Ten Things Tuesday

1. I have an obsession with paper/stationary/craft stores. So of course when I went to buy my roommate a birthday present I fell absolutely in LOVE with this planner. And considering that I already have about ten this year, I definitely needed a new one………

Check out BAN.DO. They are basically my dream company now. They are girly, spunky, and inspiring in every way possible.

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2. I found the cutest flowery delivery place in Seattle. I discovered them when I was home sick on my boyfriend’s mom’s birthday and I needed a quick present to send her way. The company is called The Bouqs. I am in love, to say the least. I chose “Farmer’s Choice” and they were absolutely stunning. They delivered the same day, and earlier than planned! Did I mention their flowers grow at the base of a VOLCANO? Yeah.

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3. I forced my boyfriend to finally read the Harry Potter series and I promised I would read alongside him……but now he is on the fourth book……and I am still saying I will catch up…..

4. OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. I fell in love with a design firm. THEY ARE THE COOLEST PLACE EVER. Hum Creative. Located in amazing Seattle (of course). I am having way too much fun stalking them.

5. Lately I am ONLY listening to oldies at work. Cue The Carpenters.

6. It is Pumpkin Reese’s season. The BEST season.

7. My best friend and her brother finally visited me this weekend and we went to Beat Connection’s new album release party. I DIDN’T KNOW THEY COULD GET EVEN BETTER.

8. Fall gives me all sorts of good feels. Pumpkin, leaves, snuggles, tea, football, more snuggles. Ahh I am happy.

9. Saw Black Mass last week and it actually took me 3/4 of the movie to realize that was Johnny Depp. Dear Lord.

10. I just stepped on my kitten Mumpo and spilled my wine ALL OVER MYSELF AND THE FLOOR. This is not a good way to end Ten Things Tuesday. But this is my life…

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A True Seattle-ite

I just wanted to mention how Seattle-ish I feel right now. I got caught in my first Seattle drizzle (just kidding, downpour) and am sitting at a Starbuck’s drinking a #PSL (sorry haters) in a cute little Seahawks sleeve and blogging.

How flippin’ cute?!

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*thanks google images for this picture since my phone has a sucky camera

 

Therefore my mood right about now….
 

Ten Things Tuesday

HEY I GUESS I FORGOT I HAD A BLOG OR SOMETHING.

While I could waste my time apologizing for my lack of attention these past six months, I’d rather bring you up to speed on my whereabouts and doings.


Thus, Ten Things Tuesday commences:

  1. I said goodbye to Portland and moved to Seattle.

2. I landed an incredible job! We all know the whole juggling-five-jobs-eighty-hour-weeks was unrealistic and gross, so when I was offered a position with a talented architecture firm, I could not say no. Check us out, we are the sh**: NAC Architecture // Also, let’s be real, who else remembers how obsessed with the SIMS I was simply for designing and decorating the houses? Well, although I am (obviously) not an architect (randomly out of thin air) I am their Marketing Coordinator and I get to be surrounded by architects and designers and creators and awesome human beings, every day!

3. The first weekend I started my new job I had my first Vegas experience (very adult-like-and-responsible-of-me). And it was probably (hopefully) my last trip there.

4. I spent two plus months sleeping on my friend’s couch (wedged between two nocturnal cats). They are literally saints (shout out to saint Tori and saint Katy.) We all know how anti-social-independent-leave-me-alone I can be…so props to me for living out of a suitcase and on a couch in a brand new city. And by the way….all four of them (cats included) are the BEST roommates I have ever had. It is insanely overwhelming to be welcomed into someone’s home when you feel like such a burden and nuisance. SO overwhelming. No amount of thanks and gifts could ever make up for this!

5. And then, I FINALLY got my own place! AND IT IS EVERYTHING I IMAGINED, AND MORE. I landed two awesome roommates, one a young professional (like me, whoop whoop) and her orange furry cat, Reese. I have zee cutest lil balcony off my room and I am smack dab between Queen Anne and Fremont, what is better than that?

6. I ADOPTED MY BABY MUMPO. The second you are a mom, your whole world changes. This lil monkey is literally my entire world. LOOK.AT.THOSE.EYES. (And get with the program and read The Wind Singer like I did so you call him Mumpo, not Mumbo).

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7. I Discovered that Beer Friday is the Best Friday. Thanks co-workers for creating this weekly holiday.

8. I Found an awesome church (shout out to Tori and Justin Bieber for helping me out). The pastor prays for the Seahawks, so yeah. I am also reading his book, which is bomb, thus far.

9.I crossed off another artist on my “must see before I die” list. Two down…one to go! We all know I was blessed enough to see Paul McCartney two summers ago, well last weekend I FINALLY got to see The Weeknd. AND SCREW EVERYONE WHO SAYS THEY ARE BAD LIVE. I AM IN LOVE. (Still waiting on Fleetwood Mac to finish my list…….)

10. And to wrap this up, I am finally feeling like a Seattle-ite. Because…(1) I went to my first (and second) Mariner’s game, (2) I kayaked on the Sound (yes, there was some screaming involved, because jelly-fish, you know), (3) I bought my first Seahawks jersey (I love you Richard), (4) I watched the sunset at Gasworks park with my sweet, sweet boyfriend (YAY NO MORE LONG DISTANCE), (5) I rode the ferris wheel at night (fun birthday, tourist-y surprise via sweet boyfriend, of course), (6) I posed awkwardly by the gum wall, (7) And lastly, I am able to almost navigate the bus system (let’s not forget public transportation was a foreign thought to me).

Let’s all hope I am more aware of this amazing blog than I have been!

Goodnight.

xxJordyn

xJordyn

100 Posts!

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The day has officially come! 100 posts on my beloved blog IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS.

Who knew that I had so many interesting and necessary things to constantly say and share? Thank you to everyone for not being annoyed by my over-positing and occasional (more like frequent…) lack-of-posting.

This blog has been a sanctuary for my thoughts, photographs, designs, and inspirations. I am overcome with gratitude for the time we live in where technology can be used for (healthy and safe) self expression and good for the world.

Cheers to the next 100 posts!

Fitness Trainer Battles Issues of Body Image

Cassidy Ho is one of my absolute favorite fitness trainers. I came across her fitness brand Blogilates when I was living at college one summer without a gym membership. I wanted more creative ways to getting fit than simply going on a run day after day (Yes, I hate cardio).

From pilates to yoga to high-intensity cardio workouts, Cassidy presents numerous workout videos for her fans and followers for free! She is a positive, shining person and inspires so many people, so it was exciting to see her step up to battle the issues of body image that society constantly struggles with.

I came across this video she created for her fans (and for her haters)!

Sasquatch ’15 Predictions & Wishes

Tonight @ 8pm, Sasquatch Music Festival is hosting their annual Launch Party to announce this year’s line-up. Of course, as always, I need to throw in my predictions and wishes before it is fully announced!

Predictions:

// Lana Del Rey // Odesza // Death Cab for Cutie // Alt-J // Glass Animals // AlunaGeorge (she owes us) // Caribou // Porter Robinson // Jenny Lewis // Slow Magic // What so Not // M0

Wishes:

// Fleetwood Mac (come on, please) // The Weeknd (PLEASE) // Grimes // Clean Bandit // Lykke Li // Tegan & Sara

Let’s see if I get any right. And fingers crossed my wishes come TRUE!

xx Jordyn

Freelance-ing and Such

Lately I have been pushing away my hesitations of freelance work and encouraging the offers with open arms! So much focus has been placed in event production and design lately that I forgot that my passion was in graphic design in the first place. Below is my latest design for my freelance-ship with OHSU:

OHSU- Spinal Ligaments to Epidural

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Starting this weekend with positive thoughts only. I have had a difficult past couple of weeks, but I am proud to say I have taken chances that I would not normally take. And that is something to be proud of.

Positive Thoughts Only

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Lately I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed. Which is bound to be natural emotions for those who have recently graduated, moved back to the comfort of their parent’s home, and are either in the midst of a job search or juggling multiple part time jobs. I have been feeling down on myself, because even though I am proud of myself for how hard I am working and my determination to grow and succeed, I still can’t help finding myself frustrated with where I am at.

I pictured myself in a big city, living in a cozy flat, and working long hours at an ad agency as a graphic designer.

Now that I have spent these first three months of “post-grad-life”, my dreams toward my future have changed SO DRASTICALLY. While I am obsessed with design and can’t go a day without working in Adobe, I have broadened my horizons towards the future, my future. I am starting each day with a positive thought, even though I am overwhelmed with juggling three part time jobs and one internship. Keeping open minded propels me in the right direction, and only positivity can help me get there!

xx Jordyn

Festival Fashion

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Everyone knows how much I love festivals, but one thing I love almost more is festival fashion.

Take a look through my camera lens as I explored Seattle’s famous Bumbershoot Music Festival:

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AND FINALLY, TO GET MY FESTIVAL LOOK:

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(photo by: Taylor Croll)

SHOES: Target // KNEE-HIGHS: Urban Outfitters // SHORTS: Urban Outfitters // TOP: Asos.com // BRALET: Urban Outfitters // NECKLACE: The Limited

ALL PHOTOS TAKEN JORDYN PRINCE.

Seattle

I love coffee, music, and vintage shops. So of course I love the city of Seattle.

The other weekend, I spent the day exploring antique shops, being pushed through the mobs of people at Pike Place, sipping Margaritas, and walking along the Sound. I am obviously really good at being a tourist.

I love everything about this city. Fingers crossed I make the move from Portland to Seattle soon!

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