Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10 Wedding Script Fonts (That Haven't Been Done to Death)

I used to do "Font Junkie Fridays" here at Pretty Little Palace. I've decide to change it to Font Junkie Whenever I Feel Like It(s), because.....I am a font junkie. It's too hard to schedule my love. :D

Today I want to share some fresh wedding script ideas for my fellow crafty ladies and gentlemen who plan to design their own wedding stationery.  I went the DIY route and am totally thrilled with how my invitations came out - I'm working on another post all about them for later this week.

When I was designing my wedding invitations, I probably plugged "wedding fonts" into the ol' Google machine about 342,596 times. The same fonts came up over and over and over.  So today I present to you 10 lovely wedding scripts that haven't been done to death. 

Scroll down to find the name of each font along with a link to download and/or purchase it. 

The beautiful watercolor graphics in the image come from Angie Makes

Click here to see all of my font junkie posts! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

19 Must-Have Fonts

I have a few new font obsessions to share today! I am LOVING these beautiful and delicate script fonts right now. Aren't they puuuurty?! Scroll down for links.

Click on each link to find the font: 

Hollyhock by Angie Makes (all those beautiful watercolor graphics are by Angie as well!)

AlaNice and Calligrapheez are available right now at a discount on MyDesignDeals - that's actually where I picked them up myself! You get some beautiful vector extras in the deal too. :) You can click {HERE} to find the deal, which looks like it's good for another couple of weeks.

But wait, there's more! (Read: I have a serious font addition, and probably need to be stopped, but I will run like the wind away from a font-ervention.) Scroll down for links to these 6 modern script fonts.

Click the links below to find each font.

I am also slightly obsessed with brush-style fonts these days. Here are a few of my favorites. Scroll down for links. 

Click each link to see the font. 

Thanks for stopping by for today's edition of Confessions of a Font Junkie. There are certainly many, many more, but I'll save those for another time.

By the way, ALL the beautiful watercolor graphics in this post are courtesy of the oh-so-talented Angie at Angie Makes. You can find them {here} on Creative Market or {here} on her own website. 

Click {HERE} to see my other font junkie posts and find more lettered lovelies! 


Make sure to stop by my paper shop for pretty paper goods to help organize and beautify your life!

There are 3 places to purchase:

And if you are a teacher, I'd love for you to stop by my main website at www.BlairTurner.com for tons of fun classroom resources!


Monday, November 24, 2014



This season is ON POINT. I did not intend for this blog to be a place for me to talk about Homeland, but last night's episode has me feeling all the feels.

I'm not going to recap the episode, because I am too busy feeling all the feels, but holy Homeland. The entire episode was this slow build of white-knuckle tension, culminating in that quietly baller scene in the car where we see a lifetime's worth of emotion rushing through Saul as he basically decides, yet again, whether to live or die. He goes from broken to badass in one swift motion, putting on his glasses and cheerily greeting Mira on the phone. It was just this crazy powerful moment that I had to process carefully and -



Well played, Homeland. You took a year off my life. Well played.

Ok, one more side note on episode 9: Just as I was telling my husband that the Ambassador was going to need to stop being such a bonehead pretty soon, she busts into the conference room and we realize she was playing Dennis the whole time. Well played, Martha. Well played.

Naturally, I can not handle waiting two weeks for the next episode. TWO WEEKS. That's just mean. I get that next Sunday is Thanksgiving weekend, but I am not thankful for that.

I scoured the interwebs for hints about what happens next - and found this video from Showtime with a clip from Episode 10, "A Diversion".

OK. It's a start. I'll take it. For anyone who doesn't have 48 seconds to watch the video, I've taken the liberty of summarizing what happens. See picture below:


Does Carrie die?
Probably not, let's be serious. And dear lord. Girl. Can. Act. This episode showed Carrie AND Claire Danes at both of their personal bests.

Does Saul die?
50-50. On one hand, it's Saul. Mandy Patinkin needs to get an Oscar for his performance on the tarmac. I am 100% aware that Oscars are for movies. THAT'S HOW GOOD HE WAS. He should just get every award ever made - Oscar, Emmy, Tony, People's Choice Award, MTV Video of the Year, Little League MVP, just give him everything. 

On the other hand, killing Saul after all of that hubbub, after unleashing 5 terrifying terrorists back into the world? That would be a classic Homeland move if ever there was one. 50-50. 

Does John Redmond die?
Almost guaranteed.

Will Asar Khan die?
Ugh, I do not feel confident about his survival probability now that Tasneem is clearly onto him. But I'm pulling for him. 

Does Quinn save the embassy with his ragtag gang of boneheads?
Maybe. If anyone can do it, Quinn can. But maybe not, because if anyone can end an episode with a successful Taliban takeover of a U.S. embassy, it's Homeland's writers. Exhibit A: Langley bombing. 

Will Homeland continue to not blow it by backing off the love stories?
Hopefully. I mean, early in the season, they were reallllllly pushing this whole Quinn-is-hopelessly-in-love-with-Carrie angle, that honestly, NO ONE CARES ABOUT. Hopefully, the raucous applause from the last two episodes, which had nothing to do with this fabricated plot line, will prove that viewers appreciate this show even more when they aren't forcing a romance between the last two age-appropriate American characters still alive.

Quote of the episode:
This is a tie between Lockhart's expletive-riddled reaction to the RPGs, effectively verbalizing what ALL of us are thinking and this gem from my husband:

The only thing missing from this season is a member of the Brody family.

HA! Oh man, I KID.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Free Wallpaper Organizers to Tame the Desktop Beast

I just got a new computer (yay!) and I had to make a solemn promise to myself:

I, Blair Turner, vow to treat my new desktop with the respect it deserves. I will not litter it with 3,256 screenshots I cannot remember why I needed to take. I will not use it as a dumping ground for the 48,927 PDF documents I do not feel like filing. I will keep it clean. I will keep it organized. I will TAME THE DESKTOP BEAST.

I am not an organized person. In fact, it would not be out of line to say I am forever teetering on the edge of hot mess status. I knew I would need a little help in order to keep my promise. So, I created these desktop organizers to force remind myself to help me reign in the crazy that is my typical organizational strategy. Note to self: Keep it together, woman.


I am sharing them with anyone else who needs to tame the beast. There are a few different options for each style - pre-labeled, blank with 4 sections, and blank with 8 sections.

Each background is available in 3 different sizes to fit almost any computer. Inside the zip file, you can find detailed instructions on how to choose the right size, edit the blank versions, and upload the images as your new desktop background.

Grab these FREEBIES by {clicking here}!

On my Instagram account, I've been posting a couple of "sneak peek" pictures of my latest project. I am working on a line of paper goods that I am SO EXCITED about. 

These desktop organizers are designed to coordinate with a couple of my favorite items! EEK! I am in the final stages of getting the new goodies ready to post for sale and ship, and hope to have them available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store and on Etsy in the next several weeks. Make sure to follow me here, or on any of my social media pages, so you can be the first to know when they are ready. 

{Stay tuned on Bloglovin, Facebook, Instagram, or TpT.}

Happy organizing!

FYI: This post was originally shared on my main teaching website/blog, which you can find at www.BlairTurner.com. But EVERYONE can use a little organization in their life, so I hope you enjoy these freebies!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Pretty Little Printables: Entrepreneur Life

I came across this quote today and all I could think was YES. Yes. It is so true. Working for myself is an adventure and I am loving every minute - but I have never worked harder in my life. When your "office" is your living room, it's a challenge to ever stop working. I'm definitely still working on finding the right balance (especially since I am still teaching part-time!), but it is so rewarding to build something and see it come to life all around you. I'm definitely really grateful to have the opportunity to chart my own path.

You can download this pretty little printable PDF for free by clicking {here}. {Personal use only - may not be used in any commercial venture. Full TOU included in the file.}

Click {HERE} for more pretty little printables!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Be YOU: Free Pretty Little Printables

It's Pretty Little Printable time! Here are some pretty printable posters to remind you to be you! They come in 4 different colors. Click the link at the bottom of the post to download the printable PDFs for free.

Click {HERE} to download the PDF file for free. (Personal use only - may not be used for any commercial venture. Full terms of use are included in the file.)

Make sure to follow the blog so you don't miss upcoming freebies!