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How to Turn On (Or Off) Vacation Brain

  We’re all been there: you’ve been busting your butt the entire wedding season and you’re so exhausted that you’ve started having nightmares about forgetting your DSLR at home, writing guest names wrong on the escort cards, or forgetting to move cocktail hour from the bar to outside. You need a vacation, my dear, and you […]

May 3, 2018

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The Business Hierarchy of Needs

    How do you know what your business needs to survive? I’ve been mulling over that question myself since I officially started Sablewood three years ago, and after much trial and error, I think I’ve found the answer. This isn’t a guide to marketing yourself (that will come later), but this IS the first […]

January 25, 2018

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The Comparison Conundrum

  Let me make something super clear right off the bat: comparing yourself to others is something that everyone struggles with. Every. One. (My husband hates when I speak in absolutes, but I think it’s safe to do so for the above statement.) And just so you understand the importance of this, I’m going to bold […]

January 18, 2018

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The Stationery Pricing Taboo, Part III

Now that we understand WHY it’s important to create industry standard pricing, how do other professionals price their work? Well, this week I have a special treat for you: you’re going to hear from other calligraphers and stationers who have struggled with pricing and come out the other side! Everyone has amazing advice for you […]

October 12, 2017

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Digital Housekeeping: How It Made Me Happier

Buckle up, y’all. I recently did a digital housekeeping thing, and it was ahhh-mazing. Ready for it?

September 18, 2017

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Why You Should Forge Your Own Path

“You don’t look like a wedding planner,” my college guidance counselor told me. In my head, my jaw dropped. What did she just say to me?! In reality, I cocked my head to the side. I clutched my daily planner so hard my fingers turned white and said in my most passive-aggressive voice, “Oh? How so?” […]

April 21, 2017

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