Friday, December 30, 2011


Be proud... I was spontaneous!

Tuesday night we drove with our good friends Chadwick and Erika to take a road trip
up to Knoxville to see our friend Brent!

We stayed with Brandt and Jamie, and played Kinect until 3 or 4am.

We woke up to a huge breakfast and then we went exploring downtown.
The sun sphere


Erika & I
The Berryhills

The Boys!!!
Even though we were only there for 24 hours- it was perfect.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Christmas was wonderful and special like always.

For my little sister Vera. I did an advent calendar.

Every day she would open one of the little paper bags to find a new ornament.

I hung up the brown bags on twine over the fireplace.
Final result of our Christmas tree and all the packages wrapped with brown paper.
A wonderful surprise from my mom! A vintage style bike!

 Some of Alan's Christmas loot- Aviators, Asian spices, a Black Diamond head lamp, and The Book of Eli

Some of my loot! Homemade plum jelly, 30 Rock , It's Complicated, Pride and Prejudice, the latest Pearls Before Swine comic book, and a beautiful pendant of the Duluth bridge.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

a little book

Inspired by World War II love letters

A very sad poem that talks about the fallen soldiers with poppies on their graves.

minnesota love

Alan and I decided to drive up to Minnesota this time instead of traveling by air.

We made it in 19 long hours.

 Aunt Sue's at sundown

 Bentleyville- A lit up special Christmas walk through thing.

Sweet Alan

Friday, December 16, 2011

the walker wedding

Two of our most beloved friends are the Walkers!

Eleanor and Andrew were married on a beautiful Sunday afternoon out at the Rosewood estate.

Pardon the quality of some of the pictures- all were taken via Iphone.
 Initial hung on the front door
 Iced Root Beer
Reception Tent
 Magnolia Tree
 Groom's Cake
 Aisle Runner
 Programs on flags
 Bud vases hung from trees
Part of the children's procession
 Little ring bearers with a handmade sign
 Sweet Gina- Eleanor's sister
 The bride

Thursday, December 15, 2011

a merry little christmas

Christmas is such a wonderful but busy time.

We did a lot of our Christmas wrapping and decorating the day we got back from MN.

I decided to put on the movie Casablanca and tackle the tree with Alan first!

I then decided to wrap our packages this year in simple brown butcher paper you can purchase at Home Depot.

I then cut out patterns in some of the paper and used white paint to decorate the packages.

I took old postcards leftover from our wedding and painted the words "Merry Christmas".
 I then hung them from clothespins and twine inbetween two sconces.

Hope that you take a moment to enjoy this season,
 because we have to wait an entire year for it to come again.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mock Up- Hollie's Demo Album

This is one of my latest projects in my design class. 

My friend Hollie Tkacik is the next Kristen Chenowith.

She recently recorded a pretty amazing demo and I wanted to give her an equally awesome
 case to put her CD in when she sends it out for auditions.

This is not the final project just the design so far.

savannah again

Savannah is somewhere I truly enjoyed and would like to visit again
 but probably in the summer when there is more going on or during the SCAD film festival!

We went to an overpriced neighborhood artisan market (think a tiny Whole Foods)

Everything was so pricey we ended up going to Kroger for groceries for the week, but we did get breakfast and coffee while we were there.

Then we walked back to our vacation rental on Houston and these were a few shots of the area.

Lovely isn't it?