Saturday, March 31, 2012

new hair!

i finally chopped off my long locks and traded them in for a short cut.
i figured that I would show it to you like this with my face all funny from photobooth, so that you could really focus on the hair :)

that, and I'm a goofy person.
happy weekend!

Friday, March 30, 2012

little mover

when we had returned from our trip from Michigan, we had then become proud parents of a crawler. Well, creeper, really. but she's not a creep.

this is something totally new, obviously. And I'm sure that it gives way to hours of more entertainment for her. I'm just not sure what. I think she might be a bit bored with the regular activities. "crawl here, Haddie" "crawl to that, Haddie".

Any fun activity ideas for a 6 month old? I'd love to hear them

Thursday, March 29, 2012


the other day, Heather let me know that this print is the first thing she sees each morning.
i love that :)
that's why I make things. to brighten up homes and hearts.

huge nerds

there is something that comes over us whenever we enter the dance floor. something hugely and embarrassingly nerdy and weird. but we have fun :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

new prints!

i've been filling up the shop with a bunch of new art prints.
mostly inspired by Spring, can't you tell? :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

she talks! sorta..

she's doing new things everyday :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

new fun.

here's a recent project that I am working on.
It seems like so many of my friends that are getting married these days are interested in doing more of a fun "save the date" rather than a formal one.

so i'm working on this little guy, that will hopefully be in the shop soon!
what do you think? would you use one like this?

Thursday, March 22, 2012


so here is the things about going out when you have a child.. you don't.
not that you can't get a sitter every once and a while, but let's face it, there is money involved there.

So Nate and i choose to be a bit creative when it comes to keeping things alive.
We have instated "living room dates." On any random day of the week one of us will announce "tonight is a living room date." Then throughout the day we will spend some time thinking about how we can make the night just a little more special than being on our computers and looking at Amy Poehler's face one more time.

This last night Nate decided it was a camp out night.
So we laid out the blankets down, looked at a night star app on the iphone (nerd alert!) and ate some strawberries and finished with a movie.

perfect end to a perfect day.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

haddie in 30 years

i often think about what Haddie is going to be like when she grows up. What she's going to be like on her first day of kindergarten, what her first crush will be. But lately, I've been thinking about what she will be like when she's my age. What will she want to be be when she grows up?

I had a little bit too much fun imagining that today :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

secret ingredient to parenting

why didn't anyone fill me in on the secret ingredient of parenting?
COFFEE, i've never liked the stuff, could barely swallow it down, I just figured it wasn't worth the taste.

well, as a parent, it is WELL worth putting up with the taste.
one minute, I am laying beside Haddie, barely awake, using all of my energy to dangle a toy in front of her face.

I drink some coffee, and in the next minute I am having a dance party with her and getting big belly laughs.

i only drank half a cup.
oh boy, ladies and gents, we're in for a wild ride.


and the winner of my save the date giveaway is Katy!

I love all things clearly Mamma Mia is my favorite wedding movie! It reminds me of singing Abba songs everyday on a boat with my field research team in Australia while catching sharks (true story!). My field team will be joining me this fall to celebrate my wedding to my long-time lover and best friend. Yay! Maybe we'll dance to a few Abba songs at the reception...


shoot me an email katy!

Monday, March 19, 2012


i spend at least 20 minutes a day thinking about what kind of artwork that I want to create for Haddie's room. It's been 6 months now, and I still don't have anything up.
I think this one might be in the running.
it's something i want her to know. well one of the things.
she's loved and she's lovely, both inside and out.

so i made this print.

I don't know why, but for some reason lately I am really irked by the amount of women's faces on see on my computer screen lately all dolled up and looking their best, trying to show off their latest shirt or newest nail polish. I know, i know.. that stuff can be fun, but if I could, I would write little notes like this and stick it in those girl's lunchboxes from time to time, just to make sure they know.
Do you know what I mean?

Maybe I am just being crazy. I don't know.
but I do know that you are lovely.
inside and out.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


one of my favorite things about freelancing is creating branding or logos for my clients who run small businesses. i love to hear about what they do and put a fun and fresh logo into their little hands, which will (hopefully) bring them some more business and clients themselves.

pretty satisfying stuff :)
i am now accepting new projects too. so if you're interested in a logo for your biz. let me know, I'd love to help.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

the many faces of hadley

she is getting QUITE the little personality.

Friday, March 16, 2012

wedding giveaway

i have a couple of new save the dates in the shop. they were both inspired by the thought that Spring is on its way ( i hope ). Both listings are a printable file for you to download and print yourself. But you could also just send the jpeg in an email to your guests, as a lot of things for wedding invites are online these days. easy save the dates, finally!

ALSO, since these are brand spanking new, I wanted to giveaway one to a lucky lady (or gent).
So if you're in need of a save the date, leave a comment with your favorite wedding movie below.
I will pick a winner on Monday at 7pm PST.
if you win, this offer lasts forever, so even if you aren't engaged yet, you can store it away :)

Winner will receive ONE of the two printable invites above with their custom text inserted.

happy weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

a reminder

for you and for me :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

and we're back!

aaannddd, just like that, we are back in Portland after our epic 3 week stay in the midwest for my lovely friend michelle's wedding. I will have LOTS of pics and things to say about the trip, but for now.. here are some shots I took at her wedding. she looked BEAUTIFUL.

and now that i'm back, i'm back to work. If you need anything done, let me know!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


just a little doodle while i watch my dad play angry birds :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

put a bird on it.

recently, I was approached by Sam from Cool People Care about the possibility of creating a shirt to sell on their website which raises money for different charities.

making art to help people? ummm..yeah!
So I created this little guy, and they are for sale now!
so please check out their site, and check out the shirt. proceeds from the shirt help our little feathered friends.

yep. i put a bird on it.
Thanks for the opportunity, Sam!