So, I had my first show on Saturday. It was at my house and I only had 4 people in attendance. But, I still consider it a huge success! 3 of the 4 booked and the one that didn't said she would book off of one of the others show. Even more importantly, to me...even though the sales weren't high (so far it's at just over $200 but I may get in some more outside orders in the next few days)...is the fact that I LOVED doing it. I had so much fun, everyone said they would never have guessed it was my first show. I also loved how my guests talked and pointed out products through the catalog...interjecting comments like "this is cool", "did you see this? I have to have one of these", and so on. People LOVE Pampered Chef! So I am feeling soooo good about this decision. I do not have a ton of bookings for September, and none at all for October/November, but that's okay because nothing comes easy. I know I can do this. I know the products are amazing and I know people see that. I'll figure out ways to get my calendar filled, but for now, I'm just SO THRILLED that I know I can do this. OH, and then today I got a call from a friend in LA who is ordering almost $200 worth of products on her own. I will have 2 qualified shows submitted by 9/1...and will easily get my roasting pan!!!! Tracy, who is SO HAPPY right now!