Teaching Your Children How to be Financially Successful

Teaching Your Children How to be Financially Successful familybringsjoy.comI came across a very intriguing post recently.  So much so that I feel it important to share on my blog today.  The post is titled Will Your Child be Rich or Poor? 15 Poverty Habits Parents Teach Their Children.  The title alone definitely peaked my interest.  I immediately wanted to find out if I am teaching my children poverty habits.  I opened to find the following:

Screenshot from RichHabits.net

Screenshot from RichHabits.net

Don’t you find this fascinating?  Already I have learned some very helpful information as a parent.  Tom Corley, the author and professional of Rich Habits who wrote this post continues with the following helpful advice for parents:

Wealthy Habits

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I think I’ve found a new blog to follow daily.  Thank you Tom for sharing your study with us so we can know what habits to teach our children to be financially successful.  Go read the rest of this post by clicking here.  It’s definitely worth your time to read.

Blogs Bring Joy,

10 Reasons Why You Should Know About Chloe + Isabel

I have a new job!  (insert drum roll)

You are looking at one of the newest Merchandisers for Chloe + Isabel.

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Who are Chloe + Isabel you might ask?

  1. Fashion jewelry for both the trendy and the classic fashionistas.who are chloe and isabel familybringsjoy.comThe friendship philosophy7f9bd1ccc0f511e3a0020002c954fee0_6I’m definitely a Chloe-bel.  I believe the jewelry we wear says something about us as a person, about who we are.  Jewelry can compliment our outfit and make us feel feminine and lovely.  Over the years I have enjoyed finding pieces which share my personality.  When I happened upon Chloe + Isabel it was love at first sight.  I know that sounds rather cliche, but it’s true.  Most of the time I like to wear simple earrings, rings, bracelet and occasionally a necklace.  However, depending on my mood or the occasion sometimes I like to step it up a bit.  Chloe + Isabel’s exclusive line has all of the above.  Ready to find out more about this amazing company?  Read on…
  2. Hypoallergenic, nickel free and lead safe.  This is very important for me.  I have sensitive skin.  I can’t stand when I wear jewelry and the next thing I know my arm is itchy or I have a red blotchy area on my neck.  The worst is when my ears become infected.  Has this ever happened to you?  Honestly, this may be why I haven’t worn too much jewelry in the past.  The cheap costume jewelry always irritates my skin.  Ever since I began wearing my Chloe + Isabel jewelry I haven’t suffered from one of the above mentioned problems.  Below I’m modeling (with my serious model pose) the Organic Teardrop Earrings & Long Organic Link + Chain Necklace. 925220_292498294242452_1170588083_a
  3. Exclusively designed in a New York City Studio.  Chantal Waterbury, CEO & Founder of Chloe + Isabel has been designing jewelry for over 15 years.  I treasure knowing my jewelry from Chloe + Isabel is unique.  Every time I wear a piece (& or pieces) I receive compliments and people ask me where I bought them.  The company stays ahead of the trends and releases new lines on a regular basis.  Following is one of the pieces from a limited edition line called Tresco Isle: Tresco_Going_Going_Gone_N247
  4. Lifetime Replacement Guarantee.  I don’t know of another company who offers this.  If at any time your Chloe + Isabel piece breaks for any reason, you can return it to them for a brand new piece (with your receipt.)  If the piece is no longer available, you will receive a credit or refund for the purchase amount.  You can bet your money Chloe + Isabel are creating QUALITY pieces because otherwise they will lose profit.lifetime replacement
  5. 30 day money back guarantee. You can have peace of mind…if for any reason you do not like your Chloe + Isabel purchase, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund (with your receipt.)
  6. Pieces start at just $24! “By designing + sourcing directly from our NYC studio, + selling through our amazing community of Merchandisers, we remove multiple layers of retail markup.  We’re thrilled to offer our customers exceptional, beautifully-crafted pieces at affordable prices.” Chantal Waterbury CEO – Founderprice comparisonprice_point
  7. Host program offers opportunity for FREE jewelry.  You can host an ONLINE Pop-Up Shop and receive credit for jewelry!  Those of you who live close to me, I am happy to help you host one in person wherever you choose.  Some Merchandisers have had hosts schedule Pop-Up Shops at an restaurant during lunch time or for mom’s night out.  Otherwise, Chloe + Isabel is online friendly.  I can help you put together an online Pop-Up Shop.  We set a date and time just like we would if we were doing it in person.  We direct everyone to the website to purchase during that time period and voila you earn some FREE Chloe + Isabel jewelry.  Leave a comment (by clicking at the top of the post) or email me at familybringsjoy at gmail dot com (also on my sidebar to the left) to schedule your online Pop-Shop.Standard_Host_Incentive_FB_Cover_Image
  8. Perfume too. Discover Jardins Du Midi, a fragrance inspired by a midday, sunlit walk through the lush orchards of the South of France.  It has hints of Peach Nectar, Bergamot, Jasmine Sambac, White Violet, Vanilla Absolute.  It smells like fresh roses to me.Jardins_Du_Midi_Sharing_Asset
  9. Featured in many magazines and online.Lucky_Mag_Press RealSimple_march14 cropped
  10. I was hired by Chloe + Isabel to be a merchandiser, not a recruiter.  I found out about this fabulous opportunity online.  I filled out an application, had an interview and was hired by Chloe + Isabel to represent their company and sell their jewelry.  In all essence, it is as though I bought a franchise from them, yet I don’t have the overhead of having a store.  So just like most franchises, when you go into their store or restaurant, you are not bombarded with considering whether or not you want to own your own franchise.  So it is with Chloe + Isabel.  The reason I am sharing this with you is two fold. 1.) Being an entrepreneur at heart, I have represented other direct sales companies in the past.  Even though I loved my job and felt passionate about the products I was selling, I wasn’t always comfortable trying to recruit customers to have my job.  The guests who came to in-home shows were there for the product, not to learn about my job.  Chloe + Isabel wants their merchandisers to solely focus on sharing their beautiful jewelry to the world.  We are trained to be good business owners and are encouraged to be creative.  I LOVE that.  2.) This will be the only time I write about this opportunity.  All future posts will be focused purely on Chloe + Isabel’s exclusive products.  I’m only writing about this for the off chance some of you reading this might be thinking, “what if I want to be a merchandiser as well?”  This is an exclusive opportunity.  If you are interested, I can send your name to the recruitment department of Chloe + Isabel.  Email me at familybringsjoy at gmail dot com.

I’m going to end with a video which briefly explains the Chloe + Isabel opportunity.  Before you roll your eyes…my intention is not to recruit you, rather than let you see many of the jewelry pieces.  You will meet Chantal (Founder & CEO) who wears several of the pieces in the clips as well as other Merchandisers.

Are you ready to see more of the jewelry pieces Chloe + Isabel offer?  Head on over to my online Chloe + Isabel boutique by clicking here.  Guess what I named it?  That’s right Jewelry Brings Joy…I think it’s fitting!  Don’t you! 😀  Pin the following graphic to share Chloe + Isabel with all your friends.  Wait…set up an online Pop-Up Shop with me first, then pin away. 😉

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P.S.: Chloe + Isabel have Hunky investors!  Guess who one of Chloe + Isabel’s investors is…um…none other than Ashton Kutcher.Ashton Kutcher Chloe & Isabel Investor

P.S.S.: Visit my boutique to find the perfect Teacher Appreciation gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, Wedding gifts…birthday, anniversary etc.

Last P.S.: Wearing the Pearl + Crystal Drops Long Necklace (one of my favs,) Bead + Chain Multi Wrap Bracelet and Crystal Square Stud Earrings in the first profile photo.

Jewelry Brings JOY,

Inspiring Free Online Mom Conference

There is a wonderful FREE online conference for moms that begins today!  The following video introduces you to what the Mom’s Conference is:


Doesn’t that look cool!? Come join me!  Each day of the conference (beginning today,) a new set of 4 presentation videos will be made available on The Mom Conference site for a FREE 24-hour viewing/listening period.  The line up of speakers is phenomenal!

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What a great way to get re-energized at being the best mom you can be!  I’m especially excited about the meal preparation presentations.  Head on over now!  Click here.

Good moms bring joy,

Friday’s Five Spring Break Bucket Lists

1. I made this one just for you! Click on photo to download.

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2. Click on photo to be directed to site and download.how to nest for less bucket list3. Click on photo to be directed to site and download.education spring break bucket list 4. Click on photo to be directed to site.  This one has some great ideas!imom bucket list5. Click on photo to be directed to site.

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Finally Spring is HERE,

Creatively Switching Rooms

Daughter's room familybringsjoy.comThis morning I will be packing up my oldest daughter’s room…technically not her room, her belongings in the room.  Now that she is in college, we promised our youngest daughter she could move in to the room.  I’m hoping this activity will not bring too many tears or emotion.  In essence all I am doing is switching rooms.  So it’s not like my oldest won’t have a place to stay when she does come home to visit.  But when she isn’t here visiting, my youngest daughter’s room (which will soon be my oldest daughter’s) will be a guest room.  Are you thoroughly confused now?

I think I’m going to try and make this activity fun by transferring her memory board square items onto scrapbook pages.

Remember when I shared how we made her memory board wall? (you can see the original post by clicking here.)  Below was what it looked like not long after we installed it.  Now it is completely filled with photos and high school paraphernalia.  Those items will quickly transfer onto 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and be a perfect addition to her scrapbook.Daughter's Bedroom Memory Board Wall familybringsjoy.com

I’m so overdue for some craft therapy.  My craft room has mainly been used as a gift wrapping room since Christmas and I’ve been craving to get in there and do something creative.  Problem is, it’s quite the mess!  Maybe now that I’ve finally put away the Christmas decorations, I can tidy the room up so I have a place to create again.  Speaking of my craft room…my very sweet best friend from Haven (Home Bloggers Conference) featured my craft room on her site.  Candace’s post from her blog Vintage News Junkie is titled Top Ten Craft Room Makeovers.top ten craft rooms buttonCandace has put together a pretty awesome collection of craft rooms.  I always love to see how people organize and decorate their hobby rooms.  Hop on over to her site and take a look.  I am honored my craft room was included…just so glad you can’t see it now.  I’m not feeling too transparent to show it to you today.

Well, like my Grandma used to say, “I’m off like a dirty shirt” to pack up my oldest daughter’s room. I can do this. I think I can. I think I can.

Happy Monday,

One Adventurous Family

Big Blue Bus Tour from Amy Earle on Vimeo.

Oh my goodness.  THIS IS SO COOL!

Look at what my friend and her family are doing. “Our family is on an adventure! We’re spending the next six months living and traveling on an old school bus!”

I found Amy on Vimeo back in January 2012.  You can see that initial post I wrote about her and video here.   I fell in love with her family.   The above video has made me do that all over again.

Since meeting her online, I’ve had the opportunity of taking one of her photography classes online.  Not only is Amy a great photographer, but she is a great teacher as well.  I am not surprised she is offering free photography workshops…she is a sweetheart!  If you live in the west area where Amy and her family are traveling, I highly recommend you take one of her FREE photography workshops.  Go visit this amazing family and feel of their warmth and strength.  You can find out more about Amy’s Big Blue Bus Tour by clicking here.

Amy Earle"s big blue bus tour

Disclaimer: I was not paid by Amy Earle to write this post.

Happy Tuesday,