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Just to give you an idea of where I am coming from...when shopping, my favorite words to look for are "fully cooked", "dishwasher safe", and "3% Spandex".

January 30, 2009

New Eyeshadow and Lip Gloss

The Campaign 4 Avon brochure just came online today and there are some exciting new makeup products!!

Eye Artist Eyeshadow Trio, Intro Special $5.99 (will be $8)
Pg. 22 - Foolproof shadow application. Apply ultra-blendable powder shadow with makeup-artist perfection. We show you how...in three easy steps!

Hollywood Lights Lip Gloss for $7.99
Pg. 23 - Open the cap...and it lights up! Lip gloss with a bulit-in mirror and light-up wand!!

Remember the FREE SHIPPING on any size order with the code FSANY.
Please visit my Avon store to see all the great items in Campaign 4.
Just choose the Shop by Brochure option.

January 17, 2009

Taco Soup Recipe

A friend of mine gave this recipe to me over 10 years ago, and it is one of my favorites. It is so easy to make, and everyone likes it. You can double the recipe for larger groups of people. I am always asked for the recipe after people try it for the first time.

Taco Soup

I don't usually use all of the water it calls for and I don't drain the canned ingredients, but just put all the juices in.

1 lb. ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 can chopped tomatoes (with Jalepenos if you want it spicy)
1 can corn (Green Giant Mexican Corn is good)
1 can kidney beans
1 small can tomato sauce
1 ½ C water
1 pkg. taco seasoning
Tabasco and/or chili powder

Cook and season beef and onions in frying pan. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream, and Frito chips.


January 7, 2009

The Best Mascara Ever!! (+ a Little Secret)

I have been an Avon rep for 10+ years and one of my favorite products is the Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara. It is the only mascara I will use! This mascara goes on easy with no clumping. It is not super thick, but just right. It wears all day without smudging and won't run down your face. It also washes off easily when you wash your face.

I have quite a few customers who will only use this mascara also and when it goes on sale like this, they stock up!

A new Campaign comes online every two weeks and right now Campaign 2 is online. This great mascara deal can be found in Campaign 1. You may be thinking, "Why is she telling me this because I missed the great deal, and now I am just upset. How dare she?"

Well let me tell you a little secret about Avon. You can always backorder from the last two campaigns and take advantage of any sales that you may have missed.

From my home page you will see this box that tells you the three ways to shop my online store. When you choose Quick item entry, it will take you to a screen where you can shop by product number. There is a pull-down menu by each product number and from there you can choose from the current campaign or one of the previous 2 Campaigns. So to get this mascara, you would choose Campaign 1 and use one of the following Product numbers: mascara in brown item # 094-293 or black #864-301

You don't have to input the entire order this way. Once the items are in your cart, you can then decide to shop by the brochure or by departments.

When you place your order, make sure to take advantage of
FREE SHIPPING on any size order!!!
Just use the coupon code FSANY
Direct Delivery Only

January 2, 2009

Avon's BIG Beautiful Deal!

Liiv botanicals Big Beautiful Deal
Only $10.00 (A $36.50 value!)

A great way to try our liiv Botanicals favorites! An exclusive fusion of natural plant extracts to revitalize your skin with Plant Essence Technology.

This deal includes:
Vital Body Moisturizer, 6.7 fl. oz., a $9.50 value; Vital Night Moisturizer, 1.7 fl. oz., a $15.00 value; Vitalizing Eye Cream with SPF 15,.5 fl. oz., a $12.00 value.

Clinically and dermatologically tested. Preservative free.

You can also save up to 65% on clearance items. Just search for the word clearance on my Avon website.

But wait!! THAT'S NOT ALL!! You can get FREE SHIPPING on any size Avon order by using the coupon code CLEARANCE at checkout.

Please click here to visit my store.

January 1, 2009

Motivational Quotes!

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”~~ Zig Ziglar

I enjoy reading motivational quotes often. I have found a website with lots of quotes that are easy to search for by topic. All of the quotes in this post were found on thinkexist.com

Here is a quote very appropriate for New Year's Day!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” ~~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I think instead of just New Year's Resolutions, we need to have resolutuions often throughout the year we should constantly be trying to learn and better ourselves. We are here to 'enjoy the journey' and our lives are a 'work in progress'. This is a great quote about learning.

“As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.” ~~ Ray Kroc (American pioneer of the fast-food industry, Founder of McDonald's. 1902-1984)

I hope that this year we can all realize what it is that makes us happy and work towards our dreams. Our emotions are our constant guidance system to let us know whether what we are thinking and doing is getting us closer to where we want to be or further away. If we could all get out of our own way and do what makes us happy, this world would be a much better place.

Speaking of getting out of our own way, I love this quote and it helps me a lot.

"How would I be doing this differently if I were willing to let it be easy?" ~~Alan Cohen

On Twitter today, I asked my followers to send their favorite motivational quotes to me, and this is what I got:

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." ~Henry Ford

"Get busy living or get busy dying." (from Shawshank Redemption)

"If you're going through hell.. Keep going.." ~Winston Churchill

“The only goal worth attaining is complete freedom to be yourself, without illusions and false beliefs”

Please leave a comment with one of your favorite motivational quotes.

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