Consistency Builds Trust

Why is consistency so important, especially in employee communication? Consistency builds trust. Consider the anxiety you would experience if every Chick-Fil-A location let their staff make their famous chicken sandwich however they liked. The Phoenix locations use banana peppers instead of pickles. The Seattle locations decide not to use breading, but serve the sandwich oven-roasted….

My Bookshelf: Dec 2019

Rich People Problems This was the third and final installment of the “Crazy Rich Asians” series. If you’ve read books one and two, it’s a no-brainer: smart, funny, and a great ending to an entertaining trilogy. If you haven’t started the series at all, I wouldn’t categorize it as a “must read.” If you’re ever…

2020: My New Year’s Resolution

I’ve been a Christ-follower for twenty four years and I have a confession. It’s embarassing, but I’ve never read through the entire Bible. Sure, I’ve tried. But for some reason, usually around Leviticus or Numbers, I stop. But, Happy New Year! This is my resolution. I will read the Bible this year. Annie Downs posted…

Book Review: “A Severe Mercy”

“A Severe Mercy” was gifted to me by a dear friend last summer. It sat on my nightstand for a year before I cracked open its pages. I wish I could tell you that I should’ve read it sooner, but I believe in God’s timing. Last summer I was dealing with the dying and death…

9 Pieces to 9 Outfits, Summer Edition

This is my second installment of “9 Pieces to 9 Outfits.” I tailored the pieces I chose for summer wear and purchased a couple new items to showcase. But really, the cool part about this series is that 7 out of the 9 pieces featured I already had in my closet. Hopefully you’ll find this…

How I Became a Morning Person

Beginning this month, I made a major life change: I became a morning person. Who says you have to wait for January 1st to roll around in order to decide to make improvements to your life? I chose the first Monday in June, and here’s how I did it: 1.       Determination I can’t tell you…

Book Review: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” I mean, come on. That’s funny. I know Austen purists probably turn up their nose at such an assault on a beloved novel. But I have to say, I enjoyed the pure entertainment of reading…

Book Review: “Bread and Wine”

My book club, “The Finer Things,” just recently finished up Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist. I borrowed a friend’s copy to take on my recent trip to Florida thinking that I could save money by not purchasing my own copy. However, I had read 80% of…

My Favorite Apps: Free Prints

Yes, I am that person who still prints pictures. If you do too, I know you’ll love this app! I heard about Free Prints on Pandora Radio. I downloaded the free app and have been so pleased with every transaction! Each month, Free Prints will print up to 85 pictures and you only pay $10…

My Six Favorite Fashion Blogs

Chelsea’s Boutique– I have come to know Chelsea Tracy over the last couple of years through a referral group. Not only do I use Chelsea’s blog for casual-chic style inspiration, but I also read to be empowered. I have been so incredibly inspired by her passion to empower women and the way she uses her…

The Skimm

A good friend told me about “The Skimm” when we were chatting about ways we get the news. The discussion revolved around the premise that, as far as news is concerned, it’s not same-old, same-old. Now more than ever people are getting their news digitally, which brings us back to “The Skimm.” “The Skimm” is…

9 Pieces to 9 Outfits, Spring Edition

I conducted an experiment these last couple weeks with my outfit choices. I decided to take nine pieces of clothing and see if I could mix-and-match them to make nine outfits. Turns out it’s possible. It’s great to know that with the right classic pieces, you can reinvent what’s already in your closet to make…