Welcome to my new website!

  • When I graduated from @drakeuniversity four years ago, I had a dream to start a personal blog that highlights local business owners. This week, I'm checking it off my bucket list!
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The basics: How I Flourish in Des Moines is a blog series featuring female business owners in the Des Moines metro. My goal is to share their stories and highlight the amazing impact they have on their customers and our community. There are so many inspiring ladies here in Des Moines, and I can't wait for you to meet them! (Learn more on the blog.)⠀
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Watch out for these weekly posts, which I like to call #FlourishFriday. 🌸 This week I'm kicking off with Regan Doely with @doeadeerdesign.⠀
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I'd love to know, who is the most inspiring female business owner in your life?!
  • With the new blog and some new friends around here, it's time for anther introduction! Here are three fun facts about me:⠀
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1️⃣ I've wanted to start a personal blog 📝 for four years. While I'm a writer, I never knew what my niche would be until I became a small business owner and made it through couple years of learning many lessons. I'm so glad to finally check off that goal!⠀
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2️⃣ I lead a monthly book club 📚 for @femcity_desmoines. The inner book nerd (think little girl ignoring her chores to keep reading for hours and hours) in me is thrilled at this opportunity. Plus, the happiness of selecting books that enrich others' lives never ends.⠀
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3️⃣ I'm in a wedding tomorrow, and I get to walk a dog down the aisle! 🐶 I'll report back on how it goes. Wish me luck!
  • Rachel Hollis' Made for More documentary has me all ✨🙌🏻 since last week. Since every woman couldn't fit in theaters to watch it, I'm sharing my four takeaways that have me inspired and encouraged over on the blog.⠀
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If you've read Girl, Wash Your Face, think that level of empowerment x10.⠀
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Small business owner life can be isolating and stressful (among all the good things!). Take a quick read to brighten your day!
  • Today’s my Friday as I wrap up all the things before @kegrx’s wedding on Friday. I need all the coffee I can get to tackle my to-do list! ☕️☕️☕️
  • Blog post #2 is up this morning over at katelynsoults.com! It dishes all about my new weekly reading challenge 📚 (think New Year's resolution in summer), including what books I'll work through this month.⠀
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What personal development or business book are you reading right now?
  • Introducing... my new personal blog! 🎉⠀
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For the past few years, katelynsoults.com has been a pretty boring portfolio site. I've spent way too long dreaming of running a personal blog, but I always stumbled over defining its focus. Now, as I hit my stride as a small business owner and cheerleader of women in biz, I look forward to blogging about small business tips and takeaways, book reviews, and profiles of local women business owners.⠀
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You can expect three new posts going up each week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This design has been a weekend labor of love, and I can't wait for you to check it out and hopefully feel inspired. ✨Visit via the link in my bio.
  • I'm still dreaming about this master bedroom and absolutely gorgeous natural light from the #desmoineshomeshow last weekend. @dreamscapedreamhomes builds some truly magical spaces!
  • Welcome to Waukee, @centralstandardwaukee! We’re so glad you’re here. Also, I just had the best burger of my life. ❤️