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Motivation Monday: Fear Less.

I was scanning through our Instagram feed the other day and reflecting on how our style has changed over the almost decade that we’ve been making reclaimed wooden art. If you’ve recently stumbled onto our site or social media feeds, you might think we’ve always been about bold colors and a retro aesthetic, but those of you who have been with us for a long time (thank you, by the way!) know that our style has changed a great deal over the years.  The truth is, I always wanted to try using retro colors in our pieces, but I had to overcome some fears before we were able to successfully pull it off.  For the first 4 years of our...

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Motivation Monday: You Can.

“This is the year, Kris!” I’ve lost count how many times Kelley has said this at the start of a new year. It’s a running joke between us at this point. (She even said it at the beginning of 2020. Ha.) I tease her for it, but honestly, many of the milestones we’ve had with Hemlock & Heather began with that optimism and forward-thinking attitude. We balance each other out The truth is, I’ve never been the optimistic one in our relationship. As much as I hate to admit it, for many of the obstacles we’ve overcome and projects we’ve taken from concept to reality, my first thought has often been how we can’t rather than why we can.  I...

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Small Biz Goal Setting: How to Crash & Burn in 10 Days

New Year, New H&H (Ha, J/K, we still have the same ol' problems) We've been a bit quiet over here lately. Frankly, we just needed a break. A break from social media. A break from reality. A break from the shop. A break from our to-do lists. And definitely a break from this weird transition from 2020 into 2021.  We took this pic the last week of December and patted ourselves on the back for being already focused on our goals for H&H when typically we wait until the first week/weekend of the new year to even talk about our goals.  Here's what happened: We crashed and burned.  Those pats on the back we gave ourselves for goal setting early? A bit...

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Motivation Monday: Stay in Your Lane.

“Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy". - Brene Brown  For years I've been telling myself that "Comparison is the thief of joy", yet Kris has always pointed out that it's just another empty platitude if you don’t actually put it into practice. I'm still guilty of it; I still scroll through the endless feed of pictures and posts and compare myself or our business to everyone else's. You know what it does? It kills my joy. Every. Single. Time. Kris is really good about staying in his own lane and not caring what everyone else is doing, what they're creating, or how successful they seem to be on social media. He keeps his head down and stays...

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Motivation Monday: It’s a God Thing.

✨ Motivation Monday✨...on a Tuesday, since no one knows what day it is in quarantine anyway! 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️ Kris and I have been wanting to share some positivity around here, especially for our fellow small business owners during these trying and uncertain times. So, we came up with the idea of posting a positive quote or message each Monday for y’all. Each one will be completely unique and will be available to download from our stories/highlights to save and use as your phone wallpaper.  We do this with the hope that it will help offer you a little motivation or inspiration at the beginning of your week.  The phrase “It’s a God Thing” has been popping up in our personal and...

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