One of my best friends turned 30 on 4th of July (fun fact: when she was little she actually thought the fireworks were for her–ha!) and to celebrate, we grabbed the girls and rented the cutest airbnb apartment in the city for the weekend. It basically felt like a big slumber party; it was exactly what I needed. We all had a wonderful time and I snapped some pictures along the way.



The gals + I outside of General Store–a pretty little shop filled with even prettier things.



I srsly wanted to buy everything inside. The styling of the place was equally awesome.



The salmon colored wall outside our apartment made for the perfect photo-op. My friend Brittany is a babe.



I’m not even a mom and I fell in love with this children’s toy store. The name is TOO clever.



We made a stop at Britex Fabrics so Hannah could check out lace options for her wedding dress she’s designing/making herself. She found it (it’s beautiful)!



Last but not least we hiked up to Twin Peaks to catch an amazing view of the entire city. It was breath-taking, literally (the wind up there is no joke). Click the photo for better details.

Ps; I thought I should explain the title of this post…I don’t know about you, but the girls and I collectively realized that we use the phrase, “that’s so funny” FAR too much as a filler sentence in conversation (almost like the dreaded, “um”). So, in an effort to curb overuse we made a drinking game out of it. For every 4 times one of us used the sentence it equaled 1 shot we had to take. Let’s just say the majority of us were feeling great on Saturday night. Which of course meant Sunday morning was a bit rough. I don’t think we’ll be playing that game again any time soon!

July 9, 2014 9 Comments Personal

transition

Hi.

Well, it’s been awhile hasn’t it? When I made the decision to take a break from blogging I didn’t have any specific sort of time frame in mind. I just told myself I’d be back when I was ready. I’ve been thinking about this blog and all of you the past few days so I figured now is as good a time as any. I have missed coming around here!

A lot has changed since I’ve frequented this space. 2 months to the day since my last post, and the one before that was a month prior as well. There was a lot I was dealing with in my personal life and I just didn’t feel motivated to come here and put on a happy face, I guess (NOT that I feel like blogs should only be glitter + rainbows all the time, but I just didn’t want to be overly negative, either). I’ll address the elephant in the room and say yes, Glenn and I ended our relationship. It’s pretty obvious if you follow me on any social media but for those of you who only read here, and since this is in part a personal blog, I figured I’d confirm any suspicions. I won’t go into too much detail but I will say that it was a healthy decision for the both of us, we split amicably, he has since moved out of state and we are both getting on with our lives. The hardest part of all this (for me) has been losing the dogs. We decided it made better sense for them to stay together and be with him, but it literally breaks my heart and I miss them every day.

Other than that, I have just been transitioning into my new normal. I moved into a nice one bedroom apartment in east Sac, which couldn’t have worked out more perfectly than it did. I’m in a great location, walking distance to everything I need and its nice to have my own space again. I’m still working my day job while designing on the side (although I did take a hiatus from that as well). I have a couple of projects launching soon which I’ll be sharing in the next few weeks as they wrap up.

If there’s a word I had to choose to describe the past few months it would be, Transition.

Transition from girlfriend to single woman. Transition from full-service designer to now having to outsource a developer (I’m still looking to add to my arsenal, by the way). Transition from uneasiness to peacefulness. Transition from dark to light. The list goes on…

So there’s my update for you. I have a couple post ideas brewing for the new few weeks and although I’m rusty, I’m excited to get back into the swing of things and catch up with all of you again. For those of you still here who stuck around, thanks. It’s good to be back.

June 30, 2014 30 Comments Personal

dlp_usb

Well, hello! It’s been awhile since I’ve updated over here. I took an intentional break from the blogging world while I tended to some things taking priority in my personal life, but I wanted to stop in and share a little sneak peek of some freelance stuff I’ve been working on for one of my photography clients. My client took the logo I designed for her re-brand and had it printed on wooden USB drives and the matching box its packaged in. Aren’t they beautiful?! I can’t wait to show you guys her new website after its finished.

I hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to catching up with y’all when I get a minute to devote time to this little space of mine, again. xx

April 30, 2014 5 Comments Design

rainlights

@happymundane / @tracyshutterbean

onion

@hrrrthrrr / @bethcain

twinposter

@bleubird / @vincentharker

Here’s another round-up of Double Exposures for ya. Special thanks to Rebecca for sending over that first set of IG’s.

Ps; Bill Nye the Science Guy is too cool for school (but not science).

March 20, 2014 5 Comments Srsly Liz