Wednesday, July 13, 2011

baby deets

image: nancy

So here's the deal, in approximately no time flat I will be a parent. On top of that, in order to be a parent, I will need to first endure a child coming out of me where the sun don't shine. and on top of that, its going to be really painful, so i hear..

one might say this is a lot on your plate. because, well it is. there is SO much to learn and figure out and decipher that sometimes I am just lost. I know that there is a lot that you just figure out along the way, same way it was when i first figured out how to be first grader, or how to kiss a boy.

but i also feel like God gives me 9 months for a reason. to prepare as much as I can.
So if you'd humor me, this mildly anxious first mom to be, I would love your thoughts and wisdom on anything baby. birth, epidurals, diapers, crying, swaddling, sleepless nights, midwives, baths, breastfeeding... anything really. I'll take it all.

you can begin :)

Monday, July 11, 2011


just a couple of recent projects that i have been working on for some bloggies, shop owners, and a very special church.


we just got back from a relaxing weekend in leavenworth, WA, a little town that was created to have a Bavarian theme. we stayed at the cutest little B&B that had gorgeous views. And we ate the following: meat, meat, fudge, cheese, and meat, oh and a beer or two thrown in there for Nate.

not the best diet. so this week it might be salads, full strong.
how was your weekend?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

summertime and the livin's easy

brought to you by the letter S for summer and the letter I for iphone.
love it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


i'm at it again, I did another minted design challenge.
and guess what? you can vote for me...if you'd like.
just click here and be nice :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

easel aint easy

images: breena

a part of my job that i love at the church, is meeting other artists and creatives and seeing all of their amazing work. One such person who i have met (if only briefly) is the talented Breena Wiederhoeft who writes the lovely comic strip easel ain't easy.

it's delightful. really...go read it now.

she is also on the brink of releasing a graphic novel later this month called Picket Line, and well, i've already pre-ordered my copy, because i appreciate that she can create a entertaining and fun graphic novel without getting too, well, graphic to say the least.

check her site out and buy her novel when it comes out, you will be happy. i promise

Monday, July 4, 2011

happy fourth!

happy independence day. be grateful for your country.
and don't blow your fingers off!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


i made a blog banner last week for a good buddy meg.
It's one of the few lately that i have incorporated handwritten font into. don't get me wrong, i love a good typeface font, and use them all the time. but there is just something so wonderful about being able to write the words out yourself and add a little bit of you into the design.

maybe someday i will be as good as rifle. or mary kate mcdevitt
but for now, i'm just having lots of fun trying it out!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

32 weeks!

so this weekend i hit 32 weeks.
unbelievable. this is really happening... I'm on the brink of becoming a parent... to a child, who will grow and become a little person themselves. the love and excitement is swelling up more and more, and I can't wait to meet the little bugger.

also, third trimester is crazy different. i'm not saying that i have it bad, because Lord knows how blessed I have been in this pregnancy. but to be honest, some days i don't want to brush my teeth because of the extra work. or maybe i will just eat that pack of slightly stale chips, merely because they are the closest thing to me. extra effort, it doesn't really exist with me right now.

and that's okay.
because i have a husband who can give the extra umph :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

birthday berry picking

well folks, i'm 28 now.
it's kinda weird, but at the same time it feels completely normal. yeah.. i feel like i've been alive for 28 years, and at least i'm not at the big 3-0 yet, not that there is anything wrong with that, but it made this b-day seem a bit more "normal" to me. so when my dear husband asked what i wanted to do for it, i realized i just wanted a normal day spent with him. no work, just fun.

so we picked berries.
ate lunch on the waterfront.
made pizza.
and watched secret of nihm ( because i am weird and kids movies are nostalgic for me)

i truly am a lucky girl.
especially since there were cupcakes involved as well :)