Branding: 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring A D├ęsigner

When it comes to working with small businesses, I’ve quickly learned that many business owners don’t know what to expect when working with a designer. As a small business owner, we get it. You’re investing in your business and it feels like a risk. Is marketing and advertising worth it? Doesn’t it make sense to try a DIY approach and using Canva rather than shelling out the big bucks?

Meal Prep vol 2

Meal Prep | Vol. 2

When it comes to meal prepping, I’m learning that this post serves as an anchor point and sign post for the adulting ways of life. If I fail to meal prep, life is at a crazed pace to the point of missing meals for lengths of time. Yesterday I went from meeting to meeting and emails, finally realizing I had survived through a simple principle of fasting. (Not a great option.) This morning I woke up at 6 AM solely knowing it was time to prep. This week’s prep started mid-week using the leftover items in my refrigerator. I can’t tell you how much I love this meal plan for that very reason. It’s a rare skill to know how to eat down your pantry and create a week’s worth of meals from leftover groceries. The weather around here has turned cold and I’m looking forward to the healthier versions of the comfort food this week’s menu provides.

Keep reading for this week’s menu after the jump!

5 Ways to Increase Your Instagram Engagement

5 Ways to Increase Engagement on Instagram

Over the past two weeks Instagram has continued to rollout features that has most creatives and small business owners cringing at the results. With a crackdown on bot comments, fake following, and favoring personal accounts over businesses, many of us are trying to figure out the game. What will it take to feel successful, increase engagement, and build your account?

Keep reading for 5 fresh ways after the jump!

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Monday Words: The Grit & Beauty

I’m a dream chaser, a go getter, and someone who truly struggles to sit still. Rarely will you find me without a pencil or pen in hand, annotating, and finding other projects to dive into. I get excited about ideation, launches, and seeing resources transform the lives of people around me. However, can I tell you something? As a dream chaser, at times where my dreams have taken me far where I’m left running on fumes. There are moments where energy to accomplish projects is available and other times it’s absolutely draining. It seems that life is moving at a constant pace.

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This Weekend

Wow. What a week has been. Full of new projects, client onboarding, and late nights in the studio. It’s a labor of love; yet, I ‘m looking forward to a weekend where the season can be embraced. Ready for walks at my favorite spot, waking up without an alarm, and setting a to-do list aside for a day. There’s something about the weekend that brings the idea of a fresh restart. Moments where there’s a pause and a different rhythm available. As the weeks become more crazed and the tension of life increases, I’m learning that working from a place of rest is far more productive than from a place of chaos. This Friday is dedicated to getting things done with this focus rather than efficiency. For that I am thankful.