Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sun-dried Tomato Bread

I received this recipe in my weekly Tupperware newsletter.

Sun-dried Tomato Bread
Makes 1 loaf
Serves 12

2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1½ tsp. kosher salt
1½ tsp. Simple Indulgence Italian Seasoning Blend
½ tsp. baking soda
1¼ cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1½ tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. oil from sun-dried tomatoes
1 jar (8.5 oz./241 g) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, oil reserved
2 green onions, chopped in Chop 'N Prep Chef
2 cloves garlic, chopped in Chop 'N Prep Chef
4 sprigs flat leaf parsley, chopped in Chop 'N Prep Chef
½ cup shredded provolone cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350° F/176° C. Spray 1½-Qt./1.5 L UltraPro Casserole with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour through baking soda. Set aside. In the base of the Chop 'N Prep Chef with blade attachment, combine buttermilk through oil. Pull cord several times to combine. Pour over flour mixture, whisking to combine. With a Chef Series Chef Knife (8"/20 cm) finely chop sun-dried tomatoes. Fold remaining ingredients into batter with a Saucy Silicone Spatula. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes.

Quick substitute for buttermilk: Add 1 tbsp. lemon juice or white vinegar to 1¼ cup milk. Let stand for 5 minutes. Then use in recipe.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Enter To Win

Enter the SheSpeaks PREVAGE® Giveaway to Win a New Product From Elizabeth Arden #PrevageLashes

We know you love getting the scoop on the newest innovative beauty products, and we're excited to give you the chance to WIN the newest product from Elizabeth Arden before it hits shelves in October!

We're giving away three tubes of PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum from Elizabeth Arden - each prize is valued at $98! Read more here

Haverstraw manhunt: Eugene Palmer search shifts to air | The Journal News | |

Haverstraw manhunt: Eugene Palmer search shifts to air | The Journal News | |

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What I love most about Direct Sells

Yes, call me different. I take great joy in being different. I enjoy meeting different people. You never know who you are going to meet and what I think is so great about that is each person has a story, a chapter in this thing we call life. I enjoy not just meeting people but getting to know them. Thru my journey I have met so many people that I would not have ever met if I was not doing what I do. How boring would that be? Sometimes we can lock ourselves into our own little world and miss experiencing life thru the eyes of others. The world is such an amazing place and it so awesome to see it from other views. It is like opening up the window and seeing things you never knew existed.

I met someone this morning to deliver them a catalog and in talking found their home had caught fire and they were needing to replace their products that were damaged. Wow, did you ever think that only you have circumstances? When you get out and meet others we learn this is life and everyone has their challenges. It is when we get out and greet the world life's challenges become just that, a challenge not a problem. They only become problems if we let them. I am always up for a good challenge. Being in direct sells is also a challenge. You are challenged everyday as to what you are going to do with it.

So what I love most about Direct Sells is meeting the people. You say "what about the money"? That comes automatically if you are meeting the people. When you do things from the heart you can't go wrong. You have to find your WHY and enjoy it. There was I time I knew no one, I was just that person that blended in with the group and never talked. Now you can't get me to be quiet. Loving life and living it to its fullest, truly blessed beyond anything I could imagine. So thankful and excited about who I am going to meet next.

Have a super Tuesday and remember to smile and enjoy today.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Homestyle Tri-Bean Soup

Todays weather - Beautiful,which inspired tonights dinner.

I did not soak my beans. I put them on to bowl for a couple of minutes then sat them aside for a couple of hours with a lid on them. Then drained them. I put water in the pot. (I don't measure just what looks like a good amount) then I added some Kale, minced garlic, onion, potatoes, Olive Oil there also was a smoked seasoning pack included with the beans. (Yes I used my Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend)

Simmered a couple hours and this made for a YUMMY dinner. Loved it, will definitely do again. Next time I think I will add chicken Italian sausage. I found these beans at Publix (Hurst Family Tri Bean Soup) and so glad I did.

Think Pink

Think Pink

I love pink, so as I find things on Pinterest I have started a Think Pink Board.

Monday Monday......

As the weekend comes to a (oops already) close, and the new week begins, what are you the most excited about this week, What are your goals, plans? What is your passion? I am excited about it being a new week, I look forward to all the new opportunities that await me, new people I will be meeting. Overcoming last weeks challenges. There is so much to be thankful for and I look forward to greeting this week with my whole heart and enjoying every bit of it.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse in Minutes

1 cup heavy whipping cream ¾ cup chocolate‐hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)

¾ cup sour cream 1 tsp. cinnamon vanilla spice from Tupperware

1 cup fresh raspberries 1 tbsp. raspberry flavoring (optional)

Place heavy cream in base of Whip ‘ N Prep. Whip until stiff peaks form, place in bowl. Clean base of

Whip’ N Prep, and add chocolate‐hazelnut spread, sour cream, and spice, turn handle and beat until

smooth, a minute or two. Gently fold into whipped cream mixture with Silicone Spatula. Serve individual

serving container or Snack cups and chill in refrigerator until serving. Garnish with raspberries.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wayne Byrley, Official MXI Corp Distributor

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Essence of Health, the Xoçai™ Omega Squares™
The North American diet is almost completely void of the essential fatty acid Omega-3. Researchers believe that at least 60% of North Americans are presently deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids and that children are obtaining almost no Omega-3. In fact, the deficiency of Omega-3 in the North American diet has now been linked to an extensive list of health-related problems cited in over 2,000 scientific studies. Read more ..... Wayne Byrley, Official MXI Corp Distributor

Hakuna Matata(English)

Problem (The Monster Remix) Becky G Feat. from Hotel Transylv...

Investigation finds aresenic in rice, rice products | Consumer Reports - Home

Investigation finds aresenic in rice, rice products | Consumer Reports - Home

Children's Advil -- Smiley360 Connect

Children's Advil -- Smiley360 Connect

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Who needs to hear from you today??

Who needs to hear from you today, a family, friend, co-worker, customer, potential customer??? Send a free card today they will thank you for it (and they are more likely to keep it with all your contact information)
Be kind, thoughtful and giving and it will come back to you.



Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend-- Smiley360 Connect

Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend-- Smiley360 Connect

Pompeian OlivExtra® Premium Mediterranean Blend

Pompeian OlivExtra® Premium Mediterranean Blend: Thx Pompeian 4 my free #MediterraneanBlend Enter 4 a chance to win a Mediterranean trip! *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Yummy Dinner

Here is a delicious easy to make dinner! I love Sweet Italian Sausage with onions and peppers, but I have stayed away from the sweet italian sausage because of the ingredients. I also love Pinterest. I kept seeing this wonderful picture of Sausage, potatoes, onions and peppers in a pan and you threw it in the oven and wow what an easy dinner, and yes it looked Yummy!!!
So this last visit to the grocery store I was in the meat asile and so tempted to purchase a package of sweet itialin sausage and of course couldn't bring myself to do so and returned it to the shelf. Then I came upon the Greenwise, yes at Publix my favorite grocery store. There they had organic greenwise chicken sausage. So I did not hesitate and put it in my cart. So last night I decided that was for dinner. I had also received a bottle of Pompeian Oil (full size) from Smiley 360, in which I am a member of, to try and share with my friends and give my honest opinion of the product.

So I took a baking pan lined it with foil then poured (I never measure) lightly coating the bottom of the pan, sliced 4 potatoes and then placed my Greenwise Chicken Sausage on the potatoes. I then used a generous amount of Italian Seasoning by Tupperware.
Italian Herb •Aromatic blend of garlic, oregano, basil and parsley.
•Adds authenticity to your favorite Italian dishes.
•Kosher, dairy free and gluten free.*
Then baked at 350 degrees for about 30.

Then I added fresh sliced onions and peppers and returned to the oven for another 10 - 15 minutes.

At dinner my husband said they were the best saugages, he said they had the best flavor. I then told him it was the Greenwise Chicken Sausage all natural ingredients. He was impressed. Enjoy and let me know if you try it!

Also, enter to win Pompeian Secrets of the Mediterranean Sweepstakes

College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges annual exams. –

Obstetricians and gynecologists want women to keep coming to them for annual exams, even though
women older than age 21. But the doctors' group also says "no evidence supports or refutes," the value of the internal exam for finding signs of cancer or other problems in women with no symptoms. So the final decision is up to women and their doctors, the group says.  Continue to read
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges annual exams. –

What are your thoughts about these recommendations?   I can't get past the part that says "women with no symptoms".  This troubles me deeply.  From my personal experience of being diagnosed with stage 3B Endocervical cancer I did not experience any signs or symptoms till the tumor grew.  All my other symptoms were just normal premenopausal symptoms.  So I recommend women to know their bodies if something is out of the norm for you don't feel funny questioning it.  Remember when we were children we always asked "WHY", well as adults there are somethings we need to know the "WHY"and a good doctor will take the TIME to explain and/or hopefully back up with facts.  Don't go with "probably"remember 'WHY".  The pelvic exam is also so important if you have the right person performing the exam.  When the trained eye gets a good view they can see that there is abnormal growth or suspicious areas.  I will never forget after receiving an abnormal pap being told oh it is nothing just menopausal symptoms.  The blood gushes were just polyps nothing to be concerned with and was prescribed birth control.   Several exams no mention of any abnormalities.  When I finally got to see the MD not the nurse practitioner she not only could see but also felt the tumor.  So  I go with get to know your body and don't be afraid to find out the "WHY

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Aware of 'no options,' woman dies fighting for medical coverage

This literally breaks my heart

Leslie Elder died at 63 without health coverage
She didn't know she qualified for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan
Elder's family spent her final months fighting for Medicaid
Her daughter says "she'd still be here" if she had had health care

(CNN) -- Leslie Elder was always a fighter. But in a message to a friend in the waning days of her life, she seemed exhausted.

The note, written at a time of spiritual darkness, suggested defeat after a decades-long struggle for medical coverage.

"I honestly don't know how much more I can endure," Elder wrote earlier this year in a Facebook message to her friend Liz Jacobs. "I am fighting for (Medicaid) and disability. I can't work I sit in bed I cry a lot. I am still fighting for healthcare and still fighting foreclosure.

"I am so upset but perhaps it was not meant to be. I don't know anything anymore," said Elder, who died in July at age 63 without insurance coverage.
Read more......

Hotel Transylvania

I have been selected by Crowdtap to host Hotel Transylvania Guests - Mavis' 118th Birthday Bash.

I will receive a digital pack to share with my guest:

•- Some freakishly fun word games to entertain the kids
•- Coloring pages of scenes from the actual Hotel Translyvania movie
•- A Monster Mask to pretend like you’re one of Hotel T’s guests
•- A wildly addictive interactive collection of online games
•- A scary good recipe for Make-A-Monster Cupcakes
•- A breakdown of how throw a monster of a party!
•- And, of course, much more!

You can also find out more about Mavis from her Pinterest Board

If this seems like something you would like to do check out Crowdtap

How many of you have seen this product advertised on TV? Right now the cost is $34.99 which qualifies for free shipping. The price will be after debut $39.99. Now how would like to earn 1 for FREE!!!! For every 10 orders we will draw 1 winner. So you will want to share this with all your friends. When we reach 10 sold = 1 out of the 10 will receive theirs free, then 10-20 sold one out of that group will receive theirs free, etc. How it works: you must order from my website pay for your order at time of purchase, then at time of drawing your name is chosen you will receive a refund.

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Selling Avon cosmetics help women in South Africa become financially independent

Selling Avon cosmetics help women in South Africa become financially independent

Love Avon

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Avon, Paula Abdul Partner for New Jewelry Collection

RAPAPORT... Avon Products Inc. partnered with Paula Abdul to curate the retailer's Christmas season jewelry collection. The superstar worked closely with Avon's design team to create a line of festive pieces under the brand ''Forever Selected by Paula Abdul'' that includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets and watches in many colors, finishes and designs.

"As someone who's been in the public eye for decades, I'm very particular about the jewelry I wear," said Abdul. "It was such an amazing experience collaborating with Avon to bring fans a jewelry collection that really reflects my taste and who I am."

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Professional Business Women So. Ga. Making a Difference

Professional Business Women So. Ga. Making a Difference

Can Chocolate be Healthy?

Love Chocolate? I do and even more so now.

Click here to visit MXI to find out more information

Bon Jovi Named Face of Avon’s ‘Unplugged’ — Direct Selling News

Bon Jovi Named Face of Avon’s ‘Unplugged’ — Direct Selling News

He’s known to millions worldwide as the sexy lead singer of the popular rock band Bon Jovi, and as a versatile actor who has appeared in such films as U-571 and Pay It Forward.

Now he is lending his chiseled good looks as the face of Avon’s “Unplugged” fragrances.
Jon Bon Jovi, 50, recently teamed with the No. 1 direct seller in the world to promote Avon’s “Unplugged” fragrances for him and her, two new scents that exude passion, soulfulness and intensity. The partnership brings together two entities known for their charitable endeavors.  Read more .......

If you would like to participate in the USO Comforts of home Fundraiser or you can go online at and order 801-199. This is a wonderful opportunity to show our Troops we care.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bon Jovi "Unplugged"

I attended Home for the Holidays tonight by Avon and WOW! Got to preview the Bon Jovi "Unplugged" fragrance for Her and for Him. Loved it!

In case you missed some of the headlines regarding Bon Jovi Partners with Avon for New Fragrances I have posted headlines and their links.

Jon Bon Jovi Going 'Unplugged' for Avon Fragrance

Jon Bon Jovi Partners With Avon for 'Unplugged' Fragrances Read more:

Jon Bon Jovi partners with Avon for new fragrances
This product will be available soon, Soooo stay tune!!!

How to Get the "Smokey Cat Eye Look" with SuperExtend Extreme Mascara

How to Get the "Smokey Cat Eye Look" with SuperExtend Extreme Mascara

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Do You Bake?

It's official. Free registration is ending Friday evening September 7th. That means you've only got 24 hours to join my Do You Bake? team and start off your new business with this amazing company! Get in while it's free to join, free website through 2013 and no quota requirements through 2013. You will NOT see another special like this again! free website through 2013 and no quota requirements through 2013. You will NOT see another special like this again! Visit Let us ask... Do You Bake? Yes you do! We're here to tickle your taste buds and wet your creative spirit with our all natural and simple to prepare bake-at-home delights. No you don't! It's okay. Have no fear! Our goodies are so easy to make that anyone can do it and with our online recipe suggestions, you can create new and exiting treats all the time. We make an extensive line of simple yet delicious beer breads, scones, biscuits, brownies, seasonings and dip mixes, with new items being developed constantly. You can also keep your dogs happy with our all natural healthy dog treats that are so simple to make you’ll love making them all the time for a happy canine pal. Do You Bake? proudly supports numerous charities across the country. A portion of sales benefit the charity when you order through their link. Are you a charity looking to raise money? Go to our “Charity” tab to find out how easy it is to raise funds. Want to be your own boss? With Do You Bake’s generous consultant program you can start your own business. Follow the link to find out more. P.s: Yes, all of our products really are 100% natural. Each and every one of our products are hand-packed. Our ingredients are locally sourced, fresh and oh so yummy!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Are you in Direct Sells?

A friend of mine invited me to this group Up 4 Grabs and you know of course I am a little slow so things take me a little longer to understand how they work. I finally joined it is a lot of fun. So here is the information: Here is an up and coming new group you just HAVE to check out! Up 4 Grabs is a great place to promote your business, network and get extra sales each month!! Are you in Direct Sales? Can customers order online? Do you have products $20 or under? This group is for you! Why this group? • You will only need to make one initial purchase. • You can advertise for several companies • The Grabs, Games & Chains are not mandatory, but they are a fun way to get extra sales. Only your $20 initial purchase (within 24hrs) is mandatory to join • No limit on companies and No limit how many business you have! • We do not do “Monthly Grabs” we do Flash Grabs (done in 72hrs), can happen anytime Up 4 Grabs was created to help support others in direct sales as well as gain new customers and sales for yourself. Each Active Member may create a photo album to advertise their business. We offer flash grabs, many different games and chains as a fun and creative way to boost your sales. We also have many threads that offer helpful tips to have a successful business. There are places to advertise your open parties, party swaps, facebook pages and to request catalogs from others. We are always adding to and improving the group and suggestions are always welcomed. The only mandatory purchase required to join is the Initial Purchase of $20 (before shipping and tax) from the person who referred you to the group. This is done as an incentive for our Active Members to refer others to the group. After you make your Initial Purchase, you will then become an Active Member and are free to advertise, play games and refer others. Referring others is a GREAT way to get extra sales and help build up Membership in the group! Say Karen Byrley Sent you go to ..

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day

Hope you have had a great Labor Day Holiday. I remember growing up and watching the Jerry Lewis Telethon. I always looked forward to it, knowing I was able to stay up all night and watch it. This year never heard anything about it so I googled some information and found out it was on for 3 hours. Since Jerry Lewis is not on there anymore seems like it has completely changed.