Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SHOP Mandy Jean Chic is open!!!!!!! Join me on Periscope today for a special coupon code!

A couple of weeks ago while high on NyQuil I opened my etsy shop and didn't even remember!  Sunday morning I stumble from my bedroom into my studio to find out SHOP Mandy Jean Chic was open and taking orders!!  Best decision I've ever made in my life!

Today on Periscope I will be announcing our Weekend Holiday deals and giving everyone a special coupon code.  Make sure to check me out on Periscope at Noon MST!  The replay will be up for 24 hours.  I will be announcing the weekend deals on my blog tomorrow.  GET EXCITED!!!!

Head over to my shop and make sure to favorite your items.  I have some great deals coming, bundles and special products for my video media, blogging and periscope peeps!

Monday, November 23, 2015

EPIC CONTENT PLANNER REVEAL!!! Perfect for Bloggers & Youtube Creators!

Happy Monday!!!!  Over the past 3 months I have been working on a not so top secret project.  I've been blogging for a few years now and my youtube channel has consistent growth on a daily basis.  Creating valuable content is something I take pride it!  

When I started the 31 days of youtube I saw a missing piece to the puzzle.  Many Content Creators were missing a true content planner.  There are many different blog planners on the market and even a few youtube planners but no one created inserts creators could buy individually to create their EPIC Content Planner.  Until now..... 

Inserts Mentioned in Video:
Leather Journals: http://bit.ly/leatherjournals
Christmas Planner Clips: http://bit.ly/christmasclips
Request Insert: http://bit.ly/requestsinsert
Music Tracker: http://bit.ly/musictracker
Video Planner: http://bit.ly/videoplanner
Youtube Content Checklist: http://bit.ly/youtubecontentchecklist
Youtube Calendar with Analytics: http://bit.ly/youtubecalender
Blog Post Planner: http://bit.ly/blogpostplanner
Weekly Social Media Planner: http://bit.ly/weeklysmplanner
Blog Series Planner: http://bit.ly/seriesplanner
Blog Planner with Analytics: http://bit.ly/monthlyblogplanner
Periscope Planner: http://bit.ly/periscopeplanner
Content Hop Insert: http://bit.ly/contenthop
Weekly Blog Planner: http://bit.ly/weeklyblogplanner
Weekly Youtube Planner: http://bit.ly/weeklyyoutubeplanner
Tag & Hashtag Planner: http://bit.ly/hashtagplanner
Instagram Planner: http://bit.ly/instagramplanner
Content Stats Insert: http://bit.ly/contentstatsinsert
Pinterest Group Board Tracker: http://bit.ly/groupboardtracker
Master Content Planner: http://bit.ly/mastercontentplanner

I have been creating inserts to help Content Creators stay organized and make creating valuable content easier!  Each insert is sold individually in my shop (CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER) so you can mix and match your inserts.

If you are interested in getting organized for 2016 or simplifying your process head over to my shop.  As a added thank you for reading my little blog please use code "SHOPMJC" for 10% off!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

DIY Industrial Steampunk Light Switch Cover

Over the weekend Brett decided to update his studio and he wants to go in a industrial/steampunk direction.  While at Home Depot he got the idea to create a few light switch covers.  Enjoy!!!

Products Used:
* Light Switch Cover: http://amzn.to/1L4wW1u
* Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Gear Pack:http://amzn.to/1L4wX5J
* Glue http://amzn.to/1L4wXT3

Link Parties
The Creative Collection / An Allie Event /  Creating My Way to Success / Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom / Sew Can Do /

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Happy almost October! 

Vlogging is one of my favorite parts of video media.  I love to vlog and to watch vlogs.  I enjoy seeing moments from peeps days, learning a little bit about where they live, great recipes, special moments and so on.  Vlogging is a great community builder and for someone who maybe a little shy to be in front of the camera it is a great tool! 

I created the #vloggersgottavlog challenge as a way to make vlogging a little easier and for others to have fun.  The 31 prompts can be filmed daily, weekly, on periscope, youtube, instagram and so on.  Whatever works best for your schedule!  

This challenge starts October 1st.  Here are a few prompt ideas to get you started.  Put the prompts in your planner and use your planner to help you remember when to vlog and get filming!! 

Fall Wreath- Show us your wreath.  If you don't have one maybe create a tutorial or take us shopping with you. 

Sept Favorites-  What are some of your favorite products in September? September memories?  

Fall Drink- #PSL anyone??  

Celebrate Fall- Take us on a fall related activity or vlog while decorating your house.  What about a craft project? 

Fall Haul-  It's fall ya'll!  What did you purchase to add to your fall wardrobe or home.  Maybe a fall planner haul? 

Hockey or Football-  Which is your favorite and who is your team.  #detroitredwings 

Fall Wardrobe-  What are a few of your must have pieces?

Fall Weather- Take us outside and let us embrace fall where you live.  Just a warning.... I live in New Mexico so be prepared for 90 degrees! 

Pumpkin Patch Vlogging-  Let's go to a pumpkin patch! 

Fall Drive-  Take us on a drive.  Show the world the beauty of where you live. 

Favorite Scary Book- Do you have a haunting book?  Share it! 

Fall Treats-  Make our mouths water with  your favorite fall treats. 

Pumpkins or Apples???

Fall Scent-  What smell just screams FALL!!!!!  #sweaterweather 

Day in My Life-  Film pieces from your day.  What does your day really look like! 

Favorite Scary TV-  Do you have a favorite Halloween show? 

October Beauty-  What are some of your favorite fall beauty products?

Decor-  Do you decorate for Fall or Halloween? 

Kid/Pet Costume-  Dress them up! 

Halloween Playlist-  A little Monster Mash anyone??? 

Fall Boots-  Let's see your boots! 

Treat Yo' Self-  What is your favorite activity to treat yourself? 

#octoberyoutubetag- look for this in a couple week!  SUPER FUN!!! 

Pin It Did It-  Show us a pinterest project.  Fails included!! 

Pumpkin Carving- Are you a carver or decorator? 

Festive Mani-  Treat yourself with a holiday mani/pedi.  

5 Favorite Costumes-  What were they? 

Halloween Memories-  Tell us some of your favorite Halloween memories. 

Youtube Made Me Buy It-  We all love Youtube!  What has Youtube made you buy? 

Favorite Scary Stories-  Scare us!!! 

Halloween Fun- Take us trick or treating!  Show us your candy bowl!  

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Housekeeping and News!


I have some big news!  Actually a lot of big news!  First off, as much as my Mother would love this, I am not pregnant.  With the launch of #31daysofyoutube you may have noticed a slight shift in my content during the month of August.  Don't fear I will keep up with my original content but  I have decided to launch a new piece!  Starting October 1st I will be offering Video Media Coaching/Consulting, a shop and some top secret content.  Get excited!!!

I wanted to check in, say "Hello" and assure you the beauty reviews, crafts, fashion posts, tutorials, planner inspiration and lifestyle content will not be going away!  Everything will still remain under Mandy Jean Chic but I will be adding a few video media and tech posts.

Also, starting in the next few days to weeks you may see my blog get a little messy.  I am moving to Wordpress ya'll!  Wish me luck!!!

During the #31daysofyoutube I connected with a few fellow Girlbosses and we started a bookclub called "ChicReads".  Every month we will vote on a business/personal development book to read and at the end of the month have a google hangout.  If you are interested you can check us out HERE on GoodReads.  We are reading "Zero to One" in the month of September.

My last big announcement is I created a Facebook group to help others overcome their video media fears, hangout in a supportive environment, share videos, talk tech and much more.  Visit us at Video Media Enthusiasts on Facebook HERE.  Send a request to join and one of us will approve :)

That is all from Mandyland!  How was your summer?  Any fun trips?

Take care my friends,

Mandy Jean

P.S.  The wonderful Tazi created this for me for my birthday!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Special Announcement!!!! #31daysofyoutube LIVE Tonight with MissTrenchcoat

I am super duper excited to announce that tonights #chicscope will be LIVE on youtube and our guest will be Alexis aka MissTrenchcoat!!!!  We will start at 4pm MST/6pm EST and we will be answering your questions about community building.  Make sure to leave your questions below, on Instagram or Twitter.

To join in the fun visit my youtube channel or click HERE.  You can also set reminders on youtube :)  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

#31daysofyoutube 18 &19

First off, sorry I had to cancel #chicscope last night.  I was not feeling super duper at all!  I knew if I did the scope my heart wouldn't be in it and I value your time.  #chicscope is back on for tonight!


Both of these topics are very specific to you and your channel.  Personally goals are very important to me.  They help to keep me focused and on track.

Create a couple of goals for your channel next month.  I don't recommend making a subscriber count as a goal.  You cannot control the number of subscribers on your media but you can control the number of videos you produce, adding a intro and such.

Having a filming checklist is another important tool to stream line your system.  I am creating a new checklist as we speak but having something to refer back to when starting to film will be very helpful. A few things on my checklist are: focus camera, check shot, clear memory card, gather supplies, create shot list and thumbnail.

You can create a list to put in your planner, use excel or another process that works best for you.  It is easier to start building this list now and update it as your channel grows :)  What are some things on your list?

  • Create 3 goals for your channel next month.  How will you grow?  Videos?  Editing? Graphics? 
  • Start a filming checklist 
Don't forget #chicscope tonight at 6pm MST!