Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Don't Miss the Creative Women's Conference!

It's FREE! Do it! The Creative Women's Conference rocks :D

This Saturday is the Creative Women's Conference at the North Branch Library in Denton, TX. This is our third year, and it's going to be bigger and better than ever. I'm doing THREE different panels, so please come out for the show if you're in the area. It's going to be a blast! Want more deets? Elia from Elia in a Box does a fabulous job describing the event in this video:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tunes Tuesday: "Sail" AWOLNATION

Friday, August 19, 2016

Organize Yourself Online with Asana and Wilde Designs

One of my biggest hurdles this year has been that, in taking on more work both with my shop and with doing some freelance social media management, I need to stay extra on top of things. It's easy to get overwhelmed in the flow of emails and sticky notes and rushed realizations that you have twenty things to do and no time to do it in.

Thankfully, there's a free tool that can help. I started using Asana around a month ago, and it has already made a world of difference for me. And, yes, it has a great app too.

In terms of my own work, I can schedule out tasks with dates by which they should be completed or leave it open. Either way I have a handy list of everything that needs doing and even reminders when something is coming up. Have a big product launch or a specific push happening? You can create a project and even add collaborators directly do it. Speaking of collaboration...

In my freelance work with Dusk Comics, I help manage a team of student interns. It can be hard simply remembering who is doing what for whom and when. This way? We all stay on the same page and can even view a calendar of the items that need to be done. Again, the ability to make a special project for big pushes like the "Bump Day" you see on the sidebar make it really easy to make sure all aspects of a particular job are being covered. 

Whether you've got a whole team to manage or just yourself, I highly recommend checking Asana out. It's free, it's pretty intuitive, and it can help you get that mountain of "to do" memos under control. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tunes Tuesday: "Team" Lorde

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tunes Tuesday: "Summertime Sadness" Lana Del Rey

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tunes Tuesday: "Lyin' Eyes" The Eagles

Friday, July 29, 2016

World's Best Free Wrapping Paper Holder

It's official. The results are in. The BEST way in the whole wide world to hold your wrapping paper securely? Toilet paper rolls. Somehow in my family of two adults and one child, we still manage to accumulate millions of the things. I may be exaggerating, but we have quite a few. Grateful as I am for our local recycling program, I feel even better about finding uses for things. It makes me feel smart, and I like making other people feel smart too, so amaze your friends with this spiffy, FREE life hack!