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Amanda’s Sexy Arm Workout

January 9, 2014

Sometimes I love working out, other times I just hate it. Today was a day that I loved it. I thought I would share my workout with you because it was one I enjoyed. I created it myself and because I am not a fitness professional I must disclaim that I am not a fitness professional so make sure you’re able to do this workout before attempting. There, that is over with.


Update: My mom reminded me that not everyone knows what these exercises are. Here are the links to learn how to do each exercise.

Tell me: How did the workout go for you?

5 Useful Productivity Tools to Organize Your Life

May 3, 2012

Lists. We love ‘em. Grocery, to-dos, honey-do, they are everywhere. They give us a sense of organization and if we get everything done, a sense of accomplishment. However, in order to be productive, we should have more than lists.

Let’s take a look at some of the best (and free) productivity tools you can use in your club.


Asana is the modern way to work together with anyone, through a web application that connects everyone with what’s going on, their shared priorities, and who owns each part of the effort. Easily set up projects and tasks to team members at work or the family. That will keep each person accountable.

Buffer App

Buffer offers you a more efficient solution to handling your social media channels. Buffer allows you to schedule tweets, Facebook, and LinkedIn updates- so you aren’t spending too much time online. You can have 3 accounts linked to your buffer for free. And don’t forget to respond to all tweets that come from your newly optimized communication.


Dropbox is a free file sharing service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. So any file you save to Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered! With Google Drive being available now with 5GB of storage, we’ll see how relevant Dropbox still is in the weeks to come.

Rescue Time

RescueTime is a web-based tracking and management tool that can provide you with powerful business intelligence and help you become more productive. It can show you a wide variety of reports and gives you a dashboard showing:

* The top applications and sites used for a week.

* How email time ebbs and flows throughout the day.

* Which days of the week are your most productive.

* How you compare to the average RescueTime user.



Google is more than just Search. Talk, chat, share, schedule, store, organize, collaborate, discover, and create. Use Google products from Gmail to Google+ to YouTube, view your search history, all with one username and password, all backed up all the time and easy to find at (you guessed it) A Google Account lets you access all your stuff — Gmail, photos and more — from any device. Seriously, if you don’t have one yet, go get it. And again, Google Drive is here with 5GB of storage for sharing files!

Not free, but necessary.


If you aren’t currently backing up your computer, start today. Crashplan is an easy-to-use online backup system. They do offer a free service that allows you to backup to your hard drive at home, but (in my opinion) the awesomeness of this product is really in the cloud! And the paid version is only $5 a month, how can you go wrong there? If you spill soda on your computer, you download a deadly virus, or just need a new computer- Crashplan has your back- literally!

What are your favorite productivity tools/tricks?

Using Trello to Organize and Plan Your Blog

March 7, 2012

Trello is one of my favorite tools to organize my blog content. I recently found out about this cool tool during through a co-worker and ever since then, I have been using it for personal, work, my blog. I am excited to share with you, my fellow bloggers, how to use it and how it will help your blog.

Getting Started

After setting up your account, start your first “board.” A board is a just a collection of lists (and lists hold the cards). You’ll probably want a board for each project you’re working on. Specifically for blogging, you could have a board for blog ideas, blog editorial calendar, and maybe even a board for blog enhancements and ideas.

Then you will create cards for individual tasks inside a board. The best part about this is you can upload attachments, assign a user, add dues dates, and make a checklist. This is perfect for an editorial calendar. For instance, you can upload your word document with the blog content and add due dates for your individual blog posts.

Adding Collaborators

If you are a team of bloggers, trello will make your life a lot easier. You can set up ideas for blogs, and then assign them to individual board members. You can comment and discuss the posts with edits in them.

It’s incredibly easy to invite people to a board, and then they will also receive notifications once on the board.

Mobile Friendly

Because of its responsive design, it works well on any mobile device. But they also have an iPhone app!

Staying Up-To-Date

What is even better about Trello is they are constantly growing and improving their product. They listen to their users and make adjustments as needed. They have a blog where they share best- practices, tips, and improvements.

My favorite photos from our trip to Boston

November 15, 2011

I know I have been back from vacation for a while now, but give a girl a break, I have a job. And I need to workout, so there goes my day to edit and pick images to show you guys.

Boston was a blast. We were only there for two days, but I loved the city. What was even more amazing, we got to see the Charles Regatta take place. I really enjoyed seeing that American tradition in the birthplace of America. I really must say, that Cambridge and Boston left a great impression on me. We journeyed to a farmers market, walked downtown, saw some street performers, ate at this amazing pub, The Black Rose, which was delicious. I would recommend you try it! But, we must be on to the images.

Here are my top picks from Boston:









Have you been to Boston? What did you think?