Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas is Fast Approaching

Did you know that it is only 64 Days until Christmas.  Scary thought.  Well If you are lucky enough to live on a Military Base or close by one, try checking out your local Spouses Club to see if they have Vendors who attend their functions.  You may be surprised to find that most of the vendors are Spouses of Active Duty or Spouses of Retired Military.  You can find the most unusual, unique, inexpensive, quality products to buy for your Christmas presents.  I am fortunate enough to be a vendor for two wonderful Spouse organizations here in Hawaii. 
The Hui O Wahine  and
The Hui O Na Wahine  These two organizations have a plethora of fabulous vendors.  
Yesterday at the Spouses Group October Luncheon, you could have purchased all your presents without leaving the Nehelani Patio  There were vendors selling Children's Educational Toys, Food and Beverage products, Jewelry, Handbags, Quilts, Ornaments and of course The OutPost.  My catalog is available at
     I have added a page on my catalog, listing other Military Spouses or Ladies who own there own business. Here are a few.  You can get their complete info on Pg 26 of The OutPost Catalog:

Once in a Blue Moon, Ceramic Jewelry by Julie Essex Perry  Check out photo's of Julie's  Products at
Julie has beautiful Handmade Ceramic Jewelry, Ornaments and Fan Pulls in every design imaginable.  There are Palm Trees, Geckos, Pumpkins, Crosses, Flowers, Teacups, Animals and numerous other designs and colors.  There are also a variety of Seasonal and Patriotic pieces.  Any family member or friend that you buy a gift for, will adore and receive many compliments every time they wear it.  I sent pieces to my friends for their Birthdays and Christmas last year.  They are still raving about them.

Sonja Hagemann Designs  Sonja paints her own fabric and them makes quality products from it.  She has Quilts, Angels, Pillows, Folk Art, and many other products. You can see the love and passion in every piece she has designed. I have a handmade Patriotic Angel from Sonja, that I display proudly in my Kitchen. It is so cute..

Designs By Cindy Johnson  Cindy has Wreaths, Signs, Santa's. Ornaments, Tie Ons, Boxes that are all hand painted.  Can we say WOW...what talent.  I have the cutest handpainted Gecko and Cindy is painting me the cutest wee house that represents my home I am living in right now.  Her products make Wonderful Gifts.

Now what Lady does not love Baskets.  Longaberger  !!! Sherry Howard is and Independant Consultant, here in Hawaii  I love the Baskets I have, especially my little Patriotic Star Basket.. They also have an American Valor Line of Baskets.You should check out the website and maybe Host a Show. 

Candles have always been a Favorite Thing of mine.  Now you can get your house smelling with beautiful scents without lighting a flame of a candle.  Jodi Coyle is an Independent Consultant for Scentsy  They have every scent imaginable.  I have the Liberty Warmer that reflects little stars on your wall when lighted. It is also in my kitchen. Love it, Love It, Love it. 

Now since we are on a Christmas Theme, what are you doing for Appitizers for your Holiday Receptions and Cocktail Parties.  Check out The Tastefully Simple Website  Cam Cunnigham is the perfect consultant to host your Tastefully Simple Show.  You can purchase all the great products you need for your Christmas socials and gifts.  They have an abudance of tasty treats, that are quick to make and there are free recipes on their website..What a deal.  Love the Blue Aztec Chips with any of their Dip Mixes.  They have Drinks, Breads, Dips and Cake Mixes, Sauces, Herbs, just way too many to list.  Make your life easy this Holiday Season, Check out Tastefully Simple.

Now what do you need before and after your Holiday Parties.  A Cleaning Team.  Have your house cleaned before that special occasion or maybe after.  Maybe you need that extra help once every few weeks.  
N & L Cleaning Services, LLC might be the folks you are looking for...  

Hope this helps jump start your Holiday Shopping by giving you a few great gift Ideas.  Happy Shopping Folks..
If you have a business and are a Military Spouse and would like to be added to the catalog, drop me a line, it's FREE


Paula said...

Too much fun reading about you talented and lovely ladies back in Hawaii. I have some of Julie's jewelry, Cindy's handpainted crafts and of course what military wife doesn't have a few Longaberger baskets?
I miss Cam and her lovely treats.
Where was that cleaning crew when I lived there?
I'm glad to see you're shipping goods now. I may have to place an order, feature you on my blog and sponsor a giveaway. Would you be up for that?

The OutPost said...

Give me a call and let me know how the giveaway works. You know me, I am up for any new idea.
Talk soon