Friday, January 27, 2017

Life is a Juggling Act

Some days I feel like the woman in this picture... except I'm not that skinny, I don't garden and if that were me, the entire raw chicken would be falling and smacking me in the head. And to be quite honest... I wouldn't be smiling quite like her!! The juggling act that life has become is just straight up overwhelming some days.

This year has been full of juggling and I gotta say, there has been some falling and crashing along the way. It has been a week of thinking for me as I am thinking of days to come. Sometimes it is good to be in a place to just sit back and think...

Our baby girl is inching up on being 10 months old!! That makes me think about birthdays and how fast a year has flown by and where this year has taken us as a family. This year has MOVED US in every possible way... physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.

When we found out that I was pregnant (already into the second trimester), we had to start making a lot of changes in our environment and in our family. In a very short amount of time we had to move to a new home, figure out how to get a new vehicle, get new things for a new baby, and make room in our home, our lives, and our hearts for this precious gift that was coming our way.

God blessed us by helping us find a home and a car in a pretty short amount of time. He even blessed us by helping us do that in the same school zone we were in so that our oldest could stay in the school he was already attending. People started blessing us with both new and used baby necessities and we had so many friends and family jump in and help us get it all together in time.

Now our little one has been with us inching up on a year. We are watching her grow in so many ways everyday. New teeth, new tricks, more hair, more sounds, and new clothes and shoes because she outgrows them faster than I can say "please stop growing so fast"!!

I have been moved at work within my building multiple times over the past year and am still not done moving yet. I have a permanent job with a floating desk!! Many other things that I just can't publicly blog about have happened this year as well... one change after another... one new direction and new journey after another... every day a new opportunity to trust God and His plan and purpose for our lives.

I have never ever been good at change. It is hard. It is uncomfortable. It is exhausting. This week as I have looked back over the last year... I have been incredibly thankful for the truth found in Hebrews 13:8.  "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever"!!

While everything around me might feel like a messed up, chicken falling, juggling act... There is one constant that I can always count on and I will always be thankful for, Jesus Christ... Friend, Comforter, Peace Maker, Rock.

Beautiful New Enrollment Kits for Spring

One of the most exciting things about joining Thirty-One is opening the "BIG PINK BOX"!!! It happens once and the excitement around it is pretty amazing!!

Every catalog comes with a new enrollment kit... but this one is coming with TWO!! This season, should you decide to join the Thirty-One Family, you can CHOOSE which of these two amazing kits you would like to have!! They both come with over $350 worth of products and all the business supplies you need to get started and it only cost you $99!! Host your Launch Party (with my help) and you will earn that $99 right back in commission!!

Bright and Bold

Black and White

If you want to learn more about what Thirty-One can do for you and your family, I created a Facebook Group to share all the details. No pressure, no gimmicks, no selling... just head on over there and join the group, read all of the posts, ask me any questions you might have... and if you are not interested, feel free to remove yourself from the group when you are done!! If you are interested or might be, but you need to think about it... just hang around that group and when any new information comes out, you will be the first to see it!!

Don't let this opportunity slip by!! Head on over to Facebook and check it out!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My Life is About to Change... Seriously!!

I am in love with these two products!! The New Day Tote WILL BE my diaper bag by the end of August!! That along with the new Swap-It-Pocket will change my life!! No... seriously!! I can't wait to not have to lug 2 bags around with me everywhere I go!! 

Take a few minutes to dream with me about the possibilities!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Let's Get this Party Started!!

This is my beautiful "Why"!!
This past month, I took a leap of faith into a new and exciting journey as a Thirty-One Gifts Consultant!! I am super excited to be getting outside of my comfort zone and helping my family at the same time.

Thirty-One was founded on the principles found in Proverbs 31. They are a company committed to Celebrating, Encouraging, and Rewarding women for who they are.

Thirty-One has so many amazing things to offer both it's customers and it's consultants. They have one of the BEST hostess rewards programs of any direct sales company. You can earn so much free and half priced products just by hosting a party and collecting a few orders!

One of the things I keep seeing in Consultant resources is the question, "what is your why"? Why are you taking this Thirty-One Journey? My why is simple. My family. We just had a beautiful baby girl. She is such a gift!! I would not change a thing about her, not even the added expenses that came along with her! Those extra expenses are why I decided to join Thirty-One.

Here is the New Fall/Winter Enrollment Kit!!
Let me tell you how it has already helped us out!! When you join, you pay $99 plus tax and shipping for your enrollment kit. That get's you over $350 worth of products and business supplies to get you started!! I booked my launch party with my sponsor. Here is the really cool part... SHE came and did my launch party for me!! I got to be the hostess for the party and collect the hostess rewards, PLUS, I still got PAID. WHAT?? Seriously?? She did the work and I got the paycheck?!?!

Not only did I get the hostess rewards for my launch party, I made $150 from ONE party!! That paid me right back for my investment in my Enrollment Kit plus a little extra!! Every sale or party beyond that has just been extra income for us. 

Not only that, there are so many helpful ladies and available resources... you really have so much support. You don't have to figure it out alone!! You have a team of ladies cheering you on and helping you succeed!!

If you are interested in learning more about hosting a party to earn rewards or how you can earn some extra income, just by sharing Thirty-One with others, visit my website or contact me and I would be happy to chat with you about it. 

Brenda Duggins
Independent Consultant with Thirty-One Gifts