Week/End

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Well, we made it to Friday! Did the week go insanely slow for anyone else? It's definitely starting to feel like Fall around here and I'm excited to bust out my favorite boots and plaid shirt!

How about some links, if you feel like browsing this weekend...

+ New prints hit the shop! Go check them out!! (more coming soon!) :D
+ Hooray! A hair tutorial I think I can actually pull off!
+ A few photos from our weekend in Charleston.
+ Wish I knew how to use a sewing machine! This napkin-pillow DIY looks so easy!
+ Time to pull out the crock-pot.
+ Old-fashioned pumpkin spice donuts... I need to make these!
+ Tired of cooking the same old pumpkin recipes (pie, bread, donuts, etc.)? Here's some new ways to cook pumpkin!
+ I'm not much of a drinker, but this green apple mojito sounds pretty tasty. Plus its been one of those weeks...
+ Kelly wrote a great post about the downside of group giveaways. And I agree 100%!
+ Sending positive & healing vibes towards my blog friends Jane & Piri!

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I also wanted to start sharing some of the instagram feeds that help me stay inspired! There are so many amazing feeds out there, I had a hard time narrowing it down! So here's the first installment of insta-faves. I'm excited to share and discover new favorites! Feel free to share feeds you love, so we can check them out!

@HOGGERANDCO // If you're into fashion, lifestyle or travel photography, than you'll adore Smita. She has an amazing talent for capturing the perfect photo... plus she's always traveling so we get to go along for the ride!

@DOMESTIKATEBLOG // Kate is Boston blogger & stylist so you know her photos are good! And I really enjoy all her yummy food shots!

@RENEERICHELLODESIGN // Designing, doodling, decorating. Renee creates amazing styled photos using her beautiful doodles and bits and pieces of everyday life.


Wishing you a great weekend and a Happy Halloween! :)

Long Weekend in Charleston

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I’ve been wanting to go to Charleston since the Spring, but we never made it. I was okay with holding off a little longer and maybe going for our 5 year anniversary in August... well that didn’t happen either! (Brandon works a lot and it was really hard for him to get a few days off this Summer) So one Monday night, I was saying how I sad I was that we didn’t get to go for our Anniversary and I just wanted to get away and that I was in desperate need of some exploring, culture, good food, etc. etc. (I was probably being a little dramatic when I was saying this, but I seriously hate where we live and can’t wait to move! haha) By Wednesday afternoon, a hotel was booked and on Thursday afternoon we hit the road! :)

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Charleston is absolutely beautiful! Charm everywhere, historic architecture, beautiful weather, delicious food, friendly people...

We spent a lot of time just roaming the streets and taking in the gorgeous scenery. We visited the City Market & Farmers Market, Waterfront Park (and its famous pineapple fountain), The Battery & White Pointe Gardens (hello, gorgeous houses!), Rainbow Row, Sullivan’s Beach, walked the Ravenel Bridge... we did so much walking, my feet hurt!

And the food was amazing too! One of the things I miss most about Buffalo is the food (good food is seriously lacking in this part of NC, just sayin'), so I was so happy to find some great eats! Butcher & Bee, Poe's Tavern, Callie's Holt Little Biscuit, Sugar Bakeshop all highly recommended! And there are so many other places I want to try next time - The Rooftop, Poogan’s Porch, Hominy Grill, Toast... just to name a few!

It was a fast, crazy, jam-pack trip, but I loved every minute of it! Can't wait to go back soon! ;)


If you've ever been to Charleston, what's your favorite restaurant/place to visit? I'm taking notes for our next trip! ;)

Decorate Your Desktop

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 desktop download by creative index

Friends! Sorry for the crickets in the freebie department lately. I know it’s been a while, so I figured it was the perfect time to whip up a little something. And even though it doesn't feel like fall here in NC (it was in the 90s yesterday!), I can still feel that Fall is around the corner. The mornings have been cooler, leaves are starting to change and fall and I've already had my fair share of pumpkin spice lattes. 

There are 2 different color options and a few different sizes, including iPad and iPhone. Hope you guys enjoy! And remember, if you use any of my freebies, snap a pic on instagram and use hashtag #creativeindex so I can see! Happy (almost) Fall!!


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Another Peek

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Just another peek at some of the designs that made their debut in the shop earlier this week. I am so proud and excited for this new collection, and I hope these words/designs inspire you every day!

Society6 is offering FREE worldwide shipping on most products (they also have totes, mugs, phone cases) so if you've been eyeing something up, now's the time to grab it! Isn't is great when shops offer free shipping? I know I love it... not sure my wallet does. I always tend to buy more! haha

I hope you all have a fantastic Holiday weekend! We're expecting some rain, but hopefully we can squeeze in some beach time! :)

Whatever you're up too, enjoy! xo

Design Files // Meagan Fitzgerald Thrive
Wellness & Pilates

 Meagan Fitzgerald Thrive Wellness and Pilates - Branding by Creative Index
 Meagan Fitzgerald Thrive Wellness and Pilates
 Meagan Fitzgerald Thrive Wellness and Pilates
 Meagan Fitzgerald Thrive Wellness and Pilates

Over the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of working with Meagan. She decided to take the leap and start her own pilates and wellness business!! I was super flattered when she asked me to help with the branding. She wanted simplicity (like Tracy Anderson) but still still feminine and fun. I absolutely loved working with Meagan to develop her brand. She was so inspiring and enthusiastic and it really makes the whole process so much easier and more enjoyable!

So stop by her home on the web for more info and if you're in the Boston area looking for a pilates or wellness coach, make sure you check Meagan out! She's on Facebook and Instagram too!

Currently...

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SNACKING ON...
cereal! I've been on a major cereal kick lately and I just can't get enough. Lucky charms and cinnamon toast crunch are top of the list, but I also love a bowl of chex with bananas or strawberries! Yum Yum Yum! What’s your favorite cereal?

WANTING...
a new lens and camera bag! I recently got a Rebel T3i and now I'm in the market for another lens and a cute camera bag! I'm thinking about a 50mm and have been scouring the web for a bag, but haven’t found the one yet! :(

LOVING...
an afternoon nap. I've been staying up late finishing up a few projects and getting up early. A cup of coffee and a little cat-nap really helps me get through the rest of the day.

WEARING...
my converse sneakers! I just bought a fresh, white pair and cannot stop wearing them! My daily uniform consists of a comfy tee, ripped denim shorts and my sneaks!

WATCHING...
Chicago Fire and Chicago PD! Need to get caught up before the new season starts!

HOPING...
to move! We're not really sure where or when, but we have started looking! We are definitely looking forward to saying goodbye to NC! This has never felt like home to us and we are ready for new adventures!


What's something on your "currently" list? I'd love to know!

New Prints in the Shop!

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Just wanted to share that new pieces have (finally!) been added to the shop! I think you deserve a new print for that gallery wall! Or maybe a new tote! Or phone case even! ;)

Visit the shop and take a peek! Plus, Society6 is offering FREE worldwide shipping on (almost) all orders! Don't miss out!

** excludes framed prints, canvas & rugs

Lately...

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Just a little glimpse of what I've been up too. Nothing super exciting: a trip back home, my Mom's 50th birthday, our 5 year anniversary, trips to the beach & farmers market, and lots of walks and watermelon eating with my furry sidekick. Not the most exciting Summer, but meaningful none the less.

I'm trying to get better at documenting things we do, even if it is just a walk or beach day. I take my fancy camera with me more and I always have my phone, but honestly, I don't take a lot of pictures! So that is one of my current goals. To snap more pictures and capture the special moments and days that seem to be flying by so fast!

Hey! I'm still here!

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Hello, hello! Anyone still out there?? Yes, it's me!! The girl that totally fell off the face of the blogging world!

It has been almost 5 months since I last posted! I can hardly believe it myself and my "little" break was definitely not intentional. It just sorta happened. Life happens. Summer happened and I've been enjoying as many possible days with my toes in the sand! :)

Now don't get wrong, the time away has been nice. Sometimes we have to take step back and just breathe. Enjoy life and disconnect a little. But guys, I really do miss it! A LOT! And I miss connecting will all of you! This little space was my creative outlet for a long time and I'm not ready to give it up yet! I love sharing my work, amazing artists, unique finds.... I'm ready to get back to that! I'm feeling refreshed, energized and excited to start writing and creating for this little space!

Happy Tuesday, guys! Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer! I'd love to know what you've been up too!

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