March Days

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot an the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade." - Charles Dickens
Happy March, everyone! If you live in Wisconsin I am happy to inform you that the average high at the end of March is 50! Is that music to your ears, or what!? I think it has been a surprisingly mild winter (although we did have the 5th coldest February on record) but am still antsy for March to arrive. March can be a weird month in northern climates and this quote from Charles Dickens describes it so well. Although March weather can be a bit of a back-and forth, March means more daylight. More sunshine. More outdoor adventures. Hit me with that warm weather, mother nature.

You can purchase the print with quote (paper, canvas or framed) in my society 6 shop. The background flower design is also available as a phone case and other products. Shop the entire collection here.
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(The image above was designed by @Thyme_is_Honey. You may reuse the image but please provide proper credit to @Thyme_is_Honey on Twitter or Instagram or link to Thyme is Honey.)

Everywhere

"I haven't been everywhere. But it's on my list." - Susan Sontag
Love this quote! It’s so true. I have a hard time deciding where to travel to, because quite honestly I would go anywhere if the opportunity presented itself. Feeling lucky to have some really fun trips on the  calendar for 2015 and have been having too much fun researching and planning for them. Nerd alert: we have one heck of a google doc spreadsheet to store all of our travel plans and itineraries. If you’re feeling the fever you can download this design as a phone wallpaper.

You can also purchase it as a phone case, print or card in my Society 6 Shop. View the collection here.

Thyme is Honey on Society 6The image above was created using a free stock image courtesy of JayMantri.com overlayed with a quote in Amelian Font from Creative Market.

(The image above was designed by @Thyme_is_Honey. You may reuse the image but please provide proper credit to @Thyme_is_Honey on Twitter or Instagram or link to Thyme is Honey.)

"Change is the only constant."
Things are constantly changing in this world and sometimes it seems as if we are genuinely surprised when that happens. Like it snows every winter, things constantly change. We change. Our lives change. Other lives change and those affect us as well. This quote can keep you grounded in knowing that change is inevitable. It will happen and it will constantly happen and it’s just a matter of how you deal with that change that will define your character. Be flexible and be aware and you will be great!

(The image above was designed by @jaimieemyers for @Thyme_is_Honey. You may reuse the image but please provide proper credit to @jaimieemyers + @Thyme_is_Honey on Twitter or Instagram or link to Thyme is Honey.)

6 tips to help your small business  improve it's Instagram account.
I get emails almost daily from small business who recognize their need for a presence on Instagram, but don’t have a budget to hire someone (such as myself) to manage the account for them. To these folks I confidently say, do not despair. There are certainly people who have a natural knack for the social media game, but anyone can learn to manage a platform appropriately, especially by following a few simple guidelines. Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries.

6 Tips to Improve the Look of your Instagram Account:

1. Take photos in natural light, with no flash. This cannot be stressed enough. No one appreciates seeing your grainy, flashed picture in their feed, especially if you’re a business or brand. Take photos during the day and position your subject near a window or in a well-lit room. Below is how I often have my “mini studio” set up (spoiler: it’s just two pieces of foam board on a small table, more about that in #2).

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Organize your entire day on one page: fitness, meal planning, to-dos, scheduling, hydration, goals and more!
Thank you to everyone who offered feedback on my updated design for The Daily Page—-I love looking back over the past designs to see how this product has evolved over the past 3 years. You might notice that there is a much bigger area for fitness. I hope this gives those who do more complex workout routines the space required to record it. For those who don’t stick to a regular exercise regimen, this is a good place to write your goals or even the simple steps you took that day to live a healthier life. Walking the dog or taking the stairs, for example.

I have removed the “don’t forget” box that was at the top of the old design, which  allowed room for a sizeable “Notes + Ideas” section. During the #21PageChallenge I noticed that some participants were using the notes section to write a motivational quote, devotion, or just to  jot down ideas or concepts. I hope this section will provide a space to capture your creativity.

The graphic of pills/supplements that were in the previous design have also been replaced b y 3 circles near the water glasses. My hope is that the more generic tracker might work for more people. Not everyone takes pills or supplements, so I hope this allows people to use this section in a variety of ways. You can still use it to track medications or vitamins, or new habits you want to develop. Sometimes I color code or write initials within each circle to help me identify what it is tracking.

In this updated design I have also removed the cleaning section. I realized that others (and myself) were often writing their cleaning tasks on their to-do list but then again under cleaning. After a group poll I decided that it made sense to remove this redundancy, and I think after trying it out you will agree that this makes for a more streamlined experience.

I’m also totally nerding out over these new Stabilo Pens ($18.40) I got. They pair perfectly with the notepad…just sayin’.

Wanna test out the new design? Get 15% off your order with code NEWDESIGN15 at checkout until April 1, 2015.  The notepad is available in the following options:

NOTEPADS:
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2 Pack of Notepads + Pencil Set: $28.00 + Shipping

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