Make Your Mum Feel Special

With Mother’s Day coming this month it is always best to be prepared. No matter how you decide to treat your Mum, it’ll take some thought and planning. Does your mum like to receive flowers? Chocolates? To be wined and dined? Of course you want your Mum to know she is appreciated every day of the year but how can you make her feel extra special this Mothering Sunday? How can Betterware help? We have a great range of gifts that are perfect for Mother’s Day.

Something Homemade

Chocolate Heart Mould

If you fancy being creative and making something yourself, why not try making some heart chocolates? Simply melt her favourite chocolate and pour in to the Silicone Heart Mould. A simple, personal gift.

 

 

 

 

Or, some handmade Cookies, Made With Love – easy with this cookie stamper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A thoughtful gift
A gorgeous clock to sit on the shelf to remind your Mum every day how much she is loved?
The Microwave wheat bag – perfect for Mum to cuddle up with on the sofa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewellery

We have some gorgeous pieces of jewellery for your special mum, whether she loves brooches, necklaces or bangles. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve found some other great ideas we love on Pinterest and are pinned to our Mothering Sunday board.
Remind your Mum how special she is.

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What can Betterware Offer You? 2015 Conference

Our Opportunity

Betterware is a company with a proud heritage and has been providing an outstanding free business opportunity for our sales teams, and an outstanding service to our customers since 1928.

Over our 85 years in business we’ve changed the lives of many, many thousands of people for the better.

We continue to offer an extraordinary business opportunity and it remains true that no matter who you are and what your business background or skills are, if you work hard and are determined to succeed then there are no limits to how successful you can be running a Betterware business.

Our 2015 Conference for the Betterware Team

2015 Betterware Conference Presentation

Were you a part of our 2015 ‘Betterware’s Got Talent’ Conference? From the comments and reactions on the day and since the conference we can safely say that we delivered on our promise that this one would be like no other. Top class entertainment, surprise cash giveaways, suprise guests and lots of fun, those were the order of the day. If you didn’t manage to join us you missed a wonderful day.

Hosting the day was veteran BBC Radio 2 newsreader and ‘Voice of the Balls’ from the National Lottery, Alan ‘Deadly’ Dedicoat. Surprise guests Ashleigh & Pudsey delighted the audience, 2014 Britain’s Got Talent finalist comedian and impressionist, Jon Clegg not only entertained but was also one of the ‘BGT’ judges for the day. Then came our top of the bill, the extremely talented ‘Jack Pack’, also 2014 Britain’s Got Talent finalists.

Achievement Award Winners

The 2014 Achievement Award winners, our ‘cream of the crop’ received their awards and gifts; and joining them for photographs were Ashleigh and Pudsey!

Betterware’s Got Talent Finalists

The Betterware’s Got Talent Finalists

Every one of our six finalists wowed the audience with their talent and after each performance the ‘BGT Judges’ gave their comments. But soon it was time for the audience to decide who the winners should be and after a reprise clip of each act the voting by text began. The finalists came on stage to be presented with champagne and £100 each and while the votes were being counted Jon Clegg came on to entertain. Then it was time for the results! An ecstatic Jennifer Mahoney, daughter of Distributors Sue & Jim Mahoney was voted into 1st place (winning £1,000), Dean Murrell (£500), nephew of RSE Margaret Cahill came a close 2nd, and in 3rd place was Dan Hatton (£250) who works in head office.

Betterware’s Got Talent Winner

Top Gear Top 10 Find Out What They’ve Won!

One of the conference highlights was the Top Gear Top 10 Lottery, where the Coordinators finishing in the top 10 positions in the 2014 promotion joined Alan on stage as the special lottery machine was brought on. There were 10 balls in the machine with the name of one of the winners on each one. The machine was switched on and Alan did what he does best – he called out the names on the balls!

The Jack Pack Entertain

Bringing the conference to a fabulous finish, the Jack Pack came on stage to wow the audience with a set worthy of Sinatra himself. They received a standing ovation and plenty of enquiries about when their brand new album on the Syco label is going to be released!

Whether you already work with us, want to join us or simply like to shop for great value items from an established company, Betterware has something to offer you. Be a part of something great in 2015.

Why not get in contact to learn more about opportunities with Betterware. For further information about each role and to find out how much extra you could be earning by running your own successful Betterware business please call us on 0121 693 2671 or apply online.

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A Trio of Challenges – Keeping a great Charity in Mind

Our Regional Sales Executive Suzanne Maloney’s daughter Kerrianne Maloney has set herself a Trio of Challenges to help raise awareness and money for the charity Mind.

Kerrianne has completed the first challenge which was to shave her head. RSE Suzanne Maloney said if she raised £500 she would shave her head too and don’t they look great!

Kerrianne’s second challenge is to run a half marathon. The third challenge will be to do a Sky dive in April.

Kerrianne’s efforts have raised over £1,000 so far. For more information or to donate please see the links below. Good Luck from us all in your 2nd and 3rd challenges and keep us updated on your progress.
https://www.facebook.com/KerrianneMind
https://www.justgiving.com/Kerrianne-Maloney

 
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Fantastic Betterware Promotions! Do you want to become a part of the Betterware family?

Looking for a new full time career or a way to top up your current earnings? Not only is Betterware the flexible solution to fitting your work around your lifestyle, there are no catches, it is absolutely free to get started and you can be your own boss! We run great incentives and hold conferences for our workers but you have to be with us to benefit!

We were the featured Business in the Bolton Kia e-Newsletter with our 2015 Betterware National Conference held at the Ricoh Arena, near Coventry which was attended by around 600 of our top sales people. Diane Carwath from Northern Ireland won a fantastic prize, a Kia Sportage as winner of our 2014 promotion. “It was worth every bit of the hard work and effort to win!” she said as she posed for pictures with Andy Barton.

Why not get in contact to learn more about opportunities with Betterware. For further information about each role and to find out how much extra you could be earning by running your own successful Betterware business please call us on 0121 693 2671 or apply online.

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Foolproof Chocolate Cake – so easy and perfect for any occasion

With Valentines just around the corner, we thought you might like a gift you can make at home – the homemade presents created with love are always the best? You can also get the kids involved in this one!

And, who can resist a Chocolate Cake? Try our recipe below, best of all, you do not need to be a whizz in the kitchen to create this scrummy chocolate cake which has become a firm favourite in our house.

Ingredients

For the cake you will need:

4 Medium Eggs, beaten

200g Self-raising Flour, sieved

225g Unsalted Butter, room temperature

225g Caster Sugar

½ Teaspoon Baking Powder

25g Cocoa Powder

2 tablespoons Milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the icing you will need:

450g Icing Sugar

25g Cocoa Powder

90ml Milk

50g Unsalted Butter, room temperature

Any additional decoration you choose.

Equipment

Sieve

Scales Salter Scales

Mixing Bowl

Electric mixer or wooden spoon

2 x 22cm/23cm Cake Tins

Grease proof paper

Wire rack

Knife/palette knife

Piping bag and nozzles for decorating if you are feeling creative.

Method

Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan) gas mark 6.  Grease and line a 2 cake tins.. Alternatively, grease with margarine, then lightly dust with cocoa powder, tap off excess – we find this actually works better than lining the tray.

Place all of cake ingredients into mixing bowl and mix until combined with electric mixer. Divide mixture between two cake tins (why not try these and smooth over with a spatula. Pop in to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes – or until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes before then gently removing and allowing to cool completely on wire rack. It really is as simple as that!

To make the Icing

Beat all of the icing ingredients together until smooth and combined. Spread a layer of butter cream icing on one of the cakes to sandwich them together. Cover the rest of the cake with icing, smoothing with a spatula. Then it is up to you if you wish to decorate further. We often choose the recipients favourite chocolates and decorate with those.

To make it even more special for Valentines, why not try our Extendable Heart Cake Mould Perfect for making cakes from 12cm to 26cm! Just slide to adjust the size, place on a baking tray and create your masterpiece! (this mixture should make 2 large heart cakes).

This cake is easily adapted to any occasion. Try chocolate glacé icing as an alternative to buttercream.  We have used it for Birthdays, Easter, Valentines, it is so simple and the kids love to help. The same mixture can be used for lovely cupcakes too.

For more great recipes, follow our Baking with Betterware board on Pinterest. As always, we love it when you share, share share with us! Pop over to our Facebook Page or Google+.

 

 
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Did you enter our ‘ Win A £5,000 Holiday With Betterware’ competition? Winner announced!

This competition has now closed and thank you to all that entered. We are proud to be giving away such a fantastic prize. Congratulations to Sarah from Berkshire who has just been announced as the lucky winner!

Sarah gets £5,000 towards a holiday and has decided to take herself and her children to the Bahamas. As part of the prize she was also able to choose her accommodation which was within the budget, for what will hopefully be a holiday of a lifetime! Sarah, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your holiday and have a fantastic time.

How would your holiday have looked if you were the winner? Keep an eye on our Blog and Facebook page  for future competitions.

 
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Christmas is here!

Bring some fun into your home this Christmas.

Make those Christmas visitors smile as you ply them with mince pies, Christmas cake and mulled wine. The Musical Climbing Santa will be sure to entertain as he climbs the chimney and appears back through the door whilst playing ‘Last Christmas’.

Musical Climbing Santa

We found it hard to resist the Singing and Dancing Christmas tree – a festive buddy to amuse adults and children alike.

Singing and dancing chrstimas tree

We love these magical pictures to add sparkle to your living space and bring Christmas cheer. With 3 traditional designs to choose from, these canvasses have led lights which bring your room to life at night.

Christmas Canvas with LED Light

Festive Street Canvas With LED

House and Snowman LED Canvas

If you want to prepare, the Christmas Magic Cookbook is packed full of recipes to get you started and excite those taste buds. Festive favourites made easy. What will you choose to make first? 

How early do you start preparing for Christmas? Do you have any family traditions in the lead up to the main day? Come and talk to us on our Facebook Page and check out our Festive Feast board on Pinterest for ideas for more festive treats and recipe ideas.

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All Things Family Because Family Matters

What does a family home mean to you? A place to love? A place to laugh and share? Somewhere to play? Somewhere to relax? Or maybe a blank canvas? What better way to invest in your family than to create a warm and loving family home. Full of opportunities for fun and laughter to create special memories and share family time.

Stylish metal frame with birdcage design is a lovely way to show off treasured family photos.

Stylish metal frame with birdcage design – a lovely way to show off treasured family photos.

Checking the time is always sure to make you smile with this colourful clock, which contains 12 frames in two different sizes for all your favourite family photos.

Checking the time is always sure to make you smile with this colourful clock, which contains 12 frames in two different sizes for all your favourite family photos.

Plan some family date nights where you can all kick back with blankets, cushions, dim the lights and create the perfect atmosphere. Watch a movie, have a family games night or share some family stories. Eat some delicious treats and enjoy each other’s company.

Enjoy the gentle flickering of a candle without the worry of dripping wax or fire. Simply switch on and pop in your candle holder for an instant tea light effect.

Enjoy the gentle flickering of a candle without the worry of dripping wax or fire. Simply switch on and pop in your candle holder for an instant tea light effect.

These remote controlled candles flicker just like a real flame, but are cool to the touch and perfectly safe to use around children. Better yet, the LED bulbs never need replacing!

These remote controlled candles flicker just like a real flame, but are cool to the touch and perfectly safe to use around children. Better yet, the LED bulbs never need replacing!

  This quirky, decorative shelf has three hooks for coats, as well as a handy shelf for storage.


This quirky, decorative shelf has three hooks for coats, as well as a handy shelf for storage.

Cook together? Spend some quality time together and create a family meal. Set the table, dress up and have a family dinner party to share the meal you have prepared.

Whip up some cocktails/mocktails. Chat, tell jokes, ask questions (there’s a great set of question ideas pinned on our pinterest board).

Keep a record of those special family moments. Why hide your photos away in a drawer when you can have them out on display. Make everyone smile as they look at those photos and remember the good days together.

We’ve pinned some ideas we like to our All Things Family board over on Pinterest.

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Keep Bugs and Pests at bay with these tips!

Does it feel like your house has been invaded by creepy crawlies and flying pests? There seem to be more flies, bugs and spiders in our home than ever this year and so we have been looking for ways to reduce these visitors as none of us here are very keen on their presence! Here are some of the tips we have found and are going to be trying ourselves!

Conkers Conkers. Yes, that’s right, conkers. Apparently, if you collect conkers and place at least 4 in every room (one in each corner), this will significantly reduce the presence of spiders in your house. We don’t know the science behind why this should work but we tried it last year (the kids love collecting conkers anyway and we are lucky to have a tree with plenty just up the road), and sure enough, we did notice a lot less spiders. So in our mind, it works!

Peppermint This is a tip we recently heard and are yet to try. Pop some peppermint oil into a spray bottle with some water and spray around your house. People swear by this cheap and effective tip! Off to the shops to get some peppermint oil now!

Spider Stop Spider Stop One of our best sellers at Betterware, is the Spider Stop Spray. With over 4.5 star rating from our customers, this seems to be the business. With ingredients that spiders find offensive, it’s sure to keep your eight-legged friends away. Use every 2-3 weeks for maximum effectiveness.
Malt Vinegar Bring malt vinegar to boil in a saucepan and watch the flies leave. Just don’t let the vinegar burn or it smells awful!Flytrap Sunflower Window Stickers

Flytrap sunflower windows

These attractive window stickers are infused with a scent that flies find irresistible. Simply apply to your windows to attract insects and stop them from entering your home. Easy to remove and leaves no sticky residue. Great for conservatories, greenhouses and kitchens.

Mint Plant Try placing a large mint plant by your door. Flies do not like this and it can help to deter them from entering your house. Lavender and tomato plants are also rumoured to work. This sounds good to us, we can grow the herbs and plants we love and keep those flying friends away too.

Ant Trap We have been inundated with ants this summer trying to enter our kitchen around the patio door. Next time we will be trying this Ant Trap. Designed to allow the ants to enter but not exit again, seems to be the perfect solution.

Ant trap

Citronella Coasters What a great idea! Keep those insects away from your drinks with these citronella infused Coasters.

Citronella Coasters

What tips can you share with us? What have you tried and has it worked? Please share with us all on our Facebook Page.

 
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Life Made Easier By Betterware

Alternative uses for products that you might just not have thought of.

Have you ever read any of those articles which suggest alternative uses for everyday products that you may already have around the house?

Well here at Betterware we have been searching for uses for products in our range which you might not have considered.

Here are some of our favourites. We’ve not yet tested any of them but send us your photos if you have! We’ve pinned some of these ideas on our Pinterest board ‘Alternative uses for Everyday Betterware Products?’

What could you use a Set of 3 Laundry Bags for?

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How about travel bags for toys? What a good idea to keep pieces of Lego tidy and ready in your car for those long journeys with the kids. Or maybe pens and paper to keep the budding young artist/writer entertained on the move?

Washing toys in the washing machine? This isn’t something we would recommend trying but many people seem to have tried and think this is a brilliant idea.You could even try washing your clothes in them to keep clothes tangle free and separated. Now who would have thought of that?

Canvas Print We’ve seen a clever idea where people hide their jewellery and valuables behind canvas prints on the wall. Just add hinges and magnets to keep closed. Who would think to look there?

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Magnetic Coloured Memo Strip.  Ok so there’s the obvious use of a funky way to display all of your special photos and important messages. But what else could you use a magnetic strip for?

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Place on the wall of your child’s bedroom to easily store and sort their toy cars? Encourage them to ‘park’ their cars at the end of the day?

In the bedroom/bathroom – attach your hair clips, nail scissors, nail files for a handy way to keep all of those important little items to hand? Use in the garage for nails and screws. Or maybe in the hobby room for keeping sewing machine reels of cotton organised.

Peel and Stick Chalkboard set. Use in the kitchen/stick on the fridge for those handy reminders and shopping lists.

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Or maybe as an alternative memo board in the office. Use Liquid Chalk Pens for a no mess alternative to chalks. Great for kids bedrooms too.

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Place by the front door, for those ‘don’t forget’ notes or just a nice welcome home message for loved ones.

Check out these ideas here.

Have you had any useful ideas for any of the products that we stock? Or maybe you’ve seen some hilarious suggestions that would never work and you would never try? Share them with us all over on our Facebook Page.

 
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