Motivation Monday: Stop SHOULDING yourself!

Motivation Monday: Stop SHOULDING yourself!

OMG, Stop Shoulding Yourself! I remember being in nursing school back in….well, a long time ago, and having one specific teacher that rode my butt. I’d go to her asking questions all the time about my patients, the medication doses, proper wound care, you name it, I asked. She finally looked me right in the eyes and said, “Stop! You keep shoulding yourself! You’ve got this!” Ever since, I use the saying all the time. Here are some words you…

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How to BRAND yourself through PHOTOS

How to BRAND yourself through PHOTOS

  How to BRAND yourself through PHOTOS If you are a PA/NY/NJ area blogger, entrepreneur, artist, or professional looking for a set of non-traditional, story-telling, lifestyle headshots and images like these, I’d love to hear from you! I not only capture your essence but also, tell your story visually, creating photos that are authentic, fun, and simply you! We will start off with a phone conversation going over your goals and expectations from the shoot. Then, I will create a…

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7 Tips for Making Family Photos Easy and Fun

7 Tips for Making Family Photos Easy and Fun

Here are 7 Tips for Making Family Photos Easy and Fun! Having great family photos means so much to many families. You will love flipping through the photos years to come and love seeing them framed on your walls. It’s amazing to see how everyone changes over the years. However, taking the photos is another story. It can be stressful and sometimes painful for you (and the photographer). So here are some tips to make the day memorable, not frightening!…

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A Mother’s Day (with Free Printables)

A Mother’s Day (with Free Printables)

I can’t believe it will be 10 years since I got to spoil my mom for Mother’s Day! In 2006, I lost my mother to lung cancer (she never smoked, by the way). For a few years after, I chose to not particularly like Mother’s Day (even though I have 3 daughters). I was envious of my friends that still had their mother’s. I was jealous seeing women my age going to lunch, shopping and hanging out with their moms.  But,…

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Motivation Monday: Love Yourself

Motivation Monday: Love Yourself

Motivation Monday Love Yourself! Think Good, Feel Good (Think Bad, Feel Bad) Ever feel like you are just focusing on the negatives? “My butts too big!” “I hate my car!” “I’ll never leave this miserable job!” Well, it’s time to add some more POSITIVITY into your life. Once I started thinking more “positively”, I realized it was something that had to be done over and over. Know what they say…practice makes perfect. You can actually practice being more positive! Not…

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10 quick tips to help you prepare for your Maternity Shoot

10 quick tips to help you prepare for your Maternity Shoot

Preparing for a maternity photo shoot. Here are 10-quick tips to get you looking “bump-beautiful” for your maternity photo shoot. And it’s super easy! (don’t stress!) Schedule your session when you are around 30-34 weeks pregnant. You will look nice and pregnant, but not completely uncomfortable yet. Make sure if you want to get an appointment with your favorite photographer, book a few months in advance; you don’t want to miss that window of opportunity when you are looking “bump-tastic!”…

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DIY: How to Crochet Flower Coasters

DIY: How to Crochet Flower Coasters

Spring has sprung! (finally!!!) What a perfect time to start thinking about some Mother’s Day gifts, Spring Parties, birthdays, that special friend or aunt.  I usually make these in sets of 3 to give as gifts. You can add a cute mug or some candles to the gift as well! This crochet flower coaster tutorial is super cute!! These are typically made with 100% cotton yarn (I use “I Love This Cotton” yarn that I get at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.),…

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DIY: Easy Homemade Bath Bombs (Bath Fizzies)

DIY: Easy Homemade Bath Bombs (Bath Fizzies)

Let’s make some EasyHomemade DIY Bath Bombs (Bath Fizzies) I have three very lovely daughters, but when we hit the mall and shop, it’s not only hard on my feet, it’s hard on my wallet! Especially when we go into “bath shops”.  The girls love to take baths, but the price for ONE bath bomb can average between $6.95-over $10 each! So, you know me….I go home, find some great recipes, and after some trial and error, come up with the best…

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Motivation Monday: Learn Something New

Motivation Monday: Learn Something New

Motivation Monday Learn Something New! Want to affect your well-being in a positive way, with a smile on your face?  Learn something new! Number one, it will expose you to new ideas and help you stay engaged, curious and intrigued. It will give YOU a sense of accomplishment and help boost your self-esteem and more importantly your self-worth. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are too old, too young, too new, not good enough, or not capable to try something new…

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How to set GOALS (using Vision Boards) (FREE GIFT)

How to set GOALS (using Vision Boards) (FREE GIFT)

How to Create Goals and make a Vision Board, too!! Creating goals not only increases your happiness, but goals can also motivate you. They can be challenging. They can be exciting. Goals can give you something to look forward to. Choosing realistic goals gives you direction; and forces you to be held accountable for your own happiness. We all need them to feel motivated. When you set your goals, you are ready to go on a new journey. Remember, it will…

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