Archive for December, 2010

December 28, 2010

Flash mob at your wedding? Heck yes.

Look out all you 2011 engaged couples…I’m liable to do this at your wedding.


December 22, 2010

Quirky, downloadable holiday freebies

It’s so close to Christmas! As a gift from me to you, blog readers, I thought you might like this roundup of free, downloadable, and quirky holiday cheer. Enjoy!

First up: whimsical holiday tags from Amy Moss at Eat Drink Chic. Download here.

Free downloadable holiday gift tags

Next: Pig and angel gift tags (set 1) and a set of trees, birds, and other critters (set 2), both by Camilla Engman. Download here and here.

Free downloadable holiday gift tags

Don’t forget this sweet holiday card from Grace & Co.:

Free downloadable holiday card

And lastly, one of my own creations: a banner to remind you to stay jolly this holiday season. I put mine up on the bookshelves beside our tree, although I think it’d be great strung up between stockings on the mantel. (Please ignore my messy bookshelves; they’ve turned into a storage spot for all sorts of odds and ends.) Download here.

Stay Jolly banner: decor for holiday events

December 13, 2010

Yes I know, I’m a bad blogger. But this typography makes up for it, right?

So sorry for disappearing lately! It’s the holidays and we all know how that goes. Add the usual baking, gift wrapping, and parties to 20+ hours of design work, no vacay days from my day job (thanks, honeymoon), and working New Year’s Eve for my own pet project and whew…I’m exhausted and it’s only Dec. 13!

So while I promise to get back into blogging soon, today I’m going to leave you with some fun art via typography from the folks at Veer.  View the whole slideshow here (or just register and get 10 free credits to purchase one of these yourself).

December 7, 2010

I wish I were as cool as this couple

Wakeboarding Wedding

Image from Style Me Pretty

Catch the video over at Vimeo.

December 6, 2010

Happy pug is back!

If Kylie is unhappy, you know it. She has a way of showing her true feelings. When she decided she wasn’t getting enough attention from me years ago (I was in music school and working full time), this usually well-behaved pug overturned my bathroom trash can and destroyed its contents to get back at me. This happened regularly until I moved the trash can out of her reach. Years later, when I was running late for work and asked Jon to take Kylie on her morning walk, she trotted over to a sweater I’d let fall on the floor, stared Jon straight in the eyes, and peed on it.

And so it goes. Her vengeance comes out especially when we travel somewhere and leave her behind with my mom.  She’s sulky for a full week after we get her back. She’ll refuse to eat or play; she’ll just stand in closets like a zombie. She’ll refuse to go on walks–once we’re out there she’ll take two steps and stop, take two steps and stop. Oh, it’s miserable. And then she’ll sit and stare at you in the middle of the night until you wake up. It’s always a little creepy to roll over and find a dog staring at you in the dark.

But yesterday, happy pug came back to us! It started with a mid-morning lounge session in the bed. She wasn’t sleepy. Nooo, she had actually slept all night because she was over the staring-at-me-in-the-dark phase. Instead, she wanted to cuddle and have her belly rubbed. So we did that. There is nothing cuter than a pug rolling around on your bed, wanted you to scratch one side and then the other.

After that, she walked! Not a stop-and-stare walk, but a good, proper walk. In the snow! That is a feat in itself. We rewarded ourselves later by taking naps together on the new couch.

And the number one sign that happy pug had returned was dinner. She scarfed the whole thing down, then went scavenging for day-old popcorn under the cabinets. This was pretty disgusting to me so I gave her a second helping of dinner. She was pleased.

I’m so glad to have happy pug back. Let’s hope she stays this way. :)