Weekly Update: Community Over Competition + Ripped Jeans

FAVE ONLINE FINDS

1. Touch It Once via Braid Creative // This is definitely a habit that I need to get myself into as soon as possible. The idea behind the touch it once method is to only put your thoughts, hands, and energy on a specific task once. Open and read an email? Respond to it right then. Just take your clothes off for the day? Put them in the hamper instead of placing them on the floor. I really feel like this adapting this mentality will help me from bouncing from task to task all day long like I do right now ... Some structure would definitely be welcomed!

2. Pizza Is Life via McKenna Bleu // Ok, how cute is this sweatshirt from ILY Couture? I've been eyeing it for a while, and this post that McKenna put together may have just convinced me that I definitely need it in my life. It also really makes me want to order a pizza instead of having Mongolian Beef that I've been cooking in the crockpot all day ... 

3. Ode To Pants via Design For Mankind // Erin is speaking one of my many love languages in this post, and showing us all five different ways to style yoga pants! I don't know about you, but I wear my yoga pants pretty much on a daily basis. Whether I'm wearing them to lounge around the house, or if I'm pairing them with an oversized sweater, my signature beanie, and boots, they're typically on my body sometime or another during the day, especially this time of year.

4. How To Make Your Own Dry Shampoo via The Everygirl // Dry shampoo is my saving grace, especially now that my hair is short. I definitely can't go nearly as long between washes after chopping off fifteen inches (RIP top knot), but I still rely on dry shampoo to carry me in-between day 1 and day 5. I've been hooked on Detox by Dry Bar, but I have yet to find a formula that doesn't leave me with dandruff looking specks in my hair after a couple of days ... I'm hoping that this DIY may be the answer! 
 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

1. Black Ripped Jeans // Anytime I want to feel like I've put a lot of effort into what I'm wearing, I immediately reach for this look. You seriously can't go wrong with black on black on black, and adding the pop of wine is the perfect Winter touch to mix things up a bit 

2. Community Over Competition // I was sitting at Starbucks with a new friend last week, and the topic of friendships came up. I know that we can't be the only ones who think that friendships are totally weird once you hit adulthood, but that's a different topic for another time ... From that original conversation stemmed one of the importance of celebrating when someone else succeeds. This post goes into more detail on learning how to truly embrace the meaning behind community over competition. 

3. Tuesday Ten: Home Decor Finds // We've been bouncing from house to house ever since my husband and I first moved in together almost four years ago, and I've always been hesitant to really put time into decorating a rental ... Well, now that I'm working from home, that hesitation is going straight out the window! I want an inspiring space that just reads us through and through, so this week's Tuesday Ten was all about the ten things that are at the very top of my wish list. 
 

THINGS I'M EXCITED ABOUT

1. I have the awesome opportunity to hang out with Louisville.com, the ladies at The Trade House, a ton of local artists + anyone else who wants to stop by at the Treat Yo' Self Pop Up Party tomorrow night! I'll be there selling a huge variety of prints, and hanging out with some of my favorite people, so if you're in Louisville, come by and check it out! 

2. I'm writing an essay to apply for the Adobe Creative Residency for 2016-2017, and it's definitely putting butterflies in my stomach. The opportunities that come along with the creative residency are incomparable, and the chance to solely focus on my personal projects would be an absolute dream! 

3. I got this Patagonia coat in the mail earlier this week, and it's seriously the warmest coat I have EVER worn in my entire life. Granted, I've never spent this much money on a coat before in my life, but hey, in the spirit of not getting hypothermia with this ridiculous weather, we thought it was worth it. Plus it was a Christmas gift from my husband who was probably sick of me complaining that I was cold all the time so it's a win-win situation in our books! 


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