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Friday, November 30, 2012

12 days of Mary Kay

Ok, I know it's early but I wanted to give you ample time to buy...

You can sing it if you would like....

In efforts to help our youth get to the Move Conference ~

On the FIRST day of Mary Kay

PROCEEDS GO TO THE YOUTH OF LOOKOUT BAPTIST CHURCH

So, you can go to my webpage or give me a call and place an order and the rest goes to our youth trip.

My webpage is here

My phone # is 423.290.1475

My email is ashleigh.givens@yahoo.com

Let's help get our kids to the Move Conference while you getting some extra stocking stuffers or a new lip color for the holidays...

Stay tuned....free facials, chance to win free products, sales and more....

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

12 Days of Mary Kay

Get ready folks!

It's no longer the 12 Days of Christmas but the 12 Days of Mary Kay!

In order to have your make up before Christmas, the 12 days will be from December 1st until December 12th.

There will be a new special or deal everyday so you will want to stay tuned.

Go ahead and check out my webpage and start shopping.  You can go ahead and make your wish list!

www.marykay.com/agivens1015

I am so excited to get started!

More details to come!!!

Here's the little ditty just to get you in the Holiday spirit!!!


On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree! 



Sunday, November 25, 2012

PINK PINK MONDAY!!!


Attention holiday shoppers Black Friday is over but PINK Monday starts tonight!!!!!!!!!!

                                          Let's get your Mary Kay shopping on!!  

EVERYTHING IS ON SALE!!


If you do not already have a beauty consultant I would love for you to shop with me Monday, November 26 beginning from Midnight to Noon: the earlier you shop the MORE YOU SAVE!!

Midnight to 7 a.m........30% off
7:01 am to Noon................25% off

EVERYTHING on my website is on sale!!!!!!

Spend $50 and get a free gift from me!!!!!!

Free shipping on all purchases!!!!

Also, IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A PARTY ~ NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT...NOT ONLY WILL YOU GET 20% OFF BUT YOU WILL GET A FREE LIP GLOSS OR MASCARA OF YOUR CHOICE!  LET'S GET IN A GIRL'S NIGHT OUT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS START!!


In order to receive your discount choose the payment option "I want my beauty consultant to contact me about payment". I will contact you and you will be able to pay by cash or check.  Feel free to call and leave a message with any orders as well. My voicemail and email will record the time so that I can apply your discount.  If you have any questions give me a call. Free delivery or shipping available on all orders!!!


Ashleigh Givens
423.290.1475

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday and Pink Monday!!!

YAY!!!  IT'S TIME FOR BLACK FRIDAY!!!  AND NOW PINK MONDAY!!!!



For these two days only, EVERYTHING on my website is on sale!!!


 

ATTENTION:  BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS!!!

Department stores, malls, and outlet stores are NOT the only places to find great holiday deals this week. Do your shopping from home, miss the lines and get great deals for everyone!!

If you do not already have a beauty consultant I would love for you to shop with me this Friday, November 23 and Monday, November 26 beginning from Midnight to Noon: the earlier you shop the MORE YOU SAVE!!

12:00 a.m. - 6:59 a.m.......30% off
7:00 a.m. - 7:59 a.m.........25% off
8:00 a.m. - 8:59 a.m.........20% off
9:00 a.m. - 9:59 a.m.........15% off
10:00 a.m. - 10:59 a.m.....10% off
11:00 a.m. - Noon ...........5%  off


  **Spend $50 and get a FREE gift with purchase as a thank you from me!!**

In order to receive your discount choose the payment option "I want my beauty consultant to contact me about payment". I will contact you and you will be able to pay by cash or check.  Feel free to call and leave a message with any orders as well. My voicemail and email will record the time so that I can apply your discount.  If you have any questions give me a call. Free delivery or shipping available on all orders!!!


For PINK Monday (November 26) ~ the same discounts start at Midnight and go to Noon as well...


Ashleigh Givens

423.290.1475
Website:   http://www.marykay.com/agivens1015

Sunday, November 11, 2012

decisions....

I hate to make decisions.

I hate them.  I hate to be confronted with them.  I hate to think about them.  I hate to be faced with them.  I dread making them.  I often leave them to Kraig to make because of how much I hate them.  Our first house was never really decorated because I hated deciding where to put things.  It was sad really, looking back I feel horrible because Kraig wanted a homey place and I was to indecisive to put things places so it just was a jumbled up mess...our house today - is sometimes like that, however...I have a junk room and a garage for all that mess now.  So, when I can't decide on something it goes to that junk room or garage.  

The stupid thing is though ~ we are faced with them daily.  From picking out what we wear to big decisions like buying a car or saying "YES" to our love.  It's a wonder I was able to ever say "YES" to Kraig :)  I love him and I'm so glad I could decide to say "YES" to him.  

This last year though, it seems like it has been a whirlwind of decisions for us.  I think I am just now processing and coping with some of them.  I'm not sure that's good or bad.  However...this time last year, Kraig and I were getting ready for Thanksgiving break.  He was going to spend the week with his family, I had not been feeling well for a few weeks so I decided to stay home and keep the dogs (and rest).  Well, I decided in order to stay occupied over the break,I would decorate the house for Christmas ~ again, big step because I hate to decorate let alone decorate for a specific holiday....so I put up a Christmas tree and even went Black Friday shopping.  Which was loads of fun and I will participate again this year :)  

Well, on Friday, I was feeling exceptionally sick and Kraig finally said, "Ashleigh, you need to make an appointment and go see the doctor.  Something's up and we need to figure it out."  Well, to make a long story short...a few months prior, Kraig and I made some other big decisions about kids and basically, we decided much to my protests ~ we were just going to let the Lord make our plans for us....so, on this particular day that I felt so sick...after being scolded for not calling the doctor sooner, Kraig also so wisely asked me to take a pregnancy test.  HMMMM...so let the whirlwind of a year start!  I was pregnant.  That's what was wrong with me.  I really felt stupid for not even thinking that could be what was wrong but it was the farthest thing from my mind.

Well, over the next few weeks....the decisions started.  We decided we weren't going to tell people until I was out of my first trimester...so after Christmas.  We decided to buy a house.  We had to decide on what house and where we wanted to live.  We decided that I was going to stay at home.  We decided we would leave the only church I had ever known and go to another church as youth leaders.  We had to decide on a pediatrician.  We decided to sell Kraig's (beloved) truck.  We had a multitude of other decisions...some big, some minor.  We did a lot of these changes while I was pregnant.  Which was crazy and maybe some would say dumb on our parts but for some reason, it worked for us.

Now, I would like to say that most of these decisions were Spirit led...and probably on Kraig's part they were.  But I think I went into denial, depression...I'm not real sure at this point.  I do know though that I had a couple rough days/weeks.  It was a hard.  I had a pity party.  I didn't want to be pregnant.  I didn't want to move churches.  I didn't want to buy a house, let alone buy a house in the town I grew up in.  I didn't want to have to decide on carpet or wall colors...I just wanted things to stay the same.  Well, again...Kraig knew better and prayed a whole lot more than me and prayed FOR me, I'm positive of that, I'm so thankful for that.  

Let's fast forward to the good times....well, now that we are settled into our new house.  With our beautiful, healthy baby boy with whom we are so in love.  At our wonderful, new church...I know we made the right decisions.  Although, I might be changing some wall colors soon :)

I was reminded at church this morning to think of others, so I need to make a change.  Yes, I had a rough few months...but I think I am on the uphill slope.  I am enjoying life and I am enjoying being a mom more than I ever thought I would.  I am enjoying figuring out how to decorate our house and make decisions on where to put things (granted, my sister helps a lot) but I am enjoying getting to know our new youth kids and our new church family.  

So, with that said...I am going to leave you with the passage from this morning.  Thank you, Daniel for showing us that it is not about us...that we need to be mission minded and not "ME" minded.  Because regardless of those bad times, it is not about me....it's about Christ and showing His love to others...and quite honestly during those times...I didn't feel His love so why should I have shared it with others but this is a great reminder and I hope I can keep this in mind when I come in contact with others and with my family.


Philippians 2:3-13

3 Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. 4 Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing. 5 Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. 7 He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. 8And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a cross. 9 Because of this, God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name that is above every other name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Dearest friends, you were always so careful to follow my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away you must be even more careful to put into action God's saving work in your lives, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.

The Lord is so faithful and although I may still struggle with the decisions that will be made in the future...I know that we (I) can face them and most importantly I will keep in mind that it's not about me...if I focus on what the Lord wants, He will take care of the decisions for us... 

But for the time being, I am going to not be selfish (at least, I am going to try).  I am going to invest in others.  I want to have the attitude Christ had.  I want to learn about others.  We shall see how this ends up....hopefully, no pity party for one...I hope those days have passed.

thanks for listening to my rant and change of heart...

ash

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Get your 10 Christmas Cards - FREE

I just did this....

I never do Christmas cards...but this year...10 lucky people will receive Christmas cards from us...

Cardstore.com has 10 holiday cards for free even shipping!

It's today only so go there now and get your 10 cards for free :)

We went to the doctor yesterday for Rett's 4 month check up.  He weighs in a little over 15lbs and is almost 26 inches long.  He is growing great and the doctor isn't concerned with anything :)  Good news.


He also got 2 shots yesterday.  Took them like a champ.  He cried for a few seconds but then he was done and ended up having a great day.  I talked to the doc about his sleeping patterns though because I have read that he should be able to sleep through the night....hmmm well Rett is very restless and so I was concerned about that.  Well, last night we made it through the night.  He cried for about 20 or so minutes to start but he finally fell asleep about 10 and instead of nursing him to sleep again around 3 or 4 when he wakes up - I just stuck the paci back in his mouth and he lasted until 6 am!  YAY!  Then, he finally woke up at 8 am and I would say it was a pretty successful first go at sleeping through the night. Hopefully, I am not jinxing it and he will continue to sleep better and we can move him from the Pac - N - Play and into his crib in his room.  :)

Mary Kay has proven to be lots of fun.  It has proven to be a great added bonus to my day and I have enjoyed running my own business.  I am having fun being girly with the make up and getting to meet new people.

I especially look forward to next week's party for Maddux.

We are doing a fundraiser for Maddux!  Maddux is the new baby boy to my sister's friend, Amber and Andrew Erwin.  Maddux was born over the summer and up until a couple of weeks ago had not been at home for more than a week.  He was at the hospital more than at home.  It was very sad but good things are looking up for him.  He is now home and things are going well.  I think all of his intestines and stomach muscles are working correctly or at least getting on track and I know they are very hopeful for good things to come.  I know we all are.  I am anxious to meet this little fighter and to see how the Lord continues to work in their lives.  So, next week...we are having a Mary Kay party for Maddux and proceeds go to help Amber and Andrew with medical bills.  I look forward to meeting Maddux and I can't wait to party with the ladies that care so much for the little guy.  I can't wait to hear their stories.

If you would like to purchase something this next week, proceeds will go toward their family.  Let me know if you would like to help out.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

ashleigh

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy November

It's November.  YAY!  Another favorite month of mine.

I have tucked away the Halloween bowls and such already this morning and trying to make my home a little more Thanksgiving looking.  I don't know how far I will get.

Rett is teething.  He was sleeping pretty good through the night but here recently - he's not...and I just thought I was going to get on a regular sleep schedule.  I'm not and I doubt I ever will again.  I am anxious to get that first tooth in.  So far, he hasn't had horrible nights just restless nights but they are coming.

He has rolled over once.  Didn't like it so he didn't try it again.

He can grab and hold things and then stick them in his mouth.  He chews or drools on everything.  He loves to smile and is a tad bit ticklish.  He doesn't laugh often because we haven't found that one thing that really gets him going but they are precious laughs when he gets started.  He loves to talk and loves to move.  He fights sleep and hates to nap.

He is better about tummy time and is trying really hard to crawl.  He just moves back and forth.  It's so fun to watch him try.

We finally got our tree chopped down and Kraig is excited to chop some wood and make fires.

We got our microwave installed.  After 4 months....

It all takes time.

We got our chimney and fireplace inspected....we can't use it.  That will probably be next year's project.

I am in full swing of Mary Kay and trying to help others.  We have a few parties scheduled the next few weeks to benefit some of our friends and their trips and medical bills.  I'm so excited to be a part of Mary Kay and trying to make a difference.  One Woman Can.

We had an uneventful Halloween.  Rett wore his "First Halloween" onesie and hat and looked rather handsome in it and we went off to church.  It was a low key Halloween for the first year but next year, I can't wait!  Big Plans!!

No crafting has been done the last few weeks.  I did make a picture frame but it's lacking some things so I won't post pics until it done.

I guess that's all for now.  I look forward to this month.  I'm thankful for this month.  I'm excited for Kraig to have a whole week off :)  I'm thankful for the fall colors and leaves falling in my yard.  I'm excited for this month.  I'm excited to see what happens!

I'll keep ya posted :)
ashleigh