Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Scentsy Family

2012 ROCKED for the Scentsy Family. With the launch of two new brands, Velata and Grace Adele, the opportunity is bigger and better than ever. For my business, my team has grown to 87 and representing 18 states. I love this company and the people who are in it. What a blessing it has been to me, giving me new friends, travel, and control of my own business. Want to join the fun? Join my team and let's rock 2013!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jingle Bell Run

A year ago I started running. My goal was to run the Jingle Bell Run that benefits the Arthritis Foundation. For the last few years, I have walked this 5K fun run/walk with my Mom and my kids, while the men in the family run it. I had been wanting to run it for years, but never did. I set my 2012 goals, and the Jingle Bell Run was at the top of the list. Knowing I needed a short term goal to keep me on track, my step-dad suggested a 5K run in February. And then another in May. I found a local run in July, and then my siblings and I did a relay in September. This all lead up to the Jingle Bell Run. The week of the run I came down with a cold, and the morning of the run, it was only 38 degrees. Both things slowed me down, but didn't stop me from running.

My brother Marty ran with me and was very patient with my slow pace. I do have to say that I owned the small hills! And at the end, he pushed me to run it in. I ended up with a 35 minute flat time. Not my best, but I met my goal! Next year's goal is to run it under 32 minutes.

I have my 2013 goals set, and my brother and I have been challenged to run a 10k......oh boy!!

Christmas 2012

Christmas was busy as usual, and we still have one more to celebrate when Dan gets home! Here's some of my favorite pictures!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Crafts, and my love/hate relationship

I love the idea of crafts. I but I dread doing them. I realized last night why. When I do crafts, it's for a LARGE group, and I get suckered into doing so many crafts, it sucks the fun right out of crafting. Years ago I was part of a Moms group at church and we did crafts for 100 or more women. I can't stand the smell of peppermint because of one of those crafts......long story!

Now, I'm working on a craft project for PACE at school. It's for a group of 60 kids. I'm doing cocoa mix in Starbucks Frappaccino jars. This is the third year I have done this craft. It's pretty simple, and I can get everything prepped in just a few hours. (Last year we were short on jars and I had my Mom and staff at school chugging frappaccinos so that I could use the bottles!). This year I had collected more than enough jars, and I set out to get them cleaned up, and pull the labels off. In the past, if you pull the labels off as they come out of the hot dishwasher, they peel right off. NOT. SO. MUCH. NOW. Starbucks must have changed the glue on the labels, because they leave behind the glue, and only elbow grease and a SOS pad will get it off. NOT fun when you have to scrub 60 bottles. I was grumbling some not so nice things about Starbucks as I scrubbed those bottles. Let's just say, we will be choosing a different craft next year.

I hope someday I can enjoy some crafts, without having to do so many of them!