hello trello Have you tried Trello yet? I'm a little bit obsessed with it's awesomeness, and keep stumbling on free boards to download. I'm using it to track projects and ebooks I want to create, as well as my editorial calendar, and a chores board for Douglas (he wants to earn some money to purchase a new Xbox subscription) If you'd like to check it out, here's my referral link (I receive 1 month Gold membership for each sign up, valued at $US10)
hello newsletter One of my goals for this year is to grow my newsletter. I'm not quite sure why I picked that goal, because I've never been very good at actually sending it (maybe because it was easy to track a tangible number?) but the last couple of weeks I've actually been sending my newsletter, and it's been really nice to ramble in a slightly helpful way, away from the openness of Facebook and the blog. If you're not already on my list, you can sign up here (let me know if it doesn't work, I'm still figuring ConvertKit out. PS there's a free download, too, ideas for extending every day moments into self-care for mums)
hello afterpay Oh, My, Lord! Have you used Afterpay yet? I hear people talking about it all the time in business groups (did you know there's a group on Facebook dedicated to Afterpay? Shops share their links, and people buy!) Anyway, we don't have credit cards any more, so Afterpay is perfect for us, but because our budget has been tight we haven't actually bought much with it. But Sophie needed new shoes and I couldn't find anything that was suitable at the shops, so I went on a little shopping spree at Tiptoe&Co, my favourite kids shoe shop. Then I discovered that PillowTalk offers Afterpay, so I finally bought the kids new blankets and pillows. And I got my Mothers Day present from a different shop, but I can't tell you about that one yet.
hello mindset You might have seen this post on my facebook page a couple of weeks ago (gosh, was it that long ago?) where I shared the Business School for Mums mindset challenge. That day I wiped tears from my eyes, took pages of notes, and waited for what was next. Last week, during the challenge, I ignored the work, researched off tangent, but ultimately came back to amazingly thorough work books and so many questions answered. Last night I removed myself from a whole bunch of Facebook groups that weren't serving me any more, and this week I'll work through my inbox unsubscribing from newsletters that have become meerly noise. Today I seem to have woken up with a new attitude (and I swept the floors, that's gotta get me brownie points, right?!) [BSFM are hosting a free webinar this Thursday evening, if you're interested in learning more. I didn't sign up to their program this time, but I'll be saving up to do it soon.]
hello baking I stumbled on some recipes over the weekend that I'm really busting to try out (lemon curd and cream cheese anyone?), not to mention that I offered to bake for the kids school fete next week. (I'm baking these chocolate sprinkle cookies, would you buy them?) Who's coming over for a cuppa?
hello Monday, a new start every week