Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I am Back!

Hi Everyone,

Well it's been a while since my last blog.  I hurt my shoulder/arm and it took over a month to heel.  My mom moved and I had to pack her house, we had a huge yard sale, my aunt from Dominican Republic came to visit us for a week, then my mom came to live with me a week later.  I had 3 boutiques and then to top everything off, I hurt my shoulder and wasn't able to move it until 3 days ago.  I am looking forward to a few more boutiques and should have some more fabric choices coming soon.  Please visit  www.cuteandcomfycushionknee.com and remember these are great unique gifts.  Take care

Jan Baer

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer is Here

It's been a while since I have last blogged.  Hope everyone is having a nice summer.  My family took a trip to Arizona.  We drove over 1800 miles and saw all of Arizona.  Hot weather, but lots of fun.

An update with Cute and Comfy Cushionknee -  I have 2 giveaways going.  Please feel free to join and try to win one.  Of course if you like to buy one that's always nice too :)  I would love some more followers...thanks for visiting and good luck. 
Well I am off to work.  Take care and now for the top 10 Hottest Places from the 1900's

Greenland Ranch, California 134 July 10, 1913
Volcano Springs, California 129 June 1902
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 128 June 29, 1994
Parker, Arizona 127 July 7, 1905
Mecca, California 126 Sep 2, 1950
Laughlin, Nevada 125 June 29, 1994
Yuma, Arizona 124 July 28, 1995
Gila Bend, Arizona 122 June 26, 1990
Leeland, Nevada 122 August 1914
Phoenix, Arizona 122 June 26, 1990

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's Spring.. Happy Easter, Happy Passover

Good Morning Everyone,

I can't believe it's already the middle of April.  2011 is flying by.  We have been quite busy these past few weeks.  Joshua tried out for his talent show at school and was chosen.  He performed jokes on stage.  Everyone loved it.   He was also in his first school play.  Lots of fun.  He just rec'd another gold bar for his karate belt too.  So close to a brown belt then a black belt.  He just turned 8 years old last week. :)  & :(  (my baby is growing up too fast) 

An update with Cute and Comfy Cushionknee - it's slow, but I am still plugging away.  Boutiques are great, but the internet would be even better...   Starting a home business via internet does require lots of time and long nightly and early morning hours ...  

My top 6 this week...     The oldest people alive today..  (I found this article today and it game me the idea)  Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!! 

1 Besse Cooper[4] F 26 August 1896 &0000000000000114000000114 years, &0000000000000236000000236 days  United States
2 Chiyono Hasegawa[4] F 20 November 1896 &0000000000000114000000114 years, &0000000000000150000000150 days  Japan
3 Venere Pizzinato[4] F 23 November 1896 &0000000000000114000000114 years, &0000000000000147000000147 days  Italy
4 Shige Hirooka[4] F 16 January 1897 &0000000000000114000000114 years, &000000000000009300000093 days  Japan
5 Dina Manfredini[4] F 4 April 1897 &0000000000000114000000114 years, &000000000000001500000015 days  United States
6 Jiroemon Kimura[4] M 19 April 1897 &0000000000000114000000114 years, &00000000000000000000000 days  Japan

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Boutiques are on the way! / My son learns to Roller Skate - guess who falls!

Well, I am still plugging away at my new venture - Cute and Comfy Cushionknee.  I am thinking of adding a few other items soon... Stay Tuned!  I have a couple of boutiques coming up here in California.  One in Thousand Oaks - Calgary Church/MOPS and Crafty Lady in Chatsworth.   Wish me luck!  :)

So it was family day today and we decided to take our 7 year old son roller skating for the first time.  My husband and I kept saying we just don't want to fall, we just don't want to get hurt.  Please let us just teach our son to skate and go home with no aches and pains.  Of course that wasn't the case.  15 minutes into skating, my son is in the middle of us and we are gliding slowly and doing fine until 4 teenagers collided and who gets hit!  Yes ME, flat on my butt and the pain went straight to my head!  OUCH let me just tell you.  I am not young anymore so I was trying so hard not to fall the entire day!  Now it hurts to walk.  We still skated the rest of the day and even though I was in a little pain.  My son wasn't happy in the beginning and yes crying did take place- (not easy for parents to teach children ... I guess that's why there are private lesson/group lessons LOL )  But then an hour later, he was gliding 4-6 inches and so proud of himself.  Well, at least he said he wanted to try it again.  Mission accomplished  :)  except for my butt :(  

Thanks again for reading. 

Jan Baer

Feel free to  visit my website,  join me on Facebook, or just follow me on my blogs. 

So my Top 5 today -

Sports w/ the most injuries 
  1. Basketball: 512,213
  2. Bicycling: 485,669
  3. Football: 418,260
  4. Soccer: 174,686
  5. Baseball: 155,898
    Publish Post

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Mom had Shoulder Surgery, Husband and Son are Awesome

Hi Everyone,  (or no one.. I am not even sure if I am doing this right) 

Well it's been a crazy week.  My mom had shoulder surgery and thanks to my husband, he's been a big help.  I have been living at my moms house since last Thursday.  My son is the best.  He's been writing her cute feel better messages and I miss you mommy notes.  He slept over 'grandma's' house on Saturday and was the happiest child ever.  He kept saying all night how he couldn't believe he was having a grandma and mommy sleep over.  He was so helpful and such a good boy!  I love you JCB.  Well business is okay, still reading blogs and figuring out how to have others read mine.  I am reading about blog hops so maybe if I do them, you will read this.  :) 

Cute and Comfy Cushionknee is still a work in progress.  My son helped me with inventory this week.  He enjoyed counting all my fabric covers.  He put them in order as to his favorite and of course what could have taken me 15 minutes took 60 minutes, but that's okay, it was time together and that's what counts :) 

For those that read my blog, my son the dinosauraholic.... Loves this game too!!!! 

Well, time for another Top 5. 

What are the top 5 candy companies in the US?

1) tootsieroll 2)mars 3) Wrigley 4) Nestle 5) Cadbury-Adams

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_top_5_candy_companies_in_the_US#ixzz1GY7hmBcJ

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Giveaway w/ Simply Stacie for a Kneeling Cushion

Please read about my new product!  Save Your Knees w/ cute custom sewn washable fabric kneeling cushions for parents bathing children, exercising, sitting on and more.



Coupons on website

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another Boutique and soon a Write up from Simply Stacie :)

Hello Everyone,

Well it's a rainy day here in California, but sunshine in the day.  Getting ready for another boutique at LA Kids Consignment.  I am also looking forward to a product review too so stay tuned.  Thanks to Simply Stacie.

Here is another review from marketmommies http://www.marketmommies.com/_blog/Featured_Mom/post/Jan_-_Cute_and_Comfy_Cushion_Knee/

Thanks for reading my blog.   My top 5 this week is Best Children's Books... 

http://besttoysguide.com/top-10-childrens-books    (by the way.. I have all of these too so I guess they are the best :)  

#1:  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

#2:  Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

#3:  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

#4:  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

#5:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Getting Ready for a Big Boutique

Hi Everyone,

Well it's a beautiful day here in Tarzana, California.  Blue skies and clear as can be.  I would say it's about 75 degrees.  It sure is amazing how a child can make your life just so amazing.  My son is just sooooo sweet.  He gave me a note that says mommy you are delicious when you smile, you have the sweetest hugs and you are mine. I just melted when he gave that to me.  He truly is the world to me.  Now if I can just stop him for getting older.....  I love when they are still young.  He's 7 almost 8 and I am just so sad he's growing so fast!

So this week is a big boutique for me.  I am gearing up for my lovely kneeling cushions with cute fabric over them.  I have some nice new fabrics and can't wait to share them.  Feel free to visit my website.  I love comments and feedback.  It's tough market out there, but I truly think these are so cute and great for parents bathing children or kneeling down when cleaning the floors/tubs, exercising, and even as a toddler sitting cushion.  Well let me know what you think.  I may have another giveaway soon too.. so stay tuned. 

Now for my Top 5  Thanks for reading.  www.cuteandcomfycushionknee.com Click here to visit my website:   My Kneeling Cushions :)

1. Avatar (2009) $760,505,847
2. Titanic (1997) $600,779,824
3. The Dark Knight (2008) $533,316,061
4. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) $460,935,665
5. Shrek 2 (2004) $436,471,036
6. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $434,949,459

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blog #3

Hello Everyone,

   Hope everyone is doing well out there.  I just had some giveaways last week.  Congrats to the winners.  I hope you enjoy your Cute Kneeling Cushions w/ Fabric.  Starting up a small home business is not as easy as hoping.  I guess there are good weeks and bad. Please feel free to send some feedback.  I could use it. http://www.cuteandcomfycushionknee.com

Now back to my typical weather intro.  RAIN - yes we have some rain here in San Fernando Valley.   Mid 60's and rain this week.  It's fine, we could always use it. For those in the snow out there, I hope you are doing better.

This week I thought I would do a TOP 5 for Songs since the Grammy's Were Just On  ( From Squidoo)

#5: "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan 


Price: $ 1.29 Genre: Rock
Track Artist Album
Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited

#4: "Layla" by Derek & the Dominos 


Price: $ 1.29 Genre: Rock
Track Artist Album
Layla Derek & The Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

#3: "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry 


Price: $ 0.99 Genre: Rock
Track Artist Album
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Is On Top

#2: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin 


Price: $ 1.29 Genre: Rock
Track Artist Album
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered)

#1: "Imagine" by John Lennon 


Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Second Blog

Hello Everyone out there. It's been a crazy week.  I have a few giveaways going on and finally I am doing a giveaway on my blog as you can see.  I am still figuring out this blog thing, but it's fun.  It's Saturday and 7:00am in the early quiet morning where my family is sleeping. The weather is still in the mid 70's and clear sky.  The best time to get things done.  My son wanted me to let you all know that if anyone out there has kids who loves dinosaurs and has any questions to please send them his way.  YES, He is addicted to dinosaurs.  Going on one year now.  Walks, talks, sleeps w/, acts out, eats like, reads about DINOSAURS.  In all my life, I never knew at my age (mid 40's) I would have to learn over 100 dinosaurs, how to spell them, know where they live, what they eat and so on.  Yes I learned words like Sauropods, Hadrosaurs, Pachycepholosaurus, Celophysis, Giganotosaurus, that there are no dinosaurs that fly, they are called flying reptiles.  Well I can go on, but you have the idea.  Uh Oh, I think I hear my son stomping down the stairs.  Oh by the way did I mention his name is Joshodontomimosaurosauss.

Okay so now for my TOP 5 LIST I mention I would try out.  Today will be about the Top 5 Museums

1. The Vatican Museums
Founded by Pope Julius II, the Vatican Museums are listed among the greatest of all museums. If you visit these museums, you will be able to see some of the best sculptures. Not only that, but also, the art masterpieces created during Renaissance period are also displayed here.
2. Le Louvre
Located in Paris, Le Louvre or Grand Louvre is known to be one of the most popular art museums in the world.  This historic monument is home to around thirty five thousand historical objects, which include prehistoric remains to artifacts of the nineteenth century.
3. The British Museum
The British Museum, which was initially based on the works of scientist and physician, Sir Hans Sloane, now boasts of having a collection of over seven million different items. The museum which was first opened for public in 1959 now attracts people for its huge collection of works on human culture and human history.
4. The Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi, located in Florence is one of the most popular and among the oldest art museums of the Western world. Botticelli’s work, The Birth of Venus is the most popular attraction of this museum. Yet, you should not miss the brilliant works of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Caravaggio or Raphael, which are also displayed in this museum.
5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City boasts of displaying a collection of over two million art works. For a proper tour of the museum, the authorities have classified the collection into 19 different curatorial sections. The museum is also known for hosting exhibitions of different noted artists and their works.

Signing Out

Jan Baer

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway - Winner


Tabathia (#30 from random.org)


Thanks for my first giveaway on my newest & first blog!

(Of course, if you want to order one today or in the future: 
Use  HANDMADE for $5 off your Order (excludes my sale items) 

Kneeling Cushions w/ hand selected, removable washable custom sewn fabric for many purposes: Parents Bathing Child, Baby Shower Gift, Toddler Sitting Cushion for time outs, eating a snack, playing floor games, Sitting Cushion at kids sporting events, as an exercising pad, and so much more!   
Cute for the home and, Comfy on your knees!

Prize- THE PRIZE IS A CUTE AND COMFY CUSHIONKNEE OF YOUR CHOICE.   Please specify 2 choices, since they are custom made.

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Giveaway ends on February 6, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be selected by random.org and will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply back.

My First Entree

Hello Everyone,

I am not quite sure what I am going to write about so how about I let you know the weather in sunny California.  It's about 75 degrees and quite windy today.  I have so many questions about blogging and where to begin, so I will start here - I named my website Mom Created Item for Mom and or Child  because I wasn't sure what I was doing when I began this big venture. Now that I have been reading other blogs and starting to understand it, I may change it or just leave it so I can laugh about it someday when my blog becomes popular.. Ha ha...   Well that's it for now, I am going to surf the internet and maybe come back with some interesting news later this week.  Maybe a TOP TEN LIST or something about new moms or new moms starting a new business... I don't know, but you will see soon.