Saturday, February 18, 2012

Yes, I did!

I love direct selling as a career!  So much so, I have added another one to my repertoire!

I encountered "Biltmore Inspirations" through a wonderful "pinner" (Holly Ledingham) on Pinterest.  I have been following her for a while, because she has such great taste & style.  I checked on her business, and well...I fell in love!

I have always wanted to visit Biltmore!  Now I am a part of a new business opportunity founded by the family.  How cool is that?  AND, national convention will be there this summer!

The business has such wonderful products and values.


We want to inspire families to celebrate every day with style by embracing the Biltmore legacy of gracious hospitality, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.


We believe every home should be a welcoming retreat for family and friends. We achieve this by cultivating the passion and talents of sales consultants to build successful businesses by sharing products for today’s lifestyles, a collection inspired by Biltmore’s heritage of family, craftsmanship, and design.

Core Values.

Biltmore Inspirations core values are quality, integrity, authenticity, hospitality, teamwork, community service, profitability and leadership.

I've added a tab up top with more info.  You can also learn more and view the catalog at

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cheater Cinnamon Rolls

I found this recipe on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago.  I pinned it for future use. 

The future is here.  I made these for a girlfriend's breakfast potluck.  It did feel like cheating, because they are so easy; and they are delicious!  Truthfully, ANYTHING with puff pastry is delicious in my book.  :) 

Here's my version below.  No, I did not eat all three of them, yet.  I just thought the plate needed to look full.  That's my story & I'm stickin' to it!  No, really...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine's Day Tree

I had a very hard time "undecorating" my Christmas tree this year.  In fact, I still have my Santa collection on display.  I never enjoy putting the Christmas thing away.  I think, because we went to my sister's home, in another part of the state, I didn't get enough TIME to spend with all the fun things that are part of my Christmas traditions. Does that make sense?

I unashamedly admit that my tree, it's artificial, is still in it's place with no decorations, but the lights.  I've still been plugging them in on evenings when we're in that room.  On Friday, I was in the Dollar Store and I grabbed a bunch of cheap inexpensive ($8) Valentine decorations and decided to put them on the tree!

The results are pictured below.  I may keep it up through St Patrick's Day & Easter.  There is a ton of cute stuff in that store!  I might even make a few ornaments myself. 

Once we get past Easter, it won't be getting dark so early.  Maybe I can put the tree away then?  But what about all the celebrations between Easter & next Christmas?  Can't you just see a 4th of July tree?  A pilgrim, pumpkin & turkey tree...

Oh dear.  Have I started down a dangerous path? 

Gotta find something for a skirt!

A closeup