Breathe is coming to Vegas, and just in time for WPPI!

What is Breathe?

Breathe is an intensive designed to empower wives and/or moms with the tools they need to achieve success in business while also achieving balance, order, harmony, and success on the home front. 2012 is your year to achieve your professional goals without sacrificing your personal and family values!

After 2 sold out pilot workshops in 2011, I’ve modified the format and lengthened the time slot by 2 full hours! I can’t wait to launch the new and improved workshop format in Las Vegas on February 18th!

Read the complete promotional piece here.

Is Breathe right for you?

Check out these sample profiles.

How many people can attend?

In order to provide the best experience possible for all participants, the Las Vegas intensive size will be limited to 15.

Do I have to be a photographer to attend Breathe?

Absolutely not. None of the material covered in the workshop is industry specific.

Additional questions?

Email questions to aloha{at}natalienortonblog{dot}com, however with Christmas right around the corner, don’t expect an immediate response.

To Register:

Reserve your space by registering for The Breathe Intensive here. Both 2011 intensives sold out quickly; seats will go fast. Register today to reserve your space!  See you in Vegas!


The Higgins Family!

You know when you meet someone and you’re pretty sure you’ll be friends forever? Enter Becky. Becky came to The Phoenix Breathe Intensive in May, and look at us now! Practically neighbors. . . well, as far as the Phoenix valley is concerned. Who knew it was THREE HOURS WIDE. She’s bright, compassionate, grounded and a hundred more wonderful things I can’t wait to discover! It was so fun to spend time with her BEAUTIFUL family. Enjoy!

The things one does to elicit smiles:

BAM! Cartwheels and hand stands never fail.

Ok curly headed gals. Seriously, this book is the mecca.

It’s full of tips for all kinds of curly headed girls: waves, ringlets, corkscrew, spiral curls, you name it, this book has got you covered. Tips on cutting, conditioning, styling, drying and on and on and on AND OOOOONNNNNN!

Curly Girl: THE HANDBOOK may just be the very best investment my hair and I ever made (aside from the pillowcase, naturally). It would make a great stocking stuffer. I’ll call Santa for you.

xo! N

This post is part of a series. Let’s get you all caught up, part I: How To: frizz free waves.

click here to open post Dec 11, 2011 | posted in Inspire, Personal | 12 comments

I’ve been working SO HARD the last few weeks; it’s been dizzying.

Remember being a kid and trying to dig a hole at the beach? The sand seemed to fill the hole as quickly a you could dig it, and then, once you finally DID make measurable progress, what happened? A wave crashed to shore, and that was that.

Life anyone?! I’ve been living that analogy like crazy over the past few months, and here’s the thing, I refuse to let this BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT time of year pass by this way! None of us should! If there is ONE time of year that we get to call “Uncle” and jut LIVE LIFE without worry, without inhibition, without fear, THIS.IS.IT.

The goose is officially FAT! Let’s deck our halls, eat our figgy pudding, and make our Yuletides gay (for crying out loud)!!  I’m ready to jump up and down and throw some dirt, just because I’m a grownup, and that means I get to act like a kid whenever the heck I feel like it! So there!

Merry Christmas everyone! Let’s DO this thing!!

PS. Just for fun, here’s a ridiculously hilarious (and purposefully obnoxious) little Christmas song Richie and his friend Chris recorded (in his bedroom) about 10 years ago. Enjoy!

Richie Norton Christmas by natalienorton

August marks the beginning of the back-to-school season, which is a time of anticipation and excitement as students look forward to embarking on the journey of a new scholastic year.

For parents, this time can be extremely stressful if they haven’t prepared financially for back-to-school shopping. 2020 will put an additional twist on this already stressful time for parents, as the uncertainty looms for this upcoming school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents now will have to purchase the necessary sanitizing and safety items to keep their children safe, and for those students who will begin the school year learning remotely, parents will be in the market for laptops and other required technology.

According to the National Retail Federation, parents will spend significantly more money during this year’s back-to-school shopping season than in previous years.

Here are some tips that can help parents make this costly Fall 2020 back-to-school season as well as in the years to follow a little bit more manageable.

  • Total Up Everything You Need- This will give you an idea of all the items, supplies and clothing that you will need for the upcoming school year. You can then develop a reasonable spending limit. Check out these domtar cougar paper deals.
  • Set a Reasonable Spending Limit– Create a spending limit you’re comfortable with that also covers the basics. Keep in mind that the 2020-2021 school year will require items that weren’t previously needed for back-to-school shopping due to the pandemic and remote learning.
  • Putting off Certain Expenses-You don’t always have to buy everything in time for the first day. If your children are starting school at home distance learning, they may not need new clothes right away, that gives you additional time to save more money for when it is time to buy new clothes for the children.
  • Practicing Smart Shopping Methods– Some common smart shopping tactics include; buying generic when possible and socially acceptable, comparing prices, discount shopping at thrift stores or the dollar store for school supplies, buying supplies in bulk at warehouse stores and using coupons and rebate sites. Also, most major retailers will have big back to school sales and most states have “no-tax” week during the fall back-to-school season. Take advantage of those sales.