I’m a beach girl, but loved traipsing around the farm with this beautiful pair.  The connection between a girl and her horse is on a plane of its own – mutual respect, love and admiration – all balled up in one.  They’re both champions, but regardless of where they stand at the end of a show, are always #1 to one another.

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I am really really good at procrastinating things that I don’t want to do, and I have done a really good job of pretending like this day wasn’t going to come.  I’ve known for a while it was coming, and after dragging it out as long as we possibly could, I sadly have to tell you that Laura is moving on to do something new, and won’t be here with me in the studio anymore.  It hurts my heart to type it, but is so parallel to another joyful hurt in my heart that today seemed like the perfect day to post.  My baby girl started pre-K today, and my big one moved “upstairs” where the “big kids are” and had her first day of 3rd grade.  I’m thrilled for Laura as she starts a new adventure (in the same way I’m thrilled for my own two girls), but I’m so sad to look over my shoulder from my desk and not see her in her chair!  I’ll have a later post about back-to-school, but wanted to share this news with you today, so we can all wish Laura the best of luck!  Please feel free to send her some virtual love here, and should anyone wish to email her, I promise to forward right away.  In the meantime, her studio mailbox is coming to me, and I thank you for your patience as I re-organize a bit to fill both my shoes and hers!  To say that I will miss her is an understatement – we’ve shared oodles of fun moments and know we’ll have many more – she’s still a phone call away :) xoxoxox and good luck my friend and THANK YOU for all that you’ve done for the past 5 years!

And here’s a little message from her to you -

You know you have a great job when you are sad to leave it. For the last few weeks, I have been looking, and finding, little ways to draw out the end a little bit longer because I am just not ready to say goodbye. But that is a rare thing, one that I feel very lucky and fortunate to know. Sadly, and excitedly, it is time.  I really can’t thank Heather enough for being such a wonderful person to work for and for creating the best client base there is. Over the past 5 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to get to know you all and watch your families grow quite literally before my eyes. It truly has been an honor. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and am very much looking forward to keeping up with you all on the blog :)  Love, Laura

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I rarely sneak peek anymore. Ok, who am I kidding, I rarely blog anymore lol, but had to pop this onto the blog this morning as a reminder to myself to sloooooow down a bit.  Something a little different from me, but I love the calm serenity in this image, which is quite the contrast to this Dad’s typical fast-paced day.  With so many moms and dads juggling countless responsibilities, or as I like to say “going full speed on the hamster wheel” it’s a good reminder to slow down, take a walk with our kids, and just enjoy the breeze on your face.  Now, if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying that breeze on a Florida beach, more power to you, but in any case, just take a deep breath and enjoy the view wherever you are, and most importantly, the ones walking beside you.

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Still using a cropped vacation photo for your Linkedin profile?  Is the lighting so bad on your business’ facebook profile that you can’t tell it’s you?  Join us (a few spots remain) for another day of being pampered, having your hair and make-up done professionally and then being photographed looking your absolute BEST!  We had such a great time with round 1 that we’re offering them again! Contact Laura@heathercrowder.com or at 410.279.1488 about what times are still available!  We hope to see you!

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