Saturday, November 15, 2008

Free Resume Services - eResumes and Resume Writing

Who wouldn't want to have that extra edge by having their resume professional created? Will if you're on a tight budget or a do-it-yourself stop by eResumes and Resume Writing for some free tips.

You'll find different styles depending on industry, as well as layouts. Click here to visit their website.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Giveaway at 5 Minute Moms Blog

The ladies are having a terrific Christmas Giveaway at their blog, 5 Minute Moms.

All you have to do is leave a comment, grab a button, post and provide a link to their blog. For more details you can just stop reading and head on over for more fun ways to win some great gifts.

Update Your Resume Today!

Due to this turbulent economic times, I believe that if you don't have an updated resume you're contributing to your downfall. What would you do if your boss advised you that you're laid off or their closing your store or branch? Do you really think that you're going to be in the right mind and mood to start working on your resume?

Also, resume rules have changed over the years. When is the last time you updated your resume? There's also more competition for one job so you need to make yours standout amongst the many.

For the next week, I will addressing things work at home and work outside of the home people can do to be prepared.

Today's article is regarding "Is Your Resume Too Cluttered" by Rachel Anthony. One tip, get rid of the self-centered general overview statement. It's outdated and as the author states the employer wants to know what you can do for them.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

PB - Marcus' Favorite Furnishing Store

I believe it was about 3 years ago that I discovered PB because we were looking for some teen theme furniture, that meet the family's requirements. Our teenager loves the unique choices, colors and designs. Mom loves the prices and watches the sales for specials.

Over the years, we've purchased a desk chair, bookcase, backpack, lapdesk, and bedding.

The site offers contests and downloadable wallpaper, for your teens. Adults can sign up for the e-newsletter to which feature new products and sales.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on

One of my son and I's favorite Food Network show is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives starring Guy Fieri. He's a guy's cook, loves to eat the comfort, no fuss foods and thats what Marcus likes! Marcus loves his excitement and his crazy blond spikey hair!

I have to say that I love it when our son is excited about trying different foods. How do you think I got him to try Fried Clams? Thanks Guy!

Stop by for this other Food Network shows!

Wordless Wednesday - November 12, 2008

Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, American Breast Cancer Window Display

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's Veteran's Day - Thank You

Air Force Thunderbirds at Nellis AFB Air Show 2008

My husband, father-in-law and many others who have and currently serving in the armed forces, today is your day. We thank you for your unselfish service and dedication.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Preparing for a Phone Interview -

During my call center career I had many phone interviews. I felt confident, prepared and ready for them. After working fulltime with my spouse, for a little over a year, I decided it is time to return to Home Agent work, for the extra money.

Following my son's suggestion, I decided to do some research in preparation of my phone interview. Preparing for a Phone Interview, at, was very helpful.

One of their suggestions is that you still get dressed, as you would for a face-to-face interview. Many call center experts state this will give you a sense of professional that will translate over the phone.

I'll let you know how my interview goes on Saturday.

Menu Plan Monday- November 10

Little One - 6ft 5inches and still growing!

Today's news is sad to take. Circuit City files for bankruptcy and DHL is laying off employees. And of course, we don't hear about the smaller businesses closing their doors.

My daily prayers, include all Americans, to keep their faith strong and close. We will get through this and it will make us stronger.

Now onto the better news. The Nellis Air Show 2008 was absolutely fantastic. It's was a pleasure working with Nellis AFB Marketing Department, meeting the other vendors and of course the crowd. Our son, Marcus has announced that he's signing up with the Air Force, as an officer. He's also planning on expanding his philanthropy, after he's more financially successful. His charity will support middle and upper middle class homeless.

My pain management has been an issue so while I'm dealing with that the guys are cooking...or not!

Chicken Stir Fry

Healthy Sloppy Joes and Carrot Sticks

Chicken Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers

Subway Sandwiches

Veggie Soup and Sandwiches

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Our Teen's Dream of Philanthropy

Our "Little One" aka Mr. Marcus

Yesterday, while driving home from the Nellis AFB Air Show, our son announced that when he becomes financial successful he's planning to start a charity to assist middle and upper middle homeless.

Here's why this cuts so deep in my heart, our family has experience being homeless. We didn't qualify for programs due to my husband's income. That left us outside of the majority food, housing and financial assistance programs. And it was the generosity of others that actually helped us dig ourselves out.

This experience has made us extremely humble, increased our empathy for others and realized that this would and did make us stronger.

Marcus has been involved in volunteer, material and financial donations, and mentoring programs since he was very small. He's been instrumental in obtaining furniture donations for the teen room at his recreation center. He always donates his clothes and shoes instead of throwing them away. And for all of his good works we had the honor of seeing him selected as the Boys and Girls Clairemont Youth of the Year for 2007.

It's my husband and I's proudest moment to see this young man take this passion and responsiblity of his parents and claim it for himself.

The Lord has truly blessed us with a child who is truly growing into a Godly man. Thank you our Heavenly Father.

40 Days of Thanks - Food for the Poor

One of my pleasures is visiting other bloggers, whom post about their charitable works. After reading their post and visiting the charity websites, it leaves me wanting to take action.

Today, I came across Food for the Poor. They are having a 40 Days of Thanks donation. Stop by and read about this very important program and other ways you can help.

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