Peace out Seattle. It’s back to California for me, but this time I dont have a suitcase full of gear. This time it’s filled with dresses and heels because one of my best friends is getting married and it’s my turn to be a guest. What??? I get to have whiskey at the reception and dance until my feet hurt and help everyone get ready? Oh wait, I do all of that when I’m shooting the wedding too. Cool. Wish me luck on my speech and all you friends of mine, I’ll see you guys soon! We gonna parrrtttaaayyy!
Happy Friday!!! Double tap if you had a good, productive week. I’m here at @thecollectiveaffair. Today is the day of their big conference surrounding fashion, food, and travel. So excited! Check out their Instagram for more.
Nine months ago I was beyond burnt out. There were times I sat in my car having an anxiety attack on break. On the drive I hoped someone would hit my car bad enough that I couldn’t go in but still survive. I stayed at my mom’s place because I knew I was healthy mentally. I wanted to give up on everything I knew because my hard work was for nothing. If THIS is how it is, why bother? I’m miserable and I’m tired of being miserable.
Things happened, and though the change was a bit scary, there was freedom I embraced. I managed to get out of a situation that was slowly killing me and find who I really was. I realized the situation I was in was NOT normal, even if the patterns were similar to what I went through when I was younger (which also wasn’t normal). Nine months later I’m in a position I worked my entire career for. I have a new passion for FIVE12 with the encouragement of my team. I look forward to going in and am told to not work so late and take breaks. It’s not work to me though. I want to learn from every person on my team and admire the leaders I follow. Their advice isn’t to demean me but to help me not settle. I push myself to be better (sometimes to a point of anxiety but that’s an anxiety thing I’m working on). I’m grateful. One day I’ll write about the entire experience in greater detail, but today isn’t for that. I just want to enjoy this happiness I’ve wanted for a while that I finally have.
Lex, thank you for being an amazing best friend and for being the sister I always wanted. We’ve had our ups and downs but I’m so happy with the place our friendship has gotten to. Thank you for always being there for me and for being my partner in crime 💕 I appreciate everything you do. Have an amazing Friday 🤗 I love yooouu
Confession: I go through phases in which I totally "crave" specific far off places. Last night I found myself furiously adding 'grammers based in London and Bath. Last weekend, I was pinning a ton of pretty things from Copenhagen and Stockholm. Does anyone else find themselves doing this? I'm thinking about doing a roundup of favorite Instas to follow when wanderlusting for a certain destination. What do you think?
Maker Faire Orlando begins this weekens on October 21 & 22 and today is the last day to get discount tickets for you and your whole family by visiting www.makerfaireorlando.com today!!! @makerfaireorlando
There's this mentality that "fun" is an afterthought. The reward for hard work. You can only have fun after you've put in your time. ----
But the problem for so many of us is that we never stop the work. We're constantly striving to do better. We get burned out by all the things we should be doing.
There's a variety of reasons why you started your business, but we know it wasn't to be miserable. So if you aren't having fun, what are you doing?
But first Friday. Who else woke up feeling Fridayish besides me? ⠀
My current Friday situation: coffee in one hand, pen to paper in other hand, laptop open, knocking off to-do list, plus tending to the little one; but my Friday brain wants to get out and enjoy the day. 🤦🏾♀️ What’s your Friday situation? We’ve got this!⠀
Can I ask a favor of you? Stop by my website this weekend (link in bio), browse around and let me know what you think. What can I help you with? Looking forward to your feedback. ⠀
Happy Friday! 😉⠀
It's a bittersweet feeling to let go of my artwork. If I could, I would keep it for myself and stare at it all day. I find peace in knowing that it will be a blessing to the new owner and space it occupies. Can anyone relate? 💕 To own a piece of my original art for yourself, tap the link in my profile!
Mil gracias a @jcredon chef gastrónomo quien ha apoyado muchísimo con esta campaña de #DonaUnLadrilloMX un proyecto para reconstruir viviendas en las comunidades afectadas por el sismo del 19 de septiembre de 2017. El sistema de estos ladrillos de pet reciclado es muy eficiente, accesible y 100% ecológico.
Para que hagas tu donación y apoyes con un ladrillo o una casa completa, ve al link en bio de donadora.com
😜Tried this Paper Frame Craft which I saw on Pinterest! How's it friends? I'll be adding my son's photo or a lettering in it!😍 would anyone like to have something like this with lettering in it for a giveaway? 😏or a bunch of Baby Milestone Photo frames for ur baby's birthday decor? 😱DM me for any custom craft or art request! ☺😘
Another awesome client I got to work with through my internship with @fifthedgemarketing! If you are in the Orlando area and craving some authentic Haitian cuisine, you have to check out Lakay Restaurant!
Hey friends! I am taking over the @dimehandmadeharvest account today so jump over there and see sneak peeks of all the products I’ll be launching tomorrow and a behind the scenes look at the setting up of Handmade Harvest, should be fun!! 😊