Hello my name is Margaret and sometimes….I just do too damn much!
Between family, working my businesses and life in general, there are days when I just wanna go and hide.
Yup I’m having a venting moment.
And yes I know how to say no..to friends and family. But business is a little different.
I knew that when I started working for myself everything would be on me….the marketing, the work, the finding of clients, the whole ball of wax. And there are times when I seem to be handling it all quite well and I’m grateful for the ability to not only determine my paycheck but my schedule as well (And that is my greatest blessing even during my venting time)
But there are those days where I wish I was independently wealthy to just go somewhere and let folks take care of me for weeks at a time. I think I need a vacation.
How do you handle those days where you wanna chuck everything to the four winds and do nothing?
This is the one that you want to have when you have a lot of things to staple together (Think PTA or any club meetings). It can staple together about 25 sheets at a single time and is one of the most quietest that I have ever used (I have been providing administrative support for over 20 years so yes I have a lot of experience with staplers).
One of the things that I didn’t like about it is trying to figure out how to load it. There are no instructions either in the package or on the box so I had to wing it. After about 10 minutes or so, I figured it out (that button on the back of the stapler pushes the tray out of the front for loading. Then you just slide the tray back into place).
The staples used with this product are the Swingline Premium Chisel Point Staples. They come in a reusable plastic storage case that opens and closes easily and staples are very durable and do not come apart when holding them or trying to load them into the stapler (Major Plus). I used these staples on several occasions since receiving the stapler and they haven’t jammed once.
***I received the Swingline SmartTouch stapler and box of Swingline Staples in order to complete an honest product review as part of the Shoplet.com blogger program. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.***
I love candles! Well hell I love anything that makes my house smell clean and fresh and so with that I joined For Every Home in December.
For Every Home is a home fragrance company that sells everything from soy candles to green cleaning products. And in January you can start your business for only $15. Check out the flyer and my website for details and I hope to have you as my newest team member.
OK here it goes *clears throat*
My name is Margaret and (deep sigh) …. I have clutter *the horror*
I was getting dressed today and I took a hard look at the top of my dresser. Stuff everywhere. Then when I walked past my desk, I saw it again. Stuff everywhere.
And its not like I can blame it on kids and their stuff cause there is no one but me. I work and file things away (sometimes) but mostly, its a pile that gets moved from side to side on my desk lol
Now normally, I don’t make resolutions cause like most folks, I don’t keep up with them but this year (well coming year) I have resolved to get my clutter under control.
I have slowly began the process by standing over the garbage can to read my mail. Yup anything that I dont need, want or will see myself using, gets tossed right then. I have taken myself off of different mailing lists (want to do the same check this out http://www.ehow.com/how_5385025_remove-mailing-list.html ) and next up, getting rid of the paper sitting on my desk.
How do you keep your clutter at bay?
Do you have any organizers blogs that I should be studying like it the SAT’s?
Help a sista out. I’m open to all ideas
Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos.
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Recently, I got a opportunity to try Phix Energy Stix, a herbal energy supplement and here’s a little about the company and my thoughts on the product.
The company and the product (as taken from their website):
Phix Energy is formulated under the direction of licensed dietitians and a world-class naturopathic physician, designed to help you feel better every day.
Phix Energy is a sophisticated natural energy drink powder blending green tea antioxidants, energy-restoring NADH and yerba maté for enhanced vigor, plus we add vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling healthy. Phix Energy is a delicious, lightly sweetened taste that’s refreshing hot or cold.
Phix natural energy drinks give you an immediate lift, but unlike other energy products, there are no spikes, jitters, or crashes. Phix includes natural energy supplements that provide smooth and sustained energy and help improve your energy levels day in and day out.
Phix Energy is a 100% all-natural energy drink. There’s nothing artificial and Phix green energy drinks are made from organic ingredients, are vegan, gluten free, and are designed to be safe and effective with daily use. Phix natural energy drinks come in 3 delicious flavors: Citron, Tropic, and Teaberry.
Phix Energy is conveniently packaged in single serving energy powder sticks so that it’s easy to Phix on the go.
You can find out more about the company by going to their website at http://www.phix.com/
After trying it for a few days, I did notice a boost in my energy level. Not a big spike but enough to keep me moving during the course of my day. And the best part is there was no crash like with some energy drinks which is one of the reasons that I don’t drink them.
Now you will have to sweeten it to taste if you choose but you can do with with any sweetener of your choice (I used a little honey). And I’m being biased when I say that I like Teaberry more than the others.
Overall, this is a good product and I will be buying this in the future.
And now I’m giving you a chance to try the product as well. I have 3 packets that I’m giving away to my readers in a giveaway so that you can try it for yourself. Enter using Rafflecopter and drink in good health!
Our guest blogger is Aisha Green and she’s on of the owner of Hartlyn Kids, a independent children’s book publishing company. Thank you Aisha for writing for Margs World.
The first time that I left the United States was when I was 19 years old. I was leaving the country but to make things even MORE exciting (and scary), I was going without my family and I was traveling to a Third World Country.
Digital DownloadFor a young black girl from Brooklyn who had only been as far as Kentucky and Disney World… this was a huge deal. During my sophomore year of college, I was given the opportunity to do research (at the cost of my University) in Senegal, West Africa … and … get this… they were paying for the whole thing. Even though I was terrified of going, I went and it changed my life. In one day I traveled to a different country and time zone and experienced the food, culture, language of another place. The experiences in Senegal made me feel both VERY American and VERY much like a World Citizen. It inspired me to want to learn more about the language, I brushed up on French and Wolof in anticipation of the trip, it made me want to learn more about the people, their food, their way of life. It made me appreciate my own life and the fact that people have a different set of customs and moral codes and religious beliefs. It erased stereotypes that I had and taught me to be more open-minded. The travel bug bit me.
Since that time, I have been to over 20 countries and plan to continue to add to the list. Travel is my addiction. Some people love the latest clothes and shoes and bags, but I like to save money for a great trip. It is no wonder that my current entrepreneurial project is focused on travel. My company, Hartlyn Kids, is an independent children’s book publishing company that I founded with my friend, Christine Mills. We are both deeply concerned with exposing our own children to different cultures and realize that it is not always easy to get on a plane and go. Instead we provide children’s books about the day in the life of a child in a different country. To remain authentic, each book is written by an author that is local to the country.
The experiences I have during travel are so dear to me that I cannot imagine others not enjoying them, no matter what their financial situation might be. Hartlyn Kids tries to bring the world of travel by including passport stickers at the back of each book to be placed in toy passports that we sell. With our books, children can travel the globe… one book at a time. We hope that in reading our books, we are chiseling away at bigotry and prejudice and instead, providing the building blocks for awareness and tolerance. I love travel… and when you love something, you should try to share it with the world!
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
About our guest blogger:
Aisha Greene is a lawyer, wife, mother, Brooklynite, blogger, traveler who just started Hartlyn Kids (www.HartlynKids.com) an independent children’s book publishing business with her pal of 10 years. You can find her blog at www.hartlynkids.blogspot.com
and my birthday is in 12 days. And I’m having a moment where I’m looking back and thinking about my past and what I want to accomplish by the time I’m 45 (I got a couple more years before that happens)
So I will be posting a 45×45 … 45 things that I want to accomplish by 45.
Do you eve make these kinda list? If so share whats on your list.
As if I didnt have enough on my plate (yup thats me lol), I have become a consultant with a company called For Every Home.
For Every Home makes things that make your home smell wonderful (I’m a sucker for candles) They also have green products for cleaning your home. And so as part of my business kickoff, Im holding a giveaway.
In honor of the season, Im giving away a Peppermint Holiday Ceramic Soy based candle. This candle retails for $14.00. This candle has a sharp and minty smell. And as you know peppermint soothes and promotes concentration. Ohhhhh! Ahhhhhh! lol
This is a rafflecopter giveaway and will run from Dec 2 thru Dec 13 (My birthday!)