Inspirational Prints For Your Home Office

Erin Vaughan- Guest Blogger

Inspirational posters catch a lot of flak, but the effect of a motivating home office space should not be underplayed. Decor that energizes and effects you can definitely bring focus to your work. If you’re seeing clients at home, it communicates messaging about your brand and professional ethos. 

So, whether your working motto is “seize the day” or  “hang in there, kitty,” a cool, motivational print or gallery wall can have a real effect on your business. Here are some ideas to perk up your home office. You’ll feel ready to bring on the day, no matter what it has in store for you.

Via Cheetah is the New Black

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For the attorney: minimalist think pieces

Clients come to you because you’re able to distill complicated legalese down to its most essential phrasings. An Escher-inspired pencil or ink drawing shows that you’re capable of seeing past what’s on the surface, while the clean lines echo the seriousness you bring to each case. 


 

Via Coco Lapine Design

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For the counselor: simple works with a slight sense of humor

If you’re a professional psychologist or social worker, you could probably use a laugh anywhere you can get it. Offbeat, humorous pieces provide a wink and a nod that will help you cope on those really difficult days.


 

Via Boho Deco Chic

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For the designer: a graphic gallery in unexpected colors

To you, the whole world is an icon just waiting to be designed. Minimalist decor in your office lets the art in your space—and its vibrant, surprising color palette—take center stage, just as it should be.


 

Via Office Snapshots

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For the entrepreneur: Two-toned prints in energizing colors

You may have come up with the world’s next disruptive technology, but you’re not going to get anywhere if your branding’s not on point. That means a panel of thought-provoking prints in a pulsing, electric shade that throbs like a neuron—perfect for someone about to capture the energy of the next zeitgeist.


 

 

Via Elle Decor

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For the scientist: Artistic renderings of charts and maps

Who says science and art don’t mix well? The beautiful watercolor above begs to differ. Gorgeous works along science-y themes let others appreciate your versatility—and perhaps bring a new awareness of the beauty of the STEM world.


 

Via Apartment 34

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For the real estate agent: Lush black and white photos with eclectic flair

Yes, you’re selling the comforts of home—but today’s buyers want spaces serving as design statements, too. A few rich, interesting photos juxtaposed with warm, blonde wood reflects that image to your clients, letting them know they’re in safe hands with you.

 

Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener and aspiring homeowner.  She currently resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize.com, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

 


 

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Creative Ways To Decorate With Leftover Print Materials

Erin Vaughan- Guest Blogger

The event has ended, the caterer’s bills have been settled, and the photos posted online. The thank you notes and well wishes have been written—and received. There’s just one thing left to do, and it’s weighing you down with the heft of 100 unused posters.

For the sake of your closet space, something really needs to be done with the leftover print materials you never got to use. Throw them away? After all the work you put in, creating the design and ordering the prints—not to mention paying for them? No thank you! Thankfully, you don’t have to trash your design—you can re-purpose it into one of these clever projects.

 

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Christmas gifts, party favors, and wedding presents—many things could use a tiny, homemade attachment. This look uses brown paper craft tags and a sewing machine to give the cards a vintage touch. They appear as though they were swiped straight from a Victorian curio cabinet.

 

 

 

 

Geometric cardboard lamp

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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t associate cardboard with lamps. That’s just what this tutorial will get you—and no, you don’t have to be an origami wizard to do it. Make sure to use an LED bulb, since it will make your light stay nice and cool.

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Why should kids get to have all the fun? This chic mobile re-purposes triangle-shaped pieces of leftover paper for an effect that’s both eye-catching and whimsical. It would work well in a nursery however, it’s also mature enough to bring to your craft room, bedroom or kitchen.

 

 

 

 

basketRecycled paper basket

If you’re less attached to your print’s aesthetic and are good with an X-acto knife, you may be the perfect candidate for this recycled paper tutorial. It will take some patience, but at the end, you’ll have the perfect pint-sized vessel for fruit, candy, toiletries, and potpourri.

That’s one way to give a new life to your leftovers!

 

Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener and aspiring homeowner.  She currently resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize.com, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

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Kathy LaFollett- Customer Spotlight

“I look back to 1998 and remember a cartoon first shown online. Two dogs, sitting at desktop computers. They are facing each other typing. One dog says to the other dog, “No one knows we’re dogs.” That’s the internet,” said Kathy.FlockCall

Kathy LaFollett- Founder of FlockCall.com and author, dedicates her time and effort to bringing a global conversation to companion parrot advocacy so “Every parrot, everywhere, can have a happy home.”

“I was inspired to create and maintain a trustworthy, honest, and a driven website that offers clear, non-judgmental information from a global perspective.”

Kathy as Editor-in-chief, takes full responsibility and pride in every word she presents through her own writing, and via her global collection of Advocate Authors. Her goal is to put an end to parrot care and rescue misinformation that circulates throughout internet. Her love for companion parrots aims to rewrite the miscommunication one book, one blog, one post, and one person at a time.flockcall

Kathy believes,”the unconditional and cognitive love parrots bring is unlike any other animal on the planet. They choose to love or not to love you. Just like us, they are thinkers.”

 

 

 

With 8 companion parrots in her home, this truth proves out personally to Kathy. “They are the only companion animal that cognitively chooses to say no, and every relationship is unique and special,” said LaFollett.

It all began when Kathy found “Animal,” a Catalina Macaw, at a local pet shop. Marked with an expensive price tag, he was on high display which allowed anyone to walk up and touch him. Animal was displayed as a commodity with little regard to his cognitive stress or emotions. This first encounter will always have a special mark on LaFollett’s heart. This experience sparked an advocacy journey that continues today. Kathy knew she had to change the assumed truth that parrots are just a commodity for the pet industry. But rather an individual spirit capable of providing a deep companionship.

Oh, how she changed this and continues to pressingly make changes for parrots. She has joined with global Advocate Authors from Greece, Canada, Mexico, Estonia, and Australia. Every day partners come forward with stories, experiences, and local concerns. These introductions spark advocacy projects currently underway in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Greece, Estonia and Spain.Flockcall

An Advocate Author for FlockCall, David lives on the island of Syros, Greece. He takes care of healthy, sick, and unwanted parrots. His standard home has grown into a residential rescue situation and his long term goal is to purchase a large, centralized property. What David has done so far is very humbling for Kathy, but inspiring to others. Which is another purpose for her advocacy work inside FlockCall.com; inspiring empowerment.

Kathy has created beautiful 48-page booklets with us and we loved showcasing them on our various social media sites. However, for Kathy it’s more than publicity, it’s about setting the foundation in a personal and tangible manner.flockcall

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“I wanted us to go back to another time, and remember what it felt like to hold something in your hand. To personally hand someone a book and say, “You should read this! You can’t share an e-book.”

Her book contains information about how to have a happy life with your parrot. It also focuses on empathy and putting it into what we are supposed to be doing not only for our companion parrots but for each other.

“My eight birds have taught me to become calm, have a sense of humor, laugh, and to see other perspectives. Stop, and think about what others are feeling. Empathy,” said Kathy.

If you’re interested in finding a parrot companion and hope to share your life with a parrot, get started by reading Kathy’s blog. She suggest visiting a parrot rescue and volunteering there to gain first hand knowledge of what parrot’s are really all about.

“Choosing a parrot is not like choosing a car. It’s like finding a child to adopt. This is a lifestyle change. ” If your interest is still strong, buy my book. It really is all you need to get on with creating a Successful Companion Parrot Lifestyle,” Kathy stated. Flockcall

Visit FlockCall.com to learn more about companion parrots and start seeing life with companion parrots in a whole new way.

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Understanding Gloss & What It Can Do For Your Prints.

 

There are countless businesses failing to get all they can out of print marketing. They order the bare minimum and move on. Printing offers each business the opportunity to set themselves apart from the rest. It comes down to not knowing, and understanding the potential of what print marketing can offer. All it takes is a splash of the right gloss to turn your marketing collateral into something exciting.

What Are The Differences?

Let’s start with “Full-UV Gloss.” This particular coating presents an outstanding shiny layer that is very rich when applied to paper. The product will be nothing short of eye-catching due to its lustrous appearance. Other than its captivating display, Full-UV possesses various benefits such as…

  • Ability To Resist Wear & Tear

This gloss does a fantastic job at holding onto its superior quality and fighting off damage. If you plan to advertise your business through mailing Postcards, Full-UV is the ideal choice. It will resist smudging, marks, and any abrasion that may occur. Due to its substantial layer it can defend against most wear and tear.postcard_UV

  • Clarity & Accuracy

This gloss is known to bring out the crisp and fine details. Photography, logos, and text will have a precise look and finish.

  • Quick Finish

When Full-UV is applied to any print product it speeds up the drying process. This leads to faster production and shipping times for you! 

Spot-UV

So, I bet you noticed the “UV” at the end and the close resemblance it shares with “Full-UV.” What we call Spot-UV is in-fact similar to Full. The only difference is this gloss is only used on select portions of the product. Using this gloss is ideal for any marketing and advertising because it has the ability to steal the show. Do you have a business? Looking for a better way to capture your audiences attention? Well, your solution is Spot-UV and here is why. business_card

  • Catches Attention Instantly 

Spotlight targeted areas on your products by using Spot-UV. Since it will be in select portions of the product, your customers will instantly be drawn to the spectacular shine. Voila! You have strategically captured your audiences attention, just like that. 

Satin Matte

Imagine that pearly shimmer matched with a smooth finish. This is what you get with Satin Matte Gloss. What makes this card special and different from the rest?Brochure_bi_fold-copy_Satin-Matte

  • Shines Without Glare

This gloss has an outstanding shine that leaves out the reflection and glare which most satin cards have. If you want to look professional, while adding a modern twist, this gloss is just for you. 

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Compliment Your Home & Business With Coasters

Finding the perfect piece to add a little spice and attitude to your home can be difficult. If you’re struggling, Overnight Prints is here to help you get the conversation started. Sometimes you don’t need an over-the-top, dramatic, or huge piece to add flare. It’s all in the minor details, trust me people notice and appreciate this much more. It’s important to be subtle but loud at the same time. So, what product do we offer that can give you the spice you need? Our quality 34pt Coasters. 

This product offers you a chance to get creative and unique by adding the perfect touch to any kitchen or dining room area. Currently we offer three sizes which include, 3.5″ x 3.5″ with 3/8″ rounded corners, 4″ x 4″ with 3/8″ rounded corners, and 4″ circle. Not only do coasters protect your furniture, they give your space an exquisite personal look that any home demands. The great part about our coasters is they don’t slip and slide every time you go to pick up your beverage. They are durable and an impressive piece to add to your humble abode. You don’t have to overspend to obtain the luxurious quality and superior flare you crave. This product should mark the end of your search for the ideal home essential. Save money, and stay stylish. Need i say more?Circle_Cards_Home
Coasters are not only great for the home, but for marketing your business. They dare, tempt, and beguile your customers to purchase. Imagine a billboard on your customers table. However, it’s not simply passed within 10 seconds. It sits on the table for an entire meal, reminding your customer of the action they must take.

Did you know 61% of customers take their coasters home with them? This means even more advertising for your business. Interact with customers in a fun, up-beat, and personal way. No coaster should be just a coaster. It should be an inviting message or link between you and your customers. Add a little personality to your business and watch it grow before your eyes. Get 300 hundred single-sided coasters for under $70 on Overnightprints.com today!
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Coasters are one of the most versatile products. They can be used for marketing your business, spicing up your home, and even weddings! They easily compliment your entire wedding and also provide a beautiful take home gift for your guests. Place your initials together along with the date. It’s simple, effortless, and a wonderful final touch to your overall wedding design. It’s your day to shine, make sure you have this outstanding product for your wedding and carry no regrets. Coasters_Wedding-new

 

There are no limits with coasters. Use them for personal and business affairs. They are inexpensive but extremely effective no matter what way you choose to use them. 

 

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Where Print Marketing Wins

Many of us are understanding and taking in what we call, “The Digital Age.” An era where computerization has taken over our economy, the world, and everyone that lives in it. It’s also been slivering it’s way into dominating the marketing realm. Is this true? Has print marketing and advertising passed away, so to speak? Don’t start mourning the loss of print just yet, because it’s perhaps stronger than ever. There are copious reasons why print triumphs digital, even in today’s world. 


 

Here is an infographic that shows where print stands. 

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Now, digital is still a fierce and elite marketing and advertising tool, but print is no push-over. There are many aspects to print that certainly make it one-of-a-kind. If you have a company or business, and you don’t think you’re utilizing print marketing as much as you should, now is the time to start. A simple postcard advertising your company will be retained by many consumers. Thus, leading current and new customers into your business every time you send advertisements out. Print marketing is down right captivating, intriguing, and motivating. Start growing your business by bringing that “old school” marketing back.

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Make Your Home & Office A Pleasant Place To Be

 

We spend the majority of our time either at home or bustling away at work. It’s easy to get trapped in the laborious agendas life brings. From meetings to appointments, we are always on the go. Sometimes we forget our own happiness and slowly slip into content oblivion. You might be wondering, “how do I change this?” It doesn’t require a life evaluation or a complete transformation. Happiness stems from what we surround ourselves by. Many aspects of life are completely out of our control, but achieving happiness is not one of them. Attack contentment by finding bliss where you spend the most time. 

Home is where the heart is. Chances are you have heard this timeless saying. The saying holds validity and it rightfully should. If home is where the heart is, why not pour your heart into it? Home should be an outlet dedicated to expressing yourself and indulging in what makes you feel alive. Did you know looking at family and friend photos can solely create excitement and happiness? Creating a room full of photo postcards and destination postcards looks authentic and brings the heart to the home. happiness-2016

Having goals, motivation, and determination provides joy believe it or not. People find themselves unhappy when they get into “the same old routine.” It’s as if you can see the world moving by, while you remain stagnant. When you fall into a never-changing regimen, life is just plain boring. No human was meant for nothing, we are born to push our limits and truly live. It’s important to always remember this and keep yourself on the edge of your seat. Life is a ride that you just don’t want to miss. A simple change as placing a motivating quote on your desk at work, can uplift you. It also can remind you to live life to the fullest and give you the extra push you need. Printing postcards is easy and quick at Overnight Prints. Make your own creative postcard, frame it, and turn your workplace into an energizing environment that motivates you. happiness-2016

What else can make your home or office a great place to be? Organization. I expanded on this in my previous blog, and it’s absolutely true. It not only makes you feel great, but it makes your home and workplace somewhere you want to be. A notepad can work wonders for both your home and office. Yes, something as minuscule as a notepad can clear your mind and make your home and office an efficient place to be. A notepad let’s you jot down lists, tasks, and thoughts that you want to remember. In addition, it keeps all of those ideas, tasks and more in one space. It allows you to focus, feel good, and get the most out of where you spend the most time.happiness-2016

As you may have noticed, all of my suggestions are minimal and are not overbearing or time-consuming. They carry simplicity, and this leads to what you are searching for. Complete happiness. It’s not about having more and searching for “things,” that we are sure will bring us closer to happiness. That can become exhausting, which leads to unhappiness, and eventually depression.

 

 

Joy is within and surrounding all of us, waiting for us to grasp it. Start today! Remember happiness is simple, easy, and always clear. Open up your eyes, mind, and thoughts to happiness and witness the evolution of your prosperity. 

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Start Being The Best You!

 

Organization is perhaps the key to success and feeling your best. Being organized has shown to help various aspects of peoples lives. It’s a powerful tool that many don’t make time for and can have an immense impact. 

We have all experienced coming home from a long day at work and into a messy house. The last thing you want to walk into is clutter. Having disorder is distracting and overloads what is called the “visual cortex”. This can lead to stress and unhealthy habits both physically and mentally. The same can happen at work. If you’re surrounded by too much on your desk, it can affect your ability to see clearly and focus on your work. This means staying later at work, not getting as much sleep, eating unhealthy, and more. It becomes a domino effect, that can hit every part of your life. 

You don’t want something such as being disorganized to take over your sanity. When it’s not taken care of or addressed it can develop into depression, anxiety, and high stress levels. There are three simple routines that can help you quickly become the best you. 

CalendarHaving something as simple as a calendar can make a huge difference. A calendar reminds you of life’s littlest and biggest details. By writing all your upcoming important dates down, this allows you to be prepared for what’s to come. Create a calendar that makes you happy. Place family pictures or anything that makes you feel good, this way when you go to add a date, you can start or end your day on a positive note. 

 

 

Organization means planning. We all have plenty of tasks to deal with on a daily basis. Writing all your tasks out in one place can free your mind of having to remember everything. This will allow you to focus on one task at a time. Remember clutter and what it can do? Clutter doesn’t only mean a messy house, clutter can also mean too many things occupying your brain at once. Having a planner can alleviate stress on your brain thus allowing you to work harder and faster. 

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ToDoListMy next suggestion is having a checklist. This is similar to a planner but is more precise and focused on one task. For example you may mark “exercise routine” in your planner, whereas on a checklist it will list all the exercises within your exercise routine.

A checklist ensures you don’t miss a beat and you give maximum efficiency and effort in all that you do. This allows you to never forget things and to never have to repeat yourself. 

By having these three tools, you can completely change how you feel and how you operate. It’s easy to fall behind and get overwhelmed when you don’t have the right tools in your toolbox. Start feeling great and being the best you today and everyday. 

 

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Tell Your Story With A Business Card

 

Every individual has a story to tell. A story that is different from the rest and deserves to be delivered in the correct manner. Now, “correct manner,” is not uniform, it’s divergent. Constantly diving in different directions. When i think of a business card, i think of a opportunity to tell a story. Whether that be for the company i work for, or simply myself. It’s an outlet, a medium, or even a platform to get your story heard in the crucial moments, and in the most important encounters. perfect-card-16

There are five characteristics every business card should encompass. Maintaining simplicity, purpose, accuracy, professionalism, and uniqueness. These five aspects carry a business card, and make it effortless for your story to come across with dynamic precision. Leave an instant impression by including all these factors within your card. 

A card that showcases simplicity, is a card that presents trustworthiness and loyalty. Choosing simple color hues such as black and white allows trust to be seen. In addition, keeping all your information limited will create a subtle, yet dramatic impact. No matter what business we are in, trust remains the top factor. It’s vital, and can all begin with your business card. White on a card can also interpret clarity, and a clean purpose.  
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Purpose. A reason, justification, and a motivation for what you do. This factor must be communicated through the text and design on the card. What drives you? Make sure you place the most important information on your card, not your whole resume. 

 

 

 

 

 

Try not to clutter your card with details, this is a turnoff for many employers. Perhaps, think about a short quote, or six word bio, telling your audience your purpose. This leaves the card not with a clean look, but with something that grabs their attention, leaving them wanting to know more. Perfect-Business-Card-Mockup-3

The next factors can be combined, and those are accuracy and professionalism. They both go hand in hand. You never want to portray yourself as something that you’re not. Always stay true to yourself and to others. Many people tend to go overboard and end up with a business card that not only represents their self, but in some instances their company. Pay attention to colors, finishes, and text. Make sure your card is a strong representation of your purpose. Perfect-Business-Card-Mockup

 

Perfect-Business-Card-Mockup-4Last but certainly not least, is being unique. We all naturally have this quality, but it’s another thing to bring it to the table. Have something in addition to your standard business card to give to potential clients or employers. Give them something with a more in-depth look.

Our mini business cards are the ideal outlet to showcase and highlight even more. Provide your LinkedIn, Facebook, and much more.

 

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