Meet Mollie Boutell Suarez of Westshore Diamond Company!

I’m ecstatic to introduce you to a woman breaking down barriers in the jewelry industry. Her name is Mollie Boutell Suarez and she started her career 22 years ago as a very young mother who needed to find a career quickly and has so much gratitude for the opportunities that have positively impacted her life & her family’s. Mollie’s absolutely in love with the way she gets to be a part of her clients lives through her business, Westshore Diamond Company.

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Mugs Monday with Shontay Lundy

Happy #MugsMonday, ladies! So excited to spend another week with you. Let’s kick today off by getting to know Shontay Lundy of Black Girl Sunscreen. Shontay lives in Miami & has created a sunscreen specifically for people of color. There's a myth that people of color don't need to protect their skin, but that's not true. No matter your skin color, the sun can seriously damage your skin. Shontay wants you to protect your skin & make SPF your BFF. 

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Make Pumpkin & Sea Salt Caramel Cookies!

Hey, hey! We’re back with a fabulous Girls Night Recipes post. It wouldn’t be Fall without pumpkin desserts! You’ve been getting your PSL fix, but how about something you can make yourself that’ll knock your favorite gals’ witchy, striped socks off?! These super fluffy, soft pumpkin pie cookies with a quick, homemade caramel sauce are so delicious, your friends will think they're made with black magic. ;) We took inspiration from Very Best Baking for the cookies & Food Network’s Ree Drummond for the caramel sauce. If you plan on coming out to our Halloween Pop Up at Valhalla Resale in Seminole Heights on Wednesday, Oct. 18, then you’ll get to try these tasty morsels without having to melt your own butter & stir your own sweet, caramel sauce because we’ll me making a special batch just for the party! But chances are, even if you do try ours at the party, you’re gonna want some more. So we’ve shared our recipe below as well as a quick & cute video on how you can make your own at home. We look forward to hearing how yours turn out. Cheers, witches. xx

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Make Fall Breakfast Cookies!

It’s officially been Fall for a week! If you’re in Florida like we are, it might not always feel like it ‘cuz of this toasty weather, BUT, recipes like this can definitely help you get in the spirit of the season. I worked on this recipe with my friend & blog collaborator, Sarah Maingot and we chose to put a spin on Breakfast Cookies because of how much we both love to make breakfast at home on the weekends. Also, you know it’s going to be good if it has some pumpkin seeds and cinnamon in the mix!

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Make Pina Colada Cupcakes!

Welcome to this week’s tasty recipe post! It was National Piña Colada Day earlier this week, but we don’t believe 1 day is enough… so we’re celebrating this boozy food holiday all week with these Piña Colada Poke Cupcakes! The cupcake itself is coconut-flavored, the Jello (yes, Jello!) makes the cupcake cool & refreshing and is pineapple-flavored with coconut rum mixed in. We garnished each treat with a slice of fresh pineapple, coconut shavings, & a maraschino cherry. Top off your boss week with this dessert on your Girls Night. Enjoy!

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How to Get Ahead in Your Business with Batch Working

Today, we’re chatting about batch working! I wanted to take some time to give you a peek behind the curtain and share how I’ve been able to get the ball rolling with batch working in my business. I was inspired after recording Natasha Samuel of Sol Studios Babe Behind The Brand podcast episode that went live this week. Here’s how I took her 3 tips and started batch working like a boss (and you can, too!).

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Meet Danielle Bayard Jackson of Stride Media Group!

I’m so happy to introduce you to Danielle Bayard Jackson! She’s mom to a baby boy named Elijah, Co-Founder of Stride Media Group, and the honest & kind voice behind the Instagram, @girlgiveitarest. Danielle and her Co-Founder Josh Talkington launched Stride, a boutique media relations agency, in August of 2018. The goal of Stride is to get minority and woman-owned businesses “the shine they deserve” in the world of print, web, & TV media. How fantastic is that? 

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9 New Ways to Generate Leads for Your Business

We’re all about making entrepreneurship more approachable and exciting along the way, so I thought it would be a fab idea to share 9 methods I’ve used to generate leads in my business and HOW I did it. I want you to confident be able to try new things, including 1 or more of these lead generation ideas. Take a peek, choose 1 to try, & then let me know how it goes! Happy lead generating, babe!

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Mugs Monday with Lesley Pocklington

Happy Mugs Monday, babes! I hope your weekend included all of the following: pizza, great friends, & good vibes. Speaking of the good kind of vibes, we want to introduce you to Lesley Pocklington of Swell Made Co. She’s an Ontario-based designer and Boss Mom. You’ll love the black, white, & gold designs in her online shop— I’ve had her ‘coffee’ keychain tag on my keys for over a year now (as if I ever needed a reminder to pick up some caffeine). ;)

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Mugs Monday with Helen Eady

Gooood morning, Boss Babes! Ready for another excellent week? We are! Let's begin with a full mug & by getting to know Helen Eady! Helen is an award-winning art director, designer, & illustrator based in Vancouver. She's a Boss Mom and a lover of poutine, craft beer, cycling, & of course-- coffee. You can find her on Instagram here, and I hope you enjoy her words & some of her favorite things. Have an amazing day & stay boss. xx -G

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Make Cold Brew Lemonade Cocktails!

Can you hear that? It’s the weekend calling! We’ve got the perfect cocktail to finish out the week AND National Coffee Month with. We collaborated with St. Petersburg’s Made Coffee to share this refreshing & simple 4-ingredient cocktail. We took their Cold Brew Lemonade cocktail and added a tad more sweetness & of course a bright pink Flamingo straw. ;) Let us know how yours turn out & have an amazing rest of your week. Stay boss. xx

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Make Avocado Brownies!

I hope you’re ready for something fun & out of the box, Babes! Sarah & I had an awesome time making (and eating!) this Avocado Brownie recipe. It makes enough for up to 12 or more, depending on how small you cut the slices and I brought the leftovers after we had eaten enough for a lifetime into my boyfriend’s office and they were a HIT.

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11 Ways Being an Entrepreneur Changes You

Hiya, babes! Ready for another epic topic? Last week we chatted about our ‘why’. 12 amazing women shared why they started their businesses. I think that the questions of ‘why’ & ‘how’ are related— so it makes perfect sense to next talk about how we change when we start our entrepreneurship journey. There are many, many challenges and hundreds of decisions to make along the way. Undoubtedly, the process changes you. We asked 11 business owners how being an entrepreneur has changed them & here are the wonderful things they shared with us. Enjoy their stories & stay boss. xx

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Make Citrus Avocado Toast!

Can you hear that?! It’s the sound of brunch calling you, girl! We partnered with Rollin’ Oats on this recipe to bring you a quick, easy, & delicious recipe that can be enjoyed with a glass of your favorite boozy drink. We’re also based in a state known for it’s citrus, so it’s a winning combination for sure.

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13 Ways to Invest in Your Business

Let’s get down to business. Investment is growth! But as a small business owner, your resources are very important to you (especially during the first few years), so it can be hard to know when it's time to make your move & invest in crucial new equipment, education, branding, etc. We’re here to say we completely understand— and by ‘we’, I mean myself & the 13 amazing women who have shared insight into how they approach investing in their business.

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11 Ways to Celebrate Your Big Wins

Hiya! Ready for another round of small business tips? This week’s involves Champagne.. because it’s celebration-themed! We know two things about you. The first is that you’re passionate about your business. The second is that it’s hard for you to take the time to celebrate your successes because you’re always creating new goals for yourself & your biz. We’re here to invite you to take a moment and revel in something fab you’ve accomplished this month. You deserve it! Looking for ways to celebrate? Take it from 11 amazing women from the Babe Crafted community who are kicking butt, taking names, & pausing for some bubbly. Take some time to celebrate your hard work, Boss Babes! And stay boss. xx

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