Thursday, March 3, 2011


So, I'm a bit embarrassed. I've been posting on my new blog for a couple of weeks now. And to be honest I was kind of sad to see so little traffic coming from Great Full Day. You see, I installed a redirecting widget to automatically forward visitors to my new site. But duh!!! Many of you view the site thru a reader or follow on blogger so you may not have known (at least this is what I'm telling myself, I  miss you guys!).

Please follow me to my new home:
Update your readers, feeds, and links so you can join me!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Blog!

My new blog is up and running! I've begun posting there and hope you will follow me to my new, permanent home.

Please update your feeds/readers to: to join me.
I thank you for your continued support and hope to see you there!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

13 on Thursday

I'm trying to gradually ease back into the blogging world, taking a break to get things situated with the new blog have made me fall off the proverbial wagon! Things have been busy and cold here! So I'm going to play a bit of catch up here with this 13 on Thursday post.

  1. I know our temperatures and conditions are nothing compared to where some of you live but I'm cold and over the winter! We've had sleet, freezing rain, no sunshine and snow over the last week. I don't mind the cold so much as the general dreariness. I'm ready for Spring.
  2. My birthday is 38 days away. Wow, that puts things in perspective! I've updated my 30 before 30 list here so you can see my progress. I better get cracking!
  3. There are so many great Valentine's Day ideas out in the blogosphere. I believe love + romance should be celebrated year round but I admit the abundence of pink, red and white do make my heart flutter a bit. Here are three of my faves: 1, 2, 3
  4. CSNstores generously gave me a credit to spend and used it on  a Breville Juicer. I'd like to learn more about healthy juices to whip up, especially with veggies. Do you have any favorite recipes and/or books for me to check out?
  5. As a child I was an avid reader. I remember no matter where I went I always had a book with me. I loved Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High. I think I still have a box or two filled with my collection of the series in my parents' attic. Did you read Fracine Pascal's books too? An adult version of the beloved books is in the works and will be released on March 29th. I can't wait to read Sweet Valley Confidential and see what the girls are up to these days.
  6. Last week I stumbled unto a beauty must have: Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure. It was on a display at the drug store and I nonchalantly checked out it and fell in love. I purchased "Shall We Dance" and the hue is barely noticeable on my nails but it is just nude enough to give me a manicured look. The brush is really unique and works well and the polish dries really fast. Best part it leaves your nails uber shiny, just like from the salon. Love it! Get some now!
  7. Did you know there is an official "Random Acts of Kindness Week?" I just learned of it and thought I'd share. Next week is RAK Week and if you visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation's website you'll find lots of ideas on how to participate. I'm pretty excited about it!
  8. I'm really loving stripes for spring. I'll take one of these and one of these too please. :-)
  9. I've been designing and designing lately and putting my graphic design degree to use. Wedding invitations, shower invitations, illustrations, etc. It has been quite fun!
  10. This week I spent some time going through old photos for a decor project I'm working on. This just reiterated my love for photography. So many moments are captured in time for generations to come--what a great art form!
  11. Getting thank you notes in the mail is the best! I need to get better about sending them and sending them for every little thing. You cannot say "thank you" enough.
  12. I'm love, love, loving all of the nude colors at the award shows these days. Some of my faves are above. I don't think I could pull off so little color though, since I'm pale. Eek!
  13. This year's Superbowl was not nearly as fun for me as last years. ;-) But I did enjoy the Darth Vador commercial. Hilarious! What was your favorite commercial?
So what is new with you my friends? I've missed you!

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Closing Up Shop!

    Hi everyone! I'm popping by with a quick announcement. I've decided to "close up shop" over on Etsy. It has been a little too much to maintain with all the other projects I've been working on. Soooo, I know a few people had mentioned wanting to purchase prints and I wanted to give everyone that opportunity before I close my virtual doors.

    And in the spirit of thankfulness for your support I'd like to offer you a discount: 50% off all prints and free shipping on purchases of 3 or more prints. Just enter the coupon code: thanks. I will accept orders until midnight on Friday, February 4th.

    The new blog will be up very, very soon.
    As always thank you guys so much for your support!

    Thursday, January 13, 2011

    13 on Thursday: I'm Back!

    Happy 2011 everyone!
    I cannot believe it has been almost a month since I've blogged. This is the longest I've gone without blogging since 2008! I thought this would be a perfect time to do a "13 on Thursday" to play a bit of catch-up.

    1. Our Christmas was amazing. We spent lots of time with family, ate amazing foods and generally felt blessed by all around us. Didn't hurt that we were spoiled rotten either! How was your holiday?
    2. Since we last "chatted" I've kept very busy by taking photos of some amazing people. We shot a wedding on New Year's Eve that was amazing and another great one last week too. This weekend will be yet another nuptial photoshoot. It has been a blast and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful clients.
    3. Another reason for my absence here is that my blog will undergoing a major makeover and revamp in content over the next weeks. I'm just so excited about it, I want to save all of my posts until then. I sure hope you'll love it as much as I do.
    4. It has been really cold here (in Louisiana's terms at least--in the 20s!) and I've been enjoying it a bit. Having an excuse to drink Starbucks frequently, snuggle up under two comforters and spend time editing indoors without feeling guilty is great!
    5. Having said that, I am a bit excited for Spring too. So many amazing events will take place over the coming months--I'm ready to soak it all in.
    6. I got a new mac a few weeks ago and I'm loving it. My office is undergoing some decor additions and its sleek shape fits right in. I can't wait to complete the space so I can share it with you. Right now I'm looking at modern rugs to finish off the look.
    7. Lately I've been on a Pandora kick while editing in the office. What is your favorite station?
    8. On a similar note, I need to update my itunes with some new sounds. Any favorite tunes to share?
    9. I have found the perfect chocolate chip recipe! World's best! I'll share it soon--promise.
    10. Part of my Matron of Honor duties for my sister is to design/choose a design for her invitations. I'm currently exploring letterpress designs, they are all so pretty. Do you have a favorite letterpress designer?
    11. I'm kind of sad that as adults we don't exchange Valentine cards the way we did in elementary school. I totally want to design + send out cute cards. Something about the red, pink and white hues make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
    12. I came across this on the web today: Kids Trying to Figure Out 80s technology. It is pretty funny since that really doesn't seem that long ago. Also interesting: Things Kids Born in 2011 Will Never Know.  Feeling old yet? I kind of am!
    13. I'm not going to finish every thing on my 30 Before 30 List. I've made great headway and am optimistic I'll finish more but I'm trying to be realistic. I did however do many things NOT on the list so that counts for something right? To be honest I'm trying to distract myself from the fact I'll be the big 3-0 soon. Eek!
    So that is a bit of what's going on with me. Until the blog redesign is complete I may be a bit scarce but I'll pop in. Hope you guys will stick around and be patient with me!


    Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    Merry Christmas!

    This will come as no surprise but I've been a bit consumed by the hustle and bustle of the season. I've really been enjoying wrapping gifts, baking cookies, entertaining friends and spending time with family. Oh yea, and I've been enjoying holiday beverages from 'Bucks as often as possible. ;-) My clients have also kept me busy with orders and editing...I feel so very grateful for this! It is for these reasons the blog has been so quite lately.

    I've made the decision to sign off for the year! I want to dedicate my time to the true reason of the season and enjoy the cheer and joy it brings. I'm sure you will all be busy with festivities of your own and won't even miss me much!

    I wish all of you a very merry Christmas. May you and yours be blessed throughout the season and into the new year too! Next year is going to be a great one. I just know it! I'll be back soon.


    Photos  What this Season is, to me...the good word,   Angels We Have Heard on High, 4 A Gift for Me!?

    Monday, December 13, 2010

    13 on Thursday--Monday Edition

    What can I say? The holidays have kept me really busy. I feel like I am back on track a bit now. I thought I'd dive right in with a 13 on Thursday...yes, yes I know it's Monday. Let's just overlook that shall we?

    1. My fingers are so cold right now. I really wish there were some sort of very thin, easy to type in gloves or something. Brrrrr!
    2. This weekend I wrapped up all of our Christmas gifts (to give). I only have 2 more gifts to buy. It feels great to be so close to being done shopping. It sure has made for a less stressful holiday. How's your holiday shopping going?
    3. Today on the BSP we are giving away a gift card to CSNstores. At times like this I wish I could win! I spent a large amount of time browsing their bedroom furniture while "researching" for the giveaway. After the new year I'm redecorating our master bedroom.
    4. I really wish Etsy offered Gift Cards, that's what I'd want for Christmas. I have a wish list of Etsy items a mile long.
    5. My mom bought hubby and I an Elf on The Shelf a few years ago. Even though we don't have kids we have totally been having a blast with our elf, Rudy, this year. We've shared so many laughs because of this little elf!
    6. These macro photos of snowflakes are so pretty! Even the simplest things can be beautiful when viewed with a thankful heart.
    7. This weekend I picked up a Polaroid 600 Land Camera at an estate sale. I can't wait to get film for it. Anyone have experience with The Impossible Project? Should I buy from them or purchase discontinued film?
    8. Ninjabread men: awesome! My hubby would love it if I made him these.
    9. Probably no surprise but our Christmas tree is decorated in a gingerbread + peppermint theme. So I wrap our presents in kraft paper and peppermint embellishments. These packages are so pretty though, I want to change my entire theme!
    10. If I had the room (and the funds) I'd purchase this nativity set in a heartbeat. It is adorable!
    11. One word: yum!
    12. I flunked out of SFS this time around. But wowee, my classmates have taken some amazing photos.
    13. This week I plan on drinking lots of warm beverages, finishing up the last of the Christmas photo orders, baking chocolate chip cookies and spending time with friends + family. What are your plans?