Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Jewelry Anyone?

Well, I did it. I quit my day job. And now I've embarked on a whole new adventure. Actually, I quit my day job for reasons totally unrelated, but then this opportunity fell in my lap and I just couldn't resist. I love jewelry, and I love this jewelry. So, why not?

In under a month, I have gone from being a nurse to being a stylist for Stella and Dot! Actually, I will always be a nurse and will probably soon find an additional job in nursing, but for now this is it and I couldn't be more excited!

For anyone who is not familiar with Stella and Dot, it is a fabulous direct sales jewelry company. I know, the words "direct sales" are a little scary to me too, but here's how I see it...A friend invited me to a girl's night out at her friend's house last week. I didn't have anything going on and since I don't know many people in the area, I thought "why not." So, on a Thursday evening, we went to Erin's house where there was wine, food, and a great selection of really fun jewelry to purchase. It was fun. No pressure. Just girl-talk and jewelry!

After I fell in love with everything I saw at the party and had a blast, I figured that this would be a great way to earn a little money, meet some new people, go to more fun parties and get great jewelry! It's a win-win for me!

So, I'm sharing this with everyone in cyberland because I'm hoping you will check it out. Go to my website and look at all the fabulous products. You can buy directly from my site, or you can host your own girls' night out and earn tons of free and half-priced items. Free jewelry- it doesn't get any better than that! Just let me know what you think, and I can help you start planning your own party.

Or, if you love it like I do, you can join my team!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

a few things

It is amazing the things you will discover about yourself by spending nine days at the lake. Almost alone. At the end of the summer. When the lake is eerily calm and empty and it has rained over six inches in a thirty-six hour period. Although nice, it leaves you wondering where everyone is. It is too quiet here. Oh yes, I almost forgot. Football season has begun. 

Anyway, this quiet, calm period of nothing-to-do except exactly what I want has forced me to realize a few things. These are not necessarily important things, yet they are things nonetheless and I am in a sharing mood.

So, a few things....

1. I am addicted to HGTV and even if I don't particularly care for a certain show, I can't turn the channel. I watch and watch until I have developed completely unrealistic ideas/ goals for my home. House project number one: elevate the house until it sits on a hill overlooking the city. Tear out the walls and replace with gigantic windows allowing all of the sunlight to come streaming in. Finish the project with a giant all-glass bathtub. See the problem here?

2. I want to be a runner. There is something so freeing about setting out on the open road with nothing but an ipod filled with your favorite tunes to keep you company. However, my body has other ideas for me, and exercise isn't one of them. It only takes about ten steps out of the front door before I have shin splints. They are painful. And they refuse to go away.

3. If you are a realtor and you want to sell a house, why bother posting it online without a single picture? Come on people. Oh and don't make a youtube video with your own personal shaky camcorder to take me on a tour of the house. It makes me carsick.

4. I want to do something creative with my life. I want to have my own booth at the market. I want to open a tiny scrapbooking store at the lake (or all things paper). I want to own the retail portion of Annie's future cupcake store. Today, I want to do anything but nursing.

5. Why oh why does Nate Berkus have to be gay? 

6. I can read an entire novel only to try to reread it several years later and not realize until 100 pages in that I have read it before. And then only vaguely remember the book. Did I read the whole book? Did I only read this chapter? I am so confused.

7. Speaking of books, I highly recommend Left for Dead and Into Thin Air. I am not a mountain climber, and I will never be a mountain climber (refer to #2), but I found these books thrilling to read.

Well, that's enough for tonight. But I hope everyone is having a great weekend and is safely celebrating our Sooner's tonight!