Six years.

Yesterday marked my 6-year anniversary of going full-time with my business. The question on my mind lately has been: Can I do this for another six years?

Last summer, my boyfriend and I had lunch with a family friend who has had quite the career, from corporate work interspersed with various entrepreneurial projects. Admittedly, I was already dealing with some anxiety, and probably some depression if I’m being totally honest with myself, and so I left that meeting feeling exhausted and defeated.

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5 items I can’t get through a work day without (under $50!)

Hello, friends! This space has been collecting dust for a while, and I hope you’ll bear with me as I clear out the cobwebs and let some blogging light back in again, so to speak. It’s a blogging tale as old as time, one you’re probably personally familiar with — life changes, work changes, and […]

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How to optimize your blog for Pinterest

I remember when I first joined Pinterest — it was still in beta, and I had to wait a month for my invitation to come through. All the top lifestyle bloggers were early adopters, using it to pin inspiration for home decor, fashion, DIY projects, and other gorgeous photos. No one would dream of pinning […]

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How to create a brand board, or style tile, for your website

When you think about the design of your favorite websites, they probably all have one thing in common: Brand consistency. That means that they stick to a small set of fonts and colors used throughout their site. A brand board is a popular visual tool to help you stay consistent as you make design choices […]

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