(Second post of the day! What!!)
Today, I’m partnering up with timeshel to improve my current workspace and wallspace! It’s been quite a while since I posted any sort of DIY project, so today’s project is way overdue! To jump back into crafting, I came up with a super simple way to print out my photos that I’d been hoarding on my phone and display them in a more modern collage that fits my design aesthetic.
The timeshel app (available for iOs for free on iTunes/Apple Store) gives you two different levels or subscription service: 10 prints a month for $5.95 or 30 prints a month for $14.95. I chose the 30 prints a month since I have a major amount of photos saved on my phone right now. I can’t even tell you where my point and shoot camera is right now. I pretty much take all of my candid snaps using my iPhone which means I never end up having any printed photos from all of these moments. So I love the fact that I can have at least 10 prints a month that just start at such a low price point!
For me, I knew that my office wall was lackluster, and the typical collage pin-board wasn’t up to par. So when I started looking through the app to decide which photos to print first, I went with my favorite snaps from the past year blogging. They range from outfit posts, home posts, travel posts and Odie even made it in there too! With all my photos always going onto the blog, it was fun to finally get them printed for once!
I bought a 24×36 poster frame and laid out my prints in an arrangement I liked. I even pulled out my old school T-square from design school to make sure all my photos lined up perfectly. Using double-stick tape permanent tape, I quickly adhered them into place and voila, I had my personal wall art ready to move into my office.
I’ve used other iPhone printing services before and wasn’t too impressed with their quality, but timeshel’s prints are exceptional. I’m sort of a photo snob especially when it comes to paper and color quality, and I’m very happy with how these came out. Because the quality is so great, timeshel would be a great way to capture memories as a gift for someone. Especially family photos put into a collage type project like the one in today’s post.
How would you display your timeshel photos? Do you want to see more DIY posts soon?
I’m back with today’s second post! This morning was all about WHY I decided to reboot my health with a cleanse, and now I’m sharing photos from Raw Republic’s New Orleans location and commentary on my first juice cleanse experience! The first day was, in fact, the hardest, so I’m super glad I wrote notes out throughout that day to document exactly what was going on bottle-by-bottle.
One of my main resolutions goals for 2015 was to be better at time management, so I had many a brainstorming session on ways that I could cut down on unnecessary wasted time. What it all boiled down to was that I needed to create a new world of organization for myself. Lists and endless Post-It notes were not going to cut it any longer. By creating a more streamlined blogging process for myself, I would have more time to do… well all the things that need to be done + have some free time for myself. It’s time for major organization to save my sanity. See the four ways I’m doing just that with a little help from HP in today’s full post.
Getting a wardrobe rack specifically for items that I want to share on APoL seems like such a no-brainer now that I have one. Before, I’d have them hanging around our bedroom so that they would always be in sight. I knew if I put them in my closet, I’d either forget about them, wear them and potentially mess them up before I shot them or they would be sucked into my closet black hole. Now they are still in sight and designated in their own area. Jordan is super relieved about this one considering our bedroom is a whole lot tidier.
The same idea above applies to accessories that I want to share with you guys. What once ended up in jewelry bags on top or inside of our dresser is now stowed on accessory carts. These carts are not only reserved for jewelry but for any other item that I want blog about. They are right beside my desk for easy access when I’m writing my posts as well. Once they’re blogged, I can remove them from my cart! I can’t even count how many times that I’ve forgotten to include items in posts because they were smaller and I missed seeing them on my dresser. Visually having them right where I can see them now cuts down on my searching time!
Custom Notepads + Content Calendar
Oh my, the number of notepads I’ve gone through! I jot down tons of notes and ideas, but it all ends up written down in different places. Most times, I’ll have part of it written down and then the rest of it is somewhere in an email. I waste a lot of time going back to read through emails or find a specific set of notes. And crap, which notebook or notepad did I even write it in? I’ve seriously got four different notepads going on. At some point, I decided I had to create my own notepad to keep everything in one place. A place for all the notes about a specific post, a specific brand or just an overall idea about a future post. These are the sneak peeks of a notepad I’m actually launching very, very soon. (I’m showing these photos because it’s not actually the final product – this was my test notepad to tweak and fix!) I also heavily rely on a content calendar year round to help me organize posts and content ideas!
I am at a desk all day, but that doesn’t mean I can get everything accomplished inside my office. I need something on-the-go but more than just a smart phone. That’s where the HP x360 comes in. With its four different modes – laptop, tablet, tent and stand – I’m able to multi-task away from my desk in ways that I never could before. I can use it as a tablet to browse my Pinterest boards for outfit ideas while I’m planning for photoshoots. I can use it as a laptop while traveling out of town or in tent mode while I’m catching up with my DVR and catching up on emails (by far my favorite way to use it, haha). It’s lightweight, super thin and fits into my Parker satchel, so I can bring it anywhere with me! Oh and did I mention the keyboard is removable, so if I need to just carry it as a tablet, I totally have the option to do that too. HP is literally bending (and removing) the rules of typical laptop/tablet technology!
But this is only a small part of the fun things that HP has going on right now…
HP is hitting the road with singer Meghan Trainor this month to cover her US tour and help it come to life in the “All About That Tour” behind the scenes videos. From her hair to her choreography, there will be video clips of all the action to help fans get a first-hand glimpse of the tour. (Hosted by a team of fabulous co-stars including a personal favorite of mine Bri Emery of Design Love Fest!) There will also be a fan-generated documentary along each tour stop. Footage from Vine, Instagram, YouTube and more will be stitched together to create a tour documentary solely made up from fan footage. You can follow along with “All About That Tour” by watching the episodes or following @hp on social media for updates!
This post was sponsored and inspired by HP, but all opinions (and organizational tips) are my own!
Any questions about where to find anything you see in my office, please email me at email@example.com or see the links below for furniture!
office chair / accessory carts / wardrobe rack
Another part of staying in the French Quarter is dressing chicly for all of the unique venues you’ll find in New Orleans. Bevelo Gas & Electric is a stunning and historic location for many engagement parties and social receptions. A wall of beautiful copper lamps spans the space and creates an ambience like no other! Utilizing a hand-riveting technique, Bevelo created what is now known as the original French Quarter Lamp with every single piece made by hand.
So see more of this outfit and see more of Bevelo’s workmanship, keep reading the full post!
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scarf pictured c/o Passion Lilie
I’m back at it with my black turtleneck guys. I just can’t stop, and I even bought one that is striped… you’ll be seeing that one soon too. This time, I paired it with a gray JOA midi skirt that has a raised dot texture that I just adore. The dots and the leopard print sort of nicely compliment one another without being “too much.”
For some color, I thought the Tory Burch Thea mini bucket bag would be a gorgeous shade to pair with the neutral palette. (Plus, it matches my current favorite polish color!) For jewelry, I wore my new set from Ricochet Rounds. It’s a matching necklace and ring, and you’d never know that both are made from bullet shells. I had to take a second glance too because they are, so pretty! Some styles even feature a Swarovski crystal making this collection perfect for any southern belle! I wear my ring all of the time, so if you’re following @apinchoflovely on IG, you’ve already seen this gem a few times! For more info and styles, visit the Ricochet Rounds website.