Aloha Friday: Mainland Style

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!

Inspirational Thursday

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
6. Gandhi
7. Beautiful life
8. Slow down
9. Crazy Ones

Happy March!

week 5 of 52.18 weeks {365 days} of photos

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!

week 4 of 52.18 weeks {365 days} of photos

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!


week 3 of 52.18 weeks {365 days} of photos

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!

week 2 of 52.18 weeks {365 days} of photos

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!


the joy of polaroids: parties + a guestbook idea

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?