Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 Things You Need to Know Before Working from Home

I've been successfully working from home for the past 7 years. I feel most of the reason I've been successful is because of these 5 attributes:

5 Things You Need to Know before Working from Home
1. Do your research! It's ok to ask questions and gain all of the information you can before working with a company.
2. Work with someone you like! There are many companies/teams on the
web. Make sure your working with a mentor who you enjoy talking to and safe with.
3. No Ground Floor Opportunities! I encourage you to work with a company that has a sound compensation plan and has been in business for at least 20+ years.
4. Compensation Plan! Ask to see the compensation plan or business reports. I felt a huge sigh of relief when I was shown the business report of the company I work with for the first time. It also enables you to know how you can maximize that compensation plan for your pay-check.
5. SUPPORT! Support is huge. I have tried a few home based businesses and I have only found one where I was supported booth on a corporate and a team level. This one simple step will help you in the day to day.
I'm constantly looking to network, connect and work with other business minded moms who are looking to better their families finances. Contact me if you would like to chat!
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easter Egg Ideas for our Little's

Easter will be here soon! It's always a fun time of year for our family. We often do the simple vinegar and food coloring for dyeing our eggs but I thought it would be fun to mix it up a little. Here are a few cute ideas that would be fun for every age.
#1: The sharpie eggs have to be my FAVORITE! So much less mess and they could take their time to design them.
#2: This makes me think of Mandy! She would love the bright crazy color combinations.
#3: These give me goose bumps looking at them. So life like and pretty.
#4: Everything Chalkboard is fun! And they could redecorate over and over.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DIY ST. Patricks Day Decor

ST. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday!
We love to wear green at hour house, make green breakfast, lunch and dinner and feel the Luck of the Irish.
Here's a quick little project I made to have on display for the month of March.
I cut out the below image on my Silhouette, on green vinyl.
 I spray painted a 8x10 piece of canvas gold and added a little gold glitter on the edges. Once it was dry I put my vinyl image on the painted surface.
 And it looks great! Cadence was so excited and has been showing everyone our new addition :)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

What's in the Sauce?

One random fact that most people don't know about me is that in High School I worked at a little Pizza Place. Ideal job.. No... but it did teach me a few things. 

One of those things is how to make Pizza Sauce. We made it by the 5 gallon bucket fulls! My family loves homemade pizza and it's fun to have them help.   
What's in the Sauce?
 1 small can of Tomato Sauce
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Tablespoon Parsley Flakes
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
Mix well!
I use it on top of my home made crust as well as to dip our pizza in. We usually eat salad with our pizza and it goes great with homemade croutons!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Chopping Wood

I saw this super cute picture on Pinterest today... 

The reason I love it is because it made me think of my mom. As a kid we had a fire place that was heavily used. It wasn't always my favorite job helping cut wood and hauling it to the house but I remember her saying something very similar to this quote. What great memories I have from it now. 

I couldn't find a printable anywhere for it so I created my own. 
Feel free to print, share and use with love!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Old House Charm

 Aren't these amazing images? It's even cooler to know that that's our house! In 2009 we had our basement poured and moved a house from a neighboring town.
Our house was built in the 50's, so it isn't new but it isn't really old either. I LOVE the feel of an old house. The charm is irreplaceable!
5 Things I LOVE about Old House Charm
1.Waynes Coating:
I love, love, love the look of Waynes Coating. I found this image on Pinterest and it just feels like home to me.
 This past fall I did a little piece of Waynes Coating in our entry way. It's the spot where my girls leave their backpacks and hang their coats.

2. Solid Wood Doors:
I grew up in a very old house that had solid wood panel doors. It feels so charming to walk into a house with old doors! This is on my house bucket list to be able to have doors like these throughout.
 3. Old Hardware:
The typical brass door knobs most homes have now days serve a purpose but there just not as eye appealing as the old ones. These face plates are so pretty!
4. Old Window Trim and Woodwork:
Builder grade trim has nothing on the beauty and craftsmanship of the trim in old homes. I love the look of this room and the trim is to die for!
5. Farm House Sink:
What a peaceful kitchen! That sink screams "Look At Me". (Again this photo was from Pinterest).
 I love reading comments, so share your favorite tips about old house charm!

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