Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Day of Spring?

If this was what your First Day of Spring looked liked today- your not alone. The picture pretty much sums up our northern community today, and calling for more snow plus very cold temps tonight and tomorrow, with wind chills at -33 by tomorrow morning.

Best Western Fans Are Invited to “Be a Travel Hero” & Share Travel Prizes with Family and Friends

Best Western International, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY®, is once again giving travelers the opportunity to turn the guilt often associated with business travel into an opportunity to take family and friends on the trip of a lifetime. Now through April 6, the brand is bringing back its popular Best Western “Be a Travel Hero” promotion, which invites travelers to build a vacation for friends and family on Best Western’s Facebook page and be entered to win great prizes.
This contest runs in tandem with Best Western’s spring promotion, which offers online savings of up to 20 percent on as well as 1,500 bonus points per stay. Both programs give travelers the opportunity to earn rewards for use on future trips.

To participate in the Best Western “Be a Travel Hero” promotion:
  • Best Western Facebook fans will need to sign in or enroll as Best Western Rewards members
  • They will then choose a dream destination of their choice on a dedicated Facebook tab and invite up to 15 of their Facebook friends to virtually join the trip
  • Entrants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes including free night giveaways and a grand prize of 150,000 points, five nights at any Best Western hotel in the U.S. or Canada and a $5,000 gift card

“A business trip might be essential for work, but all that time apart can be tough on the family,” said Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Best Western International. “Best Western understands road warriors are true heroes to their families and friends back home, and we want to make it easier for them to take a much deserved vacation with their loved ones.”

Guests can sign-up for Best Western Rewards, the hotel brand’s loyalty program at Best Western Rewards was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 2 hotel rewards program.

For 25 years, Best Western Rewards has been one of the industry’s most generous rewards programs. It has the lowest redemption thresholds for awards, and is one of few loyalty programs that is truly international. With more than 4,000* locations in more than 100* countries, Best Western makes it easy for members to earn points that can be redeemed for global free room nights with no blackout dates, the Best Western Travel Card®, dining, shopping and entertainment gift cards, gas cards, airline/partner rewards and more. Best Western’s Status Match...No Catch®  program will match members’ elite status in any other hotel loyalty program free of charge. 

March is Quilting Month

March is National Quilting Month. It is a great opportunity to make a quilt to reflect all the great things in your life. Every square can reflect something important for you. Make squares for family members, travel or big events. When you wrap yourself with it you will stay warm on the outside and inside. And for your next quilting projects, check out these great product ideas:

OLFA Rotary Cutting Mat, 24” X 36”-

This mat is especially designed for use with OLFA rotary cutters, and covers a large work surface perfect for quilting or crafting projects of all sizes. Double-sided with yellow grid lines on one side for precision cutting, solid on opposite for general cutting, this self-healing rotary mat protects your work area and greatly extends the life of your rotary blades. Self-healing material reseals surface cuts to provide a continually smooth surface for future projects.


A rolling razor blade that’s perfect for all of your sewing and quilting needs, this OLFA Deluxe Ergonomic Rotary Cutter is sharp enough to cut through more than 6 layers of fabric, making quick work of your strip, block, and pattern cutting. The comfortable ergonomic handle reduces hand and wrist fatigue, and the dual-action safety lock allows the blade to lock open for comfort and close for safety. The blade is made of high quality tungsten carbide tool steel for unparalleled sharpness and superior edge retention. Not to mention, it works for both right and left-handed quilters!