Pep Talk Tuesdays

Why I Need White Space In My Life; And You Might Too

Why I Need White Space In My Life; And You Might Too

It’s no secret I became a mama a little over eight months ago. But what I haven’t shared much of is the instant and internal change that happened the minute my sweet baby was handed to me. It’s been monumental and admittedly a bit frightening to have such a shift in who I thought I […]

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How To Be Original

How To Be Original

Next to getting asked what color the outside of our home is (answer: I’m not entirely sure! It’s the lightest gray color our home builder had for us to choose from back in 2011 when we built our house!), the one thing I am asked the most is how I stay original in such a […]

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Small Is The New Big

Small Is The New Big

When I first started HGE, I had some pretty big and scary aspirations brewing in my heart. As a young, fresh out of college woman, with her second degree and a zero percent success rate at finding her dream job, I felt beyond vulnerable in starting a business. I felt pretty unequipped actually. And while […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Make Room for the Good Stuff}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Make Room for the Good Stuff}

Hi friend! How are you feeling today? Are you feeling busy, tired, overwhelmed, bogged down or spent today? Phew. I get it. Take a big breath. Give yourself a minute of silence. I’ll wait here while you do that. Welcome back. Please know I’m here walking beside you in the busy. I think a big […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Failure Is An Option}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Failure Is An Option}

Dear Beautiful Girl, Failure is an option. It’s a must, actually. Before you learn to fly, you must first learn to walk, remembering to pick yourself back up every time you fall flat on your face. Willing to face each new step again with courage. Bouncing back from defeat is necessary not only in business, […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Define Your Success}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Define Your Success}

‘Either your life exists for your business or your business exists for your life.” – Unknown Running, running, running. This wedding season – actually, scratch that. This entire YEAR has felt like a marathon. A long, beautifully messy, tiresome, fulfilling, seemingly never ending marathon. I’ve been so tremendously lucky to travel to some amazing places […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Today’s Potential for Happiness}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Today’s Potential for Happiness}

Do you ever dream so big your head – or heart – could burst? Or better yet, do you ever feel heavy with overwhelm? I’ve been on the verge of bursting lately. And today I woke up feeling a bit tired, not physically, but mentally because the hopes and the dreams inside this head of […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Ignore the Rest}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Ignore the Rest}

So a friend sent me this article the other day. After a frazzled phone call from yours truly of course. Mind blown. Life changed. I’m not sure about you, but I often place too much value on other’s opinions concerning my decisions and actions. I feel validated when a friend tells me something is a […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Trusting Your Gut}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Trusting Your Gut}

Intuition. Gut. That feeling. If you’ve read Dave Ramsey’s Entreleader (highly recommended for anyone running their own business especially those who are looking to hire team members), you’ll know he talks about his wife getting a ‘feeeeeling’ when she felt a new potential hire wasn’t the right fit. I laughed a little when I read […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Simple Pleasures}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Simple Pleasures}

During many years of competive gymnastics, I often found myself sacrificing typical outings and activities for practices and competitions. Such was the case that time my parents decided to take our family to Disney World for the first time. It was the fall of my eight grade year and my brother was finally old enough […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Finding Your Boom}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Finding Your Boom}

This past weekend I spent a good two days creating a killer backdrop for next weekend’s wedding. From Menards to Lowes, lots of sawdust, purple paint, and a run to the wholesaler, I finally put together a backdrop that I’ve been dreaming up for about a year now. When it was all done and put […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {You Are Enough}

Pep Talk Tuesday {You Are Enough}

I have to write this today. And just let the words flow out, yo! Not to sound like a broken record here, but last year around this time now I was an emotional mess. I had a hard exterior and everything in my life put together but inside I was sad, sad, sad and frustrated […]

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