Monday, January 27, 2014

Dreaming of free time

I wanted to take a break from reading news transcripts to give my fingers a taste of the extreme amount of writing I'll be completing in the next 6 days.  With a full draft due this weekend, my thesis is really picking up and I'm dreaming of activities and projects that have nothing to do with the partisan news coverage of Obamacare.  

Here's a list of things I'm gonna do when my thesis is over. 

1. I've started a spreadsheet of jobs to apply for.. I think I'll apply for them so I'm not unemployed. 
2. Start making big things happen with the Smart Girls Group
3. Really though, I'm finishing that scarf I started over 1 year ago in a different country before the polar vortex roles around for the 6th time.
4. I'm gonna fangirl on twitter and make some more internet pals, cuz I love the ones I have now. 
5. Designing my own business cards.
6. Sending notes to all my pals. 
7. Starting to do the yoga.
8. Reading everyday, all day.
9. I want to start writing about things I care about.. like the media, politics, feminism, professional development, closing the gender pay gap, #leaningin, art, culture, gender and race, theatre, city planning, bikes, europe, travel, and being scared of writing. 
10. I'm going to paint.

What are you going to do once you find free time? 


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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chilly Mexico

Yes, I am in Mexico while it is 10 F at home, but its chilly here too! Like I don't have a tan and I wish I had brought sweaters.  Just wanted to send a little update! Hope everyone is staying warm wherever you are!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ad Swaps + Sponsors

So excited to announce my first Ad Swap with Milk + Crown

I was so impressed with the way Kristyn organized her sponsor page that I contacted her for some advice.  We've been emailing back and forth for the past few months and she was SO supportive and helpful when I decided to start ad swaps and sponsorships on my page.  Kristyn's writing is eloquent and beautiful, and most importantly, very real.  Her etsy shop has some gorgeous, simple, everyday jewelry that I'm loving

My favorite pieces are 


She's been an incredible resource and I'm SO happy to be launching this feature with her!  I've already seen a growth in my daily numbers.

I'm offering 3 free ad swaps on my blog per month as well as introducing paid sponsors and other offers in the coming months.

If you'd like to ad swap for free there are two spaces left for January, please email me

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

"Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore." - Lord Byron

I'm leaving on a jet plane. 
Hopefully I'll be able to update with pictures, but if not, follow me on instagram to stay up to date with my travels! 
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Off to Mexico for 10 days!  Be back soon with finished books and a tan! 

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Mark your Calendars

Have you secured your 2014 planner? 
Mine is from Sugar Paper + I. LOVE. IT.

But I also love to hang up calendar printables above my desk to have big projects in front of me. 

I found these on Pinterest and I think I'll be printing them as soon as I get back to school.  I just love them! 

Be sure to click on the image to go to to download!  

Let me know what calendars and planners you are using to stay organized this new year!  

Happy 2014! 

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