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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.

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.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

I created three animal cards for your Valentine’s. A bunny, a bear and something that reminds me of Pokemon. I also created two pattern squares that you can make origami hearts with!

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

These are what you’ll get when you download.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Write your message at the back of the square, so that it’s going to be inside the origami heart.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

I found this video on youtube that gives crystal clear guide on how to make origami heart. If you don’t know how to make one, I recommend you watching the video.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Carefully cut the dash lines on the cards to make slots for the origami hearts.

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Ta-DA! Slip in the origami heart with your secret message in it. These cards are no larger than 14.8cm in height, so they will fit nicely inside a C6 envelope. Or they make a nice display too!

By the way for this post, I am using my iPhone 5 camera for the photos. I think they look pretty good for a mobile phone camera, don’t you think?

Valentine's Day Printable  Animal Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

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