Friday, March 26, 2010

Great savings in the Month of April


Get 60% off the price of a Rep Kit at Cello in a Box. This offer is good 1st April to 15th April. Afterwards price goes back to $12.99 so take advantage of this great offer!
Rep Kit only $5
You can also buy the larger kit for $25.00. Normal price $32.99, so you save $7.99. What a deal!
Cello in a Box where every day is a CELLObration!




Thursday, March 18, 2010


Working a business from home has been a challenge for me. For 19 years, I had a permanent job and worked in an office- not quite as I worked mostly out on the field- with irregular hours, high pay with hardly time for family.


In making the shift, I did not anticipate some of the challenges I would face.


I do not have a home office but I designated a space in my bedroom for a small table as my work station and a small shelving unit for my books and files (need more storage space,though).


Its a bit cramped but I have been able to eke out a living in that small space, which feels confining most times.


At first I was excited about working from home


  • no need to get up early

  • can work till late and not worry about driving home

  • no boss breathing down my back

  • easy access for my parents especially my mom who is a cancer survivor - one of the reasons I left my job

  • Can set my working hours

  • Get more time to spend with my family

and I can go on and on about the list of things I thought I could easily do because I was working from home.PIece of cake!


Believe me, it has not been that easy at all.


Most days my schedule goes haywire. I work long hours as my computer is easily accessible and sometimes I have to let my parents know I am working as they do not understand what it is to work from home . Actually they think and the rest of my family too think I am playing on the computer....yet the bills get paid...I wish I could really play games on the computer and get paid...Cant wait for the day when my biz turns into a residual income machine.....ohh!! sigh!


Is there an affiliate program for getting cash for playing games or is someone willing to hire me to just play games on the computer for fun and pay me for that! I think I will google that!


At my permanent job I would spend my lunch hour relaxing or reading a good book...now! lunch hour.... whats that...more time to work, work , work...


Its one of the things I am looking to change...my idea about working from home. Good heavens! No! I do not mean to quit but to change the way I approach it and work out some set schedules even if they go haywire from time to time.


Family is important to me, just as paying the bills are important. I am working on balancing the two. Hopefully the book I am reading 'Essential Managers-Balancing Work and Life by Robert Holden and Ben Renshaw' will help me find a mid point between my work life and my personal life!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March is Crafter's Month

Well its crafters month and I was invited by a friend to participate in an online fair at her network and I agreed. The Crafter's event will take place Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9pmCST and 9 to 11pmCST respectively.

You see I design hand made greeting cards..my hobby to relieve the stress...but it has turned into a neat little business for me.... Here is my album with the latest cards http://s822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/rtgifts/

HOW DID I START
I used to admire my deceased sister's ability to design cards hand.
You see she suffered with rheumatoid arthritis which eventually cripled her body but not her artistic ability. Her hands could barely open but that did not stop her from turning out beautiful paintings or cards (she presented Prince Edward of England with a painting entitled 'The beauty and splendour of Trinidad and Tobago' in 1995.

Months before she died, she told me to get back in touch with my creative side, that was 7 years ago. Howver I did not until last year August. The first project I did was a card for my niece, which she loved and then I designed a demo book for my cello in a box business.

My older sister asked me why I did not start designing cards...well I thought about it for two months, did a few and she tooked them to her office and her coworkers just loved them.
Since then I have sold over 75 cards, but it is still a hobby of mine!

I get my inspiration from 'all things beautiful'. Every morning I look at the birds, flowers and mountains which were made by God.

All of my cards are one of a kind. No design is repeated!

I have just partnered with a writer, Crystal Kauffman, founder of the Laugh at Cancer Organisation. She is a dear friend of mine and we both donate 10% of our earnings to the Organisation.

Keep following this blog or check our site www.msfroggiesgifts.com for the latest cards.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shopping at RT GIFTS


Its almost time for Easter...Do you need treat bags for your church or school or as part of your home decor theme? We carry all products from Cello in a Box who are widely known for their award winning cello bags! Read the blog to the end to find a bonus treat!


We have items in pastel shades of yellow, green, pink, purple......printed Easter Gift Basket boxes are 7"x 4" x 5" and have cute adorable bunnies on them. Imagine them filled with eggs in the same colour. The colours are fun, lively and visually appealing.

You can also use cone bags and add sweets or dry ingredients for easter cooking or baking , tied with ribbons or pullbows
Use them as table decor, for treat gifts or for give aways..to friends, family, neighbours, at the church for instance.

A splash of colour to brighten the day!

Dont forget to use the pastel curling ribbons, pastel tissue and shred all at affordable prices.

Spend $30 and you will get free treat bags with a cute bunny tag added to your order. This is limited to one per customer (sweets not included).

What are you waiting for? Get them while stocks last.

This is a bonus treat if you decide to shop early for easter, you will not only receive free treat bags but you can enter our competition to win more free stuff!.

Make your purchase at www.celloinabox.com/mall/shopaff.asp?affid=30 by Sunday 14th March 2010 8pmEST, unscramble some words and you can win an Ebook and $5 gift certificate. Go to www.forgiftsnthings.biz/Newsletter.html for more details on this fantastic bonus treat. So thats two for the price of one.

Remember the treat bags are available while stocks last and the competition ends this Sunday....so start shopping NOW!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hi all...This is my first attempt at blogging. Its a bit nerve racking and exciting at the same time. "Will they like my blog or not or what should I say or not say" is just going through my head as I am writing...



I was told that blogging is one of the greatest tool to drive traffic to your website among others...so here I am blogging.....



I may not be computer savvy or a techie but I am here to take advantage of this opportunity! Here is my website http://www.forgiftsnthings.biz/ Its manageable enough for me and its more informational with links to my affiliate sites where you can purchase products. I will post info on them as I go along...just bear with me.



About me...well.....



12 years of my working life was spent in Corporate Communications, 6 in customer service and now I am a Work at Home Mom or WAHM as we are affectionately called. I love it! It pays the bills, I can spend more time with family, which is what is important to me. While I was permanently employed, most days I came home when most were asleep or I was too tired to spend quality time...so here I am ...blogging......



My choice of name....



You are probably wondering about the name Redapple39??? First of all Red is my favourite colour. Its rich in hue, very vibrant and symbolizes strength. The apple - for me... love juicy apples...so the idea is to make the blog as juicy as possible...... 39....wellllll....you can say thats my age which I am very proud of.....



My business...



I run a small but growing gift store online with links to my affiliate businesses and partners so feel free to check out any of them...or you can get info right here. I rep for Cello in a Box (If you are in direct sales, self made businesses and those into gift basket making, this is a company to check out), next is Teaporia..special teas...everything teas...150 teas....I love their blue berry and strawberry teas, gorgeous teasets excellent wedding gift or for your personal collection .....If you like to work with dry mixes then you will enjoy the rabbit creek products we offer for breads, cakes, scones and muffins.



I think thats enough info for now as I do not want to bore you or make the blog too long that you would not want to read to the end. So we will continue this conversation soon...enjoy!