Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot.
Making: a new cover for Pride & Prejudice over on my design blog. Cooking: Nothing at the moment. Drinking: Sweet tea. Reading: The Children of Earth & Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay. Wanting: to get a new laptop (I don’t currently have a functioning one). Eyeing this one. Looking: out the window at the rain. All rain all week in the forecast. 😩 Playing: not much of anything lately, other than fetch with Sienna. Deciding: whether and where to go on vacation later this summer. Wishing: for my next paycheck! Enjoying: a quiet month, networking-wise. Waiting: to hear back from 3 clients before any of those projects can move ahead. Liking: plain Chex cereal for breakfast lately. Wondering: what my nephew will look like. Loving: getting to shop for baby boy stuff! Pondering: what to cook for the next brunch I host. Considering: dyeing my hair. Watching: Blacklist and Legends have been my two go-to’s lately. Hoping: the biopsies the skin doc took last week come back negative. Marvelling: at Sienna’s capacity for high energy and insta-sleep. Needing: a paycheck. Smelling: the rain/wet dog. Wearing: jeans, fuzzy socks, and a long-sleeve shirt. Following: my weekly schedule that I laid out in my planner- this has been a super helpful habit this year. Noticing: that I need to trim my fingernails. Knowing: I have an awesome husband. Thinking: about how to tackle the cleaning/decluttering chores on my to-do list. Admiring: my new iPhone SE. Sorting: through clothes to keep or go to Goodwill. Buying: groceries later today, probably. Getting: a slow-but-steady uptick in traffic over on my design blog. I’ve consistently posted once per week over there so far in 2016, and it’s paying off. Bookmarking: . Disliking: how long it’s been since my last paycheck. (do you sense a theme yet? lol) Opening: emails. Giggling: more yawny than giggly right now. Feeling: pretty ok right now, grey skies aside.
I’m still figuring out what I want to do with the Dragonflight Dreams screen printing shop this year. But I know one thing for sure: the one of a kind shirts need to go. They are great- bright and colorful, and an important step in my shop-running process. But they’re also taking up valuable shelf space and shop space. All of the OOAK shirts (tanks, tees, and long sleeve) have been marked down to sale prices. They are already printed and heat-set, so are ready to ship. AND, as of today, you can take an additional 16% off with code […]
1. In October, after my name change and all, I re-launched my design business with a new focus and new name. It’s Studio Guerassio, and I focus on design & branding for the lifestyle sector (food & drink, writers, artists & makers, culture, events, balance & wellness). I’d like to ask a favor of all of my lovely readers: if you know a business owner or blogger or solopreneur who fits that focus and is in need of design work, please send them my way! I’d be über grateful. 🙂 2. Random thoughts on film and TV: I was browsing […]
Not quite 2 months ago, Ian and I finally tied the knot! 😄 We were married at Villa Antonia here in northwest Austin hill country. After having nervously watched the weather for two weeks, September 20th dawned bright and beautiful. We had gorgeous weather that somehow managed to also not be too hot for the non-Texans attending. Our ceremony was outdoors under an arch, overlooking the rolling hills. Our reception was indoors in a lovely space that included a stage and built-in bar. Both were the perfect size for our relatively small wedding of 65 people. Ian and I were […]
As promised yesterday, here is my new list of goals that I hope to accomplish before my next birthday. On a sidenote, I might be getting old enough that I need to do like a half-age before age kind of list (i.e. 16 before 32). Or else fill it up with really easy things. To be mulled on for next year. Now, in no particular order: Go to a design conference. I’ve been to a blogging conference, and a freelance conference, but not a conference specifically for design. Staycation or vacation with Ian. After the wedding and honeymoon this year, […]
It’s that time of year again. No, not pumpkin spice season. Today is my birthday! I turned 31 in the wee hours of this morning. We are kind of Event’d out, though, so not doing anything big. Ian has something small planned for tonight, and then tomorrow we’re doing dinner out with a group of friends. Low-key, just how I like it! So, my annual check-in. Last year, I made a pretty ambitious list of goals to complete before this birthday. Then, of course, life happened. In some very good ways (got engaged and married!) and bad ways (finding out […]