Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back to school Longaberger Style


Back To School In Sisters® Style!
Have plenty of room for all those new school supplies and look good when you arrive with a stylish Sisters bag ... on sale!



How to care for your Flameware

In my last post, I introduced you to Flameware, Longaberger's new cookware line.  You know, I have it in my home now, but because I had other things to do that required me to eat a meal out this weekend, The Bee (Longaberger's national convention for consultants), an anniversary celebration, and a family and friend's event at church, I have not had a chance to cook a meal in my new Flameware.   I am one busy lady.   So I cannot wait to cook something in either my skillet or braiser. I will have to wait just a little bit longer, but not much longer.
Once your Flameware arrives in your home and you take it out of the shipping box, one of the first things you will notice is that the product does not come in the traditional Longaberger product box.   The box looks a little more classier than the others, but I am not concern with the box itself (except that the braiser box allows me to reuse it to hold a stack of 12 x 12 scrapbook papers in holiday theme), I am ready to get at what's inside the box.  Once you open the box, always notice the contents.  You will receive in the skillet box one skillet and one grip made of silicone.  Inspect both.  The skillet should be light in your hand with no cracks and the silicone grip should be in one solid piece with no damage.  If any of these pieces have them, please notify your consultant.  The braiser box should have 3 pieces in it (one braiser, two grips made of silicone).  Again, if any of these pieces are missing or damages, notify your consultant.
Next, season your cookware, it is recommended by the company.  To season the cookware, you can use either the milk method or the rice and water method.  Either will work fine.  Seasoning the pizza stone is not necessary.  As the facilitator explained to everyone in the room Friday, "if you can find a way to hold milk on a pizza stone, let me know."  You will need the following amounts of whole milk:

  • 3 cups for the skillet
  • 4 1/2 cups for the lidded braiser
  • 2 1/2 cups for the lidded dutch oven
The water and rice method require you to simmer on quart of water with 1/2 cup of rice for 5 minutes.  Once you have completed the process, just simply clean in the dishwasher or hot soapy water if you do not have one.   In other words like you clean any piece of cookware, except ironware, which experts do not recommend for the dishwasher.
It has been recommended that you also take note of the following care instructions for your cookware:
  • Use only nylon, plastic, silicone, and wooden utensils.  Metal utensils may leave marks on the surface. If this happens, use Kitchen sink powder to remove the marks. 
  • Store Flameware separately if space permits.  do not nest as it may cause damage.
  • Place Flameware on a hot pad or trivet to prevent damage to the table or counter top.
  • Remember, these are ceramic pieces and if dropped, they may break. 
Other then these items, enjoy your product.   Have a blessed day.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Flameware™

Flameware™
is Longaberger's new line of cookware which is a must to buy.  Why am I telling you this?  Because this cookware is the healthiest cookware on the planet.  You cannot find this line anywhere except through Longaberger and through a home consultant.  Before I get to Flameware, let me give you some facts:

  • The Cookware industry is booming.  It is a $1.5 billion industry in the U.S. alone and it is the number requested item on bridal lists.  Color cookware is a trend in the marketplace.  Now here are some facts about Longaberger Flameware:
    • Longaberger is the only direct selling company who is offering a line like Flameware.  
    • If you have seen of cookware that is made of ceramic, it is just a coating on ceramic and underneath is metal.  Flameware is handcrafted with 100% natural materials
    • It will not chip, flake or leach metal into foods.
    • Flameware is a healthy alternative to other cookware, while providing great convenience.  
    • For those who know and love buying Longaberger products, they know that Flameware will have the same quality and prestige as other Longaberger products.  Users of the pottery also know that all pottery is vitrified, which means that the pottery can go from freezer or refrigerator to microwave or oven, and then to dishwasher, but Flameware is vitrified plus.  In addition being able to take those elements, Flameware is safe to go under the broiler, on the stove top and on the grill.
    • For now, Flameware is only available in a 11 1/2" Skillet, 10 1/2" lidded Braiser, 14" Pizza stone, and a 2 1/4" Quart Lidded Dutch Oven.  Each piece comes with silicon grips, which are temperature resistant up to 450 degrees.  The colors available are Ebony, Chocolate, Ivory, Sage, Cornflower, Paprika, and Butternut.  
Here is another fact about Longaberger Flameware.  Starting July 27th-through August 31, Flameware is available to order now...and at 20% off.  If you are looking to change out those cookware pieces that give off gases of lead, PFOA, and Chromium, switch to a healthier, lead-free, PFOA-free, and Chromium-free Flameware cookware.   It is better for you, your family, the environment, as well as convenient.  If you would like to look at Flameware, click on the My Shop link above or if you would like to enjoy a discount of 25%, click on the Join Me link above, which points to an opportunity to be part of the Longaberger family of consultants.
Have a great evening and be blessed each and everyday. 

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Longaberger is Coming Home

Longaberger Company Headquarters, Newark, Ohio
Longaberger Company Headquarters, Newark, Ohio (Photo credit: michaelgoodin)
Life sometimes give meaning to a full circle moment.  I have been attending the Bee, Longaberger's convention for consultants, and today was the general session.  During this time, products are introduced and the president and CEO, Tami Longaberger will give her visions for the coming selling season, which started July 1st.  I always look forward to her speeches, because they are very motivational, and if a company does not have a positive message, what is the sense of being in business in the first place.   let me set this up.
Back in 2000, Tami made the decision to have the pottery line made in China.  the reason was it was hard to find someone in the United States to do the quality and quantity of work that Longaberger was used to.  enough said, the line had to be made elsewhere because all the pottery companies closed their doors.  Well today, she announced to us that the pottery will once again be made in the US.   The pottery line is coming home, and I am so excited and proud that Longaberger will once again provide new jobs to a growing economy.  You can read the press release here.   Now, since the transition of moving the making of the pottery did not happen overnight, bringing them back will not happen overnight either.  It will take several years, but they will be made in America once again, making Longaberger a 100% American made.


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Friday, July 27, 2012

Having a great day at training, cannot wait

Today started out with bad weather.  This was the first day of the Bee, Longaberger's convention for consultant.  I live just 10 minutes from the place, called The Greater Columbus Convention Center.  I was getting prepared for the event the night before, and I was a little worried that I would not make my first class.  Then it happened.   Thunder, lightening, high winds.  I was out of town when it hit on June 29th, and I thought, "Oh no, not again."  It was not as bad as the one on June 29th.  So when everything settled down, I pulled out of my garage and straight into the parking garage at the convention center.  It is actually one of the nicest drives I can have all year, which includes my trips up to the Longaberger Homestead in Frazeysburg, Ohio.
Anyway, I got out of my car, with my stuff, including my mom's IPad (I want one so bad), and I got my stuff, ordered my Bee Kit (will explain in a moment), and went to my first class.    My first class (which I came in the middle of) was all about using online for selling, and I am on the right track, but I have not connected the dots.   I stayed for a second session of this class.  My last class before leaving for the night was all about adding online sells to a home party.  I hit that one also on the head, but I was having no home shows (parties).  So I need to be up on my game for that one.  My only disappointment for the evening is no Horizon of Hope Party.
Horizon Of Hope donates $2 for every product under that logo sold to the American Cancer Society.  It helps with research and finding a cure.  It mainly aimed towards breast Cancer, but all forms of cancer can benefit from the monies donated.  Click here if you want to find out more about it  To date, 15 million dollars have been donated towards this cause, and I hope that you would decide to make a purchase of some type.   I will be joining my leader and the rest of my teammates in October for a Horizon of Hope luncheon.  we have a silent auction, a speech from a survivor, and eat.  It is held at Longaberger's golf course, and for $69, you can get a a basket, lunch (well actually brunch), and prizes.  Again, all of it is going towards a worthy cause.   If you are local, and you want to find out more about it.  July 31 is the last day, and I would be honored if you can join us.   Just email me at plogan@columbus.rr.com, and put in the subject header, Horizon of hope luncheon.  I will send a private email on where to send the money, which would be my Paypal account.
You know what? I am still hiring, and if you are looking to earn some extra cash for the holidays, I have something that does not have limits on the number of surveys you enter, giveaways are plentiful, and you get a discount. visit my website and click Join me. It will only cost you $19. That right, if you become a Longaberger Home Consultant for $19, you do not have to fill out any surveys, enter contest to earn extra money. Every month, there is a chance to getting free products, earn trips, and meet new people. Get this: you earn 25% in commissions, a 20% discount, a chance to be trained by the best, and learn about how to sell with the best (i got some great training tips a few hours ago). That is all I can say at the moment. I got to get up in a few to go learn some more. I cannot wait to hear Tami speak. Ask me how I love this business.




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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sizzling Summer


Add Some Sizzle To Your Summer
Go beyond a picnic in the park with paper plates and plastic forks and enjoy a patio party in your backyard with our lively Farmer's Market Platter, Placemats and Woven Traditions® Berry Bowls!

  • Your summer fruit or salads will stay cool longer when you chill the Woven Traditions Berry Bowl in the freezer or fridge first. This bowl is so handy, you'll want several.
  • Bake a cake in the Berry Bowl, invert it, even out the top with a knife, place fresh berries on top and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. So cute, it looks like berry basket straight from the market!
  • The Farmer's Market Platter and placemats coordinate beautifully with your Woven Traditions pottery, including the Woven Traditions Long Oval Tray, which is perfect for corn on the cob!
  • Cool off with our Frozen Drink Mixes! At our lowest price of the season, you'll want to buy several, so there's always a refreshing beverage waiting for you in the freezer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Have your cake and eat it two


Get Them While You Can At Longaberger at home®
Whether you're looking to create a small dessert for two or a cake for the whole party, Longaberger's got you covered! Try these great ideas:

  • Make individual pineapple upside down cakes in the Woven Traditions® Cake for Two. One Jiffy yellow cake mix works perfectly.
  • Make two mini-meatloaves in the Cake for Two — one for tonight, one to freeze for later.
  • Always amazed at the oversized crispy rice treats you find at your local confectioner? One recipe for crispy treats makes two oversized treats in the Cake for Two — and, it's a cute cake substitute for someone's special day — just add a candle and some sprinkles and make a wish!
  • Did you know the Woven Traditions Pedestal Cake Plate can be inverted to serve veggies and dip? Keep your veggies and dip cooler longer by chilling the Pedestal Cake Plate before serving.


Friday, July 20, 2012

I am slightly changing the format of this blog.

Looking up at the office
Looking up at the office (Photo credit: oomni)

I realize that I am not getting as many people as I like to on this blog.   I appreciate my 9 followers, but I need more.  For over two months now, I have been mainly focusing on Longaberger sales, which is fine, but the majority of my readers may not be here to learn about the sales Longaberger has, nor they may not want to sell Longaberger products.   There is a vast array of organizing and entertaining products out there.  Many of my readers may already have a consultant and why as a consultant would I take them from the person they know and trust.   I will be honest to tell you that I have many buyers out there and I have over 60 fans on my Facebook page, but only 2 people who buy from me on a regular basis.   This is coming from almost 11 years of selling with the company.  I am prone to get distracted.  If I see what another consultant is doing, and if works for them, I want to try it.  Hey, I am only human, and humans make mistakes.  If I do not focus on what my task is for this blog, which is to show you the products through blog posts and pictures, I will not only lose my blog and its audience, but I may lose my contract with Longaberger as well.  They did not tell me this; I am telling me this, with you as my accountability partner.  
So with that confession, I need to move on from here, and not dwell on the past.   I am thinking about revamping how I present my other blogs as well.  Yes, I write more than one blog, but let me focus on this blog for the moment.  The goal for the new selling year is to focus and I have not been doing a very good job at it.  I need to dial it back a notch.  So what are you going to see with this slightly improved blog?
Well, in addition to the sales and recruitment posts you have always gotten from this blog, you will also get decorating, organizing, and entertaining tips and tricks that will hopefully inspire you.  Longaberger is still the focus, but since most people will not have Longaberger products to work with in their home, I will bring in other products from other brands, including the plastic ware you see at Target, Walmart, and even the dollar stores.  Longaberger is not about being exclusive, but inclusive, and they know there are a lot of people who still do not know who they are.  A lot of people still think of them as this big company with lots of expensive baskets and pottery, and that isn’t even a fraction of what the company is all about.  I will bring you posts on that as well.  
So I am still learning and growing on this blog as well as my other blogs.  Even though I have been selling Longaberger since 2001 and blogging since 2009, there are a lot of things I need to learn about.  Did you know I hated to write as a child and I was the one who used get lots of red marks on my papers?   Well now I love to write as you can see by this long post. 
One final point, I want to make, is this blog will never be about affiliate marketing.  I did that because I want you to see the product for what it is, instead of being pressured into buying another product unless you want to.    
Well this is it for this post.  If you have any questions or would like to comment, please do so in the comments section below,  or email me at plogan@columbus.rr.com. Have a great weekend, and be blessed.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pink Exclusives!


Pink Exclusives!
These two exclusives are must-haves for those who love to show their support by purchasing pink items. Hurry — they're available for a limited time!
  • Pink Measuring Spoons — perfectly adorable and go great with the Pink Pottery you already own. Just getting started? Add to your Pink Pottery collection for a limited time during our Special Order Pottery Event available through July 31.
  • The Horizon of Hope® WoodCrafts 4"x6" Frame is great for moms, sisters, grandmas and daughters ... and don't forget to get one for yourself.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tabletop Linen Sale


Tabletop Linen Sale — Only At Longaberger at home®
So many fabrics and for all the right occasions! Order early for the best selection.

  • At a savings of up to 80% off, you can get 4 Placemats and 4 Napkins for only 28!
  • These fantastic prices allow you to switch up your decorating style every day of the week.
  • Remember to check online for this week's 11 Cent Liner deals!
Tricia Logan
PLOGAN@COLUMBUS.RR.COM
www.longaberger.com/patricialogan



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More than just for Gatherings


For More Than Just Picnics
Spice Market makes a return in these two summer must-haves. Also available in Warm Brown, Rich Brown, Black and Bold Red, these baskets make great additions to all your picnics and family reunions this summer.

  • The Picnic Tote can also travel to the beach for collecting seashells, to the child's room to corral library books, to the outdoor market to grab fruit and vegetables.
  • The 8" Divide it Up Basket with WoodCrafts Cutting Board Lid and Protector is the best way to slice and serve cheeses for a small office party, fresh fruit for poolside drinks, or vegetables for your fall tailgating.Tricia Logan




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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stylish Savings At Longaberger at home®



As the outdoor temperature rises, prices have dropped on these two beautiful baskets. The beautiful Small and Medium Signature Weave baskets look great with any d├ęcor.

  • At these amazing prices, you can get both Baskets and Protectors for under $50 – Valued at $170!
  • Ideal desk companions for "him" or "her" – hold journals, cards, office supplies and more!
  • Check out the 11-cent Liner Sale!




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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Think Pink and Something Not Traditional


Think Pink Sale
Giving back is always in style - These items will surely let you show your style AND make a donation to the American Cancer Society™

  • Beautiful Horizon of Hope® scarf, tote, and mug to help you "get your pink on” this summer
  • New, low prices – save up to 70%
  • A donation will be made to the American Cancer Society for each Horizon of Hope item sold.
  • Incredible prices so you can buy one for you and one for a friend 











    Woven Traditions® Sale at Longaberger at home®
    At prices up to 50% off, you’ll want to check out this sale! It’s not just any traditional sale…

    • Shop online for the best selection – many items are online only!
    • 6” Pie Plates, Dessert Bowls, Celebrate Plates, Pasta Bowls and more!
    • $3 Horizon of Hope Totes available when you spend $25
    • Our 11-cent liner Sale continues. Stock up!