Rising Tide Society | TuesdaysTogether | Central Oregon




Awhile back I had mentioned briefly about the Rising Tide Society and applying to be a leader of a group in central Oregon. A couple days ago I heard back and was accepted to start a group here in the High Desert! I am so excited to bring this movement to central Oregon and can't wait to see what we can all accomplish when we are working together and supporting each other!

The Rising Tide Society’s TuesdaysTogether groups are a place for Creative Entrepreneurs, Weekend Warriors, and Small Business CEOs to grow and thrive in the spirit of Community over Competition.
Our group will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, with the date and location to be determined.

Who is welcome? All small business owners and creatives (both men and women!)

Artists
Bloggers
Boutique owners
Calligraphers
Designers
Event Planners
Florists
Makeup Artists
Photographers
Stylists
Wedding Pros
Writers
& More!

What to expect:

  • Open discussions about topics relevant to small business owners (social media, websites, client care & more)
  • The opportunity to meet and connect with others in your area who understand the hustle involved in running a small business
  • Bring a laptop and work or just come and chat!
Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th, with the location still being determined. If you have a business and would like to be the first to host the event, please let me know!

Join our Facebook Group to stay informed and to visit with other creatives in the area. Feel free to share with anyone that you know may be interested:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/RisingTideSocietyCentralOregon/

More about the Rising Tide Society & TuesdaysTogether: http://www.risingtidesociety.com/

Don’t forget to use the hashtag ‪#‎tuesdaystogether‬ and tag @risingtidesociety


Things I'm Loving Thursday | April 30th, 2015

The Pink Tumbleweed Rustic Bathroom Redo
If you all aren't following or reading the blog from The Pink Tumbleweed you totally should. They are a group of sisters from Eastern Oregon, also known as the Junk Barn Girls. Alison, who wrote this weeks post is super sweet and has the best ideas. She is currently redoing her son's bathroom and I am loving that she used wood tile for the bathroom counter tops. We recently redid our bathroom and used wood tile for the flooring but it never occurred to me to use it on the counter. Look at how great it looks! Head on over to their blog and check it out, as well as their other projects!! Also, stay tuned because I am doing a special project for a farm wedding (my favorite) they are planning this summer!

Rustic Bathroom Re-do

Jillian Michaels Detox Water
I have not being eating how I normally do/should lately and in turn, that has made my stomach feel crummy. I felt like I needed something to quickly snap my eating habits back to normal so for the past week I have been making and drinking Jilllian Michaels Detox Water, along with eating healthy, home cooked meals. If you browse Pinterest I am sure you have seen this pinned at some point. It claims to make you lose up to 8 pounds in a week. Honestly, I do not weigh myself (we do not even own a scale) and losing weight was not my intention on drinking this, so I cannot tell you if those claims are true or not. What I can tell you is that my stomach feels like it is back to normal, I have more energy and feel way less bloated fat&sassy. Here is a link for the recipe and instructions!

Detox Water from Jillian Michaels

Bliss Body Butter- Grapefruit and Aloe
The weather is getting warmer and which means I can wear dresses without tights or leggings underneath and soon it will also be time for shorts! Winters in Central Oregon always leave my skin super dry, due to the cold, dry high desert air. Hydration and lotion are key to keeping my skin from not looking like an alligator handbag. I am currently loving the Grapefruit and Aloe Bliss Body Butter. It has just the right amount of scent, absorbs quickly and can be used all over. Often times, like around the holidays, you can find mini versions of them to throw in every bag you own.



Stella and Dot Wishing Bracelet
I am a huge fan of Stella and Dot jewelry, especially their bracelets. I like to layer a couple of them together with my watch to create one fun arm party. Sometimes I also like to wear them separate, like this wishing bracelet. I received this bracelet in my Bloom Workshop swag bag and it is soon becoming one of my everyday pieces of jewelry. It is simple, petite and does not get in your way, which is really nice if you spend a lot of time on the computer. You can choose from either an elephant (the one I'm loving), arrow, or horseshoe. They are also adjustable so they fit everyone which is sometimes I challenge with bracelets! Right now they are also running a Mother's Day Special. Go and check out Kara Garavatti's S&D Page to purchase yours! She also just started a blog, Styled with Life, if you would like to follow along!

Gold Cord Elephant Wishing Bracelet | Stella & Dot

Anthropologie- Inked Peonies Wallpaper 
One of my BFFs is expecting her first baby (a girl) in August!! I am so excited for her and can't wait to hold the little peanut! I am helping her design her baby room so I have been browsing anything and everything baby girl. I believe that baby rooms should be designed so they can last more than their first year, preferably for much longer! I love the idea of having a wallpaper accent wall in a baby room. Before you turn your nose up at wallpaper, let me tell you, there are a lot better options than there used to be. There are some really beautiful options and it can look really great if you use it in the right space. How cute would this inked peonies wallpaper look in a little girls room? This wallpaper could easily go last the way until they graduate from high school if they loved it that much!




The Bloom Workshop- Recap

Last Thursday, my mom and I headed to The Bloom Workshop, in Los Gatos, California. The workshop was a one day event focusing on social media, blogging, styling and photography for creatives seeking ways to improve/or start their own business. 33 other ladies from mostly California also attended the workshop at Regale Winery. It was a lovely event and day hosted by co-founder of Bloom the Workshop, Ashley Slater (Ashley Slater Photography) and Michaela Warner (Michaela Noelle Designs). 

The morning started with registration and a social breakfast, which we missed a large portion of driving around on the opposite side of the road in a residential neighborhood, oops! After everyone had arrived and were settled, the morning session focused on best practices for blogging and social media. 

After a delicious lunch, Ashley taught about shooting in manual mode on your DSLR camera and Michaela talked about styling photo shoots and interiors. The rest of the afternoon was spent shooting a beautiful styled wedding that Ashley and Michaela had designed around a theme of kumquats. There were gorgeous blooms, a bride and groom (who were actually just newlyweds, awww), dessert table, dinner table and invitation suite. Everyone got a chance to try their hand at styling and trying out their newly acquired photo skills. 

The day came to a close with a Question and Answer session with a group of successful photographers, bloggers and designers which included; Simplified Bee, GBO Fashion, Danielle Poff Photography and Delbarr Moradi. 

The Bloom Workshop is a great way to think outside of the box and learn new ways about improving your business. What I took away most however, was being surrounded by other woman who were passionate about pursuing what they loved and cheering each other on in the process, something that is invaluable.

There are a couple of mini Bloom workshops coming up on the east Coast but The Bloom Bash, their large two day event, is coming to Seattle in October! Check out their website for more information! 

Enjoy the photos below from the workshop!

*I kept wondering the whole time why my photos were coming out blue...turns out I had accidentally clicked a setting that I shouldn't have. I tried to edit a lot of it out but in turn some of the photos have more green/yellow in them than they should. Please ignore :) *

The styled shoot and workshop took place at Regale Winery in Los Gatos, California. 



All of the gorgeous blooms were created and provided by Natalie Bowen. 

The bride's dress was from Sarah Seven and her hair and makeup was done by Camille Monique. 


All of the cute vintage rentals and furniture were provided by Pieces by Violet. 








Calligraphy and invitation suite were created and done by Kaitlin Parisho Designs.