Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
very versatile and it looks like i'll be able to create my OWN designs and cut them with this awesome machine...instead of hand cutting with scissors. (ugh) go check out the silhouette website and the blog "oh, hello friend" - she's doing a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!
my before pic (which i actually took on saturday before all the beautifying happened - and i forgot on friday before the makeup appointment)
after some trial and error, we decided that the best option would be to curl it and then pin all of it up for the wedding. sorry, no pics of that - some things need to be a surprise! :)
i wouldn't mind getting two - one that looks like mia & the other, like vito. oh, and i love the pig too. how funny would it be to walk down the aisle with a hedgehog under my arm?
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
check out this quiz:
it's called testcolor. you pick colors based on your favorites and least favorites, then your personality results pop up. go here to do the test!
here's an excerpt from my results:
"You are 38 % extrovert and 62 % introvert.
Independently of any order of importance :
You are able to listen to others, you show a good emotional intelligence, you know how to bring your support to others. You are also imaginative and creative, you have always new ideas, and you know how to apply them. Finally you are a manager and a structured person, you know how to take into account the needs of each person while leading them towards the set goals."
thanks to how about orange for posting this quiz! seriously, this girl finds the coolest stuff.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
i'm going to nerd out for a second here so bear with me...
so, here's something super cool: a typography book called HYPERACTIVITYPOGRAPHY FROM A TO Z
there is a chapter per letter with all sorts of fun info and activities...it reminds me of a coloring/activity book for grown ups. i would LOVE a copy but sadly the first addition is sold out :( click on the picture and go to their website - you can flip through the book there!
thanks to design crush for posting about this book!
i love me some vampires & some major teenage angst. when it first became popular, i thought the whole twilight thing was stupid. but i decided to see what all the fuss was about and be a bit more open minded, and i'm glad i did! i won't go into the story since you'd have to be living in a cave to not have heard about it. i just finished it last night and i realized how much i miss reading for fun. it was a good escape from the stresses of the day. and then i promptly hopped on amazon and ordered the other books. and am somewhat irritated that i didn't order them earlier since now i have to wait to see what happens next. AH! but now i have no excuse to procrastinate on art.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
i blurred out my phone number because...well, i just don't really want to post my number on the interwebs. i was going for something simple and pleasant, and something that wouldn't detract from the bright paper on the book covers. so what do you think?
i love this idea - for me, a sketchbook is SO personal. i don't know what it is about it. it's not like a diary with a ton of deep dark secrets. it just ends up being one of the items i use the most to jot notes in, figure out detailed projects, work on print designs....i spend a lot of time working in it. this would be a good exercise for me to really push myself to be open & honest in what i create, knowing that (potentially) tons of people will see it. check out the website here for more information.
in the meantime, i'm going to go sign up!
Friday, June 18, 2010
my typical day goes something like this:
- get to work and turn on computer, then go find something else to do for 15 minutes while it starts up.
- check on my computer, which has started up, but when i go to type in the password, i realize that the mouse & keyboard are not being recognized, so i can't type anything. restart computer and wait another 15 minutes.
- finally am able to type in password & log in to computer. go to start email program...program attempts to install about 8 times, then starts up, and 3 errors ding at me. close those and attempt to check email.
- start other programs that also attempt to install a few times for no apparent reason. i swear i click the cancel button more that any other human in the world.
- receive an email but it doesn't show up in my inbox, so i have to go to another folder, then back to the inbox for it to show up. same thing if i delete or move any emails.
- open a file. but instead of simply double clicking on it, i have to open the program first (seeing annoying unnecessary installation sequence above), then find the file and open. otherwise *DING* errors!!!!
- email program crashes for no apparent reason. attempt to restart.
- if i have 2 programs open, i will get an error stating that i don't have enough memory.
- computer then randomly shuts down for no reason whatsoever.
- get pissed and leave.
so yea i pretty much loathe this computer right now. it is the equivalent of the fax machine in the movie office space. it has become the bane of my existence. and i would really like to take it out to the range and shoot it.
rant over. thank you for your attention.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
bfff making me laugh (as always)
puppy training put to good use
look at those sweet faces!
an enormous thank you to steve and judie for the photo session! we had a wonderful time :)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
i'm going to have my makeup done on friday - my friend amber is giving me & my maid of honor a makeup lesson, so that'll be oober fun! amber is an amazing makeup artist and she has her own line of mineral cosmetics called cor cosmetics. i LOVE her makeup! check out her website here. will post pics later - maybe i'll do a before & after.
over the weekend, my MOH threw me a bridal shower and bachelorette party! SO much fun :) i don't have pics of the bridal shower (need to get them from a few people) and there is pictoral evidence of the bachelorette party....but i haven't decided if i'll post it or not. haha.
worked on some art stuff this weekend...and i know i keep promising the pics of the invitations. i actually bought some stuff to make a mini light box and wanted to try taking the invitation pictures in that. we'll see. but i will work on it.
bfff & i also had engagement pictures taken last week by our friend, who did an amazing job!! we got a sneak peek of 4 pictures and get to see the rest today. i can't wait!
so how was everyone else's weekend?
Thursday, June 10, 2010
i like the pale green hydrangeas
mini calla lilies, ranunculus, and orchids
peonies & lily of the valley
peonies! this one is my favorite :)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
on saturday, i finally got to use a spa gift certificate from bfff (valentine's day gift) for a vichy massage and OMG it was incredible. if you don't know what a vichy massage is (i didn't), it was a full body massage then after that, the therapist uses water (like a portable jacuzzi jet) to massage too. it was SO relaxing. i am considering treating myself to something like that at least a couple times a year. i was in a totally different state of mind after the treatment.
the huge news...when i arrived home, the lady from the post office showed up with a package that needed a signature...and it turned out to be my WEDDING DRESS!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! so i ran inside, tore open the packaging, and tried it on immediately. and let me tell you, it is EXQUISITE! chrissy wai-ching made the dress and captured exactly what i wanted. i am so thrilled with the results! oh, and i don't need to get it altered either. if you ever have the need for a custom made gown, i highly recommend chrissy. go here and browse her catalogue. seriously.
sunday, i cleaned the house like crazy and did a million (slightly over exaggerated) loads of laundry. and made a ton of books for the upcoming art show. the puppies were little angels. vito even woke me up early...although unintentionally, since i awoke to that infamous dog getting ready to barf sound.
i also started on another project - a book that i'm making as a thank you for chrissy (hopefully she doesn't read my blog). here's some pics of the project so far:
Saturday, June 5, 2010
since bfff will be busy all weekend, i am going to (finally) use a spa gift card for a much needed massage, spend some quality time with the crazy pups, and make mass amounts of books for the upcoming art show. oh, and clean the house. and actually fold the laundry instead of just leaving a giant pile on the floor. which mia decided to use a little bed last night.
speaking of mia, in addition to coming out of her shell and being a rambunctious puppy that literally zooms around the house, she's also learning some new things from her brother vito. for example, vito has taught her that socks are FUN! grabbing socks from any pile of clean or dirty laundry, flinging them into the air, playing tug of war with them, or just keep away from me....all of it is tons of FUN. i used to see vito proudly trotting past the doorway with a sock in his mouth. but as of this morning, mia was the sock queen. four times past the door, different socks, and a puppy gallop! we're so glad she's finally settled into her home. even though 90% of our socks have holes now.
what are you all doing this weekend? what ever you do, ENJOY!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
actually, it was more like bfff woke me up early on sunday and said we are going on a hike. so we got our stuff all packed up, got the doggies packed up, and my dad came over to hike with us. we went to a place called bird ridge...and it was basically straight up the mountain the entire time! the weather was gorgeous and here's some pics of our adventure:
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
her and big brother vito have been playing and thoroughly enjoying each others company. if i'm lucky, i get a shot of them together like this: