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9 Instagramers You Need To Follow Right Now

February 26, 2015

Instagram is full of inspiration and fun. And plenty of jealousy, guilt, and “why didn’t I like of that.” These people are some of my favorite instagramers and I think you should just quick add them to your feed. They inspire me and motivate me to try new and interesting things.

1 // Minimalist Designer and Art Director, Breanna Rose

For the last 3 years, I’ve followed Breanna’s blog with such excitement. I love her style and the simplicity and beauty of her design. It inspires me to always think in more of a minimalist tone when designing.

2 // Momma-Designer-Photographer-Puppy Lover, Poppy Designs

ami is simply amazing. As a friend you know she’ll support you. As a momma, you know she’ll do the right thing. She is both a phenominal designer and photographer! Trust me, you’ll want to get on her waiting list for photos. Just check out her photos. ‘Nuff said.

3 // Iron(wo)man, erin klegstad

Sure, she is a friend. And sure I love how her photos motivate me to put in my measly 30 minutes while she goes all non-stop swimbikerun. This girl is fearless and doesn’t give up on her dreams. It’s so fun to watch her train!

4 // Colorful and Witty, Emily Ley

Just giving birth to two adorable twins, Emily is yet again one up’ing. With her bright and colorful design asethic, how can you not love her instantly? She’s also the creator of the Simplified Planner. Damn, she’s awesome!

5 // Health-Nut Foodies, Prescribe Nutrition

These holistic nutritionists are my favorite duo. They’ve made their goal to educate people on how nutrition fits into your whole being. How cool is that? Plus if you look closely to the photo, I designed that document to the left. Neat, huh?

6 // Wedding Designer + Stylist Extraordinaire, Kylie Swanson

All of her photos will have you wishing you could re-do your wedding or how to make her style part of your day. The photos are breath taking, the design makes you happy, and in general, she’s got a fresh perspective.

7 // Minimalist Interior Designer + Blogger, thedesignchaser

She has 53,000 followers for a reason. Her clean design style mixed with the fresh greens spread throughout her photos makes you want to step through your phone and into her space. It feels serene!

8 // Blogger and New Mom, Aubrey Kinch

Aubrey is a self-proclaimed instagram addict and her cute baby girl has taken over her instagram feed. NO complaints here. I love me some cute baby! I just love how bright and colorful her photos are.

9 // Adorable Doxie, Musings Of Mia

Snuggling with a doxie is the best and she looks like a fantastic snuggler. She is always fancy and looking for a show. A must-follow for puppy dog lovers like me!

Who are some of your recommended Instagramers that I should follow?

Follow me on Instagram: amandacnagy and lemonandlapis

6 DIY Projects I Really Want To Try

February 13, 2015

Pinterest is the black hole of the modern woman’s time. I swear there are nights when I sit in front of the computer and pin pin pin ALL THE THINGS! It’s a bit crazy.

I’d consider myself a lover of DIY and crafts yet I don’t make time for it. Well for theses six DIYs I just might.

1. DIY Shibori Designs from Design Sponge

I just love turkish bath towels so how fun would it be to make some with these designs! I just love it.

2. Tissue Paper Watercolor Mug from I SPY DIY

What a fun and budget-friendly project. You can easily find a mug at Target or IKEA on the cheap plus finding fun and colorful tissue paper is this easy.

3. Dip Dyed Valentine’s Day Cards from Poppytalk


This DIY is very timely (like tomorrow timely). Quickly run to Michael’s to pick up some awesome cardstock and dye for this easy DIY!

4. Copper Magazine Stand from ZANA

I wish I understood how to make this one happen (wink, wink). Maybe one day, right?

5. How to Make the Easiest DIY Blanket Ladder (Without Nails or a Hammer) from Paper n Stitch

I love this one and definitely think I’m going to give this one a go. Why? Because it’s straight up EASY!

6. DIY Crepe Paper Peonies from Lia Griffith

I’m obsessed with peonies and as hard as this one would be, I’d love to give it a shot.

What DIYs are you loving right now?

MyModern: The Beginnings of a Very Cool Home Office

November 4, 2014

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When Breon and I decided to buy a house, I have to say I was super excited about the idea of getting my own office. I’d been working off the couch for a couple years now and that’s really not fun when you’re trying to run a business.

So when AllModern contacted me to work with them, I jumped at the idea. I love their website and had already been perusing it while we were house hunting.

While my office is only in the beginning stages, with their help and the Louis Ghost chair, my office is starting to look polished and welcoming. 🙂 Remember back when I featured the chair in my office chair showdown?

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Moving Quickly

September 22, 2014


If you’ve ever moved you know that it’s a long, not-so-fun process. There’s a lot of packing, wondering why you have so much stuff, and potentially breaking your treasures. So it’s not surprising that we procrastinate on preparing. If you find yourself in this position right now, here’s your guide to ‘kick your packing into gear!”

Note: If you’re moving from house to house, this guide might not work so well…depending on how much you have to pack.



1. A little prep work

The first to-do: Figure out how long you have until move-out/move-in day. If you’re a big procrastinator and are moving in the next couple of days and haven’t done anything, I suggest contacting your real estate agent or landlord because you need more time.

But if you are one week out, it’s probably doable (especially for an apartment). For example, you have five days left. I recommend that you look at that as go time! Don’t schedule anything, put your DVR to work (no TV!) and consider taking one or two days off of work.

Using a calendar (I prefer Google Calendar), schedule out your days ahead. Like this:


2. Get Materials

Visit Home Depot or your local grocery/liquor store and get some boxes. If you move often or don’t want to deal with boxes breaking, consider investing in a bunch of sturdy storage bins (like these from Home Depot).

Full Materials Checklist {Download}:


3. Get Comfy

This is important. Grab your favorite and most comfy clothes (that you don’t mind getting grimey) and put on your motivating playlist because now the real work begins.

4. Work Your Way Down

I like to start with the hardest room and work my way down. This would be (in my opinion)…

  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom
  • Living room
  • Office
  • Closets
  • Bathroom
  • Any other bedrooms or bathrooms
  • Entryway
  • Furniture breakdown (bed, TV stand, etc.)
  • Storage locker (if in an apartment)

Avoid rushing because you think you don’t have enough time. Quickly and efficiently pack your boxes. The last thing you need on moving day is boxes breaking while you’re moving into your new place.

Dedicate a corner of your apartment for finished boxes. Pro tip: Choose an area close to the door where you will move your stuff out. 

Now that you have these four steps, stick to your schedule. Power through and pack!

What Not to Do

  1. Go through old photos and spend hours looking at them laughing.
  2. Stop to watch TV, play video games, or any other form of entertainment.
  3. Throw everything into black bags and pack with duct tape. Tommy Boy style.
  4. Expect help. It’s okay to ask family and friends to help, but don’t expect them to come with smiles; no one likes moving.

What to Do

  1. Purge (Throw. Keep. Give.). When you go through your stuff, you will find items you no longer use. This is where you decide to purge it by selling, giving it away, or throwing.
  2. Sleep. Make sure to get adequate sleep during the weeks of packing so you can maintain energy throughout the day!
  3. Create a cleaning kit. Fill a laundry basket with…
    • Cleaning solution
    • Paper towels
    • Wipes
    • Window cleaner
    • Sharpies
    • Tape
    • Towels
    • Swiffers
  4. Sell all items on Craigslist prior to moving. They’ll be one less thing to pack. If items don’t sell, give them away; you’re obviously not trying to make a profit so they should be easy to give away.

Moving Hacks

  • Consider buying or renting plastic totes to move your stuff. Google “moving totes” to find these in your area. They are sturdier than boxes and are all the same size. It makes it easier to pack the truck and move with a dolly.
  • Use blue tape to tape cupboards that have already been empty. That way everyone knows what’s done and can focus on what’s left.
  • Buy a big roll of bubble wrap… many items need it.
  • Create a first night box.


Further Resources


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