Thursday, December 15, 2011

long time, no post

hello love,
wow, it has been nearly a month and a half of no blogging! hmm, busy much? Life has been so crazy! I am absolutely loving my job and have been doing many freelance projects on the side, which hasn't left much time to blog. BUT i want to update y'all on some latest designs- there are so many more to come, but here are a few- :) hope you all had a fantastic thanksgiving (mine was spent in omaha with my great family) and a very very merry Christmas!
lovely business card for a great little business in tulsa! so yummy!
yummy logo :)
precious save the date for such a great couple!
 AND now for some holiday cheer!!!

my fam's Christmas card
are they not the cutest?
a print i put in RiffRaff
another little RiffRaff print
it's not Christmas without ugly sweaters right?? ;)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Spooky Day!

hello love,
happy happy happy Halloween! i love halloween- it may (dare i say) be one of my favorite holidays (not beating Christmas though)... i mean, fall weather, candy, carmel, dressing up, fun movies- what's not to love?!
this year i decided to go as an 80's workout instructor... because let's be serious for a sec- you know you would take aerobics from me. ... right? ...
our office dressed up today- look at these get-ups! happy halloween :) i would love to see what you are dressing up as! 
born in 1987
i LOVED doing my make up this morning
the blog post I posted on Celebrate's website :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

braided love

Hello love,
can i just say- i have been loving my new job, oh my!!!! cannot even tell you lovelies how fantastic it has been! i am the media director here at celebrate, which means i am in charge of our website! i have already made some fun new changes... as well as new additions- like my daily tips and tricks tab called "your daily" (click on it- you won't regret). this is what i posted today that i thought you all might enjoy :) and don't forget to check it out at

Braids have been a staple in the hair world for centuries now- and it's no wonder! With so many ways to style this cute hair-do, you can really do anything. One trend that has been sticking around for a while is the lace braid- very similar to a French braid except instead of pulling hair from both sides, you only add hair to one side of the braid. It's so cute and a great way to mix up your every day do.
Here's how:
Step 1: Separate the section of your hair to be braided — from the rest of your hair.
Step 2: This braid can go from ear to ear, or start at your part, so start braiding either at the beginning of your part or just behind one ear as you would a French braid. (Warning: tired arms ahead!)
Step 3: When you’re ready to start adding pieces of hair, only add hair to the top side of the braid. For the other side just keep braiding but don’t pick up anymore hair to add in. Continue braiding across to your ear or around to the back of your head.
Step 4: After you finish braiding the entire section, end the braid with a small elastic. If you wear your hair down, you can use bobby pins to secure the braid from moving around. Or you can work the braid into a low chignon. However you choose to wear it, you’ll have a built-in headband that keeps the hair off your face and looks great!
make two braids for extra chic-ness
so gorgeous with this "outie" braid
yes, even jennifer aniston rocks it
so does LC- hah, The Hills anyone?
cute hairstyle for kids! great way to keep their
hair out of the way so they can maximize their play!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

ombre hair... it's growing on me

hello love,
so i'm sure you are probably quite aware of this eclectic trend of ombre hair strutting the runway and all over the red carpet... at first i wasn't sure if this was something that would EVER be cute. lately though, it's growing on me.  
what do you lovelies think about this fun hair trend? 
talk about design... your hair is your canvas.
thinking about adding some color to my ends!
Lily Aldridge looking fab with ombre hair
really loving it on Jessica Biel
Leighton Meester in Marie Clair... stylin'
very cool... but not something i could ever pull

Thursday, October 6, 2011

blue blue blue

hello love,
so as you might have noticed from fashion week about a month ago or any magazine lately, blue is in... big time. jewel tones have always been trendy during the fall season, but this season people can't seem to get enough of the deep, royal or cobalt blues! so i thought i would try a monochromatic look (with accents of gold), another trend this season, using only shades of blue. what do you lovelies think about my blue look?? also, check out the CUTEST nail tutorial ever, it's so easy and very adorable.
From Harper's Bazaar, August 2011
Sweet and easy nail tutorial you have got to try!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ken Robinson... interesting thing to think about

hello love,
this is such a fascinating talk on TED about how school kills creativity... something to think about- check it out!

Friday, September 23, 2011

hello adorable: cute way to rock a scarf

hello love,
so if you are anything like me, washing your hair isn't exactly on your to-do list... i mean, who has time?! really? anyway, i tend to go (ahem... several) days without washing my hair- my mom says it's gross, i say it's good for my hair... gotta get those natural oils! anywhoo, for those of you who need a quick and cute way to wear your hair on those not so clean days, check this cutie of a hairstyle out! 

isn't it lovely?? check out the tutorial on Keiko Lynn's blog

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


hello love,
do i have some major news for you lovelies! wondering about the title, eh? yes, strange you would see that "employment" word on my blog. but guess what?! I HAVE A JOB!!!!! see ya later unemployment, although days of sleeping in and having no purpose was nice... i am moving on to bigger and better things.
no longer will images like this creep around with old men telling me:

that's right... because i HAVE one now old man!

i am officially the Director of Media and a Graphic Designer (my title is a work in progress) for Ce!ebrate Magazine! WOOHOOOOOO!!

i am so beyond thrilled with this job! i LOVE the girls i work with and am already designing some fun little things for the magazine... here's a taste (what's on our website... yes, i just said OUR because i'm a part of the team (eeeek)...) - so so much more to come!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

remembering 9/11

hello love,
remembering 9/11 today, can not believe it has been 10 years today. i was in my 1st period, gym class, when i heard of what happened... the rest of the day, we watched footage in all of my 8th grade classes. No lesson plans, just the news. i was lucky, as living in kansas i didn't lose any loved ones, nor did i know anyone who did. today, my thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were personally affected by this day.
and for our nation... i'm so thankful to be an American! so so so blessed!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

august favs

hello love,
a little late, but nevertheless... here are a few of my favorite things from the month of august. hope you all had a fabulous summer and (if in school) having a studious start to the school year!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Business Cards

hello love, 
i just printed out my brand new business cards- woohoo! what do you lovelies think? i am really liking them <3 
the front
the back with my #

Friday, August 19, 2011

summer is... over?

hello love, 
wow, i cannot believe it has been so long since i've last posted on my lovely little blog! has time flown by or what? this last month of summer has been so fun- i have finished nannying my sweet boys, have began a serious job hunt (if you know of any graphic designers needed... i am your girl!), put a new print in Riffraff and helped my little sis move into college (WIERD!). so to catch y'all up on the last month of my life, i thought i would do a post of pictures.

new prints now available in Riffraff!
Carter lost his front tooth! 
just in time for kindergarten
best purchase of the summer... BY FAR.
this crazy ball they rolled around in... 
provided great entertainment for the babysitter!
dry erase boards i made for their school year... 
with a tennis ball of course
beautiful little sister... a freshman in college? 

did i mention i have a fabulous roommate?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

wedding on the beach

hello love,
i am so overwhelmed by the response i got with my little hair tutorial (y'all are so lovely)- i will most definitely be making more of those i think! once again, i am a little late on posting in a timely manner... i do promise i will get better. anyway loves, here is a design i finished a little while ago. this was such a fun 3-piece design to work on because not only is it for a dear friend of mine, but it is also a beach wedding! so ta-da! what do you think? 

i would also like to give a shout out to my friend ben kirby... ben, it's people like you who keep my blog going ;) ha! you are awesome

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a summery way to keep your hair off your neck!

hello love,
so i've been trying out new hairstyles for the summer- branching out from my normal ponytail or side braid. lately (especially on the runway- oooh la la) i've been seeing a lot of these knotty messy buns that i think are simply adorable. i decided to try it out for myself and have fallen in love. it takes literally 20 seconds to do! all of you girls out there who are anything like me will agree, quick is always good! 
what you will need:: bobby pins (a lot of you have long hair like me!), a couple of cute bobby pins to give the style a little extra something (i purchased these at RiffRaff), and some hairspray