Monday Inspiration | Oct 9, 2017

The movies were our calling this past weekend. Audy and I took Vee to see My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters. She wore her Rainbow Dash hoodie and took two of her pony stuffed animals to wave around while watching the movie. I never thought as an adult I would actually get into this show. I didn’t care for it much as a kid but these ponies have got a gumption I don’t remember seeing in my childhood version. I love being able to get excited for the things she loves. It’s all about building those core memories! Continue reading

Tuesday Inspiration | Dec 1, 2015

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It’s official. I’ve gone off the deep end when it comes to making lists. The holidays always have a way of doing this to me but I don’t know that I’d want it any other way! I always start with grand plans, taking time with cost comparisons, handmaking gifts, etc., and I usually make it halfway thru before I realize I’m running out of steam. Does that stop me from trying again every year? NOPE. And this year, of course, is no different. It started with Thanksgiving and was going okay until I realized I was forgetting little things here and there every single day despite my list making. Thank goodness for an understanding husband who picked up the most important item for me – THE ROASTING PAN! In the end, all the Thanksgiving foods turned out boooooomb and we ate our weight in turkey, delicious veggies, and pumpkin pie. Mmmmmm. Worth every calorie. Continue reading

Tuesday Inspiration | Nov 3, 2015

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Lately, my husband and I have been listening to a lot more podcasts at night before we go to sleep as well as during our commute, making it much more bearable. With as busy as we are between being parents, side projects, cleaning, working, commuting, etc., listening to podcasts together have made it seem like a date night. It’s relaxing, peaceful, and leaves us feeling inspired. There are a few that we both enjoy together but equally as much, a few that we’ve introduced to each other. We’ve been listening to Design Matters a lot and just listened to the interview with Timothy Goodman. It was excellent and very inspiring – well worth a listen. An interview with Michael Bierut is up now, too, so I have plans to listen to that one this week. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Sept 28, 2015

Forget the crisp air and changing colors on trees – the pumpkin-flavored/smelling [insert noun] phenomenon is the ultimate indicator that fall is here. As much as I love autumn, I’m not a big fan of what follows – snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Maybe that’s part of why I’m feeling the impending blues of the wintertime. I’m going to savor the mild weather for as long as I can. In the meantime, you guys send me all the good vibes I can get!

Two weekends ago, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. It was low-key, as usual, full of movies, books (specifically the purchase of this and this) food and sleep! I love the way we celebrate because after a week of long commutes, work, cleaning up after Vee, and everyday errands, a weekend full of relaxing times with the one I love is heaven. Continue reading

Tuesday Inspiration | Sept 8, 2015

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My husband introduced me to the You Must Remember This podcast. I started with the 12-part Charles Manson story because even though I know he’s completely cuckoo fuckin’ bananas, I didn’t really know many details about how events unfolded in the way they did. Man, I started getting super freaked out by episode 10. I was so freaked out that I stopped listening because I needed to give all the sadness, crazy, insanity and depressing sounds to my eardrums a rest! I cleansed myself with a lot of Mickey Mouse with Vee… which I guess you could argue is its own kind of insanity. You can listen through the website but I’ve also been listening here.

Hope you guys had a relaxing holiday weekend. This week’s goals are to find a new hairdresser, find a dentist for Vee and get some new freelance work! Help is greatly appreciated in any of these departments.

Inspiration time:

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I’m checking out Truckeroo this Friday. My stomach CANNOT WAIT!

I can’t handle how awesome this mural by Timothy Goodman is.

How are you guys feeling about Google’s new logo and branding? I’m diggin’ it.

Creating a custom lock to protect your nutella? Seems totally normal.

Sidecar provides cool design stuffs for designers by designers. I love these animal icons!

I’m thinking of “sharing a skill” with Creative Mornings. You guys should look into it, too!

Add some women speakers to the mix!

Have you guys ever had zucchini soup? I’m intrigued. In an effort to eat more soup this fall/winter, I may have to try to make this.

Would you make fun of me if I wore this, this or this pin? Because I WANT THEM ALL!

Love these printable envelopes.

Finally, a Buzzfeed list that actually will make my life better (discovered on my sis-in-law‘s FB page).