Looking back on the last decade, it is really hard to compare where I was to where I am now. I was still in high school, I had totally different career aspirations and was in a completely different phase of life… I didn’t even have a driver’s license. I am 25 now, I know what I want and I know where I want to go in the next 10 years. While time does fly, you have to take success and goals one year, even one day, at a time. The little things you do daily determine where you end up.Continue reading “2020 RESOLUTIONS”
We are so close the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some people hate this time of year, but I love it. I get to combine my two of my favorite activities, saving money and shopping. I try to hold off on large purchases and shopping in general until this time of year to save the most I can. I have created this post to guide you through the craziness of the many sales, share what sales are going on, and let you in on some “protips”. I will also be sharing what I have been eyeing!
Keep an eye on this post, I will be updating/adding sales as many have already started and others aren’t even announced yet!Continue reading “YOUR 2019 BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE”
It is 2019! Most are celebrating a new start and getting excited for the things to come. I am excited for all of these things, but some really amazing things happened in this last year…
I am finally back to reality, I visited my family over the weekend to celebrate Christmas early. We made tons of cookies, fruit cake, fudge, and so much more. I love baking in the kitchen, put some Christmas music on, fill a glass of wine, and make cookies with some of my favorite people… I don’t know what could be better. Each year, I love decorating sugar cookies and sneaking the occasional piece of fudge but there is one cookie above all that is my favorite… Continue reading “MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE”
This is my first time creating a Christmas card for my own personal use. Sure, I have created them for business’ and other events but never just for. Believe me, it was a journey, I thought this process would be very simple, so many people put together Christmas cards every year. My creative side got the best of me. I seriously considered scrap booking each and every card to ensure it was perfect, it can’t be that hard right?! Wrong! No one has time or patience for that, if you do… please share your wisdom.
Then I thought about doing my own graphic design, I got so excited about so many different concepts and ideas that it became over whelming. Finally, I decided that I should probably use a template to save my time and my sanity. I researched a couple of sites looking at pricing, shipping, designs… everything you can think of. I loved the designs of Minted.com but their pricing wasn’t ideal. I didn’t want to spend $150+ creating 50 Christmas cards. I landed on Vistaprint.com. I am so indecisive, not to mention a perfectionist, when it comes to fonts, colors, and design. (Bless the souls that will have to guide me through wedding invites one day.) Everything had to be perfect, I spent about an hour editing the photo, then nudging all of the pieces, changing different fonts, adding lines, etc.