Painting ‘Old School’

Watch me take an alleyway find from my Dad and turn it into a fancy looking antique! This was my first try at painting something ‘old school’ and I think it turned out pretty great. Below is the before picture, the … Continued

Finally Finished…time to party!

Pre-movie night photos of our brand-spanking new basement!! It’s so nice to have a large room for showing movies & we can fit everyone on one couch!   Here are the two rooms created – a huge office for me and … Continued

Basement Remodel Continues…

Things are really starting to take shape quickly with the remodel and we can’t wait to start using our new basement next month!   In order to save a bit of money, Bren and I took on some of the … Continued

Basement Remodel Breaks Ground!

Before construction our basement was essentially just a huge concrete bunker. We shoved all our junk and decorations down there since we don’t have an attic. Here it is all cleared out so construction can begin: And here are some … Continued

DIY Entertainment Center

After spending way too much time trolling pinterest for pictures of vintage crates and crafty ideas, Bren and I decided to make a huge entertainment center for our living room out of them! Home Depot ships the crates free if … Continued

Training is Half the Battle

Since I started my zazzle site, I finally have an outlet for all my crazy Tshirt ideas. I have been writing them on post-its for the last year or two, and just never got around to making them a reality. … Continued

Will You Be My Valentine?

When I started planning to host a Valentine’s Day party, I fondly remembered how I used to celebrate as a kid – with paper valentines and lots of candy! I still love candy and valentines but I am an adult … Continued

Center Title Logo Design Process

I finished up a fun logo project right before the new year and wanted to show some of the sketches/logos I developed for Center Title. The final logo is below in both a wide and standard format. I was given … Continued

Back from New Zealand!

Bren and I just got back from an amazing trip to New Zealand for his sabbatical! We saw tons of sheep, kiwis (the bird and the people), rainforests, whales, glaciers, mountains and volcanoes (no lava though), and we walked through … Continued

Making “Handmade” Fliers

To help promote a kids self-defense class that I help out with, I decided to make a small flier that could be passed out easily and was very affordable to print. I stuck to one color and a size that … Continued