Tonight is the night! Voting is now OPEN for the hand lettering challenge! Here are the rules:
1. Search the #howtofailchallenge tag
2. Find your top TWO favorite designs
3. Comment on THIS photo, tagging the two designers you're voting for
4. At the end of the week, we'll tally the votes and pick the winner!
The winning design will be turned into a post card for our first Fail! Mail delivery! If you haven't yet - go take our survey (link in bio) to let us know if you're interested in getting monthly snail mail deliveries with encouraging notes, hand lettered prints, and fun community-sourced gifts!
I was working on a few edits to this project and was so amazed to look at how much difference an image makes. It can totally change a website. Right? This site turned out so gorgeous for my friends over at @aprettyparlor and I am super excited for them. Now, I had better get back to editing their amazing services menu. Oh! I wish I lived closer to this Pretty Place :) If you are near Annapolis, you totally need too book with Fran. You deserve it!
Happy Monday! 🔼 in my stories today we're talking about Brand Clarity.
Branding is more than pretty design.
There is intentional strategy involved to grab the attention of that target customer.
Having a clear voice, with a goal and intention leaves no guess work as to what you do or sell.
Happy Monday 🍂🌻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
☼ over the last week I've been reflecting a lot on the last few months. I had a whirlwind of a summer and now that fall is here and winter is approaching, things are finally slowing down.
☼ today I realized that due to my super busy summer, I pushed a lot of my goals for this year aside. My gym schedule is all out of wack, I've been eating most meals out, I've put off taking another class to further my career, and I've been spending more money than I've been saving.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
☼ so today I sat down and wrote all my new goals out. It's a long list 😂 but seeing it on paper gave me hope and positivity and took away all the negativity and guilt I felt for not following through on things as much as I'd hoped I would. So starting today on this October Monday, I'm going to get back on track. A new week brings new beginnings and another chance to go after what you want 🤗
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Back in Nola this week for the @inspire_designworkshop! Excited to make new friends, taste great food and of course exercise my design muscle for our 2018 couples. Follow along via insta stories to catch a glimpse of the conference experience. Laissez les bons temps rouler! cc: @joyproctor // @erinsteenflowers // @theideaemporium // @tableau_nola
(AD) This Espresso Cinnamon Overnight Oats is a coffee lovers’ dream! 😍 yup, I said espresso. This oats recipe will WAKE you up and it’s exactly like having your coffee and breakfast in one. It’s creamy, delicious and like drinking your fave iced/hot coffee depending on how you like your coffee!! Made with @lovemysilk Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer 😍🙌 which adds divine creaminess and that extra touch of yum! Recipe link in bio! https://jessicainthekitchen.com/espresso-cinnamon-overnight-oats/
Stillness. Something I’ve always shied away from. I’m not good at being still. I get anxious and my mind gets loud and I find ways to be busy for the sake of being busy. But like almost anything, stillness can be learned. So I’m practicing. And sometimes the silence is deafening. But sometimes, it’s the most beautiful sound. ♥️
Grace and Nate are straight up #marriagegoals - seriously, I went home after this and told Tim that they are my new couple role models 😂😍 just keeping it real 🤷🏻♀️ (also check out that CAKE and those FLORALS. @thebutterflycakefactory @rootandbloom @eventsbyjadeb - I’m obsessed.)
Look for our official Charleston guide over on The Happy Tudor first thing tomorrow morning! It has all of our favorite sights, activities, where we stayed, and some of the best places we ate (like this gem where I got the best caramel cupcake of my life). Also, isn't this older couple the best? I hard core pretended I was just taking a picture of the sign. 😂🤷🏻♂️#thehappytudortravels#explorecharleston
every time he is around and someone starts talking about my business he will say something along the lines of "yeah, it's hard being a photographer like us." and I just laugh and roll my eyes. but the truth is I could never have this business without him. he is my biggest supporter. he answers every phone call, text and email I have about a wedding or session but most of all he believes in me. he cheers me on when I get in a rut or when I'm run down and with all of his being he pushes me to be better through loving and caring for me. we just said our last goodbye, the next time I see him will be for the holidays and then into wedding month...I can't believe I get to be his wife!!! (and I must say, he looks dang good holding that camera. maybe he is the co-founder of @morganleighphoto after all...) #byebyelongdistance#photogoeswest#morganleighphotos
"No matter what, until this race is won, I will stand my ground where hope can be found. O'Lord I know you hear my cry. Your love is lifting me above all the lies. No matter what I face this I know in time, you'll take all that is wrong and make it right.”
- Lauren Daigle, "O'Lord"
Happy Monday, friends! I had this song running through my head all day today and I'm pretty sure it was no accident! If you haven't heard it yet check it out, enjoy @lauren_daigle 's sweet pipes, and be encouraged by a God that works for the good of those who love him. Anddd what better way to make things right on a Monday than through a long soak in this glorious tub!? #canihaveit#isitfridayyet
I love the moment you get ready on your wedding day and the moments you share with your mom, grandmother, family and friends. It's the perfect celebration including all of the important women in your life in the final moments leading up to you putting your gown on... Transforming you into a bride 💕
We take Halloween seriously around here, very seriously. Exhibit A: costume concept 1 • I give you, The Tennis Pros 🎾 meet: The Toothless Wonder, The Goofball and The Gun Show. I’m sorry ladies, they’re all mine. 😂 #klizsthree#halloween#countdowntohalloween
NEW POST! Apple pecan cinnamon rolls with cinnamon cream cheese icing! 🍎😋🍁 It’s as if apple and pecan pie got married and had a cinnamon roll love child 🙈👌🏻
The first recipe on the blog shot in our new house, which makes me soooo happy! ...
Recipe is on insta stories or grab it from the link in my profile!
“You can resist the seductions of grandiosity, blame, and shame. You can support other people in their creative efforts, acknowledging the truth that there’s plenty of room for everyone. You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures. You can battle your demons (through therapy, recovery, prayer, or humility) instead of battling your gifts—in part by realizing that your demons were never the ones doing the work, anyhow. You can believe that you are neither a slave to inspiration nor its master, but something far more interesting—its partner—and that the two of you are working together toward something intriguing and worthwhile. You can live a long life, making and doing really cool things the entire time. You might earn a living with your pursuits or you might not, but you can recognize that this is not really the point. And at the end of your days, you can thank creativity for having blessed you with a charmed, interesting, passionate existence.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
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Anybody else have those struggle days where you have to really push to stay on task at work?? Today was that day. And the gloomy weather didn’t help not one bit. Tonight #ontheblog I posted how I stayed productive at work today despite how much I “didn’t feel like it”. Fortunately I made it through just fine and am now sipping a glass of vino. 🔗 in the bio. #staychic
Words can't even describe what an honor it was to set down the camera this weekend and be a part of my best friend's wedding. As I stood by her side this Saturday, I was already anticipating all the feels that would be coursing through my heart. My dad actually officiated the wedding and my sweet hubby was a groomsmen, which I think speaks so beautifully to something I've said for a really long time: these people are not friends, they're family. It's so special to be a part of a tight-knit group like this who so dearly love and cherish each other, especially on days like this one.
Now can we talk about how gorgeous and dainty her ring is??! 😍 I couldn’t help but take just a few pictures of her gorgeous details.
I feel more unwieldy with every day that passes. 😅 Today I hit the 37 week mark and officially waddle all the time (mostly because I am so dang achy), only wear leggings, and can’t tie my own shoes. Now I understand why people get to the point of just NOT WANTING TO BE PREGNANT ANYMORE.
Also, there’s a more detailed pregnancy update live on the blog today! I can’t believe we’re this close. 😱 #babyvanert#37weeks
Jackson Graessle is a man that has places honor on everyone in his line of sight (and beyond). He goes the extra mile to bring joy to your day, whether it be with a dad joke or with doin' something just 'cause. He is the most relentlessly joyful person I know and I'm a better person because of it. He lifts other people's dreams and passions to new heights with a knee jerk reaction to listen, encourage and celebrate. He believes the best, not out of naivety, but out of sheer faith in the goodness of God... and ya know what, if all this describes your first 23 years of life, I can't wait to see what the next 103 hold 😉
Hbd @jacksongraessle. You are loved and cherished.
Ps: if you don't know him, ya need to 'cause your life will be so much more full... of cheesy puns and life giving fun 😘
Today I learned that 101 years ago, women in Alberta earned the right to vote. I feel so empowered that I, as a millennial woman, am able to share my voice & advocate for a better future for our city. Let's not take this right for granted, go vote! ✊🏼💫☑️ #yycvote
This fall outfit on repeat. I can't get enough of this long cardigan paired with booties and a wool hat. It's the perfect go-to fall look. What's your fall outfit you can't stop wearing? .
PS- score these booties at @piaceboutique save 10% by using ALEXISD
One of our favorite rosés of the year! Meet Chateau Lauzade Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016. We like this bottle so much, that all first shipments of our Bubbles & Rosé Wine Club gifts will receive this bottle in their first shipment! About the wine below:
The region of Côtes de Provence in the South of France is widely considered to produce rosés that are the benchmark for the category. They are characterized by elegant, subtle fruit notes, minerality and racy acidity, making them incredibly food friendly.
Pale salmon in color, this wine’s aromas of pineapple and pink grapefruit are joined by notes of strawberry and peach on the palate, along with hints of herbs and wet stones. The wine finishes with a burst of bright acidity.
Domaine de Lauzade is located in the municipality of Luc and is protected from the Mistral winds by the Massif des Maures to the south and the Haut-Var hills to the north. The vineyards descend in gentle, southeast-facing slopes. The château takes its name from the lauzes, the flat stones that are part of the soil. This location sets the stage for beautiful, racy rosé wines.
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