Adhering to a schedule & designing one.

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It’s hard to admit, but my organizational skills are a bit squeaky. As in they’ve probably never been properly greased.

One area where organization is absolutely vital, especially being a journalism major who is generally busy, is with my schedule.

Some people manage to keep it all up in their noggins. I, however, happen to be a very visual little human, and so while I have a decent memory when it comes to, say, the shoes that girl was wearing on the bus, I can be a scatterbrain when it comes to deadlines or commitments. It also becomes very difficult for my family to keep up with me, when to call, when not to call and whatnot, since I’m away at college. But let’s be real, I’m also just enamored by Adobe Illustrator and want to be designing all the day long. I’ll take any excuse I can get.

Last semester I made this schedule:

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It did it’s job: I distributed it to my family and even hung one on the door of my dorm so my roommate almost always knew where I was, and I always knew where I was going.

But this semester I was sort of over the drabby colors I chose last season. So emerged my spring semester schedule:

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Since I am super in love with the Pie for Breakfast print by Emily Rickard that’s over on Society 6 (so much so a lovely friend of mine bought me the pillow print and my apartment will be decorated around it next semester), I chose it as my main source of inspiration for this schedule.

The colors obviously relate. Blue and red are such classic, polished colors, but these shades in particular make them so fresh. The hand-drawn elements are quirky. I always like me a dash of quirk. And they take on the painterly feel that completely sums up the original print. Not to mention, I made them using my new adorably sleek and addicting Wacom Bamboo tablet (thank you Mom and Dad!). Sometimes I use it for menial tasks on the computer. Forget the trackpad. My tablet knows where it’s at. As for typefaces, I was/am in a very French baguette sort of mood. Probably thanks to this adorable Olive Us video. Please check it out. You’ll be swooning over the innocent cuteness. Anyway, I went with BodoniXT. And yes, I am aware that Bodoni was an Italian printer. But his namesake typeface just did it for me this time. That dainty, girlish typeface at the bottom is Learning Curve.

So now I am off to send the schedule out and hang one up on my door. I’m on a bit of a calendar/schedule kick so they’ll be a post coming soon about the 365 calendar I made for myself and a few friends in 2013.

What about you? Is your schedule equivalent to an extra appendage? Or stained into your memory for safekeeping?

I’m back.

Well I am one sad blogger being.

It’s been about 50 too many days since my last post.

The honest reason for my absence in laziness, being home from school and therefore spending every waking minute busy, the lack of pressure to crank posts out on the regular since the blog was birthed out of an ongoing, semester-long assignment for one of my classes, and now being back at school.

I told myself that the start of 2013 would be the start of new things on Within the Pin. But old habits die hard, and I am the best procrastinator I know, besides my mother of course.

Good thing I have lots of loving people around me who couldn’t care less if I kept up with blog posts or Pinterest.

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See? Look at them. These are a few snapshots of my family from Thanksgiving right after the last post I published.

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And this one with Ben. Isn’t he handsome?

Last Monday, I came back to school, and so it was goodbye to late nights watching The Office with Thomas (my brother) and Ben (my boyfriend). Thanks to this post from Sincerely Kinsey, I’ve been inspired to start scheduling posts and content long before I plan to release them. Not to mention, I’ll be digging for valuable content. You know, things you might actually care to read about all while sharpening my writing skills, desire for lovely visuals and Pinterest admiration.

Which, by the way, are my main reasons for blogging. I promise, this isn’t a cop-out, but I’m aware that the readership of this blog is, and may forever be, rather limited. Regardless, Within the Pin, which may undergo some changes over the next few months, is the perfect outlet for me to share interesting finds during my extensive amount of time spent internet gawking and, again, become a better writer/visual lover. I’ll be diving back into my fairly fresh blogging experience on January 21 because by then I should be settled back into my dorm and my classes.

Sounds like a plan to me.

Oh, and in case you read my last post about my antiquing trip with Thomas and Ben, my parents and Thomas, wise folks that they are, surprised me with the owl ice bucket for Christmas. Hooray for adorable objects that are also functional!

For now I’ll leave you with a current favorite pin. It’s from A Subtle Revelry, and I’d love to make some of my own and fill them with ice from Mr. Owl. One day.

Happy (belated) New Year!

Ye old antiques and the first Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!

At the moment, the aroma of stuffing is teasing my nose. And belly.
But let’s be real. Thanksgiving isn’t about food.

It’s about antiques. The first Thanksgiving was in 1621, was it not?
So what better way to celebrate then to gawk at equally old bits of American history at the local antique store?

Yesterday, my brother Thomas, boyfriend Ben and I went to Lion’s Head Antiques in good ole Port Richey.


Look. At. This. Have you ever seen a more precious ice bucket in all of your life? And it’s only $24. So believe me, I was tempted to make a purchase except that I only have a dorm room to host get-togethers.

Not much room for ice buckets. And technically it’s not really an antique seeing as antiques are 100 years or older. But one day it will be an antique, and I’ve got my eyes on Wise Old Mr. Owl.

And then there were these babies.

Don’t you just feel like you should be flouncing down a runway trying to catch your jetplane with these?
Really chic and all. Like her.

This is vintage tweed and leather Hartmann luggage. So 3 pieces for $249 probably isn’t that bad. But again, a dorm room isn’t very feasible. They’re just really beautiful. 


Have you ever seen a magazine dating back to July of 1879?

Now you have. It really is an antique, and it’s fragile so I didn’t touch it much. But look at that intricate typeface and illustration. For $10, I probably should have bought it just for real-life authentic inspiration.

Check back tomorrow to see the purchase we made!

For now, fruit cobbler is waiting to be made by yours truly and my mom. You all probably have some turkey to devour. And I have a lot to go be thankful for with all of the blessings God has graced me with. Happy thanksgiving all!

daily fashion & animated .GIF tutorial

Since this past summer, I’ve been snapping shots of my outfits pretty frequently.

I’m constantly trying to capture daily life because I hate forgetting the little moments that have the ability to retain so much life and memory.

So I took some inspiration from blogs like What I Wore and Oh Joy! and created some animated .GIFs with a few of my most recent outfits.

By the way, I pinned the animated .GIF tutorial on Pinterest after spotting it on Brit + Co. I am seriously in love with this feature, and it was so easy and quick to create. So be ready for more to be popping up in the next few posts. As well as a healthy helping of fashion on a regular basis.

Found any spectacular technology tips or tutorials lately? Let me know. I’d love to try ’em out.

social media infographic | Social Caffeine

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I am a blogging newbie.

For a little over a year, I have been following blogs. Probably too many blogs. But now I’m the leader of my very own blog. Learning little by little with each post.

One little thing being that social media is often the fuel of a blog, because it doesn’t really matter how awesome the blog is if potential followers don’t know about it.

And this infographic from Social Caffeine helps to do just that. Social media sites have specific peak- and valley-times in their own viewership, and this clever graphic shows when those times are.

Yes, Pinterest is most active from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., you know, when the end of a work- or school-day is only a few pins away, and 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., when I’m avoiding homework at all costs even if it means avoiding sleep as well. Are you surprised? I’m not. But it is extremely helpful to know. Now I’ll wait to pin a link to this post until those times come around.

Do you have any helpful social media hints? I’d love to hear them.

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About

I'm Emily Ann Moschner. I was raised on the sunny side of a street in Port Richey, Florida. Growing up, I doodled, sprinkled chalk dust on rollie pollie ollies and yes, hand-copied pages of the dictionary.

Some things never change.

Now, I call Gainesville my fake home. I am a journalism student at the University of Florida, and to the despair of my notebooks, I still doodle. Instead of feed, I photograph insects, or anything else I find remotely picturesque. As for the dictionary, well I am constantly flipping its pages wishing those days of copying had led to any of it sticking in my head.

Alas, I created a blog. To be real, it's for a class. Or maybe that's just an excuse because I follow about 80 and this was the next natural step.

Within the Pin takes pins that I have fawned over on Pinterest and uncovers the creator, designer, explorer, artist, baker and the like behind them. I want to give them the credit they deserve, and I want all of you to be aware of some remarkable art, designs, whereabouts, recipes and more.

So thanks for stopping by.
Let's dive within the pin.

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