Friday, September 30, 2011

The Hens Den FIRST Blog HOP

We are so excited over at the Hens Den to do our very first blog hop. The design team has been working hard on some new product that we got in the store and we are all going to share with you what we have done using the Echo Park Halloween line called Apothecary Emporium Collection. 

Here it is already October 1st, can you believe it? Well it’s true and to kick off the month and spooky Halloween, what better way to celebrate this blog hop then by giving away this Echo Park line to one lucky winner! 

That’s right, the winner of our blog hop will be announced on October 3rd and you will have a chance to win the Echo Park Apothecary line that you can view you can view (HERE) in the Hens Den store, as well as a gift certificate to the store to do your own shopping! 

Now what do you have to do? 
First and foremost you must become a follower of the Hen’s Den Blog HERE This is where the hop will start. Become a follower, and head on over to the next blog which will be Charlies blog. Charlie is the owner of HENS DEN. You must also become a follower of Charlie’s blog and leave a comment. 

CHARLIE’s blog is : CLICK HERE (CHARLIES BLOG) After you go to Charlies blog you will then go to the next DT’s blog which will be Cheri’s blog, become a follower and leave a comment. 

Cheri’s blog is : CLICK HERE (CHERI'S BLOG) Then you will head to Brittney’s blog, become a follower and leave a comment. 

Brittneys blog is: CLICK HERE (BRITTNEYS BLOG) And last but not least, go to Carla’s blog, become a follower and leave a comment.. 

Carla’s blog is: CLICK HERE (CARLA'S BLOG) 

Once you have become a follower of the Hen’s Den blog, and left a comment for all the DT member’s on their work, and became a follower of their blogs, you then need to go to the Hens Den facebook page and LIKE us. Click here (THE HENS DEN FACEBOOK PAGE) You then must leave a comment on our facebook page that you have completed the blog hop, by following all blogs and leaving comments on all blogs. Once we received this notice on FB we will enter you in for the chance to win the Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection. 

Good luck to everyone, and have fun hopping! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blog Hop!!! The Hens Dens first one!

The Hens Den FIRST blog hop.
We are so excited to do our very first blog hop, that we wanted to send out a SAVE the date so that you do not miss out.

October 1st and October 2nd are the dates that you need to mark down for our blog hop.

The hop will run all weekend starting at midnight September 30th and will run through Sunday at midnight October 2nd.

We have an AWESOME prize to give out from the Hens Den Store, want to take a sneak at what we carry? CLICK HERE
But you won’t know what the prize is until the START of the hop on October 1st. Trust me you are not going to want to miss out.
So mark your calendars and we can’t wait to see you come hop along with us.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Bicentennial Americas 200th Birthday

Ladies and Gentleman this is the last minor focus for my Junior Research Project. This minor focus is probably the most important one due to its strong ties to our countries history. I'm sure most of you know that the United States was once just an awkward land mass and we as Americans were ruled by Kings and Queens. Over 200 years ago in 1776 we broke away and came to the awkward land mass now known as The United States of America and that my friends is where our story begins.

In 1976 our beautiful country of the United States celebrated its 200th birthday which is known as the Bicentennial. The commemoration of the Bicentennial of the United States of America went on for months after and is remembered as one of our most cultural events.

A little history behind the Bicentennial is that the celebrations actually began a little over a year prior to the Bicentennial. The celebrations started on April 18th, 1975 and they began with President Gerald Ford in Boston. He traveled to Boston and lit a third lantern at the very historic Old North Church. He did this to symbolize Americas third century. The American Freedom Train also launched in Wilmington, Delaware to start its 21 month long tour of the 48 contiguous states.

The United States Mint began issuing Bicentennial Coinage in 1975. On the Quarter a colonial drummer was features with a torch encircled by 13 stars. The Half Dollar had Independence Hall on it and on the Silver Dollar was the Liberty Bell. After the coins were made the United States Department of the Treasury released a new version of the 2 dollar bill. On the back of the 2 dollar bill was Trumbull's Declaration of Independence.

Many events took place during the Bicentennial Era. Elaborate fireworks displays in the skies took place over many American Cities. Mail boxes and fire hydrants were colored Red, White, and Blue. A flag was created for the Bicentennial, it was white and had the official Bicentennial Emblem on it. A fleet of tall-masted sailing ships gathered in New York City and then in Boston. This has come to be known as Operation Sail. The most memorable occurrence was when Queen Elizabeth the 2nd and her husband Prince Phillip came the USA aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Needless to say the Bicentennial in 1976 was one of the most exciting and historical days in our country's history.


Friday, April 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Treasury

So I'm back with more on my Junior Research Project! This is one of my other minor focuses and it is a place. I'm assuming by the title you figured out that my place is none other than the U.S. Department of Treasury. The Treasury relates to my project of the 2 dollar bill because it had to be made through a mint and a mint is a bureau controlled by the Treasury.
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The Treasury has a number of different bureaus within its walls. There are bureaus ranging from alcohol and tobacco to the U.S. mint. The U.S. Department of Treasury is responsible for the financial security of the United States as well as its economic prosperity.

The Treasury has one main solid goal:
Maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources effectively.

Some of the services the Treasury offers are below and they are also links so if you wanted to find out more about them they would take you back to the U.S. Department of Treasury website.


Property and merchandise for sale

Coins and Currency

Products for sale, security features, history and more

 Foreign Transactions Licensing and Reporting

Blocked and rejected transactions, export licenses, and more

Grants, Loans, and Financial Assistance

Grants, Loans, and Financial Assistance


Information on Income taxes, tax credits, tax regulations, and more

Bonds and Securities
Buy and manage Treasury securities
Licenses for Travelling to Cuba for Families and Non-Family Members

Government Shared Services
Information on Treasury managed shared services

Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
How to report fraud, waste, and abuse, plus information on scam alerts

Treasury Payments
Sign up for direct deposit of federal benefit payments

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The U.S. Department of Treasury has a long and event filled past. After all we all have to start some where. If you were to go onto and click on the about tab, and then to the history tab, then to the tab that says chronology of events, you will find a detailed list of the events sectioned by years. The first event mentioned takes place in Massachusetts on May 27, 1652. This event was actually about the passing of the Massachusetts Bay Mint Act which was established in Boston. That is just one of the many events that the Treasury has.

So that's about it for this minor focus. Stay tuned for one more, an event...