Sunday, May 22, 2011

Stella & Dot...the best of both worlds!

Do you ever find yourself fantasizing about having the best of both worlds?  You know...the fantasy where you get to stay home with your kids AND have the freedom and flexibility to earn your own income, at the same time?

It sounds too good to be true, am I right?  Oh, but it’s not!

Let me introduce you to my friend, Jennifer McCloud, who has discovered an awesome way to have the best of both worlds!

Jennifer is a SAHM to adorable 2-year old triplets and also runs her very own successful Stella & Dot home-based business.  So, if a busy mother with young triplets can “have it all”, surely anyone can!

When asked how she got involved with Stella & Dot, here’s what Jennifer had to say:

“I was introduced to Stella & Dot as an invited guest at a trunk show last summer.  I immediately fell in love with the jewelry.  I had never considered doing direct sales before, but the more I thought about it, I realized that I could make my own flexible schedule, contribute financially to our family and sell an amazing product that I personally loved.  I have not looked back since!  It has honestly been one of the best decisions that I could have made.  Having my own business has given me something else to focus on besides my kids, and I can work when it's convenient for me in the comfort of my own home (and in sweatpants!!) and then when I have trunk shows I get to get dressed up and mingle with other women and meet new friends.  I absolutely love it!”

Stella & Dot, an incorporated 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women.  Founded by Jessica Herrin, a mother of two, the home-based business provides women with the ability to achieve success and balance through a career they love. .. doing it all with style! 

Their jewelry collection is beautiful, stylish and unique.  When Jennifer offered to send me a piece of jewelry to review, I was unable to settle on just one thing.  After spending several minutes with Bella gazing at all the lovely pieces and still not being able to decide, I asked Jennifer to choose something for me.

As a fellow mother of multiples, it didn’t take much for Jennifer to completely understand what my sense of style was….simple and casual.  But, in addition to that, I really needed something that would add a little pizzazz.

When the package arrived, Bella and I agreed that Jennifer was spot on in knowing exactly what would help set me apart from the other ponytail-wearing, minivan-driving, scatterbrained soccer moms. 

How do you like my bling?

Well, as you can see, I’ve been forced to share my beautiful new jewelry with Bella, who announced to me shortly after this picture was taken, “You know what would look great with OUR new jewelry?  Pink nail polish with sparkles.  Let’s go get manicures.” 

I hope Jennifer realizes this is about to become her life, as well, in just four more years with her young daughters.

Seriously, though, isn’t this matching earring and necklace set gorgeous?!  I love that they’re so simple  yet elegant and that I can wear them with just about anything in my closet!  And, what I love even more is that it’s obviously good quality jewelry…a far cry from the poorly constructed jewelry I buy at Target which often falls apart after the 2nd or 3rd wearing.

So, if you’ve been dreaming of running your own business in which you can earn as much money as you wish selling a high-quality product that you love and make your own hours…all with the luxury of still being able to stay home with your kids, joining Jennifer’s team could be exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Almost all of the training is done online so anyone can join her team even if you are in another state. She’s available to communicate with you weekly and would always be available through email and via phone and can train and encourage you from afar.

For more information and/or to join Jennifer’s team, visit her site at:

If you’d like to view the jewelry she has available for purchase, you can click HERE to browse through her collection.  She also has adorable jewelry for little girls, as well as cute and stylish totes!

Thank you to Jennifer for the lovely jewelry to review.  This review is based on my honest opinion of the product. Registered & Protected


Natalie said...

You are right...those are so simple but so cute! I hope you had a great weekend!

Eva Gallant said...

Bella seems to be growing up way too fast! You must want to hang on to your baby girl! She's adorable.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

I had a S&D party this past weekend...thinking of becoming a stylist myself! Love their stuff!

Jessica said...

Love the jewelry. Not too big.

It is nice to be a SAHM and be able to earn some income on the side.

Twinpossible said...

I was going to say, 'Helene, did you shrink?' LOL. They always steal everything of ours those little girls, don't they?

I laughed when I read the first part of your post. 'Do you want to stay home and have it all, or..' and I thought maybe it would go somewhere along the lines of, 'Would you like to leave hom for awhile and come visit the Carribean in total piece and quiet, with a daquari in hand, and calypso music playing in the background.' Guess I was wrong.

But yeah, earning some income at home is pretty cool to:)

Cute set!!! Looks like it would go with absolutely anything.

Mama P. can't imagine triplets. God bless her!!


Twins Squared said...

You are so nice to put such a great plug in for your friend! Just bought some Stella & Dot a few months ago from a friend of mine. VERY nice jewelry!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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