FALL AND OVERCOOKED

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Hiya! Happy fall everyone! I’m pretty sure autumn is my favorite season. I love all the beautiful colors of the trees, the crunching of leaves under my feet and the cooler air. Summers are so steamy I am definitely prefer fall lately. What is your favorite season? How was your week?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Chris and I have been playing Overcooked and it is a pretty fun and silly game.

2. Warning: Cuteness overload.  

3. These Artists Are Creating Miniature Paper Birds Every Day for an Entire Year. Amazing!

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

A AND A DRAWING GAME

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Hiya! I created an “A” this week because it was my sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday Am! I hope you had a fabulous day. Just when you think you couldn’t possibly create one more frame set. Wait for it….Wait for it….I am creating a set of geometric, polygonal, minimalist frames, I clearly haven’t decided on a name yet ha! I am hoping to have these up in my Etsy shop and other stock sites in a few days. How was your week?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. The Combination Man Drawing Game. This looks so fun!

2. The Logo Design Revolution.  

3. I love this! Zen Cat by Steffen Kraft aka ICONEO.

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

SEIZE THE AWKWARD

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Hiya! In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this Goodtype Tuesday, I lettered "Seize the Awkward"—a campaign by the @adcouncil@JedFoundation and @afspnational that encourages people to seize the awkward and reach out to a friend who might be struggling with their mental health. “Seize the Awkward” provides resources on signs to look for if you think a friend is going through a tough time and tips for how to start the conversation. 

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Renee Nicolo Photography wrote a beautiful blog post about the wedding we attended last week. There is a photo of the invitations that I designed as well. Beautiful blog and stunning photos. 

2. Enough. 

3. Pantone's Spring/Summer 2019 Trend Report. 

4. Illusion of control. 

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. 30% off sale this week in my Etsy shop. Come over and take a look. 

7. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

LOVE

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Hiya! Chris and I went to a really beautiful wedding this week at Normandy Farms. Incredible venue! We had cocktails in a converted horse stable and ate our meal in a converted silo. It was a great time all around. I got to hear all Chris' workmates stories about him. That was interesting for sure. Some things I had never heard before. Noel was the most smiley bride I think I have ever seen. It is so great to see people beaming with happiness. How did your week go?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Ten small things to be happy. I probably shouldn't have posted this because my husband will want no. 5 more often and by more often I mean everyday.

2. I think I am going to need to make my own pita bread. The only ones I can find at the store have a long list of ingredients I can't pronounce. I have this recipe saved.  

3. Art Oracles: Creative and Life Inspiration from 50 Artists. Love this! So creative!

4. I am having a Labor day sale from August 30 to September 3 over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

JOMO AND BREATHE

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Hiya! This was from this week's Goodtype Tuesday. The assignment was to use a word or phrase that gives a little encouragement or motivation. I had fun with this one. I am not sure why I chose the "Miami Vice" color palate. I guess I was trying to pick something calming. What do you think? How did your week go?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. I made Minimalist Baker's Falafal, it was soooo good!

2. How to Make This the Summer of Missing Out. 

3. Kid’s Furniture Made From Old Plastic Toys. So great that people are thinking of ways to reuse things. It makes my heart happy. 

4. I am having a Labor day sale from August 30 to September 3 over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

C AND CYCLING

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Hiya! I Hope you had a great week. I had so much fun this week cycling with my husband to Mont Clare, PA. The weather was great. I don't realize how slow I am until I get on the trail and everyone passes me, oh well. I am working on another swirly text divider type file for my Etsy shop. I should be posting it soon. How was your week?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Everything is alive. Interesting!

2. Resilience Cards. What a great idea!

3. KraftyKDesign has such cute items!

4. I saved this recipe for Browned Butter Carrot Loaf Cake to my archives. I can see me making this.

5. I am having a Labor day sale from August 30 to September 3 over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

6. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

7. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

BORDERS AND MAGIC

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Hiya! I Hope you had a great week. I worked on a new border set this week. Above is one from the set. I think it turned out quite well. Let me know what you think. I am currently trying to think of what to create next. If you have any ideas for me I would be happy to consider them. 

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. A beautiful pedestrian bridge in Vietnam. Wow! 

2. It's World Elephant Day! I love these creatures. 

3. Where the magic happens. 

4. I am having a 50% off sale over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

I'M CHUFFED

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Hiya! I Hope you had a great week. This week's Homwork is to letter an uncommon word. Chuffed: quite pleased delighted. I really like this word. I hope you enjoy it as well. Let me know if you can work it into a conversation. 

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. We're fluent in the language of pictures. 

2. I am having a 40% off sale over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

3. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

4. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

I'M 5 BY 5

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Hiya! Hope you had a great week. If you get my reference to an awesome tv show in the title, brownie points are coming your way.  The number five was a submission to the Good type Tuesday Instagram challenge. Let me know what you think. I have so much fun doing these challenges. You can literally create whatever you like.

 Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. 100 days of solitude-Netflix. Beautiful documentary, worth checking out. 

2. 30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1988. 

3. Quick, Easy-to-Finish Tasks Build Momentum in the Morning. I have been doing this for a while now. It feels great man.

4. Stop Caring What Other People Think. 

5. I am having a 50% off sale this week over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

6. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

7. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

HEART BORDERS AND TURTLES

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Hiya! This week zoomed by fast. Did your week fly by or was it slow? I made a heart border collection that I just added to my Etsy shop and other stock sites (see link below). I will probably be making a few more of these borders as well. Let's just hope people want to buy them. I have tons of stuff to make these swirly borders.

I am hopefully going to participate in a Homwork assignment this week. Your assignment is to letter or illustrate a tiny thing in life that has the ability to ruin your day. I want you to think of something light-hearted but specific that ALWAYS makes you go "NOOOOOOO!", and then poke fun at it. I am trying to think of what to make. Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. We just finished watching The Staircase on Netflix. Woah! I don't even know what to think. If you like Crime Documentaries i'm sure you will enjoy this. 

2. Butterflies drinking TURTLE TEARS!? Um, What?

3. More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution. 

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

800 AND SUCCESS

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Hiya! I hope you guys had a great week. I hit 800 sales in my Etsy shop so I was pretty proud of myself. Thank you to everyone that has purchased something from my shop! I really appreciate it. It really does mean a lot, even after 800 sales I get excited over every sale. As an extra thank you please take 50% off this week. I have a few things for you to check out:

1. Just finished reading A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley. I loved this book! What an amazingly beautiful story. Highly recommend!

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2. I love this quote so much!

3. Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 

4. I am having a 50% off sale this week over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

WATERMELON AND BOTTLE CAPS

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Hiya! I hope you guys had a great week, with this heat I thought you might like a watermelon slice (passes it through the wormhole). It has been a great week here. We went on an epic bike ride yesterday (my legs are still sore). We saw some pretty cool things that I didn't take any pictures of but I totally wanted to (I was a afraid I would crash if I tried to take any pictures. It is pretty fast paced on the schuylkill river trail) 1. a guy riding a pennyfarthing bicycle. 2. a person waterskiing in the schuylkill river. 3. turtles lounging on fallen tree branches. I am also working on a pretty big border set so keep your eyes peeled. I have a few things for you to check out:

1. This is so fabulous! Open Ocean: 10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes | BBC Earth. 

2. I am having a 50% off sale this week over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

3. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. 

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

PHILLIP AND A TACO TRUCK

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Hiya! I hope you guys had a great week. Things are pretty sizzly hot here this weekend. Chris and I went for a bike ride yesterday and when we were on our second lap we noticed a taqueria on wheels at the bottom of the hill. YES! We quickly pulled over and I got a cheese quesadilla with pico de gallo and tomatillos salsa. It was fabulous! Let's hope things like that happen more often. I added an art deco frame set to my Etsy shop and my other stock sites. I am pretty proud of this one. I mean I am proud of everything that I create but some give me an extra good feeling about. I have a few things for you to check out:

1. This woman's art is stunning. AkoyaFox

2. Dancing in movies. 

3. I am having a 50% off sale over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

50% OFF SALE AND MORE LETTERING

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Hiya! I hope you guys had a great week. Things are going pretty well here. I have been working on a new frame set this week. This one is going to be pretty different from the frame sets I have made in the past. An art deco inspired set so stay tuned. Also I have an idea for a new seamless pattern. Hopefully I will finish these this week. My last Etsy sale went pretty well so I am going to keep it going with another 50% off sale. I hope you can find something you like. I have a few things for you to check out:

1. What a great, beautiful, Inspiring website, Nitch

2. How Anthony Bourdain Came to Be Anthony Bourdain. 

3. I am having a 50% off sale over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

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Hiya! Happy Father's Day! I had a great Father's day with my dad and my whole family. I made him a bunch of his favorite foods: pignoli cookies, fig jam, pasta, marinara sauce and roasted peppers. I'm pretty sure it was a hit. We had a super yummy meal at Ralph's Italian Restaurant in Philadelphia. I hope you had a great time with your dad. Here are some things you might wanna check out:

1. I am loving This Might Get You Tube channel. You are welcome. 

2. 50 Logos with hidden meanings. 

3. I am having a 50% off sale over at my Etsy shop if you want to come over and take a look. 

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

THE PENCIL BOX AND HONESTY

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Hiya! I hope you guys had a great week. I had an amazing one. I wanted to share with you guys this super cool pencil subscription box that I got for my birthday. Hopefully there are some people out there that are just as nutty about pencils and supplies as much as I am. Let me know.

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1. For my birthday my husband bought me a subscription to The Pencil Box. I have been following CW Pencils on Instagram for a while now. They sell such cool stuff. This box is so amazing!!!! The theme for this box was the earth which is right up my alley.

A. Fabula Recycled Pencil- A pencil made from Seeds, Recycled Coffee and Tea and flowers. WHAT! You can plant the pencil when it gets too small to write with and sprouts with grow. You can put the shavings in your plants to nourish them. WHAT! People are so amazing to think of these things!

B. TomBow Pencils are made with wood off cuts. You can see how the wood is pieced back together if you look closely at them. AMAZING!

C. Modeling clay made from cedar dust and wood chip waste from a pencil factory. AHHH! 

D. An all natural eraser. I thought erasers were all natural. Man I love learning things!

E. A Wooden Sharpener. This sharpener gave the pointiest point my pencil ever had!

F. A Pencil made from recycled newspaper. I had no clue you could even do that. OMG! So cool!

I am so excited about all these items. I can't wait to use them. 

2. I really enjoy The Honest Designers Show. It is an excellent for creatives and also business. 

3. Recent addition to my Etsy shop

4. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

BLACK WINGS AND GAME NIGHT

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Hiya! I hope you guys had a great week. I had an fabulous week, of course I would say that tuesday was my birthday. When I was a little kid it felt like my birthday only came every other year and now it feels like I blink my eyes and it is my birthday again. Anyone else feel this way or is it just me? My husband made me a Mexican Fiesta that was so delicious: homemade chips and guacamole, tostones, bean tacos and a slice of Gangster Vegan pie for dessert. Epic! I am working on a new seamless pattern set. Stay tuned for that. 

1. For my birthday my husband bought me Black Wing 602 Pencils. These are amazing! I highly recommend you give them a try. They are so smooth. I had wanted to try them for a while and they did not dissappoint. 

2. I really enjoyed Game Night. Very funny movie. 

3. Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself. 

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

CACTUS AND DIALS

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Hiya! I hope you guys had a great week. We skipped spring and bounced right into summer this week. I have been working on some new content for my Etsy shop and Stock sites. I added a design element set and a chalkboard version. I hope you like them. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. Now i just need to think of what to make next. 

1. Keys, buttons and dials. I love this!  

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2. I'm sure most people can relate to this. 

3. Yes! More joy please!

4. Recent addition to my Etsy shop

5. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

Y AND HOM

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Hiya! This week flew by so fast. I feel like I blinked and it is the weekend. Usually I do lose track of the days sometimes because I work from a home office but even for me this week whizzed by. It has been a pretty doomy week, weather-wise. It has been so dark in my apartment, it feels like the middle of the night all day. I would like to participate in a Hom work assignment so stay tuned for that. I really enjoyed participating in the 36 days of type but working on something everyday makes it a little difficult to get other work done. The Hom work assignments are once a week so I think there will be a nice balance there. I have had my stand up desk for a week now and I am loving it! I have been standing up quite a lot and it just feels great man. I hope you had a great week! Here are some things I think you should check out. 

1. Trash Polka. A different approach to tattooing. 

2. Absolutely wonderful article about mental health. worth reading. 

3. True Facts. 

4. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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

MOM AND DAILY TYPE

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Hiya! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's day. It was great fun over at the Anderson's, we laughed, we (by we I mean Reed) cried and had an overall wonderful time. Here is a picture of my mom and I circa 1974 or 1975. 

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1. The 36 days of type lettering project is over but I will still share all of the letters in case you missed them on Instagram. I think I will need to join more challenges like this because I won't be able to wait until need year, it was too much fun. I hope you enjoyed it as well.

2. I got a stand up desk as an early birthday present. So far i LOVE it! I felt like such a slug sitting all day long. This is fantastic!!! I feel so free!!

3. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

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