Introducing Mud & Marble
Each month I am excited to share my thoughts and stay connected with you personally! Whether it's in the realm of entrepreneurship, or just life I hope it brings inspiration! At the beginning of each of the THOUGHTS WITH ERINN blogs, I will include some of my "Favorites + Finds" sourced by female entrepreneurs and phone backgrounds provided by Blu3 Designs! Excited to let you in on a little secret today! :-)
Favorites + Finds
Color Intense Lipstick by Beauty Counter
I had a fun week with charcoal face masks and playing with other beauty counter products. I walked away with my favorite being the “First-Date” lipstick. This may sound strange, but I love the smell, the way it glides over my lips and covers in one coat, and how long it stays on! I’m always looking for new ways to POP my lips, and with beauty counter’s high standards I love knowing the product is safe to use while looking good! Check out Beauty counter with Stacy here to learn more! Mae’s Apple Pie Warrior Mix
YAY!, for happy mail!! Loved the mixes I received from a female entrepreneur passionate about liberating people from junk food and providing gluten-free delicious snacks. She sent me several samples to try and I have to say their new Apple Pie mix was my favorite (and it's their newest mix!). I think it would be great crumbled in a bowl with some almond milk and a scoop of revival almond butter. Read here to know about their story and other flavors.
April's Phone Backgrounds
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Erinn's Thoughts | Now to that Secret...
Dreams. Adventures. Life. Isn’t this journey so crazy beautiful? There's beauty in the way that our dreams grow and shift and change, how we individually learn and refine. Six years ago when Brent and I said “I do” (okay I’m cheating just a little, our anniversary is at the end of next month) we would never have dreamed of the life we now lead. The new crazy ideas keep leading us forward into beautiful places. As two college graduates both seeking continuing education in a typical career path we never knew all spaces of creativity, risk, and adventure we would jump into years later. BUT we have never felt as alive in our entrepreneurship and that journey has deepened.It was just about this time last year, that I made the step into full-time entrepreneurship when I left my RD Job and committed myself to Bridging Herstory & B&E Photo + Films. As I gaze back into that very scary & exciting decision I made a year ago, I smile a little. It was the BEST choice I could have made. I never once have looked back. No one can tell you what it feels like on the other side, what you will experience, who you will become, but a year removed. My soul has never felt more satisfied and alive.
Introducing Mud & Marble!
A year later, Brent and I are making yet another big step. As a couple we will be entering into full-time entrepreneurship with the start of our third company together, introducing: Mud & Marble. We are excited to journey into real-estate in Indianapolis where we will be flipping homes and giving them a new life together. Brent will no longer be working for his dad’s company or studying in Chicago so we have time to be focused on our companies. YIKES! No more consistent paychecks, no more W-2 income- a lot more space to live and dream and work on our creative empire!So why Mud & Marble? We purchased our home in Indianapolis almost two years ago. So a nice way of describing what we bought was a home that had been lived in by a woman for 45 years, and who probably didn’t change a thing in that time. Our little abode needed quite the makeover and Brent and I went to work together flipping our place. Brent managed the construction and I dreamed of the design. After many hours of labor, lots of decisions on paint colors, tiles, kitchen nobs, and lots of bigger choices like what walls to tear down and how to change the floor plan we’ve fallen in love; both with our home and with the process of flipping. Brent has been interested in real-estate for years and now we are ready to jump in!
Check out the before and afters of our home below! :-) We are pretty proud! I mean you can call us Chip & Jo-Jo.. haha Just kidding… but we will work as a team in a similar way as we did in our home flip. I will be in charge of design and staging & Brent will do everything else (this company is more his baby with my assistance). He will work to find the homes, set up the contractors, get his hands dirty with some of the project, order permits, and re-sale (he is currently in the midst of getting his realtor’s license right now!) We’ve acquired the first home and hit the ground running & dreaming. It's yet another one of those scary and exciting moments. But “life begins at the edge of your comfort zone” and we are right there. I remember that smile though. The one I have on my face as I type this and that has lite me up this past year. That pivotal decision where I said “yes” to life on the edge last year, has given me the most fulfilling year yet. What about you? Are you living on the edge of your comfort zone? What dreams are you considering? Saying “YES” to that dream has been the scariest and most fulfilling words I’ve spoken and lived. I hope you find ways to say YES to your dreams, big or small, and live life with that smile that lights up your face. Live on the edge. We would love for you to join us along on this new adventure. Will you follow us along on the Mud & Marble Instagram here! Lastly, place a comment here to let me know if you’d be interested in seeing more of our house flip get more specific details. (like where we found those kitchen knobs & that perfect grey paint color!! :-))