As I dream about my future home and future space one thing that my husband and I agree on is that we want it to be cozy but spacious for our large family. Especially since he is such a homebody. I have heard people say that when you walk into the house for you, there is a feeling you get that lets you know THIS IS MY HOME! That is the feeling I am looking forward to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I like furniture that is comfortable and when my company comes over they want to wrap up in a blanket and relax on the couch or even take a nap. Decorating my house is going to be very strategic! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you purchased your first home what was one thing that may not seem important to some but was an absolute must for you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . #creatingahome #warmdaysandcoldnights #househuntingisfun #futurehomeownergoals #crochetafghan #poisedlikecoretta #stylinlikejosephine #unbotheredlikerosa #naturalyoutubers #browngirlsbuildingbrands
Weekly Round up anyone? The question came up in a group I am a member of called the #befreeinnercircle , we were asked what are some apps on our phone that we can't live without. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of my must-have apps is my Podcast App. There are so many amazing podcasts out there that I listen to regularly. I wanted to take a sec and share 3 of my favs this week! Every week I’ll share shows I love and the episodes that are really speaking to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Podcast & Episodes I am loving this week: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. @GirlBeFreePodcast - Ep Just Do It 2. Sunday Jumpstart (by @norealjewelry) Ep 27 Hustle & Faith with Marlena Banks 3. @businessshet (by @mimigstyle) Ep 9 Get Your SHET Right ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your favorite podcast episodes? Do you have any episodes you have listened to more than once? Sharing is caring don't keep all that goodness to yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thursdayinspo #beencouraged #podcastincolor #chasingfreedom #womempoweringwomen #podcastlove #podcastroundup #blkcreatives #podsincolor #takeaction #createthelifeyoudesire #browngirlsbuildingbrands
Is it really worth it? As a new business owner or a creative wanting to grow their business there are many questions you are faced with. While photography has been around since the 1800’s (google it) in this digital world we live in the demand for quality images are at an all time high! • Even knowing this there are so many talented business owners who are still asking them self if the investment is worth it. Well, as much as I want to say great images of a product or service doesn’t mean quality service or products. The reality is consumers are visual and the power of your visual marketing is SUPER IMPORTANT! • So if your service is amazing but your website or images don’t reflect that customers will miss out on working with you. So help us find you and make the investment in your images and your website! • If you have questions about either message me and let’s chat! No strings attached. Let me know in the comments what’s holding you back from investing in yourself and in your dreams? #youareworththeinvestment #believeinyourdreams #villagewgvl #youareworthit #someoneiswaitingonyou #showuptoday
Are you proud of yourself? On tired days or when the odds are stacked against me, I think of my teenage self. More precisely 17 year old me, the teen mom. It inspires me to keep pushing forward because that’s all I’ve known to do. Because bigger than those moments where I want to give up, knowing I’m doing what I love keeps me pushing forward. • There’s a piece of me that wants to show myself that this desire I have to become a full time photographer and business woman is possible. It’s the believing part that makes the difference. In all the reflecting and people pleasing can you truly look back and be proud of the person you are! • We sometimes want people to be proud of us but we forget about making ourself proud! #patyourselfontheback #beproudofyourself #loveyourselfdaily
Cool mornings and breezy nights! These are signs of my favorite season approaching. In my house pretty much everyone loves cooler temps. It makes for less fights over the thermostat! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know if you’ve ever worked in an office and had to fight with co-workers about how cold or warm it should be but I absolutely despise the convo. This is why I keep a sweater and usually wear layers even in the summer months. This way I can adjust accordingly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you settle the temperature convos at home or at work? Usually I control the thermostat in my house. Everyone ask me before adjusting. Not because I told them they had to but because I’m usually the most vocal, lol 😆 I get it honestly my dad used to make us suffer! I’m trying to do better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you the temperature police?
I am sure we have all heard the saying “If you want to make God laugh tell him about your plans.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well I am sure he is doing just that at me on a regular basis. I get caught up in my head a lot about the things I plan to do or even tell myself that I’m not going to do. Only to have to eat those words later. Lately I have been trying to let things flow naturally while continuing to put in the work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was listening to a podcast this week that said we need to stop trying to control how we get to our end goal but instead focus on doing the work and trust that it will lead us there. Not saying that you should have a plan but trusting that you are doing the next best thing for your business or yourself. Accepting the twist and turns of the journey and allowing yourself to be happy now and in every phase. For me it really boils down to you believing that your dreams and purpose is meant for you and having the faith that you are doing exactly what you need to be doing in order to see the end results you desire. Allow yourself to dream BIG and believe that you deserve it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @denisebensonphotography 💄 @key_mari ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #keeppushingforward #itsallwithinreach #believeinyourselfalways #roadtofulltime #havefaithinyourpurpose #wednesdaywordsofwisdom #dontworryabouthow #lifeofaphotographer