Lake Country Currents

Lake Country Currents

We were so inspired by the talent + presence in the Lake Country online community after hearing the community feedback during our Lake Country #FOLLOWFRIDAY series in November 2018 on INSTAGRAM! To keep that momentum going, @LAKECOUNTRYFAMILYFUN launched Lake Country Currents, a networking group for bloggers, influencers, and creatives in the greater Waukesha County area in January 2019.

Lake Country Family Fun proudly presents our event series:

Lake Country Currents

One of Lake Country Family Fun’s main tenets of its MISSION STATEMENT is to build community. Through our event series, we will be hosting a number of get-togethers and meetups for Lake Country and Waukesha County area based bloggers, creatives, and influencers to meet up, share resources, and laugh.

Our first series was such a success: the Coffee Shop Series. As you know, Lake Country Family Fun has published their Local Coffee Shop Guide for the second year in a row now, and we can’t say enough good things about all the local, independently owned coffee shops sprinkled throughout our area. Thank you to Mama D’s, Roots Waukesha, 1863 Coffee Saloon & Cafe, Milwaukee Street Traders, and Cafe La Belle for hosting us.

Many thanks to our Summer Mixer Series locations for hosting us: Seven Seas in Hartland and Bass Bay Brewhouse in Muskego. 

And while our 2019-2020 season of Lake Country Currents, didn’t end as we’d hoped (via Zoom), it was an amazingly successful year. We launched a membership program and a had a lineup of successful women leading us in various topics to learn and grow together.

Come along with us as we continually pivot. We can’t wait for you to join, learn, and laugh with us! 

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Saturday, August 29 – Focus on physical and mental health with an outdoor yoga session at the Club at Lac La Belle led by Sharon Ellifson.
  • Saturday, October 3 – Heather Schaefer aka the Bra Break-Up Expert will be leading the morning with Branding and Strategy Tips
      • Place: Birch and Banyan Coffee in Hartland, upstairs
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
      • Read: We’ll be discussing the September AND October book
      • Always bring your business cards
      • Beth Boyke Photography will be on hand for candids and our group shot!
  • Saturday, November 7 – Leepa Mittal, Traveling Photographer Extraordinaire, will be leading the morning with Photography and Social Media Tips
      • Place: Keller Williams in downtown Hartland, upstairs
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
      • Read: Indistractable by Nir Eyal
      • Always bring your business cards
      • Beth Boyke will be on hand for candids.
  • Tuesday, December 1 – Julie Coughlin, back by popular demand:

    How to Use your Community & Network to Hit your 2021 Goals

      • Place: Online via Zoom  – will be very interactive. 
      • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
      • Read: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
      • Please dress up as if you were attending in person to make it festive and fun. 
      • There will be multiple giveaways for attendees!
The Giving Box for Salvation Army and Lake Country Currents

Lake Country Currents members and members of the local community at large, we invited you to join with us in our November Giving Box for our December cause of the month, the Waukesha Salvation Army. For those that participate and tag us throughout the month of November @lakecountryfamilyfun on social (Instagram), we’ll have a prize to give away! The prize is a $25 gift card to Silver Spot at the Corners of Brookfield, along with two stemless wine glasses! 

To Enter:

Simply enter your name and valid email address in the form below. *We will contact the winner via the email submitted. Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Giveaway runs November 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm (CST).

Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to the Corners of Brookfield for donating the prize and supporting Lake Country Family Fun. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  The winner may be congratulated on Facebook (with the official prize notification going through email). For giveaways that are announced or promoted on Facebook or Instagram, please note that these promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

Lake Country Currents Reads

New in January 2020 – Lake Country Currents Reads!

We’ll spend 15 minutes of the event discussing a specific personal development book. No need to read the book to join the discussion.

Lydia Sutton Schleicher has made a list AND she registered LCC Reads as an official book club with Books & Company in Oconomowoc! This means if you want to buy any of the books, you can get them for 15% off of the book group title.

January – Getting Things Done by David Allen

February – Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilberg

March – Grit by Angela Duckworth

April – You are a Badass by  Jen Sincero

May – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

August – A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

September – Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen

October – Start with Why by Simon Sinek

November – Indistractable by Nir Eyal

December  – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” -African Proverb

What happens at Lake Country Currents?

Magic

The magic of women supporting women, of fellow entrepreneurs sharing in each other’s fears and goals, community building, and more! Plus, you’ll always find refreshments, networking abilities, laughs, and new friendships available at the event as well! Not to mention, we always have a photographer on hand to get you candids for your website, blog, or social media marketing.

Each Lake Country Current Event Ticket: $20

See you there!!

Past Lake Country Currents Events

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"Everyone is made up of light, we simply need to find our best way to shine." - Annarose Etra . Our second #LakeCountryCurrents event represented an amazing mix of women, who discussed potentials + possibilities as they grow their ideas into reality. We can't wait for the next one on March 2! Details coming! Stay tuned!! . . . HUGE thank you to @_jessica_rose_photography_ for capturing the morning and to @amandadaering from @newance_co for leading the discussion and lastly to @rootscoffeebar.wauk for hosting us! . . . #lovelcff #blog #blogger #wisconsinmom #wisconsinblogger #wi #wisconsin #rootscoffeebar #waukesha #mke #midwest #wisconsinentrepreneurs #oconomowoc #momboss #networking #goredforwomen #gored

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"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." - Coretta Scott King . . We had our fifth and final event in our spring 2019 #lakecountrycurrents coffee shop series at Cafe La Belle in Oconomowoc. Don't worry - we have a June mixer event already planned! . . HUGE thank you to CB of @everykind for leading our conversation on community and kindness and to Noelle of @blue_angelique_photo for capturing the morning❤ . . This has been an amazing event series, where we have learned so much and met, connected with, and empowered so many amazing local leaders. Look for our fall dates coming out soon! . . #lcff #lovelcff #blog #blogger #wisconsinmom #wisconsinblogger #waukeshacounty #lakecountry #kettlemoraine #oconomowoc #wi #wisconsinentrepreneurs #community #kindness #LakeCountryCurrents

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"The only limit to your success is your own imagination." ~ @shondarhimes . . We spent a {finally} warm summer evening on the @sevenseaswi patio overlooking the beautiful Nagawicka Lake with 20 amazing individuals. Individuals who are excited about -starting a side gig -launching their new business -reaching the next level -opening a new location -hiring their first staff member -learning to say no and set boundaries in life...and more! . . This is community from all walks of life and stages of entrepreneurship and blogging. We are so happy to be a part of your journey and successes, and you in ours. ♥️ . . #lcff #LakeCountryFamilyFun #lovelcff #wisconsinmom #wisconsindad #blogger #onlinecreative #influencer #waukeshacounty #hartland #nagawickalake #lakelife #wisconsinentrepreneurs #community #lakecountrycurrents #sevenseas #wisconsin #midwest . . ?: @peszkandy

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"When women affirm women, it unlocks our power. It gives us permission to shine brighter." ~ @elainewelteroth . . We kicked off the 2019-2020 #LakeCountryCurrents season on Saturday with a room full of inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs, led by Danielle, our @GreenEyedGuide . Fatigue happens to all of us, but now we are aware of our limits and equipped to handle what life throws our way. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, yummy drinks, and awesome alliterations ? . . Thank you also to all the ladies in attendance, to @1863coffeesaloon for the great venue and refreshments, and to @leepamittal for capturing the morning memories ? . . #lakecountryfamilyfun #lovelcff #blog #blogger #wisconsinmom #wisconsinblogger #ladyboss #wi #eaglewi #kettlemoraine #midwest #networking #wisconsinentrepreneurs #onlinecreatives

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"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." - @oprah Lake Country supermom and business woman extraordinaire, Bree of @besomewheresunny owner of Futura Language Professionals, started our Saturday in downtown Hartland sharing her life's journey from Chicago to Korea to Wisconsin, where she turned her dream into her reality. Her smile, positive energy, and personal stories interwoven with actionable tips, energized the room. We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Katy Thomas of @loveandliveinlakecountry and @kwlakecountry for the use of the beautiful space, @birchandbanyancoffee for the morning caffeine, and @beccaleephotos for capturing the memories ♥ #lovelcff #lakecountry #wisconsinentrepreneur #lakecountry #lakecountrywi #momboss #wisconsinblogger #hartland #downtownhartland #girlboss #likeaboss

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“One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.” ~ @gretchenrubin . . Michelle Marie of @putyourpassiontowork kicked off our December and intentions for 2020 {a whole new decade} with an exercise in doing less, Tuesday night in downtown Waukesha. We each left with a concrete plan for our own personal definition of success and the goals necessary to acheive it. How can you do less and acheive more? Contact Michelle Marie for tips on aligning your life goals with your life. . . We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Tom Hockel of @springcitywinehouse in downtown Waukesha for the cozy space and delicious wine and @beth.boyke.photography for capturing the memories ♥ #lovelcff #lakecountry #wisconsinentrepreneur #lakecountry #lakecountrywi #momboss #wisconsinblogger #waukesha #downtownwaukesha #girlboss #likeaboss #setyourintention #doless

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“You can do anything, but not everything.” - David Allen @gtdtimes . . Fitting quote as we went around the room at our 1 year anniversary of #LakeCountryCurrents and the word of 2020 most picked was "focus". We love to do all the things and chase the shiny objects, but we excel when we do the things we are best at. Some of the things we are best at is learning, laughing, and making great memories - with you ladies AND with our families. Thank you to the ladies {and men} that came to learn with Lake Country Family Fun this past year as we debuted Lake Country Currents and the new ladies we met on Saturday morning. 2020 is going to be an amazing year! . . We want to also extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Angela Eisenhut of @creativelicensewi in Pewaukee for the bright, beautiful space and @beth.boyke.photography for capturing the memories ♥ . #lovelcff #lakecountry #wisconsinentrepreneur #lakecountry #lakecountrywi #momboss #wisconsinblogger #pewaukee #waukeshacounty #likeaboss #2020vision #setyourintention #doless

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“It might have been done before, but it hasn’t been done by you!” ~ @elizabeth_gilbert_writer . Fitting quote as we dove into our SEO talk, led by @clouise28 of @clcontentmarketing . Because we learned content is still king and quality content matters. Also, blogging is very much ALIVE, just like you when you are in a creative flow. So write about what you do best and what sets you a part from the rest. ❤️? . We want to also extend a HUGE THANK YOU to @cornersbrookfield for the great meeting space in their Community Corner and @goddessbaker for super yummy treats and coffee to start the day, and @beth.boyke.photography for capturing the memories ♥ . #lovelcff #lakecountry #wisconsinentrepreneur #lakecountry #lakecountrywi #momboss #wisconsinblogger #brookfield #waukeshacounty #likeaboss #visitbrookfiend #cornersbrookfield #setyourintention #contentisking @visitbrookfield

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"Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another." ~ @angelalduckworth . Our March #LakeCountryCurrents event filled my cup, and with everything that's happened in our world in the past two weeks, I will treasure this event the most! I'm not sure when I'm going to see these ladies in person again, so that morning fueled by Maria of @thisorganizedspace was a morning to remember. First of all, Maria is amazing. Second of all, she helped us organize our lives, living spaces, and businesses, all while making sure we give each other and ourselves grace. Because there is no such thing as perfection. #progressovergrace every time! . HUGE thank you to our Beth of @beth.boyke.photography for capturing the morning and to @1863coffeesaloon for the yummy food and hot coffee! Until we can be together again in one space, join us for the April Lake Country Currents let by Sarah of @creativeramblings on all things video - a timely topic as we are all in our separate homes. DM for details. . #lovelcff #blog #blogger #wisconsinmom #wisconsinblogger #ladyboss #wi #wisconsin #eaglewi #kettlemoraine #midwest #networking #wisconsinentrepreneurs #onlinevideo #distancelearnig

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"Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down." ~ @jensincero . Our April #LakeCountryCurrents went virtual! Can I tell you how good it felt to wake up that Saturday morning, shower, dress, put some mascara on...and see all these lovely faces! It wasn't the same as in person, but it filled my cup! Sarah of @creativeramblings ramblings led us on a discussion of all things video - how timely! Sarah features videos on her Facebook Page and YouTube channel, and you can find her on Instagram stories as well. She not only does video via social media, but she's a regular on @tmj4news on the @morningblend with @mollyfay11 and @tiffogle. Needless to say, we learned A LOT! And the best advice - just try it and see how it works for you! Thank you! #justdoit #ididit . HUGE thank you to our @stephanie.cutler33 aka Karen ? for moderating the morning, to @peszkandy for planning this event out, to Sarah of Creative Ramblings for leading the learning, and to all of the 20 ladies that attended! . Until we can be together again in one space, keep sipping those warm drinks and making videos. We'll be watching! . #lovelcff #blog #blogger #wisconsinmom #wisconsinblogger #ladyboss #wi #wisconsin #zoommeeting #virtualmeeting #kettlemoraine #midwest #networking #wisconsinentrepreneurs #onlinevideo #distancelearing #oncamera #watchthis #video

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"You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside." ~ Stephen Covey . Our May #LakeCountryCurrents went virtual and it's also a wrap on the 2019-2020 Lake Country Currents season. We so wish we could have celebrated in person with all the amazing ladies, but we said "YES!" to self-love over Zoom. The morning sure filled my cup with everything our leading ladies, @megan.hartwick and @megzechel of @thechoiceco were saying. They know their stuff and are so passionate about you living an intentional life. If you want to know more, check them out on social and grab their Self-Love workbook (currently on sale)! . HUGE thank you to our @stephanie.cutler33 aka Karen ? for moderating the morning, to @peszkandy for planning this event out, to Megan and Meg of The Choice Co. for leading the learning, and to all of the 15 ladies that attended! . We have more up our sleeve for the next season of Lake Country Currents - so stay tuned! Until we can be together again in one space, keep sipping those warm drinks and prioritizing your best life. We'll be rooting for you to succeed! . #lovelcff #blog #blogger #wisconsinmom #wisconsinblogger #ladyboss #wi #wisconsin #zoommeeting #virtualmeet #midwest #networking #wisconsinentrepreneurs #selflove #livewithpurpose

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"Never break a promise to yourself." ~ @mrsrachelhollis . Lake Country Currents is BACK! . After taking {most of} the summer off, Lake Country Currents held their August event at @clubatlaclabelle featuring @sharonannyogi focusing on our health, both phsyically and mentally, through a yoga and breathing practice. . When we were feeling calm and renewed, we enjoyed coffee and a delicious fruit spread from @the_rivalry_pub and conversation led by @lsuttonschleicher for our book of the month: Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. . YES! Lake Country Currents READS is also back! The full list of books for September through December 2020 can be found through the link in bio or send a DM for the exact link. PLUS, Lake Country Currents READS is an official book club with @books_n_co in Oconomowoc. So, snag each book for 15% off and get a head start on reading! . ?: @beth.boyke.photography . #lakecountrycurrents #lakecountryfamilyfun #lakecountry #networking #bloggers #entrepreneur #onlinecreatives #connections #breathedeep #justbreathe

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4 thoughts on “Lake Country Currents”

  1. Erin,
    I’m just seeing this coffee connections event. So sad that it’s sold out. I look forward to the next one.
    Lory

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