The Brand Market – Workshop for Entrepreneurs

At the end of the day Saturday, I was physically and mentally exhausted, but felt so much happiness. When an idea for a business formulates in your mind, you only have a projection of what you hope it will be. After the last Brand Market workshop of the year, I looked around at the room full of people, and realized we all had something in common. We were pretty feisty fighters. Believers. Hustlers. Hard working hustlers. Maybe even stubborn;) We each are pursuing the American Dream. I was thankful to be a part of bringing everyone together, and see the small seed of an idea formulate and come to life in that room.

We won’t talk about how nervous I got this time around, but anyways… on to the fun pics…

Blue Eyed Yonder | The Brand Market

How about this swoon worthy set up by Blue Eyed Yonder? Those vintage bleacher chairs did me in! (Atlanta on the Rise sign by Wild Standard)

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The event was held at Foster ATL which was such a cool experience.

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I don’t think I could have asked for better co-hosts and guest speakers!
Waiting on Martha
Phil Sanders
Moe Blake
Adam Lindenau

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The insanely beautiful florals were brought together by Allison Song (who just launched a monthly flower subscription service btw!)

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Lovable Foods killed it with their food set up, and provided a wholesome and delicious lunch for everyone. You have to check out their catering for deliverable lunches and events!

by Jessica Garvin

Jessica Garvin hand wrote some of the fun signs!

We had some fantastic companies send prizes for our guests:
Kelly Moore Bag (You have to read the winner’s story!)
Foto Strap
Julep Maven
Aspen Summit
Tiny Prints
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Sterling Graves provided all of the photos for the day. He is incredibly talented.

It was quite a year 2014! You can sign up for the newsletter on The Brand Market website for some big announcements coming soon and new city reveals!

Grateful to each person who was a part of the day:)
x, Anna

11 Best Travel Sized Beauty Products

Travel Sized Beauty Products

Did some homework for you all and rounded up some of the best travel sized beauty products on the market right now (from your favorite brands) over on Conde Nast Traveler!

I hope you enjoy, and I’d love to hear some of your favorites too!
x, Anna

P.S. How to pack your carry on like a boss.

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Before and After DIY Bike Makeover

DIY Bike Makeover | In Honor of Design
I blame Seaside Beach for the incurable desire to have a yellow bike with a basket. Happiness is inevitable when riding a yellow bike;) I have a sturdy and faithful huffy bike that has traveled between states with me over time, and I was getting the drift she was ready for a change too. So we took the leap into golden yellow, and teamed up with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape to make it happen.
DIY Bike Makeover - In Honor of Design
{Before and After}


ScotchBlueTM Painter’s Tape Original Multi-Use 2090
Metal Primer Spray Paint
Advance Formula Spray Paint
Bike Seat Cover (optional)
Basket (optional)

Directions for Your DIY Bike Makeover:
1) Wash Your Bike – Just use warm soapy water and a rag and make sure you wash and dry before starting your project!
Step 1 - Remove Wheels

2) Remove Wheels – Thankfully I had some backup manpower to disassemble the wheels (thanks Gabe).
Step 2 - Tape

3) Apply Tape – Wrap and double wrap every section you do not want painted, with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape You have to be really thorough and double check every inch of the bike!
Step 3 - Primer

4) Prime – I highly recommend using a primer spray for metal and aluminum bikes to hold the lacquer spray well and prevent chipping.
Step 4 - Spray Paint

5) Spray Paint – Depending on the type and color of your spray paint you may need to apply two coats. I spray painted one coat on one side, let dry, flipped over, and spray painted the other side. This worked pretty well!
Bike close up

6) After your bike is completely dry, you can reassemble the wheels, add a basket, a bike seat cover, and maybe a batch of fresh florals. (Florals pictured by Allison Song)

You now have yourself a bike that makes you feel like you are on vacation;) There are so many ways you can get creative with this. Color blocking, stripes, or maybe even neapolitan. I would love to see what you come up with if you tackle a bike makeover!

Floral Bike Basket | IHOD

am proud to be a 3M sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate ScotchBlueTM Painter’s Tape. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me.

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