Organized In October- update 1

This is tough.  And the excess that we live in is just plain gross.  This month for Project 12, I am trying to get organized.  I do a ton of work from home, and I want to recreate my office space so I can blog and work my Plexus business with maximum  success.  I decided I would start by de-cluttering using the magical book by Marie Kondo.

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I started with tops.  I took every shirt I owned and threw it on my bed.  This is insane.  And I know I have less than most.

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She teaches you to fold things so they are in neat little rectangles, and store it upright in your drawer.  That way you can see everything, versus the old stacking method.

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I love seeing all my yoga pants ready to wear!  Some of these don’t bring me joy.  But, there are days that I go through 3-4 yoga outfits and doing laundry doesn’t bring me much joy either.

I completed shirts, pants, dresses and shoes.  I still have to go through socks, undergarments, and outer wear.

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I needed a break from clothes, so I moved to the kitchen for a quick Tupperware cabinet clear out.  Can you believe I had 18 pieces that didn’t match?

(She does not promote doing things this way.  The Marie Kondo method suggests sticking with the category until it is complete.  So, I need to get my butt back in my room and finish up my clothes.  The problem is, I was looking for a Tupperware and couldn’t find any lids and got frustrated.  So, I just felt compelled to do this really quick.)

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Two GIANT trash bags filled with pants, shirts, shorts, dresses, and shoes off to The Matthews Help Center.

Have you had any luck with this magical art of tidying up?  I would love to hear where your head is at with all this!  Leave me a comment and let’s share.  xo

 

Boudoir Session

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Meet Lindsay!  She is  an award winning boudoir photographer and the Vice President of a women’s empowerment non profit.  Lindsay is focused solely on empowering women to be confident, sexy and proud of themselves.  Her motto:  “You are your most beautiful RIGHT NOW.”  Not 5 or 10lbs from now.  Embrace yourself and step out of your comfort zone for an amazing experience!

I sat down with Lindsay before our photo shoot to learn more about her business.

KacyWhy boudoir? 

LindsayI reconnect women– their inner vixen, through intimate portraits.  With my expert skill in lighting and posing it won’t matter if you’ve lost that last 10lbs or not, I’ll make you look and feel like the amazing woman you already are.  My boudoir sessions are incredibly empowering and you will leave your session feeling amazing, fearless and confident. 

We focus solely on boudoir so you know we’re experts at what we do!  You don’t have to worry about anything, we walk you through the entire session… from helping you pick out the perfect lingerie,  to posing you down to your fingertips. 

KacyWhat makes your sessions so special?

LindsayWe offer luxury albums and plenty of gifts to surprise your husband/partner with!  Boudoir sessions make an amazing holiday gift, you get a huge boost of confidence and they get stunning images of you.  We offer professional hair and makeup as well!  It’s a win-win!  

KacyWhen is the best time to book a session?
LindsayRight now! When was the last time you felt sexy? When is the last time you took a few hours and reconnected with yourself?  When is the last time you were pampered by a professional hair and makeup stylist?  Can’t remember?  I can help.  I create intimate, empowering sessions for women.  It’s a safe space to feel sexy, forget your troubles for a few hours and be pampered.

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Here is an example of how amazing the hair and makeup artist is!  Those before pics…those were hard to post, ya’ll.  But,  that is what we were working with.  They didn’t look near as bad with that Valencia or the Mayfair filter, but I’m trying to keep it real.

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Here I am…no makeup, getting my hair done.  Courtney, the hair and makeup artist was so nice, and incredibly professional.

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After hair, comes make up!  I loved the smoky eye she gave me, and the boost to my lashes with falsies.  We were going for an edgier look….Courtney can also do a beautiful natural look as well.

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Luckily, I was not going for the natural look.  Because of course,  I woke up with a giant zit!  Ha ha ha!  Courtney pulled out her airbrush and that thing disappeared!  🙂

Ladies, it’s time to lose the yoga pants and the business suit and slip into something a little more sexy!  Embrace your inner vixen.  Do the session to celebrate a new beginning, a birthday, marriage, an anniversary, weight loss, a new career, or celebrate being single again.  Even if you tell yourself you’re doing it for him/her you’ll be surprised at what a boudoir session can do for you too!
Love yourself now.  Celebrate yourself now.
Stay tuned for my next post in this series…I will share a select few of the pictures!
Contact Lindsay to book your session today!
704 . 412 . 1904
xoxo@lindsaywynneboudoir.com

 

 

 

Changes

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I feel incredibly lucky to have the support of my husband.  He is my rock and helps push me into growth,  through uncomfortable situations because he believes in me.   He loves to see me happy, settled, and stepping up into my personal power.

I have recently made some pretty big changes in my life, and I  wanted to share what is going on with my readers.  The rumor mill can be pretty crazy, so here is the deal straight from the source.    I decided to stop teaching at two yoga studios.   I have worked at Y2 Yoga for since 2010, teaching kids yoga, working the front desk, and then eventually teaching my first adult class on May 1, 2011.   Laughing Buddha was the next studio I ventured out to in May of 2012.

Both of the owners of these studios gave me a chance to teach and helped me grow in my practice as a student and an instructor.  I will still continue to teach at yoga at The Cornwell Center, YMCA, and Charlotte Yoga.   And to be clear, I did not leave Y2 or Laughing Buddha FOR Charlotte Yoga.  (Yes…there is a new Charlotte Yoga studio opening soon, and I hope to teach a few classes there, but I have not signed any contracts!)

So, why did I leave?

My energy has been incredibly scattered for the past few months…I have been going a million miles an hour in a million different directions.  I really needed to focus on what is  most important to me, what my passions are, and where and who I need to share my energy with.

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My time is my love language and it is so incredibly precious.  I decided to reign in and focus on 5 passions.

  •  My family is number one, and they will always come first.  They are the reason I stopped teaching school and moved to a career with a more flexible schedule in the first place.  Now that my daughter is in middle school, she needs me.  She doesn’t think she needs me, but she does.  Her bus ride is 90 minutes long, so I want to pick her up from school.  I need that time, in the car to connect with her.  My son and I have a new date every Sunday evening when my husband and daughter go to youth group.
  • My Plexus business is taking off and that makes me really happy.  I have quadrupled my income and my customers in the last 2 months. I absolutely LOVE helping people feel their very best, and I enjoy the time I spend with my new business, my clients, and learning and leading my team to be successful.  I kind of feel like I am getting my masters degree…in Plexus!
  • Teaching yoga at one home studio.  Building relationships with staff, clients, having one paycheck, one place to sub, and one place to drive.
  • Energy work— this leaves me space to see my clients more regularly
  • Private clients…another passion of mine!  I have added a few more clients, and this gives me more time with them.

The yoga world is hard.  There are certain classes I want to teach, because those are the times that work with my life.  Well, these times work for other professional yoga teachers lives as well.  Both studios I was working at were not in a position to do schedule changes, so unfortunately, I had to leave.  I have to trust that the financial piece will fall into place.

I am sad to leave these studios, and will miss teaching my students there.

I feel at peace with my decision, and I know this is what is best for me and my family.

XO

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