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“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become” - Steve Jobs
Don’t let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen
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Did you know I had a FB group? I started it right after the new year!! I share fun FB Lives, articles, tips, inspiration and more! I’d love it if you joined the creative party and contribute your creative voice. -
Click on the link in my profile to join and learn more :) And in advance, thank you. I’d be so humbled if you’d join. #swellcreativesociety
Already on struggle street even though the week's just beginning? 🤷🏻
Remember - we can't change how many hours there are in a day, but we can adjust our priorities.⠀
Well hello there Kakadu 🙌🏽 😍
Our very own range of art prints are coming soon. Original pics, taken by us and available to you. Stay tuned for more info. ... #auburndesignstudio
Welcome to My Wicked World! 💜🖤💚 New 3D sets require months of contemplation with weeks of actual build! Check out my upcoming Instagram Stories for behind the scenes designing of this EVIL set for @enchantingeventswa
👉🏻Get Villain’s Ball tickets at bit.ly/2yJF87p to see the full unveiling of the set on 11/2!
What would you have tried while growing up if you knew you couldn’t fail?
I think I would have tried playing basketball! 🏀 But though I was/am extremely competitive, I wasn’t the most coordinated kid on the block, so I was scared I would look like an idiot. 🙈🤷🏼♀️
And yet, many years later, I still find myself making decisions and holding back from trying new things because of fear! 🤦🏼♀️ Anyone else with me? 🙋🏻♀️ .
So, today, I’m reminding myself with this little mug I made that it’s okay to feel those fears, it’s just not okay for them to be my decision makers! 💕
What is something you would love to try if there were no fears, no limits, etc.??? Skydiving, dancing, a business endeavor?
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I've been working hard this month to improve my habits and get more productive when I'm working. I'm focused on getting more done without working more hours and it's really forced me to pay attention to the ways I totally waste time.
One thing I've started doing is giving myself a set amount of time to finish a task. Instead of telling myself I'll finish something by Wednesday, I schedule one hour on Monday, for example, to finish that task and then it has to be done. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it does have to be done.
It's working pretty well so far!
This method has seriously helped me catch myself before I get distracted. For real, when you give yourself a fixed, specific amount of time to finish something, there's no time to pause and respond to emails or scroll on Instagram "for just a minute." You just get the damn thing done. It's also helped me let go of some of my perfectionist tendencies... they're still there, but I swear they're just a little more flexible 😉
I've been doing this for about a week and it's definitely made a difference. I've even finished a couple things I'd been putting off day after day! Nothing like crossing out and writing the same effing task at the end of every day, am I right? 🤷
I'm always looking for new things to try to increase my productivity and/or save me some time, so I'm dying to know—how do you get shit done?
Beautiful handcrafted ancient Roman glass necklace with various types of rough cut tourmaline.
Did you know the Aloe Blooms biz partners are also TEACHERS?! We are some multi-tasking #girlboss
ladies who love #givingback
in all we do!
Are you getting ready for next year? (Double tap if that’s a... NO WAY. Are you crazy lady? Comment below if you are already planning.)
While I LOVE 💜 planning & organizing the you-know-what out of everything, I’m not THAT crazy. Sheesh! 🤪🙄
I did choose to get more intentional about planning 1 thing this coming year. I chose 1 thing because I didn’t want to get overwhelmed & then not do anything. So I chose to be more intentional with birthdays 🎂🍰🎈🎁🎉 this coming year. It was pretty easy. And I’m super excited about it! Wanna hear?
Received my new @Simplified
Planner from @EmilyLey
a few weeks ago. (I got the Thin Happy Stripe Daily, if you are curious. I like to get a different cover each year.) Then I pulled out my list of family birthdays. I keep a list because I can’t remember squat if I try to wing it. AND… after looking at my list, I realized I didn’t have 2 very important family members on it. 😱
Next, I sit down with my trusty pen & write down the birthday on the day in my planner. Now we know to text or do a FaceTime of the Happy Birthday song on that day. On the birthdays that it are SUPER IMPORTANT to send a card (like grandparents & nieces/nephews), I go back 1 week & write to send a card out.
BOOM! The whole year is done. Just like that. For the WHOLE YEAR! We won’t forget anyone’s birthday 🎂🍰🎈🎁🎉 for ALL OF 2019! Dude! Oh, I love feeling all organized and planned. 💜💚
Confidence is coming from inside. You can't buy handbag expensive enough to replace that inner strength and self-worth. 📸@idsarrieri
Hello everyone 👋 This platform is for all makers, designers, creatives and small businesses around the world. 🌍
In order to grow our community I would like to invite you to join our tribe.
Simply: - FOLLOW US - TAG your photos using #makeyourmarkmakers
- Tell your friends or other creatives about us.
I will be choosing a few businesses to give a Shoutout! 📸
This is a great place for shop owners to show their products and for those who are looking to buy unique and original handmade items.
Let’s share the love and support one another! 💖
Hello Instafriends, check out this gorgeous miniature doll inspired by kokeshi dolls from Japan 🇯🇵 .
Head over to @for_felt_sake
to see all the amazing items that Stella makes.
While you are there be sure to double tap 💖 on her photos!😉
TAG your posts with #makeyourmarkmakers
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who else is obsessed with pretty package design?! where do you go for inspiration? lately we’re finding it on our fave candles! click our profile link for all 12 candle designs. 🍂
todays shoot space. 📷 We always try to create as much imagery as possible for the site along with detailed descriptions of our products but what would you guys like to see more of? Modelled designs or blogger collabs, single product shots or seasonal collections? Let us know below! ✌🏻#shopindie #simpleisthenewluxury
To the Sam in this photo ☝🏻 fresh out of college, exploring a new country for the first time and breathing in the magic and mist of this place, daring to wonder if you can design the life that brings you more moments like this one... yes, you can.
To the creative entrepreneurs who feel burnt out or overwhelmed, trying to post often enough to grow your own business while tackling more and more client work...☝🏻 this can be you, too. By focusing on what you love and what drives you—and outsourcing the rest. You don’t have to *do it all* to have the life you want. So map it out on that vision board, write up a list of goals. Think of that ideal life, then do one small thing today to get started.
I’m so proud of you. Keep it up. ✌🏻
Almost time for the Packers vs 49ers game tonight. My little buddy Axel is ready and patiently counting down till kickoff. #gopackgo #packers #football
Every morning that I don’t want to get out of the bed I wonder, how is it so comfortable under these covers? And when that comfort is broken - because it unfortunately always has to be broken - it’s time to get to work. Yesterday on the blog I shared what I went through making the wrap camisole and the struggle it was to show up everyday. I know that that’s a common issue, so I’m sharing how I did it. Here’s what you do:
1. Push past the thoughts that want to keep you in your comfort zone, or in my case, the bed. At 3AM, this was very difficult for me. No lie, sometimes half an hour was wasted just laying in bed thinking about how much I didn’t want to get up. After arguing with myself, knowing that I was capable of more than just staying in bed, I got up and put in the work.
2. Commit to a little. You don’t need to put so much pressure on yourself. I’ve started to give myself grace when I don’t show up like I “should” or when I don’t try and pull all nighters anymore as a part of the “grind.” Showing up in the smallest way with consistency can make a difference.
3. Have a purpose. Having a reason to get up and put in the work is the easiest way to actually do it.
Do you have any more questions about showing up everyday? Hit me with them!
My office buddy today! I laid out one of my cosiest jumpers for him to curl up on 😺
Work on finding the sunshine @ every angle 😎
Taking care of yourself is taking care of your kids. (and your partner, your clients, your friends and other family members) 😃
Having 4 kids, a full-time photography business, and a house to care for can leave me with little time for myself. It’s crucial to have time each week set aside for ‘me time’, even if it’s only a short period of time. Find something that you can do just by yourself and unwind a bit. 💅💆💇 This will allow you to be a better person for everyone else around you! ✨And how cute are these crazy kiddos of mine! Just a little outtake from our recent vacay to #charleston
This is one of my mini experiments! I’ve got two others that could make a lovely trio or just on its own. It’s only small at 5”x5”, message me for details if you’re interested in purchasing it ☺️
Exciting announcement! ✨The greeting card monthly subscription (which is currently The Lovely Box) is having a fancy makeover and is taking on a new name! It also will be going up in price slightly (due to including even more beautiful products, goodies and packaging) to £9.99 for the UK and £14.99 for the international subscription. HOWEVER, if you already subscribe it will continue to be £7.99 for UK and £12.99 for International. So my advice to you would be sign up NOW 🤗 If you sign up before Oct 20th you’ll also continue to get the subscription boxes for the lower prices but you’ll get all the pretty new products & goodies 🌿✨ And trust me, they’re pretty!
For all of those who have been requesting them, Christmas cards are now on the website. I’m done with Christmas posts for a while now, until it’s more acceptable 🙊
Probably one of the most important things you could do today... laugh. There are ridiculous statistics on how many times a day children laugh compared to adults. It’s shocking! Make time to laugh today. Watch something funny, spend time with a friend who makes you giggle, hang out with your children or tell yourself a joke (an I the only one who finds myself too funny sometimes 🙊). Whatever makes you laugh... do it!
Exciting news, there is a tonne of new wall prints in production right now and will be here in a couple weeks! Just in time for Christmas gift shopping 🙊🎄
I keep noticing that most of my designs are inspired by nature. Yesterday was the most beautiful day and I took a super long lunch break and went walking through fields and trees. There is something about being outside, a slower pace, fresh air, you can clear your mind. It is not good for us to be constantly on our phones, living disconnected from nature & working 24/7 because we are designed to live slower. It’s only in recent years that our culture has become so insanely fast paced and it’s not healthy. We thrive when we slow down for an hour or so and relax, allow ourselves to breathe. Go outdoors and let nature whisper to you. It’s such a great place to relax and gain clarity. #mentalheathtip