Brand Cheerleaders Needed!

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Happy Monday, friends!

We’ve been hard at work over here coming up with a new logo (which you’ve seen glimpses of on Facebook and Instagram), specific brand colors and a NEW Simply Sianne web design!

On Monday, June 27, we will be launching the new brand and website! To help us celebrate, we are looking for friends (aka brand cheerleaders!) to help us spread the word about the new look and feel.

If you’re interested in helping us celebrate the launch and be a brand cheerleader (besides loving you forever!) we will provide an image for you to use on your social media channels to let others know about our celebration!

Join the party and use hashtag #simplysiannecelebration!

And as a thank you for being such a sweet friend, we’ll be sending you a little surprise in the mail, just click the link below, fill out the form (I need you’re address to be able to send you your gift!) and be on the lookout for an email with the social image to use. Thank you so much in advance for joining the party!!

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Thanks in advance for your love and support!

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2016 Goals

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2016 is here and it’s time to determine my goals for the year ahead! I’ve never been big on new year resolutions, but would rather identify goals to work towards. Although I’ve got a laundry list of things I want to achieve this year, I’ve decided to only list 6 goals for 2016, plus one for good luck! This afternoon, Michael and I sat outside enjoying fruit smoothies finalizing our individual lists for 2016, as soon as we got home, we put pen to paper to really commit to our goals.

2016 Goals

  1. Run a half marathon – I want to run the Fort Lauderdale A1A half marathon, but that is coming up in February – I may need to find one a little later in the year for this to be feasible 
  2. Be more active – I have totally fallen off of my routine in 2015, so this year I want to focus on being more active with my running, yoga and gym routine
  3. Create an Etsy Shop –  this is something I have been wanting to do for a few years now, and I am really excited to say that I am going to make it happen in 2016
  4. Buy a house!! – I am so excited for this goal! Mike and I have lived in South Florida for almost a year and I think we figured out the area we want to purchase our first home!! 
  5. Be more consistent with the blog – I’ve always struggled with this, I’ve had Simply Sianne for 4 years now and I really want to commit to blogging on a consistent basis. 2016 is going to be the year of making things happen! 
  6. Travel to new places – Michael and I had an amazing time in Mexico and San Francisco last year, that we can’t wait to travel and experience new places
  7. Go on more adventures – The past year in South Florida has been fun, but we haven’t done as much exploring as I would like, so I want to make sure we don’t miss out on spontaneous adventures in the beautiful area we live 

I can’t wait to provide progress updates on each of these goals over the course of the year. I’m truly looking forward to all that 2016 has to offer.

Happy New Year, friends! Wishing you all the best of luck with your goals and resolutions for the year ahead.

2016 Goals

I’d love to know your 6 goals for 2016, share them below in the comments – I promise you’ll feel more committed to them once you write them out!

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2015 Best Nine Moments

We’re just hours away from ringing in the new year, so I better be quick! 

The new year gives us an opportunity to reset and start fresh, it’s an opportunity to create new goals and build upon the foundation of what we started. Each new year brings us new adventures and endless possibilities, and I can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring! But, before I move ahead and put my goals and bucket list items for the new year down on paper, I’m sharing my #2015bestnine moments here on the blog, so without further ado, here they are:

1. Mike and I got married! 

This goes without saying, this was one of the major highlights from 2015! It was such a remarkable weekend shared with our closest friends and family I wish we could do it all over again! 

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2. We traveled to Mexico for our Honeymoon

During our honeymoon we disconnected from society, traveled to the depths of Mexico and overcame my fear of heights, at least during the zip lining adventure (oh and an angel saved our honeymoon, read more about it here

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3. Had  the most amazing trip to San Francisco

I fell in love with this beautiful city and felt like we ate our way through it, get the full recap of our San Francisco trip here

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4. Our nephew Liam made his debut into the world! 

I’ll never forget Liam’s birthday as he arrived on September 20, 2015, the day Mike and I celebrated 8 years together! 

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5. I taste-tested lots of recipes 🙂

Check out my favorites here, here and here

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6. Got to enjoy many family get togethers

Including weekend trips to Marco Island and Hutchinson Island with the entire family! 

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7. Joined the movement of fabulous creatives through the Rising Tide Society

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to the live the life of your dreams

Make sure you surround yourself with like-mind peeps who are going to cheer you on! Read about my experience with the Rising Tide Society here

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8. Moved closer to my family 

We moved three times this year – yikes! But, regardless of the amount of times we had to pack boxes and rent a u-haul, we are back in South Florida near my family, a true blessing! 

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9. Took a class on modern calligraphy

This was so awesome, I highly recommend it to anyone who is into fonts and calligraphy like I am! Papel & Co. put together an amazing afternoon of learning in a beautiful setting! 

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Alright, I better wrap this up and finish getting ready to ring in the new year. Happy New Year Friends, I wish you all a happy, healthy and safe 2016! And don’t forget, never quit your daydream 🙂

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Thank You!

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Last month I attended my first Rising Tide Society Tuesdays Together meet up in Fort Lauderdale and I met a really great group of creatives! There were many first timers and new faces across the entire group, but yet we all instantly clicked and opened up about our creative journey. Since last month’s meeting, I’ve seen us become friends, cheer each other on, provide feedback and share some lessons learned to assist fellow creatives.

After that meet up, I walked away feeling pumped and confident that I can do this! (Read more about my journey, self doubts and joining the movement here.) Feeling encouraged by those around me and my new friends, I made the commitment to refocus on my blog and make my dream happen. Like most, juggling a “9 to 5”, living life, focusing on family and trying to make this happen can be hard. real hard. And even worse than trying to balance it all, is getting caught up in the comparing game. We all know we shouldn’t do it, we all know it’s toxic, but yet, we fall into the trap and feel inept or inadequate when we start to compare our “failures to her success”. Instead, we must focus on being content with where we are at and remember this little saying:

dear dreamer, you’ll get there, but where you are today is good too

As I refocus and strive for a life of content, simplified living – curating, designing and sharing a unique story of my favorite things – I want to say thank you to all of you, yes YOU, following along and cheering me on. I seriously appreciate your support and being a cheerleader (even if you didn’t realize you were cheering me on)! Yay for community over competition, it’s amazing what we can achieve with a little support and encouragement!

To really say thank you, I’d like to send you a little something special! Simply email me at simplysianne@outlook.com with your name and address and expect something in the mail from yours truly, because who doesn’t love a little surprise snail mail?!

Thank you again for reading along!

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