Sunday, December 4, 2011


Ola has taught me so much that I don't know where to begin, so I will type what comes to mind. I just hope I don't forget anything or anyone.

The sellers and buyers taught me that it  does not have to be a chore to sell or buy online. As I came here from another place, I was a little bit bitter about selling on line, however since the first day I signed up with OLA.COM it was and is like a new world.

I have made friends by going to the chat rooms and I have learned that the other people at treat you like family just as soon as they know you are here. And they care about one another and what is going on in their lives besides selling and buying. Always quiick to say "can I help" or "what do you need".

At everyone shares ideas and information. No one at the other site I sold at even knew my real name or cared to know it. I feel sorry for those people who do not know what it is like to be a part of the decision making where they sell.  It is not all about the money in our community. It is about the people also.

When we were challenged to a November blog I did not know what blogging was all about. I also did not know anything about the +1 to google, what sharing with Face Book and Tweeting could do for our ratings and our stores. And it was fun setting a new record for blogs in one year.

People who I have met here are awesome and honest. Yes, I had a problem with one person and it was settled quickly and fairly. I cannot believe that in less than a year I am pushing 500 feed backs. That is something else I learned at Promoting yourself and your site pays off in so many ways. People in the know at ola share their knowledge with the rest of us in the chats and also teach us one on one how to do things. That is special.

Another thing that is special is the monthly radio show that we can all be a part of while sitting in our own homes. Listen in while will probably interview the seller of the month for December within the first five minutes of the show. Congratulations to, well done. Metzy does such a great job at hosting the show. Always new information there as well.

I have learned about a lot of things from mistletoe and  christmas trees to toilet paper.
Learned about it in the OLATEAMBLOG along with a lot of other really cool stuff and some great information. Also was given links to stores I have not visited yet, but I see they have some nice items and I am not done Christmas shopping yet. Someone else put the link in their blog for stores that did not know it. Just another way of caring and sharing at

I am so happy to be at OLA.COM. It is my online home and the first place I check when I sign on for the day. I want to know who is doing a special sale and who is listing new items and what they are.

I would like to thank a few special people at , &, For running the special auctions and collecting funds for a special member who is recovering from cancer surgery and in need of help right now. God bless you both and all who contributed to the cause. Also thank you  to   http//, I want to say thank you for all that you did to bring notice to a lot of sellers by blogging about them and giving their link to their store. Other members also did the same things and if I list them all here no one will read the blog because it will be too long.

To OLA.COM, the staff and inside workers we do not know and see often but they keep the wheels greased and running great I say thank you so much for all you do. Frank answers the phone when you call for help, and he knows the answers. And Renee who helps keep us all up to date, shares our  stores on face book, tweets, runs the specials like "how many candies in the jar", decorate OLA logo and many others. Thank you all so much for making the best place to be a member and partner of.
To and  you both are so super for giving your time to help others with their stores. To one who had to call me to get me the help I needed I thank you

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and if I left anyone out I appoligize. Please leave a comment as they all count.

Be safe, be healthy and be happy

Sunday the day of Worship

Worship “a service or rite showing reverence for a deity” (Webster’s Dictionary).

Evelyn Underhill defines worship as: "The absolute acknowledgment of all that lies beyond us—the glory that fills heaven and earth. It is the response that conscious beings make to their Creator, to the Eternal Reality from which they came forth; to God, however they may think of Him or recognize Him, and whether He be realized through religion, through nature, through history, through science, art, or human life and character." I like this definition.

Worship-the Pilgrims' story of seeking religious freedom to worship has become a central theme of the history and culture of the United States. To this day, we can still enjoy this freedom.

Being that it is Sunday, the day of worship for Christians, I looked to see what was available on in the form of books, media, or accessories for worship. I came across some wonderful items, many of which would be great Christmas presents!

From Sparkys Collectible Magnets I found some wonderful little suncatchers! They come three in a package and really would make a nice stocking stuffer! He has several sets so take a peek at what is available!

From Omermike I found a wonderful Bible cover! Beautifully made from tapestry, this will keep your Bible in great condition!

Or this Dicksons Psalms 23 case is really nice and will fit a larger Bible from TLC-me2you!

The Word by Charleton Heston is one of the most beloved CD’s out there! And Bchaflingers has one listed right now!

Akelly110 has a childrens book Stories of the Bible from the Old Testament for sale! Perfect for the kids or grandkids!

Hockeymom1965 has a nice NIV Compact Nave’s Topical Bible listed for only $1.00.

To keep your place and not lose your bookmark, how about this pretty Beaded Bookmark and Book Huggie with a Christian cross? It is handcrafted by Maggiemaybecrafty and would fit nicely in someone’s stocking!

Ioffer.itall has a wonderful Deluxe Edition Catholic Holy Bible listed!

And if you like to keep your papers and Bible together and protected, we have a very nice Bible satchel for you to choose from in our store-Korn Kountry Treasures.

This Sunday, after worship, you can easily check out the items that I’ve listed and more! Just another idea for holiday giving! Enjoy and thank you for shopping with!

What do you know about Mistletoe?

I pretty much knew nuthin'... till I read this..

Mistletoe is especially interesting botanically because it is a partial parasite (a "hemiparasite"). As a parasitic plant, it grows on the branches or trunk of a tree and actually sends out roots that penetrate into the tree and take up nutrients.

But mistletoe is also capable for growing on its own; like other plants it can produce its own food by photosynthesis.
The mistletoe that is commonly used as a Christmas decoration (Phoradendron flavescens) is native to North America and grows as a parasite on trees from New Jersey to Florida. The other type of mistletoe, Viscum album, is of European origin. The European mistletoe is a green shrub with small, yellow flowers and white, sticky berries which are considered poisonous.
In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses kiss and make-up. 
Kissing under the mistletoe is first found associated with the Greek festival of Saturnalia and later with primitive marriage rites. 
At Christmas time a young lady standing under a ball of mistletoe, brightly trimmed with evergreens, ribbons, and ornaments cannot refuse to be kissed. Such a kiss could mean deep romance or lasting friendship and goodwill. If the girl remained unkissed, she cannot expect not to marry the following year. In some parts of England the Christmas mistletoe is burned on the twelfth night lest all the boys and girls who have kissed under it never marry. Whether we believe it or not, it always makes for fun and frolic at Christmas celebrations. Even if the pagan significance has been long forgotten, the custom of exchanging a kiss under the mistletoe can still be found in many European countries as well as in Canada.

I don't need a plant to give me a reason to want THIS kind of Kiss!

Tons more fun, unique, elegant, seasonal items to browse thru at!