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Bummer….it’s the end of summer

Well, sigh, summer has flown by and is quickly coming to an end. And before we know it the kiddos will have started to head back to school.  August has come and gone and things were really busy around the Mabelhood HQ! Here’s a brief look at what we’ve been up to.

We got puzzled!

We had a lunch and learn hosted by Julie Ellis’ thirteen year old son Owen.  He taught us all about Rubik’s cubes.  He picked up this hobby just over a year ago and has been to three competitions.  His fastest time was just over 16 seconds!  Most of us were pretty stumped but it was a fun lesson regardless.

Owen, help us!!

The only blizzard we actually welcome

We supported the Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day by splurging with blizzards!  It’s tough to feel guilty about picking up a treat when the proceeds are going to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help children in need.

We had a great day exhibiting at the Burlington Children’s Festival.  It was a beautiful day outside and it was great seeing new friends & old.

Don’t forget

The end of summer doesn’t have to be sad! Please join us for Label Day Weekend August 28 to September 1st on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.  We will be using the hashtag #LabelDayWeekend if you’d like to join in and follow us.  From giveaways to contests to parties, celebrate the last weekend of the summer and get prepared for back to school!

Happy Back to School!

Our Fundraising Program Gets a Makeover!

Our Fundraising Program has gotten a makeover!

Don’t you love watching make-over episodes on TV? Whether it be for people, houses, landscapes or even pets – the most fun is seeing the big reveal; the after to the shabby before.

Our Fundraising Program was never really all that shabby, but now it’s a knock-out! We have updated it so that organizations can run campaign driven programs (30-60 days long) which will cause urgency to purchase and support the fundraiser. Also, organizations like a school or daycare can sign up and then have one, five, or even 50 parents or employees create campaigns to help support and raise funds! Social sharing has never been easier, and dedicated online support is available to assist you when creating your program.

If you are a school, daycare, dance troop, sports team or any organization wishing to fundraise with Mabel’s Labels, we’d love to have you join us! Offering 20% commission on our durable labels, you can’t go wrong with promoting a product that parents and kids love to assist in supporting your cause!

For more information about our NEW & improved Fundraising program click here.

Bragging on Facebook – Annoying or Acceptable?

A while ago, my friend Louise relayed that she was horrified to learn that a woman she knows “unfriends” people on Facebook who brag about their kids a lot. Louise explained that she loves sharing news about her children and also hearing about other people’s kiddos. While I couldn’t agree more, I completely get where her friend is coming from.

I don’t have a problem with parents who use their status updates to talk about the cool stuff their kids do. But there is one condition – I better be hearing some of the bad stuff too. I love learning that little Johnny won MVP in the championship game, but I hope to also hear when little Johnny is sent to the office for giving his teacher the finger. If I’m getting all of the good, and none of the bad – well, that might qualify as annoying. If all I’m hearing about is your fabulous life, adoring husband and academically gifted children, I’m either rolling my eyes or throwing up a little in my mouth. If sickly sweet is the only thing being served up, I can find it hard to stomach.

It’s also interesting to consider what accomplishments we see as ‘bragable’. I’m as thrilled as the next parent when my kid manages to get balls in nets or cross finish lines before the friends do. Sometimes I’ll post about my pride. However, I do try to focus my bragging moments on the stuff that really matters – when they do something kind, thoughtful or empathetic. Those are the things that are worth sharing and celebrating. I recently posted on Facebook about my 12-year-old son who had offered to help my 97-year-old grandfather with a rather unpleasant task – one that most adults find difficult. Offering assistance to his elderly great-grandpa – well, that was brag worthy. Seems Facebook agreed – I’ve never seen so many “likes” in my history on that site.

My friend Stephanie recently posted about her father and I think it’s a shining example of appropriate bragging.

Stephanie SassyModernmom:
Can I just brag about my Dad? A 70-year-old man. Retired. In pain every day. While “wintering” in Florida, he spends every single Monday building houses for Habitat for Humanity. How cool is that?

What is your tolerance for bragging – annoying or awesome?

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