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Crystal and Steven Oakes standing in kitchen smiling

Last December, Steven and I decided to make our very own, personalized marriage retreat just for the two of us. Ok maybe …

Crystal Oakes standing in kitchen smiling and stiring a pot on the stove

A few years ago, I volunteered to host Thanksgiving for my husband’s side of the family. Just to give you an idea …

Crystal Oakes sitting on coach on cell phone

The Power of Authenticity

Just a handful of years ago, many of the small businesses I worked with were actively trying to look “bigger” in the …

business woman sitting cross legged on a bed writing on her laptop

I have a friend who I’ve known for years. When he decided to venture out and start his own business, he gave …

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When you started your business, I’ll bet you didn’t think you would have to wear as many hats as you currently do. …

lizard sitting on top of a rock

So often entrepreneurs start businesses out of necessity, but the necessity quickly turns into a passion that is hard to describe. All …

logo design

Your brand is communicating in a visual language, do you know what tone it's speaking in? I know what it feels like to need some direction to find out what it is that your brand should truly represent. So I did something fun! I put together a little quiz for you to find out your brand’s style.

Who is this for?

💁‍♀️ Newbies who don’t even have a business name yet.

🤷🏼‍♀️ Business owners who have DIY’d their own branding up to this point.

🙋🏾‍♀️ Seasoned pros who just want to check to see if they are on track.