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Tips From Our Makers: On Enjoying The Process

Tips From Our Makers: On Enjoying The Process

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Enjoy the process of your product. I think it’s important to enjoy the process of your craft. Making jewelry is therapeutic for me and I truly enjoy every aspect of it. When I’m enjoy the process, the designs are better. – Heather Albro, The Bird’s Word Boutique

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Tip: Create a comfortable work environment. 

Don’t over-think or judge your initial work. I believe that everyone is innately…

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6 Ways to Get Creative on your Commute

It’s easy to dread the daily commute, but instead of thinking of the time spent on a bus, train, subway or in the car as wasted, why not make the most of it?

6 Ways to Get Creative on your Commute

It’s easy to dread the daily commute, but instead of thinking of the time spent on a bus, train, subway or in the car as wasted, why not make the most of it?

6 Totes for Every Occasion

Fall fashion is definitely one of the best parts about the season. We’re excited to shop for cute boots, soft…

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6 Totes for Every Occasion

Fall fashion is definitely one of the best parts about the season. We’re excited to shop for cute boots, soft…

5 Ways To Enjoy Fall

5 Ways To Enjoy Fall

I love Summer. I also love Fall. However, I do not love Winter which is what makes fall so bittersweet. To emphasize the sweet rather than the bitter, I’m making a short list of all the wonderful things that go along with the upcoming crisp, fresh season. Just like a trip away makes us appreciate home more, the changing seasons allow us to appreciate each for all the wonderful things that come…

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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

dinner Throw one last summery dinner party this long weekend!

1. An interesting experiment on the science of small talk.

2. On answering the big questions (like does your goldfish know who you are?)

3. Our co-founder Kena listens to this on her way to work & laughs out loud.

4. Drool over these gorgeous celebrity spaces.

5. Stock up on some great reads for fall.

+ we’re having a Labor Day Weekend sale!…

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3 Easy Ways To Think Positively

3 Easy Ways To Think Positively

Every book on personal development, success, and happiness will tell you how crucial it is to think positively. Experts in their respective fields from Deepak Chopra, to Gretchen Rubin, to Diane Von Furstenberg have written about how keeping their thoughts positive is a key to their success and happiness.

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Sometimes as we rush through life, it’s a challenge to ensure your thoughts are consciously…

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Creative Career Spotlight: Wedding Stationery Star

Creative Career Spotlight: Wedding Stationery Star

Amy Long is the owner of A Paper Wedding Inc., a business that provides personalized paper for weddings including invitations, save the dates, place cards and even signage. She says she “absolutely loves designing paper products that put the starting and finishing touches on weddings.”

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Amy Copeland Photography

Walk us through a typical day on the job.

Amy: A typical day in the studio would…

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Tips from Our Makers: On Starting a Project

Tips from Our Makers: On Starting a Project

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Just start! Don’t over analyze or over-think too much because you’ll only create your own mental stops. Grab the first step and do it. Just do it. Don’t be worried about “what could happen,” focus on what’s happening right now. – Ellen Bennett, Hedley & Bennett

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Get your ideas out in a tangible way (it makes room for new ones!). Beginning a project is often the hardest part. Our best advice…

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8 Beautiful Braids

There truly is a braid for every occasion. Whether it’s fancy, casual, simple or complicated, a great braid is a work of art. Here are 8 styles we love:

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The Messy Fishtail

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A Knotted Braid

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The Braided Updo

elsa

The Elsa Braid

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The Loose French Braid

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A Braided Bun

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A Wrap Around Braid

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The Messy French Twist

See all our hair inspiration in one place.

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3 Ways To Make Monday Better

3 Ways To Make Monday Better

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1. Find out what you should be making for dinner tonight.

2. Reach your potential with these 6 simple tips.

3. Take a minute and reorganize for a fresh start to the week.

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