Oct 28, 2017

Why You Should Work For Younique

If you're like I was you have been at least a little bit curious to know if any of these direct sales ladies actually make any money?? I looked around at different companies to see their commission structure and what they have to offer. I was never really that impressed because with a majority of the companies you have to pay them monthly fees...what the what?? I decided that wasn't for me and I really didn't want to be the one "bothering" everyone on social media...Fast forward a couple of years and I joined Younique. I will fill you in below on what change my mind. 


My Why

I have always had a part time job of some sort and I've been lucky enough to always be able to stay home with my girls. My last job was doing an at home contact center. I liked it for a while, but it got to be way too much. I wasn't getting out of the house at all, my hours were crazy and even though I was home it's like wasn't. I ended up leaving that job and get a new job as a merchandiser. I am currently here and I really like it, but I barely get any hours. I also run my Etsy business selling hair bows and other children's accessories. This was paying the bills, but there was no extra! My husband works his butt off and provides us with all the great things we have, but I want to help our family too. Both girls are in school and that seems to be $20 a week! Chorus shirt, field trip money, book fair, yearbook, school pics, donations...blah blah blah. Not to mention school clothes, shoes, supplies...you get the point. So with all of these things constantly around us, I knew I needed to bring in some extra money. I started to look into direct sales again hoping to find something I could add into my already busy schedule. You know what I found? FEES. Inventory fees, monthly fees, website fees...seriously? I'm looking for a way to make money, not spend it! I finally got around to Younique and I was pleasantly surprised and what I was reading. No monthly fees, free website, no stock, no penalties. Younique immediately seemed like a no brainer! One of my best friends was a presenter, I had already been wearing it for 2 years, and I am very passionate about makeup anyways. I can't explain but something clicked and I knew I had to do this. 


Your Why

Your why may be similar to mine, or you may have a totally different reason to start & that's ok because what ever your why is...you CAN do it!

What do you need to have a business like mine? A phone. That's it,  a phone. You can do this if you're a Mom, if you have a full time job,  as a hobby--it's really up to you! Here is what I found out in my research before I started that made me want to join:

  • no monthly sales requirements
  • 🍁no fees EVER
  • 🍁no autoships
  • 🍁not required to keep stock
  • 🍁no in-home parties 
  • 🍁paid 3 hours after a sale
  • 🍁no recruiting pressure 
  • 🍁no, you don't have to sell to your friends
  • 🍁no, you don't need to know a lot of people 
ALL YOU NEED IS DESIRE TO DO IT BIG AND LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS! It takes time and consistency, but is more worth it. It's your future. If you need a job, or a second job, why not try this? If you want to try something new, make new friends, and push yourself to grow, this is it. You never know what "trying something different" can do for you! 

How Do You Sign Up?

If you are thinking about joining I urge you to at least take a look at the website and do your own research to see what a great opportunity this can be for you. 

Now I know you are thinking, what's the catch? How much does it cost?  This is the best part! To start you have to purchase your presenter's kit, which I promise you will use because you will be trying the products for yourself, sampling them and demoing them for people. Your kit is the ONLY thing you ever have to buy and for $99 you get over $400 worth of make up!! See picture below and look it up if you don't believe me. They change the kit as new products launch and the current kit is the HIGHEST valued since the business started in 2014. If there is a time to start, I promise it is now! Absolute worst case scenario you get all this make up at an amazing deal...is that really bad? No! It's a win-win no matter what. In my first month I already made the money back to cover the price of my kit. YASS GIRL, you need to jump on this!



This is $98 worth of product vs. what you get in the kit for $99! I'm telling you it's a win-win!

To become a presenter you sign up online here, just click 'join' and fill out your info. I promse you won't regret it. If you are still unsure read the graphic below to see all the different ways the kit can work for you. If you have ANY questions you can email me or visit my page Makeup with Cherie.
This job has given me a great opportunity, helped financially with my family and grown my confidence as a woman and as a Mother. What can Younque do for you?








Oct 1, 2017

Halloween Decor | 2017


October 1st! Let the Halloween decorating commence! 


Everyone is different with how and when they start decorating their house. It's hard to wait sometime, especially when you know you have some cute stuff you got on sale last year just waiting to go up. My decor schedule looks like this:

Fall decor on the first day of fall--maybe a week before if I'm antsy
Halloween on Oct 1st
Back to Fall Nov 1 until after Thanksgiving, the CHRISTMAS EVERYTHING!! 

So here is what I have up so far. The outside stuff is going up when when my hubby can help, so I will have to add pictures later for that. 


Little bow on the mailbox, I made this last year and I think the ribbon is from Wal-Mart.


Door hanger is from Kirklands last year. I want everything in that place, sadly my husband doesn't agree *sigh*



Did just orange and black this year on the mantle. I'm trying to keep all my color combos in one place...you'll see as you scroll. I have to keep reminding myself I don't have to put out every single thing I have. I can leave some stuff for next year or for when I have a place for it.

All of this is from Target over the last 3 years.

Loooove! I had to throw away my witch ones last year that I thought were so cute because they just got too old looking, so I'm really glad I found these.


 The best thing about this picture is the Meyer's limited edition Apple Cider products, omg I love these so much! You can get your own here.

Keeping a black and gold theme for the dining room table. I haven't used a tablecloth in awhile, but I really like this one and I have the plates to match. I have them in the dishwasher since they were stored all year they needed a good cleaning :)

Entry table looks kinda crappy haha. I wanted to do purple, green and orange here. I definitely want to get a runner in those colors to put down and then maybe a candle or something.

Downstairs bathroom. Little ghost hand towel on the other side, a rug and this very annoying talking ghost that my Mom got the girls and they insist on putting it out. It's on a sensor so it scares the crap (literally) out of you when you walk in.

Sep 8, 2017

Fall House Tour | 2017

   

I have been so excited to decorate for fall. It's most people's favorite season because the weather starts to cool down, football season starts and all the fun holiday's are quickly approaching. I decided to do a house tour because I get compliments on my decorations all the time and they are not expensive AT ALL. 

So, starting at the front door is the wreath that I made for this year out of a cereal box, yep a cereal box people! You can get all the info on how I did that here.



This is my entry way table, and I think my favorite part of the house! I really want to get something to put above it on the wall, but I haven't found that special something yet. For now it will just be blank.


























Breakdown:
  • Thankful sign- Dollar Spot at Target, $3
  • Flower and leaf arrangement- Dollar Tree, $1 a piece (jar is filled with coffee beans)
  • Both pumpkins- Dollar Spot at Target, $3/piece
  • Lantern- IKEA, Price unknown but I want to say $10?
  • Table Runner- IKEA, Price unknown
The next two pictures are of my coffee table and the end table beside my couch. The platter stays out year round and I usually put the remotes there and a candle. 



Breakdown:
  • Green jar - Bath and Body Works old candle jar
  • White platter- IKEA, $8


Breakdown:
  • 2 small pumpkins - Dollar Tree, $1 a piece
  • Water can- gift
 I love my mantle because it's the main focal point of the family room, so it is something we look at a lot since that's where we normally are. I try to keep it bright and happy and not too cluttered.



 Breakdown:
  • Football/Fall sign- Dollar Spot at Target, $3
  • Various flowers- Dollar Tree, $1 a piece
  • Pumpkin (I vinyled our name on it)- Dollar Spot at Target, $3
  • Sunflower pillows- Dollar Spot at Target, $3/piece
  • Banner- - Dollar Spot at Target, $3
  • Small wreath- Dollar Tree, $1
  • Orange Mason jars- Dollar Spot at Target, $3/piece

 My dinner table is ok for now, but I have a feeling I will be adding stuff to it pretty soon. If I do I will update pictures!



 Breakdown:
  • Pumpkin jar- Dollar Spot at Target, $5
  • Leaves- Dollar Tree, $1 for a "bunch"
  • Chargers - Dollar Tree, $1/piece
  • Glass Pumpkins- Dollar Tree, $1/piece
  • Napkins and napkin rings- Dollar Spot at Target, $3/piece
Onto the kitchen...I never really do a lot in here because I'm afraid of braking it or getting it dirty. I move my candles around, so you can usually find a vanilla marshmallow pumpkin burning in here from time to time. On the stove is one of my favorite fall treats to make - pumpkin muffins. My husband LOVES these and always asks for them.


  Breakdown:
  • Oven mit and dish towel- Wal Mart, $3
I will be adding pictures if I change anything, but this is what I have so far...a lot of stuff from Target and Dollar tree, I know. Where are your favorite places to shop for your fall decor?


Sep 5, 2017

How To Make A Wreath With A Cereal Box


It's early September, but I have that fall itch so I decided to go ahead and make my fall wreath. I didn't have a lot of supplies, but I also didn't want to buy anything. I made it work though, you can always make it work with what you have! 

What I used:

  • 1 cereal box
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • 1 pool noodle
  • glue
  • glitter
  • ribbon of your choice

I will admit I did not get pictures of the first part because I wasn't sure how it would turn out haha. All I did was take the pool noodle and make it into a circle. I used hot glue on the ends and duct taped it together- super easy!

This ribbon is a roll from Hobby Lobby. I got it on sale last year, so even though it say $9.99, I think I got it for $2--SCORE!


I literally just wrapped the ribbon around the pool noodle and secures it with hot glue. I made the bow with what was lift of the ribbon and tied it on the top. Now the fun part....

I got one cereal box and cut out the back (cutting off the flaps as well). Any thin cardboard you have would work if you don't have a cereal box available.  I already have this "C" vine monogram saved in my Silhouette files, so I pulled it up and and cut it using the settings below. Other options could be a pumpkin, a fall leaf, a 3 letter monogram, or a cross. I would keep it on the simpler side since it's being cut onto cardboard 

*My Silhouette mat is pretty worn so I did tape down the cardboard to prevent it from sliding.  


As you can see it came out very well, I didn't have any problems with getting the letter out. The letter I cut was about 6 inches in width. 


When I was all done with the letter I was going to paint it orange using acrylic paint- when I went to grab the paint from my supplies I saw the gold glitter and decided to go that (much messier) route instead. I actually used a glue stick and just poured the glitter on. It was very simple and I think it turned out nice.

I went for a simple look on the wreath but there are an endless number of possibilities with what you can glue on or add. Dollar Tree always has cute floral pics and many other holiday accessories. 


The finished product. Crazy that it was under $5 too!



Aug 21, 2017

The ULTIMATE List of Free Fonts

When I first looked up how to download free fonts, I was amazed! My collection is probably way bigger than any normal person should have. I put together a list of my personal favorites and most used overall.

These all come from Da Font which is where I always go for the best new fonts. They have them all categorized or you can search them by name.

These fonts cannot be sold and cannot be passed off as your own! You can also donate to the creators of the font from the Da Font website. Just a way to say thanks for the freebie :)






INSTRUCTIONS FOR PC

1. Click on the name of the font you’d like to download from the list above (under the heading ‘Fonts To Download’)


2. It will take you to the website that allows you to download it. Click on “download”.


3. Once the file has downloaded, drag it onto your desktop or into your documents folder.


4. Open up Control Panel > Appearance + Personalization > Fonts


5. Drag the font file from wherever you placed it to the Fonts folder and it will automatically install.



INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAC

1. Click download


2. Open downloads folder, find your font & click install font