Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nod yes for Nautical

My good friend Noelle contacted me a few weeks back asking if I could design her wedding invitations. Of course I jumped at the opportunity not only because I've known this sweet and spunky girl for over 15 years but because I'm all about paying it forward. So many wonderful people helped me with our wedding, now it's my turn to help out a fellow friend.

Sometimes I think Noelle was born in the wrong state because this chica belongs at the beach! Everything from her long blond hair, spunky attitude and cute Roxy style belongs on a beach. So of course it only made sense when she said the wedding theme is beachy with a nautical twist. Yay! I was ecstatic to design my first ever beach wedding invitations. The other fun twist to the invitations is that she wanted the back designed with their engagement photos. Here are two of my favorite proofs I came up with (front and back):

After a little tweaking with an e-mail trail to prove it, here is the final invitation she's chosen:
With the back to match

Congratulations Noelle! I'm so excited and happy for you!

Just Dance

This post is something that is near and dear to my heart. Last week marked the 2 year anniversary of my friend Brad's death.

Brad and I knew each other briefly in middle school but our friendship bloomed in high school over love of musical theater and choir. He was my escort in the homecoming parade, boomba impersonator, coffee addict and my first school girl kiss. At the age of 21 he was unexpectedly diagnosed with Sarcoma cancer and began treatment. To entertain himself and those who waited at the hospital during treatments, they would make dance videos. Every one in the hospital knew Brad's name because he was such a light to those around. Brad taught us all to just keep dancing even though times are hard. Whatever you may be going through right now, just dance and keep the light of life bright.

Please help us find a cure for sarcoma cancer so that people all over the world can keep on dancing through life. You can donate to the NW Sarcoma Foundation to help find a cure.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

22 for 22

Don't be deceived. This is not a 30 for 30 where I pick items from my closet and wear them in different combination for 30 days. Although that is an excellent idea, this 22 for 22 is in honor of my birthday that was (yes that's right!) yesterday! It was a fabulous day filled with friends, loved ones and a decapitated pinata. I think I woke up this morning with a sugar hang over.
This 22 for 22 is a list of 22 things I want to do or accomplish in the 22nd year of my birth. I feel as though simplifying lists into smaller categories makes them more achievable. Although I do have a bucket list, I feel that can be more of a daunting idea trying to get all those items accomplished before hitting the bucket. Instead I decided to take it one year at a time. Here is the book which holds the list. Yes, I did make it. Check out that fabulous gold leather! I hope you are loving it as much as I am. It once was a purse. Now it's a book. Boo ya!
22 for 22 idea inspired from Brandilyn
Some of the goals are personal and others are more general such as reading an American classic. As of right now I only have 18 goals. I'm trying hard to save the last few for really good or significant ideas. If you've done anything this year that you highly recommend, please shout it out :) It might just make the cut for the list. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Eek! I'm excited about his one folks!... Our wedding was featured on the LDS Bride! LDS bride is a wonderful website that helps brides plan a wedding on a budget. It was so fun to plan but even more fun to experience it. I can hardly believe that we've been married for almost a year. It has been so wonderful and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I absolutely love our wedding photos and I hope you do too.