Monday, August 25, 2014

Updates, Changes, and So On

Life is crazy. Some times, I find that I'm constantly on the go, while other times I have absolutely nothing on my plate and can't seem to get the energy to do anything else but sit around and try to relax. Since June, I've been swamped with more of the former than the later, and I haven't had much time to really sit down and decide what I would like to do with my life, and my blog for that matter. I have a hard time deciding on whether to develop my blog into a full-time gig or to devote less and less time to it until it unknowingly disappears. I'm terrible at writing my thoughts and communicating them effectively, but in the end, I always seem to want to come back here to relay my thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I've missed having that sort of outlet, but sometimes I worry about how I come off to other people. Sometimes I'm goofy, other times, not so much. I can be offensive and brutal, but sometimes more reserved and come off as fake. I worry about all these things. Needing approval and support is something that I've always desired out of life, but communicating that through a blog is hard for me. These thoughts have provoked me to think about many options of where this all could go. Things that people like aren't always my cup of tea... so I try, and I try to continue to plow through it. However, I think I'm beginning to develop and feel my own way.

Thus, some changes will probably be happening around here. My focus is a bit different than when I originally started this blog; I've grown and matured, and need to take some steps to reflect that in my writing and my own style. Being more organized and focused on what is happening not only in my life, but in my style and need to express myself.

Now be warned: changes are headed to Living on the Chic. And I'm pretty ecstatic about them.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Road Trippin' Along the Oregon Coast

In the craziness that has been my life the last few weeks, I managed to get my mom out on a road trip. We started out along the Oregon Coast, with these amazing views. 

Thanks to PopSugar, we had some great supplies to make the trip that much better. 

For the beach, the Turkish towel was amazing. It folded up nice and small so it was easier to carry, and dried quickly! 

Although it was a little windy, this beach stop along the Oregon Coast in Florence was amazing.

The Lemon hand wipes were another favorite, as we would thrift shop, picnic, and even better, when we got covered in sand. My mom absolutely loved how the aloe left her hands nice and soft, and I enjoyed how clean the lemon made my hands. I'm always a fan of lemon, and to have it in wipe form, it's amazing. There were a bunch of other goodies in the box, but you'll have to check them out for yourself! Visit the PopSugar Must-Have blog to see what has been in previous boxes.
If you're interested in getting your own PopSugar Must-Have box, you can get $10 a three-month subscription with the code: JUNESELECT10, but it ends soon! 

We've had so many adventures, I cannot wait to share more stories. Check back in for more picture of the Redwoods, Crater Lake, and more stops on our trip.

POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Adventures with Nature Box

I'm so excited to share a whole slew of news with you guys. I know it's been a while since I've posted anything here, but guess what? My Master's Project is in it's final stages! WOHOOO! Writing is done (70 pages worth) and I am just working on the graphic layout and revisions. 
What. A. Relief.
It feels SO GOOD to almost be done. 

On a second note, I've been asked to join PopSugar as a Select Home Blogger. This means that I'll be bringing you tons of new ideas, products, and so much more. I'm very excited for this. Super excited for this. You can't freakin' get me out of my happy dance! 

With them, I've already had a great opportunity to review a great product called Nature Box. 

Nature Box is a monthly service that sends out a box of delicious, naturally based goodies. They are healthy, but better, they TASTE SO GOOD. 

You can choose from a box of 5, 10, or 20 snacks each month, and you have the choice to choose them for yourself (um, bonus for picky eaters!) or be surprised with their newest snacks. 

Here's what came in my box...

I'd show you all of them, but I don't want to ruin your surprise, should you get one of your own!

There's some amazing dried fruit...

And my favorite, which I added to my breakfast every morning for a week straight, was the blueberry almond bites. I crunched them up on top of my yogurt... like a boss. 

And then, also ate them whole as a delicious snack the rest of the time. Believe me, they were amazingly awesome. Who knew rice cakes could taste so good?!

Overall, my experience with Nature Box was great. The package arrived on time, and the products were... AMAZING. They lasted a week in my house. Yep, I could definitely get used to having their snacks in my house. Even better is that they are all about natural, whole foods, and about passing on the wealth. I really love that Nature Box works with Feeding America to supply food to those who need it. They get an A+ in my book.

If you're interested in trying these goodies, I've got great news. 
For a short time, the POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks by NatureBox will be 50% off!
Use this link to get the promotional price:

"POPSUGAR and NatureBox provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks by NatureBox box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own, and POPSUGAR and NatureBox did not tell me what to say or how to say it."

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Create Your Own Graphic Tee, Round 3!

Yeah, you read it, round 3! And this one is a total knockout. 

This time around, Bri (@meyouandaweiner) is knocking it out of the park with her rendition of a graphic tee. Seriously, this lady has some mad mad style. 
Y'all need to get on and follower her on the Instagrams. She has some of the best shots (SAD VADER!) and inspiration floating around.

Here was some of her inspiration for her t-shirt design...

and, drum roll, please....

The Pièce de résistance! (it's a bad sign I had to google how to spell that...)

Personally, I adore this. If I could do a million graphic tee designs, this would be at the top! 
I definitely love the Magnolia background (my favorite tree flower!) with the overlay of the quote over the top.

What do you think?? 

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway going on!

Print Keg Giveaway
Célfie / Graphic tee

To enter, leave a comment on any of the posts in this series and let me know what YOU would put on your own custom graphic tee! 

For bonus entries (must leave an additional comment on one of the graphic design series post):
1) Follow @trisstal on instagram
2) Follow @couturezoon on instagram
3) Follow @meyouandaweiner on instagram
4) Follow @printkeg on instagram

Giveaway will end on WEDNESDAY March 19th!