Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

UPDATED: Congratulations to @aleshamom4 on Twitter! She won my Mary Kay gift set! If you could get me your info. I can send you your prize. And congratulations again!! Giveaways are fun! I can't wait to do another one!!

I am so excited to be a part of a New Year's Eve Twitter giveaway! How fun! I will be giving to one winner a Satin Lips Set and a travel sized Satin Hands Set....who will it be?! Thank you so much to Mommy Bear over at for hosting this giveaway!! You rock!! I am looking forward to the New Year and all that it will hold. I am so excited to be able to share with all of you here about all of the product that I have available and most of all to share with you about different ways that we can all give back together. That is my heart and that is the main reason that I created this blog. I want my business to be a vehicle to not only help support my family, but to be able to truly make a difference in other people's lives. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as this is a place for all of you to share your thoughts. Not just about skin care and make-up routines, but about what we can do to help make this world a better place. I have always wanted to have my own business (since I was like 5!) and I have always wanted to be able to give back to others on a consistent basis. That is why I am so thankful for this opportunity. Thank you for being part of the journey with me! If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask. I have new product to share with you in the days ahead that has just been introduced! And I know you will love it! This post is kind of all over the place, sorry about that! I'm not feeling well today, but I still wanted to say Happy New Year to all of you!!

PS: Stay tuned for the Twitter Giveaway winner!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year, New Things!

I have been working on new things for all of you to see and read about! I'm excited about the New Year and all that it will hold. I have someone working on my blog to give it a much needed face lift! (Thank you Sheila!) And I have some new products to tell you about in the coming days. I'm even going to be part of a New Year's Eve giveaway on Twitter! Yay! So, if you don't already follow me on Twitter, now is a good time to do that so you can link to the giveaway through me. There is a wonderful lady who is a fellow Tennessean who is hosting this giveaway for me (Thanks Beth!!) And it's not just me that is involved, so you can have a chance to win something other than what I will be giving away. There will be 4 winners total, one for each time zone at midnight on New Year's Eve! How fun is that?! So make sure you join us! I have been taking some time off to spend with my family, but after the New Year's holiday I will back to it. So stay tuned for new product, new posts, and more giveaways!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

What Women Want

I have been sitting here pondering about this post for several days. What do women want? Women are wonderful, they are selfless, they are joyous and would do anything for their loved ones. They will give and give and give. How many times have you, as a woman, continued to push through to meet the needs of everyone around you? But what do we do when we run out of, well, our giving? I can tell you that this week, I have run out. This week has been very stressful for me. My heart is always to give. That is the honest truth. I love giving to my children and my husband, I love giving to my friends and my extended family. I also love giving to someone I don't know. It warms my heart and I honestly believe that we all need to focus more on giving. But if you have run out of your "juice" so to speak, you won't be helping anyone. And I'm going to be totally honest here and tell you that I struggle with this. I struggle with being able to recognize when I need to have some me time. We all need it and we shouldn't feel guilty for taking it. But I do feel guilty. I think that I should be super woman and do it all, of course with a fabulous smile on my face, and never have to take time for myself. I don't even know where this mentality comes from, but I'm admitting here that I do indeed think this a lot. The big problem with that is that it doesn't work. I end up completely draining myself and having a semi-nervous breakdown. And trust me, this helps no one. Especially not my husband!

So, what can we do to take time for ourselves? Even if it's something that doesn't take that long, but it is still something just for yourself. I have to say that is one of the reasons that I feel so passionate about what I do for a living. I encourage women to take time for themselves. I encourage them to use products that are good for their skin, to take care of their skin. I encourage them to use products that will truly make them feel better about themselves. So take time for yourself. Do what I do. Tell your hubby and or your kids, or your friends, or your cell phone, etc. that you are going to take a bath. By yourself. With the door locked. And then actually DO it. I go in and just sit in the hot water, in the quiet. Even if it's just for 15-20 min. It makes me feel so much better. I then treat myself to a facial with all of my Mary Kay products. I come out of the bathroom within 30-40 min. feeling so much more refreshed. I just need to practice doing it MORE often.

I can tell you that the products that I am using have made such a difference in my appearance and my self-confidence. My husband told me the other day, "Honey, your skin really does look so much better." Yay for that! I encourage you to take a look at my products on my website, or just call me! It may sound weird, but it's not. It's my job and I am used to getting calls from people I have never met. And my first statement to ever woman is, "You don't have to buy anything." I am in the business of letting you sit down and have a good time and try all of our products first. I'm not going to chase you to your car with a sales ticket in my hand. I truly want you to take time for yourself and pamper yourself. If we do that and you don't want to buy anything, but you have a fabulous time, then my goal has been accomplished.

So I think that is what women want. They want time for themselves. This may not be the only thing that you want, but I would venture to guess that it's pretty high on your list. And my job is to encourage you to do it. So, that is my challenge to all of you this weekend. Take time for yourself, even if it's just for 30 min. locked in your bathroom. Trust me, you will feel better. And please contact me to find out what kind of skin care and beauty regimen is right for you. And I want to make sure that everyone who wants to have Mary Kay products, gets them. I have ways for you to get your product for free, so don't hesitate to call me. I want you to pamper yourself and feel better!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Giving!

Ok, so it's almost Christmas and people are shopping like crazy. It also happens to be a great time to help others out who aren't as fortunate as you and I. Specifically children who don't even have a home. There are so many children who need your help. Right now I am partnering with RICE ministries to help support 20 children at an orphanage in Pakistan who are in desperate need of food and clothes for Christmas. This is what I want to do, sell you wonderful product so I can give back to RICE to help make this happen for these great kids. You have a win, win here. You get to purchase awesome products that will last A LONG time AND you are assured that your purchase is supporting a wonderful cause. I will contact you personally to let you know how much your purchase is helping these kids...and TRUST ME it does help. You may think, oh how would one little purchase help? It helps a lot! And I'm also offering a FREE GIFT to everyone who spends $40 or more!! So, you get great product and a FREE GIFT for yourself AND you get to help some wonderful children who without you, won't have a Christmas at all. Won't you please join me during this time and truly make a difference for others? You may contact me with ANY questions that you have. I am happy to answer all of them and help however I can to bless these wonderful boys and girls. The above photo is an actual photo from a mission trip with RICE Ministries. If you would like to know more about RICE, please visit their website at

You may contact me through my website today!! The offer for the FREE GIFT is only through the 18th. I need ALL orders in by then to assure shipping in time for Christmas!! Please go to my website today!!

FREE GIFT! Satin Hands Travel Set!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Before and After

Ok, I have thought about this a lot the past few days. Whether or not to post these pictures of me, because truthfully, they are really bad of me. But, my job is to teach you about all of our products and show you what our skin care can do, so here we go. The before picture was obviously before I started using all of the Mary Kay skincare and make-up that I am using now. I will tell you that in the before picture I have on foundation, powder, blush, mascara, and lip gloss. None of which were Mary Kay products. The after photo is after only THREE weeks of using these products. Three weeks!! I am SO excited! I can't wait to see what my skin will look like in a couple of months! In the after picture, I have on foundation (No powder), blush, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, and lipstick. And of course it is all Mary Kay make-up now. So, I do have on more eye make-up than I do in the before shot. But can you see the difference in my skin??!! I know it doesn't look like I had plastic surgery or anything, but it does look so much better. And after only 3 weeks. Praise God and pass the potatoes!! I have to say that I am totally thrilled with these products and I only have more to look forward to. Now, please be gentle in your judging of my pictures. Because seriously, they are really bad of me and I am not one who normally volunteers bad pictures of myself. But to share knowledge with fellow women, I'm taking a leap of faith! My main goal is to share the knowledge that I have been given with all of you wonderful women and give back while doing it. Ok, so what do you think??