Design, Lemon & Lapis

Moodboard Monday // Clean Beauty

January 26, 2015

Happy Monday world. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Today’s moodboard focuses on minimal imagery and cool tones. Sometimes that’s all you need to get a refreshed look at life.

Hopefully this blissful moodboard fills your week with joy and balance.

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Life

10 Planners to Help You Plan 2015

January 21, 2015

I love planners. In fact, I love productivity! So I couldn’t miss an opportunity to share with you my favorite paper planners this year. These range from $12 – $60 and range from simple weekly planners to full day and goal planners. I personally want to invest in the day designer or simplified planner one year. Make sure to tell me in the comments your favorite planners!
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russell + hazel | inkWELL press planner | migoals 2015 diary
day designer | kate spade planner | moleskine 2015
2015 paper source planner | the simplified planner | passion planner

Design

Moodboard Monday // Cozy Cabin

January 19, 2015

It isn’t all too often that I get a chance to show you what I am working on. This is for a personal project. I won’t go to in depth because I don’t want to give away the surprise but I will say the essence is much like this one. A cozy blanket on a frigid winter day with a warm cup of coffee sitting by the fire. I don’t know about you but that sounds about as close to heaven as anything. Enjoy the moodboard, I hope it inspires you to stay cozy this week.

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living room /// lake house /// floating feet /// plaid pattern /// figs

coffee and fire /// rug /// breakfast scene

stick /// sweater girl /// logo

What are some of your favorite cozy things?

Blogging, Design

6 Skillshare Classes That Are Simply Awesome

January 16, 2015

If your New Year’s Resolution was to learn something new, than look no further. Skillshare is the online portal where you can learn a plethora of new skills. From design software to meat preparation to being more productive, Skillshare has classes that you’re looking for. Here are some of my favorites.

1. Build an HTML and CSS Website from Scratch


This was my first skillshare class. I needed to learn HTML and CSS and what better way than to build a website. And while my website didn’t turn out quite like I wanted, I learned the basics of HTML and CSS that have helped me build my business.

2. MEAT: Select, Prepare, and Enjoy Your Favorite Cuts


While I haven’t started this class yet, I did sign up. I don’t know about you but I love meat and I can’t wait to learn more on how to adequately prepare it for the best taste.

3. Basics of Photoshop

Photoshop is the basic cornerstone to design. Understanding this program can be difficult though. Meg breaks down how to use this tool and you’ll create a fun moodboard by the end of class.

4. Get Stuff Done Like a Boss

You’ll never know how unproductive you are until you take this Skillshare class. This one will teach you how to slow down, figure out what needs to get done, and to make it so. Trust me, if none other course, try this one.

5. Portraits and Places: Photographing People in Their Spaces

Get comfortable behind your camera and with your model with this amazing class. Benjamin is a patient teacher and will show you how to create a moving photo essay that your model will love.

6. Knitting I: Learn the Basics with a Simple Scarf

Yes, even crafting can be found on Skillshare. I personally haven’t taken this class though if I ever find myself with free time, you can bet I will.

Don’t forget…

I’m giving away a one-year premium membership to Skillshare. The giveaway ends on 1/20/15 at 12:00am CST! Make sure to enter!

Health

4 Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do at Home

January 14, 2015

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Often days, I get home from work and lack the motivation to go to the gym. Especially in winter. All I can think of on the drive home is getting into my comfy clothes and watching an episode of Doctor Who or Parenthood. But we still have to get our exercise in! So if you are at home, here are four of my favorite bodyweight (no equipment needed) workouts!

Note: If you don’t know how to perform the exercises, check YouTube as most exercises have video demonstrations available.