Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What my Thanksgiving weekend has in store for me

I am 100% Italian, so eating healthy and lite on Thanksgiving is blown out of the water. It is a typical Italian adventure. Dinner starts at 2pm and might end around 8. I usually arrive around noon to help my mom in the kitchen..............keep me away from the turkey or I will ruin it. I start with getting the antipasto ready. Cutting the cheese, rolling the meats, you get the picture. Then it is setting the table for 15 or more. AaAh not enough forks again. As everything is nearly prepared and ready to serve we are at the table for round 1 antipasto, then it is the pasta which is my weakness. My mother used to have soup too but I made her stop.... I stopped wearing stretch pants years ago. Then we have The turkey and Ham since my brother and I are not big fans of the turkey along with the 10 different side dishes. Dessert is 2 meals in itself since our huge table has pies, cakes and cookies down the whole length. Now that I have gain
6 lbs in a few hours I have to roll myself home to bed because I am too tired to do anything else.
I am looking forward to Friday I have off and I am planning on sleeping in. I have not slept pass 7 in months and I do not even think about going near a store. The couch looks like a nice place to plant myself until I am motivated to do something. I am hoping once I am motivated that I will get most of my pictures of my new jewelry on my website just in time for the holidays. I also Have a jewelry party booked on Saturday afternoon which will be exciting. I love the home parties. They are so much fun. And I think Saturday night I am going to curl up on the couch with my man with a nice bottle of wine and watch a movie.
So I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Things are really picking up

So this past Tuesday I did my first Vendor Show. I was at Branches Catering in West Long Branch NJ. It was called "Fit and Fabulous". I was not expecting much from it but it turned out very well. I was the first Vendor table when people walked in the door. Even though most of the event was actually inside another room everyone had to pass me in and out and they stopped both times. The exposure to my business was priceless. It was very encouraging to see people truly complimenting me on my pieces. Especially since I take the time to import them from different manufactures in Europe and now I have even ventured to Jewelry Trade Shows to pick my pieces. I think people were excited to know that I have my pieces available to purchase and take home with you, rather than wait the week or so.

As the weeks go on and the holidays come closer, my calendar is filling up. I have parties and vendor shows every week. I know I am going to slow down after the holidays but I am feeling confident that I will continue to be successful. Please keep checking my website and sign up for my newsletter to keep informed on New Products, Sales and Events that Anna Bella Jewels has.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

World Ventures

Laurie Mount is an Independent World Ventures Representative. They are an innovative online travel company that offers exciting products to our members. Retail and wholesale travel. Her retail site has a powerful search engine that allows you to search dozens of vacation websites simultaneously. What used to take 3 hours now takes 3 minutes! The wholesale is a membership that gives you access to exclusive prices on set trips. The prices are unbelievable. Most families save the cost of membership in their first trip. It is definitely a rough time for the economy and because of that, people NEED a break, they WANT a break. World Ventures is providing members with that opportunity at wholesale costs. Its a solution for families that want to go away but can't afford it at retail costs. Please visit for more information or to search for a vacation. I am also looking for anyone that may be interested in learning about our business opportunity.Laurie MountIndependent World Ventures RepresentativeCell: 201-362-5719Email: lauriemount@live.comWebsite: (book travel) Website: (learn about the company)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My night with Mary Kay Ladies

Last night I was invited to a very fun and informative Mary Kay makeover / meeting. On certain Monday Nights the "TEAM" gets together and gives a skin care makeover class and also discusses the accomplishments of each member of the team. I have to admit I just started using there skin care products so I have not had all the results yet but I do love the feeling of them on my face.

So while a few of us guest sat around and learned about these great products and learned how to put on makeup (and I have to say we all looked beautiful afterwards) I was actually paying more attention to the Team leader. Yes she is the leader that drives around in the Pearl Pink Mary Kay Cadillac. Kudos to her. She is very motivational and loves the company she is working for. If I had the time to dedicate to it I think I would be a Mary Kay Rep. The incentives are great, the products are awesome, and it is just fun. They have retreats, bonuses, and speakers to help each Rep to maintain and keep their goals and clients. If it is extra money you need this may be the right thing for you. And I heard from the grapevine the personal discounts and compensation are one of the best in the business.