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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Event, events and even more events!

Hi All, just a quick update on the things we have been doing out here on the east coast. I am working with The Newark Women Build - and the collaboration is going well. The ladies (and the men lurking around from Habitat) are loving the tools. It's going to be a great experience and a wonderful fundraiser. I just did a Tools 101 Class.. While we had torrential down pour but it went well and I have over $300.00 in sales. I am splitting my commission with the fundraising event... so it works out for us all.

Kathy S. Tomboy of Long Island & I did an event for Nassau County Girl Scout Leaders Oktoberfest Retreat. It went wonderful... as Kathy put it.. "over 200 women introduced to Tomboy Tools!" It was truly amazing! We even got the chance to hook up with Leslie Segrete again.. We had a blast. The women Loved Tomboy Tools. It was truly overwhelming! It felt good as they chanted "Tomboy, Tomboy" as we left the event. I am already to go back again next year!

Elaine H. Tomboy of Philly & I teamed up to do a Susan G Komen shopping event Girls Gone Shopping in Philly. The event was well put together & well attended. Sales were soft, but we did meet some great people, got some great ideas and a few contacts... If nothing else, we got great exposure. I even had a woman tell me she saw a truck with the logo.. when she realized that she saw me in my minivan before the event. Good news, I didn't cut "HER" off! (I sometimes I drive like Annie Hall).

All in all good things. I am excited about the exposure these events will bring. Pink Hammer sales have been a bit soft, but other sales are picking up. My Tomboy team, The Tri-State Toolers still have a few more events this year... Including welcoming Tomboy Tools corporate on Nov 12th in Bethlehem, PA. A Tomboy in Every Town . So the best is still yet to come! Contact me if you want to attend this event!

I mentioned before that I am published. My 1000 word article was posted in an October issue of the Parent Guide News Magazine. Thank you Pamela S. Eaton-Ford for the photo... You did get proper credit. Although my web address in the story was printed wrong, someone googled me to find me. Hopefully the other potential customers will do the same. Parent Guide is going to print a small blurb in the WOMOM section of the paper about Tomboy Tools in the December 2006 issue. So hopefully that will foster gift-giving sales. That's all I will type for now.. although so much more to tell. Be well, do well! NJT

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I decided to cancel the Pink Party. I went to a fabulous event Sunday as a vendor and loved the way it was fashioned. These women from Addae Marketing, LLC really know how to throw a party. I think I need to put a little more effort into my Pink Party... so I've decided to push it out a little to give it the attention it deserves.. keep looking back for more updates.. thank you! NJT

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I've Been Published!

I am SO excited. I have a 1000 word article written by me about my Tomboy Tools experience. This is great.... unfortunately the website address was posted wrong :( Oh well such as life.

Anyway if you want to see it and you are in the NJ Area.. pick up a copy of the October 2006 Parent Guide News Magazine - I am on page 23. Email me your address and I will send you a photo copy. Meanwhile, I will figure out a way to scan it into a PDF file. Thanks for reading....

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Sponsor a PINK PARTY Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors and their Families!

We invite you to sponsor A PINK PARTY Celebrating Breast Cancer Warriors and their Families. This function will be held in Rahway, NJ on October 28th, 2006. A portion of the proceeds from this affair will benefit the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We are offering a sponsorship package that will allow you to present your business with movers and shakers from this and other communities in a meaningful way and for a meaningful cause. In return for your sponsorship, we are offering a unique opportunity to promote your business in our exclusive gift bags.

For just $50 you will get:
1) Name placement on all flyers, web listings and a HALF (1/2) Page Ad in the souvenir journal for the event.
2) Inclusion of promotional material (which you provide), in 50 elegant gift bags (we provide) to be distributed to people who attend the event
3) 50% of the vendor fee goes to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (The rest will cover the bags, advertising & souvenir journal costs)
4) 1st option to sponsor next year’s affair and other events.

The fine line details:
• Reservations Payments must be made by October 25th, 2006 via Paypal or Money order.
• All promotional materials (flyers, CD, product sample, t-shirt, sticker, etc) must be received by received by Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 via traceable mail.

• Check out to see the progression of this exciting fundraising event.

Thank you for your support of women!

Tomboy Tools Team Leader &
Crafter Extraordinaire! ;)

BC Awareness Craft Challenge

Back in September, I decided to host A Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge. For some reason, this has been a passion for me. Thank God, I do not suffer from the disease, nor does any immediate family members. But I feel a strong need to raise awareness. So I promoted this craft challenge to create a work (all creative mediums accepted) and post to the board.

Well the response has been slow but powerful. I have received numerous emails from survivors & their friends/family members championing this event. Like I, they all thought it was a grand idea. The suggestion has been that all items be gifted to a survivor or donated to an organization or auction for the cause.

Here are the 7 entries we received:

Here are the poll results:

Shannon/Paintitprim won with 28% of the votes. She will receive a "Pink for a Purpose" Hammer Out Breast Cancer hammer as a gift. These lovely two tree ornaments were carved out of wood and designed by the artist. Please see above pix.

Although this event was treated as a challenge, and there were votes.. we know that everyone is a winner. The main reason was the Awareness! Early detection is Key! Each entry will receive a wonderful hand stitch card magnet compliments of Granny3641. Thanks Jean! Hopefully next year I can have my own website to host the challenge! Whoo-Hoo!!!