Create & Cultivate's Vision Summit Highlights

Hello, hello! I’m elated to share my Create & Cultivate experience with you, because that means I’ve been able to attend an event and have some experience to draw upon (finally!). I’ve admired C&C for a couple years now. When I first launched Babe Crafted, I had a handful of woman-owned companies I looked to for inspiration. Create & Cultivate was def one of them. Let’s talk about The Vision Summit and the fab things I saw & did.

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Make Gingerbread Syrup!

Happy Winter, boss babe! It’s really a state of mind when you live in Florida, so we have to up our games when it comes to our decor, food, & enjoying this bit of cold weather. So we decided the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit (in addition to singing loud for all to hear, of course), would be homemade Gingerbread Syrup! Add it to your morning coffee or evening cocktail. Win-win!

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Ultimate Small Business Giveaway!

We’re here to keep the fun of Small Business Saturday going, because we’re hosting a HUGE giveaway of goodies from all the shops we visited on 11/24 during our Instagram Takeover collab. with City of Tampa. One boss babe is going to win all the amazing, cute, fun, local goodies below. This giveaway package is valued at $375 and you can pretty much knock out alllll of your Christmas shopping if you win it!

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4 Ways to Give Back that Make a Big Impact

Happy Giving Tuesday, babes! I wanted to take a moment to share 4 ways to give back and some helpful details about 6 amazing, Tampa Bay-based non-profits that are empowering women & girls in our community. The less time you have to hunt around for the details you need to help women in your community get closer to living a creative, fulfilled life that they love, the better, right?!

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8 Ways to Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

Thank you for showing small businesses lots of love this year, both brick & mortar shops and online shops. Let’s show them (as well as our loved ones!) just how much we love & appreciate them by spending our dollars locally. As you’re looking for gift ideas, take a peek at the businesses linked below— they have some fun pop ups & awesome deals taking place this weekend.

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Make Pumpkin Brownies!

Happy Thanksgiving week, boss babe! We have a delicious gluten free recipe for your upcoming Friendsgiving! We collaborated with Rollin’ Oats, a local organic grocery store with Tampa & St. Pete locations on a recipe this month. You’ve probably seen our member event photos that features lots of tasty treats.

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Meet Rowena Sjovall of Vêtue Boutique!

I’m ready to introduce you to Rowena Sjovall of Vêtue Boutique… are you ready to meet her?! Rowena is a former Clinical Therapist who has always loved fashion. She’s now celebrating 2 years of being a boutique owner. Rowena’s passion for all things travel and style are totally obvious as soon as you see & chat with her— her enthusiasm and big personality is energizing and I know you’re going to love her.

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10 Ways to Summon Creativity

Happy Friday, boss babes! I’m sure you’ve had an exciting week filled with some challenges and lots of successes. Speaking of challenges, something that gives all of us a run for our money is staying in a creative zone. So today we’ve got some tips from artist Crystina Castiglione of The Messy Painter. Crystina has often had to deal with unblocking creativity and has learned some great ways that work along her journey from art teacher to business owner. Ten, in fact!

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Meet Laura Jasen of Sage & Sunshine Therapy!

We’re back with a feature on Laura Jasen of Sage & Sunshine Therapy. Laura is so down-to-Earth & relatable that she can put anyone at ease. Which is great because, you know, she’s a mental health professional! It’s always an absolute pleasure to meet someone who’s not only passionate about what they do, but who’s also really good at it and is striving to make the world a better place.

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11 Ways to Unblock Creativity

Have you ever felt like you’ve totally hit a brick wall and can’t break through to finish the project you’re working on or find the right way to say what you’re trying to communicate? Of course you have! Anybody who has made anything great has experienced that brick wall, blocking you from something fabulous. How do you break through? 

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6 Tips on Trademarks for Small Business Owners

Today we have a special guest blog from one of our members, Salma Benkabbou, of The Benkabbou Law Firm, PLLC. Salma is a rockstar Lawyer based in Downtown Tampa who focuses on Business Law. She loves helping small business owners make sure their business is protected. We spend so much time and money curating our brand and making sure our visuals are attracting the right client— but why do we often cut corners on legal help?

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Meet Joy Hmielewski of Joyelan Photography!

I’m excited to sprinkle some magic into your day with a Boss Babe Feature. Meet Joy Hmielewski of Joyelan Photography! She’s a destination photographer who recently moved to Tampa Bay from Atlanta. She’s always game for an adventure— especially if it means having the sun on her face and visiting a place she’s never been. Joy is a humanitarian who’s passionate about celebrating special moments & about being completely herself. You should get to know her right now, girl!

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9 Reasons to Kick FOMO to the Curb

Happy Top Knot Tuesday! You know what to do— top off that mug, get your pretty hair out of your face & let’s conquer something big together. This week’s topic is ‘FOMO’, aka ‘fear of missing out’. We’ve all been there— sometimes multiple times a day. It’s hard not to feel envious of others and fall into the trap of the comparison game because we have access to so many different people and ways of life.

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