Friday, March 30, 2012


This past weekend was rather rough for me and my family – – we lost someone very special to us. My grandpa passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family last Friday. It's bitter sweet for me because I know he is in a much better place and with my grandma, who passed when I was in high school, and yet its tough to loose the last of my grandparents.

He was an amazing person, so loving, so kind, and I know he loved all of his grandkids with all of his heart! He was always active with us kids, whether it was chasing us around the house, putting us on his shoulders, or tickling, he loved to tickle us! My cousins and I especially enjoyed when he would whip up some silver dollar pancakes... somehow they were extra delicious! Years later, we discovered the secret ingredient (yes, a lot of love was one ingredient - but I'm talking about a little something else )!

Grandpa, mom & I

His obituary has more about is hard-working and multi-talented life :)
Like I said, he was an amazing person!

{In loving memory of Glen D. Owen}

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Last work post was about Valentine's Day... this one is a bit more exciting because... Fabulous is a new bra being introduced in stores today! This floorset I got to do a little more of this and a little more of that... and a whole CRM piece! When I was home this past weekend, I was lucky enough to check it out – personally addressed to my mom! It's so rewarding to have a job in which I can see my work in stores (and homes) all over the country :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Travel Plans...

Have you seen the Honda CR-V commercial with the 2 girls who travel to all 50 states 
and take a picture with the state t-shirt on? {check

I feel robbed- I've had that dream since about 6th grade!! Ha, ok ok, so I'm sure many have had the idea- but I am totally jealous they most likely got paid to travel! I've started my research to see if there could be a similar campaign that I could do and be able to travel the US! I've already decided that in about a year and a half, when I turn 25, I would like to pack up and set out on the same journey to all 50 states! Never fear, it will be an artistic exploration (naturally) – logos, t-shirts, sketches, or a few dance moves may get accomplished in each state... details to come :)

For now I have to get started on mapping out my route!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


So Etsy is an amazing outlet for artists of all types, even just collectors of all things awesome! If you haven't checked it out yet- I highly recommend it! I've bought clothes, jewelry, and printed pieces all on Etsy. All in all, I'm a big fan, but today I came across a truly inspirational story on Etsy. I'm now motivated to try sewing! (Or at least buy some of this shop's unique clothes)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy spring!

Yay spring! Finally the first day of spring, and it's near 80 degrees outside!! Lunch outdoors today was just perfect! Can't wait for many more days of beautiful weather to come.

How beautiful is this image!? It was my recommended stumble upon for the week... check it out!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sibs Weekend

This past weekend was a lot of fun! Melyssa, Erin, and I went to a Zach Deputy concert with a co-worker of ours. He's super great with music recommendations! Zach Deputy is a mix of techno with reggae ( I think that describes it? Check it outtt )

And I spent saturday and sunday at UD for sibs weekend visiting my brother! It was weird to be back but fun to hang out with my little bro! Weird being on campus and not knowing all my friends are a porch away... yet fun remember so many wonderful days spent there! We got pizza from Kramers and I found where my roommates and I carved "The Wedge" into the bench (the name of our house)  :)  Then sunday was spent wandering the oregon district for a street festival, which was cool because it was an aspect of Dayton I didn't experience while there.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


So I don't know anything about street art or graffiti... other than it looks really cool and I like to photograph it! But there's something about letting lose with a spray can in these white rooms thats seems oh so intriguing to me! Teach me please?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


This video gave me the chills... posted by Nicole @ La Mia Vita. The internet is vast and equally amazing... and simply by posting a video like this or tweeting or facebooking, it can touch someone, somewhere! And if you want more info check out STOP CONY.

Monday, March 5, 2012


This weekend, a friend invited Erin and I to his mountain house in the Poconos. The lift tickets for friday were cheaper because of an annual event called The Cardboard Classic. Hosted by the local PA radio station, WMMR, it was quite the escapade! Teams or groups of people carefully planned and crafted huge structures out of cardboard. They had to be decently sturdy because that whole team rode the sled-like structures down the toboggan hill – it was a lot of fun to watch and I wish we got to craft something up really quick and try it out, but you had to have previously entered. After the festivities, we got to ski for a few hours. I haven't skied in almost 4 years... the advice I was given held true... "It's like riding a bike." Once I got my ski legs back it was like riding a bike; I remembered the turns, the stops, etc. I was a little slow though! The rest of the weekend was dedicated to food, beer, games, and fun with friends! Just a wonderful way to start out the month of March :) Check out a few instagrams from the weekend!

This toilet made it successfully down the hill...

this on the other hand... toppled at the end!