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6 In Design/ Guidebook

Pinterest Cover Work

So recently our Pinterest got a little makeover…ok, so a major makeover. Our Pinterest Pinboard cover got a bright new makeover, and I’ll be sharing that with you today because several of our followers were commenting on our page and photos asking how we did it.  First, I want to point out that the inspiration came from Bauble Bar’s Pinterest board. One of our fellow Pinners shared Stripes & Sequins link with notes on how to do revamp. Grace is the social media manager for Bauble Bar, and our graphic designer Mary followed Grace’s footsteps to create the final product.

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14 In Advice/ Fashion/ People/ Style

Consider Me Inspired

Tasha in Vintage Duster & Christian Louboutin's

Why is it so hard for people to utter the words, “Consider Me Inspired?” The phrase literally takes less than five seconds to type or say. When someone copies other people’s work, we are quick to say, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” That sentiment is a bucket of lies. People who lack originality and creativity say things like, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” are only masking the fact that they’re just like everyone else–carbon copies. For me, there is inspiration everywhere, so I’ve never understood why people would want to be a carbon copy of another person. However, it’s something that happens daily. We see someone come up with a great idea, and then someone comes along and copies it without giving the original creator credit (or at least changing the original a bit). Continue Reading →

0 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: Belle Butters

What's In Your Bag: Tasha Burton of Belle Butters Tasha Burton

1. Wallet 2. Notebook 3. iphone with Mophie case 4. Lady Belle Roller Ball Perfume 5. Lipgloss and pen 6. Business Cards 7. Unyevu Butter

What’s your biggest accomplishment? 

I’ve been in business for four years, and I’m still here.

What are three books you would recommend to our readers? 

I would recommend; The Four Agreements, Why Is God Laughing, and The Book of Secrets.

What’s your advice to someone interested in starting their own business?  
Don’t let fear get in the way.
Where do you receive inspiration?  
I mostly receive inspiration from food and nature, but anything can strike me as inspirational. Tasha WIYB Bag
If you could have one famous entrepreneur as your mentor who would it be?  
It would definitely be Sara Blakely of Spanx.
Do you feel your life is balanced between work life and personal life? 
Yes, it finally feels balanced, but it took some time to get there.
What is your favorite thing about running your own business? 
I love that I have freedom.
What is your indispensable gadget: My Mophie Juicepack. It’s a lifesaver!
What’s your favorite app?  VSCO Cam
Favorite account to follow on Twitter:  @thegoldenmirro
Favorite item in your closet:  My many pairs of Havaianas flip-flops.
To learn more about Tasha follow her on twitter, peek into her life on instagram, like her on Facebook and of course stock up on some butters
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2 In Apps/ How To/ Startup Life/ Technology

How to Choose a Business Name

How To Choose A Business Name

This is the single most difficult decision you will have to make when creating your business. How do you embody everything you want to say about your business (your baby) into one single word–that’s catchy and memorable? We know it’s rough, so we are going to share some tips that will hopefully make it easier for you. Let us know how else we can help in the comments below.
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3 In Interviews/ People

What’s In Your Bag: Love Cortnie

What's In Your Bag: Love Cortnie

1. Notebook + pen 2. iphone charge 3. wallet 4. business card holder 5. Mac products 6. hand sanitizer 7. keys 8. gum 9. iphone 10. lotion

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

I think it’s amazing that my bags were featured on many websites and blogs. My story was published on Refinery29 and in Washingtonian magazine. But, my biggest accomplishment is that I’ve made it to my second year in business! I’ve learned a lot and there were and are many challenges, but it is very rewarding to know that people love my clutches.

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1 In College Life/ People

How to Request Reference Letters

How to request a reference letter when in college.

How to Request Reference Letters:

Here is an easy step-by-step process for writing letter of recommendation requests:

Step 1:

Personalize the greeting. Use something like, “Dear,” and then add the appropriate job title. Make sure you do not use the wrong title. For instance if you say Ms. instead of Dr. that is disrespectful of all the hard work they went through to get that title. Never use “To Whom it May Concern,” that phrase makes you sound impersonal, cold and it makes them less likely to take the time out of their day to help you.

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1 In Book Reviews/ People

Are You About The Freelance Life

my so called freelance life

First, let me be honest and say, “I have completely slipped on writing book reviews.” While being consumed with my trip to Raleigh in May, and then the crazy-good-hectic June, book reading was put on the back burner.

Once you become an entrepreneur, small business owner, or a start-up business, you are now a freelancer. Your income is not based on a salary that a company is going to cut the check from their accounts. You have to go out and earn every penny. Your work ethic will dictate your paycheck. If you slack, a bill does not get paid or worse you end up with no clients. Reading My So Called Freelance life shared great insight for me about how to manage the responsibilities of a business.  But wait, there’s more!

0 In Advice/ People

Entrepreneurs Addicted To Success

Mark Cuban Quote

I am a lurker on twitter. A majority of my day is spent reading articles, forums, blog posts, all while running a company. I lurk on social media and select articles to read later.  Addicted To Success tweeted a link to 20 Unstoppable Entrepreneurs the other day. While reading the list, I knew everyone on there. Some of my favorite people where quoted; Elon, Sir Richard Branson and Sara. I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes to help inspire you.

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3 In Growth/ People

Every Day A Friday

Every Day A Friday Joel Osteen

I picked up Joel Osteen’s book, Every Day A Friday a couple of weeks ago from my public library (proud card carrier), and I didn’t even think to read it. It sat there for a week, and I decided to return it to the library. This past Friday, I was at Hashtings walking around the Christian section looking for I Declare by Joel Osteen. I was fixed on getting that book in my life. Well it turns out, God was fixed on me reading Every Day A Friday. It immediately caught my eyes on the shelf, so I picked up and started reading it.

My mentor in college was a member of Lakewood  and knows the Osteen family personally. For a long time, I just didn’t get the “mega” church. How can a pastor be so successful  and have all these beautiful things, but the congregation suffers? It finally hit me that Joel was the messenger given the tools to help others in their purpose. If people didn’t use the tools and listen to the message, it was their own faults for not prospering. He did his part but we must do ours as well.

Okay, back to the book and its phenomenal message. This is my first book I have read by Joel and it hit home to how I am feeling right now. There are seven sections in the book, so I read a section a day. The subtitle says, “how to be happier in 7 days a week,” and that meant a daily process of contemplation and change.

In section I of the book, he mentions that just because we are in a certain place in our lives that we didn’t think we would be in, that doesn’t mean we did something wrong. God is teaching us a lesson. I realized that what was going on in my life at that very moment was that I was learning a lesson. Luckily, God gives us tests/lessons daily, and it is up to us to decide whether we pass or fail.

Joel also talks about living in each moment. When you say you can’t live “your Super Bowl” daily or feel like you cant always reach the top of the mountain, that is just God saying that he has a different adventure/game to do now. It isn’t about always being successful or always being down on your luck, it takes each step in between to have a full and enriched life. If you have ever heard Joel Osteen preach, some of those messages are in this book. He is a great story teller so you can visualize what he is discussing on a variety of topics.

All in all, I’m glad God directed me to read this book. I needed that extra pep in my step. I happen to be worried about too many things right now that aren’t worth worrying about. I was also giving people too much power over my life, while at the same time asking God to control everything. If you get a chance pick up this book, don’t leave it on the shelf like I did.

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6 In Interviews/ People

Whats In Your Bag: Wrist Soiree

Whats In Your Bag: Wrist Soiree

1. Make-Up Bag, 2. iPhone 3. Assortment of Lipgloss 4. Notebook 5. Earrings from Wrist Soiree

What’s your biggest accomplishment? I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you’re referring to something other than giving birth 3 times. 🙂 Right now, my biggest accomplishment is starting a shop and sticking with it.  I have enjoyed watching my shop grow and watching myself grow in the process! Continue Reading →

4 In Design/ Visual Concept

Building My New Office

Furbisg pink lines sofa

I am currently planning a move to a new city that has a spacious beautiful loft calling my name. I will talk “the move” later on. Secretly, I have a serious obsession with interior design. I personally believe fashion and interior design go hand and hand. The key to both are to find pieces that inspire and make you giddy.

My jaw dropped when Mattie tweeted this sofa. I quietly prayed to myself that the link directed to an actual place to purchase. When it did, I thought this couch would be perfect for my office. Say Hello to FurbishBut wait, there’s more!

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