We want to show you what the real, born & raised locals do in the Crescent City so head over to Show & Tell for the full feature brought to you by your southern sister tour guides!
If you were wondering… here is what I have been up to recently!
1 Love to stop in Portland for dinner whenever we are on our way to visit Zander’s grandmother in Maine // 2 Weekends on Martha’s Vineyard // 3 I love German food! Stopped at this place for lunch and brought back sauerkraut, sausage, senf and spaetzle! // 4 I had the opportunity to attend a cooking demo with Chef Ming Tsai, as a part of Macy’s Great American Chefs Tour! // 5 Spent some time at the New England Aquarium // 6 Free weekends exploring Boston // 7 I made non microwavable popcorn for the first time ever // 8 Sunny afternoons on the back deck // 9 This game is amazing! It is like the dirty version of Apples to Apples // 10 Loving bright summer colors // 11 Beach days are my absolute favorite // 12 Zander and I started an exercise routine and are trying to eat healthier for the summer
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,, 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, . 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,
A new favorite font for you guys today! Julieta is a condensed, unicase typeface full of swashy love!
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In addition, Julieta has an affordable set of ornaments, connectors and catchwords to complete this attractive display system.
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.
I’ll be posting more photos from my Maine Road trip throughout the next few weeks!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Enjoy and I hope to have some more desktop wallpaper collaborations between Zander and I in the future!
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 Random.org through Rafflecopter.
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!
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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.
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!
I’m using Passionfruit so sponsoring is super easy! Head over to my sponsor info page and snatch one up before they are gone!
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.
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