Friday, June 29, 2012

A desirable day

Victoria's Secret latest bra launch, Desire, just hit the stores this past Tuesday! As one of the lucky gals who got to work on it, let me be the first to say it's HOT, HOT, HOT! I think it's a beautiful blend of summer sexy and current trends, from the bright colors to the lace detailing. Hopefully it will be a huge hit - shop it now ladies!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spontaneous spending

Spontaneous spending for me these days seem to be tickets to concerts, plane trips to visit friends, and many road trips for new adventures! My most recent purchase was... 
{drum roll please} 


Are you nuts?! I asked myself this very question just after purchasing it, but then became incredibly excited! I am going with a good friend, Catie, to visit one of our friends from college who is living and working in Rio de Janeiro. Call me crazy, but I think it could be classified as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The trip is in October, so I think it's much too soon to begin a countdown... maybe 20 or so days out it can begin :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I was feeling quite inspired today to create something in my down time at work. I came across a little tutorial {} and decided to test it out. I am almost embarrassed to say I had no idea what "live paint" was, nor that there was a simple way to send portions of letters behind one another with out clipping and recreating them over top of one another (yikes). I suppose that's because in school I was taught a ton about inDesign and less about illustrator. I also preferred working in inDesign and I still do, but only because I know it so well - today I am branching out... fancy that my friends... fancy that. :)

Ohh my. I also just realized that this is really the first post of something I created. Hm. I have shown things I have done for work but I am an artist & designer outside of work too! This is a blog about anything I do, see, love, or create – silly me, I'll have to include posts about little things I like to do on the side as well!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Windy City Surprise

This past weekend I decided to surprise my roommates, Sam and Margaret, for their birthday celebration! Catie & Alyssa were already headed there, but because of previous plans, I wasn't able to go until the very last minute! So I got myself to Cincinnati Friday evening and we trucked it up to Chicago. We got in fairly late, but I didn't let that wouldn't get in the way of my excitement (you see I have this thing for surprises... I'm quite hard to surprise myself, but I love being a part of them)! Catie and Alyssa went ahead of me, said their hellos and then I leaped up the stairs, nearly shaky with anticipation and hollered... actually, Sara got a video of it... it goes a little something like this...

{sorry for the sideways video stuff... couldn't fix it!}

{Friday night after we settled in - we went out downtown to see friends}

{I took full advantage of the fact that my friend Freddie uses his moped to get around}

{Dri, Sara, Me, Sam, Alyssa, Marge, // Abby, Fred, Catie}

{Saturday we perused the city and the lovely patios it has to offer}

{Oh yeah, we stopped at a new bar & signed their very first dollar - hope to see it framed one day}

{Out again - drink specials @Duffy's for Sam & Margaret's 23rd}

 Oh how I love my friends! I can hardly believe I almost missed out on this little reunoin! Each time I see them all, I'm reminded of what amazing people and good friends they are. I've come to discover that there's a special bond you make with your college roommates/friends, something unlike any other friendships I have made or will make... it's something to treasure!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Mundane Mondays

Hahahaha! On this slow Monday morning, after an amazing weekend with some wonderful college friends... I'm a little sad, but this truly made me laugh. Watch the video though... it looks painful!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bonnaroo 2012

My first experience at Bonnaroo was amazing! It's already known I love to travel and experience new things, but a whole a weekend of concerts and camping in Tennessee!? 
AHH. It was so much fun! 

Thursday, Day 1:
We set up camp at about 8 AM, explored a bit, napped for a few hours, then headed in to Centeroo to check out the scene. That day we saw: Soja, Alabama Shakes, Phantogram, & Mimosa

Friday, Day 2:
We hung around the camp for a little and then headed in for some afternoon concerts. That day we saw: Tune-yards, Laura Marling, Little Dragon, The Avett Brothers, and Fitz & The Tantrums

Saturday, Day 3:
Erin and I headed in early to explore some more, stopped a small side bar to dance and danced at the silent disco for awhile. That was quite funny because with the head phones, you understood what people were grooving and singing to, but with out, they looked incredibly silly! We also wandered around Centeroo until the sun rose sunday morning after all of the concerts. I don't think we slept more than a few hours here and there the entire weekend! That day we saw: SBTRKT, The Roots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice Cooper, and Skrillex

Sunday, Day 4:
Tired and hungover from the past few days, we were quite slow at getting up and getting into Centeroo. It was a chill day, mostly sitting in the grass for the concerts, instead of standing and dancing! That day we saw: GROUPLOVE, The Beach Boys (yes I do not lie, they were at Bonnaroo!! I think one of them wasn't there... but hey that's a legit turn out for a group of now 60-something men!), Ben Folds Five, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars, Young the Giant, and The Shins

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Italy Reunion

This past weekend my lovely girl-friends from Italy had a reunion! I always say I never get to see them, but honestly I've gotten to see a lot of them a few times over this past year! It makes me smile!

It was a weekend filled with laughter, memories, sun, and of course... VINO!
Oh. AND a little celebrating... Jackie and her husband's move to their own house, as well as their baby-on-the-way :)
Let's just say us girls are so ready to spoil that little baby!! EeeK!