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Hello! It’s so great to have you on the blog! I want start by asking you to introduce yourself, what sorts of things do you enjoy doing with your leisure time?

To be honest, I spend a lot of my leisure time working on the not-so-fun aspects of being self-employed. Making sure my schedule is correct, planning numbers, and lots of advertising. I also spend most of my time with my children. I am a single mom of three small children and one dog.:-)we love to go hiking, exploring new trails, and hanging out at the parks. We go to church Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. My kids are also in ballet and karate so we do a lot of running around.

So tell us a little bit about what you do, the services you offer and where your located?
I clean houses.:-)I love my job. I visit the same clients on a regular basis and some I’ve clean for quite a long time so I know them very2017-02-08_0004well. I know the things they like, the things they dislike, how they like things done, and most importantly how I can go above and beyond for them. My job is to make it easier for parents to spend time with their
children, hard workers to focus on their work, the elderly to have clean homes without the hard work, and dog owners enjoy being home without worrying about dog hair.
Aside from purposes of income, why do you do what you do? What do you enjoy most about your work?
 There are two reasons why I chose this career path. The number one reason I chose to do what I do is my children. I have to be able to drop them off at school in the morning and pick them up after school, take them to all their extracurricular activities, be there for them when they’re sick or when they need me to participate in school things. Everything I do, I do for my children. The second reason why I chose this work is to bless others. I want to make people’s lives easier, do special things for them, and bless them with the valued time with their family that they otherwise miss out on taking care of things around the house. I am not perfect, I make mistakes, I forget things, but I try my absolute best and almost every time I leave a job, I’m very proud of my work. (Although, I always wish I could do more.)
Do you have a mission statement, or to put it more simply, do you have a mission in general when you think about completing your work? 
I don’t think I technically have a mission statement (yet) but my goal is to enable people to focus more on the important things in life rather than putting work into the house and doing housework and chores and the never-ending stuff around the house. In this day and age, we know it’s more important to spend time with family. However, everyone wants their house to look presentable for one company might come over. It’s difficult to accomplish both of those successfully. It’s difficult to balance those things.
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2017-02-08_0008Is there any ways in which your business gives back to the community? 
At this time, I donate 10% of profit to local churches or charitable organizations. I would love to have events that would help raise money for people who really need help or even for dogs. But hosting huge events like this and making them successful takes more than just one person. So that will be in the near future.
What is the best way for people to contact you?
Brittany Simpson
Let It Shine Christian Housekeeping
Owner and Operator
Phone number: (724)322-9657
Be sure to check Brittany’s FB page for her monthly specials, discounts and promotions!

This week for our Featured Business Friday I met with entrepreneur, Paula Sova of the new downtown Uniontown bakery. Paula recently opened Paula’s Cookies and more, located on Historic 39 Beeson Blvd, PA. Paula offers an array of fresh cupcakes, cookies and cakes for any occasion. Paula’s quote is that “Life is what you bake it” and that why she does what she does. I’ve said for a long time that Uniontown needed a fresh bakery and I’m so pleased to find that we finally have one again! SO, stop in soon and visit Paula, she would be so glad to see you!

Facebook: Paula’s Cookies and More

Phone: 724-320-5259

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Hey Claire! It’s so great to have you as our first featured business on the blog! I want start by asking you to introduce yourself, what sorts of things do you enjoy doing with your leisure time?

First off, my name is Claire Basescu I was born and raised in Uniontown. I started in the beauty industry in 2012 and in January if 2016 I went off on my own as an independent stylist and makeup artist. As well as being in this industry I am also a full time college student majoring in teaching (prek-4 and dualing in special education). In the little free time I have I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working out, traveling and experiencing new things!

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So tell us a little bit about what you do, the services you offer and where your located.

 I work out of Michael Politos Hair studio located at 37 S Beeson in Uniontown. At the salon I offer services including: Color, cut, wax, styling as well as natural and airbrush makeup. I also work as a freelance makeup and stylist going on location for weddings, proms and other special events!

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Aside from purposes of income, why do you do what you do? What do you enjoy most about your work?

One of my favorite parts of doing what I do is making others feel great about themselves. Whether it be a new cut and color or their makeup on their wedding day, seeing their reaction when they see each other for the first time is truly priceless! I also enjoy the creativity of my job and how each and every client is different.


Do you have a mission statement, or to put it more simply, do you have a mission in general when you think about completing your work?

I strive for my clients to be 100% satisfied with all of their services!

2017-01-18_0002Is there any ways in which your business gives back to the community?

For the past year I have been an active member of FYPN (Fayette Young Professionals Network). I try to get involved in as many activities and fundraisers they have to offer. As well as being a member of FYPN, each year for prom I contact a local high school to ask if they have a student in mind who I could offer a free makeup and formal style for them for their prom night. I am always wanting to get more involved in the community and am always looking for ways I can give back more, any ideas are greatly appreciated!


What is the best way for people to contact you?

Cell phone number (call or text) 724-812-3253

Facebook: www.facebook.com/makeupandhairbyclaire

email: hair.by.claire@outlook.com

IG: makeup.and.hair.by.claire

CLAIRE’S PROMOTIONAL OFFER: 

Schedule a color service for the month of February, you will receive 10% off  OR a free eyebrow wax!

I am sooo happy to FINALLY be blogging this family session from last fall. This is such a testament to how uncomplicated family sessions really need to be. Let’s go outside and play!

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Caitlin’s Living Photography is a fine art wedding photography company located in Fayette County shooting in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York (including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Uniontown, Morgantown, Bemus Point and all surrounding areas) and is available for travel for destination weddings world-wide. Specializing in Fine Art Weddings, Boudoir, Engagements, Anniversaries, Vow Renewals, and Elopements, as well as Lifestyle Sessions for Families, Maternity, and Infants. Feel free to contact us here to schedule your consultation.

Until next time.
xoxo

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I + J couldn’t have had a more perfect wedding day. Each detail was carefully planned, yet filled with a state of whimsy and grace. Their wedding at the rose garden in The National Aviary was incredibly intimate, and their reception had guests in awe at the hand-crafted personal touches. Take a look at a few of my favorite images below, and be sure to send them your love by leaving a comment below.

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Caitlin’s Living Photography is a fine art wedding photography company located in Fayette County shooting in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York (including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Uniontown, Morgantown, Bemus Point and all surrounding areas) and is available for travel for destination weddings world-wide. Specializing in Fine Art Weddings, Boudoir, Engagements, Anniversaries, Vow Renewals, and Elopements, as well as Lifestyle Sessions for Families, Maternity, and Infants. Feel free to contact us here to schedule your consultation.

Until next time.
xoxo