Why I’m Letting Day Designer® Go

February 22, 2014

First of all, announcement! Day Designer® is officially a registered trademark! Trademarking something is a lengthy process, and it’s never guaranteed that you’ll actually get a trademark when you start the process, so I’m delighted that it’s done! Wahoo! When I started designing the Day Designer®, I knew one thing: that there wasn’t a planner […]

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Not About The Money

February 18, 2014

Last week, at Bliss & Bespoke, Tara Guérard told a story about an entrepreneur and a client. The client had asked an entrepreneur for advice, and the entrepreneur responded by whipping together a solution in ten minutes. Thrilled, the client asked how much she owed the entrepreneur, and the entrepreneur replied: $10,000. Shocked, the client exclaimed, […]

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Smarts vs. Passion

January 30, 2014

There are smart people and there are passionate people. Smart people show up, do good work, and then go home. Passionate people can’t help but show up early, drive everyone crazy with ideas, suggestions, and numerous attempts at solutions that result in both success and failure. They stay late, and they annoy the smart people […]

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Balance and Dreams

January 29, 2014

David and I had some long chats last night. We are so busy right now. Actually, scratch that: I am so busy right now. And it was getting to him. I think I’d been trying to ignore my busy level, and the flashing warning signs that come along with the rise of busy, but last […]

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Do What You Can

January 28, 2014

I’m about to call it a night. I’m trying to put the finishing touches on the last couple of patterns for a new collection for Boatman Geller, and my creativity is feeling stretched thin. Today, I announced on I’m exhibiting at the NY Now show next week, officially offering the 2015 Day Designer as a […]

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Scarcity vs. Abundance

January 24, 2014

Scarcity says there is never enough. Abundance says there is plenty. Scarcity hogs attention. Abundance recognizes others. Scarcity hoards. Abundance shares. Scarcity is loud. Abundance is quiet. Scarcity doubts. Abundance believes. Scarcity is fearful. Abundance is brave. Scarcity is critical. Abundance forgives. Scarcity is easy. Abundance is hard. Scarcity is default. Abundance takes discipline. Which […]

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Paint Color Trends for 2014

January 19, 2014

For over a year, I’ve been working with my friend, Holly Mathis, on updating my house. She’s been a dream to work with. She is full of ideas, but coaches me along, and lets me make my own decisions. Since we have been a on a very limited budget, I’ve resorted frequently to one of […]

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Great Conferences for Creative Entrepreneurs!

January 10, 2014

Happy Friday, friends! I don’t know about you, but I feel like today is the end of one of those weeks where I breathe a sigh of relief, and, for me, it’s just about to get busier! I’m completely excited about these speaking engagements for 2014, and I wanted to share them with you so […]

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On Failure

January 7, 2014

Seth Godin’s short, and, as always, brilliant blog post yesterday was something I had to read twice. The first two sentences read: “But what if I fail?” You will. When I read that on his blog, it echoed in my head: you will, you will, YOU WILL. If only because you can’t win every single […]

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Success Suggestion #1

January 6, 2014

Sometimes, when you shoot for the moon, you land among stars. But sometimes, when you shoot for the moon, you land just outside the universe. The secret to success is being content with one and prepared for the other.

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Surreal and Humbling

January 3, 2014

If 2014 is going to be anything like today, I have one word to describe it: SURREAL. When I was chatting with Hilary Rushford for her new book launch a few weeks ago, one of the things we briefly touched on was the fact that when you’re starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, it’s kind […]

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What Really Matters in 2014

January 3, 2014

Earlier this week, I posted this to Instagram: I was hesitant to post it, but it was one of those things that came from my heart. I was sitting there, reflecting on 2013, and these were the things that echoed in my head. They kept coming back to me, loud and clear, and even though […]

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January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, friends. This year, I’m going to be on the look out for the sweet and simple things that are the REAL things. Cheers to an authentic, enough, and focused year!

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2013 Reflection: Struggles and Successes

December 31, 2013

Last night, I started to get a bit reflective, as I do at the end of every year, thinking about the past year, and trying to decide what I want to change about 2014. I thought I’d post a summary of thoughts here, since I think it’s fascinating to read other people’s year summary posts. […]

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