Hello, friends! Happy Sunday.
This week was… a lot for me. There were so many highs and lows, but I’m spending the weekend focusing on the highs and filling the pages of my gratitude journal with lots of good things. I’m feeling better about the week ahead. Mainly because I have lot’s of great things to share with you all!
Before I jump into this morning’s amazing links, I wanted to share a bit about the power of pride, and the graphic above. More specifically, the little coffee cup you see up top.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of delicious lattes and getting my daily caffeine fix (hence, the name of these columns). I came home one day, and sat down in my room needing to clear my head a bit. So I opened up Photoshop and starting playing around. I had an idea in my head centered around coffee and no idea how to make it happen. I kept playing around and wasn’t getting anywhere, and just before I threw in the towel and walked away from it, I reached out to a designer friend of mine for advice. We both agreed that I should step back, go back to basics and start from there. So I did.
And after some trial and error I create that coffee cup right there. A big step for a self-taught designer who mainly sticks to type-based projects. And you know what, I’m super proud of that little coffee cup. It’s a piece of me, and a result of hard work and extreme diligence. So proud, in fact, that I’ve decided to let it live as the symbol and trademark of these Sunday Morning Coffee posts. And this week, I’m challenging you to create something new and challenging that you can be incredibly proud of. And once your done, share it with me!
Now, try these links on for size…
+ Create big change simply by implementing a few small practices in your daily life.
+ Imagine your favorite Instagrams reinvented as amazing gifs and illustrations.
+ Dying to add these Bababouk pillows to my bedroom design!
+ No matter what you’re doing, it’s important to learn how to successfully manage feedback.
+ Are you on Twitter? Here are 5 Tips to use it to grow your brand!
+ Two of my fave things (kale + cheese) combined for breakfast goodness.
+ Add some more style to your posts – how to customize your blog post headers.
+ Awesome guest post on Pen + Peplum by Nesha on creative essentials.
I hope you all have had an amazing weekend, and that you’re ready to jump start the week!