This week I experienced a few things that really pushed me out of my comfort zone. Not gonna lie, I was nervous/scared/uncomfortable... all the things, but at the same time... I am super grateful, b/c I wholeheartedly believe that our comfort zones are nothing more than self inflected barriers. Barriers to growth, experience & much more. Pushing through those uncomfortable moments is how we learn about ourselves and the world around us. Doing the thing that is hard, is often the thing that brings the greatest reward.
Whose with me? Can you think of a time you pushed yourself past an uncomfortable barrier and we’re better off for it?
Photo by the lovely and VERY talented @anomalyphotographer
Edited by me.
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E. X. P. R. E. S. S. I. V. E. 🌻
Take the time
To be with yourself
To hear your thoughts
And feels ur heart beat
Take the time
To live purposefully
Everyone is so busy
Take the time
To express yourself
Love your flaws
And take a chance in life
It’s time to live consciously
To live lovingly
✨You just never know where taking the time can take you✨
I love those posts that tell you how to #supportmakers ! There are so many more ways than just purchasing. 👇🏻
-Like their post
-Comment of their stuff (it really does help us)
-Share their posts and work!
-Tell them they’re doing great!
These are all free and super effective ways to support your small makers (and small businesses in general)! I’m so thankful for you all and GIDDY that this is what I get to do. ❤️
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Looking for a cafe that's out of this world? 🚀 Check out Filosophy Pastry & Espresso Bar featuring Chris Harms' cosmic artwork until January 3, 2020. #HelloHost
Last night I attended a lovely Sip & Sketch get-together with a group of creative community folks. So fun! I have never been to one of these types of events because I get nervous about creating around others (ahhh pressure!!!), but it ended up being a really relaxing and supportive environment.
It was so nice to create with pressure and hangout with like minded people + work on a project I haven't done in ages, embroidery! We all also started doodling on a huge sketch pad together and hopefully after a couple more gatherings, we will have filled the entire page with communal drawings!
There is something about intentionally coming together to create that is so special. It was like some creative mojo was in the air connecting us and we all just felt inspired and encouraged by those in attendance. There were so many attendees that the camera frame couldn't capture us all! Solid experience, would recommend and do again, 10/10. Special thanks to @fernewt for organizing and @poulsbohemiancoffeehouse for hosting the monthly event!
Does anyone else regularly attend a collective creating group? I'd love to know about your experience!
It’s cosy, warm + woody...what’s not to love?! We’ll be lighting this tonight whilst we snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and a glass of wine. A nice relaxing weekend is much needed and I for one am so looking forward to not having the school run tomorrow!
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The holiday collection is LIVE!! 🥂💃🏻🎄🌟 .
Thank you for all the love over this little collection. It’s small but mighty! Head over to the website for all the shimmery champagne and gunmetal earrings your heart could ever desire🙌🏼✨.
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It’s #FridayIntroductions in the creative world, and since I haven’t done one in a while, so I thought what the heck! 🤷🏽♀️ A few quick facts about me: I’ve seen Gilmore Girls no less than 30 times start to finish. It’s a lifestyle. I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl👖 I am obsessed w my @onepeloton bike 🚴🏽♀️ I have a foul mouth and sense of humor 🤭 and lastly, I am thankful for all of YOU! Past clients, future clients, prospective clients, friends and family. Thank you for supporting my little business 😘 What’s a fun fact about you?!
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Happy Gotcha Day to my girl! 6 years ago today you made me a Mommy 💕 I love you forever!
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Closing in on turkey day festivities. If you are traveling this weekend, be safe friends!
"Stick" the kids with us during @sowaboston's Winter Festival, as we host our popular WashiShop workshop in a cheerful and colorful collaboration with renowned Japanese brand MT Washi Tape. We are offering this holiday-themed washi workshop Saturday December 7th at 1–2pm and 3–4pm.
Christmas is in 33 days!? That's bananas! ( or maybe it's gingerbread? Do we change that saying based on what month we are in? Maybe we should!) • Grab a gift tag stamp, and some blank tags in the shop, for all your gift wrapping needs!
Pfieuf! All the hard work for prep and set up is so worth is to see everything come together! We're ready for ya @handmademarketniagara Come shop, sip, and savour everything handmade today from 12-9, tomorrow 9-6, and Sunday 10-5
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“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author
HOW I WRITE COPY YOU’LL LOVE 💛⠀
One of my favourite things in the world is when I write copy for a client who lights up with delight as they read it. ⠀
I strive for this reaction each and every time that I write copy. ✍🏻⠀
So, you may be wondering... how do I effectively write for your unique brand voice in an authentic way?⠀
Because my process encourages authenticity and collaboration. 👯♀️⠀
Here's a peek into how my copywriting package works: ⠀
1. We have a discovery call to assess your project and select the package which best suits you.⠀
2. You select the package you’d like to take, sign the contract, and make any associated payment. ⠀
3. You fill in my signature brand questionnaire so I learn everything about you and your company.⠀
4. We have a 1:1 brand intensive call, where I ask all the questions I need to know to write authentically from your voice. ⠀
5. I mock up your copy in a wireframe based on your web template or design, which you approve before I get writing. ⠀
6. I write delightful, creative brand story copy for your website! ⠀
7. You have up to 2 rounds of revision in case there's anything you want to change. ⠀
8. We have a final call to run through the site content and transfer final files.⠀
Now booking discovery calls! Drop a 🔥below if you're ready to book yours! ⠀
Have you visited my brand new website yet? I am still working on it as I go of course. The Gallery Shop is visible but you must have a password to view. The SHOP officially opens on Monday, November 25 until December 15 to allow time for shipping! You can SIGN UP on my website for the password or DM me here with your email address. #themariecollection#robinmarieart@thestudiosource
In spite of the gloomy weather in Charlotte, NC, our mood is amazing - weekend is almost here! 🍿
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Getting lots of questions on a visual for clips and headbands so here is my daughter for reference. The two pom poms on the headband are smaller than the clip so are ideal for babies and up. She is 3 1/2. ❤️
The Kelsey calligraphy style was the first that I developed, and will always be one of my favorites. Did you know, Kelsey is also my middle name? It only felt fitting to give my original calligraphy style such an important monaker.
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Yes! Tomorrow is the day of the Etsy Made Local Market 🎈@blokhuispoortleeuwarden
Come by to check out my artwork, framed illustrations and home decor. Together with lots of other great etsysellers.
A surprise trip to New York and a proposal in Central Park was how their wedding planning chapter began that lead them to their Georgia I Do’s 💍
Last Sunday Jessica + Mike made a commitment to stand strong together in love and faith and immediately put that to use as from their wedding reception they headed to WV to be with Jessica father who entered hospice earlier that day. Moving their wedding to this earlier date was very important to both of them and their families knowing of her father’s declining health. Thankfully Jessica’s sister in law was able to stream the wedding so Jessica parents could watch the ceremony and some other parts of the day! While there were tears, I know that sharing these moments with her parents are priceless 💙
So, on this Friday and every day, I offer the reminder to walk in faith and hold on to each other ...tight... because in happy times and sad times, no matter the season or the reason faith and love will get you through 🙏🏻
Eddie wants YOU to support small business this holiday season! Everything from Reverie By MT is handmade by me! So when you’re shopping this holiday season, consider handmade & small businesses! .
To love, love
To love, love
Note to self on repeat:
You’re worthy of all the genuine love in the world, and the first place to start with is yourself.
No, you’re not cocky. No, you’re not arrogant.
But you’re pretty damn exceptional, P.
Sip yourself full and love yourself so.
Het is een dag gewijd aan doen wat ik op dat moment nodig denk te hebben. Dat kan dus zijn: werken aan mijn eigen onderneming, een persoonlijk project starten, of ‘simpelweg’ uitrusten... ✨ Al die dingen waar ik zo makkelijk niet aan toe kom vanwege lopende projecten voor klanten.
En vandaag was het tijd om uit te rusten — Om eerder te stoppen met werken en mijn weekend alvast te beginnen. Ik ben dol op mijn werk, maar ik weet ook dat het oké is om een stapje terug te doen en dat een pauze nemen zó belangrijk is voor mijn creatieve gezondheid. 💫
For a couple of weeks now, I schedule a #creativehealthday once a week. I got this idea from Abbey of @wayfarerdesignstudio, and I love it! 🙏🏽💛
It's a day devoted to doing whatever I feel like I need on that day. That can be working on my own business, do a personal project, or ’simply’ rest... ✨ All those things that can so easily get pushed to the side because of client work.
Texture + type play. Love this new font discovery - Ohno Blazeface by @ohnotypeco - which might not end up being right for this project but it was fun to play with 😍
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◾️◾️ BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ◾️◾️
✨They are here!!!✨
“Ceeellllleeebrate good times come on!! Waahhhooo!! It’s a celebration!!” - lol this song just came on the radio and I can’t help but just think it is so, so fitting to these deals!! 🎉
15% off SITEWIDE, 25% if you play your cards right!! FREE shipping off $50+ 🎁🎄the sale even includes all the holiday sets!! Don’t even get me started on the value in those sets at the discounted price 😅👏🏼
This is easily the best sale of the year!! Run!! Get your gifts, get your self something! Stock up!!
Don’t leave money on the table!!!💰Remember to join our rewards program for 25% off!! Details in my stories today!! No crazy autoships or minimums or any of that junk! Just helps you save money and gets you a free product when you join!! You know where to find the link!
So, tell me, what are you putting in your cart today!! And tag a friend so they don’t miss out on the deals!! Sharing is caring!👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
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• my classic heart design for a silver wedding anniversary card. Personalise yours in any way, Choose your colours and words! •
The initial idea for WOMANISH came to me in the shower, where all great ideas are born lol. The name was different but the mission & vision have been the same. I think God talks to me the most while I'm in the shower! Yes, this was a God given idea and He will be the reason it comes to life!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WOMANISH: Welcome to a movement that explore expressions of identity & perspectives through visual & physical exhibitions produced by womxn.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This exhibition is going to everything I could have dreamed of and more.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Recreating the magic!
It is one thing to do for yourself and another when asked to do for someone else!! The only thing common is the inner child that dances to the common tune 🤗
HARD PILL TO SWALLOW: you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea 💊⠀
No literally. If life lessons came in the form of pills, you would see me gagging on this horse pill a million times before my mom would just try to crush it up for me and mix it with mint chocolate chip ice cream. Where i would then still tell her in my dramatic fashion that i still taste it. (Mom do you remember this because i do)⠀
My point: the fact that not everyone will like me has been the hardest thing for me to accept and the most common thing that adds stress to my life since i was young.⠀
My life’s goal was to be everyone’s cup of tea. But what about when they like coffee? Great, I’ll be coffee for you! But you want decaf? Okay let me try that out. You want cream but this person over here likes their coffee black? On it! Oh and Cheryl over here only likes Diet Coke. AWESOME I CAN DO THAT FOR YOU CHERYL. 😅⠀
❌ False. I could not do it. ⠀
So my mantra at the start of this year was simple: Nothing to Prove.⠀
Shoot, I even got it engraved on a bracelet! ⠀
And while it was sooooo incredibly imperfect, i can say 11 months later that I have some how managed to learn how to swallow this.⠀
You. Can. Not. Be. Everyone’s. Cup. Of. Tea. Because. Not. Everyone. Likes. Tea.⠀
Instead of watering ourselves down, always trying to prove we’re nice enough, smart enough, successful enough, positive enough, funny enough, etc....what if we just rocked our own kind of beautiful?⠀
I’ll tell you what would happen. The people who LOVE YOUR TEA will find you and hang out with you and love you fiercely because they get you and they see you. And then you could be the vibrant flavor you were meant to be instead of being the watered down, flavorless tea that brings joy to no one.⠀
Look at the millions of species of animals the Lord created. Consider how every sunrise and snowflake is unique. See the different purposes for each individual plant he created. 🌱 You were made this way for a reason. Go be the BEST version of THAT.⠀
And that’s the tea. 🐸☕️⠀
New pencil pouches are up on the site! I’m hoping you can relate to this one! I sure can. Be sure to tag your own hoarding pals!
Thank you for all the kind words sent over today - I’ve been struggling a bit lately and I shared that more in depth on my stories. I’m still learning a lot as I go - and that’s the fun part. Thanks for being so much yellow to me!
Calling all Crafty Babes! Drop your business, etsy shop, or just what you love to create in the comments! We want to see your goodies 😍❤️. *
And check out this super dope mat from a @glamcrafting class I took with @ainotew! Let’s just say I have the lit-est🔥 front door in my neighborhood 🤣. Behind the scenes shots in our stories today! #businessbabes#glamcrafting
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The happiest calendar you ever did see!
This week we are releasing all sorts of new products. Type 6 candle tonight - some new stationery goodies, Christmas cards are going to be here soon!!! And I’m working on gift guides today! ❤️ Twenty Seven has grown up kind of fast. The store opened and online sales went nutty simultaneously. I really had no systems in place, help lined up, or a plan to get it done. Because I truly wasn’t expecting something like this! Though I’m overwhelmed with gratitude, I’ve also been overwhelmed and anxious. Because it’s a lot to handle.
BUT in the last few weeks I have gotten the help I need to get this done and a team I trust wholeheartedly has formed. I am constantly reminded of how much more can be done with the help of community. We aren’t meant to go it alone.
Just want to say a big giant huge thank you to those who have come along side me, adopted this dream, and helped me so much!
I am not in the business of making you look your skinniest. Let me say it again for those in the back. I am NOT in the business of making you look your skinniest. I want to make clothes that say, “my body isn’t here for your delight, it’s here for mine.” We live in a society that teaches that thin is the most desirable trait you can have. Industry capitalizes on making you feel like how you look isn’t good enough. I’m here to say that you are exactly the way you’re supposed to be and you’re allowed to wear clothes that make you feel whole, seen and held. Toluwa wears pant 3 in hemp organic cotton canvas in mushroom and t-shirt 4 in hemp organic cotton canvas in cinder stripe, both online.
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