Category: Personal

3 Years

Cupcakes, Roses and why I love my Husband
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3 Years

ago yesterday, I was getting ready for the most exciting day of my life. Makeup, hairdos, centerpieces and dresses filled my parent’s house. It was an amazing 73 degrees and the excitement was contagious. We had waited for this day for 8 years… 8 LONG years and when it finally arrived, it seemed surreal!! Everything we had spent over a year planning was coming to life in the backyard. My momma’s flowerbeds looked better than ever before, Daddy had just mowed the field and put up wedding signs and dozens of other friends and family were hard at work to make our dream day happen.

Our Dreams

5 Things I'm Finally Sharing Outloud
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Sometimes

I have a problem with taking my own advice. I tell my coaching gals to blog and openly proclaim their CRAZY dreams and yet I have NEVER done a post about what I envision for my business. HYPOCRITE! There is SO much value in sharing what you are hoping for and striving for but there is also a great risk. If I tell you some of the goals I have for my business and openly share my dreams….what happens if they NEVER come true. How embarrassing right? I think it’s that fear of failure and not meeting my own standards that I have set for myself that has kept me from writing this post. After my first year in business

Personal Projects

The Honeymoon Album
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I’ve

talked about this before on the blog… but you know, I’ve been blogging for so long now that I feel like I can mention things again and no one would really notice! haha I’ve mentioned before that I find it REALLY hard to get personal projects done when you are running a small business. Because the reality of a small business is that it’s your PERMANENT, lifelong personal project! It literately never ends. the job is never done. SO, what I have found is that if you want to have a LIFE and you want to get LIFE projects done, you have to make a realistic daily list for the business and then make a conscious

What We're Capable Of

Being a Husband/Wife Team
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When

we started sharing that we were considering working together as a husband and wife team, there were many questions. Well, what about health insurance? How many weddings will you take on as a team? What is Michael going to do? What are you going to do as a team that you weren’t already doing on your own?…. And my answer was always the same “I don’t know.” I had no clue. At some point I remember telling someone that I had no idea what we were capable of together as a team because we had never tried this before. Adding Michael into KJP full time has really changed everything.

Taking a Break

And Not Feeling Guilty About It

I’ve heard it said before that taking a break from work will actually make you desire to work MORE. When I’m in really dry, burnout mode, I tend to think that saying is just a bunch of fluff…. but I have actually found it to be true. Michael and I had 3 Saturdays off in a row this summer and it was life changing! …. I’m serious. It was SO needed! I still shot engagements and worked during the week but just having some weekends free changed everything. We have decided that breaks are necessary for us and we’ll be saving a few 2014 weekends for US. I have a bad habit of over committing. I say yes to so many people because I find so much joy in making people happy. Well, the result of this character trait is that I grow resentful.

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