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FAMILY-FIRST FRIDAY: Homemade Pancake Recipe

Homemade Pancake Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
21/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
¼ cup of quick cooking oats
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg
1 tablespoon apple sauce
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional

7 ways to minimize the cost of your outsourced communications project

What seemed on the surface like a simple design project for one of our clients last year turned into quite a production project — and a larger-than-expected invoice for the client. The client wasn’t happy, and we all parted ways a little frustrated with one another. That’s not how we like to do business!

If you’ve ever hired a freelancer or outsourced a project to an agency with a similar result, we would like to share a few tips for avoiding the same situation in the future.

FAMILY-FIRST FRIDAY: Melissa seeks ways to increase her gabby toddler daughter's vocabulary

Confession – I’m an anxious parent. I’m the parent who is constantly googling articles about parenting for fear that my child is somehow behind.

My daughter, Millie, just turned 2 years old in January, and, although she gets a good amount of socialization through the quality daycare she attends three days a week, I still find myself wondering if she’s where she should be in regards to her speech.

What's a hashtag, and how do I use one?

Sometimes social media posts can look like hieroglyphics. To a social media newcomer or a limited user, it can be difficult to even read a social media post and understand what it says, especially with the usage of various symbols in the posts. This week I wanted to take some time and research into the evolution of hashtags. Where did they come from, and what is their purpose? (We'll also share tips for using them effectively.)

FAMILY-FIRST FRIDAY: Recipes for Easy Egg Rolls & Simon Sauce

Corie and Melissa asked if I would like to write posts for our new blog here at CorComm Creative. I told them I would be happy to, but I have not had much experience in the writing department.

(Note from Corie: We want our blog to be a place for our entire team, not just our “professional” writers! We know Kirsten’s posts will be personal and conversational, adding a heart-felt, family-centered touch to our blog that is representative of our office culture. Please, Kirsten, write away!)

In the last 10 years ...

In the last 10 years...

  • My husband and I have gone from caring for two little people (ages 4 and 1) and four animals (three cats and a dog), to caring for two animals (one cat, one dog) and three little people (ages 14, 11 and 2).
  • I quit my full-time, well-paying job to take a huge risk with my career. My husband, thank God, has been supporting me the entire time—even through those first six months, when I had zero clients and zero income. (He deserves sainthood for that!)
  • I have gone from working in a traditional office space with coworkers; to my dining room table, working alone; to my basement home office, first working alone, then with a coworker; then back to a traditional office space, now with two coworkers.

Social Media Post Frequency: How Much is Too Much?

We have some clients who are active on social media but are interested in increasing their engagement. So this week, I’ve been researching best practices regarding post frequency. I'll share some of the highlights.

Remember, You're Human: Why Authentic Voice is Important in Social Media

Christmas is coming in six days, and as is common at this time of year, people have started mentally checking out for the holidays. People everywhere are taking the opportunity to spend extra time with their families, prepare their homes for guests and finish last-minute Christmas shopping. (I’m hoping and praying that the toy trolley I ordered for my daughter will get here in time!)

From solo pro to business owner: How I'm overcoming my fear of failure

I often find myself daydreaming about the future of CorComm Creative, only to stop myself short as my mind wanders back to the familiar question, “But what if…?”