Sunday, August 12, 2012

Your Opinion on Facial Creams

     The company I work for has taken on a new project and we are in the 1st phase. Would you be so kind as to complete the survey below and return to me really fast? It should only take a minute or two. It would be great to have them back by end of day Tuesday, August 14, 2012 so we can tally them on Wednesday.

    Be a part of a exciting new product!  Please leave your comments below or copy/paste and email to  I'll be looking for your response!

Facial Cream Survey
Be a part of a exciting new product!

Thank you for participating. This is a general survey of your perception and use of facial cream. The results will be used to validate a new facial cream product.

1. How often do you use facial cream product?
☐ Never
☐ Few times a month
☐ 1 to 2 times a week
☐ 3 to 4 times a week
☐ Once a day

2. What is the first brand that comes to mind when thinking of a facial cream product?

3. What brand or brands of facial cream do you use and why?

4. On average, how often do you purchase facial cream?
☐ Once every 2 to 3 weeks
☐ Once each month
☐ Once every 2 to 4 months
☐ Once every 5 to 12 months
☐ Never

5. On average, how much do you spend on facial cream each month?
☐ Less than $10
☐ $10 - $20
☐ $20 - $40
☐ $40 - $80
☐ $80 - $160
☐ More than $160

6. Where do you most often buy facial cream?
☐ Online
☐ Department Store
☐ Drug Store/Pharmacy
☐ Cosmetic Store
☐ Beauty Salon/Spa
☐ Other

7. Where do you obtain advice or learn about new skin care products? Check all that apply.
☐ Television
☐ Internet
☐ Magazine/Newspaper
☐ Friends/Family
☐ Beauty Salon/Spa

8. What skin conditions do you want to treat? Check all that apply.
☐ Dry Skin
☐ Oily Skin
☐ Acne/Blemishes
☐ Wrinkles
☐ Sagging Skin
☐ Dark spots/uneven skin tone
☐ Dark circles around eyes
☐ Puffiness
☐ Other

 9. I read the list of ingredients on the label before purchasing.
☐ Always
☐ Most of the time
☐ Rarely
☐ Never

10. Ingredients influence my purchasing behavior.
☐ Agree
☐ Neutral
☐ Disagree

11. When deciding to purchase a product, how important is price?
☐ Not Important
☐ Somewhat Important
☐ No opinion
☐ Important
☐ Very Important

12. When deciding to purchase a product, how important is the brand name?
☐ Not Important
☐ Somewhat Important
☐ No Opinion
☐ Important
☐ Very Important

13. When deciding to purchase a product, how important is an initial free sample?
☐ Not Important
☐ Somewhat Important
☐ No Opinion
☐ Important
☐ Very Important

14. When purchasing facial cream, how does packaging influence your purchase?
☐ Not Important
☐ Somewhat Important
☐ No Opinion
☐ Important
☐ Very Important

15. If/when purchasing online, does the package the facial cream arrives in matter?
☐ Not important that my product arrives in a typical brown delivery box
☐ Somewhat important that my product arrives in a tastefully done package
☐ Very important that my product arrives in a tastefully done package

16. Finally, and we hate to ask, but this information would be really helpful, please select your age range
☐ Under 20
☐ 21 - 34
☐ 35 - 50
☐ 51 - 65
☐ Over 65

I am sure once we go into production, there will oppotunities to sample the product!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

Next time you get in your car,
you might want to check your mirror! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On the Way to Work

      On my way to work, I spied the following, a roadrunner, a squirrel taking a nap in the middle of the road (wink, wink) and a redtail hawk scooping up his breakfast. One would think that I live out in the country, but I live in a well established suburb of Dallas.
      By the way the usual sighting of the resident buffalo herd were no where to be seen. Who would have thunk it!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Want Corn?

Preface:  I have the absolutely most wonderful husband in the world!  His gift is service and my gift is receiving that service! 

     Occasionally, there is a hick-up.  Sunday as I was napping (love those naps), Mr. Wonderful proceeded to cook dinner, corn-on-the-cob and chicken wings.  He decided that it was be great to deep fry the corn.  As I looked forward to a perfect, pure corn-on-the-cob, with salt and butter, he proceeded to deep fry the corn, with and without breading.
     Well, the unbreaded tasted a lot like popcorn, not quite popped and a little chewy.  The breaded corn was different.  But I am a purest. . . just give me corn, butter and salt - I'll do the rest!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day Lily Summer

Bright Yellow and Ruffles

It's been a day lily summer.  In the Spring several years ago we visited my hubby's parents in Camden, TN.  I love reading those little town papers.  They are really newsy, and fun even if you don't have a clue who they are talking about.  In the ads, I found one for day lilies and it was only about 30 miles away.
When we get to the field.  There are 3 houses and rows upon rows of daylilies!  They were blooming in yellow, pinks, deep red, violet, deep purple everything color under the sun.  And boy do those flowers love the sun.  The girl selling the lilies offered them to us at 2 for $5!  Now if you have every priced them, you are looking at $15 to $20.  I found a great deal!

Dark Red and Happy Orange

Now the inspirational part, as I was picking out the lilies I want she began.  Her grandmother owned the land.  Her and her husband had a floral shop and nursery, until they got too old to run it by themselves.  So began the "Day Lily" project.  She said her grandmother started buying day lilies on-line and her grandfather keep planting.  The rows began to mutiple and get ling and longer until the field was full.  Her grandpa had died the fall before we got there.  Her grandmother had all the day lilies mowed down so she didn't have to fool with them any more.  Well, low and behold when spring started the warming of the earth, the day lilies began to poke their green leaves, and right behind them came these.  Even grandmother was happy and saw it as sign that her husband was watching over them!

Pretty and Pink

Mellow Yellow and Pink Ruffles

And so as the Fall of life comes, we also know that the birth of Spring will follow. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkedIn - Unemployed, but still optimistic!

After being booted from JCPenney and my office on April 13, 2011 . . .
The mousey gray walls of my cube
were transformed with wrapping paper from
Did you even know they carry wrapping paper?  Yes, they do and it is delightfully different!

Life has certainly changed since April 13, 2011, when I was escorted to HR and told my position had been eliminated, along with about 5,000 others JCP Associates since January all across the country.  I had worked for JCPenney for 8.37 years, at least that is what they told me!

Read the rest of the story at I COULD USE A DEAL!