Sneak Peek at Our Top 3 Goals for 2015 + Printable Goal-Getter!

Top 3 Goals + Printable Goal-Getter by Radiant Rumble

Welcome back! Yesterday, we shared with you some of the top articles we found when writing our company goals for 2015. Today, we want to share with you our top 3 goals, as well as give you a bit of help with yours.

First things first, here are our top 3:

#1. Expand Online Shop
To do this, we will be brainstorming more products we can sell, particularly those that are made to order. An extension of this goal is to add products that require inventory, and provide items for wholesale. We will start with made-to-order expansion, and go from there!

#2. Gain 10 New Email Marketing Contracts
10 new customers may not seem like much, but it’s quite a bit when you have 20 email campaigns to send out every month! This goal may actually be a bit hefty, but it’s not something we can’t accomplish. Plus, like we learned yesterday, it’s not a bad idea to set high stakes for yourself – you may just outperform!

#3: Increase Profit by 5% from 2014
Profit increase is always a goal every year, but this year is a bit different because it’s put in percentage rather than dollars. It was much easier to choose based on percentage of gross income last year, rather than picking a random number. Plus, with the new Shop and the goal of gained customers, increase in profit is definitely something we are estimating and aiming towards!

We would love to hear some of your goals, too! Whether they are personal or business, everyone has at least one thing they’d like to accomplish in the future, whether you’re thinking of it in terms of the year 2015 or beyond.

Now for the fun part! Click on the “Printable Goal-Getter” link to opem our Goal-Getter and print it out! Let us know if and how it helped! If you have any tips on how to make it better, we’d like to know that too!

Printable Goal-Getter

Have a great New Year’s celebration, we will see you in 2015!

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Sneak Peek at Our Top 3 Goals for 2015 + Printable Goal-Getter!

Top Goal Tip Articles for 2015 + Our Little Tid-Bits!

Top Goal Tip Articles + Our Little Tid-Bits by Radiant Rumble

As New Year’s Day approaches, we are taking a good hard look at where we’ve been and where we want to go. On the way to writing down our goals for 2015, we were inspired to create somewhat of a collection of articles to share that we found helpful ourselves. We also wanted to include some of our own input along with that of others, so below you’ll find the article title and link, as well as what we’ve got to say about it. Let’s get to it!

Article #1: Goal Setting 101
The points made in this one are pretty intriguing. You perform better when you set goals – and not just lazy ones, the ones that will make you work harder. You better reach your goals if you align what you want with what you believe. You set better steps to reach your goals and have a clearer focus if you realize that the “now” is just as important as the “then”. This article gets to the nitty gritty of why goal-setting can be so mysterious, and what to do about it.

Article #2: An Almost Fool-Proof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set
Pretty great concept, really. Like article #1, if you focus more on the “now”, you might get more done. As much as this article rings true, I do still feel that having an end goal to certain things is definitely necessary. Accomplishing something, and being able to chalk it up as something accomplished is a pretty great feeling. Having an “end goal” gets you on track to treating it more like a process. Processes within goals are necessary to create repetition, which then forms a habit.

Article #3: Turn Goals Into Strategies
Using “goal” versus “strategy”, this article points out the necessity of creating a goal, and then breaking it down to form even smaller goals within that goal. I’ve personally found this works great! Sure, I can think of a huge, outragous goal I’d like to accomplish in 2015, but I will never get anywhere unless I break it down on paper. I need to know how I want (or think I can) get there, which will give clarity, focus, and even more motivation – making the goal more unattainable in my mind.

Article #4: Goal-Setting Tips: Overcoming Your Immunity to Change
This last article sums up the previous three pretty well. Sure, you can set goals, create processes and strategies, and break them down to accomplish them. But what if it all fails? What if it’s day one of your new weight loss strategy (I bring this one up because it’s the most popular goal of every new year!), and you don’t even make it to the entryway of your newly set up home gym? This article addresses the fact that humans are human; we have strengths, but we also have weaknesses. Purposely pointing out those weaknesses while creating goals is just another way you can beat the dropouts and continue on with your processes and strategies, set to succeed.

BONUS Video: 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever

Anything else you’d like to add or share with us? Let us know by sending us an email! Tomorrow, we’ll be back with our top goals for 2015, and a little surprise!

Thanks, as always, for reading and sharing!

Top Goal Tip Articles for 2015 + Our Little Tid-Bits!

December Glow: 6 Things We’re Radiating About This Month!

December Glow 2014 from the Radiant Rumble Blog


Oh the weather outside is frightful…

December!! Christmas, New Year’s, decorating and celebrating! We are so excited to share things that we’ve found, done, and created with you this month! The following are some things to help celebrate, as well as some things to help you through to the end of the year! (Thinking about future goals, anyone?) Let us know what you think of our list, and our guest post!


Mini Shop by Radiant Rose Creates

We can’t tell you enough how much we love our new shop! Some of you may have checked it out already, so not much time will be spent here. Click the image if you want to visit for the first time, or visit again!


Our Guest Post at Splendry by Radiant Rumble

Our FIRST EVER guest post! Head on over to the lifestyle blog Splendry to check it out!


Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies!!

NOM NOM NOM. We’ve made these before, and they are the bomb. Just try them.


Everest app for goal setting!

With the new year coming on quick, this app might just help you set some goals… and reach them. P.S. This is a sneak peek from our post about goal tips coming to you at the end of the year!


Christmas Verse Printable by Radiant Rose Creates

We created a new printable just for you! Of course, it’s centered around Christmas with a verse and pretty typography. Go ahead and click here, you’ll be redirected to our Christmas 2014 Freebies page to download (you’ll have to click on the “Verse Printable” link once on the page).


Holiday Traditions from 36th Ave - Radiant Rumble Blog

Oh my word, these traditions are adorable. You have got to check them out! If you have small children, they’ll be great to create new family traditions. Even if you don’t, you can still adopt them in your own grown-up (or childish ;D) way!

Have a very Merry Christmas! We will be taking a break all next week to enjoy the holiday and spend time with family. Thanks for reading, we love sharing our monthly glow with you! Like, share, follow, comment… see you on the 30th!

December Glow: 6 Things We’re Radiating About This Month!

Boy, Have We Got a Guest Post for You!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet! Why? Because, as promised, we had the privilege of guest posting for a blog recently, and we wanted to make an announcement right here on our blog! So, here it goes…

Do you ever need elegant glasses on the fly, that you don’t have to spend a lot of time on, that are cheap, versatile, and possibly even something you already have?

Debuting on the lifestyle blog, Splendry, Radiant Rumble’s FIRST EVER guest post (click the image below to read!):

DIY Christmas Glasses on the blog Splendry by Radiant Rumble

Hope it sparks creativity for your holiday gatherings!

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Boy, Have We Got a Guest Post for You!

8 Christmas Party Styling Tips from an Event Designer to You

8 Christmas Party Styling Tips from an Event Designer to You

Need some ideas for your Christmas party decor? As mentioned in yesterday’s post, event designers can help create what you envision for your special event – and that includes Christmas parties! The following tips were put together by an Radiant Rose Creates, for those that need an extra bit of help for their holiday party gathering. From simple, to budget-friendly, to over the top, this should get you in the mood to style whatever kind of party you’re going to host. Take these tips and run with them – your guests will love you!

Tip #1
Use what you have! You do not have to buy a lot of things to have an elegant party. Below are a few examples on how to get creative with what you have:

Clear Glass Items
Use a sharpie or metallic paint pen, and go to town! Create elegant glasses with little money or effort.

Vases
Even if the vases you have are not even remotely Christmas-themed, you can still use them. Grab some leftover ribbon and wrapping paper, or hit up the 40-50% off sales at Hobby Lobby and Michaels to get a thick roll of Christmas ribbon. Wrap the vase with your product of choice (fabric, even!) and tie it with a ribbon. Insert fake flowers or…

Twigs
Yes! Take white paint, a vase, and a string of lights or ornaments, and you’ve got yourself a chic mini tree!

Random Ornaments
You know those ornaments that are just so random? They don’t go with anything, they aren’t pretty anymore, or maybe they came in a pack of 12 and you’ve somehow lost or broken 9 of them. Gather them up, and get ready to transform them! Use paint, paint pens, glitter, and Mod Podge to give them a makeover. Even if they’re different shapes or sizes, you can still give them a matching facelift. For example, keep it simple, using metallic silver paint and silver glitter. They’ll match with anything you decide to do now and in the future.

Tip #2
Hit up those sales! I know there are plenty of stores out there, but to name a few… Hobby Lobby and Michael’s always have a 40-50% off sale every year on their Christmas decorations. PLUS, for the things not on sale, they also have a coupon on their website every week. Strategic planning and patience can earn you some really good deals on decor for your Christmas party.

Tip #3
Insert nature. If you’re in an area where you it’s available, pick out of your own backyard or take a walk to find things that will look great as they are or even painted. Pinecones, small twigs, leaves, acorns, flowers and even a bag of cranberries all add a bit of life and feeling to your party, no matter how subtle. If the outdoors aren’t your thing, you can buy fake or fresh (craft store sales are great for this, too!).

Tip #4
Use lanterns inside your entryway. Lanterns can provide a whimsical feeling when paired with a string of lights. You already have several ideas for filling them from the above styling tips! You could also fill them with very small Christmas trees, or even create your own village using several lanterns and small Christmas village scene props (like this one).

Tip #5
Be inventive! Take something “normal” and transform it into something it’s not for the evening! Transform your fridge, door or random piece of wood into a snowman for the evening. Fold those cloth napkins like a Christmas tree. Tape ribbon to your cabinet doors to make them look like a present.

Tip #6
Light it up! Hope you don’t mind, but this post already narrowed down some great ideas for Christmas lights! 25 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate with Christmas Lights.

Tip #7
Take it outside. Yet another post that provides great ideas, DIY Front Yard Christmas Decorating Projects.

Tip #8
Make it smell glorious! Nothing says “Christmas” like the smell of baking and a real Christmas tree. If you won’t have either of those when your guests arrive, you have several options, such as candles or oils, but you could also make your own! Check out these 6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas.

These tips for party decor and styling are so simple and easy, and we had fun putting them together for you. If you use one (or all!), or they help spark creativity for another idea, let us know! We’d love to hear what you have to say.

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8 Christmas Party Styling Tips from an Event Designer to You

Event Designers: They Help with Moo-lah, Sanity, Ease and Direction!

Event Designers: They Help with Moo-Lah, Sanity, Ease & Direction!
Whoa. Hold up. “Event Designers”? Those are just people who were tired of seeing the same decorations at family birthday every year and decided to help them out. They don’t actually exist, right?

Wrong!

Event designers actually do exist, and they’ve made quite a splash in the world of weddings and special events. Event designers may have started out as people who couldn’t stand the same boring decorations from Party City, but they now thrive as those who helps others realize their visions can come to life. From lavish to home-made, an event designer is a classic example of someone that saw a need, and filled it. They create what others can only imagine. For those that aren’t crafty, those that don’t have time, those that don’t know where to start, and those that have absolutely crazy ideas – event designers are for you.

Here’s why:

They save your moo-lah.
Event designers know things. Things that you may not already know. They have tricks up their sleeves, and discounts and coupons for places they use constantly. How? Why? Because they are affiliated with beautiful venues and amazing boutiques full of rare finds. Think of a travel agent. Some people use them, and some people don’t. But I bet if everyone knew what travel agents knew, everyone would be knocking at their door. Like event designers, travel agents can get deals that no one else can. Why? Because they are affiliated with resorts, airlines, cruises, excursions, and all things travel. So, whenever you’re thinking about the look of your wedding, birthday party, or corporate event, call up your event stylist, and they can hook you up with some great deals and stylish items. They can save you moo-lah, even if it’s $10 (which can go towards something else party-worthy, or that much-needed latte).

They save your sanity.
Event designers, like event coordinators (those that makes the schedule and create a smooth-flowing event), are very organized and creative people. They help prevent issues that are destined to happen at every set-up, complete with people-herding abilities they would rather not let you know about. They know how to fill an empty room, prioritize, and get things done. The great ones can style for photos, set up your tables and break-down in no time at all. They can see things that you can’t, providing insight to a vision that’s not yet complete. But most of all, they can help you help yourself. You don’t have to do it all. They can save your sanity, if you let them!

They make your life easier.
Event designers are aware of the current trends, and what can make a lasting impression on your beloved guests. They know the nooks and crannies of the web, and can find special places to get exactly what will make your event shine like it’s gold. They have contacts and vendors that they love, and those that love them back (money saved!). The things you want, and the things you envision, will be so much easier to track down and look up when you have an event designer there to help you! They make your life easier, when it all seems impossible!

They give direction.
Event designers are also very helpful in giving direction. Say you have an idea, but you haven’t quite pinned it down. An event designer can help steer you in the direction you want to go. They’ve most likely been there before, and if they haven’t, they’ve been close enough. They can visualize what would look great beforehand, yet can also create a spontaneous masterpiece from random objects on a whim. They can provide ideas to your vision that you may not have thought of, filling in the holes where you couldn’t. They give direction, because they’re good at it.

All this to say…
Event designers are almost an unknown profession. If you know about them, you’re confused and think to yourself, “Why use one?” And if you don’t know about them, then you really don’t know what you’ve been missing until you discover them! Hopefully, this article gives insight into what an event designer actually does, and how they can help you with your next big event – whether it’s your wedding, baby shower or upcoming Christmas party!

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Event Designers: They Help with Moo-lah, Sanity, Ease and Direction!

Our Christmas Meals + Favorite Recipe!

Christmas Meals + Favorite Recipe
Mmm… Christmas!! The time of year where the lights, decorations, and all of the smells creeping from the kitchen are definitely something to look forward to! I love Christmas, especially the decorating part! I always find an excuse to get something new every single year to put up – whether it be an ornament, or something for the wall. I think I probably have enough for a lifetime, but I can’t help it, because I love Christmas time!

I’ve also always loved baking around the holidays, from pies to cookies to candy to cheesecake… whatever new or old recipe I’ve found that I either know tastes good, or I think might. What is it about this time of year that makes us want to make some of the yummiest, yet probably not so healthy, food we can?! Why don’t we make these things throughout the year to help spread it out a bit? I guess that’s why it’s called “The Holidays”! It’s a time to celebrate with good food and family, and when we do that, we go big!

Through the years, from what I remember, our family has been known to meet for Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, or an early Christmas Day Lunch/Dinner. At these get-togethers, there’s always a few things that get repeatedly asked for, such as my Mother’s rolls or biscuits, and my Grandmother’s Jell-O Salad. Besides a few repeat-worthy dishes, there is always a different smorgasbord of food!

Of course, you would expect the choices to be a bit different from brunch to lunch or dinner, but even then, I don’t remember having the same thing every year. When asked what we have for Christmas Dinner, I shrug and say, “We don’t really have ‘Christmas food’, it’s just whatever.” And it’s true! Usually one person plans the “main meal” and then everyone else brings side dishes, dessert or drinks. One thing is for sure, though: there are always sooo many choices and not enough stomach!! (Anyone still getting over that Thanksgiving Feast??)

So, since we are always sporadic with our Christmas menu, I did want to share something that everyone always asks for! Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, this dish constantly gets rave reviews. In memory of my Grandmother this Christmas Season, here is her Jell-O Salad recipe:

Gma’s Jell-O Salad

2 Cups Boiling Water
1 Pkg Cherry Jell-O
1 Pkg Strawberry Jell-O 
1 13oz Can Crushed Pineapple, drained well
1 Pkg Frozen Strawberries
1 Can Whole Cranberry Sauce

Mix Jell-O with boiling water, add remaining ingredients. Pour into bowl or mold of choice and let set in refrigerator.

Merry Beginning of the Christmas Season! (That’s a thing, right?)

P.S. Did you check out our newly opened Mini Shop? Let us know what you think!

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Our Christmas Meals + Favorite Recipe!