Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Weekend in My Life Vlog

This weekend I decided to do a vlog because why not. So click below to follow me around Austin! Hannah visited me for a day, we got our new members in our spirit organization and there were lots of laughs to be had. How was your weekend-xoxo darling, Hayden.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Study Times Playlist

Being in my last year of college I have studied a lot. Like a lot a lot. So I thought why not share the songs that I listen to on repeat while I study with y'all? It really depends on the kind of studying I'm doing but these are the most consistent songs. Appalachian Spring Suite is about 25 minutes long and I will put that on repeat when cramming for an exam the night before...sure I don't do that...
Anyways, hope y'all like this and please let me know what songs you listen to while you study-xoxo darling, Hayden.
 
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

My New Portfolio

Very soon I will be graduating from college...let's not talk about it...but in order to get a job after graduation I created a new portfolio site. My old one was...iffy but the new one I am incredibly proud of. I hope y'all will let me know your thoughts as well. Here is a link to my portfolio, feel free to explore it. 
But I thought this was a good opportunity to talk about portfolios in general. I think the more minimal the better but to each their own. Also, I used to use WordPress, something that I have always hated. But now I use SquareSpace and it is so worth it. I bought a year subscription and my university gives a 50% discount {check, your's might too} so it was only $7 a month. With the fee you also get a custom domain name. I was able to buy www.haydenpigott.com, thank goodness. The whole system is fairly user friendly and they have great Q&A pages if you can't figure out how to do something {ie. me}. 
I created a static open page:
If you click on Portfolio it takes you through to the whole site or if you click one of the social media icons they will take you to my various sites. I went with very basic fonts because I wanted to choose a really colorful photo - which is me in a nutshell. I adore this pink wall in Austin & the color orange {hook 'em} so that was important for me to showcase. 
Once you click portfolio you are taken here:
The squares, which continue and look like below are links to my various pieces of work. As you can see HT is first, I do my most work on it. Some of the photos are my own, the others are images I found online that went with the organization. Some of them link directly through to the site, for example I write for Spoon University and it takes you right to my page that has links to all of the articles I've written. 
If you click on something like, Arcadia London Guide, I have created a seperate page {hidden it from view} with links to other separate pages {also hidden from view}. The landing page has links to the articles I've written that weren't published online so they have their own page where they are written on the site. 
Other than that there is the About page, I went with a simple description of myself because I also have my resume on the site {you'll see that below as well}. 
I embedded my resume onto my site so if you click on it, it takes you to wear you can download a PDF.
Lastly, my contact page. I included my email address because my phone number is on my resume if someone absolutely has to get to me. 
Overall, I'm really happy with the way it turned out and I hope this might help y'all with your portfolios. I would love to see them so send me the links-xoxo darling, Hayden. 
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Week Re-Cap

This has been a super fun week! I spent some great time with friends and got to make a quick trip to Los Angeles, if you haven't yet seen the vlog from that day, check it out here! Below are photos of what I did in LA, along with some of my tips on traveling to LA.
This week is I N S A N E for me, there is so much going on + school work is piling up, it's just a lot, so please send some good vibes my way. This weekend is Invitation Day for my spirit org, something I am thrilled about because we'll get to meet new members! 
Hopefully y'all are having a good week, let me know what you're doing-xoxo darling, Hayden.
 A Thursday night at Top Notch.
Some of my friends and I attended a Beyonce Sing-Along.
Finally tried Noble Sandwich Co. and it was SO WORTH IT.
Brunch Saturday morning after arriving in LA. 
One of my all time favorite things in Downtown LA are their version of the 
Spanish Steps that lead to the library - one of the greatest public libraries I've ever been in. 
Ran into my friend Ellen and her family at Grand Central Market.
Whenever I stay in downtown, I have to stop at Grand Central 
for some of the best food and a wonderful atmosphere. 
I'd been wanting to try charcoal ice cream...because I like my trends in foods 
and I actually kind of loved it. The ice cream {Unicorn Tears} was so creamy 
and the cone had such an interesting flavor. 
My first game in the LA Memorial Coliseum 

It didn't disappoint. I had the most magical time there.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Los Angeles Vlog

A whirlwind weekend has led to this little vlog of my trip to Los Angeles. It was an amazing trip but it did leave me feeling incredibly jet-lagged for something that lasted just over 24 hours... Anyways, I am getting back in the swing of school and hoping that this weekend off from football will be kind of relaxing...who am I kidding this week is I N S A N E. Check back for tomorrow's Week Re-Cap for info on that and for all of my photos from LA. There I will tell you all of the places I visited. In the meantime check out the vlog and let me know what ya think -xoxo darling, Hayden.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Get Ready with Me // Everyday Make-Up Routine

After attempting to film this video many times over the summer, I finally did it! This is my everyday, let's be real here it never changes, look. All of the products are linked in the YouTube description and if y'all have any questions please let me know. I am no make-up guru by any means so if you think I should try a new product, let me know-xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Los Angeles Recomendations

I'm headed to LA for a super quick trip this weekend, I leave Saturday morning and come back Sunday afternoon. But, if there is anywhere I should grab a bite to eat or take a photo in downtown LA or near South Central, please let me know-xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Week Re-Cap

Happy Wednesday Darlings! It's been a pretty nice week...with minimal studying...but that is changing this week. Time to get back to the grindstone? Ugh...but the positive side is that it has been absolutely beautiful weather so studying outside is a good upside. I'm off to Los Angeles this weekend for a football game but I will be vlogging the whole experience so look forward to that next week. What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden
We got a Steel City Pops only a few blocks from campus and I think I'm in love...
Tabling with our Financial Director, Debora.
My spirit group held an Iron Chef night where we decorated cookie cakes.
Got to try Pizza Press last week, it was so delicious.
A few shots from the football game on Saturday...
 Hannah and I at Party on the Plaza, a huge student organization fair.
 Cleaning up our adopted street on Sunday.
Tried Baby A's on Barton Spring Road.
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