“I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How have your Girlfriends influenced your life? How do they impact what you like, think, do?
I had the honor of attending the launch of the Sandra by Sandra Lee home collection in New York City with the Sears and Kmart teams. I’ll cover more about the trip and the cool products in an upcoming blog this week but I have to share the overall experience of meeting Sandra Lee.
First a little about Sandra – Per Amazon: “Sandra Lee has a passion for simple solutions that create dramatic results in all areas of home life. She is editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine, the host of two highly rated television shows (the multi-Emmy-nominated Semi-Homemade Cooking and Sandra’s Money Saving Meals), as well as a New York Times bestselling author of 17 books.”
First impression – Sandra Lee is AMAZING — and appreciates her girlfriends.
She recognized me as soon as I approached the ‘red carpet’ for our photo together. Yes! She recognized ME – and I don’t even have my photo on our Girlfriendology avatar (and I didn’t have an orange gerbera daisy on). Then, she spent a couple hours talking to all the bloggers there. She had read our blogs and asked us questions like why I founded Girlfriendology (which the short story is my friend influenced me to inspire women to support women). Her goal with her books and products, she said, meet her qualifier of the ‘three A’s’ – aspirational attainable, and affordable.
You get the attainable (available at Sears, Sears.com, Kmart and Kmart.com) and the affordable (great pricing – go check it out!) – but what’s aspirational about the products that Sandra showed us? Sandra showed us her new line of home goods (from blenders to baking sheets, tea towels to kitchen tongs, pots to pans – available at Sears and Kmart). Many have special features to make them multi-purpose – like the potato-masher that also acts as a whisk and a bowl scraper. (Pretty cool, right?!) I’d say those are definitely aspirational – they’d even inspire me to cook or bake! Then she shared the ‘influence of girlfriends’ part.
Sandra shared she creates and designs things for her girlfriend who lives in Wisconsin. Every recipe, decorating tip, kitchen product, everything – she asks herself: “Would my girlfriend (in Wisconsin) like/use/do this?” Her girlfriend(s) influence her creativity and even the products that she has designed to make life at home and, especially in the kitchen, better, easier and possibly even more fun.
How do your girlfriend influence you? Do you do things differently because your girlfriends? It’s a great standard to set, isn’t it? What would make life easier for a friend? If you can create things for that, I’d say your friends (like Sandra’s girlfriends) are very lucky and influential.
Valid on Sears.com for $5 off any $15+ purchase of Sandra by Sandra Lee product sold by Sears through 5/26/2012. Enter coupon code BYSANDRALEE at checkout. You can start browsing at http://bit.ly/bysandralee.
We’re really blessed at Girlfriendology to have wonderful women (especially our Girlfriend Gurus and Guest Bloggers) to offer their women’s wisdom. And, they just might influence you to save money, be there for your friends, inspire you to make yummy treats and feel good about how you look.
- Five ways to Save Money at the Gas Pump – by Girlfriend Guru Miata Edoga
- Helping Friends Move Forward / Empower Women – by Girlfriend Guru Lisa Sarick
- How to Make Oreo Pops / Recipes – by the Faux Diet Queen
- Smaller Breasts Instantly – by our Lingerie Girlfriend Guru Miss Kitty Plum
By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!)
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