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Excedrin Induced Creative Spark of Genius!

[NOTE: I have some fabulous bloggers who have contacted me for giveaways! Be on the look-out for some great goodies and a few chances to win $10 to the shop (which will get you a couple cards or tags of your choice!) and when we open, those bloggers will have coupon codes for you to save 10%!]

There are going to be some wonderful changes going on around The Young Retiree and I can’t wait to unveil the final product! Here is the back story: Yesterday I had the worst headache I have ever had in my life. Hubs brought home some Excedin Migraine, and around 7pm, I popped two of them into my mouth. That’s how I roll, just like the Honey Badger.


I am still awake this morning… from yesterday! EM and Me do not get along, however, it did give me a little spark of genius! As I laid there wide awake I thought of how crafty I used to be. I used to stamp note cards, gift tags, cute little gift boxes, and so much more! I used to draw! I used to be an award-winning artist (true story, in a public art festival with “real” artists: The Stockley Garden Art Show in Ghent [Norfolk, VA], I won the Future Artist Award when I was in High School!) and when I couldn’t sleep I would go to my work space and create amazing things.

Somewhere along the line I stopped creating amazing things. I decided it was time for a change and opening my own shop was the way to go! I have set my shop up (even though I immediately threw it into vacation mode!), ordered my first set of business cards, and am ready to accept Paypal! I am on my way to Michaels today to get some little things, and price some others! I have contacted Nan and she will be sending me some of my supplies so I can hopefully get my shop open by November!

Here is where you come in! I am looking for a few bloggers who would be interested in giving my shop a little shout out via a giveaway on their blog! Each blogger will get a notecard or two, some gift tags (in time for Christmas!), and perhaps a special treat I’m thinking of having in the shop to giveaway to one of your readers! You can set up the giveaway however you would like! Drop me a line: if you are interested in hosting a giveaway for “The Young Retiree, STAMPED!”

About Elizabeth

Paleo wife on 150lb weightloss journey documenting life, marriage, health & military move to Okinawa! Tough Mudder (Nov '12) and Stella & Dot Stylist!

5 responses »

  1. Just sent you an email! This sounds fabulous and you know about my love for beautiful notecards!

  2. Ohhhh can’t wait to see!!!!

  3. Very cool adventure! Good for you. Can’t wait to see what you make.

  4. I’d manage to find the time to host a giveaway that supports your store 🙂 Let me know if you still need a blogger to help a sista out 😉

  5. Taylor @ Our Military Home

    Please, please pick me, I’d love to host a giveaway!!


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