Friday, May 27, 2011

Storms & Challenges

Living in Indiana storms are normal this time of year.  Winds blow and sirens sound with warnings.  We have had only minor issues because of these storms.  My heart goes out to the many who have been devastated by flooding, high winds and tornadoes. The loss for many goes far beyond homes and physical belongings.  I pray that you all may find strength in this time of need.

Due to personal challenges I have been on the disabled list this week but as I look around me I know that my challenges are insignificant compared to the challenges so many others are facing at this time.  My home is still standing, my belongings are in place and more important my family is here with in my reach.

As we enter this Memorial Day weekend I will think about the Men & Women who have made it possible for me and my family to be here and have these things.  God Bless the Men & Women who gave their lives for this country.  A huge thank you to the Men & Women serving in our armed forces today.  A big thank you to the families who keep the home fires burning waiting for their loved ones to return.

Hope you all enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend.  I am offering a special 10% discount this weekend at my Storenvy so pop over and check out the Patriotic things I have available.  The 10% is good on anything in the store.  When checking out use the promotion code MEMORIAL.  Discount code good until Monday afternoon May 30,2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Trouble with computers.

I am not good with computers.  It is like we speak a totally different language.  I will tell it to do something and it just sits there or even better it will do something totally crazy and mess up everything I have done to that point.  To make things even more fun I seem to have a knack for finding glitches.  I am lucky that I have a couple of people to go to.  My husband who is an IT person and my sister (Creative Kitty Crochet) who also has a blog and runs an on line store at Storenvy.
 Recently I tried placing the Storenvy button on my Facebook page.  The application looked like it took.  I was excited until........ I clicked on the button and I see my business name with the products from my sisters store  Three different people combed through the information and we could not find anything anywhere that should have linked Harmoniously Tangled and Creative Kitty.  Sent emails to Storenvy and Facebook.  Storenvy did keep in contact with me until the issue was resolved but I only received one message from Facebook asking for a screen shot.  Sent the screen shot and heard nothing more from them.
I have talked to other Storenvy users who have had issues with the application.  My answer came late one night or should I say very early one morning when I was sitting there still stewing over the whole process.  I am an old school person and still use Windows Internet Explorer for most of things I do on the internet.  Except on my Storenvy.  I cannot work with my Storenvy on Windows because I cannot see the design bars that makes things so much easier.  Until that point I had tried loading the application using Windows.  I decided to totally remove the application and try loading with Google Chrome.  It worked!!!!  I will add here that my sister had tried using Chrome to load the application for my store too but it didn't work when she tried.
If you are a Storenvy user and you have had issues with the Facebook application check out the Storenvy & Facebook Application tab at the top of this page to see the steps I went through that corrected my issue.  Hopefully it will work for you also.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Getting Ready

The recent military achievements have really cranked up my Patriotism.  Not that it needs a lot of help.  My husband served in the Marine Corp  and we have many other members of our families in various branches of the service so it just comes standard in our family.  This has turned my creative attention to things of red, white and blue.  I have been greatly disappointed by how few beads and things I can find in my area to work with.  The one area I have been able to find something to be creative with is once again BUTTONS.  Keep checking my Storenvy!  New Patriotic things will be showing up soon.
I am sorry that I could not seem to get things together to do special mothers day things.  I am working very hard to try and get myself organized to not only create but also be in tune with the holidays, season changes and style changes.  There is also the promoting.  Trying to get the Harmoniously Tangled name out there so all of you can find me and hopefully find jewelry you would enjoy.
Have ideas or suggestions.  I would love to hear them.  Are you a jewelry maker?  I would love to see your work and hear where you get your ideas from.  I can be found on facebook.  If you have a facebook page hop on over to Harmoniously Tangled and hit the like button.  I will repay you with a visit and help to introduce you to my circle of friends.