The Secret to a Strong Brand

January 31, 2014By EmilyBlog 2 Comments

I’m going to keep this short and sweet: How you treat your customers matters more than anything else when it comes to creating a brand. More than your name, more than your logo, more than your website. That’s because how you treat people says more about your mission, values and vision – both as a … Read More

Choosing a Business Name

January 31, 2014By EmilyBlog 1 Comment

Since starting my own business in 2008, I’ve struggled with pinning down a name. At first I used my own name. Then I used ‘Artz Collective’, thinking that it sounded more legit. Then I slowly started going back to using my own name because I didn’t feel authentic calling myself a collective. Who is the … Read More

The Good Opinion of Others

January 28, 2014By EmilyJournal No Comments
Recently, I was needing to make a critical decision that would change my business (and life) significantly. It was one of those decisions that caused a persistent queasiness in my gut, but I wasn't sure if the queasiness was my healthy intuition or my fearful ego. So I did what I'm sure a lot of [...]

Travel Print Stationary

January 22, 2014By EmilyBlog No Comments

I loved my holiday cards from Pinhole Press so much that I splurged and ordered over $200 worth of their Ultrathick print sets. Getting them printed was the easy part… finding 25 photos decent enough to be printed from the thousands that we took while we lived abroad… no.

Charleston Winter 2013

January 22, 2014By EmilyBlog No Comments

My husband’s wonderful family lives in Charleston, which means we get there about twice a year. Errrr…not nearly enough in my opinion! (As I sit here looking longingly out the window covered in frost).

Holiday Cards by Pinhole Press

January 22, 2014By EmilyBlog No Comments

I stumbled upon a blog right before the holidays that I absolutely adore now: Poppyhaus. Lucky for me, her readers could score 30% off on holidays cards at Pinhole Press by using a Poppyhaus coupon code. Beautiful! And thanks to Miss Ella for cooperating during the photoshoot.