The Yellow Spectacles

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Sticker Crush ft. Sticker App

Color plays a big part in our lives & a big part in mine. This is especially true when I went to start a blog--for the tenth time as nothing beforehand really seemed to stick.

I am not sure why, but upon graduating from college & feeling in a rut I found myself weary of negative vibes. Alas, looking down at a pair of yellow D & G glasses--aka The Yellow Spectacles, I was inspired to adopt a whole new life outlook. 😀

Sticker App

From that point on, I promised myself to always {no matter how hard} to think the positive first & look/live life on the sunny side. Blogging under the name The Yellow Spectacles has not only expanded my interest, friends {um, you GUYS!}, and overall self-esteem--but--it has turned into a new outlook on life.

2016 has been a turning point for my writing career & I am thinking the best of thoughts for 2017--bring on those yellow sunny vibes!

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Which leads me to these fun stickers I designed with the {awesome} assistance from Sticker App. Of course, you'll notice my yellow spectacles, but you'll also see my all time favorite flower {slightly obessed} hydrangeas.

You can totally customize your stickers & if you need so design assistance they are there to do so-I highly recommend--basically, I am just soooo in love with mine I kinda want to hoard them all to myself! 😋

Follow me on Instagram @KatelynChef to see how you can get a sticker & thank you so much for popping by.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Confetti Thank You Cards DIY ft.The Confetti Bar

I am no Emily Post & being a freelance writer I say 95% of the writing I do is on a keyboard---However, I am a BIG believer in the power of a Thank You card. 💜

Whenever a brand {or anyone for that matter} gifts me something I am sure to send them a thank you note. I just feel like it's the right thing to do--Plus, there are so many cute paper products out there today which makes it all the more fun!💖

 💜 Confetti Via: The Confetti Bar 💜

💖  Bracelets Via TRRTLZ 💖
Recently, you'll recall my NYE Party Popper post DIY ft. The Confetti Bar....Well, it's post-NYE & I still have confetti left!

Maybe you do too? If so, you can totally repurpose it to make Thank You cards....Here's How:

💜 You'll Need: 💜

- Blank cards

- Leftover confetti

- Double sided tape

The steps are pretty basic after you write your message {I recommend this1st) use your double sided tape to sticky-up the bottom of your card.

Next, dip the sticky part into a bag of confetti & ta-da! You're done!

💜  Thank You, TRRTLZ for the bracelets! 💜

Easy Peasy--Happy Crafting!
Monday, January 9, 2017

Chappy New Year: ft. Chappy Happy

Surviving winter really is an art form as it's tough on basically everything from your shoes, skin, & car. However, unless you live in an eternal sunshine state it's pretty hard to escape.

Cozy Scarves 💛

Therefore, inside my Chappy Happy {a ''classic coastal style-clothing, bags, & accessories''} Out & About Basket I have added a few my outdoor winter essentials...Because whether it's winter or not as
Chappy Happy would say, ''Let Life Smile." 😁

Trapper Hats 💛

Chappy Happy White Glass Whale Tale Bracelet 

Duck Boots 💛

Thank You, Chappy Happy for Sponsoring this post! 

Plus, I am all for kindness & generosity/Chappy Happy is too as you can request a FREE sticker & they'll send it out to you with the hopes you'll do something kind for someone else! 

Be sure to follow Chappy Happy on Instagram & Twitter to always stay happy! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

When It Snows: Wear Bows ft. Gina Made It

It's January. Are you in a mid-winter thaw or stuck in a frozen tundra state? Regardless of the weather, temps, & participation my motto is when it snows: wear bows.

The b&w plaid bow featured in this post is actually from Gina Made It where yep, she makes all kinds of hair accessories {ranging in various forms of bows} from headbands to pretty hair ties.

See More Bow Inspo w/ Gina on Instagram @Ginamadeit 

Snow isn't my favorite so when you have something fun to pair it with makes the weather a little more bearable.

Have a great weekend & see ya back here Monday! ❤
Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year: Ft. Blue Sky Planners

It's official, Happy 2017! Cue the confetti & New Year Good Fortune. 🎉🎉  Aside from confetti & hopeful wishes for love, luck, & success within the New Year there is also the desire to get organized.

Blue Sky Planners: Twitter @blueskyplanners

No matter if you are an already organized kind of person or sort-of need a bit of help in that department --- The New Year brings the opportunity for you to either tweak your organizing skill. Or you know, better your organizing game.

Blue Sky Planner was kind enough to let me customize a large 2017 planner. If you notice, I chose the B & W stripe design & had the name of my blog scripted on the front. Too cute right? 💕

Aside from customizing the size & cover I also got to add fun elements to the inside of my planner, adding pockets, stickers, & so on. Fun fact, you can even personalize the font {script & color} on the front of your designs too. 💓

You can view more of their designs {they're endless} that Blue Sky has to offer here. I also got to customize a small notebook which I had ''Good Thoughts'' printed on the front.

For the most part, I stay pretty organized & my advice to starting the New Year off to a fresh start would be to totally declutter & clean your workspace. By workspace I mean, desk, draws, files, & even the documents/files on your computer.

You'll be so surprised at how good you'll feel {& be able to concentrate} with a clean & refreshed workspace.


Share your Blue Sly designs with the #blueskyplanners on Instagram & Twitter 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Year's Eve Confetti Poppers: ft. The Confetti Bar

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whether you are staying in or heading out confetti is a must-have item to have on hand for your celebration. 🎉

For fun, you can DIY your own confetti poppers with some gift wrap, tape, ribbon, & paper towel tubes.

Jessica, the head confetti expert at The Confetti Bar supplied the NYE {B & W with tiny gold champagne glasses} confetti that I filled the poppers with.

  • Simply take an empty paper towel tube & cut it in half & then half again.

  • Roll the small tube in a sheet of gift wrap & tape the center of wrap leaving the two ends opened.

  • Tie one end of a piece of wrapped candy with ribbon & used open end to fill the tube with confetti.

Tie one end of a piece of wrapped candy with ribbon & used open end to fill the tube with confetti

  • After the tube is filled, tie that end with ribbon too.

  • For pretty measure, add colored tape over your clear tape marks & stickers for extra dazzle. Ta. Dah! You're ready to par-tay. 

After the tube is filled, tie that end with ribbon too. 
Confetti Via The Confetti Bar

P.S. stop at The Confetti Bar for your own customizable confetti needs as well as to stock up before NYE! She even has scented confetti...

Follow the confetti bar on IG +The Confetti Bar 

Since it's the holidays, I am leaving this post up till the New Year & will be back Monday, Jan 2nd with a New Year organize your-desk theme post.

Now, go pop some bubbly & enjoy yourself. Cheers!  💋

Friday, December 23, 2016

Blair Wal-Elf: A Christmas Story ft. The Elf on The Shelf

I bet you're pretty busy getting ready to Merry your way into Christmas this weekend. Before the holidays slip by, I want to share with you a Very Merry Link that I had the pleasure of writing for Martha Stewart .com featuring The Elf on The Shelf.

You can read that Christmas-y post {here} as I was able to interview one of Santa's favorite people, Chanda Bell aka one of the co-authors of The Elf on the Shelf.

My Elf is Blair Wal-Elf aka Blair Waldorf Inspired

If you're not in the holiday spirit by now {I know it can be hard at times} this Christmas tale about tradition, love, & family is a story worth reading & sharing with your friends & family.

Note Blair's YSL Belt 😍

Enjoy & Merry Christmas! Read the full post, here... 💚

Merry Christmas! 

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