Direct Cellars Event Highlights

 Direct Cellars Event Highlights in Las Vegas 2018 is about my first event with this company. And I have to say that Direct Cellars has completely charmed me both as a company, and as a way of doing business.  The people on stage,  made it clear, from the first, that the people they were thanking were us, not them.  They appreciated us to the maximum that I have ever seen.

Everything always started everything with

First, they start with the National Anthem, and meant the pride in our country.  Then, they start giving out gifts, beautiful crystal stars for people that were loved by their distributors.  They gave out 60 of those beautiful, Rising Star Awards to to people who were loved by their fellow distributors.   The Top Three plaques were given for extra special people who were really good at what they do.

My favorite was the one to Paul Feldman, a man I know, who is in a wheelchair, yet is very successful in this company. He got one of the Rising Star Awards, and is also one of the Top Three recruiters.

He is a top promoter in, the company I’m part of. Rory had a bunch of us there at this event.  We took up a really large section.  We even had a Mastermind Training the night before.  That is one of the perks of being part of this outstanding marketing education company.

Then after giving out many gifts and talking about how proud they were of us, we had a great night of dancing. The next day, I took notes on the wonderful things they are doing to help make things easier for us, as distributors for their wonderful Wine of the Month Club. These are important things for distributors in a company.

Highlights of the Direct Cellars Event

  • The back office has a new look which makes it really easy to navigate.
  • They now have a whole back office in Spanish and will be adding the ability to have other languages.
  • Direct Cellars are now in the process of opening up in Germany and Australia and will be opening other countries during this year.
  • They introduced Steve Burch, our new in house Wine Maker out of Napa Valley in California.  He gave us wine information and training several times during the presentations, as did Jerry Greenfield.  They are incredibly knowledgeable and fun to hear.  And Jerry has a new book out called Secrets of the Wine Whisperer. I bought a copy.  He signed it.
  • September, when the next event will be had will be in a venue where children can come.  This venue was not family friendly enough.
  • They taught us so much about being an successful promoter of this wonderful wine of the month club.  Good tips on finding, training and retaining customers and distributors.
  • Their commission structure has been changed to give more money to those who are working the business.  They call it compression. I call it “Oh, Wow!”
  • We were taught us about Tap Rooting and other secrets of a good leaders in this outstanding opportunity.
  • They made it a point to really make me understand this is a business that changes the person as well as making us money.  They talked about teaching us to be businessmen and learn the best practices in that capacity.

Some of the People whose stories I heard

They introduced Austin Z., who is their top earner of 2017.  He made one half million dollars last year.  He talked about how he was a wage earner with a family that he never saw because he worked 12 hours a day in a low paying job in Kentucky.  I saw just your average man, pretty young really, who wanted to be able to spend time with his family and not miss out on life. He almost made me cry.


HighlightsAnother lady, called Nina, was introduced, that won just about everything they were offering:  A car, Top 20 Seller, Ambassador Club, you name it.  She won it.  She started out as a hair stylist.  Now she is dressed to the nines and making way more than she made in maybe ten years at her old career.


The changes in the lives of these people and many more that came across that stage, are really the Highlights of the Direct Cellars 2018 event for me.  They showed me that it is possible to work your way into complete financial stability. It is possible, even if you are young or handicapped or old or a single woman or anyone. I have total belief in this company, their core values and their opportunity that is  for everyone who wants more than what they have now.

Direct Cellars Highlights

As you can see, all of the above are just regular people like myself.  All of these people won a Tesla, Mercedes, Cadillac or BMW car.  They got whichever they wanted. I even heard something about giving out a plane.  And, they also mentioned that Austin went to an island getaway as part of one of their gifts. This company is where to be in 2018.



Valentines Day is coming

Valentines Day is coming.Valentines Day is coming.  What have you bought for your loved one?  What have you planned for that special day?

I remember my honey leaving a card and a box of See’s Chocolate Nut fudge on my side of the couch in the morning of every holiday.  It was really reassuring, because he knew exactly what I liked.  We were really honest about what we liked and appreciated.

I would buy him books that were to his taste and then leave them in a little pile with a card on his place on the couch.  I was sure that was exactly what he wanted.

But, you know?  This last year, I learned about being a little more interesting in showing someone you cared.  I learned about giving gifts that were unusual, good for the environment and my body, and were meant to be shared.

So, Valentines Day is coming.  Let’s get crazy!

Valentines Day is Coming

Artisan Gift Soap Products are some of the most unusual and neat gifts I have come across.  And, right now, they are having a SALE!  They have been giving a 15% discount and Free shipping for any orders over $25.  But, they have added a sale, and I don’t know how long it’s going to be going on, but, I’ll tell you.  I bought all my Christmas presents from them and had them delivered to all my family and friends.  Except for three soaps that I personally hand wrapped and gave out during a luncheon.  I absolutely LOVED the Pink Carnation scent.  I loved everything else also, but this scent reminded me of the garden I remembered in Tripoli, North Africa.

We lived outside the base in a little house with a large yard.  We had a gardener named Sin.  Yeah, neat name.  He grew the most beautiful flowers and among them were Carnations.  In my child’s memory.  They smelled the best of all the flowers.

So, I just indulged myself and bought 2 of that scent soap, and a lovely  floral body creme. 

However, there are more neat things that can be given on 

Valentines Day

I know about a neat new Travel Company

In Fact, they will be doing an initial coin offering in February.  They will be using the power of crypto currency to ensure the price of travel will be a lot less than what it has been.  The reason for this is that they will be using cryptocurrency and signing up vendors (airlines and travel vacations and places to stay) and working directly with them.  This will make travel absolutely way less expensive!
I’m really excited about them.  I signed up to be one of the Independent Marketing Partners because they are putting together a really good commission program.  And, it will bring in

residual income.  That, I particularly liked.  
Again, this is a Brand New Travel Company that I’m talking about.  They have incredible financial backing and are on target to be completely set up by the end of the year.  But, I’m telling you early.  Because, they are looking for Independent Marketing Partners all over the world.  They want us to be able to go to places that, as this time, are beyond our travel vacation pocketbook.  They want us to find neat Bed and Breakfasts, Interesting Hotels off the beaten track, Vendors that can offer something different.  Right now, we are just looking for travel accommodations.  But, this year, will bring other interesting vendors into the fold.

So if you really want to make 2018 a very special year, why don’t you add some to your travel vacation pocketbook and continue adding even as your travel destinations get broader and broader.

This company is even giving cryptocurrency bonuses for people starting out with them in their prelaunch phase.  They gave out over a million and a half in one month alone in bonuses.  That is something I’m excited to be part of.  Because I got some of that.

This is going to be a GREAT YEAR

As you can see, I’m really excited about this new year.  In February, I’m going to a big event in Las Vegas with my Wine of the Month Club.

Later in the year, I will be visiting family and taking some vacation time.  I can do that because I’m an Online Marketer.  Anywhere that has Wifi, is a place I can work.  That is pretty cool when you can take your office with you.

So, make your Valentines Day a new beginning.  Buy something beautiful.  Set up to have wonderful vacations all over the world in the near future.  And, relax in your home office, like I do, at the end of the day, with a fine glass of wine.

New Year’s Resolutions

I always havNew Year's Resolutionse New Year’s Resolutions.  I even write them down, so that I can look back.  They are in the front of  a yearly journal.  And I journal over the year about all the things I am doing that are completing my New Year’s Resolutions as well as what is going on in my life.  It is really fun, for me, reading about what I wanted to do each year.  There is really no better way to determine how you are doing in becoming wiser and more knowledgeable about your emotional growth.

New Year’s Resolutions 2017

Last year, I decided to downsize and declutter.  I read a book on it and actually wrote a couple of blogs about that book.  They are located in the Category: Toni’s Thoughts on Lots of Things.

I also looked into information about Alzheimer’s and how to tell if you have it.  I looked into this because I had a lot of experience in my background with Alzheimers, and because several friends were diagnosed with this so dreadful disease.

Another article I wrote was about the flu.  Again, it was due to many friends having it and  noting how it differs depending on what age group you are in.  All of these articles are in that category: Toni’s Thoughts on Lots of Things.  I also wrote other articles, but these are the ones that I liked the most.

My most Recent Article

Just last week, I wrote and article on Scams because I had gotten caught in two that I knew of.  And, had bought into many more schemes that didn’t actually do what they said they would.  Thank goodness, I was lucky enough to find  (I put that in Green because I make green money from this site.)

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

This year, one of my New Year’s Resolutions will be to look into the aspect of growing older.  I’m all about being proactive in this life.  I want to learn what I can do to facilitate growing better as I age.

I’m already bought a book about Neuroplasticity because it says that it offers real hope for people that are dyslexics and stroke victims. One of my very good friends had a stroke in November, so that is a subject I’m very interested in.  And, I’m a retired Special Education Teacher.  Anything that can help people who are dyslexic is something I want to know more about.

I actually just wound up writing a review of a series of books one of my favorite author’s writes and, actually a review of her.  It is called Terri Reid, Author.  I am a reader.  When I was in college, I took a course in speed reading which made it easier to get through all the necessary reading to pass the courses.  However, it also means that, because one of my favorite hobbies is reading, I go through a tremendous amount of books yearly, weekly, and daily.  I actually read at least one book a day.  So, to find an author who is incredibly interesting, an excellent writer and who is also prolific.  I’m in heaven.

Of course, I’m still promoting my Wine of the month club business.  When you wind down at the end of the day, having a glass of wine is a good thing.  It helps you destress and improves your mood. Being in a good mood helps you sleep better and your next day just goes better.

And, I’m becoming much more knowledgeable about crypto-currency.  I have written quite a few articles about it in the Category: Blockchain Evolution. I plan on putting several more information and educational articles into this category.  

So, keep a look out for what is happening on this site.  I promise to make it as up-to-date and interesting as I can.  I want everyone to feel good about visiting my site.


Some Interesting Holiday Products Available

Some interesting Holiday GiftsHoliday Gift Products are already on the shelves.  They completely missed Thanksgiving and went from Halloween to Christmas.  The Holidays are here already  and you want your gifts to be those that everyone remembers.  Holiday gift giving has become an art.  You want to give  the perfect gift for everyone in your family, your friendship circles, even your office mates.  You want them to be memorable and unusual and interesting

Interesting and Unusual Holiday Gift Products are here

Well, here are some that are not the usual, and some are even only available at this site. For example, this  company has Artisan Gift Soap Products that our company is their only marketer.  They use natural essential oils and leave all the good ingredients in so that your face, hands and body are bathed in replenishing moisture.  They even have a 15% off discount offer which I have on my Artisan Gift Soap Page, with free shipping for orders over $25.  Last night I bought my Christmas gifts for those I love who live far away, and three gifts for my best friends.  With that 15% off, my Christmas is all taken care of and I saved money in the bargain.

Amazon Special Happening

Also, there is a special going on with our home products.  The Cloud Cam is on sale and you need to see how much safer your home will be with this security camera.

Another unusual gift for the more outdoors types of friends that you have is the Conceal Carry holster that handles a unusually broad number  of hand guns that is unrivaled in the holster industry.  There are many states that have concealed carry permits available to people other than policeman.  And this holster is very good at concealing a gun.

Of course, there is always the wonder Wine of the Month Club that, this holiday season is the perfect time to let your neighbors know how much you appreciate them.  When I lived in Santa Rosa, a hostess gift was always a bottle of wine.  Well, that is still true.   Check out their page.

 Special offer You won’t want to miss this.
It is a wonderful special offer!

And another gift that is unusual and will be used forever by your favorite sports fanatics friends and family.  This company has all the interactive games your special people would love.  Interactive gaming is practiced by millions of interest sports fans and this gift will make them very happy.


Fall is sweater weather

Fall iis sweater weather

Fall is Sweater Weather

which is perfect with a glass of wine

Fall is sweater weather. The leaves turn and my kids and I used to jump in piles of them.   That is one of my favorite memories of times when my children were young.  We would all bundle up in sweaters and mittens (to make sure no creepy crawly things got under their sleeves) and rake those leaves up and do it over and over.   The weather gets cozy down here in California about now,  and I can bring out my sweaters. Fall is definitely sweater weather for those in the East at this time of year.  And, in Washington and Portland, the sweaters are already out and being worn.

Isn’t that a beautiful picture.  It reminds me of the path back East, where my Aunt lives.  It was so beautiful going to her house.  At this time of the year, I picture she and her husband cozying up by the fire with a glass of wine, looking out the window and watching the leaves fall. And she is wearing a sweater because it gets cold there.

Let’s talk about Wine

My most recent wine shipment had a really interesting mix of Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache and Monastrell (also known in France as Mourvedre)  This blend of red wines is from Yakima Valley vineyards and is good with roasted chicken and grilled pork loin. (If you are looking for what to pair it with.) This is Washington state where they wear sweaters pretty much all year long.  I lived there for three years and never took sweaters off.

The second type of wine, because I get two red and two white, is from Sicily.  Since Greek and Roman times, Sicily has been home to more vineyard land than any other region of Italy.  This is a 2016 Inzolia IGP Terre Siciliane.  It is perfect for seafood, white meats, and salads or simply to enjoy by itself.

Several months ago, I received wine from the Napa Valley region.  I was just speaking to someone the other day and he said he thought it would take at least five years for that region to recover.  Maybe I will save those four bottles for an Anniversary event or give to one of my grandchildren at their wedding.

That is one of the neatest things about having wine.  It is a perfect gift, both to bring when you go to someone’s house, or to celebrate something special.

Wine information

Right now, more wine is sold around the world than beer.  Probably because it is so good for you.  You don’t get a beer gut.  And, in France, where a lot of wine is partaken, you don’t even get heart disease at the rate we do when we drink diet pepsi, or beer.  It is a proven fact, that wine relaxes the body so it stays healthier all over.  Isn’t that neat.

Come home, sit down to a nice dinner with a wine from your shipment.  Learning all about it while you partake of a perfect dinner which is just the way you want to wind down the day.  Afterwards, sitting and reading or talking with another is so calming when you have a glass a wine at your fingertips, and if you’re not in a sweater, maybe a nice snuggly wrap at your feet.




OctoberOctober is an interesting month. It is the beginning of Fall and the weather generally gets more livable.  And, as you can see from the picture, we also have some really interesting holidays.

Special Holidays

My church has a Harvest Festival on October 31st, and I always work the registration tables. Many churches and schools do that now, so the children going trick or treating will be in a safe place and their parents won’t worry.

I love seeing the kids in their costumes. Some of them are so elaborate. You know their parents spent hours working on their costume. My mom was big on gypsy girls. We got to wear her skirts and make up, with lots of scarves.  Now, I tend to wear all black, with a black nose and whiskers and little cat ears, and sit on my cat tail.  I love cats and they are always in style.

Then there is the  dia de los Muertos, which begins on Tuesday, October 31st and ends on Thursday, November 2nd. This is a day where people in Mexico and of Mexican descent, celebrate with the creation of altars to remember the dead and eat the traditional day of the dead’s food.  The food includes pan de muerto, sugar skulls, which are also used as offerings for the altars, tamales, and Champurrado, which is thick hot chocolate, and moles.

This day has been around for eons

The day is actually often misunderstood.  It was originally celebrated around the end of summer, generally understood to be based on the end of the farming season. This was originally a harvest celebration for the Aztecs.

However, Spanish conquistadors bringing Catholic influence to Latin America combined the holiday with All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day. All Saints’ Day is a call to live as saints.  All Souls’ Day, people pray for the souls of their dead.

Thus, October is a month of a lot of changes in season, holidays and a celebration of the end of the growing season.  This is just the beginning of our holiday season, with Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December.

I’ve noted some Halloween neat decorations in my Home and Garden Category.  I have always loved to decorate seasonally.  I will change things up again in November.

Newest Offering

Now, since we are in the holiday and event season, I also must note a new offering in my Entertainment Category.  It is called United Games and is simply the newest mobile gaming app available.  It will let you interact with everything, NFL, MLB and the NBA.  There is even Soccer in the near future, if it’s not already here.  This is an interactive gaming app.  This type of interaction is so popular that it is now known as eSports and has over 71 million people watching worldwide. We know that the gaming season is just beginning.

And, let’s not forget that we celebrate every event with a fine glass of wine from Direct Cellars, where we bring world class wine to your door.