Training for a Half Marathon

Literally words I thought I’d never say, let alone actually follow through on 💯 And yet here we are, just two and a half weeks away from my first half marathon! It’s a major deal for me and if you’ve ever thought it wasn’t for you, read on to see why I did it, how…

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The True Cost of Bad Design and Why It Can Be Scary to NOT Hire a Designer

Ahhh, this quote is so powerful and on-point! And I will be the first to tell you that hiring a designer can be scary and nerve-wracking if you’ve never gone through the process before! You might think it’s unnecessary and costly, that you can do it yourself and figure it out along the way—or another…

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What I Love Most About Being a Designer

We all know I’m a color-lover and I love being a creative problem solver– that’s definitely not a secret! But my husband jokingly says I’m good at coloring and that’s why I love my job…. and that he’s going to get me crayons and colored pencils so I can keep working! Uhhh, ya…. not quite babe! In reality,…

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Top 5 Trends at Vegas Market 2020

I can’t believe Las Vegas Market was already a week ago! It’s a whirlwind, it’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s exhausting, but more than anything else, it’s important to get out, get inspired and take time to grow in your industry. There were tons of new products– and yes, I basically sit on every chair and…

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How I Became a Designer

I always wanted to be a designer— I wasn’t sure exactly that would look like, but I knew creativity was in my blood and I loved using it. My grandma was an interior designer with her own business and when I was little, I would flip through fabric samples and wallpaper books, picking out what…

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13 Fun Facts About Me

You all know I’m a designer, big-dreamer and color-lover, but like every other human, I’m 3-dimensional and have a background story and favorite things! So in the light-hearted spirit of getting to know one another, here are some things you may not know! Can you relate to any of these?! Let me know! In no…

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Hindsight is 20/20….. So Let’s Bring on the 2020 Vision!

They say hindsight is 20/20 👀— you know, you see everything you should’ve, would’ve, could’ve done so clearly. You can see the mistakes you made, the heartbreak and screw ups, and maybe you can even feel them still. You’ve lived it, lost it, but hopefully learned from it. Hindsight is that aha moment when all…

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Top Ten Highlights of 2019

Here we are at the end of the year! 2019 was filled with so many things– there were highs and lows, heartache and loss, doubts and fears, but there was also excitement, joy, new dreams and goals in process, lots of personal development, and undoubtedly more gratitude than I’ve ever had. There was raw emotion…

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt

One of my absolute favorite Christmas traditions began when I was just a little girl– maybe 3 or 4 years old. My grandma would come out to California for Christmas every year and we had a special tradition for opening our gifts to each other on Christmas morning– a scavenger hunt! It was the best–…

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Designing for Moments Like This

It was about this time last year– or maybe even a couple days closer to Christmas– that I swung by a client’s house to drop off an end-of-year gift to thank them for being so amazing and supportive. It was supposed to be real quick. A drop on the doorstep and a quick text or…

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