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  1. How to Make a Social Media Kit Using PicMonkey


    February 11, 2014 by Katie

    Hey Everyone!

    It’s been a while since my last PicMonkey post! I wanted to let you know I’m now a PicMonkey Affiliate, meaning that if you sign up for Prime I do receive a commission. However, as you all know, I have been singing praises for PicMonkey since I discovered the site well over a year ago, so it’s a product I promote no matter what!

    PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

    Here’s a look at my previous PicMonkey posts:

    Making a Graphic

    Weekly Workouts Demystified

    Healthy Living Summit Presentation Recap

    PicMonkey’s New Features

  2. Tips for New Bloggers–Part 2


    November 26, 2013 by Katie

    Round two! If you missed it, check out Part 1 of my Tips for New Bloggers series! This week I’m going to be hitting on how to set up your blog!

    tips for new bloggers

    1. Pick a platform: When I first started writing my blog I used Blogger. Blogger is very user friendly, free and was very easy for me to set up. A few months in, however, I decided to switch to since many other bloggers used it, I felt like I had more options, and I knew I could buy my own domain name eventually and easily make the move on Wordpress. Also free!

  3. PicMonkey: Making a Graphic


    September 30, 2013 by Katie

    Ready for another PicMonkey Tutorial? My last tutorial showed you what I do with all the images that I use on my blog, but today I’m going to show you how to make a graphic. Here are some examples of graphics that I’ve made:

    To do my demonstration at Healthy Living Summit, I created a new graphic so everyone would be able to see how it works, step by step. I’m going to show you how to create the same graphic today:

  4. PicMonkey Presentation ReCap


    September 23, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone! I know I’ve made you all wait a while, but I finally have an overview of my PicMonkey presentation from Healthy Living Summit put together for you all! Since I only had 15 minutes to present, I decided to talk about the basics of PicMonkey and give people some ideas of what they can do for their personal photos as well as for their blogs.

    Today I’m just going to share what I use PicMonkey the most for, and then we’ll move on to other topics on another day. It’s much harder to explain through a blog rather than showing it in person!

    First, here are several examples of ways I’ve used PicMonkey:

  5. Heading to the Healthy Living Summit!


    September 13, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone! So this morning I have a super early (7am…) flight to HLS. I’m SO EXCITED to head to the summit again this year, and I’ll be doing a presentation on Friday during the workshops about PicMonkey. If you’re at the summit be sure to stop by, but if you can’t, then come say hi to me anytime! Don’t be shy (haha I’m plenty shy for all of us).

    I’m sad a lot of my friends from the summit last year won’t be making it, but I’m excited to meet my 3 other roomies for the weekend and make plenty of new friends.

  6. Thursday Thoughts


    September 12, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone! Thanks so much for all your comments on my post Monday, I guess a LOT of us “fake it ‘till we make it!” I’m gearing up to head out to the Healthy Living Summit in Minneapolis tomorrow (bright and EARLY flight!) so without further adieu, here is the week’s Thursday thoughts!

    1. Speaking of the Healthy Living Summit, if any of you are going to be there early on Friday, be sure to stop by my workshop (along with 3 other bloggers and their topics) from 1-2pm! I’ll be talking about how to use PicMonkey for your blog and personal life!

  7. Thursday Thoughts


    April 11, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone! It’s THURSDAY! Aka basically my Friday, so I’m a happy camper! Although I plan to spend my entire Friday getting as much school work done as possible… so that’s fun. Not. Anyway, let’s get on to this week’s Thursday Thoughts so I can distract you all for another 5 minutes until the weekend comes!

    1. Did I mention that LAST Thursday I had the pleasure of trying out Taco Joint (the newer one on Ontario for you Chicagoans) with Lindsay and Kelsey? Um it was amazing, and even more amazing since I got to hang out with those two. I may have completely lost my voice by the end of the evening. It was also intuitive eating in full force and I loved every minute (and margarita) of it.

    2. Soooo IT band pain is back, as is hip pain, although now my left hip hurts instead of my right… really??? It’s like they just keep swapping injuries. Thanks legs and hips.

    3. I have a super busy Saturday coming up. I’ve got the …

  8. PicMonkey’s New Features


    March 26, 2013 by Katie


    Yes, we’re back to international greetings… Anyone know where today’s comes from? Anyway, I hope you all had a great Monday! Well, if Mondays could be great?

    So you all know I’m a huge fan of PicMonkey. If you missed them before, here are my previous PicMonkey tutorials:

    PicMonkey Tutorial

    Weekly Workouts Demystified

    PicMonkey has come out with a lot of new features, including “spring” overlays as well as something that I’m really excited about: their new light effects!

    I love the effects that PicMonkey has available, many of which I used in my “What’s in My Make Up Bag” post to make the images more fun. Sometimes they’re subtle, and other times not so much, but I love the artsy factor.

    To find the new light effects, once you’ve opened a photo, click on the effects icon and then scroll down a bit until you see them:

    The five new effects are Bokeh, Radiance, Lens Flare, Sunglow and Spotlight. The best thing to do is just play around with them a bit to see what you like and when you might use it.

    Here is an example of me messing around with a couple on a picture…

  9. Weekly Workouts Demystified


    November 19, 2012 by Katie

    Happy Monday! I know you are ALL excited for this Monday (unless you don’t live in the U.S…) because you have either a 2 or 3 day week before the holiday! I’m supposed to have a 3 day week because we technically have school Wednesday, but I always ignore that and take Wednesday off because my teachers always end up canceling class that day anyway. Turns out I have one teacher who insists on having class… hmmm guess I’m missing it! Good thing it’s only 50 min long though, not missing much.

    On Friday I have you all an introduction to how to use Picmonkey, but many of you asked more questions about it, specifically how I make my weekly workout pages. These definitely take a little more creativity and effort, but I think you all can handle it! Let’s just hope I can explain it well…

    We’ll start with this one:

  10. PicMonkey Tutorial


    November 16, 2012 by Katie


    Anyone else?!? This was a LOOOOOONG week for me, most of it just stress I put on myself, but nevertheless I am so excited that it’s over. I’ve still got a ton of work to do this weekend, but I’m less anxious. And I have 2 classes between me and my freakishly early flight on Wednesday morning! Well, it was going to be freakishly early but my mom would have still been in bed when my plane landed in KC…

    Anyhoo, I did have one highlight in the middle of my week: A blogger meet-up at Bountiful Eatery! I went here once before with Chelsey and Tina, and then another time with Lindsay!

    The owner offered to host a blogger meet-up, giving us a discount, so of course I said yes! I was so excited when 10 girls RSVP’d yes to the event, it was so nice to see everyone! Haha I was a bit out of it mentally (thinking…


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