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Wife of Mountain Runner Mike,mother of Cotton, Tristan, and Justus. Lover of family and friends. SuperStar Director of an awesome Scentsy team. I can bake a beautiful loaf of bread, and love making my house a home. Come and sit a while.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

You're not going to die...

I am excited for 2010! I know this will be an incredible year. My theme for 2010 shall be You're not going to die... Let me explain.

Last October I had the opportunity to attend Scentsy Director Boot Camp in Boise, Idaho. This is a training program for Scentsy Directors to learn from the best, how to run a Successful Scentsy business, including consultant training, organization, conflict resolution, etc. Every Scentsy Director should make this a must!

This is Jason Harwood, he had awesome information for us and made us giggle more than once.

Please skip this picture and go to the next picture of Joal Curtis, Scentsy's part-time psychologist (really? Yes, really, Scentsy has a psychologist)

This is Joal, he taught a great workshop on conflict resolution with customers, consultants, really any conflict you may have with another human being. He told us that every conflict can be resolved as long as you know what the fear of the person you are having the conflict with is. He boiled this down to every person who is having a conflict has the same fear of dying from results of the conflict, but he didn't tell us this answer, we had to figure it out. Blah, blah, blah, So, in the above picture of me I was saying to Mr. Joal Curtis, "So I can just tell the conflicted person, look, you're not going to die." He said, "That is the answer but, you're not going to tell them that, you are going to help them realize this and help them feel safe, therefore they will know they are not going to die." Well, this was a huge light bulb moment for me, since this bootcamp I have been able to use this conflict resolution with others and ALOT in my own life. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DIE! Bring on 2010!

Here is my graduation pic from bootcamp. I learned alot and had a great time. Poor Orville closed his eyes in this picture, oh well, he's not going to die.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I remember when I was a young girl on a Christmas eve, almost ready to go to bed and the phone rang, it was Santa!, and he wanted to talk to me! I was so excited, I'm sure I told him I had been a good girl and I made sure to let him know that I wanted a barbie townhouse. I got the barbie townhouse, and I believe! Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I am finally going to be able to work on this fun winter quilt. Scentsy craziness has hopefully simmered down just a bit to allow me to do some fun stuff. I have been working on this quilt for 2 winters now, and have only 3 of the stitching blocks left to finish, then on to the piecing.
My mom finished hers this winter and has it on her bed and it is adorable. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lion House rolls and an awesome gift!

This past week 30+ Scentsy consultants got together for a Christmas party. I made Lion House rolls for the pulled pork and I want to share the recipe with you.

Lion House dinner rolls

2 tablespoons dry yeast

2 cups warm water

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup shortening (butter, margarine, or vegetable shortening)

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

2/3 cup nonfat dry milk

5 to 6 cups flour

1 egg

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine yeast and water. Let stand 5 minutes. Add sugar, shortening, salt, dry milk, 2 cups flour, and egg. Beat together until very smooth. Add 2 more cups flour, one at a time, and beat until smooth. Add about one more cup flour, 1/2 cup at a time (in your mixer if it will take it, or by hand), until it is well mixed in. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and knead until it is smooth and satiny. Gather dough into a ball. Scrape bowl clean and grease it with shortening. Return dough to bowl and grease surface lightly. Let rise away from drafts in a warm (not hot) place until about triple in bulk.

Use the last of the flour as needed on the board for rolling and shaping the dough. (Don't use it all unless you need it.) Let dough rest on board for 10 minutes so it will be easier to manage if you roll it.

Cut or mold into desired shapes. Place on greased baking sheets. Brush surface of rolls with melted butter.
Let rise in warm place until ready for oven (about 1 1/2 hours).

Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes, or until browned to your satisfaction. Makes about 3 dozen rolls.

At our party we had a gift exchange. My cousin Brandy brought this cute little antique jar. She picked it and unwrapped it on her turn and I absolutely loved it! When my turn came to pick a gift I took the jar from Brandy. My friend Tanya took it from me when it was her turn to choose a gift and I was heart sick. To my surprise, at the end of the gift exchange Tanya traded me the jar for my gift of nail polishes, she said she had stole the jar from me because she could tell I loved it and she stole it to save it from someone else getting it. Thanks Tanya! I love my jar.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


My niece Shawny made an adorable ragamuffin garland (http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/) for my sister, I saw it and I wanted to make one for my salon. I finished it today while visiting with my mom and I think it turned out very sweet and cute. Merry, Merry!

This is a pic of my family on Thanksgiving. Tristan was working the camera and trying to sit back before the picture was snapped. We all were laughing hard while doing this. I think it is a perfect picture for our family Christmas card, what do you think?

Last, but not least, my sons decorated their Christmas tree tonight. Their Christmas tree has every ornament they have made and given to me and ornaments they have received each year from Mike and me. This tree makes me so happy, I can look at each ornament and a memory from Christmas past pops into my head. I love Christmas and I love my sons.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I heart Bunco!

O.K. after many, many, years of beeming with proudness that I had NEVER attended a Bunco night group I caved and attended my first one tonight and I am hooked!
I am now a member of a Bunco group and I had such a great time with some great women who love their families, love chocolate, and look forward to a night of rolling dice and giggling. Yummy dinner too. I will be in charge of August 2010 Bunco and I have already informed the group that it will be a night filled with Journey music playing in the background, because that is how I roll (get it?).