Saturday, April 3, 2010


Laurel's Legacies is holding a SPRING SCRAPBOOK SALE!! The sale is 25% off any scrapbook listing, as well as free shipping on more than one listing. Please stop by and take a look @

Happy Easter

Please have a safe and blessed Easter. He is risen!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Jewelry Line Unveiled!!!

Please check out my new handmade, beaded jewelry line. You won't be disappointed. Many new items coming soon!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Saving $$ on Picture Framing

One of my many professions has been picture framing. I recently had occasion to frame several projects, one of which required a large size non-glare glass. The frame shop quoted me a price of $60! After I picked my chin off the floor, I asked why? They explained that they only sell UV glass now. I have since found that most all the craft stores only carry this UV glass. I thought this was outrageous since the picture was going in my living room where it was going over the fireplace. The room only had a north window which would not give much light at all to this artwork. I called a glass co and found that I could purchase the non-glare glass for $25 as opposed to the $60 sale price at the craft/framing store. This was a substantial savings. Next time you are working on a framing project, shop around and keep in mind, you can do some of this yourself and save a fair amount of cash for other fun stuff!!

As an extra bonus, the frame came in a large plastic bag that I was able to reuse as a garment bag, like a dry cleaning bag, and the glass came wrapped in brown paper that I was able to reuse as the dust cover for the artwork. Happy Framing. Laurel's Legacies

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

I will donate 50% of the proceeds of the next two items sold, as well as offer 100% of genealogy services for a period of time to the Hearts for Haiti program. Go to Laurelslegacies on

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fox Valley Victorian Ladies Society

I am trying to start a new group in the Fox Valley for ladies who are like minded in their interest in the Victorian Era. The group will be called The Fox Valley Victorian Ladies Society and I have started a Facebook page for informational purposes. This can be found at:

Please check out the group and join or pass it along to a friend who may be interested. Thank you.

Joining the DAR

I have exciting news!! I heard yesterday that I have been verified for the DAR, which means that the genealogy has been verified. Now I'm just waiting for the powers that be of the DAR have their February meeting to "approve" my application. I am getting ready to send an application on behalf of my mother for another ancestor and an additional application for me on a third ancestor. I have one in the hopper, which I need to do some copying and compiling of documents etc. There are also a few other ancestors that I am going to have to try and prove from scratch. In other words, no one has had these ancestors approved yet. That might be a little more challenging. It makes me feel like I have deep roots in this country, and I am proud of that.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Why your family history is important in your life...

Family History: To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? Marcus Tullius Cicero

As a child, I knew my mother was very interested in family history, but did not understand it's importance until recently. I'm sure that you've heard people say that they "wished they hadn't waited until it was too late to ask a family member questions". I'd like to tell you to ask today, or set up a time where you can sit down and "interview" a family member.

I will be offering you interview questions and suggestions to collect information and why it is important along the way.

Kindest Regards,

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year, New Day

I've never done this before and so it will be on a long list of firsts for the year....some good and some bad, I'm sure. Already had to go to batteries plus and get a new battery for my laptop @$109!!. Oh well, it seems to be working. Need to get a few things cleaned up and then hopefully work on some cards. I have a few ideas for Valentines for the store. Looks a little dark and dreary out there this morning. Make it a good day, everyone.