Trading one paycheck for several and in the process, finding freedom within my career.
Sep 30

September 30, 2014

Holiday cleaning & repair punch list

Holiday cleaning, errands and repairs, oh my!

Are you lovin’ The Holiday Survival Guide for 2014?!  My talented girlfriend Dani over at Simplify Healthy Living was kind enough to host this first week and created an amazing set of holiday organization printables. If you haven’t clicked here to get yours – get on it already! They are the bomb for putting together your holiday attack plan.  I downloaded those puppies and got to work first thing this morning. Once you get yours printed – make a cup…

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Sep 29

September 29, 2014


Holiday Survival Guide 2014; Week 1 Printables and a Plan!

Girls, it IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG….Let’s get down to business shall we? Hay bales and pumpkins are out, kids should be on auto-pilot by now in school (a girl can dream, right??) and reality is setting in that our window of opportunity to get things done by the time A Christmas Story starts playing is getting shorter. What is it with TNT and that blasted movie anyway – I mean, I like a leg lamp and all, but…

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Sep 26

September 26, 2014


It’s official…We’re in Holiday Survival Mode

At least that’s how I feel every year about this time. I have these grandiose ideas of turning into Martha by October.  Handmade costume? Check!  Homemade caramel apples, complete with cellophane and cute Boo! gift tags? Check!  Christmas gift list mid-way done? YES! I can’t even type that without laughing. BUT… I want to REALLY REALLY give it a go this year.  And I mean, stay in “Martha mode” for more than a week.  I had spurts of Martha last…

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Sep 23

September 23, 2014

keeping our home green with Shaklee

Keeping us healthy, and our home green.

A few days back, on my CareerGirl Facebook page, I posted a short video about how my husband and I sat down a few months back and got serious about our family goals.  I said that being a Shaklee distributor of green home cleaning products was one of the ways we’re managing to achieve those goals. Here’s the deal. I do 2 things to earn an income.  One, an active income – my freelance work as a virtual assistant.  The…

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Sep 16

September 16, 2014

cold calling, social media

Bravery in the form of…cold calling?

Sometimes, you have to get brave. And sometimes, you also have to “not give a flip” what anyone thinks. Thankfully, the older I get, the easier that gets.  I am probably in the minority, but I love getting older, mainly because I am able to let a lot more go than I was 10 years ago. Stupid prejudices that made no sense.  A false sense of self.  Hang ups about what other people thought of me. Judgements I handed out…

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