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I have been designing tee shirts since I was a kid. I’m 99% sure a certain toy company actually jacked my designs that I sent them when I was in 3rd grade. I have a few shirts I made with Custom Tee Couture, but they’re a little expensive. In college, I basically elected myself as t shirt chair of my sorority and even designed the Greek Week shirts one year. There are just a couple that I did while in college:

I’ve toyed with the idea of starting my own t shirt company, but that requires an investment that I just do not have at the moment. Enter one of the coolest concepts I’ve seen with Bonfire.You can check out how the whole thing works on their website, but basically I (and you! and whoever!) can come up with a design, pick a price point, and not have to worry about a thing else but getting paid and seeing the design come to life! The one small catch is that 5 shirts have to be paid for for them to be printed. If you don’t sell 5 or more shirts in the allotted time of the campaign, everyone who purchased the shirt gets their money back. No harm, no foul.

As a designer, you don’t have to worry about inventory, shipping, or anything! Just coming up with an idea that will sell. And with that, I bring you my first campaign! If Things + Tacos sells, I’ll probably keep designing and sharing and selling. If not, this was a fun experiment and I’ll take it as a learning experience!

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I really don’t like National Whatever Days… until one comes up that I can get behind. Today, apparently, is National Sunglasses Day. I have been a sunglasses junkie since middle school, but I’ve recently become way more conscious of health and maintenance for my body so I only wear sunnies with UV protection. According to the Vision Council, 75% of Americans are concerned about UV exposure, but only 31% wear sunglasses every time they go outside. Honestly, seeing those numbers, I just think for shame! I think that both of those numbers should be 100%.

While, yes, it is important to take care of your eyes on National Sunglasses Day and every day, you don’t need to break the bank protecting those peepers. Sunglass Warehouse is the best place to start looking for shades to suit you.

  • All of their sunglasses come with UV400 lenses, so you can protect your eyes and look good doing it.
  • Until the 30th, you can use the code SUNGLASS20 for 20% off site wide at Sunglass Warehouse
  • Order before 2pm Monday-Friday EDT and they’ll get your new sunglasses in the mail that same day.
  • From aviators to sports styles, they’ve got hundreds of sunglasses priced at $20 or less.
  • If you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, they’ll give you a full refund.

How fab is all that? They really do have hundreds of styles for men and women, but I picked out just a few of my faves to share + get you started.

Fulton||Copa||Cape Cod||Jagger||Forrest||Mac||Dolorosa||Surrey||Lark

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Congratulations – you’re in love! In fact, the idea of proposing to your partner has recently entered your head, and now you can’t shake it. When such an idea arises and you begin to think about it quite seriously, you’re going to be hit with waves of emotions. It can be difficult to get your thinking straight – which is precisely what you need to do before you actually pop the question!

I CHECKED YES

Are you ready?

Yes, it’s worth remembering that there can be a long time between the proposal and the marriage itself. Some people even wait years. But the thing about love is that it often makes us do stupid things – and while you may not want to think about an engagement as being in such a category, it’s undeniable that there are scenarios in which getting engaged may not work out best for everyone. You need to think carefully not just about the health of your relationship, but why you want to propose. If you’re just proposing because of pressure relating to society or your age, then think twice. This shouldn’t be something you feel obligated to do. Proposing isn’t something you do to prove your love to your partner! Make sure you’re comfortable with your reasons.

This is up to the couple, but Kendall and I both wanted my parents’ blessing before he popped the question. To some, that is an antiquated tradition but I’m very close with my parents. I’m pretty sure I asked him if they knew before I said yes. Make sure you respect your partner’s wishes as far at that goes.

The ring

There is a lot of advice out there relating to rings. Some will say you should spend as much as possible; others will make the argument that beautiful rings can be found for three-figure sums. Well, while the latter is true, you shouldn’t feel bad for wanting to spend a lot more, either. Remember, you’re both going to wear the rings for a very long time (we hope!), so make sure you’re happy and confident in what you’re getting, regardless of the price. Whether the wedding rings you’re going for are designer or simple but gorgeous black opals, ensure that you’re getting something that you and your partner are both going to love. Kendall knew I wanted rose gold + morganite, but he picked the setting on his own and my ring means the world to me!

What to say

Don’t lift a proposal that you’ve seen in some Hollywood romance and change some of the words around. Don’t find proposal examples on the Internet and change the name so it applies to your partner. There’s a lot of pressure here, and many would argue that a proposal is a brief performance of sorts. But whether your partner will say yes or no probably won’t hinge that much on what you say here! Your best bet is to speak sincerely. Keep it simple. Spend some time thinking about the time you’ve spent together, what they mean to you, how you met, and how you decided that proposing to them was what you had to do. Tell them why you want to spend the rest of you life with them. I barely remember what Kendall said because I was about black-out excited, but something about me putting up with his… ahem… nonsense, and always supporting him. You can go check it out for yourself on the blog post I linked above

The right place and time

This is often the most nerve wracking decision to make, oddly enough. Take into account the one you’re asking. I had literally told Kendall I wanted to be proposed to on Stage with We The Kings (not expecting it, mind you) but someone else might want something intimate/ private. You might want to pick a place that means something special to you- a first kiss or a first vacation spot. One of the sweetest proposals I have seen (besides my own) was actually a bar crawl to benefit breast cancer research when the bride had lost her mother that way. It was so special to her to have her mom “involved” and very that couple.

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As someone with a bit of closet ADD, who shops almost exclusively online, I’m always on the hunt for new retailers. Make Me Chic is one of my newest affiliates and I love their price points- perfect for trying new trends without breaking the bank. I’m especially loving their street-style collection for torn-up and graphic tees!

From their website:

MakeMeChic.com was created with the vision of providing women everywhere the latest fashions at the most competitive prices with exceptional customer service. We are an Internet fashion retailer based out of City Of Industry in sunny southern California. We first gained popularity through our unique and fashion forward footwear selection, which rapidly increased our product line to apparel, accessories, handbags, swimwear, costumes and lingerie due to high demands. Our professional customer service ensures a pleasant shopping experience. And our streamline warehouse operation and detailed inspection process gains 100% customer service satisfaction.

Have you ordered from them before? I’d love to know your thoughts!

Embroidered Rose Applique Fringe Trim Heathered Tee||Light Wash Raw Hem Crop Distressed Jeans||Gingham Ruffle Trim Mixed Media Babydoll Tee

Pink Scallop Trim Sleeveless Shift Dress||Color Block Pocket Short Sleeve Shift Dress||Velvet T-shirt Dress PINK

Backless Satin Knotted Flats PINK||Bee Applique Loafers OCEAN BLUE||Metallic Bow Sandal Flats ROSE GOLD

Tassel Drop Earrings MULTI||Dessert Platter Pin Set MULTI||Multi Charm Drop Earrings

 

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One

The following is an actual conversation that I had with my father:

Daddy D: I heard you went to the cat cafe! Did you take your new camera?

Me: Yup!

Daddy: You should blog about it! Maybe they’ll give you free…

Me (interjecting): CATS!?!?

Daddy D: Um… I was going to say coffee.

And now you know how my brain works. You’re welcome.

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For those of you that live under a rock (or not in DC. or not on the internets), there is a magical place just walking distance from my apartment in Georgetown where you can order in from Olivia Macaron and lounge around with cats. It is called Crumbs & Whiskers.

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I am so #blessed to have a roommate that loves cats as much as I do and who let me take pictures of her all weekend.

For a small fee of $15 that goes directly back into the care and upkeep of the cats + building, you can spend some time with some really amazing cats with a ton of purrsonality. Most of them (all of them?) are available for adoption. All adoptions are handled through Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation. Adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis.

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This little guy was hanging out by the treats, available for purchase if you want/ need to bribe the cats to hang out. Meghann and I did not.

As we nibbled on our macarons, we got to learn about each cat. Binx, above, kind of seems to be running the place, at least where treats are concerned. Topper likes to be up high where he can observe. Kippie is definitely a sassy madame… there were about 20 cats and I could likely tell you about all of them, but you should really go see them yourself!

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The idea of having a cafe, albeit with a limited menu, where you can hang out with animals is awesome in and of itself, but the fact that the place actually contributes to finding these gorgeous creatures a home is just the catnip on the cake… or something.

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Fluffball accidentally made me bleed while we were playing. But don’t you worry- I got her back by making her wear a festive hat.

Crumbs & Whiskers also has cool events such as Cat Yoga + kitten parties. Yes, they deliever kittens to you if you’re close enough. The kittens come with macarons. I’m not sure if I could even make this stuff up. The best way to stay in the loop is to either live with Meghann (seat’s taken. sorry) or follow along with them on all their social media: facebook/ twitter/ instagram.

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I mean… does this not look like heaven? Let me know if you’ve been or if you’re planning to!

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