How to Start Hand Lettering feat. SamanthaLetters

To all my hand lettering lovers, oh have I got a treat for you. So earlier in the month, you may have seen a sneaky tweet warning y’all to get excited for something hand lettering related, and I’m so excited that it’s finally here! Today I get the pleasure of introducing you to one of my close friends and fellow hand lettering addict Samantha. Samantha’s hand lettering skills far surpass mine (honestly super jealous of her talent), and she’s all over that Instagram game with her beautiful pieces! So, I’m going to stop rambling about how much I love Samantha, and let’s get into the post!

Love hand lettering but have no idea where to start? Check out these tips for beginner hand lettering brought to you by SamanthaLetters!

Hey everyone! I was so excited when Abigail asked me to write a guest post for her blog (which, can I just say, is my low-key obsession). I can’t wait to share with you all something that has easily become one of my greatest passions!

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Upgrade Your Space

Looking to upgrade your dorm decor? Want to make your space appear more sophisticated and grown up? Check out how to use frames to upgrade your space.

When I moved to college this year, I knew that I wanted to do something different with my dorm room. I didn’t want that typical, poster-covered college dorm room that a majority of people have. There’s nothing wrong with having that, in fact, that’s basically what my freshman dorm room looked like! But, I wanted my room this year to feel more like an apartment and less like a college dorm room.

So, I started thinking, “Is there a way for me to make my room feel more like an apartment and less like a dorm? Is there a way for me to display all of my hand lettering pieces? And most importantly, can I use this idea in my room next year and in future apartments?”

After sleuthing through Pinterest for a few hours (let’s be honest, it was more like a few days), I found my answer. There’s one major difference between how college students decorate their space and the way young twenty-somethings decorate their apartments, and to me that one difference transforms a dorm room into a home.

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A Beginner’s Look at Hand Lettering

I’ve been getting tons of questions about how I started hand lettering and how I hand letter and all the questions that accompany the topic of starting hand lettering. This all came about after I posted about my bullet journal aka my new obsession. My bullet journal is the place for me to practice my hand lettering, and that sparked a lot of interest from my readers!

Wondering where to get started in hand lettering? Take a look at how I got started and the resources I use. Beginner hand lettering.

First off, this is the first time I’ve received enough questions about a topic that I want to write a post on it. Progress, my friends! Let me just say that I am in no way, shape, or form an expert at hand lettering nor have I gone to art school or taken courses in typography. But, I do have a passion for fonts and lettering!

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College Note Taking Tips

Struggling in a college class or just looking to improve your note taking? Check out this post for tips & tricks to keep those notes organized and resourceful!

Taking notes is an essential part of any college student’s life. For me, I’m either in class trying to scribble down as much as I can, or I’m back at my dorm rewriting the notes I took during class. I like to have my notes clean, organized, and colorful! I’m much more likely to enjoy taking notes and studying if I find them visually appealing. Want to have killer notes? Take a look at my suggestions below!

Of course we all learn differently, so feel free to adapt my suggestions to your own note taking routine! And don’t forget to grab a copy of my Tips & Tricks for Note Taking Freebie! Print it out, keep it in your notebook, and always have handy tips on how to improve your notes.

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4 Things to Do Besides Watching Netflix

This year, I made the stereotypical New Year’s goal to be more healthy. Now, I know a ton of people make this goal and fail epically. But, I am determined not to. So far, I’m almost a month in and still going strong! Part of this goal that I didn’t mention in my post is to limit my time on electronics, specifically before bed.

alternatives to nextflix

I used to watch hours and hours of YouTube videos before going to bed. Not only is this unhealthy, but it is wasting so much of your valuable time! So, to combat this, I’ve compiled a list of 5 things you can do before bed instead of watching Netflix!

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