As much as I like the Undo feature on my computer, there is nothing I dislike more than physically having to erase something on paper. Although I don’t often find myself writing in pencil, I still have that same aversion today. I don’t know what it is… perhaps the mess of tiny shavings it leaves behind, or the fact that it doesn’t entirely remove the paper markings, or maybe it’s that attached erasers never last as long as the pencil itself. I wonder, though, do any of you still use pencils? If so, are you the type to erase OR do you prefer to tear the page out, crumble it and start over?

Oldies Music

Oldies Music

It may sound strange, but when I was about 11 years old, I would watch an infomercial over and over again because I loved the music. It was for a Dick Clark’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Era CD set. The commercial was very long, and it featured samples of the songs from each CD with commentary from Mr. Clark himself. I must have watched that infommercial 1,000 times. What can I say… I’ve always loved the oldies! I’m not sure where my passion for the music of the ’50s and ’60s came from. Yet, I’m confident it was unusual for a ’90s kid to be singing along to songs like “Rockin’ Robin,” “Earth Angel” or “Johnny B. Goode.” I’m just thankful for my awesome family that let me be me. And today, I still enjoy listening to all those songs. How about you? Do you like the oldies?

Content Ideas

Welcome to my corner of the internet, where the coffee is hot, and so is the weather! I can’t wait for cooler temperatures… but I live in Texas, so you never know what the weather will be like from day to another. But staying indoors, where it’s nice and cool, gives me a chance to tell you a little bit about this blog.

I usually showcase samples of my recent work on here. A couple times a month, I’ll share tips about online tools, social media, or technology in general. I also post some personal thoughts and insight into my life in the hopes that you can get to know me better! So whether you’re a new follower or a longtime friend, I’d love to know what kind of content you would like to see? Comment below!

Following Trends

I’ve never been one to follow trends, especially not when it comes to my work. I like to design pieces that reflect my client and their business, and not just what’s in style at the moment. My ears are apparently the same way. They also don’t like to follow the crowd. I recently discovered that I’m the ONE person on the planet who can’t wear Apple AirPods. They hurt my ears terribly! Fortunately, I was able to find other wireless earbuds on Amazon that work great with an iPhone. They are very comfortable and also much more affordable—not as cute, but not bad looking either. How about you? Are you part of the 99.99% of people who can wear AirPods?

Handwritten Letters

When was the last time you wrote a handwritten letter? Personally, it’s been years since I’ve written anything in my own handwriting longer than a shopping list. I love the feel of a keyboard more than I do a pencil. However, I’ll admit that I get a little jolt of excitement when clients include a handwritten note in the mail they send me. It really is a dying art, and yet I understand why people don’t really do it that much anymore…because DMs exist! Ha! How about you, do you still put pen to paper?

Hope and Humor

Last week, my sister and I went to see Kristina Kuzmic at the Tobin Center. We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more, and we also danced! It was an uplifting, hilarious, and fun night. I’d love to share with you three things I took with me from the show:

Don’t carry other people’s baggage.

Everyone has baggage and struggles in their life. Some people try to deal with theirs by putting them on you. Don’t take them! Don’t let others make you feel bad, guilty, or insecure about things that have more to do with them than with you.

Give yourself a sticker!

If you have to-do lists—like me—then add these three items to your list: Get out of bed, pee, and love your family. After you check those three things off, anything above and beyond gets you a sticker!

Focus on the good.

Not every day is good, but there is something good in every day. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, be grateful for what you do. Stop being so hard on yourself over what you didn’t get done, and celebrate what you did accomplish, no matter how small!

If you have a chance to see Kristina Kuzmic live, definitely do! Her show is fun, thought-provoking, interactive and 100% entertaining. Have a great week!!!

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