July Inspirational Downloads

Handlettered Inspirational Quote - Rule The World Planner

I’ve been looking forward to July for a long time. First off, it’s summer – who doesn’t love summer?! Second, July means my travels to Israel with my family! Stay tuned on instagram to see more about our travels!

Did your planner serve you this month? I’m loving this month’s quote from Jess Lively, and I hope you do too! You can download this handlettered quote and hang it in your office, or wherever you need a little extra inspiration. What’s your intuition telling you? Make sure to look back at the goals you set for yourself last month, and fill in the high fives in your Rule The World Planner. It’s time to start writing down what you want to accomplish in this next month. And don’t forget to grab some wine, print out your coloring page, and you’ll have some great stress relief!

Download your coloring page printable | Download your inspirational quote

Pinegate Road Podcast

I was so honored when Kelsey of Pinegate Road asked me to be a guest on her podcast. I’ve been watching Kelsey’s business grow so beautifully, and I felt like I could have talked to her for hours. Kelsey and I decided that the short four hours between us will NOT stop us, and we’re planning a meet up this spring after her wedding! Be sure to head over to her site, check out her work, and listen to the podcast (you’ll be hooked!)

Ilana Griffo of Sugar and Type on Pinegate Road Podcast

Creative Crush: Jonathan Stiers

There’s nothing better than getting a love letter, so when Jonathan Stiers of Stiers Aesthetic emailed me to tell me he liked my work, I felt wonderful! I clicked on the link in his signature, and was blown away! I felt so complimented and couldn’t wait to chat more with this talented guy.stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type stiers aesthetic on sugar and type

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS : Getting to share what I love and what inspires me – OH – and total creative control. 🙂

FAVORITE CANDY/TREAT : Ferrero Raffaello Almond Coconut Treats

WHAT’S A RECENT FAVORITE FIND : I love food photography so I’m currently obsessing over “Donna Hay: The New Classics,” cookbook. It’s beautiful. The Kate Spade Melamine collection from Macy’s.  And I may have sipped on some of the Taylor Swift, “1989” Kool-aid. I think it’s laced with kittens and rainbows. Don’t judge.

WHY DO YOU BLOG : Working in the graphic design industry, design and photography have always been a passion. And while I’ve always loved food photography, I never had the opportunity to art direct many shots, where the sole focus was FOOD. I’d drool over issues of Bon Appétit and Food & Wine, wishing I had shot this and that, so a blog made sense. This allowed me to share the things I love, from restaurants to recipes to design AND would provide me with a creative outlet, outside of my day job. The only problem: I didn’t have a camera and I had never actually been the guy with the camera in his hand!

ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS :  Be a sponge. Learn all you can. Do the research and avoid taking shortcuts, just because “it’s easier.” Have a plan! Flying by the seat of yours pants is fun and all, until it isn’t. Map out your path, setting goals that give you something to work towards. Most importantly, be authentic.


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