Wrapping up Gifts & 2021!
Hello everyone! I can hardly believe that the end of 2021 is in clear sight. It has certainly been an adventure with so many memorable moments. One of the most satisfying for me was the publication of my first book in November.
I have been humbled by the outpouring of support for Your Journey, Your Way. It is so exciting for it to be a part of gift giving this season. So many folks scooped up the limited edition gift set featuring a handmade necklace by the Italian artist, Giulia Sciutto. Follow her page on social media: Happy Bee Jewelry, to see her latest designs.
So what is next for YJYW fans? I have started a YouTube channel and in January will be releasing Put it into Practice videos to accompany the book! Be sure and subscribe!
Marcello, my standard poodle got one of his holiday gifts early. He absolutely loves his new orthopedic furry bed that is in the corner of my studio/office. Recently a friend was talking about gift-giving and how important it is to put thought into your presents.
This year I am opting for experiences over stuff! Spending time with people that I adore is so much more satisfying than anything bought from a store.
Here are a few ideas:
Evening out looking at holiday lights!
Day-Trip to NOLA
Strolling downtown Fairhope, Alabama
Coffee with friends at Red Bar
Lunch with family or friends
A romantic dinner at Osman's
There are so many adventures for you to share with others. Be creative this year and give the gift of your time to those that you care about. Put away the distractions and be in the moment! You will create lasting memories.
The Camille Wilkinson Team at Direct Mortgage Loans
Last week I spent some time with Camille and her team at her Montlimar office in Mobile. We've worked together for years and I've watched her assemble a wonderful staff of professionals. All of these ladies exude a true passion for their work and their relationships with one another and clients. Helping folks realize the dream of home ownership is what they love to do! Thank you, Camille for trusting me to market your company. You make my job easy! Looking forward to a profitable 2022 for all of you!
What's New on the YouTube Channel?
Entrepreneur and successful business leader, Lisa Harkey answers your questions about insurance. She shares how she built AlaCoast Insurance Agency from day one with ZERO clients! In a short period of time her agency has grown to almost $3 million in policies written! Want to know her secrets? Watch by clicking here!
Premiering on December 21st, Ashley Duncan reveals how she has been a successful Mary Kay Director for a decade. Her story will surprise and delight you! She wants women to know that there are great opportunities with Mary Kay without sacrificing all of your time and energy. Be sure and tune in next week to hear her story. Click here!
Camille Wilkinson wraps up 2021 for us on December 28th. She answers the basics on how to apply for a home mortgage with her company. Be sure and tune in to hear her decades of experience in navigating the home mortgage challenges. She's got some great tips to help you get started. Click here to watch this informative video.
What's on the schedule for 2022? How does a collection of "how to" videos featuring the "unknown chef" sound? On the horizon are instructional videos on How To make a New Orleans style Muffaletta and How To Boil Shrimp, New Orleans style so that they are easy to peel and taste great!
Click here to subscribe to the channel so that you won't miss a thing!
Lil Jack wanted to help me wrap up the final blog of 2021. He looks all dapper after his groomer, Rebecca Bunkley, at Apollo's Paws worked her magic. Trust me, he is peeking out at me under those bangs, hoping for a treat! He has a standing appointment monthly at this wonderful grooming salon. I highly suggest you take your fur-kids there! Click on the link above for more information.
I'm taking the next two weeks off of blogging, so look for the next one on January 7th of next year! I hope that you slow down and enjoy time with those you love. Creating memories is the magic that surrounds the holidays. I encourage you to bake with your grandchildren, go to dinner with your spouse, meet friends for coffee and soak in the beauty of holiday lights! Until next year! ~ Charlsie
May love and light fill your home now and into the New Year!