What I Made Monday — Book Monster

Last week was a bit of a production grind, with nothing really new in terms of design that would be ready for show and tell.

I’m instead featuring someone “I made” and his work. My oldest son is taking a class that includes sewing and cooking at his junior high. This was his latest project – sewing felt into a Book Monster – a sort of bookmark that bites your book. His grandmother, who taught me how to sew, would be proud of his handiwork.

What I Made Monday — WSFEE

I’ve had the honor of working with the Western Springs Foundation for Educational Excellence (WSFEE) over the past few years. Recently, I completed the brand for their upcoming 2016 dinner dance. The proceeds benefit my school district and allow for special programming. Looking forward to a beautiful gala, designed by a lot of hardworking volunteers.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
— Benjamin Franklin

Five Amazing Women

“Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”

― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Are you ever amazed by the lasting impact certain relationships have on your life? Or, how meeting certain people at the right time can change the course of your life?

I recently reflected on my life journey and realized there were five very important women who helped shape who I am today. I met them at various stages in my life and each one has shared and/or taught me valuable lessons on how to go after my dreams and achieve success. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am that I have had the opportunity meet and get to know the five following women.

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Five Tips on Preparing Your Brand to Make a Good First Impression

“How you come across to others is too important to be left to chance.” – Phil Geldart

Everyone has a certain way they prepare to tackle the day. Being prepared can help you make good first impressions. For me, it’s making sure I’m always dressed appropriately for my activities.

Ever since my teenage years, I would never leave the house less than done. You name it, the grocery store, the health club, playing with the kids, I’m dressed for it and everything matches. You’ll never find me in jeans with sneakers, or lacking an accessory.

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Welcome – You’re In Luck!

Welcome to our brand new blog, You’re In Luck! We’re excited to share our ideas in the hope that it brings luck to your business.

Here’s what you can expect: a few times each month we will be bringing you our thoughts on branding, websites, internet marketing, social media, our projects and the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur. Not to worry, we’ll throw some fun stuff in there too!

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