Category: The Pointers

3 Tips to Make a Day at Home More Productive

Like most millennials, I work all day and then just want to come home and crawl in bed. This leads to a back up of household chores and adulting to be done.¬†Whether it’s the weekend or a much needed day off work, I look forward to any day I get to spend at home and I typically don’t want to spend it being responsible. However, my avoidant behavior does nothing for the laundry climbing the wall, so I try my best to be sure I have productive days when I’m home. My theory is that if I can get everything done, I can sit around and do nothing; so I stick to some guidelines to make my days at home more productive. Since you all are my online besties, I want to share my tips with all of you: (more…)

3 Things You Should Know BEFORE Agreeing to be a Bridesmaid

It’s finally happened, one of your dearest friends is engaged! You’re both over the moon and frantically pinning any wedding related pin you can find.Once the excitement of the moment wears off, she’s got a lot of decisions to make, one of which is selecting the ladies that will stand beside her as she says “I Do”. You check the mail one day and you’ve got the cutest “bridesmaid proposal” from her and now it’s time for you to make a decision. The immediate and natural reaction is to immediately accept, BUT there are three things you should know before agreeing to be a bridesmaid: (more…)

3 Must Shop Places for Decorating on a Budget

One of my guilty pleasures is the Real Housewives franchise, my favorite being Lisa Vanderpump of RH of Beverly Hills. Lisa has a closet to die for and when I’m not wishing I could wake up with her wardrobe, I’m lusting over her magnificent home decor. While I hope to one day have my own house that has its own name, for now I’ll be living it up in my 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment. My plan is to make it lust-worthy like Lisa’s, but ya know on my budget. (more…)

3 Tips for Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for 2017

I can’t believe there are only two days left in 2016. It seems as though the year FLEW by and we’re all staring 2017 in the face…regardless of if we’re ready or not. As is typical of this time of the year, I’ve started contemplating the things I’d like to accomplish in 2017. A lot of people, myself included, tend to make over zealous New Year’s resolutions that they work on for several weeks and then forget all about. This year I’m going to use something I learned in graduate school to hopefully create goals for 2017 that I actually complete. (more…)

3 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Your Co-Workers

I can’t believe Christmas is just 3 days away. In case you’re new here, I work at small company, with only 8 employees, so we all tend to give one another gifts for Christmas. I’ve been so busy getting the house ready and buying gifts for my loved ones, that I hadn’t given much thought to doing anything for my co-workers. With today being our last day before we break for the holiday, I was in a bit of a panic coming up with some last minute gift ideas yesterday. I took to my bible of great ideas, aka Pinterest, and found a few great last minute gift ideas for coworkers that I just had to share with all of you. (more…)