The Holidays Are Upon Us! Here’s a Unique and Affordable Gift or Decor Idea

2 Nov

Christmas Santa Coordinates Printable

 If you’re interested in ordering a personalized coordinates printable, I’ll happily customize a printable suited to your needs. This is great for Christmas and holiday decor, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and more!

Here’s how it works:

First, fill out the form below to let me know a little bit more about what you’re looking for.

Once I’ve receive your request, I’ll reach out toyou via email (weekdays only) for more information, if needed, and obtain confirmation to move forward.

I’ll then ask you to click the “Buy Now” button below. This allows me to move forward with designing.

We’ll then work together via email to customize your printable.

Once you’re happy, I’ll send you your customized printable!

Keep in mind:

*There is a maximum of 3 edits within the initial charge, so please be specific

*The file will come in PDF and/or JPEG format and costs $5.49

*I can only work as quickly as you get back to me with details, edits, etc. We can work together on a deadline for the final copy. 

 So let’s do this!


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Testimonials

Camille was nothing short of wonderful to work with. Quick responses, excellent products, easy to get a hold of, and so sweet and understanding! Highly recommend her and her products!-Sarah

Here are some samples from other Average Honey followers:

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Valentine’s Day is Upon Us! Order your Personalized Printable Today!

4 Feb

Coordinates Printable

Interested in ordering a personalized coordinates printable? You’ve come to the right place! I’ll happily customize a printable suited to your needs.

Here’s how it works:

First, fill out the form below to let me know a little bit more about what you’re looking for.

Once I’ve receive your request, I’ll reach out to you via email for more information, if needed, and obtain confirmation to move forward.

I’ll then ask you to click the “Buy Now” button below. This allows me to move forward with designing.

We’ll then work together via email to customize your printable.

Once you’re happy, I’ll send you your customized printable!

Keep in mind:

*I’ve set a maximum of 3 edits so please be specific

*The file will come in PDF format and costs $5.49

*I can only work as quickly as you get back to me with details, edits, etc. We can work together on a deadline for the final copy. 

 So let’s do this!


Buy Now Button
 

Testimonials

Camille was nothing short of wonderful to work with. Quick responses, excellent products, easy to get a hold of, and so sweet and understanding! Highly recommend her and her products!-Sarah

Here are some samples from other Average Honey followers:

Coordinates Printable

Coordinates Printable

Coordinates Printable

Coordinates

Updates and Favorites

15 Oct

Hi everyone! My apologies for the month long hiatus. My recent promotion has proved incredibly fulfilling and exhausting. My mind power has been drained by the end of each day that I haven’t had much writing juice! On top of that, we’ve had weddings to attend, family visits, and more.

 

While I work out how to juggle a busier day job, plan for family visits/holidays, and try write for a few other sources, here are a few of my favorite posts:

In honor of Boss’s Day tomorrow: A Toast to the Best Boss I’ve Ever Had

For college students who graduated in May and are likely to begin paying student loans within the next month or two: The Countdown to Student Loan Repayment

As of next week, I’ll have lived in WV for one yearThings to Consider Before Moving In Together

Since you’re probably considering DIY Christmas gifts: Sometimes DIY Just Isn’t Worth It

 

Lastly, check out my other site where I will likely pick up blogging. I think I will begin focusing my writing to some of the other sources for which I contribute. Those posts will be shared here.

The Bread Goes In The Basket, Not The Drawer

10 Sep

Living with your significant other brings so many exciting bonuses. You can save tons of money on rent and utilities. There are thousands of effortless opportunities for bonding and relationship building. AND you can make someone else check behind the shower curtain for monsters. What’s not to love?

When Vince and I were considering moving in together, after a year of dating long distance, we couldn’t wait to conjoin the many simple intricacies of our separate lives: eating dinner, grocery shopping, watching tv. Of course, as every couple should do before making such an important decision, we discussed our expectations about money and bills, home decor, and schedules. The planning was wonderful and the “honeymoon stage” couldn’t have been better.

‘THE BREAK-UP’

Once reality set in about three months later, things began to change. Little things, little behavioral actions and personality traits – which we could never have thought about in advance – revealed themselves and slowly our relationship was growing, developing in a way we never expected.

Luckily for me, things did NOT go sour. We often joke about our silly preferences and the things that make us both who we are as individuals. The small differences and the many similarities in who we are as two separate people compound to build our cohesive unit, our strong bond. We do reflect regularly on how our differing opinions and preferences in certain aspects of life complement each other and on how we might be able to make compromises. Ultimately, I love our life together and I think we are exactly where we should be at this point in our relationship.

That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t have disagreements about the weirdest of things. In the beginning, I always worried that we fought too much about stupid stuff and thought maybe we weren’t meant to be dating. I mean, who fights about whether the bread should go in a drawer or in a basket? Oh yes, we fought about that.

Thankfully, we aren’t alone. Many blogs have covered this topic and you’d be surprised at the hilarious responses when couples are asked: what’s the silliest fight you and your partner have had? One of my favorites is Single Dad Laughing‘s 23 of the SILLIEST Fights Ever.

One of the best interpretations is Buzzfeed’s new “Weird Things All Couples Fight About” video. It captures this entire relationship transformation perfectly. It is a MUST-SEE! Check it out below.

 

The good news is if you and your significant other are plagued by ridiculous arguments, you’re not alone. It is perfectly normal to have preferences that don’t exactly match up. The key is to talk through them and find a balance that works.

Now I have to ask: what is the silliest thing you and your partner have fought about?

 

What Back-To-School Means to Me

4 Sep

For most recent grads and young professionals, back-to-school season is a lovely reminder that you’re no longer dealing with final papers, dreadful professors and those muggy bus rides spent secretly watching your seat partner lose horribly in candy crush. Instead, we can celebrate the accomplishment of graduating while covertly resenting our peers who still get to experience college.

Working in higher education, however, provides a unique experience when it comes to back-to-school season. It used to be that back-to-school meant the last day of my summer job, making two, three, or seven trips to Target for some updated apartment decor and checking my email hourly waiting for a new syllabus to appear. Those days are over.

Now, for me and most other higher ed staff, back-to-school means GO TIME. In the higher education industry, back-to-school is a time to quickly regroup and gear up for the incoming and returning students. This means planning trainings, answering parent questions, coordinating events and catering and…my least favorite: leaving for work ten minutes earlier because the traffic in town will be dreadful. It means greeting all students – incoming freshmen, returning, transfers, non-traditional, with arms wide open and saying, “this is going to be an awesome time.”

Though the lazy summer days are behind us, intricate fall projects are lining up fast. Dates are being set. Meetings are being held. Calls are being made. There is a wonderful, energetic buzz on campus that I’m totally feeding off of this year. Not to mention, some great sports are back on

So, I would like to wish all the students and teachers of the world a very happy back-to-school season. It is important that we don’t fall into old habits that create a mundane atmosphere. It is my personal challenge to up the ante this fall and do big things within reach. For the sake of the students and all others involved, let’s keep this lively buzz going all year!

And especially for my fellow higher ed staff/faculty/leadership out there: Happy Back-To-School season to you, too! Here are a few unconventional motivational quotes to keep in mind as this semester picks up:

 

 

 

 

Posters: Startup Vitamins

What does the back to school season mean to you? How do you stay focused during this busy time of year?

Fun Games Guaranteed to Make Your Tailgate EPIC

25 Aug

Saying goodbye to summer isn’t always easy. Who would willingly bid adieu to flip flops, sun tans, soft serve ice cream and long-lasting sunsets? The end of summer is a tough time.

Luckily for us, with fall comes all sorts of new and exciting traditions to look forward to: pumpkin spice coffee, new boots, back to school shopping, and my personal favorite: FOOTBALL!

You all know how big of a sports fan I am (or do you?) and the beginning of football season is a phenomenal time of year, closely following the beginning of baseball season. As football season approaches, men and women all over begin to line-up their fantasy football teams and completely avoid scheduling any events on Sunday afternoons in order to leave time for football.

A great way to get over your end-of-summer-depression is to give yourself something to look forward to: get tickets to a football game! They can sometimes be pricey, and StubHub is an excellent source for scoring affordable tickets. Here’s a tip: if you wait until the day of the game to purchase, they could be super cheap. Often, season ticket holders who cannot attend will drop prices significantly in order to make a sale and become desperate to sell by the time gameday arrives.

With college football beginning Wednesday, August 27th. with a No. 21 Texas A&M matchup versus No. 9 South Carolina and the 2014 NFL season beginning Thursday, September 4th where the Green Bay Packers will battle the Seattle Seahawks, football is right around the corner. Quick, snag your tix to an upcoming game!

Once you’ve secured your tickets, it’s time to start planning the tailgating party! The tailgate is arguably the best part of attending a football game – with plenty of good food, beer, games and friends, you just can’t beat the awesome experience.
As a big sports fan and lover of tailgating parties, here are a few classic games you can pack to up the ante at your next tailgate:

Kan-Jam

Materials: 2 cans, one frisbee

Number of players: 4, 2 per team

Kan-Jam is a fun and easy game for all ages. Set two “cans” approximately 50 feet apart and assign one player from each team to a can. Players will toss the frisbee or disk in an attempt to get the frisbee into the can. Your teammate can deflect the frisbee into or onto the can for points. Shoot the frisbee into the front slip of the can and you win! Otherwise, the team that reaches 21 points wins! But be careful, if the score exceeds 21 on a particular shot, your score will get reduced. See the rules, set up and demo for more info. Kan Jam can be purchased at Walmart for $39.99.

Cornhole

Materials: 2 cornhole board platforms, 8 bean bags-4 of each color
Number of players: 4, 2 per team
Cornhole is similar to the bean bag toss where players trade off tossing cornhole bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. Like Kan Jam, you’ll assign one player from each team to a cornhole board. The American Cornhole Organization suggests placing the boards 27 feet apart, though many tailgaters will place the boards appropriately, base on space and competition level. Players take turns tossing their bean bags toward the opposite board in an attempt to drop the bag into the hole, earning their team 3 points. However, a bag landing on the board will earn 1 point. Typically, scores will cancel out – if Team A drops a bag into the hole, earning 3 points and Team B lands 2 bags onto the board, earning 2 points, Team A is only awarded 1 point. Because of the complex rules involved, Cornhole is best for those 13 and up. See the rules, set up and diagrams for more info. Cornhole can be purchased at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $79.99.

Ladder Ball

Materials: 2 ladders, 2-3 sets of bolas (described below)
Number of players: 2 or more players, 2 teams
This is also called Ladder Golf. Ladder Ball is fun, portable and the rules are easy to follow. This game is played using vinyl cords weighted with lightweight plastic balls or bolas. Each ladder has 3 steps, each with its own point value. Like Kan Jam and Cornhole, players take turns tossing all three bolas onto the ladder rungs. Points are assigned based on bolas on the rungs and will be canceled out depending on the opposite team’s score. Teams play to 21 points. See the rules, set up and game etiquette for more info. Ladder Ball can be purchased at Walmart for $24.99-$40.00. 

Dizzy Bat

Materials: Wiffle-ball bat with handle end top removed (for beverage to be poured into)
Number of players: 2, one batter, one pitcher

The Dizzy Bat is a popular drinking game but can be substituted in many ways. This game (as I will explain the drinking version) should only be played by those 21 years of age or older. Make sure to gather a crowd as embarrassment and laughter will soon ensue. The batter will pour the beverage slowly into the handle end. When ready, the batter will drink the contents poured into the bat while the pitcher counts the number of seconds it takes to finish. The batter will proceed to place his/her head on the bat and spin for that many seconds around the bat. Afterward, the pitcher will pitch a ball (often a beer can) that the batter will attempt to hit. 

Fowling

Materials: 1 football, 20 bowling pins
Number of players: 2 or more players, 2 teams
This new game combines two American favorites: bowling and football. The object of the game is to knock down all of your opponent’s pins before s/he knocks down yours. Set pins 48+ feet apart, with pins set just as they are for bowling. Team A’s player #1 will throw first, followed by Team B’s player #1. Then, player’s #2 will throw respectively. There are much more details for this new game available here

Honorable Mention:

  • As long as players are of age, you can’t go wrong with beer pong. Although, to get the kids involved, a fun alternative might be kool-aid or capri-suns.
  • Bocce Ball is another classic. It’s competitive but not too rowdy. 
  • An oldie but goodie: horseshoes. 

With all these fun opportunities, missing summer doesn’t seem so bad after all! 

Which tailgating games do you enjoy most? Have any dizzy bat stories you’d like to share?

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