By | April 3, 2020

As a law student, I fall somewhere between a stay at home mom and a working mother. My typical schedule: home, school, home, work at home (I am on two law journals so I have to be able to write a lot at home, including class assignments).
Needless to say I am in DIRE need of a home organizational system. So far I am using Mom’s home management tips – the daily docket and the MITs have really been working well for me. For me, something online simply wouldn’t work. I like to have something in front of me, preferably something that is lovely to look at. I would like a binder with tabs (which is actually what I am putting together now, I use the eco friendly binders from Target that come in all those great prints). In this binder I would like LOTS and LOTS of typed personalized forms that I can fill in as I go. As for menu planning I would actually like to be able to pre-select recipes to rotate since I am not the best cook.
As far as the forms go, I want something that lends itself to general organizing/daily planning, long term planning, and recording ideas as opposed to a micro-managed schedule. Like most parents, I have to keep things somewhat flexible.
And a magic wand included inside, in a little holder usually reserved for a pen, would be awesome.

Oooh, this is so interesting and relevant for me. Like a lot of you, I know I need something, but I’m not quite sure what… (apart from the obvious – housekeeper!) I have tried Getting Things Done and FlyLady, to an extent. What I took from FlyLady was mostly – the importance of having that control journal or some place where you keep it all together. And similarly, the best thing I took from GTD was how crucial it is to NOT attempt to keep reminders in your head. Get EVERYTHING down on paper, or into your computer – just don’t be using up mental and emotional energy trying to remember a zillion things.

I agree with a lot of the above comments about wanting a physical, paper-based, pretty system, not online. Part of me would love to have my own laptop and an iPhone, and be able to ‘run my life’ from those two things… but that’s really not my reality. Also, I still love the feel of paper, and being able to truly cross off a task with a really great pen!

When trying to implement GTD, I put together a small binder (not sure of the exact dimensions, but I think that it holds paper that’s 5.5 x 8.5 in) with a few dividers… I was trying to simplify an essentially business/professional system down to something more appropriate for home-use – so my dividers were just “Phone/Mail/Online” (that was all on one divider), “Errands/Shopping lists,” and “Projects.” So on the pages in the “Phone, etc” section, I divided each page into four quadrants, and called them Notes to Write/Send, Phone Calls to Make, Online Stuff to Do/Research, and E-mails to write. That way, while offline, I could be compiling a list of all the stuff I’d been meaning to read up on while online, etc. Anyway, this system obviously didn’t incorporate a meal planning section, or anything about housekeeping/cleaning. And I’m not successfully using it!

By | March 18, 2020

Shopping for fashion jewellery online comes with many benefits; for starters, there’s no need for hunting for jewelry collection at different stores, there’s the ease of choosing from hundreds of jewelry patterns & designs at any time of the day or night, and one can even bag a lot of exclusive online deals, hence making it a popular choice. However, though shopping online has a lot of benefits, the other side of the coin is about hidden disadvantages. To help you not fall into the trap of disadvantages of shopping for jewelry online, here are certain crucial aspects which you need to remember when shopping for your next piece of jewelry online.

Do not base your shopping decision on 20% off.

Online jewelry shopping sites offer deals & discounts quite often. Offers like 20% discount on this pair of earrings, or 40% off on shopping for three jewelry pieces are definitely lucrative, but sometimes these aren’t that rewarding. Online sites sometimes offer discounts on already hiked prices. So before you click on ‘Add to Cart’ check at different websites for the same jewelry piece, get assured and only then make the final call.

Do not Neglect Certifications.

While you are buying a diamond or fashion jewelry online through a great deal, avoid getting swayed away by the immense happiness of grabbing that great deal at the cost of neglecting the certifications. Online jewelry shopping sites also provide certifications for the hallmarked jewelry, and you must ensure that you get it.

Return Policy matters

Whether you are shopping online for fashion jewelry or precious jewelry, knowing about the return policy of the website you are purchasing from can help you in case you are dissatisfied with the ordered piece of jewelry. If you are OK with a refund as well as return policy of the company, only then should you proceed with purchasing jewelry from their site.

Take advantage of Customer Feedback:

One of the positive aspects of online jewelry shopping is that you can get to know what other shoppers feel about the site as well as the products they sell. Read feedback written by other customers on the website or internet, and make the decision of buying jewelry from a particular online store accordingly.

Check out the specifications and fit.

Online jewelry stores might sometimes not offer a refund for jewelry for reasons like that jewelry being ill-fitting, color expectations, or even size of the jewelry piece. So, clarify this point by either looking at the specifications of the product or calling the customer care to know and understand the exact details of a particular jewelry piece.

Last but not the least, Security

No customer entertains breach in his privacy. You would not feel comfortable sharing your personal details, or credit/debit card details with a third party entity online. So if it is your first experience with a particular online jewelry shopping site, ensure that it provides safe online transactions through secure payment gateways and SSL encryption.

Lastly, even after you get your precious jewelry delivered to you and are satisfied with it, do not hesitate taking it to your local jeweler to check the purity and authenticity. If it passes the litmus test on these two fronts, then you can be certain that you have had a really good experience of shopping jewelry online.

By | March 17, 2020

Great points and I can hear the enthusiasm in your words. Here’s the catch…unless you develop a routine or any other sustainable approach that works for your own personality, it’s like to be like a fad-diet that leads to a crash & burn of sorts and you are left becoming more lax on things again, but with an additional heaping of guilt on yourself. What has worked for many people I know is to develop a routine and an auto-pilot approach. As you mentioned, cleaning as you go is a really great way to shorten the time a task takes AND the mental exertion put into its completion (seeing undone things are very demotivating). When we notice what tasks can be integrated into our life as a routine (like loading dishwasher after dinner, empty dishwasher in the morning when making coffee/tea, etc.), we are able to think through what can happen & when, rather than trying to remember what needs to be done while “in the moment” AND doing half a dozen other things. As for undone tasks, like getting side-tracked and missing the opportunity to do the laundry as soon as its dried, that’s where the auto-pilot approach comes in. When we do something at the same time each day, or right after/before something else, etc. we are creating internal reminders for ourselves that aren’t as easily forgotten as thinking we can just remember to do it.

What a great post today! I love your idea of picking up as you go. This will force me to have better time management as I usually get in a hurry and leave a mess for later. I already implement the 10 minute rule ~ get as much done as you can in 10 minutes. When I don’t feel like doing chores I break it down in 10 minute increments throughout the day. The ten minute rule also works well for children!

Of course I know you’re absolutely right. My problem is that I’ll talk myself out of doing these things right away because I’m in a hurry or eager to move on to the things I actually WANT to do. I never thought about how much time it is costing me in the long run. You have a knack for pointing out things that should be so obvious, but somehow aren’t without a little guidance

You are so right about this! If I could just stay on top of dishes instead of letting them pile up… what a time saver that would be!

I do pick up our living room every night. Nothing is worse than waking up to clutter everywhere. (Why can’t I apply this to my kitchen?!) I also make the beds every morning… it feels better to crawl into a made bed every night plus it save a little bit of my sanity by creating the facade that my bedroom is clean.

I know it’s easier to clean it up now, but I constantly procrastinate. Why do I do that?!? You’re right, not only does it take much more time later, but it drives me crazy to look at the mess. I’m off to declutter right now…

By | January 13, 2017

Anyone looking for guitar lessons for beginners needs to be prepared to sample many different methods for learning guitar online as well as off-line resources such as guitar books and DVDs. There are also some very popular guitar forms where users express their honest opinions about beginner guitar lessons.

For most people actively seeking to learn guitar online, whichever sites appear on page 1 of Google for terms such as ‘guitar lessons for beginners’ appear to be the best. You should not put all your faith in this method as there are a number of excellent websites for learning guitar scattered around the Internet.

Some websites for example invest a lot of money in their design but leave a lot to be desired when it comes to the quality of their beginner guitar lessons.

In the early stages you have to be careful about acquiring bad habits in your guitar playing as these are often extremely difficult to change later on once they have become established. This is one of the reasons why you must choose the best quality guitar course you can find.

Choosing beginner guitar lessons which are old-fashioned or out of date will almost certainly make learning to play guitar that much harder to do. In recent years learning guitar as benefited from new and easier programs which do you reduce the time it used to take to learn acoustic guitar.

Whatever else you may or may not do, be sure to check out YouTube for what has become the largest resource of free guitar lessons for beginners you will find anywhere. Simply type in a search phrase such as ‘learn to play guitar’ and see what results come back.

You will also find that some of the bigger and more popular beginner guitar sites we’ll have sample lessons available on YouTube for you to try out.

Probably the biggest difference between guitar lessons for beginners now and what they used to be is the sheer availability of information and free content available on the web. Make sure you take full advantage of it!

By | December 13, 2016

A perfect marketing technique

If you are looking for marketing techniques then there are several marketing strategies which you can find if you search on the internet. Among such techniques one of the most efficient is video marketing. Many people use video marketing technique to market the new product or brand they are launching and when something new to the people is to be introduced one of the most effective methods is to use video marketing techniques.

If you are looking for similar services then actually you have to look for amazing explainer video production service. If you search on the internet you can find a lot of internet marketing companies which are working in this field but you cannot hire any marketing company and there are some considerations which you have to consider while looking for the right type of internet marketing company.

How to find the right designing company

The very first thing to consider while looking for amazing explainer video production service is the type of services which you are looking for. As you might know that the field of internet marketing is very vast and there are number of services that are offered by the internet marketing companies in this field. When you come to video marketing the number of services that are offered by video production companies is also very large. In this case it is important that you should know what are the different common services that are offered by the internet marketing companies in this field so that you are able to select the right type of services for your website.

Considerations related to production company

Another thing which you should consider while looking for amazing explainer video production service is that different companies working in the field of video marketing are actually offering some of the different services that are available in this field. So in order to hire the right company you have to first select the right type of services which you are looking for and then the right type of company which is able to provide those services.

In order to do so you must know what are the different services that are related to video marketing and which companies are offering what kind of services. In this way you will be able to find the right type of company which is able to deal with the problem efficiently.

While you are searching for the video marketing company and if you have more than one options available then you should go for that company which has more experience in the field. In this way you will make sure that your task is in experienced and professional hands and amazing explainer video production service is offered by the company which is working in this field for quite some time and has good reputation in the field.

By | November 15, 2016

Some of you must be familiar with Ultra Music Festival annual outdoor music festival for electronic music. So, it must be the great one for you who really fall in love with electronic music. In history, this electronic festival started in mid 1999 by Russell Faibisch.

In 1999 to 2006, it held only one day but it grew to two days for weekend in 2007 to 2010. Because of the mass enthusiasm, since 2011 it becomes the three days festival in the month of March for each year.

For the latest festival on 2016, it was success to get attention of around 165,000 people with the features of Rabbit in the Moon and Pendulum, Eric Prydz, Purity Ring, Tycho, and the Prodigy.

Then, the phase two came after which collaborated with Steve Angello, Kaskade, Dubfire, Tiesto,Afrojack, Avicii, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Davide Guetta, Hardwell, deadmau5, Nicole Moudaber, Zedd DJ Snake, and there’s more to come.

So, what will go on in Ultra Music Festival 2017? Even the festival will be started in the next year, but ticket order has been opened. What make it is more amazing is the two class tickets have been sold out.

So, you have to be ready for the last class which still can be registered. You must be anticipated the Ultra festival 2017, right? You have to question what will be going on the next year.

What make it different from before is that the Ultra Music Festival 2017 will be started at Ultra Korea continues to Ultra Europe, then goes to Ultra Singapore, plus the next destination is Road to Ultra in Taiwan and last it will end as Ultra Japan.

So, for you who are the fans of electronic music but cannot attend to Ultra Festival in Miami during 24 to 26 March 2017, you can just go attend Ultra Festival in your country or the nearest country that will be stopped by.

By | September 19, 2016

Do you know Kid Cudi guys? The man whose full name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi was born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. on January 30th, 1984. Kid Cudi is American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

In late 2008, Kanye West, American rapper – producer, invited Cudi to his G.O.O.D Music label imprints. However, in April 2013, the news about Kid Cudi leaves G.O.O.D Music spread. It was exactly surprising public especially his fans. However, perhaps it was the right choice for him to leave G.O.O.D Music.

When Kid Cudi is interviewed in April 2013, he said that he knew six months ago that he would be leaving G.O.O.D Music and that he spoke with Jay-Z about the decision. He only wants to focus on his project which is labeled as Wicked Awesome.

Furthermore, even though Kid Cudi and Kanye West have been separated, Kanye West will be his big brother forever. How about Kanye West’s reaction when Kid Cudi leaves G.O.O.D Music? Kanye said: “Yes! Do whatever you feel right, I don’t blame you. I feel you on that.”

Everyone can see that Kanye reaction is not as bad as the media blow it. It does not matter for Kanye and Kanye never blames Cudi’s decision. If Cudi feels that it is better for him to leave G.O.O.D Music, Kanye will let him stand on his own label.

Kid Cudi said: “It’s just I want to finish what I started, the Chip. I don’t wanna have, like, a full label of artists. I just want to work on Chip and keep my sound going on a freight train.” Let us take the only positive value from Kid Cudi’s decision.

Perhaps working with some labels makes him overwhelmed, so Kid Cudi leaves G.O.O.D Music to make him more focus on creating his work. Life is choice; therefore, Kid Cudi deserves to decide his choice of life.

By | September 14, 2016

Coupons are sought-after by almost anyone. The benefits it offers are remarkable. By using coupons, it has become easier to manage financial issue, especially when it comes to buy stuff with discounted price and to be able saving money in return. Coupon codes can be acquired in magazines, newspaper and television shows. The codes are given away for free. But, not only are those 3 places which offer free codes, websites included. Online shopping has become the new trend of buying and selling. These days, you can almost buy anything in a simple click. Therefore, these popular discount coupon websites are needed to know if you want to shop with terrific discounts in your favorite places.

Websites for Coupons and Deals

Coupons.com

coupons-com

You may want to find coupons for groceries. Then, this website is suitable for you. Coupons.com is one of the discount coupon websites that provides you with complete groceries such as cat foods, fresh chicken, condensed foods, cereals and more. These groceries’ prices have been cut off and you can see how much you can save ($1.20 or $0.75 and more). Moreover, it also provides you with coupon codes for other websites such as Macy’s, GAP, Home Decoration Collection, Neiman Marcus and more to see.

Groupon

groupon

The second stop of discount coupon websites, with almost 30.000.000 visitors’ record, is Groupon.com. The website sells anykind of goods from the cheapest to the most expensive jewelry. It even has its own column for coupons in which you can find various coupons from many brands. For example, for today’s coupons offer, there are 15% off for hotel reservations in Travelocity, 50% off in QuickBooks, a great deal of 50% discount in Forever21 and more coupons for Famous Footwear, Sam’s Club Membership, Vitacost.com, T-Mobile for Pre-order the upcoming iPhone 7, promo codes for Disney store and more. You need to visit the website, then click the coupon section and see the list for yourself.

RetailMeNot

retailmenot-com

The third recommended place from the discount coupon websites list is Retail Me Not. In this website, you will be welcomed by the glamorous purple heading and two options: Coupons and Summer Blowout. The coupons section gives you will find more options available regarding coupons, deals and sales, while the summer blowout section is providing you with best summer clearance. Many discounts available on the website such as the 30-60% off for online shopping in Aeropostale, 10-50% off in several stores like Bloomingdales, Stuart Weitzman, Express, Expedia and Lya. This website is like a heaven to coupon seekers, because almost any brand you’d like to find, you can actually find them.

Diskonio

diskonio-com

The last place that you want to visit as part of the discount coupon websites is Diskonio. This website offers almost everything you ever need. From apparel to technology, it can easily be found by just typing the name of the product on the search bar. Diskonio is also a popular website among forums, many believed that the price is reasonable, completed with a good quality products. The amount of coupons that offered in Diskonio varies from the lowest 10% to the highest of over 50% off.

By | September 12, 2016

Music sharing websites are sites available online in which you are free to create accounts and to use them as you will to share your music for the world. From these websites, you can upload your music and publish it so that people from around the world can hear your work, even better, praise your work for its originality.

However, when you commit to open yourself to strangers you haven’t met offline; you have to be prepared for everything, including negative comments and unresponsive audience. However those problems aside, these websites offers great features for musicians to be able to publish their works without complicated requirement.

When it comes to music sharing websites, the one site that everybody talks about is Youtube. These days’ generation is familiar with Youtube. This is the place where you can find not only music, but also videos uploaded from anywhere around the world. You can too, share your music on Youtube.

However to upload it you need to create an account. Top celebrity like Justin Bieber was found in Youtube. Posting online your works is like playing a lottery, you can either win or lose it sometimes depends on your luck.

Nevertheless, Youtube allows you to publish your work which is shown in a form of music video or just lyric video, it’s all up to you, but this can be your chance to shine.

The second website is Soundcloud. You must have ever heard about Soundcloud, because it is currently the most popular music site. Moreover, it allows you to do pretty much similar to the one before this which is creating free account to then upload your work for people to click.

Each of them is included in music sharing websites in which you are now free to find your own angel.

By | September 2, 2016

New chart releases this week based on songs’ popularity on online media. Who’s your favorite artist? And what is your favorite song? Are they included in this week’s chart release? Well, let’s see!

new chart releases this week

A new chart released this week listed “Cheap Thrills” by SIA in number 43. After several weeks, the song is finally down to several numbers below, pushed aside by Twenty One Pilot’s “Stressed Out” and singer Blake Shelton’s “She’s Got A Way with”.

Above Jason Aldean on number 38, Luke Graham with his single “7 Years” is sitting nicely, while Fifth Harmony and their hit song “Work From Home” succeeded in maintaining its position before Luke. Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” is really catchy with easy to remember lyrics.

Rising to the top, the recently most played song on Vine is “One Dance” (ft. Drake) on number 24.

The song is catchy and the beat you cannot resist to dance to. The single succeeded knocking out Katy Perry’s “Rise” after several days it was released.

New chart releases this week chooses Ariana Grande’s “Into you” to win against Kungs&Cookin’ On 3, “This Girl”. While Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover) has been staying up there quite too long.

Having been released a few months ago, Coldplay’s “Hymn for The Weekend” has dropped away from number one on the chart. The refreshing music video is able to keep him up there for a while.

Moving up to Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” which has been parodied by many young Youtubers online, the song is unable to compete with “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Charlie Puth on number 4.

While Twenty One Pilots’s “Heathens” reaches number 3, right before the queen of pop Britney Spears’ “Make Me”.

The winner of this week chart release is none other The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey with “Closer”.