It’s safe to say that I’ve been on edge lately.  Being just under 6 months away from our July wedding, we’re in knee deep with all the planning.  Not to mention, there’s just something about mid-winter that makes everything feel a bit more stressful.  Now, if I could snap my fingers and it be a warm, sunny day in July, and all the wedding planning was left up to someone else, then I guess I wouldn’t be writing this post.  But that’s not the case, so here I am with 7 ways you can relax… like rrreeeellllaaaaxxxx (slow-mo voice).

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Friday Fixers are back!  Now that the new and beautimous website is up and running, why not?  They were such a hit the last two times – how could I not bring them back?  New to the party?  This is how it goes down – Friday Fixers are an awesome rager where we all dance to Katy Perry’s song Birthday and throw rainbow confetti in the air.  No, but seriously, this is how it works… you leave your website/blog/social media profile URL in the comments below, I’ll check it out to see how awesome you are, and then I’ll comment back with my critique.

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We’re not all perfect!  In fact there was a zillion things wrong with my website previous to this one… and I’m sure it’s still not perfect!  But sometimes it’s really helpful to have someone on the outside to check out your web presence.  And what better critiques and tips than free ones, right!?  Not to mention, I encourage everyone in the comments to check out each others websites and feel free to give them any tips that you may have!  Mixing, mingling, and getting free tips, baby!  That’s what Friday Fixers are all about!

(Speaking of not being perfect, can anyone tell me how the hell I can get spaces between my paragraphs on WordPress?  Seriously, I have it how I want when editing, but sometimes my spaces between paragraphs just magically disappear in the actual post.)

Now, I can’t take all the credit for this awesomeness.  I first saw this idea done by the lovely Sarah of xosarah.com – except her’s are called Fix-It Fridays!  By the way, she’s an amazing website designer so she may be able to give you some killer design tips.  So yeah, I think you should go attend her party, too!

Also, I can’t simply give endless amounts of advice for days and days and perhaps weeks and weeks to come on this one single post… so I’ll only be giving advice to those who post their URL by Sunday, January 25th at midnight!  But no worries if you missed out this time around – I’ll try and host a Friday Fixer at least once a month!  Can I get a woo woo!?  WOO WOO!

Okay, ready for the fun?  Go comment below with the URL to the website, blog, or social media profile you’d like me to critique!

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  • Jessica | TheLovelySide.com - I’m not a WordPress user and it’s been a while since I used it for anything, but try manually inserting into the html: at the end of the sentence you want to start a new paragraph after. Hope that helps! I remember WordPress being extra finicky when I used it for a job.ReplyCancel

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - That’s def my one complaint so far! I’ll see what I can do – thanks for your tip :) xoReplyCancel

  • Stacia - Thank you so much for doing this!

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    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Adorable site, adorable company! First off, I like that you have the little slideshow on the homepage – it allows for people who land on your site to see right away what you can do for them. Very happy and relaxed and beautiful weddings! One thing I noticed was that you had your social media icons on the very bottom of your site – I think in today’s world, these are important enough to have higher up on your site. Somewhere above or right below your menu would be a good place. I hope this was helpful :) Thanks for joining the fun and sharing your awesome site! xoReplyCancel

  • Emily Margaret - Awesome! And I love your new site- it makes me happy. :)
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    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Thanks so much Emily!! I love your sit, too! Beautiful lifestyle work. :) I think my tip for you would be to consider making a separate menu tab for your “about” page. I saw it was under info and titled “the girl” – which is adorable… but to some it may be confusing. When I first land on a site, the thing I want to do first is learn about the company or the person behind the business. You’re doing great things – keep shinin’, girl! :) xoReplyCancel

  • Alissa - I literally just went live with my site and would love some feedback! It’s still a work in progress but it’s a start!ReplyCancel

      • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Ah I’ve seen this wordpress template before – it’s one of my favorites! :) Looks like things are coming together and congrats on the new site! I would definitely recommend getting a photo a mini about paragraph on you in the right sidebar. When it’s a blog, it’s so nice putting a face to the words right away. You’re a star though – keep up the amazing work! :) xoReplyCancel

  • Mei Yee Leong - Hey there ;)

    I would LOVE some feedback on the website. An extra pair of eyes is always welcomed. Especially on flow and layout of the site. I do have some restrictions for it since it’s based on Weebly. (When I get some monies I’ll invest in a better website I think =L)ReplyCancel

I can’t believe I finally took the plunge and created the website of my dreams!  Okay, I can’t take all the credit.  I transferred my Wix website and Blogger blog all into one place here on my new ProPhoto website and was able to use one of their free templates as a guide to creating my own masterpiece.  Isn’t it great?

I have to admit, it was pretty scary trying to transfer all my blog posts from Blogger to WordPress, but it was totally worth all the hard work.  Some of the posts didn’t transfer perfectly or look the way I was hoping they would look (it can be a sticky process), but it’s okay.  From here on out, I’ll make sure all blog posts are clean and look perfecto!

So what do you think?  Comment down below and let me know your thoughts.  I’m dying to hear!

Don’t be afraid to let me know if something looks funny or isn’t working on your end.  This is totally new for me so I’ll be surprised if there isn’t any little things here and there that need fixed up.

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Confetti ready?  5…4…3…2…1… JUST ADD PIZZAZZ!

That’s right, today is not only New Year’s Eve, but it is also the launch of Just Add Pizzazz!  Just Add Pizzazz is a new and 100% custom photo editing service that I will now be providing to women entrepreneurs WORLDWIDE!

Here’s how it goes down…

So you’re one strong woman entrepreneur with a killer business.  You’ve come to me because you recently snapped some selfies for your website and marketing purposes, BUT they’re in need of a little pizzazz.  Your hair isn’t quite big enough, the colors don’t quite pop enough, and it’s just not putting off that “BAM!  This is my brand!” vibe that you were looking for. 

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