Monday, April 22, 2013

Markets of Sunshine Blog Contest with Country Cents

                          Weekly Blog Newsletter from Markets of Sunshine!

Featured vendor this week is Joanna from Country Cents!  Learn what she has to offer in the interview below.

What's New!

Free Banner Maker!
How to make your own banners using BannerFans !  Check out my banners on Facebook and you'll see how easy it is to make your own.  Choose your size, upload your own pictures and download to your computer to use where you want.  All for free!  I also have used Webbanner24.

Free Brochure Maker!
I love finding free tools to use in my business that will help me promote and advertise my products.  Here is one that is easy to use and totally free!  Check out Brothers Creative Center a Brochure site.  Download your pictures with easy to follow click and paste step.  Click the text box and add your own descriptions or bio about your business.  Save it to your computer and print out a professional looking brochure to use to advertise your business all in a matter of minutes!

Free Recipe of the Week!
From Marsha's Kitchen: Meatloaf is a comfort food at our house, so I make it when my daughter or husband is not feeling well or just to cheer them up.  
Ingredients: Country Gourmet Home Meatloaf Mix, 
3 pounds of ground meat of your choice (turkey, chicken, beef, buffalo), carrots finely chopped and onion finely chopped, celery finely chopped, (add your own favorite vegetables), 
Mix all the above ingredients (follow package directions for meatloaf mix) pop in a 375 degree oven for 50 minutes. I add about an inch of water in the dish and make a 1 inch circle in the middle of the loaf for grease to drain out evenly.
Dessert: Try one of the delicious mixes at the Country Gourmet Home website.  We are addicted to the Funky Monkey bread and vanilla cupcakes!  So Yummy!

Scripture of the Week! Psalms 4:3 "Jehovah himself will hear when I call to him."  King David wrote the 3rd and 4th Psalm during a very stressful time in his life.  His fine example of calling on Jehovah for help, knowing he would support him and give him peace, is one for us to follow during these stressful and critical times we live in today. 
Many people today have gotten disappointed with many churches and religions and just stop going to church, but love to read the bible.  The problem is the Bible can be hard to understand without someone to guide us.  Do you find that to be true in your case?  Would you like to know the meaning of the scriptures, instead of guessing what it means?  Join me here each week to get your Bible questions answered.

Simply, send me an email at:, with your questions, scriptures or problems you are having in life and I will answer you from the Bible.  You may also request a free Bible that is in modern English and has God's name put in its proper place along with a study aid that has nineteen lessons covering topics that many have asked about.

All information will be kept private and your email address will not be sold or used for any other purpose.

Vendor Special: For the next six weeks you can join the Markets of Sunshine for free!  No set-up fee or membership fee!  For more details visit our join page on the website. 
Offer ends on May 2, 2013.  Last week to join free!  Regular membership fees will begin in June.
For Details, click here.

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Featured Artist is Joanna from CountryCents

1.  What are your goals for your shop this year?

This year my goal is to offer a brand new line of handmade items.  Tote bags of different sizes all with a monthly theme, Pin keeps for the avid collector of these useful and fun treasures,  John Deere themed products for my fans and a few more surprises yet to come!

2.  What benefits have you enjoyed the most from being a member of Markets of Sunshine?

As a member of the Markets of Sunshine, I have enjoyed not only the friendship and learning we do as a group. . . I have enjoyed the connections with new customers both business and individuals.  Taking part in the monthly Gifts of Sunshine basket, has offered me a great opportunity to not only showcase my talents with a wonderful full size product, it also puts my business information in the hands of future customers.

3.  Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

Many folks think I went to school to learn how to design and sew. The truth is,  I actually learned from my elders.  Not just from within my own family, but also from any that were willing to share a trick or technique. . . Passing on the knowledge from one generation to the next, preserving the old ways and traditions while using modern day equipment and materials. 

CountryCents is Giving Away this wonderful Ditty Bag!!
An all purpose bag with so many uses.  Drawstring closure, 3 pockets on the outside, fully lined on the inside and padded to protect your valuables.  Measures 9" tall and 5" wide with a ribbon drawstring.  The perfect bag to keep or give!

What's New!

Our new "Weekly Specials" page, click here is ready for you to check out!  Here is how it will work.  Each week I'll post the discounts in our newsletter for the shops found on our "Weekly Specials" page.  These will be exclusive offers for our newsletter subscribers only!  So, you'll want to be sure and open it to read all of the exciting offers available to you each week from our vendor's.
 Exclusive New Offer! See what we have added new on the Weekly Specials page. Try before you buy offers!  Get them while they last! 

 Thirty-One Gifts Nail File
            Beeswax Honey Scented Tart for warming pot
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  1. I'll be back tomorrow to enter. I would love to win something from my favorite website!

  2. Thank you so much for the link to the free brochure maker!!!!!

  3. Here I am back again! I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the new Spring gifts! I shared the ones I didn't need like the hair ties, since I have short hair.

  4. Great blog, thanks for all the good info.