BIG NEWS!

Hello friends! it's been a while! Just in time for Summer, I am sharing this big news to all of you!

I have been working behind the scenes to make SHOP MIGUEZ bigger and better for you guys! Follow along on Instagram (if you aren't already) so we can run this journey together as we transition SHOP MIGUEZ to LITHE COLLECTIVE.

FEATURE: Sharon Baluku of Baluku Design

What an amazing inpiration I have to share with you today!

Like most of us, I find lots of inspiration on Instagram! One of the latest discoveries I found was that of Sharon from Baluku Design. I was so happy to know that her designs are not only very beautiful, but by doing all these beautiful work, she is also able to give back - specifically by creating opportunities for girls and women from her roots in Uganda.  10% of each sale on her shop is donated to education programs in Uganda.  This is a big help for these amazing girls to have full and equal access to education. 

That's just the intro, you guys!  Read more of her story and be inspired....

FEATURE: Sydney Cruise of Modern Luxe Creative

Sydney is one of the many creatives I've virtually met online through the inpirational business group in Facebook, Savvy Business Owners.  I am so happy to geta a fresh featured artist on the blog, who I admire for her modern and refreshing style in typography, branding and web design.

Please read on and be inspired.

First Signs of Fall

Hello, everyone! I'm back from summer fever.

During that past two months that I was away - I had to focus my energy and worked all day and all night for my first ever trade show! It was so exciting and nerve racking and I wll talk about more details on a separate post. The latter part of my summer was spent on meditation, relaxation and just simply enjoying everything I have without having to go away from home.

Quick Guide to the Rose Bowl Flea Market

If you are following my personal account on Instagram, you probably already know that I recently swam in a sea of Levi's Cutoffs at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Yes, I did. See proof here.

A lot has been written and said about the Rose Bowl Flea Market and YES, you should believe them when they say it is one of the best, if not THE BEST in Los Angeles. So, don't miss out. With over 2,500 vendors to choose from and over 20,000 shoppers who come to the event, it is indeed one of the most famous markets in the world.

Read on as I share my tips and quick guide to ace your shopping trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market.

My 5 Favorite Photo Editing Apps

Like most of us, I always like to make my Instagram photos look fresh and pretty! Almost always, it is just my iPhone with me to take all these photos and with a help of these photo editing apps, they make my photos better!

So to everyone who has asked me before, today I am sharing my five Favorite Photo Editing Apps for IOS.  Some may also be available on the Google App Store, but these are mainly IOS Apps I am sharing.

FEATURE: Kate & Isabel of Of Note Stationers

I discovered Of Note Stationers a few months back, where else, but through Instagram! You guys should check out their IG account because they have this easy, clean and inspiring feed that makes you want to send a snail mail out --- just because.  And when I found out that we were going to be neighbors at last month's Unique LA Spring Show, I got even more excited because I would get the chance to see these witty cards in person, and yes I did. I love the inspiring messages they put together --- so simple, and yet gives true and sincere meaning to both giver and receiver.

At Unique LA, I got the chance to personally meet Kate, Of Note's Co-founder and Director of Communications, Sales and Marketing and later got to e-meet Isabel, Of Note's Co-founder, Creative Director and Designer.  I am so honored that they gave a bit of their time to share their story today for your inspiration and mine.

FEATURE: Rubyellen Bratcher of Cakies Blog

I am so delighted to feature on SM Blog's Featured Creative Series, one of the most amazing DIYers that I follow in the entire blogosphere!  Rubyellen Bratcher and her blog, Cakies have been featured numerous times in various magazines and blogs and I am so grateful that she's sharing her story with us today!

Continue reading and be inspired!