It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed, what comes after is truly the challenge

Hi beautifuls!

As you may or may not know, I’ve started my business, finally!! It’s so exciting to me what I’m able to create and do with my days.. BUT it’s so easy for me to get overwhelmed. I compare my beginning to everyone else’s middle and it gets to me!

There is so much I wanna do, and do it quickly but there are only 24 hours in a day.. people, you can’t do everything as much as those Beyonce mugs try to convince you! She has a WHOLE TEAM to help her achieve who she is. I want to add so many more products, I want to host events and do collaborations with other talented creatives, and then I remember I have an exam next week that I haven’t even started preparing for… heck I haven’t even picked up the textbook.. It’s college I get it, I’m supposed to struggle and I am loving the whole experience from start to finish I have loved my trials and errors, but nonetheless, I want to do more. I expect more from ME. Anyone else feel the same way? Bouncing back from those feelings and getting back to work is the hardest part.

So I’ve been thinking about changing up the blog.. drastically actually.. I am considering sending out a monthly newsletter versus daily posting (at least that’s what I strive for!). It will be better in the long run, I think, I want to be able to give you all great content on a consistent basis because I can see you all are still checking back and looking for me to post new content. Content which I sadly can’t keep up with right now. Please tell me what you think! I’m all ears!

P.S If you haven’t seen the shop you can find it at and follow for more on Twitter and Instagram!!

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Around here lately..

Lately I haven’t had time to take a breather and write for you all, which makes me sad. So here are a few pics and updates of the fun I’ve been having.
Love you guys, thanks for sticking around and reading!

—Coming soon—

I am throwing a mini LAUNCH PARTY BBQ on a budget.. calling it BEER WINGS GUAC… be sure to look for that post in the upcoming weeks I know you will love it. Not sure what’s launching? Don’t worry girlfriend, here is the scoop! And here are the links you NEED to know about and follow !! |Online Shop, Twitter, Instagram|

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Also, I’ll start giving you even more sneak peeks of our new place. YES, before and afters of RADICAL RENTERS!! <– I’m looking to get on Apartment Therapy, fingers crossed!

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We need a pressure washer! Desperately.

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I weirdly woke up at 5 am this morning and instead of just laying in bed decided to for a run on campus, and bake blueberry and chocolate chip muffins!

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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!
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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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