Beth Kirby | Creative Business@local_milk

Nomadic Photographer & Cook
πŸŽ™Host @RawMilkPodcast
🌿I teach creatives how to build social platforms & lives they love!
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

Eggnog? Check! Tree? Double check! Gingerbread? Coming right up. Shopping done? So close! We're in full holiday mode over here and I couldn't be happier!
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Christmas has always been my favorite, and getting to share that solstice magic & create new traditions with Eula has been as much fun for me as her. So far our traditions include: a trip to the tree farm, daddy holding Eula up to put the star on the tree, non-stop batches of adaptogenic gingerbread, simmer pots of spices, wreath making, Christmas Eve oysters (my favorite), and eggnog fueled wrapping sessions with @matthewlud.
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Five years ago, I could have never imagined it all: My sweet girl, Eulalie, running around the tree farm, while my loving (and impossibly handsome) husband stood by my side. Baking together. Building fires. Hiding her presents. ✨
I didn't expect to have a family. I wasn't looking for love. But I walked into @matthewlud's coffee shop for a cortado and walked out with a husband (I knew it that very day). And the rest is history. In less than a year I was pregnant with this elf.
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Motherhood isn't easy. Marriage isn't either. No matter how hot your partner is! πŸ˜¬πŸ˜…But the reward for the hard work of loving is a joy that out shines everything else. They're what I'm most grateful for in the world.
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If you want to get in on one of our traditions, you can find my gingerbread recipe on the blog (and don't miss my gift guide full of beautiful things for the quality over quantity type of person!) Link in profile to explore! What are your holiday traditions? Raw oysters might be one of our more unique ones! #eulaliewilla #localmilkchristmas #livemoremagic β€’
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

Good news + cookies! We've had ONE spot open up for our Japan slow living, photography, and creative biz retreat with @thedenizenco...to claim it click the link in profile and click the "Japan Retreat" button! It will be given on a fist come, first serve basis. And you can find all the details via the link!
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The retreat is going on it's 6th year running, and it's one of the most popular retreats we host. We'll gather at a Japanese hot spring inn, @ryokan_sanga, explore the countryside,, learn photography, visit ceramic makers, drink matcha at a traditional tea house, and focus on your dreams and how to get you to the next phase in your journey. I find that on great adventures in inspiring places away from the day to day distractions and to do's is when we can have really big, life changing break throughs. So if your ready for your next big adventure, I hope you'll join us! πŸ’«
Aaaand if you can't make it to Japan (I get it!), at least we can bake cookies together! I'm making another batch of these raw, vegan, gluten-free adaptogen gingerbread cookies today, listening to She & Him Christmas carols, and sipping @woodenspoonherbs rosy cocoa. Christmas on fleek up in here.
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And if you want to get in on some learning and can't get to Japan, I'll be doing my Friday Q&A next week on all things email lists! So if you're trying to grow your list, want to know why you should, or are jut curious you can hang with me here on Intagram Live at 3 PM EST on Friday!
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

Grab a cup of @woodenspoonherbs magic cocoa & one of my adaptogen gingerbread cookies (that happen to also be raw, vegan, gluten-free, and freaking delicious!) and head to my stories to listen to my @instagram LIVE Q&A on all things Instagram if you missed it. It will be there for the next 24 hours but then it disappears!
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And if you're like just gimme those cookies and a cup of cocoa...click the link in profile to get the brand new recipe! While you're there you can join the community and get an invite to my first ever FREE live workshop that I'll be teaching in early January to get your blogs, businesses, and brands off to a rockstar start. The workshop will teach how to grow your following on Instagram (and turn your following into clients & customers!) So if that sounds like a code you want to crack, make sure you get on our lists because registration opens on Christmas Eve! β€’
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

My Gingerbread Cookie recipe is here! Click the link in profile to steal it! But these aren't just any old gingerbread cookie. They're adaptogenic, raw, vegan, gluten free cookies that are like energy boosting, mood lifting miracles that you don't have to feel guilty about eating all season.
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They're made with two healthy scoops of @woodenspoonherbs adaptogenic cocoa, chia seeds, almond, and the leftover pulp from making coconut milk to reduce kitchen waste, and they can be made in a dehydrator or a low oven (so no need for fancy equipment!)
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I set out to make a raw, vegan, adaptogen laced cookie that tasted like a cookie, and these are the ones! With warm spices & black strap molasses these taste like the soft gingerbread I loved as a kid. Especially comforting with a cup of @woodenspoonherbs cocoa (not sponsored, I'm addicted!)
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And since so many people ask where my kitchen tools are from I included a "shop my kitchen" list in this post so you can find the things used in the photos! Sorry, before you ask, I don't have a link for these beautiful plates...I brought them back from @stardust_kana's in Japan! But I was able to find sources for everything else including my cookie stamps...so head to the blog via the link in profile to steal my stuff AND the recipe!
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And a note to the doubters that are like "Eh, raw, vegan, gluten free cookies aren't cookies. Hard pass." Let me just beg you to give them a try. Because I think you'll be surprised! And if you make them make sure to take pics and post them on your feed & stories and tag me so I can like them...that's the best part! Seeing my recipes in the wild! What is your favorite holiday cookie?
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

Did you know I have a podcast? And that a new episode of the @rawmilkpodcast came out this week with one of my favorite women in creative business: @eyeswoon!
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She's a James Beard award winning cookbook author, interior designer, and blogger with an impeccable eye that found creative freedom and turned her love of the table & aesthetics into a full time job. And she's sharing how she got there....
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And what it's like once you "arrive". Because success has its own curve balls and it can be a challenge to keep in touch with the creative passion that got you started once you find yourself running a business!
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Tune in via the link in profile to learn how to find the freedom to focus on your creative passion and how to take all your passions and put them under one brand umbrella like Athena did!
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And PS! Don't forget I'll be going live for a 30 min Q&A on alllll things Instagram TOMORROW (and every Friday this month!) at 3 PM EST! Pop your questions for me in the comments and see you there!
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

In case you missed it..the Local Milk 2018 Slow Gift Guide is here with 150+ gift ideas for the intentional home, him, her, and the littles. Click the link in profile to get shopping! (Or wish list making!)
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We're featuring tons of makers, authors, and small shops this year...tap the image to explore them and visit my last image for even more if you didn't already see it. We did the hard work so you don't have to.
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And as a present to you guys from me I'll be showing up on Instagram LIVE every Friday in December for a 30 minute Q&A. This week's topic, by popular demand, is...Instagram! Pop allll your Instagram oriented questions for creative business, blogs, and brands into the comment section and I'll try to answer all I can in our virtual coffee date this Friday...mark your calendar! 3 PM EST this Friday!
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And if you missed the last live all about editing but still want to take your photos to the next level you can grab two of my presets for free in the blog post...just click the link in profile to find them! All the giving this season! #localmilkgiftguide2018
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

🎁The Local Milk 2018 Gift Guide is HERE! 🎁 With over 150+ gorgeous gift ideas curated for the minimalist home, slow fashion, the intentional kitchen, wellness & self-care, natural kids & baby, the dapper man, aaand stocking stuffers that won't end up in the trash. Link in profile!
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I spent days searching out the best gifts from my favorite makers, small shops, authors and more because I know the holidays can feel less like a slow simmering pot of spices on the stove, freshly baked cookies in the oven, and dulcet carols and more like HOLY FREIGHT-TRAIN NAMED CHRISTMAS barreling towards you at record speed.
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So here's one thing done for you so you can live slower this holiday season. I hope this guide will inspire you & afford you a cup of cocoa by the fire with loved ones instead of hours spent in front of a screen searching for The Perfect Gift. Because I dare say this is one of the most comprehensive guides you'll find! I've tagged as many of the shops and makers as I could and will tag more in future posts so you can explore them too.
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And a note: no one can buy their way into this gift guide! This is 100% a collection of all my favorite things! Not sponsoredβ€”just sharing the love! Visit the link in profile to discover it all! Let me know what you think of it in the comments! #localmilkgiftguide2018
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

I know you're busy. Monday! But have a seat...I've got something to tell you that you might need to hear:
You've got this.
You're not too late.
You're not behind.
You're right where you need to be.
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It may look like you have a mountain to climb to get where you want to go. I get it. Did you know when I started this in 2012 I had never even touched a camera? Yeah. It felt like a million miles up hill to my dreams of writing cookbooks, traveling the world (I could barely afford groceries!), and doing something I love everyday for a living.
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It all starts with one step. And then another. One foot in front of the other. Don't worry about other people. Don't worry about the future. Stay focused on creating the best work you can in the present. And the rest will come!
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Because in 6 years you'll be somewhere. In 6 months. Weeks. Minutes. And you can make choices right now that decide where that will be! And don't let anyone tell you you're a special case and it isn't true for you because raw truth time: I'm a college dropout out diagnosed with bipolar whose 20's were a side show! If I can overcome and do this thing, anyone can! Srsly.
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To help you in your journey (because I wouldn't be anywhere without the people that helped me!) I'll be doing an IG live Q&A EVERY Friday in December! Let me know in the comments what you'd like our next virtual matcha date to be about!
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And if you don't want to wait until Friday to hang, come listen to the @rawmilkpodcast where I get real about all things IG and all things creative business (like how we make money! πŸ™€) AND if you want to start up-leveling your IG right this second, click the link in profile to steal my two most popular presets from the Instagram Collection for FREE. For Lightroom desktop AND mobile. This photo was edited with the Hydrangea filter in literally 2 seconds! β€’
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

Two BIG things! One, watch the replay of our first ever LIVE Q&A on all things editing photos for Instagram (warning: I talk FAST to get you guys as much info as possible!)
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And two! We're hiring for the holidays! Are you Chattanooga, TN based with a real heart for serving, super organized & tidy, and want to learn behind the scenes of some holiday photo shoots? Cause we are looking for an assistant here at the Local Milk studio (aka my hizzy) for the month of December and potentially January!
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It isn't always glamorous work (read: food & lifestyle blogging involves a lot of dishes & a fair amount schlepping), but we like to think it's a pretty fun place to work complete with cookie & cocktail tasting, playing with flowers, and creating beautiful scenes to inspire slow living and elevating the everyday!
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If you're interested in being our hero behind the scenes email us at hello@localmilkblog.com for details!
And if you're interested in editing watch the live and let me know what you'd like next Friday's Q&A to be about!
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

As many of you know, we live in Paris part time and are applying for our visa for next year....so when the French Ministry of Agriculture @frenchfoodandbeverages sent us boxes upon boxes of French cheese, butter, and wine to play with in the kitchen...we were so excited! And this St. Andre, St. Agur, & Wild Mushroom Galette with a rich, buttery crust paired with @shoplacave champagne was the winning recipe. #ad
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The St. Andre and St. Agur come from @frenchcheesecorner and the crust is made with classic @presidentcheese butter. It was the perfect companion for doing a French wine tasting with bottles from @andrelurton, @taubfamilyselections, @duboeufwines, and @kobrandwines! Yes...there were a lot of corks popped!
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Having a taste of France here in Tennessee has me even more inspired than ever to make our move happen! It was, after all, the cheese and wine that made us fall in love with France. But it was the people we met that kept us. I'm already dreaming of how ridiculously proud I would be to hear our little Eulalie prattling in French! A mama can dream! #francebonappetit #madeinfrance #madewithlove


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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

✨NEW EPISODE✨of the @rawmilkpodcast with the hilarious @jenolmstead of @tonicsiteshopβ€”the beauty & brains behind my own site bethkirby.com!
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Jen & I first met IRL over lattes in Paris nerding out over design, how she got to where she is today (doing creative work she loves for a living), and how creatives can stand out in business and on social media when there's SO much out there. And in today's episode we do the same thing in a virtual tell-all coffee chat.
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So if you want to hear the true story of how one creative turned her knack for design and storytelling into working for herself and doing what she loves, and learn how you ca stay original AND stand out when there is SO much out there, tune in via the link in profile!
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PS. If you love the podcast, leave us a review on iTunes! It means the world to me! And if you check out @tonicsiteshop + want a site of your own use the code BETHSENTME for 15% off!
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Beth Kirby | Creative Business

Did you know that before @matthewlud was a rockstar at coffee, beer, and wine he was just a rockstar? Like the music kind.
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He's been a musician his whole life but it's been a decade since he's released anything...until now! Go follow @merefellows now...his new music project!
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He just released his first single "On the Run"on @spotify and @itunes and pretty much everywhere else you could listen to music online. He says the song isn't about us but I can't help but feel like for a nomadic family like ours "On the Run" feels pretty apropos! Go give it a listen and give him some love & support!
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