When I read my favorite blogs, I do a lot more reading and clicking inside posts that are more personal and behind the scenes. Posts that have a deep meaning with the writer or a day in the life are always my favorite. Or posts that recap goals, plans and monthly status updates. So, I though it would be neat to share what it's like to be in my shoes for a day. To be a work at home graphic designer (and a stay at home mom on top of that). I'm always complaining about lack of time, and now you'll get to see first hand why! So, here's a look at what it's like to be me! ... read more
Wow, time hasn't really flown by but it sure feels like we've done a lot in the short amount of time we've had since my last update.
We did make it to Oklahoma City. We weren't sure if we were going to make it because our oldest daughter had the flu the day before we were suppose to leave. Needless to say, our babysitter was out of the question so we had to turn our "just the two of us" trip into a family trip. It was nice and fun.
We also had one night where we escaped to the lake, that was unexpected and really fun.
We did escape back to the lake two we ... read more
Apparently I completely forgot that I was changing the "What am I Up to Lately" posts to "Life Lately." Oops. That's what I get for blogging with a blog that I can't really keep up with.
Speaking of keeping up with some things, in my last post I mentioned about reducing my work days. I tried it for one week to see how things went, and it worked wonders. It was awesome. I start my day around 7AM and I stop around 3:15PM. In the middle of that I manage to find time to shower, throw on some clothes and put my hair in a messy bun. Then I dress the kids and take them to school. ... read more
I'm here today to tell you some very important information. I'm going to give you 5 reasons why you should put yourself on a salary if you're self-employed. Here's 5 reasons why we did this, and why you should too.
1. No additional taxes on any business income other than "income tax."
When we filed our taxes for 2014, our CPA suggested that we turn my self-employed business into an S-Corp, other known as an S-Corporation. He said it would save us a couple thousand in taxes by the end of the year. So, we turned the business into an S-Corp. S-Corp's ... read more