HOORAY! I’m so excited to share with you a brand new free online workshop: Secrets of Websites that Convert! Over this week, I’ll be sharing 3 training videos with actionable advice on how you can tweak your website to convert even if you don’t know how to code or are a graphic designer. These strategies work whether you are a service provider, product shop owner, or content creator! The workshop is completely free and open but will go away come Friday night. . Part 1 dropped today and I’m sharing a little secret tactic borrowed from Hollywood to set the stage for increased conversions on every website I create+ how to hook your ideal customer in right off the bat. Curious to know the star studded secret? Visit the link in my bio to watch the video! Can’t wait to hear what you think!
I’m doing something I said I’d NEVER do. . In January, @katschmoyer @hopetaylorphotography and I hard core pitched (read coerced 😂) @thegrahamcochrane to lead us in a mastermind. Good thing we are really good at sales copy because somehow we convinced him to say yes. 😆 . If you know anything about Graham, you know he is the king of online education. He’s built a massively successful business that serves thousands of people through his course and training programs. . On our very first call in January I told him point blank NOT to ask me to make a course. I wouldn’t do it. Hated the thought of it. No. Nope. And instead of saying okay, he got right to the core of my insecurities and unearthed deep fears of imposter syndrome and past burned experiences. . Instead of working the big plan I had made for myself in January, I literally spent the entire month doubting everything I had built and honestly depressed. . So I made a radical decision. I was going to stop doing it all. The rat race of keeping up on social media and content creation and dreaming of new ideas. Of this and that and all the things we think we NEED to do to be successful in business. I went from working all the time to barely working at all. . And I’ve made more money this year than I ever have before. This little business I’ve been creating in for the last 8 years has been solely providing for our family for the first time this year. Allowing Jeremy to explore his own business adventures @fifthhomebliss and us to have space for our sweet baby girl on the way without fear of the future. . In all that time, simplicity, and space since January, I slowly felt called to 🙊 create a course. 🙈 It made so much sense. I could help so many people with what I know on how to create a Website that Converts just like I do for my custom clients and templates. . I technically already had it as a class for my template customers, but I just knew it could be so much more in-depth and helpful if I quit fighting my own self-doubt and made it into a comprehensive course. . And someway somehow I decided to say yes to something I said I’d never do. I’m level 10 terrified to launch a course. (Continued in comments!)
This is one of my fave MMC Showit Template transformations! (Although I’m pretty partial to them all 🤷♀️🥰) Meet @valmarlenecreative a biz coach for creatives. Val’s brand is STUNNING and a beautifully unique color palette. I love how she wove signature branded floral elements into the template design to really make it feel custom and hers! Just go visit her site and click on the newsletter button. All the 😍😍😍 for that amazing newsletter pop up customization! . Val chose our PJs and Rhinestones Template and I LOVE the end result! #showit #showiteer #websitedesign #shopmmc
What a morning! 🤪🌈🎉 While it was a little chaotic and unorganized due to a ER trip yesterday, (see my stories 🙈) we made the best of it! We celebrated Esley turning FOUR today and Kennedy’s first day of first grade! Despite the juggle and a looooong night with Crew, Esley felt loved and special and that’s all that matters on her special day. And Kennedy got to rock her back to school outfit she picked out herself including unicorn tennis shoes 😍 I see a nap and cupcakes in our future today!
Shiplapped walls, contemporary barn doors (with a brass track 🙌), and COLOR oh my!! We are planning all the dreamy colorful details for this new house and I just can’t wait to see it come together. . I thought... for like a minute... about going more neutral with a black and white look for this house. Apparently the idea terrified me so much that I’m doing more color than I ever have before!! Gimme all the jewel tones paired with bright whites with layers and layers of pattern 🤗 . I’m even thinking of bringing this bold green wall color (or a similar one that coordinates with our GREEN island 🙌 into the front playroom!). I may be losing it. Speak now if you agree or forever hold your peace 😂 I can’t WAIT!!! I’ll be over at @fifthhomebliss sharing all the details over the coming months so if you wanna see the design process go down, follow along there! #fifthhomebliss (Captured by @sarahdipityphotos)
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Coo coo bananas. That was how July felt. We began the moving process on July 1st and the whole month has just felt out of our element and normal life. I’m just now slowly making progress on at least organizing our home in a way that we can function until renovations happen (hopefully soon, but maybe next year 🤷♀️🤞). I literally can’t believe that school is starting next week as summer comes to a close! Moving and being pregnant didn’t help, but this summer was just too much. . One of my biggest new year resolutions will be to plan intentionally for a restful summer that we can enjoy with the kids (all FOUR of them!) instead of feeling like there is too much on our plate. But even though this summer was a lot to handle, we have so much to be thankful for! . We now live on the cutest culdesac with our bestie cousins and sweet neighbors (and our in-laws till the end of the year!), have a house we will soon get to really make our own and grow into as our family grows, and are living out our dream of J & I getting to be together everyday for work & life! . I’d be lying if I said I had perfect patience in all this. I don’t! But I’m prayerfully asking for the Lord to help change my heart to lean on His timing in all things and find gratitude. In our work. In our home. In our day to day. And marking the calendar now for a slower summer 2020 to steward that time well! . How did this summer shape up for you?! I’d love to hear about it! #fifthhomebliss
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a strange affinity for the United Kingdom. I have no idea how it started or why, but I’ve dreamed of going to London my whole life. . For my birthday Jeremy gifted me 23 and Me. If you’re new here or didn’t know, I was adopted with no knowledge of my biological parents, medical history, genealogy, or anything really. My “heritage” has always been just me. . I liked the mystery of it for a long time. But with a growing family I love and want to be around for, thoughts of finding out my medical predispositions have been creeping in over the last few years. So I decided to give up the mystery of my history to get a few helpful answers for my future. . Turns out.... I’m an overwhelming 60% British! I was SHOCKED to see that result! I’d have guessed Italian, Spanish, or Asian descent any day, but had this lifetime full circle moment as I read the report. Could I have been drawn my whole life to the very place from where my history has roots? So wild! A place of rich history, grand tales, beautiful architecture, and picturesque countrysides. Not to mention... Harry Potter 😉 Plus I have a wicked British accent when I’m feeling in the mood to change it up! 😂 . My biggest bucket list item just became coincidentally significant. I’ve never been to Europe, but one day I’ll make it to the streets of London. Who knows what’ll happen next 💗🌈 (Picture taken by my extra talented friend @laurencarnes)
One day every year I pretend I’m a family photographer and use my “know enough about using the camera in manual mode to be dangerous” to capture these people I love so dearly! Mostly because I’m pretty sure no actual real photographer would want to tackle our ever growing family 😂🙈 . Vacation ended today. A week of zero work, all play, a lot of napping, and quality time with our besties. Kennedy was in tears before bed because we won’t be staying with our whole family tonight. It was the sweetest and most heartbreaking thing! . Next year there will be ten kids in this bunch. It’s gonna be wild and crazy and more fun than ever! Till then! (Shout our to @veilpresets for making my photos look the part 😉!)
I’m laying in bed tonight feeling our sweet little baby kicking and flipping. It’s one of those wild things in life that just takes your breath away. . Did you know I was adopted? I don’t think about it everyday, but being pregnant makes the reality of what that meant for my biological mom SO real. To feel this tiny babe kick and know that one day soon I’ll hold him or her in my arms? Wild. And to think of a woman out there who chose 9 months of body changes, crazy emotions, and tiny little kicks of reminders that this baby will never be hers? Wild. . She endured so much to give me a chance. I don’t know who she is, but I’m grateful for her. And for little kicks. 💗🌈💙