Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Time for a New Do!

I'm a creature of habit, my hair is pretty much always the same unless I try a new stylist -- ya know someone once told me that and it's true if you want a "new do" you have to GO TO SOMEONE NEW! Man, would I love a cute little wedged-bob and if you have one you might find me staring wistfully at your head. 
{my dream do}
But my husband HATES short hair (even shoulder length has gotten questioned before.... "what happened to your hair" when I got a trim once) and I figure he looks at my hair and a lot more than I do so I should respect his opinion. As 2012, the year that is going to be a GREAT YEAR for me, approaches I am ready for a new do. So here is what I am thinking....
{love the shape}
{love the highlights}
{like the contrast & shape}
{If I have the nerve to go blonde, I LOVE everything about her hair!!!
This probably looks the closest to how my hair is now if I would actually style it}
{I'm actually digging this color (minus the red). I'm a designer, I like edgy!}

Oh what to do, what to do!!!???? Any suggestions!?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

a Box makes my day!!!

So I pick up my mail today and what catches my eye at the post office –– could it BE??????? a long, flat rate priority mail box that looks as if Cindy Monroe designed it herself. You see I can stuff a LOT of thirty-one samples in a flat rate box but NEVER can I easily ship a Large Utility Tote... and this box is looking like the perfect size –– yup it is!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Post office, you may have slightly redeemed yourself for not getting Kendra Nagle's SD Promotion gift to her on time, I was pretty mad at you until today!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Times have changed!

Oh my.... I stumbled upon this photo in my "old" love2bcreative blog and found it very amusing. My thirty-one business was a true "baby" at 6 mo. old. At the time that was ALL the thirty-one I owned.....
October 25, 2009
November 12, 2011
And now I am starting a thirty-one christmas tree collection!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Cute Camera Strap!

When I got my beloved Nikon D5100 I seached all over etsy.com for the perfect camera strap. There are a LOT of people who make them and well worth the $25 if you ask me! I am a firm believer in supporting other business women and their talents. I only found 2 sellers that had lens cap pockets on their straps and I liked the simplicity of this black & white fabric. The sample showed red with black stitching and I asked the seller if she could do hot pink "soft" side with hot pink stitching... ya know cause I'm addicted to 31 (colors)! Plus I needed it fast, in time for my National Conf. and guess what it came super fast just the way I asked! Check out Misty Days Boutique her stuff is REALLY cute!!! One thing to note. The lens cap falls out of the strap when you lift it to shoot, so I need to put some velco on it a much easier fix than my friend Stephanie Joseph who's cute "Sassy Sista" strap pocket is too small for her cap and it doesn't even fit in.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

To UGG or not to UGG?

So this winter I was trying to decide to "UGG" or not... They were going to be a necessity when we thought we were buying a house that had 22+ feet of snow last year, but the move fell through and thus I couldn't justify spending $225 for the pair I really wanted! I settled for a pair of sketchers that were about $15 on sale and I really do like them! But I had a bunch of Gap Rewards cards I had to redeem --- I put the charges for my Thirty-One Parties on it for the people who pay me with cash/checks --- that were expiring today and I just so happened to have enough to get this pair of Uggs for FREE!!!!!!!! I got them at Athleta. I usually use my rewards at Piperlime but they don't sell them there. I am also hoping that by the time I get to wear them I feel as relaxed as this gal looks. Will my Uggs lead me to my place of Zen?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Love my new iPad2 Case!!!!!

DURAGADGET Pink Leather Stand / Case For Apple iPad 2

I bought on Amazon. And gave it this 5 Star review:
This review is from: DURAGADGET Pink Leather Stand / Case For Apple iPad 2 2nd Generation 16GB 32GB 64GB 3G Wifi + BONUS Screen Protector & Car Charger
I wanted a pink cover (note it is more magenta than shown in photo) for my iPad2. I wanted something to wrap over the edges and cover the front/back and be able to stand up when I am using it for recipes in the kitchen or slide shows at my Thirty-one parties. Coming with a car charger and screen protector for the price of $19.99 is a steal considering I had originally bought a shell that just covered the back for twice that. My only gripe is that I got dust on the adhesive when I put the screen protector on so now there are dust bubbles. I will have to get a new one in the future. Make sure you have a VERY clean surface before you begin. It fits perfectly, sometime I have to wiggle it slightly when I am taking a photo so it doesn't cover the viewfinder. Overall I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A FREE 2nd Honeymoon!

I was on pins and needles last thursday until I finally found out where we were going for my ALL EXPENSE PAID leadership retreat.... and then my bubble burst! It's the Moon Palace, the EXACT same resort we spent our honeymoon at 10.5 years ago!!!! I had finally gotten Tim to agree to go with me (he's not a tropical vacation kind of guy... my nick name for him is "arctic boy") and then we find out it's were we went for HM and really weren't planning on going back to for various reasons. I won't go into them b/c I appreciate the generosity Thirty-one has extended to us. So I shall look at it as a blessing.... I get to TAKE MY HUSBAND ON A 2ND HONEYMOON 2 weeks before our 11th anniversary and let him find out THERE ARE ABOUT 1,000 OTHER LADIES OUT THERE AS THIRTY-ONE OBSESSED as myself!!!!!!
Not only did I meet the goal for taking a guest with me I will have EXCEEDED it!!! So much better than a "desk job" when you work your tail off YOU GET REWARDED!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Were are we going???????????????

I am bursting at the seems to know just where in the world we are going! Can you believe last year this time I wasn't even a Director a FREE VACATION was the furthest thing from my mind. This year I decided since I can go I will go and I set my goals and met them! And after my parties this month I will get to take someone with me.....who's that????????

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thirty-One Home Office Announces Official Waiting List to Launch May 4th!

I have some exciting news!!! Drip, Drip, Drip....the "Freeze" starting to thaw over at Thirty-one and the company has put in place an "official" waiting list so now you can "get in line" to buy a business starter kit! 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Team W.I.S.H. Stats - March

Congratulations you had you launch parties and qualified!!!!
Melissa Gardener
Natalie Cutting
$598 National Party Ave
$58,842.35 TEAM SALES
 $684 Team Party Ave
$6,629.02 Jennifer Jones - 7
$6,087.71 Jana Thompson - 8
$5,626.35 Sherri Kraus - 5
$4,884,49 Deanna Heuton - 5
$3,417.35 Kendra Nagle - 6
$2,897.35 Amy Bowers - 5
$2,54.77 Debbie LaFave - 4
$2,200.05 Jen Vokoun - 4
$2,070.20 Steph Sechrist - 3
$1,360.62 Donna Roscioli - 3
$1,297.10 Kimberty Bonnette - 3
$1,262.60 Sheri Soens  - 2
$1,258.80 René Murray - 3
$1,252.30 Heather Belanger - 4
$1,200.00 Melissa Gardener
$1,103.40 Missy Gates - 1
$1,069.62 Natalie Cutting
$1,039 Luciana Lowe - 1
$1,013.40 Alison Pye - 2
$1,013.05 Danielle Lambert - 1
$988.10 Kelly Hoose - 2
$934.10 Amy Iverson DeHaven - 1 
$837.45 Desiree LeBeau - 1
$779.60 Jacueline DAngelis - 1
$726.02 Amy Packer - 1
$574.25 Carin Carl - 1
$579.22 Jamie Schili - 1
$577.00 Kathryn Udit - 1
$504.00 Julie Henderson - 1
$503.50 Christie Duerr - 1
Congratulations to everyone who had at least one, $500 party or more!
Steph Sechrist ***TOP PARTY $1,800***
$1,000+ PARTIES
Danielle Lambert 
Deanna Heuton
Jennifer Jones
Luciana Lowe
Melissa Gardener
Missy Gates
Sherri Kraus
Stephanie Sechrist
Amy Bowers
Amy Packer
Amy Iverson DeHaven
Alison Pye
Carin Carl
Christie Duerr
Deanna Heuton
Debbie LaFave
Desiree LeBeau
Donna Roscioli
Dotti Dilger
Heather Belanger
Jacueline DAngelis
Jamie Schili
Jen Vokoun
Julie Henderson
Kathryn Udit 
Kelly Hoose
Kendra Nagle
Kimberty Bonnett
Natalie Cutting
René Murray
Sheri Soens
Sherri Kraus

DIRECTOR'S CORNER - ie) what I did...

$5,946.20 MY PV
8 parties (6 shows; 2 book parties)

Personally Enrolled, Qualified and Active  12 


$340.60  MY PV

$9,185.50 TV

Personally Enrolled, Qualified and Active  3   

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Custom Stamps on Sale at Paper-Source!

If you are like me you probably have "order business stamp" on your TO DO list so here is a sale to motivate you to get it done! You can use to stamp your catalogs,order forms, hostess info, sharing packets, etc. And keep your receipt b/c it's a business expense! To order click HERE.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I have been thinking about a rewards program for my team for a long time. I wanted to do something to thank them for all their hard work and inspire them to reach their goals. Now ANYONE one Team W.I.S.H. has the opportunity to earn a FREE iPad2, spa gift certificate, pandora bracelet/charms, tiffany quality photo jewelry from Krimbra Studios or their hotel at NC! I will also soon be posting "Stong Start" rewards for all you ladies in waiting!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Please join me Tuesday, Feb. 22nd from 4-8pm at my studio, love2bcreative, 3619 Simpson Ferry Road in Camp Hill CLICK HERE to view the invitation and map.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Studio Fundraiser - ends this weekend!

Buy a thermal tote at regular price with embroidery and $10 will go directly into the dancers account!!! Help support a dancer you know and tote your lunch or snacks in style! Any questions about placing orders please call me at 717.577.7710 or email me.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Opportunity Call Today 7pm EST!

Join me this evening at 7pm for an Opportunity Session. This is an open call for anyone interested in buying a kit and asking me questions about Thirty-One!
Conference number: (712) 432-0075
Participant access code: 160531

I am earning an all expense paid trip for 2 to mexico and a $2,000 Best Buy gift card this year and so could you!!!

Everyone who is on the call will be entered into a drawing for a FREE personalized lunch tote! I will also have special offers just from ME that you can take advantage of if you join after listening. I will make it worth your while!

Check out the fabulous brand-new kit you can earn for FREE in your first 45 days!!!! Even if you try it for just 45 days and decide it's not for you with my proven plan for success you would make over $550 and get 2 kits for FREE!!!!! Isn't it worth trying?????

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thermal Totes Now on Sale!

Check out the Thirty-One You Tube page to see the video of our lunch totes! Here are some snap shots of our '11 spring/summer prints! Large ones are $10; smaller ones $8. Embroidery is only $1.50 on either one!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

National Conference I can't wait!!!!!!!

I am so excited for conference this year. Honestly, it is just so fun and exciting and inspiring I have been thinking about it ever since I left this July. What can I say I'm, "addicted to Thirty-One". As a newbie last year I didn't know what to expect. As a director this year I am really looking forward to all the training, awards banquet and getting tips & ideas from other consultants. And getting to know my roomie Alia, my DIQ in Minnesota who is growing a fabulous team there! If you haven't registered yet YOU SHOULD just click here. If you register by 2/28 you even get the exclusive Conference Rolling Tote!!!!!! Can't wait to pack mine! I registered for Group #6 on the tours, 9:15. Gonna stock up at the HO store for exclusive thirty-one goodies for my girls!!!!

The fee for this is 4 day event is only$250, which you can pay for in "conference bucks" you earn or spend at the thirty-one store there.Travel accommodations are at your own expense. I spent about $700 total last year... charged it all and when I got back my paycheck paid for every dime! That was for gas, hotel, food, mixed drinks, registration and my home office store splurge. WORTH EVERY PENNY! My personal volume exploded after convention and it lit a fire under my butt! If you are motivated and want to go to the next level or not sure how to get to the next level this will take you there!