Thursday, April 28, 2011

Getting out of the comfort zone.

Today, I stepped out of my comfort zone. No more excuses.
Yes, I had plenty of them! ; )

In this video I also announce shippable Mother's Day delivery items to PA, USA addresses for next week as well as where I will be tomorrow.

Have an absolutely fantastic Friday, everyone!

Christine Maziarz,
Certified Balloon Artist
Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC
Yep, I'm on Facebook!
Twitter, too! @balloonheart
Serving Southeastern PA

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

May you be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Happy Easter from our family to yours.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Featured Fan Announced: Laura Shultz

It is time to introduce Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC's  next Facebook Featured Fan, Laura Shultz. Laura is the editor and publisher of Macaroni Kid - Reading Area. I have had the pleasure of meeting Laura a few times and am always greeted by her very warm smile and super friendly personality. Take a moment to check out her Macaroni Kid-Reading website and be sure to sign up to receive Macaroni Mail - she has cool giveaways on there! Her latest Macaroni Fun posting even includes a review of Melissa Aidukas' Candy Making workshop - yep, Melissa was a featured fan of ours just a few weeks ago! 

We have a balloon twisting 101 kit up for grabs to one lucky person who comments, shares or likes this post on Facebook. If you share this post, be sure to comment below to let us know, so you will be entered! One winner from those who enter will be chosen next Friday, April 29th using and announced here.

Okay, enough of my typing... let's learn about Laura!
Are you a dog or a cat person? Dog! I have a pitt/boxer mix named Lola. I love cats too, but I'm for sure a dog person.

What is your favorite pizza topping? Mushrooms.

Did you play sports or a band instrument in high school? I played flute for a couple of years , but swimming and track were what I excelled in.

What do you think came first, the chicken or the egg? The Chicken

What would you like readers to know about you personally? I'm very determined, and I really don't stop until I get what I want!

What is your business? What "do you do?"  I'm Editor and Publisher of Macaroni Kid-Reading Area

Who is your greatest supporter in your life and work? My Mom! She is great and always there to help me succeed.

Who or what inspires you? Other women in business who started out very small and are now very successful.

Is there something you are really passionate about? What is it? I'm very passionate about a lot of things, it's just my personality.

What is your favorite quote? "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result" (Many people think that came from Albert Einstein but it's really unknown as to who said it first.....according to google anyway! lol)

How can people reach you? Email is always the best way to reach me, I know it's not very personable but I'm always dealing with my noisy kids :-):-) or


Friday, April 8, 2011

Featured Fan Announced: Anne McGovern

 It is with GREAT pleasure that I introduce Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC next Facebook Featured Fan, Anne McGovern. I am super excited about this fan as she is a fellow balloon artist and one awesome woman. I first "met" Anne through Facebook (many balloon artists friend each other for support and inspiration) and then I had the sincere pleasure of meeting her in person through a mutual friend of ours. Anne is one amazingly talented balloon artist. ...for the rest of this article and information about our give away of a Balloon Twisting 101 here!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Christine Maziarz,
Certified Balloon Artist
Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC
Yep, I'm on Facebook!
Twitter, too! @balloonheart
Serving Southeastern PA

Thursday, April 7, 2011

You are invited to a Birthday Party!

Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC is pleased to announce that we are now one of Lovely Events & Occasions newest vendors. Yippee!!! We are lucky enough to have joined them just in time to be part of their Birthday Party and you are invited, too!
The event is Saturday, April 16, 2011  from 12 - 3 PM

From their website: The birth of two great businesses under one roof...Lovely Events & Occasions and The Well Dressed Cake. Party at our Design Gallery as we celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary of our West Reading Location! Food, Drinks, Cake, Prizes, Live Music & Balloons!

A special gift for all who pre-register! Click here to register now!
Come celebrate with us!

Christine Maziarz,
Certified Balloon Artist
Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC
Yep, I'm on Facebook!
Twitter, too! @balloonheart
Serving Southeastern PA

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Valley Homeschoolers' 4th Annual Cyber School Fair

Holly Balog of K12/Agora - 2009 Cyber School Fair
Creating Exciting Balloon Memories (Miss Balloon Heart) is pleased to have the opportunity to participate, once again, in the Valley Homeschoolers Cyber School Fair. I found pictures from the event two years ago, online, (click here to view them). It is hard to believe that these were taken only 4 months into my balloon twisting career. As a homeschooler, at the time, I had attended the fair the year before and noticed that I really had wanted to talk to the schools but my daughter needed my attention sooner than I would have liked. This is one event I am THRILLED to donate my time to to help parents with their educational decisions. By the way, Tamara, who runs the event, is super cool. If you have the teeniest, tiniest curiosity about cyber schools - this is the BEST place to check them out and it is free!

Below are the details shared by Tamara this week.

Christine Maziarz,
Certified Balloon Artist
Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC
Yep, I'm on Facebook!
Twitter, too! @balloonheart
Serving Southeastern PA

It's time for
Valley Homeschoolers'
4th Annual Cyber School Fair

Friday, April 29th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Schwenkfelder library & museum

Cost of admission: free!

If you have any questions about cyber schools, this is the only place – anywhere – that you have all the schools in the same place at the same time. Have all your questions answered, get a peek at what you'll actually see when you log on to the virtual school, and find out what additional academic help they offer (including, in some cases, college courses for free).

Here's the list of the schools that are attending:

 PA Cyber
PA Distance Learning
Connections Academy
21st CCCS
Upper Perkiomen School District
Quakertown School District

There will be refreshments and schools will be giving away pens & other assorted stuff. The Schwenkfelder and other museums will display what they have to offer to homeschoolers, too!

Miss Balloon Heart, will be there twisting balloon sculptures for the little ones from 10AM -1PM.

Elyse Kells, homeschool graduate & professional photographer, will be taking school portraits of your minions for only $20.00!

Spread the news!

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Tamara Kells
Free Lance Columnist, The Patch
"The Brunette Lucy"