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 Anthropologie with the cutest house decoration that was under $1!! What?! Even the cashier was in shock.) . . . Alas, I did not. Not even a smidgen. I actually don’t like shopping at all. I’ll go, if I have to. I’ll go if it’s Target. But clothes? Please don’t make me. (Is anyone else like this?) I know that Stitch Fix has been out for a long time, but . . . Read More
Join me for 2030make live on the Little Girl Designs Facebook page during the month of October. It’s going to be FUN!
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 the smell of fall—cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and baking apples are among my favorite scents in the world. In the past, I would have stocked up on a bunch of candles and air fresheners during the fall to keep my home smelling cozy and delicious, but after learning that those options aren’t the best for you, I decided to go au natural and learn how to make my home smell like . . . Read More
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 to podcasts and audiobooks” as well, but you get the point. In order to lead, you need to know where other people are coming from. It’s vital that you are aware of current trends in the marketplace. You need to be curious and consistently learning and stretching yourself. I love to read and am constantly adding to my “books to read” list, often as I’m reading other books! If I . . . Read More
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. Like I’ve said in a couple of other posts, my journey was gradual. I began cleaning up my diet here and tossing chemical junk out my house there. I began to feel better, which is something you can’t quantify. It’s one thing for someone else to tell you that ditching the junk will make you feel great; it’s completely different to physically feel the vibrancy coming back. This isn’t about . . . Read More
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 look a particular way. I’m smiling to myself right now because, um, it didn’t quite turn out the way I had expected. Still, the end result has been the same: I get to stay home with my daughter and work on a business I adore. I thought it would be a bit amusing to share a behind-the-scenes look of what my life as a work at home mom looks like. . . . Read More
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 pictured in this post by clicking here.) What would a Mother’s Day retreat look like for you? Sleeping in? Getting up early to read in the quiet? Sipping coffee and working on a project? We all need time to retreat and pause, but I think moms can easily slip into the go-go-go habit where we nourish everyone else before ourselves. On one hand this is selfless and beautiful. On the . . . Read More