Happy Monday, y’all! I came back from the weekend feeling refreshed–getting out of town even for just the day, works wonders for me like that.
Here’s another recent moodboard for a current client of ours. This one is going to be a landing page for a couple of awesome gals in the health industry. The direction is going towards a modern yet playfrul look + feel. We’ve started preliminary design mock up’s and I can’t wait to share the final results soon.
Ten years ago, if you wanted to find me you’d look in the nearest music venue. I’d be the girl in the front row with the acid wash skinny jeans, layers of tank tops and scene hair. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof (hahahaha). Albeit ridiculous fashion choices, those were some of the best years of my life. Staying out late and screaming along lyrics at the top of my lungs with my best friends was one of the first times I felt like I was a part of something. Oh, to be a teenager.
So imagine my delight when a twitter pal of mine posted a link to a playlist he made, chock-full of the very songs and bands I fell in love with all those years ago. Fellow retired scene kids (I know you’re out there), take a trip down memory lane with me and listen to some old favorites. You can find all the emo goodness right here on rdio.
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You know how most of the time weekends fly right on by, but sometimes, just sometimes you get those 2 days that actually feel like you had some time to relax? I had me one of those weekends. I was equal parts productive + lazy (we all need a lazy day once in a while am I right?) and it felt glorious.
I gave my blog a mini makeover because I felt like I’d outgrown the pastels and it was driving me crazy. It’s funny, I feel like with every re-design I strip away more & more. The black and white layout really gives me the freedom to be creative with my post content and let the focus settle on that. I dig it. This little face-lift is a temporary placeholder for until I launch my full re-brand Soon!
I also cleaned house and got around to finally putting away the Mount Everest of laundry in our bedroom. I swear, laundry and I have an ongoing battle (it usually wins). My parents & adorable nephew came over for the first time to check out the new place and take us to dinner. Two words: Mexican food. Speaking of which, I also tried my hand at a family recipe of albondiga (meatball) soup this weekend. My step-dad tasted it & said it was amazing and my mom liked it too but offered her constructive criticism and said I need to follow my grandma’s recipe and not one from google next time, haha! Noted, mother ;)
Yesterday we took Roscoe to get his final round of puppy shots which means we can finally take both pups to the dog park soon. It’s a ritual I really miss. The dogs get to run around & play and I get to sit around to chat with our other dog park friends & drink wine. Yes, everyone brings a bottle of two buck chuck, it’s amazing.
All in all, this weekend was a good one. Throughout the last few days I’ve been in a really great mood and accomplishing a lot of personal goals. It feels good; and I felt like I was thinking to myself “you’ve got this” a lot, hence the post graphic. I thought maybe someone else out there might need the same reminder so to you out there, remember, you’ve got this.
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Most of the time there’s an ebb + flow when it comes to my freelance workload; Right now, it’s definitely flowing! I’ve got a few new projects I’ve taken on; here’s a moodboard I recently created for one. This particular one is a fellow blog pal turned design client–I love when that happens! She’s looking for a very minimal black + white direction with a muted purple-gray accent color. I’m really excited to come up with a fresh look for her writing blog. Can’t wait to share more!
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