Saturday, April 30, 2011

my little sister is GRADUATING!!!

hello love,
my baby sister is graduating high school!!! so so crazy! i love her to bits, and am so excited for her to start the next season of life as a college student (is it weird that i'm slightly jealous, oh to go back to freshman year college! what a blast!!)-- hello arkansas razorback! so, me being the graphic designer that i am, offered my services to create a graduation announcement for her. what do you think?
The front of the grad postcard
The back- the return address will circle around the initials :)
oh lord it's hard to be humble when you're an arkansas razorback fan... go hogs!

 i'm going to really miss college- thank goodness i have a little sister to live vicariously through!!

love you emily

Friday, April 29, 2011

fishtail braids and mk

hello love,
i am currently employing blogger as a form of procrastination- i should be writing a paper, however after hitting several mental blocks, i have decided i need a break. sooo, here is my latest love:: fishtail braids. i have been wearing my hair like this for a few weeks off and on and have been really liking it. such a fun twist on a normal braid! and it looks quite intricate- your the only one that needs to know that it takes about 5 minutes in the morning :)
what do you think?

up close
need this kitten... and obv. am loving the braid :)
you may or may not know this, but i am a huge MK fan...
well, really the olsen twins in general. it all started with full house... then brother for sale, then the RSVP videos, olsen and olsen mystery agency, the list goes on. does anyone else have the same fond memories as i? i was also a prominent member of the Olsen Twin fan club. really, there is nothing more to say. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

a new design i've been waiting to debut!

hello love,
i have been designing so much in the last two months and have been DYING to share some of my latest creations with you. so, without further rambling- ta-da! i'm still waiting to be able to post some, but here is one of the many!
i did a save the date postcard for a great friend of mine- she is getting married in FLORIDA!! she is going to be the most gorgeous bride and i cannot wait to celebrate her perfect day alongside her! love you so much laura
the front of Laura's beachy postcard

the back :) 
 did i mention i want to go back to destin? hope you all are well!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

happy Easter!

hello love,
happy Easter! i hope you all have been having a fabulous weekend with family/friends, lots of chocolate eggs and (if you live in nwa) rainy days... 
i've been spending the day hanging with my cat and working on a few design jobs... anyway, thought i'd share the quality time i spent with Riley - her love for me is deep (clearly):: 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

mourning my macbook

hello love,
so today, i am mourning the loss of my dearly loved macbook that i've had since i was a wee little freshman in college back in 2006. it died today... it was showing signs of it's old age for quite some time, but this morning was it's final passing.
dear my lovely old macbook: you will be missed.

however, you all will be happy to know that i will be welcoming a new addition to my little design world... 

hello new baby (aka, 15in. macbook pro!): can't wait to design with you.

Friday, April 15, 2011

typography people... take lessons

hello love,
so i have been laughing all afternoon after i saw this postoh my gosh- love love love! thought i would share... absolutely hilarious. 
some people really need to learn about their typography.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

toast in 8 bites!- my artsy breakfast

hello love,
i worked on this print for my digital photography class. and yes- those are my bite marks. hope this makes you smile :)
of course breakfast can be artsy too!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


hello love,
2 posts in one day- i know, whoa! so spring has sprung (cue a celebratory dace)

 and upon it's arrival i have been OBSESSED with looking at all of the cute outfits on lookbook (my favorite form of procrastination). so i thought i would share some of my favs of the day...
obsessed with this sweet girly look!!! plus she lives in ARKANSAS- holler! check out this outfit here
absolutely in love this this vintage jacket paired with classy high waisted trousers and of course the shoes from urban. love! check it out here

another fun and frilly outfit- check this one out here


hello love,
so here is another doodle that i did and was considering for a logo. i would (obv.) color the hair red on the computer... hmm, but i'm still having quite a time deciding on an official logo. what do you think about this doodle? like it better than what i have? 
hmm, i think i still like mine, but it's just a thought :)
on another note- hope that you all are enjoying the BEAUTIFUL day if you are in fayetteville. sunshine, public libraries, and coffee are what i am enjoying at the moment.
ha! me in the library enjoying my coffee:: aka my poor job at attempting to act normal so no one would know i was taking a picture of myself! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

new logo!

hello love,
my logo has needed some major revamp-age for quite some time now. so ta-da... still needs some work, but this is what i'm going with so far! what do you think my loves?? i've decided to trademark my hair and change sarah barrow design to my middle name (i am a fourth generation estelle after all) sarah estelle design...
comment, comment, comment- i need a lot of opinions on this:

calling all addicts

hello love,
oh my, first of all (as most of you already know) i am a caffeine addict... i am not using this word lightly when i say "addict." generally my choice of substance is coffee- LOTS of coffee- with a splash of french vanilla creamer (delish)... however, i have been in a soda kick recently- how unhealthy of me. anyway, generally i never break from my dearly loved diet coke... but i tried pepsi's vanilla and cherry coke the other day, out of desperation due to a caffeine headache, and fell in love! seriously, if yall haven't tried this, YOU NEED TO! sooo good...

Friday, April 8, 2011

the senioritis blues

hello love,
i. hate. school. anyone relate to a thing called senioritis?? it's been a long time coming, but here recently i have come down with a SEVERE case of it. any cures known? 
well, here's to one more month- praying that i will survive...
sincerely, your un-studious blogger wearing her flannel pj's... 

this picture describes my thoughts perfectly right now:
sums everything up, ha

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

poetry for your eyes

hello love,
i have been a major fan of kime buzelli, the painter and fashion illustrator based in la, for a couple of years now and tend to draw a lot of inspiration from her art. she is amazing! her pieces never fail to impress me, and my love for her only grew when she collabed with my fav makeup brand, urban decay in 2009... yes, of course i bought the eyeshadow palette the day it came out. anyway, thought i'd share her with you all since i was looking at her work this afternoon while designing... perhaps you can draw some buzelli inspiration too
check her out here... and enjoy her art :)
I would like to think that Kime (unknowingly of course) drew this one for me-
it kinda looks like me right? well, at least the hair!

also, check out her blog!

Monday, April 4, 2011

monthly favorites:: march favs

hello love,
so here are my favorite things from the month of march... i'm thinking about doing this at the end of every month- thoughts?! anyway, here are a few things i've been loving :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

a toe in photography

hello love,
so as of late, i have been dipping my feet into the land of photography and am LOVING it. what a fun hobby! i've been into photography for a while now, but have been too busy to really pursue it. so here's to the pursuit! 
i get the honor of being part of one of my great friends' wedding in JUNE. as a wedding gift to them, i employed my heart for photography... this is the result:
these are just a few from our fun photo shoot... 
what do y'all think?!