“…and the home of the SOONERS!!”

this weekend starts my favorite holiday – college football!!! i love everything about game days: waking up and watching kirk & lee on espn, putting on my OU tshirt, making delicious football food and watching numerous games ALL DAY!! oh and we can’t forget putting “boomer sooner” on the ipod at 8am, cranked as loud as our stereo system will go!!

this year, i thought i would offer my readers a FREE, that’s right people, i said FREE downloadable OU football schedule! i made three different designs for you to print out and put on your refrigerator, your desk, or save it as your desktop background!

if OU, sadly, isn’t your favorite team – let me know and i’ll create a schedule for you! boomer!





happy wednesday all! i’m in the midst of designing this year’s holiday cards! yup – i know it’s only the first of september but one must be prepared!! i love the holidays and i’m so excited to start some new designs for 2010! here’s a little inspiration i’m having lately…

one cannot go through the holiday without looking at anthropologie’s window displays. they are sheer heaven and i envy the person who has that job!

i’m loving these vintage ideas as well…

and last but not least, how can one forget the j.crew holiday catalog!

i’m hoping to get my cards done by the end of the month and up on the website, as well as here!! don’t forget to take a family photo in time for your holiday card!!

a couple of weeks ago i went to santa monica and stayed at the fabulous HUNTLEY hotel, just a block away from the pacific ocean. it had tremendous detail and was one of the nicest places i’ve ever stayed. their branding is great too; i love the pop of tiffany’s blue.

where modern beachside glamour meets casual urban chic…offering dramatic views of the ocean, city, and mountains, THE HUNTLEY hotel redefines southern california cool with a striking new look. combining the ultimate tranquility of a beachside retreat with a uniquely urban vibe, our california beach hotel is the perfect blend of city and sea, casual and chic, sophisticated and whimsical.

unfortunately¬†the pictures from the actual shrimp boil got deleted off the computer before saving – so sadly i won’t be able to share the fun we had. on another note, check out the menu place card and sign i created for the dinner! each person got their own menu card with their name on it!

on sunday night, we had my aunt and uncle over for an end of the summer shrimp boil! i had a blast making all the food, but the most fun part was decorating the outside!! here are a few shots in the afternoon before the feast began!

in the next few days i’ll have pictures up of my menu + the feast!!

how darling are these vintage tickets? this would be such a great idea to use at a wedding reception – maybe use them everytime you go into the¬†photo booth? it would also be cute to custom design it with the bride & groom’s initials on it and date of their wedding!

sorry i’ve been MIA lately! it’s been so crazy and busy ever since i got back from san diego – but i promise to post about my trip and other design works i’ve been up to lately!

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