Sunday, January 23, 2011

#14~Create and launch a website for the business

I actually managed to complete and launch this towards the end of December, I just haven't been able to post about it until now. I've been a happy blogger and definitely believe a blog is an important thing to have for any small business. I realized a few months ago how much a website was needed for *Snickety Snacks*. I'm all about a clean and sharp way to find the information I need, and a blog wasn't the way to go for me. Thanks to the d.i.y. website Wix.com, I was able to put together my website all by myself. It was like putting together a PowerPoint presentation! I loved it! What do you think? If you have a minute to check it out, please do, and let me know what you think!(click on the picture)

Changing things around on the site is super easy, so please let me know if you have any suggestions for improving it. I'm so happy that my little biz is growing!

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Battle Time

My evil nemesis has returned...
Flat Surface Clutterer Dude
{or something like that}
After a week of this, I'm done. Today I'm fighting back!
I'm sure for most people this is nothing, but I've failed to do my 'Reset' drill each night, so I'm dealing with little piles everywhere as a consequence. Flat surfaces all over our place aren't safe. It gets worse in my bedroom. I don't function well with spaces like this, so I'm taking some time to fix it once I get the little man on the bus.
It's Reset Time!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

All For One Page

Usually I end up buying a decorating type magazine after flipping through it and finding a bunch of pages/colors that I like. I beat my own personal record a few days ago. I bought the latest edition of Country Living because of one page. I'm so happy that I took a few seconds to flip through this magazine(despite not liking the cover at all!). After starting my own little business I have been able to meet so many amazing women who started right where I did and have created successful careers based on their dreams.
Greta and Kristen from Layer Cake Shop are officially a part of my 'Inspiration Women' list. If you've ever looked online for cute baking supplies to add some extra oomph to your treats, you've probably come across their shop. As much as I love what the shop has to offer, hearing the back story behind the creation of their business was better. Long story short, Greta started things off with a small Etsy shop, snagged her retail experienced friend Kristen to help things grow, and with an 8% increase each month and salaries for the both of them, growth hasn't been a problem. The best part to me? They do it all out of Kristen's home! If that's not inspiring, what is? So this little one page article has been nicely slicked out of the magazine and stands with the rest of the women I'm inspired by. Who knows, maybe some day I'll be able to inspire someone else!

Friday, December 31, 2010

A Fresh & Clean New Year!

So I stroll into our local Borders the other day and after about 3 seconds in the store I let out a huge gasp and start to blush. The cause for this?That's right! The latest issue of the wonderful Storage magazine!
Seriously, BHG needs to make this a monthly thing that I could subscribe to, not just a specialty publication.
If you think that the dork level couldn't rise any higher, let me prove you wrong. I spent an hour in that store looking at everything but that magazine, because in my mind it's the 'dessert' that needed to be taken home and read by myself while my boys were sleeping. I'm a little loopy about this magazine. I can't help it though! I don't look at design magazines when I'm in the mood to change up our place or when I need the motivation to work on a specific project. I just break out all 30+ Storage mags and get the oomph I need based on all the clean surfaces on each page :o) Here are some of my favorites from this issue.{I'd love a more macho version of this for my sons room. We're still working on getting his room pulled together. All I have is a mattress right now. I'm a bad mom, but I'm working on fixing it!}
{Ok, now doesn't every kitchen look better with a KitchenAid mixer and a stack of Cupcakes? I see this all the time and I love it!}

{Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful that we have a washer/dryer in our little apartment, but I'm still dreaming of the day when I can get a set of these babies!}

Alright, I've off to rearrange some closets! Hopefully I'll get some new pictures up of our place. It's changed around a bit, thanks to my Mom adding her touch to things!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

*Snickety Snacks* Giveaway

Just in case you didn't know, one of my fun friends, Marian from Miss Mustard Seed is hosting a *Snickety Snacks* Giveaway! If you're up for some free goodies hop over there and enter-It's good for anyone in the U.S., not just my local buddies!

http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2010/12/snickety-snacks-giveaway.html

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Someday....

I hope to be this good someday.
{Before}
{The Amazing After}Yes please. I'd like some of this.
Viv, the creative brains behind ish and chi is one of my design hero. Fun colors, great patterns, and all done for just under $900. Pretty amazing consider the huge changes. Can she come do my place?

Monday, November 29, 2010

#8~See The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Again

My husband has really gotten on board with this whole list thing, and thanks to him I was able to cross off #8. A short back story, I've always loved the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Andrew and I were able to see them 5 or 6 years ago in California and it totally blew us away. The laser light show and pyrotechnics were a total surprise, and since that year we've always said we wanted to go back. After throwing it on my list, Andrew bought the tickets within a few days. Yea!
We had some super far away seats, but with a straight on view of the stage, I was thrilled! Here are some of the pictures of the concert I snagged.

This last picture sums them up for me. I love TSO!
My favorite song they play is Wizards in Winter, and I managed to grab the last minute of the song, just to give you a better idea of the kind of show they put on. They're the little blips running around on stage, and playing guitars/violins! And the images running across the displays are just pictures from their current album. If you like a little electric guitar mixed in with your Christmas or classical music, these guys are for you!
(Turn down your speakers)

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