Happy 4th of July!
We live in a city where everyone goes crazy on the 4th. Fireworks blanket the sky and the kids and adults light them off ladders in the street and ride bike with sparklers flying off them - it's a lot of crazy fun.
We hope you have a fabulous holiday with lots of fabulous fireworks too!!!
God bless the USA! Happy 4th!
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Idyllwild, CA – Rent a cabin or stay in town at a bed and breakfast or motel. Idyllwild is a fun small town with lots to do! Hiking, mountain biking, fishing at Lake Hemet or Lake Fulmor, off-roading in Garner Valley, shopping in town – our favorite store is Rough Riders - for all your outdoor needs!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Years ago, with my business coach Tony, we defined our companies version of team. It’s a pretty good definition and holds up today be it your home team or work team -
A group of people who function together in an extraordinary way – who trust one another, who complement each other’s strengths and compensate for each other’s limitations, who have common goals that are larger than individual goals, and who produce extraordinary results.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Since my blog post in 2012 about not texting offers – it’s happened a lot – texting an offer. And it works. To make a text offer go smoothly the key is to make sure as a candidate, that you’ve had a detailed communication with your recruiter/HR representative/potential boss about salary, benefits, vacation, bonus etc. Seems obvious, but in this age of minimal phone calls and even shorter texts - good, solid communication is ideal. Have that detailed talk sooner rather than later.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Don’t make everything from scratch – cheat a little with quality premade delicious treats and sides.
If you decide to cook everything get most of your side dishes and desserts done ahead of time.
You don’t need 6 side dishes - pick 2 or 3.
Put out a bar so people can make their own drinks.
Say yes to help in the kitchen!
Ship gifts ahead of time.
At the airport pack your food and toiletries in their own separate zip lock bags so you clear security easily.
Pack fun toys or candy for the kids.
Load up your iPhone or tablet with lots of games, music and books.
Day of the party -
If politics are too much to talk about - plan an activity. Make ornaments, decorate cookies, play a game or grab the old photo books and go through them. Create something to do to avoid the discourse.
Set the table ahead of time and set out the serving dishes too.
If the standard gift exchange is getting old – go with a theme – white elephant, flip flop exchange (I’d say socks but we are here in SoCal and we are in flip flops more than socks!), cooking spice exchange, snack/cookie exchange, favorite Christmas movie or favorite candy! There are lots of fun possibilities – get creative.
Again, if people ask to help clean up just say YES!
Friday, October 20, 2017
We are a family run company so sometimes our kids end up at the office. For instance my son after hitting a few balls walked over from the local golf course near our office. He is now practicing putting into a cup down the hallway. He was supposed to be reading but the hallway is just too perfect for putting. Having them be able to come in occasionally is convenient but other days it’s hugely distracting. It’s a balance of fun vs. productivity. Good thing I got most of what I need done because the fun is out weighing productivity.