shop Hop events at Make Mine Pink, don't you?
Won't you join Business In THE Bag, Esprit de Joie, and so many of my friends at Make Mine Pink for our annual
Mother's Day Shop Hop.
April 25 - May 1st.

What is a Shop Hop?

At Make Mine Pink, Shop Hops are a type of contest where you try to find as many "You Found It" images as you can. Each of the participating boutiques (see the list at Make Mine Pink) had hidden a special image on their site that says "You Found It" on the tag. Click that image to return to Make Mine Pink and get credit for finding it. The more images you find, the greater your chances to win super prizes. See the prize list to see what you can win!

At Business In THE Bag and Esprit de Joie, we will be offering daily specials as well as some fun new products! Perfect timing for gift giving for Mom.

There is no cost and no obligation to purchase anythng. Of course, if you happen upon something you are interested in, don't forget to bookmark the pages so you can return later. Good Luck!

til next time...