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Favorite productivity tools for small business owners

October 13th, 2017 Posted by Business, Goals, Lifestyle No Comment yet

 “Work with all your heart, because-I promise-if you show up for your work day after day after day after day, you just might get lucky enough some random morning to burst right into bloom.” 

Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

I’m on maternity leave right now, and it’s been a rare break in my entrepreneurial career. Never have I taken this much time off before, and it feels needed, indulgent, and a little scary. I find myself with anxious thoughts like: Will my clients be there when I return? Will I have time to work with a newborn? What if it just all goes to hell in a hand basket?


mood boards for 2017 in life and business

Create a mood board for 2017

December 21st, 2016 Posted by Design, Goals, Lifestyle No Comment yet

Goals are great, I totally love goals. But sometimes articulating my goals is  a little hard and a little too specific. A mood board for the year is like a baby step towards a goal. As a graphic designer, I build mood boards for my clients often – it’s usually one of the first things I send to them before we fully get going on a project. 


summer 2016 bucket list

Summer Bucket List!

July 14th, 2016 Posted by Goals, Lifestyle, Lists No Comment yet

I’ve been so inspired by all the summer bucket list posts I’ve seen on the internet these days–and just people out there on social media doing some quintessential summery things–I had to make my own list! 


How I'm upping my game this year

PJS Musings: Upping My Game

June 28th, 2016 Posted by Goals, Lifestyle No Comment yet

It seems like even though my 2016 “words for the year” are focus and grace (yes, I had to pick two!) since moving to Redmond, OR it’s clear that my words for the year have shifted. I keep telling myself in my head over and over again to just up my game! 

With this move, it feels more like my phrase for the year is now: “up your game!”


My Favorite Things #2: Back To School Shopping

August 23rd, 2014 Posted by Goals, Lifestyle, Shopping, Style 2 comments

I love this time of year. Fall means starting over with a new set of freshly sharpened pencils. It is finding new friends and connecting with old ones. It is cooler weather (my favorite) and cozy nights at home. Back to school shopping is something I always look forward to and I think I do it now even as an adult with no kids. I just want to have that fresh start, and intentionally say to myself, “these are the things I want to do this year, these are the things I want to be this year.”  

I took a look around at some key items I felt I was missing. These are things, but also recipes to try, methods to master, and concepts to learn. Here’s what’s on my “adult back to school list”: 

back to school shopping

1. Lodge Combo Cooker. I want to make Tartine Bread

2. Fremont bridge cuff bracelet

 3. Experiment with gouache paints

4. The ultimate modern pitcher

5. The perfect rain boots for the pumpkin patch. 

6. Love this blue and white plaid shirt. I don’t care if it is a men’s, I’d still wear it. 

7. I saw a girl walking down the street with almost this skirt. I did a double take. 

8. Gotta have the perfect bag

9. Oh this book. The cover alone.

10. This is going to be my mantra for the year. 

 And that’s not all… 

I want to make this apple tart.

This broccoli dish from Nigel Slater. 

Make a cinnamon loaf that is swirled like this. 

Work on growing my hair out to be this. 

Learn more about food photography, lighting, being creative and managing my time from skillshare (I love learning!)

Fall brings so many welcome changes. Be the person you want to be, and do it with intention. 


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