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Opening A Bakery with The Sweet Side

I went thru a phase in my 20's where I wanted to open a bakery. A little neighborhood shop with perfect cupcakes and my someday little ones running around in pink tutus. Then I realized that I was crazy. Because opening a bakery is hard business. So today the lovely Kara, founder of The Sweet Side, is here to give us...

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Opening a Clothing Boutique with Morton James Boutique

I think anyone that has a love affair with all things fashion has at one point, dreamed of opening their own store. A perfect little space that's beautifully curated and lovingly designed. So today we're picking the brain of Halie Rogers - the fashionista behind Morton James in Lexington with photos by Tiffany Mitchell - to see just what kind of chops it takes to open...

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Behind the Blog with Clara Persis

Anyone who's run a blog for any length of time will tell you there are many wonderful things about it. But at the top of that list? The people you get to meet along the way. Folks like Clara Persis, who unquestionably ranks amongst the the sweetest, most inspiring women you'll ever have the pleasure of getting to know. Captured by Bryce Covey, there's...

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Behind the Blog with Reading My Tea Leaves

She still uses paper calendars, she believes in covering ugly book but letting the goods ones shine bright, she makes and crafts and cooks and dreams. She's Erin of Reading My Tea Leaves and today, she's letting us into her home and into her world. With photographs by Bryce Covey, this is one...

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Behind the Blog with Small Shop

I couldn't even tell you how long I've been reading reading Erika's blog, Small Shop, for it feels as if it's always been a part of my life. I've long admired her eye for style, and couldn't wait for us to get in and take a deeper look at the woman behind it all. Captured by our dear Bryce Covey , her home is literally bursting with beauty and you can see it all (and more!)...

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5 Tips to Impress Your Boss from Crystal Palecek

Out of all the "5 tips" we've posted thus far, these tips on impressing your boss is my favorite. Because for most of us, there's a solid chance we all have a boss of your own. And if you do have a boss of your own, I'm sure you've found yourself wondering what it is that you could be doing to truly impress.

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Behind the Blog with Glitter Guide

We've known and loved Taylor Sterling - founder of the FABULOUS Glitter Guide - for a while. She even sent us her very own engagement session back in the day. Well, fast forward a few years and aside from being insanely lovely, she is also a...

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Creative Office Space with Revelry

What do you get when you bring together four of the most talented ladies on the planet?  You get magic. Real, tangible, absolutely lovely magic. As is the case with rev.el.ry -- a new collective studio space shared by a handful of some of our favorite artists and designers. And the girls are giving us an inside peak at all of their studio goodness. Make sure you click through the galleries for even more pretty!

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La Happy Studio Tour + Free Gift Tag Printable

One of the best parts of my job is the fact that I get to work closely with incredibly talented, independent women and men of all kinds. And Sally, stationery designer, calligrapher and braniac behind La Happy, is undeniably no exception. Captured by O'Malley Photographers, she's transformed her small studio into the stuff that dreams are made of. And if you want a closer...

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Behind the Blog with Valentine

Our dear friend Sarah Crawford is new-ish to the blogosphere, but that doesn't change the fact that she's totally and completely killing it. Her blog, Valentine , has become a daily read of all of ours and we love how open, honest and refreshing it is. It's SUCH a pleasure to have her (and her sweet family!) gracing our pages today. Captured by our beloved White Loft Studio, take a...

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Behind the Scenes with Ferme à Papier + A Giveaway

I have a slight addiction to stationery. I physically cannot pass by a card store without stopping in, just for a peek (am I totally weird? Surely there's someone who understands!) I often find myself splurging on my faves. And after recently being introduced to Ferme à Papier, I'm not sure I'll be able to control myself. We recently caught up with the whizz...

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Behind the Blog: Best Friends For Frosting

Not only is Miss Melissa Johnson one of the sweetest girls around blogland, she's also so full of inspiration, of experience and creativity it's hard to wrap my mind around it all. After peeking through her blog, Best Friends for Frosting, I have no doubt that you'll see exactly why this girl right here is making waves. Captured by the talented...

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5 Tips on Instagram Marketing from Freshly Picked

Purveyor of the sweetest baby moccasins in the entire world, Susan of Freshly Picked has, without question, made waves through internet land. At the top of her marketing must-do? Instagram, of all things! If utilized properly, this fabulous tool can help you make huge strides in your pathway to success. And with over 55,000 followers and counting...

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Momental Design’s Studio Tour + A GIVEAWAY!

We've had the pleasure at peeking behind the scenes of a few of our favourite independent artists in the past, but none have quite sucked me in like Momental Design's. Her studio is overflowing with pretty petals of the handmade variety, and I couldn't be more in love. Captured by With Love and Embers, there's...

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5 Tips On Protecting Your Online Reputation with Randi Zuckerberg

Though the digital era we seem to have found ourselves in can be a ton of fun, every once in a while it's important to step back and take a look at what we may have created for ourselves. Unfortunately, those late night tweets and terribly unflattering photos (oh, you know the ones!) have a way of coming back at us. We recently had the chance to catch up with Randi Zuckerberg (yep, the infamous Mark Zuckerger's sister, no big deal... *cue...

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Behind the Blog with Coco + Kelley

You know when you meet someone and you're instantly blown away by them? I mean, as a whole. Their talent, their insight, their beauty (both inside and out)? Well that's kind of how I feel about Cassandra of Coco + Kelley. I've been reading her blog for longer than I've even been blogging myself (which is totally nutty when I think about it), and it's girlcrush central over here. In my books, she hold celebrity status and and I'm so...

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5 Tips to Starting Your Own Business with Society Social

If you've been waiting for a sign to take that scary leap into the world of business ownership, consider this it. Yes, it's scary. Yes, it's volatile. Yes, you may feel as if you're putting your heart and soul on the line. But I promise it's all worth it. And the sweet, talented, beyond inspiring Roxy Owens, of Society Social, is sharing her, personal, tips on exactly where to start. Oh, and for more photos, be sure to...

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5 Tips on Building a Brand with Kendra Scott

I've had a girl crush on Kendra Scott for longer than I'll ever admit. She's absolutely beautiful from the inside out, and has become an incredible inspiration for women in business from all four corners of the globe. We recently picked her brain on how she built such a successful, well, empire (if you will) and we naturally took diligent notes. 1.

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5 Tips on Switching Careers with Golden Thread

Having started her career as a nurse, it wasn't long before Jennifer Welker felt that familiar tug to follow her heart down a creative path. Armed with a lot of guts and a serious eye for style, she did a 180 and started her jewelry line, Golden Thread, in 2010. Chances are you've seen some of her pieces in and around shops throughout the US (most recently...

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Behind the Scenes: Chaviano Couture

Last week we had the chance to peek behind the scenes of an adorable ceramic studio, and this week we're doing a 180 and focusing on all things lace and lovely. Miss Annette of Chaviano Couture has become somewhat of a legend when it comes to beautiful bridal gowns. And her studio is as  sweet as you would have imagined. Captured by...

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