Thursday, July 5, 2012

Special day, for sure!

I am sitting @ my desk @ work and feeling blue. My eyes are tired and exhausted and burning a little bit from all this smoke. (Weather has forced tons of smoke into the Denver area from the Wyoming fires)

Having a holiday in the middle of the week is tough on the brain. Am I in vacation mode or am I in decision mode? Those two mix about as well as oil & water.

Then I just saw this on Minted's blog:

There is a really fun blog post on showcasing some artwork. The special day pattern
is one of my designs. I can't tell you how GIDDY I am seeing it. I sooo
like it paired w/ all these other pieces of artwork that I admire. 


You can click on the photo above and see Special Day Pattern on
I need to go order up one for myself but I also want to get this one for Ben's room.

Sea Fever - Linda and Harriet
I just love it.

Art is truly in the eye of the beholder. There are so many amazing prints on
You should go check it out.

How to celebrate? 

Dark chocolate?
A REAL mani/pedi? (not my sad at home ones)
A new pair of flip-flops?
A "fancy" bottle of wine? (ahem - in the $10-$15 range is what I call "Fancy")


If you haven't checked out SF Girl by Bay - her blog is super cool.
I need to go say thank you to her. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Rock the VOTE! (at

I know. It's 90 degrees outside.
Weird to be thinking about holiday cards in June.

But if you have a few minutes I would LOVE YOU FOREVER if you could vote on a few of my designs @

If you click on this link it will take you right to the Pink Hippo Prints entries.



Friday, June 15, 2012


The month of May Munn Madness and come and gone - and it spilled over a little bit into June. Charlie got a year older. We celebrated another year of holy matrimony. Jeff got a year older. I spent a weekend drinking wine Napa. Jeff spent a weekend sailing in Wisconsin. Charlie graduated from preschool.... this is just a sprinkling of what has really been going on. PHEW! I'm ready to sit and get some sunburn.

Here are a few iPhone photo dumps that make me smile.



New rug. (this had not been put down 4 min. before these 2 descended upon it)

Cameron came over for dinner ... and was given a hat to wear.

Breakfast date w/ Bing-Bong.

Pool-side in Yountville.

Checkin' out French Laundry's garden.

Cheese course @ Ad Hoc.

I have been burning the candles at both ends trying to get ready for MANY MANY MANY holiday card contests/submissions. It's so weird to be in the holiday spirit in June. While I tried my best to be ahead of the game - nothing could have prepared me for getting the flu while I was home with the kids sans Jeff or Grandparents. ROUGH. I did manage to get some designs going - but it definitely was not the ideal designing situation.

Voting starts next week - I'll be sure to keep you posted on what goes down - and I would absolutely love & appreciate any time you might have to log a vote or 2 for Pink Hippo Prints on


Thursday, April 5, 2012

I *HEART* Madeline Weinrib.

I have a slight obsession with most things interior. Fabrics to be specific. I fall in love with a new fabric everyday. Usually found on an amazing blog or in a great magazine. Sadly not many make it into my home. I tend to fall for the $300/yard kind or the $3k 4x6 rug. WHAT?

If you knew what a bargain shopper I really turned into you'd giggle at the fact that I even LET myself fall in love with gorgeous fabrics. I have yet to purchase a duvet cover as none even COMPARE to what is in my nutty designer head.

One designer that hits the spot is Madeline Weinrib.


If only she would design a line for Target. I'd pull hair and throw punches to get in line first.

Friday, March 23, 2012

SAVE the DATE on

Anytime I find out that one of my designs is for sale on it feels like Christmas! I get all giddy and giggly and twitchy and silly. Minted as just launched some new save the date designs and I'm so excited that one of my designs was included. YIPPEE!!!!

It's called CALENDAR PAGE. 

It's a really simple and clean design. 

You can just order the card or you can get ALL KINDS OF FANCY with
envelope liners and address labels and timelines. 

It's just so fun to see it live. Fun. Fun. Fun.
Hope it makes some bride happy out there!!!!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

New Birth Announcement

Recently, I was lucky lucky lucky to help out some friends with their birth announcement.
Sweet William arrived early but couldn't be more perfect!

Congratulations J, P and B on your new little brother! He's sooooo sweet!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

He's HERE!

Excuse me while I dote on the newest member of the family a while...

Isn't he cute?
Feb. 28th @ 8:13 am
6 lbs 15oz
Cameron Calloway Lowell
Nice work Sasa and Anroo.... we love him already!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Favorite Minted Art Prints

I have about 20+ designer girl-crushes @ Minted. Here are some of my fav. prints that I will have to agonize over about which to get.

frolic - nicciola design

globetrotter - ERAY

modern botanical - kelli hall

sea fever - linda and harriett

I would have put up several more ... but something is up with the wireless connection.
I feel like I'm dialing up like those turtles on the Comcast commercials.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Color Palette

I had to look that word up - PALETTE - as I trip over the spelling/versions All. The. Time.

Help me choose some COLORS! I am very excited to share a little art work that will soon be available on Minted recently had their first ever "Untitled: Art Print Challenge" and over 1400 pieces of amazing artwork were entered. All they asked was to create something that you would want on your wall. And so I did!

Hooray! My "special day pattern" was chosen. 
I really need to be better at coming up with better names for my work.

Now I need to come up with some alternative color ways. Can you help me choose?
Let me know what your favorite 2 color ways are. 
Pretty please.

The above are inspired by J.Crew. I have an obsession with their colors lately. I wish I had
won that giant lottery so that I could have spruced up my spring wardrobe.

These 2 are paintings that I like A.LOT. A.LOT. A.LOT.

And then the original. 
Thank you for helping me pick! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Crossing fingers & toes

My sister & brother in law are currently doing everything possible to get their baby to head south. That little baby has cuddled up sideways and hasn't moved for a few months. I am pacing and procrastinating and doing everything I can .... BUT I AM SOOOO EXCITED to get a little niece or nephew I can't stand it.

If it's a girl... did you see these cute dresses coming to THE GAP? 
DVF / Diane Von Furstenburg. I've always wanted one of her wrap dresses. PLEASE make them in my size.

If it's a BOY.... well do I technically even have to shop? They will be getting C&B's hand-me-downs.

Before hair cuts.

After haircuts (and suckers).
I just love their long hair ... despite the fact that I still get comments like "Oh you have such a cute GIRL!"  HA HA

Working working working on:

Finishing the freakin' Steve Jobs book. (I just get so tired and when I lie in bed it just sits on my stomach and I fall asleep before I can even open it up!)
Minted - Women's stationery challenge happening....
I absolutely LOVE how it gets the creative energy going.
Here are some submissions.
You might notice that some look familiar. It's been fun to create new AND re-purpose. ;)

Kay. Better get to work.