This colour collage was inspired by my Outdoor Adventures Pinterest board
Just a friendly little reminder to put as your wallpaper. Next weeks wallpaper will have Ipad and Iphone sizes. This week I was too lazy.
FYI – Last weeks freebie
Another Monday another mix..
01- Boom Clap – Charli XCX
02- Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
03- Video Games – Lana Del Rey
04- Forever – Haim
05- East of Eden – Zella Day
06- Youth – Foxes
07- No Diggity – Chet Faker
08- Goodness Gracious – Ellie Goulding
09- Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
10- 1901 – Phoenix
This weeks cover artwork comes from the talented Tara Banski
Two new motivational posters have made their way into my shop, perfect for some Monday morning motivation
Happy Friday everyone! Here are 5 interesting links..
01- An award winning apple pie recipe
02- Do you know what country drinks the most beer?
03- Why men never remember anything
04- An amazing photo guide of Brookyln
05- Anyone else excited to try this new Starbucks drink?
App Sauce is a new category where I will feature an eye catching, useful, and unique apps.
First on the list is a free app called Makr
Not going to lie this app is pretty cool. You can create a number of items including, shirts, temporary tattoos, tote bags and more. Once you’ve designed something you can have it ordered and shipped to you. The best part is, you can set up shop, sell your designs and make a few bucks.
The app is really well designed, clean, flat, smooth, and super easy to use.
Some features that are listed on Makrs itunes page are:
01- Ability to order professionally printed custom t-shirts, tote bags and temporary tattoos
02- Ability to sell custom t-shirts and tote bags via the marketplace
03- Ability to share products for sale via iMessage, email, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
04- Ability to access campaign dashboard, including items sold, $ earned and time left to sell
To get the full experience check out their site here
Welcome to my first Mix. Spotfiy FINALLY came to Canada and it’s great. I’ve discovered so many new songs and some old favourites. Here is what I’ve been listening to lately
01- West Coast – Lana Del Rey
02- I’m Into You – Chet Faker
03- Glycerine – Bush
04- Adolescents – Incubus
05- Come Together – Echosmith
06- Freedom – Emma Louise
07- Reunion – M83
08- Bridges – Broods
09- December – Collective Soul
10- You My Everything – Ellie Goulding
The cover artwork is done by the amazing Michael Chase. His work is stunning and I want to own all of it.
This past April I decided to take a huge risk and quit my 9-5 design job. Without getting into too much detail it wasn’t a right fit and I needed out. With a full-time job and Etsy as a side job, I was lucky enough to quit the 9-5 and focus on creating a portfolio I could be proud off, which would hopefully lead to a better job.
Fast forward five months and I still don’t have a “full-time” job and THAT’S OKAY! I have learnt A LOT these past five months and I feel like I finally know what I want out of life. I felt the pressure of finding a job right out of college because I needed the money, and took the first thing that came at me, and although it wasn’t the right job, it did allow me to gain the experience I needed and to grow a savings account.
I know this is the question most people wonder but don’t want to ask…
“how do you still pay your bills?”
With Etsy still a source of income I’ve been able to still pay rent, student loans, Visa, my phone bill, groceries, and still have plenty left to enjoy the finer things in life like Netflix and hanging out with friends.
My days are still pretty full-time. Etsy takes up a lot of my day, filling orders and creating custom pieces. It has also lead to freelance work and connecting with great people. I honestly wonder how I did all this with my full-time job. What I enjoy most is the freedom. I can workout when I feel like it, go for a walk during the day, run errands when I wish, and not have to report to anyone. It’s because of this I have decided to focus on my own freelance business and see where it takes me. After quite a bit of research I have come to understand it a lot more and it has become a lot less intimidating. It sounds like a fun adventure with endless possibilities and the chance to collaborate with awesome people. (yes, yes I know it’s a lot of work and has its challenges).
Some things I’ve accomplished these past five months include:
01- picking projects that I want to take on to put in my portfolio
02- learning UI/UX design. I understand it more now than ever and I love it
03- a new website for myself that will go live soon
04- researching and understanding the freelance life
05- knowing what I want in life and what makes me happy
I was hoping to have my site live and ready to go the beginning of October, but life has been pretty busy lately so it may take a bit longer. In the meantime here are a few previews of what is to come. Stay tuned!
In celebration of this pretty season, here are some of my favourite fall items from Anthropologie.
starting from top left – click item on list to take you to the appropriate page
01- Mustang Wrap Jacket
02-Tapestry Trim Booties
03- Metallic Fleck Cowl
04- Magic Carpet Yoga Mat
05- Duo Shapes Ring
06- The Outsiders
07- Mon Cher Journal
08- Tous Les Jours Pencils
09- Highlands Cheese Knives
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