Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Have you heard about Ibotta? Ibotta is an app that allows you to earn cash back in stores like Target, Walmart, Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie, Rouses, Sam's Club, and many others. As well as with top apps such as Amazon, Apple, Boxed, Jet, and many more. If you're my friend I know you have heard me talk about my "free" Disney Gift Cards. Well now I'm going to share with you how I get these "free" Disney Gift Cards.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Have you ever heard the saying, "When you learn how much you're worth, you'll stop giving people discounts"? I've heard it...but it didn't stop me from undervaluing myself or from letting other people undervalue me. As a professional graphic designer it should come as no surprise to anyone, let alone those who hire me, that I charge a fee for my services. Custom design fees are not cheap, but I don't believe my fees are unreasonable, either. But it never fails. A potential client will contact me and say, "I love your work, your style is exactly what I'm looking for. BUT can I get a discount?" These emails would always frustrate me and leave me questioning my prices. Were my prices too high? Was my service not worth the price? Logically I felt like my prices were very accurate to the service I provide. I know any entrepreneur can relate to the rigorous calculations made to come to an end price for our goods and services. So why would someone expect a discount if my services were accurate to what I provide AND they love my work?
Monday, March 13, 2017
I know we've all seen a hashtag and we probably know someone who uses them to label every.single.thing they do. #perfectlife #livinglife #dranksomecoffee #atesomegrapes #pooped #goingtobed. But what the heck does a hashtag really do? Well, preceding a keyword with a hash character, or pound sign, (#) will identify messages on that keyword. So think of it like an archive of similar posts or pictures.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
As a Graphic Designer you get asked a lot of the same questions, but I get asked the same question daily, "What is branding?" Branding is defined as the marketing practice of creating a name, symbol, or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products. Constantly I am asked if "a brand" is "a logo design." Yes and no. Your logo design is a part of your brand, but branding is more than just a logo design. Think of your logo as the symbol that represents your brand.
Monday, March 6, 2017
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Every bride should feel like a Princess on her big day, so why not plan a Fairytale Wedding? We have curated lots of Beauty and the Beast themed wedding inspiration for you!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Whether you're looking to spice up your branding, make some cute graphics, or just have a little fun with fonts, we know that not everyone has a budget to pay for those ultra nifty typefaces. I love to find stylish and hip fonts that you can enjoy for free! If you have a particular style you might like to see in a future feature, please let me know!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
We live in a time of rushing. Rushing around, rush shipping, we've become so impatient that we won't order something if it's not guaranteed next day. That mindset carries over into everything; Eating out – what's quickest? Traveling – which route gets me there fastest? Branding – will I have this tomorrow? We're in such a rush that we forget the most important part – quality! Sure you might get the gift you ordered on Amazon next day, but is it really on par with a handmade gift you could have purchased from an Artisan on Etsy? We've subjected ourselves to the rush mentality for so long, maybe we've forgotten that quality is important. People respond to quality; they notice it, they appreciate it, quality is what makes your brand stand out.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Did you know the average person spends over $40 a day eating out? That can add up to over $200 in spendings during the work week. Imagine if you ate breakfast at home and brought your lunch with you just one day during the week. That's $40 you could put towards savings. $40 for 52 weeks would add up to $2080. Who wouldn't like to look at their savings at the end of the year and see they had saved over $2000, just by making one small change during the week?
Monday, January 30, 2017
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano is easily my favorite place to dine at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The food is has always been very good, the portions are hearty, and I really love to get the Fantasmic Dinner Package; which includes your meal and vouchers for the first Fantasmic showing of the night.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Not only is Port Orleans French Quarter easily the most romantic of Disney's moderate resorts, but it feels like home for us! Set along the man-made Sassagoula River, this French Quarter-themed resort has something for everyone. Quiet strolls down one of the cobblestone walks, watery fun at Doubloon Lagoon, refreshing cocktails at Scat Cat's Club, or a horse drawn carriage ride - where you can enjoy the sweet smell of magnolia blossoms.