First the home show was smaller than it had been in the past. I already have many of the staples from these events like new knives and a pressure cooker so I was a little disappointed there were no new gadgets to purchase. I was also looking for a good multi-purpose frying pan with super non-stick – nothing.
I was however pleasantly surprised by the Brown Family booths. They made sense and were well organized. The drawing prizes were clearly stated at the booth unlike some of the others. The SisterWives Closet stuff is cute and maybe something I would buy for my best friend.
We also visited the health supplement booth operated by the Brown family. It was for a product called LIV. The folks working at the booth were very nice. We tried the samples. I liked the mint drink the best. It reminded me of my past favorite (before I quit artificial sweeteners) Crystal Light mojito mint drink. The LIV drink in Vegas terms is like a virgin weathered strained mint julep – minty but not mouthwash. The rep who lives in Las Vegas and is a local mom Debbie Pendleton was very nice with answers to all of my questions. She has a site with the information about the products located here. She even told me that I could save on shipping by ordering from her and she will deliver locally.
I am sure there is some multi-level marketing component to this product offering. Obviously as there is star power involved this family would have the opportunity to be at the top of such a business. As Kody Brown was in marketing before coming to Vegas if participants go into the cold harsh realities of MLM with their eyes wide open and like any bet don’t risk more than they can afford to put on a table more power to them.
Then we met the Brown family. Compared to most reality TV stars I have met while working in Vegas they were genuinely nice. Most reality TV stars you don’t want within 100 feet of your kids. I would say if your kids want to meet a TV person the Browns are as safe as you can get. (Chris Angel, Jon Gosselin, and Rip Taylor – pick up your babies and run the other direction.) My daughter brought her best friend and they didn’t say anything just grinned from ear to ear.
My husband got to meet his favorite Sister Wife: Christine. He loves the show. It really is the only reality show based out of Vegas that our kids can watch with us. We are also fans of Pawn Stars but its shtick has worn thin.
We have actually seen parts of the family around Vegas but we never bother them. I hope my neighbors feel the same way that all families deserve to live in peace. I have known children of celebrities and it is hard for them to share their life with “fans” taking their parents energy. I have a friend whose father’s celebrity made it impossible to enjoy even her birthday dinner out with him. There were always people sitting down at their tables uninvited. This was before the age of TMZ and cameras everywhere. As a community I hope we remember that show business is what many of our residents do. There is a time that performers are “on” and the rest of the time they are not. If you want to meet the Brown’s when they are “on” follow their twitter accounts as I am sure they will have other booths in the future.