Sunday, August 28, 2016

It just came to my attention that we are changing the rules and that we are going to get better. We are going to get bigger bonuses, we are going to be able to get more recruits, and those recruits will earn 40% on all their sales.....yes, 40%......


So now is the time to become an Avon Rep....join my team and I will show you how you can earn 40% by setting up goals that are easy to reach and will bring you closer to earning what you really want. Still not sure this is what you want to do?  Think about it some more because you do have time.  

This Kickstart Promo does not start until September 16th ... and you do it very easily.  Sign up online under me......go to and use reference code - ashapiro - and you are on your way.  Within a week you will get your kit - there are three to choose from....along with catalogs, information, etc.  and plenty of time to distribute books and let all your friends know that you sell Avon.  A friend of mine just posted on FB that she now sells Avon and has received two orders on the spot.  People see your FB account and are looking for reps they can count is easier to buy from someone you know....especially if that person lives in your neighborhood.  

Still not sure?  Take a look at my website - - look at all the items that are available.  Not just makeup, but fragrances, skin care, fashion, and jewelry.  When customers tell me they dont wear makeup - fine, Avon is more than makeup.  Still not convinced - register on my website and start receiving emails with discounts and free shipping - there is no obligation to buy and you can always unsubscribe if you want.  But I think you will be surprised at what Avon has to offer.  

Remember you have until September 16 to join - and get 40% ... Come take a look. Who doesnt need some extra money.
Still have questions?  Ask me  here or email me at - I will get back to you....

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Word of the Week: Hypocorism

Webster defines it as a "pet name" or "use of pet names"........

Interesting and how many people knew this?

It evolved from the Greek verb hypokorizesthai ("to call by pet names"), which itself comes from korizesthai ("to caress"). Hypocorism joined the English language in the mid-19th century and was once briefly a buzzword among linguists, who used it rather broadly to mean "adult baby talk"—that is, the altered speech adults use when supposedly imitating babies. Once the baby talk issue faded, hypocorism settled back into being just a fancy word for a pet name. Pet names can be diminutives like "Johnny" for "John," endearing terms such as "honey-bunch," or, yes, names from baby talk, like "Nana" for "Grandma."

Do you have a hypocorism?  

Friday, August 26, 2016

Review: The Soak

The Soak The Soak by Patrick E. McLean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I hate endings. You read and get involved with the characters...their drama, their adventure and know it must come to an end....but then there is no end. You want the good guys to win, but then again who are the good guys? Maybe they are the bad guys? Hobbs - an old man who wants one last go at rob an armored truck....plans are made, but he is feeling his age and wants just this one...but then every chapter brings you closer to surprises and things you didn't see coming.....especially the ending. At first I wasn't giving this book 5 stars because of that ending.....but then the epilogue clears it all up for me.....This book was just the beginning.....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How much does it cost? FREE

Everyone loves Free.  I shop online a lot and look for #freeshipping always.  I usually find it, and if not I will then search for coupons to give me off at least as much as the shipping would charge.  I also love free items.  Do you?

Well, now for a short period of time (Expires August 31, 2016) I will be giving away free samples of Avon. (US only) How do I do this?  In one simple step...all you have to do is register on my Avon website.  There is absolutely no requirement to purchase anything on my site.  But you must register, and fill out the form so that I know where to send the samples.  That is all there is to it.  Now who doesn't like FREE....just follow the instructions below.....AND if you would like to receive a Catalog from me (to be sent out with my next mailing), please comment CATALOG YES ....  I will get your address info from the registration form you fill out and send one.

Have a great day and remember #FREE (no strings attached) Please read instructions below carefully -
free samples
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Sunday, August 21, 2016


The other day while I was going over orders from my Avon customers, I noticed a Direct Delivery order (that's an order someone places online, to be shipped directly to their address)....and saw that my customer had moved.  She didn't move very far - across the bridge...about 30 minutes away (on a non-traffic day, ha ha) but then I realized I was sending her brochures to the local address near my house.

After contacting her to verify, I immediately changed her address in my computer.  It then got me thinking about "moving".  I know people who have moved 4-5 times in their lifetime and then there are people who have lived in the same house all their lives.  My in-laws for instance.  MIL grew up in the house she lived in, married and stayed there and passed away there.  I on the other hand have lived in two counties and 7 neighborhoods....I lived in 3 neighborhoods when I was single and when I married we moved 4 times.

I wonder if there are any others who have stayed in one house?  It was common years ago especially when members of the same family all lived on the same block....but today with traveling as easy as ever, people tend to move away more often - because of jobs, because of disasters, because of climate, because of needing larger houses.

How many times have you moved?  Why?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Word of the Week: Kith

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary:

Definition: Familiar friends, neighbors or relatives.

Kith has had many meanings over the years. In its earliest uses it referred to knowledge of something, but that meaning died out in the 1400s. Another sense, "one's native land," had come and gone by the early 1500s. The sense "friends, fellow countrymen, or neighbors" developed before the 12th century and was sometimes used as a synonym of kinsfolk. That last sense got kithinto hot water after people began using the word in the alliterative phrase "kith and kin." Over the years, usage commentators have complained that kithmeans the same thing as kin, so "kith and kin" is redundant. Clearly, they have overlooked some other historical definitions, but if you want to avoid redundancy charges, be sure to include friends as well as relatives among your "kith and kin."

Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Jake Wolfe Novel

Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Jake Wolfe Novel Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Jake Wolfe Novel by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Action Suspense. Drama

Every time I thought I knew what was happening this book threw me a curve and added more surprises. Jake Wolfe keeps the story moving with his feats of bravery and love of country. He is a war veteran who goes after The Artist who is assassinating wealthy lawyers. This story not only involves the SFPD but also the FBI. Even Jake's dog gets involved. I particularly loved the way the author made it seem like the dog also had a say in this story. Up to the end of the book it keeps you in surprise mode. Looking forward to Book #2.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's soooo hot

The weather here in NY has been unbearable.  I hate being in the house but also the air quality is not the best.  So I make small trips and find myself going into air conditioned stores and the car and restaurants.  Last week we had our annual block this heat.  No problem, had plenty of help and finally had the time to sit outside, under the canopy, and talk with friends, family and neighbors.

The kids were running around and going into the water slide, keeping cool.  The rest of us were trying to drink to keep hydrated....except me.  Sometime later I got up to go to the bathroom and made it as far as the steps of my house..the block spun around.  Both my daughters-in-law came to my rescue with bottles of water - after drinking 5 of them....I was able to get up off the stairs and see straight.  I have never felt that way before and have realized how dehydration is so scary and dangerous.

I now carry a bottle of water careful out there.

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