Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Good News Twofer

Two bits of good news to share - both involving FREE stuff!
The first is a chance to WIN some of the dreamy new collections from Marks Paper Co. I don't know about you, but I am becoming obsessed with these beautiful papers - plus free stuff always gets my attention! Here's the link
While you're there, be sure to check out Bety's cards. They are gorgeous! But hurry - the drawing is tomorrow!

The second bit of news is also about free stuff - not scrappy goodies, but noteworthy free stuff just the same. I work for a real estate developer who owns over 8000 apartments in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and Texas. My bosses are offering such a nifty little program that it's made news in states where we have no apartments. It's made news in Canada and even London!
It's no secret that the economy stinks. So many folks are worried about being downsized or laid off from their jobs. And all too often, you hear stories about people losing their jobs, then losing that place they call home and ending up on the street.
So my bosses decided to offer people two months FREE RENT if you're laid off or downsized. There are conditions to be met for sure, but the end result is that if you're laid off you've got a place to stay for two months for free. That's a huge chunk of change to spend on groceries, or shoes for the kids or to fill your gas tank so you can look for work. And a huge worry gone from your life. For most honest, hard-working people, just that little bit of help can make all the difference.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if other landlords followed suit???
If you're like me and you've got to work to support your scrapbooking habit, you may as well work someplace you like. And my bosses are such a great bunch of people, I've stayed with them for 13 years. And this program makes me so proud to work for this company.
Kind of ironic that my two freebies are such polar opposites: one involving fun, and the other involving a crisis. But when all is said and done, they're both good news. And the world can always use more of that.
I know you read all the way to the end of this post to find out what in heck any of this has to do with the picture I've posted.
Um. . . . frankly, nothing.
I just think blogs are so much more interesting with photos, and its the first one I pulled up. So meet Sammy, one of my chihuahuas. He thinks every thing I say is good news!


  1. Good for your employers!!! Thankfully so far we're hanging on. DH is self-employed so there's no laying off but his business is really slow and has been all year. I'll have to check out the scrappy goodies too!

  2. Love the layout!!!!!! Great title...cute doggie too! :)