Monthly Archives: February 2010

Wordless Wednesday…

Undercover Boss = Brilliant!

The new documentary on CBS Undercover Boss is genius!  Can you imagine being a CEO going undercover in your own company to research the way jobs are done, productivity, morale and day to day operations?

While I do not think every boss will react the way tonight’s CEO Larry O’Donnell of Waste Management did, it certainly gives us plenty to ponder.

I could not help but love Larry O’Donnell’s attitude.  He views his employees as valuable, and truly wants to motivate and inspire the people in his company.   Getting an entry level view sure gives you a different perception of your company than you get from reading a report sitting in a corner office.  Overall I loved this show- it really inspired me as well!

If you own your own company what do you think of this tactic?
Would you go undercover?

If you did, would you be willing to implement changes based on the things you found?

What would you want your CEO to see?

Did you watch the program?  What did you think?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight,

Anti-Valentine’s Day sentiment…

Allow me explain…First off I AM one of those sappy lovers of St. Valentines Day that give random valentine’s to everyone they know–however, that being said I found this blog post very interesting.

An Anti Valentine’s party could be fun too…

There were so many creative ideas…my favorites were:

  • Make funny “bad relationship name tags” and hand them out of the door when people come in. (Such as “Serial Dater”, “Break-up Queen”, “It’s not me, It’s you”, “The other Woman”, “Homewrecker”, “Love Goddess”, “Bad boyfriend”, “The Jerk”, you can be creative- pick names that represent inside jokes or their ridiculous relationship habits.)
  • Find, scan and enlarge photos of famous exes and hang them around the room with jars of black markers for people to “vandalize” with devil tails/moustaches/etc. such as Brad and Jenn, Ben and J-lo, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Britney and K-Fed. (This can be especially fun if you are serving alcohol!)
  • Serve Bittersweets candies, like love hearts but with great anti-love slogans like “Tradin’ you in” and “Kiss a Frog”.
  • Make your own fortune cookies and write funny anti-love fortunes (such as, “You will find true love… in a pair of shoes”, “You will make friends with your remote”, “Forget him.”, etc.)  Find a recipe for fortune cookies here.

So this year do something fabulous for yourself! Enjoy one of our Bad Romance Candles a sophisticated blend of Italian Bergamot and rare Camillias, with exotic Sandalwood and an infusion of Vetiver…after all, we think smelling good is the best revenge!

now go ahead and rock  “Since U Been Gone”- Kelly Clarkson!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

wordless Wednesday…