First Lady Fashion Project

Living just 5 minutes from the DC border, we are always sure to take advantage of all the great things downtown has to offer (Jeff and Pen are downtown at the American History Museum for a viewing of Muppet’s Christmas Carol as I type this). And since most of the museums at the Smithsonian are free, we love to explore all the nooks and crannies, taking our time every time we head over there. Among all the awesome exhibits, one of my top favorites remains the gowns of the First... Read The Rest →


I’ve always been a fan of quirky, indie, or underdog  films. My top ten movie lists includes several Wes Andersen films, Life Aquatic being at the top. I think what draws me to these types of movies is the strong emphasis on character driven stories. While my brother Drew was at BYU studying animation, he introduced us to the short film, Peluca, the origin of Napoleon Dynamite. So when they made a feature length film of our favorite Preston, ID resident, we were overjoyed. Now THERE’S a movie full of... Read The Rest →

A busy start to the year.

It is amazing how having a baby can suddenly suck up any spare time you had, right? Especially if that baby is a super-colicky, fretful thing than won’t hardly nap during the day or sleep longer than 2 hour stretches in the night… Good think he is freakin’ adorable! By some miracle, I have also found a few moments here and there to get my creative juices flowing again! Here are a few things I have been able to work on. Easter is always a good opportunity to get some... Read The Rest →

Day 2: Animal

Here is my day 2 drawing for my 30 Day Drawing & Design Challenge.  Today’s assignment was an animal. Growing up, the only animal I really wanted was a hamster. I got my first one in the 2nd grade from my cousins, and it was the best pet. We would make elaborate mazes for it with old VHS tapes and blocks, I would make B-movie horror films with it attacking my doll house and its residents, and of course the hamster ball was always entertaining. I would let Sturgeon the... Read The Rest →

Inspiring doors.

Recently my husband and I traveled the Mediterranean.  I loved every second of it, drinking in all the culture, food and experiences possible. I loved that the coast of France and Italy looked exactly like the pictures, and certainly did not disappoint.  I was so inspired everywhere we went, especially artistically. While we were walking down a quaint alleyway, I came upon these doors and thought they looked like a facade that you would find at Disneyland or something. Lovely, no? But I thought I could use a few little... Read The Rest →

Be smarter than the computer!

Hey friends. I’m going to teach you a very valuable lesson today.  A lesson that will help you move forward in life with more confidence and happiness for years to come.  A lesson that will protect you from falling victim to something that we all have fallen for before. What is this glorious piece of information I have to share with you? Photoshop exists. Further more, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. And finally, people can REALLY easily manipulate photos.  It may look impossible to... Read The Rest →

Show Stopping Number

My husband and I were just conversing as normal, when I mentioned the lovely Esther Williams, and good heavens, he had no idea who I was talking about!  A simple youtube search remedied that, and he is now very savvy, or as savvy as you can be without actually watching the films. There is just something so magical about those old classics, especially when they involve big, show stopping, budget busting numbers.  It is very iconic of that era.  So, with that in mind, I created this.  It was such... Read The Rest →

Away he goes!

I thought I would do a few throwback posts to some of my old designs or artwork, since it is fun to look back and see how far I have come. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite little photoshop projects A few years ago, my sister Melody posted a picture of her husband throwing little Gabe extremely high in the air as he often likes to do (don’t worry, he is very cautious and careful).  My older brother Matt always has clever and funny ideas, and sent his version... Read The Rest →

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