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We get it. Building a business isn’t easy on your own.

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Setting the prospects you need in order to be a successful entrepreneur can be stressful and time-consuming. Networking can feel overwhelming — let’s change that!

District Bliss is a community of creatives and business owners who want to expand their networks quickly, build their businesses with ease, and just find their people! We host socials that take the “work” out of networking and workshops taught by leading experts to get you on the road to success without the stress!

Fun, easy, supportive, and rewarding!

So, if you’re looking for networking that is fun and monetizes, business resources to get you those ideal clients, and a supportive community to help you achieve your goals, you’ve come to the right place!

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Why does networking have to feel overwhelming? District Bliss is over that! We join forces with talented entrepreneurs to form the raddest networking socials with the best ROI around. Meet top prospects and expand your referral network in a stress-free environment. At last, a comfortable way to skyrocket your business!

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Are you a business owner who is feeling isolated, uninspired, and really want to grow but aren’t sure how? If you’re going to join one networking organization, District Bliss is it! We offer online workshops and support, light-hearted networking socials, support collaborations, help you feel more motivated, and cultivate friendships!

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After ONE networking event, I booked three new clients and have continued to book new clients at each subsequent event! Because District Bliss makes the events so warm, engaging and welcoming, that awkward networking ice is broken right away and business owners can immediately connect with perfect-match, top paying, high integrity, fun customers. You won't find this at other events. With the top-tier sponsoring opportunity, we are truly thrilled and have found a comfortable, monetizing networking hub — couldn't be happier!

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Capture Your Pet's Personality through Drawing and Watercolor Techniques

Capture Your Pet’s Personality through Drawing and Watercolor Techniques

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Learn how to draw your pet like an artist by utilizing simple shapes and easy-to-understand techniques! (beginners - advanced welcome)

Jingle & Mingle: A Work-From-Home Office Party for Entrepreneurs

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

It's a Holiday Party with the District Bliss crew! We'll do a bit of networking, celebrate, and maybe play a fun game!

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WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DRAW AND PAINT LIKE ME?! Guess what! I’m hosting a 2.5 hour workshop with @districtblissevents on December 10 so I can show you my process and how I break down portraits to make them easy to properly sketch and paint. We will review basic principles for both sketching and watercolor painting, as well as get into some fun work! I also have curated art kits (swipe to check out all the supplies) available on my website - when you buy them, you even get some extra prints for paws surprises inside! You might get stickers, magnets, sticker sheets.... or even a notebook or a tea towel! Everything you see in this photo are potential goodies you could receive!

You also will get a 15% off coupon for a future portrait project with me.

Some points:
🥐 Everyone who RSVPs will receive an ongoing link to view the recording of the workshop- that way, you will have continuing access to view the workshop again!
🥐 If you RSVP, you also don’t need to attend the live workshop - just let us know that you will be a post attendee once the recording comes out!
🥐 You can sign up for the workshop and purchase the kit via the link in my bio!!!
🥐 A portion of the proceeds benefit @frenchbulldogvillage
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Do you love what you do?⁠

Whether you're running your own business or ⁠working for a corporation or anything in between, you should love what you do.⁠

Don't let your work run you! ⁠

Over the past few years, I've been asked many, many times how I run two businesses and host/co-host two podcasts.⁠

It's not always easy. Sometimes it's really challenging. Sometimes it's exhausting.⁠

But it's always worth it. It's always rewarding.⁠

If there's a challenge, I'm up for it. I love to troubleshoot; it's like doing a puzzle! ⁠

What's your fave part of what you do?⁠


Join us at our upcoming @DistrictBlissEvents!⁠

12/1: Ask Sara Anything: By popular request, I'm pulling back the curtain and answering your questions about how run two businesses and have two podcasts (get your minds out of the gutter; business-related questions only 😂) (members only)⁠

12/10: Capture Your Pet's Personality through Drawing and Watercolor Techniques with @kelsonpaper — supports @frenchbulldogvillage⁠

12/16: Virtual co-working (members only)⁠

⁠12/17: Jingle and Mingle: A holiday party for the work-from-home entrepreneurs⁠

.... more exciting events to come!⁠


PS: District Bliss Members get free access to all of these events! 🎉 Join us! Link in bio⁠
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Your girl has been busy. Did anyone notice I took over a week off of social media?⁠

⁠Sometimes, I just need to check the eff out. ⁠

But, we have a lot of exciting stuff coming up! ⁠

⁠Join us at our upcoming @DistrictBlissEvents!⁠
12/1: Ask Sara Anything: By popular request, I'm pulling back the curtain and answering your questions about how run two businesses and have two podcasts (get your minds out of the gutter; business-related questions only 😂) (members only)⁠

12/10: Capture Your Pet's Personality through Drawing and Watercolor Techniques with @kelsonpaper — supports @frenchbulldogvillage⁠

12/16: Virtual co-working (members only)⁠

⁠12/17: Jingle and Mingle: A holiday party for the work-from-home entrepreneurs⁠

.... more exciting events to come!⁠


PS: District Bliss Members get free access to all of these events! 🎉 Join us! Link in bio⁠








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Jingle & Mingle: A Work-From-Home Office Party for Entrepreneurs⁠

It's a Holiday Party with the District Bliss crew on 12/17! ⁠

We'll do a bit of networking, celebrate, and maybe play a fun game!⁠

Grab your jingle and get ready to mingle!⁠

Join us for a holiday party for the work-from-home entrepreneurial crowd!⁠

Let's take the "work" out of networking, celebrate the end of 2020 (go home, 2020, you're cut off!), and maybe we'll play a game together!⁠

Networking online with an in-person vibe, quality connections, and tons of fun!⁠

There will be prizes!⁠

We'll be giving prizes to whoever has the best holiday attire!⁠

“I attended one online event and I could immediately tell that there was such a great energy. As soon as I arrived, I felt welcomed. It was like an in-person feeling in an online world! Sara popped us into little breakout rooms for a few minutes before we got started, which really encouraged connection. We followed each other on Instagram and have stayed in touch. I felt like I could meet my business bestie from just attending one workshop — who knew?!” — @_ChristaDavis_, Christa Davis Coaching
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Are you ready to learn how to draw your pet like an artist by utilizing simple shapes and easy-to-understand techniques! (beginners - advanced welcome)⁠ with @kelsonpaper? ⁠

You'll capture your pet's personality through drawing and watercolor techniques like a professional artist!⁠

We're hosting this workshop on 12/10 and it's going to be AH-MAZING — plus, a portion of the proceeds go support @frenchbulldogvillage!⁠

Did you know what's most important in a pet portrait is HOW you capture the personality and unique traits, not your exact illustrative style?⁠

Get all the basic tips and tricks that you can use again and again, building your skills into a specific art toolkit.⁠

This workshop is open to everyone — from beginners to advanced levels. Everyone will be able to use these simple, actionable steps to create a lovely work of art!⁠

We'll begin by learning to draw our pets with Kelsey's super-approachable style!⁠

Walk away able to...⁠
- Simplify any photo into basic shapes for sketching⁠
- Look for details that will help you add personality to a drawing⁠
- Learn the critical focal points when drawing animals⁠
- Practice your sketching and line work skills⁠
- Understand the differences between illustration and realism⁠
- Prepare sketches for watercolor painting⁠

Then, we'll move on to how to paint your pet: with Kelsey's simple tricks for watercolor portraits⁠

Learn how to paint your pet by utilizing simple watercolor techniques, including washes and shading!⁠

Part two of this workshop provides basic tips and tricks that you can practice again and again, building your skills into a specific art toolkit.⁠

- You'll learn how to explore watercolor as a medium⁠
- Look for details that will help you add personality to a painting⁠
- Learn the critical focal points when painting animals⁠
- Practice your basic watercolor skills and layering techniques⁠
- Understand the differences between illustration and realism⁠
- Simplify any photo to understand shadows and light⁠

Bonus! @kelsonpaper will send all of her fave artist tools to you — and some swag, too!⁠

Link in bio⁠
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Repost @frenchbulldogvillage
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District Bliss and the incredibly talented Kelsey Weir (https://www.kelseyweir.com/) have collaborated and chosen FBV to benefit from this amazing event! We are so excited and thankful!
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“Capture Your Pet's Personality through Drawing and Watercolor Techniques”
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We'll begin by learning to draw our pets with Kelsey's super-approachable style!
You'll walk away from this interactive workshop able to...
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🐾 Simplify any photo into basic shapes for sketching
🐾 Look for details that will help you add personality to a drawing
🐾 Learn the critical focal points when drawing animals
🐾 Practice your sketching and line work skills
🐾 Understand the differences between illustration and realism
🐾 Prepare sketches for watercolor painting

Link in bio!
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Are you ready to learn how to draw your pet like an artist by utilizing simple shapes and easy-to-understand techniques! (beginners - advanced welcome)⁠ with @kelsonpaper? ⁠

You'll capture your pet's personality through drawing and watercolor techniques like a professional artist!⁠

We're hosting this workshop on 12/10 and it's going to be AH-MAZING — plus, a portion of the proceeds go support @frenchbulldogvillage!⁠

Did you know what's most important in a pet portrait is HOW you capture the personality and unique traits, not your exact illustrative style?⁠

Get all the basic tips and tricks that you can use again and again, building your skills into a specific art toolkit.⁠

This workshop is open to everyone — from beginners to advanced levels. Everyone will be able to use these simple, actionable steps to create a lovely work of art!⁠

We'll begin by learning to draw our pets with Kelsey's super-approachable style!⁠

Walk away able to...⁠
- Simplify any photo into basic shapes for sketching⁠
- Look for details that will help you add personality to a drawing⁠
- Learn the critical focal points when drawing animals⁠
- Practice your sketching and line work skills⁠
- Understand the differences between illustration and realism⁠
- Prepare sketches for watercolor painting⁠

Then, we'll move on to how to paint your pet: with Kelsey's simple tricks for watercolor portraits⁠

Learn how to paint your pet by utilizing simple watercolor techniques, including washes and shading!⁠

Part two of this workshop provides basic tips and tricks that you can practice again and again, building your skills into a specific art toolkit.⁠

- You'll learn how to explore watercolor as a medium⁠
- Look for details that will help you add personality to a painting⁠
- Learn the critical focal points when painting animals⁠
- Practice your basic watercolor skills and layering techniques⁠
- Understand the differences between illustration and realism⁠
- Simplify any photo to understand shadows and light⁠

Bonus! @kelsonpaper will send all of her fave artist tools to you — and some swag, too!⁠

Link in bio⁠
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It's another Member Monday! Welcome Victoria, CEO of @dewpointcomms to the District Bliss community! ⁠

"I believe that business can be a force for good in the world. ⁠

Everyday I work with amazing entrepreneurs who prove me right.⁠

My clients build purpose-driven companies that are aligned with their own values and life goals. Their businesses provide financial well-being and stability for themselves, and their families, and make a difference in the world around them.⁠

​Yes, clients benefit from my 20+ years of business experience, education, extensive training and certification. However, my coaching superpower is actually my intuition, empathy, and genuine curiosity.⁠

Great coaching gives you focus, clarity and results. Coaching with me helps you reach your goals faster and easier. It will also be a lot more fun. Promise."⁠

We love Victoria's can-do attitude, think she's hysterical, and value her positivity! She's a delight to be around and she's brilliant!⁠

We're so honored to have her as a District Bliss Member! 😘⁠


Upcoming District Bliss events...⁠
11/11: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

11/17: Creative Business Blueprint with @csecoaching⁠

11/18: Monthly Members Roundtable⁠

12/1: Members Ask Sara Anything (virtual office hours)⁠

12/10: Capture Your Pet's Personality Through Drawing and Watercolor with @kelsonpaper (part of the proceeds go toward @frenchbulldogvillage because they're amazing!)⁠

12/16: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

Link in bio!
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It seems like a treat yo'self kinda weekend to me. 🎉⁠


Upcoming District Bliss events...⁠
11/11: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

11/17: Creative Business Blueprint with @csecoaching⁠

11/18: Monthly Members Roundtable⁠

12/1: Members Ask Sara Anything (virtual office hours)⁠

12/10: Capture Your Pet's Personality Through Drawing and Watercolor with @kelsonpaper (part of the proceeds go toward @frenchbulldogvillage because they're amazing!)⁠

12/16: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

Link in bio!
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We made it to the weekend, friends! Can you believe it?!⁠

I'm taking some time off to unplug and relax with my family. hbu?⁠

Upcoming District Bliss events...⁠
11/11: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

11/17: Creative Business Blueprint with @csecoaching⁠

11/18: Monthly Members Roundtable⁠

12/1: Members Ask Sara Anything (virtual office hours)⁠

12/10: Capture Your Pet's Personality Through Drawing and Watercolor with @kelsonpaper (part of the proceeds go toward @frenchbulldogvillage because they're amazing!)⁠

12/16: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

Link in bio!
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We all know it's important to surround ourselves with a community of like-minded peers. ⁠

And, in networking, you get what you pay for. ⁠

Being part of a community of business owners who are not only committed to their own success, but also to yours — and getting the support and resources you need is invaluable.⁠

I've worked hard to surround myself with amazing people who elevate me as a human and as an entrepreneur.⁠

Tag someone who is uplifting for you and your business 👇⁠


Join us at all of our upcoming @DistrictBlissEvents!⁠
⁠11/11: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

11/17: Creative Business Blueprint with @csecoaching⁠

11/18: Monthly Members Roundtable⁠

12/1: Members Ask Sara Anything (virtual office hours)⁠

12/10: Capture Your Pet's Personality Through Drawing and Watercolor with @kelsonpaper (part of the proceeds go toward @frenchbulldogvillage because they're amazing!)⁠

12/16: Members Virtual Co-Working⁠

Link in bio!⁠
PS: District Bliss Members get free access to all of these events! 🎉 Join us! Link in bio⁠
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⁠Are you ready to capture your pet's personality through drawing and watercolor techniques with @kelsonpaper?!⁠

We're hosting this workshop on 12/10 and it's going to be AH-MAZING — plus, a portion of the proceeds go support @frenchbulldogvillage!⁠

Learn how to draw your pet like an artist by utilizing simple shapes and easy-to-understand techniques! (beginners - advanced welcome)⁠

We get it. It takes years of practice and trial-and-error to learn the best ways to capture personality and realism in pet portraits.⁠

But, did you know what's most important in a pet portrait is HOW you capture the personality and unique traits, not your exact illustrative style?⁠

Get all the basic tips and tricks that you can use again and again, building your skills into a specific art toolkit.⁠

This workshop is open to everyone — from beginners to advanced levels. Everyone will be able to use these simple, actionable steps to create a lovely work of art!⁠

We'll begin by learning to draw our pets with Kelsey's super-approachable style!⁠

You'll walk away from this interactive workshop able to...⁠
- Simplify any photo into basic shapes for sketching⁠
- Look for details that will help you add personality to a drawing⁠
- Learn the critical focal points when drawing animals⁠
- Practice your sketching and line work skills⁠
- Understand the differences between illustration and realism⁠
- Prepare sketches for watercolor painting⁠

Then, we'll move on to how to paint your pet: with Kelsey's simple tricks for watercolor portraits⁠

Learn how to paint your pet by utilizing simple watercolor techniques, including washes and shading!⁠

Part two of this workshop provides basic tips and tricks that you can practice again and again, building your skills into a specific art toolkit.⁠

- You'll learn how to explore watercolor as a medium⁠
- Look for details that will help you add personality to a painting⁠
- Learn the critical focal points when painting animals⁠
- Practice your basic watercolor skills and layering techniques⁠
- Understand the differences between illustration and realism⁠
- Simplify any photo to understand shadows and light⁠

RSVP 👉 link in bio⁠
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