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Freebie: You Belong phone wallpaper

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I did a freebie on the blog, and I thought this would be an opportune time to spread some kindness, free of charge.

This is a gentle reminder to all those who may be feeling out of place and unwelcome anywhere in the world today – YOU BELONG. And most importantly, you are loved. Download this free wallpaper by clicking the link below, and pass on the kindness by forwarding it to someone you know.

Happy Monday folks!

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Freebie: African Mudcloth Wallpaper

Hellooooo September! The past month has been full of interesting developments including a move to Brooklyn and a trip to Cuba – more info on those coming up in posts later. For this months wallpaper I decided to keep away from anything fall-related and make this mudcloth inspired wallpaper. I did this for two reasons: I’m from Ghana and this design is so close to home and second, I just launched a new business selling African Mudcloth home decor! If you want to learn more about mudcloth, its history and origin is you should definitely take a look at my website and shop WVN African Mudcloth.

Now back to regular programming! Find the download link for your FREE wallpaper below and as usual don’t forget to share with friends and family – and be sure to tag me in your photos of it. Enjoy, my dears!

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Free Stuff Printables

Printable Wifi Card

We’ve all been there before; you have a guest over at your home and they ask for your Wifi password. Either you have to go searching for the 40-digit code on your router or you tell them the code and they get it wrong. It shouldn’t be that complicated, and it won’t be if you have this printable! Continue Reading

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Freebie: More Summer Phone Wallpaper

As much as I’d have liked to wait until the first day of June to release the monthly freebie, it made much more sense to actually do it on a Monday. After all, it says ‘Less Monday, More Summer’! If my blog name didn’t give it away already, Continue Reading


Iron Transfer Tote Bags

Easy-To-Follow directions to make these über cool tote bags with Beyoncé lyrics. Click through for the full tutorial || Essie Does Summer

Have I ever told you my one true talent is quoting Beyoncé lyrics whenever appropriate? In this case Beyoncé lyrics were the only acceptable phrases to be DIY-ed onto these tote bags – especially the hot sauce one. I discovered this technique from Pinterest (my new obsession) and although iron-on transfer pens are mostly used by embroiderers to transfer designs onto fabric, it can be used in so many ways! I especially love this DIY because it requires so few materials. Keep reading for the easy-to-follow tutorial to make these über cool tote bags that will have you feeling like a queen; Queen Bey to be exact. Continue Reading

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Freebie: iPhone wallpaper + Printable To-Do List

I have a very serious fixation with triangles. It’s something even my mother noticed when I was a child. But it’s a very valid fixation – triangles are a creative’s best friend. The clean lines and sharp angles make any design look 100x better – case in point, these freebies.

Both of these feature my new favorite saying, “Carpe the damn diem, girl.” (This may or may not be my email signature).

*This iPhone wallpaper is available at my Etsy shop ($1.99) it is no longer free for download 🙁 (It was for one day only on 11/16)



The To-Do list is a great way to get organized for the day – print 2 copies on one A4 paper and enjoy using the to stay organized! Unlike the iPhone wallpaper, this printable will be available for download any time. Click here to download.

p.s. This week I’ll be doing a DIY post on how to make the geometric mug you see in the picture above – so dope, right?

I hope you enjoy these – I know I will. Show them off on Insta/Facebook with the hashtag #essiedoessummer and I’ll show you some social media loooove.