Saturday, November 17, 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now married!!

You can now shop my prices online! 
check it out at 
and get everything you need! 

ALL THRIVE is up to 50% Off for Black Friday and you don't even have to pull yourself out of bed at 2am. or wait in line for 3 hours in the freezing cold! Now, you can shop the Black Friday specials online...through my site. 

Emergency products are also at an all time low! Tents, 72 hour kits, Stoves, Water Purification etc. you name it, it's marked down!! 

Sale Starts Friday November 23rd at 12:01am (MST) 
and ends Monday November 26th at 5:00pm (MST) 


Stay tuned for our Black Friday Sales Sneak Peak on this blog!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Top 10 reasons to be a Shelf Reliance Consultant!

I often have people ask me the benefits of being a Shelf Reliance consultant and i often get tongue-tied. there are just so many. i feel lucky everyday that i took this opportunity when it came to me. so today, I'm sharing with you...My Top 10 reasons to be a Shelf Reliance Consultant! 

10. Kits are on sale! Now until September 14th all the Shelf Reliance consultant kits are 20% off. This is an amazing value of food and supplies to get started Today! in no other business have i ever seen a start up cost as low as this...with the benefits and the potential as HUGE as Shelf Reliance!

9. Helping others get prepared! How fun it is for me to know that i can make money and get my family prepared. but that i can also, help others get their families prepared, and help them earn money is so rewarding. i love hearing others tell me a "weight has been lifted" and that it was so simple! it's true, it's simple! and we can help!

8. No sales requirements or quotas! You decide what your goals are, and how far you want to take your business! You don't have to have any inventory, as every shipment is sent directly to the customer. So you can really work your business when and if you choose.

7. Thriving Nations! Shelf Reliance donates 5% of all profits to the charity, Thriving Nations. my husband and i always said that we wanted to "give back" in some way. but found it hard to do while raising a young family. after we traveled to Ghana Africa together, we felt an even stronger desire to help these countries become more self-reliant. when i found out that Shelf Reliance does this very sealed the deal for me! i love being a part of a company that understands the importance of giving back and does so consistently!

6. The Quality! You get to share a quality product with others that is a need. we all need food, and will continue to need nutritional food as long as we live! helping others see the benefits to having food on hand in your home, cutting costs at the grocery store and creating a self reliant environment has been such a joy for me. You get to work with a quality company! Though you are your own business owner, the company is always there to lead support, advice, and guidance as you build your business!

5. Commission! You get paid just for helping others build their Home Store and emergency supplies! Your earning potential is endless with the business. Shelf Reliance has made it possible to grow this into your personal idea of success. from $500 a month to a 3-5 year plan to's ALL POSSIBLE!

4. Thriving Lifestyle! I have been so impressed at what this business has done for my family. we have more time, more adventures, and more opportunities in this last year than we ever thought possible! Our family feels secure, safe and prepared for whatever may lie ahead...and in the mean time we have a lot of FUN!

3. The Q! The Q sets us apart from any other food storage company. we have high-quality, nutrient-rich products...and now a way for families to get it in their home. The Q allows families to reallocate money from their personal food budget to an auto-ship program. It's creates a plan that is just right for your families dietary needs, and then ships the food to you each month! getting groceries to your door....Yes, Please!! I started this plan one year ago and have loved it ever since. how would i have even been able to get a one year supply of food before the Q??? it use to seem impossible. the Q makes it stress-free, simple, and efficient! i love the Q! So why is the Q so great for Consultants?? it creates RESIDUAL INCOME! that means you get paid continually for the same sale! How cool is that?!

2. Host Benefits! as a consultant you can earn all the same host benefits that we offer our Hosts too! that means aside from your commission, you'll get FREE and Half Off items TOO!! I have earned food, shelving, sleeping bags, 72 hour kits, first aid kits, emergency supplies, water filtration, and so much more with my Host Benefits...and it was ALL FREE!!! the generosity of Shelf Reliance with the Host Benefits alone, is worth being a consultant!

1. Getting our own family prepared! My husband and I had heard it all before..."get your families prepared." and we knew that it would someday be something we would look into, and do. but lets be honest...first, i never really wanted to spend money of food that i didn't think tasted good. two, i had no idea what we would really need it for, and three, we figured we'd have to wait till we were done with school, done with raising a family, and had some extra cash floating around. Now i have seen that this is so much easier than i ever though...and just as vital as we had been told! our family has now taken the simple steps to work toward our emergency goals. we have felt tremendously blessed, and feel no fear in what may lie in our future. it is never to late or to early to start building a Home Store for your family!

oh...and one's FUN! 

Contact me today to Join My Team! 
Marci Pratt

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Winner Winner!

WOW! I just won an ALL INCLUSIVE trip to Costa Rica!! This is just how cool this business is! I will be celebrating my 1 year anniversary as a Shelf Reliance consultant. can you believe it? after only one year (October 1st) of working this business from home, I have earned a spot in the top 25 of this International company. I'm #23 to be exact. My husband and I will be going on this trip together...FREE airfaire, free hotel, free food, free excursions, free transportation!! This will be the BEST TRIP EVER!! (can you tell how excited I am?) 

That is what I love about Shelf Reliance! While this contest was running, I didn't really do anything different. and just by simply running my business...i won! I still got paid commission during this, I even earned a LOT of free product! (cause that just comes with the job) I guess they just decided to be extra generous and give a HUGE gift too! I am so dang thankful for this job. We feel so blessed to have found it, and that we jumped in for this opportunity!!

Costa Rica.....Here we come! 

Want to earn next year's trip?
talk to me about joining my team!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Don't let the Drought Dry up your Wallet!

American's can expect to pay over $600 extra next year for their groceries!! Beat the Buck!! Stock up on everything you need at today's prices!!  Average shelf life is 25 years for THRIVE products! Remember, Q customers get their orders filled before regular orders when there's a shortage. 
Sign up on the Q today and stock up on your Basics!! You'll get the lowest prices...even beats the grocery store. No additives, No preservatives! 
Now, That's THRIVEING!! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

another smoothie...this one will get you ready for the beach!!

Smoothie that attacks the tummy fat!

This smoothie is rich in digestion supporting ingredients, it will help prevent bloating and digestive stress that are the main cause of stubborn belly fat!
  • 3/4 c. papaya
  • 3/4c. THRIVE sliced peaches (FD)*
  • 1/2 THRIVE pear (FD)*
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 2 mint leaves
  • Water to thin
* i like to reconstitute my fruit before adding to the smoothie on this one. 

see you on the BEACH!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

it's that good...

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie Recipe
  • 1 1/2 cups THRIVE pineapple (FD)
  • 1 c. THRIVE banana chips (FD)
  • 1/2 cup THRIVE Vanilla yogurt bites (reconstituted) (FD)
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice or water
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.  Serve immediately.

it's ok, if you feel a sudden urge to dance after drinking this smoothie...
it's THAT good!

Friday, July 20, 2012

THRIVE Monterey Chicken


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 c. bar-b-que sauce ( I use Bull's Eye)
1/4 c. THRIVE bacon tvp
1 c. THRIVE shredded cheddar cheese (reconstituted)
1 14 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, drained (canned with green chilies added)
sliced green onions (or THRIVE onions)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pound out chicken breasts to flatten. Season with pepper. Grill chicken until no long pink (we used our George Foreman grill) and place on baking sheet covered with foil. Top each chicken breast with one tablespoon bar-b-que sauce, 1/4 c. cheese, 1/4 c. tomatoes, green onions and one tablespoon of bacon bits. Place in oven and bake until cheese is melted (about 5 minutes).

***This is the first time we marinated the chicken breasts before cooking and they were great. You don't have to though. Marinade: 1/4 c. olive oil, 2 T. soy sauce, 2 tsp. McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning. (We only marinade about a half hour or the meat gets too salty for us.)

serve with THRIVE Express Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Monday, July 16, 2012

where have i been.....

Well, i have certainly been having fun! though, sadly neglecting my blog :( 
hope you'll forgive me. 

first stop,
was the Shelf Reliance Warehouse. This place has the most beautiful showroom, not to mention LOADS of yummy THRIVE food too!! 

wouldn't this just be the funnest kitchen ever!? 
(yep, i know "funnest" isn't a word)

 this is my future storage room...i LOVE it!! 

and a freeze-dried fruit and veggie dispenser....yes please! 
just like M&M world in Vegas! Oh, Baby!

Then i went to the Shelf Reliance second Annual Convention for Consultants. 
such amazing people, 
great trainings, 
and a whole lot of FUN!! 

Once i arrived home, i've been cooking up a storm with my new THRIVE products!! it has made summer cooking a breeze!!
(and camping too)
(and vacations too) 

and lastly, 
i've been traveling to share Shelf Reliance with others! 
This is such a wonderful company, i feel blessed everyday to be a part of it! :) 

(me in Hawaii with Holly Hardy, Platinum Executive for Shelf Reliance)

To learn more about this business opportunity contact me today! 
Marci Pratt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

we all need a cookie once in a while.

and these are just TOO good.

It's been a while since i've made real chocolate chip cookies.
ok, ok...
you caught me.
you want the truth?
i've never actually made real-homemade chocolate chip cookies.
(that worked, or in other words, didn't end up in the garbage.)
i know,
i'm admitting to my amateur cooking right now.

i've bought the store-bought dough before...
and we've eaten those.
(and maybe that's what i would make to take to friend...on my own plate of course!)
but quite honestly, i get a little intimidated by baking.

but since THRIVE has greatly improved my cooking confidence,
i thought...
"what the heck, i'll bake!"

so here you go, best cookies we've EVER had at our house!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup THRIVE white sugar
1 cup THRIVE brown sugar, packed
3 THRIVE whole eggs, rehydrated
(3 Tbsp powder + 6 Tbsp water)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon THRIVE baking powder
3/4 cups THRIVE white flour
2 cups chocolate chips or chunks

Preheat the oven to 350 F

In a large bowl, whip butter. Add sugar and brown sugar. whip together for about 5 minutes
Slowly add prepared eggs, while constantly stirring the mixture. Add vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Blend well.
Sift in flour and gently stir to incorperate. Increase speed and blend for another 5 minutes. Mix in chocolate chips.

place portions on greased cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

Bake for 8-12 minutes or until cookies turn golden brown.


recipe from the THRIVE cookbook.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Why i LOVE my Home Store.

To you, I'm a Shelf Reliance Consultant
to me....I'm a mother.
so excuse me while i gloat in my son's adorable-ness.

me: "hey bud, what should we make for dinner tonight?"
bo: "oh mom, can we please have some of the shwelf rewiance?..i LOVE that food!"

isn't that cute? before you go off believing that i deceive my kids in an effort to get them eating more vegetables..i don't. bo is fully aware that vegetables grow from seeds in the ground...and that they are not magically chopped and ready to eat.
but heck, maybe i don't need to spend my days teaching the kids about this.
perhaps the future will include all our groceries coming to our door, fresh, clean, chopped and delicious.
hmmm....maybe we ARE the future!

anyway, i'm off my soapbox
(for now)

the reason for this post was to tell you why i love my Home Store.

I love food.
(isn't it obvious?)
thus i am a fan of food blogs.
i found one a few years ago. it was simple home cookin'.
and since i'm simple...i was on board.
i would find a scrumptious new recipe on the blog and write down all the ingredients so that the next time i was at the store i would be sure to get everything i needed.
sometimes this method worked like magic.
everything was purchased, AND, i remembered where i had found the recipe and what i was planning to make with it.
other times it did not.

now things run differently,
no matter the blog,
no matter the recipe,
i have the ingredients on had!
i am confident NOTHING has gone rotten in the back of the fridge.
(cause it's not in the fridge, just our yummy leftovers are!)
i am certain the meal will be eaten, and possible cleaned up,
LONG before the suggested cook time.
and i just KNOW everyone at the table will enjoy!
so now, when i find something that sounds good..
i make it!
right then.
not after going to the grocery store.
or making a list for hours.
right then.

and i love that.

here's what we made tonight...

Potato Casserole, aka. Shepherds pie.

from Caviar Shmaviar.
clever, huh!

here is her recipe:

1 lb Hamburger
1 Can Kitchen Cut Green Beans - drained
1 Can Tomato Soup - not sauce, soup
Salt & Pepper to taste
3 Large or 4-5 Medium Russet Potatoes
2 Tbsp. Butter (or Margarine in my case)

Mashed Potatoes: Peel potatoes, wash and cut. Put in a pan with water an inch above the potatoes. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium low and set timer for 15 minutes. Drain water and mash. Add a little butter or margarine and a little milk or lactose free milk :) Mash a little more.

Hamburger Mixture: While the potatoes are cooking, brown hamburger. Remove grease. Add beans, tomato soup, and salt and pepper. About 1/2 Tbsp of each. Place hamburger mixture in baking dish. Then add potatoes. Place pieces of butter or margarine on top of the potatoes and then sprinkle with Paprika to your liking. Cook on 350 for about a half an hour until it's completely warmed through.

I added THRIVE onions, while browning the meat...
THRIVE carrots
THRIVE peas, and
THRIVE green beans.
after reconstituting them together in the same bowl of cold water for about 3 minutes.
(and no, i didn't measure)

then i dumped it all in a stone to bake.
(now, i'm thinking some THRIVE corn would have been yummy in their too.)

put your mashed potatoes on top.
I added THRIVE sour cream to my mashed potatoes.
(how ever much sour cream powder you add, add half that much water.)

then spread some butter cubes on top, and some paprika!

walaa...bake at 350!

now, don't be a hater, give this good ol' fashioned casserole a shot. it won't disappoint.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Super foods, to save to day!

today i felt kind of blah.

oh come on,
you can't say it's never happened to you.

but i've always been a believer in food.
i believe it's the foods we eat that can lift our spirits and heal our bodies.

however, before my THRIVE days...these were beliefs that i couldn't necessary live by.
though i would try. there were many days that high-nutrient foods were out of my budget, and just plain...not in my home.

but unlike days past. I have ample supply of high-nutrient foods in my pantry.
including the superfood, Spinach!

so i made a "green drink" to lift my spirit!

what i did:
1 cup THRIVE spinach (reconstituted)
1 banana
2 Tbsp THRIVE peach drink
8 oz water
about 1/4 c. THRIVE pears
about 1/2 c. THRIVE strawberries

and lifting my spirit... it did!
i love that everything our bodies need...we can find in food.
and now, i love that every kind of food i need, i can find in THRIVE!
(without breaking the bank!)

and guess who also fell in love with our "green drink".

we were all happy tonight!

Check out this great article about the benefits of Freeze-dried foods:

Luckily, though, there is a way to get the best bang for your buck where nutrients are concerned. According to scientific research, freeze-dried green and berry extracts can contribute to optimum health and free radical oxidation in ways that traditionally stored and prepared fruits and vegetables cannot. While other cooking methods remove nutrients from your food, freeze-drying simply removes the water, leaving the antioxidants and phytonutrients intact.

And freeze-drying is not only superior in nutrient retention when compared to cooking methods, but with other storage methods as well. For instance, studies have shown that more than 90 percent of some nutrients can be lost in green beans even when refrigerated; freezing, though, resulted in stability of nutrient retention. Similarly, canning and blanching resulted in significant nutrient loss (2).

see the full article here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

hello winter.

So, winter finally showed up here in Utah. oh joy.

but no worries,
we had the BEST tomato bisque soup today for lunch.
thanks to our "produce in the pantry."
(aka. THRIVE)
Tomato Bisque
by Chef Todd Leonard

1/2 c. THRIVE chopped onions
2/3 c. THRIVE carrot dices
1/2 c. THRIVE celery
2 qts. water
1/2 c. THRIVE tomato powder
1/2 c. THRIVE tomato dices
1/2 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1/2 tbsp seasoned salt
3/4 tbsp THRIVE iodized salt
1/2 tbsp Cholula hot sauce (the secret ingredient :)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. parmesan cheese

directions: in a 6-quart stock pot, combine the onions, carrots, celery, water, tomato powder, diced tomatoes, italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and spice blend and bring to a simmer, stirring to blend well. Let soup simmer for about 20 minutes covered, until all items become tender. Add the hot sauce, vinegar, cream, and parmesan and stir well to blend. (for thicker soup, reduce more before cream is added). Place soup in a blender or use a handleld blender and puree soup to a silky smooth consistency. Pour soup back into pot, taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.

top with some THRIVE sour cream.
chopped herbs or balsamic reduction are also nice accompaniments.

bon appetit!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


50 more days till GO Convention 2012!
Are you coming?

whether you're a new consultant, {experianced} consultant,
or have just tossed around the idea of joining....
Get Registered Today!
This will be awesome...i just know it.

can't wait to see you there.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

caught in the act.

These two have been known to steal a treat or two.
i've caught them red-handed with;
candy canes,
and even
pixie sticks.
(which was a disastrous display of sugar all over the floor)

because yes, we are normal.
we have candy around the house at times.

but when i caught them with their own cans of fruit....
how can you be upset!?!?

my heart melts to know they are eating food that will help these little bodies and minds!

they know that when they ask for fruits and vegetables there is ALWAYS a serving available...and now we're BOTH happy!

(cause heaven knows we need those m&m's for emergencies only!)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

72 Hour Kit Sale

In an uncertain world, few things are more comforting than knowing you and your loved ones are prepared for the future. Disaster usually strikes suddenly and unannounced, allowing little or no time to prepare. At Shelf Reliance, they have spent countless hours developing a comprehensive emergency pack to help meet your survival needs should such an occasion arise. With this ready pack, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones are prepared.

This kit provides the essentials you’ll need to weather any storm. With only the highest quality contents, this kit provides the supplies needed to exceed industry guidelines and keep your loved ones safe and comfortable in an emergency.

Make sure to have this emergency kit readily on hand in your home, office, school, and especially in your car. Because emergencies most often strike unexpectedly, having this kit on hand will give you and your loved ones peace of mind and protection no matter where you are.

Kit Includes:


  • 1 Heavy Duty Backpack (1 main compartment, 2 small top compartments, 1 medium compartment, and 2 zipping side pockets).
  • 1 Multi-function Knife (includes scissors, screwdriver, and nail file)
  • 2 (two) 3M®, N95 Deluxe Dust Masks
  • 1 Pair of Industrial Leather Work Gloves
  • 2 (two) 10-hour, Disposable Heat Packs
  • 10 Yards of 2” Duct Tape
  • 2 Bright Sticks (provides up to 24 hours of light, 12 hours each)
  • 2 name brand OB Tampons
  • 1 (one) 50-foot Rope

Shelter and Bedding

  • 1 Tube Tent with Rope
  • 2 Emergency Sleeping Bags – 84”x36” (windproof and waterproof)
  • 2 Ponchos with Attached Hood (one size fits all)


  • 2 Whistles
  • 1 Hand Crank Flashlight/Radio/Siren (no battery or electricity needed)
  • Universal DC Adapter for Portable Electronics (will charge cell phones, portable DVD Players, and any electronics with a DC plug in! Simply plug your DC device into the adapter, and plug the adapter into your hand crank flashlight. No batteries or electricity needed).
  • 1 Notepad and Pencil

First Aid

  • 1 First Aid Booklet
  • 1 Deluxe First Aid Kit Including:
    • 1 Pair of Scissors
    • 1 Ace Bandage
    • 1 Small Roll of Athletic Tape
    • 2 Iodine Pads
    • 2 Large Band-aids (4” x1.75”)
    • 20 Standard Size Band-aids
    • 4 Extra Strength Tylenol Caplets
    • 4 Pepto-Bismol Caplets
    • 2 Blistex Chapstick Pouches (.5g each)
    • 2 Antibiotic Ointment Pouches (.5g each)
    • 2 Sterile Alcohol Prep Pads
    • 1 Ammonia Inhalant Respiratory Stimulant
    • 2 (two) 3” x 2.25” Gauze Pads (2 ply)
    • 2 (two) 2”x2” Gauze Pads (12 ply)
    • 2 (two) 4”x4” Gauze Pads (12 ply)
    • 1 Pair of Tweezers (plastic)
    • 1 Pair of Disposable Vinyl Gloves
  • Food and Water
  • 12 - 8.45 fl. oz. Coast Guard Approved Emergency Water Servings
  • 2 Coast Guard Approved 3600 Calorie Food Bars
    1 Plastic, 8 Liter Emergency Water Bag (not pre-filled)
  • 8 Water Purification Tablets (1 liter per tablet)

  • 1 (one) 2-ply Toilet Paper Roll
  • 4 Tissue Packs (10 tissues in each pack)
  • 2 Toothbrushes
  • 1 Fluoride Gel Toothpaste (.6 oz)
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer(.5 oz)
  • 4 Wet Naps
  • 2 Cloth Wash Towels
  • 2 Re-sealable Storage Bags
  • 1 36” x 36” Heavy Duty Garbage Bag

Seriously!? ALL that for $79.10!
regularly $160
that's a 51% savings!!!!

Contact me today to get your 2 Person Survival Pack

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

you're gonna LOVE this soup!

My friend shared this recipe with me, and our family fell in LOVE with it.
so when we were craving some good ol fashioned comfort food,
{yet, there were very little veggies in the fridge}
we made it with THRIVE!

and the best part....
i didn't have to do all the chopping this time.
2 Tablespoons butter (THRIVE powder butter reconstituted)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped onion (THRIVE chopped onions)
3 carrots chopped (THRIVE chopped carrots)
2 stalks of celery (THRIVE chopped celery)
1 1/2 tablespoons of flour(THRIVE flour)
1-2 minced cloves of garlic
2 cups chicken stock (stock adds such a richer flavor, I use Swanson brand for both stock and broth)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped cauliflower (THRIVE cauliflower)
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and chopped (THRIVE potato chunks)
2/3 cup of milk (THRIVE instant milk reconstituted)
2 cups chopped broccoli (THRIVE broccoli)
2 heaping cups of shredded cheddar cheese (THRIVE shredded cheese)

Melt butter with salt in large soup pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute over medium heat until tender (about 10 min) Add garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes {garlic burns easy} Then add 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour, mixing well until veggies are coated. Add chicken broth and stock, potatoes and cauliflower, cook on med heat until potatoes are 1/2 tender {about 25 minutes}, add milk and broccoli and cook until broccoli is just tender. Stir in cheese, allow to melt, and serve.
(using THRIVE will decrease the cooking time as way to make this...taste test often)

If you like a bit thicker soup, I take a ladle of just broth at the end and mix with -2 tablespoons of cornstarch, whisk it together and then add back to the soup, let it heat up and soup will thicken.
Happy Cooking!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

GO Convention!

Countdown to convetion: 77 days!
Coundown to last day of early bird registration: 6 days

Make sure to register for convention now! You will get:
  • Discounts on Shelf Reliance Thrive Foods
  • Training...unbelieveable training!
  • Party! Party! Party!
  • Meet the people that run Shelf Reliance
  • Cooking classes
  • Tour the Home Office
Go to and register today!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012


so, how are those new years' resolutions going??
it seems to me that in year's past, i have set wonderful goals.
all of which lastest a couple weeks.

eat better.
save more money.
get prepared financially and physically for a rainy day.
waste less.
give to charity.

but soon, i was back to daily routines and my goals slowly became daydreams.

"vision without ACTION is daydreaming"

now things are different.
i have had a fabulous few months!
and i can honestly say, my new years resolutions
(that were actually set October 1st)
are happening.
they're all the same.

i'm eating better
{and so is my family!}
i'm saving LOTS more!
i have a wonderful food supply in my pantry that we LOVE eating!
i rarely throw away food.
and i give monthly to a charity,

the greatest part....
helping others do the same!

If you are interested in making money, eating right, saving money, and helping others..

we NEED consultants. Shelf Reliance is a ground-floor business and the opportunity is available for you to make $$ and food!

Friday, January 13, 2012

oh the possibilites....

check out the New Products.
I am SO excited!!

click here to see the new products for 2012!

any one else dying to try the Cherry Yogurt Parfait?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


we love smoothies at our house.
who doesn't?

so every time i make them i have these
great intentions of pouring them in one of our finest glasses,
making sure the light is just right,
perhaps adding a garnish,
and snapping a great photo for ya'll.

we just eat it way to fast!
and it never happens.

this time, while i could hear the family going after seconds and thirds
i called down...

"hey babe, i wanted to take a picture before you drink it all"
and heard......"don't worry, i will."

and now that the blender has practically been licked clean,
this is all i have to show for our wonderful dessert tonight.

i guess it just goes to show how yummy it really is.

the recipe.....well it's truly whatever you want to make it.
this time is was
THRIVE strawberries
THRIVE banana slices
THRIVE instant milk (prepared)
and a smoothie packet i found at the grocery store for 57 cents.
(of course, we've made plenty without the packet and they're just as good!)

more variations:
try THRIVE mangos,
THRIVE berries (any of them)
oh, and THRIVE yogurt is de-lish in these!

*you don't have to rehydrate any of these items, the milk and ice do it for you!

quickest dessert you'll ever make.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


we had a great Christmas break.
took the kiddos on a little vacation to Sea World.

(isn't sea world the best?)

now we're back!

and we have had some fabulous pizza.
check it out.

rhodes frozen bread dough for the crust
pizza sauce
THRIVE mushrooms
and tomatoes


the family favorite at our house is always BBQ chicken.
so we gave it a shot.

rhodes frozen bread dough
sweet kisses BBQ sauce
THRIVE chopped cooked chicken
THRIVE onions
THRIVE mushrooms

mmmm! so gooood!

bake both at 375* for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.