22 December 2009


We are Land Rich are you serious. While I love the simplicity and the idea... i can't believe people aren't making this kind of thing themselves. It is so easy and so cheap.

found via: design dust

Quick Office Project: Cook For Kids Sign up Poster

Periscope has been "cooking for kids" at the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery Center for about 3 years. It is a lot of fun. We get to not only cook, but serve and play with the children. The nursery is a safe place for both parent and child. You can organize a group or your office to cook too... here is how.


Here is the sign-up sheet I created quickly. I was inspired by all the vintage Betty Crocker cookbooks I love so much. The sign-up poster needed to be decorative in our office environment. Hopefully it will grab my co-workers attention and maybe make the great choice to volunteer an evening in 2010.

Personally, I am taking a break from volunteering with the nursery. While I love what they are doing for Minneapolis, am starting new goals for 2010 and maybe trying some new places to volunteer. I think I will miss seeing the kids.

cook for kids desktop wallpaper

why not enjoy the pattern... i made this just for you...download free wallpaper

18 December 2009

Steve Mack's Christmas Count Down


See all the illustrations at Steve Mack's Christmas Count Down.

Vick's Nyquil Ads: For a Better Looking Tomorrow


Photographer: Tony Dorio
Advertising Agency: ? Not sure. It is a P&G product and they farm out and keep a lot of work internally. So it is hard to know who did what. Hopefully i can find out soon. This campaign is on of my favorites of 2009.

Not only is it honest but it is not a company talking at me when I'm sick. They get how I feel and understand my misery.

17 December 2009

My 2010 Solutions

approaching the end of the year has me thinking of all the things i accomplished, didn't get to, failed and want to do next year.

it seems like my life is just one big list of stuff i can't wait to do or achieve.

so...in honor of this tradition of creating new year's resolutions, i'm going to tweak the tradition slightly. instead of resolutions they will be My 2010 Solutions. just delete the prefix all together. its more positive and doesn't focus to much on what i would like to change. i already know those things. instead i'd like to think about how to make my goals happen.

tonight i'm going to generate my list of 2010 solutions.

oh and if you looking for some inspiration on lists... check it out.



Great Gift Idea: Toast-Its Just found the best bottle of wine to give as a housewarming gift or celebration topper? Don't for get the card and wine bag... but wait now you can have a both card and wrap. Check out all the designs. Wish I would of thought of this. Nice jobImagehaus.

forgot to take a picture! slap my hand. i know!! dedication. seriously.


i promise not to miss any more weeks. i need to increase the number of works per week now.


we are at week 5. (today) I go my butt out of bed today and did a great early morning workout. i think working out in the morning is more effective than at night. i'm going to flip my schedule after todays findings.

Hotdish Hump Day: 12.16 | Cook: Michelle


Michelle's Southern Chili Hotdish

2 lbs. of ground beef
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 medium diced onion
1 green diced pepper
1 clove of diced garlic
2 boxes of Jiffy corn bread (follow directions of corn bread mixture on box)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Chili powered to taste (2 tablespoons works well)

Brown meat and season with salt and pepper. Mix in tomatoes, onion, pepper, garlic. Bring all to a simmer. In a large shallow casserole dish layer in the meat and veggie mixture. Top with corn bread mixture and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes. Let corn bread turn golden brown. Let rest for 5 to 10mins and serve.

Wow no dairy and it still tasted good! This is a really low-fat meal that still has flavor. Adapt this recipe to your favorite chili mixture.

The group says I've redeemed myself from my last dish! yay!

Jersey Shore: Hilarious

(Made this in 10mins.-fun and quick)

This show is seriously ridiculous.... which somehow is funny.
My Jersey Shore Nickname would be M-Pop. Love it. Fist Pump High.

15 December 2009




utter. i love butter. this reminds me of butter.

found via: daily drop cap

Geeks Rule!!!!

this is me.
found via: fast company

Wow this is amazing. I came across daily drop cap via space 150's (which by the way is holding a logo redesign contest). The posts on Brand New seems to be a bit ridiculous. It is a bold for a creative agency to open themselves up to a design competition and hopefuls looking to work there would be stupid not to partake.

Space 150 looks to have a plug-in that posts entries from ideasareawesome.

If i have this right... ideasareawesome is searching the internet for tags with specific words they are following... but i'm not sure.

daily drop cap, an ongoing project by typographer and illustrator Jessica HischeJessica Hische. Great idea and love the work.

JDK Designer: EP2D


love these past ups.
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The Amazing A. Elser


This was a former teacher of mine. Amazing is Anne Elser. Thank you so much for wonderful card! Love
AED Design

Ted Olson: Where have you been?


Wow it has been so long since I've seen Ted, but it is so nice to see his work again. Love these skate boards for Maven Skate Deck Show in 2008.

See more of Ted.

14 December 2009

12 December 2009

Periscope Holiday Party


Most of my pictures came out a little fuzzy... I think many woke up this morning a little fuzzy. I only had a few adult beverages, but I must say at Periscope we work hard and play hard. I really love where I work and I am very grateful for such a great place to come to each day.

I get to work with some amazing talent and amazing management. What a great party!

11 December 2009

Vintage Christmas Stamps


Via: Golden Glow

This is so how i felt at Christmas time. Love you Mom.

Yes Virginia...


Yes, Virginia will air on CBS tonight at 8pm. I hope my recorder works. This looks so sweet.
Watch the Trailer

10 December 2009


wish i would of thought of this...
group coupon. worth checking out. it will save you money.

Hotdish Hump Day: 12.09 | Cook: Lynn


Lynn's Chicken Hotdish Delight

1 box Rigatoni
1 c. celery
1c. chopped white onion
1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. flour
2 tblsp. chicken bouillon
4 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
3 c. boiled, cubed chicken
2 oz. jar pimentos, drained
1 - 2.8 oz. can french fried onions

Cook pasta as package directs.
Boil Chicken.
Set oven to 350.
Over medium heat, saute celery, onion and butter in a large pot.
Stir in flour and bouillon and gradually stir in milk.
Cook until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add the cheese, stir until melted.
Stir in cooked pasta, cooked chicken and pimento.
Put all in 9x13 casserole dish.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Take cover off, add fried onions and cook for 5 more minutes.
Serve and enjoy.

love the simplicity and selling an "experience" with tactile elements.

09 December 2009


Happy Holidays!


Spreading Christmas Cheer!
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    PS I did send out a printed card...more to come soon.

    08 December 2009


    this whole social thing is crazy. before when someone said did you get my message... it meant voicemail... now it could me an a whole host of mediums. i don't blame some of my friends for wanting to take a step back from online social networking.

    twitter is still a tool i'm trying to define. its seems like it is great for people you don't really know and may want to keep at an arms length. best quote of the day, "The list of the top 20 Twitter users reads like an episode of TMZ." So true.

    facebook is like my online address book for people who i actually have meet in person and want to see their photos and daily happenings.

    it seems like the more we communicate the more confusion there is.

    Sites I've tried to simply my digital-self:
    Threadsy (which in my opinion is the best right now)
    Cotweet (seems a bit horsey and the few co-workers i've talked to don't like)
    Tweetdeck (you have to download :(

    And I am sure their are thousands more.