February 12, 2016


ummm...my brain is shot.

i spent the better part of two hours trying to figure out who hosts my domain // how to transfer my domain // what the eff a domain is (kidding...i know what a domain is)...but really. hosting your website is no joke and i have a new appreciation for wonderfully smart, wonderfully nerdy people who can walk themselves around all of that bizz.

i used to pride myself in being a computer nerd...but it's clear. i'm waaaaaaay down here...and they are waaaaaaay way up there. we don't even speak the same love language.

but i know someone who does speak my love language! it's you...and it's blogging. let's get linked up.

1 | grab this here snazzy fall-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

M Y  F I V E

1 | pinterest
so...i try to make my farmer a homemade card for all our occasions - birthday // anniversary // valentines day. i write ooey-gooey, mushy, lovey-dovey things in them and card and then i give him lots of gross kisses, he acts very appreciative...and that's our tradition. lately...i've been the worst. but in a few days...i'll be the best. i've gotten some great valentine ideas from pinterest lately, and i wanted to share a few...
is it at all obvious that my farmer is going to get lucky on v-day? only on holidays, people. only on holidays. 

2 | workouts + nutrition
*pats self on back. you guys - i kind of killed it this week. i killed it in the workout department. i have a new loathing for anything kettlebell related but have a new appreciation for arm workouts. my arms, shoulders, and back has been where i've noticed the biggest changes this  8 week challenge...which is wonderful because i so totally suffer from flappy arms when i stop working out. i've also noticed some booty-lift...must be all those freaking kettlebell squats and jacks and lunges and burpies.
3 | sneak peak 
i suck at surprises. i just can't wait to share all the beauties i put together for my very own labor of love...karli bell branding & design. 
i'm still a month out from launching, but when it does happen...you can expect me to shout it from the rooftops. my website will have a blog attached...so now i'm wondering if i should just merge the two or keep one professional and one where i can talk about how i almost jumped across the post office counter and strangled the smug clerk over children's valentines. but let's get back to my happy place...here's a sneak peak!
4 | eeeeee! i'm so excited! in addition to finally getting my own pages designed i've been working on a few different projects this past week and it's been a wonderful learning experience. i'm almost finished with the branding of jessica's business, pearl & monroe, and i can't help but share a few things! 
to give you some background - jessica blogs over at the newly, and had the wonderful idea of starting up an online clothing boutique. her style is so classy and clean and flawless...it just made sense. she e-mailed me so so so long ago about designing a logo for her and it's been a work in progress ever since. i'm so excited for her final branding rollout so that all her social media, and print materials are consistent and beautiful and recognizable! i designed stickers, correspondence cards, business cards, a Facebook cover page, and her paypal invoices. i hope jessica is as in love with everything as i am!
pearl & monroe final branding board
5 | a new way to advertise
it's that time again. group giveaway. do you have #blogginggoals? yeah...me too. this month i'm considering focusing in on growing one specific social media outlet. so why not try one of those instagram loop dealy-bobs?! the catch is...it's an investment. i'm just going to put it out there. i'm looking for NINE like-minded women who are ready to put down some mula. as in each of us throws in $50 for a $500 cash giveaway. the beauty of it is - it's small enough to be personal! but a big enough prize to pack a punch. know what i'm saying?! i'm lowering my group giveaway ad space to just $5 this month to cover the ad on my sidebar as well as the time it will take to put the loop together. other than that...i think we'll see some serious traffic! so...who wants in? to loop or not to loop? that is the question. buy your group giveaway ad space for $5 HERE
TOTAL INVESTMENT - $55 (for the gal who wants to see her numbers jump!)


  1. I'm cracking up at those dirty Valentines. Have a great weekend!

  2. Have a lovely VDay weekend!


  3. Oh how exciting!! Pearl & Monroe is so pretty! I love the color scheme!! Best wishes the launch and your future endeavors!! =)

    Thank you for the lovely link-up too!! Have a great weekend!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  4. Those Valentines are amazing. Oh my glob. Also, love the sneak peek!!

  5. I saw those valentines on pinterest the other day and I'm totally going to order one (last minute I know) for Drew! Ha ha!! They are hilarious! Can't wait to see everything once you launch. :)

  6. Love those Valentine's cards. I've been thinking about doing something like that for my husband!

  7. Those Vday cards are so fun! I'm really hoping for an afternoon date and considering taking my man on a surprise date to the gun range. He loves to shoot..I want to learn to shoot a pistol and hey...him showing me how just sounds like it could create some sparks! Your design work looks amazing...this is just so exciting for you!!

  8. Literally all cards I've favorited to copy for my husband on Valentine's day. Because in store "Romantic Funny" cards are crap.

  9. Can't wait to see your full package when it rolls out! Looks great.
    Also, I majorly suck at anything computer related and it really makes me think I'm quite stupid haha. I can save your life..but anything computer related?! Nope. Brain just doesn't work that way. Happy Friday!

  10. I am sooooo not a computer geek, so I have no idea what you're talking about! That's why I pay people. Good job on working out. I SUCK but I'm starting on Monday. Promise! Have a fun weekend with your DILF!!! Love it!

  11. Absolutely love those valentine cards!! I wish I had seen those before I bought one at target for my boyfriend! Enjoy your Friday!

  12. Love the sneak peek of your new site, it looks amazing!

  13. OMG!!! You are rocking this design friend - congratulations! So excited for your launch...
    I am also toying with the idea of having two blogs or one - personal vs business?? What are your ideas x

  14. GAHHHHH it's beautiful and I love it all. WHY DON'T I HAVE YOUR SKILLS?! Seriously though - beautiful work!! Your farmer should totally take you up on those cards.


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