A new venture!

Next week I am starting a new adventure!  The first of August I will become a Thirty-one consultant.  I’m really excited about this new venture.  I LOVE Thirty-one products and can’t wait to share them with my family and friends.  I’ve attached the link to the new Fall/Winter 2011 catalog!  As soon as I get hard copies I’ll send you one if you’d like.  So go ahead and make your wish lists now!  If your list is long, consider having a party (either a home or catalog party) so you can get your wish list items for free.  The new products are awesome but FREE makes them even better!
Everything in the catalog is available to purchase starting August 1.
The new Fall Catalog is out and there are soooo many wonderful things in it!
You can go HERE
to get your first look.
 I want to
share with you the wonderful specials for August and September.
Host a $450+ party in August, and you can purchase the new Five Pocket Clutch for just $5 – that’s a $27 savings! The prints are brand new, too; choose Black Parisian Pop or Brown Parisian Pop. Gorgeous!
Everything in the new Fall Catalog is 15% off
The September Specials are incredible – I want to host my own party 🙂
September Hostess Special
You will double your FREE product dollars starting at the $500 level! So when your party reaches $500, you will get $180 in FREE products(this is not a difficult level to get to) – and when your party hits $1,000, you will get $400 in FREE products. (The number of half-price items and Hostess Exclusive products remains the same at each party level.)
September Customer Special

Your guests might want to do a little early Christmas shopping when you tell them they’ll save 50% on three popular styles when they spend $31 in September. For every $31 they spend, they’ll choose one of these:

  • Zipper Pouch
  • Card Caddy with 31 Celebrate Cards
  • Select Wallets – Coin Purse, Essentials Zip, Hard Case, Organizing or Soft Wallet
You can host an in home party or a catalog party or an online party, but if you love
Thirty-One then you want to host some kind of party!!!
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Where to get coupons

When you first start couponing you need coupons.  Where to get them?  The Sunday paper is your best bet.  Some people buy multiples of the paper to get lots of inserts.  Red Plum and Smart Source are the main inserts in most Sunday papers.  You can also print coupons from their websites.  If you really think you’re going to get into saving money by couponing, I would go ahead and set up a folder on your favorites bookmarks bar marked Coupons.

Then go to these sites:

Red Plum

Smart Source

Coupons.com

Coupon Mom

 

Coupon Network

 

There are a TON more sites out there, just Google Coupons and you’ll see!  Don’t forget eCoupons too.  You use them for your groceries as well.  Go to Upromise and set up an account, then once a month activate their eCoupons.  Then when you buy say, a can of soup, you can use a paper coupon on the soup at the store, then get credit in your account for your eCoupon. Saving Star is another great resource for eCoupons.  They have an app too so while you’re in store you can check your account.  Build up $5 at least then transfer it to your Paypal account or get gift cards.

Don’t forget, there are 2 main types of coupons.  There are manufacturer coupons issued by the companies that make the products and there are store coupons issued by the stores.  You can stack these coupons for ultimate savings.  Example:  you want to buy Tide detergent.  You clip a manufacturer coupon from the Sunday paper for 50 cents off.  Then you read  Target‘s ad and clip a coupon with the Target logo on it that says store coupon next to the expiration date that is worth 25 cents.  You are allowed to use both to save a total of 75 cents.  That’s called stacking.

You may want to check with a friend or neighbor and start swapping coupons.  My friend Christina and I swap coupon inserts every couple of weeks.  She has 2 small kids and I have 3 dogs so our needs are different and we clip different coupons.  We swap the coupons and it’s like we bought 2 papers!   Some people also participate in coupon trains where they will receive an envelope full of coupons, pull the ones they want, add the ones they won’t use, then send them on to the next person in the train.

Now go get clipping!

Where must I live to enjoy outdoor living such as this?

Catalogs are starting to appear in my mail box selling gorgeous outdoor furniture collections.  Pricey, upholstered furniture.  I don’t understand this.  I don’t know where you have to live to be able to use this furniture.  Where I live, in North Carolina, we have things like : rain, pollen, dirt, bugs, and the fading powers of the sun.  All of this means that any outdoor furniture we own must be hose downable.  Crate and Barrel sent their catalog and it has this beautiful purple and gray collection that costs more than some mortgage payments.  I do heart the pillows though.  If we ever could afford to bring home furniture like this we’d have to spend a half hour each night bringing it in from the outside!  What’s the point?  

Where I find out definitively that I would be NO good in a hostage situation

The last time I was visiting Shannon, Em, & Mustachio something horrible happened on the way home.  When I pulled into their neighborhood my gas light came on.  As I was leaving I asked Shannon where was the closest gas station.  She gave me directions and I was on my way.  It was about 10:30 pm.  The gas station was new and well lit.  Lots of people were doing business.  I filled up the truck and went inside for a drink.  I was in line behind one other customer when the bad thing happened.   Continue reading