Based in Indianapolis, I am a wife, mom to 2 sweet girls, and an avid home decorator.  A true believer in grace, relationships and beautiful weddings, my mission is to create a life I love to live every single day. From bridal tips to business to weddings - this blog is designed to educate brides and encourage other busy mamas (and businesswomen) to make a living from their dream without giving up what matters most.

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How to automate your small business

Create a schedule that works for you!

There are only so many hours in a day, and chances are if you’re new to the entrepreneur world, you’re wearing a lot of different hats in your business, trying to keep up with multiple tasks and projects at the same time. 

While I don’t necessarily consider myself a very tech-savvy person, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find the right tools and systems that would allow my business to continue working for me without me being in it all the time. If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past years of building my business and creating a seamless client experience, it’s that automation is key.

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Workflows: what they are and why you need them

How to get more time back into your schedule!

Do you struggle with productivity? Are you a business owner managing your business and household at the same time? You’re not alone. I know first hand how difficult it is to balance work and life especially if you’re a working mom.

The number one thing I hear from small business owners (and people in general, really) is they wish they had more time. Time is our most precious gift – it’s truly something we can’t make more of. 

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Five important steps to get your small business ready for tax season

Calling all business owners! | Let’s get ready for tax season!

One of the least understood and most unglamorous parts of running a business is taxes. Not only is it one of the least fun things to deal with – unless you’re really passionate about accounting and numbers – but it’s also scary and intimidating because tax laws change all the time. It’s hard to know for sure what you can and can’t deduct, and if you haven’t been on top of your bookkeeping, it can be even more stressful as you need to dig through your mountain of digital and paper receipts (hopefully you can still find them!).

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Goal Planning Update with Powersheets

A fresh start to the year is like a new wave of energy for some, and completely dreadful for others.  Goal setting can be intimidating, but I am one who loves a fresh start.  So when 2017 rolled around, I was already knee deep in some new business projects, and dreaming of others and I was ready to make this the “Year of Living on Purpose”!  Then comes February and we lose momentum.  I mean let’s be honest, February rolls around and we are feeling uninspired, unmotivated, or just plain tired. Can I get an AMEN?!? Today I am sharing my progress for February and how I am keeping the drive alive!!  (more…)

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