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I’m proud of my heritage

  • Posted on: 29 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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I come from a long line of courageous women. Strong-willed, independent, and bold. These qualities run deep in my blood. As I begin to take steps toward dreaming bigger than I ever have, it is the knowledge of those who came before me that propels me forward. Working with my hands in the kitchen takes me back to being a young girl, watching Grandmama bake. Tiny moments can empower us, if west them.

My workspace

  • Posted on: 27 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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Four years ago if someone asked me to share a photo of my workspace I would have been horrified. I had no desk, no camera equipment, no food photography props, no planner! Scary, right? But, when I look back on those times, they hold some of the best memories. Those were the days that I was simiply using my iPhone camera to snap photos of the healthy recipes I was creating. I'd snuggle up in my bed to write blog posts and share my unedited photos. It was pure, it was honest, and it was the beginning of this beautiful life I'm living now. I'm so grateful that as my business has grown I've had...

My city

  • Posted on: 11 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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Reason 9,275,000 that I love living in Birmingham- THE COMMUNITY! When I moved here 5 years ago, I had no idea what amazing people I would meet. This photo from my first food photography workshop was filled with ladies I met from S ee Jane Write membership club, local restaurant owners, small business owners, and more- most of whom I’m now lucky enough to call friend. The women of Birmingham are fierce, loyal, creative, and fearless. What an honor to call this city and this community home

I love what I do

  • Posted on: 7 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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*/ I’m hardly the only food photography teacher out there, but I do believe I’m unique- because of who I serve. During my first year in business I realized exactly who I wanted to teach. I shifted all my energy to guiding wellness coaches & advocates. By focusing specifically on their needs, I’ve been able to create safe spaces for them to grow. By guiding them in intuitive food photography, I’ve seen them go from feeling confused & frustrated with their photos to creating stunning, gorgeous shots that reflect the light & love they want to put out into the world. Read even more...

Get out and vote!

  • Posted on: 6 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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I don't care who you are, where you're from, what you did, as long as you VOTE please- The Backstreet Boys. Ok, they might not have said the vote part, but in all sincerity I hope you get out and vote today! If you're local Alabama and a little confused on your voting details, check out this article from Bham Now . And to celebrate your effort, these local spots are offering freebies and discounts after you vote! Your voice matters. Your heart for others is important. Make it heard! Shout out to Bham Now for providing all this helpful information to us local folks! You guys rock!

How to collaborate with brands

  • Posted on: 2 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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Have you ever wanted to know how to collaborate with brands, but you feel usnure of where to begin? I hear ya. That was me for years. But it doesn't have to be! After this interview I did with Mandy I started reaching out to brands regularly and I can proudly say I am an ambassador for several now. So if you're ready to get over your fears and start collaborating with brands you love- watch this interview with published author and communications guru Mandy Shunnarah to get you all the juicy details!

The case of the missing Spiffy.

  • Posted on: 4 May 2018
  • By: jessica
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I love sharing daily Insta stories with you guys. The joy of creating a fun morning smoothie recipe, choosing a jaunty jazz song, and posting is one of my favorite things to do. I know you may have been wondering where I've been, so I wanted to hop on and let you all know: A. I am ok, or as ok as I can be B. I will be back and active again soon! There's some really serious stuff going on with my family right now. Things are tough. And most of my time is and will be spent being present with them, cooking for them, & caring for the little ones. I appreciate all of your kind words. I am...

Instagrammer of the Month: Becca of Lume & Penna

  • Posted on: 27 December 2017
  • By: jessica
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Today I am so excited to introduce a new feature on the Spiffy Eats blog. Each month I will be highliting an Instagrammer that is doing something unique with their profile. My goal with these interviews is to provide encouragement and inspiration for you on your Insta journey. I will be asking questions aimed at helping you use Instagram as a means to build your brand awareness, community, and technical skills. Our January featured Instagram account is Lume & Penna, a beautiful account created and run by Becca Paul of Birmingham, Alabama. Photo by Becca Becca has been one of my favorite...

A community that will change your life

  • Posted on: 30 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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Photo courtesy of Haute Chocolate We made it through another year of #bloglikecrazy! And I have to say this has been the most rewarding year yet. I have learned so much about the direction of my business and my goals for the future. I gained two collaborations and even a feature in Style Blueprint this year! I also got the chance to grow deeper into my community of fellow writers through See Jane Write . Being part of this amazing community has changed my life in so many ways. I have women who support me, encourage me, and even give helpful critiques when I ask for them! They stand by me and...

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