Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ornaments are fun

Going to make this into an ornaments..hey, a girl has to have a hobby other than World of Warcraft.

Friday, November 20, 2009


I have a bit of a perfume addiction, some of my favs are:

Aquolina Pink Sugar

Harajuku Lovers G

Dior Miss Dior Cherie

L.A.M.B. L L.A.M.B. Fragrance By Gwen Stefani

I love sweet smelling perfumes, if it smells like candy, I probably own it <3

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Standard

I love this pic, it reminds me of my trip to LA when I met my brother for the first time. He took us to The Standard in downtown LA. It was one of those moments when you feel invincible and alive.. truly excited to be exactly where you are in the world.


Rooftop pool..lov it!

I'm so tagged: Facebook pics

Me and my sister in high school. First of all, why do I have a Falcons jacket on? My pants are 2 sizes to big and I'm a lot has changed...for the better <3

Friday, November 6, 2009

Recent Designs

Some recent design: I just realized how busy I've been.

INI Newsletter

INI Viewbook: Concept, Design, Layout

Tear-off posters:

Holiday Party Invite

Quick invite design: Thanks to I was able to put this invite together super quick. You and your vintage images rock! <3 u.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Lovin these jackets from Topshop

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Carved a pumpkin, watched Planet Terror (lov that movie), handed out candy, went to 2 Halloween parties..all in all, had a great time. Sort of sad it's over. Until next year.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


zombieeeeezzzzzz! I don't think I make a bad looking zombie. Brainnnnnnnnnnnssssss.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kitchen Progress

The kitchen is coming along slowly but surely. Here are some pics of the new flooring (Marmoleum click) and our new track lights. So far, everything looks really good. Can’t wait to have a functioning kitchen again, even though I don’t really do any cooking.

Killing time

Killing time before I pick my New Hampshire friends up from the airport. Cool story, I met them playing World of Warcraft about 4 years ago. We've been to NH several times but this is the first time they'll be in Pittsburgh. Who said online gaming is for loners and dorks, HA! see, we're social....sort of. xoxo

Saturday, October 17, 2009

My fav time of year

I love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday. Not sure why, since I don't go Trick or Treating anymore, don't have kids and almost never dress-up unless I have a party to go to. I think the potential for creativity and the ability to be someone else for a night is the best things about the holiday.

I have wonderful childhood memories of Halloween. Bonfires, candy apples, homemade costumes, Trick or Treating with my sister, lugging huge pillowcases full of candy around Greenfield...awwww good times. Greenfielders were always so generous, they would always give out whole bars of candy, I carry on this tradition. So, find my house and get your big azz candy bar. xoxo

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Moooi Lov

This is the coolest chair I've ever seen. I want 2..anyone, anyone.

Buy it here

See the collection

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lady Gaga Bangs!

Ok, it's not a big change. One day I will cut all my hair off and bleach it blond, but for now, it's Lady Gaga bangs!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Hotness

New stove and Microwave: the GE Café series

Samsung 24 cu. ft. counter-depth side by side ice and water dispenser woooo hoooooooo! The best thing about this fridge is the LED lighting inside that "awakens" when you open the door...HOTNESS!

Our new refinished cabinets.
More pics to come soon.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Hothouse 2009

Hothouse 2009 was the festive, hipster shindig of the year. Lots to see and take in. The lines were WAY too long for the alcohol (40 mins). I didn't feel so bad about asking for 2 wines when I finally bellied up to the bar. Although I felt much of the night involved waiting in lines (sometimes we waited in lines and weren't even sure what was at the end)it was an experience for the senses. Too bad my senses were totally sober. Watching the dance floor was amusing, lots of people bustin a moby, I even saw the robot..gosh I wish I had video of that one. Oh well, note to self next year, ~~ Enjoy a few drinks before the event~~

What I loved:
~creativity of the event ppl
~the food, once I shoved it in my craw after waiting in line
~the bands and DJ
~the snake

What I loathed:
~no ac in the building
~the lines
~the silent auction (seriously I can paste magazine clippings onto a frame, it's not worth $400..get better artists

Got it homeslices!

Friday, August 28, 2009


Steve makes the best Muffaletta sandwich EVER! The Pennsylvania Macaroni Company has some of the best Olive Salad I've had since the Central Grocery New Orleans. Get yourself some..YUM!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hothouse Nails

Going to Hothouse 2009 the Sprout Fund's Annual Benefit Party on Sat. Needed appropriate nails for the occasion. They look black but they're really a dark gray.

More about the event:

Join us for The Sprout Fund’s 7th annual Hothouse summer benefit on Saturday, August 29th at Walnut Capital’s new Bakery Square development on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s East End.

An unforgettable evening of live music, local artists, performances, and food & drink awaits you at Hothouse 2009. A record crowd of more than 2,400 made last year’s event the party of the summer and #2 in the “10 Best Parties of 2008,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

As Sprout’s “live annual report” to the community, the event celebrates the organization’s accomplishments and features live music and performances, food and drink by Pittsburgh favorites, a silent auction, and a VIP reception.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

build guild pittsburgh a success!

Our first Build Guild Pittsburgh meeting took place last week. I'm just now getting the chance to write a few things about it.

First we had about 30 people show, which, for a small event was a great turnout. Hoping we can get even more next time.

The group that gathered was an interesting mix of university folk, freelance designers and programmers and we also had a few entrepreneurs and company owners.

I snagged 2 free books (Illustrator and InDesign CS4 Quick Start) and shared some industry stories.

The food at Silky’s in Bloomfield was very good, I had a large salad along with 3 pints.

The only real drag was the lack of AC..the place was pretty sweltering by the end of the night.

PS. I played my first game of Shufflepunk and won!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I miss the beach

We didn't go to the beach this year. Wanted to save a bit of money and put it towards the new kitchen. As the summer winds to a close, I'm realizing how much I miss the beach and going with our friends. Here's a list of things I miss..I hope the winter goes by fast.

1. Driving up to the beach house on that first day
2. Cracking the first beer
3. The madness of getting everything unpacked and in it's proper place
4. Playing mini golf
5. Eating Thrasher Fries on the OC Boardwalk
6. Not dieting
7. A beach book
8. A nice, real tan
9. Shopping with the girls
10. Crab stuffed with Lobster
11. Good seafood in general (PITT sucks}
12. Being lazy and being allowed
13. I miss spending time with my friends most of all.

Monday, August 10, 2009

This sandwich is sticking it's tongue out at me.

Gotta love Fatheads! Nothing like getting up early on a Saturday (yes, 10am is early for and getting to Fatheads for a gigantic sandwich and beer. The stress of life will just melt away, guaranteed.

It's also fun to join the Beer Campers..what a fun group. They all made a trek to the new Fatheads Cleveland for the grand opening.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Build Guild, Pittsburgh

Wednesday August 12, 2009 at 6:30pm
Silky's Pub
5135 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224 Get Directions

The Build Guild is a simple thing. A regular gathering of the web-folk with no commercial purposes. Talk web, design, industry topics, share some ideas, network and make professional connections, maybe pick up a freelance project or gig. Have a pint. Have 3 pints. Meet someone new. Complain about Microsoft.

There are no keynote speeches. No formal agenda. No rules. Just people.

So if you're a designer, developer, strategist, project manager, information architect or even a hobbyist, come on out.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Funnel Cakes FTW!

We made funnel cakes this good and easy, you're almost certain to have the ingredients in your cupboards right now...midnight snack anyone?

Blue Dust Bar

The Blue Dust Bar near the Waterfront is a great little hangout with a surprising selection of beers and tasty food. I highly recommend the Asian Chicken Wrap with fresh veggies and a lemon vinaigrette dressing.

This place was not crowded at all on Saturday at 7:00 and would be ideal to take a larger party last minute.

May I also say that the bathroom was immaculate …yes I really do pay attention to things like this.

Blue Dust is a nice change from all the chain restaurants in the Waterfront area.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Pittsburgh Restaurants

We love to eat and by “we” I mean Steve and I and most of our friends. We’re kid-less, dog-less and have a cornucopia of free time to enjoy the finer things. Pittsburgh gives foodies a variety of eatables from fried to soul, we got it all.

I’m no food critic and don’t claim to be a foodie, but I know good food when I taste it and frankly find it hilarious that people over 21 are still eating at the Olive Garden when there are places like Girasole out there.

I’m always looking for new and exciting food experiences to delight my innards. I’m hoping to keep an ongoing journal of my eating adventures to spread the word and help restaurants that are making an effort to make good food.

Let’s get started with a good:

Mallorca Restaurant

Mouth watering Spanish cuisine with ample portions and a long list of specials that you’ll have the waiter repeat several times. The Spanish chorizo sausage is our favorite starter, I always say, there's nothing like flaming sausage, you gotta try it! With each entrée come 3 large sides of Spanish rice, vegetables and homemade potato chips to die for. We always end up taking the sides home and frying them up at a later date. The meal ends with a small shot of Amaretto, which the waiter always sets down along with the phrase “for people in love”. A very romantic end to a perfect meal.

The only downside to this special spot is the noise and the crowds. They really pack’em in and sometimes you’ll end up practically sitting in a strangers lap.

I suggest sitting outside when the weather is nice. There’s nothing like enjoying wonderful food and wine with your love while a plethora of unique and interesting folks walk by on the streets of South Side.

Enjoy Mallorca!