Spoonflower is an online start-up textiles company focused on community and creativity. What’s cool about it is that you can easily upload your own designs and apply it to fabric, wallpaper, or gift wrap – and then easily shop other creatives’ designs! It makes for a fun, customized home or gift!
My pal, Audrey from This Little Street just launched her own Spoonflower first collection titled “California Dreaming”, and I’m so excited to share with you what’s in her shop! We all know how amazing she is with print design (just check out our Happy Tech Freebie Wallpaper collaborations and 2015 printable Calendar designs!). She’s really got a knack for whimsical, colorful, Scandinavian-esque designs. Her first collection is perfect for this Fall season and you can easily mix-and-match for wallpaper, pillows, or anything else you can think of!
A new addition to the collection is this super cool and fun coloring wrapping paper and wallpaper, perfect for the kids, but I also admit that I’ve dreamed of sitting on the floor coloring the wallpaper too…
Oh, hello Fall! This week marks the start of the Fall season, and I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. As much as I don’t want to let go of 2015, I do admit that I’m super excited about my favorite season being here, so I welcome it with wide-open arms and lovable kisses!
I’m celebrating the Fall season with Moorea Seal, Seattle-based trendsetter and founder of the Moorea Seal store. She just released her new journal, The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration – now available on her website!
The 52 Lists Project is a journal full of weekly lists throughout all the four seasons of the year. Nurture your self-expression, self-love, and self-development through lists that help you get your creative juices flowing and organize your thoughts, feelings, dreams, doodles, and moments. And it’s much more than just a journal full of lists – the book is also full of the most beautiful photography and cutest detailed illustrations that make you just want to flip through every single page and stop awhile. Not to mention, I’m also a little biased towards the hand lettering and gold foil details – seriously, how pretty is it?!
I’m starting off my #52ListsProject with List #41: List all of your favorite things about Fall:
1. Changing color of leaves to reds, yellows, and oranges
2. Crisp, cool days and nights
3. Knit sweaters and ankle boots
4. Road trips in the Northeast (Vermont, here I come!)
5. Cozy, candlelit bars
6. Pumpkin pie
7. Hot cocoa
8. Hot tea
9. Falling leaves
10. My birthday!
13. Snuggling around a fire pit with sweaters and blankets
14. Hot apple cider + apple cider donuts
15. Apple picking
16. Warm colors everywhere
18. Comfort food
19. Pumpkins and squash as decorations
20. Fall festivals in small towns
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And I’ve got some good news! I’m giving away a 52 Lists Project Journal to one lucky reader! Participate in the #52ListsProject on Instagram by sharing and posting your own creative list making and/or where you style your very own journal.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me: what’s one thing on your ‘favorite things about Fall’ list?
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Giveaway ends on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11:00 PM EST.
A Bird Named Frank is a gorgeous jewelry company with minimalist aesthetic and geometric inspiration. It’s run by Caryn Fourie and Peter Campbell out of South Africa and when I came across their website, I realized that I wanted nearly everything on it!
Here are just a few of my favorites. Shop more on their >> website << and don’t worry – they ship worldwide!
These past few months have been a bit of a wobble in terms of putting thoughts of what I want into tangible action. It’s pretty scary and I think waaaaay too much. Some of you may have similar experiences! I talk myself out of a lot of things, have inner fears and anxieties, procrastinate, or just have thoughts that I’ll just wait until the time is right. Well, it doesn’t have to be a huge jump, but let’s use this month as a stepping stone towards putting our thoughts into action and heading in the direction of our dreams, how about it?!
Audrey and I created this month’s wallpaper as a motivation for ourselves and for you!
What are some steps you can take this month to get yourself motivated and starting the step towards your dreams?
“And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.” – Homer
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For this month’s wallpaper, I’m also teaming up with Intel. I admit that I’ve been a MacBooker for the past…oh, omg years and years, but I was pleasantly surprised at the Intel Lenovo Yoga 3! Seriously cool. I love the touch- and swipe-screen and how you can easily switch (a la yoga bend!) between a tablet and laptop mode.
The new Windows 10 is not too shabby either. It’s clean and easy to understand (I don’t say that lightly). I spent a good few hours familiarizing myself with the wealth of new features. You have access to “virtual desktops” which is super convenient because I usually have a lot of programs and tabs open on a single computer. In short: it’s like having separate monitors with different work spaces but all on one laptop/tablet. You also have Cortana, a virtual assistant much like Apple’s Siri. I also admit that I do love the interface of the start screen with all the apps visually right at your fingertips (literally)! The Lenovo Yoga 3 weighs about the same as my MacBook Air, but of course, I love the convenience of the quick tablet-if-needed feature or screen-up-front for better movie viewing. All in all, I give it two thumbs up!
What do you think of the Intel 2in1 Lenovo Yoga 3?
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P.S. Have you entered the giveaway to win an 11×14″ Hardcover Photo book by Snapfish yet?? It’s the perfect way to document your summer memories, and I’m teaming up with Snapfish to give away TWO of these books! Enter here and get all the details >> SNAPFISH GIVEAWAY <<
Hi friends! It’s been awhile, I know! But I’ve got some really exciting things in the works, including an update to this lil ol’ blog of mine. All getting done in between the full-time job, working out, enjoying long summer days, maintaining a relationship, and keeping up with The Bachelor (ugh, I know)…I’ve been learning how hard it is to juggle like, a million things. But also realizing that hey, if I feel a bit behind, it’s okay! I’m trying not to be too hard on myself.
Anyway, today I’ve got a really fun post. I’ve partnered with Snapfish to create something I’ve been wanting to for a really long time: A photo book that combines some of my favorite travel and lettering photos! Creating them into a photo book for the coffee table has been the best idea. everrr. I’m just so excited that it’s now in a tangible form that friends and family can look at instead of hiding in a computer folder somewhere on my laptop.
I decided to create an 11×14″ Premium Layflat Hardcover Photo Book (from $89.99) and I love that the large format and extra thick pages show off my landscape photos from Hawaii perfectly. Not only that, it has a seamless, lay-flat binding perfect for 2-page spreads. And if it intimidates you in any way, the process of putting my photos into the book was super easy – Snapfish has a bunch of different templates to choose from, and you can easily add text, too.
In addition to photo books, Snapfish also offers prints (including turning your Instagram photos into prints!), canvas prints, cards and photo gifts!
Now comes the fun part: A giveaway! I’m sure you have taken a bunch of really cool photos this summer – whether it’s from travels, quality time with friends and family, wedding photos, or even any one of the many beautiful summer sunsets you may have captured (yeah, I’ve seen them all on Instagram!) – now is the time to bring those photos to life! I’m offering 2 (YES, TWO!) lucky people the chance to win and create your very own 11×14″ Premium Layflat Hardcover Photo Book!
All you have to do to enter is comment below on this post telling us how you would create your Snapfish Photo Book! What photos would you add to your book?
*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway starts on Thursday, September 10 at 07:00 AM EST and ends on Thursday, September 17 at 11:00 PM EST.
>> Thank you for everyone who entered! This giveaway is now closed. <<