Have you heard of the Five Love Languages? If you haven’t, you need to do some light reading real quick (by clicking that link) and learn what they are. This information has the potential to transform all the relationships in your life. You will learn how to show love to your parents, children, spouse, and friends.Read More
If you’re like me, the word “networking” makes you think of spending a mid-week evening out at a restaurant, awkwardly mingling around a room with watered-down cocktail in your left hand. Just thinking about it makes you anxious. Yeah, I hate that stuff. In fact, I avoid it at all costs.Read More
If you’re like me, you are always looking for ways to improve. I want to improve my health, I want to improve my business systems, I want to improve my productivity, I want to improve my marketing skills, etc. I am always eager for ways to improve. Chances are, if you’re here, you want to improve your business. If not, no worries. Enjoy your time and get comfortable! I suggest reading this and looking here. I digress.Read More
“You need a mailing list”
If you’re a business owner, I’m sure you’ve heard or read this within the past year. I am guessing you’ve noticed that social media has changed and you aren’t able to depend on Instagram for all your marketing purposes. You’ve probably read blog posts about Mailchimp vs. Convertkit. And I’m also guessing that at some point in the process of learning about email marketing, you’ve also felt stressed and anxious about it.Read More
I know that this could ruffle some feathers, but I feel this is something that needs to be talked about in the creative community. As an artist and product shop owner, I work VERY hard to create the images in my Instagram feed. I plan product shooting days. I buy props for my photoshoots. I pay my friends to model for me. I buy coffee to brew for the glass coffee mugs. I buy donuts (and try really hard to not eat them). I write out a plan for every single picture I create. I have a checklist. I edit the photos. I export them and upload them to my phone.Read More
Let’s face it: Instagram is totally different these days. It makes sense. But still, it’s a bummer. Instagram is a business and they want to make money--can’t blame them--but it cramps our style, right? Well, first off we just need to accept that it’s different and learn to “adapt and overcome” as my husband would say. And second, we also need to learn to put our time and energy into other marketing platforms.Read More
We all love to scroll through our Instagram feeds and double tap the images of cute puppies, colorful macaroons, gorgeous floral arrangements, latte art, and candid photos of our friends. We enjoy sneak peeks into the lives of others, whether it be our best friend or favorite celebrity. As a creative entrepreneur, Instagram is a large part of my business and allows me to connect with an audience from all over the world. I hope that my Instagram feed provides encouragement, honesty, and beauty into the lives of my followers and friends. I thought it would be a fun and useful resource to offer Five Tips for Styling Instagram Photos. Let’s dive right in!Read More
I hear so many people out there “confessing” about being a workaholic. And every time I hear it, part of me wants to be able to resonate and fully agree with the statement. But the truth is, I don’t fully resonate with it. I want to resonate with it. But I don’t.Read More
If you’ve started an online product shop or you want to, you have probably realized that there isn’t a lot of education or material out there to help you. And guess what? There are a lot of things you need to get your shop started. It takes a lot of work and if you want to do it right (which I’m sure you do, ‘cause you’re reading this!), then you might need a little direction.Read More
Have you ever heard the phrase: “Attract your ideal client”?
If you’re in the entrepreneur world, then I sure hope you have. It’s one of the most important steps to finding success in your business. But, do you know how to find your ideal client or customer? Most people don’t know how to do this right away. And that’s totally okay!Read More
When it comes to running an online business, there are few things that every single entrepreneur needs to do. One of the major ones? Marketing.
That term and word can feel really overwhelming to a lot of entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t need to be.Read More
Here's the thing: I don't.
This blog my post is my confession of what life truly looks like behind the scenes.
I want to do this because I know that I have watched people online and believed the lie that they are living a highly organized, perfectly planned, routined, and problem-free lifestyle. I also believe that their business is stronger, better, and more successful than mine.Read More
Did you hear about the new Beauty and the Beast movie before it was released in theaters? If you have a pulse and are were born before 2015, then your answer is most definitely “YES.”Read More
If you’ve been around here for a bit, I hope that you learned about #theheartfeltgrid challenge that I hosted back in February! It was a super fun, exciting, mind-blowing challenge that I hosted on Instagram. The challenge was for business owners who wanted to learn about growing an Instagram feed with authenticity, real talk, and honest confessions. If you didn’t participate, you can still get access to all the content! You can sign up here and go through the challenge at your pace.Read More
I remember when hashtags weren’t even a thing. I mean, what does a pound sign have to do with social media? It was pretty confusing at first. At least for me it was. Am I the only one?Read More
I wish I had taken advantage of educational opportunities earlier in my business. There is so much value and worth in learning from others who have gone before you. I went to my first conference in 2016 and since then, my business has never looked the same. I've been able to crush goals, take risks, and make connections that never would have happened without the influence and experience that comes from a conference.Read More
Running a business is a lot of work.
There are countless hats we wear as entrepreneurs. Every day, I am a CEO, operations manager, accountant, marketing manager, shipping and fulfillment coordinator, customer service representative, sales account manager, social media manager, personal chef, chief decision maker (CDM), copywriter, graphic designer, joy and grace cultivator, and so much more.Read More
We bought a house in this past September,
and it was one of the most unexpected, exciting, and stressful experiences in my life. We aren't the best planners, so when we get an idea in our heads, we pretty much just dive in head first. I don't love to be patient, so once we decided we might want to start house hunting, I was already packing the boxes.Read More