What is it about this color combo that gets us EVERY TIME? Grey (or do you say gray?), black, white, and a pop of natural green.... yep, that’s basically every room in BOTH of our houses. 😍 (Sorry, Christmas red!)⠀ ⠀ We’re sending out a really fun holiday-themed email Monday morning with some of our favorite Christmas cookies and cocktails in honor of Jeff’s upcoming famous annual Cookies & Cockails party, and also making a BIG announcement about a fun giveaway starting next week!⠀ ⠀ So, if you’re not on our email list, you can hop on via the link in profile — we try to keep it light and occasional so you’re always happy to see us. 👌🏻⠀ ⠀ Who else has trouble doing red during the holidays? Those neutral-loving habits die hard!
You know that graphic circulating about how every time you buy from a small business, an actual person does a happy dance in their chair? Well, we love that, too, but honestly, getting stories like THIS from Audrey of @hartandfigphoto is what really gets us chair-dancing: ⠀ ⠀ “The rebrand had been on my mind for months and I finally took the plunge right in the middle of wedding season. I wanted to showcase a sense of timelessness in my work and attract clients who valued that as well… who also valued my photography as art and were willing to invest.⠀ ⠀ I attempted to make the switch on the Squarespace platform and I knew how I wanted it to look. Unfortunately, I was unable to customize my site as much as I wanted and knew it was time to look elsewhere. And that’s when I found TONIC.⠀ ⠀ I was intimidated by the idea of using Showit + Wordpress, but after chatting with Jen & Jeff, it was simple. The reason I chose TONIC over any other template shop was that they pay attention to the details and that can be seen throughout my entire website. The small details matter and they get that. Nothing has been overlooked.⠀ ⠀ I can honestly tell you that within the first week of launching my new TONIC website, the type of inquiries I was getting had changed. I received a wedding inquiry three days after my website launched at a venue that had been on my bucket list since I started my business. Since then, my ideal clients have been pouring in. I was astonished at how quickly my business changed. My beautifully designed TONIC template was one of the best investments I have ever made for my business.⠀ ⠀ When I launched my site, I had people come out of the woodwork telling me how beautiful it was. And more importantly, my inquiries started to come from couples who were willing to invest in my art; who cared less about what I cost and more about what I could provide them — every artist’s dream!⠀ ⠀ My new website reflects who I am as an artist and finally, I can be proud of it and stand behind it.” 🥰 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏻 If you want THAT for your business, we can help! Just visit us at tonicsiteshop.com. #tonicpraise
Instagram Breakfast: Yogurt and homemade granola + blueberries and maple drizzle served in favorite @thewhitehearth bowls. Followed by fresh green juice. 😇⠀ ⠀ ACTUAL breakfast: espresso and a dark chocolate peppermint + white chocolate-dipped Christmas cookie, devoured in three blissful bites over the kitchen sink when the toddler wasn’t looking. 🤫 #tistheseason ⠀ ⠀ 🌲 Happy Christmas cookie season, all! We’re taking today to make our advent itinerary, and because we know you have excellent taste — What’s your favorite holiday 🍪 on your baking list? We’ve got a killer brown butter gingersnap recipe on the docket to share if you want?
“And that’s when I learned... people pay attention to good stories when they’re told beautifully.” - Jen, on the newest @rawmilkpodcast with @local_milk. ✨ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ If you’ve been around Instagram for any length of time, you probably recognize this shelf from @local_milk’s kitchen. And that’s because Beth is KNOWN for her iconic, recognizable imagery and storytelling. She’s one of our OG style crushes (we asked her to contribute work for our FIRST collection 5 years ago!), and after she worked with Jen to customize one of our designs for the all new bethkirby.com last year, she invited Jen to guest on her fantastic, honest, and of course, raw new @rawmilkpodcast! ⠀ ⠀ That episode is out TODAY on iTunes, Beth’s site and everywhere else (#linkinprofile), and Jen and Beth are talking visual storytelling, how to stand out and create something original in a world of copycats, how Jen got her start in design, balancing freelance work and motherhood, their shared guilty pleasure, tacos, marketing advice, and if you can believe it, even more. ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏻 Jen’s nervous about it, so tune in and let us know what you think! (Beth’s a GREAT host). Just head to @rawmilkpodcast to listen, the #linkinprofile or search on iTunes for “Raw Milk!”