24 October 2011

Learning your ABC's has never been more fun!

The Alphabet 2 from n9ve on Vimeo.

via: Black Harbor

Alessandro Novelli has combined stop motion with live video. Truly a sweet little film that makes learning your alphabet fun.

The Alphabet from n9ve on Vimeo.

22 June 2011

Baby Bump: Week-by-week

It's time! I'm not sure if I will make it to the 27th but we are right on track. Hoping to keep up with the blog more this summer after we adjust to baby.

The Show is coming up, I'm most likely going to miss it. But once I'm back to work, I plan on getting back to full swing design.

If you don't hear from me, I had a baby. Be back Mid-August!

Lucky Baby Sling

Can't wait to use this. Grabbed a good deal on Zulily this morning.

Lucky Baby Sizing 

I just hope I got the correct size. I have a feeling this will come in handy this summer.

Close hearts. Free hands.

21 June 2011

Combi: A dressed activity walker!

Featured on Zulily today, Combi's Pink All-in-One Activity Walker. If knew I was having a girl, this would be in my shopping cart! And it is pink. There are other color options on Combi's site but this by far takes the cake. 

27 May 2011

Exercising my sight muscels

I would love a set of his colorful mugs please!

26 May 2011

Baby Bump: I'm going to Pop!

Wow. The time flies by. I'm almost ready to pop. Really not ready but whoever is. We are so very excited to welcome our little one into the world. I can't wait to find out if it is a boy or a girl.

I'm hoping to blog more a month or two after the baby arrives. In the meantime, I've planned on posting for a few more weeks.

Hope you all are starting to get excited about summer as much as us in Minnesota.

05 May 2011

The Google Chrome Channel

Outstanding. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and crying in my office after seeing this great example of using Chrome. Not only do we like the name Sophia/Sophie for a girl but I can just picture an older Sophie opening and reading these lovely emails from Dad.

Great ideas need to be copied!

25 March 2011

26 Weeks

26 Weeks! Baby will be here before we know it. I'm trying to enjoy the last week months of this amazing baby experience. Spring is here in Minnesota and I'm hoping for warmer weather. We are going through the great winter melt. I bring a new meaning to watch your step. 

Happy Spring. Happy Baby!

22 March 2011

Modern Diaper Bag

petunia pickle bottom

I haven't really been too excited about baby shopping. It is overwhelming to plan and prep for this little one. Did you know there are 27 different kinds of baby bottles? I feel like the choices and price ranges are unlimited. Being the bargain hunter that I am, I just can't justify spending a lot on strollers, car seats, diaper bags etc.
But this bag was on sale and it is very functional. The straps come off to turn into a shoulder bag, backpack or handle bar loops! Not to mention well made. This is one piece of baby gear that got me excited! I wanted a bag that would be able to handle the wear and tear of transport and everyday baby life. Its Pink! and Brown. How can you go wrong.

I haven't found a bag I've liked under a $100 until now! I nabbed this little lovely for $87 and shipping was only $15. Original price was $169. Steal.

Two weekends from now is our first baby shower. Looking forward to it with family and friends.

10 March 2011

How would you like your graphic design?

via: JoshHiggings 

How perfect is this info-graphic. With clients wanting creative solutions so fast you don't have much time to think the problem through, this chart sums it up. You want options? Let me know where you fall within the orbs.

09 March 2011

New Pattern Chair Design

Darwin chair by Sagmister. Each page is a new pattern. 
via: dezeen

07 March 2011

My Yiayia would be proud!

I miss my Yaiyai. She passed last year and I think of her often. These ads would make her laugh. They remind me of the old greek ladies back home in Tarpon Springs Florida.

Well done.

04 March 2011

23 Weeks! We are getting ready for baby and doing more stuff around the house. Hoping this weekend is productive.
Happy Friday!

22 February 2011

Half way there Week 20

I'm really 22 weeks but behind in my photos. Can't believe I'm half way through my pregnancy. 

21 February 2011

Try on Glasses at Home

Warby Parker recently revealed new arrivals. What is great about this site is you can try on 5 pairs at home. Pick your favorite 5, WP will mail them to you at no cost and within 5 days ship them back for free. Not a bad deal. Last year I was burned buy purchasing lenses online. Never again. I can't wait to try on my choices. Here they are: 

Little & Company Valentine 2011

Little & Company has had a long standing tradition of sending out Valentines during the winter season.
Here is their latest lovely.

04 February 2011

Terraruim: Dreaming of Warmer Weather

The answer to finally having indoor plants my cat can't eat! Terrariums. 

While I'm snowed in, down, up and out, these lovely images of terrariums has me day dreaming of warmer weather. 

I'd like to try my hand at making my own

Here are some lovely images to keep the cold out and the green in. 
Lovely article from NYtimes.com
In Love with Paula Hayes

Do what you love by The Panic Room for Gap

Do What You Love - Kristen from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.

episode seven. 

nicely done.

Can you make the mundane fun?

The fun theory from VW. is doing just that. Summit your own ideas on ways to change people behavior for the better.

How can we make obeying the speed limit fun? or How can we get people to recycle bottles more? What about getting people to be more active?

I'm sure you will come up with something great. Be a fun theory winner and you just might change the world.

Let's have some fun...

The Bump: 16 &18 weeks

We first found out Nov. 2, 2010 that we were prig!  I was already 6 weeks along. The Mister surprised me with these pink flowers the following weekend. You know pink is my favorite color.  From time to time I will update with Bump photos but it seems there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything I would like.  

Hoping to get more done this weekend. 

Happy Friday ya'll!

16.75 weeks

18 weeks (almost half way there!)

Pink Maternity Dresses

Oh for my love of blush and bashful.
I've been searching for a pink maternity dress to wear this summer and when we go on vacation this spring.
There were my online selections:

This little number made it to my wardrobe. Can't wait for it to arrive. I hope it fits. I think I got the last one too! Purchased from ASOS maternity collection

I liked the choices below but the first was so lovely I couldn't resist.

Figure 8: Maternal America Blooming Maternity Dress

Castcouture on Esty: Pink wrap neck empire dress. Also comes in black.

19 January 2011


The person behind the camera revealed. Love this blog for a long time now. Always a point of inspiration.

True Passion

07 January 2011

Baby Makes 3!

Happy New Year! 2011 will bring us many changes including growing our family. We are expecting a baby in late June or early July!

I've been really tired lately. I'm 15 weeks and praying for a healthy and happy baby. My posts to come will still include creative finds, inspiration and of course type treatments that keep me pushing my skills.

But I will also be posting inspiration for baby A and all the changes we are experiencing. I've always used this blog as part archive and part journal.

Work is good and we solidified a part of the client business we have been working for about a year! Yay and go team. I'm feeling a bit weird about it just because I'm not sure long term if the client is really serious yet about learning the ropes to retail. It will be an interesting ride these next few months.

Happy baby! And Happy New Year!