Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Minted - 2011 - Holiday Challenge

Minted's latest holiday contest is about to close. There are a record number of submissions this year. Last I checked it was over 2000. YIKES! And they are all amazing designs.

The judges this year include one of my design - idols. Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J.CREW. I dig her style.

And I would like to move into her home.

And her "closet" room.

Jenna is going to feature her pick in her November Jenna's picks. I will be sooo happy (and so jealous) of that designer. That might be a better grand prize than Minted's grand prize in my opinion.

Below are the designs I submitted. The fun part about this is that this year the designs that are not selected I will be featuring RIGHT HERE on PHP. Details to come. Along w/ more designs.

Minted may or may not do a 1st round cut. Most people (including myself) think it's helpful to narrow down the entries. Keep you posted. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Kitchen - before & after

It only took 2 years.

And this was phase one.

I can't believe we could see beyond this lovely sight 2.5 years ago!

I do NOT miss that butter yellow.

Phase 2 is aimed to knock this wall out & get a new fridge.

And a GAS stove.

We eat @ our little island a lot. The boys sit on the stools.

I am so happy phase 1 is done.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I told'ya I was still designing...

This design will soon be up on Photocardsdirect.com!
Just in case you are moving and you need a WE'VE MOVED card.

I am going to try & figure out this bloggy-blog (I am web programmed challenged) and post all the designs that you can find on Photocardsdirect.com. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I really AM designing. In fact - I'm designing for 2 different contests, a friends wedding, another friends wedding, and my own personal stuff. NOT TO MENTION... that real job that goes 9-5 and then the OTHER REAL JOB that goes 24 hours a day. (that would be my family)

We had a tiny party @ our house for Charlie's official 4th. This picture just melts my heart.
Look at those eyes. 

This pic also makes me laugh. FORE!

Cman got this AWESOME shirt from Italy from his friend Sadie. He hasn't taken it off since and has demanded that I do laundry tonight so he can wear it. Again.

My summer goal - to take as many family pictures as we can. I seem to forget this and all our pics are of Ben or Charlie - which I love - but they might think they are orphans when they grow up. ;)

take 1

take 2

take 3! 

take 4!

take 5!

(see what I mean - gonna try this ALL SUMMER and hopefully get 1 shot!)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The princess in me...

just loved this comparison.

As a mother of 2 boys... I am STILL making them watch Cinderella and Snow White and The Little Mermaid.  Along w/ Star Wars and Cars and Aladdin. Must have well rounded minds, right!

Also looking forward to THIS:

Yo Gabba Gabba will announce their tour soon.
You can check it out here.

He was waiting the ENTIRE SHOW for the balloons to fall from the ceiling.
Hint for new show-goers. Don't let them know about the balloons on the ceiling.
Charlie kept looking up the entire time waiting from them to be released.

The. show. is. so. worth. it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First off.... 

HAPPY 40th 
to my favorite person in the WHOLE WORLD.

He's the most wonderful husband. Ever.

Best Dad on the planet.There is nothing this wonderful man can't do.
He amazes me every day. I love him more than I did when I first fell in love with him 11 years ago.

We just celebrated our 6 yr anniversary. Every year is better and better. 

Jeff Munn - you're simply my best friend and most loving husband one could ever have!

This year Jeff and Charlie turn

4 AND 40.

So we are having a party to celebrate both.

Details to come. Especially on the cake. HA!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Borderline ridiculous

Thought this was funny... my current TO-DO list.

Didn't get TONS accomplished as Jeff was outta town sailing.
I hung out w/ these two goofballs.

We've had some great (and much needed) rain. They decided to
be prepared. Boots and all.

I am doing some dahlia research for a super dooper fun project.
Had no idea this is the official flower of Mexico.

If I had an extra 200 I'd buy this dress.

And these shoes.

But I don't. So I'll get working so that I can. Maybe. Not.

• Wrapping up one special wedding invite.
• Designing another special wedding invite.
• Working on a 4 & 40 party... stay tuned.
• Christmas cards
• Bday cards
• Can't forget the real job.

I could use about 24 more hours in the day. ;)