1. I had a fabulous weekend with my mom for Mother’s Day and I hope you did, too! It was made even better with our breakfast out Saturday at Eggs Up!
2. Sasquatch now rides like a person in the car… or on my lap, either way, it’s a very strange/cool cat.
3. I found this amazing Michael Kors bag when walking through Dillard’s. Now, I keep thinking about it…
4. Erin and I went shopping/dining (more on that this week) on Saturday and I found a grumpy cat that resembled another cat I know…
5. I found a book at Barnes & Noble that looked a lot like a design I did in school this past semester! I love this clean design- yay for similar taste!
Happy Monday friends!
It has been my first week out of school and I’ve just been piddling this week not really writing or doing too much outside of work. Guess what? I made straight A’s this semester! Yippee!! My goal is to make all A’s during my whole Associates Degree career now.
So back to the post, I didn’t want it to get too far away from my weekend trip to Wilmington. Ever since NY, I’ve been wanting to explore and get out of town even more! Laura and I decided to go to Wilmington for a night last weekend and it really is a cool little place with lots of eclectic people.
We did the tourist thing..
It happened to be a gorgeous weekend so it was perfect weather walking around for two days. We went shopping in some of the cool shops downtown. Wilmington is sneaky trendy, y’all. The downtown is lined with restaurant, shop, bar, restaurant, shop, bar (etc.) and all of them are unique. One of my favorite stores we went into was …
It’s like an Urban Outfitters but not trying too hard.
We found a cool area called the Cotton Exchange. It had lots of shops hidden away and the building was historic. I really want to go back to walk around more of it.
After shopping all afternoon, we passed a sign that we couldn’t say no to..
SO this happened and we met the cutest girl with tattoos and grey hair that worked there. She told us all about some interesting restaurants to try that night.
Side note: I feel, like, really cool being in Wilmington. Everyone you pass has tattoos or dyed hair or a beard or cool shoes. The young people in Wilmington have such personalities when it comes to style. I really liked just watching everyone. and they are all pretty normal, I was half expecting the places grey hair was telling us about to be triple vegan gluten free with a side of wheatgrass but it was stuff I would like! Note to self.. no more judging interesting looking people on their food habits…
The suggestion we tried for dinner was a new restaurant called Rx. It was so pretty and sophisticated inside. I felt so fancy, I had to get a cheese plate!
BTW- my new favorite thing might be cheese plates. I’ve never met a cheese plate I didn’t like!
I have never been to Wilmington for the night before so Laura and I wanted to bar hop around and find some cool spots. She was on the hunt for live music and we did find one guy playing but that was short lived after being talked to death by a group of rowdy marine guys.
The best place we went was a bar called Bar Local. I loved sitting outside and it was right next to a tattoo parlor. So, obviously, Laura got some tattoos..
The next morning, we wanted to grab brunch and hit the road because we both had our final ‘final’ exams that Monday. On the way to Dixie Grill, we passed this…
I took a lot of photos so we could Google the characters and see WHO was actually inside that trailer.
Their just happened to be an Isaiah Washington in that trailer!! How COOL is that? And that’s just a normal day in Wilmington. I bet you get to see all kinds of neat people if you live there. Just like it’s sneaky trendy, it seems like their are a lot of bars and restaurants where celebs can be sneaky private.
Apparently everyone wanted to go to the brunch place we went to. After a 20 minute late, we were escorted to our seat and the menu looked fabulous. Laura even got her live music..
All that was on my mind were pancakes so I got those! This is syrup.. good idea, huh?
HAPPY FRIDAY Everyone!!
Monday officially marks my last day of school before I start the Summer Session. I’ve had 3 projects due along with tests in the last part of the semester so I wanted to show you what I’ve been doing lately!
The end of the semester was focused on films. In my InDesign class, we were told to recreate a movie DVD case. How cool is that? It could be any movie but we just had to make it look completely different than the original. I chose one of my favorite movies, 500 Days of Summer, to work on. The movie is really quirky so I thought I could get away with a lot more design elements. Here it is:
I got so into it, I made a DVD Insert for the inside, too!
For my Illustrator class, we had to redesign a movie poster. I wanted to stick with the same movie so everything would look streamlined in my portfolio. The kicker of course for Illustrator is that it all has to be hand drawn. I wanted to play with the whimsical effect still so I came up with this:
I really had a blast making these two designs! I only wish I was creating movie posters and dvd cases full time! haha
For my final project, our teacher had us create posters for an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum in NY. I really enjoyed this project because we had a challenge of not altering the images provided as well as getting all the copy that was needed onto the design without making it too busy. Another great thing… these are being sent to Canterbury Cathedral in England and (could possibly) be displayed there!! Cross your fingers… ;)
I am still in love with my program and classes. This summer will be an internship as well as a Dreamweaver class (how to build websites) so wish me luck! Have a great weekend gang!
With school winding down for the semester, I am beyond excited to have a little ‘free time’!! I started to forget what that meant! Since the weather is beautiful lately, I wanted to spruce up the house with a fun little wreath project. You guys loved the burlap and paper flower wreath I did HERE so I wanted to give you the 2014 version! Go ahead… Knock over (haha get it?) all of your guest with this fun craft idea!
This project was cheap and quick… AND easy! I had most of the materials already so the project was really only about $6.
What you’ll need:
Wood wreath (from Walmart- Only $4- the larger ones are about $7)
Fabric Flowers (only $99 at A.C.Moore)
flower wire (not pictured)
glitter tape (optional)
Gather your materials. What’s great about this project is that you can do anything you like- different colored flowers, funky glitter or you could even spray paint your wooden wreath white.. anything goes.
First, I cut the flowers off of my bunch so they only had about an inch of stem coming from them.
Next, squirt some glue out onto a plate. With your paintbrush, dab on polka dots of glue for your glitter.
Next, shake glitter onto the glue dots. Let them sit for a second then tap off the excess glitter that didn’t stick. Make sure you do this over a piece of paper so you can save all the extra. Who wants glitter to go to waste?? Finish up the other polka dot flowers and let these sit for an hour.
With your flower wire, poke through the base of the flowers from one edge to the other. Twist the ends behind the flower (like you’re sealing up a bag of bread) and then weave them into your wooden wreath. They will poke out but the wire is bend-y so just wedge them into the wood so they are secure and you can’t see them.
Of course, I can’t let anything go away too plain so I taped on some gold glitter tape into the wood as well. It’s sparkly in the light but my photo isn’t showing that.
Tie in a fishing line to hang it and you’re all set! You can use as much creativity on this project as you want. I love the sparkle factor it added to my door. Hope you like it and Happy May Everyone!