Pink Olive’s Christmas in July Party

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Yesterday I had the privilege of attending Pink Olive‘s Christmas in July Party where the exclusive Pink Olive Gifting Kit from Knot & Bow was launched. The party was held at the Pink Olive Park Slope location and was crawling with inspirational creatives like  Glitter + Rye (who designed the adorable windows) & Rebecca Beach of A Daily Something. I got a chance to mix & mingle with fellow bloggers, and hear some of their tips for gift wrappin’ and gift givin’. Aside from the torrential downpour and the slightly scary lightning storm, the night was a blast!

p.s. We had the most amazing pumpkin whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies. I could have had about 7 more, but I put a stop at 1. Yey me!


I’m Going To BLOGSHOP!

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I’ll be honest, I’m really a little obsessed with Bri Emery of I’ve never met her, but I give her blog total credit for my current freelance position over at Knot & Bow (I found Knot & Bow while browsing through Everything she shares is not only informative, but it’s breathtaking and beautiful. My goal here at is to share information and ideas in a beautiful way (I have a long way to go to get to Bri’s status but I won’t stop trying!).  That’s why I’m so excited to be attending Bri and Angela Kohler’s 2 day BLOGSHOP class here in NYC! Here’s a little more information about the event:

“BLOGSHOP is a Photoshop bootcamp, minus the push-ups. It is a full weekend spent stuffing your brain full of things to make your images on your blog unique and eye catching. We teach the basics from scratch as well as some more advanced techniques in a way that even beginners can understand. Then you apply the techniques with your own layouts and style that you will use when you go back to your own blog.
People who have no experience with Photoshop will leave the course with confidence to create layout, prep images for mood boards and collages, retouch skin and color correct images, animate gifs, add textures, borders, type and drawing to their images to make each of their blog posts or other visual materials special. At the end of the first day we will have a portrait session, so on the second day you can work on your own pictures which will be perfect for contributor photos and bio pages.”

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this class and can’t tell you how excited I am to share everything I learn. If you’d like to sign up for BLOGSHOP or check out their other class locations, click here!


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