Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Some Fantastic Deals!

  Each year about this time I start thinking about stocking up on food storage staples.  Right now Shelf Reliance has four of their food storage staples on an amazing sale.  These items each come in a 6 gallon bucket; the food item is sealed in a Mylar bag inside the bucket.  The bucket comes with a gamma lid already affixed to the bucket.   I love how these items are packaged ready for long-term storage, with the easy-to-use gamma lid.

Screaming Good Deals on Food Storage Staples
Pinto Beans 6 Gallon Bucket $64.99
Compare to the retail price of $99.99.  You save $35.00 per bucket.

Quick Oats 6 Gallon Bucket $24.99
Compare to the retail price of $43.79.  You save $18.80 per bucket. 

White Flour 6 Gallon Bucket $39.99
Compare to the retail price of $50.49.   You save $10.50 per bucket. 

White Rice 6 Gallon Bucket $46.99
Compare to the retail price of $61.49.  You save $14.92 per bucket.

  To purchase these items you can contact me directly at or 435-723-0977.  If you are a Q customer you may add them directly to this months' Q shipment and receive the sale price, or place a separate one-time online order at  Remember that in order to see the see the sale price you must be an active Q customer and be logged in.

Here is a link to the April Specials.
  These products may be purchased through your Q (for Q customers) or by logging in to your account and placing an order (for customers not on the Q).

Shelf Reliance has a new name.
  At the 2013 Shelf Reliance convention it was announced that Shelf Reliance is now "Thrive Life"!  New name, same passion.  You will start seeing the new name and logo on all Shelf Reliance items. 

New Products—Sauces and Seasonings
  Thrive Life is excited to launch two new product lines- sauces and seasonings. I can’t tell you how excited I am for these new lines.  I have already ordered and received a can of the new FD Cilantro and can't wait to use it.
·         Original blends developed in-house
·         GMO Free
·         Certified Gluten Free
·         10 year shelf-life
·         Come in the pantry can size
·         MSG Free

Veloute: A rich Chicken Gravy.  Great in chicken dishes like chicken pot pie.  It is a good replacement for cream of chicken soup in casseroles.  Also great as gravy over mashed potatoes.

Bechamel: A creamy white sauce.  Bechamel works great to make Alfredo, cheese sauce, or potato soup. 

Espagnole: Beef Gravy.  Espagnole is amazing over a roast in the crock pot (add more water than the directions say).  It is also great as the base for beef stew, or over mashed potatoes.
Tomato: This rich red tomato sauce makes great spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, or tomato soup.  

THRIVE Seasonings
·      Certified Gluten Free
·      Have a 25 year shelf-life—this is due to the unique packaging.  The spice jar is metal with a pop top lid (like the pantry cans), once the pop top is removed the plastic lid is like the spice jars from the grocery store, one side is a “shake” side and the other is a “pour” side.
·      Freeze Dried Herbs (all are freeze dried except the Peppercorn Blend and the Chef’s Choice) should be used like fresh herbs.  In a recipe that calls for dry herbs you need to use the fresh equivalent which is 3 times as much.  So if your recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of dry basil, then you need to use 3 teaspoons of FD basil.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I'm happy to help.

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-THRIVE Life   435-723-0977 

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Bit of a Break

  As you may have noticed, I have been a little absent from my blog for some time. July of last year we found out we were expecting our 4th child. Since then, so many things have happened and I found myself needing to devote my time to myself and my family. Our new little one is due in just 4 weeks now and we're finishing up preparations for bringing him/her (we never find out the gender ahead of time) home.
  I will continue to be a little scattered in posting over the next few months, but wanted to give you a heads up on what's happening and let you know I am still here for any questions you may have. I love my THRIVE Life (did you hear about our name change?) products and the opportunities this business has brought me and my family. 

  If you have any questions, please be sure to let me know!

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-THRIVE Life   435-723-0977