_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: June 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tupperware Classics on Sale through July 12

I know you like when I share the sales that Tupperware has for us, especially the short term sales that you need to jump on before they are gone.... like these that are available only through me (not my website) until July 12th!

EDIT - these great deals are available on my online Tupperware Site!   So now you can get them either through me by email or through my online site.  Don't miss out

The first one is pretty awesome!  You can get these, in that great blue, WITH flat, liquid tight seals!  
For just $13, you get not 1 but 4 of the 16 ounce tumblers that are great for the deck, the pool, anywhere!

If you are a fan of Duck Dynasty (and now a days it seems EVERYONE is), you have seen these babies .... the one that Uncle Si was sent in Vietnam and has drunk his iced tea in ever since.

Here are some other things you can use these tumblers for:

*you can use the 16 oz tumbler to hold hot dogs in their bun to keep them warm and not crushed by the rest of the picnic items.
*also double your batch of cookies and fill these tumblers with 1/2 the cookie dough with seal - put in freezer. When ready for more cookies - run hot water over the outside of tumbler to loosen and the cookie dough comes out like a tube of Pillsbury's and just slice and bake
*also works well for coolers - add water and freeze - slim ice tubes will fit anywhere in a cooler! reminder - do not fill full - leave room for expansion when they freeze
*Also you can spray the inside of them with cooking spray and fill them with your favorite cookie dough and freeze them. Then when you want cookies you just take them out put the cup under hot water and pop them out and cut, cook, and serve! You Can also take a Banana fill it in then poor jello around it and refrigerate!
*put a peeled banana in tumbler and pour favorite jello over it then seal and chill in fridge.

And then another great classic are our Pitcher Set!  For Just $21 you get not one but two great pitchers.  You can pour iced tea, lemonade and other refreshing beverages with ease.

 This opportunity includes one each of 2-qt./2 L and 1¾-qt./ 1.75 L Pitchers

If you are interested in these great deals, 
remember you can only get them if ordered through me, 
email me and I will call you for your shipping and payment info, 
but I MUST submit the order by Friday July 12th!

I'm thinking I want to pick up these for myself too - yes they are that good a deal!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Vacation Mystery Box Giveaway

I can not wait to see the sun.
I can not wait to see the water.
I can not wait to be able to lounge by the pool.
I can not wait to be able to stay up (or out) as late as I want.
I can not wait to be able to sleep in as late as I want.

I can not wait to be on vacation
even if it is a WORKING vacation.

Now I know I will be sharing some of the pretty site/views that I will have from my living room and lanai with you but I think I want to share even more.   I can't afford to fly one of you down to be with me, but I can still share part of my working vacation with at least one of you directly.  So it will be kind of like you were with me as you open your treasure.

How does a mystery box sound?
Filled with little things that I find on and around the island to put in a box for one of my readers to enjoy.

If you were to win my Vacation Mystery Box, what would you like to find in your box?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Want Tupperware?

I have heard comments made about how people would just LOVE to have Tupperware - they really LOVE what Tupperware has to offer - they really want MORE Tupperware .... but they can't afford it.

I'm here to tell you that there are many ways to "acquire" your very own pieces of Tupperware and it doesn't always require paying "full price" and I can help you do that.

You could be an order taker for me and I will compensate you with product!  That's right, you could earn your own Tupperware pieces just by taking orders for me.

  Be My Order Taker!

1)  You would receive a current catalog from me to use for order taking.
2)  You would share with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, daycare friends/teachers/mothers/fathers etc. and have your own "book party".
3)  You get orders for me and I will call you for the order details, shipping details/phone number/ payment info.  I will call customer to confirm.
4)  Based on the size of the order, you can pick your free Tupperware!
5)  You can do this for 1 order or 100 orders - it's your choice.

Leave me a message or Email me so we can talk about how to do this if you are interested.  I know it can work and work well with just a little time and effort.

Once you get your feet wet, so to speak, you can become a Tupperware Consultant.  Especially if you want to have your own parties and earn even more Tupperware AND have a home business (yes Tupperware Consultants are Small Businesses) and make your own spending money or your own vacation fund or Holiday money - your choice.   You can do 1 party or 3 parties or more each week - it's all up to you!
Another way to get Tupperware - 
become a Tupperware Consultant!

You could have gotten all this (current consultant starter business kit) for just $30 and been working towards all these additional pieces just by holding your own parties.  If you had started earlier this year - this would have been what you could have earned - AND if you had sold $900 worth of product (and your samples after your kit was included in this total) in your first 60 days your business kit balance would have been paid by Tupperware!

I'm waiting to see what the new program will be, since this flyer says through June 28th - but you know I will be sharing this with you as soon as I see what it is .... maybe it will be a continuation of what was this spring.

But I know whatever it is ... it will be AWESOME - because this one is even better than what my program was and my program was so wonderful, I was able to continue being a Tupperholic without going broke!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Are you Getting Somewhere?

I saw this one the other day and thought it would be perfect for us to discuss where we want to be and how we are going to get there...........

So have you taken the first step?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Striped Icebergs and Frozen Waves?

This is really beautiful STRIPED ICEBERGS

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.
Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

These pictures are available because 2010 has been the coldest winter

 ... Isn't this amazing??  Yes these are really icebergs .... The wonderful tricks that nature can perform!

  How about a frozen wave? 

Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs - Nature is amazing!

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice.
That's what it is like in Antarctica where it is the coldest weather in decades.
Water freezes the instant comes in contact with the air. The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing. Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air!!!

Having the Internet means that we get to see something that we never imagined!

Now when it is really really hot outside this summer .... you can check this out and imagine how nice and "cool" this would make you.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today IS going to be a Good Day

When I was looking through some pictures, looking for some inspiration for myself, I found this one and just knew it couldn't just stay with me ....

What do you think? 
Can we make this our "theme" for the Summer?

Let's decide that EACH morning that 
Today IS going to be a GOOD Day 
then work towards finding the good things in our surroundings

Friday, June 21, 2013

Don't let others bring you down.

Sometimes we have to be reminded

I love this picture almost as much as I love the sentiment.

What do you think?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Have you seen the #WhiteFlash Contest?

I don't know if you have seen this or not, but I just knew I had to share this one.  I really love some of the rings that are available from WhiteFlash.com - the style is different from other companies I have seen - different and unique.

The current Contest is
Be a Tacori Girl!
Follow, Repin and WIN!

What could be easier?  Right?

The Contest ends at 12:00 PM (Central Daylight Time) on July 15, 2013. The drawing will be held on or before July 17, 2013 from eligible entries received between 12:00 AM (C.D.T.) June 17, 2013 and 12:00 PM (C.D.T.) July 15, 2013 (the “Contest Period”).

The winner will be awarded a Tacori® necklace in sterling silver with 18K yellow gold accents and valued at $810.00.  
Does this not look AWESOME!!!

I would LOVE this necklace and the "matching" earrings ..... oh honey it is our Anniversary today ....

If you would like to see what I have come up with for my entry, here is my Pinterest Board

Happy Anniversary

I saw this one and just knew it was the one for our Anniversary this year. 
32 years .... and still going strong.

Happy Anniversary Hon. 

LOVE you!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mid-June Tupperware Options

June has some great options at Tupperware.

We have the Mid-June Brochure that is PERFECT for Summer, from BBQ/Cook-out needs to getting ready for the garden harvest needs to freeze for our fall/winter sunshine needs.  This brochure is available through July 12th, most available in my online site (www.my2.tupperware.com/kat1126)

The 9-pc set is a host bonus, that you can do a book party for and I will put it together as a party so you can qualify for host bonuses - talk to me, and I will call you to see what we can do.

For the next 2 weeks, you also have these options to add to your party/order.  But remember, most of these, with the exception of the Tower of Power, shown below are only available until June 28

I have the Fix-N-Mix bowl that is perfect for my hand mixer use and the Refrigerator Bowl Set is great for  all kinds of things (we use it for sour cream and grated cheeses and such).

And don't forget the ice cream party pieces that are only available until June 21st!  I have an order in for this set ...... I can't wait for this one!  This order is going in on Friday morning (and can only be picked up through a personal party with me - I can call for your info) so if you want in email me quick!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Savory Citrus Marinade

I really love that Tupperware doesn't just sell you a product and leaves you hanging.
They have some great videos that you can watch as well as some really interesting recipes to try.

Here is one that works with all kinds of proteins!

 Savory Citrus Marinade  

Makes 1 cup

1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup canola oil
4 tbsp. Simple Indulgence Steak and Chop Seasoning Blend
Zest of one lime

Place all ingredients in Quick Shake® Container.  Replace cover, shake well to blend. '
Place your choice of protein (chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, or flank steak) in the Smart Prep™ System.   Add marinade, seal and flip to coat.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour or longer.

Remove meat from marinade, discarding any remaining marinade.

Chicken breasts: 4-5 minutes per side, or until thoroughly cooked. Internal temperature about 165° F.
Pork tenderloin: 12-15 minutes total, turning every 1 1/2-2 minutes until internal temperature 140° F.
Flank steak: 6-8 minutes per side.

I love this Smart Prep System.  It works great for marinating but it also works great for when you want to do something with breading.  I hate getting "yucky" fingers when you have to turn or take the meat out of a bag full of  breading- with this its easy to use tongs to remove (and you don't lose the breading) and the breading is really evenly coating your proteins.  This is my go to for marinating and breading.

So What are YOU having for dinner tonight?
If you had picked this up already you could have lots of options.   But if you haven't ordered it yet, now is the time to do it! 

AND its on SALE!  
You can check this out (and so much more) on my Tupperware Site or join my current Online Party

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 15th - 21 Tupperware Flash Sale

It's Summertime and you know what that means?

I Scream 
You Scream
We all Scream 
Ice Cream!!

Check out this great opportunity just in time for Ice Cream Season!!

This great set is just $45!  Yes all these pieces, an $85 value, is available for this week only. 
BUT you must order it through me, not my online site (at least not at this great price). 

If you would like to have this set (or any of the pieces) you can email me the details and your phone number and I will call you to get shipping and payment details. 
Need extra bowls?  I can get them for you at $15 for 2.
Need extra sprinkle containers?  I can get you 2 for $15.

Want something other than this as well?  I can just add it to your order and make one order for everything that you are looking for.  Just let me know how I can help you.

Year of You Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Year Of YouTM
Giveaway Hop

Grand Prize Sponsor: Karina Dresses
Grand Prize: $2000 in Karina Dresses,
awarded as a dress a month for a year!
Grand Prize Entry Form located at 

From June 15, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. ET to
July 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. you can enter
to win prizes at every blog listed below.
Each blogger will be hosting a giveaway worth at least $25.
All giveaways are geared towards a BEAUTIFUL YOU!

My giveaway item are the On the Go Essentials that is
perfect for your busy and healthy lifestyle
that includes smart, stylish solutions for travel, work, the gym or school
but is just as important now that
Summer is around the corner!

The winner will received a Tupperware Duffle Bag, Microfiber Sports Towel,
Quick Shake Container, Rectangular Keeper, 2 Small Packable Containers
3 Small (16 oz) Eco Water Bottles, CrystalWave 2 cup Soup Mug and 2 1/2 Cup Bowl.
This package has a retail value of $153.00!!

You can no longer get this exact set, so it becomes that much more "special" for someone.

  Enter using the easy Rafflecopter below,
then make sure you check out what all the other bloggers in this hop have to offer!

Friday, June 14, 2013


Somebody asked how I would define Karma.  I thought for a little bit and then I remembered this picture.

So remember this the next time you are having a hard time with someone and you just want to put your foot up their ........

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Life's Lesson

Never look down on anybody, 
unless you're helping them up.

Time waits for no one.  Treasure every moment you have.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mystery Hostess While I'm Studying

I have to spend the next 3 days sitting in a class room learning, I'm not sure what I signed up for, for my license (have to have 120 credits minimum over 3 years) .

Since I don't want you to "forget" me - I'm going to have a Mystery Hostess Week.

While I am gone this week, anyone who orders from my Tupperware Site Online Party - ordering whatever you want, including the online exclusives or the really cute Disney Vintage Canisters only available until June 14th - will be entered to be my Mystery Hostess.
See I told you they were cute!

Or the cute Disney Peek-A-Boo Tumblers - I'm telling you this picture does not do them justice, they are just too cute and would make an awesome Party Attendance Gift (and on sale in the Mid May Catalog until June 14th).  I'm really glad I got my own set, and my baby is 23!

Or these online exclusive tumblers that are really nice too!  There are so many things that are available online as well as in the Mid-May (available through June 14th) brochure and the Current Summer Catalog you will be amazed at what is there!

I know I am all the time.  Sometimes I look through the books and see something new and think WOW I need one of those!

Now you could order anything your heart desires, and you will be part of my Mystery Hostess Special.  I hope to see your name there.  

When I get back, I will select one person from the list (of those that ordered from the online party) and I will send them an additional piece of Tupperware.  I'm not sure what it will be, but I know it will be something special - since everything from Tupperware is special!

Thanks for being a follower.
Thanks for being a friend.
Thanks for being a commenter.
Thanks for sharing with your friends and family.
Thanks for being YOU.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Shopping for a Baby Shower Gift

Sitting on top of today’s pile of junk mail was a little yellow envelope, with my name and address written by hand, in blue ink. Of course, that was the first thing I opened as soon as I walked in the door. What a nice surprise to get a baby shower invitation! I haven’t been to one for a while and I miss the fun of spending an evening with other moms, drinking punch and playing silly games while we talk about kids and babies.

The mom-to-be is having her first child, so the gift selection possibilities are wide open. The invitation says that she registered at a few stores, so I will make a point to go shopping next weekend and see what she is hoping to receive from the shower guests. But when it comes to shopping for baby clothes and baby gear, I am a power shopper. I might go to the department store or the outlet mall to get ideas, but most of the time I end up making my purchases online. It is so much easier to order exactly what I want, find a coupon code to use, and have it delivered to my doorstep than to slog around the mall dragging heavy bags and bumping into hundreds of other shoppers.

The last time I was invited to a baby shower, I went online and found free online coupons that saved me so much money I was able to buy triple the number of items as gifts. I like to buy practical items for new moms, and one of my go-to gift items has always been receiving blankets and crib sheets. I remember how quickly I would use those when mine were babies and I got a lot of use out of them for the three years they slept in a crib.  Receiving blankets and crib sheets are easy to wrap or ship in the mail, and are always appreciated.

Sometimes I like to buy a big gift box and add an assortment of baby gear, starting with the receiving blankets and crib sheets. I've even managed to use some online coupons for Carter's on some cute additions like sleepers, a few rattles, a pair of booties, and maybe even a diaper stacker. Other times I wrap the blankets and sheets together in a stack and embellish the ribbon with some baby toys instead of a bow.

The last time I worked with a gift registry, I was shopping with a friend and we ended up at a specialty baby store. She was in her third trimester and had not registered for a baby shower yet. The customer service desk had her fill out a few things on the store computer and then handed her a scanning wand. We carried the wand around the store with us and every time she saw something that she wanted, she scanned the bar code and the item was added to her registry list. It was fast and easy, and she ended up getting a lot of those items as gifts at her shower.

 I can’t wait to see what this mom-to-be has picked out and what new patterns and designs are in the stores this year. I especially love the Carter’s bedding collections like the cute monkey fairy for girls and the monkey rock star for boys. 


And, for those who are keeping the baby’s gender a surprise, Carter’s has a gender neutral pattern called, “In the Pond” with darling turtles and frogs. 

Guess where I’m heading next weekend to start my shopping for the shower?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Shoebox

I loved this one....



A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her cupboard that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.
In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two knitted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.
He asked her about the contents.
'When we were to be married,' she said, ' my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and knit a doll.'
The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him twice in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.
'Honey,' he said, 'that explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?'
'Oh,' she said, 'that's the money I made from selling the dolls.'

A Prayer.......
From a "modern" woman
Dear Lord, 
I pray for Wisdom to understand my man; 
Love to forgive him; 
And Patience for his moods; 
Because Lord, if I pray for Strength, 
I'll beat him to death, 
Because I don't have time to knit

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Small Business Saturday

Did you know it was Small Business Saturday?

Did you realize that there are MANY Small Businesses around you?

How about those Tupperware Consultants?
YUP they are Small Businesses Too!

I hope you can support all the small businesses that are part of your world today and everyday.
We ARE the life blood of this country!

If you want to see what Tupperware has to offer,
You can check out my Tupperware Site 
'cause you guessed it - I'm a Small Business Person.

I always have my online party going on
If you would like to have your own party, 
we can do a Book Party.
I can send you a few Summer Catalogs and the current Mid-month brochure
as well as the link to the online catalogs.
You share with your friends and family
Collect the orders and contact information
I will call them for shipping and payment information

YOU collect the hostess bonuses

It becomes a win - win situation.

Email me / Message me and we can discuss your options.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Jane and Arlene

 an Oldie but Goodie ... to help us get through this rainy/stormy night

"Life is not how you weather the storm...but how you dance in the rain!."

Jane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain.

Jane pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking.

Arlene: What in the hell is that?

Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't get wet.

Arlene: Where did you get it?

Jane: You can get them at any pharmacy.

The next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local pharmacy and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms.

The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is after all, over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what brand of condom she prefers.

'Doesn't matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.'

The pharmacist fainted..

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I'm a lover not a fighter

I've always said I'm not a fighter
I've always felt that there had to be a compromise available.

Then I saw this and decided
maybe being a lover who fights for what she loves,
is a better description of who I am.

And that isn't so bad after all.


How about you? 
Does this better describe you?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Schools Out Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 
School's Out
Giveaway Hop
June 3-16

Each participating blogger is on the linky list below,
so you can hop to each blog and enter each giveaway!
Good luck!

My offering for this giveaway is a $25 Cracker Barrel Gift Card!
The wonderful Old Country Store that my family and I LOVE to stop at while traveling.
Great for a quick lunch or dinner
while traveling or anytime!

Once you have entered for my prize,
I hope you will hop around to all the others who also have great prizes
to celebrate the start of Summer and Schools Out!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Disney Specials from Tupperware

I just wanted to highlight the great Disney pieces that are available from Tupperware on SALE this month (ends June 14th) or are at a great regular price, that any Disney LOVER would not want to miss.

    These Disney Peek-A-Boo Tumblers (5 in the set) are a good size, 16 ounces, super cute and through June 14th they are on a 35% off sale!   You can pick these up for just $29.00 until June 15th when the price goes back to $45!

How about the Disney Princess Beverage and Snack Set for just $19?  I bet every little girl would LOVE this set ... I mean they are all Princesses right?  I know mine was (now she is the QUEEN)

Here is the Disney Fairies Lunch Set for just $24.  I think this is just the cutest thing!  I can see these being in someone's lunch box for camp or daycare or put away towards next school year!  I really do love Disney, can't you tell?

These Disney Vintage is ONLY available through the Mid-May brochure (ends June 14th) at 20% off or $40.00.  If you like these (and I know a Disney lover definitely will) you need to snap these up quickly - because they are NOT in the Summer Catalog and I'm not sure if or when they will return.

You can pick up these great Disney designs on my Tupperware Site, order from my current Online Party or you can message/email me and I will call you for your information so that you will be very soon rocking these great Disney products!

I will continue to update my "current online party" link (every 2 weeks there is a new one) so you can always check in and purchase any time you like - I love how it is "always open".  But as I have said many times before - I am here for you.  I can call you to get your order for your favorite/must get products and payment info if you would rather, you just have to email me with your contact info.