Monday, September 28, 2015

Sprout takes Creativity to a WHOLE other - we are talking 3D level, people!

If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (@muchloveilly), you would have seen all these bright, colorful sneak peeks for my newest collab with Sprout HP. (Some of you guys might remember my past posts with Sprout HP. Click HERE for a flashback!) These guys rock at the coolest technology, taking all of our creative juices to a whole other level - and when I a whole other level, I am NOT exaggerating.

This all in one desk top allows Sprout HP to showcase their 3D technology, producing a 3D scanner to scan objects into 3D design to mold and to shape into whatever is your creative heart's desire. I experimented from my favorite orange troll (yay, 80's!) to a conch shell from Turks and Caicos.

Once you've scanned the project, you are able to play and shape and stretch the 3D image to produce whatever you want. And that's where the 3D Dremel Dream Maker Printer comes into play.

Watch the video for a sneak peek of how that works! {Disclaimer: Yes, I talk fast and move hands a million miles an hour when I'm giddy. *Insert monkey covering mouth emoji here* And yes, why does Youtube always choose the most awkward thumbnail. Getting over myself now.}

Be sure to stayed tuned on Instagram and on the blog for the result of my 3D Design. I'll be playing with my new toy for many, many days to come! With the holidays just around the corner, the opportunities are endless!

You can also check out this sweet Sprout Gallery for more sweet creations, as well as where to find the nearest Sprout retailer for YOU, my friend to get your hands on one!

This post was sponsored by HP. Thanks for letting me review sponsored post. All of the opinion listed here are my own. Literally this 3d awesomeness is what it is...awesome! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

to old faithful.

Oh, my little blog. 

Not sure if anyone else is even out there but you and I are here. You're like my old faithful. I get the itch to write and here you are waiting. Wish you drank coffee 'cause I would bring you a cup with a lot of creamer, just like I love it. With a slice of banana bread. Extra butter, please along with that extra creamer. 

And tonight I have the itch to write. I miss it. 

And I don't have a ton to write to be honest after this long, crazy Monday at the office but there's something comforting about running back to this little space. 

In the world of the Butlers if you've followed my Instagram, you know we moved to a new town, moved into a new house (a HOUSE feels like a mansion when you've been in a one bedroom apartment, people!), and opened up our own small biz. So yeah, it's been a little busy but life is good. We earn our weekends as the days our long but at the end of the day, there is something about going home and knowing you own what you worked your butt off for and being able to do with the person you love is even better.

And yes, these pictures were taken in front of our office. Can't take life TOO seriously. Got to keep moving forward through the craziness of life and still have fun. 

And speaking of fun, these red glasses from my friends at Firmoo, yo. They are probably my newest favorite accessory and I wear them all the time and get compliments anytime i wear them. They add the perfect pop of color! And they are as true as their name. This girl don't need no glasses, so they are sheer vanity glasses. Ryan loves them on me too so that doesn't hurt one bit. 

Here's to many more of days of rocking vanity glasses and laughing at ourselves. Life is too short to take it too seriously. Peace out! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

unicorn emojis, hot pink flamingo floaties and an Old Navy $1 flip flop sale - OH MY!

if you are living any where in the south right now, you know there is one dang heatwave firing through. and it's not just heat - it's that sticky, icky humidity that makes it's way into your skin and hair (hashtag big hair, don't care - and you really shouldn't care 'cause there is nothing you can really do to keep it NOT big!). because of that, these busy, looooong days in getting ready for our move have called demanded quick trips to our pool - and oh like milk does the body good, cool, pool water has done this skin so good!

and the pool has been the perfect time to pull out my Old Navy (HOT PINK!) flips flops. i don't know about you but these are def summer staples. if you haven't grabbed your own pair yet, be sure to head to Old Navy this weekend for their $1 flip flop sale so that you can stock up with all of your favorite colors. i'm thinking to make a run this weekend and grab a turquoise and lavender pair! 

wanna win an additional pair of flip flops and possibly even a vacation?! then also be sure to check out Emoodji for your chance at just that AND you can even find out what is your most used emoji. if you are like me, i could not be more obsessed with emojis...and even more so hearing the rumor, there is the possibility of tacos, unicorns, and flamingos (oh, my!) headed their way to our keyboards through the next update! my most used emoji is the paint palette! what's yours? 

hope everybody has a fantastic weekend! 
stay cool out there, people! peace out. 

this post was sponsored by Old Navy. all remarks are my own. thank you for letting me share about my favorite companies so that i can keep this blog rolling...woohoo! 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

tallying up the points.

top: c/o walktrendy / leggings: forever21 / flats: shopdressup / necklace: twerkstorian / boppypins: muchloveilly shop / rings: forever 21

let's tally up all the points to this shirt.

1) polka dots
2) every from color of the rainbow
3) chiffon material not easily affected by this GA summer heat already here
4) and duh, goes along with the pink hair

INSTANT favorite shirt ever.

then again any article of clothing that screams UNICORN LIFE wins me over instantly.

and speaking of GA and it's summer heat - i know i was just on vacation (feels like yesterday we went to St. John) but i am so excited for summer! if we are going to be exact, school counts down to SIX days exactly for moi, but really who's counting? i only teach first period and as much as i love these students, teachers are just as ready for summer and the students are - so seriously, no offense taken. we are all in the same boat.

so here's to the final days of the school year and all unicorn-life screaming articles of clothing! WOOHOO!

Monday, February 16, 2015

bending the rules.

if you know me, you would know that i have my moments where i like to stick to the book. i will follow the rules and do what i'm told. then there are other moments, where i will go against the flow and go in rebel mood.

well, today is one of those moments - where bending the rules are definitely going to be more than necessary...especially when it comes to bending the rules with my friends at HP and with the adorable, oh so talented Meghan Trainor.

but let's talk about what i mean by bending the rules. it means that my laptop is cooler than your laptop 'cause it bends the rule. while your laptop stays in one position, my new HP x360 laptop can be not in just one, but four different modes: laptop, tablet, tent and stand. complete 360 degree capability to allow the unique flexibility!

HOLLA! now you can see how rules should be bent when it comes to something as sweet as this laptop! i see those eyes growing rounder and those jaws dropping. you know it!

i'm also a fan of its sleek size and shape, perfect for when i am on the go - and i am always on the go! and the beats speakers (we are talking dr. dre, people) are one of my favorite features for my music (it's all about that bass people - hehe, i'm so punny *wink*) and for those netflix binge marathons with Ryan.

and since we are on the top of 4 when it comes to the 4 modes of the x360, we were asked to feature 4 of our favorite things - and lately, if you've been following me via instagram, i've been posting doodles from my drawing book. last semester, i was learning to adjust to the change of schedule with my current full time job and teaching and just life that i didn't make as much as i should have creatively. and to be honest, it got to me. i could feel my creative part of me shriveling up. so i made it a goal this year to get back into writing, blogging and drawing. anyone else relate? so these are four of my favorites page from my drawing book. nothing spectacular but to me, it just feels good to get pen to paper.

anyways, like i mentioned earlier, this pots is not only a partnership with the good people of HP but also with one of my favorite artists, Meghan Trainor! come on - i know i'm not the only one singing "All About That Bass" or " Lips Are Moving" in the car with the radio speakers at full blast or in the shower, using the shampoo bottle as a microphone. i'll be following her tour on this landing page here, so i invite you to join me!

this post was sponsored by HP and by Megan Trainor's All About that Base tour. dear friends, thank you for your support so that i have the opportunity to feature sponsored posts like these. you rock!