This post is so long overdue that it's almost embarrassing! I've been meaning to share my business card redesign since last June when I went to Alt Summit, I had a lot of fun getting the design and details figured out on these. I knew I wanted to incorporate some small takeaway - either a feather or arrow of some sort or a dreamcatcher. After tons of searching, I found a shop on Etsy tha[...]
A few months back (who am I kidding, it's been close to a year now...) my lovely friend Ciera of Ciera Design reached out to me about contributing to an ebook she was putting together on how to successfully hold a series of local events. I was excited to contribute because I love planning and throwing parties, and I knew Ciera's vision for this thing was going to be great - she's an awesome[...]
Hello lovelies! I'm popping in again today to share an awesome deal with you. This morning when I couldn't sleep (this babe is a kicker!), I decided to add to my font wishlist, and Creative Market has the most amazing options at pretty reasonable prices. For some reason, new fonts totally re-inspire me, so when I need a swift kick - and not the kind from baby - I head over there to find some ne[...]
Working with Better Homes and Gardens is something I've wanted to do for a while - they're based in Iowa and I find so many good ideas as I leaf through the pages of their magazines. That's why I was thrilled when I was accepted as one of their Pinning Pros! What's a Pinning Pro? Basically it means I'm able to pin gorgeous wedding and party ideas from around the web and onto a few of th[...]
It's June, and that means it's ALT SUMMIT MONTH! Who else is excited?! I'll be speaking at Alt again this time around, and I'm so in love with my panel already. I'll be speaking with Ciera of Ciera Design, Melissa of Lulu the Baker, and PJ of  Bunny and Dolly and Tan of Squirrelly Minds. It's a great panel, right? Our topic is Growing a Small Blog, and we want to include you as much as p[...]
Happy Valentine's Day my love! I hope you have the love of your life to spend today with, or a group of galentines in your life you can share the day with. My hubby doesn't quite believe in Valentine's Day, so as a compromise he spoils me all year long... so I'm not going to complain! This Valentine's, I worked with PJ over at Bunny & Dolly to bring you a love inspired desktop design. He[...]
Happy Tuesday! Pairing my love of weddings, design, vintage and small business is very important to me, so I love it when the worlds combine and I can roll my passions up into one big package. Today I'm doing just that over on Design*Sponge's Biz Ladies column - I'm sharing how my antique store was able to get featured on various news stations and newspapers - all for free. Head on over [...]
Each year, I set a new round of goals for myself and try to check each one off before the year ends. This year is all about focus for me - focusing on what I want my life to be like, focusing more on my marriage instead of work and focusing on the things that matter. SO.. here are my list of goals this year: - Spend less time online, spend more time working with my hands. I feel like I'm[...]
You know what I love about a new year? The clean slate we seem to get. Once the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, it's like all of the troubles and struggles from the past year are wiped away, and you have a chance to start fresh again. Two things I usually do: a) rejoin the gym (which usually lasts no more than 3 months) and b) geek out about my new planner. I'm an office supply a[...]
Earlier this week, Lauren from Umba Box reached out to me about helping spread the word about her newest adventure, Umba. I believe in helping other creative entrepreneurs launch their dreams, and the brand new Umba is an amazing concept. What launched two years ago as Umba Box, a subscription box for handmade goods, is undergoing some significant changes. After taking a hard look at what U[...]