I was inspired to post these links after I attended a Web Design & Development seminar at the YWCA of Greenville. In it, I met other small business owners, and we shared ideas and experiences. I started talking about some of my favorite websites, and it got me thinking, so I decided to share! Below are links to some of my favorite sites. Some are helpful, some are fun, and some are just plain pretty! I hope you enjoy, and please let me know if you've found a fabulous site I should see!
How To: Make a cheap (free) light box for taking macro photos - The light box I made after reading this tutorial has helped my Etsy & Flickr sites SO much! I highly recommend it if you need to photograph items to post online.
Etsy - This one is pretty obvious. I love Etsy, and everything about it. The shops are amazing, the site itself is fabulous, and don't even get me started on The Storque. It's a daily addiction.
Great advice from The Brand Builder - This local (Greenville) brand strategist has some great advice on his blog from one of the greatest. Definitely check out his other posts for ideas on how to improve your branding strategies. I know I will!
Making It Lovely - I could look at Nicole Balch's photographs all day long, and still find something new and fresh about them! Her style is great, and along with her husband, she is working to transform their Chicago-area bungalow into an even more stylish home. Her site is always a source of inspiration for me!
knack - Barb, the owner of knack, is a Greenville artist and furniture resurfacer who has an amazing, funky sense of style and takes beautiful photographs. I love her work, and I'm sure you'll become a fan of the pieces she imbues with a renewed sense of style.
Flickr - Okay, you probably already know about this one, but I had to include it. Flickr is a wonderful community of photographers who want to share their images and inspirations with the world. You definitely need to bookmark this one.
Blogger - Really, do I need to say anything about this one?
IKEAhacker - I don't know if you are as obsessed with IKEA as I am, but even if you're not, you will definitely enjoy these hacks. There are so many inventive uses and revamps of the already-great IKEA pieces. Check it out!
Bakerella - I don't bake, but I love cake! I know you will love Bakerella's delicious recipes and mouth-watering photos of her cake creations. Yum!
Apartment Therapy - This is definitely one of the ultimate home decor inspiration sites. Home tours, project ideas, and small space advice abound on their pages, and bloggers from around the country contribute. A must-read.
design*sponge - Oh, I could talk for hours about this one! Grace somehow finds the most amazing things to post, and finds the best guest bloggers I've ever seen! If you like DIY projects, and pictures of sweet before-and-afters, you will love d*s, too!
decor8 - The tagline for decor8 is "Fresh finds for hip spaces," and I couldn't describe it any better than that! This is the source for fun, funky pieces for your home, and cool home tours from all over the world.
I hope you enjoyed the sweet link goodness! If you did, please leave me a comment below. In fact, leave me a comment even if you didn't like them! Also, if you like what you see here, please visit my Etsy and Flickr sites.
Peace and love,