Happy Friday guys! So, I didn’t intend to do a Down to Biz post on a Friday—no one wants to get down to business right before the weekend starts—but this one is fun, I promise. It’s a calligraphy class taught by the lovely Molly Jacques (who I actually wrote my very first feature about on SMP!). She’s such a darling person and she’s got the prettiest lettering around. Last month, she announced that she was offering an online class on Skillshare, The Art of Modern Calligraphy. It’s a crash course in modern calligraphy covering the basic tools and knowledge of modern, pointed pen calligraphy and you’ll learn how to create a unique alphabet of your own.
Having taken a couple of calligraphy classes before, I’m so excited for a little refresher and can’t wait to start the course. If you’re interested, use this link, you’ll receive $10 OFF and in turn, I’ll get credit for another course. It’s a win-win! Have a beautiful weekend everyone! xo
Blogettes, you’re going to love this new series, Down to Biz! It was inspired by this Pinterest board, where I keep handy biz and blogging tips. I’m going to explore some of the resources, tips and tricks that have helped me along the way, starting today with The B Bar. You’re going to want to belly up to this bar for at least a night or two, the hangover will be so worth it! All kidding aside, this is SUCH a great resource for bloggers and biz owners and no wonder, it was co-founded by two very talented blogettes and successful business women that I adore, Meg Biram and Victoria McGinley. Take a peek at some of my favorite ‘cocktails’ below (they’re clickable!). Wishing you all a productive hump day! xo
Morning, darlings! Did you notice our gorg new makeover?! I was planning on launching the new site at the start of next week but I just couldn’t wait any longer. A couple of months ago I decided that I wanted to make the switch to WordPress. After using it for SMP over the last few months, I’ve found that it’s super user friendly and much cleaner. Eventually, I would love to create a completely custom site for Yours Truly but for now I went with a basic theme from Bluchic and customized on top of that.
My #1 goal was to create an easy to use navigation bar with drop down menus so that y’all can peruse the site easier and also to manage the expanding topics I’m writing about. I’ll be playing around with the little details but for now I’m happy with the new look. Oh, and if you have a full time job like moi and your blog is a part-time gig, using a theme is the way to go! It’s so so easy, and quick. You’ll have to put in a few good hours of work and know a tad bit of coding to customize it but if your passionate about giving your blog or website a pretty place to live, then it’s totally worth it.
Take a peek around, I would really love to hear what you guys think! I never officially celebrated my recent 3 year blogiversary, but for those of you who’ve been reading along, I’m so appreciative, thank you!
Stay tuned for cocktail recipe later today… I’m kicking off the weekend with a little something I call the Cococabana!
Along with my morning coffee and checking email, Pinterest is a daily must to kick start my day. From Wedding Invitations and DIY to Deliciousness and Fashion, this is quite possibly the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing way I’ve been able to keep track of my favorite sightings. Check out my boards and please leave a comment below with a link to yours if you’re already on Pinterest, I’d love to see what’s inspiring you!