9 Reasons to Follow @lostandfawned on IG

Nine Reasons to Follow Lost and Fawned on InstagramDo you follow me on Instagram yet?  I’ve been more active this month and I’ve met some AMAZING people.  As we inch closer to summer, I’ll have more adventures to share (in winter my feed is much more limited since I practically hibernate).  I post lots of progress photos of ongoing projects like dress alterations, quilts, updates to the house and new additions to my collections.  Stop by and say hello!  I love seeing what you are up to as well!

Here are 9 simple reasons to follow me on IG today (@lostandfawned):

  1. Food
  2. Sewing
  3. Vintage
  4. House Updates
  5. Vintage Dresses
  6. Tea
  7. Dogs
  8. #happymail
  9. Nature

We caught a little bug…

we cauught a little bug

It’s been one of those weeks for sure.  L&F caught a little bug at some point.  At no point were you or your information vulnerable when you were visiting us here.  But we did have some files installed that were not supposed to be there, that were using our hosting to someones’ advantage.  After trying to wage war on the bug on my own, I conceded and hired a service to clean it up for me.  The backdoor seems to be closed and locked for now and we have new security in place should it happen again.  It wasn’t a cheap fix, but it’s worth it.

You might notice that some posts from the last month have gone missing.  That’s my fault… in a moment of frustration I backed-up my blog to when the hack happened hoping to get rid of the malicious files.  It didn’t work and it cost me a few posts.  I may add those back this weekend when I have a moment to sit down and rewrite the posts.  I might not.  We’ll have to see how motivated I am since the holiday is nearly upon us and I’m hoping on a plane on Christmas day to spend some much needed time with my family.

At the very least, we will be right back to our regularly scheduled posting, including more Living for Less and The Trip/The Outfit posts in 2015.

Thanks so much for understanding.  If you have ever experienced this time of hack, you know how frustrating it can be.

Something New | Ever So Splendid

Ever So Splendid - L+F Sister Site

Hope those of you that are in the midwest and northeast managed to dig yourselves out yesterday!  By the end of the week everything is supposed to melt and we are supposed to get a taste of spring here in Ohio.

Today I wanted to take a second to introduce you to something new!  I’ve had an idea brewing in my brain for awhile and last week it came to fruition.  Introducing Ever So Splendid, the new sister site to L&F that will showcase my tutorials, quilting diary and crafty side.  It features an extra wide layout for huge photos and a clean layout.  Lost & Fawned isn’t going anywhere.  It will still showcase trends, shopping and design going forward.

I’d love to invite you to follow Ever So Splendid on Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin’ so you get all the new updates.  I’m working on a fun giveaway later this week to introduce ESS to the world.

If you are wondering where this came from.  A number of factors were involved in the decision to split the blog into two.  One is my constant need for something new and challenging.  I have found myself thinking a lot about things I would have done differently if I was to start the blog over.  After 5 years with this platform I have learned a lot.  It’s been nagging at me for awhile and I’m excited to put that knowledge to use.  There are also some personal factors involved that have caused me to distance myself a little from the Lifestyle blogging community.  It’s something I have debated about getting into here on L&F.  I don’t want to get to heavy, but I also want to keep things real.  We’ll see if I can muster the courage to share a little more.

Anyways, thanks a million!  We’ll get back to our regularly scheduled posts now!

My Sweet | Free Handwritten Font

My Sweet - Free Font by Lost and Fawned

Happy early Valentines Day!  I’m giving you your gift early just in case you can use it to make your valentines this year.  I hope you don’t mind (I’m sure you won’t…).

It’s been awhile since I’ve made you a new free font.  This seemed like the perfect time.  Meet ‘My Sweet’, the newest addition to my line of free typefaces.  Heart details make this handwritten font a fun accent typeface.  And it’s yours to use!  Free of charge!  See details below for download information and usage.

John Lennon Quote in My Sweet FontDownload My Sweet by Lost and Fawned
To download this font click the button above or click here to visit the download page.  Follow the simple instructions on the page and install the font file.  It’s super easy.  If you have any trouble with the download or questions about usage feel free to contact me.

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These fonts are totally free to download and use!  Use it in your blog posts, blog and shop banners, personal crafting projects, personal wedding or baby shower invites, etc.  No need to credit me (but links are appreciated!).  If you are interested in using it on goods you plan to sell (posters, cards, invitations, etc.), please contact me first.

Taking a Moment

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Between enjoying the new tub, cleaning the house from top to bottom (holy construction dust!!), working extra hours and trying to get us ready to leave town, I have been overwhelmed this holiday season. I apologize for the quiet this week. I just finished a fun DIY post I’ll be polishing up this weekend. Next week I’m aiming to squeeze in a couple more gift guides. I’m still putting some finish touches on the bathroom before it’s ready for sharing. We’ll be back on our regular schedule next week. Thanks a bunch!

We’ll be right back!

Technical Difficulties

Whoops!  My computer seems to be having an off day!  I was working on some brand new content to share with you and unfortunately I’m having some technical issues.  Hopefully my IT guy (aka: my husband) can help me sort it out this afternoon.

Until then, enjoy these pretty flowers that brightened up our dining room this September.  Bright flowers always look amazing against our dark walls.

Thanks for your understanding!  New things coming soon!!

Free Handwritten Font // Darling

Free Font - Darling by Lost and Fawned

A new week and a brand new handwritten font for you all!  Meet Darling!  A little bit of floral flair for the capitals.  Perfect for spring and summer!  This one is cute as a button!

To download Darling, visit this page and follow the download directions.  See more of my free fonts and other resources right here.

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These fonts are totally free to download and use!  Use it in your blog posts, blog and shop banners, personal crafting projects, personal wedding or baby shower invites, etc.  No need to credit me (but links are appreciated!).  If you are interested in using it on goods you plan to sell (posters, cards, invitations, etc.), please contact me first.

How To // Import your RSS Feed to Bloglovin

If you use Google Reader to keep track of your favorite blogs, you’ve probably been getting the scary “Google Reader will not be available after July 1, 2013.” notification.  The clock is ticking and if you haven’t picked out a new reader yet, Bloglovin’ is a great alternative and makes it super easy to import all the blogs from Google Reader in about 5 minutes.

To begin, go to the following link:

http://www.bloglovin.com/import/reader

How to import your blogs from Google Reader to Bloglovin

Feel free to pin, post or share this with anyone else who is looking for a fast way to back up their feed before the clock runs out!  And don’t forget to follow Lost & Fawned on Bloglovin’ so you don’t miss out on any posts or free resources (more fonts coming soon)!

Giveaway // Cafe Press

Cafe Press Giveaway

This week we have a pretty fun giveaway!  It’s extra fun because you not only get to pick your prize, BUT you also get to customize it!  Recently I spent a couple of hours one evening and set up a small Cafe Press shop with some Prudence gear.  It was quick, easy and fun!  There are so many merchandise possibilities and it’s easy to add your logo!  I picked up a couple of pieces from my shop and they arrived in record time on my doorstep.  I was thrilled with the quality!  A nice clean print of my little mascot!

Cafe Press is great for small businesses.  It’s easy to make creative gifts or giveaway with your logo or branding in small quantities, like custom shirts or sweatshirts.  For the creative DIYer your can design a customized cookie jars or water bottles with a pattern or your creation!  If you are just looking for a great gift there are tons of user designed fun t shirts and gifts for little ones!

And you can win $20 to try it out for yourself!  Use the widget below to enter (if you can’t see the widget CLICK HERE).  Once you finish the first entry you’ll unlock a bunch of other ways to get extra entries!

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I was provided with merchandise to try out Cafe Press first hand so I could give an honest and thorough review.  The $20 prize is also being provided by Cafe Press.

Free Handwritten Font // Prudence

Prudence Typeface from Lost and Fawned

Happy Friday!  I have another free handwritten font for you today!  Introducing Prudence!  It’s a little fancier than Elisabeth and a little more serious than Lulu Belle, but still casual and easy.  It might just be my new favorite.

To download Prudence visit this page for directions and a download link.

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These fonts are totally free to download and use!  Use it in your blog posts, blog and shop banners, personal crafting projects, personal wedding or baby shower invites, etc.  No need to credit me (but links are appreciated!).  If you are interested in using it on goods you plan to sell (posters, cards, invitations, etc.), please contact me first.