10.27.2015

15 Easy Halloween Wreaths:

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Fall Chalkboard Art:



LOVE THIS fall chalkboard art and fall decor from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body! Learn the easiest way to create a chalkboard wall with this tutorial.

Free Coloring Pages for Adults:

Free coloring pages for adults -- a great way to relieve stress!

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10.25.2015

My Own Rodan + Fields Before + Afters!

I have seen results from several friends and random Rodan + Fields customers, but I'm always a little skeptical unless I can see results for myself.  I have tried many of the products and have documented my progress in photos (one of the perks of being a blogger is that NOTHING happens without photo documentation!)

I wanted to share my own 30 day results with REVERSE Regimen:

 It drives me crazy when I see before and afters with different light, so I sat in front of the same window at the same time of day for all my photos.  Though I don't look 20 years younger, my skin does look healthier after 30 days.

In the last photo, I am wearing the mineral powder to show that foundation isn't necessary when I want to look a little more polished.

This next set of photos is of a patch of eczema I have had on my leg for about 10 years.  I have been on numerous prescription  steroids over the years and SOOTHE, steps 2 and 3 has worked just as well if not better!  I always hated to constantly apply the steroids, so I would let it go until I had some kind of function where my legs would show.  I would start using the prescription about 2 weeks ahead of time.  I'm using the SOOTHE every day without worry - it's even safe for babies! The maddening itch has disappeared and my raw rash is almost healed:


This is the call I listened to when I was trying to decide if Rodan + Fields was right for me.  If you are even a little curious it's worth a listen.  What's 15 minutes out of your day?
 

If something in this call speaks to you let's talk! I can answer your questions and maybe we can work together!

What about your skin?  Is there room for improvement?  Have you found the skincare you are IN LOVE with yet?  If not, why not try out one of our regimens out for 60 days?  With a 100% money back guarantee, what do you have to lose? Ask me about our Preferred Customer discounts and free shipping offer.

The first 10 people who want to try a sample of our Micro-dermabrasion Paste comment below!  I'll mail it out for you to try!

10.23.2015

Apple "Rose" Pastry


You have all probably seen the cool Apple Tarts that are taking Pinterest by storm.  I actually saw it on on The Today Show and was instantly interested!  It's a "statement dessert" and I love to walk into a party with something like it.

The original recipe I saw was a healthy version sweetened with apricot preserves...and healthy has it's place, but if I'm going to splurge it's going to be with butter and sugar.  So, I reworked it to make a beautiful and delicious dessert. It has a shortcut in the frozen puff pastry.  Puff pastry is a pain to make so I'm happy to use it!

Ingredients:

1 box of frozen puff pastry
3-4 apples, I used Granny Smith but a sweeter apple can be used. The red skin on a different apple would have made the "rose" more
3 TBSP soft butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 TBSP cinnamon
Honey

Directions: 

Unfold each layer of frozen dough.  Cut at the crease of the fold for a rectangle of dough then cut each rectangle in half length-wise to create a strip.  Roll the strip of dough on a floured surface to make a 12" x 3" strip.

Mix together the butter, sugar and cinnamon for the filling and spread over the rolled dough:


Cut apples in half and cut out the core and slice thinly as shown below.  Leaving the skin on gives the finished dessert more color.  Place slices in a bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.

Layer the apples over the pastry as shown below:


Fold the bottom of the dough in half over the apples:


Begin at one end and roll the apples and pastry:


Place into a greased muffin pan:


Bake 375 degrees for about 40 minutes (I laid a piece of foil on top after 30 minutes since the apples started to get overly brown).

After about 10 minutes remove from pan and drizzle with honey for a gooey topping! Right before serving a dusting of powdered sugar makes a nice presentation:




10.20.2015

Tutorial Tuesday!


 DIY Boneyard Lantern - a Pottery Barn knockoff for Halloween  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Adult Halloween Party Ideas:

This list has me inspired! From spooky cocktails to elegant party decor, this collection of Halloween party ideas for adults will help you plan the BEST PARTY EVER!

Boneyard Lantern:


 DIY Boneyard Lantern - a Pottery Barn knockoff for Halloween  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM



Glamorous Witch Hat:

DIY Glamorous Witch Hat for your Halloween Decor!


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10.18.2015

Let's Talk Money


That is the first thing I said to my business partner when I got her on the phone the day I signed up with Rodan + Fields.  I wanted to know, down and dirty, how much could I make at this job?

She gave me the Income Disclosure Statement:

I started with the company about 1 month ago and was able to promote to EC in 2 weeks, and I earned right in line with what this chart projects.

The thing I love is that the consultants at Level V are in my team and I can pick up the phone or email them for advice any time. I feel like I have a real grasp of what it takes to make it to their level because we're all doing this together.  They are helping me grow by teaching me what they learned along the way.



I knew I loved the products but wasn't sure if I wanted to sell them.  Was it going to be worth my time?  So far, it looks like it is.


 Want to join me? Email me and we can talk money, products, time...whatever you want.

Next week, I'll share some of my own before and afters!

10.16.2015

Candy "Cake"


I saw this in a candy shop a few weeks ago.  Cake boxes filled with candy!  They had all different sizes of cake boxes and the clear covers let you peek inside. I would tie with baker's twine for a more authentic look. There are some really cute cake boxes out there!

I have kids that don't love cake (I cannot relate) and I think this is a great alternative!  Fill it up with the birthday boy's favorite candy but it still seems cake-ish!



10.13.2015

Tutorial Tuesday!

Needle and Thread Costume:

DIY needle and thread costume

Teenage Mutant Ninja Costume:

 teenage ninja turtle costume

Candy Corn Wreath:

Candy Corn Lima Bean Wreath | Lima Bean Wreath | Halloween Wreath Craft | www.madewithHAPPY.com

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10.10.2015

Before and After

I think a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll let the pictures do the talking when it comes to describing the 4 Rodan + Fields Dermatologists skin regimens:

SOOTHE:
 



UNBLEMISH: (Voted #1 Premium Acne Line in the US)



REDEFINE:



REVERSE:

 

These amazing results did not happen overnight with a miracle cream!  They happened over time, using clinical skincare consistently.  The four formulas have been created so that each step prepares the skin for the next step so that the clinical components are absorbed readily for beautiful results.

So, do you have 60 days to create the best skin of your life?  Comment below for a free mini-facial to get you started. 

After that, there are 3 ways to get the products:

As a Consultant
As a Preferred Customer
As a Retail Customer

Which works best for you? 

Use my no obligation Solution Tool to see what the Drs recommend for your skin: CLICK HERE

Any questions? Email me: jsneill@zoominternet.net

10.09.2015

Design a Scannable Business Card


I am nosy by nature and can't resist clicking on links and pressing the "read on" button. When I see those little scan squares? Forget it!  I'm on it as fast as I can pull out my phone. I feel like I'm discovering a secret or something.

So, when designing my business cards, I decided to add a code.  I found this free QR Code Generator and linked it to my business site.  You can link it to any number of things, a photo, a phone number, an event... It's pretty cool! I saved the image as a jpg on my computer.

I went to VistaPrint  and chose a design for a 2 sided card and in the photo space in the back, I uploaded the QR code. 

You could use this same concept for an advertising postcard, an invitation, or a car magnet. 

Good luck!

*(I was not paid to mention VistaPrint, I just use them a lot and they send good coupons after your first order so I decided to give them props)

10.06.2015

Tutorial Tuesday!

Circus Strong Man Costume:



Vintage Circus Strong Man Costume // Life Anchored

Succulent Wreath:

 Faux Succulent Wreath Please... (this is the part at the end of the commercial when the announcer talks real fast)

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10.05.2015

Why Rodan + Fields?

Welcome to my Big Business Launch!  Pull up a chair!

Part of what keeps me focused on my business is acknowledging and remembering "Why?". Why did I want my own business? Why do I lay awake at night thinking of ways to succeed? Why did I chose Rodan + Fields Dermatologists?

At my recent Business Launch I explained it to a group of friends and recorded it just for all of you.  So, if you are also looking for ways to make money from home or want to start your own business this might be for you. If you are not in love with your skincare, you might relate. If you are just curious to see a video of me instead of just printed words, good enough!

So, I went on to describe the 4 regimens:

SOOTHE: For sensitive, irritated skin. Clinically proven to reduce facial redness in as little as 5 minutes.

UNBLEMISH: The Drs who invented Proactive know a thing or two about acne. They used their past experience to create this regimen clinically proven to combat the entire acne cycle! Unclogs pores, clears blemishes, and fades spots left behind from previous breakouts.

REVERSE: For sun-damaged skin. Exfoliates, visibly brightens, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

REDEFINE: Anti-aging line that uses proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the signs of aging for firmer, smoother, flawless skin.

I am obsessed with my new business!  I am learning so much and experiencing the products for myself and I finally feel like I got some of my passion back.  I feel like I have so much to offer a partner right now!

I feel like I want to welcome someone like me and grow with someone else so we can both take advantage of the guidance of the ladies who came before us.  I have just never experienced a more giving group who really has my best interests at heart. The support so far has been amazing.

If you want to jump in with me we can learn and grow in this business together! We can figure it all out and have a partner in crime in each other.

If you aren't in love with your skincare and would be willing to help me build my business by giving this a shot, I would be so thankful! I can even get you on a perks program to save you shipping and 10%.  With a 60 day, empty-bottle money back guarantee what do you have to lose? If it doesn't work for you, you have just washed your face for 60 days. No biggie!

If you know someone that might benefit from this business or these products and want to refer them to me, that's AMAZING! Every little big helps and maybe this isn't for you but you know someone else who would love it. Thank you, thank you!

I will share more information over the  next weeks.  Thanks so much for spending a few minutes to hear more about what I've been up to.  Email me or comment if you want to talk, ask questions, or comment. 

10.01.2015

Stinky Sports Gloves

It's that time of the year again and the gloves are getting real stinky. Let's revisit this post from last year...

My son's football gloves REEEEEK when he gets into the car after practice.  It's a horrible sour, stinky smell that could be a weapon of war.

It doesn't help that he usually strips them off all sweaty and stuffs them into his helmet after practice to sit there until the next night.  Soon the smell is all through his helmet and all over his face after a few days.

I try to keep on top of it during the week and pull his gloves out of his helmet, rinse them under water and stuff rolled up newspapers into the bottom.  Prop up with his water bottle and cooler so we don't forget them the next day. (warning: the kids will playfully arrange the fingers to make several rude gestures when you are not looking!)

For a super stinky pair that has been hanging out for awhile, I turn them inside out and really scrub the inside, then flip them to dry normally.  After they are dry, I fill them with baking soda and let sit overnight.  Pour out soda and wear as usual.

For SUPER SUPER smelly gloves, pour in some vinegar to let them fizz up after sitting overnight, then rinse and dry with the newspaper. This is a 2 day process with all the rinsing and drying but well worth it.



 

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