Saturday, October 22, 2016

Day Twenty-Two: Comfy and Cute

A great event that takes place in 2 days is my daughter, Hannah's first group consultant Lularoe online party.

Hannah started with Lularoe one year ago.  At the time, she was an assistant to one of Houston's Stylist, Julia Browning/JA Runway and got to help style on the Debra Duncan show twice.  She also  worked with Stage Stores in their call center and enrolled in Houston Community College in Fashion Marketing.

Since her new endeavor, she had just made her first promotion as "trainer" with the company which means not only does she make her own commission but a % of all of those under her.  This breaks off quickly but of all the companies I have seen, there is an honest retail business that brings in the $$ if you never recruited one person.  Hannah's down-line came in strictly by her example of a good hard working consultant herself.

Here is a little sample of videos she has done for her business.  This was when she had just began and the juices were flowing.  

Lularoe clothing are the most comfortable clothing you will ever wear.  The sizes xxs through 3xl are so flexible, you can easily purchase on an online sale and be confident it will fit.

Hannah does Pop Up Boutiques in homes and businesses that she sets up her entire clothing inventory.  The host invites her friends and family to shop.  Refreshments are light as the ladies do not come to eat, for a presentation or to chit chat so much, but to SHOP.  They try on the clothing, make their purchase and take home that night!  For every 10 items sold at a pop up, the hostess gets a Lularoe clothing item of her choice.

Information and contact information can be found on her site:  Facebook/StyledbyHannah.Lularoe

Here is an Instagram post of playing with prints of my Azure Skirt and a Irma top.

The Carly dress is one of Lularoe's newest member of the family.  Here Hannah and I both have on our Carlys.  The Carly runs large and allows you to wear at least 2 sizes.

Here Hannah has a Carly dress in a side knot and a Cassie skirt under it.

Here is Hannah at a Lularoe Conference in California with Patrick, Lularoe's lead designer and developer.

Tara is Hannah's upline sponsor.  She met Tara at a Pop Up Boutique and instantly fell in love with Lularoe.  Tara in only 6 months longer than Hannah just made her second level in the company, coach.  Her banker husband just announced he is leaving his job to work with Tara full time.  They love their time together working this dream.

Here is Deanne, founder and owner of Lularoe.  Her story is incredible.

Join Hannah tomorrow night as she and her group unveil their freshly Lularoe inventory on albums on their group page.  Then Monday, they will start live Facebook sales!

Join Here First, then you will find the link on a post to Lula Goal Slayers.

See you there!  You get to comment with everyone at the party!
#lularoe #deanne #patrick #hannahkennard #Julia @JRrunway #houstoncommunitycollege #greatdayhouston 

Day 21: Favorite Quick Big Inexpensive Recipe

Everyone loves when you can find something that is quick, delicious and does not break the pocketbook to make.  This has been a family favorite and I have even used it for a crowd.  

I also shared this recipe at a Ladies Gathering at our church when speaking on "Living Large on Little".  We prepared and served it beautifully. 

Tip One:  Purchase Ground Chuck in a large package and Saute' all at once. Separate into one pound portions and freeze.  This way, when you need a quick meal, you can take out, make this recipe or another one of your recipes that calls for ground beef as a first ingredient.

Tip Two:  Barefoot Contessa shares her secret of knowing how to stock your pantry for meals when you don't feel like going to the store.  So again, store these ingredients and you will always be ready to go.

Note:  When I was starting my business, in between decor jobs, I created "Box Lunch Deliveries" and delivered lunches to corporate offices.  This was one of them that was in the rotation.  Our dessert choice with this recipe was always Brown Sugar Coffee cake.  Let me know if you want the recipe.  Awesome!!  Our lunches were always served with a pretty napkin and a fresh flower.  The presentation was my niche.  My customers loved their weekly surprises.  My tag line for my business then and still is:  "delight, surprise, satisfy".

Taco Soup

1 to 1.5 pounds of ground beef

1 package of taco seasoning mix
1 package of Ranch Dressing mix, dry

2 cans of stewed tomatoes, I usually get the Mexican Style but plain is fine
1 can of Rotelle tomatoes, I use generics
1 can of red kidney beans
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of whole kernel corn, I delete if on a diet
1 can of black beans

Remember, a total of 7 cans

Tip Three:  My little secret ingredient is to add a little cumin, if you have it.  If not, for pennies you can purchase fresh ground by the oz. at HEB.  

Tip Four: I am not a fan of large chunks of tomatoes in my soup.  If you are like me and would prefer a finer texture, toss the cans of soup in your blender or food processor for just a bit and it will do the job fast.  A quick rinse and jet spray will take care of the clean up fast.

Brown ground chuck, if not already done ahead.
Drain off any excess dripping from meat.

Add the taco seasoning package and 
the Ranch Dressing packet.

Add 1 cup of water and mix all together with meat.

Open all the cans and add, do not drain off any water 
from cans.

Optional:  Add the cumin

Simmer and serve.

Tip Five:  Here is how to serve.  I use a open type of bowl, add tortilla chips on the side, a dollop of sour cream in the center and/or shredded sharp cheddar cheese.  If you serve the bowl on a plate, you can add the chips on the side then some shredded lettuce and tomatoes on the side also to make even prettier adding a fresh touch.

It makes a nice presentation and even better served the second time around.

FYI:  Using a normal size ladle, if my memory is right, you should be able to serve 10 people and the cost will be around ten dollars!