Pumpkin Spice Latte is Back!…Well, Almost.

For my fellow pumpkin spice latte lovers out there I have a secret I’d like to share…the pumpkin spice latte is back on the D-L.

If you go into a participating Starbucks and give them the secret code “PSL 10” then you can get your pumpkin spice latte before the general public!

I got mine this morning and I’ll admit that after finding out about this amazing secret I would have been beside myself with grief had my Starbucks not been one of the stores taking part.

However, my worries were for nothing because lo and behold the PSL…


I hope I have given you something to look forward to as you can take advantage of the PSL 10 between now and Sept. 3rd when the pumpkin spice latte has its official roll out for the 2013/2014 season.

Good day to all and enjoy the pumpkiny goodness!


Are you heading to Starbucks right now? I bet you are!



Things I Love (Slash Want)

“Totes Ma Goats” from West Elm (click the pic to visit the product page):Things I Love (Slash Want)

What do you think? Pretty amazing, right? They have a slew of awesome totes!

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

These are some of the most beautiful colorized pictures I’ve seen. Stunning, really. It almost seems as though the pictures become real once you see them in color. Like the black and white make them dream-like and then color makes them modern day.
This post was originally posted by Twisted Sifter

New Header!

So I finally sat down and created a new blog header. It was long overdue.

But, hey. Better late than never, right?


What do you think? Comments, suggestions?

Taystee…Be my Friend! #OITNB

So I’m sure most fans of NetFlix’s Orange is the New Black (OITNB) have noticed the slew of behind-the-scenes pictures of the cast being posted across social media and the internet lately.

Aren’t they adorable!? Like this little gem:

Talyor and Danielle Selfie from BuzzFeed

Those pictures just make me want to be their best friend!

I mean, are we serious? It’s cuteness overload:

Another Talyor and Danielle selfie from Buzzfeed.

Needless to say, this campaign should start soon: “Katie Needs to be One of the New Faces of Orange is the New Black”. I can be a crazy white girl who made horrible decisions!

How can I make this happen? Any ideas?

The Current Gen: No Snail Mail, No Checks, What Next?

I read an article just a few minutes ago about a man’s son who didn’t know how to send a letter via snail mail. Excuse me, what?

From: readwrite.com

From: readwrite.com

The future of this world looks a little bleak sometimes, especially when I read about how much the younger generations don’t know.

Like sending snail mail. Or how to write a check. Or what a mortgage is. Like I said…bleak, and terrifying.

Where has this disconnect happened, though? One would hope there was a mandatory class in high school that taught students the necessary things they will use in the everyday lives. Although, maybe that’s a moot point since some of the things I would consider necessary (like how to send mail and how to write a check) are becoming obsolete.

From: ehow-blog.com

From: ehow-blog.com

Ask a young person today to search for a complicated concept on the Internet and they “Google it” and have an answer within seconds. Ask them to write a paragraph in cursive and they look at you as if you’ve just asked them to jump off a bridge.

As a woman who will most likely be having children within the next few years, I will make sure to take it upon myself to teach my children the things I think are crucial to being a successful member of society. However, I believe these important lessons should also be taught in schools.

I mean (from a school’s perspective) how are alumni supposed to give donations if they don’t know how to write a check? I guess there’s always credit card payments

online, which young people no doubt excel at.

This world has a lot going for it in the way of technological advances, but what happens when a person like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs can’t send a letter? I guess we’ll see in about 10-20 years from now. Here’s to hoping they prove me wrong!

What are some life lessons/necessary information you think more children should know?

Katie Leahy

Museo Slab is Taking Over!

About six months ago my friend Patrick (who is an extremely gifted public relations student; I swear he’s going to take over the PR world) introduced me to one of my new favorite fonts: Museo Slab. At first, I was weary of “the slab” but have come to love it.

Apparently, many other designers and marketers do too. I have seen museo slab on publix ads, on worldrugbyshop.com, etc. Needless to say, it’s out there slapping everyone in the face with its superiority. There’s just something about those block-like, serif-heavy letters that makes people go weak in the knees.

So in closing…

P.S. The above is an example of Museo Slab…just FYI.

Katie Leahy