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New To My Closet :: Shopbop Finds

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). Take a peek below!

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— P.S. I’m linking to mobile because you can use code: APP15 for 15% off their mobile app —

PINK 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.

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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
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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

Favorite Apps that I love to use daily

July 18, 2017

I realized that I haven’t yet shared some of the favorite apps that I love to use, so I figured I could share them with you today! I’m going to break it down a little bit by the ones I use on my phone and then the ones I use on my iPad too. Most of the apps have free versions as well, which is great in order to test drive it prior to purchasing the paid version. Take a peek below and feel free to let me know some of your favorites too!

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FOR THE PHONE

PHOTO EDITING: I’m currently loving SNAPSEED as it’s been updating more and more with great features. (VSCO is a good one too)

VIDEO EDITING: I only use PROCAM for videos because you can do quite a bit of editing and saving.

TIME STAMPING: I use PIXELGARDE to update the timestamp on videos for Instagram stories (and copyright too).

MEMORIES: Highly recommend checking out 1SE which is a 1 second a day video diary, I love it!

INSTAGRAM PLANNING: I love UNUM! You can schedule, edit photos, switch account, etc (and free).

TRAVEL: We use WAZE on the road (notifies you of cops/accidents/etc) and allows you to schedule trips.

FOR FEMALES: I just download GLOW in hopes that I can start to understand my cycles…fingers crossed

RELAXING: When I can’t sleep I tend to use CALM to do some meditation or breathing.

TECH FREE: To keep myself off of my phone while working I use FOREST to help stay focused, it’s cute too.

TIME TRACKING: I don’t use it as often (which I should) but when I do it’s FREELY.

Favorite Apps that I love to use

FOR MY iPAD

Considering I typically only use my large iPad for work I don’t have as many apps installed.

PROCREATE: Use this one for all of my digital calligraphy brushes (HERE) as well as drawing.

ADOBE SKETCH: I use this one for watercolor and sketching as well as my digital planners (HERE)

ART RAGE: This one is new, but I like a few of the brush options to make graphics/art.

 

 

IN MY CLOSET LATELY

Oh, so I’ve been on a ‘casual’ outfit kick lately and thought I would throw in what I recently added to my wardrobe!

Favorite Apps that I love to use
Favorite Apps that I love to use
Favorite Apps that I love to use
Favorite Apps that I love to use

Favorite Apps that I love to use