It’s LAUNCH DAY Friends!!

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am and how this has been such a long time coming.

I don’t even know where to begin! This may get a little long! Sorry beforehand!

I first “met” Amber Crudup when she did the rebranding for one of my fave girl photographers Ariel Perry!

Who happens to be the one who took all of the lovely photos you see on the new site!! Love her!

I first reached out to Amber about business coaching. After taking one of her branding classes she offered, I decided that my needs had changed and I would love for her to design my logo. She walked me through the process with an entire branding workbook!! Y ‘all it was a lot, but now I see why! It pretty much ask everything about you. I sent her my ideas and she sent me my mood board!!

I was in LOVE!!!!! So good right?!?

Then I decided ok, I really would love to work with Amber to design my website and rebranding, so we chatted about it and decided it would be a go. I knew it would be a great investment so we got started. That’s when the real self sabotage and over thinking came into play.

There were days when I was moments away from emailing Amber and saying oh let’s wait a little while or let’s put the project on hold just to decide if this is what I really want to do.

Ever been there?!? Can I be fully transparent.

The last couple of months were the roughest. I doubted myself, my abilities. I even thought about wanting to stop event planning and blogging as a whole and just do “something else”. I mean shut social media pages and everything!

I had gotten plum scared!!!

Now as a Godly woman, I KNOW that fear is NOT of God, however, if God never thought we would encounter or be faced with fear, He wouldn’t have left such specific instructions in His word telling us not to do it.

I’ve always been the girl pushing everyone else to just go for it or encouraging others, but this time it was my turn and I was having a hard time y’all. I mean hard. When things didn’t work out, I would say well maybe it wasn’t meant to be, self sabotage at its finest.

This is why I LOVE Jesus!!! He sent me some gentle reminders letting me know WHO I was and WHAT He’d placed in me. I had to encourage myself. I had to get my whole life. My husband and some family friends had to pray for me AND check me too and I’m grateful (you need people in your life like that).

Now watch this… As soon as I made up my mind to go on anyway, Amber emailed me the following day and told me we would be talking strategy and then the same week my website would launch!!!

Crazy right?!? Not really though!

If that wasn’t enough, I got to be onset that same week with Lara Casey for their 2019 PowerSheets photoshoot.

That was life changing and so much confirmation, but we’ll talk about that closer to the release of the PowerSheets!!

Anyways, I told you this would be long!!

I had my design strategy meeting with Amber on Monday.

Y’all Monday!

On Tuesday I had a homepage mock-up.

On Thursday morning, I had the desktop design mock-up and that evening, I had the mobile site mock-up!!! We have talked everyday this week and the process has really been seamless. I’m so mad at myself for not doing this sooner, but slow progress is STILL progress!!

I am still in shock that this is all mine! This site has Nicole written all over it… Literally!!

It’s really been a pleasure working with Amber!

If you are considering rebranding or working with a brand strategist or coach, next week I will be sharing my top tips for working with a brand strategist.

In the meantime, I’d love for you to take a look around a stay for a little bit!

Tell me what you think of the new digs!

July 31, 2018



  1. Ericka

    July 31st, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Nicole, this is beautiful. The fonts, the size, the images, all work so well together.

  2. Nicole

    August 7th, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Thank yo so much Ericka! I totally agree with you. I just love everything that Amber did here.

  3. Jordan

    July 31st, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing!!! This has Nicole written all over this! I am so excited and proud of you friend! You deserve everything and more! This is just the beginning!!!!

  4. Nicole

    August 7th, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Cue all the tears! Thank you so much friend. You have been the absolute best and I appreciate you more than you could know!

  5. liveprettyonapenny

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    It’s so beautiful Nicole. I absolutely love EVERYTHING! Amber rocks and you have inspired me tremendously! Thank you friend.

  6. Nicole

    August 7th, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you so much my friend! I am so glad that you are fired up!! Thank you for all the love and support! We’ve got this!

  7. Danielle (IG niece ❤️)

    July 31st, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    OMGSH! I love this website, your testimony and YOU! That self sabotage is NO JOKE! I get that, but Jesus is so faithful. So happy for you! I just really, really am! Looking forward to all you share!

  8. Nicole

    August 7th, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Hey Niece Hey!!! That means so much to me and thank you for ALL of the love and support!

  9. Lauren

    July 31st, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I love it & I am so proud of you. Everything looks amazing & it feels so Nicole. It’s perfect. I need to holler at her! Keep pushing friend you are such an inspiration! 😘

  10. Nicole

    August 7th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you so much Lauren!! Yes please reach out to her!


    August 3rd, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Nicole, this is a gorgeous website & blog! All your hard work was worth it. Loved this post! Much love, my friend! xo, Tiffany

  12. Nicole

    August 7th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you so much my friend!!! I still can’t believe it !!! Much much love right back to you!!!

  13. Angela James

    September 7th, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Nicole, thank you for sharing- your words are a true motivation!! Everything is gorgeous- website, blog and you!

  14. Nicole

    September 19th, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Oh Wow!! Thank you so so much Angela! Got me over here grinning hard lol!!


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