Here on the mainland, our Aloha Friday is mostly celebrated with the phrase “TGIF”. So in celebration of today, I’ve made a little animated .gif (which are all the rage with designers these days) to celebrate.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
It’s been a long week and I am needing a bit of inspiration. So I took a look back at a lot of my “Words to Remember” board on Pinterest and thought I’d share a few with you!
And a beautifully designed version of one of my favorite quotes:
1. Be Nice to Yourself Print
2. Comparison is the Thief of Joy
3. Roald Dahl. Can’t find the link on this one.
4. Just breathe.
5. Worry is a waste
7. Beautiful life
8. Slow down
9. Crazy Ones
January has whizzed past and suddenly we are already into February, when did this happen?? Week 5 included lots of Logan (who I really could do an entire 365 project on, she’s my fav subject), an epic non-stick fail (which has me wanting to toss this stupid pan), Costco loving, a package with some party treats, new Scorpio bling, a BLIZZARD, and PINK TIPS. My hair is extremely long and I figure why not have a little fun with it before I chop some off.
Hope everyone had a good weekend!
I’m a bad blogger these days. But here are last week’s pics! The week included a sneak peek of the new studio bedding, some pure barre, lots of skiing, a fashion don’t, a little art project, and an ikea visit (all for the studio, which I can’t wait to show off, but am still waiting for several things).
Week 5 is coming on time in several minutes, wahoo!
Monday post of new pics, finally getting on track.
Last week included lots of good food (the last batch of pesto made from my basil last year) and wine (a trip to Vinue, a self-serve wine bar), some Nuggets action, some beautiful weather (the still-melting snow is deceptive, don’t let it fool you, it was in the 60’s in January in Denver), a not so painful dentist visit, and a big decision to redecorate my office (now to be known as my studio).
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
I’m off to meet a friend for lunch who is also completing a 365 photo project this year and just the thought of telling her I didn’t upload my pics on week 2 already made me want to upload right away. I blame it on the short week!
Last week included a full moon, an unexpected snowstorm, a haircut, new broncos gear (which apparently was bad luck), some pool playing, baking a banana cream pie, and some new nail polish. Not a bad little week.
Hope everyone is having a nice week!
For my wedding last June I incorporated some of the new Polaroid cameras with the guestbook. My cute cousins, Natalie and Madeline, took pictures of guests and sent them towards the guestbook where they put their photo in and wrote a note. It was a fun way to remember the evening and I’m so happy we have it as a keepsake to look back from the evening.
While out in Hawaii over Christmas we pulled out the cameras and leftover film and brought it along to Hokulia (actually our wedding venue) for a New Year’s party. It provided for cute, fun keepsakes of the evening (not to mention entertainment and a reason to wear New Year’s crowns). We even took some party pics of other guests and gave it to them as a keepsake.
(Why yes, that is a big sweaty sumo man posing as a big sweaty New Year’s baby.)
And an Instagram photo, because there’s no better way to end/start a year.
Anyone else have a new or old polaroid laying around they like to bust out for special occasions?
Today it is snowing. This was a surprise to everyone, even our meteorologists (who stressed multiple times on the news that this was not the largest missed snow snowstorm, which didn’t seem to be a very strong argument for their skills). Working from home is a major advantage to me when it snows. Today there was an even bigger perk, watching our across the street neighbor. The house across the street is a rental and has provided a good deal of entertainment to me since I moved in. It’s residents have included college students and a very mysterious woman who moved out three months after her arrival in the dead of night. After that the house was abandoned for awhile (unbeknownst to the owner) and finally the city gave multiple warnings of impending fees because their
weeds grass was so overgrown.
The newest resident is a Texan. We know this because of his license plate, but even if he had Colorado plates we would know he’s not from here. When I left for Hawaii we received over a foot of snow. Mike left for work one morning and found this note on his car:
If you live in Colorado (or honestly, even if you don’t), you should find this funny. A foot of snow isn’t exactly “digging” your car out and our city-owned street doesn’t exactly have assigned parking. Despite it’s strangeness, the note is very charming in a polite way that probably only a Texan or a southerner could pull off.
Today the Texan was out in full force. He likes to keep his stairs and car shoveled even when it’s still snowing. I snapped this creepy photo because if you’re weird enough to leave my husband a note like that, I think it’s okay I take a photo of you shoveling in the midst of more snow.
I was having a good time just thinking about the fact he was “shoveling out his car” (mind you, he didn’t go anywhere, his car is still here…) and then I see him come across the street. I think to myself, what is he doing? Not kidding, he shovels out the spot Mike’s car was in. I can assume this was done in hopes that Mike would not swoop in and take his own newly “dug out” spot. This is puzzling on many counts. Perhaps he should invest in snow boots instead of spending so much time and worrying about shoveling.
Lovely little snow day. Welcome to Colorado, Texan.
This is the project I mentioned last week. 365 day projects are a bit tired, but can be really nice when done well and I haven’t done one (and this one would seem to make a nice keepsake). For 365 days I will take at least a photo a day on my iphone (again, much thanks to the creators of Instagram and Hipstamatic for making me seem like a somewhat better photographer than I actually am) and I will lay them out into a book format. I saw this idea on pinterest (thanks again to the greatest time-suck of our era) and thought it would be really cool to have an entire year of photos, each day featuring some aspect of life in 2012. Thanks to Blurb there is an InDesign plugin which will allow me to lay this out and design this as a really nice book. Below is a sample (week 1!), each week will be a spread with seven photos featuring the dates and a small caption for each image. The layout isn’t final yet, I just wanted to go ahead and get started.
Each week, to hold myself accountable, I will post the photos from the previous week. I think because January 1 was on a Sunday I’ll post these typically on Mondays. So, here we go, here’s week 1 and my attempt to capture everyday life from my iphone.
One week down. 51.18 to go!