Busy Lives

Hi, sassies! Thank ya for checking in with us again! We’ve had a heck of a busy schedule these past couple of weeks and have been pulled in a million and one directions. The hustle and bustle of this time of year is much like Christmas minus presents, Santa Claus, and peppermint mochas. This time of year looks a lot like organizing receipts and filing taxes (LOATHE DOING THIS EVERY YEAR!!!). Adulting is harder than it looks.

SHOP THE LOOK 

HAILEY’S LOOK: LUSH TOP | FLYING MONKEY DENIM | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | KENDRA SCOTT NECKLACE, EARRINGS, BRACELET | TORY BURCH PURSE
KAILEY’S LOOK: MADEWELL CARDIGAN SWEATER | PIKO TEE | FREE PEOPLE LACE BRALETTE | FLYING MONKEY DENIM | SHEINSIDE HEELS | KENDRA SCOTT NECKLACE & EARRINGS |  DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | LOREN HOPE CUFF | KATE SPADE PURSE

 We have been reading about coding, getting content together for DSS, student teaching, working, figuring out LiketoKnow.It, and learning how to use our fancy shmancy camera. Seriously, we’re just now figuring out how to use aperture, how to shoot in RAW, shutter speed, and what the heck ISO is?!  Anyway, there’s whole lot more nonsense that has been taking up our time that we can’t remember right now because we’re border line ADD (not joking). We are finally feeling like our brand is a complete reflection of ourselves and vision, and we hope that inspires other bloggers to be original and authentic to themselves. 

When we’re overwhelmed with a long to-do list, we have to pump the breaks and regroup. We’re very much perfectionists and this has taken some time managing our busy lives while still staying authentic to our brand and to ourselves. Life happens even when you’re trying your hardest to stay organized. Here’s a few tips we have that help us stay sane:
1. Time management, time management, time management. Think about how long a certain task will take and cut out time in your morning or evening, whichever works for you! We are definitely morning people so waking up a tad bit earlier to get something done is much easier for us. And lets face it, we’re both in bed by 8:30 watching Netflix or recordings. And that’s VERY important.
2. Keep a planner! Kailey has an extremely up and down schedule with her job and coordinating schedules with H or Lukas is a job in itself! Keep a very detailed planner (time, date, location, travel time, etc.), and a little wiggle room  for emergencies…s*** happens. 
3. Be open to new plans when your plans deviate. Kailey struggles with this more than anything. Lukas always says that she needs to be more spontaneous and to not freak out  when things go a rye (because freaking out is her favorite). Life goes on even when Plan A decides to sleep in and Plan B is having a staring contest with you. So, chill out Kailey. (Hailey is way better at this.)
4. Don’t take things personally. Even when you think everyone is unicorns and glitter, that one lizard from Monsters Inc. will decide to throw you a curve ball. Not everyone is going to love what you have to say, what color lipstick you’re wearing that day, and/or the energy you put out (even it’s sunshine and Olaf singing in the background). Be confident that you’re putting good into the world even when others beg to differ.
5. Be original. You know the saying “mimicking is the best form of flattery.” Yeah. No. Nothing is more aggravating to see others in this line of business try to replicate your creativity. If you have a love, passion, vision, and drive to become a blogger, then it will show through. Creativity should come from you, not someone else’s Instagram. That being said, building your brand takes time and effort, and it’s more than okay if it doesn’t occur overnight. Promise yourself that you won’t fall to copying someone else’s hard work and posting it as your own.

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