Tuesday, September 29, 2009


So I will let you all on a little secret..
Here's a clue-
if you didn't figure it out from that clue, then you might not have a clue :)
I have been getting acupuncture for the last week or so.
I'm not going to lie, I was a bit freaked, but after my first visit, I was set at ease.

I don't know if I will be a lifer, but it was a great thing to try, and at $15 a session it was hard to pass up.

and yes, that's me in that picture ;)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

fancy that

so how about a few things that i am fancying right now:
1. basically anything in this shop, including this necklace

2. Ambrose- a design and screen printing business focused on mentoring students, which my friends Adam and Jenna started. And this awesome shirt that they have made:

3. and then anything made from this woman.
love it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

its coming...

the holiday season that is...it may not seem like it now with 90 degree temps, but believe me.
keep your eyes peeled. mylittlebuffalo has been working up a very merry storm.
here's a sneaky peek.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

home is where we hang our hearts

my, what a weekend. we went home to michigan this past weekend, and visited nate's grandma and the rest of his family for the memorial service of his grandfather, Manuel. it was beautiful.
i don't know what it is about the place, the town, the house, the farm, it fills my heart and mind with joy. Joy that still radiates tonight as I type back here in Portland.

isn't it good to know that wherever you are today, wherever you will be, there will constants. the constants might differ here and there, but generally there are things that we can count on. there will always be a familiar smell, the paper thin hands of his grandmother, the way the air holds just enough moisture in it to stick.

we think about living there someday, and actually talked about it a lot this weekend. I could see myself there teaching my children all the beauty God has put on this Earth, taking long walks on the abundant trails and hills, eating sticky candy in the front yard or carving pumpkins in the crisp Fall.

who knows what is to come, just thankful for a time spent with loving people in a place that we all know so well.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mitten Sweet Mitten

nate and i head back to Michigan tomorrow for a visit with the fam as well
as Nate's Grandpa's memorial service. A bittersweet visit, no doubt.
But glad to go as well. I love Autumn in the midwest, and I'm excited to see some dearly loved people as well.

My job got kinda hectic this week. Don't get me wrong, I don't work in the emergency room, or the stock market or any of those jobs that are sure to give you high blood pressure. But my job can get somewhat crazy from time to time, and this week definitely hit that mark.

So i leave the hustle and bustle tomorrow, to quite Big Rapids, where I know I'm loved, and can just sit. That's right. Just. Sit.
love to you

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We are family..

Starting something new..
trying to get a feel out there, do you think that people are interested in having little
stationery pieces for the fam?

I know that i would, but maybe i'm a minority...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Red Egg and Ginger

I've recently been asked to create an invitation for a Red Egg and Ginger party.
I had never heard of it before, so obviously I googled it. Its a party within the Chinese culture which celebrates the 1st month of a baby's life. Pretty neat, you can read more about it here.

So I made their invite and its been really fun to create a subtle, "red egg."

I can't get enough of doing custom orders for fun and unique parties.

oh and happy weekend :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Coming to a Store Near You :)

Well, I finally took the plunge, and I'm selling a few cards at a store downtown now!
The store's name is Flora and it is located at 1130 SW Alder.
Nate and I went in there on Sunday, not really knowing what the heck we were doing.
And I think she could tell...

But she was so very nice, and actually ended up explaining the whole biz of selling your cards to vendors and shops. It could not have been a more pleasant "first time selling in shops" experience.

So now... You must go to Flora. Go to the Cashier stand. Turn to you right. Pick up one of my mini cards. And Buy it :)

In other news. My card that was listed on Cards Ink was chosen to be printed. They are now paying me for my design, it was good week for my little buffalo, indeed.

Grateful for that.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Drops Like Stars

Came across a cool book today, Drops like Stars
in the book these words stood out:
"we are going to suffer,
and it is going to shape us.
We will become bitter
or better

Monday, September 7, 2009


we've been thoroughly enjoying this long weekend. It just seems we've had ample time to do all things. Though most time was spent just resting with each other.
Lots of fun things in the works with mylittlebuffalo. More on that later...
happy labor day

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Getting a little personal...

So I know that this blog is intended (by me) to be mostly design related. But brace yourselves here, I'm going to get a little personal. Mainly because I want to show you something that I've been working on this morning/afternoon.

I've never known my mom. At times it feels like no biggie, and at times it feels like a huge void is there. Something big that's missing and aches. She passed away when I was 3 mos old.

Thankfully though, my mother was a collector. In a way, I feel like she knew she would be gone before i would know her, so she collected everything, to show herself to her children. I now have in my possesion, every last letter, shoelace, birthday card and picture that she has ever received. It links me to her. It shows me her past. I am grateful.

However, all of these "memories" have just been sitting in my trunk, in my office, for a very long time. So today, as the rain poured down, I made this collage of her pictures below. Its the closest thing to spending time with her, that I've ever known.
Just wanted to share, to you.. whoever you are...
i promise that next post will be a bit lighter :)

Friday, September 4, 2009


this is what my diet has mainly consisted of as of late:
i am disgusting

Portland, You so Cute

I don't know if you realize this, but Portland is a beautiful place to live.
(photo by nancy noble)

Sure, I mean, it has the mountains, the oceans, the trees, and all that.. a beautiful downtown. Don't get me wrong,
those are amazing and more beautiful that I could ever describe. But I also love to "smaller beautiful" that you can find here. Almost everywhere you look, there is something with character, something with a slight quirkiness that catches your eye.
Here, I'll show you..
(photos by sarah collins)

and a few pictures could never show you nearly all of it.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Doodle Bug

My grandmother always used to call me doodle bug. She pretty much was the sole person who saw me off to school, and every morning she would yell out to me, "see you later doodlebug." Little did she know at that point that I would be spending a great part of my life doing just that... doodling.

So in honor of that memory, here are some of my "doodles."
Although I don't doodle on paper as much as I doodle on my handy dandy little macbook.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Me Wantie

How adorable are these little earrings from Joanna Rutter.
If anyone bought them for me, I would NOT be upset.
Happy Middle Day.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

See Ya Summer...

As if it being September wasn't enough for me... I had to put a sweater on tonight as I took an evening stroll. Although, I'm not too upset, I think that this Summer was a good one, and I can't wait for the crunch of leaves, and the cozy feeling of Fall. So here's to you, Summer. You're a good friend that I hope to hang on to for just wee bit longer...

Vota Mi!

I don't know if you've heard me rattle off about this yet, but I stumbled upon this site called "Cards Ink". The basic deal of this site is that designers create images and upload them. Then people vote for which one is their fave. Then the site prints the "faves" into cards and in turn pays the designer. Genius, I say! Genius.... I don't know if it will ever work out, but I went ahead and threw one up there. why don't you pop here, and vote eh?

That would be nice...

And it would make me smile...

Something else that made me smile today: