Let's get this party started!

It has been a crazy year!  I honestly can't believe it has been almost a year to the day since started on this journey.  To give everyone a little of the background... My very good friend, Jerrica, sent me a Pin on Pinterest that inspired this entire business!  Initially I had thought about implementing the idea for someone else, and then it HIT me! Why not do it as my own business?! My sister, Kelsey, has been encouraging me for years to start my own business...

The more I thought about it, the more I loved it.  Loving an idea is one thing... Implementing it is a whole other animal!  The name was actually suggested by my boyfriend and it fits perfectly.  My middle name is Ashlee, so D.ash stands for Dana Ashlee and is also meant to describe the main type of events I plan.  I've had an outstanding amount of support that has kept me going through the slow times.

Now it is 2016, I am pumped and ready to get this party started!!! I will be planning, pinning and posting way more, so be on the lookout! <3 Dana


One task at a time

A nice cold New Belgium Snapshot, my cat snoring in the background, this Friday night is off to a great start!  There is such a learning curve with starting your own business.  It is stressful!  It is also hard because you have to keep yourself accountable.  Yikes!  Also, taking a Friday night to work on the website.  I have my first photographer on board.  So now I just need to figure out pricing and packaging.  Then the logo. Registering with the State.  Getting a bank account!  There are so many little tasks to starting a business that add up to a lot of time, effort, and self-teaching so many new things!  I am keeping my Momma's lifelong advice:  Make a list, and take one task at a time.

<3 Dana

Domain Shmomain...

If you have never set up your own domain, website and email, let me tell you, it is not as easy as it seems!

This weekend has been a blur!  I finally decided I needed to start working on SOMETHING for Dash, so around 11:30 pm tonight, I started working on the email.

There are so many more linking tasks, verifications, and hoops to jump through than I realized!  Thankfully I got it figured out, so I should be done by 1:30 am.  It is a good thing I am a night owl!  I can't wait to start working on other aspects of this new venture!

<3 Dana