Current Faves: Apps, Podcasts, Business Leaders

Hey y’all!

It’s finally fall and I feel like I’m living my best mini-pumpkin overloaded life over here. [But seriously, I just snagged a bag of mini white and orange pumpkins from Tom Thumb…insert *squeal* here].

As we enter into the new season and the start of Q4, my goal-setting and personal development self is operating at an all-time high. I think it also might have something to do with the fact that Rosh Hashana was last week, which is the Jewish New Year for anyone who doesn’t celebrate. 🙂 The New Year always brings out my desire to create new resolutions or at least revisit old ones. [Check out out my 2017 goals and H2 goals.] I plan on writing up my Q4 goals in the near future!

Today I want to chat about some of my favorite podcasts, apps and business leaders that I hope help you in your day to day lives.  I am always on the search for the best tools and thought leaders to help me become a more efficient businesswoman and now blogger/influencer.

My Favorite Apps, Podcasts and Business Leaders are listed below.

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Packing List for Napa, Portland and Vancouver

Hey y’all,

This Thursday we leave to Napa Valley! [We then head to Portland a few days later, and then Vancouver after that]! To say that I’m excited is an understatement.  This is our first real vacation this year.  [we took a trip to NYC a few months ago but that was a long weekend. :)] I’m thrilled to get to unplug and just relax.

I had to travel yesterday and today for work as one of my projects went live and it is an exciting time to say the least! (If you’re interested, you can read a little more about it here.) Needless to say, my schedule didn’t leave much time for packing.  Luckily, I had already been planning ahead in terms of what I wanted to pack.  I also shopped for any last minute #FallStaples that I wanted to take with me.  I definitely went for a Fall vibe for this trip, and am hoping that the heat wave in Cali dissipates by the time we get there. Packing for both summer and fall and for three different cities can be a bit overwhelming, but here’s what I’m planning to bring with me:

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Puckered Cotton and a Bow

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

I hope you had a wonderful Monday and are off to a great start to your week! We went down to San Antonio this weekend to celebrate my grandpa’s birthday.  It was so nice to see the family and be home.

Today I want to talk about this puckered cotton tie skirt, which is perfect for church / synagogue and how you can style it!

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Current Favorites: Podcasts, Slides & Dainty Necklaces

For today’s post, I wanted to do a roundup of some of my current favorite things: podcasts, slides and dainty necklaces.

PODCASTS

First things first: Podcasts.  Recently, whenever I’ve needed some background noise, some inspiration or just some food for the creative / entrepreneurial soul, I’ve turned on a podcast. Some of you recently asked how I prefer to consume podcasts and for me, the most convenient way is though my phone. I click on my “podcasts” app and all of my podcasts are there. I’ll either subscribe to one that I’m loving or I’ll search for individual episodes that I listen to.  Today I want to share with you my favorite podcasts that I’m listening to right now:

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PINEAPPLES & Creativity with a Side of Shame and Guilt

Pineapples are having a major moment right now and I’m ALL about it! I’m loving the pineapple tees // tops // shorts.  Banana Republic has some really cute pineapple-embellished shorts right now, which I’m wearing in this look.  This top is also really comfortable and a great staple for work attire.  It’s light enough and can be worn in the summer (and in this Texas heat!), but also made of merino wool, which is perfect under a cardigan or blazer in the fall/winter.  I think I’m actually going to grab the one in hot pink soon. 🙂  Both items are on sale right now:  top is $40.50 and shorts are $37.99.

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In addition to this fun summer outfit, I wanted to talk about something a bit more personal on this Monday…a topic that is near and dear to my heart: Creativity and the shame and guilt that can come with it.

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