Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My BIG Announcement

Never in a million billion years did I think I'd be writing this post. 

(And please make sure you read to the very bottom, for, what I think, is the most important line of this entire post...)

You see, 2.5 years ago, I received a phone call from my sister, Jessie. She was exhilarated to share her latest news, her latest endeavor, and encouraged me with all her might to join her in the new adventure. 

I politely declined. 

I just didn't feel I was in the right position to add another "something" to my to-do list. Nonetheless, I (hesitantly) obliged to try out her new endeavor as one of her first customers. To be honest, I really didn't expect much. I was just providing support to my sister, after all, and didn't really anticipate falling in love like I did. 

I could not have been more wrong. 

Today, after 2.5 years of watching her succeed, after 2.5 years of being her loyal customer--no longer because I felt like I had to (like I did at first) but now because I saw firsthand what an amazing change can occur--I finally decided to drink the Koolaid, with the full backing of not only my sister, but also of one of my very best friends (what up, V?!), who also has found great success with this organization. 

Let me preface this announcement by saying that, y'all, pretty much my worst nightmare of a job is to be in sales (shudder!). Okay, well, maybe that falls behind podiatry (ewww-feet!) and gynecology (no explanation needed), but coming in a close third is sales. I am sensitive to rejection and don't want to bother pretty much anyone on the planet with anything more than they already have on their packed to-do lists. So, I am pretty much the absolute worst person for this job. True story. 


I am passionate about people, and in particular, about helping people. In the past (and will be again, in the future), it was children and their families, those facing uncertainty thanks to various neuropsychological conditions. Today, I want to take on a new role of helping people, albeit in a different way. And not because I want to join the masses of people who are already in this business, not because I want to join the extremely over-saturated social media advertising of these products, and not because I want to make pocketfuls of money (well, okay, that would be a nice perk). Simply because (1) I want to help people, and (2) I know first-hand that these products actually, truly, 100% work. 

Want proof? 

I birthed three big babies, the first being the largest and clocking in at a whopping 9 pounds, 15 ounces and 23 inches. I loved all three of my (big!) newborn bundles with all my heart. BUT. I did not love the stretch marks they left behind. So many women do--battle scars, they say! I've earned these stripes, they way! And more power to them, I say!--but, I am not one of those women. Call me vain, but I wanted my stretch marks G.O.N.E.

Want to see a little magic? 


Those photos are me. Those are photos of my belly: On the left, my stretch-marked belly pre-treatment and on the right, my stretch-mark-free belly post-treatment. 

Y'all. It works. And these products weren't even originally designed for stretch marks. They were designed to address the FACE: anti-aging, anti-acne, anti-redness, anti-spotting. 

Have you guessed yet? Surely you have by now...

I am so proud (and somewhat nervous, if I'm being totally honest) to announce that I am taking on a role as a consultant for Rodan + Fields. 

Yes, THAT company. The one that annoys me as much as you with how much it has taken over our Facebook and Instagram feeds. 

But. I just couldn't sit back anymore and not try to help others who may be facing the same aging skin issues that I (we all) face (haha! No pun intended. Truly!). I finally caved. I finally drank the Koolaid. 

I have tried almost every regimen over the last couple of years and have (non-BS!!) feedback on each of them (what works better than others; what I can't live without; what I can do without; etc.). And I am not afraid to be HONEST about this stuff. What you need. What you don't.

Are you thirsty for more? Are you even a teeny, tiny bit curious? Or do you just want to win free stuff? 


To launch my new role, I am hosting an online Rodan + Fields party next Tuesday, October 13th. The beauty of this is that you can sit comfortably on your couch with your wine in one hand, your remote in the other, and your computer on your lap and learn how I can help you address ANY and ALL skin issues you may be facing (acne; wrinkles; sun-spots; aging; sagging; irritated skin; dry skin; chapped lips; etc.!)

Again, y'all, being in sales is terrifying for me, but I promise to put on my big girl panties and do my best so that I can help anyone out there who may need a little guidance and encouragement, all from the comfort of your own home and the privacy of your own computer, and all without the salesy, over-exposed BS we are all tired of. I'll give you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 

Please feel free to email me (find my email address under the "Contact" tab on my blog webpage), comment on Facebook under the link to this post, or comment below. While I have a list of people I am intending to invite to this fun online par-tay, I would love, love, LOVE to add more! Including YOU!

What have you got to lose? Absolutely nothing! Join me, won't you? I'll try not to be so nervous and I PROMISE not to be all sales-y and BS-y. :) 

See you online on Tuesday! 

P.S. I fully intend to donate 5% of what I make from this online party to the South Carolina flood relief. If there was ever a reason to finally try out these products, I can't think of a better one. <3 #PrayforSC


  1. 2.5 years later I am so proud to have you in this business with us! It is the absolute best and I can't think of a better person for the job... One of the most genuine, honest, beautiful women I know. :) And I absolutely love that you're going to donate to the flood relief fund. Inspired by you, I'm going to try to do something similar!

  2. And also... VEGAS, here we come!!!

  3. I want to host a party! I have been contacted by a few different consultants but it has been extremely pushy and I need a solution to my skin needs but I can't afford as much as others can so I would love to chat with you and see what we can come up with!

  4. This is awesome! You will do well because you are NOT sales-y!!