Starred this Week

It’s Friday! I’ve been hustlin’ to get ready for In Retrospect over the last few weeks (you only have this weekend left to register!) and two things have helped. Number 1: spending time outside and enjoying the leaves (with my main furry friend, of course.)

And number 2: getting together with other ladies who get it. Last week I got together with Carina and Shayla (on separate occasions), and it made my week so much better. I’ve been more productive this week, and I think that recharge played a part.


Even though most weekends don’t involve work for me lately, I think I’ll be doing some during this one. But that’s okay. We’re getting together with law school friends tomorrow night, and then we’ve also been talking about seeing Interstellar or Big Hero 6. What are you up to this weekend?

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I’m participating in the DYOB blog tour later this month, and I’m loving all the posts so far!

Love this post on being a creative expert.

Really looking forward to the 2015 Business Planathon next week! Get in on it- it’s free!

in case you missed it

I shared this fun and girly moodboard!

Jumping into November.

3 strategies I’ve used to master my to-do lists.

And finally, don’t miss registration for In Retrospect! This is my first ecourse, so you’ll get a little extra love if you sign up.

Starred this Week

I should rename this feature “Starred this Fortnight.” But I won’t.


My college homecoming is this weekend! Our plans are a little up in the air because Brian seems to have come down with the same illness that I had right after my trip to Cincinnati, but hopefully things will work out for a weekend of friends, fun, and food. What are you up to this weekend?

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Have you ever considered deleting your Facebook page? This is a great post to read.

Loved this post on how to build your creative tribe.

Really interesting post about selling to your small list.

Loved this post and this podcast on lessons learned in your 20s.

in case you missed it

Launched new websites for Paige Simple and Five Dot Design!

I blogged the more personal side of the story behind my new ecourse, In Retrospect. (The early bird rate only goes through the weekend, sign up ASAP!)

I rounded up some of my favorite cute mugs.

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See? I’m trying hard to get back in the rhythm here. So let’s get to it!


Right now I’m out of town with my mom and grandmother visiting relatives in the Cincinnati area. My grandmother grew up here and my mom was born here, but this is my first time here! It feels good to get away for a little bit. What are you up to this weekend?

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I didn’t make it to Designer VACA this year, but this post seemed like the next best thing.

Loving this new lettering series.

Great tips on how to streamline your process.

I always like reading about other entrepreneur’s journeys over time.

I use these tools also! Great round up.

in case you missed it

I shared my fear confession on Organized Creatives!

A little bucket list of fall things.

I talked about the new blog design for Driven by Decor!

I recapped the last month.

My wishlist for 26.

My tips for an about page.

I wrote about my new ecourse, In Retrospect (!!!) in my newsletter. More to come!

Getting back into Starred this Week

Whoa, it’s been a long time. For a serial documenter (like me) that poses somewhat of a problem. How do I distill six weeks into 10 images? It’s silly because so much of it is just the anticipation of the task. I really didn’t have much narrowing down to do to with these photos- I guess I haven’t been as snap-happy as usual. So here it is, my attempt at coming back!


This weekend we’re heading to Charlottesville for the football game, and then on Sunday I’m running a 10 mile race that I’ve been training for. It should be a good one! What are you up to this weekend?

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I couldn’t agree more- you really don’t have to yell.

A different approach to becoming rich overnight.

I’m the first to say that self-employment isn’t for everyone, but next time I feel doubts I’ll go reread this post. (Thanks for sharing, Cathy!)

As long-time fans, I loved this post on the blog break. And then this article on how it might be indicative of the blogosphere at large.

Because I’m addicted to reading about other people’s Whole30 experiences.

in case you missed it

Monthly recaps for August and September.

A look at the laLa Grace website that I developed.

Our family vacation to San Francisco, part 1 and part 2.

How we celebrated our anniversary this year.

I shared moodboards for two different projects!