Sunday, March 28, 2010

kimmy cakes

if anyone needs me i'll be with my bestie partying part time.

Friday, March 26, 2010


i'm starting something new on the ole blog. mostly because i have had some time lately spent on the internet looking for fun an unique things that i could possibly buy myself as a gift because of good ole uncle sam, and i had quite a hard time!

so i am starting a ongoing post theme called "hearted"
where i will show you things that i, um... heart.
obvious, right?
but i want you to see things that are out there and the beautiful people who make them LOCALLY.

here's my first:
how cute is this cardigan? and the whole shop actually.
prices- great. style- great. awesomeness-great x's 2
hope you will stop by her shop...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

blog design

for your viewing pleasure, here are some recent blog headers i have created.
ta da!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


it seems like the only thing that i can talk about lately is how great the weather is.
i can't believe how much my spirit is lifted when the sun comes out. Nate and I spent a part of Saturday just laying on the grass and looking at the mountains. if my day just consisted of that, it would probably be enough.

in other news my best friend is coming to visit for a WEEK on friday, so excited and can't wait to see what kind of schnanagans we get into.

in other other news, i submitted some designs for the most recent minted contest: it closes at noon so if you get a chance vote for me!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

poster love

I've just finished something fun.
something that someone might look at and show their grandkids someday, and that makes me smile. A lovely girl named Hillary asked if I could make a custom poster that she could give her friend as a wedding gift, such a good idea!
Here is what I came up with.
ps- sunny weather makes me happy
pps- talk to me :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

she's got an eye

my friend nancy takes wonderful pictures.
the kind of pictures that make you want to jump in them and be happy with those that are in it.
and she's great.
if you ever have a free minute check out some of here stuff here
she is also kind enough to have me work on some new blog design stuff for her.
more on that to come....

Friday, March 12, 2010

Custom Portraits

I recently had to do something funny for work....
I had to draw this dude:
to my surprise, it actually turned out
which got me there anyone else out there that might be interested in having their portrait done cartoon style? maybe as a wedding gift? what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blog Design

Custom designed blogs:
There are three packages that you can now choose from if you are interested in getting a new look for you blog! If interested in a package email: and let me know which "ish" package you'd like :)

want proof of pretty? here are recent blogs i've done...

i also do etsy banners :)

** please note that these packages are for designed images for your blog only, and not installation. If you need help with installation, I can help with that at an additional charge..
** also please note that this process includes three revisions. After three revision, a $5 charge will be made for each additional revision.

winter - go away

Portland does this to me every time... we get a day in early March where we feel like we have arrived to Spring. things bloom, birds sing, i wear shorter pants...
and then blam, like a big bully it takes it right away.
did you know that even the news was saying there was a possibility for snow on Monday.
snow?! in march...?
its enough to make a grown woman cry like child.
although i guess it could be worse, is it still winter where you are?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

courageous performers

the other day, nate and i stepped into a new culture.. one where the people there wear black socks with their black shoes, and not just because its a special event.
one in which the people are tuned in with what the compositions of bach and chopin are.

these were people that loved music. music at its basic state.
and these people are nervous to play in front of one another. on Saturday, Nate was asked to play with a quartet in this group called "courageous perfomreres".
the group was formed solely for the purpose of playing in front of one another for the sake of playing in front of one another.
and this group of over 40 really loved music. loved the way it filled their ears.... as they listened to each other they bowed their hands and clasped their fists as if grasping to the music itself.

it really was a beautiful thing. getting over your fear of acceptance of rejection, for the sake of something you love, your passion.

Friday, March 5, 2010


ever since i was diagnosed with this, I have been trying to eat really well.

i mean REALLY well. for three weeks now. I have been exchanging all drinks for water, no sweets, plenty of veggies, low carbs....
and i'm bored. can you imagine a life without real, wholefat ice cream? I'll just tell you, its a dark place :)
so i am asking you. are you a healthy foodie or do you just eat what you like?
and can you help me?
what are eating, what are you making for your meals? is it fresh foods, or packaged?

do you have any ideas for me?
i would lava it.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


wowie. i've had a lot of fun doing some custom work for clients lately!
here are some things that I have been working on lately!

baby shower invites for a good friend of mine..

website design for a cloth diaper company called fluff envy, look at how envious that baby is..ha

and etsy banners! so fun to make!

there are lots more in the works, so stay tuned...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

pretty packages

there is a cute little blog that i have been following for some time now.
i even was a sponsor for it for the month of february (can someone remind me why i chose to sponsor on the shortest month of the year?)
er hem...anyways, the writer of the blog does this thing once a year.
she sets people in pairs to give eachother a cute package in the mail.
kind of like a pen pal, but about a bajillion times cooler than that.

it might be too late to sign up now.
but her blog is a definite one to check out anyways.

can't wait to send a goodie and get a goodie!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


i've come to that point that all of us go through, on a regular basis.
i'm over my hair.
its long in some parts, short in others, slightly mullet-ish.

so i looked through old pictures and tried to figure out what did.
(come on, we've all done it)

and all i can say is i have had it cut every which way, and then some...
let's review:

the short and flippy, aka what was i thinking?

the long and curly: aka get out of my face and stop strangling me..

the long and straight: aka, really, i have to get up a half hour earlier?

the short and sleek: aka helmet head

i guess there is not perfect hairstyle, just gotta love what you've been given..
but soon, i will cut it again :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

our humble abode

welcome to the nelson home tour :)
a friend (meg) recently asked for some shots of the apartment...
i do what i'm told :) we live on the second story of a very old house right outside of downtown portland.
it's old, its quirky, and it fits us well.
here are some shots i took yesterday..
we like to call it "hotel nelson" which means anyone who wants to come and stay, should..

i couldn't bear to show you the office, too messy, so this is the desk of my office
and my VERY red kitchen

first thing you see as you walk in the apt.

where we saw our logs
the room that we do the most living in
boob tube
where we eat (healthier now) food

so that's it! hope you have enjoyed the tour.
i also have a picture of the patio that goes off our living room, just forgot to upload, maybe later :) happy monday peeps