Friday, November 25, 2011

Fabulous Black Friday Giveaway!!!


The time has arrived for my big announcement! My apologies I did not post it yesterday but I didn't get home until the wee hours of the morning after partaking in some early Black Friday shopping. I had some great success and am hoping that those of you who were out and about had good luck in your shopping fun as well. Speaking of shopping fun - how fun would it be to win 60 awesome items from 60 different vendors?!? It could be your lucky day and think of all the fun gift giving as a result of winning it all!

I am happy to announce that I am part of the Fabulous Black Friday Giveaway Event going on now through November 30th. One winner will not only win a shopping spree with me through Rendi, but that SAME winner takes ALL the items posted in the giveaway. What?!? Yes! You read it right...so hurry to the Fabulous Fun Finds blog to find out how to be entered for all the loot. Good luck! Wish I could enter - there is some REALLY cool stuff in this giveaway! Here's a preview of some of the 60 (yes, 60!!!) items to be won! Who knows, it may be YOUR lucky day. You never will know unless you enter!

Images Courtesy of Individual Giveaway Vendors via Pinterest :: Fabulous Fun Finds Fabulous Black Friday Giveaway Event

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Has it really been SIX months since my last post??? Hope you all have been well - HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone - enjoy the day with family and friends. I am thankful for everything in my life today; take time to appreciate all your blessings.
One blessing in my life has been Rendi...and I'd like to share it with you. Rendi is the brainchild of award-winning designer, Annie Danielson of Danielson Designs. Our walls are graced with MANY of her home décor items and picture frames. Joining her team as a sales representative for Rendi was a no-brainer and the best decision I've made. Be sure to check out my website where you can browse the full offering of each collection. Stay awhile and play - design some frames, customize a wall sign, personalize a bud vase...the sky is the limit! Grab your calendar and highlight the events coming up...wouldn't your gift recipient LOVE a one-of-a-kind personalized gift created just by YOU???

Here's the good stuff about Rendi which made it an easy choice for me to be a customer and also a happy representative of the brand.
  • It's made in the USA, right in Trinidad, Colorado.
  • The frames and signs are made from 100% recycled wood, so no forests were harmed and no trees were illegally cut in creating the products.
  • The ink is water-based and non-toxic, meaning it's safe enough to eat off of (not that you would, but great for peace of mind).
  • Rendi donates a portion of their sales to charity:water, dedicated to making clean water wells in Africa and other needy countries (a charity very dear to my heart).
  • ALL items come gift-wrapped for FREE in an awesome reusable, unique box.
  • Your order ships out their Colorado facility in two business days...wait, what?!? Yup, you heard me right - TWO business days for a PERSONALIZED gift item to be on its way to you or your gift recipient.

This company has the BEST customer service I have ever received...and that is saying A LOT. But don't take my word for it, try it out for yourself. You have plenty of memories to be captured and remembered...why not make it personal with Rendi? Price points are VERY affordable ($19.95 to $39.95) for a made-in-the-USA, customized product. Sign up on my site to make me your stylist to never miss a monthly special and be entered to win some goodies throughout the year. Hope you enjoy Rendi as much as I have...it has surely been a blessing in 2011! If you're interested in the Rendi Opportunity, please check it out and see what's part of the package - contact me to be part of a ground-floor opportunity (there's only about 200 reps nationwide as of now) - it's opened so MANY doors for me; let me help it open doors for YOU!

Catherine S.
Rendi Independent Stylist
www.catherines.rendistyle.com

Swing by later TODAY for a VERY fun announcement I will have and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Update and Giveaway!

So thanks for hanging with me...we're in the midst of another move...yes, another. But this time, let's hope it's for awhile as we have found our dream home. Once we're settled in, I'll have to post some photos, but we are knee deep in painting and basement remodeling, so it's a bit of a mess.

Just wanted to say hello and tell you about the AWESOME giveaways going on at the Mom of 40 Toes blog...she reached 5000 followers - AMAZING!!! So go check her out...you won't be sorry. And enter one of the fantastic giveaways she is hosting...like this one - from one of my favorites, Gardenhouse.

Once I'm all settled in, I promise you I'll be hosting some fun giveaways of my own...so stay tuned my friends!!!

Ciao - off to pack more boxes!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SAVE THE DATE - Matilda Jane House of Clouds Virtual Trunk Show THIS SATURDAY



Well, I love my Mother (Nature), but she had different plans for my Matilda Jane House of Clouds trunk show last night. Since I had it at my home, I set everything up and ironically prayed that no one would show up in the 40 MPH winds and snow - just horrible weather! One trooper of a friend stopped out briefly, but ended up quickly leaving to beat the ensuing snowfall and worsening wind gusts...what a friend she is (thank you Sara!!!)...so, I have rescheduled the Matilda Jane House of Clouds Open House for this Saturday, February 5th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm CST.



The GREAT news is that I am accepting online/virtual orders for that show! So you can live miles away from me and still place an order :) Yipee! Maybe you're stuck inside for the second day in a row with all this snow...relax and shop House of Clouds! If you are interested in the virtual option, please visit the Matilda Jane website and find their WISHLIST. Here you will be able to add the items in the sizes and quantities you desire and email your wishlist directly to me.

My email for receiving Matilda Jane orders is: catherinestrunk@gmail.com.



I will follow up with you for payment information (MC or VISA) via email or phone. As for shipping, you can have it directly shipped to you (a tad more expensive than the flat trunk show shipping) or I'm offering trunk shipping (a flat $4) that will be shipped to me, I sort the orders and then ship to you...less expensive, but it takes about 4-5 more business days once it gets to me to get out to you. All orders are shipping out around 3 weeks. I've been advising people that if you see something that is a 'must have' for you, to get it right away because as history has shown, some Matilda Jane items have had a high sell-out and once they are gone, they're gone. Please have your online/virtual orders to me no later than 2:00 pm CST this Saturday, February 5th.



Here's the OPEN HOUSE invite again:


Meet me on Cloud Nine!!! I'm so excited to be selling these goodies this season and am able to offer you the awesome Jane (hostess) benefits! Come and see how you can earn some of these gorgeous items at half off or even for FREE by hosting your own trunk show, in-home or online/virtual!

Feel free to bring the kiddos and/or some of your friends -
the more, the merrier! :D


Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2011


Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(pop in any time between - no formal presentation;
come & shop)


Place: My Home (if you are local to the Fox Valley, WI - message me for directions)

If you cannot make it and/or wish to order virtually, please feel free to email me your items from the MJC wishlist option.


Check out the Lookbook for glorious photos of some items from the collection :: the Matilda Jane website has been updated with the new House of Clouds collection.
Fantastic news - there's an expanded women's line, too!

Thanks for your interest and hope to see you there!


(Photos courtesy of Matilda Jane Clothing)