Friday, March 20, 2009


This has been the photo on my desktop for the last couple of days. I have always liked it, but as I see it every day, I am loving it more and more. I think the fuzziness of the image really makes it a beautiful photo. I like to change my desktop frequently -- keep it fresh -- but today, I went to change it and got a little sad... I guess the ballerinas shall stay, I am not ready to part with them. By the way, that is most definitely Sophia front and center! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

new design inspiration

was browsing the wonderful wide world we like to call web, and I came across some design inspiration... First was this designer out of Seattle. He has some great stuff, here is a link to his blog. Here is a link to his website. The one thing that really caught my eye was this simple logo/postcard:
Seems as though wood grain (even faux) is really becoming a trend right now.

Another thing I saw this week, (and I can't remember where....sorry) was this BEAUTIFULLY stitched reserved sign. I believe this was used at a wedding of sorts and I think it is perfect.
There is something in stitching that I find to be so beautiful. It is definitely one of my most favorite things.

One last thing, just for kicks, HERE is a link to my urban dictionary word of the day: Social Notworking. Something I have gotten really good at!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

back to work.

So, I have been diligently going to my 8-5 (which is really a 7-6, with a commute!), and unfortunately, by the time I get home... this blog and any other outside projects are the last thing on my mind. Today though, you are all lucky! I have had a MOTIVATED day, to say the least. 

Thank you for Sandy and Deb for taking me to the gym after work -- I needed that great work-out and feel like a million bucks since I got home. After the gym, I came home and rather than sitting on the couch and relaxing -- which I LOVE to do -- I chose to NOT turn the TV on. I have now possibly committed to spending every Wednesday this way. Wow, what a difference. I did the dishes (yuck). Got Sophia and myself cleaned up in the tub. Had a little snack with Sophia and snuggled, then off to bed. 
Now we get to business. I spent about an hour and a half actually doing design work OUTSIDE of work. It was fun. I have been working on some logo/letterhead for Alyssa and here is a sneak peek (Nothing is finalized, just a preview):

Trying to jump on the green train...