Posted in Wine & Cheese

Wine & Cheese ~ 83rd Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.


Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 83rd serving of some wine and cheese!


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😦  My desk at the office looks like a tornado came through in the night.  This is not normal for me, I’m too OCD about order at the office, but lately we have just been so busy and I have too many projects going at once to keep up with the ‘hoarder’ appearance.  I plan to attack it Friday and get things back in order.

😦  The NextRadio app is not available with Verizon.  It uses way less battery and data (no doubt why it isn’t yet supported) and would be huge for me when walking so I could listen to K-LOVE.  Bad form, Verizon Wireless, really bad form!

😦  Nothing says “areyoufreakingkiddingme” like having your nose running, racing to grab a tissue, and you pull back a half inch wide piece because it tore apart. Grrrr….



🙂  Isn’t life awesome when there really isn’t much to complain about?  My ‘wine’ list is pretty slim, full of light-weight stuff.  I like it!

🙂  My office may not be in great order but it smells amazing!  My tart warmer is loaded up with Caribbean Teakwood scented wax and it is filling the room with a kick-butt aroma.

🙂  I changed the layout and over all look of my blog.  If you usually read this via email stop by and take a look.

🙂  The weather here has been outstanding!  I prefer to sleep with the windows open, drifting off to sleep to the sounds of crickets, frogs, and other  night creatures.  Inhaling the lavender oil for my sleep aroma therapy is also a huge help.  Menopause isn’t winning the sleep battle, this one is all mine!

🙂  My new planner from Erin Condren came this week and I LOVE IT!!!  Use that link and get $10 off because of my referral.  You can personalize them and they have other awesome stuff too.  It is one of this week’s big high moments!


Posted in Tuesday Coffee Chat

Tuesday Coffee Chat ~ What Makes Me Unique?

Today is Tuesday, and time for the Tuesday Coffee Chat.  Join in and post your answer the the Tuesday question!

What Makes Me Unique?

  • I’m 50 years old and still a big kid!  I love pink dye in my hair and ANYTHING Hello Kitty.
  • Direct Sales? I’m addicted and have 3 different direct sales businesses.
  • My desk has a variety of toys on it, from Hello Kitty, Smurfette, and the entire Wizard Of Oz Happy Meal collection.
  • I love the color pink, bright pink!  My office practically glows when the lights are on thanks to the bright pink walls.
  • I have a watch fetish.  I own about 15 watches, and will likely own a lot more as I find cute ones to add to my collection.
  • I took the Kolbe A Index and MO quiz online, best $$ spent in a while, and discovered I am a 7-3-7-3.  🙂
  • Social Media is like a drug addiction for me!  Thanks to that it is an area that I am given to work on for the company so that I can play to my strengths.
  • I  love chocolate, especially dark!
  • Marti with the party! I just like to be positive and have FUN!
Posted in Uncategorized

Last Chance To Do It For FREE!

On Sunday, 11/24/13, it will be the last chance to sign up for free to have your own Jewelry In Candles business.

I tell you this because I know how hard it can be to get a little extra pocket money, or to gather up the money you might need for Christmas.

Jewelry in Candles is a great company.  They just started in April of this year, and their business is BOOMING!  They increased 1000% in a month, which isn’t too shabby.  This comes from folks trying their great, 100% soy candles and finding them to be just that, super!  The scents are delicious and the jewelry is great.  Your piece (you pick a ring, necklace or earrings) is worth $10 to several thousand dollars.  Every ring I have so far is sterling silver and I LOVE them.  You also get to pick your ring size, which is another great feature.

Commissions (paid by direct deposit on the 15th and 30th of the month – giving you 2 “paydays” before Christmas!!!)  are 30% just off your store orders, and then 6% and 4% off downline members of your team.  For a start up company they have been surprisingly on top of things.  While orders being shipped have run a tad behind lately due to the massive increase in sales, they are quickly getting caught up.  Right now, if you sign up, until Sunday it is FREE.  Your website is free, there are no minimum sales requirements and you won’t need to purchase a kit (provided you do it before the end of Sunday).  But trust me you will want one.  At least the sample scents and your own candle.

My first purchase was a cinnamon candle and it smells SO good.  Then apple harvest candle and tarts.  Again outstanding scents.  I love them.  And now? The holiday scents have been released.  I’ve been very surprised how well my store is selling products as I get the word out.  I also hosted a Facebook online party one evening for 45 minutes making a nice bunch of sales and my hostess earned a free candle.  I will gladly do a party for you if you want to earn free candles! Contact me and we’ll set it up, it is simple and fast!

If you are not interested in owning/running your own direct sales business, perhaps you’d be interested in the candles themselves?  We also have the wax tarts for the tart warmers, and those come with the jewelry too!

If you are interested, I’d love to have you on my team!  Just go to MY CANDLE STORE and click “become a rep” next to my photo.  But do it before Sunday passes or you will have to purchase a kit in order to be a rep.  Or just shop now for Christmas!  What a great gift idea, 100% soy candles that have a piece of jewelry in them!  Long after the candle has gone the necklace, earrings or ring will be there to remind the recipient of your great gift!

Want to do a little “Black Friday” savings now?  Order by 12/1/13 to ensure delivery for Christmas!  When you are done shopping, at the check out, use this code to save 20% on your order:  SHOPWITHME

Here are some of the awesome holiday scents, and you can check out the others in my store!


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last chanceI know, my wonderful readers, I’ve neglected my page. I’ve been busy busy busy, but I will update you all soon!!

Meanwhile, I’ve been working one of my many direct sales businesses, Jewelry In Candles, and LOVING it.  I signed up FREE.  NO minimums on sales, so it’s even better.  30% commissions were something I wasn’t passing up.  And I started building a team.

Well now, free signup for reps is ending.  They did a 90 day recruit drive and now, on 11/15 it is OVER.  SO, if you are interested in making a little money for the holidays (direct deposit of your checks on the 15th and 30th of the month) do NOT hesitate.  Go to my store to sign up ( click on “become a rep” by my photo).  I would LOVE to have YOU on my team!  If nothing else, you save 30% on your own purchases, and these candles make dynamite gifts.  Each jewelry piece is worth $10 – several thousand dollars.  And you/your customers can pick your ring size, or pick a necklace or earrings as your jewelry surprise!


Posted in Uncategorized

I May Need Intervention

Walks up to the podium dragging multiple bags of various colors, designs and sizes, loaded down with all sorts of goodies.  Head hanging but wearing a mischievous grin.  


*waves ethusiastically*

“My name is Marti, and I am MARVELOUS!”

Okay that is a likely place I am headed, to a direct sales anonymous group.

Those bags I’m dragging? LOADED with goodies like cosmetics, fashion, essential oils and diffusers, and now?  CANDLES WITH JEWELRY IN THEM!!!

I MIGHT have a slight addiction to direct sales.  I cannot help it I LOVE running my own businesses and selling cool stuff.

My companies?



and now……

Click on my Facebook badge below to enter!!!!
Click on my Facebook badge below to enter!!!!

Jewelry In Candles

I know, I’m pathetic.

I cannot help it though, when I find a quality product that can help supplement my income I just have to give it a shot.  This one was great, it’s FREE to be a rep so it was a no brainer.  No kit to buy, they give you a website and it’s up and running in 5 minutes.

I’m SO excited because unlike the big name out there, we sell tarts too for those warmers that melt wax.  OH and you can pick your ring size OR to receive a necklace or earrings in  your candle!!!

That sold me immediately as, while my daughter has purchased several of the big name one, their rings are one size, TOO BIG.  She has cute rings but none fit her tiny fingers and it costs more money to have them sized.

JIC candles & tarts (aroma beads coming soon) allow you to pick your own ring size or other piece of jewelry and like the other, all items are worth between $10 and several thousand dollars.  There are reviews on my store website you can see, (video!) even one by a blogger who tests out and recommends various products.

In the interest of showing folks how awesome they are, I’m offering a 25% discount on your first order.  No matter how few or many, get 25% off by using the code:


It only works one time per customer.

Our candles (soy!) burn clean.

SO head on over and check them out.  OR if you want to be a rep yourself (the commissions are great!) you can sign up right on my page.  Don’t worry when you get to the end there is no charge of any kind for signing up.  Then sell them, any way you like through one on one or parties.  Lots of training and materials for marketing are in your account.

OH and I’m giving one away on my Facebook page.  Just go there and you have 3 possible entries, one for liking the page, one for commenting on the post, and one for sharing the post on your Facebook page.  Once the winner is selected (contest ends 10/10/13 – winner announced 10/11/13)

I will let that person select their candle and jewelry choice (and size if it is a ring).

Jewelry In Candles With Marti

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