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over coffee project: ashley turner

ASHLEY TURNER – HAZEL & PINE

I came across Ashley on instagram and instantly adored her style, social impact and expression.   

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What does your typical day look like?

Oh goodness, being in the independent creative field, everyday is truly different!  But each day usually starts with laying in bed for an extra few minutes to listen to the birds sing and think about the day ahead, a strong cup of coffee, and if I allow myself enough time I love to sit outside and breathe in the fresh air, then catch a late morning yoga class. If I’m traveling it’s usually wake, explore a new local coffee shop then out on the town/location to shoot all day and usually meet some pretty incredible people along the way. As for evenings, I love winding down my day with a sunset hike and/or make dinner and sip some good wine.

What are some interesting things that people probably do not know about you?

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1.) I am mid-west born and raised from a tiny town in Iowa.

2.) One of my favorite things is going back to Iowa in the summer to go camping and fishing with cold beer and lay under the stars.

3.) I love all things granny chic 😉

4.) I am currently learning how to play the guitar

5.) A dive bar, jute box, and whiskey is my one of my favorite kind of nights on the town

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Do you have any rituals/routines?

I think night time would be where my biggest routine comes in no matter where I am.  It’s my time to process my thoughts, and get alone time which is what re-fuels me.  A candle lit bath or shower with some of my favorite music playing, a cup of hot tea, and reading.

What inspires you day to day?

So many things.  My friends, family, my Ugandan family, the fact that everyone’s story is so different, music, nature, Los Angeles, native cultures and designs, horses, the circle of life, simplicity, traveling, meeting other creatives, old film photos, light, water color, just to name a few…

How do you create?

From within.  Creating has always been a matter of emotional connection or feeling to me.  Photography has been and always will be the way I express and connect what’s happening inside of me when I am capturing that moment.  No matter what is trending or floating around social media, I need to feel it.

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What can we find you daydreaming about?

You sure you want to ask me that? Ha! I daydream about a lot of things.  Here are just a few..

-Having horses someday

-I recently bought my dream property on the Nile River in Uganda and hope to start building on it by the end of the year and I day dream about it being a home/sanctuary to share the land I love with loved ones, as well as sharing it as a yoga retreat where people can practice yoga looking over the Nile, fresh food, sunset kayaks on the river, and volunteer and integrate in to the local community all at the same time.

-Growing and constantly evolving in the company I co-founded with my business partner Nicole, called hazel & pine. We have so many visions and passion projects in the works and are beyond excited to announce them later this year.

-Creating life memories with family and friends, taking my nieces and nephews traveling when they are old enough. Oh, and a road trip with my grandma.

-Growing the non-profit The Farmhouse Project, I launched last year with my family in Uganda. We work with families to enable them to start a farm project as a small business in order to create a path to a sustainable life and provide the means to education for all of their children. I often dream about the day I drive down the road to see them independent and thriving as small business farmers.

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What are some of your favorite books/websites/apps/magazines?

Books:

Many biographies and photography books of the original legends

Into the Wild

Eat, Pray, Love (cliche, I know)

Magazines:

I love reading a good magazine from front to back.  A few of my faves include:

Darling Magazine

Kinfolk

Frankie Magazine

Monster Children

Vogue Italia for photo inspo

Vice mag, they publish great controversial world topics with an unbiased perspective

Websites and apps:

I don’t frequent them a ton since I am on the computer and use technology so much for work, but of course instagram, vine, and recently love messing around on dubsmash.

 What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Trust the process.

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FOLLOW ASHLEY:  instagram hazel & pine / the farmhouse project

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over coffee project: kimberly wilson

KIMBERLY WILSON | TRANQUILITY DU JOUR

I distinctly remember the first time I gracefully stumbled upon Kimberly Wilson’s website, I immediately felt at home.  Kimberly is a writer, yoga studio(s) owner, fashion designer, activist, mentor, animal lover, licensed graduate social worker and fellow Francophile. Whew. I’m sure I’m missing something…She has inspired me on so many levels and continues to do so through her blog and podcast. A true entrepreneur, leader and creative.

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What does your typical day look like?

Ah, each day varies. From seeing therapy clients at the Women’s Center, to teaching at my yoga studios Tranquil Space, to writing or recording for my blog and podcast, to learning new skills {I have a slight addiction to continuing education}, to volunteering at hospice. I also spend a bit of time relaxing in bed or in the tub.

What are some interesting things that people probably do not know about you?

  • I’m from the Great Plains. Oklahoma to be exact.
  • I was voted “Most likely to have her own TV show” in college.
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  • I have a 7Eleven glazed donut addiction.

Do you have any routines/rituals?

I start my day with green tea, time with my pets, and a bit of stretching. Ideally some time with my journal, too. At night, I like to read or watch a true crime story segment {odd addiction}, and share something I’m grateful for from the day with my boyfriend.

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What inspires you day to day?

Waking up inspires me day to day. I strive to make each day a sensory-filled experience with fragrant green tea, candles, pink twinkle lights, my furry family, my beau of 11 years, and the work I put out into the world via the podcast, yoga studios, and blog.

How do you create?

Each day I’m creating–whether it’s writing, interviewing someone for my podcast, teaching, organizing the Pink Palace {my 600-square-foot home}, reading, or anything in between. Sometimes there’s a ritual for it such as spreading out my tools, lighting a candle, or opening my laptop after taking a few deep breaths. Oh, and there needs to be red lipstick and a dab of perfume oil.

What can we find you daydreaming about?

Paris, darling. Always Paris. And new sparkly offerings for Tranquility du Jour.

What are some of your favorite books/websites/apps/magazines?

  • I’m obsessed with books and have listed my favorites here.
  • J’adore the mindfulness app I and II for meditation bells.
  • Flow, Mindful, and Bella Grace magazines are my go-tos.

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What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Trust your gut. When I haven’t over the years, I’ve paid a price. Overall, my gut has been my biggest teacher {although it does occasionally lead me astray when presented with Thin Mints}.

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over coffee project: jacki carr

JACKI CARR | ROCK YOUR BLISS

When I think of someone filled with joy, following their bliss and waking up every morning dedicated to living their life to the fullest, Jacki Carr is the first person that pops in!

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What does your typical day look like?

A typical day, I can honestly say that I don’t have typical. I recently moved my big, beautiful life from Venice Beach to the Rocky Mountains of Denver! So let how about I tell you what today looks like. I was up at 5:17am to take my pups out, kiss my man good bye for work, sip butter coffee and get to the airport on time. I head to LAX to take a brand-consulting meeting in Carlsbad for the next two days. I will land down, rent a car and zoom over to Venice Beach to meet two coaching clients at TOMS Shoes Flagship Café on Abbott Kinney. From there, I pop in the car to try to beat the traffic towards San Diego and take a couple brainstorming calls in the car for my Imagine1Day: igolu Edition Ethiopia trip I am fundraising for in April! Check into my hotel and squeeze in a quick nap. Shower, get dressed and attend the brand design meeting for dinner, drinks and creative collaboration. A glass of red wine will be in order upon returning to my hotel bed, a call to say good night to my man and I will sleep really, really hard tonight.

What are some interesting things that people probably don’t know about you?

  • I am all over Doreen Virtue’s Angel Cards these days.
  • I may come across with a hard shell; yet I am pure putty on the inside, a total softie.
  • I know every word and the drum solo to John Mellencamp’s ‘Jack& Diane’ song.
  • I love peanut butter.
  • I have a tattoo on my right wrist that say ‘listen’. I needed a permanent reminder.
  • I cannot and will not watch scary movies, yet I can binge watch RomComs all day.
  • As a people person, starting your own business can feel lonely.

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Do you have any rituals/routines?

I believe my sweat practice is my daily ritual. On a run, hiking a mountain or in a yoga class, this is where I get clear.  Most mornings I wake up slow with butter coffee and the Wall Street Journal. There is something magical about ink on the fingertips and big socks.  I want to write that meditation is in there, but I am only just beginning so I will keep you posted on my practice and moving it into the ritual category.

What inspires you day to day?

Right now, I am so inspired by my relationships.  As I embark on getting married and planning this major life event this year, I learned that I really have to lean. I am inspired by the way my fiancé loves me, with patience and the reminder to soften. I am inspired by my family, so engaged in my life planning and my future. And I am inspired by my tribe of radical friends who have booked flights, planned bachelorette parties and been a listening ear when I needed a shoulder and a glass of red wine. Inspired beyond by human connection, always.

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How do you create?

I go live my life and truly choose the activities that bring me joy. My own life is a true reflection of how I am thriving or if/when in survival mode. The more creative I am, the more I know I have been living it well. And my personal stories really guide my blog content and leadership style. There is an accountability there to be in creation, living your work and tools to better land them for others. I love that responsibility and reminder to get out from behind the computer and go hike, meet a stranger at a coffee shop or adventure on a road trip.

What can we find you daydreaming about?

Oh goodness, I daydream often about my wedding (tying the knot in June!), my upcoming service trip to Africa with imagine1day, and my future children in our log cabin home going on hikes and being oh so outdoorsy.

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What are some of your favorite books/websites/apps/magazines?

I am a total book nerd, you can check out my favorite on my book shelf over here. I love Brene Brown’s ‘Gifts of Imperfection’, Anodea Judith’s ‘Eastern Body, Western Mind’, and I am currently reading Diane Ackerman’s ‘A Natural History of Love’.  I love Outside Magazine, Fast Company and the WSJ.  Honestly, I love me some NPR and instagram for the app game.

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

The best advice I have ever been given was when my Mom wrote on a post-it note on my makeshift desk in my Santa Monica apartment, “Sometimes in life, you have to get lost to be found”.  For so long I thought I could create a direct path, know all the answers and set goals to create my ‘perfect’ future. I forgot that life happens when you are busy making plans and getting lost is part of the life game to know what you truly want and who truly brings you joy.  Thanks Mom!

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over coffee project: lauren felix

LAUREN FELIX | LA PETITE FASHIONISTA

From fashion to social media Lauren shows you how to live & love life in style (while on a budget)!

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What does your typical day look like?

I usually start my day out with a cup of hot coffee & a luna bar and make out my to-do list for the day. I get joy out of crossing each thing off my list and it helps me stays organized and feel more accomplished! I usually check emails & then work on various projects throughout the day. It might be shooting an outfit for a blog campaign, having a phone call with a social media strategy client, or something less exciting like bookkeeping! I also love when I can fit in a lunch hour yoga break, it helps me refocus and relax!

What are some interesting things that people probably do not know about you?

I’m a huge “nerd” at heart and proud of it! Sci fi movies are my guilty pleasure, my boyfriend and I watch them all the time.

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Do you have any rituals/routines?

Something new I’ve been trying for 2015 is a daily positive mantra. I’ve been writing them in my planner, and I absolutely love that constant happy reminder each day!

What inspires you day to day?

I’m continuously inspired by my peers in the blogging and small business industry! I love seeing what creative projects everyone is  working on – whether it’s a recipe they’ve dreamt up, do it yourself project, or outfit.  I am a big believer in lifting each other up to be successful!

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How do you create?

When it comes to business or blogging I’m big on brainstorming. That’s usually the first step in the process. I like putting pen to paper and let the ideas flow. From there, I choose the best and get to work. Sometimes that means I’m breaking out my camera to take photos,  other times I’m putting on some inspiring music and tweaking my website.  Also, because I work in social media I’m always on my computer- so I love being creative & crafty and unplugging.

What can we find you daydreaming about?

Lately I’ve been dreaming about traveling and what my dream home would look like. I’m also constantly dreaming about how I want to evolve my business and brand. 

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What are some of your favorite books/websites/apps/magazines?

I’m on a huge podcast kick right now. I’ve been listening to The Lively Show & She Did It Her Way. I’ve also been reading Gabby Bernstein’s “Miracles Now” & Lara Casey’s “Make it Happen“. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

“Start before you’re ready!” – Don’t wait for the perfect circumstances to fall into place, put your heart and passion into whatever you want to accomplish.

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OCP: Goal List

My goal setting process is moving right along smoothly.

Friday I sat down and got clear on my Core Desired Feelings, how I wanted to feel each and every day. I chose three main desired feelings (read them here) which lead me into more specific goals.

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In the true fashion of manifesting, I decided to share with you my newly fresh goal list. Hot off the press. I decided to share for two reasons: 1. Sharing creates accountability and lets the world know I mean business 2. I hope this gives you a short guideline/example of how you can create your goal list. I focused solely on what my current pain points are (location, business, cause and setting). These are the areas in my life that currently don’t feel so smooth and stable and are causing me some sort of anxiety and frustration. More specifically, they are areas in my life that I don’t 100% love, that I need to focus more on and that I need to change or improve.

Live close to the ocean (within walking or biking distance)

I want to always have salt in my hair, sand in my toes and sun kissed skin. As a kid, I spent summers on our family boat at Long Beach Island (NJ). To this day, I try to spend every warm weekend on LBI. The ocean is my calm, my serenity, my most joyful place to be. And I don’t want to just feel that on weekends in the summer, I want to feel it every second of my life, every breath I take, every time I step outside. I’m over the cold winters (typing this on a One Degree morning), I want an endless summer.

Open a successful yoga studio / supportive community

A place for people to call home. Naturally this will be very near to my future beach cottage. A community driven yoga studio near the ocean that supports and inspires.

Host a sold out yoga retreat(s)

At the beach, of course. I have a huge fear with this one. That I will advertise for this amazing yoga retreat and no one will sign up, which is why I made this goal a “sold out” yoga retreat and not just to host a yoga retreat.

Host over coffee project goal setting sessions

5-8 women gathering to discuss and plan dreams/goals in a supportive group setting.

Create over coffee project online course

For those who cannot attend the gatherings, a way to plan dreams/goals with a guide to follow.

Create free material to spread my reach

Mediations, yoga pose breakdowns, goal setting guides, interviews and more.

Go to yoga 2x a week

My practice has slipped and I find my body aching for yoga. Ideally I’d like to take 3-4 classes a week but starting with 2x a week is a more reasonable approach for me. That will allow me to still have time to go to the gym and do other activities that I love like dancing. I’d also like to start a short 10-15 minute yoga practice every morning.

Rebrand beSOULful detox

I never liked the word detox or cleanse so I want to rebrand it into something a little different.

Create a full online wellness program

Fitness/Healthy Eating program to allow people to feel radiant and meet their health goals.

Get outside more

walk, a bike ride, lounging, just to be in nature more because it makes me happy.

Cause | Service

Find an ocean related cause to support & love. One that connects with my values and core beliefs.

 

I’m going to sit with these goals for the next week or so, make any changes or additions that I feel I need to make and then when the list feels completely right I will add dates to each goal. Start dates, check in dates and completion dates. These are my main goals and each one will create smaller, more realistic goals within. For example, I know opening a yoga studio is still a few years away for me but that doesn’t mean I can’t still be working towards it by paying off my debt, saving and creating my vision for it. Those two things will become smaller goals within the bigger goal of opening a studio.

Keep following #overcoffeeproject to learn the next steps in my goal setting process and how you can implement it in your life!

In the meantime, I’d love to see your goal list! Post on my facebook, tag me on your instagram or send to me on twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #overcoffeeproject

Stay Warm,

B