Morning Buzz! Bristol Palin Just Made This Seriously Surprising Announcement + More
Congrats are in order this morning for both Bristol Palin, who secretly got married, and Kristin Cavallari, who celebrated her third anniversary with husband Jay Cutler — check out all the rest of the buzz below!
1. Bristol Palin had a secret wedding: 25-year-old Bristol made things official with her baby daddy, Dakota Meyer, wedding the Marine Corp. vet in a secret ceremony. “We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married! Hard work and God’s grace are the foundation of our new life together, and with the love and support of our family, we know we can get through anything,” she told Entertainment Tonight. While it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the duo —they were previously engaged for one month before calling it off and then getting pregnant with daughter Sailor Grace — they look happy as can be in Dakota’s most recent photo from the two’s honeymoon. Congrats, guys! (Photo via @dakotameyer0317)
2: Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler ring in their third wedding anniversary together: It’s been three years since The Hills (coming to a big screen near you?) star Kristin Cavallari wed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, and the parents of three spent a night out on the town to celebrate, with Kristin posting this sweet snap along with the caption, “Happy anniversary to my man! I truly love him more and more every day and there’s no one else I’d rather be on this wild ride with.” (Photo via @kristincavallari)
3. Paula Abdul got more than she bargained for on So You Think You Can Dance: 12-year-old Chi Tahini performed her little heart out on So You Think You Can Dance as one does to Beyonce Formation (check Bey out on tour now): So hard, in fact, that she just couldn’t help but get sick — all over judge Paula Abdul. Paula was as gracious as could be, saying (“It’s okay, hunny, it’s okay,”) followed by, “I’ve never had anyone just vomit on me like that!” Chi, for her part, didn’t let it get her down. She received a ticket to the next round, and ran out of the room screaming in excitement. “She just hugged me too tight!” she shrugged off her post-show snafu. (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
4. Disney is opening its first Shanghai resort and it looks amaze: Disney is set to open its newest resort in Shanghai on June 16, with some pretty huge attractions up its sleeve. The castle, for one, will actually be the largest Disney castle in the world. Tomorrowland also looks pretty badass, with a Tron themed ride that looks out of this world, and Adventureland looks like something straight out of a movie. This one may just be worth the trip! (Photo via Disney Parks)
Attn Neighbors! Anyone know who this sweet little boy is? Every now and then when he rides his bike he will quickly come and love on my dog or play fetch real quick, but always leaves quick like he doesn&\u0026\u0026#039;s welcome to stay and play, she loves the attention!
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5: This video of a little boy sneaking into his neighbors’ garage to hug their dog is the best: Cause sometimes you just really need a hug of the furry variety, ya know? (Photo via HollieBreaux Mallet)
6. Quote of the day: “I think if you’re not getting [any hate], you’re not saying anything worthwhile. So I take it as a badge of honor.” Olivia Wilde to Cosmopolitan.(Photo via Jamie McCarthy)
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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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