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New Year…New Goals

New Year…New Goals

I’ve gotta be honest…I’m not much for resolutions. I am big on goals though. But what’s the difference? To me, resolutions never stick. When it comes to a new year, everyone starts talking about resolutions, fresh starts and drastic changes to their lives. While I believe this is a great way to think for a new year (especially when it comes to bettering your health, finances, life, etc.), the word “resolution” still has such a negative connotation for me.

Since “resolution” is most notably linked to the term “New Year’s Resolution” I automatically think that it’s something that will never be completed – since almost all of mine go unfinished. It may be just semantics, but I’m a much bigger fan of the word “goal”. I can set my own goals at any time of the year without the pressure of all that New Year excitement. I can amend my goals as I go to further the success already obtained from the original goal!

Here’s the bottom line. A resolution is what you set to “fix” something. A goal is what you set to fulfill your dreams and ambitions. So this year, I will be setting no resolutions…only goals.

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe New Year!

 

Holiday Shopping Getting Out of Control?

Holiday Shopping Getting Out of Control?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well…it is for most. For others, it’s a busy time of holiday shopping and list making to ensure no one gets left behind when it comes to receiving presents.

I myself start my list-making well before Thanksgiving and get a rush every time I check something off of my shopping list. Every year it’s different….and different for everyone. My list includes parents, nephews and a niece, friends, my awesome service peeps (nails, lashes, etc.) and the list goes on. For others, their lists are even longer.

Hopefully you’ve already made your list of holiday gift recipients, but just in case you haven’t take a look at the list below to get to “making a list and checking it twice!”

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Teachers
  • Boss
  • Co-workers
  • Service people
  • Clients
  • Neighbors

Enjoy your holiday shopping and wrapping! And definitely try not to let it get too overwhelming for you.

An Overbooked Calendar in October?

An Overbooked Calendar in October?

Since when did October get to be such a busy month? December is one thing…the squeezed-in meetings before the holiday coupled with the multitude of holiday parties and extra volunteering during the giving season. But October? When did this happen?

I guess between Halloween fun and the start of “season” in South Florida, it was inevitable. Work events are plentiful, which means the PR and social media marketing for clients is in full force! There’s nothing quite as satisfying as being busy with client work and seeing those press inquiries coming in one-after-one.

I don’t know about you, but it feels like the busy season has begun earlier than in years past, which means keeping a meticulously organized calendar!

Have you been busier this month than in years past?

PR and Social Media Costumes for Halloween 2017

PR and Social Media Costumes for Halloween 2017

Why should other occupations get all the love? If you work in PR and Social Media you’re already a brilliant and creative soul. Show off your skills this Halloween with some office appropriate fun PR and social media themed costumes for 2017.

  1. These girls are younger, but a spin on this diy costume would be perfect for any age.
  2. Dress as a member of the press. Then act alarmed all night. You’re now a media alert. Boom. 
  3. Are you a Samantha or a Patsy? Whether your spirit publicist is Samantha Jones from Sex and the City, Patsy Stone from AbFab or another pop culture PR fave, an industry costume always gets rave reviews at the office! 
  4. Finally, choose your favorite station and create a homemade homage like this adorable NBC peacock costume.**All images were found on Pinterest. If you know the people in these images, let us know! Have them contact us. We would love to tag them!
Fab Five of the Week and It’s All About HALLOWEEN!

Fab Five of the Week and It’s All About HALLOWEEN!

I love Halloween! Candy on every aisle in every store, cute kids dressed as their favorite character or hero, and the costume parties in every city. So without further ado, here are my fab Halloween five of the week!

Pumpkin Attack in Arizona: Ok…it’s not really an attack, but it is really funny! There was no keeping this pumpkin down as it felt the need to make sure everyone in it’s path knows that Halloween is around the corner. Thankfully there were no injuries from this rogue pumpkin.

Cutest Kid Costumes: If you’re an avid listener of the KVJ Show on 97.9 WRMF, you know they’ve been doing a Kids Costume Contest. Now I don’t have any kids, but these little ones in their costumes have been super adorable! What has been your favorite Halloween costume so far?

Photo from the KVJ Show Facebook page

Photo from the KVJ Show Facebook page

Pumpkin Patches A-Plenty: Think about it…how many pumpkin patches have you passed while driving around this month? In my 3 to 5 mile radius around my house I can count at least 4 off the top of my head. And on the weekends, they’re the place to be with family and friends to pick out your personal pumpkin to carve and get those adorable fall pictures of the family!

Celebrities in Costume: From the cutest kid costumes to some of the funniest celebrity costumes, there’s no shortage of good stuff online today! Enjoy some of the best are on the E! News site. My personal favorite is of Katy Perry. Which one is yours?

Trick or Treating Time: I’m not going to lie…I’m not a big Halloween party person. I do have one costume (a flapper) for emergency purposes, but rarely do I break it out of the back closet. “How can you be such a fan of Halloween if you don’t dress up,” you may be asking. I’m the candy-giver-outter. Every year since the hubbs and I moved into our house (on Halloween I might add), we sit on our front porch with a couple cocktails (for us) and a big bowl of candy for the neighborhood families. Our street is bumper-to-bumper during trick-or-treat time with all the families walking around. It’s just so much fun! The kids come running up for candy and the parents are even walking around behind all dressed up also. So don’t look for me at the hottest party in South Florida…I’ll be dishing out the candy!

Falling into the Social Season

Falling into the Social Season

We all know that December is a busy month with holiday parties, work secret Santas and family gatherings, but for most of us the season starts well before that. Now is the time for Mayor’s Balls, the first community silent auctions, annual luncheons and charity galas…the busiest time of the year has begun!

 

Since this time of the year is a hectic time, it’s time to get organized so I can actually enjoy all the festivities! Here’s how I do it:

 

Get that shopping done early! The earlier the better…as in by the first week of November.

Buy your tickets and tables before they’re gone: With all the popular events of the season, it’s important to be sure you have your favorite event tickets and seating arrangements taken care of.

Keep last minute gifts on hand at all times: You love your friends, family and coworkers and love getting them gifts, but what about the people that love you that you forgot? I always keep a few cards, bags and cute gifts from Francesca’s, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue and the Container Store (trust me people love it!).