Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Must Haves!

Well, it's another Monday morning and time to get back to work after a nice weekend of family time with my mama and my mother-in-law. It is a blessing to be able to still spend time with them, as they are both in their 80s now. I hope all you mamas out there were able to spend time with your children and that your children showed their appreciation for all that you have done and continue to do for them.

Skin care and makeup are just a couple of the things that interest this mama, and I know many other mamas spend at least a little time concerning themselves with such things as well. :)  Here are a few products in those categories that our Avon customers have given high marks to.

Do these products appeal to you? Do you think they would appeal to your friends and family members? You can give them as gifts, or.... you can sell them yourself! To learn more about the Avon Opportunity, contact me or simply go here. Be sure to use my reference code SMOORE when you self-appoint so that you will be added to my team and I can mentor you to a successful Avon business!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Campaign 10 Cloud Climbers Unit Newsletter

(My report to my downline team. If you would like to be mentioned in a future newsletter, here's what you need to do: Go to and pick your kit, using the reference code smoore where it is requested.)

 Greetings, Cloud Climbers!

Rene Parker and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at the President's Club Luncheon yesterday. I hope that more of you will be able to join us and be honored for your sales achievements next year. Remember, there are more benefits than just the luncheon to being a PC member, the most important of them being a guaranteed 40% in earnings on all core brochure products and 25% on the fashion and home products for the next year, even if you have smaller orders for some campaigns. You will also be able to earn 45% to 50% if you have large orders, which you cannot do now if you are not in PC. I've posted some pictures from the event on our Cloud Climbers FB page, so be sure to take a look.

This campaign was a bit of a slow one, order wise, for me. I'm happy to see that it was not that way for many of you, because nine of the top ten in sales had orders over $150. Yay!

Top Ten in Sales for C10

 1. Jennifer Killian  NEW
 2. Steffanie Erdelt
 3. Barbie Breen
 4. Judith Lea
 5. Rene Parker  PC
 6. Rosanna Cassidy
 7. Lydia Lopez
 8. Rebecca Rains
 9. Gladys Faulk
10. Lisa Anderson

New additions to our team this campaign were Cristine Weis of Madison, AL, Tammie Warren of Higdon, AL, and Melanie Hamilton of Lebanon, TN. Welcome to the Cloud Climbers team, ladies! I pray you will have much success with your business. You can't be a failure if you 1) work hard, 2) give your business time to build, and 3) don't spend your earnings before you have paid Avon! Those are my three best tips for new Avon Representatives. 😊

I get very excited when I see that eStore sales are building for our team and I'm seeing it a lot lately. In fact, at the PC Tribute for District 1139 yesterday, Rene Parker and I both saw our names on the board for having high eStore sales last year and I am confident we will do even better this year. Rene's name is above mine because she had a higher percentage of eStore Sales to Total Sales for the year. She was second for our district in that area, as the Rep. with the highest percentage of eStore Sales was shown on a different slide and received a certificate of recognition. Here are the Top Three in eStore Sales for the Year-to-Date (not including myself): Rene Parker with $339.61, Vallarie Foster with $227.40, and JoAnne Bradford with $181.33. These people had eStore sales in C10: Davacenia Adams, Rene Parker, Wendy Reed, and Sheilia Smith.

I'd better finish this newsletter and get myself out of the house, because I want to do some quick book drops for customer search before the school buses start running. It won't be long until I don't have to worry about those bothersome buses, but then I will have to worry about the high heat. 😉 There's always something to interfere with our work if we let it, so let's NOT let it!!

Take care, and God bless! I pray for you and the success of your business often. Don't forget that there is still a little more time to earn tickets in the Ticket to Boss Life program and some of the best prizes are still available. Just send me the name of someone you want me to talk to on your behalf about the business and I'll help you get them started so you can earn a ticket or two. Or, just send them to yourself and make sure they have your reference code to enter where it is required.

Monday, May 8, 2017

C11 Best Buys of the Brochure, and a Change in the Outlet Policy

(I send an email reminder to my customers each campaign to let them know when my next order is due so they don't miss getting the items they need.)

Greetings! next Avon order is due to be turned in tomorrow evening, so please let me know what you need before 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. I'll be attending our annual Avon Awards Luncheon at the Marriott Hotel for most of the day, but emailed orders are always good and my answering machine is always on as well. It will take a long message. Some people prefer to text me their orders, so if you want to do that, my cell phone number is 256-479-4061.

Here are some of the best buys I spotted this campaign.

  • Pgs. 3-7, Bug Guard in all forms and everyone on sale, so pick what is best for your family!
  • Pg. 9, Sweet Lemon Blossom & Basil Senses Limited Edition set - Shower Gel, Body Lotion, and Body Spray, all 3 for $9.99.
  • Pg. 15, Pineapple Chill Foot Works products are here for a limited time as well. The Cooling Lotion is only $3.99, Exfoliating Scrub and Cooling Spray are $2.99 each.
  • Pg. 29, Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum, two weeks to the look of brighter skin, and only $21.99.
  • Pg. 40, Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and Deep Recovery Cream for night, $19.99 each. These products are fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Pg. 41, Anew AHA Refining Cream is $21.99. 91% of women in a one-week clinical test showed improvement in general overall skin aging when using this cream.
  • Pg. 46, the Anew Cleansers are all on sale for $6.99 each.
  • Pg. 52, Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask is $5.99. The other Clearskin products are on sale as well.
  • Pg. 69, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Singles are $3.49 and available in 9 Matte, Metallic, and Shimmer shades.
  • Pg. 75, Glimmersticks for Eyes, Brows, and Lips are $4.99 each.
  • Pg. 88, Extra Lasting Cream-to-Powder Foundation for medium, buildable, coverage with a matte finish, is only $10.99.
  • Pg. 91, Beyond Color Lipstick (15 shades available) and Lip Conditioner are $5.99 each.
  • Pg. 97, Little Black Dress fragrance (scent spot on page), is $25 with two Free gifts - Full-size Shower Gel & Body Lotion.
  • Pg. 113, Fragranced Shower Gels, Body Lotions, and Perfumed Skin Softeners for her, and Hair & Body Wash and After Shave Conditioners for him are any 2 for $8.00.
  • Back Cover, the Classic Fragrances are $8.99 each.

We received this notification from Avon today, so I want to be sure that you know about this change. Avon sends us a few Outlet catalogs each campaign and I generally give them to customers as I am delivering their orders. Just be sure you want what you are ordering from the Outlet, especially if it is a clothing item.


Thanks for your continued support of my business. I appreciate all of you who recommend me to your friends or recommend my eStore ( to those who might not live in this area.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

C7-9 Cloud Climbers Unit Newsletter - Don't Let Them Steal Your Joy!

(This is the newsletter I do for my team each campaign...except when I get behind and must combine several campaigns. Oops.)

The quote below was on a YouTube video from an "adventurer" that I follow, Cookie Taylor. My life is very different from Cookie's in many ways, but it is interesting to follow her and see her perspective, plus there are some things I can learn from her. It is amazing the changes she has made in her life since she simply decided one night that things must change. Her life is a work in process, just like the rest of us, but she is living life and pursuing her dreams after going through a period when she wasn't living much at all. The video this quote is from was one she did about an ugly email she received from a man who wanted to tell her she could not do what she plans to do (walk 1,000 miles around Iceland) because she would fail. His email was designed to discourage her, and her video was all about not listening to those whose lives are so pathetic that they feel they must drag others down to make them feel better about themselves. Of course, she will not be drug down, and she was encouraging others not to let such people poison your life but to hit the "Delete" button and continue on. Whether you fail or not is not the question, it is accepting the challenge and doing something with your life! 

I am not here to drag you down, but to build you up and encourage you to continue on. I hope that my newsletters do that, and I hope that you will be an encourager to others as well. Another good quote I have seen goes something like this: "Don't compare yourself to others, but to the you that you were yesterday." In other words, keep moving forward and become better than you have been in the past rather than being discouraged because you aren't doing as well as some others are doing.

It begins to look like I'm only going to get Newsletters out every quarter, instead of every campaign! Once again I find that I am further behind than I realize, so I'm having to combine results for THREE campaigns into this newsletter. What can I say? I'm guilty of having a very busy life and often trying to cram too much into it. I think I will go ahead and schedule on my calendar the dates for getting out newsletters so that I won't get so behind again. (Done!)

Top Ten in Sales for C7

 1. Caroline McCullough
 2. Betty Allgood
 3. Rene Parker    PC
 4. Brenda Taylor 
 5. Ashleigh Downey
 6. Steffanie Erdelt
 7. Lisa Anderson
 8. Nicole Darby
 9. Joanne Bradford
10. Angela Turley

Top Ten in Sales for C8

 1. Steffanie Erdelt
 2. Joanne Bradford
 3. Lydia Lopez
 4. Rene Parker   PC
 5. Ruby Nunnery
 6. Cheryl Parker
 7. Angela Turley
 8. Nicole Darby
 9. Maria Lopez
10. Darren Mannahan

Top Ten in Sales for C9

 1. Steffanie Erdelt
 2. Joanne Bradford
 3. Rene Parker   PC
 4. Ashleigh Downey
 5. Kathy McAlpin
 6. Sharon Tibbs
 7. Carolyn King
 8. Nicole Darby
 9. Susanne Walters
10. Alisha Edwards

I'm thrilled to see that all of those on the Top Ten lists had sales of $150 or above!! I'm also excited to see how many of you had eStore sales over the past three campaigns. I'll list the top 3 in eStore sales first and then the others in alphabetical order: #1 Rene Parker, #2 Donna Langford, #3 Darren Mannahan, Davacenia Adams, Lisa Anderson, Joanne Bradford, Ashleigh Downey, Kelly Fuller, Maria Loza, Jennifer Malone, Caroline McCullough, April Moore, Wendy Reed, and Rebecca Robertson.

Celebrating Birthdays in April and May: Nicole Darby, Christy Diviney, Teresa Jordan, Donna Hamilton, Lisa Anderson, Donna Langford, Ruby Nunnery, Steffanie Erdelt, and Jessica Martinez. Happy birthday to all! 

Those who celebrated Avon Anniversaries in April or will be celebrating them in May are: Gladys Faulk (27 years), Myself (30 years), Kristi Strode (1 year), Jessica Martinez (1 year), Kim Mitchell (1 year), Alisha Edwards (1 year), Maria Lopez (6 years), Yvonne Lassiter (16 years), Rebecca Robertson (1 year), and Kathy McAlpin (1 year). Congratulations to everyone, and I hope to keep you all on my team for many more years to come!

I see that there has been one Avon Reward given during these three campaigns and that was to Rene Parker, who earned 25 Points for Sales Increase in the President's Recognition Program. These points can be used to purchase items in the PRP catalog. I recently used some of my points to pay for my RepFest fee and a new Singer Sewing Machine and Cusinart Dehydrator.

New Representatives since the beginning of C7 up until today are: Jennifer Killian, Ashley Parker, Tonya Davidson, and Jamie Trannon. Returning to the team after a short break are Christy Diviney and Callister Motter. Welcome and Welcome Back to all of you! Jennifer has already turned in a great first order (Award Sales of $281!), so congratulations go to her for a job well done. Our team is 63 members strong right now, and my goal for 2017 is the same as my goal for 2016 -- finish the year with 100 Cloud Climbers. Who is going to help me meet that goal by giving me names of people to talk to about Avon? If you give me a name, give me your Reference Code as well (the part after the / in your eStore link) so I can make sure that you get the credit for the recruit.

Whew! I'm caught up now, I hope, so it is time to get my own C10 order sorted and start my deliveries. I hope all of you have a great week and, as always, let me know how I can help you to meet your Avon goals.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Moms Deserve The World!

Mother's Day is almost upon us, so if you haven't made your plans yet for showing your mom how much she means to you, here are just a few of the offerings Avon has for mom this year. Of course, since Avon is "The Company for Women", there are many more items in my eStore if these don't appeal to you.

Be sure to use the code WELCOME10 to receive 10% off your order. It's a one time use code that anyone can use. And don't forget to register for the current Sweepstakes too!