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It seems like there’s an inverse relationship between things happening in life outside my computer screen and things happening on the blog. With the holidays rapidly approaching, there’s a stillness developing over here. I’ve had a lot of content ideas lately but I find myself wanting to save them for January. This will likely be the last normal post on here for 2014, though you may see me back for a yearly recap, because I do like those.


This weekend is all about everything Christmas. Christmas cards, Christmas shopping, baking… you know the drill. And since it’s that time of year (and I can’t say it enough): I really appreciate you guys. Thanks for stopping by here every once in a while. What are you up to this weekend?

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Great ideas for refreshing your biz for the new year.

It’s not too late to start planning for 2015!

Because we all want to be valued for our expertise, right?

I’ve spent a lot of time organizing my boards lately.

I love printable gift tags this time of year.

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A modern pastel moodboard.

I’m a big believer in hierarchy.

Jumping into December.

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It’s Friday! I’ve been hustlin’ to get ready for In Retrospect over the last few weeks (you only have this weekend left to register!) and two things have helped. Number 1: spending time outside and enjoying the leaves (with my main furry friend, of course.)

And number 2: getting together with other ladies who get it. Last week I got together with Carina and Shayla (on separate occasions), and it made my week so much better. I’ve been more productive this week, and I think that recharge played a part.


Even though most weekends don’t involve work for me lately, I think I’ll be doing some during this one. But that’s okay. We’re getting together with law school friends tomorrow night, and then we’ve also been talking about seeing Interstellar or Big Hero 6. What are you up to this weekend?

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I’m participating in the DYOB blog tour later this month, and I’m loving all the posts so far!

Love this post on being a creative expert.

Really looking forward to the 2015 Business Planathon next week! Get in on it- it’s free!

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I shared this fun and girly moodboard!

Jumping into November.

3 strategies I’ve used to master my to-do lists.

And finally, don’t miss registration for In Retrospect! This is my first ecourse, so you’ll get a little extra love if you sign up.

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I should rename this feature “Starred this Fortnight.” But I won’t.


My college homecoming is this weekend! Our plans are a little up in the air because Brian seems to have come down with the same illness that I had right after my trip to Cincinnati, but hopefully things will work out for a weekend of friends, fun, and food. What are you up to this weekend?

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Have you ever considered deleting your Facebook page? This is a great post to read.

Loved this post on how to build your creative tribe.

Really interesting post about selling to your small list.

Loved this post and this podcast on lessons learned in your 20s.

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Launched new websites for Paige Simple and Five Dot Design!

I blogged the more personal side of the story behind my new ecourse, In Retrospect. (The early bird rate only goes through the weekend, sign up ASAP!)

I rounded up some of my favorite cute mugs.

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See? I’m trying hard to get back in the rhythm here. So let’s get to it!


Right now I’m out of town with my mom and grandmother visiting relatives in the Cincinnati area. My grandmother grew up here and my mom was born here, but this is my first time here! It feels good to get away for a little bit. What are you up to this weekend?

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I didn’t make it to Designer VACA this year, but this post seemed like the next best thing.

Loving this new lettering series.

Great tips on how to streamline your process.

I always like reading about other entrepreneur’s journeys over time.

I use these tools also! Great round up.

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I shared my fear confession on Organized Creatives!

A little bucket list of fall things.

I talked about the new blog design for Driven by Decor!

I recapped the last month.

My wishlist for 26.

My tips for an about page.

I wrote about my new ecourse, In Retrospect (!!!) in my newsletter. More to come!