How to Update Your Website Without Spending Any Money

Hey, babe. Ready to jump into some rad Digital Branding talk? I truly believe that when you have a well manicured Digital Brand (you’re polished, branded, and easy to find & contact online) then the world of potential clients is your oyster.  And surprise, a huge part of your digital brand is your website, girl! So, do you know if it’s performing at its best? I’ve got 3 easy steps for you to find out. 

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6 Tips on Taking Control of Your Money

Hey, babe! It’s not about how much money you make— it’s about how you handle that money that will allow you to have the financial freedom to do whatever your heart desires. Don’t wait until you’re making more money to get acquainted with a way to track & manage your Finances. ‘Cuz chances are, you’re much more likely to smash your money goals if you pay close attention to all those $1’s, $5’s, and $20’s along the way. Take it from these 6 women.

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4 Steps to Becoming the Boss of Your Money

Many of us feel fraught when it comes to our money because we were never properly taught how to keep organized and a good track of what’s coming in & what’s going out. But, that’s technically living in the danger zone, which could put us into debt. So, Jackie Jenkins of First Command Financial has given us 4 approachable steps towards taking control of our money and having a great understanding of what’s going on in our bank accounts.

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Meet Kristen Diaz of Vow + Vast!

She’s full to the brim with sass, joy, & positivity. She launched Vow + Vast in August of 2017 and is fast approaching her second anniversary. V+V is a boutique agency of virtual assistants who aspire to help make business life more efficient and productive for Solopreneurs. That’s an admirable goal I think we can all get behind. 

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Meet Rosana Rivera of Xilo Street Mexican!

Hey boss babes! We’re back with a Feature of an amazing woman from the Tampa Bay community. Think of the nicest thing you could say about a person. Whatever it was, it most certainly would describe Chef Rosana Rivera– one half of the contagious smiles & cooking skills behind Xilo Street Mexican and Kōfe at The Hall on Franklin. You’ll love her advice, personal mantra, & a peek into the story of how she came to be where she is today.

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8 Women Share the Moment Their Business Felt Real

Hey, babe! Long time no see. Kidding! We know you were here recently checking out our blog on how to define & own your niche. ;) Starting a business is embarking on a special journey filled with good days, bad days, and great lessons. The specific day I want to talk about includes the moment that you first felt your business was legit, AKA the real flippin’. deal. It’s different for every boss babe. We’ve asked 8 fantastic entrepreneurs to share theirs.

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4 Reasons Why We're Starting a Podcast

The rumor is true: podcasts are the new blogs. However, that doesn’t mean everyone needs one. We all have to decide what we’re going to devote energy & resources to. If a podcast is one of those chosen things for you, that’s awesome. Its it’s not, that’s okay girl. I wanted to share some insight on why I decided a podcast was the right fit for Babe Crafted, some of the questions I had, and some real talk on adding another thing to my plate. Let’s do this! 

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6 Ways to Define and Own Your Niche

Here’s the skinny: 2019 is the year of the niche. Have you heard? Blink twice for ‘yes’. Grab a glass of wine if ‘no’. Ha Kidding (kind of). Put down what you’re working on for a moment and think about your ideal client. Who are you talking to & why? Now is a good time to readjust your messaging so you can make sure you’re resonating.

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5 Copywriting Tips to Give Your Homepage a Mini Makeover

Erika Vidal Holmes is a Copywriter Extraordinaire (that’s a real thing!)– she’s also a momma, business owner, & member of our girl gang. The treat she has for you today is making the idea of a homepage revamp something that’s not just possible without pulling all of your gorgeous hair out, but something you’ll find FUN! Her approach to branding yourself through writing for your website is to focus on being clear, being okay with giving away ‘all the good stuff’, & being yourself. 

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Kindness is the Way to Empowerment

If I only did things that fit within my comfort zone, I would exclusively be watching Bridget Jones' Diary and drinking Peanut Butter Milkshakes on my couch, because that's what comes naturally to me. But I'm open to adding to this shortlist, ha, so I said 'heck yes!' when I was invited to speak at Creative Mornings last Friday about 'Women's Empowerment'. It was a dream scenario and was worth overcoming the anxiety I feel when I need to speak in front of others and now that Iv'e done it, I feel like I've gained 100 courage points!

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5 Relationship Building Tips for Business Owners

I was recently asked by the wonderful Christina of Christina Jones Photography to collaborate on a blog & Instagram Live on the topic of #communityovercompetition. I enjoyed the opportunity so much and the ladies who were engaging with our IG Live were complimentary of the tips, so I figured if they were finding them helpful then creating a blog with those tips so more women can utilize them would be a great next step.

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Mugs Monday with Claire Price

Happy Mugs Monday, babes! I hope you spent your weekend surrounded by the love & support of your friends. Oh! And that there was bubbly involved. ;) I’m excited to introduce you to Claire Price of CTP Creative. She’s a Designer from Texas who’s living in London after her husband’s job brought them to the U.K. two years ago. Claire is kind & talented, and her favorite places in London are going to make you want to hop on a place right now. Have fun getting to know her xx

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Meet Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design!

“Let’s be real— leopard print is a neutral.” This is perhaps the best way to sum up Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design and it’s in her own words, babes! She is bold, colorful (her hair is bright red and she doesn’t need an excuse to wear pink suede shoes), & she’s not afraid to take a leap of faith. Lisa was living in Chicago after graduating from design school when life changed and brought her back to Florida in 2011 when she launched her design firm. Six and a half years later and she’s kicking butt & taking names in a way she never knew was possible for herself.

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Meet Jade Timmerman of Jade Timmerman Interiors!

Jade is a coffee-sipping, clean design-loving, person with a sense of calm that follows her wherever she goes. She launched Jade Timmerman Interiors four years ago. The timing we chose to shoot her Member Feature ended up being perfect because she recently moved to a new South Tampa office with lots of natural light. I know you’ll love getting to know Jade as well as hear her out on topics like how she got started, what it’s like being a mom of three & a business owner, and how she developed a niche for herself in the design world.

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Meet Ilana Karcinski & Kelly Maronpot of FairyTail Pet Care!

Hooray for a another Boss Babe Feature! We have an amazing interview for you today: Kelly Maronpot & Ilana Karcinski of FairyTail Pet Care. Kelly & Ilana have been best friends since they were 13. They have shared one another’s challenges & successes through college, first jobs, starting a niche small business in Tampa Bay, and so much more. What I love about these two is not only their ability to work together seamlessly and maintain an amazing, long-lasting friendship, but also their positive energy and eagerness to keep endlessly building on the strong foundation they have for FairyTail.

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Kicking Off 2019 with Bubbly + Vision Boards

Being surrounded by likeminded women who are kicking butt in their business, building families, & taking care of themselves is magical. Nobody’s perfect, but getting ambitious, creative, positive energy together to help one another grow is an amazing way to kick off the New Year. We encouraged members to B.Y.O.V., and as you can see from these photos by Jessica Fredericks Photography, they definitely brought some vision to the table. Cheers to 2019!

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Meet Tona Bell of The Paper Seahorse!

Tona is the woman with the vision behind The Paper Seahorse, an oasis of paper, journals, letter writing, & crafting in South Tampa. She’s supportive, brilliant, & gives the best hugs. Tona opened The Paper Seahorse in October of 2015, a big departure from her previous role as Co-owner of Tricycle Studios, a marketing agency she launched with her husband over 20 years ago. After working every Sunday for 15 years and working from illness to illness, she landed in the hospital with a bad infection. This was the catalyst for a big change she would make, where she would not only prioritize herself and her health, but she’d also take a big leap & reinvent her life. 

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