Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wonderfully cold beginning to Spring.

Not sure why, but yesterday was WONDERFUL and today we are back in the 20's.  My husband and his crew are out again creating a beautiful place for people to enjoy.  Woke up this morning to bitter cold weather and had a landscaping estimate at 10.  My youngest went out with me, then just moments into our tour---he asked if he could return to the warm car with his brothers.  They weren't about to freeze.  He ran off to take shelter.  I love my life!!!  We get completely dirty one one half and wonderful Shaklee soap to get us clean again!!  It is a WIN-WIN!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Joy of the seasons!!

Today is day 2 back in the school swing.  I couldn't be more proud of my little men.  We were off for a really good couple of weeks and I think they were actually happy to get back to work.  While we were off we played!!  This Christmas has to have been one of my happiest in 15 years.  Each of my boys were delighted with the magic of the season.  My mother made an observation that was spot on....  My boys were more than a little excited to get their laundry list of toys, but this year they were even a little more excited to give gifts.  Jason asked me as we were compiling the Santa lists what I wanted.  I replied a new phone.  He looked at me a little disappointed.  He said, "Ok I will try to save up enough."  It was so sweet he thought he had to buy it for me.  I did eventually get it--from my hubby! 
      Christmas morning was a blur!!  Wrapping paper just flew around the room.  We opened and opened toy after toy.  They were thrilled to know that Santa got their lists, even though he didn't get everything right.  Some of the gifts were for the wrong kid, but since they came in a 3-pack, they were happy to exchange them among each other.  They have shared the haul very well. 
      A few days before Christmas, Jason asked me if I had a lot of work to do the next day.  I replied I was pretty caught up, why?  I would like you to take me to BPS (our local SCAG mower dealer) so that he could get a gift for his dad.  Grandma helped buy him something, but it just wasn't it.  He really wanted to buy him some "SCAG" accessories.  We got to the store and he found some wonderful glasses and a pair of heavy duty gloves he knew his daddy would just love.  Jason could hardly wait to see his face as he opened it.  He wrapped it himself and even applied a jumbo SCAG sticker on the package to make it extra special.  Watching him share such joy was priceless.

     Months ago Joseph woke up to surprise me with a special breakfast--a basil omelet.  It was delicious!  He made everything on his own and later told me of his plan.  He wanted to make me breakfast in hopes of earning himself a cooking class.  He had written out a note to remind himself.  I of course saved it.  This Christmas my sister, mother and I grouped together to make the cooking class a reality.  Joseph opened the gifts as he had all the others, but as the gift became a little more understood--he melted my heart.    He got a cooking hat and chef's cooking jacket, which he thought was a little strange.  Once he got the certificate for the cooking class--his little face lit up.  He then saw the little note he wrote.  His eyes teared up.  He was so surprised to see that I had saved it and that we were actually sending him to cooking school.  That was the best gift ever!!

I am wishing all of you the best the year has to offer!  Happiness, wonderful health and lots of love to share with friends and family.  May your year be as wonderful all year as my holiday was this year.

I have never felt more blessed in my life.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Save over $3400......

You are going to clean anyway!!  Why not clean without harming the Earth and your health?  Cleaning is a must, so why not save money along the way!! 

The Shaklee Starter Kit is a powerhouse of clean.  If you were to go to a local store and buy regular pre-mixed products you would (and likely already do) have to pay over $3400 to get the same number of cleaning uses contained in the starter kit, valued at $115.32 retail cost. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cleaning has never been easier.

If you haven't tried Shaklee's Get Clean products---now is the time.  It lasts FOREVER and it WORKS!!  I have recently shared a couple samples with some friends and they are so surprised when the see how little it takes to get a clean house.  2 drops of Basic H2 in 16 ounces of water is equal to a window/glass cleaner--no fumes, no streaks, clean and chemical free!  Scour off is one of my favorites!!!  It is a scouring paste that could be compared to "Comet" or "Soft Scrub" cleaners.  It is fume free, chemical free and all natural!!!  To clean a tub...take a wet sponge and you simply tap, not scoop the product.  It will foam up and clean even the toughest tub grime.  When you think it isn't enough--add more water, not usually more product.  I just shared a little 2 ounce sample of Nature Bright with a friend over the last few days who had a nasty mess that went thru her washer, then her dryer until she noticed nice red steaks all over all of her white clothes.  She knew it wasn't going to come out with her regular products, so she gave Nature Bright a shot.  She used only half the container I shared with her.  As she was folding the clothes her boyfriend walked in and started to inspect the clothes--NOT A SPOT left.  They were stunned that a non-chlorine, non-bleach product could clean so well.  They were sure the clothes were trash.  Now,
new Shaklee fans!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Compound Effect

"The Compound Effect is the principle of reaping huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices. Most people get tripped up by the simplicity of the Compound Effect.  For instance, they quit after the eighth day of running because they're still overweight.  Or they stop practicing the piano after six months because they haven't mastered anything other than "Chopsticks."   Or they stop making contributions to their IRA after a few years because they could use the cash."

"What they don't realize is that these small, seemingly insignificant steps completed consistently over time will create a radical difference. Mr. hardy's formula...
Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = Radical Difference

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I am so proud of our team!

Thru what looks and sometimes feels like a flop---we actually succeed!! 

I am very proud of my team this week.  Every time I look at the reality of my life--I am so grateful.  Changing everything we have been "warped" to believe is difficult.  Corporate world teaches us to do better than the the next guy, so that we will shine.  This business is completely different!!  We don't make any advances until we help someone else become successful.  I have to say I am a beginner myself, but it gets exciting to think about what the future holds.  I sometimes stop and have to remind myself that it is okay to live the life I want.  Corporate life is so cold.  I love being able to talk to new people who have concerns with life and be able to offer an option.  Not everyone needs a business, but there isn't a person that doesn't use the products Shaklee offers.  We all want the best life has to offer.  Sometimes we make the sacrifice to save money, but with Shaklee you don't have to.  I am so excited every time I place an order and know that I am not spending any of my household budget to pay for it.  It pays for itself!!

I have several people just about ready to earn their products for free too. 

Just keep going everyone--there is no finish line--you win everyday!!  The little steps just lead to the bigger picture.  It isn't easy, but it is so worth it!!

Happy Thursday to You!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Un-inspired to RE-inspired!!

Have you ever started out super charged, then fizzled?  

Why is that?  Is is because the idea or project didn't meet your expectations or did you not meet its?

In life we get to make so many changes and choices.  Some are great, some are terrible and then we sometimes make a choice that changes everything!!

That is where I have been, where I am and next... where I will be! 

I talk about Shaklee--a lot!!  I know!  It's what I do.  

I have been struggling the past few months.  Business is growing, I am meeting new people, yet I feel like I am not even moving.  

Thru the feeling of failure--I feel a sense of real motivation.  I have been reading a lot of great quotes lately.  Everyone of them talks about creating the future.  The past is over and done with.  The decisions we made, the problems we faced, the successes we achieved are in the past and will forever remain there.  We have no control over what was, but we do have the ability to mold tomorrow.  That is precisely why we are "Building Better Tomorrows."  The journey takes many steps.  Nothing worth anything is made by waving a magic wand or buying a super spell.  We have to work for it.

We need to take steps.... baby steps at first, then we will graduate to skip and jump.  I am not at the running stage, but I feel the urge!!  

In my life I have many things begging for a bit of my attention.  It makes it very easy to set my goals aside and get distracted.  Have you ever found yourself half finished on 10 different projects?

As I created my business I had to define my goals and the direction I wanted my business to carry me.  I have been pulled away and left other priorities get in the way.  How will that work?  It doesn't.

I am getting together a laser focus.  I want to help my friends, current and new, to see the potential I do in this company.  I have been involved in this business since I was a small child.  I didn't realize what this business could mean for me and my family until a few years ago.  It isn't about the big money that can (and is) being made.  It isn't about the trips and free cars.  It isn't about the recognition and awards you will receive.  That is just icing on the cake.  The part that is most rewarding is the changes you make in other peoples live's.  It isn't about me at all.  When I help a family realize the freedom that comes from health, or the fact that they no longer are visiting the doctor all the time and saving money on some great products--it gets exciting.  

I have watched my overweight family grow (well, actually we are all shrinking)!  My children have gained a sense of great pride.  They aren't really pumping iron, but they are getting stronger and they feel proud of what they have done over the past 3 months.  Each one of us is fitting better in our clothes, we have more energy and the family work outs have brought about a whole lot more conversations about life and living!  I LOVE IT!!

Each one of my boys support me in my appointments and encourage me to work a little harder.  

Isn't that amazing--they get it!

Work harder and live easier!!!  My Shaklee business has grown by 50% and I haven't done even 10% more work.  Shaklee grows on it's own.  It is too difficult not to tell people you know about something that could change their lives.  When you tell them--they are likely to tell a friend or two.  It is an amazing way to spread the Shaklee story.  

You could stay where you were.  You could stay where you are.  Or, you could take a step towards your future.  If you are ready to make a difference, while changing the world.  Today is your day.  Call (614-353-8660), email ( or leave me a comment.  I would love to help you discover this life that is waiting for you.

I discovered it a couple years ago, built and stopped, but I AM READY FOR SOME SERIOUS CHANGES!!  My family deserves the best I have to offer--nothing less!!  What about yours?