Happy Thursday and welcome to our brand ✨NEW✨ hashtag #beyondthesharedsquare ! If we're all being honest, few of us have a magazine-worthy home. In fact, we're all pretty good and rearranging reality to get that perfect shot! To encourage #communityovercompetition , we want to bare all and challenge you to do the same. Let's give ourselves some grace and have a few laughs at reality (or pure ingenuity!) 😅 Each week we will have a new challenge. This week, we want to see beyond the frame 📸 the clutter off to the side of that perfect shot! 📸 show us how it was staged, or what toys you moved to get things just right.
To play along, simply use the hashtag #beyondthesharedsquare , tag a few friends to play along, and follow your hosts:
Have fun and our winner will co host with us next Thursday!
Ya'll what was the first thought you told yourself this morning? Was it pleasant? Was it nice? Or was it a nasty one? When we do not give ourselves love and affirmation not only does the self-doubt spiral, but we end up truly thinking the lies we tell ourselves! So today, when you catch yourself saying something negative to yourself in your head, change it to a positive one and see the change it has one you!!! Also I really want to know, what was your first thought? Mine was, "I will make my flight and be calm" ✋🏻 #honestlyable#thursdaythought#proverbs31woman
Afternoons require tea☕️⠀
I'm a lover of coffee, but tea is in my blood. It's a Chinese thing I'm sure. I've been drinking tea for as long as I can remember, but my love affair with coffee only started about 8 years ago after moving to Sydney.⠀
My body still isn't used to the caffeine in coffee and I'm trying super hard to keep it that way. If I have too much coffee my body feels wonky, my heart beats too fast, and it keeps me up at night. If I have too many coffees over several days, I end up with crazy headaches when I withdrawal. I figure that that's my body's way of telling me that I'm having too much of a good thing😕⠀
Tea, on the other hand, has always been my best friend and confidant. Warms me up on cold nights, and cools me down after a frustrating day. I love that you can find the perfect tea for any occasion. ⠀
👉 And now it's your turn. Are you a coffee or a tea person?👇 ⠀
* To me this picture represents; not being relegated to a 30min and two 15min breaks. * Being able to freely attend my children's recitals and or sporting events. And not being lethargic because I just left a job that that's not associated with my purpose! * Being able to tell my wife that we'll be gone for the next month on vacation ( and this is only one, out of many for the year ) * This picture represents, my wife and I stepping out of our comfort zone. Going against the grain, and going after a life that; "friends," "family members," and associates, say isn't possible for us. * This picture means that, a legacy will be left my our children's, children's, children. * This picture is symbolic of the fact, that we didn't pursue economics. But because were in unanimity with a our purpose. Economics pursued us! * This picture represents, simply, being able to live a life of wholeness and for fulfillment. Have abundance and overflow, in EVERY area of our life! * Share, tag, post, repost this message to any and everyone you think could benefit from reading it! Also, post your own picture(s).... and please tag me in them. Pictures that echoes..... it doesn't matter where I am right now, this ( your picture ) is where I'M GOING TO END UP!!👊🏾👍🏾👌🏾 Live your #lifeonpurpose
Tackling the epic to do list this morning armed with the biggest smoothie ever. Hoping the good eating karma will let me power through the day's tasks. Past me obviously has a super high opinion of present me and my capability to get so much done a day 😅😭 do you guys ever get a little to enthusiastic with creating your to-do list? Haha 😁✊ #ccbossclub
Is your target audience in your thoughts all the time? 🤔 My top tip when planning social media activity for your business (or marketing of any sort) is to always, always, ALWAYS have your target audience at the front of your thoughts in everything you do. 👩🏼💻Whether you're choosing which social media channels to use, or you're creating content, or you're even thinking about which hashtags to use, make sure you're thinking about what will appeal to and motivate your target audience. ✨Have you identified your target audience? 👵🏼👨🏻👧🏼👴🏾 We'd love to know... #marchmeetthemaker#toptip
Satisfying my sweet tooth with this quick + easy smoothie bowl. I blended squares of dark chocolate with my yogurt mixture. (I will always find a way to incorporate chocolate into my breakfast.) Topped with bananas, almonds, chocolate chips and vanilla yogurt. What is your favourite breakfast choice?
We loved being featured in @whitespacemag's Spring Exhibit! Seeing and capturing our gorgeous North Carolina flowers bloom each year is one of our favorite things. 🌷Their second set of Spring Exhibit images is now up -- head over there to see more!
Throw back to my wedding last October. I started modern calligraphy so I could add a personal touch to our wedding. Since these were done my lettering has developed even further, I love seeing the progression of my lettering journey!
Photo credit to our awesome photographer Parri @liferomantic
My grandfather left his home town of Jansath in Utar Pradesh, aged 11, for the promised new state that would be home. It couldn't be though, and he went through lots of struggles due to being muhajir. After his marriage, three sons and three daughters he moved to the United States to work and lived there for a while. He lost his job, was kicked out of the country and came back to Karachi. That's where our family continued to live until I was about 13, when we decided that the religious persecution was too grave and moved to Dubai. That has been the place where I've had a wonderfully blessed life and continue to do so. It's sad though that I can only live there if I have a job. Coming to Karachi has given me a lot of mixed feelings. The familiar streets and places seem so strange. And so not mine. It's made me realise that I have no home but more importantly that it's not necessary to have one.
Did you know Ed Sheeran had a speech impediment as a child? It's true. The same artist who now so cleverly and intentionally strings together words for the masses once couldn't even make his own personal words come out in complete form.
Where you are now doesn't have stay the same. How you feel now doesn't have to stay the same. What you see now doesn't have to stay the same. We are all works in progress. We are all just walking each other home.
Take a second today, breathe, and take the next step, you clever soul, you. 💕
Upcoming projects include little blossoms, moreee greenery (yeay!!) and just plain fun art. .
I paint spot illustrations in a random order because I scan and digital all my work. Then I arrange them on Photoshop into cute little bouquets, wreaths, frames, borders, whatever my heart desires. Some days I'm full of inspiration on arrangements, some days I struggle (like today). So then I just take a little break (do something else) and come back to it (usually with renewed inspiration) 😁
Be inspired with this 'Mumpreneur Journey' from Ashley Krug.
Ashley is Creative, stubborn & persistent, honest & kind hearted procrastinator. She loves to have a good laugh.
Business Name: @theblue.wren
Ashley is passionate about her work and being an inspiration to her daughter [I think a lot of us can relate here]
you can read Ashley's full story over at I Am Mumpreneur - link in BIO or go to www.iammumpreneur.com/blog
I'm really trying to make the studio special this season. Mainly because A- I'm a grumpy brat that we are moving it. B- Its in a garage so like flair is really needed and C- I think creating is made better when the place you're doing it feels right.⠀
So i've been working on putting together some pieces for our studio from my favorites. Prints, photos, flags, etc. You name it, it'll be an eclectic mix of stuff that just makes me happy and hopefully our team happy as well. ⠀
Our final day of vaycay includes plans to swim some more #livethatmermaidlife and then a big family dinner. Excited to get home to the farm and pup and project list that awaits. ⠀
#ontheblog this morning is a bit about being bored, and how important I think it is. ⠀
Thursday coffee clinks.⠀
PS- Thanks to my girl @tinybitsofhappiness_ ⠀for so many studio pretties like above. 😍
V I N T A G E
Not technically vintage but I've always felt oval cuts and opals to be a little old school. I paired it with my new vintage rose dress from @littlepartydress which is now a personal fave. So yes, everything is new but totally has the vintage vibe! #vintagestyle
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Except drawing and eating #fika I also love to design logos 👌🏻I have a few projects that I'm working on for the moment, can't show any of it right now though 🙈 but until then... Here is my recent logodesign for @hidjrah_1438 So happy and pleased with the final result ❤️👌🏻 Alhamdulillaah
Feeling like a cool cucumber with our new @richfairhead prints sat alongside old favourites @brightonbeardco , (not to mention our super-fly shelving by @perrymansfinewoodworking - now also available to buy) // Pop by and see what we've got in store for trendy Wendys and lame Janes alike 😎// #thisismycommunity
#marchmeetthemaker Day 30: Top tip! Our tip is to outsource what you don't personally need to do in your business to experts. Letting go of tasks allows you to focus on creative development, keeps you more organised, and can increase the expertise in your business. Whether it's accounting and bookkeeping, hiring a graphic designer, or using our creative content services (photography, product descriptions and product upload), you can save yourself time and scale quicker!
* Is there an activity that just puts you in the zone? Other than running my next favorite sport is kickboxing. It puts me in the zone, gives me a great work out, and makes me ready to go after some goals! What's your favorite sport or workout activity?
Zen 👌🏼🙏👌🏼 smiling my way through art and life. Upcoming solo exhibition in Penang is confirmed!!!! It's happening April and I have lots of art to showcase because I haven't stop painting for the last 2 months. 💆🏻💆🏻💆🏻
I want you to start the second quarter of this year strong, so that's why I created this workbook for you. It outlines areas for you to track what you planned to make versus what you actually made (and other key financial things you should review), and it takes you through seven different areas within your personal and business finances to determine what you should Stop - Start- or Continue doing with your money.
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What are you dreaming of? What are you praying for? Sometimes we have such little faith in ourselves we put God in the same box... I dare you to dream bigger, ASK for those things BOLDLY and see what He'll do!
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It's time for another lovely Thursday Thanks, where we celebrate and share the many different ways people say thank you.
Today's is from the lovely Lola of @lhdesign_, who creates the luxury gold foil 'plan, write, create' notebooks in our Minimalist box.
She says 'handwritten notes are my favourite way of saying thanks, or taking someone out for dinner or coffee'. What's your favourite way to say thanks?
🌞🌞New logo design for our beloved local yoga studio @suryayogarobertson 🌞🌞 "Surya" means sun in Sanskrit, so a warm colour was the only option for this one. This name is so fitting for Sarah our yoga teacher, because like the sun, she is one of the warmest people with the brightest laugh you'll ever meet!
The main icon is a visual reference to a mandala. The literal meaning of mandala, which is also a Sanskrit word, is circle and like a circle, the mandala represents wholeness. A circle also denotes balance, perfection and eternity as the distance from its center to all points on it remains the same, from wherever it is measured.
If you live in our beautiful Robertson be sure to check this studio out. Our main yogi, Sarah, is the most fantastic teacher anyone could hope for. She is slowly building a very strong network of fellow yogi's and yogini's in Robertson. Website coming soon!
Interior Resolutions needed a website to showcase their office refurbishment work. As they didn’t have a website currently, they chose to get a website designed and built quickly using our @websiteinaday arm of the company
A fully responsive, website design was created incorporating many of the high quality imagery of different office fit outs Interior Resolutions have created for their clients. 👩🏻💻