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Let’s be real for a second. Running a business is hard. 😥 Having the freedom work when, where, how & on what you want is great, but it can be hard to balance all the “admin” parts of your business—from organizing your taxes to getting your website just right to setting practical goals to help grow your business. Unfortunately, most of us don’t get to live in a world we can just make pretty things all day every day. ✨
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But every day I wake up excited to think about my business & learn how to make it better. I love working with clients & seeing the joy that my work brings to their day. I have pages upon pages of notes from #craftcation18 on how to make my business better. 😬 It’s kind of intimidating, but I’m starting small & making goals that will help me better understand who & how I’m serving in my business. ----
What are you working on this week?
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Playing around with ink and water yesterday after watching Collateral Beauty. It got a little muddy and really gray lol but oh well. It's fun to watch inks blend.
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Starting a new year can be hard & many of us struggle with feeling unmotivated & worn out. The new year is supposed to bring new motivation & energy, but you feel like you’re dragging & being left behind.
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It’s okay. It’s normal. You are not alone. We all need time to relax & recharge before jumping back into work. Take time to listen to your body, emotions, mind & spirit to find out what YOU need. The world will still be there when you’re ready to take it on again.
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All these grey, winter skies have me craving for spring & summer weddings, full of bright colors & beautiful flowers. For now, I’ll settle for Romantic Florals.
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This predesigned wedding suite is perfect for elegant, romantic ceremonies all throughout the year. Select from a variety of top wedding color palettes or customize with your own. .
Find out more about all of the @meeklyyours wedding suites with the link in my bio.
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A new year means a fresh start—a chance to do & be better than before. We make plans & resolutions. We speculate about what the new year will bring, but change takes action.
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The best way to know your future is to decide what you want to happen & go for it. There will always be uncertainty & there will always be things out of our control. Don't let fear cause you to settle or let the future just happen. Go for the goals that scare you & push you. The future is yours for the taking.
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I love reading, but running a business is hard & doesn't often leave much time to curl up with a good book. This year, I'm making a better effort to take time to read & expand my skill sets.
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I have so much I want to learn & be inspired by this year. I can't wait to dive into this list & more & bring new skills & ideas to my work.
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What's on your reading list this year? Anything favorites I should add to my list?
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After a busy holiday season, I'm starting the new year off slowly. I'm taking time to rest, learn & carefully plan for 2018. I'm excited to spend the next year growing my skills, embracing change & revisiting old ideas.
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Stay tuned for more behind the scenes, adventures & tips as I continue on this great journey. It's going to be a great year!
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Happy New Year! I’m so excited for 2018! I have so much I want to learn & do this year. What big goals do you have for 2018? .
Did you miss sending out holiday cards this year? Start off the year with these shiny New Year’s cards to celebrate all that is to come & avoid getting lost in the shuffle. Find these & more in the shop (link in bio).
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The holidays are nearly over & a new year is only a few days away. One the best parts of the Christmas season not only rejoice with family & friends, but also to reflect on the year—the good & the bad—plan for a better, bright year to come.
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What resolutions are you planning for the new year?
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This year has been long & hard, but there have also been so many exciting moments. This year, I added laser cutting to my business, upped my social media game, started blogging, launched my first set of wedding suites, worked on several commission projects & made so many incredible connections.
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There is so much more that I want to accomplish, but I'm so proud of how far I've come.
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Thank you to everyone who has supported me this year through friendships, partnerships, orders & kind words. I couldn't do any of this without you.
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Presents are open, wrapping paper & ribbons may still be scattered around the house & that holiday sugar coma is starting to subsiding. I hope all your holidays have been joyful & full of loved ones.
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Today is National Thank You Card Day & is the perfect opportunity to steal away some quiet moments to send off notes of gratitude for all those who have helped to bless your life this year.
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Find four unique thank you card designs in the shop (link in bio for all your note writing needs.
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Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with every gift & scrumptious treat you hoped for, but also make time for those you love today.
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Opening presents & doing all the things on Christmas Day is magical, but it will never be enough if the Christmas spirit is missing from your heart. ❤️ Reach out today & make real connections with others, bringing joy to all.
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There is something magical about seeing my own designs come to life. After careful crafting & consideration, it's so satisfying to hold that design in my own hands & see it go off into the world.
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However, what I love even more is helping bring others ideas to life. I recently created this beautiful custom sign for a wonderful Maryland family. They wanted something beautiful & inspiring for their home all year long & it turned out amazing.
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Want a unique custom sign for your home? Email hello@meeklyyours.com to get started.
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Being home for the holidays is one of the most important parts of year, filled with family, love, laughter, stories & good food.
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Not everyone has the opposite to be with family during the holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't be home. Sometimes home is being with friends. Sometimes home is somewhere familiar. Sometimes home is simply a hot meal & a place to sleep. Wherever home is for you this year, find joy, hope & comfort throughout the holiday season.
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With Christmas only a week away, I’m spending the day wrapping up presents (pun intended), planning for my business & getting ready to spend quality time with family. What are you working on to get ready for the holidays?
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The Meekly Yours shop is closed for the holidays Dec 18th–29th but keep up with all the great seasonal content here on Instagram & on the blog.
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Christmas is only a week away & Sunday is the last day to order before I close the studio for the holidays. The @meeklyyours shop will be closed Dec 18th–29th & any orders received after Dec 17th will ship Dec 30th.
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Check out my new shop (link in bio) & place your orders in time for the holidays.
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