Saturday, November 27, 2010

Homemade Millionaire on TLC - Episode 2

As you can all imagine, when I saw the "kitchen ideas" episode coming up, I felt a slight Everything Marinator is a kitchen product...however, after seeing all three inventions that were picked, I felt MUCH better! Every one of those products rocked!

I want to be Kitty's neighbor. I feel like I could talk to her alllll day long and did you notice how genuinely supportive she was of the other WI's? Clapping for them and really excited for Debra when she won! I think Weight Watchers needs to pick her up as their new spokeswoman and showcase/sell her Portion Control glass and dishware! I'd buy the wine class for calorie intake and just to be healthy. It's said that one 4oz glass of wine a day is healthy for our hearts but have more than that, then it can be a problem with stroke and kidney disease (I just googled that). :) Good for Kitty - her product and pitching ability is awesome!

Loved the confidence from Eileen and Kim and hopefully from being showcased on HM, they will get picked up by some huge company!

And Debra Lee...glad to see that it was her PRODUCT HM was interested in and not her pitching ability! I am purchasing her Bake Huggers for my Mother-in-law for Christmas - she is a big time baker and will LOVE using Bake Huggers when she bakes with her grand kids!

I'll state the obvious...HM is a total Apprentice/Shark Tank knock off with a friendlier host. I would have really enjoyed seeing a more "human interest" type of show instead of a replica of shows that are already out there but hey, there are just some things you have to get over...and Wendy...her biting comments seem in the world do you tell sweet Kitty that "you blew it" with a straight face?!

HM did a great job selecting three awesome kitchen inventions even if they did miss the boat on the Everything Marinator. :)

Looking forward to episode 3!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Shopping on Product X

Before you hit the sales for Black Friday, visit these Women Inventor Web stores for some unique Christmas gifts!

Boogie Wipes
Gentle Saline wipes for stuffy noses
The new Adult wipe

Clip Cleany
Unique doggie bag holder that can be placed on your leash

Carry Her
Doll Carrier - Great for American Girl Dolls!

Eyewear Charm Huggers
Get Kids Excited About Their Eyeglasses!

Kt Steppers, LLC
Custom & Unique Step Stools for your little 'Stepper'
*As seen on E! News and Bethany Getting Married

Sweet Pea Kidz Too
Because no one is sweeter than your Sweet Pea
Beautiful Hair Bows and the new Clippie Clutch

LipStix ReMix by Divine Innovations
A makeover for your lipstick
*As seen on Shark Tank

Sweethearts and Soles
Precious, handmade booties

Cambia Clutch
Convertible Clutch
*As seen on Homemade Millionaire

Window Origami
Open the window to your creativity
*Soon to be seen on Homemade Millionaire

Klipzon is the solution to your headband headaches
*Soon to be seen on Homemade Millionaire

Grill Charms
Grill Charm your food PRIOR to cooking to distinguish spices and flavors
*As seen on Shark Tank

Fashion Playtes
Where girls are fashion designers

***Support these hard working, inventive Women by giving someone you love a Woman Invented Product! Just copy and paste the link ~ Happy Shopping!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Homemade Millionaire - the day after

**This was my comment but it was too long so I had to make it a post***

To answer "anonymous" - Where is everyone? My guess is that so much time has passed since the auditions, that unless you made it on the show or are one of the few that check in regularly, most likely, people have simply lost interest in talking about the show. It's just been so long....

However, I am happy to see the show finally air!!!
I was up early this morning so I turned on HSN to see Marcy (the winner last night, not sure on the spelling of her name and too rushed to check) selling some sort of clutch that she could have easily been "placed" with. Her invention? Not sure if I buy that.

I was bummed to see that it's more about your "pitching" ability than the product - obvious observation due to the fact that Marcy's product was not being sold on HSN this morning...

Hey, I can pitch! I am even hired BY HSN but I am currently waiting to be "placed" with product - kinda like how Marcy was "placed" with product. Hmmm...

Look, it's television...I get that and if by being on TV AT ALL, helps these girls sell their products (loved the hot roller idea!), then GREAT!!! That's what it's all about anyway...seeing these creative WI's selling their inventions!

Kelly is so sweet that it would be too uncomfortable to see her give any harsh criticism so it's good they have the curly haired women on to deliver the punches. BUT...and there's always a "but"...her "helpful hints" seem...over-acted...

Ok, this is crazy, who am I to say? All I know is that I had no problem hitting "pause" to get a drink of water, check the kids, talk to my cousin who is visiting...text my hubby...

I'd like to see the show grow some momentum...and I am sure when Deedra hits the screen, it'll be full speed ahead!

Let's just hope that Homemade Millionaire has more staying power than Pitchmen Season 2!

I'm rooting for you "Homemade Millionaire"!

Friday, November 19, 2010

June 25, 2009 - November 19, 2010

I can only imagine the excitement that all of the chosen Women Inventors are feeling today! I am giving you an internet high five and a big hug!

We all have been on this journey for a reason even if we were not selected ~ where are you today?

I can tell you where I am...I am living such a blessed, fulfilled life and my Everything Marinator is sitting on my closet floor. If you could see me, I am shaking my head with a huge grin on my face...reflecting back to the day I auditioned, the excitement of getting my "green card"...if I could only bottle up that elated feeling of hopefulness, I'd be a millionaire! It's a great feeling that I am sure we all have felt at some time or another.

Yes, I was 99% certain that I would be having a party tonight - that The Everything Marinator was a sure bet...back in 2009 there was not a doubt in my head...

Maybe one day The Everything Marinator will hit the store shelves near you but until then, I am counting my blessings and celebrating the last year and a half of my journey!

Let's raise our glass (or coffee cup) to Homemade Millionaire! We wish you much success!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clogged Drain

Long story but Sullivan Productions (Anthony Sullivan/Pitchmen) is shooting a commercial at my house tomorrow!
Sullivan Productions did a call out of locals with clogged drains children's sink has been clogged for months so I submitted my info.
They will be filming me using the invention that un-clogges the drain so it'll be interesting to see how that all pans out!
My School's Fall Fundraiser is this weekend so it'll be somewhat of a time crunch but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. I'll keep you posted...