Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Online Tutorial on Categories

Hi Folks,

If you are interested in selling at our Members have made many great tutorials that can be accessed in our Chat Rooms. The tutorials can help you get a little more comfortable listing auctions at OLA. Don't be scared... Members won't put you down and we love to help you out. If we can't we will point you in the right direction. It's called the OLA staff. Live people on the phone, go figure!
Oh and if you would like to visit my store, Aesthetics48. I would love to have you visit and browse!

Here is the Category Tutorial I just finished. :D

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cross-eyed Accessorizing

Way back when I was young and had lots of energy and a job I was good at being a Commercial Insurance Underwriting Manager.....our offices were in a big bank building with the open atrium in the center and everyone was perfectly attired with coats, ties, dresses, fancy high heels, etc, ad nauseum.  Seems I was always trying to 'dress to the nines' but every now and then my imperfections would show up.  Nothing new there.

At home, I had 3 girls to get out the door for school so the putting on of the earrings was done as we all went out the door.   About mid-morning someone finally commented about my 'interesting' choice of earrings!  (Well, a long time since anyone commented on my earrings)  Being suspicious I made a trip to the ladies room to look in the mirror.....yep, there they were BIG and COLORFUL.  Only one was green, hot pink and purple while the other one was red polka dots on a black background!  YUK!  They were the same big circle with a gold back and I just grabbed two without looking.  Thank goodness I had on a white suit and I figured I couldn't see them on myself so everybody else could just figure it was my strange taste in accessorizing.

What brought me to this story was because I just ran across a pair of big round earrings, very pretty ones, I might add, from  Callmemomos Marketplace.  

Look at these......

Very reasonable priced.....take a moment and check out her store.  There are hundreds of stores at
Online Auction

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  have a great day

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Do you have an Emergency Plan already in place?

I lost a Facebook Friend yesterday.

She didn't un-friend me. She died. It's strange how her passing has saddened me, for in reality, I hardly knew her. Still, it's difficult to lose a friend... even one that you've never met face-to-face. If not for the thoughtful post from her daughter, her online friends would never have known her fate, but now we do know and today, many are mourning her passing.

Her name was Cindy, which amused me, as this is my name, too. Our friendship began as a recommendation from a friend to a friend, in order to expand our network of neighbors in our game, Frontierville.  Cindy played many of the popular Facebook games, so I am certain that her friends list was both well-populated and diverse. She was out-spoken, especially when it came to the glitches that seem to be never-ending on those games, and always kept us entertained with her commentary. As a neighbor, she quickly became a favorite of all, simply because she loved to play! She was a neighbor you could always count on to return requests, offer advice and share successes. She was always there.

In a world where so much of our time is spent online, Cindy's passing is a reminder of how many people we touch through our daily online activities. I, for one, am grateful that Cindy's daughter thought to share this private and solemn occasion with her Mother's online friends. If not, how many of us would have spent days, weeks, or months wondering where Cindy had gone?

This very scenario occurred to me long ago. At that moment, I made a list of every site that I am a member of, along with passwords, and I put this list in a secure location that only my daughter knows where to find. I know, I know... never make a written list of your passwords, but in this case I believe it is warranted, and certainly, (as long as that list is protected), beneficial. If I get sick, hospitalized, or die, my daughter is prepared, not only to inform my online friends, but to take over management of my store, my finances and my online services.

Do you have an Emergency Plan already in place?
If not, here are some important things that you may want to put on your list:
  • Online Bill Payments, especially if these are recurring automated payments, should be monitored and adjusted, if necessary.
  • Online Banking should be notified and activity watched or suspended.
  • Social Media Sites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube could be updated with status.
  • Online Stores, at OLA and other sites will need to be maintained. Notify the Customer Service Department, if the situation warrants or assistance is needed.
  • Advertising Services, such as HotFrog and EveryPlaceISell may need to be amended, suspended or removed.
  • Blog Sites should be monitored for comments. You may choose to post a status update there, as well, to keep loyal followers informed.
  • Memberships should be reviewed. Sites like Photobucket often have an annual recurring fee for specific types of accounts.
Can you think of any other online things that would be important for your family to remember? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.

Hopefully, none of us will be needing these lists anytime soon! But being prepared in the event of an injury, an illness or an untimely death will assist your immediate family and will bring comfort and peace to the select folks that you've brought into your online circle of friends. 

Rest in Peace, Cindy... we'll miss you. ♥

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    September Scavenger Hunt Come and Sign Up!

    Yes its time folks! Come and join the most famous Scavenger Hunt game online!

    You will have hundreds of eyeballs looking at your items for 7 days straight! Not only will also have the chance to win $100 in auction credits from OLA! Not too shabby!

    Stop by and check it out today! Sign ups will be posted until Thursday, September 22 at midnight CST!

    It is a lot of fun! Give it a try!

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

    Sometimes the best gift is the unusual gift.  Here's a couple of ideas.

    When it's cold and you've been shoveling the walk or working outside....a bit of warming Christmas cheer is in order.  How about giving a vintage Wild Turkey Pin tied around a pint or half pint of Wild Turkey.  Not that expensive and probably a real treat for someone.
    Uncle John's Bathroom Reader The World's Gone Crazy 2010
    Wacky facts and stories.....short to read.  My husband thinks its the best gift ever!!  Wrap with a roll of toilet tissue and you've got an unusual gift!

    This is just a tiny example that you can see at Supergrannys Treasures

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    These little Raggedy Ann & Andy Barbies (played by Tommy & Kelly) are all ready for Halloween! Dated 1999, in perfect condition!! Highly collectible set, 1st in the Storybook Favorites collection.  You can find all kinds of unusual items in my stores...Curiocache and Crittercache! (There are even real live miniature horses for sale!)


    This is a 6.5 X 15” Sports Lattice Jaguar rim CBC 2469 - 6.5" x 15" - 'Sports Lattice'. It is in very good condition.
    It was replaced with spoke wheels by the owner. Part No CBC 2469 data stamped 6.5Jx15 H2x28.5. The center cap is intact. Some undercoating spray on the back.
    The box it comes in is not the original box.

    We have 4 available. They are sold separately.
    This is not able to be packaged with any other item. It must be shipped separately.
    Ships at 20 lbs from 50276. If you are in the central Iowa area, you can make arrangements to pick this item up. Just Omail us after purchase.

    If this isn't what you are looking for, come on over to Korn Kountry Treasures!! We have LOTS for you to browse through!!

    Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    Grab 'yer Mates and sing along...

    In honor of this auspicious day,
    why don't ye pillage fer plunder at a friendly port?

    Here be some suggestions, fer ye adventurous scallywags...

    A Marvel - The Pirates Of Dark Water comic book,
    from AKelly110!

    A Pirate and Skull Goblet,
    from yourstore2011!

    A Halloween Dog Costume Pirate,
    from DraggonTagger!

    A Boys Captain Black Pirate Costume,
    from bedding4me!

    A Pirate Ship Brooch Pin,
    from yours truly, FleaPirates!

    When yer treasure chest is full,
    don't forget to meander over to
    and pay yer respects to the crew!


    Friday, September 16, 2011

    Cardinal Figurine John James Audubon Porcelains Ltd 1982

    This cardinal figurine is hand painted porcelain.

    It is a 1982 release from the
    John James Audubon Porcelains, Ltd. collection
    entitled The Birds of America.

    A certificate of authenticity is included.

    There is no damage whatsoever.
    This treasure is vintage, but never displayed.
    It will arrive to you in the original manufacturer's box
    with original styrofoam packaging.

    Read more about this auction at OLA!


    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    Spam Can Hinged Trinket Box Hormel Foods

    This 1999 Spam trinket box from Hormel is retired.
    It was designed and distributed by Midwest of Cannon Falls.

    A cute trinket box, in replication of a Spam Can!
    Inside you'll find 2 fried egg trinkets.

    This trinket box is in excellent condition,
    with no chips, cracks, breaks, or repairs.
    The hinge is in perfect working order.

    The box measures 2 3/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 3/16 inches.

    What a great conversation piece to add to your collection!

    See the auction!

    And don't forget to browse all the treasures at
    FleaPirates Plunder!