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I have been married to a wonderful man for 19 years. We were blessed with 2 beautiful daughters who are now teenagers. I homeschool my children and work full time outside of my home. I recently opened my Home Business

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spring Cleaning and Watkins Products

It is a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina!  A teaser for spring!  It gave me spring fever! I have been spring cleaning my house and opened all the door to let the fresh air in!  I used my Watkins Green Tea and Aloe All Purpose Cleaner and cleaned the house...it smells so fresh! It's all natural so it's safe for my small dogs and kids!  I managed to get all of the laundry caught up...since my "laundry fairy" has been on vacation.  I have been using Watkins Lemon Liquid Laundry Concentrate to wash my laundry. It has really made a difference.  It's all natural and doesn't bother my daughter with super sensitive skin and the freshness is unlike any other laundry detergent I have ever used.  I can't compliment Watkins Products enough! The quality of these products surpasses any product I have used. Their prices are reasonable, no more than what you pay in your local grocery store and they can be shipped right to your front door. :)

Watkins has been America’s pioneer in natural living since 1868. As America’s original natural apothecary manufacturer, Watkins uses only the finest natural ingredients in its diverse lines of personal care, home care, remedies and organic flavorings.

Responsible manufacturing processes are as important as its commitment to providing natural, consumable items for everyday life. By utilizing gravity- fed filling, biodegradable packing materials, as well as strict recycling programs and much more, Watkins is devoted to leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible.

Our Mission:
To be the most trusted natural products company.

Our six core values:

  1. We demand of ourselves the highest level of integrity.
  2. We focus on meeting our customers' needs and exceeding their expectations.
  3. We provide our investors an attractive return.
  4. We always take accountability for our mistakes.
  5. We encourage employees to develop, grow and improve quality of life.
  6. We contribute to the overall quality of life in our communities.

Our brand promise:

  1. We promise our customer a feeling of timeless comfort with every product.
  2. We promise our customer natural products.
  3. We promise our customer a perfectly consistent product.

The Summit Group and Watkins, Inc:

Why not stop by our Watkins site or The Summit Group and see if this is the opportunity you have been looking for!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Day...February 14th...Why Not Give Watkins to Your Love?


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, why not give Watkins to your Love on this Special Day!

We have fabulous gifts, flavorings, gourmet spices, personal care products...check us out!


Mom...The Glue That Holds The Family Together

Good evening.  I went to a funeral today. It was a simple graveside service.  We were all gathered around waiting on the pastor to arrive and visiting with one another.  One of the younger generation made the comment that this was like a family reunion only on a sad note because of the loss of a loved one.  Comments were made about how we haven't seen different ones for years.  My mom made the comment that she had come from a rather large family.  Her mom passed away several years ago.  Before her mom passed away we all always got together over the holidays and we had a yearly family reunion to keep in contact with the others.  Since my grandmother's passing...just about the only time we see one another is at a funeral.  Her brothers and she just don't get together the way they used too.  As this was being discussed someone else commented that the MOTHER is the glue that holds the family together.  You know, I believe they were right!

I'm not saying that dad's aren't important, because they are very important...but dad earns the money when you are growing up and mom is with the kids most of the time.  As the kids grow up, they still come to mom when they are sick or their kids are sick, or they just feel they need someone.  Mom is always there.  When we quarrel with our siblings, we each vent to mom and she offers us the advice we need to have reconciliation.  What happens when mom isn't physically with us any more though?  Where is that glue that holds the family together. Mom would never want us to be so scattered and out of touch...no, her dream would be that we still get together and allow her to live in our memories and the stories we tell of those memories!

If you are blessed enough to still have your mom, call her tonight or in the morning and tell her how much you love her and how much she means to you.  If she's not still physically with you...call your siblings and touch base with them. See how they are doing and what new is going on in their lives.  Let them know that you love and miss them and try to schedule a time that you all can visit together and share your memories.

Life is too short. We aren't promised tomorrow.  If there is a rift with you and your siblings..now is the time to make reconciliation.  It doesn't matter who was at fault. It takes 2 to quarrel...set aside those differences and reunite with your family.  Family is one of the most valuable gifts God blessed us with!

I pray you are encouraged by these posts.  Please take the time to leave some feedback in the comment box and don't forget to click follow.  If you haven't already, check out my online store: www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders.  Great products!  I received my shipment today...I started cleaning like a mad woman.  The natural products aren't harmful to my skin and make my home spic and span!



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Turning Personal Tragedies Into Ways to Help Others

Good morning.  Many of us have experienced tragedies in our lives whether through death or accident or what it may be.  What do we do when that tragedy comes?  I know when we lost our 1st baby [she was stillborn] a support group helped me. A year or so after we lost her, my cousin's baby was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and passed away.  I was able to reach out to her and offer her the support she needed. I was able to be there for her when the emotions were just too overwhelming and she felt like she couldn't breathe...then tragedy struck our lives again.  Our 3rd child, Austin, was also born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  He lived 16 days...most babies diagnosed with this only live about 3-5 days.  The left side of their hearts doesn't develop. The only way they can survive is through a heart transplant.  This is a rare illness and not a lot is known about it.  He was born in 1995 and at that time the oldest known survivor was 10.  Austin was a 3lb baby...odds of finding a heart for one so small are slim to none.  They gave us 24 hrs to decide if we should let nature take its course or if we felt it best to go through the series of surgeries that lead to a transplant and constant pain.  The hardest decision I've ever had to make in my life...but we had to do what was best for Austin and not be selfish.  We chose to place him in God's hands and love him and protect him the best we could while we had him.

From these tragedies I have reached out to so many who have gone through similar circumstances.  Grief is a very hard thing and I think it is different when you are grieving a child because our hearts, minds, and souls know that we should not be surviving our children.

I want to share with you now, another mom who was able to turn her grief into something positive and help others.  Please take the time to visit her blog @ http://www.carterhagenow.blogspot.com/.  Also please check out her website: http://www.metalstampedmemories.com/.  We may never have the answers to the "why", but our circumstances don't have to hold us down.  God allows us to use these tragedies in our lives to help others.

If you have been able to help others through an experience in your life, please leave a comment below. I would like to honor you as well.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Life is Like a Bowl of Chocolates

Remember watching Forrest Gump and Forrest is sitting on the park bench with his chocolates for Jenny and eating a few while he waits on the bus...he is talking to the lady and he tells her that his mom always said life is like a box of chocolates...Well, there really is some truth in that.  In a box of chocolates the outside pretty much all looks the same...but on the inside you might have fudge or peanut butter or an array of other things.  It is a given that you probably do not like ALL of the chocolates.  I remember as a kid getting a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day.  I would poke my finger into the chocolate before I picked it up to eat it because there were ones in that box that I didn't like and I didn't want those in my mouth!

What does this have to do with life?  Well, just like a box of chocolates, life comes with things we don't like.  It comes with illnesses, grief, stress and worry.  These things do not have to steal our joy.  Having joy doesn't mean that we are happy.  There is a difference in joy and happiness.  Our joy comes from the Lord and we can decide if we will allow something to steal that joy.  Unlike a box of chocolates, we can't stick our finger in the tests of life and see if it is something we like and not pick it up if it isn't.  All we can do is walk through that test.  We can decide how we will react to that test.  It is a decision that we have to make.

Most everything in our life revolves around the choices we make. We may not get to choose all of life's circumstances but we can choose how we react to those circumstances. If someone is ugly to us, are we ugly to them? I hope not..but that is a choice we have to make. We choose how to react to them and move forward from there.  If we don't make the right choice the 1st time...chances are we get to take that test again.  Think of it as God is our teacher. In school if a child fails he/she doesn't move forward. They haven't learned those basics.  Why did they fail? Was it poor study habits, school wasn't their priority, circumstances out of their control?  It could have been all of those reasons but the result is the same, they didn't pass so they don't get to move forward without repeating.  This happens to us in life too.  When we make our choices we need to consider how they affect others as well as ourselves.  Scripture tells us to pray for our enemies.  We can do that.  Sometimes it may be hard because we are hurt but we don't have to let our feelings rule our life...we can still make proper choices.  We need to remember that every action we take comes with consequences whether good or bad and we have to accept those consequences.

As Valentine's Day approaches...the "season of love"...let's make sure we are sharing love with others.  Let's treat them the way we want to be treated. If they do something to offend us let's release that offense and forgive...not hanging on to it and allowing it to grow into bitterness.  Let's consider that maybe they had a bad day and things were just taken out on us. Let's pray blessings on them, choose to forgive them, and be blessed ourselves through this process.  When life throws the chocolates at us that we don't like...don't throw them back. Accept them and work through them with the help of our Lord.  He is willing and able to help us through.  Let every action and thought we have bring glory and honor to Him.  Praise Him through the storms of life and when the storms calm you will be able to see that He was right there with you through it all.  The "bad" things in our lives is not necessarily for punishment. It doesn't mean that you sinned and God is getting you...we don't always know the reasons why we have to face those things...but we can know that everything, good and bad, happens because God allows it and if He allows it...it is for our ultimate good.  It may be for soul correction...it may be to help someone else.  Whatever the reason is...there is light at the end of the dark tunnel...and He is lighting your path to get you through to the other side.

What does any of this have to do with operating a home business?  For me...it was seeing some of these circumstances in my own life.  It was seeing that the road we have travelled the last 19 years was leading to the same place....living pay check to pay check..not having any extra...not being prepared for life's tests...not being prepared for the future.  When the realization that this just wasn't working hit me I knew there had to be a change...but what should that change be?  A friend approached me about a business opportunity where I could earn some residual income.  I looked over the business...but still had questions.  This did peak my interest though.  I started researching home businesses and let me tell you there are many out there.  I did this research for about a year.  I didn't start the business my friend introduced to me...but in my research found one that I felt was a better match for me for several different reasons.  January 9, 2011; I started my home business.  Is it something that will make me rich? I don't know.  I can't see the future.  I do believe I can do well with this business though and in the short time I have been running this business I have already started to see changes in myself...how I think, what I do, and have started reaching some of my goals.  I put some substance to my faith. I had been praying about my finances and was introduced to a business, did the research, invested in a business of my own [1st goal met that was set 1 year ago], and I was able to payoff a debt last week! Praise the Lord!  I am not debt free...but I am working my way there.  I still have goals to meet...I want to have my home business earning what I make working outside of my home each month within the 1st year.  I want to get these debts paid off and be debt free within 2 years and hopefully within 5 years earn enough that my wonderful husband can retire if he chooses to.  I realized that we are slaves to our employers.  I want the freedom that comes with owning my business and most importantly... I want my business to bring glory and honor to God.  I want to be able to help those in need and bless my church.

So, you see...life is like a box of chocolates...we choose if we want to eat them or pass them by.  I am offering you an opportunity now too. You see, my home business is being an Independent Watkins Associate.  Watkins has been selling their products since 1868.  That's a long time.  They have earned the reputation they have of having top quality, natural products. They've earned integrity and respect. They have paid their dues, so to speak.  Their quality speaks for itself.  These are things that helped me choose Watkins.  You, too, have an opportunity now to choose Watkins. We are still looking for independent associates.  So, if you are tired of walking down the same street day after day and seeing the same results. If you are ready for change that can change your circumstances.  If you are ready to put some substance to your faith, then I offer you this opportunity.  The start up cost is $39.95.  For more information on becoming a Watkins Independent Associate click this link www.tsginfo.com/index.php?rc=BT6799.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1 Week Left for the January Sponsoring Incentive!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Trying Something New!

Good evening.  Well, 2011 is certainly turning into a year of new beginnings for me!!  I have started a home business, a blog, advertising my business via social networks, and now....I am learning how to video blog.  Please excuse the darkness of this video...I still have to work out the lighting issues.  I pray you are blessed by this video and that it will show you that you, too, can do new and exciting things!

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Watkins for Valentine's

I hope this video helped you think about getting the love of your life some Watkins Products for Valentine's! Valentine's will be here before you know it! Check out these products and all of our others at www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January Specials @ www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders

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$3.99 Special $3.69

Beef Seasoning or Chicken Seasoning
$4.99 Special $4.59

$5.49 Special $5.09

Our expertly blended, sweet and spicy sauce will make your mouth water! The convenience of this ready-to-use sauce is the perfect way to spice up your backyard barbecue! $5.99 Special $4.99

J.R. Watkins Body Creams provide your skin with the ultimate moisturizing experience. Natural shea and cocoa butters are whipped together with more than 10 natural oils and extracts to protect, soothe and condition your delicate skin. This is a healthy treat your skin will never forget! (3.3 oz/95 g)
• 96-97% natural
• Ideal for rough areas including heels, knees and elbows
$9.99 Special $8.99
For these and other great products visit us @ www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders

Friday, January 21, 2011

Amazing 11 Year Old

I was introduced to this video on cafemom and it is very encouraging.  Most of my blog posts have been a journal on my home business or different things in my life. I am always looking for way to encourage others...and this young man has found the way! I pray you are encouraged by this!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Life's Speed Bumps

When life comes at us with speed bumps and pot holes how do we handle them?  For instance, I was expecting a package to come in.  It was scheduled to be delivered yesterday.  I had everything all planned out...get my package in, sort it, and send out to my customers the things I needed to send out.  Low and behold, I tracked my package about noon and to my surprise I had a message that the delivery may be delayed due to "severe weather conditions".  This really my mind because it was a beautiful, sunny day and 60 degrees!  There wasn't a cloud in the sky...but my package was going to be delayed.  This put a damper on my plans.  So, I went to work doing my things online to promote my business and wouldn't you know it...my DSL modem kicked the bucket!!  I was stuck.  I couldn't do anything!  I was tired.  I had worked the job outside of the home 1st, run errands when I got off...and I wanted greatly to work on my home business.  Disappointed wouldn't even cover what I was feeling.  Here were a couple of those speed bumps in life and I wasn't handling them well.
I finally just went to bed.  In retrospect, I realize, it was OK to be disappointed, but I shouldn't have been as upset as I was.  This speed bump was to me a message from God letting me know that I needed to rest at some point.  It's so easy to get caught up with our to-do lists and neglect our families and ourselves.
So, I guess what I am really trying to say here is when life throws those speed bumps your way, keep your eyes on God. He is the solution to all of those problems and everything that happens only happens because he allows it to.  He knows what is best and if we will just listen to Him, we will know what direction to go in.
Blessings to you!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chai Cake

Chai Cake

3 tbsp/45 mL Chai Latte
2/3 cup/160 mL hot water
1 cup/250 mL flour
1-1/2 tsp/7.5 mL Baking Powder
1 tsp/5 mL Purest Ground
Cinnamon 6 oz.
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Cloves (Ground)
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Ginger (Tin)
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Coarse Sea Salt
1/2 cup/125 mL butter or margarine
3/4 cup/180 mL granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp/5 mL Original Double-Strength Vanilla

Chai Glaze
2tbsp/30 mL butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups/375 mL powdered sugar
1 tsp/5 mL Original Double-Strength Vanilla
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Purest Ground
Cinnamon 6 oz.
Reserved 2 tbsp/30 mL prepared Chai Latte from cake recipe
Grated cinnamon stick (optional)

Cooking Directions
Heat oven to 325°F/170°C. Grease and flour a round cake pan (8"/20 cm). Stir hot water into Chai Latte until blended. Measure 1/2 cup/125 mL for cake and set aside 2 tbsp/30 mL for glaze.

Mix flour, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Set aside. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth and blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1/2 cup Chai Latte until smooth. Pour into pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Spread Chai glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

For glaze, melt butter in 1-quart/litre saucepan over medium heat. Stir in remaining ingredients until smooth. Drizzle glaze on cake. If desired, grate cinnamon on top as garnish.

Hi ladies. I am a Watkins Independent Associate. I have been married 19 years to the same wonderful man. I have 2 beautiful teenage daughters and I have always worked outside of our home. I AM TIRED OF BEING A SLAVE TO AN EMPLOYER! For about a year I researched a lot of home businesses. The Summit Group - Watkins, Inc was the fit I was looking for.

Watkins has been selling products since 1868!! That's a long time! They have good quality products which are natural! The products do not cost any more than what you find in your local grocery and in some cases are cheaper. Watkins had the lowest start up cost I found! You can start your home business with The Summit Group - Watkins, Inc for $39.95 today! For more information visit www.tsginfo.com/index.php?rc=BT6799. Interested in the ingredients in the recipe above or in other recipes like this? Visit: www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders.

You can also find me on Twitter: and on my blog: . Please come follow me. If you have any questions about The Summit Group-Watkins, Inc just send me a message!



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What Drives You?

Good morning.  I pray this finds you all doing well and I want to thank you for taking the time to read my journal post this morning.  My question today is what drives you?  I am a 39 year old wife and mother of 2 beautiful teenage daughters. I got married a year after I graduated high school to a wonderful man I had only known 6 months.  A bit of a rush isn't it?  That's what a lot of people were asking.  A lot were saying we would never make it the 1st year, let alone 5 years.  My husband's parents are divorced, so I had ones in my family who shared with me the statistics of children of divorced parents ending up in divorce themselves.  Seemed like a lot of negativity going into this marriage. :(  Within the 1st year of being married, we were pregnant.  I have never been more afraid to tell my mother anything.  I thought her response would be that we couldn't afford a baby.  Money was tight...I was wrong.  She was estatic and very encouraging.  She told me that if we waited until we could afford children we would never have any.  She is a wise woman and wonderful prayer partner. 
Our 1st baby was still born.  This was the hardest thing I had ever been through in my life.  In high school I had lost several friends to accidents and one to suicide... I was no stranger to grief but this was even harder than that.  I wasn't pregnant alone!!  My cousin was pregnant with me as was my best friend from high school.  It wasn't fair...but it was the hand I was dealt.  I went to a support group meeting where I learned a valuable lesson...MEN AND WOMEN GRIEVE DIFFERENTLY!!  There is truth to "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus!"  There was a gentleman in that support group who had lost a child.  Something he said stuck in my head..."This can tear your marriage apart or it can bring you closer together but that is a choice only you as a couple can make!"  He was right!  The time after losing Lauren was very hard but we stuck together determined to make this marriage work!  I was not going to be a negative statistic and neither was he!  I learned that there were certain things I could handle and certain things I could not. I could not go to the grave and change the flowers, etc.  It was too hard for me.  Many didn't understand this; but whether they understood or not, I had to do what was best for me!
A year later, Autumn [my 17 yr old daughter] was born.  She was a beautiful baby weighing in at 5lbs 5ozs.  She was very alert and attentive from the moment she was born.  Once again...my cousin was pregnant with me. :)
A couple of years later, we had our 3rd child. Austin was born March 28, 1995.  He lived 16 days. He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  Here we were again.  How could we go through this again?  My doctor wanted to put me on medication to help me cope with what we were facing.  I refused.  I told him I couldn't take that medication and raise my daughter. He didn't think I could raise her without it.  I did raise her without it though.  I turned back to the support group who once again helped me tremendously.  This loss was more of a strain on my marriage.  You see, I had been going to support group meetings....but my husband worked night shift and had been at work.  Society tells men they have to be strong and they can't cry...they can't show emotion.  Well, you can only keep emotion built up and hidden so long before it has to go somewhere.  We couldn't get along any more.  Were we becoming that statistic?  Was this just too big for us?  We separated for a month.  He had constant contact with Autumn because it was very important to us both for him to be a part of her life even if we could not live together.  People would make comments like, "He's just like his dad" or something meaning it in a demeaning way because his parents had separated. I would just remind them that he had just buried his second child and that he hadn't dealt with losing the 1st yet.  I still had hope.  He still supported me just as when we lived together.  He paid the bills and made sure Autumn and I had all we needed.  It wasn't that we didn't love each other...there was just no communication. I needed to talk about the children...it was too painful for him to talk about them.  What were we going to do?  After being separated a month, we decided we wanted this marriage to work but it was going to take a lot of work...
In 1997 our youngest daughter, Cheyenne, was born.  I had toxemia and no one knew it until I was in liver failure.  She was a month early and weighed 3lbs 2oz.  She was our little peanut. :)  We decided at this point we had to take some measures not to get pregnant again.  We had had a couple of miscarriages in  between Austin and Cheyenne, and then with the toxemia...it was just too dangerous to get pregnant.  The surviving children we had needed a mother.
Our home has been a 2 income family with me working outside of the home.  It's not that I didn't want to be home with my girls...we just needed the money.  So, 19 years later [after the wedding] we are still married.  We are at a point in our lives where we truly enjoy each other's company.  It's not all physical...there is that emotional bonding that has taken place.  We are untited together in all areas of raising our daughters. We communicate with each other to make sure the other one of us hasn't told them they couldn't do something before we tell them they can.  You know...sometimes kids forget to tell you they have asked the other parent and gotten a "no". :)
Marriage has been a lot of work...not the fairytale life most little girls dream of...but it has had some very good moments in it. Now, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I want to be home with my girls. Yes, one is 17 and one is 13...but it's not too late.  This desire is what drove me to spend a year researching home businesses and deciding a few weeks ago to open mine! I am still outside of the home for now while I build my business...but I am pouring hours into building it so I can come home with them. I may not have been able to be home with my girls when they were small...but we will one day have grandchildren!  {Hopefully we still have a few years on that one though!}
So, what has driven me all of these years?  1. I don't want someone telling me I am going to be just another negative statistic. 2. God blessed me with the ability to help others through my tragedies. 3. I am realizing that you are never to old to dream and see those dreams come true!
Now, if you have been divorced..I am NOT putting you down and I am NOT judging you.  Everything that happens to us, the good and the bad, are for our ULTIMATE GOOD!  It has been allowed by God for our ultimate good and He will not leave us or forsake us.  We all have negativity in our life...but our life doesn't have to stay in that negative state.  When you are feeling depressed...look in the mirror and practice smiling.  Sounds crazy, I know, but IT WORKS!
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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Delicate Balance of Disciplining Your Teen

Good morning.  Many of us have teenagers and wonder, at times, about disciplining the.  Daniel Schonbuch from chabad.org has a wonderful video talking about disciplining your children.  I found his video to be very encouraging and effective.  Please click the link below to enjoy this teaching.



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Get These and Other Great Products from Watkins

Grill Seasoning
Article No. 01972With Watkins, you get the premium flavor of our high-grade gourmet herbs and spices, plus the convenience of a pre-mixed blend.
Shake on to give an outdoor flavor to indoor foods.
(65g/2.3 oz.)
US $4.49

Natural Beef Seasoning
Article No. 00517
A complex blend of spices for one of the simplest foods. Use in any beef dishes, soups, stews, gravies. Made with all natural pure ingredients.
(90 g/3.17 oz)
US $4.59

Simply Mauve-lous Lip Tint
Article No. 20222
All the benefits of our 100% natural beeswax lip balm, with a hint of color! Goes on smooth, with a refreshing peppermint twist.
  • 100% natural
  • Naturally flavored with pure peppermint oil

(2.55g/0.09 oz.)
US $4.99

This is just a few of the products Watkins offers.  Go to www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders to see what other great products we have and the recipes we have!



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Check Out All You Can Make With Watkins!

Oh my goodness! The possibilities are ENDLESS with Watkins Products!  Great dips, gourmet foods and more.  Check out this video from another Watkins Independent Associate!  She has done a fabulous job at sharing the recipes and possibilities of Watkins!  Enjoy.  WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY MAKE YOU HUNGRY!! :)

Doesn't that sound delicious? For these products and more go to www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders

Want to become a Watkins Independent Associate? Go to www.tsginfo.com/index.php?rc=BT6799


Why I Do What I Do....

Good evening!  I chose to become a Watkins Independent Associate because of their rich history, integrity, and fabulous product line!  I have the opportunity to meet many wonderful and fascinating people!  To learn more about Watkins and their products watch the video below.

Follow Me!!

Good afternoon.  I am learning a lot as I am researching the many different ways out there to help your business grow.  I have seen many blogs and thought...hmmm, maybe I could do that...but never moved forward until recently.  I haven't learned all of the ins and outs of blogging..but the way you learn is to follow others, listen to their advise and try it.  So, I took the step and created this blog.  I have a "follow me" widget on the right of your screen. Please take a moment to click the follow button.  Maybe I will have a post that will encourage you or help you in some way.  That is what my desire for this blog is...to help others.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by and check it out!

Blessings to you!


Thanking and Praising Your Kids

I was counting my blessings and realized that I am blessed even more than I ever realized.  There are times that I find that I take my children for granted.  I don't give them enough credit for what they do and I don't thank them near enough.
In reflecting on the changes I have started to make in my life this year, I am adding another one.  I plan to let my daughters know how much I love and appreciate them.
Both of my daughters have blessed me a lot this week.  They have shown me that they truly do realize the hours I put into working outside of the home as well as the hours I am putting into building my home business.  My youngest, who is 13, cleaned the living room and kitchen for me.  She did a very thorough cleaning too. Then, my oldest, who is 17, realized how tired I was after sitting all day in a corporate meeting. She went to town and bought groceries for me and brought us home some dinner while I was napping.  When she got home with the groceries, she put them all away.  These seems don't seem like big things to some people, but to me, they are like moving mountains!  They allowed me to take a much needed rest and to be able to reflect on my own short comings. 
As parents, it is sometimes easy to fall into the trap of pointing out the things we want our children to do differently...but we don't offer them enough thanks and praise for the things they do that we appreciate.  If we aren't letting them know how much we appreciate what they do and them for just being them...then we are taking them for granted.  I do not want to take another second of their lives for granted.  I want them to know and understand how much I appreciate them.
If we watch the news at all we see the "trouble" that many teens find...people like to share bad news...but I want to make a point to bring the positives into the lives of my daughters.  I want to praise them for the all they do and if they make a mistake...I want to look for a positive way to encourage the positive change that needs to take place.  Correcting doesn't have to be a negative issue!
So, let's all hug our children and tell them how much we love and appreciate them. Let's not just assume that they know.  One thing about homeschooling...I find I learn from my children every day.  They can teach you some wonderful life lessons. Let's not ever be too busy to listen and let's enjoy the time we have with them!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Good morning.  How do you see your life?  Do you see only the negatives in your life or are you able to see the blessings?  We need to live each day as if it is our last.  Reach for the stars and don't stop reaching until we get one.  Negativity is not beauty.  It is gloomy and dark and weighs you down.  As you set out to accomplish your goals also look for the blessings in your life.  If you seem to be drawing a blank while thinking about your blessings, try writing them down. Number them as you write.  This will help you to see that you have many more blessings than you ever realized.  Life throws obstacles and disappointments and plain hard times our way...but it doesn't have to keep us down. We just need to look to those blessings to see where we are.

So, is your glass half full or half empty?
Blessings to you.


Is Your Cup Half Full or Half Empty?

Good morning.  How do we look at things in our life?  Does the every day happenings effect how you look at things?  When you see a half filled glass do you think of it as half full or half empty?  How we look at things in life effects our lives.  If all we ever see is the negative things in life aren't we missing out on a lot?  There isn't beauty in negativity...but there is beauty in being positive.  Bad things happen to everything in life for one reason or another.  There are 2 things we can count on when they happen...1. Nothing happens that God doesn't allow 2. It is for our ultimate good even if we cannot see it now.  Do not focus on what seems to be going wrong or is just plain bad all the time...look for the good, the positive, the beautiful; the blessings.

I have had times in my life where I have felt things were uncertain which made me feel anxious or uneasy, I have felt depressed at some point in time...what helps me when I feel like?  I start counting my blessings.  If just mentally counting them doesn't help me, then I grab a pen and paper and write them down.  God never ceases to amaze me when I do this. 

Set your goals.  Start putting substance to your faith to achieve those goals.  When you feel like you are tumbling down the hill uncontrollably, put on breaks and look for the blessings in your life.  Regain your focus and start again.  Remember, if at first you don't succeed....try...and try again!  You are not a failure!  You CAN accomplish and achieve anything you want!  Hold tight to the truth and start looking for the positive.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Providing Natural Skin Care

The following was taken from Watkins website and shared.  Visit Watkins today at www.watkinsonline.com/rsanders

Providing Natural Skin Care

JR Watkins Natural Personal Care Group
For 140 years, Watkins Incorporated has been America’s pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients in our products. To this day, Watkins adheres strictly to the same quality standards set forth by company founder, J.R. Watkins. Through our natural personal care, Watkins continues to provide products that are good for the earth, good for others and good for you. Wholesome and refreshing - Watkins is never “doctored up” like some big city factory products.

Watkins has seen great success and growth with the existing J.R. Watkins Apothecary line of natural-based personal care. We continue to evolve our brand based on our consumer’s needs and corporate goals for environmentally friendly and sustainable products. New in 2008, Watkins launches J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary – a complete line of head to toe personal care including lotions, body creams, body oils, lip care and travel kits.

We are dedicated to providing personal care that is truly natural. Our formulas are 95% natural and above, with many at 99% natural and higher. Using renewable, plentiful ingredients from mother earth, we offer a luxurious line of personal care for every day use, free of synthetic or irritating chemicals. And as always, our products are never tested on animals.  

To continue providing options to meet consumer demand for more natural, clean, healthy products, our goal is to take our current knowledge and history of natural to an even higher level.

NEW -  J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary

Brand Commitments:
·         95% Natural and above
·         Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free
·         Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free
·         Paraben Free
·         Phthalate Free
·         Mineral Oil, Petrolatum free
·         Dye Free

Watkins, Inc Products

Hello.  I want to talk with you a few minutes about the products that Watkins, Inc offers.  Winter is a rough season on our skin. The cold winds, the dryness in the air from heat....all of this can cause chaffing.  My skin became very chaffed as we were preparing for the winter storm that was approaching us this week.  I pulled out my J.R. Watkins Apothecary Mango Shea Butter Hand Repair Moisturizer and started applying!  AWESOME!!  Yes, this says hand repair moisturizer...but I applied it to all of the chaffed areas and let the healing begin!  The chaffing vanished, my skin is super soft and smells GREAT!

This is why I chose to become a Watkins Independent Associate! They stand behind their products and they have GREAT products.  Click the link and visit my store today.  We have a lot of things to offer at prices you can afford!

If you are interested in becoming an Independent Watkins Associate visit the following link:

Thanks for stopping by.

Hello World!

Good morning.  Thank you for visiting my blog. As you can probably tell, I am new to the blogging world.  I guess it's not true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks because this old dog is learning a new one.  A quick introduction of me is found in the "About" section of my blog, but I would like to tell you why I chose to start a home business and where I hope it takes me.

As I stated in the "About" section I have been married to a wonderful and hard working man for 19 years.  All of this time we have been in this type of "rut".  We have always lived pay check to pay check and even with my husband working 6 and 7 days a week and me working full time we can't seem to get out of this rut.  I am not necessarily looking to get rich quick or even get rich...if God chooses for me to get rich doing this I will be more than happy; but I simply want to stop being a slave to a JOB and do something that I enjoy and believe in.  I want the ability to help other in need as their need arises.  I want to know that I can meet all of my daughters' needs and relieve some of the stress from my husband.

Why did I choose Watkins Products as my home business and to sign with them through The Summit Group?  About a year ago I decided that change had to come to our lives in order for us to get out of this rut.  I started researching home businesses and working from home.  I tried a few work from home sites but they simply were not a match for me.  Watkins Products have been around since 1868!  They are FABULOUS products!  We have a complete line of natural products ranging from spices and extracts, body care, home remedies, and cleaners. With a history like Watkins and their integrity, how could I not choose to sign on with them.  By signing on through The Summit Group, I was offered low start up costs, free training, and all the tools I need to be successful.

With hard work and diligence, this can be a successful business for me.  Please come by my online store and check out the products we have available, www.watkinsonline.com.  For more information on The Summit Group go to www.tsginfo.com/index.php?rc=BT6799.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way!