Busy Bees Quarter Auction for Multiple Sclerosis

Oh What Fun it is to Play!

Quarter auctions appear to be the “new thing” in some states. I’m not sure how or where they began (I think they started in Virginia  but they had their launch and the rest is history…

From my experience with the auctions here in Texas, quarter auctions , are a venue where you go to bid and win items of your choice. Bidding is in quarter increments, thus the name.

Typically, a fundraiser group will plan the quarter auction for their organization to raise money. The auction items can be ANYTHING! I’ve seen brand new items such as restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, purses, food, home goods, toys, and tools auctioned off.

As a quarter auction participant/player you’ll arrive to the location at least half an hour in advance of the start time, loaded with tons of quarters. You want to arrive early so you have the opportunity to view all the items being auctioned off. You will also need to arrive early to make sure you get a seat. Some venues have been known to sell out!

When you arrive, you’ll find a table where they are selling paddles and making change in quarters. Here you pick a numbered paddle (or two, or three) that you will use as your bidding number(s). You’ll pay a rental fee for the paddle that generally ranges from $1 – $3 and you’ll return the paddle at the end of the auction. The paddle money is retained for the charity organization. The person selling the paddles will put a corresponding numbered chip/ball into a bucket.


When the auction begins, each item will be displayed to the crowd and auctioned off, one by one. At this time, you will use your quarters and paddle(s) to bid. Each item will have a retail value that determines the number of quarters required per paddle to bid. For example, 1 quarter for an item with a $10 – $25 value, 2 quarters for $26 – $50 value, and so on up to 4 quarters. The values and quarter amounts do vary from auction to auction.

Once you deposit the required number of quarters per paddle to bid (quarters are dropped into bowls on the tables and collected) you can raise your paddle(s) in the air. The announcer will begin calling numbers from the chips/balls in their bucket. If the announcer calls a number that wasn’t played (the person didn’t bid and raise their paddle), that person with the number will yell out, “No bid.” The announcer will continue calling numbers until there is a winner amongst those who bid and had their paddles raised in the air.

Here’s an example:
Jane really wanted this beautiful new necklace. Its retail value was $50 and it required 2 quarters to bid. Jane had two paddles, numbers 6 & 104, and since she REALLY wanted the necklace she put four quarters in the bowl (two quarters per paddle) and raised both. The announcer called her first number, “2.” Joe had 2. He didn’t bid on the necklace so he hollered out, “No bid.” The announcer called the next number, “104.” “Right here!” yelled Jane. The necklace was hers! So, for a $50 item, Jane won it for just quarters.

To sum it up, quarter auctions are good, clean fun and they don’t require a lot of money to play! Check your local papers or craigslist.com to see if there are any auctions in your area.

M S Auction

So with that all being said I would like to invite you to Busy Bees Quarter Auction in Haltom City. I am not positive of this but it may be the first one in Haltom City. But not the first one for Busy Bees. This one is being ran by Dan Walker and will be at the Expo/Auditioruim in Haltom City,

Glenda, Charlie and David

Live Happy celebrates friendship


With summer coming to an end and school starting soon, take advantage of your free time and spend it with friends before schedules become too hectic. National Friendship day recently passed on August 3rd –but Live Happy is continuing to celebrate all month long!


With its August calendar, the magazine shares 31 Days of Friendship, offering daily tips to celebrate friendship and make the most of your time together. From listening to your favorite songs, watching your favorite movies, or being a shoulder to lean on- Live Happy has you covered with ways to stay connected.


Live Happy, a magazine committed to helping readers lead lives filled with happiness, believes that surrounding yourself with positive people and dedicating time to friends – no matter the amount –are key factors to maintaining healthy relationships and overall happiness.



1. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ―Helen Keller

2. Help a friend move.

3. Read Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls: 101 Stories about Friendship for Women of All Ages by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark.

4. Watch Beaches.

5. Listen to “My Best Friend” by Weezer.

- See more at: http://livehappy.com/relationships/friends/31-days-friendship#.dpuf

Glenda, Charlie and David


Charlie loves Bubbles

This is a shout out to anther Blogger I admire called Crystal & Company and here recipe to make homemade bubbles. But there is so much more on here site that I hope you take the time to check it out real soon.

One of my favorite articles on her site is how to make Homemade Bubble. Which I was glad to find as Charlie loves playing with them. Just as I do as they are so fun to blow and see what they look like and how many you can catch. But we always seem to run out before we are finished playing. So I thought I would make some bubbles for Charlie as I used to for Suzzane but I could not quite remember what all went into them so I searched the website and found a article to make homemade bubbles on Crystal and Co. So today I am sharing the link with you so you and your children can make some and create lots of new memories. So just as Charlie and I did.






Glenda, Charlie and David


Though Research Shows That Nutrition Needs Are Greater During Breastfeeding Than Any Other Time In A Woman’s Life, A New Study Finds Few Mothers Are Consistently Receiving The Desired Amounts Of Nutrients That Contribute To Their Baby’s Health.

Learn The Importance Of These Nutrients And How They Can Be Incorporated Into A Mom’s Diet.


After the birth of a baby, there’s a lot of attention on what he or she should be eating, but moms may not realize how important it is for them to continue eating well during this critical time, especially if they are breastfeeding. Some women may find it difficult to eat a well-balanced diet while adjusting to caring for a newborn. New research found that the average breastfeeding mom’s diet doesn’t provide the desired levels of key nutrients naturally found in breast milk.


The study shows that the average diet of a lactating woman may not be enough to meet the needs for some important nutrients such as:

  • DHA:  (docosahexaenoic acid) a fatty acid essential for a baby’s brain development
  • Lutein: a component in breast milk that supports eye health
  • Vitamin E: an important antioxidant to support developing cells


Many leading dietary organizations say it’s ideal for pregnant and lactating women to consume at least 200 milligrams of DHA and 19 milligrams of vitamin E per day.  A desired level of lutein is estimated to be 4-7 milligrams, based on recommended vegetable servings from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As an example, to achieve the desired levels of DHA, lutein and vitamin E in their diets, women would need to eat three 4 ounce servings of salmon a week as a source of DHA, 1 ounce of almonds or peanuts a day as a source of vitamin E and 2 cups of cooked broccoli a day as a source of lutein.


On July 17th Abbott Research Scientist Christina Sherry will be available to help moms understand how they can get these key nutrients in their diets, including by incorporating the Similac Breastfeeding Supplement into their diet and multivitamin regimen. Sherry will also explain how this supplement for breastfeeding moms is specially designed to enhance breast milk quality by helping improve levels of DHA, lutein and vitamin E to fill the dietary gaps for both baby and mother. Christina Sherry is an Abbott employee and is lending her expertise as a subject matter expert in infant nutrition.



Available Now on DVD & Digital HD

Watch two brand new clips below! 

Comedy and film star Mike Epps, known for his roles in The Hangover and Friday franchises, takes center stage as the host of the newest installment in Shaquille O’ Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam franchise. Epps called on some of stand-up comedy’s freshest talent to help him bring down the house: Lil’ RelHenry WelchDeon Coleand DeRay Davis. This hilarious lineup delivers nonstop laughs in this high-energy night of comedy. All Star Comedy Jam — Live from Las Vegas was filmed in front of a live audience at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Mike Epps explains the difference between dating young vs old! (contains explicit language)
DeRay Davis knows jealousy is all too real, even among the homeless! (contains explicit language)
Glenda, Charlie and David