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What is busy: Definition and 62 Discussions

  1. esavvymom

    Ready to Get Busy with New Home and Business Ventures?

    I wish I could say I was on a long vacation, but after what seems like forever, I finally logged on to CS today. :) We are moved into our new house....wait, let me rephrase that. The BOXES are stacked up in our new house, we aren't "moved in" completely yet! But I've got new carpet, new...
  2. J

    Help Needed: Time Management Training for Busy People!

    Hey everyone! I have been searching for some sort if time management training and I haven't had much luck! I am HORRIBLE at managing my time and desperately need some help! Does anyone know of some online training or anything that I could try out??
  3. P

    January Recipes & Spring Product Planning: A Busy Woman's Guide

    Booking shows like a mad woman for January...I want the new Spring products! Just curious what everyone has planned to do for January recipes?
  4. F

    Annoyed and Busy: No Third Chance

    I am very annoyed right now as the same lady has canceled on me twice. I dont want to give her another chance. I have been very busy, and I am trying to reach a goal by the end of November and it hurts that this Saturday was my last available Saturday to do a cooking show for this month. Am I...
  5. 1PamperedMommy

    Quick & Tasty Dinner Ideas for a Busy Family!

    This summer, I had SO MUCH TIME to experiment with new recipes and cook dinner for my family, and it was great! But now that I'm back to work full time, I find myself cooking less and less. I have two young (picky) children and one selective (picky) husband to feed, and I'm out of ideas! I've...
  6. NooraK

    Easy Meal Planning for DH's Busy Travel Schedule

    I need some help figuring out breakfast, lunch and dinner suggestions for DH. He has just started a new job, and it involves traveling during the week. He will leave home around 5:30 AM on Monday morning and get home on Friday afternoon. Each day, he moves from one location to another. His...
  7. chefmatula

    Booking Shows with a Busy Home Life: Tips and Advice

    I've been in a show rut for the past four months. I know what some of my problems are, it's just that with two small children at home, it's hard to stay on top of things. I have just cleared my calendar for every Tuesday night to make phone calls, and I hope that will help. Do ya'll have any...
  8. wadesgirl

    Quick & Easy Alcoholic Drinks: A Recipe for the Busy Host

    One more question I promise!! I'm at work so I don't have any recipe books to look through. I need a quick but yummy drink recipe to serve tomorrow. Something with alcohol in it preferably (so my sister says!).
  9. F

    Keep Food Fresh at Your Busy Fair Booth

    Working a very busy booth this weekend. Do you bring food samples? Mine always seem to run out and then I have dirty dishes out. Fair runs 9am-4pm. Suggestions on how to keep the food fresh while I'm there? Or would you punt on the food and just do a display? I know use the cool n'...
  10. S

    How Can I Book More Shows During the Busy Holiday Season?

    I'm sure there are threads on this topic:-) but I keep getting this response for not scheduling parties for November and December-and I still want to get more shows on my calendar! What are some good word choices to use? And I try to remember to deal with these objections during my show by...
  11. T

    Mini Cooking Show Ideas for Busy Hosts

    Hi guys, I was just wondering if instead of doing a full on cooking show, anyone does a sort of mini cooking show. I saw some people do martini shows. anything else kind of like that? I'm looking for something for potential hosts who wither don't have time for a full cooking show or just don't...
  12. S

    What Are Some Quick and Easy Recipes for Busy Single Moms?

    Hi, I'm doing a show later this month for a busy single mom and she wants to do a quick recipe for single moms-one that is ready in 15 minutes or less. I'm thinking that the Mexican Chicken Lasagna is a good choice (have not confirmed if her microwave is big enough). Any other ideas...
  13. emiscookin

    Gift Ideas for the Busy Mom: Pampered Chef Items for a Special Occasion

    Pampered Chef items really make wonderful gifts! I wanted to tell you all something about my Mom. I could try and describe how wonderful she is, but I just can't find the words. I love her so much! She is a Saint in my eyes. You can see why Mother's Day is always so special to me. Even...
  14. wadesgirl

    E-Mealz: Meal Planning for Busy Moms & Frugal Families

    E-mealz - a meal planning resource for busy moms and frugal family cooks. Does anyone here use this website? It's recommended by Dave Ramsey. I was looking through it and it seems promising but I have the hardest time getting DH to stick to a meal plan. But then he claims I spend too much...
  15. T

    What are some quick and easy recipes for busy parents using the Cut 'n Seal?

    I have an idea I am working on for 2010 to theme a show around busy parents. I was thinking of featuring the products that allow busy parents to make healthy snacks for their families in a short amount of time. Does anyone have some good recipes or something I can print for the Cut 'n Seal? :o
  16. K

    Quick & Easy Recipes for Busy Working Moms & Grad Students

    What are your easiest, best , fastest and most yummy recipes? I am a single working mom. I'm also working on my Masters degree in education. For the first time in the department of special education at my college, they tell us there are no jobs when we graduate. I am trying to get motivated...
  17. quiverfull7

    Lemon Cookies From Busy Mom's Cookbook

    I think there was a cookbook a long time ago with a recipe for Lemon Cookes that used a Lemon cake mix, lemon zest etc. Does anyone have that recipe and if so, could you post it here? TIA
  18. Intrepid_Chef

    Busy, Busy, Dreadfully Busy ... (And Worried About Being Inactive)

    Last March was my best ever. This year, my March stunk to high heaven, and I am worried about the effect this will have on my summer. Under the new system I will officially be "inactive" in May though I won't lose career sales unless June (Sell-a-thon) stinks too. I have some GREAT things...
  19. C

    Mild Rant...about Being Too Busy to Book....

    What makes someone too busy? I guess people have different definitions of "too busy". In November, I had a lady at a show who said that she wanted to book for late Spring...but to call her in March to set a date. Okie-dokie.I called in March, and called and called. I also emailed. So...
  20. texaschef

    Tasty Tidbits: A Stress-Free Solution to My Busy Day!

    I signed up for Tasty Tidbits and all I can say is WOW!!!! It has not even been a month and already I have had a couple of shows booked, 5 purchases on my website for OUTLET items and TONS of compliments about my newsletter. Everyone is so impressed with "my" flyers too~! Thanks Joy!!! You...
  21. pcsharon1

    Stamps.com: A Time-Saving Tool for Busy Parents?

    Does anyone use stamps.com? What do you think of it? I received a special offer in the mail from them and since I am stepping up my business this year and I have a 2 year old I was thinking this may be an awesome idea for me - not having to drag a screaming 2 year old into the post office to...
  22. wadesgirl

    Organize Your Show Schedule: A Plan for Busy Performers

    I am realizing that if my show schedule is going to stay the way it has been lately that I need to become more organized! I have 10 shows this month, and had 6 and 8 the months before. I usually do between 3-5! A clustermate showed me a great idea she does with a to-do list. She has her...
  23. princessmeshelle

    Busy Booths: What Do You Do With 47 People in 2 Hours?

    i did a booth today and spoke to a minimum of 47 people. that doesn't include the people who didn't fill out the slips. i know it's recomended to make notes on ppl who do fill out the forms. but 47 people in 2 hours means that i was talking to a new person roughly every 2.55 minutes(yes i did...
  24. wadesgirl

    Busy Month: Tracking My Progress

    I thought I would see where everyone else is at since there is a lot of us that have a very busy show schedule this month! I have had 4 shows and 1 catalog show so far. Submitted $1200, waiting to submit about a $1000 from this weekend so I'm well on my way to earning Level 3 already. I...
  25. C

    Repairing Scratches on DVDs & CDs: A Guide for Busy Moms

    I know there is a way to fix scatches on DVDs. What is it? My boys like to switch movies and don't always take care of them. They have a scratch on their CARS movie. Also, is it the same on CDs? Thanks!
  26. ChefJoyJ

    Quick & Elegant Appetizers & Desserts for a Busy Holiday Season!

    I booked a Nov. show tonight by using the phrase "during the busy holiday season, everyone is looking for simple, easy, and yet elegant appetizers and desserts." My host was sold! Of course, she was wondering if it would be possible to do both. She's a great customer and host, so I'd love to...
  27. janetupnorth

    A Busy Night: From Tomatoes to a New Nephew!

    So, I get home at about 6:30 p.m. with 25 lbs. of tomatoes in hand from my sitter that I wasn't planning on so time to make tomato sauce! I ended up with 7 quarts! About 9 p.m. I get a call that my SIL is going in to the hospital - FINALLY! (She was due Sept. 20th). At 11 p.m. I crawl...
  28. ChefPaulaB

    Cookware Demo Ideas for Busy Demos?

    I know that this has been discussed a ton, but I can't seem to find the link... I've read about a demo that a lot of you do for the cookware, garlic bites or something... Can someone please share that with me. I need to kick up my shows and start selling more and I'd like to add a couple...
  29. AnnieBee

    Fun and Busy Labor Day Weekend - Can You Guess Who We Met?

    I just had to share about my busy but fun weekend. Every Labor Day DH's family and another family go camping together, this is the 24th year! They started when DH and his sibs were kids, and now there are 12 grandkids! It is always a fun time, and so worth the 6 hrs in the car to get to the...