Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Favorite Scarf from See Design

Who else loves scarves? I can't get enough of them! I'm cold almost all of the time, and scarves are great for staying warm AND looking stylish.

SeeDesign by Donna Gorman is an apparel, accessory, and lifestyle brand featuring colorful patterns printed in India and sewn into unique items. Donna Gorman handpaints all of the designs herself!

I received a gorgeous 100% cotton scarf from See Design in the Lace Neon Pink pattern. The scarf is light and perfect for summer, and its pretty pink floral pattern goes well with so many outfits. I had a day off work today, and I went into town to walk Daisy. It was a bit chilly outside, so I wore my See Design scarf. I love that the scarf is cotton, so it's soft and comfortable. Sometimes scarves are itchy and hot, but not See Design scarves! 

This scarf is so easy to style: I wore mine with a grey tee from Old Navy and blue J.Crew 3" chino shorts in these photos, but I've also worn it with dresses, skirts, and jeans. There are so many options! My See Design scarf adds a great pop of color to any outfit.

Check out See Design by Donna Gorman today! I'm sure you'll love it. :)

I received this product courtesy of See Design, but all opinions are my own.

Friday, July 11, 2014

My Favorite Free Fonts: Part 3

I always enjoy making my Favorite Free Font posts (see Part 1 and Part 2), so I've decided to make another! Scroll to see some of my favorite fonts and where you can download them... for free!

// Peoni Patterns
// JFFerrule
// KG Beneath Your Beautiful
// KG Call Me Maybe
// Making Lettering Tall
// Pea Ellie Bellie
// Bergamot Ornaments


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Favorites

Bath and Body Works Carried Away line // I'll admit it: I have every product from the Carried Away line. My favorite is the body lotion. I love its fresh, floral scent. I'm so upset they're phasing it out of stores and making it an "online exclusive." Why?!?

Kate Spade Lacey Wallet // I got this wallet on sale at a Kate Spade outlet store. It's simple, neutral, and so pretty!

J.Crew Factory 3" Chino Shorts // I have several pairs of these shorts: they're so comfortable and they wash extremely well. They come in dozens of fun colors and patterns, so stock up!

Monogrammed Tumbler // I put iced coffee in my tumbler every day. I love that these tumblers are double-walled, so there's no condensation. There are several shops that sell these tumblers, but I got mine from Marley Lilly.

Target Earline Wedges // These wedges are so comfortable, and I love their pretty blue color. I wear them everywhere!

Kate Spade Small Square Stud Earrings // These earrings are simple and cute. Stud earrings are the only ones I like to wear (dangley earrings hurt my ears) and these earrings are my favorite.

Francesca's Nail Lacquer // I picked up a few of these nail polishes at Francesca's when they were on sale, and I'm obsessed! They come in bright, unique colors, and the polish goes on smooth and stays chip-free for days.

Washi Tape // I'm late to the washi tape party, but I absolutely love it! I use it to decorate folders, binders, flash drives (yes, once) and more. It's a simple way to make everything you own look so pretty!

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm // I have these lip balms in several colors, and they are perfect for moisturizing lips while adding a hint of color.

What are YOUR favorites this summer? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My Writing Process

Hey everyone! Emma Elise tagged me in this Writing Process tag... here goes!

What are you working on?
Right now?  Mostly this blog, but I'm starting my graduate school applications!  There is a lot of researching individual schools, faculty, etc. so that my essays are fitted to each program.  It's a lot of work, and it feels so daunting right now!  Oddly enough, Pinterest has been very helpful for finding resources about the speech-language pathology graduate school application process. Simply searching "SLP Graduate School" leads me to lots of helpful blogs and websites.  I'm not sure if this is true for every type of graduate program, but it can't hurt to try!
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
I like to think my writing on this blog is real and shows my sweet and sarcastic personality.  Sarcasm is really hard to get across in writing, and if you don't do it correctly, you'll end up confusing readers.  I try my best!
Why do you write what you do?
I write this blog as a way to share ideas with the world.  It's a creative outlet for me. I write papers because I want to finish college and go to graduate school. ;)
How does your writing process work?
It depends on the type of post.  Sometimes I write in a stream of consciousness, then go back later and edit out redundant parts or things that don't make sense.  An example is my post about Free People's "Movement Ballet" advertising. Other times, I'll outline a post (usually in terms of 3-5 big ideas I want to convey) and then go back and fill in the details and photos.  My 5 Tips for Decorating Glass post is a good example.  Sometimes, a post will revolve around a photo or a collage, like this one about Target finds, and those posts are especially easy for me to write.
Tag three people to complete this post. 

I decided to tag more than three. Sorry I'm not sorry.  Post your completed tag in the comments section when you're done - I'd LOVE to read them!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

FREE Blog Planner Printable

I've been looking for a blog planner for a few months now, but I haven't been able to find any that fit my needs.  So I made my own, and I'm sharing it with you today!

Here are my must-haves for a blog planner.

  • Free // I'd never pay for something I could easily make myself. Making this planner only took me about an hour, and it was fun!
  • Black and White // I save my colored ink for printing photos and assignments, not for printing a blog planner that I'm going to write all over! This one is shades of grey, so it looks pretty without using up all of your magenta ink.
  • Condensed // Lots of blog planners out there are pretty, but they're just too long and spaced-out. I like having as much as possible on one page. This blog planner is full of tables to keep you on track.
  • Complementary // I didn't want a blog planner to replace my regular planner. Rather, this one has space for information that I wouldn't write down in my day planner. It also doesn't include a weekly or monthly calendar page. Use your regular planner for that!
  • Customizable // Don't need a page to track your sponsored campaigns? Don't print it out. Need lots of pages for keeping track of all of those passwords? Print several. This blog planner is what you make of it.
And here it is!  The first page is a cover page.

Next is admin info, for all of your usernames and passwords.

And a posting schedule, with columns for tracking social media on each post.

Next is a page to keep track of collaborations with other bloggers.

And collaborations with brands and companies.

Lastly is a page to chart blog and social media traffic. I've added lots of extra rows for you to fill in all of the social media platforms you use!

I love this blog planner, and I hope you love it, too! If you do, I'd be thrilled if you shared it on your blog and linked back to this page. Free blog planners for everyone!  Here is a link to download it.  Enjoy!

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