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.
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).
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?
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.
Don’t let fear get in the way.
I mostly receive inspiration from food and nature, but anything can strike me as inspirational.
It would definitely be Sara Blakely of Spanx.
Yes, it finally feels balanced, but it took some time to get there.
I love that I have freedom.
What is your indispensable gadget: My Mophie Juicepack. It’s a lifesaver!
Favorite item in your closet: My many pairs of Havaianas flip-flops.
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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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.
How to Request Reference Letters:
Here is an easy step-by-step process for writing letter of recommendation requests:
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.
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!
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.
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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1. Make-Up Bag, 2. iPhone 3. Assortment of Lipgloss 4. Notebook 5. Earrings from Wrist Soiree
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 Furbish. But wait, there’s more!