Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shelf Reliance Business Opportunity

Over $100 in FREE Products for Your Business!
Until September 13th only, consultant starter kits are 20% off. 

  Becoming a consultant has been one of the best decisions I have made for my family and me.  I make my own schedule, which means I get to put family first.  I have built a supply of food for our family at absolutely no cost to us.  I help supplement our income, which allows us to do fun things as a family that we otherwise would not be able to afford.
  If you’re looking for a way to build your own food storage, earn extra income and help others become better prepared for life’s unexpected emergencies, I’d love to have you join my team

Benefits of becoming a Consultant:
1.     Party Commissions: 10% of Party Sales
2.     Recurring Commissions:  at least 20% the first month and 5% ongoing.
3.     Host Benefits: As a consultant you are eligible for host benefits for any order that comes in outside of a party. 10% of the purchase totals in free product.
4.     Party Supply Benefit: As you conduct a party that reaches $1000.00 in sales you are eligible for $100.00 in product at ½ off.
5.      Build a Team: Enroll others on your team as consultants and earn $50 each time! As your team grows, you will also receive commissions from all of your consultants' parties, sales, and THRIVE Q sign-ups for up to 3 levels below you. 

Commitments as a Consultant:
1. A one-time starter kit (I earned back my start-up costs in month 3 of my business.)
2. $50 monthly personal Q order
There are no quotas for parties or sales!

There are several consultant starter kits to choose from (all are 20% off), but the Consultant Value Starter Kit gives you the most for your money.

Consultant Value Starter Kit          Regular Home Party Price $289       Sale Price $231!
Total Value of Business Materials (using Home Party Price): $63.18
THRIVE Food Value (using Home Party Price): $270.89
Total Kit Value: $ 334.07      Over $100 Savings! That means $100 in business products FREE!

 Below is a break-down of everything in the kit:

Pantry Size Can
Q Club Price
Instant Milk (#10 can)
Butter Powder
Egg Powder
White Sugar
Baking Soda
White Flour
Quick Oats
Peach Drink
Peaches (FD)
Blackberries (FD)
Chicken (FD)
Celery (FD)
Onions (FD)
Long Grain Rice
Peas (FD)
Brown Sugar
Pears (FD)
Blueberries (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Mangos (FD)
Raspberries (FD)
Strawberries (FD)
Green Beans (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Powder Milk

Pack also includes:
1 Apron $11.99
1 THRIVE Cookbook $14.95
20 THRIVE Brochures $3.00
20 Q Brochures $4.00
20 Opportunity Brochures $3.50
10 Catalogs $10.00
1 Opportunity DVD $9.99
100 Invitations $2.50
50 Sample Cups $1.25
20 Order Forms $2.00
2 Host Benefits Forms N/
2 Host Party Prep Sheets N/A
1 Price List N/A
1 Sample Recipe Sheet N/A
1 Consultant Handbook-Priceless especially if you read it!

Ready to get started?
Click on thislink, click “Get Started Today” and follow the instructions. You must first be signed up on the Q. If you are not, click here first (click the blue "Schedule your Q" button).

Or give me a call (435-723-0977) and I will walk you through the process.

It will ask for the Enroller Information:
Autumn Christiansen
Consultant Id number #2111

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance   435-723-0977 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Two Incredible THRIVE Packages On Sale Now!

THRIVE Freeze Dried Chopped Chicken 12-Pack is on sale for $303.89
You save $106.39!

At nearly half the cost, that prices them at only $25.32 per can!

  This spring Shelf Reliance offered an amazing deal on freeze dried chicken and ground beef.  There was an overwhelming response and the package sold out almost instantly.  I’m excited to once again offer a fantastic deal on freeze dried chicken.

What you need to know about this sale:

  • Package contains 12 #10 cans of freeze-dried chicken
  • The sealed shelf life is 25 years
  • Each #10 can contains 48 servings.  The package contains 576 servings
  • Quantities are limited. Sale ends August 20th or when supply is gone, so don’t delay!
  • To place an order email or call me at 435-723-0977.
  • There is sometimes a delay in shipping on sale items, so please plan accordingly.

  As your personal food storage consultant I truly want you and your family to be prepared with the best long-term food on the market. As I was scrutinizing our “home party” price list I came across another incredible deal and would like to pass it onto you.

THRIVE Emergency Cube is on sale for $3259.49
If you were to purchase each can individually through me your total would be $4800.69.
You save over $1541!

This package is also available until August 20th, or while supplies last.
To place an order email or call me at 435-723-0977.

THRIVE Emergency Cube (food for 4 people, for 1 year).  The following are all #10 cans:
  • 42 Hard White Winter Wheat
  • 36 White Rice
  • 14 Pearled Barley
  • 10 Whole Wheat Flour
  • 10 White Flour
  • 8 Quick Oats
  • 8 Cornmeal
  • 8 Elbow Macaroni
  • 20 Potato Chunks
  • 12 Sweet Corn FD
  • 8 Broccoli FD
  • 4 Carrot Dices
  • 8 Green Peas FD
  • 4 Onions FD
  • 2 Banana Slices FD
  • 6 Strawberries FD
  • 4 Raspberries FD
  • 10 Apple Slices
  • 36 Powdered Milk
  • 6 Cheese Blend
  • 6 Chocolate Drink Mix
  • 6 Whole Egg Powder
  • 8 Chicken TVP
  • 14 Pinto Beans
  • 12 Black Beans
  • 4 Sausage TVP
  • 4 Ham TVP
  • 8 Lentils
  • 8 Beef TVP
  • 6 Taco TVP
  • 2 Iodized Salt
  • 2 Chicken Bouillon
  • 6 Brown Sugar
  • 2 Baking Powder
  • 2 Beef Bouillon
  • 10 White Sugar
  • 6 Fudge Brownies
  • 6 Orchard Apple Drink
  • 6 Orange Bliss Drink
  • 4 Simply Peach Drink
  • 1 THRIVE Cookbook
Fun fact: This takes up an entire pallet, which is why it is named the "cube."

Aug. 1 Opportunity Meeting on LiveStream!

  We’re excited to announce that on August 1st there will be a business opportunity meeting from 6:00–9:00pm MDT at our Home Office.  This meeting will also be available to watch online through our livestream page! No matter where you live, you can watch the live broadcast of the meeting while it’s happening or view it later at a time that’s convenient for you. Please join us in person or online!

 If you have been looking for a way to earn extra income and/or gain free food storage for your family, this meeting will tell you everything you want to know.  After you watch, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail to get signed up or to have your questions answered.

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance   435-723-0977 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Honey-Lemon Custard with THRIVE Fruit

  I have been in an ongoing process of organizing recipes from the many magazine subscriptions I've had over the years. Upon going through one today, I came across a fantastic-looking recipe. When I started reading through the ingredients list I realized I had everything I needed to make it, and I could use my THRIVE berries for the topping! This was, hands down, the easiest dessert I've made in a very long time. The best part is, it looks like you spent forever on it, you don't have to turn on the oven and it tastes heavenly! In fact, it was the perfectly refreshing ending to a VERY hot day (it's been in the 100s in Utah lately).
  This recipe is a slight variation on the one I found in Bon Appetit magazine, and can also be found on their website.

Honey-Lemon Custard with THRIVE Berries

2 c. heavy cream
4 Tbsp. honey, divided
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3 2" strips lemon peel (I used a dash of my bottled dried lemon peel)
5 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 c. apple juice
1 c. assorted THRIVE berries (the recipe says you can use berries or mango)

  Place 8 4-oz ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Heat cream, two tablespoons honey and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat just until it begins to steam (about 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer). Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into saucepan and add bean. Add lemon peel; remove from heat. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove vanilla bean and stir in lemon juice.
  Divide custard between ramekins )I used 4 6-oz and it was a perfect portion) and chill to let set for at least 1 hour or, covered, up to 1 day.

  Whisk remaining 2 Tbsp. honey with apple juice in a small bowl. Stir in fruit; let sit until fully reconstituted and juices begin to run (1-1 1/2 hours). Serve over set custard.
Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance   435-723-0977 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July Host Incentive and Monthly Specials

  July only, when you host a Shelf Reliance party you will get more than just host benefits, you’ll also be eligible for an additional product at half price, up to a retail value of $500!
  I often hear from my customers that they would like to be more prepared, but emergency products can get pricey and seldom go on sale. This is your chance to create your own sale.   

What could you buy this July at half off?
·         A Sun Oven for $164.99 (retail price is $329.99).  That is a screaming good deal!
·         A Kitchen Mill Wheat Grinder for $149.95  (retail price is $299.99)
·         A Providence Extreme 2 person 72 hour kit for $199.99 (retail price is $399.99)
·         The Shelf Reliance Power Center for $249.99 (retail price is $499.99)
·         A 1 year breakfast supply for $213.99 (retail price is $427.99)
·         The Goal 0 Escape Adventure Plus Kit for $199.99 (retail price is $399.99)

Party Options
· Host a traditional party—invite friends over, try some samples, learn a little about food storage and emergency preparedness.
· Host a catalog party—take catalogs to your workplace or around to your neighbors, collect orders and turn them in.  
· Host an online party—I’ll supply you with an e-mail you can send to family and friends telling them about Shelf Reliance and inviting them to order from your party (post on your blog, facebook, twitter). 

  If you are excited to build up your emergency supplies at ½ price contact me (435-723-0977) and schedule a party today!

Be sure to check out the July Specials as well! Contact me to place an order for these products (THRIVE sale items may be added to your Q). -The bucket shelf is an exceptional price at only $84.99.

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance   435-723-0977 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Making Do for 72 Hours-PART THREE: 72 Hour Meal Plan

  As promised, here is my meal plan for our 72 hour kits. Our kits are backpacks that we will grab in the event of an emergency.
Wing Stove
Pocket Stove-Holds 6 Esbit Tablets for portabili
  We have these fantastic Wing Stoves and Pocket Stoves that fit perfectly into our backpacks, are lightweight and convenient. They can hold a gallon pot, so perfect for our needs, and at less than $10 a piece they're very affordable!
  I would also recommend getting some of our Waterproof Matches. A box of 25 matches is only .49 and these matches light even in rain!
  Okay, onto the meal plan! We have a family of 5, but I am figuring my meal plan based on a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 young children), since that is the easiest way for you to recalculate based on your own family's needs. Here's my plan:

Day 1
Breakfast: 9 Grain Cracked Cereal with Milk
Morning Snack: Vanilla Yogurt Bites
Lunch: THRIVE Express Chili Lime Chicken Rice, Crackers
Afternoon Snack: FD Bananas (save remaining 2 servings for another use)
Dinner: THRIVE Express Baked Potato Cheese Soup

Day 2
Breakfast: 9 Grain Cracked Cereal with Milk
Morning Snack: FD Fuji Apples (save remaining 2 servings for another use)
Lunch: THRIVE Express Loaded Scalloped Potatoes, Crackers
Afternoon Snack: Vanilla Yogurt Bites
Dinner:THRIVE Express Hearty Chili with Beans

Day 3
Breakfast: 9 Grain Cracked Cereal with Milk
Morning Snack: Vanilla Yogurt Bites
Lunch: THRIVE Express Broccoli Cheese Soup, Crackers
Afternoon Snack: Divide the two left-over servings each bananas and apples
Dinner:THRIVE Express Southwestern Style Chicken and Rice

Additional Items for Energy and Sustainability: 
*1 serving/day Fruit Punch Performance
*Hard candies to suck on-3/person/day (I have purchased Jolly Ranchers)
*1 pack sugar-free gum per person to help curb additional hunger and anxiety
*1 gallon water/person/day for drinking. Three gallons of water per person, or 23 regular size (16.9 oz) water bottles in a 72 hour kit. Three gallons of water weighs 25 pounds so this is a lot of water! Keep in mind you will need 1-2 additional gallons water/day for cooking.

 -Stick strictly to the number of servings and serving size listed on the packages. I have calculated this menu precisely.
-This meal plan has been created with the bare minimum in mind. Remember, you simply need to be able to get by. Too much food in a backpack will create a lot of extra weight making the pack unbearably heavy.
-I opted to use the THRIVE Express meals for our lunches and dinners because they have 4 servings/pouch and are quick and easy to prepare.
-I have purchased a large box of saltine crackers at Sam's Club. These come packaged separately with two crackers per package allowing me to figure a package of crackers per person (think of the little two-cracker packages restaurants give you when you order soup). 

  I have put together a document with the meal plan and shopping list. Feel free to print this document and put it in your 72-Hour Kit for easy reference. 
  For your information, the combined weight of all the THRIVE products you will need to prepare these meals is just over 5 3/4 pounds. Not too shabby considering you'll be eating well and be able to distribute that weight between both adults!

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance   435-723-0977 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Making Do for 72 Hours- PART TWO: Grab-N-Go Files

  I can't believe how much time has gone by since I posted part one of "Making do for 72 hours".  I had the best intentions to follow up quickly with part two, but life got the best of me. So, here I am with part two (better late than never right?)
  My parents created the most fantastic "Red Files" or "Grab-n-go" files for us about 5 years ago. The files came complete with a "master disk" so we could easily re-print pages of the file as changes needed to be made (ie. we were to move, etc.) My intentions for this post were to upload the pages of that disk so you could easily print everything and create a file of your own. A fantastic plan until I found out that our "master disk" is blank. Something happened in the process of copying the disk and I have no "master disk". My mother is looking for the original, but I wanted to get this post up. So...lucky for you (and me), Misty at yourownhomestore has created an equally fantastic "Grab-n-go" file for all of you to use. Check out Misty's Important Documents post in her Survival Week series.
  I would like to make a special note here about safety. I echo Misty's sentiments regarding concerns for risk. There is always a risk when your family's vital information is accessible to others. I know myself though, and know that should something disastrous happen (heaven forbid), I may not be able to remember all the things that would be required of me. The same goes for my husband and children. So, I choose to have a collective file of all our vital information that is easy for me to grab in an emergency. I also choose to protect that file as much as I possibly can. My recommendation when creating a file of this type is to keep one in your home that is easily accessible to you in an emergency, keep one in a safety deposit box and send one to a trusted out-of-area contact. That way should anything happen, someone will be able to identify you as you and your family will have less to worry about during an already stressful time.
  I know in part one of "Making Do for 72 Hours" I said I would be including a menu plan based on THRIVE foods for 72 hour kits with my part two post; I have decided to create a separate post for that. Watch for part three shortly.

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance   435-723-0977 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Product Review-Egg White Powder

My review of the new Instant Milk got me geared up to do another review; this time of the Egg White Powder, which is a new product in the THRIVE line.
Egg White Powder
  Let me first begin by saying how incredibly excited I was to hear Shelf Reliance was launching egg white powder. If you've followed my blog for long or have checked out my cooking blog (fallinlovewithcooking), you know how much I love to cook, and more importantly, bake! 
  One of the biggest things that first attracted me to Shelf Reliance was the ability to use products I already use in my home, but without any waste. For example, I abhor buying fresh celery because I typically need only a couple stalks for the recipe I'm making and the rest tends to rot in my fridge. The same goes for eggs. When recipes call for egg whites I'm left standing in my kitchen wondering what to do with the yolks. No more!
  I tried out the egg white powder the other day on homemade Marshmallow Fluff.
Photo Credit CinnamonSpiceandEverythingNice
I'm not particularly fond of marshmallow fluff but I came across this recipe on
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 for Pina Colada Dip and decided if I was going to do something I may as well go "all in". So I did, and boy am I glad I did! The Fluff and Pina Colada Dip were incredible! And best of all, my egg white powder worked flawlessly.

Photo Credit ValSoCal
  A couple notes about THRIVE Egg White Powder:
-You need double the egg whites when making things like marshmallows, meringues and the marshmallow fluff I posted above (the recipe calls for 3 egg whites; I used 6 THRIVE Egg Whites).
-Since one THRIVE Egg White is one teaspoon THRIVE Egg White Powder, a pantry can will last you the year's life span on the can. Unless of course you plan to make marshmallows and meringues every day for a year, then you might want to consider a #10 can.
-There are 66 egg whites in one pantry can THRIVE Egg White Powder making the cost per egg white only twenty-one cents.

  My suggestion-if you enjoy baking and find yourself using egg whites even infrequently, buy a pantry can of THRIVE Egg White Powder. Then be sure to come back and tell me what you think!

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance   435-723-0977