LOST Book Initiative

Experiencing LOST on a whole new level.

ABC's LOST (that last aired in 2010) is and will always be one of my favorite tv shows. It is filled with a lot of mythology, science, and literary references. This year, I decided to start reading some of the books that were referenced on the show. Join me and the #LOSTBookInitiative (it's the coolest thing since the Dharma Initiative) by reading along or at least download the free book jacket (made by yours truly) to go with each of the books I'll be reading.

The first book is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lind

Cheers!

My cousin got married this Fall and he casually mentioned to me that he and the groomsmen accidentally got decaled wine glasses instead of low-ball glasses. Not a big deal really. A glass -no matter a wine or whiskey one- can still hold your drink of choice. I did, however, remember this little fact and decided to make him Mr. and Mrs. glasses for his birthday. The four-pack has two Mr. and two Mrs. glasses, one set in black and one set in white.

Custom Prints

DIY Christmas Continued.

This year, I wanted to focus my custom prints on the "millennials" in the family. In order of appearance below:

Katie loves penguins. Every Season is Penguin Season features a penguin in Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring gear. 
Brad slays at Kendama and his dog is now a pro, too. Jack and the Space Walk breaks down a fun trick with his pup as the expert.
Brittany is a teacher - you know, like.. your favorite one that let you dissect things. I made this Dorsal View of Frog print for her to hang in her classroom.
Sarah is an inspirational yogi and has a pretty awesome cat. Cat Yoga with Mr. Bruce shows her feline demonstrating many poses.
Cary enjoyed the Harambe meme, to the extent that he even made "RIP Harambe" his fantasy football team name. Now he owns a RIP Harambe print, which immortalizes the magnificent gorilla.
Blake was on Team Purple Rain probably since birth, so I knew he needed this Purple Reign print to hang by his record player.

Every Season is Penguin Season was watercolored, scanned, and clothes were made in Illustrator.
Jack and the Space Walk was made with Illustrator brushes and textures.
Dorsal View of Frog utilized a frog from an old anatomy book, manipulated in Photoshop, and laid out in Illustrator.
Cat Yoga with Mr. Bruce was watercolored on two layers and scanned into Photoshop.
RIP Harambe was created in Illustrator with background help from Freepik.
Purple Reign was hand-inked, scanned, and texturized/spray-painted in Photoshop.

Year in Pie

Where did the year go?

I feel 2016 flew by and that's probably because almost 50% of the year was dedicated to getting married (showers, bachelor/bachelorette, the wedding weekend, and the honeymoon) or being in weddings (showers, bachelorettes, the wedding weekends) or attending weddings (the big day). There were some other fun non-wedding highlights too. Check out the pie below!

*Click the Year in Review tag under the comments section to see previous year reviews.

603.5 hours were dedicated to our wedding. Whether it was meeting event people, creating decor, or the big day itself. 435 hours were spent with family. 379 hours were spent with friends. 216 hours were all for planning and enjoying our honeymoon. 193 hours were dedicated to my side design "just for fun" projects 190 hours were partying it up at bridal showers and our bachelor + bachelorette parties 174 hours were all for fun Bridesmaids duties. I was in 2 other weddings this summer! 102 hours were boozing it up in Chicago with friends. 96 hours were spent dog sitting lil River. 75 hours were dedicated to freelance projects. 53 hours were escaping rooms and climbing walls in Colorado with Ryan's brother and girlfriend. 42.5 hours were small spontaneous dates between Ryan and I. 42.5 hours were all I spent at the gym this year. Oops. 42 hours were celebrating as guests at 2 other weddings. 34.5 hours were spent on Mystery Dates. Each month we take turns planning a surprise date for the other. 32 hours were spent at concerts, stand up, musicals, and shows. 27.5 hours were all for making my hair that fiery red I love. 22 hours were in doctor offices - because 2017 is all about saying good-bye to those 2016 illnesses. 21 hours were piled-drived in the Wrestlepalooza ring. 13.5 hours were used in planning Ryan's surprise 30th birthday. 9 hours were anxiety-ridden during the election coverage. 8.5 hours were mournfully spent at Ryan's grandmother's wake + funeral. 6 hours were spent cheering at Hockey games. 6 hours were excitedly dedicated to the beginning searches for our new home. 4 hours were all for browsing and buying at the Farmer's Market.

603.5 hours were dedicated to our wedding. Whether it was meeting event people, creating decor, or the big day itself.
435 hours were spent with family.
379 hours were spent with friends.
216 hours were all for planning and enjoying our honeymoon.
193 hours were dedicated to my side design "just for fun" projects
190 hours were partying it up at bridal showers and our bachelor + bachelorette parties
174 hours were all for fun Bridesmaids duties. I was in 2 other weddings this summer!
102 hours were boozing it up in Chicago with friends.
96 hours were spent dog sitting lil River.
75 hours were dedicated to freelance projects.
53 hours were escaping rooms and climbing walls in Colorado with Ryan's brother and girlfriend.
42.5 hours were small spontaneous dates between Ryan and I.
42.5 hours were all I spent at the gym this year. Oops.
42 hours were celebrating as guests at 2 other weddings.
34.5 hours were spent on Mystery Dates. Each month we take turns planning a surprise date for the other.
32 hours were spent at concerts, stand up, musicals, and shows.
27.5 hours were all for making my hair that fiery red I love.
22 hours were in doctor offices - because 2017 is all about saying good-bye to those 2016 illnesses.
21 hours were piled-drived in the Wrestlepalooza ring.
13.5 hours were used in planning Ryan's surprise 30th birthday.
9 hours were anxiety-ridden during the election coverage.
8.5 hours were mournfully spent at Ryan's grandmother's wake + funeral.
6 hours were spent cheering at Hockey games.
6 hours were excitedly dedicated to the beginning searches for our new home.
4 hours were all for browsing and buying at the Farmer's Market.

I'm excited to see what 2017 brings, now that we're not planning a wedding!