Friday Favorites

AT BLOG GRAPHICHello, friends! It’s been a whirlwind in my world this week..how about your week? I’m so excited to tell you about Megaphone Summit…an influencer conference I help organize.  If you are a blogger or want to be a blogger, if you work in social media marketing or want to work in social media marketing…this conference is for you! And did I mention…social media expert, Peg Fitzpatrick will be there too? It’s in Fayetteville, AR, Sept 9-11. Would love to hang with you there. Megaphone_Logo_wTag

 

Now here are my favorites this week.

Hotels to put on your bucket list! 

☞ I desperately need a new headshot…here’s how to take your own. 

☞ I still love Snapchat (? allysontwiggs) but Instagram Stories for business.

☞ I read about two books a week and this book was so good!

☞ I love the Olympics…here’s an awesome google listing of all the events.

Back to the whirlwind…have a great weekend!

PS: No Friday Favorites next week…I’ll be (sadly) moving my son into college.

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!

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.

Friday Favorites 6.24.16

AT BLOG GRAPHICSay hello to the last Friday of June…can you believe it? Lately, June has felt like August so maybe we’ll get lucky and August will feel like June…probably not though.

So, I needed a new, bigger desk so I ordered one from Office Depot and then spent an evening putting it together along with a filing cabinet.  Let me tell you, I hate putting together furniture! It’s so tedious and time consuming.  Assembling it, I thought about those people who have to write the directions, they must be pretty intelligent folks.  I could not write those directions if I had to.  Now I have a new beautiful desk and filing cabinet, plus a blister on my thumb and sore hands from using a screw driver 3,982 times.  (ps: this is not a favorite!)

But these are…enjoy!

Need tips on how to pitch your business, product or idea? 

What to do if you hate your job…I did, so I started my own business.

I do love a notebook/journal…gotta learn how to bullet journal.

☞ Speaking of starting your own business….here’s what not to do. 

I was so happy that Cleveland won!

Have a great weekend…since next Friday is the start of a long, holiday weekend…I’ll skip it and return on Friday, July 8th.  Stay cool.

 

Friday Favorites 6.17.16

AT BLOG GRAPHICFriends…why is it so HOT outside? I’m not ready for this…this is August weather not June weather.  I’m melting over here.

This week was filled with tragedy and I’m so heartbroken by all the news lately.  Hug your family and friends a little tighter today.

Here’s what I found for you this week…I hope it brings a little lift in your day.

☞ I’m terrible at meditating but feel good when I do it regularly…7 signs you need to meditate with me. 

☞ I have serious closet envy…how to get organized.

☞ Sunday is Father’s Day…the worst Dads in Pop Culture.

☞ Productivity is purposefully and consistently moving in a desired direction.

☞ Need Ideas for Father’s Day?

Father’s Day Gift Guide

56 Gift Ideas for Dad

☞ My son introduced me to Bleacher Report…their vids are so funny. 

And one more funny video.

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Source: New York Daily News

Finally, Congratulations to the USA Soccer team advancing to the COPA Semi-Finals…I’m especially happy because my son is going to the game on Tuesday. USA! USA!

 

 

Friday Favorites 6.10.16

The official first day of summer is not until the 20th but wow…I think summer has already shown AT BLOG GRAPHICup.  I’m not complaining though because pool season is my favorite season of all.  I could do without the hot car seats though.

I’ve had another great week of client work and meetings.  I’m in Batesville today at orientation with my son…learning all about his new future home.  (sigh)

Here are the favorite items I picked for you this week.

More summer reading lists! 

5 things to stop doing on social media…like automatic direct messages! Enough already.

A Machine that knows Shooting Better than Steph Curry…wow.

Emojis are Big Business for Celebs…Kimojis.

Every year I look for an awesome birthday gift for my childhood best friend and this year I found it! My gal, Holly, makes these amazing bracelets and her company is called Willie+Ruth, named after her grandmas. Check out her Facebook page and Instagram because her bracelets are seriously cute!

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Friday Favorites 6.3.16

AT BLOG GRAPHICHey friends…I’m back! Did you miss me? With graduation festivities and Memorial Day…I had to let something fall off the plate.

I’m so sick of rain…I know it’s good for our water tables (or something like that) but seriously, the pools are open and there’s not been one day worthy of a pool side visit.  (sigh)

Since it’s been two weeks since my last favorites…get ready for a few more than normal.  Have a great week!

☞ I LOVE a summer book list.

This is your 13 year old on social media…just mind blowing.

How to Get Clients…According to Walt Disney.

Couples who get sick together…stay together?

Spring Clean Your Mind…yes, please.

Meditate While You Wait…I must try this.

 

 

Friday Favorites 5.13.16

AT.com Blog graphicHappy Friday the 13th, folks! I hope today brings you lots of good fortune.

No one tells you the crazy town that is preparing for your child’s high school graduation…maybe the universe is keeping me busy on purpose.  Less tears that way!

I had a great week of client meetings and I spoke on a panel about social media…one of my favorite subjects.

Here’s what I found just for you…

☞ Working from home is great…but challenging.

☞ I just refreshed my website…glad to not have one of these issues.

☞ This article got me fired up about the inequality in women’s sports. 

☞ Want to make things pretty but you are not a graphic designer…here’s a few apps for that.

The hubs got me a Fitbit Alta for Mother’s Day and I am LOVING it.  I had the Fitbit One but I was tired of remembering to strap it on my bra strap! My goal is 50,000 steps a week and so far this week, I’m already at 52,000…there’s just something about tracking those steps that gets me moving.

Have a great weekend, friends!