Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I now think I have it. With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Terrific Tuesday sales going on and so many hours being spent on the computer during the sales and listing items before the sale. When I got up this morning and got on line I did not see a lot of the usual traffic I sometimes see.
Maybe it is just me. But I miss not seeing some people on OLA.com or at least a post from them. It felt like to me something was missing. On Line Auction aka OLA is like one big family and you get used to knowing who to look for and who will not be on until later.
As I was searching for friends to say good morning to I realized that some of them deserved a day off. Like Yogi Bear who kept the Cyber Monday and Terrific Tuesday sale up and running for 2 full days. Thank you Yogi, you are amazing. And Mat who kept the Black Friday sale running for 24 hours. Thank you also Mat you did a great job.
There are amazing people on OLA like American Hippie aka Metzy who ran a special auction for a special OLA member. What the mystery box sold for is what goes to the member in need. Great job Metzy and you should be proud of what you did. Now we have another member doing the same thing. Yogi is starting a new mystery box auction for this same special OLA member. I am sure it will do well also. If anyone wants to donate items to add to the box contact http://ola.com/store/yogibear66 for details.
I am so amazed at the way OLA members care and share for each other. I will have been on OLA for one year on December 24, 2011 and I feel like I have been here for years. I never had this kind of treatment or caring for one another on other sites I sold at. I am happy I found OLA and joined as a founding member.
Another thing about OLA is the owners and staff are not selfish and they run specials where we all have a chance to win prizes of all sorts. The one they are running now is guess how many mints are in a jar. You do not have to be a member to guess but if you are a member be sure to leave your OLA information. Click here http://ola.com/ to get to OLA and go to the chats for the game.
Well since I have put my anxiety to words I feel better already. I will now go back to the community and check the chats and see who is roaming around. If you are reading this and you have the time, come on and join us. You will not find a friendlier place to buy or sell your items than OLA and the prices are right. You have a choice of options for membership.
Be safe, be healthey and be happy
Yes, I know many of you love the cold and snow! Snowboarders, skiers, snowmobile fanatics, and hearty folks of all ages are giddy with delight at the thought of a heavy snowfall. But what about the rest of us?
It's time to snuggle in with a good movie!
Have you been to a movie theater lately? I do not know how parents can afford to have a family movie night! Between the cost of entrance and the concessions, their debit cards are surely smoking. I would easily trade that cost for surf and turf with my favorite date, followed by a movie at home.
And when was the last time you purchased a new DVD? No matter the retail outlet, DVD's are still expensive. It's difficult to build a collection at that expense.
But wait! You can find tons of new and pre-owned movies at OLA, at affordable prices, so you can still afford popcorn! You'll find DVDs and VHS tapes galore. What's your favorite genre? Drama? Crime? Comedy? Chick Flick? We've got you covered.
Here's a sneak peek, but for a greater selection, just stop by the DVDs and Movies category! (There are 2966 auctions available as of this writing.)
JOAN OF ARC DVD
Red Heat DVD Arnold Schwarzenegger Jim Belushi
(Lots of great flicks at FleaPirates!)
AUSTIN POWERS VHS MOVIE MIKE MYERS
People Will Talk VHS Cary Grant Jeanne Crain
Today is the END of the OLA Team Blog challenge.
Today is the END of Dr Murrays sentencing hearing for Michael Jacksons death. He got only 4 years.
Today is the END of Cyber Monday/Tuesday Sale at OnlineAuction.com
Today some Miami folks posed as tourists. They say times are tough, so many people are searching for hotels with free continental breakfasts. "It is what it is, bro, times are tough and they're hungry," "They're just trying to beat the system and save a buck. The first time you're going to get away with it, the second and third time I'm going to ask you to leave." What do you think? Would you do it? Do you consider that stealing?
Britain, Norway, France are closing their embassys in Iran. British embassy has been trashed by Iranians...they do not want the sanctions imposed by western countries. Iranians were expelled from Britain.
I wonder what we are doing sending troops to the northern coast of Australia? The Chinese feel that is a poke in the eye from the U.S......we're going to need more Chinese money to keep our economy afloat. Australia is feeling some threat from China? I'm just watching....
I wonder how the taxpayers (US) can afford to send billions to Europe to bail out the euro? We'll be borrowing more money from the Chinese.
I wonder if today will be the end of Herman Cains candidacy for President?
After I spend some time trying to keep abreast to the happenings of the world....I need to take some time on my store...Supergrannys Treasures . I like to spend some time at other online shops....I truly have found that the prices at Online Auction are the best and fairest priced.
As an example, this past Monday I sold a 1933 Copper World's Fair Ashtray for $10...I am happy with this sale. The young man was making his first purchase at OLA. I started looking around at other shops....prices for this item was $18 - $22. I'm happy and the customer got a good deal. I offered him a 25% discount on any purchases in the future.
Read some news everyday, I know we all work hard. After the END......there is always a BEGINNING! We'll all enjoy.
The first is Crockpot Apple Butter
12 to 14 large tart apples
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups apple cider
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Chop the apples with or without peelings. (For the elderly, remove the peelings.) Place in a crockpot and add 2 cups cider and sugar. Cover and cook 10 to 12 hours on low. Run through a strainer if not peeled. Add cinnamon and cloves. Cook 4 hours more on high with the lid off until thick. Put into jars or decorative mugs. Seal with paraffin. You can also let cool and freeze in Glad or Ziplock containers!! If you want extra "kick" add 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice when adding spices!! Refrigerate after opening.
2 cups cranberry cocktail
2 cups sugar
1 tsp grated orange peel
1 cup honey
1/2 bottle fruit pectin
Bring first three items to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes and add honey; boil 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add pectin. Skim the film that forms on top. Pour into sterilized glass containers and seal with paraffin. Makes five 6 oz. glasses. Refrigerate after opening.
Both of these recipes are absolutely great!! I've done them both and to dress them up for the holidays, I like to put the Apple Butter or Cranberry Honey in pretty glass jars or mugs. And I found quite a few at Replacements and More, one of our OLA.com stores!
Spode Christmas Tree Pattern 12 oz Glass Tumbler
CHD Christmas Goose Holly Design Glass Mug
Cristal D'Arques Luminarc Christmas Tree with Snow Design Glass Mug
Does Christmas bust your butt or your budget? For most of us it all boils down to time and money. As the Christmas season rolls along, make a note of the spoilers. What costs too much? What takes too much time? What spoils the fun? As you identify these humbugs, send yourself an email or text for later reference.After the bills settle in January, figure out exactly how much Christmas cost you this year, including travel expenses, fancy food, parties, and everything else. If you don’t want to itemize, just compare your credit card and checkbook balances to a slow month with no special events. When you get to the bottom line, make Christmas Club a New year’s Resolution. There are lots of ways to save up for Christmas all year long. Here are some ideas:
Find a friendly bank or credit union and open a free account for your Christmas Fund.
Coupons. If you aren’t a couponer, start now and put the savings into the Christmas Fund.
Recycle. When you return soda and water bottles for the refund, put the money into the Christmas Fund.
Sell stuff online and put the proceeds into the Christmas Fund.
Start a Change Jar. Loose change adds up but it’s rarely missed. When the jar gets full, wrap the coins, take them to the bank, and put the money into the Christmas Fund.When the weather gets nice again, have a garage sale and put the money into the Christmas Fund.
Watch for opportunities to make extra money in your field of interest – knitting, web design, nursing, housecleaning, yard work, etc. – could all generate an extra $25-$100 here and there for the Christmas Fund.
Now go back to your “spoiler” notes. Really focus on the downside of Christmas. Are there tasks you could delegate or outsource? Are there projects you could start on way in advance so they don’t wear you out at the last minute? Could you use some dead-of-winter down time to get better organized for next year?
We used to have a big house, so I had the luxury of a Christmas room, where I could lay out all of my projects and not have to clean up after myself. When I was finished playing, I could just close the door on Christmas until next time. After we downsized, I still had a Christmas closet. Now we’re living in an RV, so I’m down to a Christmas box, but I can still play Christmas all year round. Christmas is never out of season at our house.
In our tiny little town, there’s a store devoted to nothing but Christmas. It’s in our historic section, where you can still hitch up your horse to the old iron rings. The store was converted from an old house, with every room themed and packed with ornaments. Her inventory must be in the hundreds of thousands. The lady who owns it has been there for 35 years. When our daughter asked her if she sells online, she said “Omigosh, no! I don’t have time for that.” In this economy? In a town of less than 10,000 people? 20 miles from the nearest mall? On a dead-end street with no “draw” but the post office? Let’s hear it for Christmas!Here are the vintage Christmas items available at OLA.
- Colds are minor infections of the nose and throat caused by several different viruses.
- A cold may last for about one week, but some colds last longer, especially in children, elderly people, and those in poor health.
- In the United States, colds account for more visits to the doctor than any other condition.
- Adults get an average of two to four colds per year, mostly between September and May.
- Young children suffer from an average of six to eight colds per year.
- Colds are highly contagious. They most often spread when droplets of fluid that contain a cold virus are transferred by touch. These droplets may also be inhaled.
- runny nose
- weakened senses of taste and smell
- scratchy throat
- Avoid close contact with people who have a cold, especially during the first few days when they are most likely to spread the infection.
- Wash hands after touching someone who has a cold, after touching an object they have touched, and after blowing ones nose. If a child has a cold, wash his or her toys after play.
- Keep fingers away from ones nose and eyes to avoid infecting oneself with cold virus particles that may have been picked up.
- Put up a second hand towel in the bathroom for healthy people to use.
- Keep an eye on the humidity of one's environment so that sinuses do not dry out.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I BELIEVE THAT IT IS BECAUSE SO MANY ON OLA HAVE BEEN BLOGGING AND DOING FACE BOOK AND TWEETING. TO EVERYONE WHO DID THOSE THINGS ALL OF THE REST OF US THANK YOU.
IT WAS MENTIONED BY SOMEONE THAT THEY COULD BE OUTSIDERS JUST POPPING IN AND I TOLD THAT PERSON LETS MAKE THOSE OUTSIDERS BECOME INSIDERS. THE MORE PEOPLE WE GET TO VISIT OLA FOR WHATEVER REASON THE BETTER CHANCE FOR US TO ADD NEW MEMBERS.
THE MORE MEMBERS WE HAVE THE BETTER THE CHANCES OF US SELLING OUR ITEMS. WORD SPREADS. ADVERTISING REALLY DOES HELP. I LOOKED AT MY AUCTIONS YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND MOST OF THEM HAVE A LOT MORE VEIWS THAN THEY HAVE HAD SINCE I LISTED THEM. TO ME THAT MEANS SOMEONE MAY HAVE ADDED ME TO THEIR FAVORITES TO WATCH IN THE FUTURE.
THE SALE IS STILL GOING ON AND WILL END AT 11:30 EST TONIGHT.
IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR SOME GREAT DEALS COME ON OVER. I AM OFFERING $5.00 OFF OF ANY OF MY THROWS UNTIL 7PM EST. WHEN THAT SPECIAL IS OVER I WILL LIST A NEW ONE.
YOU CAN GET THERE BY FOLLOWING MY LINK BELOW
OTHER SELLERS ARE OFFERING SPECIALS ALSO. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE
BE SAFE, BE HEALTHY AND BE HAPPY
During this season of buying and wrapping, I thought it wise to share this article regarding the bed bug and how easily it is transmitted. It doesn't matter if you shop online or in the local mall. Everyone needs to read this.
"Information worth passing on. Hope none of us ever experience this!
I had been hearing about a bed bug epidemic, but not what caused it.
A bit of information that you might like to know about. We have friends here in our community and one of their sons is an entomologist (insect expert), and has been telling them that there is an epidemic of bed bugs now occurring in America. Recently I have heard on the news that several stores in NYC have had to close due to bed bug problems, as well as a complete mall in New Jersey.
He says that since much of our clothing, sheets, towels, etc. now comes from companies outside of America, (sad but true), even the most expensive stores sell foreign clothing from China, Indonesia, etc. The bed bugs are coming in on the clothing as these countries do not consider them a problem.
He recommends that if you buy any new clothing, even underwear and socks, sheets, towels, etc. that you bring them into the house and put them in your clothes dryer for at least 20 minutes. The heat will kill them and their eggs. DO NOT PURCHASE CLOTHES AND HANG THEM IN THE CLOSET FIRST. It does not matter what the price range is of the clothing, or if the outfit comes from the most expensive store known in the U.S. They still get shipments from these countries and the bugs can come in a box of scarves or anything else for that matter. That is the reason why so many stores, many of them clothing stores have had to shut down in NYC and other places.
All you need is to bring one item into the house that has bugs or eggs and you will go to hell and back trying to get rid of them. He travels all over the country as an advisor to many of these stores, as prevention and after they have the problem.
Send this information on to those on your e-mail list so that this good prevention information gets around quickly."
Now this really is one of those gross subjects!! But we need to be cautious in our purchases!! Check over the item carefully before wrapping! Obviously, you can't wash and dry items that you are giving as gifts but you can look them over carefully. Remember, it doesn't matter what store it is anymore!! These little critters can live a long time without sustenance! Which makes them easier to spread!
If you are traveling and stop in at a motel, be sure to inspect the bed, under the sheets, in the crevices of the mattress. DO NOT put your suitcase on the bed even if you don't find anything! Keep it up off the floor on the luggage rack.
If you use common sense and remember that it doesn't matter how clean a person is in determining who will get bed bugs, you will go a long way in protecting you and your family!!
For pictures and more information about this little critter, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug. View at your own risk! I hate bugs so I didn't post any pictures here.
Thanks for listening!! Please pass this on!!
Just found a fabulous little recipe for all you Spam lovers out there. Did you know that the Spam Website is jam packed full of recipes, information, games, and products? Go check it out!
Here is the Spam Recipe for Spamsgiving Day Delight, which I know you are all dying to try!
- 1 cup prepared instant mashed potatoes or refrigerated mashed potatoes
- 1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® Oven Roasted Turkey
- 1 (10.1-ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 (8-ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
- 3/4 cup French-fried onions
- Ground sage
- Green olives
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Cut SPAM® Oven Roasted Turkey into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
- On nonstick baking sheet, roll out dough to large rectangle; pinch perforations together.
- Spread potatoes over dough, leaving 2-inch border. Layer with SPAM®, overlapping each slice by about 1/2 inch; top with cream cheese. Slice cranberry sauce into 1/4-inch disks; place over cream cheese. Sprinkle sage and French-fried onions over cranberry layer.
- Fold dough over filling; crimp edges to seal. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with olives, if desired.
- Any SPAM® variety works well in this recipe.
White you're enjoying your delectable creation, head on over to FleaPirates Plunder and take a peek at this adorable Spam Can Hinged Trinket Box Hormel Foods!
Now is definitely the time to shop the great sales and bargains at OnlineAuction.com!
CLICK HERE for Annette and Leighs Fragrance and Toiletries Emporium
Here's a few of the names you can find on their shelves Lolita Lempicka, Loris Azzaro, Dolce & Gabanna, Davidoff, Calvin Klein, PaulSebastion, Elizabeth Taylor, Giorgio Armani, Burberrys, Giorgio Armani, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Britney Spears, Joop, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Versace.
I have so many ashtrays and it dawned on me last night as I laid my spatula into the jazzy ashtray next to my stove I use as a spoon rest. Here is a vintage ashtray for the kitchen that is large enough to be a very effective spoon rest.
CLICK HERE to View this piece of vintage Americana
To top that off the price is lower than a custom made ribbon to put on a package!!! $4.00...that's a bargain for 1950's vintage!
Check out all the Cyber Tuesday SALES going on at CLICK HERE for Online Auction
It’s good to have a plan when putting away the decorations. If you’re pretty sure you’ll be in the same house next year, and you went to a lot of trouble decorating each room, instead of putting things away by categories, like all the ornaments together, all the lights together, etc., why not put them away by room? Printer paper boxes and Avon boxes are perfect for organizing and storing Christmas decorations.Since this project is usually a drudge, why not turn it into a party? What better excuse for an extra large pizza than as a reward for getting friends and family to help put away the Christmas decorations.
Here are some great Christmas decorations to put away from OLA.
And if you like to put out fancy decorative feeders... here are a few to think about at onlineauction.com!
Beautiful natural-look bird feeder from yawningdawg
Birds Nest Solar Lamp from neatstuff333
Monday, November 28, 2011
Yesterday I did not know what I was going to blog about either but then I saw the thread Ace and Jas posted and I blogged about that.
Today I see so many different ones blogging about the Cyber Monday sale going on that I thought why not. Blogging it self is easy but thinking of blogs is not all that easy at times.
I like blogging, I like reading other peoples blogs, I like to +1 them to google and face book and twitter. Then when I go to those sites I like to share them.
I would like to thank everyone who has been blogging about the sale going on and sharing that information. There has been a lot of traffic today at OLA and also at the Cyber Monday sale going on. Some awesome deals to be made and so many specials.
So I will close this blog with this thought. If we did half of what have been doing for this sale we could build our business so fast and so hugh. I intend to try that. Hope you join me.
BE SAFE, BE HEALTHY AND BE HAPPY
Whether you are looking for charms, jump rings or round filigree beads, you should check out Mythroans-dream-compass. Right now, for the Cyber Monday Sale, she has 50% Off All Fixed Price Items in her OLA Store!!!
NOTE: Discount does not apply to 99 cent or $1 items and/or S&H. (See below for S&H specials.)
CYBER MONDAY & TUESDAY SALE S&H SPECIALS: Birchwood Roses $2 off S&H per dozen or per half dozen; Loose Charms & Beads FREE 1st Class S&H within the US on orders of 4 or more sets.
So, if you want to make jewelry or want to purchase some beautiful handmade items, check out her store on OLA.com! Thank you!
SuperGranny has some great deals! Not only a TON of tobacciana but a beautiful Sara Coventry Maple Leaf w Pearl Pin Brooch or how about these Pansy Butter Pats?
From this Sterling Silver Multi Stone Wave Band Ring to this Sterling Silver Etched Wedding Band, JewelrybyChristopher is sure to have something to please you or your loved one! 30% off the listed price and a portion of the proceeds goes towards Children Affected with Autism and their families and to raise awareness about Autism.
Bedding4me has some wonderful Laura Ashley Buttercream Jacket Invitation Kit for those special occasions and you must take a look at this fantastic Satin Zebra Print Complete King Bedroom Set! These are 30% off!! Wow!!
And of course, we are also having a sale in our store!! Korn Kountry Treasures! 15% off merchandise! Collector plates are excluded because they are 50% off listed price!! Books will also be excluded since if you buy one you get the second (equal or lesser value) free!! So please check us out! We have a large variety! Even car parts!! Brand new!!
We thank you for browsing through our stores and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!
Well, Davendeb1178 have some neat Sketchers womens shoes listed and they also do Custom Label work!! I get my labels from them!! Very nice work!
Aesthetics48 has some great buys! Just look at this beautiful
Lenox Anniversary Bowl and she has quite a lot of Haircolor products since retiring!!
And Oldturtleheart is having a year
end clearance sale so hurry if you are
interested in these!!
A Littlest Pet Shop Hideaway Haven, sealed, or a Perfume Bottle
Midnight in Paris Cobalt Blue bottle!
There will be more coming so stay tuned!!!
Supergrannys Treasures is a small Collectible Boutique offering Advertising, Ashtrays, Tobacciana items at very very fair prices.
The thing to remember is with the demise of smoking, ashtrays and advertising tobacciana items are rarely being made any more and they will, one day soon, become a hot collectible and will become increasingly rare. Add to or start your collection today. From retro days gone by when almost every home, kitchen table, desk, or place of business had ashtrays sitting around for their employees and customers.
Remember imperfections on vintage ashtrays are not unusual and can be expected as they were heavily used.
Back to my opening sentence "Get Your Uruguay Ashtray Here!".
The words on the ashtray are love, Uruguay, peace. Uruguay as a whole country only has approx 3.5 million citizens. They love their beef...they have lots of grassland to feed the cattle. Doesn't this look like a newly purchased ashtray? It's not, I've had it for many years. CLICK HERE to View this Item
There are tens of sellers having specials for a special two day event....Cyber Monday...CLICK HERE for Online Auction