Random Thoughts This Morning...

I usually only write about 1 topic when I blog, but since this is my online journal I just want to share my thoughts this morning...

I'm feeling VERY encouraged this morning. I had a super turn out at my MK debut last night, 18 people came to show their support for me. Thanks to all who came! I booked 5 parties, possibly 6. I know a lot of you wanted to be here & couldn't. If you're interested in earning some free products, being entered to win a trip to NYC, ordering some skin care, or just hearing more about Mary Kay please let me know. I'm trying to meet a goal by next Wednesday, so if you want to order anything I'm placing an order before Friday.  I'm so excited!

I'm feeling thankful this morning. I have a wonderful mother-in-law & sis-in-laws that came to my debut last night, but ended up taking care of my sick little girl for most of the party. I am so grateful for their support & for helping my Laney as she was dealing with some tummy issues. She's feeling a little better today & hopefully she will feel 100% soon. The awesome thing is my in-laws always help me with Laney, not just last night. I could not ask for a better family to be a part of.  I love them.

Speaking of family...I haven't been HOME since June when my brother graduated from high school. I am so excited to be going to Kannapolis tomorrow to see my family and introduce Laney to a lot of people. Matt's going to a conference this weekend & will be joining us on Saturday night. Then we're going to my sis-in-law's bridal shower in Wingate, NC. I haven't spent 5 days in Kannapolis in probably over a year...so K-town people if you want to see Laney call me & we'll figure it out. I'll be around Thursday evening through Monday morning.

Fall is around the corner & I cannot wait to get out my fall decorations. I asked Matt if I could do it Labor Day and he told me "it is still summer." So I just had to look back at my blog to see when I got them out last year...it was September 25th that I wrote my fall post...so the leaves, sunflowers, acorns, & pumpkin spice candles are coming out soon! This fall will be a little different considering we don't have anyone to watch cheer or play football in Kannapolis, nor did we buy season tickets to ASU games. I'm sure we'll squeeze in some football some where. AND I know we'll be making the trip to the state fair come October. Ah...FALL!!!

Guess I better get to work & to packing. Happy Wednesday! :)


Mary Kay...Really?

Yes...Mary Kay, really! I've recently begun a new journey as a Mary Kay consultant. I know a lot of you are thinking..."Really, Magan?" I don't see you selling anything & why Mary Kay? Well, I have to share the coolest story with you.

I have a really good friend, Beth Senseney, that has been selling Mary Kay for several years & she asked me if I would be interested back in April or May. I was kind of interested because I LOVE Mary Kay makeup/skin care, but I don't know a lot of people in the Raleigh area and I was afraid no one would be interested so I politely told her no. She asked me to attend a skin care class in June to be pampered one more time before Laney was born and I figured I didn't have anything to lose...so I went. That night she introduced me to the director that was leading the class & again I was asked what was holding me back from becoming a consultant...I told her the exact same thing I had told Beth back in the spring. She wasn't pushy & was supportive of the reasons I had given her. That was kind of the end of the "Mary Kay" talk in my life until....

Last weekend Matt & I were going over our finances & budget, not really worrying over the HUGE pay cut we had taken with us deciding for me to stay home because we know the Lord is going to provide...but we were simply just figuring out how things were going to look now that we only have his income (and the little bit I'm making from teaching home school classes once a week...which really hasn't panned out quite like I expected as far as the number of kids go...but at least I'm getting my teaching fix). Anyways...somehow Mary Kay came up & I mentioned to Matt that I'd really like to be a consultant but that I didn't know how successful I'd be because I don't know a lot of people. WELL...Beth was at a training over the weekend and had been praying that God would show her the person to call to invite to be on her team. That night she sat down with her director & my name came to her. She KNEW I was the person God wanted her director to call and talk to...so, they called. She explained that they were training & that her director wanted to ask me a few questions. She told me her story of how she became a consultant and it was pretty much MY SAME STORY! I knew right then God was calling me to become a consultant. It would provide a little extra money for our family & give me the opportunity to do something I love, help women feel good about themselves! Not to mention be a part of something God totally ordained.

So still...why Mary Kay over any other business? Well first of all, Mary Kay herself was a Christian. She believed in faith first, family second, and career third. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the product. The skin care line is cheaper than any other department store product and it actually works really well...not to mention the make-up is wonderful! Also, I get to pamper women & get to know some pretty awesome ladies.

I'm not going to lie...I'm nervous. I really have no idea what I'm doing & I'm still worried about the fact that I don't KNOW a ton of people in this area...and will people really buy the product? I mean, I love it and I know a lot of people that love it...but will people take me seriously? So many questions, but the good news is...God has all the answers. I'm excited...I really am, to see what God has for me through all of this newness in my life.  So...if you are interested in getting some FREE pampering, get some girlfriends together & give me a call! :)  In the meantime, check out my website www.marykay.com/magankeith

PS- If you book a party between now & December you could WIN a trip to NYC!