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LaFayette, Georgia, United States
Hi! I'm Emily, your crafty go to girl. I love all things crafty! I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, photography, card making, DIY projects, home decor, photo projects, personalized gifts, stamping, jewelry making and just about anything that involves creativity. I run a small Etsy shop called paperpixie crafts. I also have my products in several local shops. I am slowly but surely extending my line of products. My goal is to start filling up my Etsy shop and then eventually open a local boutique. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who can tolerate my craft obsession, and a great family who is always supportive of my goals. This blog is a sneak peek in to my life and my creative thoughts. I'll be sure to keep you posted with all the cool stuff I see along my crafty journey. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I'm a Secret Millionaire!

Remember me telling you about the amazing resource Learn Vest in this post?
Well, the nice folks at Learn Vest gave me the amazing opportunity to participate in their own mini "secret Millionarire" undercover contest.
I can't post all of the details here, as I promised to let them post it on their site exclusively. If you would like to read about the contest, my daily journals, and see who I decided to make a donation to, please check out the following links.
"We’ll post Emily’s journals on LearnVest every weekday from now until Thursday the 26th, when she’ll reveal who she picked to receive $250. Read Emily’s first entry, and find out why she applauds a single mother turning down a job, how her town is coping with tornado damage, and what that has to do withAmerican Idol."

Secret Millionaire Diary: Day 1 – Shock and Devastation | Current ...

It's the first day of the Secret Millionaire contest, and the timing could never have been better.

Secret Millionaire Diary: Day 2 – Frustration and Disbelief ...

Emily's friend tells her about the job catch-22 she finds herself in: Work, and lose income. Stay jobless, and stay afloat.

Secret Millionaire Diary: Day 3 – Crossed Paths | Current Events ...

Today I volunteered at a local nonprofit organization and my day crossed paths with a man whose experience stirred my emotions about our city's resources.

Secret Millionaire Diary: Day 4 – Working Class | Current Events ...

I met a broken woman today while volunteering. I was brought to tears to see how much this lady was hurting emotionally.

Secret Millionaire Diary: Day 5 – When Life Gives You Lemons ...

Emily meets a woman while shopping that makes her rethink how she thinks about food stamps and government assistance.

Secret Millionaire Diary: Day 6 – In Your Own Backyard | Current ...

An ice cream truck arrives in Emily's neighborhood...and gets her thinking about the fate of low-income children.

Secret Millionaire Diary: Day 7 – The Big Reveal | Current Events ...

Emily concludes her emotional week - and reveals who will get her $250 donation.

This was a great experience and I hope that you will all take the time to read through my journals to see the depth of my week long journey.

Hello again world! It's Craft Show time! ( =

Guess what? My summer job has ended and I'm back to my crafting self again. Yay for life getting back to normal. Working for those short few weeks have helped me to learn just how lucky I am and how thankful I should be for the blessed life I have been given. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a stay at home wife.
In the days since my job ended I have been a crafting fool! It craft show season here in Georgia and ever spare minute I get is spent getting ready for shows. My crafty friend Megan (from Peachy Keen Dolls) and I participated in a Craft Expo at the mall a few weekends ago. Here are some fun shots from our weekend:

We have lots of fun events planned for upcoming months and are busy working on new craft show Ideas. I have been looking for cute new display ideas and quick to whip up items for the show. Some of my newest additions are:
Bottle cap necklace sets for the generation of bottle cap kids that are now tweens. Careful girlies... these are grown up enough that mamas might just lay claim. ( =  These sets are available in the design of your choice in my Etsy shop Find them HERE.

Mr. Owl the felt pencil topper who was featured in a treasury within his first hour  on Etsy!
Yoyo headbands for girls and crafty mamas alike.  Oh so Cute!
We have a major show coming in Sept. that I am preparing for and I'm out of ideas. What do you sell well at craft shows? Any cute project ideas? How about displays? I love seeing how everyone sets up their booths and displays all the cute little products. If you have any suggestions... I would love to see a comment for you today OR if you want to be super secret ninja style.... you can message me directly HERE. Thanks for reading and welcoming me back in to the crafty world. I look forward to hearing your brilliant craft show ideas soon! ( =