Introducing: Just Enough Brave

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You know that tingling in your toes, the kind that comes just before you make that introduction, that leap, or that big move? It’s the best mix of fear and bravery -- and really, all you need is just enough brave to step forward. That’s the quiet, confident bravery we’ve come to know and love from Katie Blackburn.

We’ve been fans of Katie Blackburn and her blog, Just Enough Brave, for some time. She writes with the warmth of a best friend, but with the wisdom of a seasoned mentor. Her words are filled with grace and hope, but you won’t find her brushing past the gritty challenges of life. So when her email inquiry landed in our inbox, we immediately replied with YES, and got to work on developing a new logo for Just Enough Brave.

We love the story of how her blog came to be. So much so, we’ll let Katie tell it to you herself.

“About 2 years ago when I started Just Enough Brave, I had 2 babies under 2 and felt totally, completely overwhelmed by the needs in my own home and the chaos of the world we live in outside my home. I was so easily crippled by fear, yet so longing to live a life that wasn’t afraid— a life grounded in the God who says again and again: fear not.

As I started thinking about what I wanted my faith, my family, and my writing to be grounded in, the thought that ‘I only need just enough brave’ came to mind. Just enough. Jesus’ work in the world seemed to me to always happen with just enough faith, just enough disciples, just enough bread and fish… and if I could have just enough brave, I could live out a life boldly for His kingdom.”

Earlier this week, Just Enough Brave celebrated its second birthday, and we feel so honored to have been able to be a small part of what’s happening through the words and stories shared on Katie’s corner of the interwebs. Do yourself a favor today and head on over to Just Enough Brave.

Space to Call Our Own

We’ve spent over a month in our new office space. Yes, you read that right. Our own office space.

We’re as excited as you might imagine, and probably more so. The last three years we’ve dreamed and worked alongside each other anywhere we could find space to sketch and write. Kitchen tables, living room floors, coffee shops -- in Nashville and beyond.

Now we have a well-lit haven where we each have our own chair. We have supplies and organization and a big desk. We even have doors and windows to open to the beautiful weather today. And our favorite part of this new space: the freedom to make it our own, to decorate, and finally put those Pinterest boards to good use!

It feels like the best next step. This is our space to create, to envision, to gather. Just as the seeds in our little garden need a good place to begin sprouting, so too do we need this space to grow some roots. Having an office creates a sense of legitimacy for us. It’s no longer something we casually discuss over earl grey at our favorite coffee shop, or work we complete at the kitchen table on Saturday mornings, trying to see if this dream will stick. It’s become a sacred space for us, because it’s where we challenge each other to be our best, to iterate, to clarify -- it’s where we’re digging in and figuring out what it looks like to be Margot + Co.

Since moving in, we’ve hit the ground running and we couldn’t be more excited about the work we’re doing each day. We’re still figuring out how to make our space work best for us, rearranging and decorating a bit more each day. So for now, we’re sharing some of our office inspiration below.

It’s amazing what a dedicated space to create can do for a creative spirit.  So we challenge you today, find a space to call your own. Maybe it’s a corner booth at a coffee shop, or maybe you finally clear all that mail off your desk. Begin creating.

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