Amber Housley

Sweet Valentine

New Valentine Holiday Photo Cards are now up in my Etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetlifedesigns

For $15, you'll receive a high resolution digital file to print where you'd like. You just supply me with your favorite photo and what customization of names or message, and I'll turn it into something sweet!

My personal favorite printing companies are www.mpix.com and www.shutterfly.com 

Special thanks to my friends for letting me borrow their cute little smiling faces for these.

VD_AllyouneedisloveJoyceSample 

VD_Sendingyouove copy 

VD_Tweetestjoyce

Living a life you LOVE

I had a life changing experience yesterday.

I attended "Spread the Love," a 5 hour intensive workshop about life strategies and making your small business work for you, so you LIVE A LIFE YOU LOVE.  Given by two incredibly successful and respected photographers in the wedding industry, Justin & Mary Marantz, I didn't know what to expect. After all, I was about the only attendee who was there to not grow a photography business; I was there to learn how I can grow another wedding industry-related business, Sweet Life Designs. And by the end of the evening, I never expected I'd walk away knowing I CAN take that leap of faith to do all the things that have been in my head and heart for so long.

My mind is swirling with all the quotes and life lessons. I'm trying to find the right words to sum up all the amazing-ness that occurred in those 5 hours. Here's what I can say:

I want a life UN-ordinary.
I do not want to settle.
I want to be the CAN in my life, because there will always be an abundance of people who tell me I CAN'T.

The road ahead is scary but it is thrilling. I have such passion for what I want to do now, that I have to make what seems like the impossible, possible.

One of the favorite quotes of the evening:

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say: I used everything you gave me.”

-Erna Bombeck

Justin & Mary are traveling across the country for the next 8 weeks
for the Spread the Love Tour and I absolutely encourage any small
business owner to attend if you have the opportunity to in your city. Check out their site for their schedule.