Soldier's Angels. They're a charity outfit that sends care packages and all kinds of cool stuff for deployed troops. Jen signed up for the program where she receives a name and address for a deployed soldier every week, and she writes a letter to that person. These are soldiers that have either signed up to receive these letters/packages or have been signed up by one of their peers because they never receive mail whether they have no family or whatever the circumstance.
So, Jen has taken on this task, and I think she's awesome for doing it. Definitely check out Soldier's Angels - they have different kinds of programs you can sign up for if you want, or I'm sure as with all charities donations are welcome to help cover operating expenses. With the holidays coming up this is the perfect time to get on board with something like this.
Guest Recipe FridayI wrote a page about my Guest Recipe Friday feature. I've been running it for about 7 weeks now and have had some very positive feedback from bloggers I've featured as well as readers. I love the success of this feature, so I've decided to make it permanent. I know I'm nowhere near a blogging powerhouse, but I certainly hope those bloggers I feature are developing some quality traffic and social networking from it. Anyway, the link to the page is at the top under my header image.
New Ads on the RightWe have started a few micro-businesses in my family. All products are hand-made and we sell through Etsy.
Jenaissance Designs is our jewelry store. Jen makes some beautiful pieces, but unfortunately we're phasing out this shop. There are currently beautiful pieces for sale at the store, and I'll be listing more in the first few weeks of November. Remember Christmas is coming up!
Jeniassance Designs Store
@myjenaissance on Twitter
http://jenaissancedesign.blogspot.com/ Jenaissance Designs Blog
Stay updated on Twitter and/or the Jenaissance Designs blog for updates on new product listings and promotions we'll be running through to the Holidays.
Seams Dressy is my mom's new shop. She makes clothes for American Girl and 18 Inch dolls. She uses quality cotton fabrics and finishes articles with a Serger for a quality, finished look and durability for every day play.
Seams Dressy Store
@seamsdressy on Twitter
http://seamsdressy.blogspot.com/ Seams Dressy Blog
Most product and promotional updates are going to come from Twitter for now. The blog is still a work in progress! Stop by and check out the cool doll clothes; there's even a dress for Halloween!
SewJenaissance is Jen's newest endeavor. It turns out she's just as talented, if not more, with thread and yarn as she is with beads and findings. This is Jen's growing shop of PDF embroidery patterns designed and created by Jen and a collection of finished hoop art and handmade by Jen as well.
Sew Jenaissance Store
@sewjenaissance on Twitter
http://sewjenaissance.blogspot.com/ Sew Jenaissance Blog
Jen has some cool autumn themed patterns and hoop art available. Be sure to follow her for updates on future Christmas patterns and promotions!
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Oma's Patch Etsy Store
@omaspatch on Twitter
http://omaspatch.blogspot.com/ Kate's blog for news and updates.