Category Archives: Quotes

Gifts to be Shared . . .

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I’m always reading up on branding and marketing here and there or taking a webinar for something business related. Last week I finished an online course to help jumpstart the launch of my line. I will share more about it in an upcoming post, but one of the assignments we were given was to create a manifesto for our businesses. I love manifestos. They really give you an up close and personal view of what a company is about . . . at least the good ones do.  Anyway, I have been putting together a company vision book over the past few years. In it, I paste images, words, quotes and anything that relates to my business vision. I have written ideas and blurbs about my company and what we believe in in different places throughout the book, but never really brought it all together. So actually sitting down to create a manifesto was an interesting assignment and I loved it!! I can’t wait to share it with you. While I was writing it, I realized that my manifesto was really just made up of my core values and beliefs. (duh) The quote I made above is born of one of my core beliefs. Often, it is easy to overlook the gifts around you, or even to be annoyed by them! Some of the gifts we possess we are not even using to the fullest extent. Take today to be on the look out for the gifts around you. Have your own treasure hunt and seek them out amongst those you know. You might be surprised at what you find. Many of the gifts of our friends and family members are complementary to our own, and the ones that are not, can actually help us to grow!

xx,

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Let’s Talk:: What’s Your Style Philosophy? Pt. 1

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This quote from Anna Wintour pretty much sums up the core of my style philosophy. I’m big on maintaining individuality. I think the beauty of humanity is that we were created as unique individuals, and it completely undermines God’s creativity when we all end up looking the same. I find it interesting when I’m shopping or out and about with friends, and someone picks up an item and says “This reminds me of you.” To me that means there is something identifiable about my style that she has picked up on. Style is personal for me. It’s something I take time to curate. Something that I enjoy creating. It is a tactile extension of my personality that helps to visually define who I am to the outside world. That’s why I love this quote so much, it succinctly defines my style philosophy. It speaks to the creativity of personal style, the uniqueness of making it our own, and the identities we create or enhance through our choice of dress.

How would you describe your style philosophy? Tell us in the comments below!!

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Duly Noted and Quoted: Kill Fear and Live!!!

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Just a quick post from my phone. (gotta love technology!)  I’m working on a fun new project that I can’t wait to share with you guys! In the meantime, I found the quote pictured above and had to pass it on. Remember that fear often shows up as doubt, criticism, worry and complaints. It wears many hats. Don’t let any form of fear take root and grab hold of your dreams!! Go out there and live! Make it happen on this beautiful Wednesday!!

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