Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sweet on Her

If you're sweet on her, this Valentine's Day make sure you pay special attention to your favorite girl. Grab her hand and tug her close, be sure to give her a twirl. Then hand over a sweet little pouch with a gift you picked just for her. For the spa-loving lass, a selection of bath products may be what you prefer. For the sentimental lady, a bracelet that's engraved with a special message will be sure to win her heart. And for the woman who loves going out, a lesson or tickets - something you can both take part. One of these three will surely make her smile no matter which you do. A kiss on the cheek and treat her right and she's bound to be your boo.

lush set | bracelet | camera

Friday, January 26, 2018

Surviving Winter

Long winter days and cold winter nights, I'm here to share how to battle the frost bites. Tint the air with a refreshing scent, a hot bit of caffeine will help you find motivation. Productivity can be difficult at zero degree hibernation. At dusk, desperate for warmth, pare in on a cozy vibe. Cable knit and fur make for an optimal guide. Create a comfy ambiance with the flicker of light. Toasty and happy you can drift off to sleep for the night.

Throw | Slipper socks | Candle | Candle Snuffer | MugDiffuser

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stella & Dot, Spring 2018 Collection

Check out the items I selected from the spring 2018 Stella and Dot collection here!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Face Favorites

Time to face your battles with - well, your face.
The pretty palette is your possession and your expressions makes your first impression, so let's treat her right and make her shine bright. Conceal those circles with lightening creams, then brush on some powder to smooth out the seams. Contrast the skin with a darkened lash line and don't forget the lashes - lengthen and define. For the final touch, a bit of unicorn tears, this Too Faced highlighter will make you sparkle and cheer. Your face will love you for it, you know that it's true because you've managed to erase the old winter blues.

concealer | mineral veil | mascara | liner | too faced set

Friday, January 12, 2018

Career Control

1 | No matter your craft - there's always something to add to your resume to make yourself stand out. Get a certification or a license that could give you an advantage over another applicant. Learn a new language. Specializing in your field is important but diversifying your portfolio is equally as impressive.

2 | Speaking of your resume, keeping it up to date at all times will save yourself time in the future. It's more common than not to come across a job opportunity with a deadline to apply too soon for your liking. Every time you start a new job, receive an award, or earn a certificate, add it to your resume immediately. That way you always have a current resume ready for a quick application.

3 | This tip is my favorite because it can add so much to your career. Find a mentor - someone currently in a position or retired from a position you would love to pursue. Arrange routine meeting times to pick their brain, absorb some of their experiences, and network. A good mentor will appreciate your desire to advance and will be willing to share their own tips. This is a great tip for anything you're trying to achieve in life, career-based or otherwise.

4 | Using your strengths to your advantage is a bit of a no brainer - but what I'm really saying here is when you're trying to advance your career, take on projects that you know will enhance your portfolio. Working on assignments that exaggerate your weaknesses, definitely isn't flattering - however this does give you the change to pull in resources. Knowing when to lean on others gives them a change to flex their muscles and you still get the job done. Just give credit where credit is due.

5 | An opportunity, a raise, a benefit, a responsibility - don't be afraid to ask for them. If you want to try your hand at it or have an idea that could help the workplace, ask for the chance to make it happen. If you want to continue your education or go to a convention but need help financially, ask for it. You've heard this before, but the worse they can say is no and it never hurts to ask. It may take some research or a presentation, but if it could be beneficial to your company and you, the extra work could be worth it.

*I'm not a career coach. I'm just giving advice from one professional to another, sharing things that work for me. 

**The photo of the awesome women is from Ari Seth Cohen, an artist that shares savvy seniors who succeed at living full lives regardless of their age.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Fit Femme

Pump up the tunes and elevate the ambition, the time has come to tackle another mission. With the start of the new year there's no better time - count me in as a partner in crime. We will lift, run, and grunt; we'll give it our all. We will sweat, swear, and curse; but first we will make a haul. New clothes and accessories will surely motivate. We have a plan in place so we cannot deviate. Holding each other accountable, our goals we will achieve. At least, that's what we tell each other to make ourselves believe.

hat | fitbit | earbuds | bag | tank | leggings | bottle | shoes

Friday, January 5, 2018

Planner Printables : Notes pages for a year!

To get 2018 off to a well-organized start, I thought I would share a free printable for one of my favorite pages in my planner - the notes page! One of the most underestimated pages of your planner, the notes page is often found to be so flexible and versatile that people just don't know where to start. Get the most out of your notes pages by choosing categories that are important to you, creating lists, tracking habits, and getting things done! I found that I was much more productive when I set monthly goals, stead of just annual resolutions.

With these printables, you can choose from 12 different header options, make 8 different lists, divide up responsibilities, track daily habits and so much more. The fun themes make the page colorful and are perfectly paired with deco sheets you might pick up from Etsy shops, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby. The best part is I've come up with 12 themes to get you through the entire year.

Download your set of notes pages here! You can print them all out at once and pre-plan, or Pin the image below to come back each month and print a new one. I hope you love them, and if you use them, be sure to tag me on Instagram @mrs_cbellplans so I can see your create work!

This is for personal use only. If you want to get one for a friend, that's cool, just please don't distribute my work without checking with me first. This cannot be sold or altered without permission. xo, courtney