Tips for a Gluten & Allergy Free Trade Show

Life has been a whirlwind of meeting new people, savoring time with friends, sharing valuable information and tools! Spent this last weekend in Atlanta with our friends, the Domanicos, while attending the Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo at the Cobb Galleria. I love these events – I always come away with lots of new knowledge plus contentment knowing I have served people by helping them connect with valuable and money-saving resources!

The next GFAF Expo will be in Schaumburg Illinois – my stomping grounds. Excited to “host” many VIP’s to the area that have become friends and associates over the last year since I started attending these events. Here’s my list of Tips for Successfully Attending a Gluten & Allergy Free Trade Show:

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  1. Wear layers of comfortable clothing. Temperatures can run the gamut – some places are hot outside and inside – so have layers that you can easily remove and stow in a tote. Even when it is cold outside, it can be brutally warm inside. I found this true when I was in Texas a few months ago. They are not used to cold or icy weather, so the heat in the hall was high to accommodate the locals but about boiled this Chicago, menopausal girl! Then half way through the show, the hall became cold since many complained about the heat and I had to go find a jacket…. The reverse can be true – brutal hot outside and a refrigerator in the hall inside… so be prepared by wearing layers.
  2. Comfy, supportive shoes ideally with a sock or liner to protect skin – an emphasis on supportive – you have only two feet to make it through your whole life. Take care of them with shoes that are not only comfortable but have support built in to preserve the integrity and health of your foot. Socks prevent blisters and uncomfortable chafing. I have learned that when I have to stand or walk for long periods it helps to have a second pair of shoes to change into. I know this sounds like a pain but when my feet hurt, I hurt all over!
  3. You need high protein snacks and a baggie of veggies/fruit. There are usually lots of carbs to taste at the gluten and allergy free expos so your body will be craving protein and national fibers for balance;-) Bringing a water bottle you can refill is a good idea. Most of the trade shows I have attended have limited if any access to a snack bar or concessions.
  4. Be prepared to wait in lines – I encourage you to bring and use your strollers, wheel chair, walker or cane-seat.
  5. You will have the opportunity to purchase “deals” from some of the vendors and many give out samples, coupons, magazines, etc. Bring a couple reusable tote bags that you can pull out as you accumulate goodies. Some who have challenges carrying may want to bring a rolling bag or suitcase to stow things instead of lugging them around on your shoulder.
  6. If you are local and can carry a lot of things home, plan to be at the expo at the end of the last day and have bags to fill. Many vendors will give away display product because too expensive to ship back home.
  7. Attend the speakers’ presentations. You will learn so much from those who have traveled the path you are on – useful information for your journey or valuable information to share with someone you care about. Plus you get to know the speaker/author/blogger and will find the ones you want to sign up for their emails/blogs or purchase their books.
  8. Bathe as usual but skip fragrance please. Many who attend have severe allergies and your favorite perfume or bath spray could ruin their whole day or week.
  9. Really VISIT each booth and talk to the people that are there. Most of us have a story to share that may help you along your path. Some booths are there just to “sell” or are a bigger manufacturer that has “hired” help with no knowledge of our industry….but if you take the time (and full advantage of your ticket price) to look each person you meet in the eye, most of the people that have traveled to this expo have a lot to offer you and you will be much richer for taking the time to find it…and have many more friends/resources to reach out to when you have questions or need help.
  10. Get on the email lists for the people and events that resonate with you. Most will offer early bird ticket savings.

Get a FREE One Year Subscription per Household to Delight Gluten Free Magazine ($24) with Online Ticket Purchase for the Schaumburg GFAF Expo May 2-3 (there is a fee.) You will be contacted by Delight one week after the event to start receiving your subscription. Tickets are non-refundable.

http://gfafexpo.com/locations/chicago-il-2015/#tickets

If you found this helpful, please let me know. Send me an email to elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com or call/text at (847) 502-8394. Elizabeth & Kris Gronert bringing you Comfort For Life!

Watch out for Cross Contamination….They said it was gluten free but it wasn’t!

I recently ate at three different restaurants that promoted they had gluten free fare. The first two had a big sign saying Gluten Free Pancakes. When I inquired if the gluten free pancakes were cooked on a dedicated grill (meaning there was a grill used exclusively for gluten free food and another for gluten foods), the answer both times was NO! My big concern is that they thought they were offering “safe” gluten free pancakes – both restaurants have had no training in what gluten free really is and how to prevent cross contamination. I shared with them that by grilling the pancakes on the same griddle as gluten food would cause someone who is celiac or gluten intolerant a HUGE problem. That they could make someone very ill if they were not well-educated (which all of us start in that place!) Both times I spoke with a manager/owner and they sort of shrugged it off. One even shared that they have gluten free patrons who bring in their own gluten free bread and the server toasts it for them in their “gluten-laden” toaster!

The third restaurant was enlightened. They offered gluten free options for bread, rolls and chips. They had a disclaimer on their menu that the server also was sure to review with me when I ordered gluten free. The menu and server told me that they offered these items but wanted me to know that they are assembled in a kitchen where gluten also coexists. Cross contamination was a possibility and they were very assertive to be sure I knew that.

I am gluten free by choice to reduce inflammation. It has really helped my ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis). So if there is a smidge of gluten on my meal, it will not ruin my week.  I am lucky to be able to eat in more places than many of my friends who will become violently ill with the smallest amount of gluten. For those not familiar with the gluten world – gluten is the sticky stuff in wheat, rye, barley and spelt. If you would like a list of common ingredients to avoid, pop me an email or give me a call. My friend, Advocate & Author, Tiffany Hinton has a document I can share with you as well as she has almost a dozen cookbooks to help you stay gluten free yet make tasty meals the whole family will enjoy!

Another way people are accidentally “glutened” is products that say they are gluten free on the packaging…then on the back it says that this item was manufactured in a plant or on equipment that may have processed wheat, soy, peanuts, and other allergens. Anyone who is a celiac, gluten intolerant, gluten allergic will tell you they do not consider anything that may have accidentally been contaminated gluten free since the smallest amount of gluten will rock their world.

Make sure when you are looking for a place to eat or products to enjoy that there’s no chance the products/food may have been contaminated…..ask a few questions to keep yourself and the ones you love that are gluten free safe and comfortable!

If you found this helpful, please let me know. Send me an email to elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com or call/text at (847) 502-8394. Elizabeth & Kris Gronert bringing you Comfort For Life!

Crazy Busy Is The New Normal

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In the last few years, I have been noticing that most people have gone from busy to CRAZY BUSY. We are scheduled tightly from morning to night with an abundance of important activities. The busiest people seem to be parents, especially working moms. When working with families, I find that crazy busy is the new normal….that people are struggling to keep up….which is stressful. It also makes it tough to eat right, exercise and get enough sleep.

What to do? Well, I will admit to feeling overwhelmed on a regular basis – especially since my health has been a bit compromised since a car accident last year….here are some strategies that have calmed me and may work for you too! One thing my husband does is if he sees me doing something that may not be a top priority, he gently asks if that is really the most important thing on my list. At first it used to irk me but after a while, even when he is not around I can hear Kris’ voice in my head as I ask myself if I am working on the most urgent or have I become distracted…..follow the steps below to make your plan and then stick to the plan;-)

First – Write it Down on a Calendar! Put the non-negotiables on your calendar and TIME BLOCK! This means mark out the required amount of time on the calendar. Helps us to be realistic about what we really can get done each day. For me this includes the times I want to work since I am self-employed. Next, add in the appointments/commitments for yourself and the family.  Some families create a family calendar so everybody knows where the others will be and/or if they are available. This can be done on a big calendar on a wall or on something like Google Calendar on everyone’s phone. I put my exercise on my calendar. To stay healthy or in my case keep working towards feeling better, exercise has become a non-negotiable. I also mark out times for meal prep, meals, quiet time and walking the dog!

Second – Prioritize – List what is most urgent each day – read Stephen Covey’s Book on 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I know I am due a reread!! He has a great system on how to label each task so you know what order they need to be completed. I make myself do the projects that are the most difficult first – otherwise I will procrastinate. Many times I build a reward into getting certain things done I don’t enjoy…or maybe you need to reward yourself when you get to the gym 3 times a week. I reward myself with a No-Chip Manicure every other week – keeps me on track….and I don’t have to fuss with my nails – one less thing for me to do and it makes me happy. The reward has to be something you want in order for it to work!

Which brings us to – Third – what can you delegate or get help with? It was hard for my husband to understand that I would rather take another appointment than clean our house. Cleaning the house also exhausted me and generally I was doing it at warp speed before a meeting in our home that I needed to be energized and prepared for. After a few of those meetings where I was fatigued instead of jazzed for my team, I learned that it makes great sense to have help cleaning my home! I also have had help cooking meals, walking the dog, and shopping for about everything we purchase. I am a small business owner so I always look for another small business to shop or have services from. I employ small business people who are affordable and offer awesome customer service. Nothing like having items delivered to your door. Many people think these services will cost more from the local business person than the “Big Box” stores but in most cases, you will save money….and more important to most of us, SAVE TIME! Plus the bonus of supporting people in your network and neighborhood.

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I found this picture on Facebook and post it whenever I can to help remind everyone to shop with their family member, friend, neighbor before going to the mall. Now one more step before running out to “the store” – CALL ME! I have people that Kris and I Know, Like and TRUST who will serve you! Reliable, personable and affordable professionals who will help you shop, cook amazing meals plus can help/have expertise with dietary concerns, clean your home, do your hair/nails, massage therapists to relieve stress, plan special events, take pictures, help you with scrapbooks, fix your computer, teach you how to use your phone, coach you how to effectively exercise for lasting results, share how to sleep better; it is quite an extensive directory of services and products to help you fight the fact that crazy busy is the new normal. Please leverage our resources to simplify your life!

Call Elizabeth & Kris Gronert at (847) 502-8394, email at Elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com or message on Facebook. Let us share how to have more Comfort For Life!

Gluten Free is not a “Fad Diet”

Been a busy few months meeting many experts and every day people who are navigating the Gluten and Allergy Free Life Style. Really enjoyed attending the Chicago and then Atlanta GFAF Expos.  We have learned so much and can’t wait to share!

My son and I have always had lots of allergies. We are the difficult ones when you invite us to dinner that we have to check the menu for those things that will make us sick. Last year, we learned that many people experience a reduction in inflammation when removing Gluten from their diet. Going Gluten Free made sense…..and within a few weeks we both agreed it made a difference in how we felt. So we are now living the “Gluten Free Lifestyle.” Stephen and I have Ankylosing Spondylitis – a hereditary rheumatological and psoriatic arthritis that I watched my mother struggle with all the years I knew her. My son also suffers from Fibromyalgia and  Tactile Allodynia.

As I asked for a Gluten Free menu at a restaurant last week, the gentleman next to me at the bar made a remark about how many people were doing this new “fad” diet of Gluten Free….he compared it to something like the South Beach Diet. I chose my words carefully and educated him on how the person next to me would be sick for days as a Celiac and how I had just met a number of people who were so allergic to Gluten that they could die since their response to Gluten was anaphylactic shock. Then I shared that I was one who did make a choice to go Gluten Free but that I did have a medical reason – to reduce chronic inflammation. I felt good after that short conversation – first because I knew how to simply educate this person and second that he seemed to really get it (he even said thanks!!)

One of the things you realize shortly after striving to be SAFELY Gluten Free is that you are cooking a lot more at home. I was introduced to Tiffany Hinton a little before Christmas last year. She has authored Gluten Free Cookbooks that you want in your library…..I gave them for Christmas Gifts since we enjoyed her experience and wisdom so much. Over the last few months I have had the pleasure of getting to know Tiffany, her husband Will and family very well. They truly have a story that you will want to learn…..they have 3 children under the age of 3 so Tiffany now is not the only gluten intolerant one in the family. They are also lactose, peanut, nightshades and dairy free.

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Take advantage of all their hard work translating our old fave recipes to Gluten Free Recipes that work and taste great! They just released a new cookbook that Tiffany and Will wrote together sharing their journey, family history and best of all their favorite family recipes all reworked into tasty Gluten Free!!

Hinton Heritage Cookbook

Their mission is to be advocates for the Gluten and Allergy Free world – they have an abundance of experience and wisdom they generously share. Please check out their offerings here:

www.gfmomcertified.com/affiliates/shopping44

Be sure to sign up for Tiffany’s weekly Gluten & Allergy Free Recipes!!

They have been such a help to us and friends! I know they will bless you too!

Let’s talk soon! Elizabeth and Kris Gronert bringing you and your family Comfort For Life. Call or text (847) 502-8394 or email at elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com

 

 

Meet Gluten-Free Expert Tiffany Hinton Thursday 4/24!

You’re invited!

Learn more about how to shop and save money like we have been! Plus information to help those who are consciously avoiding allergens, toxins, carcinogens or are living a gluten-free lifestyle. Samples from our US Manufacturer will be on hand to experience, smell, and taste. Be the first to see Best-selling Author Tiffany Hinton’s Cable Interview. Don’t miss this chance to spend intimate time with Tiffany to ask your questions and learn more on Raising you Child Gluten-free. Sweets from her Mom Certified Gluten-free Cookbooks will be served. Learn more about Tiffany at this link: http://www.gfmomcertified.com/affiliates/shopping44

Thursday, April 24 at Elizabeth Gronert’s Home, RSVP for address!

1PM Refreshments/samples 1:15 Shopping Overview
2PM Cable TV Interview of Tiffany Hinton and her family.
2-6PM Customer Appreciation – Spend time with Tiffany, ask her questions about how she manages to raise her kids Gluten-free PLUS complimentary eyebrow waxing and cosmetic consulting/makeovers by appointment.
6PM Cable TV Interview of Tiffany Hinton and her family.
7PM Refreshments/samples 7:15 Shopping Overview

As a thank you to our guests and preferred customers, Elizabeth Gronert, licensed esthetician, cosmetologist and makeup artist, will be “grooming” eyebrows for gals, guys and teens….skin care guidance for those with sensitive, acneic or aging skin. Our focus will be to keeping it simple but effective to get the results you need now! Learn makeup tricks to compliment your eye color or we will create a new spring look!

Load the car up with a few friends, come over and let’s have fun!

Please RSVP so we are prepared with food and samples!

Have healthy skin, hair and nails even in the cold weather!

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If you are at all like me, the chill in the air has definitely had an impact on my body! Not only does it make it harder to get up in the morning…. my skin feels drier, my scalp starts to flake, my hair is fly-away and my heels threaten to crack. No worries – there are some simple, safe things you can do now to have healthy skin, hair and nails through the cold weather season!

First, at least once a week, take the time to savor a bath. Use a bath oil designed for dry skin that will nourish sensitive skin and leave it feeling restored. A bath is less drying (especially with the healing oil) than a shower – if you skin is especially dry, choose a bath over a shower. After soaking in the bath, use a foot paddle or pumice stone to remove dead skin cell accumulation on your heels, toes (knees and elbows if it is tough and dry there, too!) I have a favorite one that is available for the public to purchase.

After your bath, if possible exit the water and “drip dry” for a minute or so. Apply a skin lotion over the remaining water  that has great nutrition for your skin and a lasting sealant to keep the moisture in your skin. I have finally found one product that does both….there are many great lotions out there that hydrate but may not always have the ability to effectively seal in moisture…which means if the air is dryer than your skin, your skin will release the moisture back into the air (you will know if your lotion has low sealing qualities if your skin feels fabulous after you apply lotion but feels very dry about an hour or so later.)  It is possible to use a great hydrator and then a separate effective sealant to accomplish the desired result of well plumped skin that stays that way!

Second, the night before shampooing your hair, apply a tea tree or other healing oil to the areas of the scalp that tend to flake – some have this year round, I tend to only have it when the weather changes. I part my hair in the areas that flake around my face and apply a cooling balm of my favorite tea tree oil blend. In the morning, I shampoo with a tea tree oil shampoo – be sure to massage the scalp with the tea tree infused shampoo, allowing the shampoo to stay on the scalp a few minutes when sudsing other parts of the body in shower or soaking in the tub! If you use conditioner, be sure to massage the conditioner into your scalp to finish this invigorating scalp treatment! Many hair experts feel that great looking hair can only happen when you have a “happy” and healthy scalp (will slow down hair loss too!) Most people wash their hair (and scalp) too much…so if your hair is just flat and needs body or to be “fluffed” up – just wet down the hair and restyle instead of washing it!

To prevent hair fly-away, use the now popular Moroccan oil, a fabulous leave-in conditioner or shine treatment on the hair as a finish to help the hair resist static and have incredible shine….. very important for those of us over 40 or with colored hair that doesn’t always have that natural shine! I have found a number of awesome oils and lotions designed to be used on naturally curly and ethnic hair that work well to keep hair manage-able and looking healthy. Many ways to accomplish this – can’t wait to chat with you about the best one for you!

While on the phone keep a cuticle oil and hand cream handy. I also keep one in my car! At this time of year your nails and cuticles need that extra treatment! Apply a nourishing, age-defying cream to the hands and cuticles.  Then seal in with a great cuticle cream or oil. If you are not too tired at night, do the same for your feet and toes (especially treating your heels if they tend to crack!)

Don’t forget to wear your gloves! It really makes a difference!

It only takes 21 days to create new habits….happy to help you accomplish a few new routines to have you feeling and looking your best! If you found this information helpful, let us know! If you have any medical conditions, please consult your medical professional before following any of my suggestions here.

Questions, thoughts? You can call/text at (847) 502-8394, email at elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com or find me on Facebook (Elizabeth Anthony Gronert). We look forward to helping you and your family have Comfort For Life! Elizabeth & Kris Gronert

Ideas to Help “Hot” Sleepers or During Menopause Sleep More Comfortable

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I don’t know who was suffering from my menopause more – Kris or me? I was waking up every hour to two hours kicking off covers from being warm and then waking up shivering and covering up. I rarely had more than 2 hours of sleep at a time…..We both would wake up in the morning exhausted. We were plain old fashioned sleep deprived with poor Kris constantly being disturbed by me. I am so glad we met 10 years ago before all this “old lady nonsense!”

For immediate help for those who tend to perspire or “flash” while sleeping ( I know many people who are not in menopause but perspire when they sleep who will benefit from these suggestions), let’s look at the bedding first – the layers on your bed DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! On top of our mattress we have a featherbed – I had always thought that I was allergic to feathers and down….but have learned that today’s products (bought from a reputable resource and paying a reasonable price) are super clean….I had been staying at Westin Hotels – asking for a fiber-filled pillow but sleeping on the rest of the “Heavenly” bed down & feather layers…..with no symptoms. I now sleep on a down pillow and a featherbed….which allows air to circulate underneath me. The down actually “breathes”….it pulls the heat away from my body (and if you are cold, it will warm you up…a featherbed will help two people with different body temperatures sleep together successfully. Sounds hard to believe but now we have helped dozens of couples “enjoy” sleeping together again!) If you truly have a feather allergy, there are many synthetic products being made available today that will circulate air around and under the body. The way down and these other products support and cradle your body is very comforting. It definitely helps me “get to sleep.” Next, invest in high -quality Bamboo Sheets and Pajamas (more Bamboo fabric content than cotton is what you are looking for)…or find one of the many “cool” fabrics available now in bedding and sleeping apparel. (An up and coming fabric is being made from Eucalyptus!) These fabrics were originally developed for people to work out in and then people realized that these fabrics were fabulous for those who perspire while sleeping! You won’t believe how much better you will feel!

For additional immediate help, I experimented with top quality, pure essential oils. I have found that rubbing Vetiver Oil on the soles of my feet, then a custom blend of oils that encourages deep relaxation on my wrists before crawling under the covers helps me relax and get to sleep. Some mist their pillowcase or bedding with Lavender or other relaxing essential oil or natural essences to promote sleep. I also have a natural supplement for relaxation that I take if I happen to wake up around 3-4 AM and feel like I may not go back to sleep. The product I use is all natural and it helps me get relax back to sleep for a few more hours….and able to wake up refreshed in the morning! (Beware of synthetic supplements or essential oils – they are not good for you! May even have toxic effects!)

For those going through menopause, the sleep issues may be helped by a visit to your doctor. There are prescriptions and natural supplements that do help! I encourage you to consult with your doctor before adding any supplements into your routine, especially if you are taking other prescriptions, under a doctor’s care or have medical issues. I chose the natural supplement route….and it did take some time to build up and have an effect in my body. I added a menopausal support supplement as recommended (one in the morning, one at dinner)…..as I started the second bottle (month) I wondered if I would feel any benefit. You can tell how patient I am, huh!

As usual, patience is a virtue and five weeks after taking this supplement as recommended, I slept 6 hours straight through the night. When I woke up Kris and I looked at each other! He asked me in amazement “is this the first time you have woken up?” Yes it was…..and I have continued to sleep soundly ever since that night. No more flashes. No more tossing and turning. I feel so much better and so lucky to have found this relief……Kris is thrilled too;-) Nothing like a good night’s sleep!

This was a good reminder that sometimes it takes more than just a week or two for a supplement, good nutrition and/or essential oils to help! Commitment and consistency is important in all we value!

If you found this information helpful, let us know! If you have any medical conditions, please consult your medical professional before following any of my suggestions here.

Questions, thoughts? You can call/text at (847) 502-8394, email at elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com or find me on Facebook (Elizabeth Anthony Gronert). We look forward to helping you and your family have Comfort For Life! Elizabeth & Kris Gronert

Still bringing you Comfort For Life!

September is almost gone and I am wondering where did the time disappear to? Are you feeling the same way? My last post was in June before we went on our 17 day trip right after starting a new business….that was fun and stressful! After the trip, we jumped right back into the “sea of busyness” and are slowly reaching out to all the wonderful people we know to share all the changes we have experienced. Can’t wait to connect if we haven’t already……It really has given us time to be grateful and in awe of the contacts we have developed over the years. And with Facebook we are able to still interact with so many who we don’t see on a regular basis!

Some of you still don’t know that Private Quarters has closed their doors as of June 1, 2012. At first this was quite a shock but as most of us “mature folk” have learned (I think they call that wisdom!) that when a door closes, it gives us an opportunity to take a close look at that “wish list” we keep….and act on it. Kris and I spent a lovely evening in the hot tub with a great bottle of wine to determine what was important to our family now (that list was in my June 2012 post) and I am happy to report that we have found a simpler, very rewarding way to create security for our family and help the people we care about!

Our business partner is a “direct to you” store for safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly and made-in-the-USA products. These products combined with the skills I have acquired over the last 35 years, will create a fine blend of new services we can offer our customers. I continue to speak on Visual Presence, Dress for Success, Put Your Best Foot Forward, How To Sleep More Restoratively….but now will also offer appointments/will speak on topics relating to my Nail Technician, Cosmetology, Esthetician and Makeup Artist Licenses and Experience.

We look forward to helping you or someone you know…continuing our adventure of helping you and yours have Comfort For Life! Please contact us for upcoming events and more information at (847) 502-8394 or Elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com

Elizabeth & Kris Gronert bringing you new ideas each month for your family’s Comfort For Life.

Stay tuned as our blog evolves – we promise it will be a fun adventure!

We start a new chapter in “comfort!”

Wow – May 2012 was the month of change! It broke our hearts when we found out that Private Quarters was closing! We loved helping everyone sleep more restoratively….and our organization had been kicking butt! Unfortunately, PQ has officially closed their doors as of June 1, 2012. And now we move to our next adventure!

This is an invitation to be one of our first clients in our new business. We are not trying to recruit you – we are hoping you will consider being a customer…..let’s plan a call at your convenience to share the information. Please call or text me at (847) 502-8394 or email me at elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com . Excited to reconnect and catch up! We know that this move has created more “comfort for life” for us and our family!

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Elizabeth & Kris Gronert

Once we learned of the impending close of Private Quarters we wanted to be very intentional and made a focused list of guidelines. We have spent about 250 hours speaking with Industry Experts and then with over 57 Different Companies in the last 3 weeks. We have been able to interact with the Presidents, CEO’s, Owners and Top Leaders in these companies! Here are some of the priorities we had when evaluating possible businesses:

Needed & Essential vs. Luxury or “A Want”

Consumable – Monthly Customer Residual Income – Redirected Spending

Strong Leadership and Mentor to partner for quick success

Upline earnings over $250,000 with senior income over $1,000,000 per year

Financially stable/ Debt-free best!

Business needs to be simple to understand and do

No Schlepping;-) of samples, delivering orders, etc.

Appeals to both Men & Women

Products all “Made in the USA!”

NO INVENTORY NEEDED

Recommended from Industry Confidants

Recommended by People We Trust using the products/doing the business

Established with user-friendly training & know their metrics/statistics

International (at least 5 countries)

Products & Company Culture that excites and inspires us

Fits our family, friends & clientele

Kris and I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for your kind words, notes, emails – we are so grateful for the time we have had together in Private Quarters. We look forward to catching up with each one of you soon – we have had quite a crazy few weeks doing homework!

Obviously, over the next few weeks I will “remodel” my blog! Since we depart tomorrow for our 17 day trip (including the 7 Day Alaskan Cruise we earned from PQ), it may take a while!! Keep checking back to watch it evolve! We bring you “Comfort for Life” Elizabeth & Kris Gronert (847) 502-8394 or elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com

Affordable Mother’s Day Luxury!

Want to give Mom something that she will use every day, treasure and think of you each time she uses her gift? Our products help people! Private Quarters is all about being comfortable and getting quality sleep so you awake each day refreshed! Most people need to experience our products before they understand why people get so excited about them. We invite you to visit our in-home boutique. Or we can bring samples to you at your convenience at your home or office. In addition to our amazing comfort, every one of our gifts come with a 60 Day Any Reason Guarantee – we promise your gift will surpass her expectations!!!

Here’s a few ideas to help you select the perfect, cozy gift for the special women in your life! We are here to help you!

If Mom has been complaining about not sleeping well, we can help her have a phenomenal night of sleep with our 7-Layer Sleep System. We can address issues like tossing and turning due to being hot or cold, perspiring or having pain. Our 7-Layer Sleep System helps people be more comfortable so they can get to sleep and stay asleep longer. We will create a bed that will be a retreat from the crazy world we live in – it will not only look beautiful but it will feel amazing every time they slip under the covers!

If they are cold when they sleep, think about our Serenity Plush Sheets or one of our snuggly blankets.

If they perspire while sleeping, they will love our Bamboo Sheets. Bamboo is more absorbent than cotton, always has a cool silky feel and is naturally antimicrobial (resists bacteria & mold growth!)

If they have pain like fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout – we have lightweight bedding that will not “hurt” on sensitive skin and joints. Plus the addition of our Deluxe Mattress Cover and Featherbed will remove pressure point pain….feels like you are sleeping on a cloud!

If you were thinking more about comfort that your Mom could wear, then take a peek at our Best-Selling Reversible Robe. Depending on how she feels, she can wear the plush or satin side next to her skin. This robe is is sumptuous – it makes the woman inside feel very glamorous and appreciated!

Our versatile Bamboo Pleated Lounge Dress looks fabulous dressed up, feels great next to the skin and is cozy for lounging around the house. Mom will appreciate how savvy  you are when you give her a gift that can be worn so many different ways – like getting 5 garments in one!

We look forward to helping you spoil the extraordinary women in your life….we are only a phone call, text or email away! Elizabeth & Kris Gronert (847) 502-8394, elizabeth@yourcomfortforlife.com  We bring you Comfort For Life with Private Quarters!