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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.

With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.

But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.

But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Freebies We Love: KiteReaders More Cheese Please eBook

Baby Felicity is the sweetest young girl you can meet. Until she runs out of cheese to eat that is. In this delightfully humorous book by Tiffany Strelitz-Haber, readers will delight in the events that take place as Felicity "politely" demands for more cheese. With its vibrant illustrations and playful rhyming scheme, "More Cheese Please" will have you coming back again and again for laughs. Download this book at Amazon! For more great titles please visit

Gift Ideas We Love! Bright Star Kids Personalized Clothing #GiftsByBSK

There is a lot of truth to the statement “is the thought that counts”. When you give a personalized a gift you are making a statement that the recipient is being treasured and appreciated.  

If you’re looking for fun, cool & unique personalized products to give out during Christmas you need to check out Bright Star Kids. They have the cutest name labels, school bags & personalized clothes, in sunny Australia, which are delivered in super quick time to countries all over the world.

Snapshots From Home: Buddha In A Bow Tie

Buddha's Bowtie
A bow tie is the perfect finishing touch to any Southern gentleman's attire. I gave Buddha a more preppy look so he can match my decor. Whatcha ya think? Do you like Buddha's makeover? I think the bold red color somehow makes Buddha feel a tad mischievous.

Get the Ultimate Man-Scaping Experience With MicroTouch Switch-Blade

If you are a guy that loves getting weekly hair, beard or mustache trims, or have a child that hates going to the barbershop I have a product that I just tested at home that you might want to give it a try.
Is an all-in-one, head-to-toe groomer new switch blade from MicroTouch, the maker of the leading men’s personal micro-groomer. The SwitchBlade is the world’s first all-in-one, head-to-toe groomer that lets you remove hair anywhere with just one tool.

Write Happy with UGLee Ergonomic Pen! {Review & Giveaway}

The World's Most Comfortable Ergonomic PenIf you suffer from hand cramps or pain while you are writing (also known as Dystonia) I have good news ya!For some people, writing is something that cause pain as soon as they pick up a pen--or within writing a few words, and impedes them to write with normal speed and accuracy.

In dystonic writer's cramp, symptoms will be present not only when the person is writing, but also when performing other activities, such as shaving, using eating utensils, applying make-up. Common symptoms include, for example, excessive gripping of a pen or utensil, flexing of the wrist, elevation of the elbow, and occasional extension of a finger or fingers causing the utensil to fall from the hand.

The Ultimate Grip Pen, better known as the UGLee Pen, is physician designed to be the World's most comfortable ergonomic pen. This is an ergonomic pen that is actually ergonomic. If you suffer pain, hand cramps, or discomfort when writing of any kind, you n…

Halloween Events We Love! Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos at Atlanta History Center October 27

 "Legend says that the gates of heaven open at midnight, and that the souls of dead children – angelitos – are the first to visit their loved ones still on earth. They roam the earth for just one day, and then the following midnight, the gates are opened once again to allow the adult souls to descend".
Enjoy a day of cultural exploration during the Atlanta History Center’s annual family program, Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos. Visitors of all ages enjoy learning about this ancient festival rooted in Mexican heritage and that serves as a way for families to remember their deceased loved ones while celebrating their children and the continuity of life. Smiling faces, swirling brilliant colors, storytelling, elaborately decorated altars designed to honor lost family and friends, authentic Mexican food, music, and variety of performances are highlights of this celebration.

The Atlanta History Center has presented this annual family program in collaboration with the Instituto de…

LAA’s Latino youth conference will attract nearly 2,000 participants to Emory University

Now in its 14th year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts more than 1,700 students, parents, teachers and volunteers. Last year, students from 53 middle and high schools from all over Georgia attended the Latino Youth Leadership Conference at Emory University. I attended this event last year with my daughter and it blew me away. From how well it was organized to the amazing speakers, dedicated sponsors and volunteers this is one event that I always look forward to go every year.

Registration is now closed!
The conference’s objectives are to: Motivate and inspire Latino students to pursue collegePromote career explorationProvide students with the tools and skills to help them access a college educationDevelop leadership skillsOffer college networking opportunities
WHAT:  The Latin American Association’s 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, a daylong event filled with high energy, motivational speakers, workshops and activities for Latino youth, including a Co…

Fight For The Cause! Win 4 Tickets for Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Medieval Times, Atlanta has joined the Second Annual FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE! They will donate $1 for each NEW LIKE that their Facebook page ( receives during the month of October.

All donations will benefit Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. To support this important battle, one lucky reader will win a Family Four-Pack of tickets to one of Medieval Times, Atlanta’s shows Sunday-Friday through the end of December! 

Please help spread the word on your networks, via twitter #MTatlanta, and on Instagram @mt_atlanta and #MTatlanta. This is one battle we need to win!

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You're Invited! A Recipe For Hope Polo Event October 26

This Saturday 10/26, the Atlanta tennis community and top area restaurants, like Buckhead Diner, South City Kitchen and Luciano's (and more), will be launching a new cookbook, “For the Love of Food,” at a polo match at Union Hill Polo Club.  All proceeds from the cookbook will go to Giving Comfort – a program of the McKesson Foundation that provides care packages (called Comfort Kits) containing comfort items to financially-disadvantaged cancer patients (women, men and children) undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the Atlanta area and nationwide.
The effort, which has been led by a woman named Megan Holmes and others in the Atlanta community, has been a great way to mix a few things they love – tennis, cooking and giving back to the community. Megan, who works for McKesson Corporation has seen the impact of the Giving Comfort program and thought the cookbook would be a great way to support the program, particularly because of the great partnerships the program has with area organi…

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness with Ghost The Musical at The Fox Theatre, November 5-10

Broadway in Atlanta Ticket Offer to Benefit Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Foundation

ATLANTA – (October 21, 2013) – Get into the spirit of giving with Ghost The Musical! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Fifth Third Bank Broadway In Atlanta is offering a special Ghost The Musical offer benefitting local charity, Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Foundation. With each ticket purchased, $10 will be donated to the local charity organization, whose mission is to educate about the disease and advocate for research funding. 
Tickets can be purchased online at using the code GABCC, now through November 4. The code is valid for all performances and price levels (excludes the lowest price level).

Sleep Pink In Support Of Breast Cancer! #SleepPink

Host a Sleep Pink Party! Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It seems that everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Breast Cancer is claiming the lives of our mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces and in some cases our men! I lost my mom to Breast Cancer so when I received the news that Estroven, a safe multi-symptom menopause relief solution, wanted me to host a "Sleep Pink" party in support of breast cancer awareness I knew I just couldn't say no.

According to the American Cancer Society, two out of three invasive breast cancers are found in women 55 or older, which means that menopause-aged women are at a substantially increased risk. The direct correlation between menopausal-aged women and an increased risk of breast cancer prompted Estroven’s decision to create the Sleep Pink initiative. 

Estroven is inviting everyone to raise funds for The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a pink-themed pajam…

Free Family Movie Night Courtesy of Redbox

Happy Friday! Here's a free Redbox Rental Code that your family  will appreciate! 

Get a free one day rental fromRedbox with code 9MXW2LPC. This code works only at your local Redbox kiosk.

What are you going to rent? I just rented After Earth! Cant't wait until the day is over to watch it with the kids!

Apps We Love: TalkNotes Plus by MobileAppTek


TalkNotes Plus from MobileAppTek is a cool new business app that allows you to enter and review notes during a call. When you receive a call, the app provides additional information on the caller beyond the caller name, like company, department, matter, special note on contact, as well note on the last conversation. TalkNote Plus also allows turning the speakerphone on or off, as well as hanging up. Meanwhile the subjects of previous conversation are visible, with full details just clicks away. A quick menu is provided for the note list, that allows call, SMS, email to contact associated with the note. Tweets and FaceBook posting could also be generated. The email send would include all attached sound and picture files. TalkNotes Plus is also great for busy parents who are constantly juggling life, work, kids and all the extracurricular activities they are involved on a daily basis.

Currently Obsessed With: Abigail Brown Beautiful Hand-Stitched Birds

Spruce up your home decor with these one-of-a-kind hand-stitched birds from Abigail Brown. Abigail produces her birds entirely by hand, in her studio in London, England. They are crafted from both new and reused materials. Each piece is utterly unique, no two pieces will ever be the same. You can find her birds available for sale in the shop. She has enjoyed coverage in magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle Decoration and Selvedge, been included in books published in Germany, USA, UK, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and has sold her work through many beautiful stores including Liberty in London, Takashimaya in New York, Bensimon in Paris, Paul Smith in both London in Paris and through smaller but equally exquisite boutiques the world over.  Her work centres around animals because they fascinate and inspire her. I really hope she gets inspired by Bluebirds next time. I can only imagine how incredibly beautiful the final product would be.