Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Blazermas

Next up is another gift that I gave to Nate.
Boy loves the Blazers. and I guess I could have just put the tickets in an envelope or even just sent it to him via email... but i wanted it to be a bit nicer.

so i made this little envelope for them to go in.
he thought they came that way :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Haddie's Daddy

Another gift I made was a shirt for Nate.
The shirt reads, "Haddie's Daddy," because, well, he is.
I generally always make Nate a shirt for Christmas, putting some random saying on it. And generally he loves it, even if this picture says that he's only mildly enjoying it.
I mean hey it is early in the morning when I'm taking this picture and we really haven't been getting that much sleep :)

i love when he proudly wears the shirt throughout the year.
makes my heart happy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Creative Christmas

For Christmas this year, I knew that I wanted to give some relational gifts. Ones that took a little bit more thought and effort. So for the next few days, I'm going to show you what I got my loved ones.

First up is a story written by my husband and illustrated by me for our little niece. It's called, "Cousins" and is about two cousins who are away from each other for Christmas but want to still send some Christmas love to one another. It was such a fun project to work on with Nate. Once we were finished, we uploaded to and had the book printed and shipped, easy peasy!

Here are some snaps of my illustrations.

Friday, December 23, 2011

let your hearts be light

its Christmas Eve, last year in the wee hours of the morning, i jumped into our bed and uttered some words that I had never had the joy to say before, "i'm pregnant."
i will forever remember that moment, cuddling in our warm bed, smiles from ear to ear and ever thanking our God who gave us this beautiful and long sought after gift.

As you celebrate this year, I pray that your hearts would be light and thankful for the gifts you have, and that the hopeful gift of Jesus would make you smile ear to ear as well.

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

on being forgetful

i'm going to let you all know something about me. something that i'm sure you will find it hard to believe, but please just bear with me and know that i am telling the truth.

i am not perfect.
at all.
in any way.

and with that imperfection I will go deeper to add that i am a forgetful mess sometimes. in the morning nate will remind me to take the clothes out of the dryer. 4:00 pm will come and no i have not removed said clothes. in fact i didn't even look at the washer and dryer all day.

its fine, he forgives me and its all good. but what i am wondering is, what about the fact that i have a kid now? you know that little person who depends on me for everything? what's going to happen the day she needs to start taking a med every day at 9:39 exactly? or what about her soccer game that she repeatedly told me was at 3:30 to which i show up at 5?
no bueno.

i guess i'll just have to throw all my cares and worries up to God and hope that He fills in the gaps that I will most certainly miss.

because well, i'm not perfect, and He is.
any other forgetful freds out there?

no sleep til brooklyn

sleep. i cherish it. in college i would be the one known to sleep through an entire morning, not waking until 11 or 12.

that's not the case now. i knew that sleep would be a challenge in being a new parent, but i didn't know it would be like THIS! don't get me wrong, i'm more than happy to do it, i know that she's young and needs the help, and i'm her mommy... so you know, there's that. but wow, Haddie, let's get try to get this sleep thing under control, for you and for me.

for the past several nights, little 3.5 month haddlette's sleep goes something like this:
-struggle putting her down and eventually get her down around 8:30 or 9pm
-dreamfeed at 10pm
-crying at 12:00 am
-crying again at 1:30 am
-crying again at 3:30 am
-oh and one more cry at 5:00 am
-wake up at 6:30 am (you know, because we all feel so rested everything, why not get a jump on the day)

what's the deal?
she might be teething, but would that keep her waking up so much?
she has a pacifier once she starts sounding off at 12, does that make her sleep less sound?

any ideas or tips? I'm all ears..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


with the holidays around the corner, i've found myself with more time to just design for fun. I made this last night. just a cute little framed picture of Nate and I.

Thinking about printing it out and hanging it up :)
4 more days til Christmas, who's excited?!

Monday, December 19, 2011


seriously, though. how am i expected to work with a face like this around me all day? i wish my full time job was smooching her, because then i would have all the bills paid tenfold.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

sounding off

she is mad about something, i don't want to speak for her or anything, but i bet its because she has a nose filled with snot and doesn't know how to get it out, or it could be the fact that she has the feeling of tiny little daggers trying protrude from her gums in the form of teeth.

either that, or she is mad that you haven't hired me to design something for you yet.

i'm not sure.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Recently Recent

A super top secret project that shall be revealed after Christmas...

something i design for a minted contest...a custom illustration of a childhood home...

and lots others! if you're intersted in me designing something for you, hit me up!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


i've been a busy little bee lately. my life? oh it consists of proofing images and wiping spit up out of my hair at the same time... burping my wee one, while corresponding with a client. God made women to be multi-taskers for a reason.

oh and this is a new card that will be coming to the shop very soon. keep your eyes peeled.

Monday, December 12, 2011

current obsession

there is just something about winter. it makes me drink gallons of tea and chow down millions of cookies. i'm not lying, i eat THAT MUCH. breastfeeding just does that to a girl. I swear that I eat more now that I am feeding my little gal then when I was carrying her around inside of me.

so as an homage to my two current besties, i drew this little diddy.

Friday, December 2, 2011

3 months!

cant believe she is 3 months already.
favorite things so far:
-the way she folds her hands when she is sleeping
-the enormous grins she gives me when she is done napping
- when she talks, especially to her giraffe
-dance parties with my little lady
-oh yeah, and more sleep than when she was a newborn :)

lots to love, happy three months, haddie!