What drives you to do better?

How you ever felt the need to keep learning? I’m sure most of you do whether at work or mastering your hobby.

I’ve done this before, but today specifically, I really paid attention to the satisfaction I get when I learn something new at work. In my current position, there are many things that I learn everyday from working with staff, setting the table right, new menu items, learning the ingredients in those dishes, learning about new trends so that I can give ideas to my clients, etc., so, today, when we had our first session, of many to come, of how to work towards the direction that we want to go, I understood the importance of not just management to learn new things, but also for the staff to become a part of it.

I’m not going to get into specifics of our sessions since this is mostly my opinion on the benefits of education at work, but I will say that if I feel good about learning new things at work because I feel more prepared, knowledgeable about what I do, and also satisfaction knowing that the place I work at sees and considers learning an important step to accomplish its goals and also values its employees, wouldn’t you think that employees would feel the same no matter in what position they are in? I think so. There’s always space for improvement, learning, and providing the opportunity for everyone to become better and in doing so, they most likely will be more involved in their job, want to do a better job, want to help and teach a new employee, and feel good about themselves  knowing that they are mastering the skills needed.

This may sound obvious to you, but you’ll be surprised how many companies don’t understand the benefits and don’t want to put the resources and time to make it happen.

If you are already working in a company that provides learning opportunities for you, take advantage of it. It will benefit the company and you.

Happy Thursday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want Ideas for your Wedding?!

Hi everyone!

Wedding season is coming up and I thought that it would be a great idea to post about eco-friendly yet beautiful, fun ideas for your wedding!

One of my best friends is getting married next year, and we are in the research phases trying to see what she likes the best and what is the overall theme that she and her fiancée want. Believe it or not, choosing your theme is one of the most hard and important decisions when you are planning your wedding because it will help you choose from your wedding venue to your decor and much more. But fear not, it’s also very fun!

My plan is to post every Thursday of this month, starting this week, wedding ideas from the beginning stages to your exit.

If you have any ideas in particular that you would like to share, send them my way!

With love,
Natalie

Awesome Party Supplies & Decor, The Sustainable Way!

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Hi everyone!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are already on the second week of January. Something is really going on with the months flying by. The industry right now is on the slow season for events, but it’s prime time for selling. You would think that we would have a break, but no, I’m full of tours, drafting proposals, and planning random events during these two months of January and February.

Although we are still busy selling, we do have some extra time on our hands to prepare for the year. This means we need to freshen up our marketing materials, social media, menus, look up new trends, etc.  I actually enjoy doing this party of my job as well as it gives me the chance to get creative and research cool vendors that I think would be beneficial to get in touch with.

I’m on Instagram everyday, as many of you are as well, I’m sure, and my feed is mostly about photographers, sustainability, cute animals, caterers, and random vendors that I find when they post cool pictures of their work. And yes, I do have my friends and family, but they don’t post as much…what is wrong with them?

So, the other day, as I was scrolling through my feed, I came across some planners posting beautiful pictures of birthdays parties they have planned. The last picture I saw was of a kid’s birthday party and I loved everything about it! The theme, the colors and the creativity and work that was put into it. But I couldn’t help but wonder, how can we make the same awesome, colorful, fun theme birthday party more sustainable? That’s when I started doing some research and I found some very cool online stores where you can buy pretty much anything for a party and it’s Earth friendly! Yaaaa!

I don’t encourage single use items, but let’s be honest, for kid’s parties, they are a must. No one wants broken china and glass everywhere!

The first one is www.sustyparty.com. It will lead you to their website, but to shop, it will take you to Amazon. They have really good reviews and very cute cups, plates, eating utensils, napkins, table cloths, etc. and everything is plastic-free and non-toxic. I think it’s a win win!

www.greenpartygoods.com. This site also offers biodegradable, recycled and non-toxic products. Here you will find all kinds of party supplies from decor to party favors and much more! They even have biodegradable balloons! 

Get planning!

With love,
Natalie

Sweet Ladies Bakery

Look at these gorgeous wedding cakes! I actually tried some samples during the Capital Bridal Affair and Fashion Show last February at the Mayflower. The show was amazing btw. The cakes I sampled were amazing! If this picture isn’t enough, visit their website 🙂

http://www.sweetladiesbakery.com

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