Archive for July, 2014

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Giveaway Thursday :: A Sweet Phone Case

July 31st, 2014 | Blog, Giveaway Thursday!

It’s been a little while since we held a Giveaway Thursday here on the blog, and this week’s giveaway is extra sweet! During the summer months when you’re out and about, biking, swimming, boating and more, it’s important to protect your phone and it doesn’t hurt to keep it looking summery at the same time!

When I think about the dog days of summer, one of my most favorite treats is a refreshing slice of watermelon. Enter this week’s giveaway – a watermelon smartphone case for your iPhone or Samsung phone.

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Picture(s) of the Month :: July 2014

July 29th, 2014 | Blog

JULY 2014 in picturesAnother month is nearly behind us – time really does fly in the summertime!
Here is a look at what the Elements team has been up to in the month of July:

• Amy wrote a great review of the book The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.
Check it out here on the blog.

• Tiger lilies in the garden.

• You have to have ice cream from Ashley’s in the summer! July was perfect for…



Moodboard Monday :: Turquoise Waters

July 28th, 2014 | Blog, Moodboard

If you have been lucky enough to experience the beauty of natural turquoise water in person, you know there is nothing quite like it. Without fail, it always manages to find a way to take your breath away and create a peaceful calm within. This collection of cool-colored waters is a perfect way to spend a few minutes of calm – and when our minds are still, they clear. And when we are thinking clearly, we are better able to problem-solve. So why not take a few minutes to mediate on today’s moodboard to still your mind, breathe deeply and…


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Picture of the Week :: Craft Night @ Elements!

July 25th, 2014 | Blog, Events, Picture of the Week

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After hosting our first Craft Night as part of Etsy Craft Party last month, it was such a success that we decided to host our second Craft Night at Elements last night. If you follow us on Instagram, you saw a sneak peek or two, but we wanted to share some more great images that we captured of all of the fun we had.

We invited some of our craftiest and most creative friends who brought their A-game! From painted and dip-dyed paper flowers to make-your-own prints (using Saran wrap!)…



Events :: A TEA•RRIFIC Presentation at Explo @ Yale

July 24th, 2014 | Blog, Events


Last week’s #tbt was a hint at this week’s Thursday post. For the second year in a row, Amy was invited to present as a marketing / branding expert at Explo @ Yale, a 3-week exploration summer program for students entering grades 10-12 at Yale University. Yesterday, Amy spoke with students in the marketing program, in which students are given a real-world assignment to develop a marketing plan around which is presented to a panel of experts in the industry at the conclusion of the course.



Here’s A Thought :: Vacation Marketing

July 22nd, 2014 | Blog, Here's a Thought


We get it. It’s late July and you’ve got summer vacation on your mind. We hear you. But, we’re not letting you off the hook that easy.

We spend months planning and dreaming about our summer vacations. We save, research, plan and pack. If we put a quarter of that effort into planning our marketing to work for us while we’re away, not only will most prospects not even realize your absent, but you could potentially arrive back to work with more than tan lines and souvenirs.

Here’s five easy tips to…



Moodboard Monday :: Hammocks

July 21st, 2014 | Blog, Moodboard

Tomorrow (7/22) is National Hammock Day, and in honor of it we collected images of some amazingly inspired hammocks. From indoors to outdoors, city or country views, hammocks take relaxation to another level.


urban oasis  ::  airy bohemian style  ::  tropical paradise  ::  colorful mystique


Looking for a project that you can enjoy the rest of the summer? Try one of these DIY hammock ideas from



Friday Favorites :: Beach Days

July 18th, 2014 | Blog, Friday Favorites

Welcome to our first installment of Friday Favorites! Throughout the week we will collect interesting + trending items from all over the place and share our top pics here on Fridays.
We hope you’ll find these things as awesome as we do… and stay tuned for future giveaways of some of the coolest items! This week’s theme :: relaxing summer days at the beach.


1. Clubmaster Classic Ray Bans  ::  2. ocean blue iPad Mini case
::  3. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell*  ::…



Throwback Thursday :: #tbt Amy Shares and Strategizes with Explo Students

July 17th, 2014 | Blog, Happening, Throw Back Thursday

This week’s #TBT is a throwback to almost exactly a year ago when Amy spoke at Yale’s Explo, a 3-week summer program for exceptional young students who are open-minded, bright, and most of all – open to new experiences.

We love that kind of thinking, and Amy is honored to have been invited back this year to share a successful case study with the students and conduct an exercise where they will use their creative ideas to develop a mini-marketing plan. Amy will speak to Explo’s students next Wednesday, July 16th.

We love the philosophy of the Explo program, and…