// Things I Love Thursday v.292

♥ this gradient is so satisfying ♥
this galvanized stock tank looks surprisingly chic in this farmhouse bathroom ♥
this wimbledon party ♥
these collage pieces ♥
♥ this 70's inspired lookbook ♥
this fantastic doodle wall ♥
this awesome use of space ♥
♥ this bag is one of my faves ♥
this inspiration board ♥
♥ these photos ♥
these moto jackets are *heart eyes* ♥






// [NSFW - or maybe even life..] Inside America's most extreme haunted house experience: McKamey Manor. (McKamey just recently opened up a smaller "satellite" experience about 20 minutes from our house. Folks around the property aren't stoked.)

// Here is the first waterpark for children with disabilities! And it's free of charge! Seriously, read this. Look at those precious faces full of happiness! So beautifully designed, too.







// KFC just released online merch, and it's actually kind of amazing. Real talk, I want that sweater harrrrrd.

// Here are FIVE free months of Rocksbox for anyone who wants one! Just use the code KAELAHBFF and you'll get your first month on the house! First 5 to claim them wins, obvz. (If they're all used up, try kaelahxoxo... it works like half of the time haha!)

// Make some cash by taking surverys online (Yes, it's real, not a scam, and I actually use it too... hence why I'm sharing haha!) 


xo KB

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// Summer Sandal Makeover

Y'all, school starts back here in Tennessee in less than a month! Ahhh! I'm just not ready for Summer to be over yet! I love the colors, the weather, and the carefree attitude that comes along with the season. It's a little hard (and intimidating) to think about getting back in the rhythm of the school year. One of my favorite trends for the past few months has been pom poms and tassels on any and everything.I first saw a round up of cute, embellished sandals on Shopbop and I've wanted a pair of my own ever since.  Since it's such a fun Summer look, I decided to upcycle a pair of black slides I had so my feet can feel like Summertime all the time ;) This whole thing took less than 15 minutes, so if you've got some fun embellishments laying around, get to work!

INSPIRATION


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I took these $1 slides I had and outfitted them with metallic gold ribbon, gold chain, and the brightest pink and yellow pom poms I could find. There's seriously nothing to this... Just use your favorite type of glue and stick those babies on! I used super glue for the ribbon and chain, and used E-6000 industrial glue for the pom poms (and to secure the ends of the chain). I love how festive and fun they look. They're quite the attention grabber though. 

This month's Michaels Makers challenge (the final one! WAH!) was to give something some flair for the back to school season. I'm having a hard time not affixing these bright pom poms to literally everything, but the sandals are a good start. I have a couple sheer curtains and a raffia clutch begging to be pom pom'd out. We'll see what I end up with!




From crystals to pom poms to tassels and patches, Michaels has pretty much everything you could ever need to bling out your Back To School goodies. You can check out how some of the other Makers opted to embellish! Now I'm thinking I need another pair of slides so I can just do some really fun gold chain work! That'd be pretty rad, right?

Check out the rest of my Michaels Makers posts from the past 3 years (!!!) by clicking HERE!

xo KB



// Make Money Blogging - Fresh Press Media

Things have been quiet around here, with the exception of random TiLT posts (I actually enjoy writing those). But I still like sharing things like that and I'm seeing through a couple contracted things, so here I am! Everyone and their mama has a blog these days, and that's awesome. I love that there is no shortage of things to find online. No matter what niche you think of, someone has a blog about it. Since more folks are wanting to make money blogging, I figured it'd be a good time to share Fresh Press Media. I've written about them briefly in previous TiLT posts (I'm a FPM Ambassador), but this post will show you exactly how it works so you can get signed up and make some dollllllas!

So, what is Fresh Press Media? FPM connects brands with influencers across the web, and allows them collaborate on mutually beneficial content creation. Bloggers (Influencers) can sign up for free and create a profile (media kit) that brands will be able to view. Brands pitch campaigns in the Marketplace and bloggers can go in, get all the info on what the objective is, and then submit a bid (the rate you would charge for the project). Brands and bloggers can message each other back and forth in an effort to streamline the process and help answer any questions the blogger might have. Brands can approve or reject offers on their end, and if your bid is accepted then it will move from the Bids tab into Gigs. Then you can submit your URLs as specified on the campaign page. It's easy peasy! And the veryyyyy best part? Once the brand approves your final submitted URL, your payment is available (though the minimum to payout is $100). No waiting 45 days or 60 days after a campaign ends. THIS is the big one for me. I've collaborated with a few different brands from the FPM marketplace, and every single one of them has been a positive experience. I appreciate how easy everything is to navigate. It's simple.
These are a few of the campaigns currently available in the Marketplace. It's worth signing up and seeing if any of them appeal or apply to you. It costs you nothing more than the time it takes to enter your email! Happy blogging!

xo KB

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