Embroidered Star Pillow

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – The further I get down this entrepreneurial path, the more I’m learning that it’s going to be a challenge to find time to rest. You might be thinking…you’re your own boss, you can rest whenever you want! Well, in a way that’s true. I already work the hours I want to… Read more ›

DIY—Painted Terracotta Pots

Inexpensive, Better Quality & Customized – You might be wondering…why paint terracotta when you can just buy something ready-made? Well, first, terracotta is surprisingly inexpensive. I bought all three sets of terracotta pots and saucers for about $10. Second, although I don’t usually prefer the look of plain terracotta, I think it’s better quality than… Read more ›

Friday Faves: Moo + Business Cards

Fun Brand – As a graphic designer, I’ve used my fair share of online printing companies. And MOO happens to be my favorite! MOO is an online print and design company. The company is relatively young as it launched in 2006 with the vision of providing “great design for everyone.” What sets MOO apart for… Read more ›

Red Tulips & Watercolors

Stop Thinking, Start Doing – This week has made me realize a few things…First, I’m not sure I’ve ever really paid much attention to Spring weather before. In the past, I’ve always been too preoccupied with finishing projects for class or dreading being at work. Now that neither is the case, I think I was… Read more ›

Road Trip: Rolling Hills Zoo

The Perfect Size – The Rolling Hills Zoo is just a short 15–20 minute drive west from Salina, Kansas. Where it’s nestled in the Smoky Hills. A region named so, according to the Kansas Geological Society, because of the “early morning haze that gathers in the valleys.” It was fitting then, that this past weekend… Read more ›

Be Positive!

An Anxious Mind – Some weeks just feel like they’re never going to end. Like they’ll last forever. And for some reason, it’s never the fun, happy, relaxing, or adventurous weeks. Those beautiful gems tend to fly by. As for my week, it’s not like it’s even been bad. I won’t go into any specifics,… Read more ›

Dad’s Sausage Pasta

A Family Favorite – The recipe for my Dad’s Sausage Pasta has been around for about 10 years now. It first showed up when my Dad created it during my high school years. And it felt like quite a delicacy, because it provided a nice change from our usual hamburger- or chicken-based meals. Like I… Read more ›