Oh hi! I realised this week we've never posted a photo of us on our Instagram... So heres one of the rare photos of us together, thanks @aprilbornphotography for this snap! You may have seen me chatting away in our Insta stories (If you have, you'll already know I love a good chat!), but you've probably never seen my business partner... my Mum! . We founded Gertrude and the King after being inspired by our own family taking their first unsteady steps. It was kind of a perfect match… Sandra was busy creating and sewing as usual, running her textile business after returning from living overseas. I was a new Mum on maternity leave, spending most nights shopping on her phone whilst feeding. That bit might sound familiar to you!? . Soft sole shoes were difficult to find back then and of course when you have a Nanny like Sandra who can make basically anything you dream of and a new Mum on a mission to find something that doesn’t exist yet, you’re sure to end up with something pretty special. We soon realised that working together would enable us to create beautiful things for little people all over the world! . Gertrude and the King has now become your go to for modern soft sole shoes. Shoes for your babe to crawl in, take those first precious steps in and eventually walk and run in. . Shoes that mimic bare feet and allow babies and toddlers to improve their balance as well as strengthen all of those tiny muscles and toes. Soft sole shoes that allow little baby and toddler feet to really feel the ground and start walking confidently – faster! . We've added things along the way to our line up - hats, bibs, the occasional headband. Who knows what we will add in 2019... something for the Mamas perhaps? . Well there you have it, a little intro to the GK fam! Why don't you tell us a bit about YOU! . . . . . . . . . . . #mompreneur#wahm#mumswithhustle#instagrambusiness#productpreneur#shopsmall#businesschicks#brisbanemums#girlbossesau#bosslady#brisbaneblogger
First Post office run of the day now complete 💪📮. I love it when I finally crawl to the top of the hills here and see the Black and White Museum building. To think a couple of years ago I had a Cake stall on the Market there and the months I used to stand there freezing me A*** off 😬😲 😂 Now I'm ack home to thaw out with a Cuppa tea and to send more Dispatch emails before rolling back into my workroom 😍 The end is in sight! 😊 #wahm#wahmlife#wahmmade#socialmumsxmas#rwb#royalwoottonbassett#thetudorrosecraftstudio#thetudorrosehandmade
💜 SECRET to SUCCESS. I don’t have the secret to success, no one has. I believe we all have our unique, codes, belief systems and path. And it’s our job to look within and find our keys, triggers and combinations to unlock, unchain and unblock our BIG DREAMS from being inside of us, to becoming outside of us, so we can see them with our eyes wide open. When we shed, clear and settle into our core cells… there lay your personal success combination, unique to you and only you. Know one can give you those answers. We can give you the clues, as women who have found their personal keys, triggers and combinations for unlocking, unchaining and unblocking our BIG DREAMS from being inside of us, to being outside of us, being able to see them with our eyes wide open. We are then in the position of passing on this knowing, of what that voice sounds like, how we came to learn our keys, triggers and combinations. Helping guide those women that come to us, seeking what we learnt, to help them on their own treasure hunt. Leading them not to our treasure, but to their own treasure. Where you learn the ultimate gift of knowing your own personal success combination and be forever able to work with yourself to keep going and growing for those BIG DREAMS that pop up in your dreams and bring them into being. If there was a SECRET to SUCCESS it’s YOU. Love Jana xx
Face wash, one of the products which often contains Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate as it makes it foam. It also disrupts your hormones and leaves your skin dry and itchy. I made a easy DIY facewash which you can see on my stories. I used: 15 🌿 Lavender 15 🌿 Tea tree 10 🌿 Cederwood 7 🌿 Cypress 3 tbsp Castille soap and filled it up with filtered water. Make sure you use a foaming soap dispenser. #ditchandswitch
🔝 Did I mention that I literally died today. WHY? It's leg day! :: I've just finished week 4 of my 8 week of my challenge and my legs were on fire🔥🔥but don't worry, I made it😜 😂 :: I remember not too long ago, if you had asked me about working out, I would have told you that I didn't have the time. :: The fact is I was simply making excuses and letting fear be the decision maker in my life. :: Once I decided that as much as the comfort zone is a wonderful place, there was to growth to be had there and CHANGE happened. :: I'm going one step at a time and I know that I'll finally reach my goals. :: Follow 👉 @thekimberleydrummond for the latest tips on. . .Marketing, Business, Health and Fitness or to be inspired to live your best life.
✨how many hours sleep do you get?✨ .. I used to be an 8 hours a night kind of gal...and would be so grumpy if I didn’t! .. These days it’s somewhere between 4-6, and that’s often broken if someone’s poorly/teething. .. For Christmas, if you could just wrap up a big box of sleep and stick it under our tree, that’d be fab, ok?! .. Happy Friday beauts! .. #bearandbabe#bearandbaberocks#whoneedssleepanyway
A week ago this amazing retreat was put together by @ashleynicoleedmisten she’s an amazing leader that is constantly paving the way but so are all these other amazing women in their own way. They all give so generously and with so much passion. There’s so much hope, grit, friendship, and love. It’s a true tribe and I am so blessed to have found it and be a part of it. #youcansitwithus#choosejoy#thearrowtribe#limelifebyalcone
You don’t need to make millions of dollars to feel like you’re successful. • Maybe your successful this week because you sold your first product. Maybe you’ve succeeded by deciding on your new logo. Every little success counts. 👏🏼 • What have you succeeded with this week? We’re rooting for you! 💪🏼 • Image from pinterest
#mama & #daddy had a much needed night out tonight! We had soooo much #fun. From getting dressed up to enjoying adult conversations. Lol. There was no “did you #poop?” Or “do you need milks?” Tonight. - - - #momlife. #armywife. #mommyhood. #wahm. #issablog. #sahm. #stayathomemom. #motherhood. #motherhoodunplugged. #momsofinstagram. #momblogger. #momblog. #blackbloggers. #toddler. #toddlerlife. #wifelife. #armylife. #mombloggers. #thisisjustthebeginning.
So it is now exactly two weeks until the house move...I’m making good progress on the stacks of boxes, and my Paper Wardrobe desk is next to be tackled. It’s going to be a bonkers couple of weeks so I’ll be taking a little break from the very important business of paper folding in order to concentrate fully on the huge task of faffing with soft furnishings and finding new dog walks. Once Christmas is prepared for and executed of course... Wish me luck!! 🤪🌲👶🏻🐾📦
Did you know that 3.5 years ago I didn't even wear makeup? I had never bought my own foundation and mascara was "glam" for me. I didn't even know what bronzer was 😜 Did you also know I felt lost and like I was living in a mommy cave with no true identity outside of being a frumpy mom of 3 little boys? Scrolling FB one day I noticed my friend had added me to a random makeup group. She looked like she was having so much fun. A single mom of 2 and she was ALIVE! More fire in her eyes than I had ever seen in her. I wanted what she had. But I told myself all the things. ☑️ She's a makeup artist so of course she knows what she's doing ☑️ My eyeshadow never looks like that ☑️ My lips are too little to ever make lipstick worth while ☑️ No one would ever trust me the way they trust her But there was still a part of me that knew I needed this. Let's face it, who doesn't need a kit of makeup worth WAY more than the $99 price tag 🤔 I thought, well at the very least I'm getting a good deal 😜 And then it happened. I started using the products. I felt better. I felt pretty. I felt confident. People started noticing, so I started sharing. I look back now and I never would have imagined a little mascara business would turn into my passion. My goal of crawling out of my mommy cave and reclaiming myself is far surpassed and now my vision board is filled with goals I couldn't even envision in my dreams before. So ask yourself, what things are you telling yourself you can't do? Because as long as you say you can't, you are right. Until you say you can, you will never be able to make a dream into a clear vision and goal. I'm blessed by so many who helped me get this far and my passion is helping others get here too 😍 #watchmeorjoinme#reclaimbeautybykathy#reclaimingme#morethanmakeup#wahm
Benefits of having a sister in small biz = DIY social media photo sessions! Don't get me wrong, you NEED professional photos for your marketing, especially for your website & core marketing material! But when it comes to social, I don't believe it needs to be perfect every day - not for my brand anyway. Wish us luck! @amandakimberleyart
Seriously tho! How many times do you open the dryer and think....Hmmmm, these look like they could use a little fluff, shut the door and turn the dryer back on?! And repeat the next day?! 😆🙈Just me?💁🏻♀️ . Side note, when I wanna crush a podcast or audiobook, folding laundry at the same at the same time is sooo much more enjoyable!!
Oh heyyyy... were just a hot mess this week trying to make it to Friday 😜 . . My goodness has it been a crazy week for us girls on top of an already busy season for our tribe! . . From doctors appointments, to our big fall purge we’re doing right now, to big changes happen for our little tribe soon, and I’m almost positive this little babe is in a leap adding to all the fussiness and needing to be held by momma every second. . . I can for sure say we’re looking forward to the weekend when daddy’s home so I’m not outnumber 😂 . . Are you a stay in and veg kind of person on the weekends? Or wanting to get out and adventure?? . . I think I fall somewhere in between but definitely love to get out of the house or outside for a bit! 🙌🏻 *** if you havent jumped in my 12 Days or Fitmas FREE group I have going on right now, go add yourself! I’m doing some fun giveaways (and possibly some of my favorite all nautrual preworkout I couldn’t live without😜) . . Go add yourself in!! 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 LINK IN BIO
DIY DAY! Super easy and super cheap! Some of you know I have an Etsy shop and two of the items I sell are pamper/spa gift baskets and I have bath bombs in there. I got SO sick of spending so much money on a bag of bath bombs. It was getting really expensive. So I looked up how to make my own and all the ingredients + the molds cost the same amount of money as the bag of pre-made bath bombs 🤭 These took me 5 minutes to make. So crazy. 1 cup of baking soda 1/2 cup of citric acid 1/2 cup epsom salt 1/2 cup of cornstarch 1.5 teaspoons of water 2.5 tablespoons of coconut oil 20-25 drops of essential oil A couple drops of vitamin e oil ~ Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients, then add the wet to the dry really slowly so you don’t activate the the citric acid (that’s what gives it the fizz) Scoop them up with the mold so they are overflowing, leave in mold for 1 minute, lightly tap the edges of the mold and gently take them out, they need to sit for a couple days before packaging them up. ~ If you have any questions on how to switch your products to more natural message me!! ~ ~ #youngliving#younglivingessentialoils#essentialoils#yleo#eo#aromatherapy#bathbombs#diy#spaday#spa#natural#naturally#healthy#healthyliving#naturalliving#momlife#mom#azmom#organicmomma#organic#sahm#wahm#gift#giftbaskets#momgifts#etsyshop#etsy#mompreneur
I am finally feeling clear headed and ready to catch up! (Thank you to those who sent well wishes. I'm sorry to those I didn't get back to- The medications with surgery cause such a brain fog which took me out for longer than I expected. I still appreciate you!) I take many classes to try and be the best resource I can for my customers and I'm so grateful to have access to so many classes of a wide variety. Right now I am catching up on #eohormonesummit, taking an intense course about doterra team structuring, listening to webinars about veterinary health with EO and toxins, as well as participating in this year's #gratitudeseries with Tiffany Peterson. When you enroll in doterra with me (regardless of how much participation you want to give or if you even decide to sell) that comes with me taking constant classes and the knowledge of those above me who have their own strengths. It's not just about getting the oils cheaper but it is also about being a part of a community where people have the space to grow as human beings. I got in doterra to reduce my toxin exposure and help my son's immune system. I never expected two years of intense emotional growth and healing that came with being around women who vibrated higher than I but I am so grateful that it came along with my wholesale membership and paychecks. Being in doterra doesn't force you into the social circles or taking classes or even selling but those things are available if you decide you'd like them. That is a beautiful thing that we don't discuss enough. . . . . . . #doterraculture#beyourbestyou#emotionalgrowth#traumahealing#elevateyourself#alwayslearning#learntobegrateful#letgo#wahm#momhustle
You know those days that you want to smell oils all day and you wish they didn't soak in to your skin?! The days you wish you had a diffuser everywhere you went? Did you know diffuser jewelry is an effortless way to use essential oils? Diffuser jewlery is how I was finally able to kick my chemical perfume habbit and switch to essential oils. Diffuser jewelry is primarily made with felt, suede, or lava beads. What's pictured is the two very easy lava bracelets I made today (My son will be getting the brave blend for Christmas so the second one is his). But you can also find them on etsy or at natural health fairs. One drop of oil will coat all of these blue and gray beads for at least an entire day. . . . . . . #howiuseoils#diy#diffuserbracelet#oilsallday#naturalperfume#doterra#craftymom#essentialoilsforkids#wahm#emotionalwellness
This is one of the biggest reasons why I do doterra as a business. I could not be with a company that I am not proud of on an ethical level when I have an example to set for a child. I could not use something every day in my home that I didn't feel like was safe. I absolutely love the 'mom village' growth and flexible schedule I have with doterra. I love that I can do it on the side of other work and that when my son is ill I can step back. And more than all of that I love contributing to Healing Hands Foundation and the co impact sourcing which help other moms all around the world. Are you interested in seeing if doterra is a good fit for your family? If you're already using doterra...what is your biggest reason why? . . . . . #mywhy#doterraculture#singlemomlife#wahm#whydoterra#workwithme#safeforkids#aboyandhisdog#mybabies
I am so grateful for all the ways my family and I are making memories in nature this week. And we are a couple days away from Portland where we are so excited to attend a doterra summit. If anyone in the Portland area needs a ticket for Saturday or needs a wellness advocate to take them please reach out to me - the more the merrier! Half of the summit is an introduction to oils and current information on what doterra is doing and the other half is for those who use doterra as a business. The introduction portion is at no cost. . . . . . #wahm#cannonbeach#oregon#roadtrip#doterrasummit#familytime#beachdays#winterbeachdays
My doTERRA team involves constant continuing education. If you're new to oils please know that your purchase comes with my expertise and that of my circle. You are not only buying well tested and sourced oils but you are buying time with a human being who has the resources to answer your questions. If you're considering trying to make a profit sharing oils I can connect you with business training (as well as a very strong group of empowering women). My team is part of why I love my business. . . . . . . #tutorioils#edgesuccess#coeurdaleneresort#doterra#businesstraining#wahm#momhustle