Lifestyle

I’m Still Here!

01.20.18

Work from bed with a cup of coffee | Modish and Main Hello, Hello!! I’m still here, I’m still alive. To be completely honest, I can’t believe that it’s already January 20th and this is my first blog post of the New Year. What the heck happened to the first 20 days?

Oh I know… I was diving head first into running my creative marketing / photography business over at Modish Digital.  While this lifestyle blog is a true love of mine, it’s not paying 100% of the bills (yet). When I’m not working on this (which clearly hasn’t been much lately), I’m producing beautiful content for small brands that incorporates my love for photography and my passion for creative marketing. These past 6 months Modish Digital has grown tremendously & I’m still trying to figure out that work / life balance thing. As you can tell by my lack of posts this year, I need a lot of help in that department.
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Blog / Lifestyle

The Best of 2017

12.30.17

Wow, sort of can’t believe that as I sit here writing this post that we are down to the final 36 hours of 2017. I say this every year how I can’t believe just how fast the year flew by and I can’t decide if I’m upset about that or simply just grateful that life was so busy & entertaining that it kept me that fulfilled. I would hate to think that I didn’t “accomplish enough” or that I didn’t “reach my goals,” but I can honestly sit here and tell you that I’m completely satisfied with 2017.

In life there will always be more, but sometimes we just need to sit back and give ourselves a break with what we did accomplish. We could always fall prey to the comparison game, but where will that get us? Feeling unfulfilled, dissatisfied, disappointed, etc etc. There’s no reason to waste another minute feeling any of those things! You do you and do it well. That’s all there is at the end of the day.
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DIY / Home Decor

Home for the Holidays: DIY Rustic Holiday Card Display + Writing Station

12.20.17

One of my favorite things to receive during the holidays are Christmas cards from my family & friends. This is especially true now that I’m a photographer and my clients send me a holiday card with a photo that I’ve taken! It warms my heart to know that so many home will be getting that special touch this Christmas.

This year I wanted to create a little DIY rustic holiday card display + a writing station so I could show off all the pretty cards we got this year. I teamed with PAPYRUS to make it happen & I’m sharing all my tips on what to incorporate to make it a functional, yet decorative space in your home.
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Lifestyle

Nora Mattress Review

12.14.17

Nora Mattress Review from Wayfair | Modish and Main You can’t help but notice this trend of mattresses in a box and I finally got to try one for myself! I’m going to give you all my opinions in this Nora mattress review and also let you look at some super cute photos of Dexie in the process.

When Wayfair extended the opportunity to test out one of their new line of premium mattresses I jumped at the chance because we were just about nearing time when our guest bed was going to have to be replaced. Since I know what it’s like to sleep at other peoples homes or when I’m traveling, I always want my guests to feel comfortable and able to get a really good nights rest. In my opinion, that starts with an uncluttered guest room and a good bed!
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Lifestyle

Modishly On Time

12.13.17

Be stylishly on time this holiday season with a Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch Q Jacqueline. It makes the perfect Christmas gift too! | Modish and Main Be modishly (aka “stylishly) on time this holiday season with a Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch. How many of you just learned that modish = stylish just now? It’s ok, most people don’t actually know the definition of modish, but this blog is here to inspire one person at a time!

Sorry, I definitely just got sidetracked talking about modish and not the beauty of this Q Jacqueline watch in Navy from Fossil. Now that I’m creeping towards my mid-30’s I’m really into classic accessories that are timeless (no pun intended), functional and versatile. In my opinion, this watch checks off all 3 of those characteristics.
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Lifestyle

Holiday Bake & Brunch

12.12.17

Host a Holiday Bake and Brunch Day with your closest girlfriends. Baked goods, donuts, pizzelles, candy canes and more. All the details on the blog. | Modish and Main On Sunday I hosted some of my closest girlfriends at my home for a Holiday Bake & Brunch. It’s our 2nd year doing this and it truly is something I look forward to. We picked a date about 6 weeks out and set some loose parameters towards the day. Since there are a few of us that have dietary restrictions (nut free, gluten free, dairy free) we asked guests to bring a recipe that accommodated our needs and to also bring an item valued at $25 for a gift exchange. Beyond that, it was just counting down the days to our bake & brunch day!
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DIY

DIY Wood Command Center

12.05.17

Ready to get organized in the New Year? Build yourself this DIY wood command center to hold your keys, sunglasses, receipts, mail, grocery lists and more. | Cambria Wines x Modish and Main

It’s been awhile since a DIY project has been on here, but this one is a keeper! We all have goals to get a bit more organized in the New Year and I suggest starting it off with a DIY wood command center hung in your entryway. This is honestly a really easy DIY project, but it has a ton of functionality!

Over the past couple of years I’ve been slowly trying to transition out some of our old pieces of furniture where the wood doesn’t really match what we have going on now. Previously, we had a skinny console table with a drawer right here in the entryway from the garage (which is into our living room) where we’d drop our keys, sunglasses and odds & ends. Not going to lie, it drove me nuts because it didn’t fit with our decor and because it lacked functionality, it just became a drop zone for junk. Hence, I’ve had building a wood command center on my DIY list for far too long.
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Lifestyle

The Season of Giving with Picture Keeper Connect

11.29.17

Give the gift of kindness this holiday season with small acts of joyful like buying the coffee for the person in line behind you. Inspired by Picture Keeper Connect. | Modish and Main

‘Tis the season of giving! Call me crazy, but I really do feel this intensely strong desire to giveback more than ever this holiday season and wanting to make it a focal point moving into the new year. I feel so grateful with the things I have, the opportunities I’ve been given, the incredible family & friends that are in my life and the places I’ve traveled. If I can make one other person (or animal) feel as happy and joyful as I do, then with the inspiration from Picture Keeper Connect, it’s my duty to do so.

Here’s the thing I’ve learned about expressing gratitude, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune or any money at all. It can be as simple as purging your closet and donating the items to a local shelter, walking dogs at the local animal shelter, giving someone a genuine compliment with a big smile on your face, offering to snap a photo for a family or couple and paying it forward by buying the coffee for the person in line behind you. It’s about expressing genuine acts of kindness that we so badly need in the world today.
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