ENTREPRENEUR-MUMMA INTERVIEW #2: JENNIFER HAGLER

29.8.14

JENNIFER HAGLER
AMM
BLOGGER & JEWELRY DESIGNER

 
HOW WAS BLOGGING INFLUENCED YOUR CREATIVE JOURNEY?
Blogging has been an integral part of my creative journey. It had introduced me to things that are new and exciting, it's been a sort of journal of my process and it has connected me with people all over the world who have similar passions.
 
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Blogging has also been an inspiration to stay committed, to continue with the things I enjoy even through various circumstances both good and bad.
Inspiration is a fluid thing for me, it's always changing and coming from different sources. Right now my inspiration is other moms who work in creative type fields. At times as a mother it's easy to get tunnel vision and feel like this moment will last forever, but seeing other moms who have continued to work at their career as well as raise a family really encrouaged me to continue through the trying days.
 
HOW YOU BALANCE FAMILY AND YOUR JEWELRY AND BLOGGING BUSINESS?
To be perfectly honest I don't balance it all well! Many days I wish I could choose just one thing to focus one, exclusively motherhood or exclusively work. That's not realistic though so I just do my best, which often times isn't enough, to give my attention to whoever/whatever needs me most.
At this point that usually means my days are filled with breastfeeding, diaper changes, laundry, meals and playing with my son, the occasional trip to the store and keeping everyone somewhat content. When both kids are in bed I try to work, make jewelry or answer emails or edit photos/articles for my blog. It's really like having 3 full time jobs-there simply aren't enough hours in the day to get it all done and a lot overlaps into the following days.
I try above all else to make my kids a priority though. My business and creative ventures and customers are definitely important but these two beautiful children aren't going to wait. They won't stop wondering or growing or playing and I don't want to miss any of that.
I wish I knew what that perfect balance was but I don't. My best advice is to take it a day at a time, don't over commit yourself and prioritize!

Thanks for asking me Carol, I hope this helps give your readers some honest insight!

ENTREPRENEUR-MUMMA INTERVIEW #1: RACHELLE FRANCEY

27.8.14

RACHELLE FRANCEY
LA PETITE MAG
MAGAZINE OWNER & EDITOR


HOW WAS BLOGGING INFLUENCED YOUR CREATIVE JOURNEY?

Blogging has and will always inspire my creative journey! I find so much Inspiration via others blogs, Pinterest, Instagram and more! I have come to realize that finding inspiration is essential for success. The more that I find myself inspired the more creative ideas seem to flow.

I started a blog called Kenziepoo almost 7 years ago, which inspired me to start my magazine La Petite. I would have never been inspired to create La Petite if it wasn’t for my little blog Kenziepoo. 

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

So many things Inspire me! I would say blogs, magazines, traveling, my friends & family are all top on my list! 

HOW YOU BALANCE FAMILY AND YOUR MAGAZINE BUSINESS?

In the beginning it was quite hard to balance my business & family life. Being a full time working Mom was hard! I quickly came up with a plan in which I organized certain days where I focused on my Family and other days I focused more on work. This really worked for me! I would also work a lot when my daughter was at school. This helped me in my workhome balance. 

INTERVIEW TO ENTREPRENEUR MUMMAS

24.8.14

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Mientras estoy fuera he entrevistado a varias mamás emprendedoras que me inspiran. En el proceso de mi emprendurismo, nada fácil pero placentero he buscado un BALANCE a las cosas en la vida y el negocio, pero siempre me he interrogado como es que hacen las mamás para tener empresas y lucir tan bien, además de hacer todo lo que hacen en familia y llevar a cabo su sueño y tener un balance. En este blog he intentado irles contando mis anécdotas pero también el propósito de este blog es inspirar, y aprovechando este mes que en Costa Rica fue el día de la madre, entreviste a estas mamás emprendedoras de todas partes del mundo. Además podrán comprender por que bloggeamos y para que nos conectamos con otras personas que ni conocemos. Espero les inspire.
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While I'm away i have interview some entrepreneur mummas that inspire me. In my entrepreneur process, not easy but satisfactory i have always look for BALANCE to things in life and business, but i have always wonder how does this moms manage to do this venture and look good, besides doing all they do with family and accomplish their dream and have balance. In this blog i have tried to chat my own anecdotes but also the purpose of it is to inspire, and using the occasion of Costa Rica mothers month i interview this entrepreneur moms of all different places of the world. And also you could understand why we blog and connect with other ones we don't even know. Hope it inspires you.


Rachelle from La Petite Magazine
Jennifer from A merry mishap
Riikka from RK design

PASTEL BLUE

22.8.14

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Este azul es encantador, la añadiría a mi guardaropa inmediatamente. Fresca para estos climas de este país, espero tenerla en mis manos!!
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This kind of blue is enchanting, i wouldnt hesitate to add it to my wardrobe. Its fresh and perfect for this country weather, wich to have it soon.

SNUG STUDIO

20.8.14

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El día de hoy les quiero presentar la marca alemana Snug Studio, minimalista y clásica a la vez, con productos de diseño para el hogar y joyería. Todos sus productos son bastante originales y van con diferentes tipo de estilos, para los que gustan de lo escandinavo, nordico, minimalista o incluso clásico y hasta los que tienen su propio estilo, sus formas son adaptables y combinables. Todos sus productos me encantan, pero este candelero es mi favorito. Una cruz que sirve para sostener velas, su forma es simple y es desarmable (podrías llevarlo a cualquier evento). Sus contenedores de metal hacen fácil limpiar y quitar las velas. Su color gris es tan sútil muy bien combinado con piezas en tono dorado suave. Pueden hechar un vistazo a todos su excelentes productos en su tienda virtual. Esten pendientes para una sorpresa que les tienen las chicas de Snug Studio para ustedes lectores.
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Today i want to introduce you to this german brand, Snug Studio, minimal and clasic, with design products for home and jewelry. All products are quite original and go with all kind of styles, for scandinavians, nordic and minimal people or even clasic and for those who have their own style, shapes are adaptable and mix perfectly. I love all the products of this brand, but the cross candle holder is my favorite. A cross to hold candles, its shape is simple and it can be dismantled (you could take it to any event). Its metal containers makes it easy to clean and take apart the candles. Its grey tone is so subtle and well match with soft brass. You could take a look to all other excellent products at the web shop. Be watching for a surprise that Snug studio girls have for you readers.


___________This post was sponsor by Snug Studio. Este post fue patrocinado por Snug Studio.

LATE HONEYMOON

17.8.14

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Realmente estoy emocionada y un poco estresada, pues planeamos un viaje a último momento. Mi esposo y yo decidimos irnos de luna de miel tardía. Nunca es tarde para nada. Será un momento sólo para los dos. Les estaré compartiendo detalles por instagram! Estoy anotando en una libreta muy querida regalada por una de mis mejores amigas, posibles lugares a visitar y todo que ver, probablemente compras. Estoy planeando también que llevaré, pretendo viajar ligero, sólo unos tenis para las caminatas largas y sandalias para las cortas o sólo descansar. Los lugares  a visitar serán: Amsterdam, Estocolmo, Copenhaguen, Brujas (Bruselas), Londres, Paris y sólo de pasada para nuestra escala Barcelona y Madrid. Si eres de estos lugares o has ido, me encantarían tus recomendaciones. 
Esto son los escenciales que empacare: bolsitos para guardar los objetos de viaje, maquillaje, papeles, mis favoritos de Cuero,papel&tijera, Baggu, Atmosphere; pluma, y libreta de Pantone, para ideas y lugares; tote bag ligero de Therese Sennerholt super combinable y práctico; audifonos para las horas de espera; mi perfume favorito y lentes nuevos de Mango. Empacare ropa ligera para lugares que hace calor como vestidos y faldas pero para el viento un sueter ligero y mi gabardina, además de mi saco H&M que combino con todo y leggings comodas. Una pashmina por aquello del cambio de temporada. Tennis converse combinables para andar comoda y botas para salidas en la noche. Les cuento más de regreso!
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Im excited and a little stress, because we kind of late plan a trip. My husband and i decided to go for our honeymoon, late one. Its never late. It will be a moment only for two of us. I will be sharing on instagram! Im writing down in a special notebook given by a special friend, some possible places to visit and what to see, and some shopping. Im planning what to pack, i pretend to travel light, just one pair of tennis for long walks and some sandals to rest. This will be the places to wonder: Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhague, Brussels, London, Paris, and just a quick go to Barcelona and Madrid for our scale. If you live in any of this places or have visit, i would love recomendations.
This are the essentials im packing: little purses to keep travel objects, makeup and paper, my favorite by Cuero,papel&tijera, Baggu, Atmosphere; pen and Pantone notebook, for writing places and ideas; a light and confortable tote from Therese Sennerholt that mixes with all; my headphones for waiting hours; my favorite perfume and my new sunglasses from Mango. I will pack light wearing for hot season like dresses and skirts but something for windy days like a light sweater and a trench, also my H&M blazer that i mix perfectly with everything and some comfortable leggings. A pashmina for that change of season. Converse for walks and boots for dinners. Will write more about it when we come back!

FOCUS

15.8.14

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Recuerdan que les hable que tenía planes de enfoque, estuve trabajando en pulir mi marca. Cualquier marca con un plazo de dos años como OH yei!® cumplirá estará pensando en expandirse, yo pensé en acomodar todo en su lugar primero antes de dar otro gran paso. Claro ya tengo en proceso una nueva colección y productos que vienen para la temporada navideña, pero sabía que tenía que trabajar en varios detalles de la marca antes de pasar a ese proceso.
Estas pasadas semanas ademas de lo habitual, empacar para los distribuidores, planear las temporadas, tomar fotos y mantener las redes sociales, estuve trabajando en la imagen de la marca tanto internacional (OY!) como nacional (OH yei!). 
Antes solo usaba letras comunes como firma en algunos productos, pero integre las iniciales con la tipografía del logotipo actual en el caso del logo internacional OY! como monograma y la misma tipografía como firma en los productos OH yei!. La línea internacional será manejada con iniciales para ser más fácil de recordar y hacer diferenciación de los productos con slang costarricense. En el caso nacional en algunos detalles se usará dicho logo con iniciales pero acompañado del logotipo vertical o el horizontal en el producto.
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En el fanpage trabaje mantener un mood y un branding constante, hice unos machotes para solo dejar caer la foto, teclear la info, y mantener las dimensiones y similitudes en composición. Actualice el monograma a la foto de perfil y utilizaré el slogan cuando sea posible. Además de constancia con este recurso recortare procesos para tener más tiempo para otras cosas importantes. También organice perfectamente las fotos en las carpetas de albums para ser encontradas más fácilmente y mostrar el trabajo realizado como portafolio de servicios y productos ofrecidos. Así como acomodar y mencionar que las redes sociales están disponibles en tabs para no perderse de nada de lo que se hace detrás de cámaras.
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Trabaje en todo el re-branding OY!, desde el sticker para empaque, redes sociales como twitter que esta dirigido a un público internacional. Aún falta integrar la marca al blog, pero si mantuve un look similar y ciertos elementos haciéndolo parte de toda la esencia. Los shops internacionales también fueron trabajados (etsy shop - society6 shop), pero aún faltan muchos detalles. Trabaje también unas postales para agradecer las compras en los envíos. El empaque será retrabajado también.
Todo esto aunque no se vea, es un proceso importante en toda marca. Y eso me dejo poco tiempo para desarrollar la nueva colección internacional que será llamada FUNMINIMAL. Además de no poder actualizar la propuesta de productos para envíos al extranjero en mi etsy shop. Compre una pequeña báscula para tener los pesos de cada producto y poder cotizar los envíos en categorías incluyendo sus empaques. Espero terminar esto pronto que quisiera llevar la marca a más personas y hacer más vidas felices, pero primero tener todo organizado para poder ofrecer lo mejor. Y que cada detalle haga más fuerte la marca.
Espero en próximos meses integrar a alguien que me ayude en procesos como empaque y etiquetado así como producción para poder darle más a este refuerzo de branding .
Les seguiré contando todos los procesos importantes que llevo a cabo, así estén en desarrollo. Espero les inspire o entretenga. Hasta la próxima.
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Do you remember i wrote about plans to focus, ive been working on polish my brand. Any brand with 2 years like OY! is turning would have thought in expanding, i thought in putting things in place before giving another step forward. Obviously i already have next collection designed and ideas for christmas products, but i knew i had to work in some details of branding first.
This past weeks besides the habitual things like packaging for retailers, planning seasons, taking pictures and maintaining social media, i was working in the image of the brand as well as international (OY!) and national (OH yei!).
Back then i just use common letters to brand and sign goods, but i integrated the initials with the same font of the logotype in the international case like a monogram OY! and the same thing but in the whole name of the brand for national signature OH yei!. In national collections the initials will be use to make it faster to remember and make a differentiation from slang costa rican products. In the case of national branding in some details the OY! monogram will be use but always accompanied with the vertical or horizontal logotype.
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I work on the fanpage to maintain a mood and a constant branding, i made some layouts to just  drop pictures, type info, to keep same proportions and similiraty in composition. I updated the monogram in the profile picture and I'm using the slogan whenever is possible. Beside constancy with this resource i cut off process to have more time for other important things. I also perfectly organize all the photos in the actual albums so they could be find easily and show all work made like a service and product portfolio provided. I also organize and mention the tabs for social media so nobody misses al that happens behind scenes.
INTERNATIONAL OY!
I work in re-brand, from the package tag sticker and social media. I still have to add the brand to the blog, but i maintained the essence with elements and style. The shops where also worked (etsy shop - society6 shop), but there are still so much details to work on. I made some post cards to thanks all the purchases. And the package needs to be work too soon.
All this, even if nobody notices it, its an important process in a brand. And that left me little time to work and develop the new collection called FUNMINIMAL. And also to grow the proposal of products of the international etsy shop. I bought a weighing scale to calculate all the shipping in products and could have in categories the cost including packages. I wish i could finish this soon because i want to expand the brand internationally and make more people happy, but i first have to organize all this to offer the best. So every detail makes stronger the brand.
I hope in a couple of months i could integrate someone to help me in duties like packaging, labeling and producing so i can have more time to focus on branding.
I will continue chatting about all the important process i work on, even if they are in progress. Hope all this inspires or entertain you. Till next time.

STYLING

13.8.14

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Me encanta el estilismo que ha hecho la creativa estilista Annaleenas Hem para Ylva Skarp que también hace un tranbajo encantador. Se los dejo para que lo admiren, pueden ver más en su blog.
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Love the styling that the creative stylist Annaleenas Hem did for Ylva Skarp that also makes a charming work.  Leaving it so you could admire, you could look more on her blog.

BLUE

12.8.14

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El azul no es de mis colores favoritos, pero en este tono luce fascinante. La nueva colección AW14 de Ferm Living viene con detalles azules. Que les parece?
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Blue is not my kind of color, but this tone is fascinating. The new Ferm Living AW14 colecction has touches of blue. What do you think?

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SOFT

10.8.14






Colores que me inspiran, me encanta la combinación de estos tonos suaves. Y a vos?
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Just colors that inspire me, i love the mix of this soft tones. Do you?

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DREAM HOME

8.8.14

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Si tuviera que escoger una casa sería esta. Pero a veces me pregunto como hacen para mantener ese orden. Incluso yo que soy obsesionada por el orden no sabría como mantener todo en su lugar y lo mínimo exhibido, tendría que tener un pasillo de armarios minimales. Por alguna razón perdi la fuente de estas fotos, seguiré buscando para darle su crédito.
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If i had to choose a home, it will be this one. But sometimes i ask myself how can they maintain order. Even me that im a order obsessive could not know how to maintain everything in place and display the minimum, i will have to have big minimal closets in a hallway. For a reason i lost the source of this pictures, but will keep looking to give credit.

THURSDAY INSPO

6.8.14

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Estos colores están en mi mente, solo diciendo! Además esas formas son admirables. Un diseño súper pensado. Para ver más sobre este proyecto de Michael Sodeau llamado Halo chair ver aquí. Que les parece?
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This colors are on my mind, just saying! Also the shape is admiring. A well done thinked design. To see more of this proyect from Michael Sodeau call Halo chair see here. What do you think?

EATING PLACES

3.8.14




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Podría comer en todos estos lugares. Me encantaría conocerlos y estar en cada uno de estos lugares disfrutando de buena compañia. Disfrutan de los pequeños placeres de la vida?
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I could eat in all this places. I would love to get to know them and be in them enjoying good company. Do you enjoy little pleasures in life?

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