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  • Gearing up for a new brand and website launch for @jessievanslyke’s cooking blog and going back through her brand material has me obsessing over these hand drawn kitchen brand elements all over again!🍴
When we first started working together Jessie and I talked a lot about making her branding more approachable, personable, and honest. These drawn elements make me think of little doodles you might find in an old cookbook or on a recipe card, like you just happened to be in the kitchen with the person that created the recipe. Maybe that’s because I draw on every free scrap of paper in the house 😆 but there’s no denying the effect these little elements have by giving such a personal touch to the brand as a whole.
Can’t wait to show you all what we’ve been “cooking up” these last few months!
  • Celebrating our upcoming marriage with all of our closest friends and family this weekend. Can’t wait to marry this man! 
Happy Friday!
📷 by the incredible @samwisefloyd
  • Daydreaming about photography websites and custom fonts. Moody photography has always called to me. Something to do with how intimate they always seem to feel. I’m a firm believer that nothing beats beautiful photography on a web design project.
My photography website daydreaming this week may have something to do with the fact that we got a preview of our engagement photos earlier this week and I’m so in love with them I’ve yet to decide a favorite. Can’t wait to show them off soon!
  • We’ve been taking a break lately but The Broadening Horizons Podcast will be back next week! Hope you will tune in! #broadeninghorizonspodcast #sweethorizonstudio
  • Our three year business anniversary is right around the corner and looking back through all the work we’ve done is both thrilling and humbling. We feel so honored to have worked with such inspiring creatives and can’t wait to see what the future holds for our little business.
  • Things people don’t realize about owning your own business:
If you take time off, your business takes time off too. That’s not always a bad thing when you need a little bit of vacation to think other thoughts for awhile, but more often than not it’s really, really hard for entrepreneurs to take a vacation, take time to spend with friends and family, or even just take time for themselves. The harsh reality of owning your own business is that if you aren’t working you also aren’t making money.
This is something I struggled with sooo much during the first couple of years in business because I was so focused on making this little business stay afloat that I wasn’t taking any time to think about what I personally needed to stay refreshed and inspired. In the long run, no matter how hard you’ve hustled, your own mental and physical well being can actually be the thing that causes you to close up shop too early.
So take that vacation, grab drinks with friends, plan a date night, sign up for that exercise class you’ve been wanting to try, and make sure you are enjoying life. After all, being your own boss means you have control over your work life balance. It does not control you.