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August 29, 2011

Avon – This isn’t your Mommas Avon anymore!

So recently I decided that I needed to start selling Avon.  Having been an avid purchaser of Avon products for years, I finally bit the proverbial bullet and said “OK Lets just do this!”

So imagine my surprise when I discovered that Avon also has a couture brand called Mark and a baby line of products called Tiny Tilla.  I’m excited to bring these brands to my readers.

The niffy thing about Avon, is you no longer have to search for the “Avon” lady, with a huge online web presence, it’s easier than ever to discover what is new in the world of Avon, Mark and even Tiny Tilla.

You can access my site by clicking here Kats Avon Feel free to register so you too can be kept up to date on the new product lines and such as they come out.

If you’ve ever been interested in selling Avon, well there is no time like the present to get started.  Just drop me a quick email and we’ll discuss it.

I hope you all enjoy the fabulous product lines that make up the Avon family and remember.. This isn’t your mommas Avon anymore… it’s Yours!

Enjoy your day!

Kat & the Kids

Filed under: Food For Thought,Life,Pursuit of Happiness by Kat at 1:07 pm

August 11, 2011

How To Identify Items Made In China Through Barcodes

I came across this bit of information from a friend.  While it’s not 100%  it does help us.. the consumers in identifying items that are made in the USA vs items made abroad.  With all the food and pet products coming in from China, it’s best to make sure you take a moment to read the label at the grocery store or at WalMart so you the buyer are aware of where your item was made.

Many products today no longer show where an item was made but where the distributor is located.. example.  You might buy a thing of nail polish assuming it’s made in the USA.  (flipping over a bottle of “Finger Paints” polish… The bar-code is 5033102927925) going by what the following information tells me, this item was made in the U.K (England for those who are unsure where the UK is.

I know some people are having issues with pet beds impacting the health of their animals, well this is a great way to find out where the item was manufactured and help pet owners know where the item their pets sleep on was made.

It’s just a matter of taking a moment to flip a box over or read a tag to see where your item is made.  If your pro USA and big on not buying items made in China, this will help you distinguish the origin of your item.

Example Bar-code below:


cid:C4F22153D7A44706B7B953EBFE7C10D5@charmainb95afd

Below is a listing of bar-code identifiers

690 – 692 – Made In China

00 – 09  – Made in the USA or Canada

30 – 37 – Made In France

40 – 44 – Made In Germany

471 – Made In Taiwan

40 – Made In Japan

50 – Made in the UK (England)

So remember if you wish to buy USA/Canadian Made items… Watch for the first number to be a “O” at the beginning of the bar-code.   Help support American first!

This is one excellent way for each and everyone one of us to support and help keep our own economy running, while creating jobs and helping out our own people first!

Feel free to print this and keep it in your wallet for those times you find yourself shopping and need a little reference guide.

It’s your right to know where the items you purchase are being made, not just distributed from.
Have a lovely Day!!

~Kat and the Kids

Filed under: Food For Thought,Money Matters by Kat at 7:41 pm
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