Why am I posting this?
1️⃣It’s so exciting to see my photography in print
2️⃣Chick-fil-a is delicious and I respect their ministry #ChristianChicken
When Lynchburg Business Magazine reached out to me to shoot an image for their Best Of issue I was so excited but as soon as they said Chick-fil-a my heart dropped. How was I going to make a fast food restaurant look photo worthy?
When you shoot branding images for your business especially those of you who work from home it’s usually you smiling or pretending to work with your favorite Apple product.
While those are images are cute, they don’t always do a great job communicating what you offer. Imagine this photo without the logo on the building or the food in their hands. They could literally be selling anything. But add the logo and product and now it all makes sense. Now it’s clear who this image represents.
It’s important to have headshots for yourself and your team but consider using props the next time you do a shoot.
If you had a shoot tomorrow, what props would you use to demonstrate what you do for a living?
first time being so close with a deer in the wild (except those in Nara..)
i finally had time to sit and think about what i want to do for our packaging, and i figured it out, and i’m really excited about seeing it all done in real life. AND peyton loved the idea. yisssss!!! ☕️📦 〰️ via @sophiecarpenter
Another snow day here in PA! ❄️ Luckily, we had shipped out all of your orders from our big weekend restock yesterday, so today we’ll be keeping cozy and working from home. Now if only my home office was as beautiful and organized and clean as @kelsey.delange
’s office is. 😍✨ Is it snowing where you are? If so, how much how you gotten or are you supposed to get? #myeverydaycandle
Today upon @healthyfituk
recommendation I finally made it to No12 Houndsgate and it was literally the best vegetarian breakfast I’ve had 😍 if you’re in Nottingham you NEED to come here - like asap😍👌🏽 It’s SO cute inside and the food is so cheap but absolutely incredible, I mean you can see for yourself in the photo 😍 i will be back aha 😂
Ps- I also bought one of their brownies but devoured it before I took a photo (living in the moment and all that 🤷🏽♀️)
Throwback to these baby wearing cuddles because these are some of my favorite pictures of us two ❤️ did you babywear?! I never did with Jackson and allll the regrets! #mywildbird
Wearing Roses midi dress in a sunny day.
Treat yo’self ✌🏻 If you wanna take yourself out to lunch & to get your nails done, do it! Take care of yourself.
I look at vitamins as a piece of the puzzle 🧩
They are not the only solution but they play a vital role in proper nourishment in our world 🌎 today. Our world is not the same, our soil is not the same, and convenience is the name of the game.
I’m a busy mom with a lot of kids, and try as I may, some of them are stubborn, picky eaters. We don’t stock our pantry with sugar 🍬 juice 🥤or eat fast food 🍔 except a handful of times a year, but we still fall short.
Supplements are just that. Supplements.🌱 When supplements are used to supplement a lifestyle where you are trying, but falling short (and I don’t know a perfect person!), they fill in the gaps and leave you feeling invigorated, healthy, and well. In the past year illness has rarely struck our home. They go to school and are surrounded by other kiddos and germs and all the things! I see friends whose kids are always sick and I’m like 🤦🏽♀️HELLO‼️ This simple, easy, yummy chewable vitamin is taken by even my two year old June bug! It’s fully-methylated (translation: REAL not synthetic), has no artificial sweeteners or colors, is a combo probiotic and vitamin (so you don’t need to buy 2), and fills in the gaps for your little ones! I’ve never seen one as quality as this and I’ve seen A LOT!🙌🏼 It’s a staple in our healthy household and I swear by this for my kids!
#momof3 #motherslove #raisingstrongwomen #habitandhome #motherhoodthroughinstagram #lovelysquares #joyfulmamas
Our favorite and signature box! Filled with everything you’ll need to pamper yourself 💆🏾♀️💆🏾♀️
Motherhood lately. A lot of running, jumping, hiding and seeking. In-between the meltdowns, bickering and cheekiness obviously. These are the days. 💫
I’m always using on-demand ride services to get from one place to the next, and truthfully, I don’t always feel entirely safe in them as a female riding alone in them! 🙆🏼 That’s why I’m SO EXCITED to share that @ridealto
has launched in Dallas & it’s a service I love using 🙌🏻🎉 They own all the cars and all their drivers have gone through an interview process with them. I feel at ease riding in these supa clean cars and am pumped for y’all to try them out! 😎 #ridealto #altopartner
Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally - it comes from what you do consistently. 👏🏻 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up & never give up.
Dreams are one of the most intimate parts of what makes each of us who we are. It can be terrifying and exhilarating to share our dreams with other people. One of the things I’ve learned over the years for myself is that, while I can make a decent bit of progress pursuing my dreams quietly, the louder I live my dreams the more success I have. Even better when I stop caring what other people who don’t understand or grasp my dream think about it. A core group that gets you, hears you, and can walk alongside you is crucial. However, the entire world does not get or need to be that core group. It's a tough balance.⠀
On the topic of dreams, I've recently contributed to an eBook all about the act of living and pursuing our dreams with some other wonderful, creative women. If you'd be interested in reading it, it's available for free via the link in my profile. 💜
Coffee bar + wine bar + dog food + cleaning supply storage yep... it’s all right here.
This new pantry area gave our clients the added storage they desperately needed. Full reveal of this kitchen renovation now live on ginabaran.com!
It went from “totally geek to totally sheek” name that movie. #GBID
Keeping our eyes on Him makes our burden light. Sweet freedom has never felt so good ☺️
Fresh batch of lavender eye pillows @nourishandrefine
!🌿 Lovely ladies and lovely shop!
Heard M0M jeans were all the Rage right now
Don’t let this sun fool you it’s been snowing here the last couple days
This past Saturday my husband and I went exploring and looked at some houses for rent!
Big changes are so exciting and also gives me massive anxiety! -
❔❔What big changes do you have coming up in your life❔❔
It's national love your pet day and I couldn't be any more happy with these two weirdos. 😻 What are some silly things your pets do?
I truly believe in the power of letters; that they tell a story and that they can be just as evocative as pictures or drawings.
‘s signature logo you may have noticed how the mid stroke is higher than normal on certain letters, and how the serif varies in angles and style, giving each letter its own character. The big corpse of the R is also proeminant, thus allowing the letter in question to appear shorter.
I decided to incorporate those classic elements because of their ‘Art Nouveau’ influence — a movement inspired by trees🌳 botanicals 🌱flowers🌸and animals🐝 consequently making it perfect for this organic, botanical shop.
You guys...I’m sorry about all the cat pics lately, but how freaking adorable is my little cat buddy? #socute
"And I wonder why I tear myself down
To be built back up again
Oh I hope some how I wake up young again
All that's left of myself
Holes in my false confidence
And I lay myself down
And hope I wake up young again" 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
These lyrics are from "False Confidence" by @noahkahanmusic
and honestly, when I first heard the song, the lyrics hit me like a ton of bricks. I was thrown back into facing the reality of this chapter of my life where I'm riding the wave, the roller coaster, the up and down. I can't change that fact these sorts of ups and downs ARE CALLED LIFE, they are part of what makes it worth living. So on the blog this week, that's what I'm talking about...I'm talking about my reaction to the song and how it's opening my eyes. [Link in profile]
Since I’ve been working on the nursery so much lately I wanted to give my little bear some updates, too.. I’ve always loved her room bc it feels “very Chloe” but I love it even more now.. 👸🏻💜 #princessroom
We've been trying a different approach when it comes to potty training P! @tot_on_the_pot
is unique in that it rewards your child with activity cards to make it a fun experience! It also comes with a doll, who has it's own miniature potty. Payton loves interactive learning and we are excited to try this method! 🚽
#totonthepot #pottytraining #partnership
celebrating an integral member of the #kimpressions
team today, Tessie Lou, on her 4 year RESCUVERSARY! 🥳🐾 happy #gotchaday
to my sweet girl💛
often discusses what it means to properly edit and tailor a design and I couldn’t agree more. Anyone can just plop anything and everything around at a wedding - too much this, too much that - a plethora of unnecessary florals and signage seem to be the worst offenders, along with drabby and boring floorplans used hundreds of times before. Yet none of it actually has a purpose or provides any satisfaction. Instead it takes a talented and insightful creative such as Julie to taper back to what is truly needed. It’s easier said than done of course but the results speak for themselves. Just consider her the @mariekondo
of wedding design. 😉 Photo by @mary_margaret_smith.
Carrying a black kodiak passport size tn and my gillio slim appunto 🖤
Ok 6 days of rain (feels like 6 months), i see you. Hair buns and hats for the week it is!
My heart just might burst editing these kids with their Grammy and Pops. 💗
Bacon. Black Pudding. Pancakes. Maple Syrup & Mustard Dressing. 🤤🤤🤤 #bacon
The soundtrack to my workout this morning was the 5 am national news’ coverage of the Kylie-Tristan-Jordyn debacle. I’m an expert now if anyone needs info. 🧐👟
still trying to embrace some leftover hygge-ness while finding myself longing for spring - this grey day called for coffee. looking for the little ways to sneak in joyful moments even in the midst of this dreary february.