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Friday Faves #5: a weekly dose of lovely inspiration

Friday Faves! free downloads | inspiration | blog resources at www.DesignYourOwnBlog.com
Friday Faves! free downloads | inspiration | blog resources at www.DesignYourOwnBlog.com

Friday Faves! free downloads | inspiration | blog resources

I like to end each week sharing some lovely things I’ve found on the web that I think you’ll like too. If you follow my Facebook page or Pinterest, you may have seen some of these already if you didn’t miss it in your timelines. If you don’t follow my page, you should because I post a lot more than just this list!

Btw, none of the links in this post are affiliate links unless I say so, I’m just sharing because I thought you’d enjoy!

My Update:

Hi everyone. Did you have a great Labor Day weekend? I sure did! I finally finished my course lesson on branding for The WP Chick so that feels great and now I’ll hopefully have some time to get back into blogging more than just Friday Faves. < -- yep i just realized i claimed this last week, but i think i lied last week ;)

Another thing I finished is a custom 404 page. What’s that you say? A 404 is the “error” page that comes up when you hit a bad link or mistype the URL for a web page. Your blog probably has a default one built in which is fine, but a custom one allows you to direct people to where you would like them to go. I’ll be writing up a post about that for next week so stay tuned…

My latest posts:

I found a little time for one post other than last week’s Friday Faves:

My friend Stacy redesigned her blog this week all on her own and she attributed it to reading my blog and eBook. How cool is that?

Sincerely Stacy Blog Redesign

Redesigned: Sincerely Stacy

Free Downloads:

Found this great font called Corki v.2 that you can either download for free or for a donation of your choice from Typedepot.

Corki v.2 free slab serif font

Corki v.2, a condensed slab serif font

Don’t forget this week’s free photo and vector from Shutterstock. Stock up now to use later!

Free photo and vector from Shutterstock this week!

Free photo and vector from Shutterstock this week!

Free Blogging Resources:

34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand
Even though this post was technically written for book writers, it’s very relevant to any blogger/writer. Definitely worth checking out!

Freebiesbug
Yet another high quality resource for designers: free PSDs (Photoshop* files), fonts, and code snippets. What’s not to like??

Lovely Blog Crush:

Mint102
I think I discovered these guys (Angela + Sara) on Pinterest and their designs are seriously amazing! I mean I wish I had HALF their talent! I just adore the watercolor effect (so hot right now!) and the use of the beautiful Bombshell Pro font. Seriously LOVE this font, I’ll probably end up buying it soon.

Anyways, you’ve most likely seen Mint102’s branding boards all over Pinterest as they are some of the most beautiful ones out there. Which reminds me… if you’re thinking about redesigning your blog, a brand mood board is a MUST! I will be creating a template for you guys here in the very near future!

Lovely Blog Themes I Found:

This is kind of cool, I found the same theme/template for both Blogger AND WordPress! You don’t see that much.

For Blogger:

Fabric Theme free for Blogger

Fabric Theme free for Blogger. Click image to view.

For WordPress:

Fabric theme for WordPress Genesis

Fabric theme for WordPress Genesis

I wish I could tell you it was also free for WordPress but it’s not. You have to buy the Genesis framework from StudioPress first. (Psst… That was an affiliate link, however I LOVE Genesis! My own site is run off of it!)

Lovely Logos:

http://erinandtara.com.au/ logoIsn’t this a beautiful logo from photographers Erin and Tara? Gorgeous.

Friday Funny:

Pinterest is the symbol for procrastination

Can you relate? haha

Have a Lovely Weekend!

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