So, i really love ice tea and other beverages like diet coke but I'm reeaaaally sensitive to caffeine. ugh.
Too much and I am awake all night like a little owl!
Anyway, I did a lot of digging around on Pinterest and found a good recipe for ice tea. I use caffeine free Tetley tea and I also use Truvia Baking so its really tasty and not super sugary or high calorie. And the weird secret is baking soda. I used to hate ordering it in restaurants and getting this bitter tea that was too sweet. Yuck. So the baking soda reacts while its steeping and its really smooth! Yay science! Recipe is below at the end of the post!
Other stuff going on? Decluttering. Also yuck. I'm amazed at how much clutter I've accumulated, so Good Will is going to be happy with me! I may repaint in here and I'm rearranging the furniture in my office area to create a separate area for artwork because I want to get refocused on doing more painting and drawing. My goal is that this will cause less distraction, because I already have "art brain" and get easily distracted by squirrels! Squirrels = emails, work, yarn... and actual squirrels outside the window!
Working from home can take discipline, so this little feng shui project of mine will be a good thing!
PS. if you have any recipes you want to share or a design project that also needs "feng shui-ing" ask me... I love that stuff!
Ask yourself these questions:
Having mismatched visuals is a HUGE disconnect for your audience!
Our brains really love consistency. It's how we are wired. In cave-man days it served a purpose — finding an attractive person to marry, remembering which berries are poisonous. When something doesn’t look good, it makes our brain uneasy. Keeping your Visual Brand consistent and professional looking creates a sense of trust.
First. Think of your brand is a Person.
Example: What if your mom started wearing a heavy metal t-shirt instead of her usual cardigan?
You would feel uneasy. That hard-wired instinct that craves consistency is telling you something is off.
Now, if you aren’t dressing your “person" consistently, it's harder for your audience to recognize you.
It may look unprofessional and that cave-man instinct kicks in and creates a sense of uneasiness.
Your brand should always be easily recognizable and professional.
What does your brand wear? What does your brand say?
Check out my handy checklist:
Logos — do you have the proper file formats and alternate versions if you need them?
Your communication will feel comfortable and authentic. Your message will be remembered.
Need help organizing? Need some design work?
Well, let's just say I fell in love with these images and realized they reflected my inner child!
Kids think bigger and are open to all sorts of possibilities... a kid would say "Neat! Airplanes fly! Can they swim too?"
I want to create life and business that way. Flexible. Good People, good work. So, that's why the kids.