Saturday, July 7, 2012

I just had to tell you... freakin' awesome my Tastefully Simple party ended up being. Jen freakin' ROCKS!! We closed my show tonight, and all told, I'll be getting about $230 worth of products for $40. The $40 is really for the half-priced item (obviously an $80 value!) I earned through my sales total. The other rest is all FREE products! My sales earned me $111.15 in product, plus I got a bonus hostess gift worth $40. I'm so thrilled!

During the party last Sunday, we came up with the brilliant idea to have a combined Tastefully Simple/Pampered Chef party in the fall. We're looking at the beginning of November. If you're at all interested, let me know and I'll add you to the list. The beauty of this wacky interwebs stuff is that you can now shop from the comfort of your home, without actually having to be at the party. Although, it's SO much more fun to be at the party!! It's hard for me to pour you a margarita through the computer screen, ya know?

As much as I appreciate all the great stuff I'll be getting from this party, I'm more excited that Jen had such a great first show. What a great way to kick off her new business. And, the other thing I'm grateful for is that I got to spend a wonderful afternoon with friends and family. We had such a blast. I don't know if Jen had such a great time, since the TS party ended up going down the same road my PC parties always do - drunken debauchery! I can't tell you how awesome it was to finally meet Jen in person. She's just as sweet and funny in person as I thought she would be. She's obviously VERY patient, since she put up with my gang, and didn't bitch-slap anyone.

I know I said I didn't have any plans today, but I ended up going to my mother's to see my Monkey. My cousin and his boyfriend were there, too. It was great to see him. He just had surgery about a week ago to repair a double hernia. Ouch! And, just for the record, I did spend the entire morning in bed, with a BIG stack of magazines, so my day was still very relaxing.

Anyway, look at my little fashion plate!

I know you're sick to death of hearing it, but SHE'S SO DAMN CUTE!!!!

Did you happen to peek at the weather widget over there? The temperature dropped about 30 degrees since yesterday!! (as I type this, the widget says 73) The weathermen kept saying that the temps were going to drop to the 80s this weekend, and for the next 5 days or so. But, I didn't expect it to get THIS beautiful! I even took Monkey for a walk, just to get outside. We walked over to my Bestest Friend's house. (Little side story - Bestest Friend now lives just a few blocks away from my parents' house, where I grew up, and I live just a couple blocks from the house where SHE grew up! We swapped neighborhoods as adults. Weird, right?)

I think I just may take advantage of this GORGEOUS temperature drop, and sit out on my deck for a little while. Hope you all had as wonderful a Saturday as I did today!


Melanie said...

I'm so glad you're getting a cool break! We are down a tiny bit now, but not much. Still at or above 90 and back to the 100s next weekend.

The party sounds like a blast, and while I would love to give you an RSVP, I just don't think I can make it to Chi Town in November since I will be teaching 2 or 3 classes. However, I'd like you to work on pouring that marg through the computer screen because by then I should be able to have one of those bad boys.

Mary A. said...

I love her outfit! And she can pull it off, which I never could.

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is a beauty....I want one for myself.
Just FYI: I never look at the weather widget. Or the weather channel or the news. Heck, I don't want to go outside myself.

Change for Good said...

Oh the hearts she is going to break. I hope her daddy believes in guns! (Ha! Some southern humor for you!)

karen gerstenberger said...

She is so pretty! And congratulations to you on your great party. How nice that you did a good deed for a friend and you were blessed, too! Maybe you can post a photo of your "loot" when it arrives? That will help promote the next party...

Jen said...

You are so flippin' awesome. You had a great party because you are an incredible host and made your friends feel so welcome. And trust me, that drunken debauchery is a lot like how my friends in Colorado party, so it sure didn't faze me. LOL! Thank you SO MUCH for hosting, and I can't wait to do the party in November. It's gonna rock.
Now enjoy all your goodies! :)