Thursday, February 24, 2011

are you happy or sad?

Love this. So simple and so true.

Lotsa things on the mind tonight. Sometimes things are really great in life, and sometimes things are kinda hard. Glad I've got a sister that keeps things in perspective for me :) We were texting away about her little kiddos this morning and about how perfect they are for each other. Somehow life turns out perfect, even through all the ups and downs. Different than we'd ever dream, but always for the better. Love this talk by one of my favorite people.

*image via seesaw designs, according to Moritz Resl.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Back from the A-ZZZ

And ready for some zzz's! A quick trip outta Provo is just what I needed :) Memories from the trip: lots of good food, good company, a fun hike, sunshine, gorgeous sunsets, a $7.50 sundae (what the...?!), visiting Britt's homestead, shopping, time at the temple, movies (one of the movies *might* have been about a musician who *might* be turning 17 next week...hint, hint), visit to ASU's institute and seeing BYU-Idaho friends, Jermaine picking out a shirt for me at Limited (yikes), misunderstanding/mis-hearing Juliet and saying what I thought she said, UGE snowcones. Way fun. Good times.

Tomorrow will be a new adventure as I fulfill my civic duty and report for jury duty. Never done it before. Tips? Tricks? Stories from the courtroom? Should be fun. (Right?)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ready for Summer

Miss Claire somehow tricked me in to *wanting* to be outside last night to play with chalk...that little kid is so good at getting her way! She's fun to talk with on the phone and is starting to form sentences that actually kind of make sense, so when she asked if I'd come over to play, I couldn't turn down the offer.She also managed to get into my sister's nail polish and covered her legs in pink because she wanted "pink wegs" (pink legs) to go along with her pretty princess pink toe nails. Oh, and Katie now has a pink mirror and a pink bathroom sink. Gotta love the pink! Back to the chalk...I loved that my phone camera snapped the pic of Claire kissing Katie when it did--I love it! And I totally love Bubba's little smirk on his face when I gave him kisses...sure do love that kid! Dreaming of warmer weather and long summer nights.

Headed to Arizona tonight with some friends to visit Gina for the long weekend. Ready for a break :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


So Beautiful!Alison Carmichael was a guest on Daily Drop Cap earlier this week and I just spent the last half hour looking at all her gorgeous work over on her website.

Another fave:
Enjoy :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Be Mine ♥ (and a free download!)

I got a cute text from my sister the other day (Ms. Sarah's a cute pic of Sarah and another one here) asking if I'd be her valentine this year...her text totally made my night!

Just wanted to post a pic of my valentine's I made for the card swaps I participated in:
I had great plans of hand stitching all the cards, but it just didn't end up working out. Maybe next year.

Still need a quick valentine card idea? Click here to download this card! You'll get four up on a page. I printed mine on some kraft paper to give them a little more character and paired them up with some awesome red envelopes (they fit perfectly in A1 size envelopes). Best part--it's free!! This is my first free download, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this works :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

(To download the document, click on the link and you'll be taken to a separate window where you'll see an option to "download" the file in the upper right corner. Download and print your valentine cards!)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Scrappy Inspiration

I'm loving the Pebbles Blog these days! We have a design team that consists of 25 super talented women from around the world who design projects with our products (page layouts, cards, home decor, etc.) and every day on the blog is filled with lots of fun ideas! Just wanted to share a few of my favorite projects of late:

(be sure to click the image to see it's pretty awesome!)

Super talented ladies on the design team, right?? It's always fun and rewarding to see the things I've designed on projects as beautiful as these! Stop by the Pebbles Blog for more inspiring projects! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Warm Up Your Desktop!

Just got back from checking the mail and I came back inside wishing I were Venice Beach! I was in California last week for CHA and we had some time to head down to Venice Beach for an afternoon...I've been dreaming of 70 degree weather ever since! A full CHA recap coming soon! (Dinner with Channy + kids, pics from the show, Lakers game, the bride of CHA, delicious food and excited!)
Until then, warm your desktop up with some fun wallpapers from Fossil! I currently have this one up and am loving it:A few other faves from their collection:Thanks Jessica at How About Orange for the heads up!

Daily Drop Cap :: Y

Yes, this would be my most favorite letter from the talented, Jessica Hische's Daily Drop Cap! (I had to think of a sentence that started with "Y" so I could use it :) Jessica is an incredibly talented designer, typography being one of her specialties. Today was the end of the series, but a few guest designers are lined up to complete another alphabet! Check out all the other beautiful letters here.