Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blogging Over Here?

I apologize to any followers that I may still have.  I have started blogging for my company Note Worthy over here: http://noteworthync.com/blog/

Don't give up on this little baby just yet. I feel like she'll come back around and the goal is sooner than later.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Feeling Krafty!

As you all know, I love working with Rebecca Rose Events.  She has impeccable taste and any wedding or event she does is amazing. So when she asked me to do the invitations and programs for this November wedding, I immediately said yes!

The bride wanted her fall wedding to have accents of red and browns and we all know that the color Red is one of Becca's favorites!  With the freedom to embrace her love for red this wedding did not disappoint. Take a look at the amazing photos courtesy of  Red Balloon Studios.

photos photos via Red Balloon Studios.
 Stunning! Absolutely stunning. You wouldn't know that the day before it was raining cats and dogs!!!

When it came time for invitations, we had the idea of using kraft paper with a simple red  border design and flourishes for the programs.  We wanted the invitations to set the tone for this beautiful outdoor wedding so they were inserted in simple red envelopes lined with this beautiful kraft floral paper.  (I don't have a pic of the actual envelopes but I do have a sample of the lining-see below)

I think overall they turned out great and were perfect after seeing all the photos of the actual event.  I loved working with the kraft paper and hope to do more invitations using it in the future

What did you think? Are you feeling krafty?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Designed to Grow

So after watching UGA lose in their bowl game today in TRIPLE overtime, I decided to finally write some New Year's Resolutions.  But this year I decided I would take the advice of one of the DJ's from my new favorite radio station here in the triad, K-Love.  The idea isn't to write down a bunch of goals but to pick one word to focus on. Have a theme for all of 2012. You can read more about it here.

I really liked that idea. I tossed around a few words but nothing was really sticking.  Then it hit me!  Let me explain in photos:

This is me on 6/28/1979. I eventually grew out of that buddha stage
And grew into my pacifier stage (notice my great loves-Star Wars and UGA football)
Then I stopped being cute and grew into my dorky phase where I wore HUGE glasses but it's cool so did my doll.
I grew into contacts and went to high school and wore super awesome velvet dresses that make me miss 90210.
I grew up and went to college and (also grew a few pants sizes too-freshman 15 x 2).
Eventually I grew into an adult, started running, stopped dating losers and met the man of my dreams and got married.
But the story shouldn't end there! I should keep growing. I should continue to GROW in my relationship with God, GROW in my marriage, GROW in my new city, GROW with my besties in other cities, GROW in my new job, GROW as a runner, GROW in the kitchen, GROW in my hobbies, GROW our savings, GROW GROW GROW.  I think instead of staying complacent this year, I will GROW.

Hey maybe I could redesign that one word into a nice printable to frame and put on my fridge or up in my office.

What is your theme for 2012?  What one word can you focus on this year?

Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Redesigned Renovations

So I have had the whole week after Christmas off from work. It was nice to travel back to Alabama and Georgia to see friends and family, not to mention spending some quality time in trapped in a car with the Mr.  It was nice to actually see and talk to him longer than an hour.  We got home late on the 27th and then the small around-the-house projects began.

I wish I had some amazing before and after shots to show you but no, these changes are very small but are HUGE. They are big because, I did them! The Mr. is away being a Dr. during the day and I decided instead of spending my days like a "Real Housewife" I would be an independent Housewife and get things done!

Things like this:

Switched out all the light switches and outlets that were brass!
Replaced the broken guest bathroom shower head.

Fixed the wobbly toliet paper holder-this one is HUGE. This thing drove me and guests crazy.
Finally fixed the broken towel holder in the master bathroom.
Hung a few crafty items I created above our headboard. 

Cleaned and organized the master bedroom office area. Hey Mr. you better keep YOUR office neat!

Took down all the Christmas decor (including the tree by myself ) AND made this nifty little wreath thanks to Pintrest

So I was feeling pretty darn independent, handy and confident.  I said to myself, "Self-why do you have to wait on the Mr. to hang those darn shelves in the den?  You don't! Go give it a try. You know where he keeps his drill!"

And this happened:

Ugly. Hole. Crack. Blemish. Boom. Ugh. Explicative. Sad Face.

But then this little nugget of a quote came in my inbox in the email newsletter from Consignment Furniture Emporium in Winston-Salem. 
"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential."
~ Ellen Goodman

I can't find the potential yet in the hole in the wall. I am sure the Mr. will eventually hang the shelves for me and I can always strategically place a vase or picture over the hole but I should look at potential around me this year.  I can be more positive in 2012-more positive in my marriage, in myself, in my relationships and in my job.  Maybe even with this little blog.  Maybe I shouldn't beat myself up when I can't think of the perfect invitation & matching post. 

Hey, maybe I could redesign that quote into a redesigned little piece of typography.