01 March 2017

Meet The Brighten Team And A Giveaway

Hello dear friends! The Brighten Team is happy to be able to share with you a Brighten Workshop Ticket Giveaway.  For those of you who have already purchased your ticket to the workshop and would like to have an extra ticket for a blogging buddy or friend we would love for you to enter as well.
If you have not purchased your workshop ticket this is a great opportunity for you! 
Just leave us a comment telling us your favorite flavor of cupcake and then follow the rafflecopter instructions. Winner will be notified on March 6th.


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We are just 25 days away from the Brighten Workshop and we really want to share a little bit about the journey of how we organized this event and also who we really are.
Last year we had the Bloggers Art/Craft Retreat at my home and we connected with so many talented and creative ladies
This year Carole and I have been meeting in Royse City periodically for lunch or coffee these past months to discuss the vision which we both have in bringing the Brighten Workshop to you.
It is a workshop with a lot of heart and bright hopes for success for us all in whatever we blog about.
Our theme is universal and that is being the best we can be and uplifting one another to be the same.


Meet Carole

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Meet Carole

Hello Everyone! I'm Carole founder of Garden Up Green. I’m a wife, author, simplified gardener, and entrepreneur who enjoys life in the country. I live a simple country lifestyle with a passion for doing more.
I started my blog in 2014 with the focus to help others sharing effective, natural gardening techniques introduced by my Italian Grandmother. I spent a large portion of my life with her prior to 1999 when we moved our family to Texas, my husband’s home state. She always encouraged doing more and our time together influenced my outlook.
My blog is also a fun place for DIY home and garden projects in addition to raising quail and a tiny house project my husband and I are beginning. There's never a dull moment at Garden Up Green.

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I was fortunate my first year of blogging to team up with Texas Home and Garden. That experience brought my heart to the surface; it was a fantastic opportunity. I led live workshops and wrote monthly articles for their website. In the fall of 2016 I stepped down to focus on the future of Garden Up Green.
You see I had this dream that was becoming a reality and it revolved around freelance writing. In the beginning I thought this was a pipe dream until it happened. Freelance Writing has been amazing and a nice supplement income. It's also possible to turn it into something more with the right energy and determination.
At the Brighten Workshop I will be sharing my Freelance experience and how I stepped into the marketplace after a year of blogging. I'm currently in Backyard Poultry, Grit and Hobby Farms Magazine for spring. Additional publications can be found here.
I'm looking forward to sharing my freelance journey and showing others how to get published, it begins with you!
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Meet Jemma


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Welcome to my blog and I am so happy to be able to have this little moment to share a bit about me with you.
I am Jemma, a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.
I have a big passion for this life. I strive to live my life fully and gratefully while creating a home that is warm, welcoming and authentic. These are the sort of things that I share with you and I believe them to be very important. We may not be able to change the big picture in life, but we can always begin at home to create the life we imagined.
 
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Blogging has been part of my life since 2013 and my have I been enjoying it!
I have met so many precious people and made new friendships. I even took a trip to Atlanta to The Haven Blog Conference last year with my friend Stacey from Poofing the Pillows.
Well, I came home from that blog very inspired and wanted to create a similiar experience for bloggers right here in Texas.
I enjoyed the friendships that were made at the conference and all of the positive energy and inspiration. 

Through blogging I  have discovered things about myself that I never knew. 
I found out I can takes photos! I enjoy sharing my photography, recipes and gardening tips while fine tuning my writing.
Along the way I have also had the opportunity to work with several national brands.

As one of the presenters at the Brighten Workshop I will be sharing valuable and honest tips on Working With Brands and Using Your Authentic Voice.

Listed below are a few of the Brands that I have been fortunate to work with.

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You will find some of my photography Here, on the Darren Gygi web page.

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I did a live presentation on Hometalk with the help of a very kind friend, Eilis from My Heart Lives Here.


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Also, Carole and I are working like busy elves putting together some super cute 
swags, for you take home with you .
Aren't these Fabric Rosettes from Papirvendage adorable!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and giving us the privilege of sharing our hopes, dreams and visions of the future with you!

Good luck with your entry and we hope to see you at Brighten!

The giveaway has ended and the winner of the ticket chosen by Rafflecopter is Eilis.


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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

23 comments:

  1. Best wishe on a successful workshop, Jemma! It looks like a rewarding challenge for yourself as a blogger, and fun for those who will participate.
    Rita

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    1. Thanks so much Rita! We have been blessed with some sweet ladies and lots of enthusiasm already and we hope to have more join us!

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  2. Beautiful Jemma. I know the workshop will be fabulous. They say everything is bigger in Texas well I know your heart is as big as Texas and you will make this workshop fun and up lifting for all that attend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris, this is very kind of you and I appreciate you and these uplifting and positive expressions!

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  3. I am so happy to get to know you both a little better through this post. I look forward to meeting you both "in real life" as they say.

    My favorite cupcake is a gluten free red velvet!

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  4. I wish y'all the best. Your workshop sounds great. Loved reading your profiles and look forward to you blogging about the workshop.

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  5. Good luck with your workshop. I know it will be fabulous sweet Jemma. xo

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  6. Awe...I am hoping that you sweet ladies have a wonderful workshop in which I know that you will. Can't wait to hear all about it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. Hi Jemma, your workshop will be wonderful. Best wishes for a huge success!! xo

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  8. Oh, it all sounds lovely. I really do wish I lived closer. I would be there in a heartbeat!! :)

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  9. Wishing the best for your planning and the actual workshop to be a huge success!

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  10. My favorite cupcake is chocolate.

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  11. GOOD MORNING MY FRIEND! You don't know how much I would love to be a part of something like this, with YOU! Enjoy the camaraderie my dear. This is wonderful!

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  12. My favorite cupcake is a yellow one, warm right out of the oven without frosting.

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    1. Thanks so much! Looking forward to it.

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  13. Hi friend! I'm still trying to figure out if I can come to Brighten. I really want to but life is insane lately with sick parents. I'll talk to you soon. :)

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  14. Wow, sounds like another wonderful time. Wish there wasn't so much distance between us! Can't wait to hear about it and see all the photos! xo
    Linda

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  15. Olá Jemma por aqui adoramos um chocolate.
    É sempre bom conhecer coisas novas.
    Bom começo de março.

    Hi Jemma, we love chocolate here.
    It is always good to know new things.
    Good start to March.

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  16. Olá Jemma por aqui adoramos um chocolate.
    É sempre bom conhecer coisas novas.
    Bom começo de março.

    Hi Jemma, we love chocolate here.
    It is always good to know new things.
    Good start to March.

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  17. Hope you had a great workshop, Jemma!I look forward to hearing about it.

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  18. My very good wishes on a successful workshop, Jemma.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Good luck with the workshop, Jemma. I know that it will be great. Wish I could join you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. I so wish I was close enough to come. Hoping to see you at Haven again this year!

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