Saturday, September 29, 2012

We have a Giveaway or 2 going on!

We finally got to see Jon Jon he is doing so well! I am so proud how he is turning in to a young man. Jon Jon will becoming home November 19. Two days after his 17th birthday. While we were visiting it was rainy and cool. We were not able to do much do to weather. And well we have been sick in The Johnson Tribe household since then. Being SICK is not fun specially when I end up sick! Well we are finally getting on track. Spraying the COOTIES be gone with essential oil spray around house. Well School Week 7 will start Monday Oct. 1, 2012. In my family I am not allowed to be sick, grumpy or even hungry some days! But that's my career my family! Even though we do not use cribs this sums up my whole family. "GOTTA LOVE THEM"

I started selling Scentsy to help with giving even more to family or for me to be selfish and get my nails done or hair cut or just maybe extra stuff for family clothes, school books etc. Not taking from the household money. Well really to support my Scentsy habit! Wick less candles are the bomb no BURNS or FIRES yay!! :-) We named our business Simply Smelly Good thought is so fitting because Scentsy products are Smelly Good!! ;-) Please check out our personal Website Simply Smelly Good and feel free to order if you need help please ask!

A friend of mine is doing a wonderful thing she is donating to fight the cure. October is BREAST CANCER awareness month. So I am also doing my own Promotion for October awareness month! So For every bar of Happy Birthday and or Cupcake Warmer Bought. I will donate a $1.00 to Susan G. Komen Foundation. All you need to do is go to my personal website Simply Smelly Good and place an order or contact me I can help!
****To my awesome friend Momma Pam Holloway and to others who are trying to keep fighting as well who have lost their fight!***

So since I am just starting I want to build up and be able to give this awesome product to my faithful customers. So we decided to give a Mandarin Moon Scentsy Bar October scent of month giveaway through Rafflecopter. But if we can get faithful customers who keep coming back we will give things all the way up to large warmers. So for the next 2 weeks starting on October 1-12 we will have this give away follow the Rafflecopter and see if you win! Once we know who the winner is I will need to get mailing address from you. oh and we will want to know what you think about Mandarin Moon scent of the Month for October. A good place to do this is in our Face Book group as well as here. Please let your friends and family know so they can have a chance to win! :-)

Scentsy has also started Wednesday September 26, 2012 B1G1 free of their Scentsy Buddies and 2 scent paks for each Buddy. This is a huge awesome deal. These make awesome Stocking stuffers. The kids absolutely will love them. My girls have one picked out and made sure to let me know what scent they like! So go check them out at Simply Smelly Good  at our website. Now Scentsy only ordered a curtain amount of buddies for this promotion so once there gone there gone!!
Participating Buddies include:
Lenny the Lamb
Penny the Pig
Roarbert the Lion
Ribbert the Frog
Ollie the Elephant
Mollie the Monkey
Patch the Dog
Scratch the Cat
Barnabus the Bear
Wellington the Duck
*Offer does not apply to Pooki the Polar Bear or Baby Buddies.
The Promotion includes 2 Scent Paks-
1 for each Buddy:
Scent Pak #1: choose any scent pak fragrance in the scentsy fragrance fall/winter catalog.
Scent Pak #2: Scentsy is going to choose the second scent pak for you so they can manage inventory and not create a backorder situtation with the scent paks.


                                               Thank you for stopping and Pondering,

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
Moses replied, "When I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands in prayer to the LORD. The thunder will stop and there will be no more hail, so you may know that the earth is the LORD's. — Exodus 9:29


Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day and some History

The History of Labor Day
Check out our Labor Day 2012 page, complete with videos, photo, resources, and more.
Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Founder of Labor Day
More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.
Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."
But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.
The First Labor Day
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
Labor Day Legislation
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
A Nationwide Holiday
The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.
By: U.S. Department of Labor
Here is a the History Channel website with some videos enjoy!
                                                 Thank you for Pondering with me,

"Some people work to give their kids a car so they can get away. I'd rather work to give my kids a home that they'd like to stick around so their friends have a place to hang out with their new cars." — Rich Melheim
Proverbs 15:17A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.