Saturday, August 30, 2008

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Gift Giving Idea from Watkins

The holidays will be here before you know it. Here's an idea for all those special people on your list.
Stock up for teacher's gifts, stocking stuffers, mail carriers, neighbors and more. I'm pairing mine up with a coffee mug and chocolate dipped spoon; wrap in cellophane and you're ready to go!

Raspberry Truffle Hot Cocoa Mix (Limited Edition)Article No. 05203
Our richest flavored cocoa yet! Perfect for cuddling up by the fire or relaxing after the holiday meal.
US $4.99 (promotional pricing)

**Also comes in Peppermint Stick and White Chocolate Almond
Maryann Richards Watkins Associate #378762

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Items Added

Swing by Sweet Treats by Maryann to see all the new items that I've been adding including:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Featured Product of the Week

Have you experienced the all natural difference of mineral mascara yet?

#246 Ebony Mascara
Naturel Mascara smooth and feather like will build lashes without clumping!
Ebony black will set your eyes apart..Only the best for Au Naturel Glow a simply amazing mascara.
Rich with wonderful ingredients! Paraben FREE Preservative.No smudging. Water resistant, NOT water proof.
Washes off with soap and water.Great for delicate eyes and women who wear contact lenses.Apply one coat for the natural look.Simple to apply a second coat without dragging delicate lashes!
ingredients:distilled water, vegetable glycerin, vitamin e, organic gum arabic, e wax, candelilla wax, bees wax , carnauba wax, vegetable stearic acid, jojoba aqua, phenoxyethanol.
Oxides eg black brown etc may contain mica & titanium dioxide.

Our Price: $14.50
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Have YOU Tried Watkins Cinnamon Yet?

Here's some useful information on Watkins world famous cinnamon

------------WATKINS PUREST GROUND CINNAMON was introduced to the product line in 1895. The entire 20-40 foot Cassia evergreen tree has a cinnamon flavor, but only the first-quality bark from young shoots is used for Watkins Cinnamon. On each shoot there are many different qualities of cinnamon and Watkins painstakingly picks the finest. Ours has 3 to 3.5% essential oil where many others are 2% or less. Did you know that Watkins Cinnamon is the ONLY cinnamon allowed by the FDA to be labelled "Purest Ground"?
Cinnamon was once so highly-prized that wars were fought over it. During the 1st century AD it was 15 times more expensive than Silver. If that were still the case, it would make our 6 oz tin sell for $1,089! It was also believed to have aphrodisiacal powers.
For centuries, the source of cinnamon was a closely guarded secret. Some people say that the search for cinnamon indirectly led to the discovery of America.

HEALTH:-------Recent studies reported in the journal, Diabetes Care, have shown that just 1/4 tsp of cinnamon every day may help to lower blood sugar, fats and cholesterol by up to 30 percent in those with type 2 diabetes. Researchers suggest it may also stave off the onset of type 2 diabetes in those at risk. Study author Dr. Richard A. Anderson of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland noted that diabetics could add a dash of cinnamon to their morning servings of coffee, orange juice or cereal. Anderson and his team found that all cinnamon-takers experienced a drop in blood levels of glucose, fats and cholesterol by up to 30 percent. No change was seen in the people taking placebo. Currently, only cassia cinnamon (such as Watkins Cinnamon) has been shown to affect blood sugar in humans.
-----Cinnamon helps to reduce the bleeding and stinging of a minor cut, and may help to speed healing. To get the best result, wash the cut thoroughly, pat dry and sprinkle with powdered cinnamon before bandaging.
-----Ginger-Cinnamon tea can help to relieve the discomfort associated with nausea and diarrhea. Mix 1 tsp Watkins Cinnamon and 1/4 tsp Watkins Ginger to 1 cup boiling water and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink.

USAGE:------Try Watkins Purest Ground Cinnamon every day on cereal, oatmeal, toast, in french toast or pancake batter, apples, apple sauce, and savory dishes.

-----Place in coffee grounds before brewing for rich flavor and aroma.

-----If you buy cinnamon pastries from the bakery or grocery store, sprinkle Watkins Cinnamon on it to make it taste soooo much better! None of the commercially used cinnamons can hold a candle to the flavor of ours, so you'll improve those products manyfold by adding our cinnamon.-

----Adding Watkins Cinnamon to a bowl of vanilla ice cream make an amazingly good bowl of cinnamon ice cream. I use Bluebell Homemade Vanilla and add enough Watkins Cinnamon to change the color to a nice light tan color and it's delicious!

-----For a quick taste treat, marinate strawberries in orange juice and sprinkle with a dash of Watkins Cinnamon.

-----Combine 1 tablespoon Watkins Cinnamon with ½ cup honey and ½ cup softened butter. Use as a spread on rolls, biscuits, pancakes, or waffles.

You can find Watkins Cinnamon here:

Maryann Richards
Watkins Associate #378762

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Looking for Your Ideas

I thought I would change things up a bit......

I'm looking for ideas for "Sweet Treats".So get out your thinking caps and think of a yummy treat that you would like to see added to the Sweet Treats by Maryann line. If I add your idea to my products I'll send it to you FREE to try out; all I ask is that you send me a review that I can post to my blog :O) I will leave this contest open until Labor Day.

PS~ Don't forget to leave me your email so I can contact you if you are the winner.


Sweet Treats by Maryann

Monday, August 11, 2008

New to Sweet Treats by Maryann

So I was inspired today and spent the day in the kitchen.

Got some new treats to share with everyone Graham Sandwiches and Toffee Pretzels

Come on by and see what else I love to get my hands into.

Au Naturel Glow is Turning 2 Years Old!

Au Naturel Glow is gearing up for a celebration! Stop on in during September to take advantage of great sales and more. More details to follow.....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New from Watkins~Lip Tints!

New—Berry Charming Lip Tint
Article No. 20223
All the benefits of our 100% natural beeswax lip balm, with a hint of color!

Naturally flavored with pure peppermint oil(2.55g/0.09 oz.)
US $4.99

*Also comes in Simply Mauve-lous
Strike a Rose
and Tickled Pink

Found under Lip Care here:

~Please put my name and associate number in at check out

Maryann Richards
Watkins Associate #378762

Just Added to the Au Naturel Glow Line

Get yours before it's sold out~available for a limited time

#318 Chardonnay & Cool Ginger Soap

Chardonnay & Cool Ginger Cleansing Soap.Refreshing for bath time bliss...We've added white wine to our blend of coconut, palm, castor, and safflower oils with a touch of Shea butter. Our Chardonnay Wine Soap is a large bar, with the fruitiness of a Chardonnay wine and hints of Ginger, Lemon, Lime and Nutmeg.Totally divine for total cleansing.

Our Price: $7.00 Units: 5oz
Found here :

Maryann Richards
ANG Consultant #200717

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Added Some New "Goodies"

come on by and check it out....more to come
Sweet Treats by Maryann

Helpful Organizing Tips

Got piles of laundry like me? Here's one that I've been using for a while: I have given each of my children their own laundry baskets~2 each, one for dirty clothes they keep in their bedrooms and one left down in the laundry room for clean clothes as they come out of the dryer.
On laundry days they all bring their dirty clothes into the main hamper and my oldest brings it down to me in the laundry room. When the clothes come out of the dryer I place them in each of their "clean" baskets and their job is to bring them upstairs and put them away.
Another life saver for me is an item that I bought called a "sock-sak" for placing dirty socks in. You can put these right into the washer and dryer. Saves me a ton of time trying to match up everyone's socks. Found here:

Have trouble getting your kids ready for school in the morning, use a kitchen timer (I use the one on my oven) Set a specific time and notify your kids that when the timer goes off it is time to go. I give mine a warning about five minutes before it goes off. You'd be amazed at how quickly them move when they know you are going to leave without them :O)
Another helpful tip in the same vein, set out all clothing the night before; this avoids the "I have nothing to wear" fight.

Eliminate piles of stuff that seem to grow by the front door: you can find inexpensive plastic bins at virtually every large department store, assign each person in your house their own bin~I let my kids decorate their own bin. Now tell everyone to "drop" their items into their bin when entering the house. This eliminates the "I can't find my back pack, shoes.....or what ever" Also hang some decorative hooks above the bins for hanging up coats, back packs etc