This email script will save you hours every week in your inbox

It's safe to say that my inbox has tried to take over my life, and I'm fighting back with all I have. (Know the struggle?)

I am an absolute 'inbox 0' type girl. When I have any number of unread emails over 0, I'm not satisfied until they're dealt with and gone. It's an unrelenting daily battle however, the second I manage inbox 0, give myself a little 'you did it' first bump, another 5 creep their way in waiting for my attention. Ughhhh!

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The Carriage House Houston Website Design

Kenni from The Carriage House, a wedding venue just outside of Houston, was inspired after a conference and decided that building a new website should be a top priority, especially going into engagement season. The conference had really spread the importance of having a professionally made website, so Kenni got in touch to find out my next available design date.

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Hey copycat, this is how it feels when you copy my site

I like to get a feel for who's following along and joining my tribe, so when I check out my email list stats I tend to also do a little visit to the sites of those following me. Anyone who has a name@theirwebsite.com email I tend to check out.

It gives me an idea of the industries my followers are in, and as a website designer and web design blogger, I can take a peek at the state of the websites of those who are consuming my content.

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6 Squarespace block hacks to save business hours every week

As a Squarespace website designer, one of my absolute favorite things to do for my clients is find ways to make their website save them time in their business!

I see SO many business owners not taking advantage of the amazing website features Squarespace offers, and instead are slogging through hours of busy-work every week that could be completely automated by their website.

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Masterclass 2: A step-by-step guide to making your site organization strategy

Masterclass #2 coming your way! The other day I hosted part 2 of 4 masterclasses that I'm hosting fo' freezies helping y'all who are saying

"I want to build a website, but I have literally no clue where to start"

I put together 4 classes that all build on each other to help you go from website dreaming to website launching, no overwhelm or confusion included!

This post contains the replay of the 2nd masterclass, where we talk about how to organize your website and create a 'roadmap' through your site to effectively get visitors to the pages that really matter!

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Masterclass 1: How to create your site building game plan

Y'all I'm stoked to share this with you today! The other day I hosted part 1 of 4 masterclasses that I'm hosting fo' freezies helping y'all who are saying;

"I want to build a website, but I have literally no clue where to start"

I put together 4 classes that all build on each other to help you go from website dreaming to website launching, no overwhelm or confusion included!

This post contains the replay of the 1st masterclass, where we get clear on the foundation of your site! 

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What type of business is Squarespace good for? Answered.

As a Squarespace website designer and blogger I'm often asked to give input on if Squarespace is right for my potential clients and blog readers.

I've answered this so many times now, I figured I'd just blog about it, so the answer is available to anyone.

Oh, and no, even though I am a huge fan of Squarespace, I don't recommend it to everyone.

There are different web building platforms that are suited to different circumstances, so I'm going to break my opinion down honestly as to which platform makes the most sense for your business.

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My 3 fav CSS tweaks I use on all the Squarespace sites I build

As a Squarespace web designer I spend my life in the back end of Squarespace sites. All that time and experience adds up, and I'm able to hack Squarespace to do just about anything I want, using the built-in Squarespace blocks, templates and Style Editor.

There's a few things however that I'm extra picky about and use CSS to force Squarespace to do what I want it to. Today I'm going to share the common CSS tweaks that I use on just about every one of my own and my clients sites these days. 

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5 simple ways to come up with blog post ideas

I will be the first one to say that blogging for my business has been the key to growing my business and ultimately the success I've had so far.

I publish a new blog every single Tuesday & Thursday, and have for months now.

In fact, I'm quickly coming up to 1 year of consistently blogging twice a week.

(For anyone who's attempted consistent blogging, you can imagine what a challenge that has been!) When I do indeed hit my 1 year of consistent blogging, I'll be sure to publish a post on it to let you in on the strategies I use to ensure I'm publishing consistently.

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Batching client projects for more freedom in your creative business

Let me guess, when you started your business your days were filled with juggling writing blog posts, working on client projects, sending invoices, and then 3 PM hit and you remembered, ‘oh no, I haven’t posted on Instagram in a week!’

Your to do list started to dictate your life, and as a solopreneur, all the tasks were on you to complete. Team? Nah, there was no team to pass different parts of your workload off to. Just you slogging at your to do list every day.

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Squarespace hack: How to build rotating reviews/testimonials blocks

It's getting to the point where you're racking up a nice hefty list of testimonials from past clients and customers, eh? So, you're wondering, how exactly should I put all of these rave reviews on my site, without filling valuable site space with row after row of testimonials?

Do you add a new page, or just continue to list lots and lots of testimonials down your sales or services page?

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How and why you should track your website stats

Every Monday is my 'Biz Tasks' day where I track alllll the stats of my business.

Finances, website stats, social media, email list, all those good things.

Call me crazy but I have to say, I legitimately really look forward to my Monday morning stats tracking!

I love seeing the numbers grow each month and looking back at the stats week over week of how far I've come since I started my business. Looking back on these numbers really keeps me motivated when the going gets tough.

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September 2017 recap: earnings high, webinar series prep & testing Showit

Welcome back to another edition of business recaps! September has been a mind-boggling month, and I have so much I'm looking forward to for the rest of the year which I'll share here!

I'm sick today, so this post is coming to yeh from the cozyness of my bed, but even on a sick day, I'm stoked to write this post because my business recap posts are always my fav to share with y'all!

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I tested out Showit. Here's my review with the pros & cons

Pre-S: After you read this post, I have a question I'd really appreciate you answering for me! You'll find it, poll-style at the bottom of this post! Your answers will help me determine if I should chat to y'all more in the future about ShowIt.

Alright y'all, I admit, I've been unfaithful. To Squarespace. (Sorry, Squarespace.)

You may or may not have heard of the website builder ShowIt. It's newer to the website builder game, and is a smaller company, so I wouldn't be surprised if this is the first you're hearing of it.

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Squarespace hack: How to build a colored page section with rotating logos

Oh hey friends, I'm back with another little Squarespace hack for yeh!

Know how on websites you'll commonly see a bunch of logos, side by side stating where the website owner has been featured, or the past clients they've worked with? It generally also has a colored background to really make it pop on the page too.

This 'logo stripe' as I'm calling it, is fab for showing social proof. Logo stripes are a quick and easy way to say 'I'm a big deal' without having to say it out loud and look all self-absorbed.

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How to find your perfect Squarespace website designer

So you’ve decided on Squarespace and that DIY’ing isn’t your thing? Great, it’s time to find you a Squarespace website designer who can take over building the website of your dreams!

Finding the designer who fits your style, timeline and budget can be a little tricky however, so I’ll go through the most common places you can find Squarespace designers to get you started on your hunt.

I’ll also load you up on some insider tips on what type of designers you’ll find on each!

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