• business,  inspiration

    5 things {goals & owning a business}

    1. Monday I was having a little pity party (and a bit of PMS) regarding my business. I’ve been doing this for over 10 years and there are still more times than not that I don’t feel like I know what I’m doing. With branding, marketing, design – all of the things. I asked for prayer and a lot of you stepped up and prayed for my attitude and mood. I’m happy to say that I’m feeling much better now, but I know these doubts will still creep up from time to time. Hopefully next time I’ll be a little more prepared to handle the doubts in God’s truth. 2.…

  • business

    studio update (closing for 2 weeks)

    Hey all! This is your friendly reminder that on Sunday I’m headed to Kenya, Africa for two weeks on a mission trip with our church (you can follow along with what we’re doing here while on the trip). Since I am my only employee, the studio will be closed. Orders placed on or after October 11 will be shipped after I return, the week of October 28. I will complete orders by the end of that week. Thank you all for your love and support!

  • business,  conferences

    a whirlwind

    These past few days have been amazing. They’ve been full of meeting new people (and getting to know some old ones better), learning from some gifted people, shopping, eating, worshiping. It has all been so good and Christ-centered. Influence was a wonderful mix of business, strategy and Christ. I’m excited to share things I’ve learned from the Influence Conference in the coming weeks in various posts, but for now it’s time to decompress and get back to real life (hello laundry!). I do have items left from the Sashes Market that I’ll be listing on Instagram this week as I have time. Last night I sold all but one pair…

  • business

    livy love designs {a killer sale!}

    Last month at SNAP! I had the opportunity to lead the Handmade Business class with two fabulous ladies, Diana & Katie. Diana has an adorable shop called Livy Love Designs and twice a year she has a huge blowout sale at FIFTY PERCENT OFF. Woot! Well, it’s that time again – she’s offering 50% off items in her Etsy shop this week only (5/20-5/27) with the coupon code at the end of this post. Here are a few of my favorites… “rise & shine & give God the glory, glory…” {sorry, my childhood church days just came back to me!} no better reminder than to live a life free of…

  • business,  conferences,  inspiration

    creative business cards

    One of my favorite parts of SNAP! was getting business cards and seeing what creativity is out there. I was consistently blown away by how people presented their businesses so I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you! Alexis Mattox Design did a great job of making her business cards match her brand by laser-cutting her business cards. These match perfectly with her greeting card line and I love the uniqueness of it! I love what Ashley did as an add-on to her business cards – she gave everyone a cute vinyl cut out of some flip flops…playing on her brand name and giving something away that…