Saturday, March 31

Scentsy To The Rescue


My sponsor, Melissa Berry, is hosting a fundraiser for Smilin' Pitbull Rescue during the month of April.

You can find out more about this event here on Facebook.

Thank you for your support!

Friday, March 30

May Blog Spot

I am currently seeking a blogger to host a review and/or giveaway in May.

If you're interested, tell me by sending out a tweet using the button provided below.



*Please read my Disclaimer for details.

Thursday, March 29

The Best Twitter Tool You Should Be Using


If you're not already using Manage Flitter, you should be.

It's FREE, so you have no excuse!

A little birdie told me that they will be releasing an affiliate program in the very near future.

There are also a ton of new Pro features currently in beta that will go live soon.

Stay tuned and follow @ManageFlitter for updates.


Tuesday, March 27

Bucket List


I scheduled my first basket party yesterday. 

Thanks, Kristin!

My basket party is actually in a bucket, hence the title of this post, Bucket List.

I have included the following items in Kristin's bucket:

♥ Scentsy Buddy - Ribbert
♥ Scent Pak - Oats & Honey
♥ Room Spray - Skinny Dippin'
♥ Fragrance Foam - Lucky In Love
♥ Travel Tin - Hemingway
♥ Scentsy Bar - Cerise

I also included the Dotty warmer with Cerise ready to warm for her office to enjoy all week long!

A special thanks to Aubrei for letting me borrow her Buddy until my other one arrives.

Monday, March 26

Sweet Success


I think my launch party went swell, considering the fact that I've never been to a Scentsy party before. 

Only my husband's family showed up, but I did a couple hundred dollars worth of sales.

I am leaving the party open for two weeks to accommodate additional orders.

If you would like to order from this party, you can shop here until Monday, April 2nd.

Thank you to everyone that showed up to support me! It is greatly appreciated.

Now, to start working on my presentation skills...

Friday, March 23

Party Time

At a loss for what to blog about today, besides the fact that my Open House - Launch Party is tomorrow.

Spring cleaning is such a drag.


You can host a party without having to clean your house?

Yes, you can and earn some fabulous rewards, too!

Ask me about hosting a local Basket Party to receive FREE & half-price items.

Thursday, March 22

Tuesday, March 20

How To: Make Samples

30 Samples In 30 Minutes


I use a Freshware 30-cavity silicone macaroon pan that I purchased from Overstock.com for under $20.


Some people use smaller candy trays, but I like for my customers to have a large enough sample to enjoy the complete fragrance. 


Each divot holds 10ml. Silicone is microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe.


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. Scentsy wax is formulated to melt at 125.


Use a cookie sheet underneath for stability and place tray on the center rack.


It will take approximately 10 minutes for the wax blend to melt completely.


Some people like to use the microwave, but that can take longer. Dealer's choice.


Put the tray in the freezer for about 15 minutes to ensure the samples are solid.


They will pop out easily as the silicone is flexible and nonstick. 


Next, place each individual sample in a small bag. You can purchase these at any local craft store.


Staple the bag with your business card to the current monthly flyer or catalog.

Simple, easy, and fun! 

Monday, March 19

The Wait Is Over


Finally! My silicone macaroon pan arrived today. 

I can't wait to make my first batch of Scentsy samples. 

Now, if UPS would just show up with my Scent of the Month, I could get started.

Tutorial coming soon. Stay tuned!


UPDATE:



Time to get to work!

Walk along a charming Paris side street, where a slight breeze makes the cherry trees—cerisiers—shower you with pink sugar petals. 

Cerise is an embrace of cherry blossom, fresh plum, and soft white blooms warmed by golden vanilla.

Saturday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.



Friday, March 16

Just Another Average Day

Here are a few number facts about Scentsy:


♥ 16,000 boxes are packed and shipped on an average day.

♥ 161 bathtubs worth of wax are poured on an average day.

♥ 16 semi-trailers are filled and shipped on an average day.

♥ 8 school buses are filled with newly enrolled Independent Consultants on an average day.


Are you ready to hop on that bus? If so, I'm more than ready to help you succeed!

Thursday, March 15

Tweet Like You've Got Some Scents

Twitter is a great tool for business. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Your tweets should be personal, engaging and informative.

Here are five quick tips on how to tweet like you've got some scents:

1. Do NOT protect your tweets. If your account is private, you will not get retweeted.

2. Remember the 80/20 rule. Tweet about your interests 80% and your business only 20% of the time.

3. Follow people that interest you but understand that most verified accounts will not follow you back.

4. At a minimum, tweet at least once every 30 days. No one follows inactive accounts.

5. Check your followers often and only follow those back with whom you share common interests.

You are representing not only your personal brand but also the brand of your business. Tweet accordingly!

Wednesday, March 14

Wouldn't It Be Pinerly?


Most likely if you've seen, liked and/or repinned this image on Pinterest, it originated from someone trying to get an early invite.

Pinerly is currently in beta and not open to the public.

One friend gets you a sneak peek. Five friends equal an invite. Bonus features are unlocked after ten friends.

The Pinterest friendly dashboard helps users take control of their stream by finding other users interested in common topics.

It even lets you schedule pins! So, what are you waiting for? Happy pinning.

Tuesday, March 13

SCENTsational Real Estate

I whipped up a new flyer last night after deciding to target a specific demographic. What do you think?



If it doesn't translate into additional team members, it will definitely translate into sales.

*This flyer has been approved by Scentsy Ad Approval.

Monday, March 12

Aubrei + Ribbert = LOVE


Congratulations to Aubrei Shook! 

She was the 25th Facebook fan for Scent Surplus and received a Ribbert the Frog Scentsy Buddy with an Oats & Honey Scent Pak. 

I don't promote my own contests or giveaways online, but you never know when you might receive an unexpected gift. 

Keep following my updates for more fun surprises...

Saturday, March 10

Are you Pinterested?

Follow Scent Surplus on Pinterest :)


P.S. Saturday posts will be few and far between. Sunday is a day of rest.

Enjoy the weekend & don't forget to Spring forward!

Friday, March 9

Soldiers' Angels Fundraiser


From NOW through Saturday, March 17th, any product you buy from my Independent Scentsy Consultant website will benefit Soldiers' Angels.

100% of my personal commission will go directly to the organization!

Simply go to the website and select the Soldiers' Angels Fundraiser under Open Parties. Then, click Buy from Party to get started.

You can also attend the Facebook Event & share it with your friends!

♥ MAY NO SOLDIER GO UNLOVED ♥

Please visit www.SoldiersAngels.org for more information.

Thank you for your support.

Thursday, March 8

It's here! It's here! It's here!


My starter kit just arrived, and I can't wait to dive in! More updates about that tomorrow, after I get a chance to review everything.

The box itself smells AMAZING!

I did hear back from compliance about the blog and currently awaiting additional feedback.

Looks like I will hit 400 followers on Twitter today, and I also got enough Facebook fans to customize the page username.

Blog views just hit 100. Yippee!

Everything is going great thus far, and I plan to only keep building momentum.

If you build the brand, the team will come.

Wednesday, March 7

Got Layers?


Yes, this my third day as a Scentsy consultant. What am I most excited about? Layers!

The new product line is what pushed me over the edge to finally sign up.

Joining an awesome team for only $99 was a no-brainer.

Layers by Scentsy includes the following: Body Spray, Hand Cream, Shower Gel, Shower Cream, Body Butter, Dryer Disk, Washer Whiffs, Solid Perfume, and Body Lotion - and they are ALL incredibly awesome!

Check out the new and fabulous fragrances here.

Tuesday, March 6

Day 2

No starter kit yet but already scheduled an open house launch party in two weeks. Hoping I'm prepared by then!

This blog is not yet "approved," but I am working on getting the details submitted to legal.

So far, 20 likes for the Facebook page and 160 followers on Twitter. Not too shabby for approximately 48 hours!

I still need five more fans on Facebook before I can customize a username. Fingers crossed.

Monday, March 5

The Adventure Begins



I signed up last night and am now a verified Independent Scentsy Consultant.

Corporate called this morning, and I will receive my Starter Kit within the next three business days.

I am beyond excited and ready to start this awesome adventure!