Are you digging deeper than the “how” and looking at the why? Discovering, the heart of your goals and if they line up with what you truly desire to do with your time…your life…gives you such a clearer picture of what you need to do and then you can figure out the HOW.
I love COFFEE!!! If you don't love it, then I know that you know someone who does and coffee lovers, by default love ANYTHING coffee. I rounded up a few of my favorites that are perfect gifts for fellow coffee lovers!
01 Coffee First Then I do the Things Mug | 02 Perky Perky Coffee* | 03 Coffee Body Scrub* | 04 Handmade Coffee House Soap | 05 Strong Cup of Coffee Candle | 06 Coffee Bean Necklace | 07 Gold Coffee Scoop Clip | 08 Iced Coffee Maker Travel Mug*
01 Coffee First Then I Do the Things Mug | Paisley Barn Design (Me!) $24 : Coffee lovers never have enough mugs. I collect my coffee mugs every other day from my office, bedroom, side tables... Let's just say when I'm out of mugs, it's time to collect them all and start again. Never too many mugs!
02 Perky Perky Coffee * | $19.95 12oz: Founder, Maruxa Murphy, Austin, TX started Perky Perky because she knew that coffee + women = community and wanted to build a lifestyle brand that brought all those things together with amazing coffee. I love her story and LOVE her coffee! You can get a $5 credit through the link in this post AND she also has a subscription service! Say whaaa??? A whole year of coffee.... perfect coffee lover gift! Photo from: @kellypowerphotography
03 Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub* | Frank Body $19.95 7.5oz: all the good stuff, none of the bad. This is the scrub that made Frank Body famous. A natural blend of coffee, oils and vitamins gives you the best exfoliation of your life & banish dry skin forever.
04 Coffee House Soap | Four Sisters Farm Soap $9 5oz bar: Imagine walking into your favorite coffee house. You know that feeling of amazing yumminess that drapes all over you when you walk in? That's in this bar! Coffees, lattes, espressos and more. This soap is dye free, vegan and naturally made with olive and coconut oils plus argan oil for skin benefits. The master soap maker behind this is a personal friend and she is the sweetest with amazing soap making skills.
05 Strong Cup of Coffee Candle | Hello You Candles $18 8oz: You know when you have already had 2 pots of coffee and want more, but know your body just can't handle another cup? The Strong Cup of Coffee scented candle smells like you are brewing a fresh pot. Now you can enjoy the rich, bold scent of coffee any time of day without the caffeine jitters. Tawnya uses Eco-friends, American grown soy wax and combines with with the perfect blend of the finest fragrance oils to create a truly unique candle experience. Plus for only $2 more, you can have it boxed and a special message added to the label. Simple, gift giving bliss!
06 Coffee Bean Necklace | 141 ATELIER $45 16" length: This sterling silver coffee bean necklace makes a perfect gift, or treat yourself! All components are sterling silver, you can choose your necklace length. Very simple and chic, great for the minimalist coffee lover in your life.
07 Gold Coffee Scoop Clip | HAUS £8: A gorgeous clip that doubles as a coffee scoop? Yes please! Never loose the scoop again when it's clipped right to the bag. They ship worldwide and have a whole set of beautiful gold clips that you can use for all kinds of things.
08 Zoku Iced Coffee Maker Travel Mug* | Zoku $30.99: Chilled, iced coffee or tea in just 5 minutes, no melted ice, not watering down...just perfectly chilled coffee. I have embraced the iced coffee trend, because let's face it....by the time I get to my coffee it's cold anyways. You keep the mug in the freezer and then just pour your hot coffee in, voila, you have iced coffee. Conveniently in a spill proof travel mug, perfect for on the go!
I know a few people on my list that will be getting some of these this year! Hopefully it made a small dent in your holiday shopping list too!
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Organizing is and has always been my nemesis, which is sad since I function so much better when I'm organized. I've tried tools, apps, spreadsheets, planners....you name it. Nothing really has been the right combination for what all I needed to keep track of...until now. Let me introduce you to my BFF, Trello! I use it for idea dumps, scheduling my social media, keeping track of finances, home and vehicle maintenance, kids' schedules, all kinds of things... but my favorite is for my Current Week. This past Summer was difficult personally, because my grandma was in the nursing home and passed away in August. Because I had my shit together in Trello it made that time 100% less stressful trying to stay on top of the must do's of my business allowing me the time I needed to be with family and process, not feeling stressed about my business becuase I had no clue what all I needed to do.
Hey there! My name is Brenna, I am the face and brains behind Paisley Barn Design! I am so excited to bring you really useful stuff for building, organizing, running, and beautifying your business!
First, you may be wondering, "Who the heck are you and why should I listen to you?" I get it girl, there are SO many people out there who want to tell you to do this and that. All promising to make your life easier. What happens? You have a giant list of courses, blog posts and learning that clog up your life, not make it easier. I'm just here to give you little tips I've learned along the way to make it an easier process for you!
I started Paisley Barn Design over 10 years ago. Long story short, it started as a handsewn goods business. I have always loved creating and designing and when little ones came along, I was ready to put up the "mess" that came with sewing. It has become what it is now in the last 3 years and it has been an interesting journey to get here. I remember spending HOURS Google-ing and trying to learn skills that I realized I needed, after the fact, of course! My brain felt like is was going to explode, do you know that feeling? Let's just say no to "exploding-brain syndrome" and let me come along side you to show what I have already spent the time to learn! If I sat down and figured out how many hours I spent on :
- Learning Photoshop and Illustrator
- Learning how to build my website
- Learning photography for my business
- Learning how to do Instagram and not look like a hot mess
- Learning ALL THE THINGS!
Let's just say that I don't even want to know. What I care about more, is making sure that YOU don't have to spend all the hours learning those things on your own! I am in that sweet spot of loving what I do, and I want that for you too! Let's dig in just a little more to what that is exactly for you! Where do we start? Take a minute to answer a few questions below to help me see where you are at and how I can best help you!