Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to Mooch a Bead - In Eight Easy Steps

This method has been proven to work time and time again. You won't find these techniques anywhere else - I am only sharing this top secret information here. Now pay attention.

1. Upon noticing the bead you want, make a gasping sound like you're sucking in your breath in surprise.
2. Then exhale and say, "Ohmygosh! Ohmygosh! It's soooooo cute!"
3. Next, with eyes wide, ask "Is it sold?"
Upon hearing that it is not, in fact, even listed to be sold, continue to step 4.
4. Say with much enthusiasm "I will buy it! I will pay you for it!"
5. Give it a few more "oooohs and awwwws" for good measure. Try using the voice you use when talking to your cat.
6. Promise to wear it.
7. Then go right to sleep when I tell you.

Maybe, just maybe, you'll have a new choker to wear the next day.

8. Forget all about your offer to pay good money for it.


  1. love it... :)
    miss you guys...
    life's been crazy and hectic...

  2. Wonderful :O) Your daughter is beautiful and very clever ;o) x

  3. How could you resist that sweet face? Good for her! Lucky you! My/your beads are on their way to CT today in my Son's carry on. He is going to be a counselor at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp. A camp for kids with life threatening diseases. It's a very special place! He will get to see friends before and after. I am praying for a smooth trip across the country... Love the beads - sent 3 away and kept my sunshiny murrini bead for me - Thanks so much Lauren!

  4. She is such a doll!! I love it!!! No one else could have worn it nearly as well!! =)