You know that feeling you get right before you go into labor… the one where you feel so ready for your baby to come, but at the same time, not quite prepared for it just yet?
Well, that’s EXACTLY how I’m feeling right now!
I’ve gone through the whole pregnancy, labor, and delivery process four times with my own children, and over the last 15 months, I’ve gone through something VERY similar as this new Growing Up Herbal website redesign has been conceived, created, and birthed.
Welcome To The NEW Growing Up Herbal
Meet my 5th child, y’all!
Today, I feel nervous and super vulnerable, and even though my perfectionist tendencies are screaming at me right now, I’m spankin’ this baby’s bottom and making him cry.
This website redesign has been in the works since September of 2015 when I had finally saved up enough money to hire a “real” web designer/developer to create a custom new look for Growing Up Herbal. As I told you in my last post, Growing Up Herbal had transitioned a lot by that point, and I knew it was time to rebrand and get clear on what Growing Up Herbal was here for and where it was headed in the future.
I reached out to some designers via a business group I was a part of, and four returned my emails with their media kits. As soon as I looked through Jamie Galley’s kit from Just Make Things, I knew she was the one! Not only did she offer the complete package I was looking for, but it was like she could read my mind and knew exactly where I was at and how to help me get where I wanted to be!
We started out working to get clear on my brand and how I can position myself in this space. Jamie is SO patient. Not only does she ask all the right questions, but she’s not afraid to tell you to be boss and make those hard decisions. She’s also not afraid to pause the process and backtrack if need be. Her main goal is to define and visualize a brand that it 100% you in every way.
And here it is. My personal and business brand, merged into one, in what you see here today… new photos, new copy, new everything! This place is one-of-a-kind. It’s my cozy, natural, woodland home away from home. I’m in love with this space, and my hope is that you will love it too!
Celebrate With Me, Friend!
To celebrate the launch of my website redesign, I have planned five different giveaways for you during the coming week! Plus, some of my favorite natural living businesses have offered to sponsor some of these giveaways. I’m blown away by their willingness to partner with me and to offer you some of their amazing products, and I know you’ll love these prizes as much as I do!
Some of what I’ll be giving away over the next 7 days will be:
- A complete KidSafe essential oil kit from Plant Therapy
- An Herbal Remedy Kit from Learning Herbs
- Gift certificates for non-toxic mineral makeup from Willow Tree Minerals
- A 3-month Mighty Fix subscription from Mighty Nest
- A gift certificate for all natural health supplements from Perfect Supplements
These giveaways will be offered in several different places like here on the blog, on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and via my Letters To Natural Mamas emails so be sure you follow me in all of those places so you don’t miss out! Giveaways are valued anywhere from $30 to $180 each!
Today’s Giveaway Is…
For today’s giveaway, I decided to follow my business buddy April’s lead and create a website scavenger hunt for you!
The first 5 people to email me with all the correct answers to the below questions will each win a $15 gift certificate to Willow Tree Minerals on Etsy. This giveaway is open to US and international residents, and all gift certificates will be sent via email.
(I’ve been buying my makeup from Willow Tree Minerals for years. They offer a large variety of non-toxic, all-natural cosmetics that come in sample sizes (so you can find your perfect color), full size, and refill packages. I know you’ll love them as much as I do!)
Here are the clues:
- What do natural mamas dream of? (hint: check out the very top of the homepage)
- What symbol represents the category that teaches you about herbal remedies, essential oils, non-toxic DIYs, and approaching common ailments from a natural perspective? (hint: about page)
- What words do natural mamas sometimes roll their eyes at? (hint: 3 “labels” – check out the homepage)
- On my Partner page, there’s a photo of me. What am I doing?
- Which of my social media channels do I interact on the most? (hint: check out my Start Here page)
- I’m launching my new herbal membership site called “Herb Folk” soon. On the page that tells you all about this membership site, there’s a quote from someone. Who’s it from?
Best of luck, my friend!
And it’s a wrap, folks! Thank you all so much for participating. We have our 5 winners, and I will be contacting everyone shortly to send you your gift certificates via email.
And THANK YOU Jamie for sticking with me, for digging deep, and for bringing this vision forth even when I didn’t know what it looked like! You are THE best, and it’s been a privilege to work with you. I’m glad to call you friend!