Friday, May 31, 2013

new job = office supply shopping!

honestly, the best part about my new job is that i have my own desk. that's right, we're in the big time here kids. my very own desk. which is all great and dandy because it means i get to get new office supplies!!! high five!

literally, shopping for office supplies gives me so much joy - it is hard to even put it into words. what a nerd, right?! i can't help it. i was born this way.

can we talk about how much a red swingline stapler needs to be in my life! and the dino memo holder? how could you have a bad day with that!? uhh, you couldn't. the only thing i'm missing is a giant desk calendar. but i can't find any cute ones - so if you find one, please share!

do you get this excited about office supplies..or am i the only weirdo!?

Friday, May 24, 2013

fresh fonts

ok. so i have been wanted to do a little redesigning around here and wanted to freshen up our look. first on my to-do list is a new header - you know - that place at the top that tells you where you are and reminds you how awesome and fun we are. our header right now is a little..blah? 

so i've been searching for a new fun font to represent us here and thinking about some ideas.. font is the first step to a new what do you think?

which do you like best? or do you know of a font that makes you think of us that we should know about!?

thoughts? feelings? ideas? words of encouragement? leave some love.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

may flowers: flirty floral fun frocks

have you been in an urban outfitters lately? because it is may flower heaven up in that joint! i love it! sometimes their clothes can be hit and miss (and a little too hipster/deconstructed/oversized/just plain weird) but with these dresses they are hitting on all points! they are so fun and flirty. i can hardly stand it and it was so so hard to leave urban outfitters without all three of these lovlies. 

i think they would fit in my closet nicely and help me on my summer of no pants journey. no? i can't justify it that way? are you sure?!! well, for now i'll just enjoy them from afar but man, oh man, i love em all!

which is your favorite?!

Monday, May 20, 2013

great excitement and great loss.

good morning, friends. thank you for sticking with me while i took a little break last week. on the friday before mother's day i was given some amazing news - i got a new job!! i am really excited about it! it is with a book distributor that distributes craft and sewing books - hi, perfect job! right?! so that was amazing. and i can't wait to start!

but only a few short hours after my amazing news my wonderful grandma passed away. i was crushed. on a night that i was sure to be celebrating, i was heartbroken.

Monday, May 13, 2013

a brief pause.

friends, the past few days have had me on a roller-coaster of emotions. they have been both thrilling and tragic. i received some tremendously good news and was also dealt a terrible loss. please bear with me as i sort through all that has transpired.

i have some amazing projects in the works and can't wait to share them with you. but, rather than work myself into a frenzy this weekend, i chose to spend it with my amazing family and really tried to slow down and enjoy the quiet. i apologize sincerely as i take this week off to get reset and refocused. i truly love and appreciate each one of you for sharing this space with me. i'll be back soon! all my love.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

newbieNEWS: wen haircare

if you suffer from occasional insomnia and flip through channels after midnight - then you already know what wen haircare is. you have watched the infomercial with the women and their gorgeous shiny hair. you have thought about how it's a little weird that it's not a foaming soapy shampoo - but a "cleansing conditioner" - how does that work? you have been intrigued and you have considered buying it. i know you have.

for me, i always held off because i hate that damn auto-order crap! if i love it, i'll order more. stop telling me what to do! sorry. i just really hate that it just sends you more and more - especially because i am the uber forgetful girl who only remembers the auto-order after it shows up at my door, and then i'm angry. annoying, right?

so i was super excited to see that my sephora store had started carrying wen! i walked around the store for ten whole minutes with it in my hand before i decided to commit. i'll try anything once. usually. so, i bought the cleansing conditioner and the lovely sephora girls gave me their tips (they are always so great and get to try all the new stuff!) and i went on my merry way.

keep reading for the full review!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

may flowers: paper bouquet

after an amazing weekend seeing my baby sister graduate from college (omg, we're getting old!!) i am back and ready to share a great project with you guys!! can you believe mother's day is just around the corner?! and now that it is officially may, we can get flower-tastic!

most people will get mom some flowers for her special day, right? but then they die - which sucks... so this year, why not make her a bouquet of paper flowers. they won't wilt, and she'll be really touched that you made her something - bonus!

keep reading for all the details!