Decorate Your Desktop

 desktop download by creative index

 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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Free for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You cannot use for commercial use or edit and redistribute as your own. Feel free to share on your blog or social media, but please give credit and link directly to this post and NOT the downloadable file. If you have any issues/questions, please contact me. Thanks! :)

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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 creative index print shop
 creative index print shop
 creative index print shop

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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 creative index blog
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 creative index blog
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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!

Lovely Links & Things

 lovely links & things

Happy Friday!! What are your plans for the weekend? Are you in-store for a fun-filled or low-key couple of days? The husband picked up an extra shift, so I plan on catching up on design work and blog reading. I'm also hoping we can squeeze in some time at the art gallery and maybe get a bite to eat at the Cheesecake Factory! ;)

If you feel like browsing this weekend...

+ I'm on a citrus kick and this smoothie sounds delish!
+ Pass the chips! I need to try this spin on guacamole ASAP!
+ This black & white home is total eye candy. When can I move in? ;)
+ Get out your drill and spray paint. Transform that bland IKEA piece you have.
+ Try your hand at these paper blooms. They are beyond amazing!
+ 5 adorable gift wrapping ideas for Spring.
+ The cutest party hats that I ever did see.
+ Go shopping for your closet! Get 25% off at J.Crew with the code HEYSPRING.
+ And for you walls! Society6 is still offering FREE shipping & $5 off most products!

Have a great one!
And don't forget about the giveaway going on! It ends on Sunday!

Book Review & Giveaway // Oliver's Tree

oliver's tree book review by creative index

Guys, remember when I shared my love for artist Kit Chase a few months back? Well, I'm super excited to share that the lovely people over at Penguin Young Readers Group recently sent me a copy of her new book, Oliver's Tree that will hit the shelves on March 20th! And guess what? They sent one for you too!

But first, a little about the book...

Oliver, an adorable elephant and his two friends, Lulu, an owl, and Charlie, a bunny, love to play outside. Their favorite game is hide-and-seek and but it’s not fun for Oliver when his friends hide in the trees— he just can’t manage to reach them!

When Oliver can’t climb a tree to find his friends, Lulu and Charlie hatch a plan to find the perfect tree for Oliver... they search high and low and find a tree that is perfect for all of them!

oliver's tree book review by creative index
oliver's tree book review by creative index
oliver's tree book review by creative index

And the watercolor and ink drawings couldn't be sweeter! The illustrations and simple text will delight readers as they follow along a charming storyline that highlights the power of friendship and the importance of patience and problem-solving.

Oliver's Tree is the first book by freelance artist and Etsy superstar Kit Chase, who is best known for leaving behind trails of broken pencils, eraser fragments, chewed pens, and scraps of scribbled paper. She is the founder and imaginator for LullaLoo, LLC, which operates out of trafalgarssquare.com. Kit resides in sunny Southern California with her sidekick husband, three rollicking children, and a rowdy corgi. She dreams of someday having a backyard full of climb-worthy trees.

You can get your own copy of Oliver's Tree here!

oliver's tree book review by creative index

Now, how about that giveaway? Penguin Young Readers Group has generously offered a copy of Oliver's Tree to one lucky reader! And guess what? I'm sweetening up the deal and throwing in a print from her shop because I think you should have one of her amazing illustrations! ;)

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents ONLY!

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Giveaway ends March 24th. A winner will be selected at random and has 48 hours to respond/confirm otherwise another winner will be selected. Books were provided for the purpose of this review/giveaway and the print giveaway is sponsored by Creative Index. All opinions expressed are entirely my own because I genuinely love Kit Chase's work. No other compensation was received.

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