Friday, September 27, 2013

The Tooth Fairy

Despite my family's non-conventional holiday traditions as they relate to holiday characters, we do participate in "The Tooth Fairy". Our first experience with our oldest child, he didn't want the tooth fairy to take his tooth so he wrote a note asking to keep the tooth. It has continued ever since. And our second child has been doing the same thing. Early this morning Corbyn pulled out a loose tooth. Then as he was telling me about it Cole came up and said to "Email the Tooth Fairy". I asked him what he meant. He told me that I needed to send an email "so that it would know that Corbyn lost a tooth and to bring money". I don't remember ever having to email the Tooth Fairy about any lost teeth. When my four year old is telling me to email the Tooth Fairy, it makes me think of how the forms of communication Carey and I have chosen to use has had such an effect on what he understands to be the way to get ahold of someone. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mialisia DVD Tip

There is a DVD that comes in the Mialisia Designer kit that contains the videos "The Mialisia Story" and "Infinite Possibilities". So many Independent Designers want to play this DVD in loop at their booths, but the DVD isn't written to play both files in loop on all DVD players. 

Here is how I got around this issue.
#1 Rip the DVD onto my MacBook Pro using MacX DVD Ripper Pro 2.
#2 Using PowerPoint, I created a slideshow with 2 slides with black backgrounds. 
#3 I then inserted 1 video into each slide, and set them to play automatically. 
#4 Then I set the slides to transition automatically after xx:xx time. Using the length of the video as the time. 
#5 I adjusted the settings for the slideshow to play continuously until stopped. 
#6 Saved my work. 
#7 Then tested the PowerPoint show.
#8 Using a mini display to HDMI adapter or via my Apple TV I can play the videos from my MacBook Pro in loop at Carey's booths/shows

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mialisia business forms

As many of you know Carey started selling Mialisia Versastyle Jewelry back in August. I have been using my computer skills to help her organize her business binder. 

Today we worked on a few projects. 

#1 When you enter a new Fashionista online it wants a list of information. If you don't already know it or didn't get it from your new Fashionista at the time of booking, it is difficult to complete this step. 
Carey's solution was to have an application for the Fashionista to fill out with the information that will be needed to key in the event online. 

The backside of this form is a continuation of the guest list. 

#2 There is a weekly calendar available online. However, Carey wanted a month view calendar of the same style. I took the weekly calendar and edited it into a monthly calendar. Now she has a calendar that she can have available at the events to book future events. 

#3 The wish list. Everybody needs somewhere to make a list of what they'd like to have. This wish list is a half sheet of paper with room to wish away. The guests can take this home with them and when they are ready to order again they won't have search the catalog for the piece that they wanted to order next. Fast and simple. 

#4 Social media talker. I made this 4x6 image to be displayed in a tabletop acrylic frame.