• Spring Uniform

    The weather forecast is looking promising: temps in the 50s and 60s for the next 10 days so I’m hoping that I can bust out my spring wardrobe soon! Last year I shared exactly how I pared down my wardrobe and as the weather started turning warmer, I realized that I pretty much got rid

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  • Essentials: Daily

    I’m going to start a new “series” called Essentials here on Be Up & Doing. But it’s not going to be heavily influenced by affiliate marketing or sponsored in any way. You’ll be getting a list of things I honestly consider an essential (and get a little cranky when I don’t have access to them).

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  • Goings-On

    We’ve been trying to get into a process when it comes to our business. We’re asking a lot of questions. How do we track projects? How do we track invoicing? How do we handle our retainer clients? Do we need to hire soon? Do we need to charge more? What’s my time worth? We build

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  • A blog post…mostly about me

    When you write a blog, you know you’re obviously talking about yourself a bit more than someone who doesn’t blog. I mean…it’s weird when you think about it. This post felt specifically Allie-y. But I’m excited about some things and thought they’d be worth sharing: We just launched Liz’s new site this AM! Check it

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  • The Little Things

    I think it’s important to find the little things in life that make you happy.” – Paula Cole This quote has resonated well with me lately. Since I’ve returned from my short hiatus, life has felt quite enjoyable. Our business is bursting at the seams (in the best possible way) but I’ve found time to

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  • Slowing Down

    Over the past week, I’ve allowed my life to slow down quite a bit. These are some of the things that have helped… Plus quality time with my sister, Skype calls with Adam, adding butter oil/fermented cod liver oil to my diet + baking donuts. It has been fantastic. How have you been?

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  • The Spicy Life

    Valentine’s Day is Friday and you couldn’t get a bigger eye roll from me… I love my husband but I don’t love a holiday filled with overpriced crap, crowded restaurants + obligatory romance. Now that I officially sound like a grump, I’d have to say that I still believe in keeping in spicy (but let’s

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  • State of Emergency

    I blogged about how chaotic my life felt back on January 17th and no one wants to hear about that twice in one month. But I shared on Instagram on Monday that I needed to start being a good steward of my life. I had clients, friends + peers reach out saying they totally understood. It

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  • Retreat

    The new year arrived and we retreated. It was an impulse decision. I called my grandpa (who has owned the lakehouse for 26 years) and he had a neighbor turn up the heat before we left. We called it The Wonder Jam’s corporate retreat. All of our employees went (ahem…me and Adam…and our dog) and

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