Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October is National Baking month...

Did you know that October is considered National baking month? Neither did I until I read it over the weekend. To celebrate the last few days of this baking month, Longaberger has products that can help you with this task.

For instance, Longaberger has a new food line, and all it takes is a couple of ingredients to make dips, bread, or even nachos if you please. With the Salsa, you can make this classic cheese dip. All it takes is Velveeta cheese, and a jar of Longaberger’s Sweet and Spicy Salsa into a microwavable bowl. Microwave for about a minute, put some in a smaller bowl, and serve with chips.

With the cake pans (2 for $50 or one for $25), you do not have to just bake cakes. They are good for a single person to bake fish, a couple pieces of chicken, or even roast vegetables, without using a big sheet pan. They also make good centerpieces.

Buy the loaf pan and get the Bread mix for $39. Make a gift out of it, by making the loaf of bread in the loaf pan, wrap in cello, and add a note to instruct the receiver to keep the pan. The bread is easy to make, just take a can of beer or club soda and some butter, mix the ingredients, put into the oven, and about 50 to 55 minutes (depending on your oven) you will have a fresh, hot loaf to take.

So celebrate October with a baking feast for the senses as well as the palette, and have fun. Just an FYI, you can get these products and more at 25% off if you become a Longaberger consultant. The sign up is free, and you will be able to use you consultant number right away. Become your own boss, and earn some extra money on top of that. Use that money to plan a vacation, get presents for the holidays, or pay down some bills.

So visit today, and check out all the baking, serving, entertainment, and decorating products that Longaberger has cooked up just for you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Need a little inspiration- A guide to gift giving

Hello, I am Patti, your little holiday elf, ready to give you inspiration into gift giving. Believe it or not, the holidays are fast approaching, and soon, everyone on your list will be shopping, getting gifts, receiving cards, and presents from one and all. Santa has given me permission to help spread the holiday spirit throughout the land. It is never too early to shop for that special someone on your list, and you want to stay ahead of your game, by shopping early. Don’t know what to get them? Give them the gift of Longaberger in their stockings, and they will appreciate the thought of you thinking of them.

Follow these suggestions, and you cannot go wrong.

• For the tree decorator: Get them the 2010 Tree Trimming Little Falling Snow Basket Set with WoodCrafts Lid. It sits on a table by the tree or anywhere in the house. Fill it with holiday candy, or other goodies. Better yet, how about putting a gift card inside to their favorite store (sorry not included). You will have an instant container that is recyclable, and recycling is good for the environment, and nothing to throw out.

• For the baker: how about the Woven Traditions Cake Pan Set (Set of 2). Now they will have pans that do not rust out, is vitrified, which means that it is dish washer safe, can freeze , place in the refrigerator, perfect for singles to warm food in the oven. Speaking of ovens, the pans do bake a wonderful cake, that will not burn. You can even microwave with it. That is not all you can do with these cake pans. Create a center piece using candles, a wreath, or vines. Place a flower in the center of the pan. Change it out as the seasons change. Instant decorations for the center of a party table, or sideboard. Place ornaments in for Christmas, fruit, or pinecones for a fall look.

Oval Muffin Basket with Protector makes a great corporation gift to give to employees or clients. This is great for realtor who just sold a home to their clients. Place a gift card in as a welcome to your new home gift.

• For the sports fan: NFL WoodCrafts Cutting Board (32 teams to choose from). They can cheer on their favorite team and be prepared for the superbowl (or any kind of bowl game for that matter) at the same time. Serve meats and cheeses on it. How about that centerpiece explained earlier?

These are just a few gift ideas for the holidays. For more information on gift ideas to give a person, visit my shop at , and remember what Santa and Patti the Little Elf said, “It is never too early or too late to shop with Longaberger.”

Oh, BTW, to make it extra special, why not shop from your own website? It is free when you become a consultant for free. For details, click on “Join me”. It just takes a few minutes, and you will be shop on your own free website in no time.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Opps forgot something. sidebar

Check out all the holiday products for the month of October by visiting my site,  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wednesday Special-October 5

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and also the team I am on is having a luncheon on the 16th at the Longaberger®Golf Course.  for those who follow locally, I do apologize of not promoting this sooner than later, but maybe you will want to join us next year.   the purpose of this luncheon is to raise funds for not only breast cancer awareness but all forms of cancer.  I need to get started in making my cards, and my journal for a silent auction.

Tomorrow's special also also have meaning, because $1 of each sale will be sent to the American Cancer Society.   You will also get one free.

My father survived breast cancer over 25 years ago, while I lost a best friend to the disease.   Lois was a beautiful person, who loved the Lord, and who devoted her time to children, both as a school teacher, and a mentor.   We went to the same church together, and she made sure that childen learned all they can to get a good education, and to do their best to contribute to the world around them.   She had taught me a lot about feeling good about myself.
One year, I was one of the chaperons to a group of youth who were traveling to St. Louis, MO for a conference.   We had arrived, but the staff did not have our rooms ready, but we were welcome to sit around, and wait.    before that time, I had not stayed in a hotel as nice as the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown St. Louis, and I was in awe of the hotel.   I was telling Lois how I loved the way the hotel was, and then I said something that I should not have let come out of my mouth.   I said the words, "I do not deserve to be in a beautiful place as this hotel."    Lois got mad, and told me that she did not want to hear me say that phrase again coming out of my mouth.   She was right, it was a degrading remark to myself, even though I did not mean to say it like that.   What Lois meant by that remark was everyone deserves to be in any place anywhere in the United States, no matter what your social status is, or how much money you have.   it does not matter, because YOU matter.   That was the type of person that Lois was, and it was a privilege to have her in my life as one of my  mentors.   I thank God for her and her family.   Her children are grown.  Her daughter is a teacher like her, and has a daughter of her own, while her son plays sax and is an accomplish musician.

My dad is a wonderful man, and together with my mom,he has raised two children, a third as their own, and now they are raising a grandchild.   he was a miltary man, 20 years in the Air force, 10 years with both the post office and the state.   My dad is strict, like most parents of the 70's and 80's, but he also has a sense of humor that makes you wonder how you know this man, LOL.   He sings in the key of Q (for those of you who are musicians, you know you cannot find that on the piano), and he has one dance for every song, but he is my dad.   I also thank God for him as well, and dad means well.   I did not always see that.

Why I have mention these two people, because they are/were in my life, and they are part of the millions of people who have survived or died of the disease.   I am sure that there is someone in your life who is like that.   If it is not breast cancer, then it is some other cancer, or heart disease.   They come into your life and has a great influence on it.   That is worth celebrating for.

You take care, and remember this month by getting a mammogram, if you already have not done so.   enjoy the reast of your week.    God bless you.