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Minted Personal Styling

Editor’s note: This post is sponsored by Minted. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Pencil Shavings going. As a designer, I consistently hear from people that they are struggling to figure out what to put on their empty walls. I completely get it – art can feel overwhelming and sometimes cost prohibitive, or like
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How to create a gallery wall – Plus a $200 giveaway with Minted!

Today’s post is a how-to guide on the ever-elusive conumdrum of gallery walls. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming to figure out what exactly you should hang on your walls. Art? Posters? Photographs? And then where do you find all of that? People get really nervous about doing the wrong thing, whether it be in the way
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Setting the Table: A Nautical Nod to Navy

Right before spring break, I was contacted to do some photo styling for an upcoming brand overhaul. The client, an etiquette expert,  needed a series of photos depicting tablescapes to match her new brand identity (designed by Emily McCarthy and Whitney English). They recommended me to shoot a series of photographs for the new website
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An Easy DIY Valentine Party

Today I’m excited to show you the details of a Valentine’s party I hosted last night for a few girlfriends. It’s funny how friendships can form. A few years ago when Jude was tiny, I kept bumping into the same group of girls seemingly everywhere we went. One day at the park after giggling about
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