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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Mugs Monday with Kristen Kalp

Hello & happy Mugs Monday, babes! I hope you had a weekend as lovely as you are and that it involved some relaxation. I wanna introduce you to Kristen Kalp. Kristen is a one-on-one business coach for women entrepreneurs and is based in Ambler, Pennsylvania. At first glance, you can see that she has amazing pink hair & a very warm smile. With a closer look, you can tell that Kristen is energetic, ambitious, philanthropic, & deeply cares about the self care of the women around her.

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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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Mugs Monday with Britt Hyatt and Kelsey Christine

Good morning! How was your weekend, babes? I saw Tully (amazing!) and did a Circuits + Champagne workout with VKNG Fitness (intense!). I have nothing but good things to say about both. This week’s Mugs Monday interview is with Britt Hyatt & Kelsey Christine of Launch Your Daydream. I e-met Britt in The Rising Tide Society’s Facebook group. These awesome ladies co-founded their business together from separate cities. Britt is based in Ohio and Kelsey is in Virginia. Enjoy getting to know them & hearing about their favorite spots in their cities. And feel free to check out Britt’s story on how she transitioned from working full-time at her previous day job to working for herself here.

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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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Make Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas!

Hola, Babes! We wanted to get the party started early with this Spicy Grapefruit Margarita recipe! We recommend using a silver tequila and that you wash your hands after handling the jalapeños. You’re not gonna be too happy when you go to scratch your eye later and pain immediately ensues. Also! Refrigerate your grapefruits before you use them so they’re already chilled. Try to be cool if grapefruit juice gets everywhere (‘cuz it will!). A little mess never hurt anyone. ;) Cheers!

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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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Mugs Monday with Kari Nichols

Good morning, Babes! We hope you’re feeling rested & ready for a new week full of opportunities for growth. We have something new & fab for you. From now on, each Monday we’ll share an interview with a Boss Babe from around the world. This interview series is called “Mugs Monday” and is meant to feel like you’re out for a cup of coffee with an awesome lady you admire & you’re getting to know her and the city she lives in and loves. 

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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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Make Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!

It’s the tastiest day of the week! We have a fun, easy, & inexpensive recipe for you and it only requires 3 ingredients. Right?! We told you it was awesome. We’re making Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and we’re topping them off with rainbow sprinkles. They’re super indulgent & unbelievably delicious, which makes for the perfect Girls Night treat. Let us know how yours turn out & thanks for checking our recipe out. Stay boss. xx 

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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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