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Friday, May 31, 2013

A Plethora of Items That You Can't Live Without

Hey Y'all.  Today I thought I'd share just a few of the MANY items we have for sell in our ebay stores or on auction there.  When I got ready to start listing some more I thought, WOW, I never share this stuff with my blog readers so here's a few things that you just might not be able to live without.  

We specialize in vintage and antique items but you really never know what you might find.  If something catches my eye and I buy it, it eventually ends up here.  And then there are my handmade aprons by ME which you'll find in "north-florida".

To get a closer look or to purchase the next 3 items you can visit our ebay store and auction "north-florida" site here



I just love this old porcelain light fixture.  How great would that look in a bathroom or over your bed!



Ever want to live like Donald Trump.  This vase would fit right in his Penthouse.



Since I already have the larger Cricut Expressions I've decided to sell this brand new Cricut Mini which I received directly from the manufacture.


To see the next items you can visit our ebay store and auction site "Boot Hill" which specializes in vintage advertising collectibles here.



I love these old vintage Party Noisemakers.  So fun and bright.  Great to use in decorative vignettes for your home.



Rah-Boom-Bah-Sis!!!  Are you a University of Florida Gator Fan.  You'll be the only one at the game with this cool vintage folding stadium seat.  It's in great condition.




I love this vintage Coca-Cola calendar. This calendar was put out by Coca-Cola in 1973 commemorating the artwork from the original calendars from the 1900's.  Each page has the year the calendar and art work were originally made.  They used such expressive colors back then and these ads truly were works of art.  Wouldn't these be great individually framed!



All you crafters will love this mixed lot.  Lots of fun pieces to use in your art projects. They would also make a great collage.


Just think with this you could start charging the family for meals and snacks. lol.  No, really just look at all the details that they put in the must utilitarian objects.  Wouldn't you love to see pretty things like this in stores now.  I love them just placed on a counter or shelf around the house.  They make wonderful decortive pieces.


Vintage Advertising Fan 

Westminster Candy Kitchen Established 1905 Fine Home Made CANDY and ICE CREAM Westminster, Maryland

Aren't the colors of this fan beautiful!  This would be so pretty framed.

Thanks for looking.  Remember you can always check the our stores to see bigger pictures and more read more about the items here:

Boot Hill


You can also visit my Etsy shop below:

Cotton Pickin Cute

Now y'all go have a great weekend!


What's The Bzz All About?

Nope, I'm not talking about bees.  This is an all together different bzz (pronounced buzz).  As in BzzAgent.  Maybe you've heard of it and wondered what it's all about.  Keep reading to learn more.

Let's get down to Bizzness.

BzzAgent is all about Try, Share, Repeat.

I've been a BzzAgent for some time now and you've all seen my post on different products that I've reviewed for BzzAgent.  But it occured to me that I've never really told you alot about being a BzzAgent and what that means.  Keep reading to find out how you can become a BzzAgent too.

It Means....
        I get to try the newest products for FREE and then share my honest opinions with you.  So what's the catch?  There is none.  For a few minutes of my time I review only the products I'm interested in and then tell you the truth about what I think.  The companies gets advertising and insight into what real consumers like and don't like.  I call that a win-win situation.

Who is BzzAgent?
             BzzAgent is the leading social marketing company.  They have been connecting people and their favorite brands since 2001.  They do that by putting products in the hands of hundreds of thousands of real consumers and help them share their opinions about those products with friends and family via reviews, Facebook posts, photos and videos, blog posts and more.

In short BzzAgent works with companies to spread the news about their products.  To do that they need reviews who are willing to try those products for free and share their opinions.  That's were people like you and I come in.

It seems companies have finally realized that consumers are tuning out all the advertising noise we get from television,  Just as television replaced radio ads, social media is the new frontier.  It where consumers are spending their time chatting.  Now that I think about it, it's the new porch stoop where we gather to chat about what we like.  Word of mouth has always been and always will be the most reliable advertising for a company.

BzzAgent doesn't work with only bloggers they're interested in consumers who are active with social media, i.e...Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more.  When you sign up with BzzAgent you take surveys so that they can get an idea of your likes.  That way they can fit you with products that you would actually use.  They aren't looking for agents to like everything they try, they really do want honest reviews, but lets face it, if you're not a dog owner how are you going to review dog food.  When you are a match for a campaign they give you the option to try it if you want to and that's when the Bzz begins!  If you're excited about a product you've tried, well what better advertising could a company get.

The Best BzzAgents Get The Best Campaigns...
                                                                 BzzAgent also has a way to rate agents.  They want to know who is not only talking the talk, but walking the walk...about talking that is.  That's why the reward the best BzzAgents with the best campaigns that fit, and more of them too!

So What Makes The Best BzzAgent?
                                               There's a lot that they consider, but what's important for you to know is that as long as you're sharing your honest opinion about the products you try and creating real, two-way conversations with friends - both online and off - in every campaign you join, you're going to be in a good place with more campaigns coming your way.  An added bonus is that most campaign activites will earn you a nice chunk of MyPoints too.  These are redeemable for a huge variety of thank you gifts from popular retailers and restaurants.  I've earned enough to get a $50 gift card at one of my favorite stores, TJMaxx.  Woo-Hoo!!!

Get down with a high score

                If a BzzCampaign is a hip, invite-only nightclub, then your BzzScore helps determine your place on the guest list. Want to find out how to get on the right side of the velvet rope? Keep reading to learn more about BzzScore and campaign eligibility - your table is waiting.

What’s in an invite?

How do we figure out who gets invited to a campaign? We consider three things:
  • Your BzzScore: A numerical representation of how well you’re doing as a BzzAgent, on a scale of zero to ten. Your BzzScore takes into account everything you’ve done, including the past 365 days of campaign activity, survey completeness and how socially connected and influential you are, and can go up and down. The higher your score, the more likely you are to get campaign invites.
  • Your Interests: We learn about your interests and preferences through the surveys you take, and match you with the campaigns we think you’ll find relevant and fun.
  • Brand Requests: Who, What, Where, and When aren’t just important to BzzAgent Holmes — they’re important to brands, too. And sometimes, brands ask for feedback from a certain number of BzzAgents who meet specific criteria, like age, location, or if you’ve just had a child (congrats!). If you don’t fit the bill, you may sit this one out.
Here's a Peek At My Achievements

I'm pretty proud of my BzzScore right now.  Out of 0 being the lowest to 10 being the best mine's:


 Woo-Hoo again dog!!!  It pretty consistently stays there.  Below you'll see a list of achievements I've earned.  I like stars and stickers for good work in grade school and I still do today.  Encouragement is never discouraged at my house!

Welcome to my BzzAgent trophy case, a collection of the sweet Achievements I've bagged, tagged and mounted while out on word-of-mouth safari.

So there you have it. 

I hope I've answered some of your BzzAgent questions.  If you are interested in trying products for FREE from well known manufacturers, like Nexxus, Glade, Covergirl, Green Mountain Coffee, Cross Pens, Morning Star Farms, Dr. Scholls, TruMoo, Pennington Smart Feed, Claritin, Eukanuba and more; then visit BzzAgent to sign up.  I been a BzzAgent for a few years now and it's so much fun trying new products for FREE!! Thanks BzzAgent!  There's never a fee to join - It's absolutely FREE.  Go get your Bzz on and then come let me know so I can watch you spread the goodness.

My Roses Are Getting Some Love with Pennington Smart Feed System

I'm as busy as a bee with my newest BzzAgent campaign.
Lets take a look at a before photo of my rose bush.  I've barely seen a rose on this since I planted it years ago.  It will fill out with leaves during the summer but seriously I only see maybe two blooms. 

But why make it and me suffer anymore.  I'm ready to see the plant perk up and that's just what Pennington Smart Feed is going to help it do.  And the best part is it's so simple to use.
Can you believe your eyes?  If I wasn't here I wouldn't be able to.  I am so glad that I had the opportunity to try Pennington's Smart Feed Sprayer System.

Best of all with the Smart Feed Sprayer there is no mixing, no measuring, no mess, Just effective nutrient delivery while you water.
My blooms are so gorgeous and I'm so proud of them.  This was after only one application.  

I've never liked mixing stinky, messy fertilizers and that's probably one of the reasons my plants were getting feed enough at all.  But the biggest pain in my patootie was the time it took to stand there while with the hose while my old fertilizer did its job.  With Pennington, all of that's a thing of the past.  The Pennington Smart Feed System delivers 100% of its nutrients in roughly 10 minutes.  That's half the time and half the water of competing products.

Using Pennington is as simple as 1-2-3.
      1.  Simply attach the sprayer to your hose.

      2.  Load in a pre-measured fertilizer tablet.
      3.  Spray to release essential nutrients for your plants!

Seriously.  Take a look at all the new buds that I have just after using Pennington one time!!
The leaves look bigger, they darker and brighter.  All around healthier.  And just look at all these tiny little buds waiting to open.  Whatever this poor little bush was missing from the soil it must be getting from Pennington.

Just in case you need some more reasons to use the NEW Pennington Smart Feed Sprayer System here are some facts.
  • It takes the guesswork out of fertilizing, delivering nutrients to your plants for bigger, better results*
  • No mixing, no measuring, no mess - water-soluble fertilizer is pre-measured and compressed into tablets you can easily dispense through the hose attachment
  • The Smart Feed Sprayer has four different settings, so you can select the right spray pattern for your needs
  • The clear chamber makes it easy to see when tablets have fully dissolved
  • Each pre-measured Smart Feed tablet fertilizes up to 300 square feet of outdoor space.
  • Tablet refills are currently available in three varieties:  All Purpose, Flowers and Blooms and Tomato and Vegtable
  • The sprayer system retails for a suggested price of $12.99, while the Smart Feed refill tablets start at just $9.99
  • The products are sold at Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe's
*versus unfed plants

Now go get your Pennington Smart Feed Sprayer System and feed your plants this weekend.  They thank you over and over again with big beautiful blooms!

Disclosure:  I received the Pennington Smart Feed Sprayer System and Flowers & Blooms Tablet Refills for free for the purpose of review from BzzAgent.  All opinions are my own. #GotItFree