Monday, May 31, 2010

Thank You

Thank you to all the men and women who have served this country over the past 200+ years to keep us free, to protect us and to help us. We are forever indebted to you. No matter what capacity you have served in, whether on the front lines of battle or back home helping with a disaster, whether in a time of peace or a time of war. You step up and give of yourselves. You put yourself in the line of fire willingly. You have my utmost respect and gratitude. We as a nation cannot say it enough. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for you and your bravery.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

I am proud to say that I am an American where I know I am free.  I will never forget the men (and women) who died to give that right (and privilege) to me.  And I will gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. Cause there isn't any doubt...I love this land.  God Bless the USA.  God Bless You.  God bless all who have served and will serve our great nation.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Join Me at BlogFrog

I recently joined an online blog community and wanted to share it wth you in hopes that you would check it out and join it too.  It's called BlogFrog.  It's a community of blogs to be able to enteract with the blogs you read and with other readers!  Check it out and join my community!

posted by:
Cara Retz, Educational Leader

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Sale!!

DT Annual Summer Sale
June 1st - July 18th

If you would like a copy of this flyer, please email me at and I will email/mail you a copy.  To place an order, call or email me or go online to and click on Shop Products.

posted by:
Cara Retz, Educational Leader
(765) 461-7989

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Preferred Customer Program

Announcing my new Preferred Customer Program! As a member, you will be able to earn free and discounted products as well as get occasional special offers and promotions just for members. Here are some rules to help you understand and take full advantage of the program.

1. When you become a member, you will receive a Preferred Customer card where you will be able to keep track of your points. To fill a card, you need 20 points.

2. Earning points:
       a. Every $10 spent = 1 pt.
       b. Refer me to a friend, every $20 spent on their 1st order = 1 pt.
       c. Host a party, every $50 in sales = 1 pt.
       d. Donate $10 or more to the Healthy Families Toy Drive = 2 pts.

3. Rewards:
       a. 5 pts. = DT Eco Tote
       b. 10 pts. = 10% off your next order
       c. 15 pts. = $10 item of choice
       d. 20 pts. = FREE shipping plus 15% off your next order

4. Once you have received a reward, you must start a new card.

5. The card expires 1 year after you join. You can get a new card each year you are a member.

6. There is no cost to join.

This program is available only through me. Please contact me to join and earn or redeem points.

Cara Retz
Educational Leader, Discovery Toys

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

10 Ways You Are Making a Better World Now

Mom, the little things you do daily aren't so little. When you add them all up, they make one better world for those around you.

Comfort. There's nothing like a mother's kiss or a friend's hug to tell someone they're important. Now what's more world changing than that?

Create. You make snacks. You make blanket forts. You make babies, for cryin' out loud! Your partnership in God's creative process makes some pretty amazing results.

Encourage. The "Good jobs!" and "You did its!" you hand out a zillion times a day land on the ears of your kids, friends and spouse - sprinkling life and hope into others.

Help. "Mommy! Can you _________?" Fill in the blank: Get me a drink? Put on Barbie's dress? Wipe my bottom? Need I say more?

Recycle. We're not just talking soda cans here. All those hand-me-downs and thrify mom moves you make help more than the bank account, they also reduce waste.

Read. You might not read the NY Times daily (or you might), but every Curious George or Fancy Nancy story you read begins a process of lifelong learning for your child, not to mention some stellar brain development.

Beautify. From waterin ga garden to singing nursery rhymes, you add your special touch to the world around you - leaving your unique imprint on other's hearts.

Laugh. Ticks and peek-a-boo games and knock-knock jokes that don't make any sense teach your kids that life can be fun and, depeding on the joke, that laughing is a choice.

Teach. Who teaches the world to eat with a spoon, say please and thank-you, and to brush their teeth? By "the world" I mean everyone from "Astronauts to Zookeepers."

Pray. Those shout-out in the wee hours of the night are not just noticed, they're heard by God who loves you. They change your heart - and that really does make a better world.

written by: Alexandra Kuykendall
taken from MomSense May/June 2010, MOPS Int.

posted by:
Cara Retz
Educational Leader, Discovery Toys