ListProducer.com is Getting a Makeover

ListfulThinkingI can’t believe this blog is almost 4 years old. Yep – can you believe it?  This April will mark 4 years since I took list making to a whole new level!  ListProducer.com has always had the same look and I loved it.  But I think it’s time for a change…something new…something brighter and something better!  So starting Monday — ListProducer.com will look different.

This original look is something that I threw together with a graphic designer friend but now that my book is out and I’m hoping to build this site into so much more – it’s time for a makeover!  Yay!  Oh wait — I hate change.  It’s true – I have a really hard time switching gears when something has served me well.  I was the kid who never wanted to switch teachers or desks at school.

Even though I’ve done great up until now with this site and my natural tendency is to say “it’s fine, why change it?” – it’s time to outsource and upgrade.  I’m so thrilled that my path crossed with Cass McCory’s from Capra Strategy who is helping me with this redesign and transition. She’s also a list maker!  And she totally gets me.  So it was a much easier decision than usual. Read more

The New Year’s List Every Dater Should Have

fireworksOne of the worst things about being single over the holiday period is that almost everyone wants to know about who you are (or aren’t) dating. Every holiday party is a minefield of endless questions and patronising advice. For those of you feeling down and out about dating this New Year’s I’ve asked my friend Terri Trespicio to write a dating checklist. Terri is a lifestyle expert and dating coach. Her checklist below is also great for people who looking to get out more – perhaps your a little shy about networking? Terri’s list will help boost your confidence for 2015. Read more

List of DIY Beauty Recipes

raspberryEveryone loves to be pampered every now and then. But I get it, it’s expensive to hit the salon. So how about if you did it yourself?  My friend, Erika Katz, is a beauty expert and author at BondingOverBeauty.com and she’s come up with a bunch of easy DIY beauty recipes for us to try!  That’s my kind of list!

Checklist for Overcoming Pre-Speech Jitters

microphone-298587_640Public speaking is one of those things that leaves some people weak in the knees. With wedding season and graduation on the horizon it may be time to start preparing that special speech. I know how stressful it can be to give a speech packed with humor, excitement and memories, all while shaking in your own heels. I was a maid of honor once and I wrote and rewrote my speech over and over again.  I even practiced in front of the mirror!  In the end it was fine but what an ordeal!

If you are tasked with giving a speech at a wedding, at work or even in front of the PTA — do not fear.  Bill McGowan, author of “Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every time” has created this checklist just for us to help calm nerves and deliver a stellar speech. Read more

Checklist For Pet Owners Before It’s Too Late

Brody

 

Losing a pet is one of the most difficult times you’ll ever go through.  It’s like losing a member of the family.  I lost my dog when I was young and still miss her.  I’ve mentioned Brody, my cousin’s beagle, from time to time on this blog and his fear of fireworks and adorable personality.

Sadly, Brody’s kidneys started to fail him and he had to be put to sleep recently.  It’s a decision that has affected my entire family.  Everyone loves Brody.  His owner, my cousin Jen, wanted to share a list of things all pet owners should think about before it’s too late.

Checklist For Pet Owners Before It’s Too Late

by Jennifer Walsh

My recommendation is to think about these things now, while your pet is healthyBrody and his family and you are not overly emotional, as I was. Maybe it’s a good idea to write them down and keep them in a safe place so that when the time comes & you need this list you have all your decisions in writing. I am sure that this will not make these decisions any easier or that you will not change your mind, but maybe you will feel better prepared.

Think about how you may want to proceed should your vet bring up the topic of euthanasia. For us, we felt that the decision should be left up to the vet, who we trust only wanted the best for Brody and was making a level-headed decision.  We didn’t want to let Brody go, but we also didn’t want him to suffer for our selfish reasons. Read more