The Rebel Chick http://therebelchick.com Miami Lifestyle Blog Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:02:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 How to Create a Blogger Resume with Office 365 Personal http://therebelchick.com/create-blogger-resume-office-365-personal/ http://therebelchick.com/create-blogger-resume-office-365-personal/#respond Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:02:13 +0000 http://therebelchick.com/?p=24098 When I left Corporate America in 2010, I never thought that I would have to write a resume again. I settled into blogging shortly afterwards, and even then, I never imagined that I would ever need to have a resume…especially for blogging! Sometimes you just never know what opportunities life with throw at you, so [...]

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When I left Corporate America in 2010, I never thought that I would have to write a resume again. I settled into blogging shortly afterwards, and even then, I never imagined that I would ever need to have a resume…especially for blogging! Sometimes you just never know what opportunities life with throw at you, so when I was invited to apply for a writing job and found out that they required a resume? Well, I freaked out a little! Luckily, creating a blogger resume with Office 365 Personal isn’t very difficult, and it literally took me 15 minutes from start to finish!

Office Personal 365 is a brand new version of Microsoft Office that was specially created just for you – the average home user who doesn’t need a lot of bells and whistles when it comes to their PC programs. Office 365 Personal brings you all of the perks of the full Office suite, like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote, at a reduced price.

With just a $6.99 monthly or $69.99 annual subscription fee, you can install your Office 365 Personal on 1 PC or Mac, 1 Tablet and a mobile device. Yes, you read that correctly, you can use Office on your mobile devices!

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Your Office 365 Personal subscription includes:

Word - In the new read mode, text reflows automatically in columns for easier on-screen reading. Fewer menus mean higher focus on your content, accompanied only by tools that add value to your reading. Open a PDF in Word, and enjoy editing content, such as paragraphs, lists and tables, as if you created it in Word. Show your style and professionalism with templates, plus save time. Browse Word templates in more than 40 categories.

Excel - In Excel 2013 each workbook has its own window, making it easier to work on two workbooks at once. It also makes life easier when you’re working on two monitors. You’ll find several new functions in the math and trigonometry, statistical, engineering, date and time, lookup and reference, logical, and text function categories. The new Recommended Charts button on the Insert tab lets you pick from a variety of charts that are right for your data. Related types of charts like scatter and bubble charts are under one umbrella.

PowerPoint - Presenter View allows you to see your notes on your monitor while the audience only sees the slide. In previous releases, it was difficult to figure out who saw what on which monitor. The improved Presenter View fixes that headache and makes it simpler to work with. No more eyeballing objects on your slides to see if they’re lined up. Smart Guides automatically appear when your objects, such as pictures, shapes, and more, are close to even, and they also tell you when objects are spaced evenly. PowerPoint now supports more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov with H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio, and more high-definition content. PowerPoint 2013 includes more built-in codecs so you don’t have to install them for certain file formats to work.

OneNote - Smoothly draw, erase, and edit with your finger, stylus, or mouse on any touch-capable device, such as a Tablet PC or a Windows 8 tablet or slate PC. If you need to share your handwritten notes and care about legibility, OneNote can automatically convert your handwriting to text. The improved Send to OneNote tool makes it easier than ever to clip whatever you’re seeing on your screen, send a Web page or an entire document to a notebook section, or to jot down Quick Notes that are automatically saved and filed as part of your notebook. You can attach just about any computer file to any part of your notes, which stores a copy of the file in your notebook. You can also create or import Excel spreadsheets and Visio diagrams right within OneNote and edit their information in place in your notes.

Outlook for email and calendaring - The People Card collects all the key details about a contact in one place: phone, email, address, company info, social media updates, even whether they’re available. From the card, you can schedule a meeting, send an instant message, or give them a call, making it a one-stop-shop for all communication. Your calendar can tell you much more than just the time of your next appointment. You can add your local weather forecast right there in Calendar view, along with current conditions. Receive push-based email, appointments, and contacts from Outlook.com, and Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) – all conveniently delivered right into your Outlook experience.

Publisher and Access - Create dynamic publications in very little time when you insert and customize prebuilt building blocks of content, both built-in and from the Publisher community, directly from Publisher. Choose from an array of page parts—such as sidebars and stories—as well as calendars, borders, advertisements, and more. Use professional-looking effects for text, shapes and pictures, including softer shadows, reflections, and OpenType features such as ligatures and stylistic alternates. Use Publisher to search your online albums on Facebook, Flickr and other services and add pictures directly to the document, without having to save them first.

Your Office 365 Subscription also includes Smartphone access, OneDrive online storage (20GB) and 60 Skype world minutes to over 60 countries!

And get this, Office 365 Personal is available for your iPad too! Office Personal 365 presents ensures that your documents look better than ever when you are working on your iPad, and you don’t have to worry about losing your formatting when accessing your documents from different devices. You can access your work documents from home or while on the go, update your budget while sitting in the carpool lane, pull up all of your travel documents while on the road – the transition is seamless!

You can purchase a Microsoft Office 365 Personal monthly or annual subscription at Walmart! It doesn’t get much more convenient than that, now does it?

How to Create a Blogger Resume with Office 365 Personal

Open Microsoft Word and select NEW, which will bring up a plethora of options. Choose Resumes and CVs.

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Select WRITER RESUME, as this is the format that will most closely resemble what we do as bloggers.

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You will see as you go through the different options, the Writer Resume is not all that different from a regular professional resume.

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Simply go through and replace the standard copy with your personal details. Where the guide gives samples of magazines and writing jobs, list any other website that you’ve written for. For instance, I used to be a recipe contributor to two websites, so I have listed those as previous experience.

Where you would normally list computer programs for the average office job, when it comes to a blogger resume, you should include the social media and blog platform that you are familiar with.

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You can add as much or as little detail as you like to your blogger resume. The nice thing about a blogger resume over a traditional resume is that most of our efforts and achievements are readily available to anyone who has access to the internet. Your potential employer can simply look at your social media networks and your blog to get an idea of what you have to offer.

Of course, don’t let that stop you from listing any special accomplishments that might apply to the job! If you are applying for something on the back end of blogging, like SEO Strategist or Social Media Manager for a brand, list more pertinent information so that the prospective employer has all of your highlights at their fingertips.

Creating a resume of any kind is so easy with Microsoft Word! Even as a blogger, I don’t think I could survive without Microsoft Office, and since an Office 365 Personal Subscription is only $6.99 a month or $69 a year, I don’t have to!

Head over to Walmart.com to find out more about Office 365 Personal and to buy your own subscription!

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Libby’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe http://therebelchick.com/libbys-chocolate-chip-pumpkin-cookie-bars-recipe/ http://therebelchick.com/libbys-chocolate-chip-pumpkin-cookie-bars-recipe/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:00:33 +0000 http://therebelchick.com/?p=23937 This post brought to you by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine. I know that for many people, pumpkin automatically makes them think of fall. Well, if you are only enjoying the deliciousness of pumpkin in the fall months, you are totally missing out! I really enjoy pumpkin, but oddly enough, I am not a [...]

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This post brought to you by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know that for many people, pumpkin automatically makes them think of fall. Well, if you are only enjoying the deliciousness of pumpkin in the fall months, you are totally missing out! I really enjoy pumpkin, but oddly enough, I am not a fan of pumpkin pie at all. I detest it! I do, however, love to add a little Pumpkin Can in a variety of dishes year-round, like chili, mac and cheese and a ton of delicious baked goods, like the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe you'll find later on in this post.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe

It will come as no surprise to you that I absolutely love to bake. As a baker (and I certainly don't use that term in any professional sense, my baking feet are firmly planted on the ground), I often find myself rummaging through my kitchen for ingredients for recipes I am working on…and coming up empty handed. Through years of trial and error, I've found that Libby’s Pumpkin can serve as a substitute for baking staples like oil and eggs. After experimenting with substitutions, I've found that I really love the subtle taste of pumpkin in my everyday recipes, like cookies, brownies, blondies – even waffles and pancakes!

Pumpkin is such a versatile vegetable, and it can be used in a many different sweet and savory dishes – any time of year! And pumpkin SHOULD be a part of your diet throughout the year, because it's a superfood!

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Did you know that Libby's Pumpkin is full of fiber and Vitamin A, and is packed with Beta Carotene? When I replace eggs and oil in recipes with pumpkin puree, I am not only reducing the fat content, but I am adding nutritional content to my dishes! You can also stir a little pumpkin puree into jarred or prepared sauces to help reduce the amount of sodium in each serving.

See, I told you that pumpkin is a super food! 

 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe #PumpkinCan

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup softened unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 a mashed banana (or 1 egg)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup Libby's canned pumpkin puree
1 12 ounce bag of milk chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars Recipe

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Beat together cream banana, butter and sugar until it reaches a creamy consistency. Then beat in the vanilla, baking soda and salt. Beat in pumpkin puree until you have a light and fluffy dough. It will resemble a mousse and don't be afraid to taste it; there's no raw eggs, so it is safe to eat!

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Add in flour and beat at low speed until you have a soft, smooth dough. Stir in chocolate chips.

Your batter will be too thick to pour into your greased baking dish, so you will have to spread it until it's even. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. I stopped mine at 35 minutes and used a toothpick (insert it in the middle) to check done-ness.  Your toothpick should come out clean with maybe a crumb or two.

You can either set the baking dish on a wire rack to cool or move to the refrigerator to set quickly.

Tip: I always refrigerate brownies, bars and breads before cutting and serving so that they are easier to cut and hold their shape for presentation. I also used a CutCo paring knife to cut them into bars – that's how I got that super sharp edge!

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These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Bars are full of good stuff: pumpkin, banana, dark chocolate – you're getting a nice dose of antioxidants from the dark chocolate, potassium from the bananas and Beta Carotene, Vitamin A and fiber from the pumpkin.

Healthy Tip: You can even substitute applesauce or coconut oil for the butter if you like, but it might change the consistency of the cookie bars, so I suggest halving this recipe if you are going to do so to see how they turn out.

Go check out the Pumpkin Can website where you can share your favorite #PumpkinCan fact via Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for a chance to win weekly prizes!

Make sure to like Libby’s on Facebook, follow Libby’s on Twitter and Libby’s on Pinterest to find delicious, creative ideas for enjoying the benefits of pumpkin year-round!

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There is no Denying the Power of a Smile http://therebelchick.com/denying-power-smile/ http://therebelchick.com/denying-power-smile/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:01:22 +0000 http://therebelchick.com/?p=24028 Smiles are fabulous, aren’t they? To see a big, beautiful smile on the face of our family and friends can turn any day around. As a parent, I know that I will move mountains to make Angeline smile, and I often judge my own success as a parent by the smile I see on my [...]

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Smiles are fabulous, aren’t they? To see a big, beautiful smile on the face of our family and friends can turn any day around. As a parent, I know that I will move mountains to make Angeline smile, and I often judge my own success as a parent by the smile I see on my daughter’s face. Smiles mean so much; they convey happiness, they serve as a welcome when we greet people – a simple smile from across the room can act as the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

There is no denying the power of a smile.

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Smile Train understands the power of a smile and they are doing amazing things to improve the lives of children in developing countries. Smile Train has provided over 1 million surgeries to children with cleft lips and palates over the past 15 years, and their work is just beginning! There are millions of children worldwide in need of cleft surgery. With more than 2,100 partner surgeons in 85 countries offering 100% free cleft repair surgery, Smile Train is changing lives and improving communities with their sustainable approach to the solvable problem of cleft lips and palates in children.

Children in developing countries with a cleft lips and palates have a difficult time breathing, speaking and eating. They often live in shame and feel different, and they may feel ugly and are often bullied by their peers. As a parent, this breaks my heart. We are currently have orthodontic work done for Angeline to improve her smile purely for cosmetic reasons…to think that there are children who actually have a hard time breathing, let alone be comfortable with their smile? It breaks my heart!

A cleft can be repaired for as little $250, but the reality is that most families simply cannot afford it. Cleft repair surgery is simple and only takes about 45 minutes. The transformation is immediate. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities. Those doctors go on to train additional doctors, which creates a long-term, sustainable system so that more and more children are helped! Smile Train has helped more then a million children by giving them the power of a smile and you can help to ensure that even more children are helped by Smile Train with a tax-deductible donation.

A smile is powerful, it can be the tool one needs for a second chance at life. A smile can renew hope and it can alter the future.

A smile can change everything.

To learn more about the good work Smile Train is doing, to explore the power of a smile or to make a donation to help make the world a better place, one smile at a time, please visit SmileTrain.org.

Smile Train has a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Smile Train’s model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in developing countries provide 100%- free cleft repair surgery in their communities. Join us and change the world with the power of a smile.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smile Train. The opinions and text are all mine.

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