2017 is going to be the year of RED LIPSTICK

14b3272edbcf5d9b89a9dab81fc4f28dOne of my favorite actresses is Hayley Atwell, biggest reason is she played my favorite female bad ass: Peggy Carter (yes this is a nerd alert) in the Marvel Universe.   Peggy Carter has real woman curves, is funny, very intelligent and capable,  she’s down to earth, cares about her fellow man, only female special agent for the SSR, and she always looks lovely, even when hunting bad guys across eastern Europe or crawling under industrial trucks.  Her famous tag line was ” I know my value, anyone else’s opinion doesn’t really matter”

AND PEGGY CARTER ALWAYS WORE RED LIPSTICK.

*Image by Karen Hallion

OK OK OK so enough drooling over Agent Carter- this blog is actually about me.

I felt like 2016 was an in home retreat year for me. I spent a ton of time trying to be at home and with only my little family. I had the BEST clients anyone could ever ask for, but I always felt like I didn’t have it all together. In fact I was considering my business as a hobby because I felt like certain things weren’t working out the way I wanted, which meant I might be failing.

God snapped me out of that!

So in looking towards 2017 I started dreaming. I started re reading Girl Code and figuring out my mantra.  And then something my sister in law said popped into my mind.  We were chatting about all the holidays and how much lipstick I was going through, and she said “Well of course, with all the events and parties and meetings.”  Because she knows me and knows that ANY time I go out for something thats more than just “errands” or “day to day stuff” I bust out my lipstick to almost set it up as a celebration.  Not any lipstick mind you but my LipSense all day smudge proof, customizable color lipstick (seriously it is the best investment on lipstick you’ll EVER find).

image1And THAT is what 2017 is going to be for JaymeeLynn Photography.  A celebration.  My courses in business are finishing up this month.  I am part of a wedding company (more on that later).  My business licensing and permits are all finally switched over to Rancho Cucamonga.  Oh yea and I already have 10 weddings in the books!!  I have been dreaming about being in this phase of business for 4 years and realizing its here means I get to celebrate AND DREAM BIGGER!

So I am putting on the red lips, and knowing my value I say “2017, let’s do this!”

Anyone else?

  1. Jackie

    January 12th, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    That Peggy Carter is by Karen Hallion! She does a lot of Disney mash up art and when she is in town she does art drops at Disney. She’s really great!

    This year will be completely different for me. I’ve spent 2 years in the desert waiting to be delivered to a promise land. Now that he has brought our family to the place where he has promised we are excited to work in whatever way to further the kingdom of God. Like going through red lipstick, we are ready to be used and put to work.

  2. JLPhotography

    January 13th, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Yes I LOVE Karen Hallion! Jackie that sounds awesome! Praying God sheds clear light on opportunities that are just for you guys!

  3. Becky

    January 13th, 2017 at 8:12 am

    LOVE THIS!!!! So proud of all you’ve done in 2016. Can’t wait to see where 2017 takes you! And now I need that lipstick!

  4. Leslie

    January 13th, 2017 at 8:13 am

    So excited for you. Love Peg’s quote. I just may steal it!

  5. Shelly

    January 13th, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I really love this blog. SO relatable and encouraging. Makes me want to wear lipstick more often. I am learning most moms of small children don’t feel like they have it all together.

  6. JLPhotography

    January 13th, 2017 at 8:17 am

    SO true! It’s hard to have it all together with a small human running around!

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