Friday Favorites, vol. 26

Friday Favorites

// This gorgeous new blog layout that Elle designed for me! In a matter of a few days, she got this awesome site up and running and filled with my favorite color: yellow.

Elle is gearing up to start designing other blogs, and if you’re looking for an affordable designer she’s perfect for the job! Head on over and check out what she’s offering.

// Have you ever had a great idea for a blog post, only to realize that somebody else has already written about that? Jenny knows the feeling, and she’s got some tips.

// I was recently introduced to the beauty that is Shane Koyczan’s spoken word poetry, and I’m in love.  If you haven’t heard of him, you should check him out.  But first, start with this great piece – one of my favorites so far.

// Have you linked up for fifth installment of The F Word Link Up yet? This month Elle and I are talking about sexism in the media, and so far we’ve gotten some incredible posts linked up, like this one from Lynsey.

If you haven’t linked up yet, you have until Thursday to get your feminist posts – on media or anything else your feminist heart desires – written and linked!

// If you’re like me and have a million things going on right now, you might be trying to figure out how best to get it all done without falling apart or forgetting something.  If that sounds about right, you’ll want to check out this awesome post from Daisy.

Linking up with Crystal from The Happy Type for the fourth installment of her Currently Loving Link-Up

  • Jae

    Can I just say that I like your blog design now than before? It looks more clean and sophisticated!

    P.S. To whoever designed your blog previously, please take no offense. Thank you. :)

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks, Jae! I did like my last layout! I was just ready for something new/simpler, and Elle did a great job!

  • Jessica Marie

    I LOVE your new layout! I love the colours and as Jae posted: it’s more clean and sophisticated. :)

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life

    I love your new design. The yellow looks great!

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks, Sheryl! It’s my favorite color, and Elle did an awesome job incorporating it!

  • Kasey Decker

    I really dig your new blog design!!

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks so much!

  • Lulu

    I may end up missing the linkup this time around, because I’ve had so many other things on my mind lately (esp. Ferguson and related cases). But I’ll definitely check out all the posts that linked up!

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      ahh shoot – I always love reading your thoughts! I hope we’ll see you next month!
      I definitely know what you mean though…I’m trying to sort out my thoughts on that for a post on Monday.

      • Lulu

        Well, I don’t have an article this time around, but I did drop a post with some girl power jams in!

        • Kiersten McMonagle

          Awesome! I’m so glad you were able to link something up :)

  • Crystal Turpin

    I love gooooolllddddd *sounds like Goldmember* Your blog looks fan-freaking-tastic and thanks for the head sup on Daisy’s post. Treading water feels like a daily thing so I love it AND thanks for linkup! :D

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      hahah Thanks!! Elle did an amazing job – I’m so so happy with it!

  • Lina

    Thanks for introducing me to Jenny, She has got some great tips!

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      You’re welcome! She definitely does – completely worth following!