Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Reception - A Bombshell Wedding

Okay, I know it's been over 6 months since we got married, but I still want to blog about a few other things from the wedding. If not for your entertainment, at least for mine. 

The reception was everything I could have hoped for and more. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the party was more than I could have hoped for. 

We had our reception at the same place as our ceremony, Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch. I thought the place was beautiful and I loved that there was a bar inside the venue space. 

We had our cake done by a friend of mine, Whitney, and we were SO in love with it. It wasn't your "traditional wedding cake" but I just loved the way it looked with all the other decorations! Our music was done by M's awesome cousin Mitchell, and our pictures done by the AMAZING Holly! Thank you ALL so much for all the effort you put into our special day. It truly meant the world to us. 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the reception. Thank you to EVERYONE who came and celebrated with us. It meant so so much to us! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

How I Run An Online Wrap Party

One thing I love about being an It Works Distributor is the ability to reach so many people via social media. I'm by no means a pro at what I do, but I have seen some patterns when it comes to online parties and I want to help any one else out who might be thinking of throwing an online party! 

Tip #1:
"Groups" instead of "Events"
I like Groups for a few reasons. I like that I can see how many people each post has reached. I can gauge how interactive my party guests are being and I can see what types of posts are doing better than others. Also, with events people need to say if they are going or not, with groups, everyone sees the posts until they physically delete themselves from the group. 
One downside to Groups vs. Events is Groups can't be deleted (Or I don't know how)

Tip #2:
Post more at night than during the day
Most people are going to be on Facebook after work or after dinner sometime. Although posts during the morning/afternoon are good, I feel more people are reached at night. With that being said, know your audience. If you are on west coast time, and you are throwing a party for someone on the east coast, you will want to keep time changes in mind. 

Tip #3:
Pictures are your best friend and worst enemy 
I like the "one picture in the morning and one picture at night" rule. No caption, no explaining, just one before and after picture. When people post 10 photos in one post with a 500 word essay of why the products are the best, no one wants to read that. Sorry if that's blunt, but it's true. One before and after picture in the morning, and one before and after picture in the evening. Give it a try. 

Tip #4:
This is my BIGGEST tip. People, go off the party pad. We have it for a reason. 
My parties might look a little something like this:
Day 1- Introduce myself and my involvement with It Works
Day 2- Talk about the CRAZY WRAP THING, ask if anyone has used it, talk about different areas you can wrap, etc. Just focus on the wrap for one whole day.
Day 3- Feature one (or some) of your favorite products. Share your own results. Talk about your own experiences with the products. 
Day 4- Talk about the Loyal Customer Program. REALLY TALK ABOUT THE PROGRAM. Talk about the perk points, the discount, the ability to change your order.
Day 5- Talk about different packs we offer and again feature one of your favorite products 
Day 6- Talk about this amazing business opportunity. Talk about your WHY. Talk about your love for this company. Talk about the potential to grow with this company. 
Day 7- Open it up for questions. See if anyone has any last questions, open things up for ordering, talk about your website. If you are hosting any type of giveaway, do this on the last day. See if anyone in the group wants to host their own party. And last but not least, THANK YOUR HOST! 

Again, I am NO professional when it comes to It Works, but I know a thing or two about social media. I have a combined 10,000 (and counting) followers on various social media sites and I like to think I know what I'm doing. If you need ANY help with anything, please feel free to reach out to me. You can find me on Facebook at Wrap With Kaylin or you can email me at 

I hope this helps at least one person in mapping out an online wrap party. Things are totally versatile and you by no means have to follow my tips, but I hope they are somewhat helpful. Best of luck to ALL you Wrap Stars! I'm rooting for all of us! #otom 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

25 Before 25

Well, it's that time of the year. That time of the year where I turn another year older. (Well, tomorrow)
I want to do 25 things before I turn 25, and here is my list:

1. Run some sort of marathon, even if it's a half

2. Learn the art of canning

3. Start & finish a scrapbook

3. Get pregnant

4. Have a VIP weekend in Vegas 

5. Make "Diamond" with It Works Global

6. Attempt to Scuba Dive

7. Grow my blog 

8. Meet one blog friend in person 

9. Blog every day for one month straight 

10. Grow our savings account/shrink out debt 

11. Have a getaway weekend with my husband 

12. 25 random acts of kindness 

13. Do a wine tasting at a vineyard 

14. Start a YouTube channel for this blog 

15. Create an office for myself in one of our spare bedrooms 

16. Learn to use all the manual settings on our camera

17. Guest post on 5 different blogs 

18. Get fit/healthy 

19. Save up enough to get our kitchen re-done 

20. Master the art of homemade bread 

21. Make an outfit from scratch using my sewing machine 

22. Treat myself to a new outfit/purse/shoes

23. Do 10 crafts from my Pinterest boards 

24. Go overboard with holiday decorations 

25. Treat myself to a mani/pedi 

I know some of these things seem so little, but they are things I personally want to do/accomplish. Stay tuned for updates throughout the next year! Have you ever done anything on this list?! I'd love to hear about them! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Things I'm Not Sorry About

-I'm not sorry that I don't own every piece of designer clothing out there. Yes, 95% of the time I look like a homeless person, but the price of clothing is ridiculous!

-I'm not sorry that I enjoy the taste of a nice cold beer.

-I'm not sorry I choose to stay at home with my kid rather than having someone else watch her.

-I'm not sorry I just found out what "Lilly" was.

-I'm not sorry about my curves. Women are made to have hips.

-I'm not sorry for being frugal. Call me cheap, it is what it is.

-I'm not sorry for the ways I choose to bring in an extra dollar for my family. Judge away.

-I'm not sorry I hate Diet Coke.

-I'm not sorry we live in a small town. 

-I'm not sorry that I want to punch everyone in the face who says "OMG HOW DO YOU DO IT?!"

-I'm not sorry I don't like binge drinking.

-I'm not sorry I don't like staying up past 10 pm.

-I'm not sorry that sometimes I just need some "ME" time.

-I AM however sorry that you just read all this. Carry on with your day...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Working For A Pyramid Scheme

{Pyramid Scheme: an unsustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or serviceto the public.}

{Multi-level Marketing (MLM): a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit.}

Okay, wait, so I DON'T work for a pyramid scheme?! Okay, glad we got that out of the way. 

All jokes aside though, lets talk about this. I get why people think ALL MLM companies are a pyramid scheme. I get why people think this is weird. But I also get that no matter if you believe in the marketing strategy or not, 
i'm still getting paid. 

I am an Independent Distributor for It Works Global and I absolutely love it. 
There are plenty of things I love about this company, but i'm here to share just a few of them with you. 

1. I love that the start-up fee isn't ridiculous. In fact, upon receiving my business builder kit, I made back all my money put into it right away with selling the wraps provided to me. (Business builder kit is $99)

2. I love that at any point I want to work my butt off and pass my up-line, I can. Unlike pyramid schemes where the people above me will ALWAYS stay above me, with It Works, if I want to go to the top, I CAN. (and I will

3. I love that even after my auto-ship runs (which I know people are terrified of. I was), 
i'm still MAKING MONEY each month! 

4. I love that our company is based around Friendship, Fun, and Freedom. Our company cares about getting you out of debt. Our business model is simple, and anyone/everyone can do it. 

5. OUR PRODUCTS SELL! To maintain a good business, you have to have products that sell. It Works did it right. They made products that sell, and products that people want! 

This is a chart of what our distributors are being paid. People in our company are making over $30,000 A MONTH! How ridiculous is that?! Also, as a distributor (lowest level) I made more in my first month than this chart averages. 

Our simple, simple, SIMPLE business model. Everyone in our company follows this. Even our Ambassadors. 

And finally, MY personal results from using our Ultimate Body Applicator. 
ONE 45 min treat, and THESE were the results! 

If you've ever been thinking about joining this crazy wrap business to make some extra money, let's talk! Or if you just want to give these awesome products a try, you can go to my site and check out EVERYTHING we offer! We have great deals, great incentives, and a product that will fit perfect for YOUR lifestyle. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes: Review

If there's one makeup product I would say I "couldn't live without", it would be mascara. 
I truly think you can change the entire way you look with just one simple application of mascara. And then there's nights you want to go out, have a girls night, and look AMAZING. 
Hey, your friend mascara here, someone said you needed to look fabulous?!

I never thought I needed this product because i've always been satisfied with my lashes. Boy oh BOY was I wrong. ONE application and I feel in love. ONE! Want to know what I'm talking about?!
I wasn't sure I was going to love it, because again, I always thought I had decent lashes. But just look at these pictures, people! (Middle is just regular mascara, bottom is the 3D Mascara)
They claim to be water resistant but wash off easily and that is totally true. I had no problem getting this off with a simple makeup removing wipe. I know with other types of mascaras like this sold at Sephora, people have said it's been a nightmare to get off. 

I also love how affordable this stuff is. If you already pay for a high-end mascara, you'll be thrilled to know this is just about $29. For the quality of the product, I think that is a STEAL! 

Younique also offers other makeup products. Foundation, pigments, lip gloss, moisturizer, and the list goes on and on. I've head nothing but great things about all the products! 

I got introduced to Younique when my cousin Jaime became a Independent Presenter for them! If you want to check out any products or get in touch with her, please check out her site. 

Have any of you used Younique products before?! What was your experience? 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Why My Blog Has Been On The Back Burner

If you haven't had a post like this, you're not a true blogger. 
(Kidding, kind of)

No I wasn't busy with family stuff, or overwhelmed by a job, or deathly ill. I was just…..lazy. 
My blog has taken a serious "back seat" lately and I don't like it. If you're a blogger, you know how I feel. Feeling like I don't have anything worthwhile to post about, feeling like no one wants to read, the list goes on and on. 

Blogging is a funny thing. You see, I WANT to blog. I think about blogging every single day. I see my blogger friends posting things and i'm like "I NEED TO POST!" But when it comes down to it, nothing is there. When I go to write a post, nothing comes out. 

I'm sorry for distancing myself from this platform. (As if any of you care. HAHA)
I'm hoping to be back. I hope I can get the drive and passion to write things again, even if they are pointless and silly things that possibly no ones cares about. 

I hope each and every one of you are doing great.
Has anything new and/or exciting taken place in your life?! I'd LOVE to hear about it! Let's chat. XO