Hey Chicago friends! Ever wondered what it's like to workout on a trampoline? Join Laura, owner of @outlineinteriors, and the CDA fam on Saturday as we bounce into the weekend for @stjude! Visit chicagodesignalliance.com/events to reserve your spot!
Maybe the way someone is mistreating you says more about them than it does you? This is something I’ve learned this year. Yes I do sometimes do things that definitely deserve a clap back 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😂 but sometimes I question myself too hard and need to realize that the other person just needs a little grace. Maybe they are reacting out of hurt from another person? Maybe they’re having a bad day? You never know! Definitely do your best to get along with people. However, if you’re like me, you need to hear this to free yourself from your anxious and insecure thoughts: it’s them, not you.
F o r w a r d ➿
It is so easy to compare yourself to other people, and especially people in your own “world”.
Sometimes it is just good to remember that they could be on chapter 40, and you might just be starting out.
I look at other small webshops that blow-up seemingly overnight, and I wonder what I am doing wrong, and then it often hits me “Nothing!” everything takes time and no matter what your speed is, forward is forward.
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One of my favorite business tools to use is @mydubsado, which is a CRM system that is designed to make your life simpler - something that I love. Being a business owner can be so overwhelming but Dubsado allows you to have everything from contracts to questionnaires and so much more in one convenient place. They just released a beautiful new design and announced that their prices are increasing on August 15. Sign up for Dubsado today before the price goes up and use my code “simplysocial” to receive a discount of 20% off your first month or first year if you pay annually.🎉💻
Grey Goose babies playing at the beach in their Lullaby Set and Funtasia outfits! How sweet are they?!
1 17 minutes ago
It seems like such a shame to stay indoors in the summer, but here in Oregon the air quality is bad enough due to the forest fires, it's being advised we do 😥
I'm using my day to catch up on editing and posting this sweet girl that I intended to last week 😍😍😍 What are you all doing with your day?
Hey! Where are we going??? 😭😭😭😭 Babies in wagons = the best kind of wedding processionals.
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✨ EPISODE 18 OF #WeddingsWithTheWheatons IS HERE! And this one's for all you entrepreneurs and dreamers out there! Enjoy this #bts content of Toni and Chris of @heartstonefilms, THEN ➡️➡➡ head to LINK IN BIO to watch the full episode where they share the 3 essential things you need to do to scale your small business—no matter what you're building. 🎥 Watch every episode on lovestoriestv.com OR on Amazon @primevideo (just search "love stories tv" in quotations). Check back right here every Tuesday for new episodes!
HERE'S THE HONEST TRUTH: It's time to just breathe dear one! Breathe it all out. And then, allow the giver of life, the one who knows you deeper than you can ever imagine come and remind you. To remind you with every moment of peace, that He is the giver of it all. He is the person of Peace. ❤️
To remind you that you are loved. Right now, in the midst of it all, to remind you that you're not alone. And even now, it is well.
Veggies, exercise, stress relief - it all has a long term impact on your physical and mental health. It all changes who you will be tomorrow, next week, and a year from now. Self-care is self-advocacy.
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“I like things to happen, and if they don’t happen... I like to make them happen.”
Make your dreams happen.
Have big ambitions.
I was always told if you chop your own wood it will warm you twice which is SO TRUE. So work... and work HARD. Set a goal and keep working hard until you reach that goal. Nothing worth having is gonna be given to you!
Double tap if you have some big goals you’re gonna work on this week!!
NEW NEWS 😲 Official announcement ‼️We've got something exciting arriving at the end of the month. It's less of a "what" and more of a "how"...follow us this week as we roll out some insider updates. *Hint* may rhyme with: decryption, transcription, prediction....Which we'd love to hear some of! 🙃 Comment below! #paruteabar#teawithparu#punnyjokes
True story... once my clients' projects started piling up, my own blog took the back burner... a little embarrassing as a professional blogger! 😳 I've since treated myself to some tough love, because blogging HELPS your business in so many ways.
Is there something holding you back from blogging for your business (and your growth)? If so, it doesn't have to be that way... here are 5 reasons you should challenge your excuses and make blogging for your design biz a priority... Link in bio 👆🏼
3 1412 minutes ago
#creativejuice on tap! What if this was the case for beer though...that’d be a distaster. Or would it? 🤣
1 1613 minutes ago
How to deal on the mornings you wake up scatterbrained and head whirling:
Step One: unplug and get your head out of social media.
Step Two: Pull out a notebook or piece of paper.
Step Three: Ask yourself “what do I need to hear/know today?” and brain dump whatever comes out. This is NOT a to do list, let’s get under the should’s and go deeper!
My answers today:
Nurture yourself, your projects.
Release attachment to numbers and outcomes.
It’s all coming.
Lean into what is good.
Relax, savor, ENJOY the present.
1 1213 minutes ago
Most of my days consist of coffee, then my mind can open and be creative. As a business owner, I read a lot of information simply because I want to be better at what I do. One thing that I hear a lot of people say is to wake up early and you'll be a success. +
Do you agree that waking up earlier makes you a greater success?
I'll admit I don't wake up early, 10 am is when I can efficiently start my business day. Does that make me a bad business owner? Sometimes late night sessions are my jam. Now if you said Karen you have to be up early to meet with Beyonce that's a different story lol. Just make sure I have a strong Starbucks in hand.
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1 214 minutes ago
“My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9
Found myself meditating on this scripture this morning. I have always found this scripture to be encouraging. I love the feeling of knowing that Christ will be there on my weakest days and when I needed him the most. •
However, I found my thoughts this morning to be critical. “Why does his power have to be strongest when I’m the weakest.” “Does his strength not exceed in days where I’m doing well?”
As I caught myself in my thoughts I begun to feel guilty that I allowed these thoughts cloud my mind. I felt guilty that I had let doubt come into my heart without realizing it.
Then I stood back and watched God minister to my heart. I saw his power strengthen my heart as I reflected on this scripture. I saw his kindness lead me back to trust him and his word. He opened my heart and eyes to understand. •
And at that moment it made sense. Weakness is not always a moment of struggle or a moment when I am hurting. Sometimes it’s just that moment of doubt or insecurity that creeps into our minds.
Hay un hermoso brillo ✨ que acompaña a quienes eligen trabajar en su mundo interior. Esa energía ligera que no necesita palabras pero dice mucho 😉.
1 2915 minutes ago
On my Facebook Page yesterday, I shared a peek inside a chat I had with @mylovemedicalaesthetics last week, showing her how she could easily create some pillar content since she has never really blogged before and didn't know if it would be helpful to her business. My friends, if content creation is scary for you, just grab a client and have a conversation, and record it with your phone or webcam. It can be as simple as that, and then you can get fancier later!
Watch the video at which is my link in profile today 💃🏻
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Every emotion is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every feeling is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every heart desire is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every body is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every stage of life is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every joy and every grief is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every love and every loss is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every letting go and forgiving is holy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You are holy. Even when you feel that you aren’t. Even when your feelings feel everything but holy or sacred. Even when you’re falling short or messing up. Even the parts of you that feel shame, guilt or embarrassment. You are holy, entirely and for infinity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We’re in our last days of summer, and I want to fit in all the sunsets I can, because one week from today our weekday sunsets will undoubtedly be trumped by all the chaos that comes with school, homework, lessons, practicing and soccer.
I’m over here trying to think how we could possibly make life a bit more slow-paced the next nine months, but I don’t even know if that’s possible with four kids... What does your school year look like? Have you found a way to slow things down? Or do you just embrace the chaos?
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IMPORTANT QUESTION for you guys about guilt and not feeling good enough. . . if you feel doubt in your life, where does it come from and what triggers it? For me, when I compare my career to other people in the industry, I feel insecure. I start to doubt if I’m good enough, if I’ve grown enough, if I’ll ever be good enough. It’s a strong drive in me to always push, learn, and grow. I’ll be completely honest with you, it can leave me feeling depressed at times and feeling like I’m just not good enough. It’s so hard to snap out of it when I feel like this but I try to remember how far I’ve come and use that feeling to push me forward. I try to remind myself that everyone’s journey is a little different. I’m not that person that picks up a camera and a year later is featured on big name blogs or magazines like #GWS or #theknot. I’m not a technical person, I don’t like the technical side of photography at all (which is one of the many reasons I love having Andy as my partner). But I am passionate about people, about art, and about storytelling. My favorite part of my job is looking through a complete gallery and seeing the story we told through pictures. A story that their children will one day discover and through this story, they will know their parents in a way they didn’t before. I love making a Bride and Groom feel special and being their confidant on their big day. Reminding them to take a breath and enjoy their day. I love working with people and seeing my smile make them smile. I love what I do more than I can say. I feel so lucky and I hope, in some way, I never lose my drive to learn and grow. Tell me, what makes you feel doubt and how do you snap out of it? How do you remind yourself you are good enough and you are on the right path????? (I really want to open a dialogue so please feel free to share.)
1 925 minutes ago
This reminds me of a storm brewing. That moment right before it’s about to pour, when you know you have about a minute to take cover, am i only one that sometimes likes getting stuck in a rainstorm and having to run in the rain knowing it’s useless and to just enjoy it? 🌦🌧⛈💦 “New Moon Rising”, 5”x7”, mixed media on yupo - AVAILABLE
Can we have a moment of silence for those good hair days? And with @lacedhairexstentions every day is a good hair day.
7 8434 hours ago
Summer is almost over. Officially time to remember what day of the week it is. 🤪
Tonight I stand strong for others. For all the women out there who have still yet to find their path, their passion, their fulfillment⚡️
Let me tell you a story. In the midst of one of the busiest days I've had in a while today, I received a letter. It was a birthday card from some coaches on my team. One of my favorite lines was "Thank you for pushing and dreaming FOR and WITH us!" 🙌🏼 Also inside was the necklace with a "D" on it (the one in this picture). The note said "This D is not just to represent your beautiful self (and nickname!) but as a constant reminder of the number of lives you touch"...
I was speechless. I cried. Stopped and cried again. The best cry you could ever ask for 😭
And then when I sent a thank you video, I received tears back in return. We were all a bunch of hot messes shedding tears full of happiness and gratitude 🙏🏼
I never knew this would happen, but let me tell you... we are just getting started. My coaches tell me I change their lives, but truth is, they're changing mine in return. Now that's beautiful 💓 #coachlife#babessupportbabes
I think fashion isn’t just about clothes or shoes, but also about your perfume. It’s the perfect completion to any outfit! This is my fav perfume right now - loving Skylar’s consciously-crafted, natural, hypoallergenic Arrow scent.
Clean • Hypoallergenic • Paraben-free • Phthalate-free • Crafted by hand in LA. Link in bio to grab one of your own for 10% off with SCENTS10!! #skylarbody#ambskysp#ambcollab
10 4303 hours ago
Happy mail never looked so sweet 😊 The evolution of our wrapping is something that I talked about on @dreamersthatdopodcast and boy has it been a journey! On another note, we have already started prepping for Christmas season...can that be true?! Fall is my favorite time so I’m looking forward to it, but I also want life to stop moving so dang fast!
17 4353 hours ago
Said I'm living my best life .
In frame: @itsshowtimej