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!

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.

DIY // How To Make a Nautical Rope Vase

November 17, 2014

Sometimes I see something at Target and I’m like…OMG they nailed it. And sometimes I think that’s awesome but what would I do with it? This summer I saw a Nate Berkus Rope Vase and so I decided to re-create it.

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Fall Favs Playlist

November 6, 2014

My music tastes are so eclectic. One minute I’d love to listen to Postal Service and Alexi Murdoch only to want to listen to Iggy Azelea and Girl Talk the next. I love music.

This playlist is my chill mix, it’s perfect for a fall evening or during the day to focus. Enjoy!

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My Fall Favs Playlist

  • Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves
  • We Are The Willows – Picture
  • From Indian Lakes – The Bells
  • Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea
  • Alexi Murdoch – Through The Dark
  • Tennis – Dimming Light
  • OneRepublic – I Lived
  • The Postal Service – A Tattered Line of String
  • Jeremy Fisher – Song In My Heart
  • Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats
  • Alana Henderson – Song About a Song
  • Grace Mitchell – Broken Over You
  • C418 – Impostor Syndrome