Why Self Care is the Most Important To-Do for Entrepreneurs

Why Self Care is the Most Important To-Do for Entrepreneurs

Real talk - stress is unavoidable as a business owner. Carrying the weight of stress that comes with being the face behind the business and keeping all the cogs turning can definitely start to wear on a creative entrepreneur if it isn't handled with care. And friends, I wasn't careful enough this summer and I paid a big price…

Taking Small Steps Towards Your Dreams

Taking Small Steps Towards Your Dreams

Every year on my birthday I like to look back at what the last 365 days have looked like - what did I accomplish, what did I fail at, and what did I learn. This year somehow feels different, like there's almost no way to put into words the things that I've learned or what I've done in a tangible sense. This year was less about making visible steps to growgrowgrow and more about refining - narrowing down on the women that I serve in my business to just creative entrepreneurs & small business owners, finalizing and just starting on the small dreams that I've had for a long time like The KH Shop, and trying to be more present in my every day experiences…

Five Year Anniversary

Five Year Anniversary

This is probably the hardest blog post I've ever written. Sounds funny, right? You'd think this would be a fairly easy accomplishment to jot down on a keyboard and share - but I'm struggling to find the words. It's easy to say "this is Nick, my boyfriend" but so incredibly hard to describe all the various roles that Nick has played in my life the last five years. Business partner, collaborator, supporter, personal dictionary, best friend, chef, comedian, handyman, travel buddy, coffee maker...

Why is it Important to Get Your Portrait Taken?

Why is it Important to Get Your Portrait Taken?

Getting portraits of yourself always begins as a scary, uncomfortable thing. Self conscious thoughts kick in, you start to wonder why you chose this shirt, does my hair look okay, how long until this is over... you know the drill. I'm not immune to those thoughts myself - taking self portraits is no different. But I've grown comfortable...

How I Chose The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

How I Chose The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

I never wanted to go to college. I never had dreams growing up of where I wanted to spend these four years of my life, what city I wanted to be in, or what I would even want to study. I wanted to be a fine art portrait photographer, and in my mind I didn't need to go to a school to become one. During one of my homeschool art group meetings...

A New Home Studio + A Lot of Inspiration

A New Home Studio + A Lot of Inspiration

When I was growing up my sister and I shared a big bedroom in our Northwest Indiana house with our parents, which included lots of her telling me ghost stories in our bunk beds to get me to leave her alone (you know the drill). But once my sister got to be about 13 she obviously needed a space of her own away from her dorky little sister...