growth / tech

Tools I use to Up my Hustle


Hi, interweb! Ah.. it feels we haven’t chatted in forever. Well, that’s because we haven’t, but today I’m here to FINALLY share a list of my favorite hustle apps. These are apps that I use to make running a business, breathing, thuggin’ and thriving possible. Becuase of my anxiety and depression, it’s important for me to have my hustle down to a science. Now, here’s my disclaimer: these apps only work if you are consistent. They won’t all work for you, but they will help you develop a system that will ease the burdens that hustlin’ can bring. I do apologize in advance, none of these apps make coffee or food.


$2.99 iPhone — $50.00 mac

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Veggie Tacos



Hey, frenz! I’ve recently (9 days ago) decided I’d stop eating meat for a bit. Now before you continue reading, you should know I’m not committing to anything. I still think a medium rare piece of steak is the universe’s gift to man. HOWEVER, I know that we tend to eat so many processed meats, and you really don’t know where your meat comes from half of the time. It’s been a fun week and change though! I’ve learned to get super creative with my meals, and I’m eating more often which has always been my struggle because I tend to get lazy or busy and I won’t eat. I’m sharing this recipe because it legit took me 15 minutes to make this. Honestly, maybe even less. I give you veggie tacos! Read More


Depression and the Unicorn Frappé


If you had access to the internet a few months ago, you came across Starbucks’ new concoction, the Unicorn Frappé. But wait, let’s rewind. Now, if you’ve been alive recently, you know that unicorns are a big trend. I don’t want to be that guy, but I have loved Unicorns way before it was a thing. Mermaids, matcha, pastel hair, marble, banana leaves. All of these are trends that have come, hung out for a bit and gone or are on their way out. Working with influencers, I’ve been able to photograph a lot of these items. Companies jump on this immediately and that’s how 17 bloggers end up promoting the same portable phone charger covered in beautiful green leaves and a marble phone case. This is fine. This is how marketing works. Something is hot and you jump on it because hello, money.

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5 reasons why you should have a media kit


That right there is my personal 2017 Media Kit cover page. Over the last 3 years, I’ve dabbled a bit in the minimalist design. Which is just a fancy way of saying “I know how to do seven things on photoshop + illustrator.”  I’ve obviously grown thanks to the internet and lots of client work. The projects I love working on the most are media or press kits/pitch decks. These kits allow clients to showcase the very best parts of their work, blog, business or service. Sort of like a social resume, you know? Now before I tell you why you should have one, I’m going to tell you when you should get one. I could totally say “right this very second!” Just so you could hire me and I could go finally resize this damn Gucci belt, but I won’t. Read More


#chasingthugnanny does Barcelona with Jord


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Barcelona, Spain. One of the most magical places on earth. Trust me, after Cartagena, I know magical places. As you read in my previous post, this was not my first pick for my birthday baecation, but I absolutely had to return. I visited Barcelona for a few months my junior year of high school with my little sister. My parents offered me the choice between a sweet 16 or a summer vacation in Barcelona with my Spaniard family. BYE! Is that even a choice? Barcelona right? It was so nice to return and revisit a lot of these places as an adult, and also with my love! I keep saying it, but we truly had the BEST TIME! Read More


#chasingthugnanny vacation tips


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This year for my 27th birthday I decided I wanted to go to Paris. I know, I know. Everyone is going to Paris and taking a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower, but who doesn’t want to go to the sparkly, Nutella crepe, baguette filled, city of love? I was super busy this spring and so June was the best time to go. That and my favorite Johnnyswim song is “Paris in June,” so I secretly just wanted to live out that song in real life.  Barcelona got added to the list because I mean, when in Europe right? Seeing my family has also been a thing I’ve wanted to do for a bit now. Read More