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The Haven Conference West Olive Recap

By Brooke DePauw / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m beyond excited today to share the recap of The Haven Conference for entrepreneurs recap of our very first West Olive, Michigan conference! If you’re reading this and are new to conference allow me to tell you a little about it. The Haven Conference is a one day event geared towards entrepreneurs that we focus…

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Goals for January 2018

By Brooke DePauw / January 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Happy New Year! I cannot think of a better way to commence 2018 by recapping my December 2017 goals and sharing my goals for January. Here is how I did last month:   Decorate the house for Christmas – I STILL haven’t done this. Check! Our decor was very simplistic (a tree, stockings and a…

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Adieu 2017

By Brooke DePauw / December 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

It is so hard to believe that we are days away from a new year and about to say adieu to 2017. As eager as I am to dig into the new year – I am a little sad to see 2017 leaving (what felt like) so quickly. Today I wanted to give 2017 a…

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Sincerely: how do I start my own event planning business?

By Brooke DePauw / December 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Hi there!   I’m interested in starting my own event planning business, but am unsure how to go about finding all the resources I need. I have done a few weddings but there is still SO much I don’t know. I am still in the process of getting a degree in education but my heart…

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La Petite Bloom Workshop: Leland, MI

By Brooke DePauw / June 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

Furthering education and meeting other creatives is an important part of my business so I was more than excited to attend The Bloom Workshop in Leland, Michigan.   Our morning began with a three and a half hour car ride to the Leelanua Peninsula in beautiful Northern Michigan. Any trip to Northern Michigan is typically…

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Hygge Retreat 2017

By Brooke DePauw / April 7, 2017 / 2 Comments

“ ‘hygge’ a Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close.” -The New Yorker This past summer I was scrolling through Instagram and stumbled across a picture…

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