A Wednesday In The Life

Day-to-day, my life is always different. But certain days of the week tend to be similar. If you want to read more about how I handle my schedule, you can read it here. I documented what I did today, a Wednesday.…Read more
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The State Of The Studio

We’ve occupied our studio for over 4 years now and we’ve slowly made it our own. Last year we renovated our conference room with the help of Mix Design Collective and we love it so much. You can see a…Read more
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A Tuesday In The Life

Day-to-day, my life is always different. But certain days of the week tend to be similar. If you want to read more about how I handle my schedule, you can read it here. I documented what I did today, a Tuesday.…Read more
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Pin It (But Not On Pinterest)

This little DIY project has been a long time coming. I’ve wanted a corkboard somewhere in the studio for awhile. We have a larger one in our bathroom where we pin fun things from people, business cards and letters. A…Read more
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A Monday In The Life

Day-to-day, my life is always different. But certain days of the week tend to be similar. If you want to read more about how I handle my schedule, you can read it here. I documented what I did today, a…Read more
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Let Me Tell You A Story

There have been many times that Adam and I have faced a crossroad in our business. We recently recorded a podcast about advice we’ve been given that didn’t suit us (I think it goes up next week). We’ve been told…Read more
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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

We’ve owned The Wonder Jam for over 5 years (and we’ve lived in Columbus for 10). We work with small businesses and after that many years, you get to know a city like Columbus pretty well. It’s not uncommon for…Read more
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Tell All Your Friends

Our financial consultant, Mike Albert, recently tweeted, “Working exclusively with small businesses, I can tell you it’s almost never as glamorous/lucrative as it appears from the outside. If there’s a brand out there that you love make it a point…Read more
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A Fresh Start?

We recently upgraded some of our computers (helloooo iMac Pro) and whenever we do this, I get excited and overwhelmed at the same time. When I recently upgraded my iPhone last October, I forgot to back it up. I was in…Read more
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The Problem With Perfection

Our podcast is back for its 4th season. The term “season” makes me laugh because it’s not like we wait a year in between (just a few weeks). We’ve slightly changed the format every season and we’re really excited about…Read more
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I Knew It Was Great

I grew up as a fine artist. I learned to paint with oils and watercolors via semi-private lessons at the age of twelve after learning as much as I could on my own. People told me, “You’re so talented!” I won…Read more
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More Breaks

Today I took the afternoon off and sat outside for over two hours in the sunshine on our patio. Desh even joined. It made me think about taking breaks. Adam has been experimenting with the Pomodoro Technique and has been…Read more
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I’ll Help Your Competition

I’ve owned a small business full-time here in Columbus for almost 6 years. In that time, I’ve learned a lot about competition. I hear whispers about feuding businesses, petty gossip, jealousy. After reading Kayla’s tweet (below), I decided to share some…Read more
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Structured for Freedom

I really hated 2017. And while I’m practicing gratitude in the current year of 2018, I can still admit that I really, really hated 2017. I’ll talk more about that later. Another time. What I’d like to talk about today…Read more
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Tips for Hiring Interns

I’ve worked for myself for almost three years now and a lot of my friends have as well. Adam and I started The Wonder Jam back in 2013 and pretty consistently have had interns every spring, summer and fall. They…Read more
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All The Details

A couple months ago, I shared about our new couch from Interior Define. We got two other small couches that I hope to share later this year. We have one in our actual working office (enclosed) and one we plan to…Read more
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Studio Updates Pt. 1

In between trips, we finally got our main couch delivered! When we first were planning to add a sitting area, we figured it’d be a regular couch against a different wall. When we saw this couch from Interior Define, we…Read more
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Upcoming Studio Updates

We’ve been in our studio for over a year and I can honestly say it’s like a hybrid of having another business and another apartment. It’s this space that has quite an influence over your income and network while also…Read more
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The Wonder Jam is 2!

When I was freelancing by myself out of our “dining room-meets-living-room-meets-office,” I met Matt on a web design project. He was the developer and it was honestly one of the first websites I ever created. After collaborating a couple more times,…Read more
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Breaking Bread

Making friends as an adult can be weird. When I first moved to Columbus in 2009, I found all my friends via Twitter. Well, who am I kidding? This is still true. Just add Instagram to the list. I spent a…Read more
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Thoughts from an Introvert

Currently trying to work through: How much time to spend with people before they become a client. 15 minutes on the phone seems too short, an hour in-person is exhausting. How to spend time by myself without it being centered…Read more
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Working With Your Spouse

Adam and I started working together full-time in May of 2013. At that point, we had been married for four years and we had both been working from home. The first year was hard. Suddenly we were solely responsible for 100% of our income.…Read more
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Annual Retreat (of sorts)

Every year I visit my hometown to stay with my sister while my parents are in Hawaii. It’s a long visit and it seems to always come at the perfect time. I’m not sure why but I tend to flee “real…Read more
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Self-Funded

The other night I started watching this movie called The Women. Like I always do, I looked it up on Wikipedia and learned that it’s a remake of a film from the 1930’s. It follows a group of friends in…Read more
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