Good luck is the result of good planning…

…was the fortune from a cookie long ago that peeked out of my wallet this week. I pulled it out, read it…re-read it and shoved it back in. I am not a keeper of stuff, but certain words have more of an impact on me than others so I couldn’t let this little piece of paper go.

So, as I sit here & prepare for today’s trip to Vegas for WPPI I am thinking about planning. Some of the classes I am taking this week will be about photography. Some of them will be about business. And I am so excited! The last time I was in Vegas was while I was unhappily employed in sales for a pharmaceutical company and let me tell you, the feelings I had before that meeting are about a complete 180 from the feelings I have right now. However, now I know that I did that for so long so I could afford to do this and not have to think twice about how to swing it.  Planning & luck do go hand in hand!

Not only am I completely stoked about this conference, but I just registered for another hefty investment workshop, The Secret Workshop, which I am possibly even MORE excited about! I will be traveling to Dallas in May for this workshop on infant & children’s portraiture. If you look at the blog before & afters it’s pretty clear that this should be a phenomenal experience. Here’s a shot from one of the workshops. which will give you a bit of an idea of the style I’m talking about here:


If you invest wisely, educate well & plan properly,  luck usually finds you. Or does it have anything to do with luck at all?

… to Vegas (seems a little less exciting when you’re knocked up, I must say!) and will be gone through Thursday. I will likely be without internet, so all emails will be returned when I get back.  Hope you all have a great week!!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.