Resources

Uplifting Articles:

You Are Enough Brave Girl

Hope Is The Thing With Wings

Do What You Love — Kelly Rae Roberts: Flying Lessons

Gratitude

Stop…and Look Around. Life Is Pretty Amazing

Be Still…

the whole world belongs to you

you are enough. on courage, compassion + wholeheartedness

 

WEBSITES – HOSTING

As a website designer, I get asked all the time who the best hosting company is. I highly recommend BlueHost.

This is my go-to hosting provider for websites.

Unlimited sites can be hosted under one account. They have super-sweet customer service too.

They are really pleasant and knowledgeable. Love them.

Don’t forget to add SiteLock and the plugin Bulletproof to protect your website.

ECOMMERCE THEMES

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I recommend ThemeForest for beautiful, responsive WordPress Themes. The Breeze EcommerceTheme is perfect for setting up your online shop. Simple, minimal, and beautiful. A great choice for selling your handmade creations and designs.

BIZ MAILING LISTS/NEWSLETTERS

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I recommend MailChimp for your business enewsletter service. They have a well-designed interface.

It’s easy to find everything, and the help docs and videos are great for learning all the cool features.

Mailchimp is perfect for creatives with it’s quirky monkey mascot, and fun vibe. Made by creatives for creatives.

Oh, and the accounts are FREE for up to 2,000 emails, which is awesome for creative entrepreneurs looking to save money.

But, if you are really serious about growing your business and reaching more people, then I would sign up for the Pay-As-You-Go-Plan. You get a $30 Credit by clicking my referral link here.

With this nifty little account you only pay as you go along and can cancel anytime, you aren’t in a month-to-month payment contract — which is a great deal.

Plus, you get to use all of the Premium features like Autoreponders and great tools to grow your list, reach more people, and do what you love.

ART SUPPLIES

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR BOOKS

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Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings by Kelly Rae Roberts

This amazing book was a catalyst for helping me  focus on my art, and believing in myself and my dreams. Kelly Rae is a soul-sista. I am hugely encouraged by her blog, art, and books. A must-have for your creative library.

The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business by Lauren Bacon & Emira Mears

This book was one of the first books I read when starting my business in 2006. Lots of great details about: getting started, defining your vision, finances, networking, marketing, and growing and maintaining your business. Really quirky writing style makes it a fun read.

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihoodby Marsha Sinetar

This book is full of inspiration and paradigm-shifting information that will be highlighted and underlined and dogeared from all of your a-ha moments. (My copy sure is! ) Definately a must-read for any creative entrepreneur, artist, or creative person!

FINANCIAL PLANNING BOOKS + RESOURCES

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitnessby Dave Ramsey

Huge fan of Dave Ramsey. This book is full of amazing scriptural advice for everyone. A must-read!

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University DVD Home Study Kit (9 Week Course) 2012 Release

If you  haven’t done Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you’re missing out! This class was a LIFE-CHANGER for me. Learned so many incredible things.  I tell people about FPU all the time! You need this!

BIBLES

Amazing Bible

ESV Bible Online
BibleGateway

BIBLE STUDY

A High and Noble Calling

Ladies of Grace

CHRISTIAN LEADERS

Beth Moore

Ed Young Ministries

Joel & Victoria Osteen

Joyce Meyer

Max Lucado

Rick Warren – A Purpose Driven Life

CHRISTIAN MAGAZINES

Thriving Family – Love this magazine! Click to request your FREE subscription! A must-have for every Christian family.

Christianity Today

Charisma Magazine

Kyria

CHRISTIAN SITES + BLOGS

(in)courage

CHRISTIAN PODCASTS

OnePlace

Beth Moore

Desiring God with John Piper

In Touch with Charles Stanley

CHRISTIAN PARENTING

Bible Parent

Cornerstones

Christian Films

Desiring God – Parenting

Family Life

Focus On The Family

LifeWay

MomSense

National Center for Biblical Parenting

No Greater Joy Ministries

Parents Television Council

Scripture Flippers

Teach Us To Pray

CHRISTIAN SINGLE PARENTING

Today’s Christian Woman

Single & Parenting

Single Parenting Resources

Focus on The Family Single Parent Resources

The Life of a Single Mom Ministries

Heritage Builders

 CHRISTIAN SINGLE PARENTING BOOKS

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

HOMESCHOOL/PRESCHOOL

Preschool Post

HOMEMAKING

Women Living Well

At The Well: In Pursuit of Titus 2

RECIPES

Like to cook? Meeeeee too. I loooove cooking. Organic Gardening. New recipes. Healthy eating. Sloooooow food and savoring food + family-time. 🙂

SlowFood

AllRecipes

SimplyRecipes

Martha Stewart Recipe Collection

Giada de Laurentiis

CHRISTIAN MUSIC

God Listens.com

KLOVE

Sermon Audio

SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

Pursuing Life Ministries

100 digits

Scripture Stickies

*disclosure: some links on this site are affiliate links. These are only products that I know would benefit you, as they really were helpful to me. 🙂

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