Normally I find the transition to spring to be a bit awkward, especially given how unpredictable the Chicago weather can be (seriously what do I even wear right now?). However, this April is off to a fairly pleasant start and I find myself wrapping my arms around those tiny signs that summer is on its way. So far it’s been a refreshing month filled with lots of moments of creativity which I’ve been channeling towards my next release. I’m currently focused on adding more desktop tools and home goods to my collection and hoping to strike the perfect balance between function and beauty.
I’m about as paper-obsessed as they come and am constantly looking for new ways to incorporate it into my daily life. I love designing worksheets and calendars to stay organized, dreaming up fun party invites, and even creating my own gift wrap. Rather than keep these goodies all to myself, I wanted to create a space where I could share my ideas with others and thus, The Freebie Library was born.
As a newsletter subscriber, you will receive full access to an assortment of awesome downloads to help you stay organized, host like a pro, and add an extra dose of pretty to your life. This includes all the downloads and printables seen on the blog, plus a bevy of exclusive downloads just for you. I’m excited to share my ideas with you and spend more time creating for the fun of it and plan to update the library 2-3 times each month.
Here are some things you can expect to find:
Phone + desktop wallpapers
Party stationery + decor
Printable greeting cards
Gift wrap + tags
And much more!
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Happy first day of Spring! It’s currently raining outside and while I’m looking forward to the days when I can open the windows and let the cool breeze in, I also realize that it’s time to give my apartment a serious deep cleaning. Things have gotten quite disorganized around here after hunkering down through the winter months and let’s just say that I have more than one junk drawer that needs tending to.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s space could use a little TLC, so I created this simple cleaning checklist to help you stay on top of everything without getting overwhelmed. The goal is to tackle one item from each section every week starting now and in five weeks time your place will feel all shiny and new again. And since I’m all about positive reinforcement, I also included a place to list any new items you’d like to add to each space as a way to reward yourself for all that hard work and to keep things feeling fresh. That’s 24 little updates each year if you repeat this plan every season!
Also, here are a few items that I currently have my eye on, as well as a few posts from around the web to help get you in the cleaning spirit (if there is such a thing).
1. The prettiest cleaning tools I’ve ever seen.
2. Chic organizers for sunglasses, jewelry and more!
3. A tutorial on how to create an asymmetrical spring floral arrangement.
4. The perfect hanger for tight closets.
5. A great roundup of eco-friendly cleaning supplies.
6. A laundry room redo that will make your jaw drop.
7. The best houseplants for your bathroom.
8. Helpful tips for making the most of small rooms.
9. Easy recipes for all-natural homemade cleaning supplies.
10. A simple label trick to give your kitchen and bathroom containers a major upgrade.
The spring collection is now available and features over 20 fresh new designs to ease the transition into the warmer months ahead.
My goal with this release was to create a collection of refined and effortless goods that you’ll want to grab over and over again. With most of my designs, I’m always looking for ways to represent my ideas as simply as possible while still being impactful. I found inspiration in a number of places and enjoyed sourcing new paper and envelope colors.
I chose to screen print a majority of the items in an effort to enhance the minimal nature of each design and provide new creative opportunities (hello white ink!). In the end, these products came together very naturally and feel like a true reflection of what Evermore has evolved into.
Next week I’ll be launching some new spring products and I wanted to share the inspiration behind it all. Lately, I’m all about effortless daily style and imperfect brush illustrations and have worked to create a thoughtful collection that will seamlessly fit into everyday life. I also aimed to create a color palette that feels fresh and will provide the perfect transition into springtime. I’ve had a thing for rust for some time now, but am recently drawn to dusty blues and pale grays. I can’t wait to reveal all the new items very soon!
I love how the new year provides an opportunity for a pulse check. A chance to look at the relationships we have with our self, others and our environment to determine what’s working and what’s not. I never like to think of the new year as a magic button that instantly transforms us into the person we want to be, but rather as an opportunity to refocus our energies and reevaluate our needs.
I’ve been doing just that with Evermore during these first few weeks of 2019 and must say I’ve got a pretty long to do list for the year ahead. I’m challenging myself in new ways and working to create a plan that I can commit too, because let’s be honest, it’s easy to skip deadlines when you’re the boss.
Each year I like to create a list of intentions to help keep me focused and remind me of what’s most important. They provide the foundation for everything I do and as I start to put some of my plans into action for the year, I thought it was appropriate to share this year’s list, which I also keep tacked to my inspo board.
As for those big plans? Here’s a quick list of what you can expect to see in 2019:
More product releases (I’m shooting for 4 this year!)
A tiny brand and website refresh
And last, but certainly not least, more blog posts and freebies!!!
I can already tell it’s going to be a good year and am so excited to share it with you!