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.
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
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.
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
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
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
I’m giving away this laptop, this Gucci bag, this Instax camera, a payment for your light bill, and a brand new pencil set with cute sayings like “you go girl!” All you have to do is follow me, then follow these 17 other people and whoever they tell you to follow, and then wait 21 days while balancing a vial of virgin blood on your head. You probably won’t win, but 30+ people just got a shitload of followers in a matter of 3 days. That works for some people, but here’s why I call bullshit. Read More