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  • Ditch the selfie and join #TheUsProject

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    Hannah Malcolm
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: Hannah Malcolm This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Soffe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Athletic clothing company Soffe Apparel may ring a bell. (Remember wearing the cute and colorful shorts back in middle school or high school?) Since February 2015, the brand has added an array of athletic clothes and accessories for youths and young adults (boys included). The product is more sophisticated, with top-quality fabric, technology and performance. Soffe recently launched The US Project (#TheUsProject movement) – a movement…
  • 7 Tips To Reduce The Cost Of Employee Business Travel

    Young Upstarts
    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    The last few years have been tough for personal as well as business finance. One area in which business enterprises can save substantially is the cost of employee business travel. There are contemporary technologies that facilitate video conferencing and electronic communication. These techniques have helped to keep employee business travel costs down, but some business trips are unavoidable. Here are 7 tips to reduce cost of employee business travel: 1. Have an Unambiguous Employee Business Travel Policy. This policy should include per diems applicable for different employees based on their…
  • finally eating my first ramen burger 🍜🍔 (it was ok 😐)...

    by teresa wu
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    finally eating my first ramen burger 🍜🍔 (it was ok 😐) #smorgasburg #ramenburger (at Smorgasburg Pier 5 Brooklyn Bridge Park)
  • Measuring the “Quality” of Videos

    Geoff Campbell
    Geoff Campbell
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    As I move into making more videos for Friends’ Central I’m concerned with what the effect will be. Following Wistia’s method, one of the most helpful web video production sites I’ve come across, engagement/retention can be seen as an analog for quality. There are different metrics to use when trying to reach different goals but I see no better way to measure quality (at least in the eyes of your viewers), than engagement. I’m happy to say then, that the 2015 Valentine’s Day video I produced (with some content from others at the school) was enjoyed by those…
  • Good Pitch Vs. Bad Pitch

    She Takes on The World
    Natalie MacNeil
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Ciao from Italy! Right now I’m exploring the gorgeous island of Capri…           …and the town of Amalfi (right). These clouds! This sea! The colors! Amalfi always lights me up. Written at my feet: “La vita e un sogno” – “life is but a dream.” Yup, feels that way right now.  Last week I was in Cannes, France for some big meetings as we expand what we offer through She Takes on the World TV and develop another project that we’ll be revealing soon.       (Left) I’m perched here journaling in the port of…
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  • Ditch the selfie and join #TheUsProject

    Hannah Malcolm
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: Hannah Malcolm This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Soffe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Athletic clothing company Soffe Apparel may ring a bell. (Remember wearing the cute and colorful shorts back in middle school or high school?) Since February 2015, the brand has added an array of athletic clothes and accessories for youths and young adults (boys included). The product is more sophisticated, with top-quality fabric, technology and performance. Soffe recently launched The US Project (#TheUsProject movement) – a movement…
  • Red Carpet Recap: Dallas International Film Festival 2015

    Nelli
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:27 pm
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli The ninth annual Dallas International Film Festival concluded today, and it was another great year of fantastic movies and star-studded events. The festival aired more than 150 films from 32 countries during 11 days of screenings, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As and awards presentations. Here’s a look at a few of the red carpet events showcasing directors, producers, actors and others who were in Dallas to celebrate their new films. Rick Carlisle, Silke Nowitzki, Dirk Nowitzki, NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT Jessica Tedeschi, Hal, Leah…
  • ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert, April 18 (Dallas)

    Nelli
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli Country music’s biggest ride is taking place in Dallas this Saturday, April 18 as a part of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) events that’ll be in town. Chart-topping artists such as Dierks Bently and Lee Brice, plus many more, will perform at the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert. Hosted by Dierks Bentley, the event will begin at 10 a.m. with performances by Will Hoge at Strokers Dallas and Joey Hyde at Longhorn Harley-Davidson before the riders hit the road at noon. The ride will conclude with a post-ride concert…
  • Spring break destinations for 20-somethings

    Guest
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Guest With the holidays long gone and the next three-day weekend no where in sight, you might be feeling a little run down. You know the feeling…you start sleeping in an extra five minutes in the morning, which eventually turns in to an extra 20. You cajole yourself in to powering through an extra hour of work in the evening with the promise of a big glass of wine at the finish line. These things are all fine practices. After all, we’ve got to show ourselves some love sometimes, but these things may be a sign you’re becoming a tad to frazzled…
  • See “Superstar Duets” and ACM’s Party for a Cause, April 17-18 {DFW}

    Nelli
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This post was written by Genpink author: Nelli Grab your cowboy boots, and head over to Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 17 and 18 to catch some of the biggest names in country music! This week, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced the full lineup of A-list country music artists who will perform in pairs at “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets.” This concert is part of the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, taking place throughout two days at Globe Life Park. The performances at the two-day outdoor music festival celebrate the 50thACM Awards,…
 
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    Young Upstarts

  • 7 Tips To Reduce The Cost Of Employee Business Travel

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    The last few years have been tough for personal as well as business finance. One area in which business enterprises can save substantially is the cost of employee business travel. There are contemporary technologies that facilitate video conferencing and electronic communication. These techniques have helped to keep employee business travel costs down, but some business trips are unavoidable. Here are 7 tips to reduce cost of employee business travel: 1. Have an Unambiguous Employee Business Travel Policy. This policy should include per diems applicable for different employees based on their…
  • [Infographic] What You Need To Know To Be Productive At Work

    Daniel Goh
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    To be a success at work, one needs to be productive, and not simply be busy. But one of the keys to being productive is having a workspace environment conducive to maintaining your level of productivity at work. For example, it is important to have sufficient and proper lighting – natural sunlight is best – as well as a low level of ambient noise which will not distract you from your work. Here’s an infographic by Davitt Corporate Partners that looks at how your environment at work can have an impact on your levels of productivity, coupled with helpful tips on how you can…
  • HR Tips And Options For A Growing Start-Up

    Contributor
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    by Amy Klimek, VP of Human Resources for ZipRecruiter Human resources can be an intimidating thing for a fast growing start-up business. It often means hiring more people to operate a formal HR department, and as any start-up entrepreneur knows, resources are already spread thin. This article will discuss tips to successfully deliver HR – or HR services – within a start-up firm, along with ways to reduce its cost. Think About Who You’re Hiring. Whether you hire an HR firm to help with the hiring process or not, think about who you’re hiring in any situation. So, if…
  • Three Cheap Ideas To Consider When Starting Up A Garage Business

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Once you’re fully licenced, proficient and have the knowledge to start up your own garage business, you’re then tasked with actually getting it off the ground. Needless to say really but this can be an expensive task; not only do you need all your equipment, there’s the cost of running your business to consider as well. However, what you’ll be pleased to know is that there are steps you can take to help make this more affordable for you. So if you are in a qualified position to start up a garage business without investing too much, read on to find out three ways you can do so. Rent…
  • Floating On A Cloud: Small Business

    Contributor
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    by Dr. Lynne Williams, Kaplan University, MSIT Cloud computing is hot these days, and becoming increasingly popular as 2015 approaches. While large organizations leverage cloud services for long-distance collaboration, data storage and many other applications that make running a geographically dispersed business easier, there’s also room in the cloud for small business. One of the primary strengths of working with cloud services is that cloud-based applications and storage usually allow the client to share a service or information across a wide range of devices. In the past, applications…
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Measuring the “Quality” of Videos

    Geoff Campbell
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    As I move into making more videos for Friends’ Central I’m concerned with what the effect will be. Following Wistia’s method, one of the most helpful web video production sites I’ve come across, engagement/retention can be seen as an analog for quality. There are different metrics to use when trying to reach different goals but I see no better way to measure quality (at least in the eyes of your viewers), than engagement. I’m happy to say then, that the 2015 Valentine’s Day video I produced (with some content from others at the school) was enjoyed by those…
  • Thank you, CASE District II!

    Geoff Campbell
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’d jut like to write a quick thank you CASE District II for awarding me an Independent School Scholarship to attend their conference last week. I’m including recap of the conference via a number of tweets during the experience. It’s always good to meet new colleagues from across the region and to learn what colleges and universities are working on. One day maybe I’ll follow up my Google Analytics introduction with a future conference presentation. From the top: Thank you very much CASE District II for the Independent School Scholarship. #case2dc…
  • Flickr, Google Custom Search, AddThis Social Sharing and more!

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    The first two weeks after winter break have been very busy at FCS. In that time I transitioned FCS from our old media gallery to sharing hundreds of photo albums on Flickr, had Google’s Custom Search Engine embedded on our site, began adding social sharing buttons through AddThis in a systematic way, began examining the effectiveness of our Google AdWords campaign effectiveness (in part by with linking with GA), had an article I to which I contributed be published, helped create and began managing a newly designed RiseVision digital display, added Twitter cards to our website, began…
  • Friends’ Council on Education Workshop

    Geoff Campbell
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    In November, I took part in a major section of the new employee orientation at Friends’ Central – a trip to Pendle Hill, a 2-day Quaker retreat and conference center just west of Philadelphia in Wallingford, PA. The workshop, Friends Council on Education‘s “Educators New to Quakerism” was an overnight trip with a number from faculty at Friends’ Central, William Penn Charter, Princeton Friends, Abington Friends, and others from around greater Philadelphia. It was a great introduction of how a Quaker principles can be put into practice. (For an excellent…
  • Web Goals for 2015

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    One of the lessons I’ve learned in grad school (and have learned through experience to be true) is that goal-setting is important but also that those goals should be S.M.A.R.T. Though there are a number of alternates, SMART generally stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Once I get back to the office in January I know there will be a lot of news and changing variables (sports championships, college acceptances, compelling senior projects, etc) and so it will be important to know where true north is and to prioritize things that are within my area of…
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    She Takes on The World

  • Good Pitch Vs. Bad Pitch

    Natalie MacNeil
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Ciao from Italy! Right now I’m exploring the gorgeous island of Capri…           …and the town of Amalfi (right). These clouds! This sea! The colors! Amalfi always lights me up. Written at my feet: “La vita e un sogno” – “life is but a dream.” Yup, feels that way right now.  Last week I was in Cannes, France for some big meetings as we expand what we offer through She Takes on the World TV and develop another project that we’ll be revealing soon.       (Left) I’m perched here journaling in the port of…
  • Spying And Buying From Your Competition

    Natalie MacNeil
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    Today I want to talk to you about something that I’ve been seeing more and more, especially online: People buying products, services, and programs from their competition so they can see what’s under the hood. Big companies do this all the time — car companies buy competitors’ cars and take them apart to see what’s awesome, and what could be better for their own designs. Some companies have even admitted they have engaged corporate spies. When I was studying business at university, a widely accepted method of pricing was to get quotes from competitors to see the range of price…
  • How To Let Go Of Customers With Love

    Natalie MacNeil
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    As entrepreneurs, and as business owners, it can be really hard not to wonder, “But…why?” when you see someone unsubscribing or asking for their money back from your program or a service you delivered… You think to yourself: “I worked so hard to make these things! I put together all the value I could, and tried not to bug them and I stayed in integrity! Why are they all leaving me!!??” If you’re one of those people who gets upset when a customer asks for a refund or a subscriber unsubscribes from your list, then today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV is for YOU. In…
  • A Great Lesson From New York Times Bestselling Author, Michael Port

    Natalie MacNeil
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Today I want to ask YOU a question that New York Times bestselling author Michael Port asked a group of public speakers at the Heroic Public Speaking training he hosts with Amy Mead: “Do you want approval, or do you want results?” I think a lot of us get stuck in Approval-ville. And why not? Approval feels good, it’s comfortable, and it’s safe. There’s just one BIG problem with approval, and it’s something that could be costing you success. In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I tackle this tricky subject of approval-seeking, and share how I’ve made big…
  • 6 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur

    Elise Bialylew
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    My path to becoming a social entrepreneur was an accidental one. As a doctor specializing in the field of psychiatry, I turned to meditation to manage the stress of my work. It took a while before I was sold on it, though. Like many people who are driven to create and make things happen, I used to wonder why anyone would “just sit there” doing meditation. As a compulsive doer myself, sitting down to meditate was profoundly challenging. Where was the productivity in that? But as much as I loved being creative and working on new projects, I began to realize that without a way to…
 
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  • Tips for studying in Australia

    Daisy
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Nowadays, students prefer going abroad for higher studies. They explore the several options they have: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. With a beautiful scenery and peaceful culture, Australia is a standard place hence it is high on the list for international students. The government spends more than $200,000,000 annually in international scholarships. Here are few tips for studying in Australia: Do research online Submit application to University Open a bank account Consider doing part-time job Do research online Firstly, websites will help you a lot like…
  • How to find a great property in Australia

    Daisy
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Do bear in mind the climate factor when choosing the place as some areas are very hot during May, June and July. Some places rain a lot. Australia had to go through from a ‘correction’ around four years ago, but improved to post annual house price rises at a modest rate for the past three years. Property price rises are decreasing but there is less buyer interest in the market, so for those who are thinking of buying, are in luck. Statistics suggest that the rate of economic tightening in Australia is less than in many other industrialized countries, so the recession may be less dangerous…
  • Cost of motorcycle accessories in Australia

    Daisy
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    In Australia, you can do just about any upgrade to your motorcycle. You choose which parts to upgrade and in what order you will do it. What you need is to purchase the parts that you need the most and fix them to your motorcycle. The types of accessories you need to purchase are greatly influenced by their prices. Here are the prices of different accessories in Australia. The common motorcycle accessories Helmets Men and women leather coats Motorcycle boots Motorcycle bag Motorcycle gloves Helmets Helmets come in different sizes, colour, price, and shapes. A helmet is a vital accessory for…
  • Playing billiard in Australia

    Daisy
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Billiard is an established pastime and sport in Australia. It has a presence both at home and in bars as well. Families pass down the enjoyment of this game to the next generations. Friends bond over a game of pool and beer. It is a great game to pick up. Moreover, many Australians have also achieved great success in the sport domestically and internationally. Competitive play Billiard is a well-recognized sport in Australia. One of the most successful billiard players internationally, Walter Lindrum, is an Aussie himself. The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council (ABSC) oversees the…
  • Best fishing spots in Australia

    Daisy
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Australia is a fisherman’s heaven. Almost every coastline that encircles Australia teems with life and every location provides its own unique fishing experience. There are great fishing spots for the kayak fisherman, the boat fisherman and the land angler. There are some spots that offer nicer scenery and others that boast the greatest variety of fishes. That’s why it is so hard to narrow down the best fishing spots in Australia. But, I have done it anyway. While this list is not definitive and certainly not exhaustive, the spots chosen are some of the best in their respective regions.
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  • Eat SF : Exploring the Mission with Avital Tours [giveaway]

    suki
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    This post, Eat SF : Exploring the Mission with Avital Tours [giveaway], originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Disclosure: I was invited to check out the Mission District Food Tour with Avital Tours. No compensation was received for attending, and all opinions on this blog are my own. One of the things I enjoy doing the most in San Francisco is stepping into the shoes of a visitor. Maintaining a fresh perspective of the city I grew up in is what keeps the relationship strong between us. Very recently, I was approached by Avital Tours to check out one of their food tours, specifically the one…
  • Currently – v.04 {2015}

    suki
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:32 pm
    This post, Currently – v.04 {2015}, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Loving that I took care of my taxes early on, so Wednesday was no big deal. It can be a stressful time of year for people because 1) they’re doing something with a deadline and 2) it might mean having to PAY taxes. Loathing is such a strong word. Nothing bugs me to that degree these days. Instead, here is a photo of me with a spread of desserts at a friend’s birthday party! Watching Band of Brothers. Ryan’s a World War II history buff, and while we are in Belgium, we plan on going to The…
  • Eat Eureka : Brick & Fire Bistro

    suki
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    This post, Eat Eureka : Brick & Fire Bistro, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. On our way back to the Bay Area from a long weekend in Portland and after bumbling through the redwoods of northern Northern California, we stopped in Eureka for dinner. It would have to last us until we reached our final destination aka home, so we did a quick search for food on the handy dandy device we call a mobile phone and pulled up to Brick & Fire Bistro. Even now, the menu makes my mouth water. It screams local with the California-based seafood and mushrooms scattered about the dishes. We…
  • See Copenhagen : Canal Tours Copenhagen

    suki
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    This post, See Copenhagen : Canal Tours Copenhagen, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. We arrived in Copenhagen on a Friday afternoon. It wasn’t until the following Monday that we found ourselves along the water. It’s a considerably long time given the city’s locale on the water. It would be like visiting San Francisco without ever seeing the bay or ocean! Once we hit the water, we were no strangers to it the rest of the trip. Based on our research of things to do in Copenhagen, we found that Mondays require a bit more planning as a tourist. Plenty of sights are taking…
  • March 2015 in Pictures

    suki
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This post, March 2015 in Pictures, originated at [Super Duper Fantastic]. Happy last day of March! I’m no longer using the #365infocus project hashtag, but I’m trying to maintain a photo per day average. In March, I ended up with 27 out of 31 photos. It’s a little odd to be doing a recap post right after a “Currently” one, but that’s just how the chips fell. Here’s March 2015: There was a lightning storm at the beginning of the month. Not normal, but when has the weather these days been normal? There’s all this talk about California running out…
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  • her first haircut...

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    This week, I finally cut Eisley's hair for the first time. I've trimmed her bangs for ages now (with mixed results, for sure…oh, the motherhood learning curve!) but after she recently decided to snip off a few random chunks of hair herself (it was A DAY, for sure) I figured maybe it was time I took her in to get her hair evened out. But then I realized that there had to be a way I could do this myself and avoid the hassle (and price) of going somewhere to have someone else do a relatively simple trim.Thank goodness for Google! I came across a few websites that recommended sectioning the…
  • lazy lady menu planning (and 8 of my favorite simple dinners)...

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If there's one thing I've learned when it comes to saving money on groceries, it's that couponing is actually not as scary or difficult as I thought it was going to be. And if there's another thing I've learned, it would be the value of jotting down a menu plan every week—whether you want to be detailed or more carefree, it doesn't matter. The benefit comes from simply having that weekly outline to guide your daily dinner-making.I've only been actively meal planning since early this year, and I really had no idea how much of my sanity it would save. I now try to jot down at least 2 weeks…
  • Citrus Lane: a peek inside my April box...

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week, our most recent Citrus Lane box arrived, and I managed to sneak it away to snap some photos before Eisley saw what I was doing. (I have a few talents as a parent, and sneakiness is one of them.) See below for a peek at the items we received this month!At first glance, I was pretty happy with the contents of this box (which is for a 3 year old girl). There are certain brands that show up in these boxes pretty consistently, and Barefoot Books is one of my absolute favorites, along with Green Toys! Seeing these two items had me quite the happy camper. Still, to be honest, I like to…
  • who I am (at the moment)...

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    I am……enjoying the belly-view when I take a peek at my toes these days. The journey to get to this point (although I know it was surely not as long as some) makes me continue to have feelings of almost disbelief. Is this real? Is this actually happening? Am I really this close to being a mama again?…quite happy we have more family visiting this week (this time, from Jay's side!).…wishing so much that either set of our parents (ideally, both!) lived close to us. One reason (among dozens) is how it would actually make a monthly date night possible for my husband and I. The idea of…
  • my weekly to-dos...

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Firstly, I'm officially now less than 3 months away from my due date. My body definitely got the memo on this, as my exhaustion seems to have returned—with the addition of heart burn and a tight, heavy feeling in my belly. Those aren't so much complaints (the symptoms are definitely bearable!) as they are an observation on how quickly things change during pregnancy. One month ago I hardly felt pregnant, aside from baby kicks and not fitting into my pants—and even a couple weeks ago I had a couple people tell me I didn't even look pregnant (I begged to differ, of course). But there's no…
 
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    Our Little Apartment

  • Airing my Clean Laundry.

    Ashley Cadaret
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    They say nothing is certain but death and taxes, but to that, I would like to add: LAUNDRY. Laundry is one of those seemingly boring topics that for some reason, I love to read about. Maybe it’s the nosiness in me, maybe it’s being a mom, but I love to hear how other people tackle laundry (all on one day? a load a day? washing all tops then all bottoms workout clothes separately?) their solutions for getting kids to put away their laundry, and other such minutia. Here are a few things about my laundry routines (I have laundry routines, hai, could I be anymore lame?): A…
  • Five Things // On Balance, Screens, and Kids Cooking.

    Ashley Cadaret
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Waiting for Mike to hide eggs for their egg hunt.  1. I always hear that men don’t stress about life-work balance as much as women do, but I’m not sure that’s always true with this generation of dads. When Mike got his job offer, he asked them specifically about his schedule because he wants to be able to see his kids more. Some marriages thrive with split responsibilities – one person takes more responsibility for the kids and the house and the other person makes the money, but we definitely don’t thrive under that model. Mike gets burnt out and misses his…
  • March Update & April Intentions.

    Ashley Cadaret
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Some scenes from March, via Instagram [March Intentions] On the whole, March was just a fantastic month. That might have something to do with the fact that the snow finally melted. But the meditation, journaling, and new work processes really made profound changes in my daily life. It’s not often I can say that about a monthly goal! They absolutely rejuvenated me. ROUTINES | Refine my inquiry to project start process. I did some awesome stuff this month with my processes. I started with my forms on my website, saved a bunch of inquiry process emails as canned responses, and added…
  • Theo at 9 Months.

    Ashley Cadaret
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Likes: Green smoothies, his brother, bananas, finding cords to pull or chew on, the guitar, Shake it Off, baths, vacuums, stuffed animals, a regular schedule, eating paper, and being mobile. Dislikes: Blueberries, applesauce, being cold, and being buckled into his car seat (we moved him to this one). – Is 29 inches and almost 20.5 pounds. – Continues to be the family puppy – eating scraps off the floor, getting sad when he sees me put on my coat to leave, and wagging his legs when he’s excited to see us. My little shadow. – Is getting happier and happier and…
  • Some News.

    Ashley Cadaret
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Five weeks ago, Mike got a job offer. Four weeks ago, Mike accepted the job offer. This summer, we are moving. To western Massachusetts.  It’s taken me this long to be able to talk about without feeling a little sad, to be honest. Yes, it’s colder and snowier. Yes, it’s far away from our family and friends. Yes, it’s more expensive. Yes, its name is really hard for me to spell. We’ve known all along that his job would probably relocate us far from our families, but now the time is here and I’m sad to be moving my kids away from their grandparents. But in…
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    Sydney: Unfiltered.

  • Sponge Mode: Activated.

    Sydney
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Boss School is, without a doubt, the most insane experience of my life to date. More insane than jumping out of an airplane. Since the course started at the end of March, I have had so many lightbulb moments, so many breakthroughs, so many insanely […] The post Sponge Mode: Activated. appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • Why I want to see you on May 16, 2015.

    Sydney
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    I’m going to be 100% real with you here. And it might be messy. If you only come to one event that Planet Green Socks puts on, I want to see you at Skydive Elsinore on May 16th for Adam Rubin’s memorial. Chances are if you read this blog (and THANK YOU FROM THE TOP […] The post Why I want to see you on May 16, 2015. appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • Changing perspective, letting go of expectations, and getting grounded.

    Sydney
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    “Well, from everything I’ve seen, my general impression is that you’ve got your shit together, you’re kicking ass, taking names, and everything is awesome.” Sitting down at lunch with someone who I’ve been dying to meet since I was an infant skydiver and event coordinator, the waves of the Atlantic ocean lapping in the background, […] The post Changing perspective, letting go of expectations, and getting grounded. appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • “It’s so fun!”

    Sydney
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:41 pm
    This is how I’ve been answering the “how is your business going?” question for the last couple of weeks. “It’s so fun!” I’ve answered that question like this before, and I totally mean it. It’s usually followed by gushing about all the rad shit in the works, and just oozing excitement. But in the last […] The post “It’s so fun!” appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
  • When the wool comes off of your eyes.

    Sydney
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    You’re a smart person. Educated. Assumingly well-versed at this thing called life. You make opportunities happen – the world is your oyster. What you want, you get, and you stop at nothing to make the world that surrounds you exactly what you want at that precise point in your life. It’s not being stubborn, it’s […] The post When the wool comes off of your eyes. appeared first on Sydney: Unfiltered..
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    The Hungry Twenties

  • The race itch.

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Guys, I am getting the race itch SO BAD!!!Since the half marathons in March, I haven't been training for anything.  I have been running (I am 3 miles away from hitting 100 miles!!!!!!!!) and working out hard, but I haven't been training for anything.  I hit a major goal of mine of breaking 2 hours and sometimes with that, there is a down period.  You've done it!  You did the thing you worked hard for!  But now what?My goal for this year was to do an Olympic distance triathlon in the summer and I have yet to pick a race.  I have been mixing in cross training and…
  • Running and workouts plus cupcakes and beer

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:12 pm
    So, you guys can tell that I’m doing a really good job of staying active, especially while I am not training for anything in particular right now. It’s been another week with a lot of ups and downs as far as making smart decisions about what I eat or drink. I just can’t seem to get my eating on point this week.On Monday I had a work dinner and passed on all alcohol so that I could go to the gym afterwards. However, I did eat all the chips and quesadillas. Then on Tuesday, I came into my meeting late and had to spend the entire day sitting in the back of the room at the food table right…
  • Singleton 10K Race Recap and Weekend Update

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    [Delayed post... meant to put this up on Monday!  I am slacking this week so I figured I'd just post it live regardless.  Don't hate!  Blogging duties take the back burner when there are drinks to be drunk.]It's the start to another beautiful week here in Atlanta!  Except it's another rainy week here in Atlanta and the past couple of days have been filled with fun tornado warnings.  Today's was particularly exciting as alarms started going off while at work and we all had to go down to the building basement/ground floor. Well, to be honest, I don't know if we…
  • Boston Marathon Monday 2015

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:22 pm
    HAPPY MARATHON MONDAY, EVERYBODY!!!My love for the Boston marathon started as a little kid watching it on TV every year I had the Monday holiday (Patriots Day is a holiday in New England... which is really all about the marathon.)  As I grew older and became a runner myself, it because even more iconic and memorable to me.  It is a race that I now cannot wait to someday conquer myself and that gives me chills to think about. Last year I went to Boston and cheered during the race, my first time supporting marathoners as a marathon finisher myself!  It was an amazing day, seeing…
  • Runcation to Tampa Recap and Photos

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:59 pm
    So, I mentioned last weekend I went away to the beach and if you follow me on Instagram that you've definitely seen a few pictures, but I wanted to spend a little more time writing about the trip in depth.  And I want to start by saying that I remember back last summer when I was in Provincetown for my Uncles' wedding, I started my post recapping the weekend saying some weekends are so fun that you are a little sad even while it is going on because you don't want it to end.  Well, one of the things I realized this past weekend is that things can be on the opposite end of the…
 
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    Kayla Aimee

  • A Day In The Life: Homemaking & Working From Home

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    24 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
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  • Why You Should Never Go Swimsuit Shopping With A Four Year Old

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    20 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
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  • Visiting Ireland: What To Do & See In Dingle, Ireland

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    17 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
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  • Then Sings My Soul | Free Printable

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    15 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
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  • Introducing Anchored: Finding Hope In The Unexpected

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    13 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
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    DC Dana

  • Taking a break

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Hi Internet,I'm taking a break from blogging to work on some other projects (big news hopefully coming soon) but in the meantime, feel free to read some of my most popular posts below and feel free to share in the comments any similar ridiculous stories you might have. See you soon!Event Planning for the PresidentThat One Time I Tried CrossFitFamily Fun DayDC Dating Part Three: "Breakfast Date"Wild. Wonderful.I Hope You Fail (The post wherein I quote Ashton Kutcher)Because I hadn't done it beforeSticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, but Thoughts Tear ACLs….If You Want To Go Far......And…
  • Give One Picture That Describes Your Story...

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    I attended a team offsite event for work this week and to help us all get to know each other better, we were asked to bring in one photo that describes our "story." I ended up bringing in this:Big Wheel bike Because around the time I was 3 or 4 years old, I made my parents amused and proud when I was riding my Big Wheel down the street in my original home state of Washington and I chose to turn around in the driveway in front of a retirement home. Well, one elderly woman was sitting outside and did not like that I was doing that so she kept trying to make me stop. But I didn't stop,…
  • New Walls

    14 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I still intend to eventually write a post on my adventures in the United Arab Emirates, but you guys -- life is trying to mow me down again and I just can't keep up with everything. On top of everything else, I've added physical therapy to the mix which involves daily activities like isolating butt muscles in order to keep my knees from going out of socket ...you know, the usual life stuff (more on that in another post...). So I haven't had the time or energy to write so I'm leaving you with an old post. And since I'm in a season lately where I feel like I might be coming up on some new…
  • Nepal 6: Namaste, Nepal

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    In the end our trek was about 28 miles total. 'I hiked stairs for four days and all I got was this ID card'After we unloaded our gear at Kim's, we went out for more Kathmandu tourism.We learned more about the country, and passed vehicles with interesting spellings like "pik up" or "pawared by [fill in the blank]" Kim's family car was a motorbike called a "Unicorn." I thoroughly enjoyed the Unicorn.It was on the Unicorn that I had the exhilarating experience of riding on the back of a motorbike through the streets of Kathmandu, literally so close to…
  • Nepal 5: Tea and Rabies

    8 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    I told you that my feet overheated on day 3, but I didn't tell you that I went to bed -at 7:30pm.By day four, I was full on head-coldy and exhausted but I wasn't the only one struggling:Those were Christin's feet. There's so much going on here, I don't even know where to start.  At one point along the way, both she and I had the humbling experience of having someone else put bandaids on our trekker's feet after we realized our boots were giving us blisters. She had already lost a toe nail from her previous hike before this so she was definitely faring the worst.But we had now reached our…
 
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    ジェイ脱毛体験記

  • 消費税8%は曲者だ

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    消費税が8%になった時に、スーパーとかの値段の表示の仕方も変更して、従来は消費税込の値段が書いてあったのに、 その時から消費税抜きの値段が大きく書かれて、下の方に申し訳なさそうな小さな字で消費税込の値段が掛かれている。 それを初めて見た時に、なんか払うのは消費税込の方なのだから従来通りの書き方にしてくれた方が分かりやすいし、…
  • 広がる異物混入問題

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    毎日のように報じられている異物混入問題はどんどん広がりを見せていますね。 テレビで頻繁に取り上げられると、最近とくに多いような印象を受けますが、こういう問題は昔からあったはずです。 ただ、最近はツイッターやフェイスブックなどにアップされて一気に情報が広がってしまうんでしょうね。 昔だったら、お客様センターに電話をし現物を送って代わりにお詫びの品や返金を受けるというような、…
  • 頻尿

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    突然、頻尿になりました。 もともとトイレが近い方だったのですが。 1時間に1度トイレに行くのも頻尿に近いですが、1時間に3~4度もトイレに行きたくなるぐらいの頻尿になりました。 おなかがはってトイレに行きたくなるのです。 たんびに少しずつ尿がでました。 沢山でるわけではありません。 1時間に一杯のコーヒーを飲みながら仕事をしています。 それも頻尿の原因のひとつです。…
  • エンスト。。。がんばれカブ

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    ちょっとした買い物や通勤に気軽に使えるし燃費も驚くほどよくて、これはとても良いものをもらったなぁとほくほく。 毎日がっつり使っているわけではないにせよ、いまのところ1か月1回、3リットルの給油で事足りています。エコ!ありがとうカブ!! でもひとつ問題が。。。信号待ちの時に高確率でエンストします! エンジンが暖まっていないからなのか、他に原因があるのか、素人にはよくわかりません(泣)…
  • 子供の冬休みは姉妹喧嘩でストレスがたまりました

    zu4nj50a25eh2wcgo0
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    夏休みとは違い冬休みはクリスマスやお正月もありますし、2週間ほどなのであっという間ではありましたが、毎日繰り広げられる姉妹喧嘩から やっと開放されました。 私は普段家にいるため、自分の時間をゆったりと持つことができ幸せに思うのですが、子供たちの長期の休みは本当に騒がしいのでストレスがた…
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    Frugal Beautiful

  • I’m Planning A Trip To Panama City Beach, Florida! #PCBPOV

    Shannyn
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    (Source) I’m going to Florida, baby!  I heart Florida.  It’s an eternal summer in Florida- and while the weather in Chicago has been known to be quite fickle- one can always count on a gorgeous beach to not disappoint! I love beaches. I have been poking around visitpanamacitybeach.com to get some ideas for my upcoming trip to Panama City Beach, Florida- a gorgeous must-see destination that looks quite amazing from the pictures.  There is a lot to do- so while I want to spend some quality time on the beach with a good book and some much needed sunshine- I know I wouldn’t…
  • The Perks of Traveling Solo

    Juliette Kopp
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I have always been a large group type of gal. I was a firm believer in the mantra the more the merrier…that is, until I ended up on my first trip with only me, myself and I. Don’t get me wrong, vacationing with others has its up shots. People to share meals with, someone available for conversation, ya know, the easy interactions we crave on a daily basis. However, amidst these crowded trips with friends and family I discovered that I quickly became a passive traveler. I typically let my companions figure out itineraries, public transportation, excursions, and the like. While this…
  • 6 Ways to Curb Overspending

    Zina Kumok
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    So many of us spend money without thinking about what we’re buying. Then we look at our bank and credit card statements and wonder why the totals are so high. If you’re trying to cut back on your spending, here are some easy ways to limit your purchases and reel in your spending to make budgeting a bit easier and help you hit your financial goals: 1. Wait it out One of the easiest ways you can save money is by imposing a time limit on your shopping. Some people like to wait at least 24 hours before buying something, for others a week is more appropriate. If I’m unsure about a dress or…
  • Our Stay at the ARIA Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

    Shannyn
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love Vegas and was itching to go visit again, but was a bit worried about the Sin City vibe being crowded and overwhelming during peak spring break season, so I wanted to stay at a hotel that wouldn’t be swarming with crazy college kids who can’t hold their liquor taking up my pool lounging space with their antics.  I wanted to plan a fun girlfriend weekend with my bestie for some good food, sunshine, relaxation and a little bit of pampering.  In the past, we’ve both done the “typical” Vegas, this time we wanted a trip that would help us relax, unwind and…
  • Weekly Sale & Coupon Roundup – 4/17/15

    Shannyn
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Old Navy is offering 25% off your entire order through 4/19 when you use code SUPERSAVE. Banana Republic has 40% off all tops, shirts and sweaters through 4/19 (ends 4/22 in-stores). No code necessary! GAP is having a spring sale, where you can take up to 50% off. Or take 30% off your purchase using code APRIL. Ends 4/18. Forever 21 has a tiered sale going on. Take 10% off $40+ purchases using code SPRING10, take 15% off $70+ purchases using code SPRING15, or take 20% off purchases of $100+ with code SPRING20. Charlotte Russe has tops BOGO $5 on select styles, jeans and shorts are BOGO…
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    Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror

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    Lyle
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
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    Lyle
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
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  • Oct Birthdate Gathering (LPB)

    Lyle
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Oct Birthdate Gathering (LPB) ::Originally from Lyle's Photobin:: The post Oct Birthdate Gathering (LPB) appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror.
  • The First Five Billable Minutes Of Car Mechanic Simulator 2015

    Lyle
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    While this is only the first five minutes of the newly-released Car Mechanic Simulator 2015, we’re going to have to charge you for a whole hour. Read more... ::Originally from Kotaku:: The post The First Five Billable Minutes Of Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 appeared first on Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror.
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    25 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
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    Life After College » Blog

  • One Strategy to Encourage Influencers to Spread Your Idea (+Giveaway)

    Davis
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Written By Davis Nguyen My mentor Keith Ferrazzi taught me that the quality of my life is equal to the quality of my relationships. In every domain of my life I found this to be true—from having a workout buddy who pushes me to go for the extra rep every morning to having a group of friends who cheer me on during dance performances even when I make the occasional blunder. In addition, outside my personal life, I saw how the quality of my relationships can also impact the quality of my working life. During my last two years in college, I had the honor of working for many generous, giving,…
  • 3 Keys to Becoming a Master of Momentum

    Jenny
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Written by Jenny BlakeMomentum is not a destination, it is a mindset. Punctuated successes—new titles, raises, business milestones, big clients, book deals—are absolutely worth celebrating. But what we are really after is a sense of inertia, velocity, and flow. A feeling of wind in our hair and forward movement in our work. Generating momentum requires a new way of being, working and creating. It also requires a special type of problem-solving. Momentum is about taking the pressure off of any one big “goal” and holding a mindset of: Curiosity & Creative Problem-Solving…
  • You are Not Alone

    Paul
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Written by Paul Angone If your twenties have gone nothing like you planned – you’re not alone. Career doubts. Crushed dreams. Relationship debacles. Faith struggles. And flat out groan up awkwardness. In my twenties I experienced them all and felt like such a failure. After college I was working a comfortable job, yet I couldn’t shake this gnawing discontent and question of  “what am I doing with my life?” For a while I thought I was the only one struggling. But as I started opening up to friends about the big doubts and questions I was experiencing–about wanting my life…
  • How to Find a Job You’re Passionate About

    Davis
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    By Davis Nguyen Last month, I gave a talk at my high school. During the Q&A session, a student asked me what I did for community service (our high school requires a certain number of hours). In high school I had done more than three times the required amount, but it was the first time I really thought about why I chose those particular activities. I thought about answering the student’s question by telling her what I did: “I spent most of my time going door-to-door collecting unwanted books.” But that hadn’t been how I viewed my community service. While I was…
  • 3 Ways to Bring More Joy to Your Workplace

    Marisol
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Written by Marisol Dahl Try to think back to the last time you felt focused and in a wonderful state of flow in your work. Your spirit and energy are buzzing. You pursue each task with great concentration and a promise to do your absolute best work. Your projects are challenging, but you approach them not with fear but with a sense of adventure. Now imagine if that is how you felt every single day. At Menlo Innovations, a software company in Michigan, this type of work isn’t just a dream but a reality for all employees. In Joy, Inc., cofounder and CEO Richard Sheridan shares the true…
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  • Natural deodorant that works 😏

    stephmariepoesy
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
     I couldn’t even begin to count how many natural deodorants I’ve bought over the years. I would try one and convince myself that it would work, even though after a handful of hours after applying I would smell a lil bit. I tried the salt crystal. I tried Penny lane. I’ve tried several Jason brand ones (both apricot and tea tree aren’t terrible!) I’ve tried maaaany of Tom’s. Inevitably I give up and buy Dove. And when I cleaned out my apartment last year, I found them all in bins under the sink. That’s how those bins happen. Dusty dusty hair…
  • Lena Dunham wishes she was gay, but she isn’t.

    stephmariepoesy
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Woaaaah, slow down. What a title eh? It’s not meant to be an insult, it is something Lena has said herself. She made announcement of this at the Point  Honors Gala at the New York Public Library in 2014. “I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community. It was actually a huge disappointment for me when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men. So when my sister came out, I thought, ‘Thank God, now someone in this family can truly represent my beliefs and passions’.” I want to talk about this. It’s been…
  • it’s not a perfect plan, but it’s the one we’ve got

    stephmariepoesy
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    St.Vincent’s “Strange Mercy” has defined a few years of my life. Annie Clark’s hair is just, ugh, TOO GOOD. I often get very M0vED by lyrics and write them everywhere. I wrote the lyrics to this song on many street corners in Halifax en route to my restaurant job one sunny Haligonian day ago. It sort of embarrasses me to think of these moments, especially in bird’s eye view, but really it’s no big deal! In my early days of poetry writing, I would often incorporate lyrics from Sheryl Crow or Sarah McLachlan into my rhymey messes. #plagiarism enjoy.
  • JUST SAY NO TO MOVIE DATES

    stephmariepoesy
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Have you seen Star Wars? No. Woah- what?! What about Casablanca? Nope. Okaaaay, you muuuust have seen The Wizard of Oz? Yes, mhm I have seen that. Film is a fabulous form of art. It takes such careful and creative planning and deserves a shit load of credit. I mean, it’s been enjoyed for a long time. It’s not even debate-able. I try to give good reasons as to why I don’t like watching movies. For a while I would tell people that I thought it was a waste of time. In truth, I “waste” a lot of time on Facebook, Instagram, lying around in bed, and being indecisive…
  • © Encarta, remember me?

    stephmariepoesy
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I had a brief love affair with Microsoft’s “Encarta” software from the time I was 10 until dial-up internet entered my home at the age of 12. I  received one of the many glorious pieces of software Christmas of 2000, along with the VHS version of “Paulie” (the parrot movie) and a Furby. A year of bounty, no doubt. Encarta gave me access to cold hard facts. It was better than any encyclopedia I had ever seen. I could Ctrl-f anything. I could find key words without reading entire write-ups. It prompted my early teenage years fascination with poorly designed…
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  • He’s here!

    Serena
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    On Friday, March 27th at 4:48 p.m, Kevin and I embarked on our newest adventure together when we welcomed this little man into the world. Weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and measuring 20 inches, he made his debut after a very long and difficult two-day journey. But he’s healthy and so am I, and that is all that matters. It’s a good thing my birth plan was so loosey goosey, because basically every “I hope this doesn’t happen” fear I had came true. I plan on writing out his birth story at some point because I think it would be therapeutic for me, but right now both…
  • A Birth Plan. Kind of.

    Serena
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Oh, the birth plan. While we all know that you can’t really plan how your childbirth is going to go, you’ll find that most hospitals/OBs/midwifes/doulas encourage you to write out your birth preferences (or at least they do in San Francisco). Some people get REALLY into their birth plan, stating what kind of lighting they would like, the music they want, the tone of voice they would like to be spoken to in, etc. etc. It can get pretty nuts. But really, the main point of the birth plan is to provide quick and easy access to important health info that your medical records might not…
  • Pregnancy isn’t all bad…

    Serena
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    The other day I received an email alerting me to a new comment on this much neglected blog of mine. I eagerly opened the message, anxious to see what lovely words awaited me, and was greeted with this: hahahaha. Thanks Gaben! So with that lovely term of endearment representing my most recent blog correspondence, I thought this was a perfect time for my “twat” like self to pop on in and say hello! In my last post so many months ago I wrote about how Kevin and I were going to Italy for a babymoon of sorts. We went. We ate. We lounged. We explored. It was wonderful. It was cold and…
  • Italy Bound!

    Serena
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Four-in-a-half years ago Kevin and I got engaged in Rome. It was a very hot muggy day in July, and sadly, we had been bickering for most of it. I was hungover, he was jet-lagged, and all I wanted to do was find some air conditioning. After walking around rather aimlessly for what felt like hours, Kevin finally gave up his secret quest for finding the perfect location, and in the middle of an alley in Rome’s Jewish ghetto, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes. Engaged in Rome – 2010 In just a few short hours, the two (three?) of us are boarding a flight…
  • I survived!

    Serena
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    On Monday night, I stood up in front of a room full of more than 60 people, and read my story. And… it felt awesome. People laughed when they were supposed to laugh. Cheered when they were supposed to cheer. Clapped when they were supposed to clapped. My friend Lindsey cried when she wasn’t necessarily supposed to cry, but it worked. Though I’m quite sure that even if I had done a horrendous job no one would have told me that, I felt like I did relatively well. I was by far the least accomplished of all the speakers, which, while definitely adding to my nerves, also made me…
 
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    CASSIE BOORN

  • How to Add Revenue Streams to Your Maker Business

    cassie
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    My friend, Erin, is an artist. We met through twitter and developed a relationship in which Erin would edit all of my writing and I would tell her how to run her business. Most of our interactions went something this: Erin would come to me with a big idea about how she could use her art to help people save the world. I would tell her that she was targeting a demographic of people who were notorious for not spending money. That wasn’t the demographic she wanted to target, because if nobody buys into your project, nobody will use it to save the world, and it will die. She would drop some…
  • How to Monetize Your Creative Projects

    cassie
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
      This is my friend Karen. She is great at everything she does. And she does a lot of stuff. I have spent most of my career helping brands figure out how to work with bloggers. This means I have spent approximately a gazillion hours digging through blogs in search of new interesting talent. Karen was the result of a late night research project in which I was trying to find the coolest hidden lifestyle influencers ever. Her blog, The Art of Doing Stuff is absolutely amazing. Its a combination of personal stories, ideas for your home, tutorials and the occasional swear word. Karen spent…
  • How Blogging Conferences Helped Launch My Career

    cassie
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    I spent my early twenties traveling around the country to blogging conferences. I have been to almost every blogging conference that is known to man. I have scanned all of the expos and sat in the sessions and danced on the liquor soaked dance floors. Some college students go to Cancun on spring break. Me? I went to Blissdom. The first conference I ever attended was BlogHer ’09.  I had only been blogging for six months, and I just landed my first online marketing job.  Alli Worthington was building an online empire from the ground up. This means she was working from home while…
  • My New Big Project – Maker Mentors

    cassie
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
    Everyone I have ever worked with will tell you that I am amazing at coming up with ideas. It doesn’t matter if we are trying to figure out a strategy for your business or making a plan to end hunger in Nigeria. I can come up with an amazing idea on the spot and leave you overwhelmed with all of the possible things you could do with your life. The only problem is that I never finish anything. The internet is littered with my half-finished projects. I always always always forget to move the laundry from the washer to the dryer. If my kids relied on me to pick out their clothes, they would be…
  • How to sell that thing you are trying to sell

    cassie
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    I got my first sales job the same summer I turned ten-years old. I saw an ad on the back of my TigerBeat magazine that was recruiting tweens to sell products to their friends. One phone call later, and I was shilling wrapping paper & holiday themed window clings to everyone in my immediate family. Of course as an ENTP child, I found the process of placing the orders far too complicated. My business ended with a huge list of sales and no product. I didn’t care. I had learned so much. It was this small experiment in business taught me the art of selling, and gave me the confidence to…
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    Miss Millennia Magazine

  • Easy Ways to Encourage Lifelong Health for Your Child

    Sarah White
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    In America, the number of health problems caused by poor dietary and lifestyle choices continues to grow. Some of the consequences include a higher risk for chronic disease, the development of high blood pressure and heart problems, and a lifespan that may be shortened by years. As a parent, however, you should realize that healthy […] The post Easy Ways to Encourage Lifelong Health for Your Child appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • How Selfies are Impacting our Self Image

    Joi Watts
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    This post brought to you by Soffe. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Miss Millennia Magazine. Everyday, more than 1 million people post a new selfie on social media. There are more and more new apps that are mostly imaged-based that allows people to take pictures of all aspects of their lives. With […] The post How Selfies are Impacting our Self Image appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • Here’s Why You Should Become A Teacher

    Jasmine Watts
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Have you ever wondered about becoming a teacher? Yes – then make sure to have a read of this. If you are stuck for career ideas but fancy the idea of being a teacher, then you are in the right place. If you love the thought of working in a classroom but aren’t quite sure […] The post Here’s Why You Should Become A Teacher appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • American Injustice: Rapists and Their Custodial Rights

    Caitlyn Stever
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Fundamental Flaws in the American Justice system protect rapist’s custodial rights while endangering victims and their children. The Daily Show recently aired a segment in which Samantha Bee exposes the serious injustice that pregnant rape victims face in an overwhelming majority of U.S. states. According to a 1996 study by the American Journal of Obstetrics […] The post American Injustice: Rapists and Their Custodial Rights appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
  • Have Double the Fun With Country Inns & Suites!

    Joi Watts
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    This post brought to you by Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Miss Millennia Magazine. Have you ever wished that racking up points or miles would be easier? Well that is exactly what Country Inns & Suites wants to happen. Anyone who is a member of […] The post Have Double the Fun With Country Inns & Suites! appeared first on Miss Millennia Magazine.
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  • CWW: Writing with Your Eyes Closed

    danimary
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Hey there Creative Writing Wednesday. This week I wanted to post a poem that I wrote a few months ago. It was tucked away in the margins of my journal and I had somehow forgotten all about it. Once I finish a poem I turn the page and begin to work on something new. I glance at my work again a few days later, after I’ve given myself time to create other verses. That is when I do rewrites and edits. It’s always been my process. But when life becomes busy and my writing slows I tend forget all together. I like to think of it as writing with my eyes closed. When I come back to the…
  • CWW: A Piece of Poetry

    danimary
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Happy Hump Day! I am keeping it simple today. I give you a poem that will be part of my future collection. I’ve finally given myself a writing goal. Enjoy! Please leave comments below if you have anything to say.   A Little Piece Watch closely and keep your eyes on me because I’ve learned slight of hand I already know you’ve lost sight because your gaze is on my red lips wondering about the placement of my hand. Underneath your muscled chest I can feel the racing of your heart. You were so absorbed in me that you missed my hand on the waist of your blue jeans slipping a…
  • On Missing Home

    danimary
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    As I sit on the rivers edge gaping at the view, I’m reminded with a bursting heart, my love for this place. It’s like an old friend welcoming me back with a knowing smile and open arms. It’s so great to see you, it says grinning like an ex-lover, a smile always brighter than intended. So I smile back feeling my heart warm in my chest despite the cold. But I say nothing because it already knows what I need to say. I fall into its waiting arms and let a little of my old self seep into my weary muscles. Just enough to remember what it was like and so she can see my new life; the other…
  • CWW: If it’s beautiful, leave it be

    danimary
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Hey all! It’s Wednesday. The other night I was writing in my journal and I had a thought: why do we destroy beautiful things? Which can roughly translate into: why can’t I see the beauty in things? When something ends, school, experiences, realtionships, we tend to become nostalgic and sometimes negative. Our minds begin to scrutinize every moment, analyzing mistakes and missed opportunities. It’s easy to obsess over what might have been. It’s rare that we recognize the beauty in the things we have lost or moments that have ended. So instead of wallowing in loss, be…
  • 10 Reasons Living (Post-Grad) with Mom and Dad isn’t so bad

    danimary
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    In honor of my friends who will be donning their gowns in the coming months, I wanted to give them silver lining in the scary cloud that hangs over their future. Most young college graduates will celebrate the summer with a burst of sudden freedom. Oh my god, I made it, they’ll think and spend most of the summer in a drunken stupor. But when their leases are up and reality settles in, most of the graduates will move home and live with their parents. The loss of independence will feel strange. It almost feels like you’re back in high school. Your parents are interested in what…
 
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