Saturday, March 5, 2011

featured artist: redstarINK

Do you all remember when I was looking for the perfect planner? Well, I found it; and then some at redstarINK. "SIMPLE. BOLD. MODERN. PAPER GOODS"

It is officially a bill organizer!  BUY ONE HERE.

I decked mine out a little bit, that's the artist in me. :) They don't come with the tree on it--or with the massive amount of bills filled in. hehehe!

Her shop has a bunch of awesome journals, planners, and calendars. Also, wine tags and cards!

She sent me a couple extra little surprises too, which was SO sweet, and ALWAYS a wonderful surprise.

a postcard from her location.

and a card for me to send from mine. :)

REDSTAR ink is handmade paper goods. Marcie designs, prints, and assembles each product herself. "With a clean aesthetic and a focus on personal organization, REDSTAR ink provides products that are simple, bold, and modern."

"Using carefully selected materials, REDSTAR ink is committed to creating eco-friendly paper goods. All products are handmade in San Diego, California. Recycled materials are used whenever possible."

"Her goal is to create simple and useful items that are readily available. Most of [her] products are ready to ship, which means you will receive your purchase shortly after placing your order."

Check out her website at

She also has a blog for her business! YAY for blogs. CLICK HERE


do you remember me?

Wow! It has been WAY too long! I am checking in to let you all know I am alive, and have been very very busy. I am working on a feature post to share a fellow artist with you all this weekend. :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

happy birthday miss madalyn!

my daughter is two today!

We got her a LaLaLoopsy "LOOPY" named Jewel Sparkles and she LOVES LOVES LOVES it!

Here she is hugging her "Loopy":

and trying to open it:

We also got her some little pajamas for her. :) I am glad she is happy with it. We also got her a wooden play kitchen a few weeks ago, and a hello kitty table and chairs. We're taking her out to lunch and having a cupcake today, and going to dinner with my mom, stepdad and little sister tonight. Madalyn shares her birthday with her Nana, isn't that sweet!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek of a project I have been working on behind the scenes:

Yup, I am making a blog/website for my photography! :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

*sigh* the joys of parenting, and some lessons for today.

Above is a photo of my beautiful daughter. Below are photos of my beautiful daughter plus half a container (the big one) of Vaseline.

Lesson number one (probably the important one): If possible, avoid putting the changing table and crib next to eachother. If this can not be avoided, do not leave easily opened containers of anything on said changing table, or any surface for that matter. They will likely coat themselves with it instead of actually sleeping during their nap.

Lesson number two: In case you are unable to follow lesson one, cornstarch is said to remove vaseline from hair. I am to pat it on her hair then shampoo it out with warm water. Cold water will make it worse and simply shampooing it will do nothing (I tried twice--and I tried dawn handsoap too) I have not tried it yet, but I will update this post after I do. Just got to wait for some hot water. LOL

Wish me luck.

ATTEMPT ONE: unsuccessful. :( will try again in 12-24 hrs.

design services!

We have added a new shop section to our etsy!

It is to promote design services, like blog button design! I will create buttons for YOU like these:

for only $5! Just click here to find out more!