Wednesday, February 13, 2019

How to Create a Powerful Passion and Pursuit - It's Easy!


Greetings! Hope you are having a lovely week!

There are many facets to my life that I have a passion for – which is a reason I started this blog. A few passions include the love of fine fabrics – the gorgeous ones that become carpet bags and purses; reading a romantic novel and keeping a collection of good books; playing classical music on my old upright piano; ...the list goes on. 



 But, I have a distinctive passion and pursuit that I want to share with you today!

Can you guess what it is?

This singular passion and pursuit of mine starts with the letter “P.” 

Here are some points of this distinctive passion that I pursue every day:

It is enjoyable and worthwhile.
It makes me feel good.
It can bring joy to others if I share it with them.
It is EASY (keep reading to find how easy it is).
It is healthy for me.
It is profitable for me.
It involves the color pink.

Maybe you know or can guess what this passion and pursuit of mine is.

How to determine if my passion can be your passion

Let's consider the answers to these questions first:

Do you want to feel good?

Are you a person who cares about their health and what goes into their body?

Are you looking for great health products you can fully trust in?

Do you want health products that actually work?

Do you have good health and want to keep it that way?

Do you believe that investing in your health with natural supplements is the way to go or would you rather rely on medication?

Do you want to improve your health using naturally sourced supplements that really work?

Do you want to purchase your health products from a reputable company that cares about their customers and employees?
 
Would you like to receive a commission on your own purchases?

Have you been looking for a work-at-home opportunity?

If you can answer YES to these questions, keep reading! If you are still skeptical, keep reading!

Though I am not a steadfast stickler or slave to any kind of diet scheme, fad, or otherwise very good health regime, I DO care about what I put into my body – the water I drink, the food I eat...


AND...

I DO care that the supplements I choose to take are crafted of the very best naturally sourced ingredients possible.

THE.VERY.BEST.

Here is where profitable meets up with a healthy lifestyle

How does a person sell these products? Here is what we DON'T DO:

We DON'T have home parties.
We DON'T order products for customers.
We DON'T stock products in our homes.
We DON'T deliver products to customers.

Are you surprised? My company is not like the other companies that rely on home parties every week to sell their products. There are no weekly or monthly quotas to fulfill.


Here is the EASY PART

Here is what we DO DO and it's the EASY part:

We share the products with people we meet on the street, at our church, at the grocery store, at work, or by phone, email, or social media.

We order products for ourselves on our OWN (FREE) website.

Our products are purchased online in three ways:  retail, preferred customer, and wholesale. I purchase my products wholesale – the cheapest way of all three.

Did I say it was EASY? Did I say I make a commission on my own purchases? Can you get a commission from purchasing your very good supplements at your local natural store?

Did I tell you that all the products come with a 60-day money back guarantee? No questions asked!

Did you know that I am making a very good residual income and that there are many stay-at-home mothers AND dads working from the comfort of their own home by sharing these great all-natural supplements with friends, family, and people they meet?

Better health with all naturally sourced supplements and a residual income is a great combination. It’s a win-win situation!

Want to know how you can better your health AND make a great income like me at the same time? I’m ready to share my passion with you and make it your passion.  


Here’s my email address: lindaleeshukri@gmail.com. Let’s chat! Add my pink passion to your life and see what happens!



Thursday, January 24, 2019

Finally...something brand new...and a blank slate

Greetings to Y'all from this northerner now living in a southern clime!

It's finally time to reveal something new. It's been a long time waiting.  And here is a sneak peek.

Our journey from Prince Edward Island to South Carolina (last July 2018) has been a trial in some ways, but the Lord has given grace and strength to live with family for six months, as we acclimate ourselves to a new area in the States, adjust ourselves to a new church, new town, different climate, and different "English accents!"

By the grace of God, He has provided - in our budget, no less - a brand new house! In November, we thought we were purchasing an older home with character, in a different town, but underneath there were many issues we didn't want to contend with, and consequently, we got out of that contract. I loved the character of that older home, but it was not to be.

Our search for another house led us to Williamston, SC, and to a new build. That was very unexpected and it fit our needs perfectly! I do so miss our previous older character home in PEI with its huge yard but at this point in our lives, we needed something that didn't require fixing and a tiny yard will work out fine. A weed whacker is probably all we need to mow it! Ha! All in all, it is a good fit and all it requires is an artistic touch to make it our own. The closing was December 28th and we moved on January 4th.

I've included only a few photos of the inside for now - a blank canvas except for the piles of boxes I'm still unpacking. The outside is a darker beige with a rusty red accent on top. Inside it's all gray, which is nice if you are a "gray" person, but I am not. I can adore the look of other homes with gray interiors, but it's not me. I love color - reds, greens, blues. It gives me a feeling of coziness. 

Another similar feature of this new place compared to our former abode is its location near a railroad. At our PEI home, we were about 300 feet from the former railroad - now the Confederation Trail that is used for biking and hiking. Now in SC, we are about 300 feet from a real working railroad! The train goes by about a couple times a day and blows its whistle. It's very loud if you are outdoors at the time. I love trains.

Without further ado, let's see this new home!
As I write this, there is a new house going up to the left of ours. They started building the week after we moved in. This neighborhood and cul-de-sac is called Mill Creek - established in 2002 and there are still a number of empty lots to the left of our place.

Open concept front to back. That's the back door. There is a small storage room attached to the back of the house.

Here you see the front door and kitchen/dining area to the right.

Glad to have my third white kitchen. The black counters are very similar to the ones I had in PEI, which gives me a good at-home feeling. We do have a fridge installed and a washer/dryer in the laundry room.

And I finally have a window over the kitchen sink. My two previous homes didn't.
The house has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms with a laundry room on the main floor. One bedroom will be my sewing room and the other will be named the "blue room" as we had in our home in PEI. The blue room is for guests and we look forward to having some!

That's all for now, folks! Stay tuned as I slowly dig through and unpack boxes. As time goes by, I'll slowly reveal more of our new abode as I make it our own.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 
Psalm 37:4-5

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New chapter, new beginning, new location - oh my!

Hello friends!
It's been several months since my last post announcing our move back to the U.S.  Blogging and operating my Etsy shop are still on vacation mode. In the meantime, you can message me with any questions and requests about my shop items.

We are residing in a different part of the country than what we've been accustomed to - South Carolina. We thank the LORD for safety during the long trek, and the stops we made along the way to visit with family and friends were a blessing.

Emotionally and mentally, the transition back to the States has been unexpectedly difficult. Moving to Canada nine years ago - despite all the paperwork, planning, and packing to move to a different country - that journey was a piece of cake and not a tear was shed in the process, compared to our move down south. I miss my PEI home, the countryside, the cooling breezes and dear friends. Knowing your financial picture will take a hit and then going through the process in real life is painful and can derail a person unless they are daily trusting and praying for the LORD to provide.

Back in our own country nine years later, it's been a long road to acclimate ourselves to new surroundings, new church, much warmer weather, tons of traffic - and attending to the necessities of a relocation. It's a blessing to have family members nearby. And that means living in the same house (including all our belongings and furniture) - as we are, indeed, residing with my husband's sister until the LORD provides our own place.

Patience, perseverance, and prayer are key to surviving this new chapter and new beginning in this new location and later stage of our life. 

In early August, we found ourselves in the state of Kansas for two weeks visiting our daughter, son-in-law and acquainting ourselves with our darling grandchildren! We are are traveling back there next week to babysit while our grandchildren's parents go to Hawaii! More patience, perseverance, and prayer needed!

 Yes....I do, indeed, intend to open up a new Etsy shop as promised. My mind and emotions need settling down so I can concentrate on the particulars of shop ownership and the stitching up and the creating of romantic accessories for the gentlewoman. Roses and romance, love and lace, along with old-fashion sense and sensibility, comprise my inner being. What comprises yours?

Lovely new fabrics to be fashioned into future carpet bags and purses were added to my stash when we stopped in Massachusetts. Shopping at Zimmans in Lynn along with my dear friend, Janie, was a time to treasure! An eager anticipation is slowly creeping through my being to reveal fabulous fabric finds turned into timeless treasures!

In the days and weeks ahead, between traveling and taking care of children, house hunting, husband seeking employment, and the necessities of life, preparation for my new Etsy shop will be underway. Emma Thea Rose and Dolly are patiently (I think) waiting to reside in a new sewing room. At this moment, Dolly isn't enjoying her temporary home in the attic. If you don't know who these "ladies" are, please check out a previous post here!

If you are a new visitor to my blog and want to keep abreast of what's new, you can sign up to receive my posts sent directly to your email inbox. See the right sidebar on my blog under the graphic FOLLOW ME. Type in your email address and follow the prompts to properly confirm receipt of my posts.

In the meantime, acquaint yourself with who I am and what I do by reading past posts and perusing my portfolio! See "About Me" and "Portfolio" at the top of my blog. Some of my creations that I have sold in my shop are presented in my Portfolio.

 You will be warned when the unveiling of my new shop will occur! 😊 The specifics can't be revealed right now. Because I don't know what they are! 😕😃

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee."
Psalm 84:11-12

Friday, May 18, 2018

A New Chapter is About to Begin...

Greetings to all you lovely creatures!

It's time to say good-bye to our lovely PEI home and....

.....announce our imminent departure from the Land of Anne to the southern, subtropical state of South Carolina! 

Although these past several years (almost 9!)  have, at times, been very difficult, they have been very rewarding. The last two years, the Lord pulled us aside by ourselves (like Moses in the wilderness), to worship alone with Him, to study the scriptures from online messages – to confirm our faith in Christ, to gain spiritual insight, to draw us closer to Him, to rely on Him completely for all our needs. It’s been an amazing journey. It was not a mistake – the Lord meant this segment of our lives here on PEI to be a small chapter. We thought otherwise.  It wasn’t what we expected. Though if we hadn’t come, we wouldn’t have gained all that He has taught us so far. And we are grateful for that.

In April, the Lord sold our house in three days! Our closing date is July 3rd and, Lord-willing, we’ll be back in the U.S. on the 4th


 We would appreciate your prayers as we continue packing and managing a long to-do list.  Our Chrysler Minivan needs to be sold as we can’t import it to the U.S. That means renting a car for me to drive while Bill drives the U-Haul truck. We’ll be stopping in MA for three full days of visiting family and friends – especially seeing our daughter,  Melody,  her husband, Adam, and our three  grandchildren that we haven’t seen for several years. They will be meeting us in MA. Then on to PA and stopping overnight to visit my uncle, aunt, and cousin; and finally, on the 9th, we’ll arrive in SC. Bill’s sister, Aida, is graciously allowing us to stay with her (and store all our household goods) until we’re able to get our own place.

We’ve been praying earnestly these last two years for what the Lord will have for us in this new journey and new chapter of our lives. 
Psalm 37:3-5  -  Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

What will happen to my blog and Etsy shop??

As of today, I will be taking a sabbatical from posting on my blog for approximately two months or so, so I can focus on packing and getting settled in SC. 

My Etsy Shop will be put on "vacation mode" as of today - with an announcement on the shop page with information about my relocating to the U.S. My listings will not be available for purchase during this time.

After getting settled in SC, I will work on opening a NEW Etsy Shop with a different name. 
(My blog will stay the same - same name as it is now.)

Without going into all the mundane details....because of the way the Etsy organization is set up financially - anyone moving from one country to another must open a new shop with a new name or a variation of their old one. I have decided to choose a new name for my new U.S. Etsy shop! 

You'll have to wait until I open my new shop to find out!

My special promotion that has been going on for a number of weeks (the 20% off coupons for Clear Skin Minerals and for my Etsy shop) will be "put on hold" until I open up my new Etsy shop sometime this summer. Barring any unknown problems with that promotion, it will be reinstated for my new Etsy shop. 

You can still shop at Clear Skin Minerals using the link from my blog (on the right side bar) and get 20% off your purchases from that shop, but the 20% off coupon for my Etsy shop is now on vacation. :-)

When my new Etsy shop opens, my previous Tintenfleck Studio Etsy Shop will remain on "vacation mode" for a number of months, so anyone that is looking for me there will know where to find my new shop.
 
If you have any questions pertaining to my move or to the items in my shop, please feel free to contact me via email. (lindaleeshukri@gmail.com)

"See" you sometime in the summer!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Delightful and Delicious Tea Cup and Mug Exchange

Hello dear ones!

Today I'm posting and sharing and linking up to Stephanie's 12th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange from her blog "The Enchanted Rose."

I've participated in her Tea Cup and Mug Exchange a few times. If you are interested in being a part of her next Exchange, you can sign up on her blog to receive future notices. When you participate in the Tea Cup and Mug Exchange, you send a lovely tea cup/mug and accessories to someone and a different person sends you a tea cup/mug and accessories to you! It's a lot of fun and you get to meet new people each time. Who knows? You might become best friends from someone in another country! Having a blog is not necessary. Anyone can participate in her Tea Cup/Mug Exchange.

I didn't take a photo of what I sent to Jeanie in Kentucky, but you can check out Stephanie's blog to find out! I've included the link to her blog at the end of this post. Here is what Sandra from Ontario sent me!

Tea cup with pink roses, box of cookies, Lady Grey tea, a handmade pink dishcloth, a French Cottage Magazine and a Tea Time Magazine.  All packaged neatly inside a pretty "Paris" box! Thank you Sandra!

 
 

Here's Stephanie's blog link to see all the lovely items that were given and received!



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day - Father's Day - Best Friend Day - Any Day is a Special Day for Gift Giving!

Hello everyone!

As Mother's Day is approaching next weekend, and Father's Day is not too far away, I'm once again showcasing three special pieces of art with poetry by yours truly. In a recent post about Fanny Crosby (read it here), I mentioned I had also dabbled in poetry and at that moment my mind failed to recall the mom, dad, and special friend art prints sitting in my Etsy shop!

It doesn't have to be Mother's Day or Father's Day - these can be bestowed on your loved ones anytime of the year. And if you have a special friend who lives close by or far away and the words of my poem (Two Turtle Doves) expressly ring true about your relationship with her, then it will become a most treasured gift. Perhaps one print for your friend and one for yourself will be the "tie that binds your hearts together."

The first Two Turtle Doves art - with poetry - was created for a special friend of mine. Then I wanted to create another original for myself and have prints made to sell in my Etsy shop. That second original was created slightly different but with the same poem. Prints of all three pieces were professionally printed by an artist on PEI who resides in Victoria-by-the-Sea.  You can rest assured the print you purchase is high quality.

Here they are:

My Etsy Shop Link for My Artwork

And because of moms everywhere, I am also sharing a link to the Amazima Ministries. You may recall a previous post of mine (read it here) about this special Christian organization in Uganda that was founded by Katie Davis Majors. In that post I mentioned her first book - Kisses by Katie. It's a great read! Someday soon I will purchase her second book.

Here's the link to their blog post that I recently received. There is a two-minute video explaining what "mother" and "mama" means to Amazima Ministries. I encourage you to watch it and also explore their website and blog posts for more information on this wonderful organization! (Please note that I do not receive anything for promoting this ministry.) If you want to keep in touch with this organization, you can sign up to receive their email newsletters, as I have done.



REMINDER

I have an ongoing promotion for Clear Skin Minerals (truly organic makeup that I use and highly recommend) and my own Etsy Shop! Two 20% life-time coupons! Read my original post (here) for all the details! 


Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.....She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy....She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple...Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates....Proverbs 31:10,20,22,31

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sewing Show and Tell and Sweet Deals Reminder


Hello all!

PART I

Today I'm showcasing the Easter dresses I made for my two granddaughters - Olivia and Lillian. I originally wanted to sew the same dress that my mom made me and my sister, Cindy, many years ago. I searched the pattern books for something similar but didn't find what I wanted. And there's not enough patience in my blood to draft a pattern to match. Of course, my mother doesn't have the pattern anymore. Here it is below, where I found it on Pinterest. It's Simplicity Pattern 4414. If anyone out there still has vintage patterns from the 1950s/1960s and you have this one, I'd love to buy it from you! I did find one on Etsy in the United Kingdom, but with shipping it's too expensive.
My mom made us matching dresses in a blue and white print with blue sashes.

Last fall when I was in South Carolina visiting my sister and mom, we went to Jo-Ann Fabric Store. There was a rack of private designer patterns for children and I found the sweetest dress that had a couple features I was looking for - a sash and a lower neckline on the backside. Not quite the same, is it? But still very cute! I purchased a blue and white cotton print from Fabricville in St. John, NB. The sashes were a white-on-white paisley print. Here they are below before I shipped them to Kansas!


 
The pattern company is Violette Field Threads. Instead of sleeves with elastic hem, I added lace; lengthened the dresses and added lace to the hems. The pattern is Piper F746. I had some difficulty with the instructions. The photos and directions were somewhat different than the traditional large pattern companies. This private design company has a website and I contacted them with my problems. The two women who design their line of children's clothing said that they licensed this pattern through McCall's.  Information was omitted and they were very disappointed with the outcome. On their website, they have a newly designed Piper pattern, so you will not see this particular one there with the same sash. For my difficulties with this pattern, they sent me free digital patterns of their newer version, which was very nice of them!
 I had quite a frustrating time trying to figure out the instructions on this sash, and when I did, it came out perfect. Very easy, in fact, once you knew how it all went together!
 The pattern does come with a long sleeve version and leggings. I chose to purchase leggings at Old Navy.
The day our daughter, Melody, received the package with the dresses (and an outfit for little William that I purchased from Old Navy - he didn't get a handmade Easter outfit, poor child!), we Skyped and watched the girls open their packages, put on their new dresses and run around the house! Lillian, in particular, did not want to take hers off! 

I asked for a photo of the children in their Easter Sunday best and was wishing for a close-up, but this is what I got. To clarify who is who - Olivia is six (in the middle), Lillian is three, William, two years old - and of course, our son-in-law, Adam. Here they are!
Little William is wearing his outfit from Old Navy. The shirt came with a cute bow tie!

PART II
REMINDER:
Sweet Deals and a Giveaway
(with 2 forever coupons!)

In an earlier post (read it here), I have an on-going promotion for two great shops! One is Clear Skin Minerals - an all-natural, organic makeup company, of which I am a loyal customer. 
The second shop is my shop - Tintenfleck Studio
If you would return to that earlier post on Sweet Deals and a Giveaway (read it here), you will find ALL the particulars on how to get two forever coupons. 
 Have a great weekend!