Growing up

Fashionably Late

3 days after his due date, my nephew decided that he really wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I present you....

Elijah Johnathan - born May 5th, 2012, 8lbs 6 oz

Watch out little ladies, this one's a charmer!  I'm BEYOND excited for my sister and brother-in-law!!

I'm such a proud aunt!

Now that the little man has seen his room (or will today), I'll be photographing it next weekend to share with you!

I hope your weekend was just as good!

This is day 366.

1 year ago today, I started this blog.

I can't believe how much I've grown in that timespan!  Let's reflect.

Well first of all there's the major life changes.  In the past year, we've bought a house and gotten a second cat, to name a few.  (Yes I include a second fur-baby as a major life change).  But those aren't why I started this blog.

I started this blog to help me figure out what I want out of my life and guess what!  It's helping!  I still don't have the answers to the universe (shockingly), however I'm happier in my career than I have been in a long time (partially because I'm getting to do a lot of work for any corporate designer's DREAM client *coughgooglecough*).  And although I haven't figured out long term life plans, I have ideas and more importantly inspiration.

Inspiration.  That was my biggest issue before this blog.  I had lost my inspiration and became jaded with design @26.  Thankfully, through this blog, I opened my eyes to the wonderful world of social media's connection to design and got INSPIRED.  I am now severely addicted to reading design-related blogs, pinterest, and following design topics on Twitter.  Design excites me again!

So a BIG Thank You to those of you who keep coming back here to read my latest rants or see my latest projects, and Thank You to all the design bloggers and tweeters who have inspired me.

I CANNOT wait to see what the next year brings!

And this little piggy went wheee wheee wheee

all the way to our home. "Adults" can have piggy banks too, right?

Our story begins with our friends holiday party.  Hubby was given a piggy bank.  A Rock Star piggy bank to be precise.  The other guys in our crew received pigs as well: one super hero, one devil, one ball and chain (to the newly married).  I must say, I was rather surprised at Hubby's instant affinity for Rock Pig (as he has named him- and it must be said in a sing-songy 'metal' tone).  Once we brought Rock Pig home, he went directly into a moving box surrounded by other 'decor' items and was not unburied until yesterday's basement archeology.

A few weeks ago I made a pig purchase of my own.  Before Christmas, at Marshalls, I had made friends with a beautifully patterned and colored piggy bank:  I would see this pig every time in the store, pick her up and contemplate wrapping her up as a gift, but sadly every time decided I had no one to buy it for.  My last time in Marshalls, however my mindset had changed.  If Hubby was going to insist that Rock Pig was on display, didn't he deserve a pretty counterpart?  I thought so.

I give you:  Hubby and I in pig form.  Aren't we a charming couple?