Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Power of Giving

breast cancer header
Show You Care... Be Aware!
Spend your afternoon in your garden enjoying beautiful Pink Cosmos while supporting breast cancer research. This reusable tote comes with a complete garden in a can, pink garden gripping gloves, and a water bottle to quench your thirst. You can show your support around town by wearing the Breast Cancer Awareness glitter pin and bracelet.

La Bella Baskets understands how important it is to give back and to show our support. $5.00 from the sale of this gift bag will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation.       


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Does anyone know about a muscle Disease CCPTS ?

Since I'm learning about this blogging I thought I would see if anyone out there knows about a muscle Disease CCPTS. My husband has health issues and this is one of the diagnosis we are faced with. I guess it's so rare that they don't even know if it's hereditary.

We have been trying to educate ourselves on the subject. It's difficult for my husband since he is one to be physically active and now he has to ask for help when lifting things, etc. Sometimes he tries to do things on his own, knowing he shouldn't and ends up having to recuperate for a couple of days...

We know that he has to eat every few hours. Protein foods & drink allot of water. Otherwise the disease eats at the muscles including the heart. It's just scary to me. And not knowing much about it concerns me. I have tried to find information on line about it and there isn't much out there.

We know that there is no health issues with the muscles on his mom's side of the family. We are not sure about his dads side of the family.

 We had been looking for his biological father for many years and we finally found his biological fathers side of the family 2 years ago. Unfortunately we missed his dad as he passed away just a few months before we found them. My husband never got to meet him or hear his voice.

On the Positive side we found out he has 2 sisters he never knew he had. And he has allot more family. They live all the way across the United States. Every time we think we  are doing good saving money to go see them, something happens. Like our car breaks down and we had to get a transmission for it. Then my husband got in a car accident. (Thank goodness the other person admitted to the officer that he was at fault.) Our car was totaled & we had to buy another one....Life stuff like that just keeps happening and always happens when you least expect it. So were still looking forward to seeing them in person and hope that it will be soon. I wish they could have been a part of each others lives while he was growing up. We will definitely take lots of pictures when we get to see them.

In the meantime his aunt has been doing a Family Tree and said she will try to find out if  his dad or if there is a history of anyone that may of  had any kind of muscle problems. He does have similar health issues as his biological father had such as C.O.P.D , etc, but the muscle thing we just don't know yet.

It's the not knowing that worries me. I don't know what my husband is going to go through as time goes on.  We would like to understand more about the disease...So if you or someone you know is experiencing the same situation Please Share. We would greatly appreciate being better educated on the subject. And if you believe in God, Please Pray for my husband & our family.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Become A gift basket & flower consultant will train (promotion ending soon)

I just received an announcement from our company that our $1.97 - 7 day jump start program is coming to an end.

How Does Our Program Work?
1. We provide you with a beautiful website with gourmet and specialty gift baskets. These gifts are loaded on your gifting store with your own shopping cart. No need to figure out all the details. Within minutes you can start taking orders.

2. Customers visit your gifting store. They can shop for affordable beautiful gifts and receive all their gifting needs and place orders. No more running around trying to find out what to buy for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.

3. We ship to your customer within 24-48 hours.
We work behind the scenes in the warehouse taking the shipping orders, assembling the gifts and other things to take that burden off your shoulders. We also make sure all packages are professionally prepared.
You DO NOT have to stock any inventory
You DO NOT have to buy any products
You DO NOT have to deal with shipping
You DO NOT have to collect money

4. You generate a nice income! That's it! Pretty simple!
Hurry, 7 day jump start program ending soon.

Employment Inquiries:

Ready to start your training before Promotion ends?

at the end of the page on the left side:

Become a LBB Consultant.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Fathers Day Contest

We have a Fathers Day Contest! Check out the video:

To view more of our Fathers Day Gifts visit us online:

Contest Entry's must be turned in by June 1st, 2011

Good Luck! Mindy Maher

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Are you looking for an affordable company for your advertising supplies?

Vista Print. is where I have purchased Business cards, flyers & car magnets etc. They have great specials. Some products are free with shipping cost only. If your looking for a company for your advertising supplies, check out theire website:  

I'm sharing their " Special Friends Only Deal"  with you! ...well ~ I figure if your on here reading my blog then your a special friend to me!    ; )

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Why do a Gift Basket Fundraiser ?

~ Gifts with a Purpose ~

Why do a gift basket Fundraiser?

Everyone loves to give and receive gift baskets!
No order taking, just spread the word to family,friends & co-workers. Brochures will be provided.
All sales will be tracked and reported weekly.
Here’s how it works:
  • The Organization selects the campaign date.
  • The campaign will be issued a specific FUNDRAISER NAME for when orders are placed. This is IMPORTANT to track all of the sales towards the fundraiser.
Customers will go to my website:
choose from over 300 All Occasion Gifts and pay for their orders!
Delivery in the USA * Except to Alaska & Hawaii at this time.
  • The organization will receive a % based on sales volume (not to include shipping or taxes)
  • A check will be submitted to the organization within 30 days after the end of the campaign.

To get your USA Non Profit Organization or Business Fundraiser started send me an email:

Mindy Maher

To View all of our gifts:

Reminder: Fathers Day Contest!

Beautiful Song

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cat Lover or Not, this is hysterical!

We've all had trouble with our animals, but I don't think anyone can top this one:

Calling in sick to work makes me uncomfortable. No matter how legitimate my excuse, I always get the feeling that my boss thinks I'm lying.

On one recent occasion, I had a valid reason but lied anyway, because the truth was just too darned humiliating. I simply mentioned that I had sustained a head injury, and I hoped I would feel up to coming in the next day. By then, I reasoned, I could think up a doozy to explain the bandage on the top of my head. The accident occurred mainly because I had given in to my wife's wishes to adopt a cute little kitty.
Initially, the new acquisition was no problem


Then one morning, I was taking my shower after breakfast when I heard my wife,  call out to me from the kitchen.

'Honey! The garbage disposal is dead again. Please come reset it.'

'You know where the button is,' I protested through the shower pitter-patter
 and steam.   "Reset it yourself!"

'But I'm scared!' she persisted. 'What if it starts going and sucks me in?' There was a meaningful pause and then, 'C'mon, it'll only take you a second.'

So out I came, dripping wet and butt naked, hoping that my silent outraged nudity would make a statement about how I perceived her behavior as extremely cowardly.

Sighing loudly, I squatted down and stuck my head under the sink to find the button. It is the last action I remember performing.

It struck without warning, and without any respect to my circumstances. No, it wasn't the hexed disposal, drawing me into its gnashing metal teeth. It was our new kitty, who discovered the fascinating dangling objects she spied hanging between my legs. She had been poised around the corner and stalked me as I reached under the sink. And, at the precise moment when I was most vulnerable, she leapt at the toys I unwittingly offered and snagged them with her needle-like claws. I lost all rational thought to control orderly bodily movements, blindly rising at a violent rate of speed, with the full weight of a kitten hanging from my masculine region.

Wild animals are sometimes faced with a 'fight or flight' syndrome. Men, in this predicament, choose only the 'flight' option. I know this from experience. I was fleeing straight up into the air when the sink and cabinet bluntly and forcefully impeded my ascent.  

The impact knocked me out cold.

When I awoke, my wife   and  the  paramedics stood over me. Now there are not  many things in this life worse than finding oneself lying on the kitchen floor butt naked in front of a group of 'been-there, done-that' paramedics.    

Even worse, having been fully briefed by my wife, the paramedics were all snorting loudly as they tried to conduct their work, all the while trying to suppress their hysterical laughter......and not succeeding.

Somehow I lived through it all. A few days later I finally made it back in to the office, where colleagues tried to coax an explanation out of me about my head injury. I kept silent, claiming it was too painful to talk about, which it was. 'What's the matter?' They all asked, "Cat got your tongue"
If they only Knew!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fathers Day Contest...Win A Gift Basket

Hi Everyone ~

My company has an exciting Father's Day contest that started this month!

2 winners will win a gorgeous Father's Day gift basket of their choice.

 For my Business Facebook Page Friends: Details on how you can win please visit my website and click on the link "Happy Fathers Day Contest" which is located on the home Page:

Feel free to share this with your friends and family so they can also join my Business Facebook page and Enter the Contest.

Here are some more Pictures of the many fathers Day choice's the winners will be able to choose from.

As always, let me know if I can help you with your gifting needs. Gift baskets are always the perfect gift.

Good Luck to all the Entries! I look forward to seeing who the winners are!

Mindy Maher
ID: 3005
phone# 1-866-465-4505

Monday, May 2, 2011

We have been able to hear the Whooohooo's & Cheering on our street, as our neighbors are in the Service...We have family & friends over there right now serving. My prayers will continue until all the troops are home safe. THANK YOU to all the Men & Women who Serve for our Safety, our Country & for our Freedom!!

How Do you feel about The News Of Osama Bin Laden being found and Killed?