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Whether you’re a freelance designer, entrepreneur, or blogger, there will come a point in time where you’ll need to provide someone with some type of legal documentation whether it be a contract for a service or a model release form. I used to constantly scour the Internet looking for good contract templates to use. Sometimes I’d get some really good legal documents, sometimes I wouldn’t. Then one day I came across Docracy and having legal documents became the least of my worries.

Docracy is a home for contracts and other legal documents, socially curated by the communities that use them. Their mission is to make these documents freely available for everyone, while in the process making them easier to customize and use. No more shady templates behind a paywall where you click download and just hope for the best. Instead they offer reputable, transparent sources and social proof to help you find something as close as possible to the perfect document.

Free Blog Content Printable Planner

Free Blog Content Printable Planner | The Native New Yawker

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m extra excited this week as it’s only a three-day work week before my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! Love gathering with good people over good food sharing good laughs & convos. I wasn’t successful at preparing the house in time to host the dinner this year, but I have been successful at making my life a bit more organized for the New Year approaching.

I have a lot of projects going on and need to be as organized as possible, especially running two blogs. I’m working on a 2014 Blog Planner to keep me a little more on track with my content and I will plan to share that for digital download with you all in the next few weeks. In celebration of a three-day weekend I figured I’d share a free printable blog content planner that you can use to help you with organizing your content. Print as many as you’ll need, get you a binder and you got yourself your own personal Blog Content Planner.

Please note: Some printers, will print black borders on the edges as in PDF — others will print as a black border like shown in above.

Blog Content Planner Download | The Native New Yawker

UPDATE: The 2016 Blog Action Planner is now available for purchase in either digital or hard copy. Order your copy of the 2016 Blog Action Planner today.

interior envy | ultra spectacular new york apartment

interior envy | ultra spectacular new york apartment

It’s been a rather hectic week for me. I can’t wait until the weekend to just relax and catch up on some things I’ve been wanting to do around the blog. I wasn’t going to post anything today, but there are times in life when I come across things that are so wonderful, I have to stop whatever I’m doing to share. And that’s exactly what I’m doing.

When you’re successful with a bunch of money living in New York City, you can do a lot of things. Things likecombining five raw apartment spaces to create on gigantic triplex totaling 8,600 square feet, with an additional 5,500 square feet of outdoor space.. kinda things. That’s exactly what entrepreneur, Michael Hirtenstein spent three years doing with architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator, Amy Lau. I cannot get over the dazzling array of luxe surfaces, textiles and fixtures, especially that outdoor space in New York City. My goodness. You can check out the full article over on Architectural Digest, but they were kind enough to share some Design Wisdom if you’re thinking about ever decorating your space like this:

interior envy | ultra spectacular new york apartment
Work With Scale. Lau tempered the size—and hard edges—of the vast glass-box living room by installing soft, rounded carpets to create more intimate seating areas defined by sensuously curved Vladimir Kagan sofas. The large chandelier helps fill the void overhead.

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Jean Claude Van Damme x Volvo Trucks Epic Split

I’ve been reading ‘Contagious: Why Things Catch On’ by Jonah Berger. Yesterday I was on a section where he discussed how the ‘Power of Awe’ inspires people to share things. “Awe is a complex emotion and frequently involves a sense of surprise, unexpectedness or mystery,” he writes. This morning when the Mister shared this video with me, that’s exactly what I felt: awe. Volvo and Van Damme come together to give viewers a truly captivating experience to show off the stability of the Volvo staring. This is advertising done right and if I were BMW, Audi or Benz I’d take some notes. Take 1:17 minutes out of your life to watch this video. You won’t be able to just watch this video once.

fab friday finds | 12 | The Native New Yawker

Last weekend, renovations on the apartment were supposed to begin. Nothing too crazy, just moving furniture around, throwing things out and preparing for flooring and white paint. But nothing happened. The Mister & I were swamped with work all weekend that seeped over into this week. Things have kinda slowed down this week.. enough for us to get some cleaning done to move things forward. We’ve.. well, I’ve been starting to put a mood board for each of the rooms. At this point all we’re certain of is the kitchen will be black, white, w. wood and plants all over. That’s it. So this week I headed over to to get some inspiration for things around the house. I’m a bohemian minimalist while the Mister is a what I’d call a vintage industrialist. Here are a few finds this week that complement both of our styles.

1. Karpas Killim Pouf, Multi, $229 2. Recycle Bin, Black, $69 3. Tom Dixon Form Bowl Set, Large, $130 – “You spent $130 for some goal bowls you can’t even eat out of?” 4. Pineapple Bowl, $24 – I tend to eat a lot of pineapples so obviously, I’d enjoy eating them even more in a bowl shaped like pineapples. 5. Star Chair Wenge, $1246 – Honestly, I’m in love with the wood work. Gorgeous. For $1246 for one chair, it better be comfortable AF. 6. Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, $28.95 – You had me at bourbon.. wait, no. Maple Syrup. Either way need this in the apartment immediately. 7. Whiskey Tasting Game, $50 – I love alcoholic tastings and I love drinking games, so.. yes to this. Perfect for entertaining with friends. 8. Rabbit Lamp, $531 – I love all black lamps w. unconventional bases like oh, I don’t know a rabbit. 9. Birch Mural, 8’4 x 12’1, $89 – Can we say birch accent wall in the home office? Uh, yes. 10. Table Grill, $279 – Uh, can we say too cute? 11. Up Three Seater, Deep Blue, $3800 – We’re on the quest for the perfect couch. It’s either going to be leather or it’s going to be velvet.