Here’s the thing. I own two businesses, even though they go hand in hand. If you had told me five years ago that this would be the case, I would NEVER have believed you. Sometimes, often, I still have to pinch myself. I love this world I have cultivated which combines my journalism background with my photography background, and then with other marketable hats I wear. I’m a mama of two. I’m a pet owner. I am a Blogger and a Pro Photographer. I have growing followings on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and others. And I track total and unique page views on analytics. I measure engagements and algorithms. I edit photos until 2am!
Working from home, especially as a blogger/photographer, looks different for everyone. Not every writer is a photographer, and not every photographer is a writer. Not every writer/photographer is a blogger, and it’s apparent that not every blogger is a writer/photographer. Some are chefs. Some are stay-at-home parents, and some are work-at-home parents with an unrelated side job. Many are fashion experts and some are techies. In fact, there’s no one way to get to this place, which is a place in fluid motion, and once here – you can go in other directions. You can change against a changing landscape – either with or against the currents. What do we have in common? Sometimes, nothing, and mostly, everything.
What This Work at Home Mama Needs (and Wants) in Her Home Office!
Personalized Wine Bottle from GiftTree:
It’s one of GiftTree’s bestselling business gifts, and with good reason! It’s a bottle of bold California red wine that is sandblasted with your choice of five different popular themes, along with your personalized message. And it comes in an elegant gift box with a complimentary card! As a blogger, I love to send thank you cards and gifts, so knowing this company has such awesome gifts really helps me. The lush California red blend has aromas of black cherry and vanilla. I think that personalized business gifts are crucial for a work at home mama, not always clued into the in-person world because of working at home. Find out more about it here.
reVITALize Holiday Collection from IMAGE Skincare:
I’m writing more about this tomorrow, but sometimes I don’t recognize the face in the mirror. This time of year is tough with colds, allergies, exhaustion, and dry skin. That’s why I LOVE this amazing holiday set of IMAGE Skincare. This makes a great gift for yourself, and for your favorite morning person, because it’s an essential daily trio to make your mornings and evenings brighter. This is a power-packed cleanser, serum, and eye gel to nourish and awaken dull skin with multi-benefit antioxidants and vitamin C. The bundle has these three products:
1 – VITAL C hydrating facial cleanser – which infuses skin with high levels of antioxidant vitamin C to brighten as it cleanses.
2 – VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum – which acts as a wake-up call on the skin to fight the visible signs of stress and fatigue that commonly appear in aging skin.
3 – VITAL C hydrating eye recovery gel – which helps to firm skin, improve elasticity, and diminish dark circles and puffiness.
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Quilted Black Softolio and True Writer® Classic Pearl Rollerball Pen from Levenger:
Call me old school, but I still like to write. And with this duo, you’ll really want to write and write some more! The Quilted Black Softolio is their softest leather portfolio, and it comes with a Freeleaf® Annotation Ruled Notepad, a Circa® Annotation Notebook, and can accommodate discs of up to 1″. The Levenger paper is archive-quality, 90-gsm text stock, featuring an annotation margin, and has pockets for business cards, note cards, and loose papers. The True Writer® Classic Pearl Rollerball Pen is an extraordinary, everyday pen that will take Pilot G2 Refills! It has a gorgeous signature green gift box, a threaded cap, and gold-plated appointments. If you’re looking for a gorgeous leather notebook and planner, and a ballpoint pen, you’re in luck! Right now get 25% off with no-minimum from now until 12/15/19. Just click here.
‘Is Your Digital Front Door Unlocked?’ by McAfee’s Cybersecurity Evangelist Gary Davis from McAfee:
This book is perfect for anyone aspiring to live online, with an eye towards doing so as safely and privately as possible. This helps you and your family. These days, with news of data breeches and companies sharing our personal information without our knowledge and consent, it’s easy to feel helpless. However, there are things we can do and this book looks at security and privacy across the stages of a family’s life and the roles each of us play in those stages (from birth to the time we eventually leave a digital legacy behind), along with important milestones and transitional periods in between. Find out more about it here.