Revolutionize Her Team

I am so excited to announce that I am now on the social media team for RevolutionizeHer! RevolutionizeHer is a community built around the everyday woman who is looking for a place to share her story of following her dreams. It is for the wives, mothers, students, or working women. It is for women who are aspiring to be better in all aspects of life. For women who are learning to love themselves and be comfortable in their own skin.

There are many messages out in the world telling women what they can and cannot do. RevolutionizeHer was made to challenge those ideals and to help women see that it’s okay to be who they are and reach for their goals. This community is meant to help empower and motivate women whether it be to celebrate her successes, work through her frustrations, build up an idea, get or give advice, or just to get some encouragement.

Due to the success of their partner site, Better Blogger Network, they decided to relaunch their co-authored blog over to a Ning community website. This type of site allows for easy communication, a central location to ask and answer questions, and a way for all members of the site to interact with one another in a way that their blog had not allowed for in the past.

Our hope from the beginning of RH was to create a sense of community for women wishing to live out their dreams as well as a place to discuss those aspirations with other like-mined individuals – and we think that this is going to be the best way to do this.

The launch date is set for tomorrow, July 10th, so if you’d like to join or follow along, here are the links you need to know: Main RevolutionizeHer Site, Twitter, Facebook. I will be handling the social media accounts for RH every Monday.

I could not be more excited to be a part of this community. I’m really looking forward to meeting new people so I hope to see you there! My personal RevolutionizeHer profile can be found here so you can add me as a friend or say hi once you sign up!

UPDATE: RevolutionizeHer has decided to close their doors, please join their partner site, Better Blogger Network!

Julieta: A Swashy Type of Love [Friday Favorites]

A new favorite font for you guys today! Julieta is a condensed, unicase typeface full of swashy love!

Inspired by romanticism, Julieta is a charming and versatile typeface. By alternating uppercase and lowercase, and mixing them with alternate characters, ligatures, swashes and endings, you obtain endless possibilities of composition, with 810 glyphs available in the Pro font.

In case you don’t need all these alternatives, there is also an Essential version consisting of 247 characters.

In addition, Julieta has an affordable set of ornaments, connectors and catchwords to complete this attractive display system.

Julieta is designed by Paula Nazal Selaive who has designed some other beautiful font such as Selaive, Dulce and Bosque.

Description and samples from MyFonts.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Prettiful Designs Giveaway! And the winner is Danielle E. Congrats Danielle! I’ll be emailing you shortly! Winner picked by through Rafflecopter.


Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

You can barely see this lighthouse from the shore. It is at the end of a 7/8-mile-long breakwater so it took a while to get out there. The path was made of huge rocks, not the easiest surface to walk on and the intense wind didn’t help much either! We started the walk and almost decided not to go all the way, but it was just one of those things… we had to do it while we were there! My favorite part was the white wall covered in rust, such great colors and texture.

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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse 2

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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse 6

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse 7

I’ll be posting more photos from my Maine Road trip throughout the next few weeks!

Home Tour: Bedroom Details

Since I cleaned the apartment for my parents visit I went ahead and took some detail photos of my bedroom to share with you guys! We don’t spend much time at all in our bedroom but I did want to have a few things on the walls. It is also where I organize all of my clothes and accessories.

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I had these two hooks from Urban Outfitters and thought they were perfect for jewelry. Then I just added a scrap of pretty paper and a paint swatch to the wall with thumbtacks for some added color and it turned out to be the perfect hanging space for my jewelry!

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I created the Coke bottle necklace display with my dad years ago and for my earrings I just used an old picture frame and stapled a piece of screen to the back. For bracelets and rings I have a little wooden tray for each. I like most of my jewelry to be in plain sight, otherwise I would never wear any of it!

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The You, Me, Forever print is from Satchel & Sage, I love all of their prints so much, I’d love to have the whole Venn collection!

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I made the travel map cork board as a way for Zander and I to track all of the places we have been together and where we want to go next!

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You can also check out my living and dining room and my office. Hope you enjoyed this little mini tour of our Jamaica Plain apartment!

July Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Hello July! Hello days at the beach, sparklers and extra daylight! Hello lazy summer days, mojitos on the back deck and marshmallows by the fire! I was inspired by this skiff photograph to design a desktop wallpaper for y’all this month! It captures my summer dream perfectly!

July Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Enjoy and I hope to have some more desktop wallpaper collaborations between Zander and I in the future!

Download: 2560 x 1440 / 1920x1200 / 1680x1050 / 1280x1024 / iphone / ipdad


Thanks to everyone who entered the Summer Sponsor giveaway! AND THE WINNERS ARE: Erin and Hailey! I’ll be emailing you shortly! Don’t forget: if you didn’t win you can still get 20% off any sponsor space when you use promo code “SUMMER2012″ at checkout. Winner picked by through Rafflecopter.

Favorite Posts of June

Whoa, having a vacation in June made the month go by SO fast! If you missed anything throughout the month, here is a recap of my favorite posts!

June Favorite Posts


Favorite Posts of June:

1 A Little Shopping Spree
2 Homemade French Fries
3 Summer Essentials
4 My Desk Illustrated
5 Etsy Favorite – Dipped by Wind and Willow Home
6 Beth’s Farm Market

Did you have a favorite post from June? 


Thanks again to my June Guest Bloggers:

Sequin Crush
Secondhand Sundays
Pinegate Road
Show & Tell
Julie Ann Art

Prettiful Designs Giveaway (closed)

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to be partnering with one of my fabulous sponsors, Prettiful Designs to bring you this amazing giveaway today! Prettiful Designs is a digital shop housing a collection of personal and commercial use items for the scrapbooker, blogger and small business owner. They have over 300 items to choose from, including paper packs, clip art, word art and kits.

Dedra has been so kind to offer one of my lucky readers a $30 shop credit to Prettiful Designs! I’m using Rafflecopter to track entries so you can login below through Facebook OR your email and it will allow you to enter multiple ways! Dedra is also offering Ciera Design readers a coupon code (junefun20) for 20% off at Prettiful Designs during June!

Good luck!! Have any questions? Feel free to contact me. If you are in a reader click out to access the Rafflecopter entry form. Please note that your entry will be removed if you do not complete it correctly. Winner.

Summer Sponsor Sale + Giveaway (closed)

Good news! I’m running a sale on all of my small and medium sponsor spots! If you purchase a spot before July you will receive 20% off! That’s $20 for a MEDIUM space and $8 for a SMALL space. Just enter the code “SUMMER2012” when you checkout.

Accepting Sponsors July

Sponsoring with Ciera Design is a great way to promote your business or blog to readers who love design, photography and other creative outlets. Sponsoring not only means that you get to advertise your business to my lovely readers, but it also means that you’re supporting me in creating what you see here on the blog!

Ready to purchase a spot?

I’m using Passionfruit so sponsoring is super easy! Head over to my sponsor info page and snatch one up before they are gone!

Giveaway Time!

I’m giving away two medium sponsor spots for July! Don’t worry… if you reserve a spot now and find out you win later, I will send you a refund and (if needed) upgrade you from a small to a medium spot.Winner will be announced July 1st!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: I’m using Rafflecopter to track entries so you can login below through Facebook OR your email and it will allow you to enter multiple ways! If you are in a reader please click out to access the Rafflecopter entry form.

Good luck!! Have any questions? Feel free to contact me. Please note that your entry will be removed if you do not complete it correctly.

Etsy Favorite – Dipped by Wind and Willow Home

I stumbled across this shop on Etsy yesterday and fell in love! Wouldn’t one of these bowls just add the perfect pop of color to your kitchen table!

“I begin with beautifully turned bowls and carved spoons, slowly hand dipping each in a synthetic rubber that I custom mix.”

“The beauty is in the uniqueness of the natural wood grain and the reaction between that wood and the rubber, ensuring each item is completely special.”

“I make each colorway or grouping in small seasonal batches ensuring you get a truly special product.”

“I am constantly inspired by the change in seasons, stunning sunsets and beautiful blooms. Each batch is inspired by the simplicity and classic lines of nature.” – Araya Jensen, Owner

In addition to her Esty shop, Araya also has a website with lots of other beautiful products where she is extending her Summer Solstice Sale to Ciera Design readers! This gives you 21% off any merchandise on with code “Summer12”. Please note that this discount code is not valid at the Etsy shop.