These days I have been reading a very different kind of book. A book about my strong willed children. Yes, I was blessed with two strong willed, stubborn, smart, and wired kids. Anyone else as blessed as me? So I picked up a book by Robert J. Mackenzie, Ed.D. about setting limits with your strong willed child. It's actually quite interesting and I have learned some handy child rearing tricks but I am in need of some far less structured reading. Anyone reading a good book that would care to share? 📚📖 In the meantime I will be praying that the baby I am carrying now will be a bit more agreeable. 😆 * * * * * #stayathome #stayathomemum #stayathomemomlife #stayathomemama #stayathomeworkingmom #stayathomemommylife #stayathomemomproblems #motheroftwo #mothertobe #mothering #blessedmother #momproblems #workingmom #momsofinstagram #instamom #mommylife #momentrepreneur #momentreprenuers #strongwilled #strongwilledchild #strongwilledchildren
So I thought I should share we are proud parents of 15 chickens. They started laying eggs this week which has been quite fun for my children. Every morning my 5 year old runs to the coop to see if our chickens happen to lay her some breakfast. She is loving it. And I am loving seeing them learn and grow through the simplest of animals. They inspire me too... 🐔👩🌾 I am sharing this chicken kiss because I have been commissioned by a #startup company based in my #birthtown of #kalamazoo #michigan. I am creating custom #illustrated #weddinginvitations. It has been so fun using my creative side more and my strategy driven brain a bit less. So If you want I would love to share more of my fun creations with you as I go along? Anyone care so see more? #farmer #backyardchickens #chickens #eggs #farmfresheggs #urbanfarm #smallhomestead
Here are 5 simple things that you can do in a few hours to help you grow. Just a few simple things that will help you clarify, differentiate, and build your brand. Got questions? No problem. Send me a message and I would love to help! * * * * * #furnituremaker #modernmaker #soapmaker #cardmaker #watchmaker #cabinetmaker #guitarmaker #candlemaker #macramemakers #makerfaire #jewelrymakers #shoesmaker #potteryart #studiopottery #potterylife #wheelthrownpottery #potteryforall #potterymaking #potteryofinstagram #textiledesigns #woodworks #woodworkers #woodworkingskills #woodworkingcommunity #woodworkingtips #woodcrafts #craftersofinstagram #craftholic #contemporarycraft #diycraft
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I have found over the years that the most powerful brands are the ones that have a clear understanding of the importance of good design, clear messaging, and having a plan to perform. In order for you to out-perform your competition, your brand has to have a clarified message and a strategy to get you where you want to go. I know what it’s like to trudge through from day to day, frustrated, and feeling lost. 😭 Even as a brand strategist and graphic designer, I have been there. No one should have to experience the frustration of building a brand without clarity, direction and someone to help you reach your goal. . . 👉 I want to help you see your brand differently again, gain some much-needed clarity, and create a strategy and a visual identity that works, putting more money in your pocket and giving you more free time to do what you really love - make things. 💕 Let me help you discover the who, what, where, and why; then, together, we can engage the right audience with authentic content and sweet design, so you can attract new customers and make brand followers of your current customers. That’s how we build your brand. .🤔
Motherhood is a beautiful thing, but it’s also the hardest thing I have ever done. Parenting two under two and starting my business was one of the hardest and most exciting things I have ever been gifted by our maker in heaven. 🙏 Now, I am expecting a new little gift in October and I get to look forward to figuring out new ways to parent and do business. ⏲ 4 months from now I will be delivering another little bundle and busting my butt to still do the things I love. 👩💼✒📈🥿 👉 So I am asking all of you #wahm work at home mom’s for some advice on how to be the best parent I can to 3 young kids and help my business and awesome clients grow. Do you have any awesome insight, tools, or inspiration you care to share?👩💻
How many times have you heard, “I got it on ETSY” or “I bought it on Amazon”…instead of the actual brand name? 🤔🤨 Your brand identity is how you take the spirit of your positioning and brand clarity and put a face on your business—something your customers can see and connect with—including a distinctive personality and voice. We know that the market is busy and full of competitors, and it’s super important for your brand to have a visual differentiation which sets your business apart visually from your competitors. 🤩 Don’t play it safe and embrace what is familiar to you. Don’t look like everyone else, because you’re not like everyone else. You have different ideas, people, products, and style…you say things differently, so make your identity different. Your brand identity provides an opportunity to make a bold statement and stand out in the crowd. Your visual identity is not a place where you should play it safe—so pull up your boot straps, put on your thinking cap, and let’s create a brand identity that will make a real difference in your business and your pocket book. 🥳😎🤓🧐
The last few months I have been feeling not so great...actually down right awful. I have to be honest when i found out we were expecting another bundle of Joy i wasnt so excited. The thought of having another baby made me cringe. Trying to nurse and work just didnt sound all too thrilling. So a little setback to my work life was pretty frustrating, but i have had some time to think and pray and i know that God put this little one in our life for a reason. I have my whole life to work, but God gave me the most beautiful blessings and i intend to raise them and love them as best i can. My work and passion will just have to be on hold for a bit. Im still available for your design and branding assistance just getting a bit rounder. The baby is due in October so submit your requests for proposals now.
I finished this project a few months ago for @aurea.floraldesign and helped her with her #brandstrategy and find #clarity as a business. Teresa the floral designer and amazing botanist who grows and arranges her own flowers is quite an amazing woman. Growing flowers anywhere is hard enough but she creates amazing experiences for brides with flowers, in the mountain ranges of Wyoming. 🌸🌼🌻 #branding #design #logo #wyoming #jacksonholewedding #handmade #floraldesigners #floristsofinstagram #flowerstyle #flowerschool #floristic
Oh just finishing up a #unicorn and #dinosaur themed #birthday invitation during my free-time...lol. Loving how fun these turned out! Cant wait to design the party decorations! I cant believe my kids are so big! It seems just like yesterday i was nursing and working at the same time. Well, its true that every business owner has hills and valleys. Just remember that whatever stage you are in now...something cool is just around the corner. Now back to work on some really cool illustrations of dahlias and sweet peas for @aurea.floraldesign Lol what a life! #illustration #design #branding #toddlerparty #toddlerpartyideas #ilovethislife #homemade #homemadeparty #brandstrategist #homelife #branddesigneratplay #toddlerbirthday