Thursday, October 28, 2010

house love.

Whenever I see a picture of a home I love I save it to our desktop...turns out I have saved up quite the collection! I wish I knew all the sources, but I'm guessing tumblr for a lot of them...maybe Lonny magazine? If you know where they came from, I'd love to give credit where credit is due :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


been thinking a lot lately...too much if you ask me.. about nothing in particular and everything in general. :) I've come to decide that there is always going to be someone for whatever sad reason they have that won't like you. Someone who wants to be mean, rain on your parade, or plain just put you down. Heck..maybe even plain just make up stuff about you out of their own insecurities.

It can get pretty ugly out there and a girl could waste a lot of energy worrying about stuff like that...Personally, its hard to not want to scream when you hear things that aren't true (though thankfully most people look at the source they are hearing it from), but I know that revenge isn't mine. God didn't grant me that right (dang it!). He just commanded me to love. If there is ever an example of someone who was falsely accused and lied about, where better to see how it was handled than the example of Jesus Himself?

SO that girl who is feeing attacked, well she could just choose to focus on the hundreds of other positive people in her life. The ones that cheer her on, make her laugh, and know the very heart of her. There is a verse I have always loved in the Old Testament. It says (paraphrased) that if you listen hard enough you might even hear your own servant saying something bad about you. The point is people talk...always have, always will. But the only person you can control is yourself.

So I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and be proud that I can hold my head up high. Because my boys are watching. And they will face a time in their own life when someone out of being hurt, jealously, insecurity or whatever reason attacks them. And I want them to know that people can't take who you are away from you. You belong to the King...and when someone goes around trying to hurt your reputation, well, they usually just end up hurting their own. So glad that God's word never turns up void. I am thankful for a wise Father and friends who make me laugh all day long with their texts, comments, phone calls, emails...or whatever else they throw my way :)

Oh. And on a separate note, how cute is my Grandma (and Grandpa)? My Grandma and I did a Hair Pretties collaboration together. More information over here!

And I don't mean to write in a tone that says that I have it altogether, because the good Lord knows I don't. I'm just learning that sometimes you don't have to say anything to defend yourself because its not really your battle...God is just and His ways are best :) And that's something I can have full confidence in :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

birthday wishes

I like that when Micah draws candles he calls them "wishes". Love his sweet little way of thinking! we celebrated my nephew Ezra's birthday with ONE wish on top of the cake! That's right! This little 2 pound 9 ounce when born baby is now a thriving one year old!

He had a little costume party..Keaston is not wearing all of his costume, because he had the best wig and sparkly glove to complete his Michael Jackson look!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


next to my relationship with God, my family will always be first....being a wife and a mom is hard work but it is also the biggest blessing.

I am loving this picture that Moments To Remember took of my little love bandits. I'm also loving that watermark in the top right corner...the design concept was by yours truly and it was perfectly executed by my talented husband.

We recently looked into some commercial property for opening a design studio...nothing is set in stone yet, but we are so excited/scared and excited some more. We want more than anything for God's will to be done in our lives, so we will be waiting on the Lord for instruction!

On a totally unrelated side note, I also saw that Isaac's happy birthday post made it up at one of my favorite blogs. Love! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010


the weather (in my humble opinion) was beautiful today. Even though I have allergies I loved the breeze today...reminded me of our vacations in Laguna!

A few pictures I snapped up of the boys...Colby and Micah are both so artistic I love it. I think Micah has inherited Billy's eye for design...the other day while playing with blocks at Grandma Gloria's house he put blue and green triangle blocks together to form a square and said, "Look mom. I made the Sam's Club sign" (logo). That's my boy :)

Other than being busy with my 3 little boys and my handsome husband I was selling Hair Pretties at the California Beer and Wine Festival at the Wow Now Photography booth! It was so nice to meet so many lovely girls!

We just finished a fabulous logo for one of the few photography studios here in town. I can't debut it yet since we have yet to hand over the final files, but everything has been approved and I LOVE it! :)

Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Vintage Love.

couple little things I picked up for Isaac for Christmas. It's fun shopping for babies because they don't tell you what they want :) But I think if Isaac could talk he would have asked for these anyways :)

classic Fisher Price record set

and I added a little friend to his Steiff collection. Love this little hippo. He looks so retro to me and his little fur is all fuzzy, he is too cute!

Am I the only one who has started their shopping? I just love this time of year!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

the times they are a changing...

It's time...Different By Design is growing...and we couldn't be more happier about that. We love what we do...we know anyone can hop into a print shop that offers graphic design services on the side....or buy one of those 'one size fits all' logo templates but we think people deserve better.

Here at Different By Design we design on purpose. We have a unique designing process and a thorough knowledge of the key elements in creating good design....because after all, "Good design is good business."

And we are in the business of doing good :) better showcase our work and who we are and why we can help you, it's time for a web site. Of course we will still have our facebook page too, but I am excited to get the web site up and running...give us one more week and I think we will be good to go!

"Different X Design's Dynamic Duo: helping our clients win the fight against bad design one job at a time."