Life

Oh my goodness, this makes me so happy. I'm not a fan of clothes shopping and sometimes wish someone else would do it for me. This is the solution I found and it really works!

How to Find Awesome Clothes Even If You Hate Shopping {Stitch Fix Review}

Oh my goodness, I think I just found my new favorite. Although I wish to heaven I inherited my mom’s shopping gene . . . (She once walked out of…

For the month of October, I'm going to be doing a livestream on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:00 a.m. We'll be doing 2030make (our creative challenge) together, and it's going to be fun! We'll tackle creative blocks together, talk about inspiration, and much MORE. Can't wait to do this with you. :)

2030make LIVE

Join me for 2030make live on the Little Girl Designs Facebook page during the month of October. It’s going to be FUN!

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When I met 1:1 with a mentor during a conference recently, one of my chief questions was how to be authentic and build community in a social media driven blog world. For those of you who don’t own blog businesses, this might seem like a strange question to ask, but for me it is a real problem.

Well, I'm writing a book. Would you like to join me? I've been working on a new book for most of the year, but went about it the WRONG way. Here's what I'm doing differently.

I’m Writing a Book . . . Want to Join Me?

At the beginning of the year, I began writing a book. Except, instead of writing said book the normal way, I jumped into this project with three blank sketchbooks and began illustrating and hand-writing it.

Every day for months, I wrote four pages a day. I wrote until I had those three sketchbooks filled to the brim.

And then I stopped.

My initial thought had been I would scan all of those pages and add color spots to them as I had done for some of the pages in The Creative Retreat. The problem was, have you ever scanned hundreds of non-related pages? And the thought of color-correcting each and every one of them . . . Oh. My. Goodness.

Mentoring is a great way to grow personally and professionally, but what if you don't know anyone who can mentor you? No worries, you can still be mentored by some of the top leaders in the world. Seriously. This is how I do it. :) (P.S. This is a really awesome idea for introverts!)

How to Be Mentored by Anyone

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be mentored by your hero? It might not be as difficult as you think. Here’s how to be mentored from the best in your industry.

Years ago, I began noticing how leaders across niches and work spaces were talking more and more about mentoring. I wanted to be mentored too, but when I looked around, I wasn’t sure who to ask. Or what a mentoring relationship would look like.

I imagined sitting in a cafe with a seasoned writer, talking about our creative careers, and hashing out what was holding me back. I imagined homework, because my personality type loves homework.

Fall is in the air! I love to find natural ways to make my home smell like fall and these recipes, DIYs, and simple tricks are perfect. I love how there are chemical free options for that yummy fall scent!

10 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Learn how to make your home smell like fall using natural ingredients. No need to use chemicals to make your home smell delicious, warm, and inviting! There’s nothing quite like…

What a great list of books for your business! I need to read these as I want to grow my blog and online business this year. I especially appreciate that this summer reading list is not niche-specific and is more leadership and wealth-building based. Great resource!

Summer Reading List for Your Business

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard this before but it bears repeating: “Leaders are readers.” In this digital age, this pithy statement could be amended to “Leaders are listeners…

Several easy ways to use essential oils this summer! I never thought of some of these ideas!

10 Ways to Use Essential Oils This Summer

A few of the ways I’m going to use essential oils this summer! I never, ever thought I’d be an essential oil person. Seriously, I didn’t see this one coming.…

Do you dream of being a work at home mom? Want to see my schedule and see what it's really like? This is an amusing glimpse into one of my many-varied days. I love my job!

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Mom

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a work at home mom looks like? Before I started this adventure, I had imagined working at home would…

This was what I needed to hear! I've been waiting to go on a retreat when this post helped me realize I could just start making them NOW. Also, I LOVE the journal in this post!

How to Create the Perfect Mother’s Day Retreat

My friends at DaySpring sponsored this post about a Mother’s Day retreat, but the opinions and review are my own. (You can find the beautiful mug, journal, and encouragement calendar…

I'm not one to jump on the bandwagon so I did a lot of research before I joined the essential oil club. This is what I discovered.

Essential Oils (From a Former Skeptic)

I am not one to hop on any bandwagon. In fact, I’m usually so behind when it comes to trending things, it’s a bit pathetic. I finally bought a pair…

Finally, kid-friendly and real ways to simplify your life! I'm going to work on #1 and #7 this month!

Simplify Your Life

Wouldn’t it be nice to simplify your life? There’s no end to blogs, books, and theories concerning minimalism and simplification of our ever-complicated lives. But what if you have kids?…

Oh my goodness, this post was written for me, haha. I want to decorate my house but it feels way to overwhelming. (If you saw it, you'd agree.) But after reading this post, I found a few ideas I could implement right away. I'm actually kind of excited . . . who knows, maybe I'll be the next home decor celebrity. Okay, that might be stretching it, but still!

Five of the Best Ways to Decorate Your House

Learn five of the best ways to decorate your house even if you don’t have the decorating gene. Some women are born with the decorating gene. They swoop into an…