Wishlist Wednesday

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Okay ladies and gentlemen!

We are running out of time for shopping. Yes, we have over 2 weeks until Christmas presents need to be under the tree.

However, a lot of the truly killer deals are online and finding those same products on store shelves can be daunting. So…some links to help you shop…

https://squareup.com/market/trisha-trixie-designs

http://www.simplyaroma.com/SandraBeeScents

http://www.jewelryincandles.com/store/sandrabickel

http://www.xpressstyle.endlessxpressions.com

Do you have any favorite online shops? Do you own a business?

If so, for the rest of today only, posting in the comment section is welcome (on FB or Blog post).

NOTE: Please don’t post your link If someone else from the same company has post already. Thanks.

Just Where Did “Black Friday” come from? TT Friday Special

Hey all my fabulous fashionistas!  Today is a great day for businesses.  BLACK FRIDAY!

Big or small, doors were open for retail business this morning.  Some as early as yesterday afternoon.  :OUCH:  The good part about online selling is that you have a chance to shop from the comfort of your home without fighting the crush of the busy Black Friday shoppers.  Want to shop right now?  Go Visit Trisha Trixie’s website for some truly awesome deals.

But I got all distracted.  Where did “Black Friday” come from?  Did you know that it has been around for quite some time…just not called “Black Friday” right away.

From www.blackfriday.com:

“The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.

In the 1960’s, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.”

So, way back in 1924…the Friday after the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…people began thronging to the stores in hope of getting a great deal on something either they wanted/needed or someone else wanted/needed.

Since then, the furor has grown, and through thick and thin, Black Friday has stood the test of time.

Until recently.

More and more over the last few years, Black Friday has become less spectacular in the eyes of many, myself included. Stores are rushing the season…starting mention of Black Friday at the beginning of November.  Even so much as taking over THANKSGIVING in their rush to making the almighty dollar!  What the heck?

I have always been of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be left as a day of rest, peace and enjoying family.  Not all service industries have the day off…imagine if Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists, Police Officers and Firefighters took the day off?  Uh, yeah…not gonna happen.  I have never counted the Whipped Cream as a MUST HAVE…if I didn’t remember it until Thanksgiving Day.  You just went without.  Apparently, I am in the minority though…because most (not all, thank goodness!) Grocery Stores and Retail Shops are open on Thanksgiving at some point.  Sad, really…

A good portion of many people’s shopping nowadays is done online.  I can get fully behind shopping online…until Aunt Penny (fictitious name, of course), decides that you are still 18 and not 38…and sends you clothing way too small, inappropriate for you or…let’s face it, just isn’t for you.  Thankfully, if you contact retailers online and explain the problem, some will work with you…though most likely you will have to send back said item.  Which is okay…if you cannot really see the purpose of having a Barney 2T sweatshirt in your life…and need to get rid of it ASAP.

Usually, I just regift…or donate said item to the church.  If your aunt asks how you like it…”Oh, Aunt Penny…it was just way too small…so I gifted it to a kiddo that can use it.”  This will make you look good to Aunt Penny AND you really have likely helped out a kiddo in need.

Until next time, my beauties…In whatever you say or do, stay true to you.

Sandra Bee

Trisha Trixie Tuesday! Bespoke (Custom-Made-to-Order-MadetoMeasure)

What’s “Bespoke”?

Bespoke is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification. “Custom-made”, “made to order”, “made to measure” and sometimes “hand-made” are near-synonyms.

The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”, in the specialized meaning “to give order for it to be made” or commission, first cited from 1583 by the OED, with the adjective in its alternative form “bespoken” first quoted from 1607 in this sense.[1] The term is generally more prevalent in British English than American English, which tends to use “custom” instead, as in custom car, custom motorcycle etc.

So, with the bespoke items available from Trisha Trixie, you can create a customized items JUST FOR YOU! How do you do that?

GO HERE! Pick out the colors and fabric and Trisha Trixie will do the rest!

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What do YOU think about being able to customize a product just for you? Do you like or dislike it?

WE WANNA KNOW!

Until next time,

Xoxo

What Not Wednesday: Essential Oils by Simply Aroma

Hey all!  For What Not Wednesday, I decided to feature a newer company that I (Sandra) just joined called Simply Aroma.

We have a free kit that you can “kitnap” for $20.00 shipping after watching a video explaining how the company got started and how things work.  How long this offer will last, I don’t know, but if you are interested in trying essential oils OR you want to get more of your favorite basics, this is a great way!  Details at the end.

If you want to check out our oils and purchase, click here to see more!

 

The Story of Simply Aroma

Simply Aroma was started by a group of successful professionals with a simple mission: “Make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and consultants as well as those we come into contact with”. We aim to introduce a whole new standard of therapeutic-grade essential oils to the world. This year our desire is to start out by sharing our products and business opportunities with everyone in the United States. We are looking forward to helping you start your business and become part of our winning team.

Our goal is to build Simply Aroma with you the independent consultant using a strategic marketing system. We’ve begun by working on streamlining operations and it’s great for getting the products into the mainstream. We offer you a much higher rate of success with your new business with people wanting to fulfill their dreams of becoming their own boss and using word of mouth to build their business.

Simply Aroma sells our products in an exclusive manner through a party plan/direct sales channel. Our independent product consultants educate the public about the quality and benefits of the products. Our consultants introduce the products at home parties, one-to-one interactions, trade shows, and a variety of different marketing methods.

 

Simply Pure

Simply Aroma‘s “Simply Pure” quality standard is a promise to provide our customers the very best in quality and testing of our essential oils. Our essential oils are certified pure therapeutic grade. Our essential oils are some of the safest and the most rigorously tested essential oils available today. All of our quality standards and testing leads our customers to a simple promise – “Simply Pure“.  (more information about “Simply Pure” methods after clicking the link.)

 

Starter Kits

Simply Aroma has three kits to sign up with.

1. Special Enrollment, $100.00 (before shipping and handling)

2. Deluxe Enrollment, $219.00 (before shipping and handling)

3. Platinum Enrollment, $319.00 (before shipping and handling)

The awesome part of the $100.00 coupon is that it can be used for ANY kit…if you want the big Platinum kit, it makes it the same price as the Deluxe Kit.  Awesome.  If you just want the starter kit, all you pay is shipping.  To get the coupon code, you must watch THIS video.  The coupon code will be shown in the video once a certain point is reached (fast forwarding doesn’t work). Then, to sign up, you need to fill out THIS form.

 

Why Choose Simply Aroma?
Simply Aroma has an exciting opportunity for you in direct sales. We are committed to helping you change your life while making the world better and healthier. We are here to assist you in making your home-based business a success. We are confident that your decision to join us will make ground breaking changes in your life as well as in the lives of those around you. We invite you to join us and become a member of our growing family of independent consultants. This fun opportunity can be started from your home. By hosting parties, you can introduce these unique essential oil products while having a great time. We have a fantastic incentive program for our Hostesses as well.

Simply Aroma is about quality products.
– Our oils are certified 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.
– Our essential oils are one of the safest and most rigorously tested essential oils available on the market today.

Simply Aroma is a direct sales opportunity
– Low Capital Investment
– No Minimum Purchase
– Reasonably priced Products

Commissions
– Top discounts from the start
– Receive 25%-35% of each order

Training
– You will receive emails and E-training
– We have mentors available when you need them

Products
– All of our products carry a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee

Websites
– Personalize your website with your “About Me” section
– 24-hour access to new consultant training and information through the Control Panel
– Track your commissions and keep track of your team members

I plan to use mine for general health, well-being, making fun scrubs and lotions and so I can SMELL FABULOUS!
If you have any questions, please email me at: sandraabickel@gmail.com.

See y’all later!

Mad Men: BBQ Sauce Base

With summer fast approaching, I thought I might provide you with a base for creating your own secret BBQ sauce recipe.  This base provides a thing tomato base that you can add nearly anything to.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a sauce pan saute the garlic and onion with the olive oil.  Cook until you can nearly see through it.  Add lemon juice, salt and pepper, paprika, mustard, and Tabasco. Mix these up really well.  Over medium heat simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Reduce the heat to low and add tomato sauce and vinegar.  Simmer for an additional 15 minutes.  From this point you can add whatever you like.

For Sweet Sauces

  • Brown Sugar
  • Honey
  • or Molasses

For Spicy Sauces

  • Chilles
  • Cayenne
  • or hot sauces

Really you can let your imagination go wild.  I have seen people use chocolate, coffee and many other crazy ingredients in their BBQ Sauce.  What might your secret ingredient be?

BBQ on the grill in Style

Now that your sauce is ready you are ready to grill. Don’t forget to check out Trisha Trixie Designs for your fashion needs.

 

 

 

Flylady Friday: For the Kids and Father’s day ideas

I have lots of friends with kiddos out of school for the summer.  I think that Flylady has some really unique ways to get the kids involved in clean up.  She sends out daily assignments for the kids and they are really fun.

June 13th challenge went as follows

Hi Kids!
Today I want you to open up the doors of your closet and check to see if you have any clothes that have fallen off of the hangers and havebecome jumbled up on the floor of the closet.Set a timer or ask a grown up to set a timer for 5 minutes and see how much you can hang back up. If you can’t reach the rod to hang these things back up, ask a taller person to give you some hangers, you then hang the clothes on the hangers, and ask that tall person to help you hang them up. If you need to set the timer again, then do so for another 5 minutes. If you find some things that no longer fit or you do not use, put those in a bag and give them to Mom or Dad to bless someone else with.

Remember less stuff to clean and put away means more time to play.

Have fun!

I know that getting kiddos to clean is always a challenge, but we just have to find clever ways to make cleaning fun.  Timers and choices allow for lots of fun!

A friend of mine is a foster mother and her home is full of little boys.  Sometimes this can make her cleaning job more difficult.  So, she gives them a “helper” task.

The littlest one is three and she gives him a norwex microfiber cloth and lets him clean anything, but the TV that he chooses.  He loves being a helper and the norwex magic really does help her home stay clean.  There are no chemicals and he really can’t hurt a thing.  What could be better?  The walls became amazingly clean as this little guy got right to work.

Father’s Day

We at TrishaTrixie Designs have not forgotten dad.  Feel free to stop by our site to find lots of great ideas for dad.

Does dad like to clean?  My dad always enjoyed cleaning his car and making it shine.  Norwex has some fun products for dad.  The dust mitt works great for dusting of the inside of the car and the leather cleaner will do wonders for cleaning up leather seats in your car!

No matter what you decide we hope you have a Happy Father’s Day!

What not Wednesday: Schools Out Crafts about?

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What is better than making a balloon float on air?  The directions are all included on the Spoonful website.

Does your child like to paint?  There are many canvas studios that offer children’s painting.  This is a fun way for your child to invent on a canvas.  A local business called Social Canvas offers this service, but check your local area for all the selections.

I saw some youngsters doing this and they seemed to really find a sense of accomplishment.  You will be amazed at how much it relaxes your child too!

Maybe you don’t have time to set up a huge crafting project, but the little ones need something to do.  Well, the DLTK’s website offers many printable coloring, crafting, and activities for you little ones to complete.  This site is well worth its weight in gold!

chicken paper plate craft

Why not make a chicken paper plate craft?

Remember that projects keep the little ones busy.  Make the summers memorable.

Don’t forget your little one might enjoy to craft in some of our lovely apron designs just for kiddos.  Check them out at our etsy store.  Custom orders are always welcome.