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What I’m Reading- July List

O.M.G! Can you believe it is already July?

It seems like it was just February and someone hit the fast forward button.

I always like when the 1st of the month falls on a Monday, it always feels like a fresh start and a new opportunity for goal setting. I have been falling way behind on my reading lists lately but decided July would be a great opportunity to start again.

My book choices for the month of July are really geared toward self improvement and a little bit of mystery!

#1- Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

I have praised the work of Mrs. Rachel Hollis previously and still HIGHLY recommend Girl, Wash Your Face to anyone who asks and I was so excited when her new book came out. However, I have not set aside the time to read it yet! I am looking forward to getting started.

#2- Calm the F*ck Down by Sarah Knight

I haven’t read any of Sarah Knight’s books yet but have seen a lot of posts on Instagram about how good they are. Based on just the front cover, this book seems right up my alley!

#3- The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

This book was an impulse buy from Target this past weekend and I am really looking forward to enjoy every page just based on the description. Any book that combines romance with some mystery sounds just right!

I am really looking forward to each and every one of these books and can’t wait to get started!

What is on your reading list this month?

Robotic Process Automation: How To Increase Productivity In The Workplace

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Happy Thursday Everyone. I hope you are having a fantastic day so far!

Robotic Process Automation

Today’s post is all about automation, specifically, Robotic Process Automation. If you know me, you know that I love organization and efficiency that saves huge amounts of time in the work place. RoboWorx is company that specializes in just that. By utilizing R.P.A. or Robotic Process Automation, workplace productivity is helping to improve accuracy and direction profitability. Imagine having a resource that gave you the ability to have robots save you up to 51 hours each day. That is the equivalent of having 6 employees working an 8-hour shift! This is just one example of the results experienced by a company using Robotic Process Automation.

A prime example of how R.P.A. is used is to look at large retail companies. After each store closes, a report is generated that contains information for every location for sometimes hundreds of stores. In most cases, this is a manual process where a manager or employee will need to process the reports. Robotic Process Automation assists in automating this process which will allow the employees to focus on activities more geared toward customer service rather than report running. R.P.A. robots will automate this process by consolidating all this information for all the stores closing reports.

RoboWorx Studio

If you think these results sound amazing, you will be so excited to hear that you can utilize this technology in our own company. RoboWorx Studio will build a robot that will watch how you perform your tasks and mimic them automatically. All of the mundane day-to-day tasks that would allow your time to be better spent elsewhere will now be taken care of by the RoboWorx Studio.

RoboWorx Orchestrator

Still not convinced? The RoboWorkx orchestrator is the central location where the robots are deployed and managed. This will allow for scheduling, logging, auditing, reporting and even more.

RoboWorx Robots

Once you have decided to integrate and work with them, the RoboWorx Robots will take over and all the processes assigned automatically. The best part, you know for sure that the tasks will be completed on- premise, accuracy or as a hosted solution.

RoboWorx

The robots at RoboWorx robots come with over 300 pre-built activities that were designed with the ability to execute processes that are commonly used across programs such as: Citrix, Oracle, Microsoft and Excel.

RoboWorx Implementation

Finally sold on implementing RPA technology into your company or organization? The good news is you don’t have to do it alone! RoboWorx is here to help you get started with the assistance of a highly skilled consultant who has the expertise to understand your business processes and how R.P.A. can be best utilized by your organization.

These knowledgeable consultants will assist in strategizing and designing an R.P.A. that is highly functional and well performing. They are also able to provide you with the skills to manage your platform once their expertise is no longer available. Want even more functionality? RoboWorx platform is manageable by cloud, in a hybrid infrastructure or on-premise.

RoboWorks and Financial Services

One part of RoboWorx that really appealed to me was how it can be utilized in the financial service industry. Since I spend most of my days trying to simplify certain aspects of my job in the financial sector, the idea of automation really spoke to me. RoboWorx helps banking and financial companies by creating process efficiency and lowering costs. There was one company that utilized R.P.A. in their back office; the robots were then able to process 18000 invoices per month while extracting all the necessary information for their records. This one robot processed the work of 3 full time employees!

Based on the experience the above mentioned company had, I can definitely see where this type of automation could be a wonderful asset to my company and many others!

Some of processes that are specific to my industry that could easily be automated are- Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Reconciliations, Processing Invoices, Filtering Resumes, Life Insurance or Annuity Applications and many others! These bots run 24/7, 365 and operate with 100% accuracy!

RoboWorx and Healthcare

As some of you know, Damiean works in the medical field. One of the main issues with medicine is that the number of patients continuously grows and healthcare providers are left trying to manage not only the staff necessary but also the scheduling, billing and claims processing for each and every one of those patients. To alleviate some of these operational issues, R.P.A. is being embraced by many healthcare providers. By incorporating R.P.A, area able to enhance efficiency and automate a large number of tasks, such back-office functions and managerial tasks. It is estimated that in the healthcare industry there is a 36% opportunity for automation which equates to more time that healthcare professions can spend with patients.

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My Thoughts!

If you are thinking that there would be no way R.P.A. would be useful in your organization, think again! With the wide range of processes and activities that can be utilized, RoboWorx would be an asset to any and all organizations looking to increase accuracy and save money.

Want to find out more? Be sure to check out RoboWorx online and find out how they can help put more hours in your day!

What is a task you would like to automate in your workplace?

Chronic

Happy Wednesday!

We are thankfully half way through the week!

This week has felt long and we still have a few days to go. Any one have any big plans for this weekend?

Today, I am sharing with you a health update of sorts and kind of a little insight as to why you haven’t seen me anywhere lately!

When we got back from California, I felt exhausted. I have literally felt exhausted and out of it since the last time I was sick in March. Finally went back to the doctor only to find out that my sickness never actually went away and I have what is not defined as a chronic sinus infection. To be sure, they are doing some x-rays on Friday to give me an official diagnosis and decide the best course of action. For now, I am on some really heavy duty meds that are kicking my butt! I am exhausted pretty much all the time and can barely hear out of either of my ears.

Unfortunately, I am not a stranger to chronic illness. In fact, it has been a word associated with quite a few sickness’ in my life since I was a kid. For those of you who don’t know. I have had asthma since I was around 2. I also have eczema, another chronic sickness that I was diagnosed with recently.

I am hoping to be back to regular posting later this week. I am really hoping to feel less like I am walking in a fog and have the ability to concentrate again soon! For now, I appreciate your patience.

Treazured Scentz

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

We are officially half way through the week. Tonight is Date Night for Damiean and I, which at the rate we have been working and traveling lately, may mean that we are chilling out watching a movie and eating dinner in sweatpants!

I am working on a bunch of new posts for your reading pleasure and today I wanted to share with you a new company that I am so thrilled to be partnering with- Treazured Scentz.

I first met Tanya about a month ago and knew that she had something special going on with her candles, body balms and a variety of other products.

I’ve given you some small glimpses in previous posts but wanted to dedicate a post to sharing with you just how amazing these products are!

One of the first things that drew me in was the variety of scentz offered on the website.

Once I started exploring further, I found out that not only do these soy candles bur cleaner and slower than most paraffin candles but they also melt into a skin- safe massage oil.

Not only is the packaging beautiful, it is also eco-friendly and recyclable.

In case candles are not your thing, Treazured Scentz offers a wonderful array of additional products. One of my favorites is the body balms!

These Handmade Emollient body balms are intended to help you escape, renew, release and restore!

They are also carefully crafted to hydrate, moisturize, hydrate and renew your skin! Perfect for after the shower. Ingredients include things such as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Mango Butter.

Prefer a home fragrance ? They’ve got you covered!

These oils are safe for your skin, made with coconut oil and designed to create ambiance and induce relaxation.

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If you are a candle addict like I am, you will absolutely love these!! I would highly, highly recommend them.

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New Disney Updates!

Hi There!

I hope you are all having a fantastic day so far. We are officially half way through the week! Do you guys have big plans for this weekend?

I am heading to California on Saturday Morning and will be back on Monday. We will be hitting Malibu to take my sisters graduation photos and also heading to Disney! Because we live so close, it is easy for us to plan a quick trip. However, I started thinking about the Facebook groups that I am part of where people’s countdowns are in the triple digits and how the recent policy updates that are starting at Disney soon might effect their vacations.

While a majority of these updates will become effective as of May 1, 2019, there is one that is effective immediately. These new updates will effect Walt Disney World as well as Disneyland. People seem to be on both sides of the fence regarding these updates with some being extremely excited and happy, while others are very disappointed with these updates. I, myself, am very excited for most of these changes.

Strollers

Effective May 1, 2019

The first big change is the guidelines for strollers. While I know many parents are a bit miffed at this change, I do think it will cut down on the amount of congestion while trying to make your way around the park.

Stroller Wagons

Effective May 1, 2019

Another change causing some negative feelings is the parks no longer allowing the stroller wagons. If you have been the parks lately, you know that these “SUV” like stroller wagons are prevalent and take up a large amount of space. I do feel that not allowing them in the parks will be a positive change as the parks will only continue to get more and more crowded with the new enhancements opening soon, i.e.- Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!

Smoking Areas

Effective May 1, 2019

This one, I know, is creating quite the stir on many pages and for some may even effect their decision on whether or not to visit the Disney Parks on their next vacation. I realize that it is an inconvenience for those who want to smoke to have to leave the parks to do so but I am so excited that I don’t have to walk into a wall of smoke in certain areas of the parks.

Loose and/or Dry Ice

Effective Immediately as of March 28, 2019

This change is one that is effective as of March 28, 2019 and that is that there is no more loose or dry ice is permitted in the park. Guests are advised to use reusable ice packs if they bring a cooler or cooler bag.

If you would like to find out more information regarding the policy changes check out these websites: Walt Disney World , and for Disneyland .

What is your opinion on these updates?

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I Felt Like a Princess!

Hey, Hey! Happy Tuesday to all of you!

Monday was crazy busy, as always but I am counting down the days until I head to California this weekend. I did not do an official weekend recap of this weekend but I did want to share with you a little peak into what some of my weekend consisted of: Saturday was an extremely exciting day. It was Damiean and I’s 4 year anniversary!

I want to take just a second to share my love and appreciation for a man who:

  • Truly does love me for exactly who I am.
  • Supports every decision I make fully and without hesitation and is always willing to go the extra mile to make me happy.
  • Cheers me on during races whether that be in person or via text message when I feel like I can’t take another step.
  • Holds my hand everywhere we go.
  • Makes sure I am not the one walking closest to the street.
  • Knows exactly how I like my coffee.
  • Makes me the modern day version of a mix tape to play in the car.
  • Tells me I am beautiful everyday.
  • Goes to the store in the middle of the night when “allergies” is suddenly full blown sickness.
  • Loves me unconditionally. .

I am so extremely lucky to have found a man whose goals and dreams line up perfectly with mine. I truly cherish our life together and cannot wait to see what the future holds for us.

Now, to share with you how the day went! On Friday, I was told that what we were doing to celebrate our anniversary was a surprise but I would need a dress. That was tiny bit stressful because I only have so many dresses and without much detail, it was really hard to choose which one to wear. In the end, I actually wound up buying a brand new dress a few hours before we left. Talk about cutting it close.

After the Farmer’s Market with my sister was over, I headed home to curl my hair and do my make up and relax for 5 minutes. Damiean arried around 4:00, roses in hand and we left not too long after. He took quite a few back roads so that I would not be able to guess where we were going.

Our first stop was dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse in Mesa. Dameian said we were lucky that the service was good because we were on a bit of a tight schedule.

From Mesa, we headed to Tempe and since I am not familiar with the area, it was difficult to gauge where we were going. After navigating quite a bit of construction, we wound up at ASU Gammage.

SURPRISE! Damiean had gotten us tickets to see Wicked!

I was definitely surprise and so excited since this was one show I definitely have wanted to see. The surprises continued when it was time to take our seats. Not only were we on the first level, we were in the second row!

The show was spectacular! If you have the opportunity to see it, I cannot recommend it enough.

When I got home, I definitely felt like Cinderella, getting home from the ball with Prince Charming! It really was a magical night and I felt so extremely loved!

Earth Day

Happy Monday!

This weekend was so busy but so wonderful! I hope that you had an amazing Easter, celebrating with family and friends.

Mine was spent with family, relaxing and spring cleaning!

Since today is Earth Day, I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite ways to be “environmentally friendly”.

One thing I have done recently is try diligently to use my reusable bags! I have so many bags that I have bought from Trader Joe’s, Sprouts and the Disney Store and have been consciously trying to use them more often. One thing that prompted that was when I opened up the cabinet a few weeks ago I realized just how many plastic bags Damiean and I had accumulated and saved. While those bags are not in landfills currently, if every person has that many saved up around the house, image how many are thrown away!

Another way I am trying to reduce my footprint is by recycling. I will admit that I am sometimes lazy about recycling. However, I have been really trying to separate all my items into the appropriate bins so they wind up where they need to go. By taking a few extra minutes to separate trash from recycle, we can could cut down the amount of garbage that winds up in not only our landfills but also our oceans.

Reusable coffee cups and water bottles!! This was one that I did not think about until I was reading an article that mentioned the amount of coffee cups and plastic water bottles that wind up in landfills every year. I know you hear me talk about my love of coffee a lot so please know I am actively working on utilizing reusable coffee cups as often as possible.

Lastly, finding products that are eco-friendly! I love products that have packaging that is recyclable and also that don’t have a huge carbon footprint during their production. One of my favorites is all of the products from Treazured Scentz! All of the products made are produced with the environment in mind. To quote the website, “Devoted to respecting the environment all of our products are made with Eco-friendly, natural and recyclable materials. “

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What is your favorite way to reduce your footprint?

How are you celebrating Earth Day?


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Stress Awareness Month- Top 3 Tips for Dealing with Stress

Good Morning! I hope you are having a fantastic holiday weekend so far.

I was lucky enough to get off work early yesterday, so I had a little extra time to wind down and kick off my weekend.

I know you frequently hear me talk about my job and life in general being full of stress. I have been really trying to calm down and take care of myself more and focus on not letting stress get the best of me. That can be hard, I know, but it is really important so you don’t wind up burnt out and exhausted!

Everyone experiences stress differently, I myself wind up with anxiety, headaches and fatigue. A few examples of other symptoms related to stress are: difficulty sleeping, weight gain or weight loss, teeth grinding, panic attacks, heartburn, sweaty hands or feet and nausea.

Today, I am going to share with you my top 3 tips of dealing with stress.

  1. Exercise- Running has always been a form of therapy for me. I love the peace I find while running alone and the ability to vent when I run with my sister. However, I did feel like a piece of exercise was missing from my routine.When I signed up for the gym, the biggest perk was that they offered yoga classes. Specifically, yoga classes that fit into my work schedule and lasted for about an hour. I cannot even tell you how amazing yoga has been for not only my physical health, but also my mental health! It has made me feel more cool and collected as well as physically more relaxed and ready to take on the day. Lately, I have been making my way to different areas of the gym and adding in some weight training. The idea of lifting weights and venturing over to the “other-side” of the gym used to terrify me. Now I am working out in the weight area twice a week. The best thing about exercise is that you don’t have to do a long routine to enjoy the benefits! Small activities scattered through out your day can get those endorphins going!

A Few Ideas for how to get moving:

  • Use the stairs rather than the elevator at work or out and about
  • Take your dog for a walk
  • Exercise based video game at home

2. Create A Peace Place- This may sound strange but I love knowing I have a place to go that promotes peace both physically and mentally. While my “peace place” might be different everyday, there is usually common elements to be found. The first one being candles! I love the fact that certain smells can call me almost instantly. One of my new favorite companies is Treazured Scentz. The variety of scents offered is amazing and there is a large variety of smells that prompt stress relief. For me, lavender always does the trick, especially near bed time. I would highly recommend you check them at – http://www.treazuredscentz.com/

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3. Manage Workplace Stress- This one is a big one for me. I often times have a hard time keeping my anxiety in check when I am at work. That is tough to admit, but true. Some days are worse than others but it has definitely helped to have a set of tools to deal with stress that comes my way and threatens to push me over that edge. One of the best ways I have found to manage workplace stress is by time blocking. By organizing parts of my day, I am able to feel more like I am in control instead of running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Another way I deal with stress is by confiding in a co-worker that I am very close with that I am struggling. I know that last suggestion sounds terrifying. It is always a tough conversation to have, especially when you are allowing yourself to be vulnerable and real. That might not work for everyone. For me, it helps to know someones got my back.

How do you deal with stress? Do you have any favorite tips and tricks?

*Disclaimer-
I am not a doctor or a medical professional of any sort. This blog is simply a documentation of my life. The views I express are mine alone, based on my own experiences, and should not be taken as medical advice.


The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question

Tangaroa Terrace- Breakfast

Happy Thursday!

We have almost made it through another week! How has yours been so far? Mine has been busy but I am so glad that tax time is over with.

I have so much to tell you but today I wanted to share with you my experience at Tangaroa Terrace located at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

When my family and I visit Disneyland, we usually have spots that we frequent for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The last time we visited, we decided to try something new and venture outside of the resorts!

After seeing quite a few posts on Instagram and Facebook about the new menu at the Tangaroa terrace, we were sold!

If you aren’t familiar with the layout of the Disneyland Hotel, this restaurant is pretty much located right in the middle of the hotel property near the pool. If you still have trouble finding it, the blue information signs located around the property will point you in the right direction.

Upon arriving, my first impression was that this place looked so cute and relaxing. The tropical atmosphere combined with the beautiful weather definitely did a great job of making you feel like you had been transported to another world.

Disney always does a wonderful job with the little details and this location is not any different.

Colorful murals and tiki statutes really helped with the tropical immersion.

One thing I really like about this location is that it is, in my opinion, a great quick service option. While you can walk up and purchase grab and go items to eat there or take back to hotel room, you also have the option to order your food and have it brought to your table.

Coffee Express Menu
Dole Whip and Walk Up Bar Menu

Another wonderful option is the walk-up coffee bar, Dole Whip express window and the walk up bar should you be craving something a little stronger than coffee.


We opted to actually utilize both options with some of us ordering off the menu and some of us picking up some quick serve items.

Tangaroa Terrace Breakfast Menu

Tangaroa Terrace Breakfast Menu- Kids

The breakfast menu is pretty versatile and even with different tastes amongst everyone in my family, we were all able to find something to enjoy.

Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes

Sydnee and I enjoyed the DELICIOUS Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes with fruit and bacon. They serve them with maple syrup on the side and if 1 or 2 containers happen not be enough, there is a condiment bar inside the restaurant itself to pick up any additional items you might need.

Breakfast Platter

My mom and dad opted to try the breakfast platter which offered some delicious hash browns, eggs, bacon and fruit.

One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that the service is really quick. We had our food in less than 10 minutes!

Quick Serve- Chocolate Croissant

Cierra tried the quick-serve chocolate croissant and said it was amazing. Not only does it have the buttery texture you love and expect, it is filled and drizzled with chocolate.

I would highly, highly recommend this restaurant! We did not have one complaint about the food and the location was absolutely gorgeous! Another great aspect is that it was not very busy even though there was a dance competition going on , on site! We will definitely be heading back soon!