Monday, July 16, 2018

All you need is $10 to start your business....

I didnt realize how many start up businesses charge so much for their start up fees.  I know you do get things with this...products you can sell or use yourself.  Some give you tote bags to hold your items in.  But fees like $99, $169 seem like an awful lot.  If you are starting a business, it is because you want to make extra money.

And so when I started Avon it was a mere $15....and then it went up to $25 - or if you wanted a larger starter kit you paid $50 or even $100.  But along comes an incentive too good to be true - but it is true...for a mere $10 you can now start your Avon business.  Have had 5 people already interested in signing up....but this offer will not be forever. 


Contact me today and I will not only tell you about it but also mentor you through the process and answer any questions you have.


Join today at and use reference code - ashapiro so we can start this journey together.

Remember this offer expires August 6, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Review: Face Off

Face Off Face Off by Brenda Novak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow - there is nothing better than reading a Brenda Novak book. This one, third in a series of Evelyn Talbot is mind blowing. I was lucky enough to get a copy from to read and review. One of the things I love about her books is even reading the 3rd book, Ms Novak lets you go over what happened in the first two by bringing back part of the story. So if it has been awhile between books, you are brought up to date right away.

Again, we find Evelyn in the situation where Jasper Moore, who tortured her and killed her friends, when she was 16, coming up against him being in her life again. But life in Alaska, running Hanover House has been good for her and her love, Amorak.

So 20 years later, she again is frightened for her life. But this time evil has a new look, and Evelyn is unaware of how much danger she is in. Until the killings start....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Free brochures....

I am ready to do another mailing.  Would you like to be placed on my mailing list?  This is a free brochure, mailed to your house with no obligation to buy.

Have you ever wondered what was in an Avon Brochure?  Or maybe you think it is just makeup.  Well, you will be surprised if you request a book.  We have jewelry, fashion, skin care, shoes, bags, kids items, men's items, fragrances, home items, candles...just to name a few.

This is the current brochure Campaign 16
You will receive an August campaign

So put yourself on my mailing list.  I send out books once a month and will gladly take you off the list if you tell me.

So send me an email - - with your name and address, the next mailing goes out July 29th

Interested in becoming an Avon Rep?  Right now you can join my team for only $10 for your starter kit, which includes products and brochures and a free website.  Let me know in your email so I can send you the link to get you started.  This offer ends on August 6 when prices for the starter kits go back to the original price. 

Dont want to wait? Go to and use reference code - ashapiro

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Price has been reduced

Everyone is looking for a sale and what better sale than to reduce the cost of a starter kit.  Now is the time to start your business and get a starter kit for as little as $10.00.

All those people who told me that $25 was not in their budget...well, we listened and lowered it to $10 just for you.  Now is the time to become an Avon Rep

What do you get?

$10 Share the Love Starter Kit - a $71 Value 

2 Best of Beauty Sampler Packs 
10 Lipstick Bullets 
5 Anew Samples 
5 Skin So Soft Samples 
10 Campaign Brochures 

1 Free 24/7 Online Store 

And as long as you are a rep I can be your mentor, guiding you along every step of the way.

Still interested?  Contact me through my store as soon as possible because this offer will end soon.  

Or sign up now using reference code ashapiro at

Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have read many Karin Slaughter books and really enjoyed them. But to be honest I just couldnt get into this one. It is the continuing story of Will Trent, GBI and his involvement with Sara and Angie, who by the way is a real they did grow up together through hard times. She seems to have a hold on him, and knows it.

I loved the story, some action, some romance but it was long (almost 500 pages) and I was disappointed in the ending...or is there a continuation since this is #8 .... I must admit Cop Town was my favorite. Will I continue to read Slaughter? Of course, waiting for her next book Pieces of Her to come out next month.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

I won, but I lost.

My business has loads of incentives.  This way there is a push to sell more and get more team members.  I dont mind because it is not necessary for my business.  I can do it and I also have the option of not doing it.

But then again I love doing it.  It is the little push I need to get my business to the next level.  Each month when I check online it tells me what I could win if I do push a little harder.  I have won things like earbuds, totes, aprons, hats, money, necklaces, and a whole lot of other stuff.

But sometimes there are things that can be won...but not received.  I recently entered an incentive to get a swag bag of loads of Avon items.....and then received an email that I had reached my goal but had to go to RepFest to get it.  While I would love nothing more than going there (in Ohio) and would have if my hubby was doing well....I cannot at this time leave him alone nor can I take him with me due to health reasons.

So while winning this incentive I really lost....but thats ok, because there will be plenty of other incentives in this business.  (Even a trip to Hawaii)

And so, as I wait for the next one, I return to my own incentives for my customers....

Online: use code WELCOME10 to get 10% off

Check out my online shop for discounts like buy one, get one free....or buy one, get one half price. 
Also watch for the latest new line - Bath and Body for Kids.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Let's go to the movies.....or not

It has been awhile since I did go to the movies.  I do love them, when there are decent movies to see.  I stopped taking the grandkids since they are old enough to go themselves; or they dont like what's playing.  Just as well, not into Star Wars etc.

Was wondering how often you get to the movies. I always plan but there is always something that gets in the way (like hubby going to the hospital, all is well now)

When I do get there, I find I am freezing because the air conditioner is so high; and is it me? the sound is way way up that it is deafening.  Or am I just getting old?

I also dont eat the snacks they have since it is way to high in calories....why dont they sell popcorn without all that salt and butter? The only drink I can have is water - $5?  Really?

This sounds like a complaint blog, but it really isnt....I think the movies has changed since I was a child....and growing up my parents believed in being outside, not cooped up in the movies.  We lived near the beach and, well, we were there every weekend in the summer.  ...Never got tired of the sun and sand and ocean.

With technology today you dont have to go to the movies.  Wait long enough and it comes on TV or DVD....and a lot cheaper.  Although this is one of those times I am glad to be a senior get a few dollars off the admission ticket.

And so as I check out the movies in my neighborhood, and realize I am not into some of them, I pick up my books and read....another way of getting into an adventure, without going to the movies....

Monday, July 2, 2018

Review: Her Last Word

Her Last Word Her Last Word by Mary Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was interesting but a bit slow. It starts off with friends having a good time until they get drunk (and drugged)...while walking home Gina gets abducted while her cousin Kaitlin looks on unable to help her.

Fast forward about 14 years later, Kaitlyn cant stop thinking about Gina who was never found, and decides to do a podcast about her. Little did she know it would result in two deaths and her own stabbing. But it does peak the interests of the police and thus, the whole investigation is open again.

It kept my interest because I really wanted to know what happened to Gina, but usually doesnt take me this long to read a book.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018


I cant believe it is 100 degrees out.  I just drove my grandson to his friend's house and looked down at my dashboard to see the temp (not while I was driving) and saw it said 100 degrees.  Dont think I ever owned a car that indicated that temperature.  I did notice that there were very few cars on the road....

That wasnt the case this morning when it wasnt even 80 degrees.  The parkway was bumper to bumper all the way to the store, driving at 5 miles per hour.  We needed a new microwave and since I got a 20% coupon in the mail, we took the ride to pick one up.

And so we are home again, staying in the cool air conditioning (even though I think we have a brown out) and relaxing.  But the rest of the week will be in the 90s - on the bright side - it is better than 4 feet of snow!!!!!

How's the weather by you?

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Off Duty Hat

Got your summer on yet?  It's steaming in NY and what better way to keep the sun from bleaching your hair or giving you sunstroke....than to wear our beautiful hat.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Best Laid Plans

You know what they say - "Man makes plans, and G-d laughs" - and so my days are always planned.  I did some housework and then texted several of my friends to 'how about getting together for lunch on Tuesday'

And so they all answered, I called the restaurant to make a reservation for noon for 8 people....but there were other plans for me that day....several hours before hubby wasn't feeling good, chest pains...and we called an ambulance.

Spent 7 hours in the emergency room and he was finally given a room...where he has been all week, taking tests to find out the problem (still dont know) and I have been driving back and forth to the hospital...and still no word.  But he is in the right place and complaining about the bed and food...maybe he is getting better!

And so the lunch meeting went on without me....we retired ladies try to get together from time to time to catch up.... there will be other days....the main thing is he is in the right place and will get better and be pain-free. 

To plans and plans gone array!