Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I am having one of those uninspired days. I am in full blown production mode on the work front, wrapping up a huge website design before baby comes and it just has me...down. The tedious production work for web design stresses me out, especially with my baby clock ticking. Speaking of which, my impeding due date has me feeling the most anxious I have been all pregnancy. I am just in a constant state of omg how is he doing in there, omg what if he comes early and I am not done with everything, yada yada yada. I am hoping to find some peace in these last weeks of him inside my belly, because I have a feeling I am going to in a weird way miss it once he gets here. Although I seriously CAN NOT wait to meet this cutie!
So in lieu of everything I decided to take some time for me to make this oober happy mood board. Fall is approaching, and I love everything about the warmth of this season, but there is something about the colors above that just make me happy no matter what the season is. Hope it makes you happy too!
I plan on being be back on the blog front next week sharing a couple of pics of little mans nursery, thoughts, and maybe a couple freezer recipes I plan on making in the coming months.
Happy Tuesday guys!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I can't even believe I am in the third trimester, the final lap to meet this little man that I already am so in love with. woohoo! we got to see him in 3d a few days ago (totally recommend) I cried the happiest tears to see that our babe was an actual bonafide human and not some alien creature. I don't know why but it is still, after 28 weeks, so crazy to me that there is a human growing in my belly. seeing his perfect little features made it SO real.
so about the pregnancy! during the second tri I put on a whopping 12 pounds for a grand total of 20. my wedding rings still fit (yay). I have become addicted to asos maternity and maxi skirts (not sure if I will ever be able to wear one again after baby is born). lil' guy moves around like crazy, especially at night when we are lounging on the couch. we couldn't be more confused about names...i think we are down to two, but I am married to one and my husband seems to be married to another. as much as I would like to have a name set to share with family and friends, I really don't think we will know until we meet him. his nursery is really coming together and i find myself just standing in the door staring at it at least five times a day. people are SOOO nice to you when your pregnant, and it seems sincerely genuine. my NAILS, omg my nails, are absolutely fabulous. they are so strong and long, which is a first for me. I really hope this sticks post babe. knock on wood, but no real heart burn or debilitating back pain yet, but I do get an occasional leg cramp. It is hard to get up from the lying down position, which makes me laugh. he seems to always lay on the right side of my tummy making it look severely deformed and lumpy, but I love it because you can definitely make out which body part is sticking out. speaking of body parts, i am starting to be able to feel which is which, I can feel my stomach and tell if I am touching is leg, bum or arm. so crazy!
it is safe to say I am a change women. i feel so lucky that I get to carry around this little life all day. I am so in love with him and as much as I can't wait to meet him, I can't imagine not having him belly. two and a half more months and I get to kiss is sweet face.
Monday, August 26, 2013
so i think you are already aware of my major triangle obsession. i use them a lot in my personal designs and always seem to gravitate towards designs that incorporate them. i have started thinking about how to wrap my presents this year and bought my self a HUGE bolt of craft paper (here). super cheap, but kind of plain and boring. so i thought i would make a stamp with my fav shape to spruce it up...and wallahhhh. i made another stamp that i will post tomorrow, both of which will be available in our shop sometime in the next couple of weeks (still working out which vendor i want to use).
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
i just wrapped up a super rad presentation for one of my clients. while I can't share the presentation with you due to confidentiality, i can share some of the fab imagery i used in it. my client is pitching stella mccartneys athletic collection for adidas. have you guys seen stellas new adidas line? the colors are fabulous and the designs are super cutting edge. here is some of the recent campaign images i used for the presentation. (and can i just say how giddy I am knowing that somewhere in london stella is going to lay her fabulously tasteful eyes on my lil' ol' presentation...eeekkkk can't help but get a little star struck!)
to shop stellas adidas line click here
Friday, August 16, 2013
i am obsessed with this banana/cocoa-powder/sun-butter concoction. work has been super cray lately so i have been pretty much making this every morning to give me that "coffee" boost. and hot damn does the cocoa powder in this gives you a boost. i didn't know until recently how good cocoa powder is for you. it is rich in flavanoids a powerful atioxidant, magnesium, has anti-depressant effects, and also lowers cholesterol and increases blood flow! healthy and yummy! try it this weekend guys!
+ I N G R E D I E N T S +
1 TBLS of cocoa powder (i use this stuff)
1.5 TBLS of sun butter or peanut butter (this is my absolute favorite)
TSP of vanilla
cup of coconut milk (i use this unsweetened)
1-2 medjool dates to add sweetness
handful of ice-cubes
+ E X T R A S +
walnuts + cashews + cinnamon + chia seeds + maple syrup
(yields a single serving)
Monday, August 12, 2013
i stumbled upon the art of lisa golightly of kiki and polly the other day and became immediately intrigued by her work. i love how these simple compositions emit so much emotion. i can feel the nostalgia of her photographic references, but admire how she keeps some anonymity of these personal references by not over detailing the face and settings. she keeps the prints and originals small much like a photograph, creating the same intimacy of a photograph that i just love. i have picked up a few for babes room and i can't wait to frame them!
buy here prints and originals here