Tuesday, February 4, 2020

NEWSFLASH - I'm A Realtor with @Century21 ! @courtneybirtellsells

I've never really had a REAL career, aside from being a mommy.  Trust me...I do believe 100%, that that in itself is a career for sure!  

I was not paid to feature this post!  This is just an announcement about my career change.  That is all.  There was no compensation by me posting about this career change.

In my late teens, early twenties, I worked as an administrative assistant and than I worked in staffing (which I eventually ran a staffing office in San Diego).  Because of that, supporting another's career goals and education have always been my main focus for the majority of my adulthood.

But recently I've been thinking and planning.  All my kids are in middle school on up, with one graduating this year.  Yes, that means six pre-teen/teens running around.  I set some new goals for myself that I honestly would have never guessed I would do.  I managed to complete real estate school (online), pass all the tests, and PASS (on the the first try) the CA Real Estate Salesperson Licensing test (it's an 80% fail rate the first time).

 I had interviews with a couple different brokers/offices and definitely feel like I have found the right place for me to be.  
I joined an incredible team (FIRE FAMILY REAL ESTATE) with Century21 Full Services Realty.  YAY!  
CHECK IT OUT:
I am so excited and proud of myself.  
Now to learn this new career and HELP PEOPLE make their home dreams come true.

So now, I am going to ask you guys this:

  • Do you live in California?
  • Do you have a home you are thinking about selling for any reason?
  • Are you starting the home buying process and need help house hunting?


I CAN HELP YOU!  
I want to be your first thought, when you think about a REALTOR to call.
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about my career change.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Perfect BIRTHDAY Balloon Backdrop - @ohsoglamdecor

My youngest daughter turned 14 on Sunday (while she was spending the weekend with her dad), so we planned a birthday party for her after school today for her to celebrate with some of her friends.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company being featured.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about these products.
A funny thing about birthdays in 2020...it's definitely ALL ABOUT THE PICTURES!  
I mean...you gotta do it for the GRAM, right?  
So when planning a party, making sure that you have the perfect backdrop is a huge deal...
especially to a 14 year old and her friends.
I learned about a company on IG a few weeks ago that offer incredible balloon arches and candy tables for parties.  
Having never had such an incredible display of balloons at any of my parties, I was super curious how it was put together, etc.  
The owner of @ohsoglamdecor arrived today with bags of balloons ready, as she built the most amazing backdrop for my daughter's 14th birthday party.  It was beyond anything we've had at parties so far and will be pretty hard to beat.  In fact, I think my 16 year old may have been a little jealous we didn't have one for her birthday.
I tried to not be in the way or annoying, but I was so interested in how she constructed this huge balloon arch.  Some of the balloon groups she had already blown up and hooked together.  Other's she had to blow up at our home as she was building the arch.  She even HOT GLUED balloons to other balloons (not a single one popped) and it was entirely put together in probably less than an hour.  I WAS IN AWE!!
And to say that my daughter was pleasantly surprised when she got home from a weekend away to see the decorations in our home is putting it MILDLY.  
She was SO excited and couldn't wait to share with her friends.  
The girls could not get enough pictures and honestly, I couldn't stop taking them.  This was the perfect backdrop for the cupcakes and for hundreds of fun pictures of the girls.  
I LOVE IT!!
I would highly recommend you DM @ohsoglamdecor and see if she can build you a balloon arch for your next party, baby shower, wedding reception, etc.  
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

CLICK HERE to head to her IG to see all the ones she's made so far.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature.