I have lived in Canton, NC since May 2013. Before that? Hickory, NC, Minnesota, Alaska, and born and raised in The Lone Star State—TEXAS. I’m proud. I have been immensely blessed to have lived in amazing places where I’ve found friends that turned into family. Now, with a husband and a young child, we knew we […]

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Before I graduated college, moved back to the lower 48 from the great white north, married, and had a child, I didn’t watch much television. Many conversations at work, school, and later in church, would go over my head since they would be discussing the latest show developments. My personality type radiates toward more biographies, […]

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Retailer Price Management: Leaving Customers Behind?

by Kristina Communications

Recently, there was an article from the AP in the Ashville Citizen-Times that stopped me in my tracks. It was a retail focused piece that described how e-commerce sites have been working on and implementing price monitoring systems for the past few years. This isn’t anything new, considering that retail has secret shoppers (humans) that search […]

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Why I Adore The Mindy Project

by Kristina Gen Y

You’re probably familiar with Mindy Kaling, aka Kelly Kapoor from The Office, and her latest and greatest show, The Mindy Project. As the show’s creator, co-producer, and main star, Kaling hits an absolute home-run not only with the overall rom-comedy of the show, but with her character—also named Mindy—and her antics of living, working, and finding love in New York […]

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Surface RT Review

by Kristina Blog

I’ve had my Surface RT since November 31, 2013 (It was an early Christmas/Birthday present), that’s a little over two months now and I’m really impressed with this tablet. I had been wanting to get a tablet for entertainment, but couldn’t rationalize dropping hundreds of dollars to add another screen ‘for fun’ in our household. […]

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5 items I appreciate

by Kristina Life Choices

As I approach 30, I’m noticing that there are items and places that make my life easier. The past few years, our family has been focusing on making life simpler instead of accumulating ‘things’. From clothes for work to the tech we buy,  I now know that less, is indeed, more. Below I have a […]

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Turning 30

by Kristina Community

I have been thinking about the future lately. I suppose it has to do with the new year that arrived and the fact that I’m turning 30(!) this year. The big 3-0 is something that I’m welcoming with open arms. My twenties were crazy. From college graduation to Alaska to getting married and moving (again […]

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Skip Facebook?

by Kristina Community

I used to tell small business owners that Facebook was a cost effective way to connect with their customers. I have to say, that it has never been free. Your time is precious and costs money. Now, after so many businesses logged on, bought in, took the time to integrate Facebook into their businesses and […]

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Email Marketing Holiday Message Overload

by Kristina Social Media

The past few weeks have been crazy in my email inboxes. I have been bombarded with holiday messages about savings and specials the last 6-8 weeks. One common thread that I have noticed is that several businesses have sent out the same email multiple times. The same email, even if I opened and clicked through previously. Same image placement […]

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Update: No more smart phone

by Kristina Communications

You know those people that say once you go ‘smart you can’t go back’? Well, they would be correct. This. Is. Aweful. Some would say that I need to be more ‘in the moment’, versus addressing the nagging feeling of wanting to narcissistically tweet out my thoughts, prayers, food, or check-ins. I thought everyone wanted to […]

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