Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What's Up Wednesday 7/22/15

So I don't have much today, but I realized it's Wednesday today (after thinking it was Wednesday all day yesterday) so I thought I'd check in.

Swagbucks- I have earned $45 in Swagbucks gift cards so far! Pretty excited about that.  I have one visa gift card that can be used anywhere online, and three gift cards.  You can get anything on Amazon! I'm a prime member too, which has paid for itself with the free 2-day shipping and Amazon streaming video.  We have watched several seasons of tv shows on there already.

School- School officially starts in a couple weeks.  I think I am ready to be a student again... It's been a while!

Money Saving Mom- I love this blog.  I follow her on Facebook, and when I remember, on

Weekend Plans- I am going to go to the local farmer's market this Saturday to see if I can get some veggies to put in the freezer. Plus, I want to make some biscuit dough, cookie dough, and lasagna in the freezer too.  So helpful for when you don't have time or don't feel like cooking much.  Even my hubby can make supper that way ;)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What's Up Wednesday 7/15

So I've missed a couple of Wednesdays lately, but things have been so busy! I've had wedding craziness, newlyweds moving, and Premier Designs National Rally!

Premier Designs National Rally 2015- Initially, I didn't think I would be able to go.  Summer has turned out to be pretty tight for us, due to fewer work hours for Jason and less loan money.  But we found a way to make it work (and happy birthday to me)! I rode out to Ft. Worth, TX with three other women (including my sponsor/sister!).  It was a good trip! We made good time and were able to make it to the Wednesday night festivities.  My sister and I roomed with two other women, who were great.  It was an exhausting day, but we were all excited.  The following days were filled with information, excitement, emotion, and exhaustion.  So very much to process.  This is what I took away from Rally:
1) I really got to know the heart of Premier Designs.  I knew they were a company founded on Biblical principles. Not only that, but they are still running on Biblical principles.  They really do strive to serve people, not the bottom line.  They support missions and missionaries in 62 countries worldwide! We got to meet just a handful of the amazing people and ministries that Premier supports. They are also incredibly generous to us jewelers.  There are rewards for every accomplishment and contests to challenge and reward us as well. They give us every tool we need to be a great success in this business.
2) There was so much encouragement and great ideas to help me in my business.  It takes work and dedication, but I can succeed!! Hearing from so many successful people was inspiring.  They started off much like myself and have accomplished so much!
3) There was also so much encouragement on a personal level- to be the person that God made you to be, to rely on Him instead of your own strength.  It is awesome that going to a "business conference" was so very much more that just that.  It enriches every part of your life.  I am still in awe and overwhelmed by just what happened in that conference center in Ft. Worth, TX.

Path to Graduate School-  I have finally registered for a prerequisite class for my MBA.  I am taking my prerequisites as an undergrad to give me time to take the GMAT later this year.  I was panicking thinking that I had to take it this summer in order to start classes this fall, but now I can wait until next fall to begin my master's classes.

Theme of the Moment- Consistency in my business and personal life as well.

Picture of the Moment- 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Now begins another journey...

As of today, I am officially a Mississippi State student again!  I applied for readmission to begin taking prerequisites for a Masters in Business Administration.  Because I am an employee, the University will allow me to take up to 6 credit hours a semester for free. So I am planning to take advantage of this, and earn my Master's Degree.  I am planning on taking one night class this semester to get my feet wet again.  It has been over 4 years since my last college class! So hopefully I will pick it back up without a problem.  Looking forward to this new addition to my life.