Jul 25, 2011

Kaylee Update

Here's a note (at the bottom in pink) written by Kaylee's dad, Ryan on July 22 of the update on Kaylee and what her little body is about to endure. Let's please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers!

Also, don't forget, you can help the family and get a super cute item by purchasing The Kaylee Hat from our shop HERE! Also get free shipping now through the end of August.

We've sweetened the pot a bit too! For every hat sold, not only will 100% of the proceeds go to the family to help with medical expenses but Stellar Trends will donate $1.00 to the Layla Grace Foundation to help fund research for childhood cancer.

July 22, 2011 Kaylee update via Facebook

"So we had a sitdown this morning with the doctor who went over all of the ‘what to expects’ for Kaylee’s Stem Cell Transplant in a couple weeks. She will have a thorough exam and scans done next week to search for, if any, remaining cancer. Now despite the intensity of her previous rounds of Chemo, it’s nothing compared to what she’s about to go through. She will be placed in hospital isolation for a month. During which she will begin the most grueling, intense high dose Chemo rounds that will put the others to shame. I knew in the back of my mind that it was going to be hard, but to hear the doctor use terms like “hamburger meat” to describe what the inside of Kaylee’s mouth, esophagus, and GI Tract will look like as a result of the Chemo. This little girl will experience for at least 2 weeks, the agony that only you and I can never imagine before she even begins to come back to normal. Her immune system will be so completely wiped out that the common cold can kill her. Not to mention if her body rejects her own cells. Only a list of 5 people, including us, will be able to see her during that time. Rylee will miss her best friend for a whole month because she’s not allowed to go into the transplant unit…
For today we got to bring her back home. She is doing great. More than ever, our little girl will need every one of her supporters to help pull her through this. She’ll need it…"

Jul 6, 2011

Attention All Couponers and Dave Ramsey Fans...New Product Alert!

I started reading The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey a few months back and thought it was a good plan for my family to be on. After talking it over with my husband, we jumped on board. I started using my cash envelopes everywhere I went and had even more envelopes for coupons for all the stores that I shop. My envelopes started to get torn and frankly, having all those envelopes in my purse was more trouble than it was worth. I thought there had to be a better way.

Being the DIY crafter that I am, I thought I could make a system that is more durable and manageable than what I am using now. I started playing around with some scrapbooking cardstock that I had lying around and found a way to bind them together. Voila! Our Coupon Wallet (or cash envelopes) was developed! OMGosh!I got to use my coupon wallet today while grocery shopping. It could not have been easier! The first thing I said to my husband when I got out to unload the groceries was "I finally got to use my coupon wallet and now I get to tell all of the wonderful things about it."

I've been stoked to write all day! Here's what mine looks like: (more reading under photos)

This one is my coupon wallet. I don't have one for my cash yet but just wanted to illustrate that it can be used for cash. Mine has 7 envelopes (because I shop at 7 stores regularly). We will sell these with 6 but you can purchase additional envelopes if needed.

My favorite things about this product is:
  • sturdy and durable
  • easy to locate in purse
  • spiral bound together
  • clear protective covering on the front and back
  • clearly printed labels for each envelope
  • easy to use in the cart
  • large size envelopes hold longer coupons without them having to be folded
I simply placed my coupon wallet in the cart, pulled out all the coupons that I had, stacked them between the clear plastic cover and the envelope and shopped. When I picked up a product that I had a coupon for, I located my coupon and slid it right back into the envelope to be used at checkout. It was such a breeze!

With my previous regular loose envelope system, I had to lay the envelope flat in the cart. If I pulled out my coupons they tended to get lost in the shuffle somehow with all the items I was loading up. This one sits right up on the cart and I didn't have to look for misplaced coupons once. So much easier...I like easier. I'm thrilled to be able to offer these to you.

You can find these on our site HERE and if you order any time in July you will get free shipping on this item! Use coupon code 'COUPONWALLETROCKS' to get free shipping (it will actually be a discount for the amount of the shipping). You can read specifics about the wallet in our shop.