Home shopping comes to the library

Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 01:00 PM.

“These are great career opportunities for women who already have careers and are busy with families,” she said. “They either want to make a little extra money on the side, or want some extra income while taking care of families.”

Tastefully Simple home party host Beth Bryant — a consultant selling the gourmet food line for 10 years — said she appreciated the work-from-home flexibility.

“I tutor in school during the day,” she said. “This is my fun job.”

Some home parties feature demonstrations of the merchandise. Serena McCabe was displaying Pink Zebra home fragrance products to Crestview resident Lisa Garrison.

“We’ve only been in business a year,” McCabe said. “Our signature product is our Sprinkles” scented pellets. “Because it’s brand new, people are always interested. Instead of a show at someone’s house, we do a candle party and everybody makes a mini candle instead of me doing a demonstration. Everybody loves it. It’s a hobby as well as a little income here and there.”

Garrison hadn’t made up her mind whether to buy anything.

“I’m just out enjoying my Saturday,” she said. “But I might buy something. There’s a lot of interesting things here.”

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