Week At A Glance – July 13, – July 173, 2015

From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center – Week-at-a-Glance

Another week has passed and I although I have been missing in action, I do have a week at a glance. I did not produce my usual 3+ posts this past week due to illness (pneumonia can wipe you out) but I do have a couple.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience while I recuperate. But in the meantime, please enjoy my posts for the week.

As I have promised you and myself, one of my goals for this year is to write at least three blogs each week, and I think the weekly recap will help to hold me accountable. I realize things will come up, writer’s block will come along, but, for the most part, I want to stick to my plan. So let’s get started for this past week, July 13 – July 17, 2015.

 Customized Virtual Business Solutions Virtual Assistant Weekly Tips – July 13–July 17, 2015

Posted on July 15, 2015

Not sure if you need or how to use the services of a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Hopefully, my weekly tips will help you or give you new ideas on how to use the services of a professional VA.

This week’s tip – Week 9:

Are you a small business or startup needing to recruit talent? If so, you can hire VA/recruitment assistant to get the ball rolling? All you need to do is provide the criteria for the position and/or role you are recruiting for and your VA can peruse job boards, contact temp agencies or visit freelance sites to narrowed down the candidate pool. Once the talent pool is narrowed, he/she can schedule interview appointments with you for the final decision. Or if you are comfortable with your VA, he/she can actually handle the entire hiring process for you. Read the entire article here.

For Shanea Summer 2015 3 PMFrom Pool Noodle to Wreath

Posted on July 17, 2015

Hey guys, I’m back! I have been out of pocket for a little while, but I am finally getting reenergized. Yaay me!!! For those of you that are not aware, I was diagnosed with pneumonia a couple of weeks ago and it really knocked me off my feet. I tried to keep up with my writing but the meds and the fact that I was totally worn out, got in the way.

When I got to feeling a little better last week, I was not allowed to go out, but I did complete a couple of small projects although nothing earth shattering, but I really needed to do something. So today, while I am feeling better and before I run out of steam, I decided to try to get back on track. So here I am, back and feeling almost like myself. Well at least until around 2:00 pm when I melt down. J

This first project cost nothing really. I happened to have all of the supplies in my supply closet.

Noodle Wreath:

The first small project I tackled last week was a noodle rag wreath. Some of you may be wondering what in the world is a noodle wreath and whether or not this post is medicinally induced. J   Well yes and no…in actuality, I used a pool noodle from the Dollar Store and turned it into a summer/fall wreath. I say summer/fall because I think with a change of the flowers and embellishments, the color scheme will work for fall as well.  Do you agree?

Although you cannot see it, I used masking tape to hold the two ends of the noodle together to form the circle.

 What You Will Need?

  • Fabric
  • Pinking shears
  • Push pins
  • Glue gun
  • Noodle
  • Masking tape


Cut the material into 2 inches wide strips by 6 inches long. It does not need to be exact. If the material looks familiar to you, you may remember I used it to recover my daughter’s dining room chairs. See that post here. I try not to waste anything.  After-all, I am the budget diva. J

How to Wrap the Material Strips:

The trick to making this wreath is the overlap process. Once you start to wrap the strips of material, you should always make sure you overlap each peace.

One other tip, make sure to cut your strips using pinking scissors. If you use pinking shears, you will avoid fabric ravel. That means no strings and the wreath looks finished and complete. Read the entire article/tutorial and see more pictures here.

I hope you are enjoying the series and will come back next week for more Lifestyle articles including small home refreshes, soulful life experiences, useful virtual assistant tips, Health & Beauty tidbits, Avon product updates and Organizing on a Budget articles.

I would love it if you would share your spring spruce-ups, life experiences, virtual assistant question, Avon experience or any questions you may have. It would also be fun to hear/read your ideas and see your pictures. Share.

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