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01 Jess over at June Letters shares some gorgeous hand-drawn vector graphics.

02 I've been thinking about trying out the paleo diet and Becca's 21 day guide looks pretty doable.

03 This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to add texture to text.

04 One of my favorite blogs did a profile on one of my favorite creatives.

05 This watermelon mint cocktail sounds delicious + refreshing.

OFFLINE LOVE / nude polish manicures; popsicles; being little spoon; peach green tea lemonade; symmetrical eyeliner; pink champagne; finding cute gold sandals on clearance; cooking dinner every night this week; snapchats of my boyfriend *dancing*; that amazing first stretch when you wake up in the morning; delicate gold rings; hot coffee + my boss telling me i'm doing a good job.

Free Download: Pineapple Express


I don't know about you, but I am totally digging the pineapple trend taking the world by storm, lately. Whether it be nail art or a cute dress, I'm a fan!

I got inspired and created some simple pineapple illustrations yesterday and decided to turn one into a wallpaper for y'all. I'm an options kind of gal so there are three fun colors to choose from. Cute, huh?

download white | download mint | download pink



LOVING Burt's Bees pink grapefruit cleansing cloths. Have you guys tried these?! They smell so good; I legitimately get hungry when I use them, haha. I've also become recently addicted to Trader Joe's zesty kale chips. I'm a potato chip lover so I picked these up as a more healthy alternative.

READING Sadly, nothing at the moment. What's something good you've read lately? Part of me wants to go back and re-read 50 Shades in preparation of the movie. Speaking of have you seen the trailer? What are your thoughts?

WATCHING All of my shows are on hiatus right now, so I haven't been watching a lot of TV (I cannot WAIT for October when TWD returns). Someone recently recommended Nurse Jackie to me, so maybe I'll give that a shot.

ANTICIPATING My trip to Seattle next week. Even though it's for work, I'll happen to be there on my friend who lives there birthday which means I get to see her + celebrate so that makes me super happy.

LISTENING TO Lot's of Miranda Lambert since her concert is next week. She's probably my favorite female country artist of the moment. When I'm working or just want to chill, James Blake radio is always my go-to. This cover is magical.

PLANNING Vacation in September--I'm going to Huntington Beach + Disneyland! I'm so excited. My friend and her family always bring me along on their family vacation; we're basically sisters. This was our trip together last time.

WORKING ON I have a couple of new freelance projects lined up so I'm looking forward to getting started on those. It feels good to get back into being creative and taking on these projects under my new brand.

WISHING For my hair to grow, grow, grow. I was forced to trim it on Saturday because the ends were pretty dead so my hair gal cut off about an inch + a half :( I know it's for the best and my it does grow pretty quickly but since my hair is my thing it was slightly traumatizing. #firstworldproblems 

Ps; A big THANK YOU to everyone who showed their support on my launch yesterday. It really does mean so much to me; you guys are the best.

* graphic by magpie co.