Living your life right is about becoming a better you. And who doesn’ t
want to aspire to be better—in virtually every asp...
4 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318
24
28
29
30
The Streets of San Francisco:
A Walking Tour
San Francisco’s legend-filled s...
welcome to the preferred
brands in the LiveWellSM
Network
1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 5
Just view the letter on the ou...
THERMOSPAS Members save $550.00 with ThermoSpas. Just go to www.LiveWell.net and enter your membership number.
NATIONAL DI...
1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 7
ALLBOXES.COM When you're ready to pack -up and make a move, AllBoxes.com saves you 10% o...
The simplicity of nature in all its beauty is
truly a sight to behold. Think of majestic
mountains, pink heather growing w...
bathroom. Tile is not as expensive and
doesn’t require the constant upkeep of
wood. And, as an added benefit, ceramic
tile...
1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 11
For those loved ones who treasure the simple
joys of tending their gardens, who get
sat...
14 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318
gift-giving&cuisine
History of Chocolate
Chocolate is thought to have become mainstream...
Chocolate 101
Truffles, bonbons, chocolate bars, chocolate lava cake, mud pie,
chocolate ice cream… Chocolate commonly com...
1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 21
with, we got more space. We started out
living in a 700-square-foot condo, which
could ...
22 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318
First, pick a part of the house to work on.
Are you ready to tackle the attic, or is th...
Our Members Benefit From...
Your friend found her dream home and you are searching for the
perfect well wishes. How about ...
Here is a calendar for you to record significant dates and holidays that are important to you.
Use the brands within our P...
Labor Day
July
August
September
October
November
December
Independence Day
Rosh Hashanah
Halloween
Yom Kippur
Veteran’s Da...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Live wellclub

487 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
487
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
22
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Live wellclub

  1. 1. Living your life right is about becoming a better you. And who doesn’ t want to aspire to be better—in virtually every aspect of life? W elcome to LiveWell, your source for getting more out of life. As a member of this exciting network, you can feel good, look good, and live right, and do it all for much less. Learn how to be an ace organizer, get beauty tips, and be in the know about exciting places to visit, delicious foods to eat, and all the numerous ways you can save on gifts for your friends, your family—even yourself. Y our tremendous savings will add up significantly. You can even earn cash-back privileges! Take a look at all the savings you’ll be entitled to… Home & Garden: Get special offers at 1-800-FLOWERS.com and Plow & Hearth, plus great savings on everything you need for your home and lawn. You’ll get how-to guides for doing it yourself as well as referrals on contractors and other tradespeople. Travel & Entertainment: Enjoy fabulous savings on hotels, rental cars, cruises, ski resorts, and theme parks. Your discounts also include local attractions like golf courses, museums, movie theaters, and so much more. Health & Beauty: Save on spa treatments, get discount coupons on clothing, jewelry, and items to help make a better you at your favorite clothing stores, department stores, and specialty stores. Organization & Moving: Get special discounts at Office Depot, All Boxes Direct, Target.com, and COSTCO. You’ll find everything you need to help you move into your home and get it into shape. And if you need more help, a personal advisor will be on hand to answer all your questions. Gift-Giving & Cuisine: Save on premium chocolates at Fannie May, fine wines at The Winetasting Network, and lovely gifts for your friends and family at HearthSong and Magic Cabin. Save on a beautiful bouquet or gift basket at 1-800-FLOWERS.com too. You’re also entitled to deep discounts on local dining and your favorite national chains! Enjoy a Cash Back Reward. In addition, earn 5% cash back every year when you buy anything within the LiveWell network of preferred brands listed at the right, as long as you are a LiveWell member. You can look forward to these special offers and getting money back at the end of each membership year up to $250.00! Sincerely, Tim Lukens Vice President, LiveWell ® DOC NAME: LVWF 0001.04 SIZE: 8” x 10.875" LVWF 0001.04 Letter/Cont/Ad p.2 3/19/07 2:30 PM Page 1
  2. 2. 4 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318 24 28 29 30 The Streets of San Francisco: A Walking Tour San Francisco’s legend-filled streets provide miles of calf-stretching vistas! A Taste of Northern California’s Wine Country Vineyard hopping through the state’s premier viticultural region. Chicken Piccata Recipe Make delicious, tender chicken using a hint of a fine Napa Valley white wine. Calendar of Special Events Plan your gift-giving season with this month-at- a-glance calendar. 24 28 Contents(continued) DOC NAME: LVWF 0001.04 SIZE: 8” x 10.875" LVWF 0001.04 Letter/Cont/Ad p.2 3/19/07 2:30 PM Page 3
  3. 3. welcome to the preferred brands in the LiveWellSM Network 1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 5 Just view the letter on the outside of this magazine, or go to www.LiveWell.net to receive your special offers on these incredible products from these great brands. A lovely flower arrangement or gift basket is sur e to brighten someone’s day on any occasion. Every day is special! The way to someone’s heart is through the stomach! Give select fresh-baked desserts and gifts in beautiful packaging. It’s hard to resist a box of sumptuous chocolates. The taste is so delicious you’ll want more, and then you’ll want to share them with all your friends! Feel good about giving toys that encourage imaginative, cr eative play that children will remember forever. Give the purest pleasures of childhood, from a beautiful book to a beautifully handcrafted, simple doll. Enjoy top-quality, heartwarming products that help define your life for your home, hearth, yard, and garden. Send a celebratory gift of popcorn—try a sampler or a smiley face tower of treats! Popcorn can be perfect for any occasion. Give organization to a friend who just bought a brand-new home and help her solve the clutter problem! Celebrate elegant living in the natural world with beautiful gifts for the outdoors, like a name plaque and bell, chimes, weathervanes, etc. Toast life’s important moments with a fine Napa Valley wine. ® COLORS: 4c LVWF 0001.04 Letter/Cont/Ad p.2 3/19/07 2:30 PM Page 4
  4. 4. THERMOSPAS Members save $550.00 with ThermoSpas. Just go to www.LiveWell.net and enter your membership number. NATIONAL DISC OUNTS You can also enjo y great savings at www .LiveWell.net on some of y our fav orite brands lik e Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Nine West, Shoes.com, and more!2 HOW-TO-GUIDES Giving you the information you need, you can choose from over 150 How-To Guides covering every aspect of home improvement—from window installation to wallpapering and more! Simply go to www.LiveWell.net to download guides. CONTRACTOR SOLUTIONS With o ver 35,000 pre-screened tradespeople w aiting to help y ou with an y and e very home improvement project, you can rest assured the job will get done r ight and without worry—thanks to the $1,000.00 Service Guarantee!1 Go to www.LiveWell.net for more information. NATIONAL DISCOUNTS You'll have access to special savings and added discounts on home-relat ed products, ser vices, and many of the everyday things you want and need! Go to www.LiveWell.net and get your downloadable coupons2 or request a shopping guide using the reply card in y our fulfillment materials. Membership Details We want you to know everything LiveWell has to offer! home&garden gift-giving&cuisine health&beauty 1 Work will be covered to the extent that it is incomplete, not in compliance with the terms of any binding contract, or not within normal standards of workmanship. This coverage is limited to the amount of actual financial cost to correct the work, but will in no event exceed $1,000. All claims must be made within 30 days after the job is completed. All contracts and receipts must be provided upon request for each specific project. For coverage under this Guarantee, you must be an active Li veWell member at the time the tradesperson is referred, the work is performed, and the Guarantee claim is made. When making a claim under this Guarantee, you must provide a professional estimate of the cost to repair the work for each specific project. This coverage is voided under any of the following circumstances: (1) during the course of the job, a tradesperson or contractor outside LiveWell Contractor Solutions is used to perform part of the job; (2) materials not supplied by the LiveW ell tradesperson are used in the job; (3) the work involves carpet cleaning and/or maid ser vice. LiveWell Contractor Solutions is provided by Ser viceMagic, Inc. ServiceMagic, Inc. pre-screens and maintains a network of thousands of contractors to which you will have access. Neither ServiceMagic, Inc. nor Trilegiant Corporation is responsible or liable for the ser vices or actions of such contractors. 2 Printed online coupons may be required at some locations.Printed online coupons are non transferable and are valid once per visit. Printed online coupons are not valid with any other special or promotion. Some offers may exclude gift certificates, alcohol, tax, and gratuity. DINING DISCOUNTS Get discounted dining cer tificates just for going online. Y ou’ll get 1 0% of f already reduced pr ices for $25.00 gift certificates at over 4,000 restaurants nationwide at www.LiveWell.net. All you have to do is purchase online and print or request a dining guide using the reply card in y our fulfillment materials.2 LOCAL & NATIONAL DISCOUNTS From family dining to quiet dinners to office functions, just show your LiveWell membership card and receiv e 1 0% to 50% of f y our dining bill at o ver 25,000 local res taurants across the countr y. Jus t go to www.LiveWell.net to get a list of establishments in your area or request a guide using the reply card in your fulfillment materials. Please allow three to four w eeks to receive your guide in the mail. Y ou can also go online to www .LiveWell.net and print out immediate restaurant discounts—from snacks and desserts at the mall to participating chain restaurants. Or request a dining guide using the reply card in your fulfillment materials. Savings apply toward food, beverages, and even chain merchandise!2 6 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318 DOC NAME: LVWF 0001.04 SIZE: 8” x 10.875" LVWF 0001.04 Letter/Cont/Ad p.2 3/19/07 2:30 PM Page 5
  5. 5. 1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 7 ALLBOXES.COM When you're ready to pack -up and make a move, AllBoxes.com saves you 10% on everything you'll need: from moving and shipping bo xes to protective packing, shipping supplies, and so much more! Log onto www .LiveWell.net and order directly using your membership number. HOW-TO-GUIDES You’ve just purchased your new home and are in the do-it-y ourself mode. W ith over 150 How-To-Guides, you’re sure to f ind something to help y ou with your new home, like guides on Painting, Remodeling, Ceilings, Walls & Floors, Decks and Fences, and so much more. Simply go to www .LiveWell.net to download guides. NATIONAL DISCOUNTS Great savings start at home! As a member, you’ll find the discounts you’ll need to make your house a home. Download coupons on www.LiveWell.net1 or request a shopping guide with printed coupons using the reply card in your fulfillment materials. CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS Hit the road with 5% to 25% discounts on car and truck rentals from the best names in the business like Avis, Budget, Dollar, and Hertz. For complete details, go to www.LiveWell.net or request the recreation guide on the reply card in your membership materials. RECREATION DISCOUNTS Save on a variety of your favorite activities. See the latest must-see movie, or get carried away on the newest ride at an amusement par k. Your entertainment coupons of fer discounted admission to national w ell-known spots and e ven local attractions, lik e museums, miniature golf, spor ting e vents, and so much more. 1 Simply go to www.LiveWell.net for a complet e lis t or req uest a recreation guide with pr inted coupons using the reply card in y our fulfillment materials. Members will also enjo y preferred savings on golf: from 10% to 50% of f at selected golf courses and resorts nationwide; plus, 10% off “stay and play” packages at a variety of luxury resorts and 2-for-1 offers on buckets of balls and golf lessons! And there’ s more...like convenient toll-free booking of t ee times at o ver 180 courses, up to $20 instant savings on each golf outing, free range balls, and v aluable coupons on food and pro shop merchandise. Go to www.LiveWell.net for more information and tee time bookings2 or you may request a recreation guide using the reply card in your fulfillment materials. AIRPORT PARKING DISCOUNTS Enjoy secure, convenient, full-service, off-airport parking with shuttle service to and from airport terminals across the country courtesy of AviStar Alliance. Go to www.LiveWell.net or call 1-877-488-9480 for more information.3 CAMPING DISCOUNTS Enjoy a 10% discount on campsit e reservations at over 500 Kampgrounds of America (KOA) sites. Just go to www.LiveWell.net or request a recreation guide using the reply card in your fulfillment kit. LiveWell members will also receive big savings on recreation vehicles (RVs) from Cruise America. Go to www.LiveWell.net to get y our coupon, which can also be found in the recreation guide. Jus t request the guide using the reply card in y our fulfillment kit. HOTEL ACCESS Enjoy up to 50% off standard rack room rates at over 5,000 properties!4 The best savings are available when you mak e y our o wn reser vations at ho tels lis ted in the director y. For a complet e lis t of ho tels in the netw ork, go to www.LiveWell.net or request the dining hotel using the reply card in your fulfillment kit. HOTEL SAVINGS NETWORK And if members cannot find what they are looking for in the Access® Guide, they also get excellent savings of up to 5% to 20% off the non-discounted rate at 10,000 participating hotels in the Hotel Savings Network® . Simply go to www.LiveWell.net for complete details5 or request the hotel guide using the reply card in y our fulfillment kit. organization&moving travel&entertainment 1 Printed online coupons may be required for some locations. Printed online coupons are non-transferable and are valid once per vi sit. Printed online coupons are not valid with any other special or promotion. Some offers may exclude gift certificates, alcohol, tax, and gratuity. 2 Offer is not transferable and is valid once per visit. Offer not valid with any other special offer or promotion. Advance reservations may be required. 3 The Parking Spot offers members 15% off their total parking stay . 4 THE Hotel Card® /Hotel Access® members save up to 50% off the regular rack rate at participating hotels. The rack rate is the hotel’s standard non-discounted room rate. The discount does not apply to special rates. To receive up to 50% off the regular rack rate, call the hotel for their availability, using only the phone number in the printed director y. Subject to Availability: Participating hotels offer up to a 50% discount subject to projected occupancy . The hotels may not allow the discount once they have reached a certain level of occupancy. For most hotels, this occurs when they are projected to be at 80% full. Restrictions: Additional restrictions may apply and vary by season and hotel location. Please see individual listing for details. For more details, call the hotel directly. Minimum Charge: There is a $25 minimum room charge per night. For example, if the rack rate were $40, the member would pay $25 rather than $20. 5 Hotel Savings Network Best Available Rates (BAR) are the lowest unrestricted, published room rates available on the date of booking, for a specified room type, bed type, date of arrival, and number of guests. BAR are available to the general public who do not qualify for any lower, unpublished rate, which may include, but are not limited to, corporate discount rates; group rates; meeting rates. BAR do not apply to rates with specific booking requirements or restrictions, such as, but not limited to, advance purchase and/or booking requirements and length of stay requirements. BAR do not include taxes, gratuities, or any additional resort or guest charges or fees that may apply and do n ot apply to packaged rates sold as part of a travel package or accommodation rates sold with value-added amenities. BAR do not apply to any rates from opaque providers. An opaque provider is any entity or service that prevents the buyer from obtaining information relating to available hotel rooms until after the buyer has guaranteed payment. LiveWell is a service mark of 800-Flowers, Inc. Dining Access® , Hotel Access® , and Recreation Access® are registered trademarks of Access Development. © 2007, Trilegiant Corporation © 2007 Access Development WF 0001.04 5" COLORS: 4c LVWF 0001.04 Letter/Cont/Ad p.2 3/19/07 2:30 PM Page 6
  6. 6. The simplicity of nature in all its beauty is truly a sight to behold. Think of majestic mountains, pink heather growing wild for miles—an uninhabited territory, a beautiful landscape. Rugged, handsome, timeless, and graceful: words don’t even do it justice. Dip your feet into the earth and take in the incredible air. Can you just imagine yourself surrounded by the natural elements every day, in your own home? For those of you who have not considered using ceramic tile, there is somewhat of a tile renaissance movement going on right now, and it’s all inspired by nature. And the possibilities have never been greater than they are right now. Bring the outside in with stone- and wood- inspired ceramic tile, ideal materials for those who want the aesthetics and charm of the natural element, but also want the ease of care, durability, long life, and germ- resistance that tile offers. Get the Look and Feel of Stone or W ood With the Benefits of Ceramic Tile Inspired by Nature home&garden 8 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318 Document Name: LVWF 0001.04 HomeGarden p.8 Page Size: 8" x 10.875" Last User: kboemio1 Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, LVWF 0001.04 HomeGarden p.8 3/19/07 2:21 PM Page 1
  7. 7. bathroom. Tile is not as expensive and doesn’t require the constant upkeep of wood. And, as an added benefit, ceramic tile is an excellent heat conductor that maintains its temperature when used with radiant heating systems. In the South, where moisture is an issue, wood-inspired ceramic is perfect. Wood can be damaged by sunlight, but tile holds up, so you can have the desired wood look without having to worry about warping, shifting, insects or refinishing. Wood-inspired tiles from Tile of Spain branded manufacturers are an environmentally conscious way of attaining exotic wood looks such as wengé and merbau as well as more common species, such as oak, maple, and beech. The new wood-inspired ceramic tile is so close to the original that to see it, touch it or even to walk on it will make you question whether it is wood or ceramic. The Habitania Series from Azulev offers the colors roble (oak), natural cerezo (cherry) and wengé (tropical timber from Africa). Special pieces including skirting, borders, and tacos are also available. This tile can be used on walls and floors. When considering using stone or wood for your home, consider ceramic tile that is inspired by these materials. Ceramic tile offers unique benefits to make your life and family more comfortable. For more information about tile from Spain, visit www.spaintiles.info. — Content adapted from ARA What Does Home Mean ToYou? Our Members Benefit From... Love, peace, tranquility, improvement? Your home should evoke warmth, but more important it should be a reflection of your taste. Perhaps it’s beautiful deck and patio furniture or a whimsical gnome for your garden… whatever detail you choose for an embellishment, PLOW & HEARTH has many great ideas to get you inspired. Are you ready to make that long-awaited project a reality? Take the hassle and uncertainty out of locating contractors! With over 35,000 pre-screened tradespeople waiting to help you with any and every home improvement project, you can rest assured the job will get done r ight and without worry thanks to the $1,000.00 Service Guarantee!1 And just in case you want to do it on your own, as a member of LiveWell you’ll have access to 160 How-To Guides that will provide you with tips on everything from do-it-yourself window installation to wallpapering and everything in between. You’ll be able to talk knowledgeably with contractors or handle the job yourself like a pro! Download on www.LiveWell.net. Go online and get significant savings on hundreds of your favorite brands that will help make your house a home. See the Welcome Letter on the outside of this magazine for special of fers, or go to www.LiveWell.net. You may also request printed savings guides using the reply card in y our membership materials. 10 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318 Ceramic tile offers the warm glow and natural charm of wood without the expensive maintenance. home&garden Document Name: LVWF 0001.04 HomeGarden p.8 Page Size: 8" x 10.875" Last User: kboemio1 Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Ye LVWF 0001.04 HomeGarden p.8 3/19/07 2:14 PM Page 3
  8. 8. 1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 11 For those loved ones who treasure the simple joys of tending their gardens, who get satisfaction from staying at home and caring for its exterior and who thrive on the fresh air and physical activity of yard work, here are some great year-round gift ideas. A new garden kit or tool set will give garden enthusiasts something to look forward to once warm weather arrives. And while your gardening loved one will likely be thankful for any gift you give, they will be sure to notice and appreciate the extra thought you put into giving a gift you know they will truly use and love. For beautiful, functional, and specialty gardening-related product ideas, just go to www.plowhearth.com, where you’ll find everything from gardening whimsy to bird feeders to patio furniture. The gardening enthusiast in your life will appreciate a beautiful gardening gift set, interesting planters, or a floral duvet quilt to bring the outside indoors. Anything that would enrich your loved one’s favorite hobby would be a truly cherished gift. Some other gift ideas your gardening loved one is sure to enjoy include (or if that person is you, drop a few hints around birthdays and anniversaries): And don’t leave kids out of the fun. Children love playing in the dirt, and gardening is becoming more and more popular with the younger set. Just remember to educate them about the difference between flowers and weeds! A variety of gardening-for-children books can also be fun and entertaining gifts when not actually in the garden. ■ A subscription to a gardening magazine ■ A gardening book or books about plants ■ Gardening gloves (gardeners can always use extra pairs) ■ Garden clogs ■ Potted plants ■ Seeds or bulbs to be planted at a later time ■ Garden chairs or accessories ■ And, last but not least, a promise to lend a helping hand when gardening season rolls around. More Americans than ever are getting their hands dirty and discovering the benefits of gardening. ESCAPE to Your Yard 1 Work will be covered to the extent that it is incomplete, not in compliance with the terms of any binding contract, or not within normal standards of workmanship. This coverage is limited to the amount of actual financial cost to correct the work, but will in no event exceed $1,000. All claims must be made within 30 da ys after the job is completed. All contracts and receipts must be provided upon request for each specific project. For coverage under this Guarantee, you must be an active LiveWell member at the time the tradesperson is referred, the work is performed, and the Guarantee claim is made. When making a claim under this Guarantee, you must provide a professional estimate of the cost t o repair the work for each specific project. This coverage is voided under any of the following circumstances: (1) during the course of the job, a tradesperson or contractor outside LiveWell Contractor Solutions is used to perform part of the job; (2) materials not supplied by the LiveWell tradesperson are used in the job; (3) the work involves carpet cleaning and/or maid ser vice. LiveWell Contractor Solutions is provided by Ser viceMagic, Inc. ServiceMagic, Inc. pre-screens and maintains a network of thousands of contractors to which you will have access. Neither ServiceMagic, Inc. nor Trilegiant Corporation is responsible or liable for the services or actions of such contractors. mio1 yan, Magenta, Yellow, FPO Black, PANTONE 151 C LVWF 0001.04 HomeGarden p.8 3/19/07 2:14 PM Page 4
  9. 9. 14 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318 gift-giving&cuisine History of Chocolate Chocolate is thought to have become mainstream in the 14th century by the Aztecs, who used cacao beans to produce a hot, frothy drink known today as hot chocolate—the delicious drink with the desirable flavor. Chocolate is made from the fermented, roasted, and ground beans taken from the pod of the tropical cacao tree, first cultivated by the Olmec Indians in 1500 B.C. FAMOUS CHOCOLATE MAKERS: 1852 - Italian chocolatier Domingo Ghirardelli founded his chocolate company in San Francisco. 1868 - John Cadbury mass-marketed the first boxes of chocolate candies. 1879 - Daniel Peter and Henri Nestlé joined together to form the Nestlé Company. 1879 - Rodolphe Lindt of Berne, Switzerland, produced a more smooth and creamy chocolate that melted on the tongue. 1920 - H. Teller Archibald opened the first Fannie May shop on 11 N. LaSalle St. in Chicago. 1922 - Harry London founded Harry London Candies in Canton, Ohio. 1926 - Belgian chocolatier Joseph Draps starts the Godiva Company to compete with Hershey’s and Nestle’s in the American market. Chocolate, known to some as the “Love Chemical,” releases endorphins in the brain and gives us mood-lifting effects, making its luscious taste even harder for us to resist! Deciding what to buy someone you love can be overwhelming to say the least! Chocolate serves so many purposes, especially as a wonderful gift—and not just on Valentine’s Day! It is the absolute perfect treat Monday through Friday and everything in between. If delicious treats are what you crave, Fannie May has many premium chocolates to choose from, for any occasion. Maybe you would like to send a beautiful floral gift basket instead? What a wonderful way of saying “Thanks,” “Happy Birthday,” or “Happy Mother’s Day.” You’ll find an array of bouquets, gift baskets, and savings at 1800FLOWERS.com. For even more gift-giving rewards, go to www.LiveWell.net for downloadable coupon savings1 on popcorn, flowers, even fresh-baked desserts—you’re sure to find something special for someone you love. For many, chocolate may very well be the perfect food group, or at least a delicious dessert while dining out. Whether making dinner reservations at one of the best restaurants in town or running out for a quick bite, you’ll be able to save 10% to 50% instantly on your entire bill at participating restaurants—both locally and nationwide!1 Give the gift of dining by getting 10% off already reduced prices for $25 gift certificates at over 4,000 restaurants.1 Go to www.LiveWell.net. Bon appetit! See the Welcome Letter on the outside of this magazine for special offers, or go to www.LiveWell.net. You may also request printed savings guides using the reply card in your fulfillment materials. Our Members Benefit From... The Act of Gift-Giving is an Art Form. LVWF 0001.04 Chocolate p. 12 3/19/07 2:19 PM Page 3
  10. 10. Chocolate 101 Truffles, bonbons, chocolate bars, chocolate lava cake, mud pie, chocolate ice cream… Chocolate commonly comes in different forms that are used to produce these rich concoctions we crave. DARK CHOCOLATE A more bitter tasting chocolate. Also known as the healthy chocolate due to the antioxidants it contains, which are said to aid in the reduction of blood pressure. MILK CHOCOLATE Chocolate liquor with extra cocoa butter, sugar, milk and vanilla added. By far, the most popular form of chocolate. It is for the most part an eating chocolate. WHITE CHOCOLATE Technically isn’t really chocolate, according to the Food and Drug Administration, and has no real guidelines for its composition. It is primarily made of cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla. UNSWEETENED OR BAKING CHOCOLATE This is simply cooled, hardened chocolate liquor. This is primarily used as an ingredient in recipes. Y ou would never want to eat this like a candy bar! Semi-sweet chocolate is also used mostly in recipes, like chocolate chip cookies. It has extra cocoa butter and sugar added. CHOCOLATE LIQUOR All chocolate is derived from the liquid form of chocolate. It’s what is added to or taken from the liquor that produces the different forms. 1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 15 Go online and get significant savings on hundreds of your favorite brands. www.LiveWell.net Chocolate bars, ice creams, cookies, cakes, pies, chocolate mousse, and more—Americans consume about 10 pounds of chocolate in one year; the Swiss eat about 22 pounds a y ear! 1 Printed online coupons may be required at some locations. Printed online coupons are not transferable and are valid once per vis it. Coupons offers are not valid with any other special or promotion. Some offers may exclude gift certificates, alcohol, tax, and gratuity. LVWF 0001.04 Chocolate p. 12 3/19/07 2:19 PM Page 4
  11. 11. 1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 21 with, we got more space. We started out living in a 700-square-foot condo, which could have been cozy if we could have gotten rid of half the contents. Instead, we got rid of the condo. We moved to a house three times the size of our condo, and I’ve been in heaven ever since. Now that I have more space, I also have more patience. A pile is not quite as overwhelming as it used to be. A box of childhood toys can be placed in the attic instead of a corner of the living room. If he wants to hang onto every T-shirt from little league to his beer league from last summer, who am I to argue? Yeah, right. You think I’m going to let him get off that easy? The attic is filling up fast! And as our family grows, so will our possessions. Besides, I understand that not everyone has the luxury of space so I’m here to help. But where to begin? CONFESSIONS OF A Pack Rat’s Wife Treasure versus trash — there’s no better time to decide what’s what. You’ll make more room, and perhaps even a few dollars. I meant what I said that sunny November day two years ago… through good times and bad, sickness and health, and piles of “memories” everywhere. Okay, so the piles of junk, ahem, I mean, treasures, weren’t part of our vows, but maybe they should have been. I admit it. I am a neat freak. I like things simple, uncluttered, clean. So, how exactly do you make it work when you’re married to someone who thinks the shriveled up boutonniere he wore at a wedding four years ago belongs on top of his dresser? This is the same person who dove across the floor to keep me from throwing away a pen that was out of ink simply because it was from one of the colleges he applied to. These are true stories, I swear. And there are a hundred more where they came from. The good news is, there is hope. Whether you’re the “clutterbug” or the “neat freak,” there is a way to make it work. To start I love him, I do. BY JENNIFER ATKINS LVWF 0001.04 Organization p.20 3/19/07 2:06 PM Page 2
  12. 12. 22 www.LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318 First, pick a part of the house to work on. Are you ready to tackle the attic, or is the closet a more pressing matter? Once you decide, be sure to set aside plenty of time for this project. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may need anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Now comes the hard part. How do you know what to keep? Unfortunately, that’s a decision you have to make. But let me say this. There’s no reason to throw away the family albums, but if it’s the note that Jane passed you in eighth grade asking if you liked Dennis, and you don’t remember Dennis, or Jane for that matter, why hold onto it? If, like me, it’s your spouse who can’t part with anything, try boxing up things they say they can’t part with and leave them for a period of time. If they don’t miss them, after say 6 months, do they really need them? Chances are, they’ll be so pleased with the additional space and organization, they’ll be okay with getting rid of a few things. Now is also a great time to get creative. Remember those T-shirts collected over the last 30 years? Why not turn them into a quilt? It’s a great way for him to hold onto his cherished memories, and for you to turn a few boxes of “junk” into something useful. And if you don’t already know how to quilt, it’s a great opportunity to learn. You can also turn that box of miscellaneous pictures into a collage. Or take a box of knick-knacks from an event and arrange them in a shadow box to display in your living room. And if all else fails, how about turning the decluttering into a friendly competition? Perhaps you can see who can get the most money for their things. That way, not only do you end up richer, but you get bragging rights too. Not very creative? That’s okay. Certainly you appreciate the value of a dollar. Perhaps money is your motivation. Would you or your spouse be more willing to part with items if you got money in return? How about unloading those mint condition platform shoes at a tag sale? If that’s too much work, consider selling some larger items on an online auction site. You can even vow to use all the money for something you can enjoy together— perhaps that long-overdue vacation you’ve been saving for. Keep in mind, donations can be profitable for you as well. You won’t necessarily get cash in your pocket, but you can get a great tax deduction—and we can all use one of those. Besides, wouldn’t you rather pass these things along to someone who can use them now, rather than hold onto them just in case you decide you need them a few years down the road? And just think of that warm, fuzzy feeling you’ll get from knowing you’ve helped someone in need. And if all else fails, how about turning the decluttering into a friendly competition? organization&moving DOC NAME: LVWF 0001.04 SIZE: 8” x 10.875" COLORS: 4c LVWF 0001.04 Organization p.20 3/19/07 2:06 PM Page 3
  13. 13. Our Members Benefit From... Your friend found her dream home and you are searching for the perfect well wishes. How about a nice bottle of red to help her toast to her new address? The Winetasting Network can help you pick out a fine Napa Valley wine to say “good luck” to the ne w homeowner. A colorful bouquet, plant, or gift basket from 1-800-FLOWERS.com would make a special touch too! Do you need more organization in your life? Save 10% on your total purchase from All Boxes Direct. Just go to www.allboxes.com, enter your membership number, and receive your savings! Or find what you need from Problem Solvers, providers of practical solutions. When faced with a new home, it can be overwhelming. Perhaps you need some decoration inspiration? As a LiveWell member, you’ll have access to how-to guides and decoration tips, and endless coupons 1 and discounts to help fill up your home with beautiful accessories and must-haves. Remember, it’s all in the details. See the Welcome Letter on the outside of this magazine for special offers, or go to www.LiveWell.net. You may also request printed savings guides using the reply card in y our membership materials. 1-800-793-2318 www.LiveWell.net 23 Organizational simplicity is a harmonious home Perhaps you can see who can get the most money for their things. That way, not only do you end up richer, but you get bragging rights, too. Okay, so you’ve found the motivation right for you. You’ve determined which items are trash and which are treasures; now it’s time to organize. Get yourself to your favorite “everything store” and purchase some sturdy plastic bins in a variety of sizes. If this stuff is worth keeping, it’s worth storing it properly. Get a big roll of masking tape and a large black marker so you can label all the containers. If this sounds rather simple, that’s because it is. The hard part is done. You’ve found your motivation and made the difficult decisions about what to keep. Now you just need to add a little sweat and muscle and you’re done! Please keep in mind, you can help pack rats organize, but you can never change them completely. You can beg and plead for them to part with their childhood treasures, but sometimes it’s easier to just pack up those memories, label the box, and get on with your life. Good luck! 1 Printed online coupons may be required at some locations. Printed online coupons are not transferable and are valid once per vis it. Coupons offers are not valid with any other special or promotion. Some offers may exclude gift certificates, alcohol, tax, and gratuity. LVWF 0001.04 Organization p.20 3/19/07 2:16 PM Page 4
  14. 14. Here is a calendar for you to record significant dates and holidays that are important to you. Use the brands within our Preferred Network to find the perfect gift for your special occasion or loved one. You can also sign up for your FREE e-mail Gift Reminder Service at www.1800FLOWERS.com, so you will always remember the important dates in your life. January February March April May June New Year’s Day Super Bowl Party Passover Administrative Assistant’s Day Easter Valentine’s Day Mother’s Day Memorial Day Cinco de Mayo St. Patrick’s Day Father’s Day Flag Day Calendar of special events 30 LiveWell.net 1-800-793-2318 LVWF 0001.04 Calendar p.30 3/19/07 2:10 PM Page 1
  15. 15. Labor Day July August September October November December Independence Day Rosh Hashanah Halloween Yom Kippur Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Christmas Hanukkah Kwanzaa Our Preferred Network: 1-800-793-2318 LiveWell.net 31 ® Sign up for your FREE e-mail Gift Reminder Service today at www.1800FLOWERS.com. LVWF 0001.04 Calendar p.30 3/19/07 2:10 PM Page 2

×