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Tori Tait |Thoughtfully Simple
Bio Entertaining expert-keeping things simple. Small business cheerleader. Dishing marketing tips @ toritait.com. (former Director of Content @TheGrommet)
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We can do it all alone, but we don’t need to. How many here feel like they’re spinning their wheels sometimes trying to build a more successful blog, brand, and business? 🙋🏼♀️ BEEN THERE. __________________ I have some white space in my life right now and have SO much I want to share with you. I want to help you focus on what matters. You guys I went from leading creative strategy for a brand on Pinterest to being HIRED by Pinterest as a contractor. I’ve got some tips you need! 📩 Be sure to join my email list (for simple marketing tips) if you could use help growing your blog and business. I have the link up in my bio right now. _________________________ After you do, drop me a comment here or tag a pal that could use some insider know-how! There’s room for ALL of us to succeed! 💪🏻💗
I woke up with sore arms + legs this morning. At first I was confused (I haven’t made it to the gym in a very long time) then I remembered . . . Sunday yard work day. 🌿 We spent yesterday pulling weeds and pruning plants prepping to plant our garden and enjoy the yard. It won’t look as amazing as these flower fields, but at least we can visit these gorgeous blooms now that it’s spring! 🌸 PS anyone have tips to keep ravenous squirrels from eating everything in my garden? They are the rudest.
I’ve got a mad case of spring fever. You? I stumbled upon this pic and not only did it remind me of how much I love spring (helllloooo peonies!) but also how much I LOVE doing things I’ve never done before. 🌸 This was the first time I played wedding florist (humble brag, totally nailed it). It’s been awhile since I did something totally new and scary so I’m putting that #1 on my list. (Well after I watch the #ThisisUs finale tonight that is). 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 What’s something scary/new/exciting YOU’VE done lately? Big OR small....I totally want to hear!
Ever since I started this journey as a digital marketer in 2007 I have always valued the network of amazing, talented, creative, and supportive women I’ve worked with, worked for, collaborated with, mentored, and have been mentored by. I know first hand a rising tide lifts all boats. 🌊 That’s in part why every step of the way (either as a blogger and in my career as a marketer), I make sure to share and help others. I’m always eager to learn from someone’s who done it already and eager to help others sharing my experiences. Tagging a few recent girl bosses I want to thank for your recent friendship, collaboration, and advice. 👇🏻 Also in this spirit I just wrote a post on toritait.com (where I talk about tips for marketing your blog and business) that I want you to read. I’m sharing how I got 4,000 new email subscribers from 2 old blog posts + Pinterest. I hope it helps and inspires you friends! 👯♀️ Will you tag a fellow #girlboss that might like to read it to? Let’s all grow and succeed together! #internationalwomensday
It’s fitting that today is #nationalcerealday and I’ve planned a shoot with cereal...(sneak peek later in my story). 🥣 The real struggle is going to be not eating it all while my kids are at school. 🤣 Here’s one my fave cereal recipes I did, funfetti donuts topped with @luckycharms! ☘️ 🍩 Perfect for today, or St. Patty’s! #mypinterest
When you stop looking back you can suddenly see a path forward come into focus. I realized I’ve been looking over my shoulder for the past 5 months. Back at a tragedy that has had me frozen. I’m deciding to look forward and set my sights on the path ahead. 👇🏻 Tell me, have you felt stuck lately? In a tough mental place, a career that’s deflating your spirit, stuck in a fear of “what if?” Stuck in a rut trying to grow your blog or business? Stuck in some script you keep telling yourself? A dull routine? I feel you. Pretty sure I’ve been in all of those “stucks” recently. 💗 I’m deciding that simply setting our sights forward and taking a step toward a new beginning is the best action. Double tap if you agree. Let’s cheers to NEW BEGINNINGS friends.
Two big things about today. 1. I’m 35. Not sure how that happened so fast 🤷🏼♀️. There are several things I want to get better at this year since there’s no denying I’m an adult for realz...including: washing my sheets/make up brushes more frequently, actually exercising vs just putting on the clothes, and meeting new people in the real world (aka getting out of the house). But that can all start Monday because today’s agenda is basically cake and rosé. 🎂🍷 2. Today is my last day as Director of Content/Community at The Grommet. After 8+ years I’m moving on. It was thrilling to leave my mark on so many of the company’s “firsts” and developing the online voice but I’m so excited to find a new home and do it all again with a new great company. In the meantime I’ve got some great projects I can’t wait to share. More soon!
I wish you could scratch n’ sniff this pic. Don’t these look real?! 👀 They’re actually the most amazing smelling peony soaps I’m using in today’s shoot. 🌸 Also, finally picking up the camera and creating again after a month-long funk. It feels (and smells) gooood to be back at it. Do you ever have a creative drought? What gets you out of the slump?
Cinnamon rolls topped with mini pancakes? Oh yesss! Seeing that today is #nationalpancakeday reminds me of when my daughter had a Breakfast Birthday party for her 5th birthday (she’s 11 now!). Highlights were: * Jammies required * Cereal buffet * Donuts of all types * Color your breakfast placemat * Made to order funfetti pancakes * Pancake/spatula relay! * A pancake birthday cake See all the details with link in my bio! #TSparties
Nothing made for tomorrow? Here’s a super do-able idea! All you need is melting chocolate, sprinkles, and silicone heart molds. Pour in chocolate, add sprinkles, let harden and pop ‘em out! Tuck them in a lunch box or bag then up and tie with ribbon. ❤️🍫🎀
Is there anything better than being served breakfast in bed? Lounging in bed with coffee and breakfast is prob my favorite little luxury. ☕️ 💤
It’s Friday, my wall of pink jasmine is poppin’ (and smells DIVINE), I’ve got a sunny evening and a glass of rosé ...... so ..... I’m a happy girl! Oh , and I just ordered my groceries online so pretty much winning today. Check out my stories to see my new fave budget rosé (this is it even though it looks white. I’m too lazy to edit the photo to color correct it properly) 🤣 Also, I’m clipping a bunch of these to put in each room, they smell so good! Happy weekend friends!