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PO Box 80 (Chapter 1)

This is the first chapter of the novel I am currently working on. It’s a YA piece about a young girl who sets out along the Appalachain Trail in search of a missing person…and her purpose. All of her friends are headed to college soon, but Raven is staying behind to help run her parents’ Bed and Breakfast. This is a story about finding your true calling, coping with change, and finding the courage to succeed. I started working on this piece as part of my final portfolio in grad school. Only my graduate advisor and critique partner have seen this chapter and the others for this story. You can gain exclusive access to this 12 page chapter when you join my Patreon page.

Each month I publish a short story on my Patreon page for those readers who pledge $5 a month or more. If you would like to read this first chapter please consider joining my Patreon page.

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Capsule Wardrobe Tips + Template

In December of 2020, I embarked on a journey to curate a capsule wardrobe for myself. Inspired by Courtney Carver’s Project 333, I decided to clear out my closet and take a more ethical approach to clothing choices.

To read my initial post (my most popular post of all time) check out Project 333: A Book Review.

I’ve learned a few things and tailored the Project 333 approach to fit my needs and lifestyle. Below is The Ameri Brit Mom’s best tips for creating your own Capsule Wardrobe and a special template.

Tips to Start a Capsule Wardrobe

  1. Begin by defining how long your capsule wardrobe will serve you. I live in the midwest and the weather cycles match the changing seasons. With that in mind, I kept the suggested timeline of 3 months for a capsule.
  2. Set aside “out of season” clothing in a storage bin or tote out of sight. You will be less likely to go searching for a piece if it is out of the way.
  3. Recycle or donate clothing that does not make the cut. If a piece makes it through a whole year without being in the capsule, it’s time to part ways.
  4. Figure out a number of pieces that meets your needs. Consider events, holidays, or professional needs when setting those numbers. Project 333 would encourage 33 pieces, but I found that some seasons I needed more and others I needed less.
  5. Try to stick to a neutral color scheme so that most pieces can be worn in combination together. It’s okay to have a few pieces with bright colors or prints, but the majority of the capsule should be on the neutral spectrum.

Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe

  1. Each day I spend far less time than I used to trying to “put an outfit together.” I can spend more time doing other things I enjoy rather than pondering over what to wear.
  2. My eco-footprint is reduced because I own less and it takes less to power and energy to maintain the pieces in my wardrobe.
  3. The choices I make in purchasing are based on comfort and durability and not on trends. This saves a lot of time and money!
  4. Every day I am wearing one of my favorite pieces! I only keep those pieces that I absolutely LOVE. It’s not worth the time and space to hang on to pieces with sentimental value or that make me feel bad about my body shape or size. I love every piece and they each make me feel fantastic about ME.

Capsule Wardrobe Template

Are you interested in creating a capsule wardrobe for yourself?

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned since 2020 and made a template to help you get started on a capsule wardrobe journey.

You can download this template when you join my Patreon. I can also customize your template to meet your needs (FREE TO PATRONS!) In addition to gaining this template and others like it, you will be joining a community of supportive readers.

Patreon is helping The Ameri Brit Mom launch as a small business and is cultivating a direct relationship between myself as a creator and my community. Additionally, I offer writing and editing services monthly and a short story is published once a month that is exclusive to this group.

Whether you choose to join the Patreon or not, I hope that my tips have helped you to consider your own wardrobe. Are you happy with the amount you own? Do you love every piece? Is there a piece or two that you can get rid of today because it no longer serves your needs? That’s what capsule wardrobes are all about–conscious choices that simplify closet spaces.

The Ameri Brit Mom

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How to be a Congressman and Diplomat

Inspired by my recent trip to Washington DC, I wrote a piece on the evolution of a political figure. This 500 word essay explores the journey of well-intentioned politicians and the compromises that must be made in order to be successful in corrupt systems. 

In order to view this short essay, you must be a member of my Patreon site. Each month, I create exclusive content and offer special editing services for members. For $5, $10, or $20 a month, you can support The Ameri Brit Mom and receive benefits as a True Fan of my writing and business. To join, click below:

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April Short Story

This month, I wanted to give a glimpse into what you can expect to see as a member of this Patreon page in the future. Some of my works will be fictional, however, this is a piece I’ve written that is based on my experience with a very special student. She and her parents have given permission for this to be shared. I hope this piece touches your heart the same way that MaKenzie touches mine. 

Starting in May, only Patrons will be able to view and access the monthly short story. These will be original pieces written and edited by Lauren Sisley of The Ameri Brit Mom. If you want to see more, exclusive works and want to support the launch and construction of this new business please consider pledging to my Patreon page. 

It’s an easy transaction–you set the price and I create the content.

To read this piece click on the title below:

MaKenzie by Lauren Sisley

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Join My Patreon Today!!

If you join my Patreon site during the month of February, you will earn Valentine’s Day cards. Both of the beautiful designs give you space for your written voice to express love for those in your life who mean the most. I am so in love with the way these turned out and I hope you adore them as well.

If you need a little more information on Patreon, check out this post, “An Introduction to Patreon.”

Thanks for all your support!

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Six Ways to Support the Brand…

As with the launch of any brand or small business, The Ameri Brit Mom has been busy setting up multiple channels for clients to find and interact with this new vision. Today, I wanted to create a post to share ways in which you can stay connected with The Ameri Brit Mom and support all of the work being done to serve readers all over the world.

1. Email Subscription

If you want to stay up-to-date on the news and all things connected to The Ameri Brit Mom blog and brand you will want to make sure you join the FREE subscription. With a subscription, you will receive a monthly newsletter in your inbox that includes updates and special offers.

2. Facebook Page

The Ameri Brit Mom posts on the Facebook Page a couple of times a week. This is also a place where I share tools I encounter in my own growth as a writer–articles, memes, photos, etc.

3. Instagram

My Instagram story and posts are full of photos that convey the aesthetic of both The Ameri Brit Mom as an individual and as a brand. On this platform, you will see photos and videos of my family, real life adventures, and updates on the brand.

4. Pinterest

If you love the things you read about and the vibes of the brand then you will love to follow The Ameri Brit Mom on Pinterest. This is where I curate boards of beautiful inspiration that come across my feed. There are even some pins that are original to the brand.

5. Patreon

This is a paid platform. You can choose to pay $5, $10, or $20 a month to support the brand. In exchange for your patronage, you will receive exclusive deals and content. This is a platform that is critical in the growth of the brand. With monthly donations, I can continue to build on the foundation of the brand and offer more in the coming months.

6. Hire The Ameri Brit Mom to serve your own writing Projects

If you have a piece of writing you have been working on or dreaming about, The Ameri Brit Mom can serve as an extra pair of eyes and experience to bring to your work. From one page resumes to full manuscripts, The Ameri Brit Mom has experience with the process and publication of writing in its various forms. Completing a client survey can get the ball rolling and help The Ameri Brit Mom serve your needs.

Thank you so much for your support as I launch this creative brand into the world and as I prepare for a BIG future for The Ameri Brit Mom. Anytime you follow or share this brand with others you help to widen the audience and get the services of The Ameri Brit Mom into the hands of people with dreams to communicate a message to the world.

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An Introduction to Patreon

Many of you are aware that The Ameri Brit Mom became personal brand and business on January 1st. Launch Day was such a smooth process and the support the brand received from both friends IRL and the online community was overwhelming. Thank you for making this new adventure an encouraging experience.

Over the next several weeks I plan to give more clarity to the mission and avenues for support available for The Ameri Brit Mom.

The first way you can partner with The Ameri Brit Mom is through Patreon. Patreon is an online platform that provides financial support for Creatives through a unique setup. Instead of just donating money to a brand or cause, Patreon provides a space where Creatives can send exclusive content and material to those who decide to partner with them. So, you as the donor receive numerous benefits from your financial support.

The Ameri Brit Mom is offering three tiers of support. Each level comes with a unique set of monthly benefits. Allow me to break this down for you:

For $5 a month you can receive: a one-page editing service for free, access to a monthly video/vlog, and you allow for The Ameri Brit Mom to continue to offer content connects with readers and writers around the world.

For $10 a month you can receive: a two-page editing service for free, access to a monthly video/vlog, exclusive content and news, and general support for the brand.

For $20 a month you can receive: a five-page editing service for free, access to a monthly video/vlog, exclusive content and news, and general support for the brand.

If you are ready to partner with The Ameri Brit Mom here click HERE!

Financial support is not for everyone. If you find yourself wanting to support the launch of The Ameri Brit Mom, but you are not in a spot financially to do so, do not fear! As I said before, there are several ways to partner with The Ameri Brit Mom and I’ll be highlighting different ways to show support in the coming weeks.

If you have additional question about Patreon, feel free to reach out.

The Ameri Brit Mom