Posts tagged Creatives
Amanda + Heeva // Styled Shoot // Bixby + Pine

Imagine our excitement when Wedding Paper Divas contacted us and asked us to design and style a shoot that had no boundaries (hello, a designers dream!). We played with textures on the table with a food centerpiece, had plenty of wine, and some curated details to tie it all together. The invitation is most certainly one of our favorite parts. We love that the bride is wearing a print as well!

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These Hoes Ain't Loyal // How To Handle Disagreements In Business // Bixby + Pine

We hope you're singing Chris Brown's "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" right now! That's goal one of two for this post. Goal two, well for that you'll have to keep reading.

It's very common to have disagreements about the way someone is running their business, and that's okay, but how do you handle those disagreements when they could directly effect you and your business? Perhaps you're working with someone on a wedding, or a styled shoot, or you're partnering on a workshop or event. How can you turn those disagreements into positive forms of communication that help provide resolve, when you could so easily be resentful or overbearing?

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WHO CAN I TRUST IN A CREATIVE WORLD OF "EDUCATORS"? // PNW WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

In our industry it seems like everyone has the title "educator" after their name, and while that's all fine and dandy, we think it's important to take a look at someone whom you're seeking professional and creative advice from in a full circle approach.

It's easy to add a few letters after your name (e-d-u-c-a-t-o-r), but what makes you someone worthy of providing advice or value to someone else's business or creative journey? Well, so often we hear people cutting down others saying "They shouldn't be teaching!" or "They shouldn't be putting on a workshop!" or "They shouldn't be selling that template in their shop!"

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WE ALL HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF HOURS IN THE DAY AS BEYONCE // THREE TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVITY // PNW WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

Have you ever heard someone say "I need to learn to manage my time better" or have you said that yourself? Well, we've got news for you: You actually can't manage time. Trippy, right? But 24 hours is 24 hours is 24 hours. So what can you manage? You can manage yourself. It's kinda one of those mindset shifts (ya know, like our ideal client vs ideal philosophy mindset shift)--instead of learning how to manage time (which is impossible unless you've invented time travel), we need to learn how to manage ourselves better.

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13 Client Meetings, 15 Ferries, And 2050 Miles // Newsletter // Bixby + Pine

Can you believe that we're part way through August?! Like, that means that the holiday season is right around the corner and that baby Clarke will be making her way into this world in a month or so (eeeek!).

Okay, this is our first newsletter blog post, and to be honest, we've toyed for WEEKS on how we should format this and what should go into it, but then we realized, if you're a part of our tribe you don't judge us too hard and you just wanna know what's up. So, here's just that, and "What's Up with the Girls of B+P" message for ya to peruse.

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IDEAL CLIENT VS IDEAL PHILOSOPHY // PNW WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

Attracting your ideal client is such a hot topic these days, and with good reason! Chances are you got in business for yourself because you LOVE your art. But, taking on too much of something you don't like is gonna leave you feeling empty and burnt out. The age old question is how can we avoid that? Now we'll bring back the words 'ideal client' and tell you that working with your ideal client is going to make your job rewarding and gratifying AND it's going to keep you in business longer (since you'll have a happy heart)!

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