Lifestyle

Tango Tab – Feed The City

‼️1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣2️⃣‼️ 👈🏼 That is the number of meals 🍽 made today at Tango Tab’s Feed the City, Making Meals For Those In Need event benefiting Sharing Life Community Outreach.

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So thankful for those that showed up and gave their Saturday 🌤morning to give back to their community.

(((hugs))) ~lisa

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How To Calculate The Grad Date For USAF Basic Military Training

In my latest video, I explain how to calculate the anticipated graduation date from USAF Basic Military Training.  If you need help in figuring it out, watch this video!

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For more helpful info you can also check out our website: http://afwm.org  as well as our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AFWingMoms/   On both of those you will find lots of info and also be able to connect with others that have a loved one in the same TRS/FLT (Training Squadron and Flight) as your loved one.  You can find lots more info on our website so grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair and check it out.

(((hugs))) ~lisa

 

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The Girls In The Garden

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It’s a rainy Saturday morning…..perfect for curling up with a good book I recently joined a book club with some lovely ladies from my church and TheGirlsInTheGarden by LisaJewell is the first book we are reading!

Here’s a little bit of the synopsis on the back of the book…

“Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. Your neighbors have been living there for generations and you trust them implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?”

Oh my goodness, this sounds like it’s going to be good!

What’s on your summer reading list?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

 

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Strengths Finder 2.0 | Personal Development

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Spending some time on a recent morning sipping on some delicious hot chocolate and learning more about my top 5 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…..

(((hugs))) ~lisa

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Social Media Tips: How to prep for posting on Instagram and Facebook

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One thing that folks have found to be successful when trying to diet and eat healthier is to do a Sunday Meal Prep. Just google meal prep and you’ll see a ton of posts! And we all know that prepping and planning your social media content can go a long way to helping you be more successful and be more focused in taking you to the next level. May I introduce to you
ღ•*•.¸¸¸.•*•💛…POST PREP SUNDAY…💛•*•.¸¸¸.•*•ღ

Post Prep Sunday is something I thought of to encourage you to take some time to plan and prep for your social media accounts for the coming week. Don’t rely on *hoping* inspiration will come or that you find content….prep it today and you will know that you have a plan for the week.

Here are some ideas to help you with your planning:

Idea #1
Post a photo and asking your audience to provide a caption to encourage interaction. You could also do the popular, “Let’s have some fun today! Post the <insert a number> photo on your camera roll along with a short caption.

Idea #2
An idea that can really be tweaked in so many ways is the “fill in the blank” post. For example, you could post “My favorite healthy snack on the run is _____. What’s yours?” Including a call-to-action question will also spark some engagement on your posts.

Idea #3
People love to share their ideas so posting a “need help” type question along with a captivating pic can also get your audience chatting. It’s March so maybe you are thinking and planning for your summer vacation? As your fans to share their best vacation ideas. Or need ideas for cleaning tile grout? Ask and include a pic and you are sure to get responses.

Idea #4
Another fun way to get folks to start talking is spotlighting a fun National Holiday. For example, today March 5th, is National Cheese Doodle Day! You can learn what day it is from any of these websites:
http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com
https://www.daysoftheyear.com
https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/
http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/

Idea #5
You can always do the tried and true theme days. If you start posting a recurring theme then it also creates a consistency for your brand and your fans will want to visit your social media often to see what you are up to!

Here are some daily themes you can try:

–Sunday
Sunday Funday, Sunday Stew, Selfie Sunday

–Monday
Motivation Monday, Man Crush Monday, Monday Music, Monday Madness

–Tuesday
Tuesday Trivia, Tech Tips Tuesday, Talk It Up Tuesday, Tuesday Truth, Tuesday Treats, Tuesday Tunes

–Wednesday
Wine Down Wednesday, What I’m Wearing Wednesday, WooHoo Wednesday, Wednesday Workout, Wednesday Words

–Thursday
Throwback Thursday, Thankful Thursday, Thirsty Thursdays, Thoughtful Thursdays

–Friday
Flashback Friday, Friday Fun, Friday Flow, Fashion Friday, Friday Face, Follow Friday

–Saturday
Saturday Sesh, Selfie Saturday, Saturday Style, Swag Saturday

Hope this helps inspire someone this week!

Let’s hear from y’all now! Have you tried prepping your posts?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

Lifestyle

Instagram and Facebook Posting Prompts

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How do you feel when it comes to posting ? Do you struggle with coming up with content? And if you are trying to post multiple times a day on various social media platforms….does it make you anxious to try to come up with creative posts? Well if that’s you, keep reading and this post just might help!

Keep in mind that these post prompts may not seem to apply to you specifically but you can tweak them to work for you. Some you might think…..what the heck! But I promise you, you can get creative and change up something small and BAM! You’ve got a new post idea! 

And if you need some additional help or ideas, please leave a comment below and I’ll try to help!

✎ Create a weekly or monthly update

✎A day in the life

✎What I eat in a day

✎Your <insert number> favorite <insert topic such as restaurant, web sites, foods, drinks, quotes, desserts, songs, movies, books

✎ Morning routine, evening routine, weekend routine, weekday routine, etc.

✎ How you prep for the coming week

✎ Favorite holiday tradition

✎ Favorite productivity tip(s)

✎ Share a favorite article and your thoughts on it

✎ Your favorite apps

✎ Dear Past Me . . .

✎ Dear Future Me . . .

✎ One thing you learned this week?

✎ Write about your first job.

✎ What would you do if money were no object?

✎ How I did <insert what you did> or create a “how-to” guide for something you know how to do

✎ Share a life hack

✎ Places you’ve enjoyed visiting.

✎ Your top five short term goals.

✎ Nobody knows that I . . .

✎ <insert number> of things you can’t go without

✎ <insert number> things you want in a relationship

✎ Top <insert number> pet peeves

✎ If you could have dinner with any <choose one – fictional character/celebrity/person alive> who would it be?

✎ What would you ask for if a genie granted you three wishes?

✎ What’s your wildest dream?

✎ Share what you do to start your day off right

✎ What would your perfect day be like?

✎ Explain some industry specific info. For example, I am a realtor so I might explain the difference between an active option contract and a pending listing.

✎ My top <insert number> tips for someone just starting out in <insert industry>

✎ Have someone in your same field write a short guest post

✎ The best advice about <insert topic> that I ever received

✎ Have you ever <insert topic such as….attended a music festival/ traveled abroad / been in a parade etc.>

✎ What would make you feel spiritually fulfilled?

✎ Google quotes about business, life, family, etc. and share your thoughts on it.

✎ Post an engagement pic and get some interaction started.

You’d be surprised at how you can take these simple prompts and create some really great content for your social media channels. If you are still stuck and want help with something please comment below and let’s brainstorm together!!

(((hugs))) ~lisa

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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

 

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Happy New Year 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.

(((hugs))) ~lisa

Lifestyle · Travel

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.

(((hugs))) ~lisa

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ZzzQuil Sleep-Aid Review

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I tried ZzzQuil™ Sleep-Aid from the makers of Vicks NyQuil™ the other night.  I typically will wake up several times a night just thinking about things like what I need to do the next day.  I was hoping that by taking these 2 ZzzQuil™ LiquiCaps would help me have a more restful nights sleep.

I went to bed around my usual time of 10:15 p.m. after taking the ZzzQuil™ with a glass of water.  I also have a FitBit™ so I knew that it would help me track my sleep.  Here’s a snapshot of my sleep quality from that evening.

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Now the initial restless/awake time was somewhat normal.  I did not feel like the ZzzQuil™ helped me fall asleep any faster than not taking it.

What was interesting though is the additional restless and awake periods I experienced.  My expectation was that I would sleep through the night and possibly only wake to use the restroom but as you can see, that was not the case.  I was actually restless and awake a little more than usual.

Based on my personal experience though, it’s not a product I would recommend.  The product did come with a $2 coupon inside so I am tempted to purchase the product so that I can try it again to see if I have a different experience.

Have you ever tried this?  Did it help you have a better night’s sleep?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

*I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.  All thoughts are my honest and own true opinions.

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