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With so many Instagram users out there, I think it’s important to use another app besides just the filters that the Instagram offers to help your photos stand out in the crowd. I’ve had a few people ask me what apps I use to edit my Instagram photos- so I thought I would share some of them with you today!
VSCO Cam // This is a great app for those who want a great filter on their photos but don’t want to spend the extra time doing major customizations. There filters are very simple and clean looking. Much more beautiful than the ones that Instagram offers.
Afterlight // This is my favorite photo editing app by far. I love the freedom and the options available on this app. You are able to edit photos without the constraints of a 1-10 scale like on VSCO cam. Sometimes I just want a very slight change instead of moving all the way up to the next number. Like a 6.35 instead of a 6 or a 7. But another reason I love this app is because of it’s most recent updates. You can do circles, numbers, instant film filters and more. It’s a blast to play around with. I especially love their numeric and alphabetic filters. I haven’t had any reason to use them yet- but when I do, just watch out!
A Beautiful Mess // We all know the amazing DIY Blog A Beautiful Mess, right?? Well they recently came out with a really fun and creative app for your photos. It comes with cool borders, doodles, and sweet hand drawn phrases. You can read all about the app on their blog here.
Don’t be limited to using these photo editing apps for just Instagram photos. You can also use them to edit your blog pics, or whatever other reason you need photos edited! Have fun!!
It’s been another long and busy week! I’ve been in a design cave the past few days- and am so happy to come out this weekend! Stumbled upon this video from Loren Conrad’s blog and it just put me in an amazing mood. A perfect Friday morning vibe.
Have a marvelous weekend you guys!!!…
Urban, you’re making me want to redecorate. And go back to bed. Cause it’s Monday and I’m struggling.
Loving these pillows.
It’s been a long week over here. I have definitely been pushing on the borders of taking on too much. Once again. I was doing a great job at saying no to things for a while- to scheduling out projects and being all organized. But then sometimes when things are going well, it’s like I take that and say “I can take on more, I feel fine!” then I’m right back where I started. Stressed!! I’ll learn. One day. I hope.
Sometimes when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I just need to take 5 minutes, to focus my mind on something else and look at things other than design. I find it inspires me much more than forcing ideas to come to my head. So I wanted to share with you three blogs I visit when needing that chill time!
1 // Joy the Baker. Looking at the delicious treats she makes paired with her clever, hilarious and oftentimes heartfelt writing just warms me inside! It’s like I’m entered into the kitchen of a good friend who is telling me stories and baking me goodies. A great read when you just need some comfort or a good recipe. Her podcast is a regular listen for me too.
2 // Refinery 29. I guess this one isn’t necessarily a blog- but it’s a daily read for me so I had to post it! The fashion, the local tips, the celebrity gossip, I am an admitted Refinery 29 addict. They never cease to amaze me with their marketing. I want to read every single article with just one glance of their headlines! They have different sections for different cities such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and LA! I’ve come across a lot of different restaurants, store openings and events happening in LA because of this site. It’s a great read for those times when you’ve been working at home and haven’t left the house for too many hours (maybe even days- ah!) and just need to see what’s happening out there in the world around you. Maybe even make plans to head out to a new store opening in the area.
3 // A Cup of Jo. I’m sure you guys are familiar with the one and only Joanna Goddard and her beautiful little family. This was one of the first blogs I ever started reading when I discovered this whole “blog land” and I’ve loved it ever since. (And have always been jealous of her amazing blog title. I really wish I would have thought of it first!!) Writing lovely posts about her adventures as a mom, giving weekly challenges like “Interview your parents” or “Meditate for 10 minutes a day“. And much more on love, travel, food, fashion, and a ton of quirky fun finds. It’s a great read when you need to just step out of your world for a minute or two and focus on the small pleasures in life.
So there you have it! My go-to’s for small chill out moments while working. Are there any sites you visit when needing to take 5 from work stuff?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend friends!!…
Goodness I love me some good food photography. Joseph De Leo has an amazing eye for this stuff.
Now I’m craving donuts…
OH MY GOLLY you guys (yes I just said golly). I just spent way too much time browsing this beautiful shop- Bodie and Fou. I’m sure many of you are already familiar with this little gem- but this was the first time I had actually spent time looking through the gorgeous items they have for sale.
First off, the shop is created by the lovely french interior stylist Karine Candice. Not only does it have pretty much anything and everything you need for a beautiful home- but they also have bags, accessories, and craft supplies. I’m in the middle of sprucing up my office space and was just immersed in all they have to offer. THEN I got going on the blog. It’s full of carefully curated photos of interiors, decorating tips, even DIY projects. It’s the perfect inspiration source for interiors.
Although most of their items are out of my price range, I can still dream, right?? I’m just hoping to gain a ton of inspiration and ideas from this site and others for my newly decorated space. Do you know of any other good sites to browse awesome interiors? Particularly office space? If so, I’d love to hear them!
Here are the links to a few of the items that stood out to me as awesome office accents:
Happy Thursday friends- it’s almost weekend time!…
Oh yes I do. My mom and I took a spontaneous trip up to my sister’s house in San Luis Obispo today. Both of us were just really needing to get out of LA. You know that feeling? That stir crazy feeling where you just need some change of scenery to spice up your creative juices? I truly believe (at least for me) that sometimes you just have to get out of the norm to get motivated. Now being by the beach I want to ride a cute bike around and wear these yellow spring flats.
Cheers to inspiration and change of scenery!
Lately all I’ve been wanting to wear is a maxi skirt with my hair up in a highly messy bun. (I have these major knots I’m working on getting out of my hair at the moment… not cool) I think it’s the weather warming up that’s making me feel all desert summery. It was around 78 this weekend and I was in heaven. I made this little fashion board to go with my mood these days. I call it desert hippie rock.
Happy Tuesday friends!…
I’m so crushing on the new 31 Bits Spring collection. Like major. The styling, photography and colors are just gorgeous. I keep finding myself coming back to it and falling more in love. It makes me really excited for Spring time! (PS- HOW is Spring almost here, wasn’t it just Christmas?? I mean seriously.)
Anyways, you can browse the catalog here, read about the inspiration behind the design, and shop the collection. While you’re there, check out how they’ve changed all of the colors on their site to reflect Spring- loving it. Great job 31 Bits!! Way to inspire and get us pumped for SPRING!!…
Just stumbled upon this beautiful blue ombre cake on the Culinary Couture blog today. It was so gorgeous I had to share it with you. It could easily be modified in color to be the perfect dish for any occasion. Pink for V-Day perhaps??…