Friday Favorites

I know getting older isn’t everyone’s favorite past-time…but I do love a birthday! At this point inAT BLOG GRAPHIC my life, I am grateful for another healthy year to spend time with my family and friends…and besides, 44 is the new 30 right?  Thank you to everyone who made my birthday special on Wednesday!

And now, on to the favs:

☞ I have a few of these weird personality traits…thankfully!

☞ I love to work from home but once in awhile, I need to work around people.

☞ 5 Things No One Tells You About Being a Girl Boss…#2 especially.

15 Ways to package chocolate…yum, yum.

☞ More ways to be effective working from home.

Facebook really does make birthdays more fun!

I haven’t been home on my birthday in about 4 years, thanks to a basketball tournament in Las Vegas…so tonight, I look forward to (being home) celebrating with friends!

Have a great weekend.

 

Friday Favorites

AT BLOG GRAPHICHello, Friday Friends! What’s the best thing that happened to you this week? Well, I have news…I have accepted an Executive in Residence (fancy) position at the University of Arkansas…meaning I’ll be teaching Destination Marketing to juniors and seniors this Fall at the U!

I’m super excited for the opportunity and along with growing TTG…I’ll be too busy to think about my empty nest. (sad face emoji)

Now let’s get to the favorites:

☞ When you get big like Lebron, You need to give big like Lebron. 

☞ I need to journal more….maybe I can find 10 minutes to micro-journal. 

☞ You know I love carpool karaoke…FLOTUS loves to rock out in the car. 

Being mindful about the words we use…good stuff!

☞ I love Bitmoji and I love Snapchat and now they are together. (join me on Snapchat: 👻 allysontwiggs)

You will want to follow these ladies on Facebook, like yesterday. (insert belly laughs)

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Friday Favorites

AT BLOG GRAPHICFri-Yay! Who’s ready for the weekend? This girl! I hope you had a week filled with joy and laughter. I had a really great week…lunch with cool people, fun client work and I’m getting my hair done today….A+ week.

The Emmy nominations came out yesterday and they confirmed for me that I watch really great tv…Game of Thrones, Unbreakable Kimmy, Bloodline, Blackish…so proud of all my shows.

Without further ado…here’s what made the list this week.

☞ Puzzling that we need a way to get women in the boardroom but there is this database.

☞ Stress costs a lot of money…we gotta take better care of ourselves, stat!

☞ I am obsessed with anything quinoa…and these look amazing.

☞ My very first job was at an IGA…Twiggs IGA in my hometown of Gentry.

☞ Rejection sucks but sometimes it leads to something better. 

☞ I do love to de-clutter my home and life…here’s 2o things to throw out today. 

I’m not participating in Pokemon Go (see my tv obsession above) but I’m glad my son and his friends are because they are having the best time walking around our city, having fun.

I know the game is not perfect and there are disruptions to business or shady people taking advantage…but in this time of such global sadness…I’m grateful for something silly to bring people together.

Have a beautiful weekend, friends!

Jasmine: June NWA PRSA Lunch

Hey guys, it’s Jasmine again.

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to sit in on NWA’s monthly PRSA meeting. Jackie Wolven was the speaker, and she talked about my favorite topic…social media!

Wolven manages the social media accounts for Eureka Springs, a very diverse and eclectic town in Northern Arkansas.

Although I do not have my own personal business yet, or fully manage someone else’s, I was able to learn a lot that I will be able to use when those moments arise. jackieprsa

One of the most interesting topics she talked about was how Instagram “takeovers” can enhance the exposure of the account and increase interaction with followers.

I’ve heard of these types of takeovers before, but they are usually done by celebrities trying to promote their new movie or something along those lines. The idea that regular people like you and I could “takeover” the account of our city/town or even just a local business for a day is awesome!

Of course, Ms. Wolven sets parameters for the takeovers so that they don’t post something that is out of line with the brand. For the most part though, she allows them to post pictures, or videos of what they find interesting about their town (Eureka Springs).

Overall my experience at the NWA PRSA meeting went very well, I felt like I learned a lot, and I was able to meet many different PR pros that work in a variety of PR fields.

Friday Favorites

AT BLOG GRAPHICHello there, friends.

Wednesday night I attended a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Public Library (my fav place) at Maxine’s Taproom in Fayetteville.  It was a great event…tons of people, books and great drinks.  I love to be in a room full of people like me…book and booze lovers!

Let’s get to the good stuff…hope you enjoy.

☞ If you ever find yourself out of a job…try this.

☞ Cereal is a big deal here and here.

This is what highly successful people do. 

☞ I’m loving Snapchat…but I promised not to follow my son.

☞ Do you have a side hustle yet?

☞ I’m obsessed with my new SIC Cup…it’s magic.

I’m loving a new restaurant in Fayetteville…Mockingbird Kitchen.  It’s owned by Chef Chrissy Sanderson, and friends the food is delish.  Do yourself a favor and check it out…lunch or dinner.

This is my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr quote…only love.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.