What to Make This Weekend: Disco Ball Planters, a Kimmy Schmidt Tote + More
It may not feel like it, but today officially marks the first day of spring. Flowers, pastels, sunshine, all that jazz. You can just go ahead and ignore that snow outside your window. Regardless of how the weather is behaving, it’s always fun to welcome the start of a new season – especially one that’s as pretty as this. So after you’ve mustered up the energy to do that extensive house clean, relax and make these fun DIYs to help mark the start of the seasonal shift.
4. Kimmy Schmidt Tote Bag: Oh Kimmy, how we love you so. It’s hard to pick our favorite moment from the new Netflix series, but this line definitely had us literally lol-ing. (via Adventures in Fashion)
5. Leather Sandal Hacks: It may not be today, but we promise that someday soon you’ll be able to put away those winter boots. If last season’s sandals are looking like they’re in need of a little revamp, try one of these fun leather hacks to add an extra spring in your step (pun most definitely intended). (via Brit + Co)
6. Eggshell Place Cards: After you’ve done your share of egg dyeing, keep one carton plain, empty out the inside and replace it with microgreens to create these mini eggshell planters. This tutorial uses them as spring-ready place cards, but it would also work just as well as a centerpiece. (via The Merrythought)
8. Washi Tape Furniture: After you’ve finished all that spring cleaning, your old furniture may look like it’s in need of some refreshing. Don’t pull out the paint just yet. Instead, head to the craft store and pick up a few rolls of washi tape and cover anything from a bookshelf to a dresser in the sticky (and easily removable) stuff. (via Brit + Co)
10. Wooden Bead Garland: To add a minimal yet vibrant pop of spring to your home, make a garland using wooden beads and string. Make it a subtle ombre like this version or turn it into a multi-colored pastel party! (via Cakies)
What are your DIY plans for this weekend? Share with us in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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