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I help overwhelmed women like you grow your audience and business with a marketing strategy that converts, but not at the expense of your family time. My mission is to truly help you live your best life β€” in both business and at home β€” with confidence and clarity. 

I've built 3 six-figure businesses, all while raising two children under six. 

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2016

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Amber Housley Creative Business Coach

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Amber Housley Website

Amber Housley Website

Friends, it’s *finally* time to toast to a project that is years in the making!

It’s hard to believe, but this labor of love started more than two years ago. Of course, the story goes back even farther than that, so grab a glass of your favorite drink and enjoy this pretty walk through memory lane…there’s even a fun celebration giveaway at the end of this post!

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In 2011, I worked with now close friends Lara Casey and Emily Ley of Making Brands Happen, to take my Sweet Life Designs (invitation company) to Amber Housley (lifestyle brand). My online home, designed by another dear friend, Cathy Olson, was perfect for attracting new brides, young moms looking for stylish party invitations, and equipping others with entertaining ideas:

It served me well for a very long time! This was one of the first big investments in my business and had a huge payoff in growing it.

For three years, I’d like to say my business grew beyond my expectations. But truthfully, I knew it was going to grow.

I’m one of the most driven and optimistic people you can meet.

However, how it would grow and change wasn’t exactly how I pictured…

After the birth of my daughter in 2013, I decided to start placing a larger emphasis in my wedding work and attracting Southern brides, so in the summer of 2014, I reached out to the talented Angela Mondloch of Saffron Avenue to create a new logo design and overall brand update. She designed this gorgeous brand for me:

AmberHousley-BrandBoard-FINAL

AmberHousley-BrandBoard-FINAL

The peach, the corals, the watercolor florals and stripes! It was all so gorgeous!

Sadly, it never saw the big public celebration it deserved. While I would make some small updates here and there to accommodate the pretty new design elements, I was in need of a serious overhaul of this online home (hello responsive design!), and something told me to hang on from committing to moving forward with it.

Fast forward a few months later, and my business underwent some massive changes. Namely, the hard decision to end my chapter in the wedding industry as a wedding planner and designer.

As all things can happen in time, my business, career and life continued to evolve and change. So, I waited patiently for the cards to fall into place while thinking:

What would this new home look like? What can I give to help others grow? Who would I serve best?

The game plan changed and evolved often over the last year, until it kept settling back to where it has always been:

inspiration for creative living.

To inspire others infuse creative into all areas of their life: in their home, their family, their workplace, their business.

Not to mention, I’m a cheerleader at heart, and have a sweet spot for helping other creative business ‘mampreneurs’. This new home would encompass all of this mission.

A mason jar cocktail of savvy business strategy and sweet Southern living, if you will.

Serendipitously late one night a few months ago, I was surfing on Pinterest, and I came across some pins that I traced back to Meg of Meg Long Creative. It was a perfect match for the design aesthetic I was looking for! We hit it off right away.

Together, we refreshed the brand once again, but this time keeping the main logo and submark elements (that I truly believe will stand the test of time), and we built this new gorgeous online “porch” for me:

Amber Housley Creative Business & Lifestyle Brand

Amber Housley Creative Business & Lifestyle Brand

Still pretty and polished with a hint of southern sophistication! Approachable, friendly and cheerful — just like me! My online porch where you can get to know me more and about what I do (so many things!!), but most importantly, how I can help you in your journey as a creative business owner, mom, career-gal, or all three combined. I am so in love with this place and hope you like it, too!

There are lots of goodies all over the site and so many more great resources I have to share. Like any new home, there is a settling in period as I get some old categories organized and things looking neat and tidy around here.

Celebration Giveaway

To celebrate, I have a huge gift box of goodies from some of my favorite creative business brands and friends. Think planner, journal, inspiring coffee mug and more! I’d love to gift it to one of you! Just leave a comment below letting me know your favorite part of the new site and you’ll be entered to win.

** GIVEAWAY CLOSED / WINNER SELECTED: Congrats to Bianca Hammond for the random winner of the giveaway! ** Feel free to still leave a comment if you’d like to share your feedback about what you love on the new site. I’m grateful for all your kind comments! – Amber

Thanks again to all the friends and family who have played a part in my entrepreneurial journey for the last decade. It keeps getting sweeter!

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  1. stacy@thepreservesproject.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Your new site is just gorgeous! Bright, clean, and fun. As an aspiring entrepreneur, I’m inspired by your journey!

  2. somozsal@outlook.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I love your patterns and absolutely LOVE your new icons! This looks like a fun place to hangout. Congratulations!

  3. brandcandi@hotmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Congratulations on the launch of your refreshed brand and new website! As a Southern girl myself, I love the way you refer to it as your “front porch”! The overall design is sweet, chic and cozy — very inviting and makes me want to hang around and look at everything! From the submark and tag line to the way you have consistently branded is amazing! Best wishes!

  4. hello@kristynhogan.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Every single bit of it is so you! Congrats, lovely πŸ™‚

  5. dlf12@albion.edu

    August 2nd, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    The new site is gorgeous, Amber! I love how you’re able to encompass all of your sub-brands and experiences all in one place. It looks great!

  6. dwdesignllc@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    It looks great, Amber! I love how everything is so organized and bright, so easy to navigate! I especially love the mix of fonts, they pair so well together with your color palette! <3

  7. meghannkrichardson@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I love the inspiration photos and the cute little icons. So much happy! πŸ™‚

  8. diane.taylor@ssa.gov

    August 2nd, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    So lovely Amber, I loved it instantly. Draws me in. Congrats on your launch!

  9. sdrummond201@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Oh my goodness. Everything just looks so beautiful. Like watermelon lemonade. haha

  10. hlvraven@hotmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love the new site! It has my wheels spinning….I want to make a change in my professional life, but to what I just don’t know yet…..
    I was inspired by the mission you have

  11. allisonrhancock@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Congratulations, Amber! It is SO beautiful and I can see the heart and intention in every page. While at first I thought my favorite part was all of the big pictures, I have to say the “Free Lemonade” page hit the top! I love that you’re so willing to share all your knowledge and successes.

  12. anna@spunkysapphire.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    I love the new crisp colors, your mission, and “front porch style”. So excited to see where this takes you! πŸ™‚

  13. carlipatton@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    This is spectacular! I am in love with every nook and cranny of this site πŸ™‚

  14. aeburd@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Yay! My favorite part is your dedication and enthusiasm for this venture. A happy, driven, and positive mind can only lead to success πŸ™‚ Congratulations!!

  15. hello@sugarandgracecreative.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Amber, this new website design is SO you! I’m loving the bright colors and can’t wait to see what’s next for you! Xo!

  16. allisonmannella@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The whole site is just so beautiful! I especially love your ‘What I Do’ page. Can’t wait to see what you share in your new space!

  17. ashleyscottasu@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Drooling over the new design! I’m working on launching my first ever business website and I know how nerve wrecking it is trying to decide on colors/fonts/etc. My favorite part of the new site is the “Free Lemonade” page with all of those amazing resources! I know I’ll be checking back constantly as I get my new business up and running!

  18. chayden6@aol.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Love the new website, colors and patterns. As a professional turned SAHM starting to think about next chapter that will still allow me to be there for my children. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  19. ann.swindell@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I love that you kept your main logo the same (so classy!), but updated the feel of the site overall. Just lovely!

  20. tresbeauwed@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    It’s beautiful!! Love your little social media flag at the top!!

  21. dlins@provumc.net

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Redesign looks great! Very thoughtful.

  22. kristy.meinhardt@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I love it, Amber! My favorite part is probably the flow of your What I Do tab and I’m so excited that you’ve included your business consulting into your services! Looking forward to learning more about that! Congratulations!

  23. ashleyrndll@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I love the color scheme and how warm, welcoming and crisp it is! The whole redesign as thoughtfully well done!

  24. amanda.eubanks710@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I love how clean and easy the site is to browse through!

  25. l.munzie@cox.net

    August 2nd, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Love, love the icons! The mason jar icon is adorable. Congrats!!

  26. cloudninegirl@gmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Absolutely in LOVE with your color palette and logo! Can’t wait to check out the whole site…

  27. letybadillo@hotmail.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I love your logo, it is great that you kept it as it was. And the colors and patterns are so beautiful. I think they really resemble you. Congratulations on your new site!!

  28. ajdeceuninck@yahoo.com

    August 2nd, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Wonderful site…congratulations! By far Free Lemonade is my favorite part! That and your brand colors…they are awesome!

  29. ockuponmom@gmail.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I love the beautiful colors on your new site?

  30. victoriabarnett@icloud.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I Iove is the overall look of the site. It’s gorgeous. But my favorite part is the serious knowledge that you make available!

  31. danette@cdklifestyle.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Love the warm and cheerful colors. It has southern charm and great flow.. Great pictures as well. Very happy for you!

  32. rizzuto.amy@gmail.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Congratulations on the new site Amber! I love the missions page! So pretty and inspiring!

  33. ands.barras@gmail.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Looks lovely, congrats πŸ™‚

  34. ahjoliet@yahoo.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 11:32 am

    My favorite part of the site is the Free Lemonade section – fun way to brand your info/links page. Also love the initial logo – so pretty!

  35. lgrice0321@gmail.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I love the new site! The color scheme and Free Lemonade section are my favorites!

  36. bianca.a.hammond@gmail.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I love the monogram but my favorite part of your website is “What I do”. It gives people an idea of why they should come to the site and what you offer. The new site is beautiful.

  37. amber@amberhousley.com

    August 8th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks so much Bianca! You are the winner of the giveaway! Please go ahead and email me at hello@amberhousley.com with your mailing address and we’ll get your goodie package out to you this week! Warmly,Amber

  38. bianca.a.hammond@gmail.com

    August 29th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Amber, just checking to see if you had recieved my email. Thanks!

  39. mykidhaspawsblog@gmail.com

    August 3rd, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    My absolute favorite part is your “Free Lemonade” page! I love that it encompasses you, your business, and your interests. Love!

  40. tamarans@hotmail.com

    August 4th, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I love the new website… its so “refreshing!” My favorite page is the “WHAT I DO” and my favorite feature is when you scroll down the pages and the header auto-collapses =D

  41. mikaelastcc@gmail.com

    August 5th, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Love it!! So far my favorite part is the look of the website, so beautiful and fun and I love the logo:)

  42. apugh0425@gmail.com

    August 6th, 2016 at 1:28 am

    What a beautiful site, Amber! While I may not personally know you, I feel as if you are a familiar friend. Everything about your site is warm and inviting and appears to be a complete extension of you. You’ve perfectly captured the feel of a southern front porch. Thanks for inviting each of us to stop by and sit for a while! Congratulations on a beautiful launch!

  43. sloanscrawford@gmail.com

    August 7th, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Love Love the color scheme! And you have such a beautiful logo!

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