Tag Archives: Boudoir

Keeping track of your workflow

A high tea session is a monthly publication created for the purpose of feeling like we’re spending an afternoon together over delicious cakes while drinking some fresh tea to discuss some questions that I am asked regarding business, so grab your cup of tea (mine is Earl Grey) and settle in: The past month I’ve…

suffering heartbreak, taking your life, and coming out strong

Yesterday I was featured on Warm Pears’ blog on a series she is running called “Heart Story” which is about heartbreak and overcoming it. The stories being shared have been beautiful, inspiring, while also bringing tears to your eyes. She is running this series all month so be sure to check back to view the…

  • ginaFebruary 14, 2012 - 3:44 PM

    thank YOU for sharing it with me, truly … an inspiration and motivating reminder to keep believing we make ourselves happy.ReplyCancel

  • anouschkaFebruary 14, 2012 - 4:24 PM

    Beautifully written Lesley! A very powerful story indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (Modern Love Photography)February 14, 2012 - 4:46 PM

    My goodness Lesley I honestly love you, not in a silly passing thing you say to the gals you pal around with “oh, I love you” but I really have come to love the incredible, kind, patient, insightful, wise, driven person you are. After reading this, what I have seen in you and what I love about you make even more sense to me. I think you are an incredible person and I am so fortunate to have you in my life. I am grateful for the first email and every single one since!


  • bill tetlowFebruary 14, 2012 - 5:03 PM

    From a Dad’s perspective: Wow I did not know about your life ending thoughts. I suppose we all have those at our low points. But I agree that we must expeience the big lows if we want to enjoy the big highs. I have always been proud of you Lesley and would have a huge hole in my life without my daughter. Love YouReplyCancel

  • Bev LeederFebruary 14, 2012 - 7:24 PM

    Hey Pumpkin, God was with all that time, he wasn’t going to let you go, he needed you for Adam.
    Remember the poem about Foot Steps, that was for you also.

  • Tanja A.February 15, 2012 - 3:43 AM

    Thank you for the honest post. We are indeed the creators of our own lives. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KseniaMarch 20, 2012 - 5:18 PM

    Amazing life story, definitely something to think about when things are not going great. I am happy that you had the strength to make it happen 😉ReplyCancel

  • WeverJanuary 7, 2014 - 2:14 AM

    I love your story. Thank you for sharing it to us especially to me.ReplyCancel

Finding your own voice

You sit at your desk, perhaps even on the couch with your laptop or iPad, and start researching. “your niche” + “Business”. You type the words in and tap your fingers against the hard surface below while the results load and then you click away like a child in a candy store, excited about the…

  • AnneFebruary 3, 2012 - 1:32 PM

    Thank you! Amazing advice 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MalinderFebruary 3, 2012 - 1:45 PM

    Thank you for this article, Lesley! I must say that I came to this realisation not long ago and am currently in Step 2 – and as you put it, it has to be honest self-reflection. Glad to know that, sooner or later, most goes through this phase 🙂ReplyCancel

  • JessicaFebruary 3, 2012 - 4:25 PM

    This is such inspiring words. Something I am totally struggling with right now (not even my mom is reading my blog!) Thank you so much for this.ReplyCancel

  • julie socherFebruary 4, 2012 - 3:24 AM

    This is great, thanks for posting this, it’s so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • MartaFebruary 4, 2012 - 4:01 AM

    Thanks Lesley for sharing a very from-the-heart reflection on your own journey and good advice. Can you expand on your second point some more in a future post? I’m not naturally the journalling type so I’d love to read more about where to start or specific tips on how to do this.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja A.February 4, 2012 - 8:16 AM

    I like (and agree with) every part of this post, except the part of the removing of those who inspire you…
    Instead of comparing yourself with them, you can just try to feel happy for them and let them inspire you (without copying of course). Instead of thinking about what you don’t have, start thinking of what you are going to reach, because they once started just like you… Maybe you can recognize parts of yourself in their stories and you might even realize you are not so different. 🙂

    But maybe this is something personal and if it really bothers you and you feel bad after reading their posts, of course you should get rid of them.ReplyCancel

  • SherylFebruary 4, 2012 - 3:58 PM

    THANK YOU! I am NOT alone in this amazing, jouney that seems to be filled with constant struggle and comparisons. This article really made me think! ♥ReplyCancel

Looking Back at 2011

I’m sitting in my dark chocolate leather chair, French music playing over the speakers, and a green tea in a white ceramic mug while I think about this past year. I am astounded at the items I’ve crossed off my list, the goals I’ve achieved, and some of the hardships I’ve endured. It has definitely…


Make your dreams come true!

Earlier this month when Mister and I were in Barcelona, we spent a lot of time walking the narrow streets and enjoying tapas while talking about life, our dreams, and where we want to go. It was an emotional couple of days of being completely honest with each other and ourselves about where this life…

  • Christa MeolaNovember 28, 2011 - 5:19 PM

    Lesley, I LOVE this idea! and I love *why* you’re doing it. I’m totally inspired! thank you xo ChristaReplyCancel

  • Tanja A.November 29, 2011 - 3:43 AM

    This week I am sharing my past and deep personal thoughts with 18 strangers, who will do the same thing and brainstorm together about work, careers, achievements, goals, plans, dreams.. It is an amazing opportunity. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ConnorDecember 2, 2011 - 12:19 AM

    Hey Lesley,
    What is Pinterest? I keep seeing it mentioned on facebook but don’t really know what you do with it. Can you msg me and give me a quick tutorial? I’m curious… Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (Modern Love Photography)December 7, 2011 - 4:09 PM

    I am late to the party on this post but my thing for the week was to create a COMPLETE beauty brand portfolio with 17 different women, I only have seven more to go and it WILL be done this week!ReplyCancel