24 September 2010

Shed Some Light {Dwell}

I order to completely finish my my desk overhaul, I needed a new lamp. I found this one at Ikea.

22 September 2010

Five Things, Five Rings {Live}

I was browsing through my daily blogs, and came across a post from Making It Lovely. It really hit home for me; she was talking about goals and how she went to a conference over the weekend talking about just that. I am a very goal oriented person and when I read about how she was given a necklace with 5 rings symbolizing 5 things she wants to accomplish in the next year, I was instantly in love with the idea. So I went and bought myself a necklace just like hers.
The idea is based off of Maggie (a speaker at the conference) and her Mighty Life List. This idea inspired me so much! Now, while I'm waiting for my necklace to arrive, I will be thinking long and hard about what my 5 things I want to accomplish in the next year will be.

Random Fact: Most people make new years resolutions, by historically people made new resolutions in September (the fall).

19 September 2010

Pin-Up Makeup Look {Style}

I saw a YouTube video by Kandee Johnson on how to do pin up makeup. Here's my version of the look:

17 September 2010

My Desk Overhaul {Dwell}


Now all I need is a lamp.

New Glasses {Live}

Just ordered these glasses:

They should be here next week (I will update with a picture of me sporting them!)

16 September 2010

Healthy Lunch Display {Design}

This is a freelance project I worked on over the summer (I know, it has taken me a while to post it). It is a healthy lunch display for a public health clinic. Pretty self explanatory!

08 September 2010

Desk Inspiration II {Dwell}

I have fallen in love with this desk too (from papernstitch). It is so clean and simple.

05 September 2010

DIY Business Card Holder {DIY}

I am planning a big desk/workspace revamp. I have slowly been accumulating pieces for it. One thing I needed was a business card holder. I was going to just buy one at Staples for $7, but then I thought I would be pretty easy to just make one. So here is how I made my own business card holder.

-Cutting Board
-Exacto Knife
-Foam Core

1. Measure the length and width (most business cards are 3.5 inches by 2 inches) and cut.
It should look like this (left square: what you just cut; right square: what you will be cutting):

2. Score (DON'T CUT THROUGH) a small lip at the end of the square. Break the cut.

3. Repeat on the SAME side as the last cut, another cut farther down. Break the cut.

4. Repeat on the OPPOSITE side as the last cut, another cut farther down. Break the cut.

5. Cut the excess off the end, so the end is flush to the bottom.

This is what you should end up with:

02 September 2010

Blog Header {Design}

I created this blog header for a friends blog. I used Photoshop and InDesign. The blog is based on her trip to Europe last summer, check it out: http://the-wanderingjew.blogspot.com/