Sep
19

Velata Convention 2014

By Velata It’s been 10 days since we were surrounded by almost 300 passionate Velata Consultants for the first ever Velata Convention! We had two amazing days, Sept. 5 and 6, at the home office in Meridian, Idaho. Everyone is still buzzing about all the fun we had. If you weren’t able to join us, or if you just want to relive some of the magic, here is a quick recap! Friday was a blast. We spent part of the day sharing Velata’s story and talking with Consultants about the evolution of the brand over the past few years. We even had the opportunity to hear from some amazing Velata leaders as they shared their advice on running a successful business. We also had a lot of fun surprising our Consultants with some never-before-seen product that we are releasing in the next couple months! On Oct. 1 we are introducing Dark Chocolate Mint and Pumpkin Pie Meltables, and on Nov. 1 we are launching the Velata Crepe Maker and Classique Crepe Mix! While our new product reveals were pretty exciting, ...

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Sep
18

Velata Guac-Off!

It’s a Guac-Off! By Tim Hays I’m embarrassed to admit this. Tuesday was National Guacamole Day, and I didn’t celebrate! In my defense, I didn’t know about it. But after seeing a constant stream of guacamole photos infiltrate all of my social media communities, I knew what I had to do. It was time for a GUAC-OFF! Rumor has it, Velata’s Lemon Garlic Rub makes a DELICIOUS guacamole, so I set out to find out if that was true. First, I carefully selected five guacamole masters. Second, I got the makings for a delicious guacamole including; avocado, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, garlic, limes, lemons, cilantro, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. The Velata Ceramic Chef’s Knife makes quick work of an onion Next, I set our chefs free. They had total creative freedom with one exception: they were required to use Velata’s Lemon Garlic Rub. Anna adding the secret ingredient There was laughter. There were tears (from the onions). And finally, there were five incredible b ...

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Sep
17

It’s the Climb!

By: Scentsy

We hope you can hear Miley Cyrus crooning in your ear right about now. (You know you want to sing it. Go ahead!)

Drumroll please: We’re thrilled to introduce a new program for Scentsy Consultants known as Ascent Academy.

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Ascent Academy is a program that allows Scentsy Consultants to build their muscles when it comes to leadership, team-building, and best business practices. Each of the ten courses within Ascent Academy (Base Camp through Excellence Quest) hone Consultants’ skills through weekly and daily challenges, videos, tips, inspiration, and rewards (including some AMAZING incentive trips).

Support from programs like Ascent Academy is just one reason to choose Scentsy. If you’re a Scentsy Consultant already, check out your workstation and opt in to this amazing resource! If you aren’t part of the Scentsy Family yet, what are you waiting for? The view from the top is incredible!

Sep
08

Going Global

by: Tamara Turner   Do you remember the first time you heard of Scentsy? I do! I remember the day my daughter showed me her new Scentsy Warmer and Scentsy Bars. I knew they were something special and, as you already know, Scentsy became a sensation in the United States and Canada. Now Scentsy is growing in popularity around the world! Today Scentsy is opening its doors in three new countries: Austria, France, and Spain! For the past few weeks, Consultants have been presenting the Scentsy business opportunity in these new countries and sponsoring new international Consultants. Starting today Scentsy began accepting orders from Consultants and customers in Spain, France, and Austria! The Scentsy Catalogs in these countries have the same offerings as the current 2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogs for United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany. We’ll offer 45 Warmers, including a few from the Silhouette and Gallery Collections, 85 unique fragrances, six Layers products, Scentsy Buddies, and Scent Paks. Consu ...

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Sep
04

It's Polished. It's Picture Perfect. It's PINTEREST!

We’re of the opinion that a PIN is worth 1,000 words, and we’re so excited to introduce the completely revamped, refreshed Scentsy Pinterest! Here’s a peek at a few of the boards:

Our new boards focus on current and breaking trends. Each board strikes a balance of Scentsy products mixed with captivating, vibrant lifestyle images. We’ve restructured our boards to tell a visual story. In other words, we’re painting a picture of how our products fit in with your life and society. We’ve also made our boards more consumer-friendly and less product heavy, with a cleaner more cohesive aesthetic.

Head over to www.pinterest.com/scentsy to check out our newly unveiled boards.

Sep
03

Here Comes Harvest

By: Megan Holbrook My mom is an excellent cook. She always had a delicious and nutritious home-cooked meal on the table. And if weekday meals were good, holiday meals were great. We’d have days of amazing leftovers following all the major fall and winter holidays. However, despite my mom’s culinary prowess, even she will confess that I am the only person in our family who can prepare a proper Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve spent the better part of seven years perfecting not just my holiday menu, but also the timing and preparation of this fabulous feast. I begin preparing for Thanksgiving the Sunday before, when I do the shopping and prepare the turkey for brining. Then I make my delicious molded cranberries, prep the mashed potatoes, make my famous butternut squash chowder and blanch the green beans. When the big day comes, I just have to pop the turkey in the oven, mash the potatoes, bake the stuffing, and reheat the green beans and chowder. Although it takes a lot of time to prepare, the ho ...

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Aug
25

Hurra! Hourra! ¡Viva!

 By Special Guest   Or in other words, HOORAY! We’re thrilled to announce the big news that on Sept. 8, 2014, Scentsy will be launching in France, Spain, and Austria. We can’t wait to start warming hearts and enlivening the senses in these fabulous places. To celebrate this big news, we’d like to share a few fun facts about the countries that will soon be part of the Scentsy Family! Austria · Austria is the birthplace of a LOT of famous composers! To name a few, Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss, Sr. and Johann Strauss, Jr. · One of Austria’s culinary hallmarks is the exquisite "Krapfen," which are delicate doughnuts filled with apricot jam or custard. · Austria has lot of great mountains, and skiing, mountaineering, and hiking are popular sports. Spain: · Spain produces 44% of all the earth’s olive oil. · The name “Spain” comes from the word “ispan ...

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Aug
12

Consultant Spotlight: Lacey’s Story

By Mary Thompson Lacey Perkins is a firm believer that everything happens at just the right time for a reason. Her introduction to Scentsy, of course, was no exception! After graduating college with a degree in Sign Language Interpretation in April 2013, she was blessed to be hired right off the bat. Little did she know, there were more blessings coming her way. “Three months after my mom had introduced me to Scentsy at a work event, I attended another function that was putting on a silent auction — one of the products being the famous wickless warmers my mom had raved about. I ended up making a bid on the warmer for my mom as a Christmas present, and I won!” Lacey said. But once she opened up the prized product, she knew her mom wasn’t receiving it as a Christmas present that year! Curious about the company, Lacey later approached a lady with some Scentsy brochures in her purse — Danielle Reynolds, a full-time teacher. “I probably asked her 1,000 questions about Sc ...

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Aug
10

Chasing Fireflies: 10 More Years of Scentsy Spirit

By Tamara Turner If you could describe Scentsy Spirit in one word, what would it be? I simply can’t do it. But, I do know Scentsy Spirit seems to be part of the genetic makeup of everyone who loves Scentsy. Scentsy Spirit is made up of simplicity, authenticity, and generosity, and expressed by our motto to “contribute more than you take.”  Scentsy Spirit is also about fun, friendship, fragrance, and food! At the recent Scentsy Family Reunion, President Heidi Thompson said, “…as long as we have Scentsy Spirit, our best days are ahead of us.” She inspired us to approach the next decade with wonder, love, kindness, hope, and the light of a thousand fireflies. Chasing fireflies takes us back to the childlike wonder of tiny lights appearing magically in the night sky. Even in the midst of a dark storm, fireflies continue to shine, always spreading hope as they navigate through the darkness. It’s a wonderful picture of the strength of Scentsy Spirit, and it’s ...

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Aug
07

It's National Lighthouse Day!

By Franziska Ziegler Today is National Lighthouse Day and I have always been fascinated by these towers seemingly sitting in the middle of the ocean and casting their promising light. In fact, when I was a kid (and to this day, really!) one of my favorite movies was Pete’s Dragon and I just loved the cleaning the lighthouse scene! In ancient times, a fire was lit on top of a hill to help ships navigate, however, back then the lighthouses marked the entrance of ports rather than being used as warning signals. With the growth of transatlantic commerce at the beginning of the 18th century, the construction of modern lighthouses that were more similar to the ones we know today flourished. Through technological and architectural progress it was now possible to build lighthouses that were more powerful, larger, and exposed to the sea. Because of that, lighthouses were then used as warning signals against hazards such as reefs, or rocks. Nowadays, lighthouses are widely spread in pop culture ...

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Sep
19

Velata Convention 2014

By Velata

It’s been 10 days since we were surrounded by almost 300 passionate Velata Consultants for the first ever Velata Convention! We had two amazing days, Sept. 5 and 6, at the home office in Meridian, Idaho. Everyone is still buzzing about all the fun we had. If you weren’t able to join us, or if you just want to relive some of the magic, here is a quick recap!

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Friday was a blast. We spent part of the day sharing Velata’s story and talking with Consultants about the evolution of the brand over the past few years. We even had the opportunity to hear from some amazing Velata leaders as they shared their advice on running a successful business.

We also had a lot of fun surprising our Consultants with some never-before-seen product that we are releasing in the next couple months! On Oct. 1 we are introducing Dark Chocolate Mint and Pumpkin Pie Meltables, and on Nov. 1 we are launching the Velata Crepe Maker and Classique Crepe Mix!

While our new product reveals were pretty exciting, Friday ended with one our favorite activities - we got to paint bowls for The Idaho Foodbank Empty Bowls event. We contributed 215 bowls, their largest Empty Bowls painting event!

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Saturday was loaded with more incredible training and advice from Velata Consultants, but #RacletteWars were the highlight of the day!

We selected 10 team captains who each recruited two people for their team. Each team was matched up against another team and challenged to come up with a dish using the same set of ingredients. It was chaotic, slightly-dangerous, and absolutely delicious. Creations ranged from sweet and spicy apricot Panini, to teriyaki steak sandwiches, to chicken stuffed grilled Portobello mushrooms! Everything was delicious and the judges were the real winners that day.

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The two-day event went by in a flash. Consultants were able to meet other passionate Velata Consultants from all over the country, receive training, hear from Kevin, Orville and Heidi, and have some serious fun. All of us at the home office had an incredible time getting to meet many of you!

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As a final activity, Consultants had the chance to try some Velata crepes fresh off the new Crepe Maker!

Thanks to everyone who attended and made our first ever Velata Convention such an amazing event! We can’t wait to see you next year.

Sep
18

Velata Guac-Off!

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It’s a Guac-Off!

By Tim Hays

I’m embarrassed to admit this. Tuesday was National Guacamole Day, and I didn’t celebrate! In my defense, I didn’t know about it. But after seeing a constant stream of guacamole photos infiltrate all of my social media communities, I knew what I had to do. It was time for a GUAC-OFF!

Rumor has it, Velata’s Lemon Garlic Rub makes a DELICIOUS guacamole, so I set out to find out if that was true. First, I carefully selected five guacamole masters. Second, I got the makings for a delicious guacamole including; avocado, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, garlic, limes, lemons, cilantro, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.

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The Velata Ceramic Chef’s Knife makes quick work of an onion

Next, I set our chefs free. They had total creative freedom with one exception: they were required to use Velata’s Lemon Garlic Rub.

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Anna adding the secret ingredient

There was laughter. There were tears (from the onions). And finally, there were five incredible bowls of guacamole.

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It’s still a mystery as to which guacamole won the competition. The voting sheets were covered in guacamole and chip crumbs – too messy to count the votes. I guess the verdict is in: Lemon Garlic Rub = good guac.

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