You Can Get Ahold Of Me…

At any point of the day I’ll look down at my notebook and when I glance back at my computer (or my phone), I’ll see: 7 new emails from clients, one from Refinery29, and a shipping notification from Amazon. 3…Read more
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Early Mornings

Last week I wrote about how I’ve been handling my schedule and my friend Kathyrn left a comment about how Jessica Hische recently posted about her schedule as well! I really loved Jessica’s post and decided to implement a little more structure to…Read more
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Charge Up!

I am SO excited to announce something that I’ve been working on since April! I have co-written a book with the lovely Claire Deane and it’s all about owning a successful business as an introvert! The official title is: Charge Up:…Read more
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Structuring Your Day

I don’t have a normal job and so usually my days always look different. For the first year of working for myself, I would take long lunch breaks or be out and about in Columbus during the afternoons. When Adam…Read more
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Recent Photo Work

I’ve been shooting a lot lately and thought I’d share some of my most recent projects! From top to bottom: Pluma Jewelry, House of Earnest, Danielle Evans of Food Typography for The Guardian, Death to the Stock Photo, Simi Botic, Alex…Read more
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The Wonder Jam turns 1!

The Wonder Jam turned ONE last month and so we decided to do what we did when it first started…throw a party! The entire theme was centered around Phoebe Buffay from Friends. Her line, “Crazy like a straw….you know….crazy straws??”…Read more
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Why We Create

Andy Newman, an incredibly talented videographer, recently featured us in his new series called Why We Create. He spent three hours at our studio while we sketched, talked and shared some of our fears and excitement when it comes to…Read more
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Studio Updates

I thought I’d share a few updates on the studio! We’ve had it for almost two months and has become my favorite place to be! Not only is it a place that can bring about peace + quiet, it’s also a…Read more
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Slow Weekends

Last month we decided to take Sundays off. Sundays have become this little life boat that I end up hurling myself onto and holding onto for dear life. Well, that’s dramatic. My week isn’t a sinking ship but by Sunday…Read more
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Meetings. How I Schedule + Prepare

The last month has been one of refining processes, contracts and efficiency. We’re a two person team and have many projects happening simultaneously. One things we started to observe was the fact that we were constantly in meetings. Days would…Read more
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Partytime.

The Wonder Jam turns 1 this May and we’re throwing a party in our new space! We’re working with an event planner here in Columbus and I created the moodboard/color scheme above! I’m not usually drawn toward super girly colors…Read more
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Time Travel

I want to go back in time and sit on this patio in NYC. Pretty please? While I’m dreaming about our next trip, I figure I need to get some stuff in order beforehand. Earlier this month, Adam and I…Read more
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Organizing My Life

This week beat the crap out of me. Don’t get me wrong…I kicked its ass. But I walked away with some bruises and maybe even a broken arm. Haha what if I wrote in analogies this whole post? That would be annoying.…Read more
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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…Read more
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Gifts for Clients

This year we decided to get gifts for our clients. In the past, I usually just worked with larger companies as a contractor so it wasn’t this personal relationship. In 2013, however, we have worked with amazing clients on an…Read more
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Haute Blog Indianapolis

Erika and I hosted a Haute Blog workshop in Indianapolis last weekend. It was so wonderful to spend an entire afternoon with so many amazing women. Even though I was sick as a dog (I slept 11 hours that night!),…Read more
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Recent Work

I’ve been pretty busy lately. Mostly juggling the business side of things with creative work. I’ve had a lot of photoshoots and have been learning a lot. I decided to host a pop-up shoot at a local park and charged…Read more
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Finding Clients

Owning your own business is fun! I get to work in my pajamas if I want, I can take a vacation whenever I can afford it and I can take on the clients that fit well with my personality. Those…Read more
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Thoughts on Self-Promotion

This post is sort of a preface to the one scheduled for tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about finding clients as an entrepreneur. I’ve learned a lot about the subject over the last few years but especially so within the…Read more
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Time Management as an Entrepreneur

After polling all of you guys in my survey last week, I found that many of you want insight into being self-employed and how I handle certain aspects! It’s definitely something that I’ve been wanting to do and so I’m…Read more
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How Do You Keep A Calendar?

When Adam and I started working together full-time, syncing our calendars was one of the first things that we did. It was sort of a debacle. I honestly don’t even know how we did it but it went a little…Read more
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This Is My Jam

Did you know that my husband and I own a company called The Wonder Jam? We help individuals and small businesses build their brand, get a little goofy + highlight how they’re unique. Here are a few examples of our…Read more
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One Year

A year ago today I started a business. On my own. I still don’t know what it is or what it’s going to become. But I like it. And I hope for many more years to come.Read more
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Collaboration

For those that don’t know (or maybe you’ve recently started stopping by this space), Adam and I own our own business together. We’re partners in every sense of the word and I love it. Those that work in marketing/design can…Read more
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