Monday, February 22, 2010

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Hi everyone! I have recently upgraded to a new blogsite and will no longer be updating this blog. Please follow this link to see what I'm up to!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bright Winter Stripes

It's been rather dreary in Arizona lately. We had a humdinger of a storm that dumped loads of rain on the Valley and even resulted in a tornado watch. The storms are gone, but the warm temps we enjoyed the week before seem to have disappeared. And while we're not as cold as the rest of the country, I still get the feeling that my fellow Valley dwellers are more than ready for spring.
Luckily none of us have to wait for spring to punch up our wardrobes and homes with some brightly colored (and striped -- of course) accessories. Take a look at these wonderful winter options that are sure to make you chipper.
Clockwise from top left: Uptown Coat, $138 here, Wellie Magee Bag, $195 here, iPhone 3G Cover, $30 here, Ojai Orange, Green and Yellow Dinnerware, $101.20 per set here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cakes for a Cause

I was contacted over the holidays by Ohio wedding planning superstar, Emilie Duncan. Emilie and I "met" over Twitter and have recently decided we may have been separated at birth. Our paths have seemingly crossed many times over the years, and we were completely oblivious. We both attended Michigan State University, roomed in the same dorms, got married at the same place, etc, etc, etc.
Anyway, back to the holidays: Emilie needed a logo for a charitable event she was spearheading. I happily volunteered, mainly because I was helping Emilie, helping hungry people, and because there was cake involved.
Here's the gist:
Cakes for a Cause is an evening of fun and networking benefiting the Mid Ohio Food Bank and Operation Feed. You'll find something to satisfy every sweet tooth, including live and silent cake auctions and raffles. In a word - YUM.
If you are in Ohio, you can get all the details right here.
I tried a few different logo treatments for this event, and this design won out. The only real requirement was something in a fun orange shade, so I chose bold typography paired with a more delicate scalloped cake platter. I think the juxtaposition works well -- it's a serious cause, but it's also going to be fun and delicious.
Thank you, Emilie, for this wonderful opportunity. If you're in Ohio, please consider attending this event. Something tells me your tummy will thank you.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Belated New Year!

Happy New Year, peeps!

Apologies for the lack of posts, I had some big work-related projects over the holiday so I decided to give myself a bit of a break.
But now I'm back and ready to share my most favorite gift from the holidays. Aside from my new MacBook Pro (which is really a business expense...but rocks nonetheless), I am completely smitten with this little number:
small egg crate, $12 right here.
I can't tell you how long I have coveted this. Anthropologie apparently wants me to use it as an actual egg crate (it's ceramic), but I'm going to use it as a new home for my rings, earrings and extra buttons. It looks so pretty on my dresser, you have no idea.
It also comes in aqua. I may need one of those, too. We'll see.