Monday, April 25, 2011

3 weeks and counting...



3 weeks and counting, no time to talk, no time to think, and I really need to quit wasting time on the internet when there's so much work to do... but then I wouldn't have found this super cute video...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes

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I'm out the door to a family lunch, but wanted to pop in and say Happy Easter!  Also, if you waited until the last minute like me, then feel free to print out these lil' bunny heads, tape them to a toothpick, stick them in cupcakes, and voila!  Instant Easter dessert!

XO,
Genevieve

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Friday, Happy Weekend, Happy Easter!

Hey Guys!  Thought I'd pop in for a quick hello and share some web goodness with ya...

Love this.  Pretty much sums up life right now...


Saw this video on April Cornell's Twitter this morning- beautiful fabrics and amazing to see that they are screen printed by hand!


This "Coloring Book Dress" from ModCloth is calling my name...


This song is always on heavy rotation on Sunny Days...


Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!
XO,
Genevieve

Monday, April 18, 2011

4 weeks and counting...

4 Weeks and Counting...

4 Weeks and Counting...

*Gulp*, one month to go...

I'm not gonna lie, my stomach dropped a little bit when I change the number on my studio board to "4" this morning.  I feel really good about the progress I've made so far for my Surtex design prep but I still have a ways to go on the big stuff (i.e. booth items, shipping details, etc.).  I hope to knock a big chunk of that off the list this week so we'll see how that goes...

Oh, and there's a peek at the postcards I'm sending out to companies before the show.  You might have noticed I also changed the design on my blog header and website to mimic the same (did I mention I have a website? I made myself quit procrastinating and tackle iWeb a couple of months ago to get the basics covered- it still needs a lot of work but in the meantime please let me know if you see any glitches or have any suggestions!).

Anyway, back to the postcard... Hubs just got a new truck so I talked him into hauling our furniture and a bunch of props into a nearby hay field for the photoshoot.  But first I had to talk him into calling the farmer that owns the field to see if we could get permission to go out there and photograph.  The convo went a little something like this, "Um, hello Mr. L, I was wondering if it would be ok if my wife and I went into your hay field.  You see, she designs stuff and she needs to photograph it and she really likes your field.  We can? Oh great, thank you so much!"  Yeah, I'm pretty sure he thinks we are crazy people.  But it worked out and I'm super pumped about the final product.  Good times...

Have a great week, Everybody...

Monday, April 11, 2011

5 weeks and counting...

Good Mornin', Sunshines

Happy Monday, Everybody!  The week ahead is jam packed full of Surtex prep and the anxiety is starting to kick in as there are only 5 weeks left until showtime.  5 weeks?!  Here's some stuff I have on my "to do" list for the week ahead:

• Finish up my mailing list of companies I want to contact before the show.  The promo postcards I designed last week should be arriving in the mail tomorrow, so I need to get them addressed and shipped out pretty quickly.  As this is my first time exhibiting at Surtex I think it's super important to get my name out there as much as I can before showtime.

• Finalize my booth panels.  I found this super helpful article on panel resources and now just need to commit to the designs that I want on the walls.  I feel this is an important step as I will have 5 printed panels to summarize my entire brand.

• Organize my portfolios.  I have a critique/review with a friend on Wednesday (Hi, L!) so I need to get what I have so far in a presentable format.  Knowing that I will be showing my work this week has also been a great push to get things done.  I feel that I work best when I have a goal or deadline, so mini deadlines along the way have been super helpful to keeping me on track.

• Design, Design, Design!  I feel confident about the work I have done so far, but would still like to complete a few more collections by the time I board the plane to NYC...

Whew!  Think that's all for now, off to start chipping away at that list...

XO,
Genevieve

Thursday, April 7, 2011

On a Country Road...

Goat Parade

This is one of the reasons I love living in the South... while taking a back country road to get to my destination two towns away, what do I come across but a real life goat parade!  I just had to pull over and watch them as the whole thing was too funny/strange.  They were not in a pen and followed eachother one by one through an open field, crossed a driveway, went under a fence, and made their way up a trail in the woods like it was part of their usual routine.  When I asked one of the neighbors if they had gotten out/escaped she said "Nope, that's just what they do everyday."  I think goats are super cute and have thought about getting one ever since this post...hmm, might need to revisit that idea again this summer...

P.S.- Wanna know a cool trick I just learned?  If you want to embed a youtube video on your blog but want to start it at a different point, then add this code to the link: start=number representing the second you want the video start playing.  For example, on the video below ole James is chatting it up for a good minute and a half before the song starts, so I entered start=83 after the video code so it reads like this:





Hope you guys are having a great week ☀ ☀ ☀

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Things Seen in Blogland: Pretty Patterns

Hello, friends!  Hope you are enjoying a nice relaxing Sunday...  Thought I would share some pretty patterns I've seen out in blogland


Be still my Boho heart, LOVE this runner... (originally seen on knack)


Doesn't Geninne have the cutest nails ever?  It reminds me of when I was younger and had painted a large flower on my big toenail.  I was outside and barefoot and a butterfly kept landing on the center of it- must have thought it was a real flower- ha!


WOW.  What I wouldn't give to have this bag by Leslie Oschmann (originally seen on Papaya!Blog)


Too bad I put myself on spending restriction until after Surtex because these West Elm dishes would totally be in my kitchen! (originally seen on Caitlin Creer Interiors)



See ya soon,
Genevieve