Thursday, January 5, 2012

book giveaway at Jenn's place!

Oh my! Jenn at Juggling Life has just posted a very, very sweet review--and she's giving away a copy of Whipped, Not Beaten--head on over and check out her site!

I must confess, that's a fear of mine as well--to read a book for someone and have nothing nice to say about it.

I chuckled at some of the comments she received about home parties, too. I've been to so many--a Passion Play (which I had first thought was Easter decorations) party that made me laugh so very hard, Pampered Chef (where I picked up the best spatulas in the world), Tupperware (that hostess was really good) and Mary Kay (I left that one looking a bit whore-ish). I'm still partial to Pampered Chef and Silpada after all these years...

Do tell, reader. What home party line are you partial to?

Now head over to Jenn's!

18 comments:

  1. I used to be a Longaberger lady. Now I have baskets flying out of my @$$ and never need to buy another basket as long as I live. Back when my kids were small, I was up for any home party...anything to get out of the house and be with adults. My least favorite of all time has to Mary Kay with Tupperware running a close second. I like TW stuff, just had the most obnoxious sales lady ever who made the rounds amongst my friends. I do like Pampered Chef and some of the Southern Living at Home (which I believe is now called something else). At the risk of sounding like a total snob (okay, I'm a total snob)...I've discovered that ladies in my social circle don't do home parties of any kind. Adorable smocked children's clothes trunk shows--yes. Home parties--no.

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  2. This is where I don't make for a very good girl because I can't handle parties that are made up of only women. It is just very weird for me. Regardless, I have no shame and went over and signed up with a comment.

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  3. That was a great review. Yay Jenn!

    As for home parties, I don't go. Period.

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  4. Pampered Chef spatulas are The Best..but mine kept cracking (guess I just used them too much). My mom bought me some Rachael Ray ones last Christmas and they're my new fav.

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  5. I have some Tupperware that is over 30 years old, so I guess I got my money's worth.
    I also went to a ThirtyOne party that was fun. They do custom reusable bags/lunchboxes/purses. It was fun because it was all my favorite co-workers and some of our daughters.

    Jenn's review was nice.
    I forgot if you said we'd be able to order the book for Kindle at some point?

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  6. I don't go to home parties. I don't feel I could go and not buy something.

    I had a neighbor who sold Arbon. I never brought any from her but she asked at least once a month. Thank goodness she moved. Those
    Arbon reps seem the most brainwashed and pushy, no offense!

    I had a Party Lite party almost 15 yrs ago when it first came out.

    I know a couple ladies who sell Scentsy and I'll call them if I want it because I do like Scentsy.

    I was recently invited to some necklace party a mom of one of my son's friends had. Never heard of it. No website on the card. They looked expensive and I'm not a fan of necklaces so I didn't go.

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  7. I just don't go. They have to rank up there with the absolute worst social situations.

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  8. AND you have nicely attended a Tastefully Simple AND Stella & Dot party on my account. I always get excited about inviting all my friends to something and never think about the fact that they are going to be asked to spend money. I should just get over it and have a party already where no one needs to pay.

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  9. Will do (head over to her blog)! I was disappointed in home parties when I went to a friend's Mary Kay party for her 15th bday and they provided makeup but lawfully could not put it on us!! I was so excited about learning makeup and was so disappointed.

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  10. A friend has an annual Holiday Open House with everything from candle to cookware reps all in one place. I confess to sometimes avoiding her in the weeks leading up to the event and until after the parties have all closed out despite a liking for Silpada and Taste of Home/Southern Living at Home.

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  11. I love Pampered Chef parties....because any cooking gadget makes me excited. I also like Lia Sophia because I'm slightly addicted to jewelry and necklaces. :)

    Passion Play = religious decoration??!!?? That made me laught out loud. I'm still laughing!

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  12. I meant every word.

    I actually love everything I've ever gotten from Pampered Chef.

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  13. Any home party with margaritas is a better home party. Over many years I've attended Mary Kay (yikes!), Amway (rescue me!), Pampered Chef (spendy!) Lia Sophia (also spendy but won some nice things), Cookie Lee (lovely clothes but way out of my budget), CandleLite (kerchoo!), some kind of children's' toys I can't remember, and of course Tupperware. You know when someone got married by the color of her Tupperware (mine is orange and avocado and I still use some of it). Oh and how could I forget, bedroom-toy parties. Better mix up a tall pitcher of martinis for those!

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  14. I love my tupperware but order it online. I did all the party rounds when I was in my 20's, that seemed to be the thing. They have their place in the economy.

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  15. I'm not into any of those parties. I did a few when I was younger, but don't seem to have the interest now.

    Good luck with the book!

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  16. Oh Jen is sooooo clever. I'm going to have to hop over there.

    I love Jafra and of course I still like my tupperware and pampered chef and....

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  17. Just a quick note to let you know I'm excited for you! This is on my list for my next bookstore trip! :)

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