{five things}

Aren't my brand new letterpress business cards adorable? I'm kind of in love with them! I designed them myself, and got them printed from Cotton Paperie.

Five Things is back! It's been a while since I've shared five things from the week, but here you go.

1 // Amanda Genther is amazing, and she just put together a full project planning workbook. If you don't subscribe to her mailing list, you really should! She always sends the best advice and resources. 

2 // Google has put together a series of videos on Google Analytics in real life. It's pretty entertaining, and actually makes a lot of sense. 

3 // Do you sign your emails "xoxo" like I do? Cup of Jo talked about this recently, and it made me think about why I do it and whether or not I should...

4 // Are you a small business owner in the wedding industry? Sage Wedding Pros (one of my favorite business websites) has been putting out a really comprehensive action plan to follow for evaluating your business (finances, marketing, sales, etc.) for 2012 and coming up with a plan of action for 2013. 

5 // Colleen Hoover (author of Slammed and Point of Retreat, both of which are amazingly good) put out a new book on Tuesday, and I've already read it twice through. It's kind of intense, but I really, really liked it.

What exciting things have you discovered this week?


Joelle :: Something Charming said...

oh wow, love jo's post! she's s right, it's become the standard nice-girl response. i will say that i work in an office and would never sign a work e-mail with xo, but in the blog world or with my gfs, you betcha.

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

your cards are cute!


Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Your business cards are gorgeous!!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Lovely business cards! I really enjoyed Cup of Jo's post, too. I started using "xo" because everyone in the blogosphere used it and it stuck, but I did find it kind of strange at first. Haha. Thanks for sharing! :)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I love your new business cards! So pretty!!


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Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Those new business cards are absolutely adorable! I need new ones too! Whoops, I sign all blog comments & posts with "xo".. Hmm. lol

xo Michelle

Fierce & Fashionable

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Those cards are totally beautiful! Nice job designing them! :)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I have always had a font-crush on your blog, and now I have a font-crush on your business cards as well. So beautiful!

I usually only use 'xoxo' for my closest friends, although now that I've admitted that I'm going to feel bad when I don't use it because who really wants to know for sure that they aren't a best friend?