August 31 Day Challenge: 3. Favorite Entrepreneur Podcast

Day 3. Favorite Entrepreneur Podcast

Seth Godin

I came across his Stop Stealing Dreams talk on TedX and from there on I knew this man had something for me to hear. It’s one of those talks where you knew what he was saying all along but never found the words to express it yourself let alone put anything into practice.

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August 31 Day Challenge: 2. 3 Short Term Goals

Day 2. 3 Short Term Goals

1. Build our virtual consulting Instagram account @brooklynpencil to 500 people.
2. Perfect a lighting technique I recently learned for my photography.
3. Learn more ways to improve my credit.


Screen Shot 2017-09-03 at 6.33.32 AMOur Monday Face! ūüėĀ “Do what you love and you’ll never have a problem with Monday.” That is soooo us! We honestly love every day of the week. But our Mondays are always filled with adventure. Continue reading “August 31 Day Challenge: 2. 3 Short Term Goals”

August 31 Day Challenge: 1. Mission Statement

This is a bit over ambitious for me. However, I am going to do this. I am going to make time. Because it’s what I need.

Day 1. Mission Statement

To live a life while earning an income that allows us to experience and enjoy what we can while we have time here. 

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THIS is living to me.
Handling business during the morning.
Enjoying this crazy city of ours in the afternoons.
Relaxed. At ease. Breathing.
Today I start an entrepreneurial challenge and Day¬†#1¬†asked… “Whats your mission statement?” This picture is a huge part of it. Something as simple as taking a 3 hour walk through the gardens, appreciating our lives, enjoying our littles, discussing business strategy, not answering calls or texts, and just being in our little moment… this is it.

Post Partum Sucks, and I Love It


Leaky, uneven boobs. Saggy, dark, squishy belly skin. Itchy and still painful operation incision. A newborn that nurses on demand at either every 3 hours or every hour and a half, for food and for comfort. I am tired. I am hungry. I am crazed. I am anxious. I hurt.





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Show and Tell: Before & After Closet on Fifth

For this project I was commissioned ¬†by 9Fi5th to photograph custom closet installations designed by Susan of California Closets for an apartment at 212 Fifth Avenue in NYC. The model apartment was absolutely stunning and was nothing less than what you would expect for a 5th Avenue address. So it was a treat to be in. Continue reading “Show and Tell: Before & After Closet on Fifth”

The fifth human: Happy 37 weeks


I’m not worried about the pain. I’m not worried about the added responsibility. I’m not even worried about the sleepless nights.

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14 quotes from Tuesdays with Morrie

knowledge-comes-fromI am a tried and true quote junkie. So in my effort to keep my favorites, a series on this blog will be dedicated to my favorite quotes from my current reads.

To kick it off, here are my top 14 quotes from Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

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Look what comes out of my camera. Yuck! [befores & afters]

My clients say it all the time… ¬†I make it look simple. I enter a room, I eye the space, move some things here and there and I snap away. Different angles, different corners, get in close, move back… “I’m dooooone!” I sing¬†out to the owner and my client. Pack up. And I’m off.

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What to pack in your hospital bag

Hdelivery_l_tnbospitals are icky. I hate them. What’s worse, is being¬†stuck inside one and not having ¬†your favorite relaxing¬†music, your go to snacks, or your own toothbrush. Brining a little bit of comfort¬†to have with you on the day of labor, weather spontaneous or planned cesarean, will help with relaxing and being comfortable during and afterwards.¬†I’m all about practical, simple and efficient. So¬†pack it all¬†to fit¬†in one bag, and not a suitcase made for¬†a 7 day cruise.

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