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free dingbat fonts round up

Bergamot Ornaments | Eveleth Shapes | Kalocsai Flowers | Efon | Peoni Patterns | The Kids | KG Flavor and Frames Six | Efoodde | Veneer Extras | Nymphette

Dingbats are kind of the scourge of the fonts world, which is unsurprising since the majority of them are downright terrible…unless you’re into poorly drawn cartoon or stripper themed sets? And yet the good ones can actually be quite useful for mockups or for enhancing design projects in a quick and painless way. Here are a few great dingbat fonts that fit the bill in my book – hope you find them useful as well!

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free fonts collection #8

Snowballs in Angelface | TV Marathon in Besom | New Calendar in Milano | Flurries in Pirou | Hot Toddy in Llama Mad | Cable Knit in Armonioso | Soup in Villa Didot | Winter Whites in Frente H1 | Faux Fur in Mix Titanica | Candles in KG All Things New

Thank you all so much for the sweet comments on my previous post!! Hopefully your encouraging words will help me dig down deep and kick some butt this year :-)

I usually despise the winter season – walking around with frozen fingers and toes isn’t much of a party – but for some reason I’m kind of digging the peaceful coziness of our home this year. Laying out on the beach is fab, but so is being wrapped up in a giant blanket on the couch with a pot of homemade soup bubbling away on the stove, amirite? Here are a few of my favorite winter highlights, along with some awesome free fonts to download – enjoy!

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free flat halloween icons

Black Widow Spider | Candy | Witch's Cauldron | Moon and Stars | Tombstone | Eyeball | Ghost | Jack o' Lantern | Vampire Bat | Bloody Knife | Evil Clown | Skull

Working on some spooky posts as we count down to Halloween? Feel free to use some of these icons for any personal projects that need an extra bit of ghoulish horror!

Download the free icon set (PSD) here!

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free fonts round up

Jack O' Lanterns in Yaquote Script | Ankle Boots in Chelsea | Acorns in Anders | Blankets in Merry Scriptmas | Tea in Raw | Witches in Les Sorcières de la Lune noire | Flannel in Nautilus Pompilius | Haunted House in Asfalto| Caramel Apples in Happy Fox | Leaf Piles in Voga

Hey strangers! As you might have already guessed, we had SO much fun on our trip to Taiwan and Japan! We hiked through the breathtaking misty mountains in Taipei, shopped til we dropped in Tokyo, ate takoyaki all over Osaka, and visited beautiful shrines and temples in Kyoto…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! I’m still sifting through our photos (with a bad case of jet lag to boot), but I’ll be sharing all of our adventures very soon :-)

In the meantime, it’s so nice to come back home to autumn, my favorite season of the year! I really need to start brainstorming for Toby’s costume ASAP. On a side note: I had no idea Halloween was celebrated in Japan, so it was really surprising to see lots of spooky treats & decorations and people dressed up in costumes all over the place. We passed a cafe where all the baristas were wearing pumpkin costumes, and I rode the subway one morning next to two “dead” school girls, complete with zombie contact lenses, presumably on their way to school. Hard core!

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these are a few of my favorite things

Peonies | French bulldogs | Sweatpants | Grilled cheese sandwiches | Notebooks I Iced coffee | Traveling | Lightning bugs | Roasted marshmallows

I’m always intrigued by the cool icons my husband creates for the UI design work he does, so I decided to take a stab at making some myself! Mine are just a wee bit less technical, but I had fun honing my Illustrator skills nonetheless :-) So if you’ve ever wished there was an icon for, you know, sweatpants or a jar of lightning bugs, your prayers have been answered!

Download the free icon set (PSD) here!

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5 creative ladies to follow on Pinterest

Out of all the social media one can become addicted to in today’s day and age, Pinterest is definitely my drug of choice. Back before the site was around, I used to cut out bits and pieces from magazines and store them in a trusty old binder using pretty much the same exact categories as my current boards. If only I had thought to digitize the whole process and create a successful tech company out of it!!! I could be writing this post from my private island cabana! Hehe. Here are a few Pinterest accounts I’ve been crushing on lately – happy Friday!

1. Virginie Millefiori. I’m a big fan of her jewelry line, so it’s no wonder that her happy Pinterest boards are right up my alley too. She has a knack for finding striking images that are kind of the epitome of cool.

5 creative ladies to follow on Pinterest

2. Rachel Dangerfield. Rachel owns an awesome creative studio and her boards are my one stop shop for amazing web, graphic, and logo design inspiration

5 creative ladies to follow on Pinterest

3. Cranberry Deer. Just one look at her beautifully curated pins proves that this designer‘s got quite an eye – lots of white space with dreamy pops of pastels!

5 creative ladies to follow on Pinterest

4. Lyndsay Sung. Lyndsay creates the cutest cakes imaginable, and scrolling through her Pinterest feed of sweet treats and exquisite food photography will make you want to run out to your neighborhood bakery ASAP

5 creative ladies to follow on Pinterest

5. Ashley Isenhour. Ashley’s got a whopping 83 boards, so she’s always pinning delightful things that catch my eye. I also really want all the prints in her lovely store.

5 creative ladies to follow on Pinterest

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