I'm really excited to announce that my illustrated & handmade shop is now open! I've been working really hard on this collection of goodies & I hope you love it as much as I do. I would be honored if you took a moment to pop over, take a look & tell me what you think! And if you have a friend or loved one you think might like my shop, please let them know it's open! You're the best, truly. EEEEEEEK!!!!!
My original plan for last Friday was to launch my shop. But right before I hit "launch", I was reminded (thanks Mom) that I hadn't ordered business cards, my prints I ordered probably wouldn't be here in time to photograph and upload before the launch, and frankly, I hadn't built even a tiny bit of hype on any of this. And like 15 other things I forgot to do. So I've had to push my shop launch a week (to THIS FRIDAY!!!) and even then I'm probably not 100% ready ;)
But because of this, I wanted to make a little list of things that (for me) are necessary to launching a shop, hoping that if anyone else is wanting to launch a similar shop, this might help! (And it'll help me double check I've got my own little ducks in a row!)Read More
I used quotes in the title of this blog post because I fully understand that my current routine, to many others, will feel excessive. BUT in comparison to the like 48,036 products I WAS using, this is pretty minimal. ;)
There's not a firm reason I've paired down. Maybe just that I wanted to go as "back to basics" as possible to let my skin kind of reset & see what's actually going on? Because for a long while there, I was switching stuff up pretty much daily, rotating between sooo many different products I had picked up over the last couple years. And I have a feeling some of the on-going skin issues I've been noticing were because my skin was getting too much attention? Who knows?Read More
Ok, here it is! My first Youtube video since my rebrand / career shift. (I only had one or two others and have taken those down since they had NOTHING to do with anything and were terrible, hah) but I would be honored if you gave this a watch and told me what you think! And if you shared it around with people you thought might like it, I would be eternally grateful!
My plan right now, is to post a new video once a week. Currently, I'm thinking Sundays. But let me know what YOU think!Read More
The last couple months have been absolutely bananas for me. Like when I look back at my calendar, I keep thinking "how did I get all of that done?" One of those things was that last month I was the 2-D art teacher for four classes of 5-10 year olds. For two weeks, I was with the kids from 8-4pm, making, making, making.
But when I was planning out what I would do with the kids, I bounced ideas off my mom (who used to teach kids!) and she said "I wish I could come take your summer camp."
BOOM. An idea.Read More
Recently, I retook the Myers-Briggs personality test and ended up with ENFP. No one who knows me at all is in any way surprised by this information, of course. But it did give me a chance to reexamine what makes me tick & how to work with my strengths and what areas of growth I can focus on. One of those areas of improvement is a weakness that most ENFPs suffer from: poor practical skills. Meaning, I'm brilliant on the coming up with new ideas, starting new projects and getting other people pumped up on these ideas and projects. What I'm not-so-brilliant at? General upkeep and follow-through on these projects and ideas. A total bummer for a business owner, right?Read More
This week, I'm excited to introduce The Darling Times (on the blog)! Last year, I attempted to do this via a bi-monthly Sunday newsletter, buttttt.... I just don't like sending emails ;) So now we are moving this little project over to the blog & I'm really excited to show you some fun new things I'm trying, reading, finding & a great little coffee chat with the fabulous Mandy from A Girl, Obsessed. So grab your morning cup of coffee or tea & let's do this thing, darling.Read More
I used to have a very shallow view of what "vision boards" could be / were. If I thought of them at all, it was in a way that boiled down to "pretty pictures on a Pinterest Board" or " sexy color palettes and typography, etc. that you pin to the wall above your desk". Recently, however, I have found myself on a journey of Meditation, Mindfulness and Manifesting-- meaning, in short, I've gone a bit woo-woo and "vision boards" mean something completely different to me now.Read More