Thursday, December 22, 2011

*Types of Scentsy Parties*

Love Scentsy Warmers? 
Love earning FREE Scentsy? We have 4 different ways 
you can earn FREE Scentsy!  


HOME PARTY


A traditional approach is a Home Party. You invite several of your friends & family to your home for a fun night!!  I’ll arrive a few minutes early to set up a beautiful display. When your guests arrive, I will spend just a little time and demonstrate how Scentsy works. This is a great approach if Scentsy is new to you or your friends. We’ll talk briefly about the variety of warmers and scents, how SAFE a warmer is, and how to use and change a Scentsy bar. It won’t take long to show you just how easy it is to fill your home with the latest Scentsation! 



OPEN HOUSE

For more of a casual like atmosphere or if your guests are already familiar with Scentsy, an Open House is a great option. Together, we’ll determine a two to three hour period of time to hold your Open House. I’ll arrive about an hour early to set up. Once your Open House starts, we'll spend some time talking with guests as they come and go sharing scents! This is a fun, casual and low-pressure way to share Scentsy with your friends, neighbors and family.


BASKET PARTY

This is a compact kit which contain mini testers in all 80+ Scents that we currently have available.  It's so compact that you can carry it in one hand, keep in your purse or take to your office and from home to home as you visit friends and family. My Basket Party includes the fragrance testers, order forms and everything you need to host a Scentsy Basket Party. Use the kit for a few days or a week, and then return it to me and we’ll close your party! A Scentsy Basket Party is great if you don’t have the time or space to hold a more traditional Home Party. 


ONLINE PARTY

This is the simplest of all parties. It’s like an Open House but online. We will create a  Facebook Event page to invite your guests local or out of state to visit your specific Online Party Link on my website. Your guests are free to order at their convenience until the designated party closing time. 



If any of these appeal to you, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can get your Scentsy Party scheduled today!!

Michele Gile
(209) 417-5410
www.scentbyscent.com
michele@scentbyscent.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Diabetes Awareness Month




Not only is is National Blog Posting Month, but more importantly, it's National Diabetes Awareness Month as well!

Diabetes is not a fun thing to have to deal with on a daily basis. I should know. For me, what started out as the usual Gestational Diabetes when I was pregnant with my first child. He ended up weighing 10 lbs. 5 oz. at birth. Yes...and I was only 115 at the time. After childbirth, my diabetes went away. Only to return during my second pregnancy. Again, after the birth of my daughter, the diabetes went away. She was 9 lbs. 2 oz. at birth. Six years later with the pregnancy of my third and final child, I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes yet again. Although my youngest daughter was my smallest weighing only 8 lbs. 5 oz., the diabetes never went away. I now have Type 2 Diabetes and have been weaned off of the insulin after a few years and am just taking medication and monitoring my diet & nutrition. I do have to check my blood sugars (or am supposed to) three times a day, and I can usually make any necessary changes in my meals as needed.

Diabetes leads to many other medical issues, and this I also know personally.

Here's some startling but interesting facts about Diabetes:

With nearly 26 million children and adults in American living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our country. Yet, most Americans don’t consider diabetes a serious matter. They feel it is someone else’s responsibility; someone else’s problem.

Recent numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paint a desperate situation of where we are at, and where we are headed:

"Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.
Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.
Now is the time to act."

(source)


Here's how you can help with the fight against this disease:

Become Involved in American Diabetes Month® 2011

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to rally individuals, communities and families to Join the MillionsSM in the movement to Stop Diabetes®. This year, the American Diabetes Association is asking individuals to take a pledge and raise their hand to Stop Diabetes.

Beginning November 1, the public can take action by taking the American Diabetes Month pledge on Facebook.

Here are other ways you can become involved:

* Attend an American Diabetes Month event in your area
* Call 1-800-DIABETES
* Text JOIN to 69866 (standard data and message rates apply)





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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaBloPoMo 2011


It's National Blog Posting Month!! Although NaBloPoMo is now a monthly occurrence, it officially kicked off back then just for the month of November. However, more and more bloggers wanted to continue the Monthly Blogging on a daily basis so....National Blog Posting Month is pretty much every.single.month.

"It's that time again; time to commit to posting every day for a full month by joining in with NaBloPoMo. The point? Well, beyond the endurance factor -- of becoming a writing athlete -- there's the benefit from daily writing. I use it as a way to warm up before getting into book writing. And then there's the community aspect: joining NaBloPoMo is like joining a gym. You're writing in a group and feeding off that for motivation rather than writing alone."

For those who have difficulty trying to figure out what to write about, NaBloPoMo offers bloggers a daily 'prompt' to give you a jump start. Even if you only write a simple paragraph regarding their prompt, it usually leads to blogging about other things in general. So, if you want to jump on the bandwagon and join other Bloggers, NaBloPoMo is the perfect place to get direction!! :)

This is today's Prompt:


For me, my favorite part about writing is the fact that I can journal my daily, weekly or monthly highlights of my life and have somewhere to go to reflect back on those memories. When I started this blog, I was in a new relationship...and it pretty much documents my life from that point on. This blog ended up focusing on the planning of our Destination Wedding...and I'm glad I shared every little detail with my readers. I've had tons of people ask me for direction on re-creating some of the crafty things I did. Quite honestly, the majority of my ideas came from a very amazing group of ladies who were a part of a Destination Wedding forum I was (and still am) a part of. It's nice to be able to pass on the ideas that were passed to me. :)

Of course after all the hoopla was over, I neglected my blog something fierce! However, I'm going to be getting back on track, and hopefully I'll be able to post daily now that I'm committed in participating in the National Blog Posting Month this month!!

In other news....DID YOU SEE MY CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN at the top of my blog?!? Christmas is coming in a month and 23 days!!! Yikes!!!!

I can proudly say that I'm officially DONE with Christmas Shopping!! 



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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Guess what's coming in just about a week and 2 months????

Yes!!! I'm talking CHRISTMAS!!!

Can you believe it?!?!? OMG. I've been preparing for this Holiday Season almost the entire year!! Not only have I got most of my Christmas Shopping done, I'm already getting my Goals for 2012 prioritized. :) That's called getting ahead of the game I'd say!!!

Well, it's been a LONG time since I've blogged but let me tell ya...it's been pretty crazy busy for me this past three months!  School was kicking my butt;  I went on a last minute cruise; (and I mean very last minute...like two days before before sailing, last minute!!)

I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things again!! I've missed tons of blog posts from a lot of great bloggers out in blogesphere, but fear not...I will be catching up!

For now...have you guys checked out One Kings Lane lately?  If you haven't signed up, leave me your email and I'll send you an invite to join!  You'll receive a free $15 credit just for doing so!!!

Until next time..... have a good night everyone!!!


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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Week 3 Give Away Winners!!!

Congratulations Winners!!


Winner #1 is Sherri!!!


Winner #2 is Ash!!!

Both winners will receive a confirmation email from me, you have 48 hours to resond or new winners will be selected.

Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!



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Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas in July ~ Week 3 Give Away

We're back!!

Thanks for being patient guys! Things have been a little hectic here and I've been experiencing some medical issues ~ but no worries!! This week's Give Away is full of some great goodies!!

We're going to have not one, not two, but THREE awesome gifts to give away this week!! AND we're going to have not one, but TWO amazing winners!!!

Without futher adieu, it's:

 
TIME!!!
 
Lucky Winner Number One will receive the following:
 
 
 
This lovely set of Finger Tip Towels is perfect for your guest bathroom during the holidays!



Lucky Winner number Two will receive the following:
 


  
A cute little Christmas Dress for your favorite newborn baby girl!


Both Winners will receive the following:


 
A collection of boxed Christmas Cards. Get a jump start on your Christmas Cards this year!

An array of Revlon cosmetic tools! This collections includes two of everything you see pictured! Keep a set for yourself, and give a set as a gift during the Holidays!!



A Dessert Collection of Mixes from The Gourmet Cupboard. This collection includes a Heavenly Chocolate Pie Mix, Snickerdoodles Cookie Mix and a Dreamcicle Pie Mix! Very delicious!!!

And, as always, each winner will also receive a $5 Gift Card to Target and a $5 Gift Card to Starbucks!!!
 
Good luck to everyone!!!
 
Mandatory Entries:

You must be a public Google Friend Connect Follower of my blog to enter this giveaway. The widget to follow my blog is in the right sidebar.
 
Hop on over to The Gourmet Cupboard Website, browse around and tell me what your favorite mix you'd like to try would be!  (It can't be any items from the Dessert Collection pictured above).

(Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so I know where to contact you if you win! You only need to post your e-mail on one entry.)

Extra Entries:

(Please write a new comment for each additional entry. If something is worth 2 entries, be sure to leave two comments. For example: "I follow you #1" and "I follow you #2" should be two different comments. All entries are worth 1 entry unless otherwise noted.)

-Make a Gourmet Cupboard purchase of any kind, (being sure to list me as the Rep when ordering). Save your confirmation email, I will check if this is a winner entry. (worth 10 entries)

-Network with me. There are three ways to do this- Twitter, Facebook, and email subscription. Buttons and links are on the left sidebar on my blog. (worth 1 entry per method, up to 3 entries total)

-Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this Tweet or write your own: Win in the Christmas in July Give Away with Magic Senses & Target! (2 Tweets per DAY- 1 Entry per Tweet)

-Grab my button and add it to your blog's sidebar and comment with a link to your blog (worth 3 entries)

-Follow my Clever Confections Facebook Fan Page! (worth 2 entries)

This giveaway is open to my readers who are 18 year of age or older with a US mailing address and will end on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 5 p.m.Pacific Time. The winners will be chosen via random.org and will be announced online and via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
 
Good luck, everyone!


 
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

MIA

Well, please forgive me for missing this past Friday's Christmas in July Week #2 Give Away post. I had some medical issues, but no worries, this week we will be having TWO great Give Aways!!

Stay tuned for some awesome goodies!!!



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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July Give Away Week #1 Winner!!


Congratulations fellow Blogger Meghan @ Hailey's House!
You're our Christmas in July Week One Winner!!!

I will be emailing you, so please be sure to reply with your correct mailing address. You will receive your two Butterfly Soaps directly from Magic Senses
. Further information will be provided in this email, so if you don't receive it by Friday, please let me know!!

Again, Congrats!! And be sure to check back tomorrow for Week 2 of our Christmas in July Give Aways!!!!



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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Last day for our Christmas in July Give Away #1


Hi there! Today at 5 p.m. PST ends our Week 1 Christmas in July Give Away!!
The lucky winner will receive a Starbucks Gift Card, a Target Gift Card, and two beautiful Butterfly Soaps from Magic Senses!

Be sure to check it out by clicking here: Christmas in July Give Away

The winner will be chosen by Random.Org and will be announced tomorrow!!!

Good luck everyone!!

And....don't forget to check back this Friday for Week 2 of our Chirstmas in July Give Aways!!!!

Up for grabs will be a Revlon Gift Basket filled with some Revlon Cosmetic Tools, a Gift Bag of yummy Mixes from The Gourmet Cupboard, and another Starbucks and/or Target Gift Card!!


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Friendly Friday Blog Hop



Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Thanks for joining the Friendly Friday celebration hosted by Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier, Christi at Frugal Novice and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more friends in blogville, get more blog followers and follow other great blogs out there.

To join in the Friendly Friday celebration, include your family-friendly link in our list, follow the hostesses in the first 3 spots and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect - this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Friday posting with your blog title. All others will be deleted.

When people comment on your blog and let you know they're a part of Friendly Friday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it's a win-win situation. We would love for you to also grab our Friendly Friday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post - the more bloggers that find out about Friendly Friday and participate, the better!

Spotlight on Friendly Friday Followers!

We love your participation and want to show it! In addition to gaining followers, each week we'll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the content of next week's Friendly Friday post. There are so many seriously wonderful blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week. Say hello to the lucky chosen 3 for this week (and feel free to stop by and give them a little extra love):

Jennifer at A Self-Confessed Foodie lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a consultant for an IT consulting company. She has two blogs, enjoys photography, reading, traveling, scrapbooking, crafting, and playing with Maddy, her 3 year old Golden Retriever. Jennifer shares her recipes, restaurant reviews, product reviews, entertaining tips and much more! She says she "loves feeding people and frequently uses her friends and colleagues as guinea pigs." She has some great tips and tricks for lemons!

The Life of Jennifer Dawn is where Jennifer shares about her life, her husband and toddler. They are expecting their second child after having two "heartbreaking miscarriages." She is not only a wife and mom but also a teacher, and she juggles all of this while still enjoying her hobbies, crafts, and blogging. Jennifer shares these on her blog along with recipes, tutorials, and designs from her Etsy Shop. Her favorite times are spending time with her family, and she feels truly blessed!

Sara at "Deal"icious Mom is a wife, mom, and and a Special Education High School teacher. She's very busy but still has time for deal hunting and sharing her great buys, "deals and steals," and freebies. Sara also gives great tips on coupons and in-store and online deals. Her tips include places such as Amazon, Target, Hobby Lobby, McDonalds, The Disney Store, just to name a few. She is constantly searching for deals and invites her readers to leave comments if they know of a deal and would like to help.

Now that you know about these 3 wonderful blogs, it's time for you to join in! Add your family-friendly link below and we'll see you back here every Friday! And don't forget, you can get the InLinkz code to share the link list on your blog, too.

All three hostesses appreciate followers through Google Friend Connect AND Twitter and we'll follow you back - just leave a comment with your URL and/or Twitter username. Have a great weekend, everyone!



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Christmas In July Give Away #1





Product Review and Give Away #1 ~ Magic Senses, Target Gift Card and a Starbucks Gift Card!!


I'm pleased to have the opportunity to work with Magic Senses! Their products are amazing and I especially love their Body Butters!! They have a variety of glycerin soaps with amazing designs!! In this review I'll be sharing with you their Gardenia Body Butter, my favorite!!


All of their Body Butters are hand whipped to perfection! They contain 20% Naturally Refined Shea Butter to moisturize and soften the skin that you love! It is light, fluffy, rich and creamy and a little bit will go a long way. It absorbs very easily preventing dryness and leaving your skin very soft and smooth. We recommend it for all types of skin. The Gardenia fragrance wasn't too intense, but did leave you smelling good for several hours!

BUY IT!

Know someone who could use a little pampering, some love, or just a special gift from you? Or how 'bout getting a jump start on some Christmas Shopping? Check out all the amazing products, including some great Gift Sets that Magic Senses has to offer! Your recipient will be every so thrilled to receive some of these awesome soaps!!

There are a variety of sizes, scents and designs of their amazing soaps, as well as some great flavors of Body Butter. Their prices range from $3.15 to $16.95 and as I mentioned they carry a variety of Soaps!

They also carry these cute Scrubbies and Puffs for Kids!







WIN IT!

I will be giving away two Soaps in Magic Senses 'Butterfly Collection' to one of my lucky readers!! A Cheerful Butterfly in Blue and a Cheerful Butterfly in Pink!!



Along with these two beautiful soaps, the winner will also win a $10.00 Gift Card from Target!!

The lucky winner will also receive a $5.00 Gift Card from Starbucks!!



Mandatory Entries: 
Take a jump over to the Magic Senses website, browse around and tell me which product is your favorite and why!  

Also, you must be a public Google Friend Connect Follower of my blog to enter this giveaway. The widget to follow my blog is in the right sidebar.

Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so I know where to contact you if you win! You only need to post your e-mail on one entry.

Extra Entries: 
(Please write a new comment for each additional entry. If something is worth 2 entries, be sure to leave two comments. For example: "I follow you #1" and "I follow you #2" should be two different comments. All entries are worth 1 entry unless otherwise noted.)

-Make a Magic Senses purchase of any kind. Save your confirmation email, I will check if this is a winner entry. (worth 10 entries)

-Network with me. There are three ways to do this- Twitter, Facebook, and email subscription. Buttons and links are on the left sidebar on my blog. (worth 1 entry per method, up to 3 entries total)

-Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this Tweet or write your own: Win in the Christmas in July Give Away with Magic Senses & Target! (2 Tweets per DAY- 1 Entry per Tweet)

-Grab my button and add it to your blog's sidebar and comment with a link to your blog (worth 3 entries)

-Follow my Clever Confections Facebook Fan Page! (worth 2 entries)

This giveaway is open to my readers who are 18 year of age or older with a US mailing address and will end on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 5 p.m.Pacific Time. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Good luck, everyone!

*No purchase necessary.
*Please make sure you leave a comment for each additional entry so you get credited.
*Also, please make sure you typed in the correct email address so we can contact you in case you win.
*The winners will be chosen via random.org and will be announced online and via e-mail.

Good luck!! 

Fine print...
I was NOT provided with a free product for the purpose of this review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for any product. 
All opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid to write this review.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN JULY GIVEAWAYS!!!


Yes, that's right! Every Friday in July, beginning July 9th, we will be hosting a "Christmas in July" Give Away!! There's great products which you can either use for yourselves, use as gifts since Christmas is right around the corner, or gift to friends or family members!!!


We'll be giving away Beauty Products/Tools from Revlon; Christmas Themed Baby Clothes; Christmas supplies, Christmas Cards, Gift Bags of delicious dips/mixes, and lots more!!! Here's a sneak peek at a few of the products being given away:









What's even more exciting is that on several of the Give Aways, there will be more than ONE winner!!! :)

Be sure to check back as we will be posting the Give Away on Fridays with a closing date for each Give Away the following Wednesday at 5 p.m. PST with the winners being announced on Thursdays!!



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