Summer is on its way out and I’m looking back at it so fondly. This is the first time where I feel like every weekend was filled with our leisurely pace of happiness. Pool lounging, slurpees, late night Krispy Kreme trips, water parks, eating dinner on the patio with nothing but the sound of the woods around us, and visiting with friends. For the last three years, we’ve ended our summer with an annual family beach trip and a birthday celebration for Vee. It was just as lovely this year as it has been in the past. She’s turning four tomorrow, man. FOUR. I remember pouring out my worries to my friend while I was pregnant, eventually admitting, “I hope she’s cool.” That’s all I wanted – a cool kid that I could laugh and hang out with. So far, my hope has been realized (mainly because she isn’t a teenager, yet). She loves dance parties, sings the Game of Thrones theme song, devours sour patch kids, plays make believe with her action figures, laughs at The LEGO Batman Movie, likes to sleep and cuddle in bed, and makes up her own words to songs. This probably isn’t that different from any other soon to be 4-year-old but without having anything to compare this to except for her younger self, she’s making good on my wish for her to be cool. Continue reading
Last week passed by like a blur. I can recap it with only these words: sleep deprivation. I had a lot of freelance deadlines I had to meet which meant a lot of late nights for me. I feel motivated in times like that and productive, too. But looking at my average sleep on my fitbit results, I can’t help but cringe. Not good. Then came the crazy rains this area had over the weekend and I was able to for real sleep in a bit. I did more than half of my sister’s Disney puzzle she was putting together, watched old episodes of Project Runway, and it was bliss. I ended the weekend with breakfast with one of my girlfriends and listened to Audy record his latest episode for Cinema Samurai’s Film Don’t Lie Podcast. Continue reading
This summer has been a particularly difficult one to get motivated. Whether it’s the 9-5, personal projects, freelance work, or keeping Vee entertained, I find myself getting caught up in the dum dum of worry. It does happen less and less and I find myself letting go more often and wondering why I can’t do this all the time. Right now, I can feel myself sort of pulling out from this cuckoo mindset and enjoying silly things like Michael Phelps racing a “shark.” LOL did any of you watch that last night? Continue reading
I’ve had a draft of Monday Inspiration since January 30 of this year. I’ve been trying to get my brain right with a ton of changes I’ve gone through along with my family in the last year. Every time I felt like I could handle shit, here comes something else. I haven’t been doing well with the constant change. I’ve prepared to write a post a ton of times but it always came in second to a Netflix binge-watch or the ultimate winner: sleep. The good thing is, I’m starting to find pockets of time that are becoming consistent with a set routine. And that is exciiiiiiting! Even though I’ve been gone for a long ass time, I have managed to do more than just sleep.
- Saw Louis C.K. live in D.C.
- Saw Tears for Fears and Hall and Oates live in concert.
- Went to Adobe MAX and got to hear Quentin Tarantino and Zac Posen speak!
- Participated in the #the100dayproject with #peetydrawson100books.
- Finally designed a website for myself.
- Applied for the Adobe Creative Residency (I didn’t get it) and fleshed out a few projects I’m going to try and push forward on my own.
- I drew this while watching Fight Club and now I want to do this for all my fave movies.
- Went to the Women’s March with Vee in D.C.
- Made this fruit bowl.
- Listened to quite a few audiobooks. Will share these in a later post.
- Listened to the S-Town podcast.
- Saw the Infinity Mirrors exhibition with Vee in D.C.
- Visited the Natural History and Air and Space museum in D.C.
- Spent the day at the National Zoo.
- Started using Headspace.
- Added a few more things to my Etsy shop.
- Did some binge-watching and also watched a few crazy things like The Keepers , The Handmaid’s Tale and Mommy Dead and Dearest.
- Balanced out the insanity with Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King and Chris D’elia: Man on Fire.
This past weekend was spent at a local waterpark with friends and a trip to IKEA yesterday. I need all kinds of organizational ideas for our home but really, I was feigning some Swedish meatballs and man, did they deliver. So, in the end, I’m ready to try and see if I can start this sharing and encapsulating my life thing again on Peety Blogs. Thanks for sticking around and for those just joining, welcome welcome.
I’m getting so obsessed with enamel pins. They remind me of the band and punk buttons I used to collect in high school. Here are a few I want to add to my collection: 1) Draw Something 2) Nah 3) Nap Queen 4) Introvert and 5) Fuzzy Legs.
This book has been out for a while but it doesn’t make me want it any less.
I love this visual essay by Debbie Millman.
People are sharing photos of real-life places that look like they belong in a Wes Anderson film.
Love the idea behind this notebook.
Currently listening to this audiobook.
I’ve bookmarked this article on change so I haven’t read it, yet, but it looks like a good one.
Pre-order Adam J. Kurtz’s book available October 2017.
Check out the new typeface on Lost Type Co-op.
Sometimes there’s no other word to describe the PC police crazies except for bitchassness. That’s all. Nothing revolutionary to say except that I wish people would have more of a sense of humor. And I guess if we’re wishing for things, I’d love for all this rain to stop because I’m ready for some sort of a spring, kthanksbye. Continue reading
Mother’s Day weekend was so relaxing. It started with a morning at the National Aquarium. We took Vee for the first time with many weeks worth of excitement thinking that was enough preparation to go along with her already deeply embedded love of fish. NOPE. I failed to remember how dark the aquarium is in many places and that freaked her out. Only towards the tail end of our visit did she start to warm up to the surrounding water bubbles and people… lots and lots of people. Thankfully, we got out of there in the early afternoon, right when the aquarium was ripe with families and kids under our feet. I did get to touch some sting rays and JELLYFISH. So much squisy awesomeness. The latter part of the weekend was spent at my parents’ house, making Vee a paper dress, and SLEEPING. Holy crap, guys, I got a night of nine hours of sleep AND a 3-hour nap on top of that. I am a new woman and feel like I am capable of anything. Sleep truly does cure all. #blessed Continue reading
No public eff you video can take away the attention of Prince’s death. Just like the rest of the world, I’m so saddened, shocked, and in disbelief. I read an article on Wired about the creation his symbol – floppy disks! Throughout the weekend, my husband and I poured over articles, videos about him and of course, his music. Even Vee danced around a bit to parts of Purple Rain as we watched it. Like the rest of you, I will be honed in on any news reports about cause of death because, wtf?!
The 9-5 work week is going end a little early for me because my sister’s wedding is coming up this weekend. I get to eat tons of delicious food, see family I haven’t seen in a long while, get dolled up, and have a few days off in honor of this momentous celebration. Crossing my fingers this work week goes by quickly. In the meantime, inspiration: Continue reading
I’ve been MIA not only from Peety Blogs but also from personal creativity these last few months and it suuuuuuuuucked. Everything that usually gets in the way of obtaining that elusive balance in life just went up ten notches and I couldn’t keep things straight. People were sick. Work went cuckoo bananas crazy. Freelance work was never ending. Sleep may or may not have happened. My husband’s schedule went from demanding to bonkers. Things had to be sacrificed and unfortunately, Peety Draws paid the price. Now, I’ve entered what I’m looking at as a new phase and learning a different way to juggle the responsibilities of every day life. So, I’m trying again and that’s what is most important anyway, right?
With mental and physical exhaustion of the last few months and many things losing priority, I still managed to listen to Season 2 of Serial during long commutes or work. Not as compelling as Season 1 but still interesting. I also carved out time to design the invites for my sister’s bridal shower, mehndi, and created bleach t-shirts for her bachelorette weekend in Vegas (the process of which was stupidly simple and now I want to bleach-design all my t-shirts). And because I was basically only capable of participating in a binge-watch session or movie marathon on the most trying of days, I ended up watching quite a few things: Continue reading
What’s up, friends? These last two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions. Rather than go thru everything, here is a recap of the ranting side and grateful side of the last 14 days. On top of that, all the insanity happening in the world has me reeling back in all kinds of emotions. All I can think to do is send good vibes into the world and continue to hope for a better world for the next generation. Hoping all of you out there are safe and your loved ones are, too. Continue reading
So, how many times have you watched the Star Wars trailer? 🙂
Lately, all I want to do is make things. I have too many ideas in my head and I can’t get them out fast enough. I’m trying to keep track of all my ideas so I can somehow morph them into Christmas gifts, presents just because or birthday goodies. Attaching a reason to the things I want to create makes them more meaningful and also gives me more incentive to start and finish. I’ve been referencing a lot of my design and DIY books for inspiration and it’s totally working. It’s also resulted in me selling some goods on Society6! Not too much to see yet but more to come, for sure. Check out The Gang’s All Here in the meantime. ❤
I started using Teux Deux again to help me keep my life and all my ideas organized. Already my days feel much more manageable. As silly as this sounds, I even write down some of the self-care type stuff I’m always trying to do, for example, reading! Although I have a ton of unread books stacked next to my bed, I’m feeling in the mood to revisit one of my childhood favorites, The Phantom Tollbooth. I first discovered this book in the attic of the house I grew up in. I guess the previous owners decided they didn’t want to haul their library of books away and that’s where I found The Phantom Tollbooth and The Giving Tree. I haven’t read The Phantom Tollbooth since I was probably a preteen so I’m excited to thumb thru the pages again and hopefully feel the same enjoyment I did when I read it initially.
The Nostalgia Machine. Get your jam on!
I wish I had this article available to me when I was typing up papers in college. May this help someone in need.
The title of this page is NSFW but it does not lie: the best stuff on Netflix right now.
Project Faces by Adobe is making me so excited at the possibilities!
Peeeeerfect to wear while I’m reading The Phantom Tollbooth!
Did you meet Gil?
Check out the latest episode from Cinema Samurai’s Film Don’t Lie podcast! They talk about The Walk, The Martian and Beasts of No Nation.
This is me probably everyday at some point. Need this.
I cannot stop laughing at the Drake Hotbling dancing memes.