Gift Giving, less fuss

gift guide for business ladies

entreleadership book, contigo mug, the influence network founding membership, yeti microphone, photoshop elements, wacom tablet, warby parker specs, kate spade earrings, the $100 startup book

entreleadership:  This was the first and best business book I read in 2012.  I don’t super love Dave’s voice in his personal finance work (I think he can come off as kind of arrogant)…but his business stuff really hit home for me.

mug: This is my very favorite mug.  It keeps my coffee warm when I get distracted and forget about it.  I love it so much, I’ve bought multiple mugs and have listed it on previous wish-lists.

the influence network:  Y’all.  If I could encourage you to do one thing online in 2013, it would be to join The Influence Network in some capacity.  Whether you wait on it and subscribe to a monthly membership or jump in with two feet and become a founding member…I just hope to see you in that growing community.  I’m not even saying that because I’m a co-founder…but because I super super believe in what the women of the community are doing.

yeti microphone:  This is what I use for the Simple Mom podcast.  It’s beautiful, it sounds lovely, and most of all it makes me feel super professional!

photoshop elements:  I use the full-blown version of Photoshop to work with graphics and images, but Photoshop Elements is a very powerful tool to take your online (or print) work to the next level.

wacom bamboo tablet:  You can draw, doodle, sketch, etc with this fun little piece of hardware.

warby parkers:  It’s fun to look like a smarty pants, and fun glasses+red lipstick make me feel like a million bucks during Skype meetings (even when I’m wearing pajama pants on bottom!!).

ta-da earrings:  When I had my first little guy, I had a very wise friend who told me about the concept of the “ta da list”.  I’ve told every woman (new mom or not!) I know since.  Stop looking at your to-do’s so closely and start celebrating your ta-da’s.  Make sure you are listing out the things you are getting done rather than just looking at the looooong list of things still to do.  The to-do’s will never end, so make sure to soak in and celebrate the ta-da’s!

100 dollar startup:  This book gave me a whole new idea about small business.  Get it, read it, read it again, pass it along.








Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Johanna Hanson December 7, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I think I’m getting Photoshop Elements for Christmas! –and I really want to join Influence, but money won’t allow at this point. Hope to still enjoy it in some way, though!

  • Reply Natalie @ NS Pottery December 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I LOVE this list! I could definitely use a few things on here. #3 & #7 are already taken care of :)

  • Reply Sherri Ohler December 7, 2012 at 10:21 am

    FABULOUS list!!! I think maybe I will print it out and hand it to Santa (i.e., my hubby ;) Lol

  • Reply lindsey kubly December 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    ….and favorite list yet! you’ve done it again, friend!

  • Reply Karen December 10, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Ta Da list? Please share more about this!

  • Reply Rebecca Stewart December 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve been considering Entreleadership but was hesitant about it for the same reason you mentioned. Thanks for the recommendation! My Founding Membership for the Influence Network was my Christmas gift to myself–I’m thrilled about it!

  • Reply Hannah December 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I would really like about 5 of those things. Like, really. They look so awesome!!

    Testing my gravataaaar…. testing, 1 2 3.

  • Reply Hannah December 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Crimey, it doesn’t work!! I need help. :/

    • Reply Hannah December 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Just kidding. It’s working. Hiatus on, and feel free to ignore these unnecessary comments. :P

    Leave a Reply