What you might’ve missed because you were too busy deer hunting or praying for Paris…

I wish I had something to say that would give us all comfort after what’s happened in Paris, but all I have to say is: Look out for each other.

Looking out for each other can mean a lot of things though. It can mean supporting your friends’ direct sales businesses instead of the Big Box Stores for this upcoming holiday shopping season. It can mean something simple like sharing a funny memory with a friend. Dedicating a song to someone or just listening to someone when they’re hurting.

Anything, small or big, that you can do to look out for each other will help.

I’m thinking of you, of this amazing world we live in, and how we can do better…

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You don’t always need a self-help guru, sometimes you just need the cashier at your local grocery store.

Last night I ended up running to the grocery store around 10:00. I only needed two things: a case of Red Bull & some spinach artichoke cheese dip. (Don’t judge, remember? We’re practicing acceptance.) Usually when I only have a couple things I’ll hit the self-check out and it’s super fast. Unfortunately my local store shuts down the self-checkout at 10:00 and I missed it by about 30 seconds. I had to go to a regular cashier and wait behind a guy with over $250 worth of groceries. *le sigh*

Eiffel Tower black and whiteThere are worse things in the world happening right now. Missing out on the self-check wasn’t even a concern for me, but it was for the lady behind me. She snickered, “What is this?!?! They shut down the self-check?”

In a soft, neutral tone, I quietly said, “It is 10:00.”

Then the cashier pleasantly greeted the man in front of me, who had the conveyor belt full of groceries, with a smile and asked how he was doing today. He ignored her. He flat out ignored her so much so that I thought maybe he was deaf. As she rang up his items, he started bagging them. It took a few minutes. It was a WHOLE FREAKIN’ CONVEYOR BELT OF GROCERIES so it probably took almost five whole minutes. Again, there are worse things than missing the self-check out. *le sigh*

I waited patiently. The woman behind me wasn’t as patient as I was, but she had dropped her snarky attitude so at least she wasn’t making the situation worse.

When the cashier was done ringing up the man’s groceries, she told him that she had coupons for a couple of his items and proceeded to ring in those coupons for him. She gave him his total. He swiped his card, signed the signature pad, and handed her the card to compare the signature. He still hadn’t acknowledged her.

After she compared his signatures, with her same pleasant voice, she said, “Looks like you’re still paying for your own groceries.”

I started to giggle. He finally looked up at her and mumbled something like, “Uh. Yeah.”

His transaction was over and it was my turn. I told the cashier that it was really nice of her to notice he had coupon items and for her to look the coupons up for him.

In the same soft and neutral tone I used towards the gal who was impatient about the self-check being closed she said, “We’ve gotta look out for each other.”

BFFs, look out for each other today. Smile at each other. Hold the door open. Use a soft/kind voice. Even if your heart is breaking or you’re angry as hell, please…look out for each other.

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Black Friday – We need to have a chat.

Alright BFFs, let’s remember that this is a place of acceptance. I need you to take a deep breath and when you read the next sentence you have to *pinky promise* to still love me.

I LOVE Black Friday. #TrueStory

The deals. The crowds. The over-stimulated senses. THE CRAZINESS! I freakin’ love it all. Even when I mistakenly go out on Black Friday, I still love it!

But, I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or because Black Friday’s turned into Shit Brown Thursday…I’m done.

A Facebook Friend of mine posted this the other day and Lil Snarky BFYHI hope you take the time to read it. And maybe, just maybe, instead of buying a crappy lotion or junky plastic crap at the ginormous retailer (that imports most things from China) you’ll find a better alternative:

Sarah: I’m a small business & I cherish the relationships I’ve built over the last few years with Perfectly Posh. I take my reputation as a consultant who respects my friends and clients very seriously.That said, I am asking you to think of myself & other direct sales consultants as you are buying gifts for friends and family members this holiday season. 😁☃
I’m not Bath and Body Works or Lush. I’m just a woman who works. I love my products and sharing these high quality, naturally based pampering products with you!
Planning on buying your mom some fancy kitchen gadgets from Bed Bath & Beyond? Ask your contact list if anyone knows a Pampered Chef consultant instead.
Want to go out for manicures with your coworkers? Host a Jamberry Party instead.
Before going to Kay Jewelers, try a Stella & Dot, South Hill Design, or Origami Owl rep.
Before purchasing a Yankee Candle, ask around for a Pink Zebra consultant.
Want some amazing makeup? I know a couple of amazing women who sell Younique.
Whatever you do, consider this: your support to your friends’ businesses will last far longer and mean much more than any gift that can be bought in a store and is impacting real families vs big box stores.

So next time you go to Macy’s or big retail stores, think about your family and friends who may sell high quality products online & many whom offer awesome deals! Supporting small business is vitally important to our economy!

Thank you all for your continued support & looking forward to helping you during this holiday season!

It’s not you Black Friday, it’s me and my desire to do better¹.

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¹Actually, since I want to do better, maybe it IS YOU!?!?!?

Oh, and don’t forget to enter that awesome Poshy Give-Away I’m hosting! WOOHOO! (It ends tomorrow!!!)

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How’s this for a Throw Back Thursday?

I’m feeling a little bad that so far most of my blog every day for the month of November (or NaBloPoMo as BlogHer likes to call it) has been kinda gloomy. I mean, no one wants to come here every day for a month and listen to me whine….oh, my shoulder…oh, I’m fucking exhausted…oh, I can’t feel my fingers or toes…blah blah blah.

All of this thinking about how you really don’t want to listen to me whine again today gave me the idea to grab a funnier post from way back when and enjoy a little Throw Back Thursday with you! Here’s a link to the original post: OMGWTFBBQ!

BUT, if you’re like me (and you probably are because we’re BFFs) then you might be feeling a little to lazy to click the link. I copied and pasted it right here, just for you¹!

January 24, 2011 – OMGWTFBBQ!

Late Saturday night Nathan and I were sitting on the couch enjoying each others company (no…not that kind of ‘enjoyment’) and all of a sudden Bailey the Bendy Dog perks her ears. We giggle at her and watch her make her way to the foyer of our split level house.

Bailey is what we call a Labarotsky (she’s supposedly half Lab, one quarter Rottweiler, and one quarter Husky). She begins to use her rottweiler voice, making a weird half growl, half bark. Again we laugh at her and say, in a sing-song voice, things like “Oh Bailey, what’s got you all freaked out?”

Then we hear our front door open. And I think, “What the fuck is my sister doing here?!?” (Because who on earth would come into my house without knocking at 1:30 in the morning, right?)

And Bailey starts to bark much more aggressively.

Nathan and I get up to say “Hi!” (Okay, I get up to say, “Hi!” and Nathan gets up to see what the fuck is going on.)

And I’m in shock because it’s not my sister.

Nathan instantly turns into his Super Hero form, known as Natron5000. He leaps down the stairs and confronts some young man standing in our entryway holding a black backpack and a sleeping bag. Nathan screams at the young man, “What the fuck are you doing here!?!?”

The young man is scared….he mumbles, “Sorry…..I….um…they said to come over….oh…I’m in the wrong house……sorry.” The young man leaves.

I stand at the top of the stairs thinking it’s funny IMG_2672that the pizza man delivered to the wrong house….slowly I realize the young man wasn’t the pizza man because that was a black backpack he was holding, not a pizza bag *and* pizza men don’t just walk into your house without you letting them in.

Bailey The Bendy and Attack Dog has been on high alert since then.

Me? I’m locking the door from now on so the ‘pizza man’ can’t make the same mistake twice.

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¹Speaking of things I do for you, remember to head over to that give-away page for your chance to win some Perfectly Posh pampering items from me:

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The MFP’s Perfectly Posh Give-Away!

Okay BFFs, here it is! Yesterday I told you how making people feel good makes me feel good? Well, here is a give-away for a few of my favorite Perfectly Posh items:

1 Packet of Mermaid Mix Bath Salts: Oh…this little pouch is like heaven. I don’t know if you’re a bath taking type¹ or not, but these are my all time favorite bath salts. I promise your skin will feel amazing after bathing with these.

1 Tin of Tree Hugger Lip Scrub: A yummy, all-natural Tree Huggerblend of sugar, rich butters, and oils rubs away tired, flaky skin to give you the softest lips you’ve ever known. A luscious scent of strawberry, coconut, and brown sugar makes this scrub a perfect treat for dry, rough lips.

1 Bless Your Heart Peachy Bath Chunk: All the southern sassiness and sweetness you can handle! A big, chunky bar with real peach and magnolia extracts, plus a comforting dose of cottonseed oil for a clean that leaves you soft as peach fuzz. Oh, darlin’, you’re gonna love this bath time treat.

Gender Bender Chunk1 Gender Bender D-Tox Bath Chunk: Charcoal D•Tox: Clean that doesn’t discriminate. The Gender Bender invites all to wash, get clean, and be Posh. Activated charcoal powder, silt, and carbon absorb over 1000 times their weight in offensive pollution and free radicals. Then natural shea butter calms, soothes, and enriches skin. Tie that all together with a clean, crisp fragrance and you get the perfect clean that anyone can enjoy.

1 Perk! Skin Stick: Looking for a mid-day pickup and headache relief? Our Perk! Skin Stick is your weapon against tension and tightness. Fend off that stress headache by applying this peppermint-loaded shea butter stick to temples, neck, forehead, and other pulse points. Feel your mood lift and your tension melt away.

Good luck and enter away! click here to enter

 

The Real MFP LOGO¹If you’re not the bath taking type, you should try it. Have someone watch the kids, grab a glass of wine, lock the bathroom door, and draw yourself an amazing bath. It’s worth it. YOU’RE worth it.

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