My future is looking bright. 🤩 Packing for Palm Springs is way more fun than I thought it would be!! Goal of the Day: Get as MUCH color as I can in this suitcase! 🌈✈️💗 This time tomorrow I’ll be in rainbow heaven @saguarohotels @altsummit and I’m not holding back one bit 😉😂👌 #altsummit #altsummit2019 #lillypulitzer #palmsprings
Spring break was magical 💗🌈 And this week of unplugging was so sweet for the soul. I spent most of my time enjoying adventure after adventure with our little family, but admittedly a little bit of time thinking through the good, the bad, and the ugly ways social media affects me. After a week away, here’s what I’ve learned: . 1 - I missed connecting with you! Honestly, I did. I love the friendships that have formed all over the world from this online home. I still think it’s crazy that an app can help us connect with people we never would have known before. 💗 . 2 - I realized social has become a little bit of a heart issue for me. I’m a words of affirmation gal. Build me up and I feel loved. Social media has a way of doing that for me. The bad part is when I’m feeling frustrated or criticized IRL, I’ve formed a bad habit of turning here to get my affirmation fix and that is not healthy. . 3 - Social media is a major distraction tool in my daily life. Stumped at work? Check in. Realize something is going to take a long time to complete? Check in. Need that pick me up? Check in. The problem is not even the break. Breaks are good. The problem is I need to BREAK, not fill my mental tank with more thoughts and moments from other people’s days when what I really need is clarity and silence in mine. . 4 - Boredom and silence are good things. Things we don’t often lean into on this digital age. I napped. I read. And I had time to think when I let myself be still. . 5 - My kids are watching and learning. From the good things we intentionally try to teach AND the bad habits we *hope* they will ignore. I’m so convicted here. I can’t even imagine how technology will have evolved in the next 10 years, but I surely don’t want my babies to miss out on the amazing things out in the world for an online world that is so easy to get addicted to. It starts with us. . I want more weeks like this. Less time plugged in. More moments lived in. 💗 I’m glad to be back to connect again, but my heart needed a check up in this space!
Signing off Insta for a week to enjoy Spring Break with my babies! I hope there’s lots of napping in our very near future 😉 See you real soon, friends! When I come back I’ll be jet setting to Palm Springs for @altsummit and I CAN’T WAIT to bring you along! ☀️✈️🌈💗
Raising these girls alongside their cousin-besties to be strong women. Women who are kind, caring, joyful, and giving. Women who love others. It is hard but the best kind of work. I love these days while they are little but can’t help but be excited to see them grow into the women they were born to be. 😭💗 Happy Women’s Day! Here’s to you and the little ladies following in your footsteps. 👭👭
HOORAY!!!! 🎉 Toss the confetti because it is Launch Day for my sweet and amazing custom client turned precious friend @rebeccavann_ 🎉🎉 We’ve been digging incredibly deep together over the past 9 months to uncover a truly unique and powerful brand story and direction for her business. I can’t even with the before and after (I’ll share it all soon!). . In the land of “figure out who your ideal client is”... well I found her. Her name is Becca! She came to me with big dreams for growth into business education and put complete trust in me from day one. She gave me creative freedom to build her brand up from what she felt like was a jumble of words and thoughts into something significant and meaningful. Something that speaks straight to HER ideal client. Something that has staying power. And while I may have built the online house and painted the walls you see, this brand and website is 💯 a reflection of what fires her up and captures her clients’ hearts! Being a little part of her journey has been a gift 💗 . Rebecca, you have been an absolute joy as a client and in my life as a friend! I am beyond honored you trusted me to help you re-build your brand and cannot WAIT to see you fly!!!! You are such a gem!
I’ve had this little dream way back in the back of my mind for over 2 years now: To write a book for and encouraging other Mompreneurs. But I’ve put it off. Mostly out of fear. I have no idea where to start. No idea how to make it a reality. Fear of spending ALL this time writing it and never being able to make it a “thing.” Fear of not having it all together enough to wrap it with a bow in a book. Fear that it isn’t original or catchy enough. I stuff it down with other things to do, but every once in awhile the little dream pops back up. A friend will say I should write a book or another will text me randomly to tell me she dreamed I wrote it (literally @emilyinlove_ dreamed it!). . I wish I had something inspiring to add to the #imperfectishuman conversation. I don’t have this figured out, but if you’re like me and you have a little dream that just keeps finding itself in your heart but you don’t know where to start, I feel you. Something tells me it’s these dreams, the ones that scare us the most... the ones that are going to be gosh darn hard.... are the ones that we need to lean into. 💗 Thank you @imperfectbosses for creating a space for heart talk and more real here!
I LOVE my people. My tribe. However you call it. 😉 Every time I am stuck in a rut and need to figure something out, I turn to my trusty IG fam and you always seem to save the day! . Last year while I was prepping to launch the all new
website design, I knew I wanted to figure out how to make one of those adorable scrolling screen graphics to show off their debut. . But I couldn't find a how to anywhere. I searched what felt like a 100 different keyword ideas to find something, anything that could clue me in on how to make it happen, but just kept coming up short. . So I took it to IG stories. Yep. You can show up on stories and not have it all together (or know everything!). I sort of desperately asked if anyone knew what I was looking to create and had a resource to learn how to create it. 👉 Enter @rhemadesignco . AnnaKate Auten is a brand designer and strategist. Some might even say she is my competitor. She not only replied to my plea for help to say she knew what I was looking to create, but actually stopped what she was doing to record me a step by step tutorial video on how it is done. . I was blown away. It was truly an act of kindness. There were no strings attached. No asks for anything in exchange. . Sometimes change takes a whole lot of mountain moving. And sometimes change can happen in the simplest of moments. AnnaKate's little act of kindness changed me. It changed the way I approach helping people. It made me re-think how we can use our internet corners of the world for good. We can serve and show love to people we've never even met in person and that is powerful. . Funny thing is, after my plea for someone to help me figure it out, a whole lot of other friends replied in DMs with how they have been spending forever trying to find a tutorial, too! They begged me to share if I found the answer. Thankfully, AnnaKate is saving the day for all of us! She has graciously allowed me to share the tutorial on my blog. So if you want to cutest graphic ever to show off your website or blog, we are breaking it all down with the blog link in bio! 🎉🎉💗
Spending this rainy afternoon bringing a little project J and I have been dreaming up to life! Any guesses what it is? 😍😬🎉
I’m home after the sweetest week. A week that really started 3 years ago. In the city of colorful homes, I met @katschmoyer for the first time. I didn’t know at the time I had just met the girl who would become a best friend. A sweet life and biz encourager. Someone I would cry with (well, more like watch her cry 😂) and laugh so much till it hurts with. . As I drove to Charleston this past Monday to host our 2nd #kmintensive together, I realized how it was almost 3 years to the date we first met. Funny how a friendship that has felt like a lifetime can bloom in such a short time! . It is such an honor that we get to serve women looking to grow their business together. The 7 women who showed up boldly shared their big dreams and real fears and worked hard through all of the strategy we walked them through. As educators, Kat and I have a passion for not only teaching, but actually creating intentional time for implementation. We don’t want anyone walking away with a mountain of to dos and no grasp on how what they learned can apply to them. And it was such a joy to hear at dinner after everything was wrapped up how every attendee loved how much 1:1 attention they got and the time we created for doing the work. They even felt relaxed and not anxious about the rest of the work they knew was coming once they got home! We are excited to watch them make it happen and cheer them on every step of the way! . I can’t wait to do it again with my biz bestie ride or die 😉👭 Round 3 details coming next week! 🎉💗 (A big thank you to @traci_huffman for photographing the week! We love you!)
“Heart Day” as Esley calls it Ready! All my pink lovers unite... this is our week! 💗👄👙👛🌷🎀