It’s Bee You Monday and though I’m ashamed to say it, I have to admit that I haven’t written a Bee You post since December of last year.  You all are my peeps, my home-girls, my inspiration, and I want to always create the best damn content possible here on the blog for you.  I want to provide you with moving posts that inspire you to go after your dreams, make you smile, and make you happy to be alive.  In order to do that, I need to feel pretty damn good myself, right?  Well, in all honesty, I’ve been feeling like a car running out of gas, going put, put, put, put, put…

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Maybe it’s this long, dreaded winter.  Maybe I need a change of scenery.  Maybe I need to exercise more.  Maybe I need to find a new hobby.  Maybe it’s the madness of planning this wedding.  Maybe I need a new “9-5″ job.  Maybe I just need some time to breathe.  I’m not really sure what it is, but I haven’t felt like my best self these past few weeks.

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  • Kathleen - Oh my. It’s so scary how similar things are between us all the time LOL! I have recently been feeling the same way. Feeling stuck, uninspired, like I will never be enough. And I have been learning to stop comparing myself to other people. It was killing me, and my business. Learning to be myself in every aspect and not trying to do what other people were doing who seem to “have it all together” has been so refreshing. Good luck and I’m sending happy vibes your way!ReplyCancel

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Kathleen, I always love hearing from you. Thank you so much for this and I’m glad to hear you’ve found a way to feel good and refreshed again. I do sometimes feel like whatever I do, it won’t ever be enough to be my full-time gig. I sometimes feel like I’m so behind on life. But I totally agree, the only person we should ever be comparing ourselves too is our old self. I feel almost like I’ve taken a step backwards. I need to figure out why I feel this way and work on feeling GOOD again. As silly as it sounds, I definitely think this rough winter has something to do with it.ReplyCancel

  • Gemma - I’m feeling exactly the same… negative, unmotivated and uninspired.

    But if it helps I love what you do and your website is on my list of inspiration for when I’m feeling a bit stuck.

    If you find any good methods of getting back on track again, I’d love to hear them.
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    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Thank you, Gemma! That truly means so much to me. I can’t believe how refreshed I’m already feeling after taking a few days off. It’s lifted so much pressure off my shoulders and I’m finding the motivation to start doing more things for me and no one else! You can and you WILL get through this rut. We will do it together! xoReplyCancel

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!

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  • A Johnson - How awesome are you to do this?! I started a blog a few months ago, took a few months break and now I’m back…so I definitely need some critiquing. I can’t wait to see the helpful comments you make. Thanks again =)

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    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - So I’m terrible and am still getting used to WordPress myself. I totally didn’t approve your comment until just now. I honestly thought the blog post didn’t get any comments until I logged in and saw a few needed approved. So I apologize for just NOW getting to this! But I’m here and I’m ready to give you some advice :)

      I think you’ve got a really unique blog going on. I have seen home decor blogs before, but yours seems to have a unique twist and I like that! I do think that the vision isn’t totally clear though. I had to do some digging to really find out what you were all about. The “about us” page was really helpful, but I would maybe even go into more depth about why you started the blog and how home decor/furniture relates to your and husband’s everyday life and what not. I hope that makes sense!

      Usually I give tips on the design of the blog, but I think your blog is looking really great. My only suggestion there would be to consider putting a photo of you and your husband on the sidebar of the blog with a short bit about the two of you and the blog. I love when I can put the writing to a face right away instead of checking the “about” page first.

      Loving what you’re doing and best of luck to you and thanks so much for commenting :) xoReplyCancel

  • Destiny B - journeywithdestiny.com (I took a couple week break recently but will be back on it soon!)ReplyCancel

    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Like I said to the previous commenter, I’m still getting used to WordPress and I totally didn’t approve your comment until just now. I honestly thought the blog post didn’t get any comments until I logged in and saw a few needed approved. So I apologize for just NOW getting to this! But I’m here and I’m ready to give you some advice. So I love your blog and it’s purpose. I think the content is solid and it’s just so GOOD. My only advice for you would be to work on the photo sizing in your posts. I noticed there was a variety of widths for your photos and I think it’ll make your overall blog look a thousand times cleaner if you keep all photos the same width. It’s such a small and easy change, but it makes a huge difference! Hope this was helpful and THANK YOU for putting yourself out there and commenting :) xoReplyCancel

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    • alibeephotography@yahoo.com - Like I said to the previous commenter, I’m still getting used to WordPress and I totally didn’t approve your comment until just now. I honestly thought the blog post didn’t get any comments until I logged in and saw a few needed approved. So sorry about that but I’m ready to check out your blog and give you some awesome advice! First off, loving the blog – super inspirational and it seems like you’re very passionate about what you write and that’s a HUGE plus. My suggestion to you would actually be the exact same thing I told Destiny. A super easy change that makes a huge difference is sizing your photos to all the same width. This will give your blog an overall more professional and clean look and it’s honestly just easier for people to read and look at your posts when there’s more consistency in things like this. You got this, girl! Thank you for commenting and hope to see you around here again :) xoReplyCancel

Last week we talked all about finding the gown, this week, we’re going to talk about picking your gown accessories!  It’s a current journey I’m going through and I’ve learned a few things a long the way that I thought I’d share with you all.

I have to admit, I think I have always been more excited to pick my headpiece than find my dress.  There’s just something about a dreamy headpiece that says, “you’re one gorgeous bride.”  Months before I found my dress,  I already had several headpieces in mind…

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Winter.  We hate it, right?  Okay, that’s a little harsh.  I mean, I guess we all love the build up around the Christmas holiday and we all wake up Christmas morning hoping it’ll be a white one.  So winter is kind of exciting throughout December and even January.  Being snowed in with absolutely nothing to do but curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate is my idea of the perfect winter’s night in.  But come mid February, almost March, I’m so sick of winter, I could cry.

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We all do it.  We do it in bed, we do it in the car, we do it in the bathroom, we do it when no one’s looking, we sometimes even do it in public.  Sometimes it takes 1 minute and sometimes it take 20 minutes.  Sometimes we smile and sometimes we don’t.  Whatever your preference is, what we all have in common is that we all do it and we all want it to be perfect.  We all snap those shameless selfies.  What did you think I was talking about?

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What is a shameless selfie?  It’s loving ourselves and feeling beautiful in our own skin and not caring if the world sees us as self absorbed when we post a good ol’ camera phone selfie to Instagram. BAM.  #shamlessselfie

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