Freebies

Blogging is fun, but it could get a little overwhelming sometimes. Most of the time, blogging is not someone’s full time job (only a few lucky ones get to do that *sob*). So when you’re still balancing between blogging and doing your full time job, it helps to plan your blog posts in advance.

I have created for you a Printable Weekly Blog Planner. It’s a pretty straight forward planner where you put the date, posts that you’ve planned for each day of the week, and your to-do list (anyone you need to contact? any DIY you need to create? any products you need to photograph?). For each day when your post is up, you’ll also get a reminder to share it on three main social medias: facebook, twitter & pinterest.

With this blog planner, your blogging will be more organized and fun! I am also using it for my own blog too :)
Download the planner from the download link at the end of this post

Printable Weekly Blog Planner | DESIGN IS YAY!

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Ahoy!

Things have been very busy here at my little home office. However, I’m glad that I somehow still be able to blog and create freebies you all love. Here’s this month’s wallpaper calendar. I hope you’ll enjoy having this little sailor dude on your computer for the whole month of April :)

DESKTOP WALLPAPER CALENDAR APRIL 2014 | DESIGN IS YAY!

WITH CALENDAR: 1920 x 1080 | 1856 x 1161 | iPad

WITHOUT CALENDAR: 1920×1080 | 1856 x 1161 | iPhone

TIPS for iPhone and iPad users:

Its easier to download them straight to your iPhone / iPad.

1. On your iPhone/iPad, open your browser and go to www.designisyay.com and find this post.
2. Click on the download link of the wallpaper you wish to download. Once the image is fully downloaded on your browser, tap + hold the image until a menu comes up. Click “Save Image”.
3. Open the “Photos” app and go to “Camera Roll”. Select the Wallpaper that you want to use, click on the bottom left arrow icon and select “Use as Wallpaper”. Your iPhone / iPad will ‘guide’ you through the rest of the steps.

If you have ios 7:
ios7 has the tendency to “zoom” images used for wallpaper. If this happens to your phone, go to SETTINGS > GENERAL > ACCESSIBILITY > REDUCE MOTION and turn ON Reduce Motion (the button thing should turn green). Then follow step number 3 again.

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

I’m a note-aholic. I have a collection of notebooks in different sizes, materials and thickness. Sometimes I feel guilty when I buy yet another notebook or notepad. But just like a shopaholic, I couldn’t stop. The weird thing is sometimes I don’t really use them. When I’m feeling like everything around me is so bland and boring, I like to look through my pile of notebooks and notepads. They make me feel happy.

My favourite type of notebook is the pocket book. They are cute and easy to bring around. I made three printable pocket book covers for your own D.I.Y Pocket Book. It’s very easy!

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

All you need is to download and print the pocketbook covers on thick carton paper (200 gsm and above preferred), plain or lined paper cut into 20.5 x 13.8 cm size for the insert and some twine or staplers. You can find the download link at the end of this post.

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

They will also make an awesome gift!

 

D.I.Y Pocket Book with Printable Covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

DIY Pocket Book with Printable covers | DESIGN IS YAY!

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I’m FOUR days behind on this month’s wallpaper. But better late than never? :)

So I just came back from my recent trip to Washington DC, and NYC (and stayed in Manassas VA while visiting DC). When I was in New York, I realised that not too long ago I was wondering when will I be able to go to New York. Then suddenly my childhood good friend invited me to her wedding in Virginia, and there I was! Being in New York was magical. I’ve never been a fairy tale princess kind of girl, but being in New York was probably the closest I have ever felt in reaching that “being in a fairy tale” moment. Of course, unlike the usual Fairy Tale standard, my visit to New York wasn’t full of luxury parties in ballrooms and horse carriages . It was more about… eating hot and delicious middle eastern food from food trucks after spending 2 hours freezing on the top of double decker night tour bus, going into a very disgusting looking subway station and laughing my ass off watching “Book of Mormon” on broadway. I guess everyone has different ideas on Fairy Tale, but I like mine! And being in the middle of Times Square at night was super magical. I was lucky enough to be able to book a decent-priced hotel room right in the middle of Times Square, so I got to enjoy those amazing mega-bright billboards every night.

This month, enjoy having a cute and happy mermaid on your gadgets!

DESKTOP WALLPAPER CALENDAR MARCH 2014 | DESIGN IS YAY!

WITH CALENDAR: 1920 x 1080 | 1856 x 1161 | iPad

WITHOUT CALENDAR: 1920×1080 | 1856 x 1161 | iPhone

TIPS for iPhone and iPad users:

Its easier to download them straight to your iPhone / iPad.

1. On your iPhone/iPad, open your browser and go to www.designisyay.com and find this post.
2. Click on the download link of the wallpaper you wish to download. Once the image is fully downloaded on your browser, tap + hold the image until a menu comes up. Click “Save Image”.
3. Open the “Photos” app and go to “Camera Roll”. Select the Wallpaper that you want to use, click on the bottom left arrow icon and select “Use as Wallpaper”. Your iPhone / iPad will ‘guide’ you through the rest of the steps.

If you have ios 7:
ios7 has the tendency to “zoom” images used for wallpaper. If this happens to your phone, go to SETTINGS > GENERAL > ACCESSIBILITY > REDUCE MOTION and turn ON Reduce Motion (the button thing should turn green). Then follow step number 3 again.