I do quick and easy hairstyle demos when I’m at craft and vendor shows, and when I do parties. Sometime ladies say, “I hope I can do that when I get home!” Well, this post is just for you! 🙂 This video shows the easy Flexi-Clip twist I most often show, as well as two styles you can do with U-Pins (which works for hair sticks as well).
Lilla Rose, Inc. has also made some style videos to help you!
For even more video help, check out the Sizing & Styling page on my website! If you need more help, please reach out! I don’t want anyone to not use their accessories because they don’t know how.
I am one of those people who have favorite words. Plethora, for example, has always tickled my fancy. And sweltering. Living in Texas, I get to use those magnificent, king sized words quite often!
But y’all, this is a bit much! We started out with heat indexes around 105° in late June, then had a little relief the first week of July (when I was gone), and it seems to be climbing since! This is the external temperature recorded in my minivan last Wednesday… while we were moving! (photo by my son in the passenger seat)
So what’s a Texas gardener to do?
Well, not much right now, if your garden is in full sun.
So I’ll back up to last month when our temperatures were only hovering around 100°. The heat baked or stunted most of my vegetables, but a few bloomers have risen to the top of my list for their high heat, low water tolerance, and beautiful display.
The Belle of this year’s garden has been the lovely zinnias.
I had some zinnias from seeds saved in previous years. They originally were given to me by a gardening friend. There used to be several colors, but over the years, only pink lasted. This year I added more seeds : Purple Prince (of course) and a mixed pouch.
The tiny red spider zinnias have reseeded themselves for about three years now. The heat did cause many blooms to be to be smaller this year, but these are always that tiny.
The next superstar has been my sunflowers.
In the past, I stuck to the Skyscraper sunflowers because I liked having the giant bloom. But that was so much growth and just one bloom per plant.
Of course, I also have one “weed” aka a native sunflower that is found in our pastures, that I allowed to grow in my garden space. Here’s why – when the temp is soaring well over 100, nothing phases this natural beauty!
Is big and gangly with many spent blossoms and beauties at the same time. And my bumbles love it.
What’s your favorite flower for summer?
Heirloom Seeds – This is the first company I ever used for heirloom seed and they’ve always been excellent seed source!
UPDATE 2020: Heirloom Seeds has been purchased by Baker Creek and they now use it as their bulk seed website. I’ve removed links in the article that refer to the seeds I purchased there, because they’re no longer available.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – This is the second year I’ve used Baker Creek. I didn’t have much success with this year’s seeds, but that is probably largely due to the extreme weather we’ve had this year.
The beautiful hair clip my daughter is wearing in the big sunflower picture, is from the wonderful company I represent!
I work from home. There’s a number of ways you can work this type of business, but for me, I do about 12 vendor shows a year, mostly work my business online, and sometimes do in-home parties. With the ever-changing “algorithm” to deal with, and rural internet service, online work can be a challenge. I’ve done a number of online parties, where I intended to do a live video. Thankfully, I have a pre-recorded video stored on YouTube, I can link to when I’m in a pinch.
Imagine my surprise when my live actually worked last week!
All that to give you an idea of what it means to work from home. So here’s the scene…
I did my live video outside, on the back porch, because my daughters & husband were watching Hello Dolly (rather loudly) in the house. I called one of the clips by the wrong size. Goats were bleating in the background. Sometime, when I turned around to show my hair, I was out of the screen. My son walked in on the video, then wiped his mouth on his arm in the background. At least he wasn’t picking his nose, right? Then a goose started honking loudly. All that happened within a 10 minute video.
Obviously, working from home is not always picture perfect! If you’re waiting for everything to be in order before you start your work from home business, you’re going to be waiting forever!
But if you don’t get started, you’ll never be a business owner! And you’ll never be growing a real business! It’s work and it’s real life. It’s balancing homeschool, customer follow-up, and healthy meals. It’s things not always going as expected. It’s stretching out of your comfort zone, but the freedom to do it fromyour comfort zone, with all the craziness going on around you. It’s earning the title, “work from home mom.” It’s teaching children to be entrepreneurs, to be responsible, and how to put labels on materials straight. It’s having a cheering squad in the back seat when you open an incentive award package at the post office. It’s teaching them that success is within reach, without giving up bedtime prayers.
“Network marketing isn’t perfect; but it is better!” – Eric Worre
I just got home from an ahh-maze-ing weekend in Southern California!
Our company national convention was what took me across the country, and boy, was it worth it! If you’re in direct sales, you NEED to attend your company conventions! There is such an energy and excitement that comes from these events, and in my company, it’s like a family reunion for our family of Stylists. Of course, there is valuable training and new products that come along with convention, too!
The most exciting announcement at our convention was the introduction of a New Stylist Ready Set Win program! I know many companies already have programs for success in the first three months, but this was new for us and HQ did a bang up job on this program! AND… just wait till you hear what they did for us!!
HQ is giving all, yes ALL, current Stylists the opportunity to go through the program, starting May 1! Who does that?! They love us so much and are so generous with us!!!
I know you’re dying to know, so here’s what can be earned through the Ready Set Win program (and this will be available to all New Stylists at the time of their sign-up, to help get your new business off to a great start):
First Full Month – Bring a friend with you into the business! Studies show that when you start a new business with a friend, you both achieve success together! Enroll 1 new active Stylist in your first full month and earn the Lilla Bag display purse! ($80 value)
First Full Month – Reach $350 in Personal Volume (PV) and earn a $75 Inventory Shopping Spree! (Easily achieved with your Grand Opening and 1 additional home party/Style Up!)
Second Full Month – Reach $525 in PV and earn a $100 Inventory Shopping Spree! (Easily achieved with 2-3 Style Ups!)
Third Full Month – Reach $700 in PV and earn a $150 Inventory Shopping Spree! (Easily achieved with Style Ups, and perhaps a craft/vendor show!)
Winning Start – Reach a cumulative $2,000 in the first three months and enroll a cumulative 3 active Stylists to earn a sterling silver Lilla Rose necklace!
And don’t forget, if those New Stylists select the Fast Start kit, that’s a $200 bonus check in your pocket!
Now you see why there was such excitement at Convention? The room went crazy! It’s such a great program to boost sales and grow a team at the same time! And that bag… well, after all, it is purple!
Lilla Rose also provides a training guide to help you achieve each step, weekly training calls, a free website for online sales, a community of helpful and encouraging Stylists, and an upline sponsor (me!) that loves to see others succeed!
Want to hear from other Lilla Rose Stylists as well? I’d love to add you to our no-pressure testimony group on FB! Comment to connect with me so I can invite you to the private group.
If you’re interested in my own personal story of becoming involved in this direct sales business opportunity, click here.