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fave apps Life is like the App Store, there’s a million options you just have to know which ones to download. If you don’t think that metaphor makes sense then we can’t be friends, just sayin’. Just kidding. Well half kidding. Anyway. Moving on.

I recently upgraded from the old iPhone four (sans Siri) to the brand spanking new iPhone 5. The gold one. That has Siri. I’m feelin’ fab. Since I upgraded to a new phone I decided that I should also upgrade my apps. Out with the old (ie Temple Run and Angry Birds) and in with the new. Today I’m going to share my top three new favorite apps. I’m actually obsessed with them and you will be too. Ok ready? Here they are in no particular order…

1. Evil Apples: If you’re an Apples to Apples fanatic like me, then this game is a must download. I have my seventh period off and my friends and I all go to the same room to “do homework” which usually ends up in us playing a highly competitive game of Evil Apples. It’s basically Cards Against Humanity in app form. Seriously the bomb diggity. 2. Riffsy Keyboard: I found this app through Man Repeller and haven’t looked back since. It’s basically a Gif Keyboard. It works like emojis so the gifs are always at your beck and call. They’re almost too convenient if that’s possible. Go read this post to find out more! 3. Yik Yak: As you might know, I’m a senior in high school and I’m in the whole applying to college process. It’s stressful, and it’s not fun. My future is literally on my kitchen table. However, the idea of college is fun. My cousin told me about this app called Yik Yak and it’s basically anonymous Twitter for colleges. It’s hilarious and it gives a behind the scenes look at what the college students really think and feel about their college. I highly suggest downloading it even if it's just for the laughs.

What are your favorite apps as of late? I'd love to know so I can download them! xox Chloe

Free Binder Covers


Well, I promised that there would be new free binder covers out soon, and I’ve kept the promise by following up with more cute binder covers. I decided to keep it preppy with the color combos + stripes, because I think a lot of you will really like them… I know I love ‘em. We truly think that cute school supplies can make an entire school year more bearable, so we've got you covered when it comes to amping up the cuteness factor of those ugly and plain binders. But. they work for anything -- in fact, my mom is even using them around the house for things like take-out menus and papers for me and my brother. Hope you like this new design as much as the first set. Free binder covers for the win!

Also, if you use them be sure to post a picture on Twitter or Instagram and tag us @popcosmo and we will totes love you forever and ever. ;)

back to school and office supply binder cover templates
back to school and office supply binder cover templates
DIY binder covers
DIY binder covers
free downloadable binder insert | takeout menus
free downloadable binder insert | takeout menus
DIY binder covers for school and home
DIY binder covers for school and home


So all you need to do is drag and drop the image and place it on your desktop. Then open it in Word or Photoshop and add the text you would like! 

Thanks for reading!

xox Chloe

Free Downloadable Binder Covers

downloadable binder covers

One of our all time most popular posts is our “Decorating Notebooks” post from a year ago. We thought that, since it’s still crazy popular, we should bring it back with better and bolder designs. I decided to create free downloadable binder covers for y’all and I hope you love them as much as I do. I can’t wait to use them this year for school! I’m planning on hopefully coming up with other designs, so if you aren’t head over heels with this set then be on the look out for different styles! Here’s how to create your own: 1.Click the link that says "download" and then download the "blank canvases” to your desktop 2.Upload them into Word, Pages, Photoshop, etc. 3.Use your favorite font to write your class name on the white part of the cover. (I used Antonio from Font Squirrel!) 4. Print!

free downloadable binder cover click here to download pink + blue + navy binder cover

binder cover free download click here to download pink + blue + yellow binder cover

binder cover downloadable click here to download pink + pink + pink binder cover

Really! It’s that simple. Let me know what other patterns and color combos you would like to see… polka dots? watercolor inspired stripes? pink and green? yellow and mint green?

If you do happen to use these free downloadable binder covers, we’d love to see how they look! Tag us on Instagram or Twitter (@popcosmo) and you just might be featured on a blog post!

xox Chloe

Valentine's Day Freebies

valentine's day screensaver

Happy Valentine's Day! One of our favorite holidays is Valentine's Day... not just because it involves hearts, pink + red, or love songs, but because it involves lots and lots of chocolate too. So we went a little crazy, and we hope you do too. Lots of love! Computer backgrounds / Desktop Wallpaper / Prints / Cards

Drag your favorite design to your desktop and follow your computer’s instructions to save as your computer background (typically under System Preferences) or print as cards or print and frame.

If you’re on Twitter we’d love for you to tweet us a picture of your new background (@popcosmo) and/or upload a picture to Instagram and tag us (@popcosmo)! We can’t wait to see your  backgrounds in action.

valentine's download


valentine's day screensaver


Valentine's day downloadable


February downloads


Valentine's downloads


Card or frameable print

free valentine screensavers


Folded Cards 

Print, cut, fold and share with someone special.

valentine freebie


valentine card

XOXO, hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Free iPhone Backgrounds & Computer Wallpapers


Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this past year so special by reading our blog and tweeting and Instagramming (is that a word yet?) and joining us on Facebook! I made you some free iphone backgrounds and wallpapers as a tiny gesture to show you that the support you have shown us at popcosmo this past year has blown me away! By the way, let me know in the comments below if you like them, and I'll make some more for you each month, because I had a blast making these, the culmination of our week of our DIY extravaganza, in case you hadn't noticed the trend! We've had fun bringing you all sorts of DIY projects and Christmas DIY and Hannukah DIY -- hope you are enjoying them! 

The first group of four are iPhone backgrounds. And I also made some computer backgrounds. Download* and enjoy. And the happiest and merriest of holidays to you all :lol:

iPhone & iTouch Backgrounds

Saving Process In order to save these backgrounds to your iPhone or iTouch all you have to do is follow these simple steps: 1. Drag your favorite background to your desktop (or right click the picture) to "save as" 2. E-mail yourself the picture that you just saved to your desktop 3. Open the e-mail on your phone and save the picture to your camera roll 4. Go to your camera roll and find the saved picture 5. Click the arrow in the bottom row 6. Choose the "use as wallpaper" button 7. Choose which screen you would like to save it to, & 8. Bing bang boom, new background!

If you're on Twitter we'd love for you to tweet us a picture of your new background (@popcosmo) and/or upload a picture to Instagram and tag us (@popcosmo)! We can't wait to see your glamorous new holiday backgrounds in action!

christmas iphone background

free holiday background

free iphone background

iphone background


Computer backgrounds / Desktop Wallpaper

Follow your computer's instructions to save as your computer background.

free iPhone background

free iPhone background

Enjoy!!! and don't forget to tag us on Instagram or Tweet us your photos of your backgrounds.


popcosmo.com *And now for the boring stuff. Borrow, but don't steal! All photos and artwork are copyright. Artwork is free strictly for personal use, not for commercial use. Sharing these images on Pinterest and Tumblr, etc. is welcome as long as you source and link back to popcosmo.com. Blog about this post, & feel free to post a couple of images BUT credit and link back to this post and/or popcosmo.com because it's nice! But, please, please, DO NOT distribute my downloadable files from your site nor link directly to the file on my site. Instead, please link back to this page. Your mama would be proud. That's all :-D