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Today’s reminder: You are loved

Today’s reminder: You are loved Before school started one of our cousins was coming over a few times a week to play with the kids so I could focus on work for a few hours. On one of those days I was feeling stressed out about work and life. While I was making lunch for all of us, he started asking me questions. Like my least favorite food, how I met my husband, if I had siblings. That little conversation shifted my perspective of the day. I felt better. Later I was thinking about the quote by Spencer W Kimball, “God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our...

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How to Encourage A Struggling Mom

Have you ever wanted to encourage a struggling mom, but you didn’t know how to help? After I had my second baby, my sister would send me a text about every week and just ask how I was doing. It was such a small thing, but it really helped me. It helped me to feel loved, to feel remembered and like I wasn’t going though this motherhood journey alone. You can do the same thing for moms that you know who are struggling. It can be as simple as sending a text or something even more meaningful like a postcard. Dear Mama postcards have hand-lettered art on the front with space to write your personalized message on the back. Buy...

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FREE Brush Lettering Basic Strokes Guide

Have you ever wanted to step up your lettering game? Then this post is for you!  At the beginning of the year, I joined a lettering challenge. Everyday for one month we practiced the basic strokes. For a whole month guys! I will admit, by the end I was ready to be done. But you know what happened! My lettering improved so much. Because I spent that time re-learning the basic strokes and really getting them built into my muscle memory. Because the basic strokes make up all lowercase letters, spending time working on the basic strokes WILL improve your lettering. If you want to get back to the basics and practice your basic strokes again, then you need to...

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Let’s talk about your Ideal Client

When I first started my business I had no idea what an ideal client was. Now that I know who my ideal client is, it seems like the direction for my business is more clear. So let’s break it down. (Don’t forget to Pin this to reference later!) What is an ideal client? This is your perfect customer. This is someone who needs and wants exactly what you and your business offers. Why is it important to know who your ideal client is? Knowing and understanding your ideal client will help you know what they NEED and WANT as well as how to TALK and SELL to them. How do you determine your Ideal Client? There are a few ways:...

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3 Tips for Drawing the perfect O Form

Do you know which of the basic strokes is hardest for my students? You probably guessed it, the O Form. If you’ve ever struggled with this one check out this video! [Insert Video] 3 Tips for Drawing the perfect O Form 1. Imagine the O form is a clock. When you start drawing you want to start at the 2 o’clock position. This will allow you to have enough space to transition from light to heavy pressure. 2. Start the transition from heavy to light pressure at about the 7 or 8 o’clock position. Doing this will allow you to have a smooth transition on the bottom of the O Form. 3. Lastly, it can be hard to end your...

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