End of Summer Reading List

September 5, 2017

Considering it’s been awhile since I’ve posted I thought I would share my end of summer reading list with you!  I typically read every night before bed to help me fall asleep (unless it’s a super good book) and most times just choose one book a month from the Free Kindle First monthly books from Amazon. If you don’t do that, I recommend checking it out because usually at least one of the six to choose from is good :) BUT, last month I decided to start using kindle so I could rent and more books, and even listen to some on Audible. I’m currently really into post-apocalyptic books (no surprise) and will share a couple below!

End of Summer Reading List

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End of Summer Reading List

 

THE TRESPASSER   |   AFTER YOU LEFT   |   P.S. FROM PARIS   |   THE SEVENTH DAY

A BEAUTIFUL POISON   |   GET OVER YOUR DAMN SELF

 

OUTFIT DETAILS

End of Summer Reading List
End of Summer Reading List
End of Summer Reading List
End of Summer Reading List
End of Summer Reading List

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New To My Closet :: Shopbop Finds + A Sale

August 15, 2017

It feels like it’s been forever since I posted a blog! With that, I wanted to pop in quick to share with you a few items that are new to my closet (and home) and some feedback on them. Just as a note: I love Shopbop because the items are literally at my door within a day (amazon Prime 2day, but their distribution center is like 20 minutes from me ;)…and waiting a day beats me having to drive to the mall.  For example, those travel bags were ordered yesterday morning and were delivered to my door this afternoon. (Bonus, free returns up to 10 days after receiving). P.S. make sure to check out the SALE here which is 20% off already marked down items just by using the code TREAT20 ;)

NewToMyCloset-SaffronAvenue-ShopbopPINK TOP :: I love this top, there isn’t much covered under the mid-drift, but it’s comfortable and super cute! (similar here)

EARRINGS :: I’ve been dying for these earrings and finally go them, and the colors they have are amazing! (More HERE)

TRAVEL BAGS :: Adding to my collection as I’m obsessed (VanityHair StuffToiletriesMakeup)

FLARE DENIM :: Sooo comfortable! They are quite long, but worth getting hemmed!

SWIMSUIT :: I’m obsessed with this, it’s for our Mexico trip in January and I cannot wait to wear it with some short!

VASES :: Run, skip, hop to snag these vases. They are bigger than expected and the cutest ever (only 3 left)!

FLASK :: I got the pink one HERE but the gold is gorgeous too. It is small but totally worth using ;)

STRIPE TOP :: I love the style/design..it is however very light and short and will probably pair with high-rise denim.

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Digital and Printable Calligraphy Practice Guides

August 9, 2017

I don’t know if I posted about my calligraphy guides on here yet, so here you go! I have both digital and printable calligraphy practice guides in my shop for both uppercase and lowercase modern calligraphy styles! They can be used on the Procreate app with the iPad Pro and apple pencil or printed out and used as a tracing guide for pointed pen calligraphy. Take a peek below on a quick video for the iPad process as well as the guides below. Feel free to check them out HERE!

And here are the items you will receive!

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Simple Summer Date Ideas to try out

July 27, 2017

This post is a little behind as I planned to start incorporating these date ideas much earlier..but let’s be honest, Summer is crazy! However, I still think there is plenty of time to try out some of these simple Summer date ideas before it gets too cold (for those like us in the Midwest ;). With that being said, a few of these are super simple and don’t even require you to leave the house…

Simple Summer Date Ideas

Keep in mind that these date ideas do not need be expensive! Our little picnic literally included a bottle of wine we had at home as well as those Sargentos snack packs and pretzel crackers. So no need to run to the store and buy all kinds of fancy cheeses/meats (which adds up), keep it simple as no matter what you will remember it.

Simple Summer Date Ideas

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THE WHISKEY TASTING

P.S. We did the Whiskey Tasting last weekend and loved it! I just purchased a few mini bottles of various whiskey flavors/brands, a couple different cheeses to try, a bar of dark chocolate, and some oranges! Get the FREE DOWNLOAD HERE which also includes a printable for wine, tequila, and rum!

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Simple Summer Date Ideas
Simple Summer Date Ideas
Simple Summer Date Ideas
Simple Summer Date Ideas
Simple Summer Date Ideas

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Camp Wed Retreat at Camp Wandawega

July 19, 2017

If there was one thing I could tell you to do for yourself (as a wedding vendor or creative) it would be to go to the Camp Wed Retreat at Camp Wandawega this September.  First off, let me just tell you a little more about Camp Wandawega (more HERE too). Once you arrive, you feel like you were transported back into the early decades, from the 20s to the 70s.  It started out as a speakeasy in the mid 1920s, then a brothel in the 1930s, a resort getaway in the 50s, and beginning in the 1960s, a Latvian Catholic Church camp. So yeah, you can expect to feel like you are simply taken back into what seems like simpler times. Also, they have a manifesto of low expectations, meaning you will probably sleep on a 90 year old bed frame, possibly shower with a spider or two, and obviously get some spotty wifi ;)

Camp Wed Retreat at Camp Wandawega

Now, as for Camp Wed, it is a three-day retreat made up of wedding and creative professionals from all over the country. Campers are treated to workshops and nationally sourced camp counselors to fuel creativity and bolster their small businesses. Not only that, but you can expect the littlest of details to make the entire experience that much better. From adorable welcome backpacks (full of goodies), crafted cocktails, delicious meals, fresh coffee all day, and even down time to take it all in and connect with other ‘campers’. — Check it out HERE and peek at the tickets HERE!  — Seriously, the ladies of Cherry Blossom knock it out of the park with this retreat!

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Oh, and this year I’m going to be teaching a beginners Watercolor Lettering session! Not only that, but I plan to keep a few of the supplies out throughout the retreat just in case you want to keep practicing!Camp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp WandawegaCamp Wed Retreat at Camp Wandawega

— All beautiful photography by LEXIA FRANK