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Kitsap County Cash Mobs first ever cash mob on Bainbridge Island at Paper Products Etc.12-3pm Saturday July 28th 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Look for the Kitsap County Cash mob sign tomorrow  as we help Paper Products Ect by attending this very first cash mob on Bainbridge Island Saturday July 28th 12-3PM.

Why?

A few words from the owners:

2011 was a tremendously tough year on our business. The Winslow Way project was nine months of absolute stress. We averaged 165-250 customers in our store daily. During the peak of the construction period, we were lucky to get 30 customers in the store/day. As a result, we had to make cuts in hours, inventory, and extra services. We lost staff and regular customers. The recovery has been slow. We are also expecting a baby boy September 1st so we are committed to the hope that our customers will continue to support us – particularly through the slower summer months (which are often the toughest for our business).

We are an office supply, stationery, arts and crafts, school supply, balloon and party supply, scrap-booking and stamping, games, toys and gifts, etc., etc., etc., store!

In addition to our great selection of products, we offer many self-serve and full-serve business services. These include faxing, lamination, binding options, color and black and white copy center, business card and letterhead services, custom designed invitations and announcements and ad-specialty services, including logo and incentive merchandise.

Cash Mob Specials:

In addition to that promotion and numerous in store specials, we plan to provide customers that refer to the cash mob at check-out (and are spending at least $25) a instant savings of $5 off their purchase of regularly priced items.

This cash mob is during the Bainbridge Island Sidewalk sale so there are many reasons to visit the Island that day! Thank you! We hope to see you there!

They have toys for the kids, school supplies, scrap-booking, card-making items and a ton more. Bring a shopping friend and also visit the sidewalk sales! It will be a great day to be on the Island!

RSVP to the Event HERE!

PS) Wondering how else you can help? Kitsap County Cash Mobs could use donations that will help with the current and past website expenses. If you are able to help, we have set up a link for easy donating.  Thanks in advance for ANY help! 

Donation Link Here:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/4LB32

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”
-John Quincy Adams

Lisa Jachimowicz

Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy, and creativity to all who read our Blog.


Great T-shirt Design coming out of Port Townsend Washington

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I just cannot ignore these great T-shirt Designs coming out of the Port Townsend shirt Company and I wanted to share them with the Kitsap Sun Readers.

Great T-shirt design is hard to find and I have to say it is very unique that we are finding it in our own backyard. It makes me feel lucky that we have such a great designer in our area.

Frank Iuro is the owner of PT Shirt Company and he specializes in the design of T-shirts, Hoodies, Hats, Souvenirs (all from Infant to Adult sizes)  he  is also bordering on the title of workaholic because he is very passionate about his designs and is totally dedicated to great customer service.

If you have not yet visited Port Townsend- you are in for a pleasant day (as the town boasts shops, scenery and salty breezes) that make it a must see destination in Jefferson County. Stop by and (shop till you drop) and say hello to my friend Frank.

:) Tell him LisaJ sent you.

Frank exclaims:  “Get a memento from Port Townsend while you’re here – it might prove to be a useful alibi for your whereabouts!”

Thanks Frank… We all need an alibi once in a while!

Location You Ask?
940 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Email: ptshirtcompany@yahoo.com
Phone: 360-385-1911

For More Information: Visit The Port Townsend Shirt Company Facebook Page!

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.



Isn’t it time? Foster Children Need Help!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

You know you think about reaching out, you read something like this and get motivated but then you get busy and put it on the back burner for tomorrow.  Then tomorrow turns into months or a year…maybe this is the one you act upon?

Isn’t it time to help?

I just got word from my friend Chris Garcia with Fidelity National Title Company that Foster Children need help. Kitsap Realtors and Lenders are doing what they can and  reaching out to support Foster Children (and they had a very successful clothing drive this Christmas) but everyday is not Christmas and their are needs all year long.

Having five children of my own- I know how challenging raising children is on a good day, on a tough day a child has to go to school without all needs being met  ( especially teenagers) who often get left out because people love to buy little kids clothes but forget that teenagers need clothes and personal items to succeed. Self esteem is a really important aspect at that particular age and can make all the difference in the daily lives of  the 12-18 age group.

For more information about next years Foster Care Clothing Drive, or to inquire about becoming a foster parent, please call 360-692-4556 or email Chris at christopher.garcia@fnf.com.

Also,  if you are buying a house this year – you might want to give Chris a call. He can make sure your property is title searched thoroughly and effectively by insuring you that someone’s Uncle Joe from 1967 does not have any legal claims on your new home… AND he offers outstanding service.  Enjoy!

Read more about becoming a Foster parent here or learn how you can donate!

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.



How to Have an Epic Year

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

If you’re like me you might have had a beautiful holiday but are now feeling a little cranky about all of the work involved to help you meet all of your New Year resolutions.  I think because of the many changes in our society right now- it might be important to go back to the basics of living:

  • Don’t answer your emails before coffee. This is very important. Why? Because before coffee you might be tempted to fire off a bad email response to the stupid person on the other end. That is not beneficial to your well being, job, or relationships. Just trust me on this one.
  • Looking for a job? Make looking for a job your new job and you will find a job. Pretty simple, huh? This is mainly directed to the 16-25 crowds of “well I interviewed but they never called me back” syndrome. You send a ‘Thank You’ note and YOU call back. Pretty ‘epic’, huh? Make sure you use the word ‘epic’ in every sentence, too! It is epic impressive.

  • If you’re a baby-boomer start putting money in your mattress for retirement. Banks can’t be trusted. Apparently, baby boomers have been great spenders. Many have depended on their houses as retirement funds but now with properties not worth as much there is no equity to be had for awhile. To get Social Security full payout you will have to work till age 70. Don’t believe me? Read the news. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101227/ap_on_bi_ge/us_retirement_crisis and (for the record) I love mature workers in places like McDonalds. The service is so much better and I am never missing any fries. Seriously.

Which reminds me…

  • Believe everything you read on the internet, especially if you are having a debate about something. You most likely can win, because you probably can find anything to support a theory or debate in your favor, (because as you know) the internet is always correct. Don’t worry about quoting reputable sources as they probably won’t have the facts you need to win your point! Just quote the internet by saying “Well, I read it on the internet” case closed.  You won and of course winning is the most important thing. Insert sarcasm <here>.

  • Don’t say “I am going on a diet”.  It’s just a set up for failure. According to the Journal of Preventive Medicine “you need 150 minutes of moderate exercise to stay healthy”.  So walk your dog, if you do not have a dog, walk your kid, if you do not have either, borrow one or the other (go for the dog). It’s a win-win situation.

  • Most millionaires are frugal. Get as much free stuff as you can. Yeah, it’s cool to ‘recycle’ and ‘go green’ blah, blah, and blah but the truth is sometimes hard to publicly admit; free stuff is good. If you get on free cycle and craigslist before you purchase any items and use coupons for food it can be like a great video game. Think of the person who takes your money as the enemy. Zap them with your coupons. It leaves more money for more important things – like building a bomb shelter.
  • Date night is good. Don’t let finances get in the way. If there isn’t any room in the budget for date night (because your savings are under your mattress for retirement, remember?) you can always hit up the local free community meals. Check your local churches. It gives you a chance to get away, be appreciative of what you have, and meet new people in your neighborhood. It can be a breath of fresh air and produce unique opportunities to give back.
  • Grow something (nothing illegal, of course). Particularly, replace one food item that you normally buy to something you can grow.  If you have very little ground space you can grow vegetables in hanging planters. Lettuce is a good choice among many. Seeds are relatively inexpensive at the Dollar Store.  If you absolutely cannot grow something then buy something from your local farmers market. At least you’ll be supporting the local economy. Help your family become more self sufficient and help the environment.

I hope this unique list has helped de-crankify you to enjoy your family, enjoy nature, and make it an epic year. Humor and sarcasm always help!

Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish/Poulsbo, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.


My Dog The Cake Boss

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

House Cake DesignI think spring is really the Season of Cake…

What led me to this conclusion is that we always seem to use cake to help us celebrate many spring occasions (this is the season for Shamrocks, Easter Bunnies, Mother’s Day and Passovers) to help us party like it’s 1999. Most of us run out to the nearest outlet or bakery to get the picture perfect cake.

But this particular cake was for my husband and the theme was “Peach,” which is a huge joke in our house and all in fun as the kids frequently say to him “Can’t hear ya Peach.” (Which is a popular line from the movie “Finding Nemo”) when he tells them something they don’t want to hear or do.  So needless to say, we all got a great big belly laugh out of surprising him with his cake!

SLUYS' Bakery Poulsbo, WA-Photo Taken by Zachary Jachimowicz

But painfully enough, my design skills do not carry over to the baking world and I should have probably ordered my favorite cake for my hubby’s birthday which is the Champagne cake from Sluy’s Bakery in Old Town Poulsbo. This cake never disappoints me and I am surprised to learn that many people do not know what a champagne cake tastes like.

Anyhow, I wasn’t brave enough to try an internet Recipe For Pink Champagne Cake but if you try it let me know! It is fun to try and create cakes at home with family members and children, and they say practice can make perfect! It can also help you save some pennies on a rainy day – we are having plenty of those so you might as well find something creative to do inside the house right? And if you’re cake boss talented, the world should be your peach or oyster cake!

My dog Bo wanting cake!

Ya know, after watching shows like the cake boss I get all cake bossy and hallucinate that I am cake boss wonder woman and can actually make a real themed fluffy masterpiece.

Apparently not, but my dog loved it.

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Lisa Jachimowicz
Suquamish, Washington
Designs of the Times -What Inspires You?

Design is everywhere. It can be in the food we eat, the art we buy or the Jewelry we wear. The Designs of the Times Blog is about the people, places and things that help us a enjoy the abundance of creativity all around us. Join us as we showcase the rich designs of our surroundings that make up this great area we call home- Kitsap County! We hope to bring inspiration, joy and creativity to all who read our Blog.