Sunday, June 29, 2014

A New Beginning

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - Allen Saunders
 
I have been trapped in the hustle and bustle of my life as an employee, mother, wife, and daughter and have gotten a little okay a lot, off track. So here I am, here I am writing my first blog entry for 6 months - can you believe it - 6 MONTHS! I have thought about it every day and every day I have either felt too busy or that I didn't have anything worth blogging about. Granted I was too busy (I still am), but I definitely had things worth blogging about, but the question I asked, was it worth reading about? I don't know, I still don't, but yet here I am....blogging.
So much has happened over the last 6 months, and now I am at a place where I have too much to blog about, which is equally as overwhelming. You have missed a lot. So I think I will take a stab at it, a little at a time.
January:
-Happy New Year
-Willow starts walking
 
-Mailed out Birthday Invitations
 
February:
-Valentine's Day
-Photos of the girls
March:
-Happy 1st Birthday Willow
-Happy 3rd Birthday Wren




 
I will leave you with March for now:)
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, December 13, 2013

advent calendar

i am not sure about everyone else, but Christmas has really gotten away from me this year. i have done barely any of my shopping and half way into the month, i am just now posting my advent calendar. whew. well hopefully it was worth the wait. i tried to use materials that i already had around the house. 1. because i procrastinated. 2. because i am poor. 3. because i was too lazy to go out shopping.
just being honest:)
so i started with a blank roll of paper, grabbed my sharpie and drew a festive wreath. then i hung it on the wall with some washi tape. then i punched circles out of gray cardstock and wrote the days of the month on them. next i folded brown paper bags and glued the number on. then i glued clothespins to the paper. lastly i painted the front of the clothespins metallic silver and put our name and year inside of the wreath and VOILA!
 


 
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
 
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

logo design//part time hooker

i just submitted logo designs to danielle reed from the unlikely olive for her new etsy shop which sells knitting patterns - part time hooker. the name is adorbs, right? you may remember the unlikely olive from when i did their logo here.
well i am beyond excited to be working with danielle again. here are the logo designs i submitted. which do you think she will choose?!?!?!
 
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5 efficient and stylish daily planners//2014



okay, so i get serious when it comes to lists and organizing my "to do's", so when picking out a planner, there is no exception. i have tried out several planners over the years and still feel like i am searching for the perfect match. so i continue my journey into 2014 and this time i am bringing you with me, like it or not:)
2013-2014 Lilly Pulitzer Jumbo Agenda - Lulu
2013-2014 Lilly Pulitzer Jumbo Agenda - Lucky Charms Navy
Lilly Pulitzer 2013-2014 Jumbo Agenda - 8 3/4" x 11", 17 months, coordinating sticker sheets, blank pages for notes, pocket folder for business cards.
2013-2014 Jonathan Adler Agenda - Postiano Hexagons
Jonathon Adler Agenda Day Planner - 2014 - monthly and day by day view, 17 months, elastic band closure
2014 kate spade new york 17 month agenda - rose
2014 Kate Spade New York - hardbound cover, elastic closure, interior pocket, interior golden metallic, mylar tabs
JANUARY 2014 - 2015 Day Designer - Limited Edition - Personalized Monogrammed - Strategic Planner & Daily Agenda for Creative Entrepreneurs
Whitney English-limited edition, monogrammed day designer.
 
now which to choose?
 

 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's ALIIIIIVEEEE!

I just wanted to let you all know I am still here....in the spirit of Halloween. How I have missed you!
Happy Halloween from Miss Willow.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

willow newborn//photo session

i am back to the grind and we are all settling very well.  little wren has become quite the big sister and willow is quite the cutie.  our life is full of so many smiles and our house is filled with laughter...okay it's not all peaches and cream, it is also filled with poopy cloth diapers and toddler dirt but i wouldn't change it for the world!
we recently had a special guest in our home, miss lindsey (or as i like to call her *lu*) of lindsey lu photography, and once again she has outdone herself!!!
prior to maternity leave i was working hard on the design of lindsey's blog, so can't post too much because i want to save some for her launch, but here are a few:)
......and these aren't even my favorites!
 






Saturday, April 6, 2013

dresser//before & after

we have had a chest of drawers in our room now for 5+ years that just wasn't cutting it.  don't get me wrong, it was beautiful, but when we refinished it we removed the hardware and never found any that met the dimensions.  so we have been fooling with the drawers without hardware for far too long.  it was time for a change.  my husband had the brilliant idea to snag a dresser from his childhood bedroom at his parents house.  honestly I had never paid any attention to it and I was not sure what we would be getting.  I was pleasantly surprised...no I was ecstatic.  it was gorgeous and we could instantly see the "after" in our heads.  so wait no more, here it is and we LOVE it!
 
 before
 
1st step lots of sanding
2nd spray paint gray primer
3rd glossy white spray paint on the hardware
 
then my husband had the brilliant idea of lining the drawers and I happened to have a roll of some gorg black and white damask flocked wallpaper laying around!
 
then for the last step came a coat of paint for the dresser
we went with krylon blue ocean breeze spray paint
 
after    
 
 
 
so what do you think?
don't you love it?  my hubs did an amazing job!!!
 
and here I am with our girls! (saying that will never get old)