Life

For those of you who missed Discovery Channels Life intentionally like myself because you couldn’t bare to watch it in anything less than blue ray, fear not. I have been waiting for over a month and I am ecstatic to say that it has made it’s pre-order release. Ever since earth day I cannot help but be more interested in the world around me and try to work towards a having a better understanding of her. So until I can get my greedy hands on Life Blu Ray, I’ll admit the cover art and the people who created it will more than hold me over. See for yourself.

RPA:
Scott McDonald – Creative Director
Laura Hauseman – Art Director
Ginnie Assenza – Art Manager

Ars Thanea:
Peter Jaworowski – Art Director, Digital Artist

Ps. My favorite is the shark, of course!


30th, 2010 / Danielle

Somewhere over the ocean.

Sometimes I think I not only live in the wrong state, but have the completely wrong career. Currently I reside in Utah and work as a designer. If I had my way I would live in Hawaii or Australia and would be a marine biologist. I love the ocean, I love water and I love the life that lives there. My NetFlix queue is full of ocean and discovery channel goodies and even my wedding ring has a blue cauliflower sapphire instead of a typical diamond. I got teary eyed when the opening scene of Oceans started and imagine I will cry when I set sights on the Hawaiian waters of Maui when the Mr and I travel there this December. I cannot even express how excited I am. Further more I am already planning on buying land to retire on when we grow old. (Yes, I haven’t even been yet.)

So today I dream of sand and sun. I dream of how blessed I am that the Mr and I can enjoy some of the beauty’s this world has to offer together. I hope each one of you can go and do something that makes you happy. A place that is special to you. Mine will forever be the ocean.

{Images via Visit Maui


29th, 2010 / Danielle

Oceans

I saw this, in a movie theater – props to me. ( that doesn’t happen very much )

Oceans


26th, 2010 / Danielle

Friday: Enamor Photo

Happy almost weekend. I am excited for April showers to move past us Utahans and hopefully bring some nice needed warm weather. I was able to accomplish a few random things around the house ( shouts for joy! ) which always make me feel a sense of fulfillment. Seems that a lot of our larger projects are starting to wrap up leaving only the fine details. That is always a lot of fun because that means hunting down some cool finds at Esty. Enamor Photo does a fabulous job of capturing the exact mood I am in. I love the lush colors and off center composition this photo contains. Touching on something whimsical and childish which is a side of me I often don’t experience.

I hope you have a magical weekend and maybe do something you haven’t in awhile. Go for ice cream, sing a song out loud or blow a million bubbles like you were 10 again. Whatever it may be, just make sure to smile.

{ Image via enamorphoto

Make sure to check out her work. It is breath taking.


23rd, 2010 / Danielle

Happy Earth Day

A day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. Amen.

I am literally going to try and save a tree today – my peach tree that is covered in snow. Here’s to making every day count. I hope everyone does their part not only today but everyday to make a difference.


{ Image via Andy Newman


22nd, 2010 / Danielle

The Dreaded Swim Suit

Summer is fast approaching. Yes, even though I did wake up this morning to find a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. ( roles eyes ) Regardless I am getting my vacation list of needed things together, which sadly always includes the dreaded swim suit. I’ve never been a fan of such a thing, OK maybe I was when I was like 5 and didn’t care that I was running around in some hideous pink poke-a-dot thing with what I now know was some sort of tutu attached to it. But even so, I should have cared then. ( laughs ) So as I went on the hunt for this new and improved swim suit I decided to start my shopping online and then progress to going to the stores to try them on. I’ve found a few that I think have made my list, and I am actually a bit excited to try on. I can’t say it will be anytime soon, because if this weather continues I may have to start shoveling again.

Mouse Pad update: I did in fact buy a mouse pad yesterday and I am SUPER stocked about it. Nope, I’m not telling yet. You’ll have to wait and see.

{ Down East

{ Lime Ricki

{ Lime Ricki


22nd, 2010 / Danielle

In*need of: Mouse pad

I have had one mouse pad for my computer since early high school. This mouse pad has traveled to college with me, across county & now will be the start to my business. No, it is not in even close to being in good shape and yes it does have a photo of Tori Amos whom I did idolized back in the day. Hard to believe I never had such a desire to replace this object but that all changed last night when I bought a sparkling new picture frame from Target. As I proudly placed a photograph of the Mr. and I in it, I noticed the poor condition of my mouse pad and decided then and there it was time to hunt down a new one. I am sure today will be the day of endless shopping and debate but I have found a few that tickle my fancy. ( Thanks to Esty of course ) I’m not sure if I’ve found a winner or not, but I vow to not let today pass by without buying a new one. Hopefully luck will be on my side because I am not looking forward to it taking all bloody day to hunt down my new and improved mouse pad.

{ Shim and Sons – $12.00

{ Home Deconomics – $9.50

{ Jill Bliss – via MirrorGirl $15.00

{ Jill Bliss – via MirrorGirl $15.00


21st, 2010 / Danielle

Esty: Slide Side Ways Bag

One of my many faults is the fact that I despise caring a purse. I hate lugging this “thing” around me with all over creation, and further more I find that I never use half of what is in there because it just has become a catch all for just about everything. I am always trying to convince myself that I need to carry a purse and that of course is followed up with “I need to buy a new one”. This is all false assumptions, because the fact is I have purses and I just don’t use them. Either way you look at this situation it’s a no win. So rather than try and figure it out, or even justify spending more money on something I will take the easy road as I so often do and just day dream about the “what if’s”. Currently on this list is a darling bag by made by Slide Side Ways that I would love to stash all my goodies in. I know you didn’t expect it to be any other color than teal, so that comes as no surprise to anyone. I wish I could end this post by saying, “It’s mine” and “No one else can have it” but I can’t and won’t and may just I’ll even mope about for awhile about it.

Side note: Happy New Music Tuesday. Yes NOT Monday, because new music does acutally drop on Tuesday. I’ve been on a Great Northern kick as of late, and it’s looking like that isn’t going to change for awhile.

{ Image via: Slide Side Ways


20th, 2010 / Danielle

Dream Kitchen

Over the past year or so the Mr. and I have been working on re-doing our home. It has been a hard and long journey but one that is very rewarding. The best part is being able to “design” our home. To make it be whatever I want, of course within reason. I collected a ton of pictures and have a done a ton of research which has led me to a “almost” complete kitchen. We have a few more items to cross off the list before be get there, but in the mean time I have fallen head over heels in love with this kitchen photographed by Ashlee Raubach. If there ever were a space that said Danielle, this would be such a space. I love every detail, finish and color this space offers me. And yes, because I have been in the house reno phase for awhile, I am confident to say I can recreated this whole look for a happy number that wouldn’t break our bank account. But for now I will add this to the “when we build our dream house” collection and just count my blessing for the fabulous kitchen that I do have.

I am going to make this my teal/seafoam week. Because frankly I just cannot seem to get enough of it.

{ Image: Ashlee Raubach


19th, 2010 / Danielle