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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

FERGIE
To Partner Up With AVON




Fergie’s first brush with the beauty world came last year when she partnered with MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign to raise money and awareness for the MAC AIDS fund. “It’s very important to me to work with a company that has supported real issues,” Fergie said. “It makes me feel like a better person when it’s not just about me.”

While the name and exact composition of the upcoming scent with Avon are still being finalized, Fergie described her debut fragrance as “fresh and alluring.” She hinted, “The vibe for the scent is for the woman who wears it to feel confident and not be afraid to be noticed.”

Advertising for the fragrance is being shot in Los Angeles today by photographer Mario Sorrenti. A global print, television and digital campaign is scheduled to bow next September. Avon executives said they will be targeting beauty and entertainment books as well as embarking on some new digital advertising initiatives.

“We sought Fergie for the fact that she was a diverse addition to our already diverse alliance strategy,” said Tracy Roe Haffner, Avon’s vice president of global fragrance marketing and strategic alliances. “We are not just looking for celebrities or designers; we wanted a wide range of equities that would appeal to people across the globe. Fragrance is about aspirations, and Fergie is a confident, sexy woman who is not afraid to be herself. She is a very global celebrity who is exciting to women everywhere.”

The new fragrance is one of many projects keeping Fergie busy this fall.

Having just competed the Japanese, Australian and New Zealand leg of a one-and-a-half-year-long world tour with The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie is also getting ready for the November premiere of her new film “Nine” where she will appear alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Kate Hudson. The songstress is also promoting her shoe line with Brown Shoe Co., which hit stores earlier in the year, and collaborating with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash on two new tracks. “I’m working with Cypress Hill on one of the songs, and working with these people gives me a chance to explore another side of me, more rock ’n’ roll,” she said.

This weekend, the newlywed is looking forward to squeezing in some quality time with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, whom she married in January.

“We’re having a romantic rendezvous in Oklahoma where I am opening for U2,” she said. “We’re actually both in high-work mode right now, which is very healthy. He is filming a movie in Atlanta right now, so I am usually waking up when he is going to bed.”

Fergie adds luster to Avon’s growing list of high-profile names — some of which, at first glance, extend beyond what may seem like a natural fit for the direct seller. Avon’s celebrity alliances also have allowed the company to raise the price points on its fragrances.

“We felt that a designer stable could help us to continue to elevate our share in mass premium fragrance and to elevate the [brand] image, and it has been an extraordinary success and we are extremely pleased with the fragrance business we’ve been able to grow year on year since 2006,” Jung said. “It builds image, it allows pricing power and there is a strong desire to buy a piece of celebrity,” Jung said. “These strategic alliances in my mind have step-changed our success in the category.” She added the each of celebrity scents have global reach.

BMO Capital analyst Connie Maneaty, Avon’s celebrity strategy, “adds a little sparkle, and it helps the brand profile.” Maneaty added, “There’s a positive benefit for the representatives, too. It makes the products easier to sell.”

Avon representative Marie Benoit-Wilcox of Irvington, N.J., said, “It’s a plus because it puts Avon in a higher class bracket.” Benoit-Wilcox, a top earner for Avon, added the celebrity name may get a customer’s attention, “and I can then introduce them to additional Avon product as well.”

As for whether Avon plans to scout more high-profile names, Jung said, “We will have a continued pipeline of designers and celebrities for the foreseeable future that will we add to the stable.”

SO KEEP YOUR EARS AND EYES OPEN, I WILL HAVE IT FOR YOU,





HGTV Dream House
Giveaway ~ Enter


You can enter once a day for your chance to win HGTV Dream Home 2010 Giveaway — a grand
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The grand prize includes:
A custom-built luxuriously furnished home
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An all-new 2010 GMC® Terrain
High-end appliances
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Remember you can enter daily by re-entering your e-mail address on the ENTER PAGE every day through February 19, 2010, at 5 pm!!!

HGTV Dream Home 2010, an all-new 2010 GMC® Terrain and $500,000 to live the dream!




Sunday, January 17, 2010

SWAGBUCKS:
You just have to try this!!!

I just found out about Swagbucks yesterday but I am really excited to stumle upon it. I'm still trying to figure it all out but it looks like so much fun. I have added plenty of info and links for you to check it out. I have a Swagbucks widget at the very bottom of my blog. Check it out too.

Here's tons of info on Swagbucks.....start grabbing your money now!!!

What is Swagbucks? Unless you live under a rock, you know how much I love my Google-powered search engine, Swagbucks (SB)! I get the same search results as I would with Google, but I have the added benefit of earning digital dollars by using it for the daily searches I already make! It’s pretty much a no-brainer!

What can I buy with Swagbucks? After my digi dollars (SB) add up, I can go shopping and get FREE stuff! My friend managed to earn about $250 in Amazon gift cards since March of 2009.

How Do I Earn Swagbucks? You earn Swagbucks by searching the web, inviting friends (this is the biggee), promoting the site, and by joining/following Swagbucks’ Facebook page, YouTube page & Twitter account. You also win Swagbucks via codes the Swagbucks guys give out just about every day!

How Can I Get Started? Sign up for a Swagbucks Account . It only takes 30 seconds! You get 3 Swagbucks just for signing up! Of course, I’d love you FOREVER, if you sign up using my link!

1. Refer your friends & family to Swagbucks. For every friend who signs up, you’ll receive a free Swagbuck in your account! Post your link on Facebook, forums, Twitter & your Blog to promote your Swagbucks account.

2. Download their toolbar which fits nicely into Internet Explorer or Firefox. The toolbar will allow you to use the Swagbucks search engine for your normal daily searches. Each search has a chance to win you $1,$2,$5,$10 Swagbucks! Not every search will win you a prize. On Fridays (Mega Swagbuck Days), you can win up to $100 Swagbucks in one search!



3. Sign up for their newsletter. There’s always a secret swag code inside!

4. Check the Swagbucks blog for information on codes, updates and contests. They always have a “treasure hunt” on national holidays!

5. Follow and check Swagbucks Twitter for codes. Every Tuesday, tweet the “Phrase of the Day” for a chance to win some serious Swagbucks!

6. Join and check the Swagbucks facebook page for free codes & trivia, especially in the evenings.

7. Advertise using a Banner. Put it in your UBB code signature or your email signature!



2010 Census:
Be Cautious

I was reading this article avbout the Census starting up and I have the upmost respect for the Census workers. My mom did it for a year and she worked so hard and did a lot of walking but there were a few facts in here that I was not aware of so I copied the article for all of you to read about what to give a Census worker and what NOT to give them.





THIS IS PRETTY BASIC ADVICE:
Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan Johnson





With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.


The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice:


If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door:
  • they will have a badge
  • a handheld device
  • a Census Bureau canvas bag
  • a confidentiality notice.
Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions.
  • Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information.
However, you should never invite anyone you don't know into your home.

Do not give your:
  •  Social Security number
  • your credit card
  • banking information to anyone
Even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census.

 
While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION. The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit donations. Anyone asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.


Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, the Census Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.

REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK, YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE AT YOUR ADDRESS. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 









Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Avon site's Virtual Makeup

Great fun ahead. Go to my link and sign-up and you can upload a picture of yourself and apply Avon products to your face. This is fun because you can check out colors you might not normally wear and see how you look in different colors.


If you would like to have some Avon catalogs and samples just let me know and I can bring them to you. Again to access this link click the title above. Check out all the great goodies Avon has instore for you. Check out the clearance and Top rated items. You can even read reviews about products you are interested.

You may order directly on my site or call me at 931-304-1093 and place your order directly for me.

I will be placing my Campaign 3 orders 6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 26. If you want to order before then just go through the website. Again let me know if you are interested in receiving some catalogs. I can order back 2 Campaigns. We are currently on Campaign 3 but I have extra books 1 thru 2.

The greatest thing too about Avon, if you order it and you don't like the color, or if you order say shoes and you don't like the fit, don't like them period, I will return your item either for another color, size, or simply refund you your money.

Please feel free to call me for any of your Avon needs.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our 13th Wedding Anniversary Rings In the New Year


Joey and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary on New Year's Eve. Every year we venture out finding a great place to celebrate our Anniversary. Since it falls on New Years Eve, it is never hard to find some wonderful place to stay and ring in the New Year together.

This year our daughter, Tay, asked why did she never get to go out with us on New Year's Eve. We explained because it is always our wedding anniversary. As we joke as often as we do, we told her light-heatedly that she can celebrate New Year's Eve on our 25th. In fact she can host a party for us.

We really hadn't made any plans before the day. Our dear friends Chris and Daughn called and asked if we would like to come to their house for their NYE party. Daughn said, I know it's your Anniversary but we wanted to invite you anyway." We told her we would love to come. They are the kind of friends who are always there for anyone and we love being around them. We enjoy spending time with people with positive attitudes.

It just so happened that their son, Zach, was having a few friends over as well. Tay was immediately invited. So we were excited to let her know she WAS spending the New Year with us after all.

It was an amazing party. Several couples and friends were there. Poor Daughn tried to teach us all to play Bunco. We played but aren't sure if we ever got it right but it was hilarious that not a one of us knew how to play, yet we tried so very hard. I think it was more fun that way.

Chris and Daughn surprised us with this cake that was a small Wedding cake. On top were a little champagne bottle, a Happy Anniversary banner, Joey and my name, and two tiny champagne flutes with champagne in them. We were so overwhelmed that they went to so much trouble to include our Anniversary into the NYE party.

The time flew so fast and it was midnight before we knew it. We switched on the TV just in time for the ball to start to fall in New York.