Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Creative Entrepreneur Podcasts
Image: Creative Start

Creative Start - This is probably my favorite, which is why it's at the top of my list. Hosted by Courtnee Lauren Brown, it's a series of interviews with creative entrepreneurs— getting into the knitty gritty of how they got their creative start. This is my favorite because she interviews a variety of people in different industries who all have very different ways they got to the place they are now. The episodes run anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and were perfect for me on my commute to work. What I didn't know until I went to write this post, is that they also have a beautiful blog and website

Being Boss - I think I heard of these ladies directly from one of the Creative Start episodes. They're two friends with different company's who just re-hash what it's like to run their own business. They interview each other and like minded business women in a way that's more unstructured, and they don't hold back. They are up front and honest about the problems they face and how they found solutions to them. It's real, honest and both their voices are so charming.  The Accidental Creative - Short motivational episodes by, Tod Henry, a guy who is very obviously super into what he does. These are short, 5 - 25 minute episodes including interviews and quickfire tips and tricks on anything from running your business to just getting through the day. One of my favorite episodes so far is Following The MuseThink, Make Sell. - Also a great one. More of a no - fuss, direct interview style podcast that tends to focus more on web developers, web experts, writers who write about websites... you get the gist. A straightforward look at developers who have started working for themselves outside of an agency or big tech company. If you are looking to get into a tech start up, this one is for you.After the Jump - This was the very first podcast I ever listened to! And it's a great one. It's by Grace Bonney, the gal behind Design Sponge (which is how I found it), and she interviews creatives, entrepreneurs, branding experts, store owners and everyone in between. Along the same lines as Creative Start, these people talk about how they started their own business, and what day to day life really looks like.If you have favorite podcasts that follow the same creative entrepreneurial theme, please send them my way!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015


Moving in PDX
You heard it. I'm moving! A little surprised I haven't been talking about this more on the blog since it's consumed a lot of my free time and mental space, but I finally found a little spot in an amazing location and it's done and done! Well, almost. I have the keys and have repainted the place, now I just gotta get my things in there! I'm moving into my own tiny studio and I couldn't be more excited. Yes, some of my days have been riddled with anxiety about the whole thing, but it's what I've been wanting for too long not to just forge ahead with the commitment. 

Moving in PDXMoving in PDX
For now, some very healthy inspiration for mine, and hopefully your interior decor loving soul. I tried my damnedest to find the original sources of these images with no avail. So I'll direct you to my tumblr where most of these are saved up!

Sunday, April 19, 2015


In effort to get on a better content schedule. Or make content at all, I thought I'd start up a good ol' series of link share posts. Instead of randomly spewing my findings on twitter or pinterest, this blog might just be a more well thought out approach to sharing some favorites throughout the week or month. If I get super into it I might break it down to different categories or have weekly themes. Buttt the planning part of my personality is already taking over so I'll stop getting ahead of myself now. I need a name, "Monthly Favorites"? I am not a wordmaster. Help.

To start off...


The great thing about my day job is that I get to allot time to research brands, companies and cool people. So stumbling across Kirikomade this week put a smile on my face because: 1. bandannas are totally back in style, 2. bandannas are nostalgic for me and as tried and true accessory when I needed to grow my bangs out, or be unique and stylish in 5th grade, 3. Kirikomade is a Portland company, and I'm all about that. Read their story here. This is the Bandana Kiku.

Links Of InspirationThe Private Life Of A Girl  This lady! I don't remember how I came across her, but man oh man, she's good. I'm hooked on her How I Quit My Day Job series. Sophie's link, image and advice curations are absolutely fantastic. She just always knows what I'm looking for. I'll get on her website and she'll tell me things I didn't even know I wanted to know! 
April Favorites Style Interplay Portland

Vaux Shop  Vintage heaven. So, I've been out of the thrifting game for quite a long time now. But, if you've been with me since the beginning you'll remember that thrifting is quite honestly one of my favorite things to do ever in life. When I see people make that hobby into their own business, it makes me really happy. I came across the Vaux Spring Summer 15 Lookbook and this image is what caught my eye and made me click on over. The vibes. I'm feeling the vibes. I'm a new fan! This top, this top, and this top I can definitely see in my wardrobe. 
April Favorites Portland Fashion Blog
Nisolo Shoes The Austin Shoe. A lady came into the shop wearing these and I had to ask who made them. She was wearing just a simple cuffed jean and printed floral top, it just looked so goodand she raved about them. Immediately went to look up the brand and I'm into everything I see. They're a fully transparent men's and women's shoe company who really seams like they've got it figured out. I haven't even tried them on but I'll be saving up to get myself a pair of these. More about their brand here
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