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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...

3 habits to simplify your life today!

  • Posted on: 20 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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1. Have quiet time Make an intentional effort to spend 10-15 mintues alone first thing in the morning. I know this may sound impossible with busy schedules and work piling up to the ceiling, but I have personally found that this one tactic makes a world of difference in whether my day goes the direction of simplicity or complication. 2. Have a ritual This can be a morning ritual or evening ritual. But, make sure you do something the same every single day. Take a walk at the same time, read a book with a warm cup of tea right before bed, or you can do what I do and make a cup of pour over...

Are you missing quality time with loved ones by not being present this holiday season?

  • Posted on: 19 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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The holidays are a time of love, community building, and making memories that will last a lifetime. However, it is easy for them to also become a time of stress, business, guilt, and exhaustion if we aren't making an effort to be intentionally present & kind. Here are my tips to be the most present, kindest version of ourselves this holiday season. Go with the flow- of your breath I know, easier said than done for some of us. But, the holidays have one thing in common: people. And guess what, where people are involved, things are never going to go exactly according to plan. So, what can...

5 myths most new photographers believe

  • Posted on: 17 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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When starting out as a new photographer the information you consume can be both overwhelming and confusing. It is easy to get lost in other people's opinions of what makes a photo great and what doesn't. Do this, don't do that... Today I want to show you 5 things I believed when first starting out with my food photography. I hope by debunking these myths I can make photography seem more approachable and simple for anyone who is stepping out into this world. The perfect kitchen myth Myth #1: All food photographers have a perfect kitchen full of marble, concrete, and exposed brick. Debunked...

Julia Child quotes to live by

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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Portrait by Lynn Gilbert Kindness “The sweetness and generosity and politeness and gentleness and humanity of the French had shown me how lovely life can be if one takes time to be friendly.” Julia Child, My Life in France Slow Living "One December Sunday, the three of us drove out to the Fontainebleau forest. The cloudy gray sky broke open and turned blue, the air was vigorously cool, and the sun shone brightly...we broke out a picnic basket brimming with sausages, hard-boiled eggs, baguettes, patisseries, and a bottle of Moselle wine. We ate lying against twisted grey rocks covered with...

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