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Celebrating Administrative Professional’s Day: April 22nd!

April 12th, 2015 · Assistant Tips, Giveaways, Industry Insiders

 

Admin Day

Hey there busy bee…I am counting down until this Celebratory Day especially for YOU arrives! For all of you admins working til you drop, making things happen with a smile, piece- of -cake attitude and creative minders…roll down your sleeves {yes, down} and take this moment to ….relax {On Wednesday, April 22nd of  course}.

STAPLES & a bunch of other groovy hosts are holding our calls, stopping our meetings & penciling in our day to c*e*l*e*b*r*a*t*e* with you !

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Join Myself & the above co-hosts at our Twitter party to chat, give back and Oh YES! the most important part…give away free prizes. Just amazing items like a KEURIG, professional Staples leather bonded chair, chic modern business products from: poppin., paperchase, moleskine, Cynthia Rowley, a Staples ARC notebook system and STAPLES gift card.

 

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Want to know what other admins think? Check out these results from the latest Staples Admin survey:

*Admins vs. Bosses: Admins were rated as better creative problem solvers (57.4 vs. 42.5 percent) and more tech-savvy (43.4 vs. 29 percent) than their bosses. Respondents also said admins have a better sense of humor (58.7 vs. 46.1 percent), are a better team player (61.5 vs. 44.4 percent) and were more likely to be described as a friend (44.3 vs. 29.4 percent) than the boss.

*Loyal: Close to half (45.6 percent) have been with their current company for six or more years.

*Social Media Savvy: The majority (84.3 percent) said admins are proficient in social media.

*Non-Existent Virtual Assistant: Nearly all non-admin respondents report (93.9 percent) they have never used a virtual assistant.

*Historical Figures vs. Movie Star: When admins were asked who they would most enjoy as their boss, historical figures topped the list in the United States, while movie stars ranked as number one in Canada.

*Get ready Admins! This d a y  is for YOU*
the goods… {click on the item to take you there}

*This post is cheerily sponsored by Staples: Make More Happen*
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Ten Spring Essentials

March 31st, 2015 · Fashion, Savvy Finds, Shopping

Spring Essentials

Welcome back Spring! Here we come bright colors, open sandals, multi-prints and geometric baubles. Our pedicure will be top-notch, we shall tote in style and accessorize for every sunny day. Savvy’s style this season for your best spring looks below:

 

1) Christiana Fedora Hat from Francesca’s $24. Top off your fresh spring styles this season with a lightweight woven brimmed hat. Not only does it serve the purpose of protecting your head and eyes from the sun, but this fun accessory can be worn to go shopping, to the beach or for brunch.

2) Oasis Ponte Green Jacket $42. Looking for ways to add color to your wardrobe without going overboard? This striking green blazer offers versatility from dressing up a basic tee to refreshing a lightweight blouse for a feminine choice.

3) Forever21 Geo Cutout Layered Necklace $5.90. Haven’t found the simple, yet stunning accessory for the price that won’t break that bank? Forever21 has you covered with this triple- layered necklace.

4) Coral Six Row Mixed Media Beaded Bracelet from Express $11.94. Coral never fails as a top color for spring. With the low price point, you can purchase a variety of colors to stack them. Express currently is running a promotion for 40% off every single item. Don’t delay, this charming bracelets won’t last long.

5)Ray Ban Flattop Boyfriend Polarized Sunglasses $115.  Protect your vision in style with these RayBan Flat top sunglasses. They have full coverage and polarized lenses which help block out the harmful rays of the sun. Light weight and in a variety of colors, they are sure to brighten up your spring {or dim it}.

6) OPI Spring Nail Polish $8.00. Liven up your day with OPI “My address is Hollywood” nail polish. With so many colors to choose from with OPI, choose a color that matches your mood or the mood you want to be in.

7) Chip & Pepper Skinny Jeans $40. These skinny and stretchable jeans are the perfect go to pair of jeans. They are extremely comfortable and come in different lengths – ideal for the petite to taller women out there.

8) Chevron Convertible Sleeve Portofino shirt $59.90  Lightweight and comfortable,this chevron convertible sleeve blouse can be your spring wardrobe staple. Pair it with a high-waisted skirt for work or keep it casual with skinny Jeans from Chip & Pepper.

9) Kate Spade Classic Nylon Join $178.00. Hands free is the way to go. This side bag is petite yet roomy for all your necessities. Keep track of your essentials without the struggle of juggling your purse. This bag is worth the extra bucks and keeps your look polished.

10) Fairlyn cut out wedge from JUSTFAB.COM $49 (20% off your first item purchased, bonus!) Comfortable and stylish. Who would have thought? Cutout shoes have breathable capabilities which is a huge draw during the warmer months. The thick heel provides extra stability while the cutouts provide a cooling functionality.

~Hello Spring~

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9 Tech Savvy Gadgets for Spring

March 13th, 2015 · Exercise, Fashion, Health, Savvy Finds, Shopping, Style

9 Tech Savvy Gadgets for Spring

The Gadget obsessed will delight in these Savvy Tech finds. Upload your new Spring tunes on this graphic inspired portable speaker; take snaps of your finest moments with this binge worthy camera and the sports enthusiast will relish in using either or both of these fitness trackers and arm bands. The mobile dependent professional will be thrilled to learn about this handy portable charger, wireless colorful headphones & stand out among their peers with this stylish phone case. Spring can be tricky weather with fluctuating temps, thank goodness you can have a trendy office accessory & cooling breeze with this little flower.

 

1) Portable Bluetooth Speaker $30 With Spring around the corner, you are going to be enjoying outside and eager to listen to your latest Spotify play list. What a great way to stay entertained with this adorable Aztec printed Bluetooth speaker. It’s a perfect compact size and can hook up to any smart phone.

2) Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera $627 Yes sticker shock stings a bit, but the Nikon 1 J1 is an investment that lasts a lifetime to capture all your special memories with flawless precision. Nothing beats the clarity and focus of the Nikon camera, not to mention it comes in a selection of cheery spring colors!

3) Fitbit wireless activity tracker $96 In honor of National Nutrition Month this Fitbit is a must. This handy little gadget monitors your daily activity, sleep cycle, and syncs with friends so you can challenge each other- game on! The best part? You can purchase different arm band colors to coordinate with your near spring gear.

4) TomTom Runner GPS watch and heart rate monitor $170. For the runners out there, you may consider a GPS watch and heart rate monitor. Instead of using your phone data to track your mileage, this GPS does it for you and syncs automatically with your phone. You can choose your type of cardio which tracks calories burned, distance completed, length of time and of course your heart rate. For an excellent combo, use both the FitBit and TomTom GPS runner to track your daily activities.

5) Portable phone charger $11-14. Is your phone battery depleted mid day, sending you into a desperate need of a charge? Problem solved: depending on your phone type, this portable charger holds an equivalent of 3 average charges, fully charging your phone within an hour. Talk about a lifesaver.

6) Spring breeze Desk flower $7 Add a girly flare to your desk and get chilled out at the same time. Great for those who sit next to a window and need a big of a breeze {in bright colored flower form nonetheless}. This inexpensive little fan really makes a difference while bringing a whimsical feel to your work space.

7) ArmPocket arm band $35. When going for a run, you need a safe and secure place for your phone, keys and your  credit card. The ArmPocket arm band stays in place on your arm without slipping and sliding. It holds most smart phones and is very handy to have [check to see if yours phone is compatible before purchasing].

8) Sonix IPhone Covers $35. With a wide selection of phone covers on the market, it can be challenging to find fresh styles combined with functionality. Stumbling across these beauties on Instagram, Sonix covers stood out with their refined funky designs offering a high quality product. Liven up your iPhone, bulk-free, with a Sonix case found at Nordstrom and ShopBop.com .

9) Jarv NMotion Wireless Headphones $30 These wireless headphones come in handy if you find yourself constantly tangled up in cords.  These vibrant cords stand out on their own in bright neon colors, ideal to use during your workouts or talking hands-free.

 

~Tech Savvy Finds~

 

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