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Warm Wedding Wishes…

18 Jul

For The Future Garcias! Lainey, the bride-to-be had seen wedding invitations I’ve designed previously and asked if I’d be interested in working on her save the dates and wedding invites. Of course, I said yes! Invites are one of my favorite pieces to design. Here are a couple of the designs I presented to the happy couple (information has been change to ensure privacy).

Which design do you prefer?

Save The Date - Map

Save The Date - Map (front)

Save The Date - Map

Save The Date - Map (back)

Save The Date - Photo Montage

Save The Date - Photo Montage (front)

Save The Date - Photo Montage

Save The Date - Photo Montage (back)

Save The Date - Elegant

Save The Date - Elegant (front)

Save The Date - Elegant

Save The Date - Elegant (back)

Setting my workspace ABLOOM!

14 Jul

Adding color to a beige workspace (better word for cubicle) was my mission for the past few weeks. So far, I’ve added family pics and Paco pics (my pup), but I wanted to really make it pop. Thankfully, T.J Maxx had a couple of awesome pieces of glassware for $4.99 each. Also, Garden Ridge is sadly going out of business, but they had everything in the store on sale for 25% off. I’ve always loved their artificial flower plethora. Fake flowers that are badly made are no good, too cheesy looking. I also ran across a sweetly fantastic book with not only great illustrations, but also great typography, Live Now, artful messages of hope, happiness & healing. So here’s the line up…to a cozy cubicle 🙂

top 8 – food-tastic sites of the week

10 Jul
Who doesn’t love food? If by some off chance, you don’t. Please stop reading because this post will probably not appeal to you in the least. Weekly, I search for great recipes, but also basic information about food, spices, cooking methods. My boyfriend and I are always trying to top our last successful meal. Sure, we have our favorites, but usually we make something different 2-3 times a week. I wanted to share some articles, photos and sites I enjoy with you this week.

100 Calories of Veggies

1. Summer fills my head with ideas for new recipes and some awesome veggies to saute. I enjoyed these photos of 100 calories servings of Summer veggies. Take a peek 🙂

Delicious Days

2. Delicious Days was one of Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites. And I find it pretty cool myself. I’m loving the sleek design, but also the detailed posts about a variety of tasty treats. So deliciously described, you can almost taste them through your computer screen. Be sure to check out the favorites as there are some keepers there as well!

Cake Journal

3. I took a cake decorating class with my mom and sister last month and found it’s a pretty fun, but expensive creative outlet. I ran across Cake Journal recently and really love the detailed how-to’s and great recipes. Also, the decorating skills are pretty impressive.

Chocolate & Zucchini

4. Chocolate & Zucchini has been one of my faves for a while. The fun idioms are like a history lesson in cooking. I also enjoy the desktop calendar wallpapers. I hope you enjoy them too!
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top 8 – Satisfying Summer Reading List

23 Jun

Summer makes me want to break out a Summer reading list. It’s just one of those things that I associate with this season. Cheers to Summer!

I also ran across a couple other Summer reading list that looked pretty promising. Check out Brain Picking’s list and GeekWire’s list. What’s on your list?

Special gift for my Dadda

21 Jun

Yes, that’s what I can my Dad. My Dadda is known for telling my family he doesn’t want anything for his birthday or holidays. I’ve always felt these special days call for a special gift. I just can’t let the day pass without doing something nice for him. Since I knew he’d appreciate my frugalness, I went with a picture frame I had around the house and designed a quote for the picture area. I thought this appropriately showed my gratitude for all he does for our family. What quote would you have used for your Dad?

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

top 8 – Exciting Animal Finds

14 Jun

Yep, I love animals especially jewelry with animals. 🙂
Most of these are from esty.com. Click on the image for more information.

 

A Paco adventure!

12 Jun

Paco and I spent sometime in the photo booth today. Usually it’s very difficult to get him to stay still. Like he knows when I’m taking a picture and moves at the last second. Guess I fooled him this time 🙂