Thursday, July 28, 2011

30% off!!

Boy do I have a sizzling deal for you!!! 30% off all internet specials on my website now through July 31st at Midnight EST. Just use the code SIZZLE30 at checkout!!

While you're there, don't forget to look at all the retiring items. The last day to order retiring items is also July 31st at Midnight EST. Below is a list of retiring scents...
Amber Dream, Apricot Daisy, Banana Leaf, Caramel Pear Brulee, Champagne Pear, Coconut Cove, Dulce de Leche, Grape, Honeydew, Icing on the Cake, Island Nectar, Lemongrass, Mango Tangerine, Ocean Mist, Raspberry, Seaside Mist, Spiced Plum, Strawberry Fields, Teakwood & Cardamom, Tropical Waterfall, and Tuscan Vineyards
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Monday, July 25, 2011

PartyLite National Conference 2011!

I just got home from a 4 day trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota where I attended the PartyLite National Conference 2011! It was such an inspirational and energizing experience! I was able to listen to people who are very successful with PartyLite share how they do it. I picked up some great ideas and I can't wait to implement them.

I am so excited about our upcoming Fall selling season. Our new Fall/Holiday catalog that went live yesterday is so amazing! I can't wait to share it with everyone.

I was able to see the entire new line, smell all the new fragrances, and sample the new Two Sisters Gourmet products too! Plus, since I went to conference I was given several items from the new line as a gift, including our brand new Amaretto Swirl Hurricane!! I absolutely love our new Amaretto swirl line, we have a centerpiece, tealight holders, 3 wick bowl, hurricane, and sconces!

I was able to meet some of my fellow consultants from around the US, we met up 1 night at Hard Rock Cafe. It was so great to meet some of the consultants that have given me such good ideas and have provided such wonderful support online over the years.

I have 2 shows and an open house coming up this week alone. I can't wait to show it all off. To see the new catalog you can visit my website at You can view the catalog and shop online at my website. Or you can send me a message to book your own show, either live (if you live near me) or we can even do an online or book show too! It's never been easier to shop with PartyLite!!

I'm also looking for others who want to 'Say Yes' to Partylite! There are 3 easy ways to start, you can host a show, just like if you were just a hostess, and with a $350 party your starter kit is FREE! (that's how I got started). You can just take some catalogs and order forms and collect $350 in orders (like a book show) and at $350 your kit is FREE! Or you can just choose to pay $175 for your kit. From now until August 31st Partylite is offering an extra gift to those who choose to say yes to PartyLite. If you hold your starter show before August 31st, they will also give you an extra $150 to spend on whatever you want to add to your kit!

At the end of conference PartyLite announced where next year's incentive trip is going to be! I am so excited to try to earn this fabulous trip! It is an all inclusive (plane tickets, food, drinks, everything!) trip to the Hard Rock Cafe Casino and Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! Anyone and everyone who sells PartyLite has the opportunity to earn this fabulous trip!

I am so excited to work my business, share the opportunity with others, and work to earn next years trip. I can't wait for them to announce where the PartyLite National Conference 2012 is going to be, because I will be there with them!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cloth Diaper Question!

Ok ladies, I need some advice please! Aislinn is a super duper HEAVY night time wetter. We have been using disposables at night because NONE of our diapers cut it at night. We have Fuzzibunz, Kawaii, and Oh Katy diapers in our stash. We do double stuff them, and she just leaks every where. I got tired of constantly washing her sheets, so we have been putting her in disposables at night for the last week. The Oh Katy's seem to be the best of the bunch when it comes to night time, but it still doesn't cut it.

Do any of you have heavy night time wetters? If so, what do you use for bed time? Our stash isn't complete yet, so I am open to suggestions of a good brand to try for at night. If you don't have a heavy wetter, have you heard of a diaper that worked for a friend? Do you have any suggestions that we could try with our current diapers outside of double stuffing them at night? Thank you for any tips!! It is greatly appreciated!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Turn the Table Thursday 7/14

Around My Family Table

Around my Family Table is hosting Turning the Table Thursday

Hop on over, link up, or find a new recipe you'd like to try!

I linked up my Applesauce Pancakes.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's Official!!

I am a college student...again LOL. I took some time off when we were trying to get pregnant, and then during my pregnancy. The fall semester starts August 15th. I'll be taking Health 102, Biological Principles of Health. Not really a class I wanted to take, especially since I am only taking one class right now. But it completes my requirement for Health and Wellness for my degree, so it meets a need. Plus it's on Thursday nights from 7-9:50. That was the main thing, finding a night class that also fit my schedule. Football and cheer practice for the kids starts August 1st and is 5 nights a week for the entire month. In September practices will drop to 3 days a week, so I only have to worry about my first 2 classes.

Hopefully next semester I can try to squeeze in 2 classes. It's just crazy to even think about 2 classes this semester with football/cheer, plus I am going to Arizona for a wedding in Nov, my youngest 2 turn 1 and 3 in Nov, my In Laws are hopefully coming out in Nov for the birthday parties, and my mom is coming out for the birthday parties and Thanksgiving. Throw in the Christmas holidays and my oldest turning 12 in Dec, right after finals, and I have a full plate.

Are you going to school in the Fall?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Calling all Wine Connoisseur's

I've been wanting to take up the fine art of wine drinking for a while now, but with 2 pregnancies and breastfeeding it was not something I could really do. Since Aislinn has self weaned I am free to drink whatever I want now LOL.

I'm looking for advice from others who enjoy wine. I know I like White Zinfadel, I usually buy Berringer or Sutter Home. I don't think I've tried any other blushes. This past weekend I tried a Pinot Grigio, it was ok, but I have no clue what brand it was. I also tried some Chardonnay which I did like. I know I don't like anything too dry. Many many years ago I tried a Merlot, which I did not like....but it was a very cheap bottle of wine, so maybe that was why LOL. I have tried some various white and red wines over the years at Thanksgiving dinners with my extended family in Phoenix, but I have no clue what I was drinking LOL.

Bevmo is having their big .05 wine sale. So I figure now would be a good time to buy a few different ones to try out. So I am looking from suggestions for all of you!! What you suggest, or like and why.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Turn the Table Thursday

Around My Family Table

Around My Family Table is hosting Turn the Table Thursday!!

Link up a favorite recipe, or even a craft project of yours!

Check out the other links, maybe you'll find a new family favorite recipe!

What are you waiting for? Link up and share the love 8)

Carole's Chicken

This is another recipe I got from my mom. It's super easy to make and the kids love it, even my picky eater! This is what we had for dinner tonight.

Carole's Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 T. vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (or 1 family size)
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 t. dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 t. black pepper
Serve this meal with Rice


In large skillet, brown chicken in oil; remove. In same skillet combine soup, milk, rosemary leaves and pepper. Heat to boiling. Return chicken to skillet and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

My mom serves it over rice. I put the rice on the side with the sauce over it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I love freebies!

Who doesn't love freebies? I think you'd have to be pretty crazy to not like them!! I have gotten so many free things the last few months due to some of the amazing couponing sites I follow. Smart couponing and couponing to Disney (I have their blog buttons both on my blog on the right hand side) are 2 of the best sites for this information. I have a few others I follow too. Here's just a brief list off the top of my head of free items I have received!

1 FuzziBunz diaper
10 pack Tide Stain release
1 load Tide sample
Gilette ProGlide Razor (for the hubby)
Bacardi Ladies T-shirt
Secret trial size deodorant
Cheezit sample pack (4 bags of the 4 new cheese's)
Ocean Spray cranberry sparklers drink
Swiffer 360 duster
Carefree pantyliner
Pull ups wipes

Plus I got coupons to go to the store to get free items

coupon for a free Clairol Nice n easy foam dye
coupon for a free Suave product
coupon for a buy 2 get 1 free Yoplait yogurt (I can't get a free yogurt without purchase in CA due to our dairy laws)

Items on the way, that I can remember

Downy Unstoppable
Quaker oat squares cereal
Honey Nut Cheerios sample plus .75 coupon
coupon for a free Pantene product
coupon for a free Herbal Essence product
coupon for a free Aussie product

These are all just the things I can remember getting, and are fresh in my head to be on the way! So what have you got to lose? I highly suggest you follow some of these sites to find out when companies are doing amazing give-aways on Facebook! I may not get something from every single give-away I try for, but I have gotten quite a bit of good free goodies 8)

Do you collect free goodies too? Any freebie you are super excited about scoring? My favorites were the razor for hubby and the cloth diaper 8)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Follow Me Back Tuesday!

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$4 Tealights!!!!

PartyLite is having a HUGE sale on Tealights that ends today, July 5th at Midnight EST!! Tealights are $4 a dozen, NO LIMIT!!! That is over 50% savings! Now is the perfect time to stock up on tealights! Don't miss out on this awesome sale!! It's so great that even I took advantage of it, it's better then my consultant price! Visit my website at!

July is also Triple Host Credit! With a $500 show you can get a $375 shopping spree for only $14.95! We can do an online or catalog show for you too! So even if you don't live near me you can still take advantage of this awesome deal!! Send me an email at to find out more, or to set up your show!!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Last night I signed up for Upromise. It's been around for YEARS, and I am sure I signed up for it at one point years ago, but I never really knew what to do, so I didn't do anything with it LOL. But I have done a bit of research and now I understand how it works, so I signed up again. Wish I had kept with it all those years ago, I think I originally signed up when they first started around 10 years ago.

Upromise helps you to save money for college, either for yourself or for your kids. Every little bit helps, right? College is already so expensive, and it's only going to continue to get worse before our kids are finally old enough to go.

The way Upromise works is you register your credit cards, debit cards, and grocery store cards with them. Then when you use those cards to shop at various restaurants, grocery stores, online stores, etc , depending on the store a certain % of your sales goes into your Upromise account.

Upromise is free to join, so it doesn't hurt to go check it out 8) There are 3 different things you can do with your money. You can have them invest it in a High Yield savings account through Sallie Mae, invest it in a 529 plan through Sallie Mae, or once a quarter you can request a check be sent to you as long as you have a minimum of $10 in your account. It's very customizable, and you can change how you want to save your money at any time too, so you don't get locked into one choice.

Another great thing about Upromise is you can have friends and family join YOUR account! So Grandma, or Aunt Sally, or whoever can also help you to save money for your kids for college. You can invite them to join your account, they register their cards, and when ever they shop at a participating place money goes into your account.

Go check it out and let me know what you think! At some point down the road I will update you and let you know how we are doing with it!