Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

All of Mary Kay is 15% on orders of $20 dollars or more :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

I started a BUSINESS!

It is true, I started a business with Mary Kay and am now considered an Independent Beauty Consultant. About a week ago I went to a party at a coworkers house. I knew that the consultant was going to try and sell me beauty products and I was determine to say, "No, no, NO!" and just enjoy the snacks and spend time with my friend. Well....that's not exactly what happened. The consultant, Faith, had just started her own business 3 months ago and she just kept talking about how much she loved it. It started to pique my interest. I am a very money minded girl. I like to save money and don't like to buy frivolous things. That being said, I saw a very good business opportunity here. I had gone to other Multi Level Marketing parties and felt like I could not justify trying to sell the expensive products to people. Mary Kay, to me, was different. Their prices are reasonable and I knew that I eventually wanted to start some kind of business, so I told Faith that I wanted to become a consultant. She didn't push me, I don't even think she asked me. I had already made up my mind. Since then, I have met with her Leader, Bobbi, who is super nice. We met up for coffee midway between where we both live and we chatted for about 2 hours--and not just about Mary Kay. I felt like I could actually be friends with this woman. The starter kit that I purchased with Faith was about $100 dollars. I did decide to purchase a website ($25 for the first year and $50 after that) ( ---haha *shameless plug* Free shipping and free samples, ya'll!) and propay ($40 yearly) so that I can take credit cards. I thought these would also be good investments. The investment that I am not so sure about, yet, is that I bought an inventory set for about 1400. The nice thing is that if I sell it, I will get $2800 back. I am going to work so hard to make this business work because I really want to succeed. I have read some scary stories on the internet and some positive ones. There is a whole site dedicated to bashing Mary Kay. I read the stories, though, and I can pinpoint exactly where people make mistakes. Making too large of an investment right off the bat, becoming in debt for the business, not working hard enough to sell. I do not have rose colored glasses. I know how hard it is to create a business. My dad started a car business and let me tell you, its not easy! I have so many ideas of how to get my name out there. I know the product is of good quality and I am excited to learn more about it. I hope you'll follow me with my journey through Mary Kay. I am sure that there will be good times and bad---I cant wait to see if it will be worth it :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

$500 Dollar GC to ANYWHERE!

Have It Your Way GiveawayWelcome to the Have It Your Way Giveaway!

Hosted by

Jenns Blah Blah Blog, and Pink Ninja Media

Co-Hosted by

Pink Ninja Blogger, Simply Shawn N Jenn, Moms Vacation Spots, Coupon Hauls, One Proud Momma, Thrifty 4 NSIC Gal, Reel Mama, and Mamas Mission

Good luck, everyone!! I am so happy to be able to be apart of this giveaway!

Before we get started, have you heard of Sweepstake!Max? If not you're missing out! It's the easiest way to find all the good giveaways, contests and sweepstakes around the web. Bloggers, don't forget you can list your giveaways there too! Sweepstakes!Max is the newest, hottest way to enter sweepstakes. They truly took it one step further, and made the process that much easier for those of you who like to enter. Head on over and check them out at Giveaway will go live on 6/28, 2013 at 12:01 EST and run until 7/31/2013 at 11:59pm EST. One lucky person will choose their prize valued at $500. Winner can choose anything they like valued up to $500, with the exception of PayPal Cash. If you choose an item where shipping is included, please note that you prize is only $500 and you will be responsible for any shipping costs above $500. Giveaway is open Worldwide, must be 18 years old to enter, and use the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this giveaway, not am I responsible for shipment of prize. This event is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media platform. Social media platforms are in no way responsible for shipment of prize. For full disclosure see Rafflecopter. If you have any questions, or are interested in running a giveaway campaign please feel free to contact Jenn from JennsBlahBlahBlog at

Monday, July 1, 2013


GiftHulk Summer Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prizes: Four $50 Amazon Gift Cards
Event dates: 7/15 - 7/29
Bloggers Wanted ~ SIGN-UP HERE!

Blogger Opportunity!

We are giving away one

Apple iPod nano 16GB Slate (7th Generation) 

July 8 - 29

The winner can choose any of the available color and they can add free engrave.

We will have a max. of 200 bloggers for sign up, it will be a big giveaway.

The RC is not long because each co-host has there own RC with their links.

Join group (not mandatory)

Here are the details to sign up:

-Free Link (Twitter or Pinterest)  
The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get a link free with announcement. 
Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00
(Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still have free space available)

-Link/ or extra links $3.00 each (if the free spots are gone, to be part of this giveaway you will need to pay $3.00 for each link you want on the giveaway)
Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00.

-Co-Host $10.00
The co-host get 2 host page.  
10 links on the RC.
No announcement required.

Please send payment to as a gift.

Any question please email me at

Friday, June 28, 2013

Trillium Organics Giveaway


Hosted by: One Punky Mama Co-Hosted by: Simply Southern Couponers

Trillium Organics was founded in 1994 by Karen Ciesar, when she traded up advocating for women's rights as an attorney to educating and providing women with safe, non-toxic personal care options. Today, they are still a small company of dedicated women, still making each product in small batches and pouring them each by hand. It is a dream come true to create and provide products that help people realize the joy and beauty of healthy skin. At Trillium, they exclusively include ingredients which are both beneficial to the skin and safe for the health of the whole body. From body polishes to soaps and everything in between, Trillium Organics provides high quality organic skincare for mama and baby alike. Come see the full review by Nicole over at One Punky Mama.


Prize: One winner will receive a Trillium Organics body bundle (retail value of $135) containing:

(1) 8 oz. Organic Body Oil (1) 24 oz. Organic Body Polish (1) 8 oz. Botanical Body Soap (1) 3 oz. Organic Body Butter (1) .33 oz. Organic Roll-on Perfume (1) 19 oz. Organic Soaking Salt

Available in these amazing scents: Calming Lavender Geranium, Clearing Cedar Eucalyptus, Warming Cinnamon Clove, Revitalizing Sweet Orange, Refreshing Pink Grapefruit, Invigorating Lemon Ginger, Clarifying Geranium Grapefruit, Comforting Vanilla Cardamom, Soothing Lavender Lavandin, Purifying Fragrance Free.

Location: Open to USA

Age: Must be 18 or older to enter

Date: Giveaway runs from 6/28/2013 to 7/22/2013

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Once you’ve completed the mandatory entry, all additional entries we be unlocked for you to earn extra chances to win. Thanks for visiting and supporting One Punky Mama. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One Punky Mama organized this event and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or even those stated in this post. Its Sully Time is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. If you are a company and would like to organize an event similar to this, please contact

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Free Blogger Opportunity!

Organized by: One Punky Mama
Prize:  Trillium Organics Body Bundle
Event dates: 6/28 – 07/22
 Please let them know ITS SULLY TIME sent ya. Thanks!

Welcome new and old friends!

Welcome to my new blog! I have tried this blogging thing many times, but I think my niche was a little *too* focused. I am interested in a multitude of topics (personal finance, investing, giveaway, promotions, movies and all things medical) and I hope to be able to share my thoughts and ideas with you! I'd like to think that I can bring a unique twist to some of these topics--especially because I want to bring them all together into one blog. I am a part of the Personal Finance community and also part of the giveaway/promoter/blogger community and I think we can all learn from one another.

My name is Renee, I am in my mid twenties and a Public Health RN. I've never had a nickname before and I've always wanted one so I've created the name Sully for this blog. Maybe this one will stick? Haha Over the past 2 years, I have learned a lot about finance, investing and my ultimate goal is to be able to retire in a little less than 10 years. I read blogs about early retirement (pretirement, if you will) and would like to keep track of my progress and ways that I save and invest with this blog.

In the past 6 months, I have been learning about blogging and have participated in many giveaways. I have won a few which have been so nice because I have won things that I would not have bought for myself due to my frugality and my drive to invest and save. After looking in to the giveaway/promotional blogging world from the outside, I can see that there are a lot of dedicated people getting the chance to review, promote and  give away magnificent prizes. I would like to do the same and hopefully spread ideas about personal finance, too.

I'd like to give a shout out to a few influential people who have inspired me to bring these communities together. Below are two personal finance bloggers (that I follow and thoroughly enjoy) who have crossed over to also include the giveaway side of blogging:

David Carlson from Young Adult Money has been very influential by promoting giveaways and encouraging readers to participate. I think it is awesome how he puts so much work into the giveaway post each week.

Michelle from Making Sense of Cents has participated in hosting a few giveaways--which I think is great :) She is also a fantastic personal finance role model because she has managed to generate multiple income streams. This girl's extra income posts are mind blowing! I want to be like her when I grow up ;)

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope to have a giveaway or two up in the near future so check back!