I love spinning tales of romance in the Silicon Valley setting. I'm told I seriously over-glamorize the lifestyles of my heroes and heroines but whatever. I write FICTION so isn't that kind of a requirement? I mean, I have to keep things interesting. right? <wink, wink="">
As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated with goings-on in the Valley. There's such an aura over Sand Hill Road; it's just bubbling over with innovation, creativity and energy. Being part of that atmosphere,…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 27, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments
Marketing. It's a word that simultaneously excites me and makes me cringe. Platforms are constantly changing, making it difficult to reach a target market (ahem, Facebook), prospective customers are tuning out more and more because there is a constant glut of information being thrown at them, key performance metrics that trended positive six months ago may not mean much now because marketing channels are flooded with content and becoming largely ineffective.
So the question is...with…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 25, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Definitions for one thousand, Alex.
"To introduce something new, make changes in anything established."
Taking a basket of sometimes intimidating, many times…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 23, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Happy Friday everyone!
Here's a question to all you self-proclaimed entrepreneurs out there - How long does it take you to get back on the proverbial horse once you've been bucked??
Check out this great little clip from Barbara Corcoran on the secret to handling rejection.
It's not about how many times you fall, it's about how quickly you get back up that counts. And by "get up quickly," I mean, how enthusiastic are you to potentially fall again? Are you excited to move…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 6, 2015 at 4:56pm — No Comments
Usually, I save my supermarket shopping for Monday mornings,…
Boiling the ocean.
So cliché. We hear those words all the time in corporate America. It basically means you are trying to do way too much within a given endeavor/timeframe. Usually, those projects end up failing because you didn't focus your efforts on the goal at hand and you let things get way out of control to the detriment of your resources.
But those words also have a lot of relevance for startup entrepreneurs, whose budgets are considerably smaller and time to market may…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on February 9, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments
I'm a big "Shark Tank" fan. Love the way they refer to themselves as a venture capital firm on steroids. Well, maybe only Mr. Wonderful made that reference...in one episode. But it stuck with me...because it's kind of true. =)
I love ALL the sharks. I think they each bring their own unique elements to the show and I've purchased more than a few products while the entrepreneurs are busy…Continue
Click on the link below to see how I spent my b-day!
What I absolutely adore most about this experience is how many people said they were going to pay it forward. And the fact that when I logged onto Facebook that night a friend had said that someone paid for her coffee and she…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on January 21, 2015 at 10:33pm — No Comments
Want to know one of my biggest pet peeves?
The chronic complainer who LOVES to point out problems but NEVER volunteers a solution.
Those people irritate the hell out of me.
Guess what? If you want to be successful in business, DON'T be one of those people.
I'm fired up, can't you tell with all the caps? LOL!
Now, I can certainly appreciate the fact that people may get deterred by a lot of red tape and invisible barriers to change within their corporate…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on January 15, 2015 at 8:33pm — No Comments
Now here's the party of all parties! Talk about economical, creative, interactive and downright fun ... this birthday party idea will be the hit of the neighborhood for children ages 3 - 8. The joy just won't be in designing their own cardboard car, but whatever movie you select and snack you…Continue
Every year I say the same thing, "don't overdo it, Krystal!". What do I end up doing? You guessed it. Don't we all though? You're walking through the store and those little voices go off in your head as you near the toy aisle of just how much this would make your daughter light up. Or how much fun your son would have building this with his dad. The list goes on. We're always finding ways to justify overdoing it for our kids. And why not? They're our kids! Since we want to always…Continue
Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 10, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments
Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 25, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments
To the untrained eye old milk cartons, keyboards and T-shirts appear to be identical to other items you might find in your everyday trash. But did you know that beautiful and amazing things could be made from the stuff you throw away? It’s called Upcycling.
Upcycling is the process of converting…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on June 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Nothing quite compares to the unconditional love a mom has for her children, so we encourage you to spend a little extra time this week thinking about the best way to show her how much you care. Because it can be challenging to find the perfect way to tell our moms just how much they mean to us, we put together a quick list of fun ideas to make her feel extra special by focusing on the things…Continue
Nothing quite compares to the unconditional love a mom has for her children, so we encourage you to spend a little extra time this week thinking about the best way to show her how much you care. Because it can be challenging to find the perfect way to tell our moms just how much they mean to us,…Continue
buy an ordinary magazine holder and now you have the perfect storage container for all your hair styling tools! i bought mine from ikea. it neatly houses my style tools--prior they would be all tangled up together in a drawer!
voila! its easy, takes up hardly any space and now your hair gadgets look cute and organized.…Continue
Added by Bridget Berliner on April 22, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments
I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself. I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Beth asked me and…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:16pm — No Comments
If you have a music lover in your house, you should check out these great Pre-Black Friday deals on the following electronics. Don’t wait until wait to start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday, beat the crowds and check out these great deals. These offers below will end on November 23 and subject to end at any time.
I have included the following reviews and Pre-Black Friday deals:…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments
As a mom, I constantly rely on my cell phone to stay in connected with my older children especially when they stay at home alone, with their friends, or while they are participating in their own activities alone. While out in about, I am always worried that my battery on my cell phone will die leaving my children without a way to be able to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments
Are you looking for some ideas to make bath time more enjoyable and fun for your child? Most children enjoy playing and splashing in the bathtub. Bath time is also a great way to introduce your child to water so that they aren’t fearful of water especially if you plan on taking the swimming during the summer months. Adding bath tub toys to your nightly bath time routine can make bath time more enjoyable for both you and your child. Check out these great bath time gift ideas for…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments