I've had these Valentine's in mind for awhile now. Adam brought home a pair of these disguise glasses a few months ago and I thought they were so cute on Rilo. Plus she thought she was hilarious in them. I found these miniature ones in a party pack at Walmart.
I worked on some mermaid invitations for California photographer, Heather Avrech. I don't normally do illustrations like this little mermaid so it was a fun change of pace!
I know it's already February, but I couldn't go without sharing this cute Christmas card for my good friends, the Oldhams. Kayti wanted to use a deer bust. After I brainstormed a bit, I thought what could be cuter than a little family of deer!?
Well, I'm sure you noticed I haven't been around here as much in the last 6 months. I've been trying to figure out balance in my life. It's so hard, isn't it? Trying to make sure I'm spending time with my kids, with Adam, photography clients, design clients, moving, maintaining my home, helping with The Crepe Co. and everything else going on, has been tough. And blogging is like going to the gym. When you're going, you're in a good rhythm and it's easy to get up and go. And then you miss a few days and then a few weeks, and pretty soon you haven't seen the gym all year (seriously, I went to the gym ONE day in January...oops!).
I really do love blogging...I love the community and I love how it allows me to share the things I love. So I'm pushing myself to make some time again. For the first time, I'm going to try and plan and schedule posts. I want to focus on really good original content. Design projects, DIY, updates on our new house and new restaurant and hopefully some collaborations with other artists and bloggers. I hope you stick around as I try and find my groove again!
And to make this semi-boring post full of cuteness, please go check out Small Fry's Valentine's Day video, filmed by Lumineux Films. Rilo makes her big screen debut plus it was filmed at The Crepe Co.!
I'm still playing a mean game of catch up around here! I finally was able to grab a couple of quick photos of recent design projects. Here is a baby shower invitation for an old friend of mine. Her husband is from Hershey, PA so they had a chocolate theme for this surprise baby shower!
Bernard Lorjou was a French Expressionist painter in the early 1900s. Love these bright beautiful florals of his!
One of the things I was so excited about in our new house was the entryway. Our last house walked right into our living room so having this space feels extra exciting. I fell in love with the Blu Dot Strut Console Table in this awesome watermelon. However, the price jumped up an extra $100 right before I finally convinced myself to splurge. And well, then I really couldn't justify the splurge.
I really liked the metal legs so I searched for something similar. I found this one at JCPenney for under $100 so I snatched it up.
Adam and I sprayed the legs hot pink because I liked the way it tied in with my persian rug (which I bought from eSale rugs). The huge mirror was from an antique store in Arizona, the lamp was $2 from a local campus sale, red box and candle from Target, plant from Ikea and gold basket from a St. Louis thrift store.
This area is still unfinished...I want 2 chairs to on either side of the console to help balance out how large the mirror is. The Blu Dot console was probably the better size, but I still don't think it would have been worth the cost. I might also add some smaller pieces of art on the wall as well.
I just looked back and apparently I missed months 8 & 9 and I'm feeling a little sad about it. Looking at Collier's 7 month pictures compared to these 10 months has shown me how much he has grown since then!
So much has happened with Collier in the last few months. He has 4 teeth! Which is a miracle because Rilo didn't even get her first tooth until she was 14 months! He also started walking at 9.5 months. He is SO fast now! He claps, says "mama" and "dada" and tries hard to say "Rilo", signs for more, does "so big", gives kisses and plays peek a boo.
My favorite thing to watch has been the developing relationship between Rilo and Collier. As he gets older, they have been playing more and more. Rilo hides and Collier finds her and attacks her. A recent favorite has been a game of tag. Rilo runs all around the house and Collier chases after her. Of course, it's not always smooth sailing...Rilo still gets mad when he "ruins her train tracks" or gets in her way. But overall they are becoming best friends and it makes my whole world.
Collier loves all food. I still haven't found a food he won't eat. And if you are eating in front of him and aren't sharing, he'll yell at the top of his lungs until you oblige him.
He is so sweet. He shares lots of loves and snuggles along with some slobbery kisses. He definitely loves his mama. And I sure love him.
So I've been keeping this to myself for a little bit, but Adam and I (and our friend Kasey) recently purchased a local crepe shop! It's a cute little place in Provo under Alpine Village for those familiar with the area. ME Crepes has been open for a little over a year and has done great so far, with little to no marketing. We want to take it to a whole new level! We have renamed, rebranded and are currently finishing up an awesome remodel! I cannot wait to show you the before and afters!! For now I'll show you the old and new logo, with our new name, The Crepe Co.
And our new logo!
The great part is, we have a fantastic set of employees who love the place so much and have it running all by itself. So I'll get to stay on working on anything design related but I won't have to be there every day. I'll have much more to share next week!!