Wrapping up the week

I left off with a not-so-wordless Wednesday last week, talking about my yummy drink. And before I knew it a week went by!

Things have been busy lately at work – meeting and client proposals out the wazoo. I’m not complaining, it’s great! But it keeps me more focused on paperwork and less focused on designing. Which, as art director, is really my job, but you know… I like to design stuff!

We’re also working on sponsorship proposals for Digital Running. It sure would be nice to have a great corporate sponsor for our Ragnar Relay teams throughout 2012. A company we believe in, with a similar culture, perhaps with a product we use – like a water bottle, tech shirt, or energy bar – and a van sponsor like Avis or Hertz. There is a Team Spirit (sponsored by Spirit Airlines, not Courtney Love or Frances Bean) and I’m willing to bet they can fly to race location on Spirit Airlines for free. Lucky!

We’re also putting together our goodie bags & shirts for team members, and the first Digital Running Club members to get goodie bags will be at the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Oct! Because we are an official Disney Running Club, we have some great Disney running swag for them. We’re trying to design custom shirts that are easy to see without being obnoxious, from great tech fabric we’ll want to run in for years to come. Taxi cab yellow might be the ticket.

My mom wanted a Facebook page for her jewelry business, and my aunt wanted a Facebook page for her childbirthing classes in Ft. Lauderdale.

I swear, if I am not working out or peeing, I am in front of a laptop!!

So, yah, that’s what I’ve been doing. LOTS of yoga, lots of computer time, and back-to-school stuff in between a little bit. The kids came home from Camp Grandma today, so we’re back to juggling 4 schedules. But it’s all great fun!

I was able to hit BodyPump on Sunday and BodyFlow tonight. Other than that, Yoga every weekday morning (75-90 mins of power core class).

Wendy’s been very focused on her art this summer, so we had her do some artwork for digital running. Did you see them? She sketched, and I colored in Photoshop.  Alice is focused on running (she did her first 10 miler last weekend) and shopping for clothes. This is the first time she’s really going nuts about clothes, because she’s been in a school uniform for 10 YEARS and now suddenly she can wear jeans and flowered Forever 21 skirts and military style button down shirts. Lots of rings & nailpolish too!

Did you know Sept is National Coupon Month? I had a client tell me all the ins and outs of couponing last week. She’s one of those people who can buy $200 worth of stuff for $.75 and was giving me some pointers. I used a few of her tips and went back to Target and Office Depot a week after shopping and got $5 back. (I was expecting $7.99, but I have more to learn…) In celebration of National Coupon Month this September, ILoveCouponMonth.com, an online source for coupon info, is sharing 30 places to find coupons. Coupons are now available just about everywhere you look – the web, social media, smartphones or credit card statements. I hear that ILoveCouponMonth.com is the ultimate destination for coupon-lovers! Here’s one of their tips for you, and I will keep them coming through Sept.

1. Coupon-Aggregate Websites
Afraid that coupon clipping from newspapers will take over your weekend? Coupon-aggregate websites and coupon expert BLOGS that have affiliate accounts with those sites, allow shoppers to pinpoint the coupons they need and either use the coupon codes to save when shopping online or download printable coupons & ready-to-go shopping lists before hitting the stores.

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