Organizing Inspiring Content on the Web

There is so much inspiring content on the web nowadays. My dropbox has become folders full of insta and web screenshots that inspire my work + influence my style so much. I generally go back to those folders and skim through allllll of those images every so often. I’m getting tired of them being stuck in the cloud… I want to print them all out and plaster them all over my walls and bulletin boards… but thats alot of images to print out. Does anyone organize their online inspiration in another way?! If any of those screenshots is wedding related I always upload a pin to my secret board. But what about all the interiors I have screenshots of all of those quotes it’s kinda overwhelming if you ask me.

I love sifting through all these beautiful images that beautiful and talented people thankfully upload for the world to see but I’m really brainstorming for a way to “favorite” all the inspiration I find on Instagram. Someone build an app… and include me in the process., pretty please. Someone make it easier to integrate Instagram and Pinterest.

I am really wanting to start a discussion here so if you have an ideas on how to organize those pesky beautiful screenshots….. don’t be shy!

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Tired Tuesday

Monday knocked me out.. anyone else feel that way?? I finally got around to painting the kitchen cabinets which makes me giddy already- I’m sure you will all love the before and after pics!
Project Planning, home design, style by East and Mia, home decor projects Today I’m just trying to get shit done basically.. Yesterday I made 5 to do lists to stay organized and today it’s time to tackle them!! All while trying to revive my poor cactus. Good thing we’ll be heading to Miami this weekend!! Fingers crossed I’ll make it to the beach!

Bye darlings! Have a good day!

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Introducing my online shop EAST + MIA- launching Sept 1st!!!

In the last 2 years I’ve tried to let my heart do the talking and by making these changes I’ve found passions, happiness and overall just a better lifestyle! A happy and productive life!
I’d like to introduce the result of said productivity and happiness: my new online shop launching SEPTEMBER 1st !! East + Mia, EAST+MIA logo, east and mia

I’ve been working on East + Mia for some time now and I’m SO happy to finally share my little secret! In my online shop you find:
1. social stationery that is perfect for hostess and birthday gifts, and for those cute handwritten notes that we love to give to our favorite people! #LittleNotesCollection
2. home decor (canvas art, art prints, mugs, throw pillows, and more products coming soon!) designed by yours truly. #printsbyEastandMia #decorbyEastandMia
3. custom-made, monogrammed stationery and prints there is no better way to add some glam to your day or your blog + brand than to have your own monogrammed notecards! Also, see my custom family name card! 

Starting SEPTEMBER 1st you can shop all of my designs at!! Share the news with your besties and follow on Instagram Twitter Facebook to get sneak peeks of product all month long! #stylebyEastandMia

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Updates + Moving Day is finally here!

moving into a new apartment
& I’m kinda freakin’ out of excitement!! Not only that but Friday I’ve got a big announcement for all my friends and loved ones, all my readers, and for the internet world. So, I’ve got my plate full and lovin’ it.

Also, I’ve learned a few things in the last few months…

Lots of things are happening in my life right now. New school, New business, New home.. in chronological order.. and I’m learning slowly that I can’t do everything in one sitting. I have to give myself breaks. When I was in high school I was a firecracker always doing something for some event or for some organization. Well now that stakes are higher I’ve learned to slow down and do everything 100% the first time so I don’t have to go back and fix mistakes.

Better to ask and get it right than not ask and get it wrong.

and that’s okay. Some things you’ll have to do yourself. Some things you’ll want to do yourself. Your new adventure (for me it’s my business) is all a part of your journey. Enjoy it. Believe in it. Thrive on it.

On the note of changes and adapting. I’ve made a couple minor, seamless changes to the way you reach the content you love ;)
All things EAST + MIA and design work can be found under MySTUDIO.
All things home, DIY projects and garden can be found under MyHOME.
All things personal (recipes,events and entertaining, travels, closet talk and beauty) can be found under MyLIFE
+ Now you can easily see DIY post and Cooking con Gracia posts in the tabs below MyHOME and MyLIFE, respectively.

Hope you like the new changes :)

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Saturday Workout


running pic, nike running shoes, fitness, fitness inspiration, nikes, running shoes

For the last month or so I have gotten pretty serious about getting rid of my pooch.. yeahh I have fat on my body. There I said it.
I’ve never been a big fan of running, I’m usually short on breath without being agitated and the thought of running makes my nasal septum  swell up even more. (Yes, I looked it up for accuracy) To my surprise, though, I am starting to really like it so I made a profile on Smashrun and if you’re starting out with your running or looking for something new I strongly recommend you check it out. It’s completely online and totally FREE! I feel guilty when I get lazy because I know my Smashrun profile will show I didn’t run on X day. I’m having a lot of fun with my running and my workouts and rewarding myself with new shoes!
I’m learning to make time for exercise and determined to get rid of my pooch by the end of the year.

I shared my goal.. :) Tell me yours!

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(EAST + MIA) First product check was printed today!

Today I received the first product check for East + Mia !!!! I could not be more thrilled. Everything is really  happening. My business, my brand is growing and being nurtured with love and care everyday. I’m gonna keep working and I can’t wait to show you guys the FIRST LOOK at product!! Keep in mind that I’m still looking for collaborators and fun projects even though things are kinda crazy! #eastandmia #littlenotescollection

Take care everyone! Hope you had a great Monday!!