5 MORE Ways to Find More Time In Your Day [Road to #Girlboss Series]

Amanda Oliver • girlboss

Time Management

Hello loves! It’s Amanda from The Color Coded Life again. Like last week, I have had a lot on my mind concerning my future and my career path. As I had mentioned, part of this thought process led me to want to start a Road to #Girlboss Series here at the IdiehDesign Blog! We all know that Heidi is a seriously amazing #girlboss – but sometimes, we need help just figuring out where to start. (Or at least, I do! hahaha). So here are 5 MORE ways you can find more time in your day on your road to being the ultimate #girlboss! (1) Turn Off Email Notifications I have found this to be one of the best things I have ever done. I know that it is important to be on top of your emails and to respond to them in a reasonable manner. However, that does not mean you have … Read More

5 Ways To Find More Time In Your Day [Road to #Girlboss Series]

Amanda Oliver • girlboss

time management

Hey ya’ll! It’s Amanda from The Color Coded Life. I have been thinking about my career path a lot lately and what I want to do, where I want to go and how I want to get there. Part of this thought process led me to want to start a Road to #Girlboss Series here at the IdiehDesign Blog! We all know that Heidi is a seriously amazing #girlboss – but sometimes, we need help just figuring out where to start. (Or at least, I do! hahaha). So that’s what I wanted to start this series and this post today with 5 ways you can find more time in your day. Here are some of the best tips I have found to do so: (1) Actually TRY and Get Enough Sleep I know it sounds counterproductive. How are you supposed to find MORE time in your day when your sleeping? But … Read More

Three Reasons You Should Pay Attention to the Presidential Race

Amanda Oliver • girlboss

presidential race

I know that we are all busy #girlbosses and sometimes paying attention to the news and the presidential race may seem more trouble than it’s worth. But we have the power to change the outcome of this election if we want – and here are three reasons you should pay attention.  (1) Millennials Swung the 2008 Election FYI, the Millennial generation is usually considered the age range of 18-34 in 2015. The 2008 election was significantly impacted by the Millennial vote. Not only did this voting contingent account for nearly two-thirds of the increase in voter turnout, but it also increased its overall share of the vote for the President. We had less of an impact in 2012, mostly because many of us stopped paying attention and caring. We need to go back to the 2008 level of interest since we are all getting to an age where the outcome of the … Read More

The Raddest Back to School Supplies EVER

Sami Davis • fashion girlboss lifestyle

Sigh– summer is almost gone. But YAY for back to school, fall, holidays, leaves, layers, and pumpkins. I mean, we still have a couple weeks left until September arrives, but it’s actually the perfect time to start getting your ducks in a row (aka all of your supplies) for back to school. Whether you’re nudging your little into first grade or getting ready for your first day of college, these are the supplies you totally want to kick start your school year and make you the raddest kid around.   1. Back to School Bento Box Because compartmentalized lunch has never looked so darn cute. 2. Mean Girls Pencils These are definitely conversation starters! Your seat mate will be totally jelly when she sees these, BUT she’ll know you have great taste and voila! A friendship is born. 3. Sushi USB To pair with your bento box, duh! Ha, kidding. … Read More

A Day in the Life with Shira Rosenbluth

Caelen Demos • fashion girlboss

notebook

My name is Shira Rosenbluth and I’m a social worker by day and a style blogger by night for A Sequin Love Affair. Psychotherapy and fashion are a pretty random mix but I love being able to use my more serious, compassionate side just as much as my creative, colorful side! I started my blog because I wanted to share my love of style as a form of self expression and spread the message that you can dress in a way that reflects who you are regardless of body size or budget. So what does a typical day in the life for me look like? On my day as a therapist, it’s pretty typical and routine. I wake up and catch up on Instagram and emails because, priorities ;), then have a coffee the size of my head (and a big egg white omelette with veggies) and go to work where I see about … Read More

How To Afford An Epic Vacation On A Less Than Epic Budget [Finale]

Amanda Oliver • girlboss lifestyle

Budget Vacations

Bonjour, mes amis! It’s Amanda again from The Color Coded Life, and today is the grande finale of my tips on how you can afford an epic vacation on a less than epic budget. This last tip requites you to think outside of the traditional destination spot. Of course, there are reasons that some places are DESTINATIONS – such as Paris, London, and Rio. But stepping outside of these traditional locales allows you both a unique experience, as well as the potential to cut some costs! Here are some ideas to get you started: Specifically, Buenos Aires, which as been “[d]ubbed the ‘Paris of South America,’ . . . [and] has a cosmopolitan feel and is heavy on museums, historical sites, and nightlife. Go this year: Hotel rates are 8 percent lower than they were in 2013.” [via] Stunning beaches and amazing all-inclusives (many of which are ranked extremely high … Read More

5 Stress-Free Tips for Working From Home

Sami Davis • girlboss

Working From Home

The creative industry is all about working from home… and about anywhere else wifi reaches my poor, overworked laptop! It’s pretty amazing to be able to send emails from our phones and do a bunch of work tasks on-the-go or from the comfort of our very own couch (pajamas on, obviously.) With the perks of roaming our house without having to actually brush our hair comes the con of trying to navigate a work day without distractions.  Cat needs cuddling? On it. Plants need to be watered? Sure! Need to run errands? WHY NOT. The absolute truth is, working form home is really hard, especially if you are a creative person. Our brains latch onto new ideas every seconds and things get CRAZY. So here are 5 tips for working from home, stress-free. Create A Routine– Stick with it! If you know you’re working from home, make a game plan and … Read More

5 New Ways to Build Mood Boards!

Sami Davis • DIY girlboss

Oh, that’s pretty. Sparkles? Sure! Stripes? Why not? Blue, green, red, orange, teal, black, blue, chartreuse. Wait– things just got totally out of hand, didn’t they!? When I have an idea in my brain, I keep turning it over and over until it grows into the Frankenstein of ideas and nothing seems to really be cohesive anymore. Which is why mood boards are my number one MUST have/create for any #GirlBoss! Get in the Mood! Mood boards have definitely come a long way. What was once simply tear outs taped into a notebook (and still may be for some of us!) has evolved into beautifully designed graphics that capture the essence of an idea seamlessly. Crazy, right? I’m still a huge fan of tangible goods since we’re so technologically advanced, and I’ve had my fair share of figuring out which mood board methods is perfect. I’ve brought you five innovative … Read More

The Ultimate #GirlBoss Business Card Checklist

Sami Davis • girlboss

Hi Everyone! Sami here from The Unexpected Type with all the deets on how to create the perfect business card for you! Things can get a little overwhelming when scouting for ideas, especially on Pinterest! I feel like I see a million ideas I want my card to look like, but none of them match my aesthetic. The dangers of Pinterest I tell you!! I’ve got a fool-proof list for you to check out that will make designing your cards a breeze + some fun inspiration that is totally achievable! THE ESSENTIALS Name Website Email address Phone number (This one’s totally up to you!) You don’t really need fax numbers or physical addresses– our age is pretty digitally savvy (and protect that info!) Sometimes you just don’t know who exactly you’re handing your card out to. It’s key to determine what information is most important for your brand, and then you … Read More

idieh shop SPRING // SUMMER GIVEAWAY worth over $230!

Heidi Moore • art fashion girlboss inspiration shop studio

Ah! It’s here! It’s finally here. It’s something I’ve been working hours on end to get ready to show you guys because I’m just so excited about it. And just a teeny bit proud of. I want to officially announce the launch of my brand spankin’ new spring/summer collection for the idieh design online shop. WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO! So many news things to announce: For the first time, we’re launching our kids’ collection including the Legit Tees for kids. If you’re in desperate need of a new phone case, print or tee, we have new designs that are calling your name. AND…we also launched a new shop site to make your shopping experience even better. Boom.     1. Pyrite Cluster Stud Earrings // Adam Rabbit Jewelry  • 2. Aztec Top Knot Baby Beanie & Swaddle Set // KB Cute Designs  •  3. Urban Karma Boomerang 30″ Necklace // LotusGirl  • … Read More