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Malissa Smith  Tailored Gifts For All Occasions Weddings|Corporate|Client|Workshops Sharing my heart through thoughtful gifting

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A few seconds of my heart right here. I love the way my business has evolved over the past 2 years. In the beginning the growing pains were real. Ohhh the mistakes, and very expensive one's. My business is by no means perfect, but with each stumble, I gather myself and keep moving forward. I can't wait to see where I am a year from now! I foresee the most darlin' little retail space in the heart of Point Pleasant Beach. πŸ˜‰
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Spring is finally in full effect in NJ. Our garden is starting to blossom, which reminds me daily that all things do take time. I've never been one to have patience, I'm always seeking out immediate results. Which is why I would normally buy full bloom flowers instead of planting seeds. However, I've come to terms that this is my season of waiting, accepting that patience is mandatory. The garden will eventually bloom and the gift will have been in enjoying the process. Patience

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I have been quiet over here, but for a great reason. My May/June Brides have brought Welcome Gifts to another level! I will share more about them once they are all delivered into the hands of the ohhh-sooo lucky recipients. Stay tuned, its gonna be good!
#darlingifting #weddinginspiration #welcomegifts #bride #welcomebasket #welcomegift #njbrides #njbride #njwedding #gifts #lovely #luxurywedding #springwedding #brides #silkribbon #custom #customgift #destinationwedding #wedding #weddingplanner #coastalchic #risingtidesociety #thatsdarling // calligraphy @marykatemoon

This picture was taken as I completed my final procedure. The one that would ultimately clear us to start IVF. My husband had been texting me positive affirmations through out the day, "You got this, I'm so proud of you!" And after the procedure was finished, all I wanted to do was send him a picture of me that would hopefully stop him from worrying. So I smiled for the camera with a caption that said "Yay! I did it!" What he doesn't know is that moments after I snapped this hospital gown selfie, I sat in an empty room crying, alone. After all the cold and dark morning drives to my daily 6am blood monitoring tests (which by the way would eventually blow out my last good and working vein), pills that made me feel drunk and dizzy, invasive procedures, painful tests, multiple back to back failed pregnancies, here I was alone; in a hospital gown, smiling on the outside in order to appear "strong". I don't know where along this journey I thought I should feel embarrassed, ashamed, a failure to myself and to my husband. I cry in my car because I know no one can hear me. I scream and yell silently in my mind as to not upset anyone with my "problem". I'm afraid to talk about it out loud because I do not want to hear some cliche saying (even though it is meant well) that will just make me even more angry. I was ashamed to even share this here in fear that I will be judged. But I can honestly say, this has become to heavy for me to carry on my own. To keep it a hidden secret behind the walls of our home. I no longer want to feel embarrassed, ashamed or alone. We need to change the way society views infertility. We need to make advances in how we approach this conversation. We need to stop crying alone in our cars in fear to share our pain and GRIEF. If you are walking in my shoes, I want You my friend to know you're not alone. You are beautiful, You are courageous, You are strong. And with each injection and hopeful prayer you are one step closer to your miracle. I hope that my imperfectly perfect story sits somewhere in your heart. And reminds you my darling, You got this. #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek
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The sweetest things - I prefer a slow Saturday filled with sunshine, naps on the hammock & a book to good to put down. Whatever your sweetest thing is, I hope you enjoy plenty of it today.
#darlingifting #welcomegifts #welcomebasket #gifts #picnic #spring #relax #enjoylife #gifts #lovelysquares #thatsdarling #getoutside #takeitallin #lazyday #summerbreeze #fewofmyfavoritethings #hammocklife // πŸ“·@degrees_north_images #risingtidesociety

I gotta say, I'm really loving how welcome gifts are becoming the new must have wedding detail. The excitement in my clients responses when they see their custom gift proposal is e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g! Have you put thought into how you will welcome your friends and family?
#darlingifting #welcomegifts #bride #welcomegift #njwedding #gifts #lovely #njweddings #njbrides #njbride #risingtidesociety #destinationwedding #jerseyshore #thatsdarling #weddinginspiration #weddingplanner #detail #lovelysquares #clientgift #luxurywedding #springwedding #welcome #thankyougift πŸ“·@jessaloveligt

Confessional - I got married 7 months ago and I dropped the ball on my own welcome gifts. I was planning our wedding on my own, which was done in less than 3 months btw, and whenever I attempted to start designing them, would ultimately get sidetracked by another wedding dilemma-drama. I felt extremely overwhelmed during the planning process and even considered outsourcing my welcome gifts. But my feelings of insecurity got in the way, what would others say if they knew I didn't even design my own welcome gifts? The balance just wasn't there, I put to much on my plate. In the 12th hour, I was able to design and assemble my welcome gifts and as thoughtful they may have seemed, I felt that I not only let myself down but my guests. If I could have a do-over I would have handed the reins over to a professional, and put my ego to the side. And as I start my Monday morning by sending off some beautiful and well thought out gift designs a part of me knows it will allow my brides to check another item off their list. And take that much needed deep breath and relax. I got you. πŸ’•
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I would like to welcome our first Spring 2018 Bride! @mauraconn5 your enthusiasm and excitement have me dreaming up how fabulous your welcome gifts are going to be. Ladies & Gents, it is never to early to book your gift designer. Just gives us that much more time to create your unique design! #darlingifting #loveisintheair #weddingseason #bride #springwedding #2018bride #welcomegift #njbrides #njbride #njwedding #gifts #lovely #lovelysquares #thatsdarling #weddinginspiration #thankyougift #welcomegifts #newjerseywedding #custom #celebration #destinationwedding

I adore each and every one of my clients. The best part are hearing the details of their love story or how and why they started their business. Whether I'm designing gifts that are personal or for business, I wholeheartedly appreciate everyone's unique story. After all, your gifts should be just as unique as you. πŸ’•

#darlingifting #thatsdarling #clientgifting #clientgifts #welcomegift #weddinggift #welcomebasket #thankyougift #gifts #weddinginspiration #bride #magical #custom #njwedding #njbride #luxurywedding #newjerseywedding #nywedding #nycweddings #destinationwedding #risingtidesociety #lovelysquares// πŸ“· @jessaloveliht

When you take the time to carefully design a well thought out gift that not only represents your brand but also you as an individual, the outcome is so much greater than the product or the wrapping. The feeling it holds is quite magical. It now contains a love that will be shared through the gifting process. This is what I do... Let's work together on sharing your story through your gifts. How would you like your clients, guests, loved ones to feel? Loved? Cared for? Appreciated? We will explore all of this during the custom design process. Link in profile to connect, let's chat! πŸ“·@catherine_ann_photography
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