Wednesday, August 31, 2011

summers end

It's been a busy couple of weeks, traveling to Ohio, seeing the whole family including our new member Jordan our 16 month old rescued Golden Retriever. Then coming back to Wilmington and having to evacuate to Greensboro for Hurricane Irene. Needless to say blogging was laston my mind.

I did want to tell all of you about a project I have been working on for My Green Eyed Girl INC. a non- profit organization started by a fellow High Point University graduate Chris Thurley in honor of his girl friend Cassie Hill who passed away this past February due to an unexpected brain aneurism.
He asked me to create a logo for the company and I was MORE than happy to do this for him. With the logo came t shirts and koozies that will be sold this Saturday September 3rd at a fundraiser in High Point, NC at The Frat House (a local bar). I really encourage everyone to take a look at the merchandise. Not only did I design it, it is for a great cause and a sweet girl. If you cannot make it to the fundraiser, T-shirts and koozies are available to order online!
Hope the last few days of summer are being good to you. I am trying to soak up as much sun as possible while looking forward to fall!


Friday, August 19, 2011

happy birthday hallelu

It's Hallelu's 6th Birthday!!!

So I of course had to celebrate ;)


Thursday, August 18, 2011


heard this today from my girlfriend at work, titled Surrender by: Anonymous

On this Day:
Mend a quarrel
Search out a forgotten friend
Dismiss suspicion & replace it with trust
Write a love letter
Share some treasures
Give a soft answer
Encourage youth
Manifest your loyalty in a word or deed
Keep a promise
Find the time
Forgo a grudge
Forgive an enemy
Apologize if you were wrong
Try to understand
Flout envy
Examine your demands on others
Think first of someone else
Appreciate, be kind, be gentle
Laugh a little more
Deserve confidence
Take up arms against malice
Decry complacent
Express your gratitude
Worship your God
Gladden the heart of a child
Take pleasure in the beauty & wonder of the world
Speak your love
Speak it again
Speak it still again
Speak it still once again.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

all about Catherine

After hearing the story of Hallelu and the passions of Catherine Yearwood, I am completely smitten with her style and what inspires her. Glitter Guide just did a peek inside her seaside home.

Her house is GORGEOUS. She goes on to describe her girly, fashionable style mixed with her husbands surfer, modern style. Together they make a perfect duo!

Inspiration from the ocean and thrifting with her husband is reflected in her home. But their style changes daily just as her outfits do! Check out Glitter Guides' article for all the info! Just wanted to share this amazing space with all of you!


Friday, August 12, 2011

date night

My boyfriend and I went out last night to this quaint little wine bar in downtown Wilmington, Fortunate Glass. I have to tell y'all about the amazing food and ambiance.

The bar is small and cozy, with only a few tables. We sat in a secluded wooden booth that is set into the wall, once you sit down you feel like the only two people in there. After reading the EXTENSIVE wine list, we chose a nice pinot gris with hints of melon and honey, it was delicious.

We ordered tapas that came throughout the meal. We started with a traditional Italian appetizer of procuitto and melon, very light and refreshing. We then had endive stuffed with goat cheese, shaved almonds and chunks of mango. SO good!! We were then served brie and spicy salami with cranberries, pears, and crackers. On to the next bottle and dessert!

The dessert trio we ordered was OUT of this world! We had a lemon cheese cake with shaved almonds, a chocolate mousse soufflé, and the best of all goat cheese mousse. it was indescribable. Mixed with the raspberry sauce that surrounded the plate, one of the most decadent things I have ever tasted. It had the tang of goat cheese with a light airy texture. I could eat it every day.

It was a perfect night with amazing food and great company!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I have been having trouble finding that "big girl job" that is supposed to be in the card for me after graduation. I know the economy is bad but not only do I need a job, I am really dying for one in my field, or at least something that I love doing! I want to do what I love and love what I do. And after 4 years of making me better at what I am already good at, i think I have that right.

Overall it has always been my dream to be a wedding planner, but I also have such a huge passion for designing. I want to be able to say, if I had all the money in the world I would be doing the same thing I am doing now. Unfortunately I cannot do that yet, but I have hope it will come to me. If not I'm going to make it for myself.

My favorite boutique Hallelu just posted the story of the shop, Owned by Catherine Yearwood and her husband, they share their story here. It is such an inspiration to me that Catherine had a dream and made it happen. I am going to the same for my self. If no one wants to give me a chance in the professional world, that's okay, I will make that break for my self.

It's just going to take some hard work, research, and Money of course. But I will do it, mark my words. And I can't wait to do what I love!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

nothing but neon

I've been a little NEON obsessed lately! I don't know what it is but there is something about a pop of neon green against a dark grey or that neon coral against tan skin. I just love the way it looks! I will be incorporating it into my life, whether it's through some new design, nail polish or neon feathers in my hair, I have to do it some how!

Thank you Pinterest for the lovely photos and inspiration!
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