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The Very Real Reason I Don’t Share Photos of Myself Online

A few times of year I sit down and write a post that makes me uncomfortable. In the past I’ve talked about surviving divorce and about how I never wanted to be a mom. Sharing in that way is always liberating, but also really frightening, which I guess is a good segue for admitting that writing this post scares me. Today I am writing a post called, “The Very Real Reason I Don’t Share Photos of Myself Online” and I’m opening that post with a photo of myself. In a word, I am terrified. Over the last nearly ten years I’ve built a brand and a business online, and I’ve done so in a way that puts nearly all of the focus on the work I’m doing and the things I’m creating, and very intentionally not on myself. As much as I cherish my relationships with my readers, I’ve also been completely freaked out by the idea of making myself and my face the center of attention in any way shape or form. And the reason is simple. I don’t look like a lot of bloggers do. I am not perfectly thin, and petite and cute, and no clothing brands are going to want to send me their fall collection to feature on my Instagram feed.

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The Sweetest Occasion in Country Living

June was an exciting month around here! Not only were two photo shoots I styled featured in WellWed, but one of our DIY projects provided inspiration for a feature in Country Living! It never stops being absolutely thrilling to see The Sweetest Occasion in print and to show off the projects and ideas that I …

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Silver + Blue New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had the most amazing holiday weekend. Mine was both busy and quiet, and I got to spend lots of time with my enormous extended family, which is always the best. Today I’m sharing a pretty little New Year’s Eve inspiration shoot from my lovely friends Alice …

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The Sweetest Occasion in Styled

Another day another chance to tell you about a fabulous feature! Victoria of A Subtle Revelry just launched Styled magazine today, an online magazine loaded with gorgeous party and wedding inspiration. I was honored to have her ask me to contribute to a feature she calls 140 Characters – illustrated tablescapes inspired by a handful …

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The Sweetest Occasion Seeks Contributing Editors!

Today I’m excited to announce that after much consideration I have decided to consider bringing on a couple of select contributing editors to add fresh talent and new features to The Sweetest Occasion! If you are in love with weddings, entertaining, cooking, DIY, crafting, parties, handmade wares, paper goods or pretty things and you’d like …

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