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Wait for the Better

Several months ago, I was invited to some friends' house to make pizza in their pizza oven.  (Note:  In the interest of full honesty, please know that anytime I tell a story involving me and cooking, you can assume that my role in the actual cooking is...

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How to Fund Your Business Growth

by Julianne McCollum I remember when I was starting out, I needed a credit line from my big national bank, but I couldn’t qualify. Then when I didn’t need it, I could. Sometimes you just need a little extra fuel in the tank – or money in the bank – to take the next...

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A House Divided – Part 1

I am blessed...I got married this year which is by far one of my biggest life events to date.  Everyone says things change when you get married.  I was skeptical because we had been living together for about a year and a half before actually walking down the isle, but...

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Live Loud Gives Back: Girls Rock Charlotte

In June, the Live Loud ladies got to do something really special and volunteer with the non-profit close to one of our own's heart. We volunteered this month with Girls Rock Charlotte alongside our amazing and incomparable Krystle Baller. The Live Loud crew showed up...

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Murderinos

I am extremely late jumping on the bandwagon with podcasts. I think that I was a guest on a podcast before I even really listened to one all the way through. But, I am now a member of the Murderinos bandwagon. I knew I loved true crime shows, but now that love has...

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Wait for the Better

Several months ago, I was invited to some friends' house to make pizza in their pizza oven.  (Note:  In the interest of full honesty, please know that anytime I tell a story involving me and cooking, you can assume that my role in the actual cooking is...

11 Charlotte Women Biz Owners Share ‘Black Friday’ Deals you Don’t want to miss!

If a 5 AM wake up to battle Game of Thrones-style through the mall sounds less than stellar- how about spending this Black Friday cozily, burrito-wrapped in a fave blanket sipping a hot cider (spiked if you are me) and not only shopping–but SUPPORTING some of Charlotte’s finest women-owned businesses.  (I mean, Amazon is fine is and all -but keeping dollars in our own community and supporting a woman’s dreams is way more enchanting, no?) 

Embracing the “Not 22”

The fashion industry has a way of making me feel old. It seems that everywhere I turn, I see twenty-somethings taking the industry by storm. I see fashion bloggers whose Insta-stories are flawless, because well, they’re 22 and really are “flawless” in terms of...

Call me, strong maybe!

I am not sure how else to put it. I HATE the phone. I do not use the word HATE loosely.... I hate talking on the phone. I have tried to dig into why it is that I hate it so much with no clear understanding. I saw this meme and it made me feel a little bit at peace...