Let's Make A Deal
two versions - one has been on BoB since June 1999, the newer
version contributed by Angi on the
message board may be a little easier to re-create.
You Positive? Best of Hank
Express Best of Hank
It occurred to me that the following posts could be very
important to people other than AOL members. Please read this page
thoroughly and carefully - I want everyone to have safe and painless
internet experiences. My mother's AOL account has been hacked twice in the
last month. Each time the hacker sent out thousands of unsolicited email
(SPAM) before AOL shut the account down. This is NOT a virus - it's NOT a
hoax - I have cleaned up and restored the account twice. It is definitely not confined to AOL users only - although it's a common problem
The internet can be a great tool when used safely and
responsibly. Do your part and be informed.
Word To The Wise
Chat was fun tonight! I haven't had a chance to go to a
chat in quite a while and I was surprised and pleased to find that there
are some regulars who are generally in the room around 9 central time most
evenings! We had anywhere from 3 to 20 people in the chat room this
evening coming and going as they had time. Lots of great tips were passed
around, especially about starting up a business when all your contacts are
"used up". Amazingly enough, the suggestions given were all
tried and true methods, ...get on the phone and TALK! Work your business
like a business...pass out tealights and business cards...follow up. Sound
familiar? It should. Here are some links to pages that already discuss
these and other booking ideas:
These are all pages that already exist on Best of
the Boards. They are not new, and the ideas presented in them are not new.
Even if you've read them before, read them again. Then
STOP reading them and ACT!
from the BoB message board
The last of the individual pages of Sam's Themes. New
themes will be added as they are contributed. If you are contributing a
theme, please email it to the email@example.com
address as that mailbox is more reliable at attachments. The easiest way
for me to format it for the page is to send the graphics separately from
the text, or to attach it as its original file format. If it is a
PrintShop file it needs to be saved as not greater than version 5. Any
other file formats I should be able to convert easily.
More individual themes from Sam...
Best of Hank - Quitting
For anyone who has ever had doubts.
Nice to Meetcha
A friendly thread carried over from the BoB message board!
A blank "template" style
fund-raiser form in black & white. Possible customizing might include
instructions at the top to use page numbers, item numbers, & prices in
the various columns, or you could choose a set number of items to sell on
the fund raiser - maybe porcelain houses, or maybe tealites/pillars/tapers/votives/3-wicks
in each column.
Still finishing up Samantha's
Themes Pages. The larger size Acrobat files (line 2 in the table) in zip format were
added to the download table tonight, as well as individual pages that
could be printed from the web for the first 8 themes. Direct Links at the
bottom of today's update paragraphs.
For those of you who may be having some trouble with the
downloads, I beg you to please read the whole page thoroughly before
posting or emailing questions. There's a lot of text there because I tried
to answer the things that might come up. But I missed a few important
points (or didn't state them as eloquently as I thought I had LOL)...so
here is the amended version:
Zip files - you need to have the Winzip
Utility or you can't unzip them! It's a free download, and the link is on
the download table on the themes page. You will need to install the
downloaded file before it will work (double click on the file you
downloaded - so remember where you saved it!)
PrintShop files - you must have PrintShop
to read/edit them! It's not free - you have to buy it. See the Themes page
for more explanation and purchasing suggestions.
Acrobat files - most newer computers have
the Acrobat Reader installed with their basic software/browser, but if
not, you will need to download the FREE Acrobat Reader software - also
linked on the Download table on the Themes Page.
Booking Thank You Letter
Thanks Angela, for refreshing
our memory and sharing simple thank you letters to send to our hostesses
and prospective hostesses!
Candle Christmas Club
Posted twice on the message boards, this has been a
frequent request. Tina emailed the
word files to me to be included here and they are available as the
original Word docs, or also formatted on html pages that can be printed
directly from the web.
Stay Alive - Book Week Five
Originally posted to the candleleader onelist in
December 1998, I had thought it was already on BoB but I must have
9/8/99 MAJOR UPDATE
An honest to goodness full-fledged update today. Yes,
it's been a long time coming, but when you take a look at the new series
of pages, you'll understand why.
Although not 100% complete, the new Theme Series pages
are ready for viewing/download. Please read the whole intro page
thoroughly before determining which sets of pages to download. There are
multiple format choices (and there will be more later) to try to accommodate
O'Brien for your awesome creativity and willingness to share this
wonderful set of theme pages with everyone! Please, folks, direct any
questions back to Samantha, as she is the original author/contributor.
Also new today: Best of Hank additions
(a reprint from May)
You're One of a Kind
Letter To a Friend
Holiday Note Cards