Friday, July 25, 2014

Crowned Jewels & Some Exciting News

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I HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS! Yesterday I was interviewed & offered an internship for a magazine in town that I really wanted to work for! Yay! (I can hear you already-- Zie! That's too many internships!) Nay! This will be my fourth one, but it's my only one in the Fall, so... ;) Anyway, I'm quite excited and I am so happy to finally have a real foot in the door towards the magazine industry that I love. 
In other happy news, my best friend who recently moved to DC for a job is coming to visit (he's picking up the last of his things) and I can't wait to see him! 
What are your weekend plans, darlings? xo 
Zie  


APPS: 
QD Low Carb: I'm not normally game for apps like these. But it's kind of interesting & has good ideas/ meals plans.
iBooks: I was a little indifferent to this for the longest time. But I just recently discovered how many free books there are on here. Yup. I'm in.
Skimm: Not an app, really. But a daily email that gives you the news in bite sized sassy chunks. I like sassy news. (This one is from last week, but I wanted to share it again because I like it more and more every day.)  



INTERESTING READS:
Productivity: How to manage your time on a chaotic irregular schedule.
Career: 30 Smart Career Moves to do before your 30. (there's gold in here.)

Blogging: 700 free images for bloggers.
Beautiful Pin of the Week: The Colors of Humanity. ( I adore this.)


HAPPY NEWS // BLOGGER NEWS:
In the community: Kaelahbee & her darling family welcomed in the youngest cutie on the block. Congrats, darling! 
For all the babes: Kara Haupt launched babe vibes & I'm all about it. 
(Want to see your (or a friend's) news here? Email, tweet, comment or message me with your happy news! Because this is exactly how I feel.)


WEEKEND PLAYLIST:


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Daydreaming & Doodling



I DREAM OF LIVING IN A BIG CITY. I currently live in Nashville, which is quite large by most standards. I love Nashville with my whole heart. It's my home. And while it's currently exactly where I want to be, sometimes I catch myself dreaming of a bigger city. Chicago or New York mainly. I've been in both quite a few times & love them. I have these little ideas of living in a beautiful, brightly lit condo, with a little balcony garden, walking down the block to grab a few things for dinner from the corner market and looking out over the city. 
Where most people find nature scenes to be their ideal, with woods or rolling hills, I find the city to be the most beautiful and calming thing ever. I love how buildings stack against each other and make ever-changing beautiful shadows and the sounds of the city oddly soothe me. I love the idea of being able to walk most places and then taking public transportation to those that are just a bit too far. 
I love strangers more than anything and the idea of the anonymity that comes with being surrounded by millions (literally) is thrilling to me. 
I know, I'm probably an alien & no one seems to love a city like I do. But what about you, my darlings? What are you dreaming of lately? xo 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Crowned Jewels: 4 Pinterest Favorites

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BUT IT'S NOT FRIDAY; IT'S SUNDAY. Yup. I'm the worst, I know. Sorry for the delay! I've added a few extra goodies this week. Spending the weekend researching, getting inspired & working on commissions. What about you, darlings? Any big plans for today or the week? xo 
Zie  


APPS: 
PartyParty: I'm sure everyone is already aware of the new app. Quick review: I find it cute, and fun to use, however I think that it can be a bit difficult to use. (more so then I expected.) There are a few glitches that need to be worked out, but otherwise, I think it's worth the $.99.
Bitly: Maybe I'm slow to the game, but the lovely link shortening (lifesaving) service has an app! Perfect for social posts on the go. <3
Skimm: Not an app, really. But a daily email that gives you the news in bite sized sassy chunks. I like sassy news.   



INTERESTING READS:
Career: Is part-time the new full-time?
Science: It's Godzilla. Has to be.
Money: Some interesting (and not so interesting) ways to save money.

Blogging: Photography tips for bloggers.
Happiness: A guide to being happy.


WEEKEND PLAYLIST:

Want more music? Check out the Crowned Jewels Playlist on Spotify.