So, how is 2013 so far for you? I have to say I feel blessed to say that so far, I love this year, I know we are not that far into it but I have a really good feeling about it.
I've got good news in this week's blog if you are a Yankee Candle fan, plus all about how I got organised at home and a new weekly feature that I would love you to be a part of.
Firstly, Yankee Candle; Wow! What a weekend it was with Yankee Candles, I launched the first Yankee TSV of the year on Saturday night and the show was SO busy.
Thank you so much for your texts, Facebook and Twitter messages, I do realise it's annoying to get in touch and then not have your messages read out but when a show is that busy there just isn't time. I do appreciate and read every message when I get home.
The TSV sold out by the afternoon which was no surprise as it was such a fab deal. What was a surprise though was the large jar candles, 'Exotic Escapes' on Auto Delivery, which are the new fragrances for 2013.They sold out within the first hour of the day!
We have had SO many messages from people saying how disappointed they were to miss out, so the good news is that they are COMING BACK!! Hurrah!!!! It will be the same deal AND we will be offering them on Auto Delivery so you will get your three large jar candles in new fragrances every season.
I'm not sure of the specific date yet but I will tweet and Facebook it as soon as I know!!
You can see me in the picture smiling as I took the delivery of mine yesterday, I ordered them live on air just before they sold out!
I am a virgo so I like things neat and tidy but I do struggle with storage, particularly in the cupboard under the stairs and on top of my wardrobes. I only have a small flat with no attic or basement so I have to use every bit of space I can find.
That's why I have loved getting to know the products and solutions from the Camouflage Company. Compared to other storage brands, I find their boxes and bags strong, well made, versatile and of course they look great!
Above my wardrobes where there was once a mish-mash of boxes, is now a stylist storage hub!! I have used a combination or household caddies, and medium and large storage bags, all in Gingham Blue.
I adore Louise and Corinne, the sisters who created this brand, and they are back at QVC during the Household Helpers shows.
I had over done it in 2012 and if you watch QVC, you will know that I have a really sweet tooth. I also enjoy wine, bread, cakes, biscuits… the list goes on! SO, in a bid to start feeling a bit healthier, I am doing a three week macrobiotic booster programme developed by a wonderful lady called Marlene Tara-Watson. I met Marlene through Debbie Flint who has been eating macrobiotic for a while and it has had great results and she looks so radiant and well.
After taking part in a weekend workshop that Debbie organised with Marlene, I felt suitably inspired so I got through christmas and I am now into week one of the three week programme. So far I've had loads of medicinal teas, whole foods, seaweeds, green leafy veg, grains and seasonal veg, and no coffee, sugar, meat or dairy.
For me, it's difficult but I am loving it and I'm enjoying taking the time to learn more about food. For example, I didn't know organic, untampered carrots can come in black and white (see pic!)… I'll let you know how I get on with the other two weeks.
Finally, a new feature! Just a bit of fun but every time I blog I will share with you the following and I'd love to know yours too. I think its a great way of getting to know each other, so here we go;
1. BEST BIT OF THE WEEK; – bumping into an old work friend who I had not seen for 10 years, we had never had chance to say goodbye at the BBC, so it was a goodbye, hello and reunion all in one!
2. FAVOURITE PRODUCT OF THE WEEK; – this won't always be a QVC thing but this week it is – it's the camouflages boxes I mentioned above, the camouflage sisters have made my mess, less!!
3. HAPPY THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK; – when I launched the Yankee Candle TSV I wore bright yellow, the candles were full of colour and I felt great. In these darker days of winter let's do everything we can to add the joy of colour into our lives I would love to know yours!
Much love and see you soon,