All Blog Posts Tagged 'ideas' (150)

Spreading The Seed

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,…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 27, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Want A Chance To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card???

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…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 25, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Innovation & The Chopped Challenge

Definitions for one thousand, Alex.

"To introduce something new, make changes in anything established."

What is...INNOVATE!!!

If you're a Food Network fanatic like me, you know there is one show all innovators have to appreciate, regardless of your perceived prowess in the kitchen...CHOPPED hosted by Ted Allen.

Taking a basket of sometimes intimidating, many times…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 23, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Do You Fail Well?

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…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 6, 2015 at 4:56pm — No Comments

February Parenting Tip: Staying Sane at the Supermarket (with kids):

We all know errands are best done sans kids.  Everything is faster, less hectic and we can actually concentrate on the task at hand instead of praying that no one has a meltdown in public.

Usually, I save my supermarket shopping for Monday mornings,…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on February 17, 2015 at 9:14pm — 2 Comments

Go Big Or Go Home?

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…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 9, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Who Doesn't Love SWAG???

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…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 4, 2015 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments

Amazing way I spent my B-day Giving Back

Click on the link below to see how I spent my b-day!kindness

http://wp.me/p1SPV8-2li

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…

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Added by Kat Tom on January 21, 2015 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Haters ALWAYS Gonna Hate

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…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on January 15, 2015 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Great Birthday Party Idea for Kids

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…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on January 2, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Non-Toy Ideas for Gifts

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! Non-Toy gift ideas for the kids this holiday season. Treat the family to something more than just something to play with at home and get everyone involved. Since we want to always…

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Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 10, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Project Upcycle: Making Something New Out of Something Old

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…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on June 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fun Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day

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…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on May 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Fun Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day

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,…

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Added by Paige White on May 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A Must-Do for every Woman!

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.…

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Added by Bridget Berliner on April 22, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

#ASKAWAYFriday with Beth from Structured in an Unstructured Life

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas – Great Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

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:…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas – RAVPower Battery Charger Extends the Life of Your Cell Phone Battery

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas – Six Bath Time Activities for Babies and Toddlers

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

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