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You Are More Than Your Niche

This week’s podcast episode with my client Julie Brown made me want to re-do my entire website. 😳 Even though I talk about being a rebel and doing things your own way, I realized I was still holding back on my website because I felt like I had to “narrow down my niche.” But guess […]

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How to Be An Online Business Rebel

So I’ve been listening to a lot of 90’s music while I’m working. And I keep having hilarious ideas for reels that probably will only really be funny to me. Like this one. It’s from the Hole Album Live Through This, which was pretty much the soundtrack to my high school career. I was like […]

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Pickle Soup

Yup, pickle soup. Sounds weird, right? That’s kinda what made me wanna try it. 🤷‍♀️😬 Kristen Bell made it on a lil’ holiday show I watched the other day called Baking It. Apparently, it’s a Polish tradition? So when I headed to the grocery, I had on my list: POLISH Pickle, not Kosher. The recipe made […]

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I’ve been neglecting these 3 things…

I’ve still been processing that documentary I talked about a few weeks ago called Stutz. And it kind of inspired me to choose a word of the year. Technically two words. Are you ready for them? 💥 LIFE FORCE Cool right? Kinda star warsie. 🤣 I even released a podcast episode about “life force”. But if […]

Don’t Sleep on Your Life Force

I love the IDEA of a word of the year, but if I’m being honest, they don’t usually stick for me. My most successful one was Fuck it. 🤣 Which is technically two. But that really helped me lean into just going for things and experimenting with stuff.  “Should I try this?”“What if it doesn’t […]

I’m a little too proud of myself for this…

I quit the gym this week. It was kinda funny because I feel like most people are JOINING the gym the first week of the new year. 🤷‍♀️ I always join with high hopes and then fizzle like a mother. Plus, Matt and I are trying really hard to get on a budget and when […]

5 words that changed my life

Matt and I watched the Netflix documentary Stutz a couple weeks ago, and I cannot stop thinking about it. It’s a documentary directed by Jonah Hill about his therapist named Phil Stutz. It’s truly fascinating, and within the first 20 minutes I had the biggest shift in my business brain I’ve had in a while. […]

The heart wants what the heart wants…

Tomorrow’s the big day. We’ll load the kids up in the minivan and head down to Santa’s Wonderland at the local Bass Pro Shop to visit the big guy. I kept saying I wanted to bring them early to really lock in their answers when it came to gifts. I DO NOT want any last […]

A haiku lamenting bubbles of the past…

When we bought our house in 2019 it had a hot tub. It wasn’t on the list of things we were looking for, but it found us. It was fate. 😍 But then in the fall of 2020 it stopped working. 😭 After years of battling the home warranty company, and accidentally sending the repairman […]

You’re cooler than you think

If you’ve been reading all these posts can I just tell you how much I love you being here for this? Having a business can be such hard work, and you spend so much time tip tapping on your keyboard wondering if anyone is even gonna read it. So if you’re here, you are who […]

What BBQ Tofu + Aretha Franklin have in common

She ordered the BBQ Tofu sandwich, so she wasn’t like your typical Mary Kay lady. But she did have a pink Cadillac though. And she drove it all the way from Lexington Kentucky to Richmond Virginia for my grand opening! 🎉 The “grand” opening was like 5 of my friends who felt obligated to show up to my apartment […]

Bernadette Peter’s Eyelashes…

Ok, so yesterday I talked a little about my wedding. Lemme tell you something else about that wedding… I DIY’d the eff outta it. Before we even started planning the wedding, Matt and I agreed that we’d rather serve hot dogs and be able to invite more people than have some fancy meal for less […]

The best I told you so EVER!

“And here’s the stairs where I want to get a photo of everyone who comes.” (I said it with a grand gesture because the photo I was picturing in my mind was going to be epic.) Matt’s mom was like, “EVERYONE who comes to the wedding? Not just the wedding party?” Me: Yup. 😬 Her: I don’t know if that’s even […]

The Mall

I’ve always wanted to be in a band. Maybe it’s from my days as a kid watching Kids Incorporated and Star Search. But dang… it just seemed so cool. I actually tried to be in two different bands with my best friend KC. (Remember him from yesterday?) The first one was called The Mall. We mostly […]

Best Friend’s Day

Going through all these memories has me reminiscing about a lil’ thing called Best Friends Day. It was an amazingly fun punk rock day that happened once a year, for 10 straight years at a man-made lake called Hadad’s in Richmond Virginia. It was also a place where I had to be seen, by every […]

Prom, 1999

I didn’t want to go to my Senior Prom. Like, at all. 🙄 My high school yearbook advisor all but forced me to go. “It’ll be a memory you’ll wish you had.” It was weird coming from her because she wasn’t your typical adult and it seemed weird for her to be pushing me into […]

What will you contribute to the Online Business World?

Here’s the thing about the online business world, everyone has a great new way for you to do something. Or they have a template that will make it so easy for you to implement whatever new thing you want to try. But there’s a danger in that, because the more you listen to them, the […]

How to Gain Confidence in Your Business

How to gain confidence in your business: The best way I know how to get confidence around something is to just do the dang thing, fail, adjust, and then do it again. That’s why if you scroll back on this blog you’ll bump into my old podcast, and the graphics aren’t cropped well. It’s just […]

Why it (Sometimes) Pays to Not Edit Yourself

Do you edit yourself when it comes to connecting with other business owners? In this episode I tell the story of sending a pretty wacky email and landing a pretty big entrepreneur on my podcast series called The Anti-Hustle Holiday Countdown. In this episode

Stop feeling guilty about these 3 things in your business

Do you ever lead with guilt in your online business encounters? My friend Emily Aborn recently reposted a thing on Instagram at said “Should is just a could with shame smeared all over it.” And I was like…. “Oooh that’s good!” So what about you? Are you “shoulding all over yourself” when it comes to […]

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