What’s Happening Around These Parts in 2013?

There’s been an absence of posts here on Sweet Phenomena lately.

There are a couple of reasons for this:

  1. I decided that I had to focus on my family instead of my blog and every other little thing I’ve got going on.
  2. I have quite a bit of other stuff going on.

I have enjoyed the time with my family, and I feel much less stressed now that I’ve taken a few things off my plate.

But I’m also excited to let you guys in on what’s coming up and what’s been going on!

Woot Woot! I Got an iMac!

OK, OK, maybe that’s just exciting to me, but I had to share nonetheless.  Not in the “Neener-neener, I got one!” kind of way, but in the “Oh man, I’m so glad that I have a clean desk and all the tools I need to get my work and other activities done!” kind of way.


It appears I need more light, but it’s really not that bad when I’m sitting there…

This is my first “real” Apple product {I don’t count my iPod Touch as a “real” thing, it’s a toy} and dude, I’m in love…

My pretty pink desk accessories from Poppin {LOVE them!} add a nice punch of color, and my Martha Stewart discbound notebook {best. thing. ever. it’s like having a spiral bound notebook that you can add to and take away from} filled with my Life is Messy Bootcamp planner pages is totally rocking my world.  Heart. It. All.

It’s all helping me focus on…

Woot Woot! A Marketing Competition!

You read that right my friends, I am about to start sometime completely new and different.

I’m a contestant on Prosperity’s Kitchen!  You can check out my contestant page {which also houses my audition video} to learn a bit more about my business-y stuff, and you can check out this post to learn more about my two teammates {we’re team three}.

Also check out the video below.  The producer put together a montage of all the contestants’ videos; it’ll give you a chuckle.

Side note:  Why do I look SO serious?

The series starts on Monday and I’m so excited!  It’s going to be quite a bit of work though.  We’ll have several weekly meetings, missions to complete as a team, missions to complete individually if we want, and kick-butt presentations to put together.

 Woot Woot! A New Business!

So, I haven’t officially launched The VA Boutique, but I have clients, so that counts for something right?

I decided to formally organize what I’ve been doing for a while:  helping folks with social media, WordPress, blogging, calendar and business management, etc.

I absolutely LOVE what I’m doing and am so proud of this venture!  But, as I’m sure you guessed, it takes up a chunk of my time…

Woot Woot! News I Can’t Share With You Yet!

I probably could share it, but I’ve not been given the official go-ahead, so I won’t.

But, it involves Blissdom.  Totally wicked, rocking Blissdom.

Woot Woot! Life!

Life right now is full of fun stuff {homeschooling, playing video games, going out to super restaurants}, but it’s also full of not-so-fun stuff {HOA board anyone?}.

Either way, it keeps me busy.  Sweet Phenomena isn’t going anywhere, it’ll just be utilized in a more focused way.

I want to give you guys quality, not quantity, and the only way to do that is to dial back and post less often.

What’s been up with you guys?  I so want to know!