I’m telling you, a great hair cut can do wonders for a woman! I am feeling more and more like myself every day. :)
Yep, starting over already lol. I tried really hard to start another 365 Project and only use my Canon 5D Mkii. I failed. Made it to day 2 lol. So, last week I started over, using my iPhone, and posting them on Instagram. In 2013, I made it to day 100 something and I want to top that this year. :)
Day 1: Doing the Biggest Loser at Heritage Park Fitness again. This time around, #mriamkimkravitz is doing it with me. I must admit, I have not motivation to do it again right now. I want to be lazy and eat like crap! But he’s super motivated to do this with me, so I force myself to be a gym rat again lol.
Day 2: Decided it was time for a change and chopped all of my hair off. The Senior Stylist at The Salon and Spa at Greenbriar over in Belton, TX did a great job on my hair cut!! I freaking love short hair! It’s so easy to manage. :) :) :)
Day 3: We actually got snow last night. In the year and a half we’ve been here, there have only been a few times they have called for snow. This time, we actually got it! The entire state literally shut down because of less than an inch of snow/sleet/ice. By noon it was completely melted. BUT I’m not going to complain. We all got a snow day. :)
Day 4: I wanted to go shopping for some new work clothes, so we headed down to Austin. Things didn’t really go as planned so we headed back towards home to get some dinner and finish shopping. We stopped at Cheddar’s for dinner in Harker Heights. It’s been a few months since we have been there but they now have these little tablets on the tables. You can order from them and they have games. You pay $1.49 and you have access to all the games on there. This was the best $1.49 we have ever accidentally spent! Princess Kelcie didn’t, whine, scream, complain, etc. the entire time we were at dinner!
Day 5: Texas has the most bipolar weather ever! Just two days ago, it was freezing and we had snow/ice/sleet on the ground. Today, it was 85 degrees when I left the gym. SMH!
I follow a TON 0f blogs that cover way too many topics like photography, sewing, organizing, etc. One of the photography blogs I follow is Kelli France’s blog. She’s an awesome photographer out in Utah and the owner of Chic Critique Forum! She has this a blog series called “Kelli’s Closet Cleanse.” Freaking brilliant!! I actually entered a few of her give-a-ways and have won pair of sunglasses and a cute black top. If you want to enter her latest closet cleanse, you can find it here. :) Here lately I’ve been on this HUGE decluttering kick and have a ton of things in my “donate” pile that never seem to actually make it to the thrift store to donate. lol Please tell me I’m not the only one who has boxes like this around the house?!
Anyways, I think Kelli’s idea is brilliant and figured this would be a great way to connect with my readers, give you a reason to come visit my blog ;), and clean out that donate box! I have a pair of brand new YMI Jeans that sadly (sorta lol) still have the tags on them. They were my goal jeans and they don’t fit. Not because they’re too small, but because they’re too big! Crazy how that works lol. They’re size 9 and have never been worn. If you’d like to win these, enter below!! Good luck to everyone who enters!
*Winner(s) will be contacted by email once they have been announced to get your mailing address. All items will be mailed out at the end of the month.*
In an earlier post I mentioned doing a “personal branding” blog series. So, what is personal branding? By definition it is “is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands.” And if you want to read more of the definition, here’s the Wikipedia link. A long time ago I created two Facebook “profiles.” I used one for my personal life and one for my business life. I needed a way to connect with my target market. Let’s face it, in a world that is saturated with photographers, the only thing that is going to make me different from the rest, is me and my personality. There are others with work that is just as good as mine. If I want my potential clients to choose me over them, I needed them to get to know me and become familiar with me. So, to make a long story short, I decided to brand “me” in addition to branding my business. I wanted everything to be cohesive and tie into each other.
Where to start? I started on this little adventure by creating a pinterest board. I wanted to research as much as I could about personal branding. Now some of you might be thinking you don’t want to get too personal on-line and I totally don’t blame you. There are things in my life that not everyone needs to know, and I keep those things off of the internet. After a little brainstorming, I figured out what I do want everyone to know is that I’m a mom and a wife, I’m a pro photographer, I’m a virtual assistant, and I’m a HUGE 49ers fan. Now, I created an artist fan page and I pretty much stick to talking about these 5 points all the time.
So, if you’re interested in creating your own personal brand, start by creating a pinterest board and figure out a few things you want the world to know about you. On this board, pin everything you think is relevant to personal branding, your main points your want people to know, colors and fonts that appeal to you, magazines, movies, etc. that you like. Basically, if someone was to look at this board they would be able to get to know you from it.
Questions? Post them in the comments. ;)
Some of ya’ll might follow my senior or boudoir blog but for those of you who don’t, I want to update you on what’s going on with my photography! 2013 was a rough year for my photography. I’m not going to lie. I wanted to quit. Almost did a few times. I tried out for a few local police departments, I tried to join the army, I re-opened my photography forum with a friend, I bought a sewing machine with the thought of selling stuff on etsy lol, and probably a few other things too. BUT my friend came to the rescue! Again, I almost quit and turned down her first offer to move into a studio space inside her salon over in Belton, TX, things happened, freed up my time, and then she asked me again. The second time, I decided not to pass up the opportunity! And let me tell you. Moving into a studio space and having amazing co-workers has totally put the wind back in my sails! It’s 2014 and I’m hitting the ground running! Nothing will hold me back this year. :) Cheers to this year and chasing my dreams……again! lol
Anyways, so what’s up with my Seniors? I’M LOOKING FOR 2015 SENIOR MODELS!! You can find out more details about my Senior Model program on my website.
And what’s going on with my Boudoir photography? A boudoir marathon! Just in time for Valentine’s Day! You can find out the details on my website. Shhhhh! I’m giving away a spot in the marathon too. Be sure to enter! ;)