Category Archives: in my journal

“What are you doing up so late?” “When do you sleep?”

A question I get asked often on Twitter and Facebook when people notice me posting all night (and all day). I can answer with some recent examples from the past few days. What are you doing up so late? Cutting out flowers/embroidering flowers/stemming flowers/arranging bouquets Cleaning one of the two spaces I use to host…

$5 shipping + free returns and exchanges at Hello Holiday!

I’m excited about some big news for us at Hello Holiday! We are finally at the point where we can support a $5 flat rate shipping policy + free returns and exchanges. We know from our surveys and feedback that this is the number one thing our customers wish for when we ask how we…

Crossing one off.

This is a picture of my adorable home office in 2009. I was 22. I had just repainted it for my first major magazine feature in Where Women Create. I moved back and forth between my desk (which was really just a low shelf that I stood at) and my work table (a door over…

Businesses grow through friendships

This blog post from Knock.Knocking. Design, the winner of a recent Hello Holiday contest, brought me to some heavy tears today. There’s something really real, and really extraordinary, about sisterhood in business. I was struck that Agnes mentioned my work with Princess Lasertron which was my first experience with business ownership. Reading that reminder of…

the takeaway

Tomorrow morning I’m speaking at the¬†Greater Omaha Young Professionals¬†Summit with a handful of other local make-things-happeners who I look up to a lot including Andrew and Angie Norman, Caleb Pollard, Othello Meadows, and Christian Gray. It’s the first time I’ve been involved in this way though I’ve attended a few of these conferences in the…