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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Okay....so I am heading to Denver this evening to spend Thanksgiving at my sister's with a good share of our family. I am definitely looking forward to it as I have been craving for a break from this two-star town! I am looking forward to spending time with my family, but especially my sister. She and I are actually going to head over to Belmar on Friday afternoon. I have a poster to pick up from Idaho Stew, possibly meeting up with a few people there and I think we might even do a little shopping in the area while we're there. I was checking out what sort of shopping and entertainment, etc. that Belmar had to offer and was pretty happy to see some really cool shops- if nothing else, I want to stop in and browse at least for aesthetic joy! One particular store that catches my eye is one called Composition. Let me tell you, I am liking what I see and my personal wish list has now grown. I like cool coffee mugs and the Pantone mugs are awesome! Color me happy there's a color just for me!

And they also sell CHOCOLATE made by Mast Brothers Chocolate. I am not the biggest chocolate fanatic out there. It's true, I like it but it's not something I HAVE to have. But I might just have to buy a few of those chocolate bars. Look at the packaging! They're gorgeous!

There are also a lot of really cool items that are rePurposed or made out of recycled materials. Gotta dig that!

Anyhow- I know that with the economy being where it's at, it has an effect on so many...myself included. However, it is a good time to take a pause and really think about all the things you are blessed with, all the things that you are thankful for. Life gets crazy and my life is usually full of chaos and so I know how hard it can be to take those moment to really breathe in the reality of all the great things I have. Truly, I know I am blessed.

I wish for you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday, as well!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh, for the Love of Type!

I love typography. I really, sincerely adore it. Those who know me well know how much I enjoy playing with type so I always get a thrill when I get those Veer emails advertising new fonts. And it is actually from one of those great emails that I found this font. I totally and absolutely am drooling over this one. I love love loooooooove it! It's called "Dear Sarah Pro". I want it so much. I envision making so many pretty things with it. You can practically smell the ink and the wax-sealed stationery....yummmm! Another great thing that I love about this font is that it also includes extra characters that have flourishes, pretty hand-drawn looking dingbats and other pretty swashes. Oh and how beautiful my name looks in this font....I'm adding this to my list I'm sending to Santa...

Yours truly,

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dog Camping

Okay. After recently adopting our newest canine family members, miniature schnauzers: Alice and Bella (yes, I know!), I am all of a sudden aware of all the fun little things that cater to little dogs! I think a person could easily spend a fortune on their lil doggy loves and this cool pet camper from Gibraltar Furniture is definitely no exception. I doubt that I'd ever spend this much on anything for my dog. (I can't even spend that much on myself!) But it's still so cool that I had to throw it up on here! I mean, come on! It's just cool!

Friday, November 7, 2008

1PT. Rule Comic

I have to give my applause to my fellow Nebraskans at 36Point for their new venture: 1PT. Rule Comic. The comic strip offers humor that only a designer could appreciate. The comic also carries over the humor of the double-duo from The Reflex Blue Show, Nate Voss (illustrator and designer of 1PT.Rule) and Donovan Beery. Those who are familiar with the show know what I'm talking about! There's new comics out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday- so if you are needing a bit of a comic relief, it's worth checking out!