Playing catch up on the blog. Lots of new projects to share so please excuse my short comments. But ... I am loving this new brand for Feather Your Nest. Feather Your Nest is an interior design studio located in Mobile, Alabama, with a new store front coming soon in Point Clear, Alabama. Website coming soon...
Your branding should evolve and change, just like you and your work do! I'm loving this updated branding for Caroline Boykin. Caroline and I have been working together for 7+ years. Time flies when you're having fun!
P.S. My portfolio is very behind, but hope to add my new work there soon....blog is easier for me for now!
Not only is the team at Rayford & Associates WONDERFUL to work with, but the work that they do is the best around. They are top of the line. We're excited about everything else to come. Here's a description from their website (which will be updated eventually too).
"Rayford & Associates, Inc. are distributors of contract hardware, architectural flush wood doors, hollow metal doors & frames, construction specialties, and residential bath fixtures and accessories. For over 60 years, Rayford & Associates has been serving Mobile, Alabama and the surrounding Gulf Coast Region."
PS...I am way behind on the old blog. I have so many projects going on, that I've neglected this space lately. Maybe some day I will make time to elaborate and share more here. But for now, I'll keep it short and sweet...
"Give to us a noble SPIRIT that we, with our teachers, may go forward to achieve the highest goals in life."
We are so excited to share with you the final video in the UMS-Wright Preparatory School's Mind, Body, Spirit Campaign! What a fun journey this has been. These videos have been my babies for most of the year, so sharing the final one, "Our Spirit," with you today is such an exciting day!
HUGE thanks to Cari Searcy with All Good Creatives, Ally Smith, Julie Otts, Laura Davison, Meridy Jones, and everyone else who participated. And after seeing this amazing school while making these videos, I am especially grateful that our daughter will attend 4K here next year.
Click here to view all videos in the campaign.
Our latest video for the UMS-Wright Preparatory School "Mind, Body, Spirit" campaign launched today! This video focuses on "Our BODY." Stay tuned. Our final video for the school year, "Our Spirit," will be revealed before graduation.
Truly an honor to be a part of this campaign. HUGE thanks to Cari Searcy with All Good Creatives, Ally Smith, Julie Otts, Laura Davison, Meridy Jones, and everyone else who participated. And seeing this amazing school while making these videos, I am especially grateful that our daughter will attend 4K here next year.
Our Mission is “For the UMS-Wright Family to educate all students to their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit; and to produce in each student character of the highest possible order.” Our wonderful families, skilled faculty, and loyal alumni are the heart of UMS-Wright and help us to advance our mission each year. We wish for our children to consider us more than a school, but a place to call home."
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There's always a much bigger story behind every logo and project, and I wish I did a better job of sharing that. I'm so busy these days (which is a huge blessing), but I rarely have time to write much here. I used to write so much more on my old blog (which is lost somewhere in cyberspace which makes me sad and is a whole other story)....but these days, just to add photos of my current work here is an accomplishment in and of itself.
Plus, my words don't make much sense these days. Bare with me on the typos!
Let me preface my encouragement to say "yes" sometimes with this: Believe me, as a business owner with two young children and a hard-working husband, I have learned how to say "No." That was a HUGE, life-changing lesson in my life. I can't be (and don't want to be really) everything to everyone. I'm a people-pleaser by nature and am SO passionate about my work and my family, that it's hard to turn down clients, children's activities (when we already have too much going on!) and other good opportunities in life. But, I know that my family and my sanity come first. I have a waiting list months out and schedule my time accordingly. To Live a Mary Life in a Martha World is my book. I am Martha. I also think of Crazy Love by Francis Chan as I type this. Those books (and life experience!) taught me a lot. That being said, I'm a big believer that less is more sometimes, and it's important to know your own (and your family) limits. However, this time YES was a good choice. Same goes for the intense Bible Study I'm in now. That is important and demands a YES.
This story is unique, so I have to share. It taught me to say "yes" sometimes, even when you want to say "no" or are intimidated by something. So, Jenna emailed me last month to speak at a women's entrepreneur group in Fairhope. The group is small and consists of 15 or so women business owners. They (well, "we" now, since I'm the newest member) get together once a month to discuss the inner workings of our business, lift each other up in support and listen to various speakers who can benefit our businesses and help us to succeed in todays market. To be honest, when Jenna (whom I had never met) asked me to speak about my business and the importance of branding, I was intimidated and wanted to say no. There were a million excuses and reasons why I "couldn't" make it. But, I just said yes and I'm so glad I did.
I don't think my talk was anything special. I prepared my thoughts on the car ride there while taking a phone call (typical), and I'm not a great speaker in the first place. It was super casual and we just sat around a table discussing everything. BUT, I do think we all walked away more knowledgeable, confident and motivated then we came. I met some amazing women, gained a new client, and learned a lot as well. My biggest take-away (other than saying "yes" sometimes) was the importance of COMMUNITY and sharing ideas and experiences with other female business owners. This is true in all areas of life. True with motherhood as well.
Bottom line is: When women support each other, incredible things happen.
This is critical. We are all on the same team! It is only when you focus on other people, that you truly make a difference in life.