50 Days Until Our Book, Homemakers, Hits Shelves!
We’re way beyond crossing our t’s and dotting our i’s in the world of Homemakers, our very first book. From Moleskine notebooks filled with sketches to Pantone notebooks filled with to-do lists to iPhone notes with puns thought of while commuting, this labor of love has been a year in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited to see it come to life.
Over the next 50 days, we’ll be sharing sneak peeks from the book, the process behind the pages and all sorts of fun tidbits that relate to this domestic tome. To kick things off, how’s about a little refresher on what this book is all about? We’ll tell it you straight from the soon-to-be-in-your-hands back cover:
The rules of homemaking have radically changed. Today’s generation is digitally connected 24/7 and often more focused on climbing the career ladder at the office than the stepladder at home.
But the home “maker” evolution has just begun. Thanks to advances in technology, tomorrow’s men and women will find themselves using new gadgets and apps to cook, clean, decorate and even manufacture everything from decor to clothing, from right inside their homes.
In Homemakers, Brit Morin, founder of the wildly popular lifestyle brand, app, and website Brit + Co, reimagines homemaking for the twenty-first century, making it as simple as possible to go from amateur to pro with easy charts, tips, recipes, DIY projects and tech shortcuts. Simple, beautiful, and stylish, it offers the digital generation a wealth of innovative ideas and how-tos for a more creative life.
As we take you through the making of this book, we’ll touch on each chapter in the book. And guess what? Each chapter represents a room in the HOME. Starting with, drumroll please, the Entryway. Whether this is as simple as a front door or as fanciful as a full-on foyer, this is where you set the scene. You bring people into your home (or book) with nostalgia, familiarity and your personal point of view. In this section of the book, Brit will share more about her story and how she sees the world of homemaking changing in the coming years.
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)