Thursday, April 25, 2013

Facelift for Sweet Home Designs

Have you ever felt like you just needed a change?  Me too.  I was looking at the blog and although the birds are beautiful...I just felt that it was a little to dark. 

I mean...this is an exciting time isn't it?  Yes, I know that there are bad things happening in this world.  But we serve a great and might God!  He has lifted us up, provided for our care, and brought new hope to our otherwise dreary days.

So, with that being said I decided to brighten up the blog.  I left the birds for now...I love birds so very much.  They are so happy and just seem to make me smile.  I watch the Bluebirds building a nest in our nest box and I can't help but thank the Lord for their presence.

Please let me know what you think of the new look.  Do I need to make the font bigger?  Can you read it quickly and easily?  Am I too long winded :D.

Thank you for stopping by and for always being there for me!

Have a blessed and wonderful evening!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

HootSuite! What in the World is That?


What am I talking about now?  It's a social media dashboard that helps you coordinate messages between different social medias.  For instance, you can post something to Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, and 2 others with one fell swoop (free version).

I've just started using it, as I found myself hopping back and forth between medias.  I was looking for a way to create and distribute posts a little more efficiently.  For the FREE version you can add up to 5 different social media sites.  For more, you pay a $9.99 monthly fee.  I'm working with the free version right now to see if it's something that will actually save me time and open more doors for me.

There is an affiliate program as well, but I didn't sign up for that yet.  Still checking into it.  I really don't like to recommend things that I can't or won't use or that don't help me in the long run.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.


Would love to have you host a catalog party!  It's so easy...just $200.00 to qualify for a $25.00 credit, a 1/2 price item, an exclusive hostess option...Woot! Woot!  Let's do this!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Have You Ever Felt Like This??

Do you see the determination on this animals face?  Can you see the power behind his eyes and his tenacious ability to swim with the strength and agility that only he could have?  Look at his great paws scooping the water, plunging forward to meet his destination.

He's coming right at us.  No fear.  Only determination to get whatever he's going after.

Well, that tiger is the way I feel right now.  I'm determined, I'm coming right at the challenge, and I'm going to succeed.  I'm not going to let others tear me down, I'm not going to let anyone stand in the way.  I can do this!

That doesn't really sound like me does it?  Even as I write it, I feel a little out of touch with the good natured, kind spirited person that I've become.  However, this is what I need to be to succeed.

I thank my God for every good thing that passes from me to you.  I pray that you too, will find the tiger within; so that you can meet success right where it stands.

Thank you for listening and visiting!  Have a blessed evening!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Project Night Night Fundraiser Going on Now

I asked permission and have started a fundraiser for an organization called Project Night Night.  Please see below:

Project Night Night donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, to homeless children who need our childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag. By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children we serve.

Every child who receives one of our Night Night Packages leaves the shelter owning a book which encourages reading and family bonding, a security blanket which can be cuddled, and a stuffed animal which can become a cherished friend. We have one objective – to deliver our Night Night Packages to every homeless child in the country who needs one.

Please visit my site and choose the "My Parties" tab.  Select the Project Night Night Fundraiser Party and click "Shop Now".

I'm donating 10% of my commissions from all the sales during this event; now through April 28th.

I hope you'll see this as a worthy cause and that you'll find some items, not only that you'll love and use, but you'll be helping others in the process!

Thank you for your time!


Monday, April 15, 2013

If You Could Have Help in One Area What Would That Be?

If you could have someone help you out; in any area of your business, home, home office, or networking, what and where would that be?  I was thinking about this this morning as I was doing research online and I began to wonder as the time sped by; who else might need someone to do research, data entry, typing, updating blogs, sending out email blasts, etc.

We are all very busy and many of us are working to try and reach or build a dream.  We find ourselves running short on time; we certainly have the heart and desire, but just don't seem to have the time.

If you could hire someone to help you with the tasks at hand.  How much would you be willing to pay?  How do you know you can trust the person to actually fulfill the task?

Let me know what you think and what your problem areas are.  I'd love to hear how you've solved your problems and what venues you used to do that! 

Talk to me...I want to hear from you :D


Friday, April 12, 2013

Squeezing in Time for Your New Venture

Do you have trouble squeezing enough time into a busy day to get everything done?   I was thinking about that this morning, as I realized that I have to pick up my taxes, go to the grocery, get ready for work this evening, and did I mention make some new contacts for my new business?

It's not easy, is it?  Trying to fit all of our daily needs into a few hours and then add one more item to the day!  An important item!  If we don't make it a priority, it will never be one!

Here's the thing.  If you desire something enough, you will figure out how to make it a part of your day.  Right?  I mean if we seek the Lord's wisdom, then surely we will make time for His Word.  If we want to be heard, surely we will make time to be in front of the people we need to speak to.

The bottom line is that we need to take action each and every day to move forward in whatever we endeavor to do.  It needs to start now and it needs to continue daily.

Make every moment of every day count!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What's the Best Way to Promote a Special?

Have you got a SPECIAL that you really want to let people know about?  If you're in Direct Selling or some other business, the likely answer is "Yes".

What are some of the best ways to promote without spending a ton of money?

I think the most obvious ways come through Social Media.  Will you get quick results?  Not necessarily, but you will get your name, business, and special opportunity out there quickly.

Here are some of the venues you can use:

Merchant Circle

April 2-30 Special Spend 35.00 and Get the Small Duffle for 10.00 and the Large Duffle for 35.00. Huge savings!
I know there are many more out there.  Don't forget Hubpages, and Squiddo!  Those are truly fun ways to promote.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a super blessed day!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

It's Here and I Couldn't Wait to Share!

Hey everyone...I couldn't wait to share what arrived in the mail today.  I decided to become a Independent Consultant for Thirty-One.  It's a faith based company that devotes itself to encouraging, rewarding, and celebrating women.  The company is based on Proverbs 31, which speaks of a wife/woman of noble character.  What could be better than a company created to empower women to success! 

I just received my consultant kit and if this is any indication of what is to follow...I'm thrilled.  Look at everything they provide a new consultant for $99.00!  It's just fantastic!

I opened the box and just kept pulling more and more out!  First the beautiful bags and accessories, then the swatches, and all of the consultant helps!  Really fun!  I tied the scarf
on the Elite Retro Metro Bag and slung it over my shoulder!  Yeah, I'm lovin' it!

Please message me if you have any questions about this wonderful company!  I'd love to help you in any way I can!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Posting Online Parties

Have you started a great business and are unsure how to present it online?  I understand how frustrating that can be. 

Often times the business doesn't support the online opportunities that are so on trend at this time.

It's important to choose a company that allows a venue for creating, advertising, and encouraging growth through the online media.

Here's one tip that I'm implementing:

Create a group that is "invite only" and closed on Facebook. This will allow you to speak openly and creatively with constituents that want and need your products.

Share ideas, products, and tips within the group.  This opens the door for them to see what you have and allows you the opportunity to share your product and opportunity.

Shannon Mendiola has booked an online party with me here.  Please feel free to look and support her in her venture.  It'll give you an opportunity to see how this works with Thirty-One.

Blessings everyone!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Do You Have Someone Heading Off to College?

Would you love to send them off with something special?  I'm excited to offer you just that opportunity!!

If I had known about Thirty-One when my son was heading off to college; I think this would have been the ticket!

Collegiate Spirit

I think it would have given him a sense of belonging in a new place.  Pride and support for his new team, as well as, having a functional, hardworking bag to get him through the long days.

Are you a Bulldogs Fan?? Well, if you are, I have just the right "something" for you!

I'd love to get these bags to you.  Ordering is as easy as 1, 2, 3!  Just hop over to my site by clicking the image/link above.  Select your bag, pick your school, and font style (10 or 17), pick your colors, and place your order! 

Oh, and did I mention we're having a special PROMO too!!  You'll love it!

Let me know if I can help you in any way!