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6 Must Haves for Your Business Under $100

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Who doesn’t love a random completion of affordable items that make your life just a little bit better! All of these items at easily found on Amazon!


  1. ROTATING DESKTOP POWER + CHARGING TOWER – An easy way to keep my cords organized and easily accessible, on my desk!

2. PODCAST MIC – The PERFECT starter mic for every new podcaster. Start small, see if you actually enjoy podcasting, and go from there.

3. STYLUS PEN (AKA AN APPLE PENCIL DUPE) – I imagine that if you are a professional artist, this might not do the trick, but for the novice that enjoys messing around in procreate, this thing is great and gets the job done!

4. 3 AXIS GIMBLE – AKA UPGRADE YOUR VIDEO GAME IN A MAJOR WAY – Okay this is a game changer. We are creating a YouTube channel at some point, and I swear once I learn how to use this thing correctly, it is GAME OVER. 😂

5. TRIPOD + PHONE STAND + RING LIGHT – Easy and to the point. Folds down small enough to fit in a tote and take with you!

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Lifestyle, Outfit Ideas

Coordinating Your Outfits w/ The Kids

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Whether you are looking for a way to coordinate with your kids for family photos or just generally a lover of mama + baby style, I have a few recommendations to keep it fun, stylish, and never “matchy matchy”.


Styling a $10 @oldnavy tank + @hm leather dress multiple ways for ##motherdaughtergoals ##microfashion ##capsulewardrobe ##fashiontiktok

♬ ladies and gentlemen whats new – xxtristanxo

  1. Choose an accent color or texture to share. Charlotte and I used denim and leather to tie our looks together in the above video.

2. Select a color palette and make sure everyone is wearing something from it. Pinks/blues/white is my favorite combination.


Mama + daughter ##ootd for our lunch date ✨🌈 ##mamadaughter ##kidfashion ##fashiontiktok ##fashiontok ##momstyleoutfits

♬ Paradise – Bazzi


Mini Sessions, Outfit Ideas, Photography

Mini Session Outfit Ideas | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

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As the photographer for No.14 here in Pittsburgh, my summer family outfit idea board had to feature all No.14 fits. Duh.

Summer family photo outfit ideas

All men’s clothing is sourced from J.Crew and children are from Zara.

Business Tips

3 CRM Features to Implement Now | BUSINESS TIPS

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If you are a service provider that deals directly with clients and you are not using a CRM (client/customer relationship management) software, you are missing out. 

Why?  Because they take all the client facing tools you use (invoices, contracts, scheduling, emails) and put them into one neat little dashboard.

These days I am a big fan of Dubsado. It allows me to create a seamless client experience form start to finish.  How?  My inquiry form creates a client project, from there I can send proposals, contracts, questionnaires, invoices, schedulers and more.

So what are the top 3 tools that your CRM probably (read SHOULD) have?

  1. Scheduling – if you are scheduling clients, you should use your CRM to input your availability/schedule, and then send that scheduler to clients so that they can pick a date, sign a contract, and pay a retainer…all in one place.  Bonus points for setting up your scheduler to send reminder emails and automated invoices for payments.
  2. Onboarding – use your CRM to create awesome questionnaires that give you an edge when you are onboarding a new client.  Ask them in depth questions that align with your brand.  Heck, you can head off potential poor matches with unique questions on your inquiry forms!
  3. Email templates – if you send the same email over and over, you need to have templates.  Most CRMs will allow you to personalize your templates with short codes (for instance, “client first name” “event date”, etc). Some examples of email templates to create might include welcome emails, digital product delivery, invoice reminders, and follow-up with review requests.

If you aren’t using a CRM or you are unhappy with yours, you can use code CAITLINTHOMAS to try Dubsado for free and save 20% off of your first month or year.