Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Getting and Giving

Yet again I find myself retro-posting blog entries!  Another week has roared by and I'm way behind on my Frank Friday, 52 Weeks of Mail, Music Monday, Video Wednesdays flipping everything.  Don't forget to check the Blog Archives list to see what might have gotten slipped in that you may have missed in the update feeds.

I am loving my new job and am getting lots of hours!  I worked from 1 til closing last night.  I get to do that again tonight and then have Thanksgiving off.  Black Friday and Saturday will be hectic, but not horrible, as I'm set down for very reasonable hours.  (By reasonable, I mean my full 8 hour shifts don't start at 4 a.m.)  Sunday afternoon, I am planning on taking a couple of hours to get completely caught up here on The Modest Peacock.  I have a lovely little journal that I write out a post schedule in (and then scribble all over, as things swap and change and get mixed around!).  I also write out post ideas/memory joggers for later reference.  So rest assured, dear reader, I have some good posts in store if you will just hang in there with me! :)

In the meantime, I'm hosting another giveaway!

You may have seen the Avon widget on my righthand sidebar.  I've been an Avon Rep for 2 full years now, and I love it!  I'm still getting started, really- it takes time to grow a business, especially when you can't devote full time to it because of kids and other responsibilities, etc- but so far I have loved getting to know people in my community.  I buy as much Avon as I sell, but it all works out in the end. :)  Well, Avon had these FABULOUS cosmetic bags to go with some skin care products a few campaigns back and I had to get a few to share!  They are 9 and 1/2 inches long by about 6 and 1/2 inches tall with a zipper on top and a see-through back.

(Cards not included, but I will be throwing in some other mail goodies with it)
They are technically "cosmetic bags", but the possibilities are endless as to how you could use them!  I'm using mine for a mini writing kit to take along with me to places- a couple of favorite pens, some postcards, some notecards, and some stamps and voila!  Letter writing stuff that goes where I do! :)

I have 3 that I will give away- one now, and the other two sometime throughout next year.  So if you don't win this one, you'll have another chance later!  (If you just want to go ahead and purchase one (or several), you can email me privately and I will help you with that.  They are $10.00 each, plus tax and shipping.)

The drawing for this one will take place on Saturday, Dec 10th.  I'm giving an extra couple of days because of the Thanksgiving holiday and a lot of people not in town/online because they are spending time with family (which is exactly as it should be! :)).


Yours Ever,


  1. Love the idea for traveling writing supplies! Put me in the drawing, please!

  2. Me, too, me, too! I will be spending loads more time waiting in Dr.s offices and could totally use a travel mail bag for letter writing! Thanks!

  3. What a great bag for carrying mail supplies. Can you put me in the drawing too, please?

  4. That is a very cute bag, perfect for a travel mail kit even if they intended it to hold cosmetics. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.

  5. Please enter me in the drawing, I could really use that to keep my traveling letter writing supplies in.

  6. A perfect item for any letter writer!

  7. Hi! I just found your blog via Confessions of a Pen Thief. It's amazing where you'll end up when you start clicking on links. Anyway, I'd love to be entered in your drawing. I currently use a ziploc bag for my portable writing supplies.

  8. @Anon- Sure! But I will need a name for the drawing and contact info if you win!!

  9. Just sent you an email. Thanks!
    Connie (forgot to sign my name on my previous post! duh!)