I have dealt with hormonal acne for years now and have spent countless hours researching different remedies and spent hundreds of dollars on acne fighting skincare products that only leave my skin dried out and irritated. With the new Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask you don't have to worry about applying harsh skin products to your skin. All you have to do is turn on the mask for 10 minutes a day and relax. Check out my most recent blog post with the link in my bio to see how the mask works. #NeutrogenaCanada#MaskYoSelf#ad @neutrogenacanada
Welcome to my office! It's not always this tidy (I actually clean it specifically for this photo and now it's a mess again!) But I love my new space here in this new town! I'm still trying to meet new people and find "my place" here. So if you've ever moved to a new town or a new state, I'd love to hear what you did to make those new friendships or fun things I might find to do?? Help a girl out! 💕
Okay, THE amount of rain that was falling on Chloë and Charles’ wedding day was actually astounding. I got the chance to know this awesome couple leading up to their exciting event, and one thing’s clear – they are amazing together and don’t need any extra luck to ensure they have an amazing forever together. (You’ve heard that, right? Rain means good luck on a wedding day?) Well let me tell you, this new Mr. and Mrs. had the most gorgeous day (and it comes with a pretty impressive story, too!) Click on over to the blog to read what happened on their crazy rain-filled day and enjoy more of their beautiful wedding-day photos!
It's been one of those weeks where for whatever reason every single day has ended in complete frustration, and it's felt haaaard. Definitely not what life is supposed to be like. But this session. It was so good for my soul and exactly what I needed. As much as my clients might be grateful for their photographs, I am equally grateful to them for allowing me to photograph them. Every single one of them. I am not exaggerating when I say that I leave these sessions on cloud nine....every single time. ❤️ And, in case you were thinking of booking something for your own family, I still have a few openings for my mini sessions next month as well as my traditional sessions too.
You've heard the saying, "You need to get all your ducks in a row," right?⠀
Well, in this case, your ducks are your audience. AKA your current and your potential readers.⠀
And to get them in a row i.e., buying, you need to get them on your side.⠀
In my recent Twitter poll, 9% of people said their book choices were influenced by social media interactions and whilst that number may seem small, if you think about 1000 people that's 90 sales. For 10,000 that's 900. ⠀
If you work out the sales maths on that, it's a lot.⠀
So, whilst social media does take a little time to get right (and can take up a portion of time), it's definitely worth it to engage your audience and potentially get them on your side and buying the awesome books you've worked so hard on!⠀
Plus, you never know, you might make some pretty fab new friends along the way too. 😊⠀
(I'll be writing up more on these results and ways to engage your audience over on my blog at www.writegrowshine soon!)⠀
What social media strategies are you using to engage your audience? Are there any that *haven't* worked? Let me know below!
It’s been awhile so I figured it was time to do another #fridayintroductions . Here’s 5 things about me. 1. Tomorrow is my 25th birthday and I’ve been dreading this day for the past year! My family refers to it as my quarter life crisis! 2. I put wayyyy too much cream and sugar in my coffee. It’s almost embarrassing 😂. 3. I’m pretty obsessed with the show Gilmore Girls. I’m even subscribed to the monthly Gilmore Girls themed box @starshollowmonthly. 4. I’m a huge travel bug!! Visiting Santorini, Greece is on the top of my bucket list. 5. I have a adorable tuxedo cat named Penelope who ironically hates getting her picture taken! Please comment below and tell me a little bit about yourself!! 💕
Hello, hello humans!!! I'm Kate and today I was most definitely awake solely because of coffee. I'm a writer, a weaver, an explorer -- and a florist who finds blooms from foraging (and also leftover from funerals because they'd be thrown in the garbage, anyways). I'm a former camp counselor, which is the biggest badge of honor I could wear. In fact, I think I'll crave to be a camp counselor again every second I'm alive because Camp Kate is my favorite version of who I am. I'm also an INFP and I'm finally getting better at hugging humans without being too terribly awkward. My bangs have officially grown out and I no longer feel tempted to snip them myself. Most days I feel like I'm a bird locked up in a small cage and I'm waiting for the moment when I find that small golden key to let me see and learn and wiggle free more than I am right now. In five days, I'm traveling to the Southwest on an art inspiration adventure and I'm going to fly on the plane. But dear love, I'm glad you're here right now. I wish we could have coffee together so I could know your heart, but in the meantime -- what's your most favorite thing about fall?? I think I love the transition of seasons - the fragility of changing leaves and the lingering hope of new life to come after the cold's gone 🍂🍁🍃
It's the first day of Fall, and both these earrings and necklace are on sale!! ⠀
Our new Fall collection will be online any day now, but we need to clear out some room first. Help us make some space by shopping the sale now at the link in bio👆⠀
Following the rhythms of the moon phases in her business, @maggiegentry_ has been able to “build in intentional periods of rest and reflection, while also dedicating specific time to working harder.”
Maggie is sharing how she discovered the moon and moon phases and how she began integrating the moon phases into her business strategy.
Click the link in our bio to read the article!
Happy first day of fall! 💄🍁 These are the BEST LipSense shades for fall, including Plum which I just tried for the first time the other day! 😍 One more big giveaway tomorrow for my birthday! Can't wait! ❤️
12/30 - We LOVE and submitted this photo because if you know anything about us, you know that we believe that moments freaking matter. What I love even more is that its the groom overtaken by emotion and love for the moments to come. I LOVE this couple and how amazing they are, how much they love each other and how much their love means to them! It made shooting this day extra special. It's so great when guys feel like they can be vulnerable and overcome with love but also strong and both. Ladies, get you a man that can be both! #MomentsOverMountains#GroomPicsMatter
Something WEIRD about me: I can only eat yogurt and applesauce with a plastic spoon😂🙈 I cannot stand the taste when I eat either one with a metal spoon. I LOVE spinach, but I always tear the stem off🌱 I also eat one thing on my plate at a time😆
What are some of your weird food habits that you just can't shake?👇🏻
Refining the display. This is one of Jeremiah's secret loves. At this rate, the display itself will be a masterpiece in short order. // We're ready for Valleyfest. How about you? Come see us Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm). Link to more info in profile
So, if you've been following along, you'll know this week I participated in the #YourOwnWayCon Instagram Challenge. This was to celebrate the official launch of @yourownwaycon and the release of tickets for the conference in November 2.
This conference was created by the one and only @kaylahollatz and, as if that weren't enough, it's also promises to be one of the most amazing and unique experiences EVER. There are some amazing panelists and content lined up, but, above all, what makes this conference so incredible is that 100% percent of ticket sales go to helping survivors of sex trafficking.
If you are going to be anywhere near Minneapolis on November 2, I suggest you plan on being here. It will most certainly be worth it.
In the meantime, check out the profile page and the site and grab your tickets!
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” - Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Love getting to dream dreams with fellow business owners and be small parts of their grand vision!! Had an awesome time with @fenimore_rutland today planning for next year and creating a few pieces for her too!! #friyay
We are off to Nashville for the weekend! 🙌🏼 Got a lot to do in 2.5 days and going to make the most of it.
But in other news, have you voted today for me to go to Guatemala with @noondaycollection?! All you have to do is go to the link in my bio, scroll to the bottom of that page, and hit vote! Yep, that's it! It would mean SO much if you voted for me! 💙 Don't forget you can vote every 24 hours until the 27th! 😘
I'm in my fiesta-mood and I would love to learn to know you! 😊 Comment below to introduce yourself, (your small business) & tag at least 2 awesome makers! 😍 I can't wait to browse your beautiful pages.
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PS. Don't forget to check out other amazing makers in this thread - You might just do your Christmas shopping early this year 😀
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PS2. I'm tagging @thebarmyfox for my favorite embroidered hoop, @rockerycottage for stunning pyrography work, @makerbabeswap for connecting me with amazing ladies, @m.salo for painting skills and @justacard for supporting handmade sellers in building their own empires, one order at a time. I admire you all, now go spread the love! 😊
It’s our final #SolopreneurSuccessBundle Spotlight before the Bundle goes dark at 11:59 p.m. EST! ⠀
And with that in mind, we’ve got one question for you…when you open up your inbox next Monday, is it going to be simplified and streamlined, or stress-inducing? Alison from @tinyblueorange is here to help with her easily editable email scripts aka Inbox Anxiety. ⠀
Who does Inbox Anxiety specifically help?⠀
Inbox Anxiety is great for any service-based business. I specifically included scripts for payment issues, follow-up, vacation responders + project delays that can be used by a variety of providers.⠀
Why did you create your product/course?⠀
I created Inbox Anxiety because the amount of struggle around email is not something new nor does it seem to be going away. I've dealt with it for the entirety of owning a business + know that my entrepreneur friends have, too. ⠀
Whether it's knowing what to say in a sticky situation (copycats, lack of payment, asking for too many revisions) or not realizing that email is an amazing tool for getting repeat customers or new business, I wanted to help others avoid the struggles that I had for so long. ⠀
Get your Inbox Anxiety remedy in the Solopreneur Success Bundle before it disappears tonight at 11:59 p.m. EST. by going to the link in our profile or bit.ly/SSBInsta. ⠀
Summer isn't over yet for this girl so I'm just going to ignore all the posts cropping up about #psl , cozy sweaters and layers. Newp. Not gonna happen, not yet. 🙅🏽also, when I bought these shorts I had NO idea they'd end up being not only the best fitting comfiest shorts ever, but that they'd stick with me over 3-4 years and still look cute after my tush gained an extra few pounds 🙊🙌🏽. I just wish I could go back in time and buy two pairs in every size so I'd be set for the rest of my life.
Not a day goes by that I don't use at least six of the eleven starter kit oils. I use the diffuser that came with my kit every single night to support a good nights' sleep. It doesn't have to be complicated. You don't need every oil in the catalog to start feeling the benefits. The Premium Starter Kit from Young Living has everything you need to get started. For the first three people who send me a message, I'll send you $25 to go towards your kit!
Is #firstlookfriday a thing!? If not let's totally start this trend! .
I love first looks, but not because they give us extra time... I love first looks because they remind me of my wedding day! When I married Greg, I could not wait to see him! I almost ruined our first look because I just wanted to see him that badly. He is my safe space, so when wedding day nerves were high, all I wanted to do, was run into his arms. When I think of our first look I can't help but smile as I remember the tears welling in Greg's eyes. I remember brushing my thumb against his cheek. I remember the huge smile on both of our faces. First looks are so special to us because we know the emotion that comes with them.
Are you pro or con first look and why?
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These delicious blend of essential oils for hair, face and body radiance may also help support the thyroid and hormone balance! Uhmm, GENIUS, right? I love that this roll-on is to be applied in the shape of an infinity sign across your throat ( thyroid) while leaving a woodsy, geranium scent on your skin.
@fernolivia Is the #ajai Creator and Thyroid Yoga expert, and I was so excited to meet her and find out more about her own natural Thyroid remedies, I invite you to check out her page and find out more too.
Did you know that an estimated 20 million women suffer from thyroid disease and about 20 % don't even know it, all while making us feel restless, tired and having sudden weight gain. I've found out myself that my thyroid is sensitive to lack of sleep, exercise and stress. I check myself regularly with blood work, receive weekly acupuncture and take incredible supplements/ herbs to help support my thyroids health. And ladies, can we try to remember to give our bodies /temple GRACE this weekend? 💗
Happy weekend everyone, may it be filled with GRACE! #doingbeautydifferent
... disclaimer: this is not intended to treat or cure any disease or disorder, always please consult your doctor first.
It’s the first day of fall and I seriously cannot wait for the colder weather to hit San Diego! For now, I’ll just keep drinking hot drinks and imagining the day where I can wear beanies and scarves! #firstdayoffall
Happy first day of Fall! 🍂🍁 And coincidentally, the first official day of my third trimester!
My days in the studio recently have been some of the most productive I've had in months, but are now filled with a few more breaks, lots more indigestion 😖 (if anyone has any amazing remedies, let me know!), and a few uncontrollable crying fits listening to @adele (oye, hormones!)
But with all that said, I've really been in the groove and feeling like I'm creating some of my best work ever. It's honest, and true to myself and this stage of life right now, and I feel SO good. #theATMOSPHERICcollection
Photo by @nickimetcalfphotography
An amazing review from one of my August weddings 😍 - “We hired Jon to capture our wedding day and it was such a great decision! He was easy to work with and extremely organized, two qualities I admire when planning a wedding! My husband and I were based in Denver planning a wedding in Maryland, and Jon made the process streamlined and efficient. The pictures we received were beautiful and are having a hard time deciding which ones we actually want to print - there are too many to choose from! The ability to download any of the pictures at any time is also a huge bonus! I would definitely recommend Jon to capture your day - he is fantastic!” #jonflemingphotography
the tied with a bow team has a new employee! mr riggs joined our little family yesterday and i couldn't be more in love 🐶 happy first day of fall from our little pumpkin loving fam to yours!
This is a photo of @mamii_chele wearing a stunning fall sweater knit and designed by @xtinawithwolves for @appalachianknits I. Want. One. If I start now, maybe I'll finish by next equinox? Happy Fall! 🍂
This picture isn't perfect, but it is real. It's what life looks like late on Monday evenings (or every eve this past month) working from a Wegmans café or Starbucks. My hair is roughly 97% dry shampoo and I all but gave up on makeup because I keep wiping it off accidentally when I'm tired during the day, haha. This is what working 40hrs a week looks like on top of hustling hard to build and launch a website, book weddings, and a million different other things that come with running a business. Growth and progress are beautiful but with them comes all the pruning and refining beforehand... and let me tell ya'll, the Lord has been refining me in some big areas the last two months. -- See, in order for growth to happen I have to till the soil and make room for new planting ground. I'm learning that in order to plant you have to actually be willing to step in the garden and as @laracasey says, "let the dirt be dirt." It isn't always pretty and it's definitely always messy but there is freedom in remembering that we don't have to do it perfectly. Little by little, those seeds slowly progress UNDER the dirt before they sprout and bring forth new things. That's what I want for my life: slow growth, strong roots, and progress, NOT perfection.