Dreams Start Here

After days and days of anticipation the UPS man decided that it was time….it was time to relieve me of sleepless nights and anxious days and give me my Blast Off Kit from Tastefully Simple. They say that after you marry someone you become more like them. Well, if you knew my husband Isaac, you’d know that he doesn’t have the best of luck sometimes.  In fact, most of the time. Well, I’ve been married going on 5 years now and what they say is true. I just so happened to order my kit on a Tuesday (I do believe) and that means waiting ALL weekend. To some this is only 2 days but for me it was  2880 minutes. Sigh. Oh but wait. Monday was Labor Day…that’s 3 full days (for all you math majors) of no delivery time.  Perhaps the Lord was teaching me patience.  Perhaps I shall I comply quickly and forgo the continued lesson.

Back on track here…UPS man came,  he delivered, and he left.  He had no clue I’d be snapping his portrait for my blog, but he complied 🙂

I quickly whisked the 2 boxes into the house, feeling like a kid at Christmas who already knew what they were getting and couldn’t wait to use it! I took a look and noticed the outside of the box.

I’m sure every company out there wants you to think that your dreams will be met through them, but I truly hope that starting this little business will help some our family’s dreams come true.  Some small. Some great. But all through having this business! My 2 sentimental minutes were replaced by the tearing open of the boxes and having the little ones fight over who could pull the most stuff out first and pop the bubble wrap the loudest.

Overall I was pretty impressed with what I got, however, I thought there would be more business materials such as a calender book and a complimentary business card or two. I can’t complain, however,  since I got the Blast Off Kit 1/2 off…that’s getting 4 Party Plus Kits for the price of 2.  Not too shabby! I knew nothing of this deal when I signed up, so I’m taking that as a positive sign from the Lord 🙂 Most of the extras I got, not including the Party Plus Kits took up all of my small table. You also get the little stuff like spoons, cups, soufle cups ect. to pass around to you party guests.

I got my own little gift just for becoming a consultant! Right off the bat I made the Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup and Bountiful Beer Bread using Sprite.  I was starving and used the only bread pan I had so we opted to wait for the Almond Pound Cake…although I really should get the the ball rolling with all of the scrumptious things you can do with one product! And that’s one reason I love Tastefully Simple. Each product is so versatile. You think, I don’t need another dehydrated onion or garlic mix. Oh, but wait. It’s like Insta-Dip right there! And you get what? 4-5 dip servings in each container! I will never buy french onion dip again!  Anyways, it’s a yummy product and every shipment I get I want more.

I’ve spent most of my time recently educating myself on how to be a successful consultant.  I know the odds are against m; somehow that is driving me harder.  A verse that popped into my head just before I signed up:

Jeremiah 33:3  “Call unto me, and I will answer thee and shew thee GREAT and MIGHTY things which thou knowest not.”

I think God wants us to dream beyond what we can imagine. Who knows what I’ll learn through this. I pray that we are blessed financially, but more so I pray I connect with people and share with them the joy that resides in my life.  Not because my business is growing,  but because of the God who saved my life. What is your dream and what are you doing to go after it?

PS  If you thought it took me 4 hours to change my theme, personalize it, and write this post, you were right. *shaking my head* Must get more efficient.

Tastefully Serving You,


1…2…3…Blast off!

Hello guys! Here I am doing two things I never thought I’d be doing…writing and owning my own business.  I thought, well….this is the thing to do. Blog. I suppose it is a good way to let everyone know how things are going, not only in our family but also in the business world. We shall see if either of these avenues become successful,  especially since my creative writing skills are limited to a B- and I’ll probably end up buying more Tastefully Simple products then I sell. (And yes, I’m the only one who has placed an order thus far!)

You’ll have to mind the girly page layout. I went with WordPress because it was recommended and some of my favorite blogs are using it. Let’s just say that about over a span of 2-3 days and 7 hours later this is what we got. Sigh…I know. They do a great job at making what someone REALLY wants involve the act of  transferring your money into their bank account.  Since I’ve already dished out a relatively moderate amount of moolah for gettin’ my business rolling I guess the frilly stuff with just have to wait.

I suppose I should tend to my children now. They’ve watched one too many episodes of Caillou and the youngest firecracker has managed to declothe herself, including her diaper and is dancing around like a pied piper.  🙂  Have a great day everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

Tastefully Serving You,