• Creative Living,  Design,  Education,  Life

    Creative Living: Home

    Last week, I began a new series on the ways that I express creativity in daily life. I started out by talking about the joy of creating good food – not just in taste, but also quality, nutrition, and color. This week, I want to touch on another creative topic – home. To be honest, decorating my home in this current phase of life has been a challenge! When I got married and moved into my husband’s “bachelor” apartment back in the Fall of 2016, it was pretty much a blank slate. As I began to decorate, it didn’t take me long to realize that crafting a home is not something that can be done overnight. In…

  • Design,  Education,  Life,  Marketing

    Three Motivativing Factors to Pursue a Goal

    Building a website — it’s one of those goals I had on my to-do list for a long time, but kept putting off. I knew it would a huge investment and commitment, but the idea never seemed to leave my to-do list. In fact, I had been wanting to build a website before Laude Designs even existed. So what finally motivated me move this goal from an idea to a pursuit? Previously, I talked about intentionally setting goals and using a planner to accomplish those goals. But one topic I didn’t touch on before is what actually moves a goal from an idea to a pursuit. Today, I want to…

  • Design,  Education,  Life

    A Key Factor in Accomplishing Goals

    Anyone who knows me well knows that I love planners! I never used a planner until I was in college. While I was trying to keep track of classes, work, homework, and extra activities at my university, I felt as if I couldn’t live without my planner. In fact, my friends often joked with me, asking what would happen if I lost it (I never wanted to think about that…)! It played a huge role in helping me complete everything that I needed to get done. Through this, I learned that a key factor in accomplishing goals is intentionally setting them.   Intentional Goal Setting One of the best ways to…