Thursday, May 31, 2012

Design Update

be sure to stop by and check out my web design, i have updated my portfolio!

have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What I Love Wednesday {No. 70}

i love the queen bee market!
are you going?
it's this weekend in Carlsbad!
bee there or bee square.
i will be shopping and visiting friends.

let me know if you need anything,
free shipping with this code: LOLLIFRIENDS
since i am not a vendor at the market this time and i know you
were looking forward to getting some lollipops goodies!

happy day.
i can't wait to see what you're loving!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

here goes nothin...

hello friends, i have dearly missed you. i wanted to tell you something,
why i have not been as attached to my blog as usual.
it is hard for me to share as i believe some of you may not understand,
but here goes nothin...
it seems i've fallen off the virtual cliff of the internet world. back in March i felt God nudging me and i had to ask myself WHY i wasn't pursuing my lifelong dream. i had to take a break from regular blogging, tweeting, and whatnot to research, pray, listen, ask... pursue. at this time i feel i can blog regularly again while pursuing my big (pipe) dream. it is hard to have an identity and then add to that identity without feeling like you've kicked out your readers and friends. i will always love photography, blogging, paper, handmade, and all the great friends i have made along the way.

we are not one dimensional, however, this seems hard to communicate in the blogging world in some instances; like handmade paperie and blogging and mom go together fine. what about handmade paperie, foodie, photographer, decorator, blogger? not so sure. or what about handmade paperie, blogger, web designer, mom, movie-star? hmmmm. well, i guess it doesn't sound so bad to say it out loud, takes some getting used to. (the latter is me) this is big news.

besides my family and God, my main focus now is web design, blogging, and acting. i hope you take this news with heart and understanding that we are all passionate people with big dreams and aspirations. the plan is to create income with my love of web design to help fund my dream. as acting takes off (fingers crossed) i plan to design less and act more. you are welcome to pray that God gives me the wisdom to thoughtfully choose each step along my path. i would love for you to continue to join me on this big exciting journey as i share the ins and outs, ups and downs, and events that take place along the way!

thank you for your amazing friendships.

feel free to ask any questions :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Photography Friday

so Mr. Boy recently turned 3,
which calls for some photos wouldn't you say?
i thought so.

i shoot with a nikon d7000
i used portrait mode, no flash, in overcast morning.
he would not pose for me so i just followed him around outside
and requested a smile here and there.
we sure had fun ;)

happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What I Love Wednesday {No. 69}

i cannot tell you how much fun i had with my crafty friends this weekend.
they are what i love wednesday...
(there's a lake behind us somewhere...)

i drove 6 hours one way to see all of them and to scrapbook, yes, scrapbook!
it was 4 days of coffee induced, scrappy, laughter filled, tear filled, fun.
there is also a little story of bats and a horsefly chasing me in which i screamed my head off and did other strange and silly things during an envening walk.

and here's how i packed for the weekend.
you must partake of fun weekends with your girlfriends like this,
i highly recommend it. bats or no bats.

i can't wait to see what you love!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What I Love Wednesday {No. 68}

i love the simple pleasures.
drinking tea every morning.

and reading before bed, all comfy cozy with my feet up.

aahhh. simple, easy, nice.

i can't wait to see what you're loving today!


Monday, May 14, 2012

How to Pack for a Craft Weekend

for 8 years now my girlfriends and i have gone away for 3-4 days to a scrapbook retreat.
we are getting ready to go this weekend, and i cannot wait!
everybody brings a few of their favorite goodies...
sweet, fun, snacky snacks :)
k-cups for the keurig coffee maker.
mini cokes!
and a few oreos.

rule number 1. 
under no circumstances should you bring or wear jeans,
or any fixed waist for that matter.
you will need elastic, trust me.

ah, much better.

getting the theme here? cozy, comfortable. relax. enjoy. this is your getaway :)

"don't forget your toothbrush."

you are sharing a potty... just sayin.
it might smell like roses to you...

between chatting, crafting, and eating - a little time with your 
favorite mags is always nice.
bring a book to read before bed. 
rule number 2. don't bring a real page turner! 
your girlfriends will have to burn it so that you can emerge from your reading cocoon.
(i am not saying To Kill a Mockingbird isn't good, it's great, 
however, classics seem to be less addicting.)

bring a few chick flicks for late night crafting, chatting...
laughing, crying.

now onto the goods...
crafts :)
goodies, supplies, tools.
(unless you are attending a hosted craft weekend that 
provides all your crafting goodies for you)

ideas, inspiration :)

for scrapbookers: don't forget your photos. many a weekend, gals would 
drive all the way back home to get their photos. not fun.

other things to bring:
hair products
blow dryer
curling iron
are you going away on a craft weekend soon?
what are your favorite crafting snacks and movies?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

may your roots be deep.
may your branches touch the sky.
may you bear much fruit.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What I Love Wednesday {No. 67}

summer sun is upon us, so thoughts of the 
beach and swimwear dance in my head...

i am loving vintage swimsuits!

1, 2, 3, 4

font is 'secretarial pool'

i can't wait to see what you're loving today!
PS i miss you all!! news updates will be coming soon!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What I Love Wednesday {No. 66}

i love designing websites!
here is my latest:
i am accepting clients.
see all the info here.

i can't wait to see what you're loving today!