Wednesday, January 27, 2010

3 Days to go and we are at 85.68%

Hi all
These last few weeks have been a lot of a rollercoaster ride and one I dont know that I would have made it through without the Light,Love Care and Support that has been sent my way.

The awesome effort at raising funds has not gone unnoticed and I want to Thank everyone who has had a hand in that.Every little bit counts and I have tried to Thank everyone in person but may not have been able.I didnt intentionally leave anyone out.I may just have run out of time or energy.

I have been working really hard as well and have gotten all the orders arranged and packed if not yet sent.I will input the tracking numbers when I have a little more time and focus.

Only 4 sleeps and 3 days to go.I am scared and excited and so looking forward to a positive outcome.I am glad my friend is able to go to the hospital with me.He will translate and help out with getting me all settled and then will let people know when it is all done and how it all went.

And so in the morning my time I will put my stores in holiday mode and then I will finalize everything and have a rest.Friday is my last class and then I am resting until Sunday.

Sunday morning I am at the hospital at 6.30am.I have my taxi booked already to take me.
And as I write this is suddenly becomes so much more real.

Ok I am off to bed.I am weary.It has been an exceptionally long day.

I'll update again soon

Light and Love to all
Tanya

Saturday, January 23, 2010

264 pledges,69.38% and seven days to go.

A BIG Thank you
I wanted to say a Big Thank you.

25.45% in about 24 hours. WOW!!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

I have had a quiet day today.I sent a messenger out for the stock and I also got groceries in as well.It was so nice that the kind man I paid to help out carried all the water I bought up the 38 stairs.I made sure I will have plenty for when I get back from hospital.I also have a few other supplies as well so am kind of set up now.

Hospital is only 7 sleeps away.I am going to be glad when it is done and I can breathe again and feel my arm properly and see these strange bruise like patches heal up and go away. I do believe they will.Along with the pain.That is an exciting thing to look forward to....not hurting.

Its funny but when I was younger it was one of the things I took for granted.A bit like my eye sight and my hearing.Pain would always go away even if it was from stupid stuff like exercising too hard after not doing much for ages or from tripping over and falling down. This has taught me a whole new appreciation for the value of pain free days.I know when I get them back again I am going to work hard at staying that way.

And so on that note I am off to bed.I need to rest again.That comes around faster these days too.I hope that goes away quickly as well but will give myself a break as well so the healing can be as good as it can be. I forget to do that most times but I am not taking any more chances this time.

Light and Love to all.

Tanya

Friday, January 22, 2010

141 Pledges, 43.83% and only 8 days to go.


My younger children in the Asia MTV fundraiser for the Tsunami effort in 2005.Carter was shown in this and about 3 billion people watched him as he held a candle to show how they were lighting the way for those in need.I, too, have given over the years to support a couple of Thai boys.I guess it is my turn to say Thank you now.



What a huge effort we have all made in the last few weeks.Thank you all from my heart.

ONLY 8 days to go. This is the final weekend before I go into the hospital next Sunday 31st Jan.
Can we see if we can reach the target by Friday or sooner?

I will be winding down my sales on Wednesday at midnight US time so I have time to complete and pack all orders and to get them away. All store will be in holiday mode after than until I am well enough to work again. At this point in time I have no idea how long that will be.If I am lucky I may be out of hospital within 3-4 weeks and then back on deck properly a few weeks after that.If it is anything like the last time I had an artery repair it will be about a year until I am 100% fully recovered.It is a long road but one we can travel together.

I have learnt so much in the last few weeks.I have learnt strangers have become friends and they help me more than my family.I have learnt that I have made a difference and I am making a difference.I have learnt I have skills I never realized before now.I have learnt how to receive as well as how to give and I have learnt that Love opens so many doors. What a learning curve.One we have shared.

Today I forgot to change my pain patch.Well I was only hurting a little as I had just gotten up after sleeping a good night sleep for a change and went off to work.Yes guys I am still working.I finish next Friday for my last class.(Got to do what I can as well to reach this target). Anyway,I went off to work and realized when I got there I wasnt going to be home for about 5 or more hours.Ok so maybe I can do this.
I found that by the time I left the office my body was shaking,in shock, from the pain level as it increased.I got on the train and was whimpering.It sounded like a hurt cat or dog.I couldnt help it,I was hurting so much.Some kind girl got up and let me sit.That was so wonderful.Normally they ignore others in need.I guess I was too noticeable to ignore this time.Anyway I got home finally.Getting up those 38 stairs was....well it was only through sheer will power I got there.In the door to the fridge and a new patch on and then I passed out for an hour.
I am up and about now and can move again but I have now set my alarm in my phone and written on my calendar and posted it on the fridge NOT to forget again.A painful lesson that one.

Only 8 days to go.

The sale for 20% off in the Artfire store is still on and so is the MAYDAY coupon code in the web page.You can use it as often as you need until 14th Feb.Anything bought from the web page after 29th Jan will have to wait until I return so please try and finalize your purchases before the 27th or 28th at the latest to give me time to get them to you. Dont forget that there are daily extra 20% off specials and a daily freebie to the first person who finds it.

There is a group page that was set up by some wonderful young people in Australia and on that page many of our friends have posted goods that you can buy and either 100% or less will be donated as well.Please help there too if you need beads or want to buy an amazing piece of jewelry for Valentines. Here is the link http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=254827023429&ref=ts
ONLY 8 days to go.

Am I scared?
Yes a little and this is ok.I am finding I am ok really though with all the Love,Care,Prayers and Support that is incoming.It is holding me together and I am honoured and Blessed by the continued support. Thank you.

Light and Love to all

Tanya


If you missed my earlier blogs this is my current specials and offer.
What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We have a $7 earring listing. It is in the special offers area of the Jewelry section of the web site.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

38% raised and 11 days to go.


Just a few of my past students.Yes, that is my daughter in the centre.Hiding LOL.






With time running away and my body not behaving very well it has now become even more urgent to reach the goal.
I thank all of you for the Love,Care,Support and help that you are giving.It is priceless to me and I cherish you all for the prayers and love you have been sending.

I am now at the point where stairs are a nightmare.I get to the top eventually,usually after having to stop several times even on a short flight and have to wait while my heart stops hammering in my chest and I can get my breathe back.

I get the strangest looks from people as I stop and wait because I seem to look very healthy and am a young woman.I watch the old people bound up the stairs ahead of me and sometimes they turn and look down on me as if they are better than I am.LOL Good luck to them that they have a strong body.

I also have taken to being more assertive on the bus and the train about getting a seat.I have had young Thai women all but push me out of the way in their rush to sit down. Now I just say "excuse me" very loudly in Thai and they get up.I often get up for old people who cant stand because the young things who are fit and healthy feel they have a right to sit.Sad state of affairs that.

In the last two weeks I have had a couple of my students I taught in my first classes come back into my life.I get this feeling that someone is trying to show me in person how much of a difference I have made.The young woman and young man I am referring to are wonderful young adults with a sense of confidence and pride in themselves and are so clever.They are doing really well in their studies and are caring,considerate people.I have taught about 7-800 students in the time I have been here.If they all turn out to have similar qualities then this country is in safe hands.I am Honoured for the privilege of having taught them.

Friends have made a page which can be found at this link http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=254827023429 Only a few days to go and time runs quickly.Please tell all your friends to take a peek and join.There are great offers on this page to help the fundraising as well.


The sale and Draw for the Give Away of prizes is still current.Dont forget to tell all your friends as well.Valentines Day is just around the corner.Treat yourself to a lovely piece of jewelry at a great price.Or find the freebie.There are new ones everyday.I have also discounted a new item each day by a further 20% on top of the MAYDAY coupon 20% off.These are changing each day so keep your eyes open.I am working on listing new things as I can.I'll let you know what I put up.

Thank you all again.Please feel free to tweet,repost and forward as you can.
Light and Love to all
Tanya

If you missed my earlier blogs this is my current specials and offer.
What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We have a $7 earring listing. It is in the special offers area of the Jewelry section of the web site.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

WOW!!!! 28.5% and rising.

The view from my back door.Looks much prettier at night.

I woke this morning to great news from you all and to not so good stuff from my body.

Thank you so so much for all the donations and the sales.My little words just dont express how much it all means to me but please know I am grateful. I think you can understand.

I have had a day of packing orders and sorting out custom made chains and items as well as resting in between. When I woke this morning I had the worst pain in my chest and couldnt move.I had to get a courier to go to the market to pick up stock as I couldnt get out of the house. After putting on a new pain patch (with the old one still in place as it still has a life of another day or so) I feel less pain but not so well.The tummy is objecting. It was a trade off and pain relief won out.

I am so glad to be sending more of my lovely things to new homes though and hope you will all encourage others to come and shop while we have this sale. I will be finalising sales by about 28th Jan 2010 as I need a couple of days to tidy up and pack and get parcels away before hospital on the Sunday morning.

On the agenda for this week I am planning on doing something extra to help speed things along.Every day I will be discounting a new item by a further 20%.It will go in the specials area and will be advertised there.That means once you add your MAYDAY coupon 20% off you will have a 40% discount on that item.
I am also going to mark one item each day, free.That one I am not going to tell you about.You will have to take a browse and find it.If you only purchase that piece you will still have to pay shipping so it can get to you.It may be jewelry or a silver item.At $3.50 for registered Air Mail that is cheap enough.

I also wanted to remind you all that the bargain bin for the jewelry is also subject to the coupon discount and most of those items are already 50% off so they become a really good bargain with some below cost when you take a further 205 off with your MAYDAY coupon. I will be adding more items to the clearance bin in the silver section as well so keep an eye open there too.

I also want to add that all who are donating via a Pledgie donation are going in the give away draw as well so you can have a chance to win the give away prizes.Its another way I may have a chance to thank you even more to those who have given so generously.

And that has been my day.

Thank you so much for your continued Support,Love and Care. At the rate we are moving along we can reach the target and I can go and have treatment without stressing over money.

Thank you
Light and Love to all

Tanya
If you missed my earlier blogs this is my current specials and offer.
What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We have a $7 earring listing. It is in the special offers area of the Jewelry section of the web site.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

21%


During a walk in the park we came across this lovely sight.I guess they cant read even if it is in pictures.LOL





After a busy busy week when I have been tidying up so very much as well as trying to keep up to date with everything I finally had a chance to sit and update the counter.
Wow!!!! 21%. We are going forward and it is all good.
I went to see the surgeon today.Well he tells me he is not happy with me waiting but there is little that can be done right now.Need to get to the target.

As far as my health goes. I am now at the point where the 38 steps up to my little room are bigger than a mountain and I have to stop after about each 3 rd or 4th step to catch my breath.Not sure what I will do when I have to go and buy supplies etc at the end of the month so I am able to come back home and have food and water in my house.I guess I will pay someone to carry it all up.I KNOW I wont be able.LOL
My arm and chest are hurting more than before and the pain is now breaking through the pain meds.I cant increase the dosage as it makes me very sick.In fact I have had to reduce the dosage so much so that I can still function without vomiting all day and this is part of the problem.I am allergic to so many pain killing drugs so have little choice right now. My options are severely limited and I am so hoping to make it to healed with some tolerance still.So far so good but I wonder how much longer.

My current date now is for the 31st Jan. The end of the month and only about 14 days or so away.

It is interesting when you start a project like this one how much there is to sort.I guess business has added to the whole equation.I remember last time I was able to just sit the weekend before and write my will,call my family and enjoy being with my children.This time I have been working out business stuff and how to put things on hold.Its all a learning curve and I am learning fast LOL.

And so we go forward.
The sale is still underway and is going along great.It came to me this week we will have a special a day.Each day a different featured item or line and an extra discount on those.Keep your eyes open for it all.

I want to thank everyone for your help.I appreciate it no end and thank you for the prayers and the love and care that is sent as well.If you cant purchase I understand but can you please tweet my blog or forward it or something to get it out there so I am able to get more traffic.
Thanking you in advance and looking forward to meeting more of you

Light and Love
Tanya

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

13th Jan and 19%


My two sons and younger daughter.Wonderful young people.



An update.
I am booked for my procedure on 31st Jan now.I have had it put back an extra week to see if we can get my blood pressure back under control.It has been sitting in near stoke level. 220/170 is way too high and I am already on medication to try and sort it.Heaven knows how much it might have been if I wasnt LOL.

A piece of good news..... we are now at 19% and the total is climbing slowly but surely.

However, I am now going to take my last orders this month on 28th.I need to get them packed and away before I go to hospital so it raises the bar a little more and means I need to speed things up a whole lot.That is 18 days less than I thought I was going to have and I am still needing more than 80%. I just cant wait any longer than the end of the month.To do so may mean irreversible damage on a much larger scale.So what happens if I cant pay? I dont even want to consider that one but will address it if I have to.Right now I am holding on.

I have Faith that it can be done.I have Faith in this process and know that the Help,Love,Care,Prayers and Support that are pouring is in from all over the world will mean I am able to reach the target set.

On another great note.....I have closed the Etsy jewelry store 9DollarEarrings. One lovely lady has purchased the rest of the stock. I want to Thank Mrs H and her lovely man for their generosity and help.It all adds up,every sale,big and small.
I still have great items of jewelry on the web site and have a bargain bin that is almost overflowing.20% is also able to be taken off these already heavily reduced items. Click here to go direct to the catalogue page to check out the lovely items.

Thank you all again for being a part of my journey.For sharing it all with me. Thank you for the Love,Care and Support.

I send Light and Love back to all


If you missed my earlier blogs this is my current specials and offer.
What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We have a $7 earring listing. It is in the special offers area of the Jewelry section of the web site.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

18% Sunday 10th.


The photo is of me and my sisters when we were growing up.Gosh that was such a long time ago LOL.My how time flies




Well another weekend has finished for me and I am winding down for the day. Tomorrow it is back to see the Dr again and have some blood work done and to get some more pain patches.I cant function without them now.I have tried.My chest and arm hurt too much as I come off them.
We broke the $10000 to go to mark, and now have only $9903.30 to go. What a great effort.

I was supposed to have my operation today but have now rescheduled it for the 31st January.I feel that if we all work really really hard and all push together we can do this.As a team we can make this goal.
I want to thank everyone for all the help so far.It is wonderful to have so many to spread the word.I know it can speed up a little as well and all will be great.

I am still working as well.I am teaching about 10 hours each week.I love being a teacher and sharing the knowledge I have.I will also begin to make tutorials after this crisis is all over so you can benefit from some of the skills I have taught myself.That will be fun as well.I look forward to it.

I only have 15 items left in my Etsy jewelry store and I am so glad that the items are going to new homes.I am looking forward to closing it up at the end of the month or sooner if all is sold.If you would like a piece and it is not already discounted please make me an offer.I am open to all reasonable offers.I also want to clear these pieces because they were part of what Attit made.It would be great for me to open a new store with just my pieces and have a clean slate.That is set for later this year after I get myself well.

I bought a new sim card for the internet as well so I can update FB and my blog from my phone.I will be able to do this from hospital so I can keep everyone posted on my progress.

Sale is still going and I am reposting details here so all can know and take part.I am also extending my give away draw to anyone who made a direct donation.

Thank you is such an inadequate couple of words to express how grateful I am to have wonderful friends and such awesome support and help.There are no other words and so I say Thank You and it is said from my Heart.

Light and Love to all

Tanya


SALE!!!! A really BIG BIG sale.A SALE for my life so that you guys get the benefits as I do.

What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We are going to have a $7 earring listing.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.9dollarearrings.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
9 Dollar earrings is a very small number of items and once they are cleared (and most are discounted by 50%) the store will be closing.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

15%














Let me share my news.

I saw the surgeon yesterday.

That was the easy sentence to cope with.

He tells me my upset artery is more serious than I thought and that I need it fixing As Soon As Possible. Sunday is the day he has booked for me.

I have to cancel.I dont have the funds to do this yet.We moved up by 2% in 2 days to 15% which is wonderful.If I had more time it might be ok but my lovely Dr also informs me that my hand and arm now have very reduced circulation and I am getting very small patches of the muscle and tissues dying. It has begun.

This is a basic plumbing job.An almost routine piece of surgery that will be able to be completed in about 4 hours.Whilst the recovery is going to feel like I was hit by a bus I am still able to regain good health and be a very productive member of society.I am not able to do it as needed because of dollars and cents, not having the tools at my disposal.If my arm circulation keeps reducing at the rate it is I am told it will be maybe 3-4 weeks at the best, before my hand and arm die completely and the rest of me follows that very very swiftly.Yes that is "at best" dates.

I havent given up yet.I am going to keep this going as hard as possible until I can do what I need to do to stay alive and to keep on helping and sharing and caring and sending out Light and Love.I am only young at 42 and am not ready to leave yet.I have so much I need to finish,so much I want to share and so much Love to give to all.

Please take a few moments to think about how you might be able to help me reach my goal.If you are not able to make a purchase I understand completely.In that case please can you post my blog somewhere,tweet it somewhere,spread it about so more people can see and help too?

Right now I am doing the best I am able.My body is so tired I am not able to do much more.I hope you all understand.
Thank you for all the Love,Prayers and Care that you have sent my way.It is appreciated more than my small words can tell you.

With Light and Love from my heart

Tanya

SALE!!!! A really BIG BIG sale.A SALE for my life so that you guys get the benefits as I do.

What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We are going to have a $7 earring listing.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.9dollarearrings.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
9 Dollar earrings is a very small number of items and once they are cleared (and most are discounted by 50%) the store will be closing.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wednesday













The photos today were taken from my balcony during a storm.The rain was not around my home and that ray of sunshine poking through the clouds came with the rainbow after the rain had stopped.Inspiring really.Showed me that there is beauty in all things that may seem terrible.


Its "go to the surgeon's " day today.
Crunch time really for timing.I will find out today what he wants to do and when and if I need to have one hospital stay or more. In the wind is an angiogram and then the "big cut". And whilst I am kind of ready in many ways you are never fully ready.

I had a similar surgery in April 1997.I was a lot younger then....oh weren't we all? I had no idea of what to expect.

I woke up feeling like I had been run over by a bus and had tubes and wires and all sorts coming out all over me.And cold feet. The major recollection of that morning was I had to ask my mum to put my socks on.I was back to being like an infant,totally reliant on another.

So now as I prepare for round 2 ,which by the way was not ever meant to happen, I know some of the pitfalls.This time I am alone and will be surrounded by strangers most of whom wont even speak my own language.I am preparing the small bits whilst I collect funds and sort dates and get the big things in line.

I am working out what sort of food to store in my home so when I get back I can at least make me a meal without having to go out.I need to get in enough water to last at least 6 weeks because I sure wont be able to carry it up to my place when I am recovering(I live on the second floor and right now those 38 stairs are a challenge everytime I have to go up) , and I will get in dry goods and canned things and foods I can freeze so I have a supply.I expect to be in hospital for at least 4 weeks for recovery so cant even stock the fridge before I go as those perishables wont last.

Then we have to look at the household stuff.Things like ,how do you keep the room clean if you can't sweep and mop,or do the washing? I dont have a washing machine and all the laundry has been done by hand for over two years now.I guess I'll have to sort a maid to come.....yes more money.It all has to be taken into account.

Business and customers....another very interesting quandry.I will have to close up shop whilst I am in hospital and I am not sure how long it will be before I can get it open again after I get home.I hope only a day or so but that is going to depend on how well I have healed. Stock shopping and going to the post office are going to be a hard one.I'll have to work on that one some more.Couriers are cheap enough and that may be the way to work it out.

Then last on this list, but by no means the least, is me.Who will be there to help me wash my hair,to put on my socks,to hold my hand while I make my way to the bathroom? To make sure that nothing goes wrong or who can call the Dr if something does? The hardest answer to that one is that no one will be there. I will be alone to do it by myself.I cant go back to Australia, I am not allowed to fly due to the associated risks and so I face this and know in my heart that the only ones who can and will be there,will be my virtual FB friends,my internet email friends and me.

I want to thank everyone who reads my blog. My random thoughts and my pleas. Every little bit of support that has been given,whether it is in the form of a purchase or just reposting and tweeting, is appreciated more than my words can describe. I am running out of time and whilst people say "oh you still have weeks until Valentines day" the reality of it is that today is already 6th Jan and in an instant that time will have passed.I live every day as if it is my last because I feel I am a walking time bomb and the timer is faulty.It may go off at any time.Kind of an eye opener really.

Thank you again for everything.

Again I post the details of my SALE and GIVE AWAY so you can pass it on or have a read for the first time.
With Light and Love to you all

Tanya


SALE!!!! A really BIG BIG sale.A SALE for my life so that you guys get the benefits as I do.

What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We are going to have a $7 earring listing.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.9dollarearrings.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
9 Dollar earrings is a very small number of items and once they are cleared (and most are discounted by 50%) the store will be closing.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Monday, January 4, 2010

11% and counting.




















My Pictures here are to show that even stormy times can be so so beautiful when viewed from a distance.

Wow what a great effort and I am so so honoured to have great friends like you all.
I am only 11% there but am working on getting it all to the target.

I found some really cool sales tools on my web site and now we have a few featured items and some sale items on top of the 20% off.I am currently working to clear some lines so I can put in new ones and so you get even better savings.The special prices are there and they will be reduced by a further 20% when you check out using the coupon code MAYDAY.

I cant discount much if at all on my Etsy items due to fees etc but you can find many of the same items of silver either at Artfire www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark where they have 20% off the price already or in the web site www.aardvarksilver.com where you can use your discount coupon code.

I would like to also close up my Etsy jewelry store www.9dollarearrings.etsy.com As many of you may have read it was Attit's store to sell his items and so raise money for his mum. He left at the beginning of Dec 2009 without warning.Yep, just packed his bags on Dec 1st and was out the door.NO reason,no explanation and no fights. Well that was kind of a blessing but I still dont know why he has gone. Anyway as he is no longer around I need to clear the last of his stock and close the store. Make me an offer on any item.I am open to all reasonable offers. Most items are reduced by 50% already.

Anyone looking at earrings??? I have a $7 special (thats retail and I will wholesale as well).I made about 100 pairs and so have plenty. Ask me for the best price if you want a bulk lot.

Thats about all for now.Will be back soon with a new update.I do believe I owe you all a blog from way back so will work on that one as well.Please dont forget to pass this on where you can.All support in anyway is appreciated.

Light and Love to all
Tanya


SALE!!!! A really BIG BIG sale.A SALE for my life so that you guys get the benefits as I do.

What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We are going to have a $7 earring listing.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.9dollarearrings.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
9 Dollar earrings is a very small number of items and once they are cleared (and most are discounted by 50%) the store will be closing.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sale SAle SALE














Our sale is progressing along and we have now raised $521.14 towards my $12000 goal.Still a way to go yet but we still have a little time. At this point in time my goal is to get to Feb 14th, Valentines Day so we can do our big draw then.

I see my surgeon on Wednesday and will find out his time line then.I do know that the pain in my arm as it loses its circulation is slowly but surely increasing.I am praying I can do what is needed before it shuts down completely.

I am also so excited about the number of entries into the draw we are having.It increases each time a purchase is made.Each time you buy you get an entry into the draw for each $10 you spend.Its easy.

Even easier is the fact that I have a few different products (LOL, Just a few), and more coming.I am working towards putting up a few items each day in most of my stores, if I can stay awake long enough LOL. I listed new gemstones last night on Artfire www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark I still have more to come including an amazing strand of diamond beads.They are the ones in my photo here . It is a 15 inch strand with more than 13 carats of white,grey and yellow diamond beads.They are tiny at approx 2.5mm at the widest size but are Oh so sparkly and very clean to look at.A steal at $750 but make me an offer.I am open to all reasonable offers right now. I am also happy to wholesale if you need a bulk amount of items.

We will also be having random items on special over the next few weeks on the products in the web page.You might get a spot of luck and get 50% off just by choosing an item I have discounted. The Bargain bin in the Jewelry section and the Clearance bin in the Silver section of the web page www.aardvarksilver.com are also able to be discounted using your coupon MAYDAY for 20% off.I'll be adding more items to the Clearance bin for silver as we go.

For those of you who are shopping in 9 Dollar Earrings,my etsy jewelry store, www.9dollarearrings.etsy.com , I am looking to clear the stock so I can close it. If you like any of the pieces please make me an offer. I am also happy to sell at wholesale price on all of those items.They really are lovely pieces and I would love to send them to new homes.

This is your chance to pick up a bargain.We both benefit from this.I have put my sale terms and offer below again for those of you who may not have seen it yet.

Thank you all for your support.If you cant buy then please repost this so others may see it and may help if they are able.

I thank you with all my Heart.

Light and Love to all
Tanya






SALE!!!! A really BIG BIG sale.A SALE for my life so that you guys get the benefits as I do.

What I am offering.
1. I am going to make a standing 20% discount in my Artfire store www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark until Valentines day.

2. A 20% discount in all areas of my web site www.aardvarksilver.com. This covers jewelry and silver supplies. Code is MAYDAY and can be used as often as you purchase until Feb 14th.

3. We are going to have a $7 earring listing.Let me know about how long you like your earrings,the colour you would want and if you want a post earring or a hook style and we make you a custom pair of earrings using the best silver and stones we can.

4. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF ONE $250 VOUCHER TO ONE LUCKY CUSTOMER AND 2 LUCKY CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A $100 VOUCHER EACH. WE WILL ALSO SEND OUT 10 PAIRS OF EARRINGS TO LUCKY CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

How to enter the give away???????

Its really really easy.

Make a purchase in any area of my stores.There are a few of these to make it easier for you.
www.aardvarksilver.com
www.aardvarksilver.etsy.com
www.9dollarearrings.etsy.com
www.artfire.com/users/Aardvark

Each $10 of your order gives you one entry into the draw. EASY. The more you purchase the better your chances of winning but also the more likely I am to reach my target and have the funds I need to keep me alive.

Aardvark Silver is silver supplies and Jewelry
AardvarkSilver Etsy is silver supplies only.
9 Dollar earrings is a very small number of items and once they are cleared (and most are discounted by 50%) the store will be closing.
Artfire Aardvark has Gemstones as well as silver supplies.


Please feel free to contact me if you are after wholesale lots of any items.