A QUESTION AND TYPES OF PEOPLE

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Hiya! How did your week go? It went pretty well for me. I had an idea to ask you guys a question this week since asking questions is my thing. Maybe I missed my calling and I should have been a lawyer or a reporter. So here goes: What is the funniest movie you have ever seen? I can't wait to see your comments! 

1. Blacker than black.

2. I'm in love with this pin

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3. Found this quote. Fabulous!

5. Freebie of the month: XOXO. Download it here. (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section)

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

WEDDING INVITES AND A SELFIE STICK

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Hiya! What a fun week! Ok so we all know what happened last Sunday, unless you live in a hole and I guess if you live in a hole you probably wouldn't be reading this unless you have internet in your hole then well done. Anyways! We won!!!! Wooooo hooooooooo! Fly Eagles Fly, On the road to victory, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight Eagles Fight, Score a touchdown 123, 123, Hit 'em low, Hit 'em high, And watch our Eagles fight, Fly Eagles Fly, On the road to victory, E-A-G-L-E-S!, Eagles!

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1. I designed a wedding invitation for Noel and Bill. I think it turned out quite well. A pretty fun project and Noel is like a dream client to work with. Let me know what you think. 

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2. I got a selfie stick to use for group shots at family gatherings. The funny thing was when I attached my phone to it everyone was so into it that I never actually got to take a photo. hahaha! It was still pretty fun and a very inexpensive piece of equipment too.

3. If you are into color and nature you will love this video. Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?

4. If pink turns you on. This video will be your jam. 

5. Freebie of the month: XOXO. Download it here. (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section)

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

A FREEBIE AND AN INVISIBLE FISH

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Hiya! This week I have been working hard designing fun wedding invitations for Noel and Bill.

I have all my snacks ready for the Super Bowl. Can't wait!! We are having hoagies, fries and mozzarella sticks. What are you eating? I am excited for the Super Bowl commercials as well. I always enjoy how clever they are. 

It has been pretty cold here so I am trying not to turn into a popsicle. If only I could travel in a heated bubble that would be great. 

Every month I am going to have a free illustration for you starting with this week, download it below. This month the free download is love themed for Valentine's Day. I hope you enjoy it. 

I am patting myself on the back right now because I have reached 600 sales in my Etsy shop. WooooHoooooo! I have worked hard to get here. I have learned so much about marketing and hope to learn even more this year. 

1. Freebie of the month: XOXO. Download it here. (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section)

2. What an interesting fish. 

3. Just in case you wanted to feel older, songs that turn 40 this year. 

4. Above illustration. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

FRAMES AND DESIGNER TIPS

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Hiya! I had a pretty good week. How did yours go? I am pretty excited about the super bowl. That seems very weird for me to say since I am not a sports person. I have watched the last few Eagles games and have been torturing my husband by asking him questions. He says he isn't annoyed but he also says I don't talk too much and I even think I talk too much. No more super bowl rings for you Tom Brady. Fly Eagles Fly! Here are some things to check out this week!

1. Working with a designer.

2. Awkward Covers. 

3. Thriller—1930's Jazz style 

4. Above Picture 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

LISTS AND TIPS

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Hiya! Here are some things to check out this week!

1. I don't know about you but I am always looking for new podcasts. Hopefully you will find something worthwhile in The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017. 

2. Wonderful life tips.

3. Phew! I have actually read a few of these. I need to read them all though. Mom your favorite made it to the number 1 slot. Dad yours is at number 5.  Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels.

4. Above Illustration.

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

GIVEAWAY AND THE DARK SIDE

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Hiya! Here are some things to check out this week!

1. I have a GIVEAWAY for you this week! Yay! Two lucky winners will get my Frames and Labels Bundle. To be entered for this giveaway you must subscribe to my email list and comment on this blog post. Winners will be chosen at random on January 6th. Only one entry per person please. Thank you!

2. Great things you can do with Amazon prime. 

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3. Another installment from Reed Artist Extraordinaire. How great is this? How cute is his writing? 

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4. Brand new in my Etsy shop

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

ZAGNUT AND SOME LOVINS

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Hiya! Here are some things to check out this week!

1. Just finished the book The Glass Castle. All I can say is WOW! Highly recommend! Thanks mom for recommending it to me.

2. This just happened. I am looking forward to my husbands comments on this one. HA!

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3. We were at Micheal's last night and saw this candy bar and couldn't resist buying it. I'm sorry Beetlejuice this wouldn't work to lure me into your coffin. Just saying. 

4. What a fun way to make art! Check out the video. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND CHRISTMAS TREES

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things to check out.

1. I love the style of this app. Great illustrations/animations. 

2. I am reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt. This is his second book and it is just as wonderful as his first. I highly recommend it. If you haven't read Angela's Ashes please read that first you won't be disappointed I promise.

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3. I hit 500 sales in my Etsy shop this week. I am so pleased with myself. I have been working really hard on marketing efforts. I know it sounds silly but I get excited for every sale. 

4. It is officially Christmas time now that Thanksgiving is over. This Christmas tree looks like one I can handle. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

DOUBLE DIP AND PASTA

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Hiya! Here are some things I'm into this week. 

1. If you love cats you will love this

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2. Watching fresh pasta dry. Getting ready for Thanksgiving.

3. Cool stuff made from scraps. I think the movie projector is my favorite. Which is yours?

4. Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can. 

5. Also, this happened. After ten years I thought it might be a good idea to get a new computer lol!

6. “They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb

I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know I have a lot to be grateful for. 

BIKE HELMETS AND A BLACK FRIDAY SALE

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Hiya!

I hope you all had a great week. Here are some new things.

1. I'm having a Black Friday sale in my Etsy shop November 24-26. Come on by and get 30% off. If you also sign up for my email list you can get an additional 30% off. 

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2. Love this quote!

3. I've been working on my Christmas cards. I am having a bit of trouble deciding between a couple variations but I should be sending them off to the printer VERY soon.

4. I need this bike helmet

5. Excellent article about optimizing your time. 

6. The above pattern is new and available in my shop. It is part of a set. You can check it out here.

ICE SKATES AND MERMAIDS

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Hiya!

1. Now that Halloween is over we can officially talk about Christmas! ha! I just created a hello winter/Christmas doodle set. So excited! I am really happy with how this turned out. The ice skates are my favorite. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments. If you would like to purchase: Etsy, Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Istock. Check my other sites below:

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2. I love love love packaging design , especially all the craft beer packaging. It is so creative. I am loving this mermaid sign I saw the other day. I was just wondering how she got all the tattoos? 1. Is there an underwater tattoo parlor? 2. Is there a tattoo artist waiting at the dock's edge to ink her up? 3. Is she like Daryl Hannah in Splash and can dry off and walk around pretending to be human get her tattoos and then dive back into the water? Clearly these are very important questions.

3. If you need any help making desserts for Thanksgiving this year. I got you covered with this video. Enjoy!

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4. This is the best thing I made this week. This is totally going to be in my rotation. Super easy meal as well. I adapted the recipe from a video I watched on Goodful's facebook page

Roasted veggies with sprouted brown rice and vegan cream sauce
1 Yukon Gold Potato, small dice
1 Sweet Potato, small dice
1 Can of Chick peas, drained and rinsed
2 Bell peppers, cut in large chunks
1/2 Red Onion, diced
15 Brussel Spouts, cut in half or quarters if they are very large

Put all the veggies on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 425 for 20 mins. Serve with sprouted brown rice and cream sauce below. Enjoy! 

THE BEST DAMN VEGAN SOUR CREAM
Author: Savanna @ glutenfreeveganpantry.com 
INGREDIENTS
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tsp nutritional yeast
½ cup water

INSTRUCTIONS
Place all ingredients into your blender (I used my Vitamix)
Blend on high for 5-7 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed, until very smooth and creamy.
Transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container.

NOTES
The best damn vegan sour cream can be stored in your fridge for 1-2 weeks.

I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below. I hope you have a great week! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. It means a lot!

 

 

STAR WARS AND KOMBUCHA

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Hiya!

Happy Halloween! I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1.  I made caramel apples this week! Yes! I never made them before. At first I was a little intimidated by the whole candy thermometer thing. I actually had to buy one but it was fun and easy. I think they turned out pretty great. They were way better than the ones you buy in the store but everything is better homemade isn't it?

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2. Can we talk about the Star Wars themed costumes in my family this year? How awesome! I think Reed would have posed in his costume all day! Brig totally nailed the Rey look right down to the amazing hair style. My sage father playing Obi-Wan Kenobi was perfect. It was a super fun Halloween party. Great food and great fun. Thank you family!

3. I have been hearing about kombucha for a while now. How delicious it is and all the lovely health benefits. Well today I finally tried it. I am going to put it in the category of — I will finish it but I won't buy it again (and by that I mean Chris is finishing it). Also I forgot it was carbonated so I shook it up before I drank it. Please don't do this unless you don't mind spilling drinks all over the place and in that case shake it baby. 

4. I am working hard on a new doodle set that I hope to be done soon because it is Christmas themed. So stay tuned for an update.

I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below. Please subscribe to my email list. Thanks!

PANDAS AND AMPERSANDS

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Hiya!

I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1. Excellent article about the history of the ampersand. If you are into that sort of thing. I totally am. 

2. Right now I am reading: A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce I am enjoying it very much so far. I am on an Irish trend at the moment. The last book I read was Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt which was so amazing I want to read his second book 'Tis.

3. This panda tumbling video is so ridiculously cute. Enjoy!

4. Ampersand print above

I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below. Please subscribe to my email list. Thanks!

YOU WILL BUILD STARKILLER BASE

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Hiya!

I hope you all had a great week! Here are some things I'm into this week. Let me know what you think and how your week went. 

1. This time I sent Reed, Captain Phasma's Helmet and the phrase "On my Command..." How amazing is this? I LOVE IT! I hope he enjoys doing these as much as I do. 

2. The Drawfee Channel makes me laugh. Please check it out. 

3. You can now subscribe to my blog and get all the news, updates and discounts. If you are on a tablet or a computer you should see a box to the right of this post. If you are on your phone you should see a pop up box. I hope you decide to do it. So far I have 5 subscribers, 2 of which are me. It's an exclusive club. lol!

4. I have been spending a lot of time learning about marketing, a topic I know pretty much nothing about. I am trying to implement all that I have learned. I assume it will take some time to notice anything different. So I will just keep plugging away. 

5. If you like cat videos I am pretty sure you will like this one. I am not exactly sure why this is entertaining. It just is. 

Give me a comment below. I would love to know what you think. Have a great day!