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Not Just Work \\ HART & HONEY

Not Just Work \\ A blog series about people that work on something inspired from their heart with passion.

Meet Ashley and Lily of Hart & Honey, not only are they awesome as an impromptu flash dance duo, super-encouragers to fellow creatives, and highly talented artists; they also, are the heart and soul of Hart & Honey. It has been our pleasure to get to know them and share a little of their amazing spirit and fervor with you.

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Q: Who are you? (Not just your name, rather, how would your soul describe you?)

A: Goodness, I know I am a sass most days. I am a lover of dance parties and a have a deep desire to be surrounded by people I love.

L : As someone who loves high-fives and is often guilty of being a little too optimistic. I’m driven by the desire to tell genuine stories in a lovely way.

Q: What do you do?

A: Graphic Design & Styling

L: Photography


Q: Why are you doing this?

A: Because we couldn’t see ourselves doing anything else!

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Q: What is your favorite band?

A: We both love all kinds of music but our JT, Haim and Alabama Shakes stations get the most play at the studio.


Q: What are you reading right now?

A: Do magazines count? Good. We’re always trading our latest subscriptions back and forth and are both especially inspired by Darling Magazine at the moment.


Q: What’s the next movie you really want to see?

A: Inside Llewyn Davis

L: Philomena

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Q: Who inspires you?

A: My husband. He works in a hospital all day and comes home with a love of life and reminds me that life is too short to get caught up in the petty things… a reminder I need most days.

L : My community — we are surrounded by the most genuine people I’ve ever known. There is abundant honesty and grace in our friendships which is a rare gift and encourages me in every area of life.


Q: How can people follow you pursuing your passion?

A: We love Instagram!  @hartandhoney


Q: How can people engage or participate in this passion?

A: Follow our blog, we are trying to stay “real” and transparent while talking about the realities of freelance life. It’s our desire to cultivate an honest conversation among creatives — Let us know what you think!


Q: If you had something you could ask for (doesn’t matter how crazy), what would it be?

L: An endless supply of glitter and champagne.


Q: What is something super-awesome that you can do that not too many people know about?

Ashley is supa’ at Zumba and Lily knows every word to most MIA songs. #gangsta 

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Q: What’s next for Hart & Honey and what is your biggest dream for 2014?

A: We’re very excited about a personal collaborative project to be released later this Spring… that’s all we can say!


Q: Behind any high expectation for success is an equal fear of failure. Courage is refusing to let the fear stop you. What inspires your brightest courage?

A: I think it’s the desire to see each other succeed. We want to see one another grow as creatives; wanting great things for someone else helps us push past our own fears and focuses our attention on the well being of those we love. Working alongside one another has been an invaluable experience.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us! We think you are awesome in every way and love sharing your brilliance with others.