DIY: Lilly Collage Phone Background

So I recently got an iPhone 5 because the lock button on my iPhone 4 mysteriously stopped working (annoying!) and I happened to have an upgrade. Being that I have a new phone, I went for new wallpapers, cases, and so on…which is actually pretty fun.

As I was searching Pinterest for a really cute background (something Lilly, of course) I stumbled upon a cool collage with Lilly prints on the sides and a monogram in the middle.

So, I wanted to make my own. It was super easy! Here’s how I did it:

I already had my monogram made on my computer (I have a bunch of them), but you can use this tutorial to make an awesome one in word.

I set my monogram in a scalloped border and saved it as an image. Then, I emailed it to myself.

Next, I saved a bunch of Lilly print pictures on my phone (found them on Pinterest). I just picked my faves.

Then I used the ProCollage app (it’s free!) to make the actual collage. I used the template and put the Lilly patterns around the sides and the monogram in the middle. So simple!

Here’s how it turned out:

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Cute, right? I can’t wait to make more!!

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Preppy Product: Allie Clay

As you’ve probably realized by now, I’m obsessed with all things monogrammed.

That’s why when I discovered Allie Clay’s amazing products, I absolutely fell in love!

These product are not only super adorable though, they’re also completely handmade. They are clearly such great quality and the shop owner displays so much care and attention towards her work that it is truly inspiring! It makes me want to order from here over and over again!

I got a set of three monogrammed cosmetic cases and they are so adorable. From the color combination to the pattern to the inside lining – they are absolutely perfect! The bigger one is perfect to bring to the beach to put a wet bathing suit in and the others are great for traveling or just to stick in my purse when running out! Check two of the three of them out below:

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I also am in love with the Greek option for these cosmetic bags! I love the girly polka dot pattern and the pattern on the bottom!

These are definitely very well made and completely adorable. I would recommend them as a great gift for a friend or for yourself! I will certainly be ordering from here again and using these cosmetic cases for years to come!

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Comfy Sunday

It’s a snowy Sunday here in Connecticut, and that can only mean a lazy girl outfit!

Adding a monogram into a comfy outfit makes it even better, though.

Try pairing a monogrammed pocket tee with comfy, thick leggings for warmth and comfort.

If you have to leave the house (not preferred), put on Hunter rain boots and your winter coat to complete the look!

Don’t forget a scarf and mittens to combat the cold!

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Preppy Product: Monogram Stamps & Discount Code

As I recently posted about, I love stationery and anything papery. It is one of my largest obsessions!

That is why, this week, I am featuring a stationery-like preppy piece.

I recently received a customized monogram stamp from Rosso Stamp Co and I love it!

I have been having a great time stamping my monogram in a bunch of places – on envelope flaps, in my planner, on my school notebooks, and so on. It is so cool to see my monogram in ink wherever I want to put it!

This shop has a countless number of adorable items – from the Illustrated Calendar (it would make a great Christmas gift!) to the Seahorse Return Address Stamp (I love anything beachy themed!). One of my other favorite items they have is the personalized book stamp! As an avid reader, this is such a cute and clever idea!

These products combine elegance with simplicity and have a classy tone to them, which I love. I also adore the fact that you can dress them up with fun ink pad colors or keep them simple with neutral colors.

The best thing about these products is that you will use them literally forever! They are high quality products and a fantastic price that you will definitely use all the time! 

Rosso Stamp Co is a unique company since they make so many great customized paper items and they truly care about the quality of the products you are purchasing. They take so much time and care in packaging your items and including special instructions to keep your stamp as good as new for a long time to come. I find that really refreshing and I found it to be a great experience communicating with them!

I am excited to be offering an exclusive discount code to my readers only on the Rosso Stamp Co Monogram Collection.

Enjoy 15% by using code:

MONOGRAMDISCOUNT

Be sure to Tweet them pictures of how you use your Rosso Stamp Co products using handle @NancyRosso.

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May Books Giveaway

I am so excited to do my fist giveaway on Preppy Obsessions today! Even more so, though, I am so excited to do it with this amazing product!

May Books are completely adorable personalized notebooks. You can customize literally everything about them, which is awesome.

They offer so many cute patterns, from nautical to sorority prints to plain old preppy. Also, they have several monogramming options which are all really cute.

The best thing about these books is that there are many different options for what the inside of the notebook could be. For instance, you can get a meal planner on the inside, an agenda, a wedding diary, or even more plainer options. I went with graph paper and it works perfectly for jotting down simple notes, lists, and reminders.

Now that you’re totally in love with these (how could you not be?) you can enter this amazing giveaway!

Simply click on the link below and fill out the widget that you are directed to and a winner will be chosen at the end of the week!

Good luck!

Click here to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

just some of the awesome may book patterns!

Preppy Product: Tipsy Skipper

I first heard about Tipsy Skipper last summer, and immediately fell in love with their adorable products! The patterns are cute and the products are simple, all around a great combination.

I got one of their clutches for my birthday last year and I love it. It also came packaged so adorably! I’ve also seen their flats and they are super cute as well.

One of the coolest things about these clutches it that they are customizable. You can get them monogrammed (which I love!) and also they are a popular product for bridal parties. You can even send a sample of your bridesmaids dresses to have the colors matched perfectly. Who doesn’t love an accommodating company like that? I know I do!

I’m also dying to get one of their bags, they are such a great shape and of course I love the patterns. I think I’ll have to put that one on my Christmas list!

I love the That’s a Croc pattern and it comes in a bunch of colors. Also, I have the Captain Morgan Clutch in For Sail, which is super cute.

Also, I’m completely obsessed with the new earrings that they have! So preppy, simple, and adorable!

 

Fall Baking

One of my biggest obsessions of life, as you’ll come to know about me, is baking. It is so relaxing and soothing. The hum of the mixer brings me almost as much joy as eating the sweets that come out of the oven at the end of it all! Not to mention…I think I look pretty good in my monogrammed apron.

So this weekend, while at home I did some fall baking! I tried out a new recipe that I found on Pinterest…and it turned out to be a big hit!

I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and they were pretty delicious and perfect for the season, not to mention totally easy to make. What a perfect combination of flavors, right!?

Next time I will probably add a 1/2 cup more pumpkin though, as the pumpkin taste was not as potent as I would have liked.

A few of my other favorite fall recipes can be found in this HerCampus article!

What are your favorite fall recipes?

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from start to finish!