Favorite Things

  • The Arrival of Madam Sass

    On snow days, I paint. Evidently. Snow days are completely rare here in Texas but last Wednesday was a full-on paint fest in flannel PJs while the stew was in the slow cooker.

    The schools were closed, the children were home, and I assume most of the town was on a wintry white lockdown. The traffic was sparse on my street – a street that is normally one of the busiest in town. My sister, who works retail, was even given the day off as the whole store was closed.

    I started off the morning with coffee, working a bit, and then my paints started beckoning. I don’t make time to paint as often as I would like but this day was as if Mother Nature herself suggested I take the afternoon off.

    I couldn’t argue with her. This year has been a non-stop whirlwind of working more hours than I can count, scrambling to meet deadlines, and waking up well before dawn to cram it all in.

    This snow day was a gift.

    Two Dinosaurs + a Dog!

    During my impromptu paint session, Madam Sass came to visit me. She knows what’s up.

    What started as random smudges and splats of paint turned into this crazy, colorful lady full of life. She doesn’t put up with much. If anything. She knows what she wants in life and has lived long enough to get away with it.

    She is one of those souls who just does what she wants and if someone objects or judges her she simply does not care. She lives to be amused by her own creativity and imagination.

    Just getting all messy on a cold day.

    God bless her for that. Maybe Madam Sass is my older self meeting me for a glimpse of who I will be when I have aged about 30 or 40 years more.

    Full disclosure: The idea of being a cheeky older lady who embodies her own style, fresh perspective, is a bit dismissive, and has a penchant for color is my idea of a good time. Bring it.

    Whoever she is and where ever she ends up in life, I have no doubt that she will have a good story to tell.

    Just a little Snow Day fun!

    Oh, before you go, did you see this month’s new graphics? I love them so much. They were a lot of fun to create. A beautiful aqua, with a retro vibe, and women in their own right being their own versions of Madam Sass. Wanna peek? Of course, you do. 😜

    A little bit of Retro + Glam!

    Stay creative!

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  • Passive Income

     

    We live in an age where we can start a business so easily. Our great grandmothers would be in awe. Women today have the ability to create an entirely different (read: easy) life than generations of women who came before us.

    I’m especially passionate about the topic of passive income. It has allowed me to raise three children on my own with no outside financial help.  I can attend every school program. If I need to take care of sick kiddo I can do so without worrying about my boss being annoyed. I can even travel when I feel like it and know that my work can easily go with me.

    So, in the video today I am going to talk about 5 sweet (because they are amazingly sweet) benefits of passive income.

    Because the thing is – this way of life is possible for anyone who desires it. It’s not a lifestyle that is reserved for the ultra rich. Or the super smart. Or the most beautiful. Because I am not any of those things.

    I am just a mom who couldn’t stand staying broke any longer and not being there for the most important people in my life was just not an option anymore. Watch the video below for how passive income changed my life.

     

     

     

     

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    In the course, I am pulling back the curtains on my own design business and helping women take what I know to uplevel in their own lives. Sign up below to get in on exclusive course info, discounts, freebies, and more!

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  • PS Video

    Digital Graphics and Photoshop are everywhere. And for good reason. Between the two, add a little imagination, and you can create just about anything.

    In the video below, I go over:

    • some fun ideas you can do in Photoshop
    • some of my favorite design projects
    • one of my favorite tools in Photoshop
    • where you can get Photoshop for $10 a month

    At the end of the video, I talk about our new course Design Business in a Box and how you can join that if you are wanting to learn Photoshop, start a business, or grow your current business.

    You are welcome to join our wait list (scroll below the video) for the new course if you want more information.

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