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7.27.2017

Podcasts That Have Inspired Me As an Entrepreneur


Do you love podcasts? Some days I will listen to 3-4 as I work and some days I work in silence. I try not to rely on noise throughout my days and if I do add some noise I want it to be enriching and inspiring. I am pretty picky about podcasts but I try to listen to new ones often so I am not stuck in the same rut. So with all that said, I felt like it was about time I share the podcasts that have inspired me as an entrepreneur.

Startup Camp- A few weeks ago, I put out a call for new podcasts and a friend suggested I listen to Dale Partridge's podcast. I immediately binge-listened to his most recent season and took so many notes! I love his tagline "Success at work without success at home isn't success at all."

How I Built ThisThis has to be my favorite podcast. I love hearing the stories of so many business leaders that have even been on the brink of giving up, hearing when their ideas sparked and the steps it took to build successful businesses. I especially love Sara Blakely's interview about Spanx and Blake Mycoskie's interview on how he built TOMS.

Munchin With Moguls- This is a newer podcast but still has great content that is inspiring and digs deeper than just business ideas.

Chris Loves Julia Podcast- I never knew a podcast about design could be so intriguing without visuals, but it is! I love the conversations Chris, Julia and Preston have centered around home design. Even though it technically isn't about entrepreneurial pursuits, there are tidbits here and there I think you'll find helpful.

Awesome With Allison- Do you follow anyone that you feel is 100% themselves on social media, and with everything they do?! I love how Allison unapologetically puts herself out there and encourages other people to be themselves as well. Her podcast is full of great insights and I also love how she focuses on the heart of the matter as well.

Elise Gets Crafty- Listening to Elise's podcast is like sitting down to chat with an old friend about crafts, business, and trying new things. I love how she shares all her tips and she interviews the best people!

Made It by Maker Academy- Courtney and Elliot interview creatives and business owners from around the world on turning passion projects into profitable businesses. Bonus, I made it on to the podcast and you can listen to it here!

Now I want to know, what are your favorite podcasts?! 

7.26.2017

Adding Luxury To Our Bathroom Remodel With Serena & Lily



We wrapped up the construction on our bathroom addition around April. Although the bathroom was usable, I've been slowly gathering finishing details, hence the reveal of the bathroom hasn't made it to the blog yet.  Something I've been looking forward to was new towels. Now I know I could've bought new towels before our bathroom was finished but it felt much more special getting them after the remodel was complete. It's like when you wait to try out the new specialty ice cream shop when your best friend comes to town, you want the moment to be complete!

Truthfully, I had only bought inexpensive towels from big box stores up until this point. I love the hotel experience and wanted that feeling in our own home. But I knew continuing to buy scratchy, cheap towels at the same place I buy my groceries was not how I would achieve the hotel experience.

Enter the best bath towels ever. Guys, I've found the towel of your dreams: the Calistoga Bath Towels from Serena & Lily. These towels are made from turkish cotton and are plush, luxurious and are the finishing touch to our bathroom remodel.

Jordan even noted how these are the best bath towels, especially after we have had a few conversations on how hard it is to dry off with the previous towels we owned.

I stepped out a tiny bit from my white box and ordered these in the color, Horizon, and I feel like they  compliment the rest of the space so well.


Taking months to call our bathroom complete has been totally worth it because it has given us space to mull over decisions instead of buying the first thing we see in our price range. I believe the small decisions are the most important and really take the space from nice to a luxurious. Life lesson, spring for the plush, luxurious towels. You'll never regret it!

To help you take a step towards luxury, Serena & Lily is offering 15% off for one week only! Just use "TOWELCRUSH15" at checkout!

Product was provided by Serena & Lily for this blog post. I know you'll love them as much as I do! 

7.16.2017

Get The Look With The Nordstrom Home Sale








The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale isn't just for fashion, they have an amazing selection of home items too! I scoured through the home sale and found some great home accessories at great prices. When I finished picking my favorites, it reminded me of the California cool style that Amber Interiors has on lockdown and that I'm always wanting to implement into my own home. So here is an easy get the look that is easy to shop! If you don't have early access to the sale, don't worry. It opens up to the public on July 21st. Enjoy shopping! *bedroom design by Amber Interiors