Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Business Idea

Someone should invent a mail-order pillow business.

It seems like every time I turn around, one of my pillows is starting to lose it's "squish" and starts to get that middle depression.

It's a pain to shop for pillows. They take up all the room in the cart!

I would consider buying from a company that automatically sent me a new pillow every 6 months.

Think of the publicity potential. Women's magazines, home and garden sections in newspapers.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Here's a fun little media project I worked on recently

Frisco Enterprise

Ready to rumble: Frisco resident Charlie Haas helping up Ring of Honor's profile

Read the story here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5 important tips for pitching journalists by phone

I found this helpful article at the blog for the Publicity Hound.

I ALWAYS practice tip number 2. Reporter's seem to appreciate it and will tell me to email instead or call back in an hour or so.

2. Be considerate of the reporter’s time. As soon as Karen answers the phone, ask, “Hi Karen, this is Joan Stewart and I have a story idea for you. Is this a good time to talk?” If not, she will say so. Ask her when you should return the call.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

You know you're a WAHM...

We got a new roof last week. The final hail damage repair from the storm back in April.

It's crazy. In the last 30 days, we've had lots of professionals out.

The roofers moved our satellite dish, not allowing us to watch live TV. DirecTV had to come out to realign the dish. $49.
Roofer says he'll pay for it.
We had to get someone out before Monday when Dancing With The Stars starts!

A carpet cleaner to sanitize our room where Zoe peed under our bed while we are on vacation. The cat is no longer allowed in our room. We keep the baby gate up. When she steps into our room, it costs us $183.

The lights/electricity in the girls' rooms kept tripping. They spent one night with their fans connected to extension cords plugged into the hallway. Electrician came out on a Sunday (double the price) $200.

We noticed a perfectly round leak stain in our front room. Plumber came out and said it was the master bath. He resealed the drain.

Please, please dishwasher and washer and dryer. Be good boys.

I'm very blessed and grateful I can work from home and help pay for these unexpected joys of home ownership.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Normally, I really don't like working on weekends.

However, I had to work a couple of hours yesterday to tie up some loose emails/ends that I just didn't get to over the week.

I've been blessed with the invitation to work on a media project this week for a new client and I feel so much better about starting my week with a clean slate.

I wish all work-from-home moms a productive and successful week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ignoring Facebook as a potential practice tool could leave derms socially stranded

Found this article on Modern

"EDITOR'S NOTE: Dermatologists who have integrated Facebook into their practices say the widely used social networking platform allows them to communicate news and promotional information quickly, easily, and at virtually no cost. In this issue, we look at experts' recommendations on how to start building your own digital presence — even if you're a novice. "

And the final sentence says it all...

"Let me tell you, if you don't have a dynamic website, have Facebook behind you and, now, YouTube, I think you're missing the ... marketing that social media can give you. It's dynamic," Dr. Torok says. "We only have a population of 20,000 (in Medina), but it doesn't matter. Everybody is on Facebook."