Strengths Finder 2.0

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Spending some time on a recent morning ☀️ sipping on some delicious hot chocolate ☕️ and learning more 📕 about my top 5️⃣ strengths by taking the Strengths Finder 2.0 test!

I originally heard about this from my sister Gina, years ago but now I am participating in a mentorship program and this is part of my homework. I think I know what my top 5 will be but am curious to take the test again.

Can you guess what my top 5 will be?  Stay tuned…..

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How I Use Ebates.com

I’m often asked about how I “work deals” when it comes to online shopping. It does just a little extra work but it’s worth it!

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I first go to Ebates.com and search for the store that I want to shop at.  I click on the link and then shop as normal.

An additional step that I also do is use RetailMeNot.  Right before I’m ready to check out, I open a separate browser/tab and pull up the RetailMeNot website.  I search for a coupon code for the store that I am shopping at.  More often than not I find one that works so that’s an additional savings.

I actually take this a step further and pay for the purchase with my credit card that earns rewards.  I earn points that I can later convert to gift cards.  And if the particular retailer that you shop from offers their own rewards program, you get additional benefit from that!

Once you get used to doing that, it’s actually very easy and pretty quick to do.

Hope this helps!

(((hugs))) ~lisa

 

Welcome 2017!

After the busyness of the holiday season I find myself eager to get back to a more “normal” routine.  I start thinking about the New Year and it makes me want to jot down some goals for myself as well as some for the creative endeavors that I have.

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I also have the urge to simplify and purge.  It may seem weird to be thinking about that but really, this time of year is the perfect time to start making some changes.  The New Year is here and having things back in order really allows us to focus on our priorities in life without worrying about clutter.

And I also got to thinking, what if I said yes to more things this year?  What would that really mean?  What would that really look like?

It could mean more opportunities for me to grow and be challenged.  It could mean connecting more with others and building community.  It could mean simplifying and prioritizing my focus on things that are important to me.  It could mean a lot of things and I am excited to find out as the new year approaches.

But all that won’t happen by accident.

So set goals.  Write them down.  Look at them daily and do the work to make them happen.

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Cheers to you and the new year.  May the coming year bring you an abundance of blessings and happiness.

xo – lisa

What I Wear To Travel | Travel Fashion

Comfort is key.  I of course take into consideration other variables such as the time of year I’m traveling and the length of my flight but my main focus is comfort.  No one wants to be squirming or feel uncomfortable, particularly if it is a long flight.

It’s fall (FINALLY) here in Texas so today I chose leggings because, well, leggings.  I paired it with a plum colored long-sleeved tunic top and some simple black flats.

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Stylus top | Leggings | Dexflex flats

If you stalk me on Instagram then you will know that this pose is my classic OOTD pose.

I tried to get a better “view” of what I was wearing but the airport bathroom had not so great lighting.

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And lastly, you can’t see this in either pic but this top is not in a petite size and I had to roll up the sleeves just a bit and then they still felt too long.  Also, the type of material was a serious static magnet.  How do you get rid of static?  It caused my hair to get staticky (is that even a word?) and I ended up just putting my hair up in a bun.

Bottom line though it was a very comfortable outfit and one I will definitely be wearing again, particularly when I travel.

xo ~lisa

Eagle Creek Pack-It System Starter Set

We loved the Eagle Creek Pack-It System Starter Set so much…we bought another one!

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Eagle Creek Pack-It System Starter Set

The starter set comes with a garment folder (M), a half cube and a cube.

The half cube is great for smaller things like underwear, socks, bras etc.

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Half Cube

The full cube is awesome for things like t-shirts, night clothes, swimwear etc.

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Cube

With all the cubes you can either roll or fold the clothes and you can compress them when you zip it up.  They really help you maximize space.

The garment folder or envelope, is probably my favorite thing!  It comes with a plastic board that guides you on how to fold the clothes and then you are able to compress the items very neatly for packing.

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Garment Folder | M

We were able to pack 12 shirts in one folder and they only needed a light pressing when we got to our destination.

The system helps us not only keep our clothing organized and compact, it also helps with other items too.  We use a smaller cube, the quarter cube, for our essential electronics accessories like our phone chargers, camera battery chargers etc.

The cubes come in a variety of colors and while the packing cubes are a little expensive, they really are worth the investment.  They’ll help make your traveling life easier by saving you space in your luggage and keeping your items organized.

Hope this helps y’all as you plan your next adventure!  We’ll be posting a video soon on how we use our packing cubes.

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

Hey y’all….

and welcome to Hot Chocolate Chat.

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That’s basically what I say when I start my daily chat videos…haha!   When I saw this cup in Hobby Lobby that is what I thought of.  If I drank my hot chocolate out of a regular cup I would so buy this.  Or really it makes me think, hey…I can make that.  But I probably never will so yeah, instead of thinking about that you should check out my YouTube Channel.  Seriously – here’s the link and everything {{ CLICK HERE }}.  🙂

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa