February 18, 2011

Are You a Pampered Chef?

If not, you need to be! Because all cooks deserve to be pampered! Whether you love your cooking tasks or do it because its necessary, you need to spoil yourself a little in the kitchen! And I know one of the best ways to do that! You cook with COOL STUFF!

I have more to say on this, but first I want to introduce you to someone special, my sister!

My sister and I are both kitchen gadget nuts! I seriously think I spend about 70% of my home time in the kitchen cooking...by choice. In fact as soon as I'm finished here, that's where I'm heading!

Meagan, my sister, is even more of a cooking addict than I am. I tend to be more of a baker, and she's more of a chef.  You should see the entrees she creates! I'm trying one of her recipes for dinner and can't wait! Yummy stuff! And she's passing on this love of cooking to her soon to be step-daughter, Lily!
Meagan is taking the leap into the world of Pampered Chef and becoming their newest consultant.  I'm thrilled! Back many moons ago, before truck driving, I sold Pampered Chef. I LOVE their products and had SO MUCH FUN! In fact, I hope one day I can go back to it once I'm stationary. 
In the mean time I am so excited that I have a Pampered Chef consultant in the family! And since Meagan hosted a party to help me get started, I wanted to host a party to help her. Besides, who can forgo an excuse to party!

1. I'm not home long enough to host a show party.
2. I live 2000 miles away from Meagan and that's a little far for her to travel!
3. I know all of 3 people here in Billings! Three precious people, but three people a party does not make...not really!

But...I know LOTS of people in the blogging world, I know lots of you cook b/c you post about it, and I count you as friends! So I decided to host what may be the first ever Blogger Pampered Chef party!

Have you ever been to a Pampered Chef party or used their products? My kitchen is choc full of PC products that I use on a daily basis (when I'm home to do so). Just browsing the online catalog I see they have added numerous new things and made improvements on others. There is something for everyone, from serious chefs to the weekend "throw it together" cook. Its worth taking a look, even if your not sure you want to buy anything. And there's free stuff involved!
Each month Pampered Chef offers a "guest special" and this month's is a pretty good one! With a $60 purchase you get to choose from three free products. Check it out here.  And there's an extra give away from me. Read on to find out about that!

So, here's how you "come" to my party!
1.Here are the "driving" directions to our party's location.  www.pamperedchef.biz/princessinthekitchen

2.At the top of the page, click on "Our Products." Its at the top of the second column.

3.Next click on "How To Purchase"

4. Finally you'll need to put in my name as the host: Sarah Johnson. Then it will ask you to confirm my name as the host. So do that and then your ready to shop!

All your information is secure on the website, so nothing will be shared, your address will not be redistributed to a million junk mail companies, and no one will have your credit card info other than PC.

Also, you might notice that the website says the Pampered Chef consultant is someone named Sarah Basham and not my sister, Meagan. Meagan's site is still being set up and will be ready soon, but I wanted to do my party while I was home. So Sarah B., one of Meagan's friends, is helping us out. But even though its on her website, all the credit will go to my sister. Just wanted to clear that up in case it confused anyone.
When your done ordering be sure to select "direct shipping" so that the products will come straight to your doorstep! Otherwise, they might sit on mine till I come home again in June! (not cool for you!)

We have ALL week to "party," and I'm staying home probably the whole time (OH how I hope!) so I plan to share tidbits about some of my favorite Pampered Chef products this next week, along with my regular posts. And you can browse the online catalog as much as you like and take time to decide what you might want to order. The "party" is over next Friday, Feb 25, at midnight, so as long as your orders are in by then, your good to go! And we're open to "party crashers" so if you have a fellow kitchen gadget nut in your circle of friends, bring them with you! Anyone can come to this party. Just send them a link to the party or this post so they can get the whole scoop! The more the merrier!

No obligation! I just love their stuff and wanted to have a party and thought it would be fun to share it with my blogging friends too! But if you DO order, I'm putting all the order names in a pot, and one lucky person will get a $25 Pampered Chef gift certificate. You can use it to buy the products you just couldn't bring yourself to splurge on during my party.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me:  whitelinechasers@yahoo.com

Or you can contact my sister, Meagan:   or 615-210-7808

And if you can't reach either of us, the friend who is helping us, Sarah Basham, said she'd be happy to answer any questions as well. So her email and phone number are: pamperedchefsarahb@gmail.com  or 615-542-3318
I'm excited about my Blogger Pampered Chef party! I think it will be fun and I love talking kitchen and cooking! When a person hosts these parties in their home, they are interactive and there's lots of laughing and chatting and idea sharing. Why shouldn't our party be the same? So for this post, I would love to get your thoughts and ideas in the comments! Tell me what your favorite Pampered Chef product is and why you love it! Or if you don't have any yet, or have never heard of Pampered Chef, go take a quick peak at the online catalog and then come back here and tell me what item caught your eye! www.pamperedchef.biz/princessinthekitchen

PS: One of my lovely Candian blogger friends, cdncowgirl, raised the cross border question. I always forget some of us live in a different country b/c I feel so close to you all! So I called my sister, and she called the home office at Pampered Chef to find out, and, with tears coursing down my face, I am heartbroken to have to share with you that my Canadian friends have to buy Pampered Chef from a Canadian consultant. It makes me really sad that you guys can't play! But maybe one of you should have a Canadian Blogger Pampered Chef party! And I'll send any Canadians your way if they ask.
Sorry my dear friends! But still come talk with us about the products!


Meagan said...

Let's party sister!!!!! I am SO excited to be partying with you... even 2000 miles away! lol ;-) Thanks for helping me jump start my business and hosting a party! I am THRILLED and can't wait to "meet" some of your blogging beauties and hear their favorite PC products! ;-) LOVE YOU Sis! xoxo!!

cdncowgirl said...

I love PC!! I have tons of their stuff, including the pots and pans my hubby bought me 10 years ago!
But my ABSOLUTE favouritest thing from Pampered Chef? The stoneware... oooh how I love to cook with the stoneware :)

Quick question, hope its ok to ask here instead of e-mail: Is this party open to American residents only or can Canadians buy too?

Sarah B. said...

@cdncowgirl: I wish it could be open to our Canadian friends, too, but it cannot. I'm sorry! I would be more than happy to send you some recipes for the stoneware pieces you already have, though. E-mail me @ pamperedchefsarahb@gmail.com. Tell me the items you want recipes for, and I will find some to send to you.


Shirley said...

What a great idea, although us Canadians can't play. I've never used Pampered Chef products, but I do love to cook- like you, I prefer to bake. My husband doesn't like fancy food, so I don't bother doing gourmet meals for him.

Dreaming said...

I love the driving directions to the party. I think I can follow them without my GPS!
I love PC. I'll have to look and see what I must have!
Thanks for the invite!

oregonsunshine said...

w00t! I'm in! I'm not a crasher though. I'm friends with Mandie and CDN, so just pretend one of them brought me.

Purchase by Friday at midnight, you say? Oooh! That gives me plenty of time to drool and decide!

Thanks for the party! It's absolutely delightful!

Missy @ My Life Ain't Always Beautiful said...

I'll be coming back to look for this post once I have some extra chash. I love pampered chef and my kitchen needs a lot of help.

Sarah B. said...

You guys are SO fabulous! Don't forget that Pampered Chef has something for everybody. . . even people who don't "cook" still need to eat!

One of my favorite tools is the Micro Cooker (the large one). It makes heating up a can of soup a very non-messy endeavor. It's also great for steaming veggies, whether fresh or frozen. I have some clients who swear by it for making baked potatoes!

My absolute, all-time, at-the-top favorite is the coveted Deep Covered Baker. It is available in a kit this month; I call it the "Dinnertime in No Time" kit. If you need to put food on the table in a hurry, this will do it for you! It even comes with FOUR recipe cards for recipes ready in under half an hour. My favorite is the BBQ Pork Tenderloin. . . in only 12 minutes!

Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions!

Sarah B.