Monday, October 26, 2009

You really want to know what's inside my purse.

Yes, to start off, my purse really is pink. That's where the name came from since it really stands out and becomes a great conversation starter. I believe these are two important aspects of myself and brand...I want to stand out and have my designs be a conversation starter.

Back to my purse and what's inside. I would say I'm a typical female and carry some pretty standard stuff in my purse.
  • my passport - unfortunately, no trips planned in the near future
  • OTC allergy meds
  • Clinique Raspberry Glace lipstick
  • Maybelline Plum Crazy lipstick
  • a receipt from Lookout Joe's - from this morning, got myself a mocha
  • a blue lighter
  • my car key with mini measuring tape keychain
  • Ghirardelli Caramel Chocolate
  • a pair of earrings (they belong to my sister, Nina)
  • the list from this morning orientation class for JSFG
  • A Red Robin brochure - Neighborhood Programs
  • a room key holder from Hampton Inn, Shelbyville, IN
  • half of a Butlers Irish Mint Truffle
  • my iPhone
  • a blue Sharpie
  • a Quaker Chewy chocolate chip granola bar - I know, I love chocolate!
  • a sample size tube of Aveda hand relief - best stuff on earth
  • 2 tubes of lancome Juicy Tubes (1 Jelly, 1 Smoothie)
  • a Delta pack of tissues
  • receipt from Red Robin
  • a pen
  • a mint
  • a bottle of almost gone ibuprofen
  • 2 packs of cigarettes - I know, I should quit
  • my wallet, no cash so don't even think of stealing it
That's all I have in my purse. My initial observation...why so many lipsticks?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Next on the Agenda

I'm going to learn and design my own blog background...probably use it on my Twitter page too (cailin3). Can't be that difficult, right?

In the meantime, I've got the meatloaf in the oven, one kid drinking milk in the kitchen, two kids at a neighbors house and a husband getting his hair cut. With my trip to Grand Rapids last week, I've fallen behind on the card making front. I also still need to send pricing for thank you cards for a potential new customer. How long is too long before you lose the opportunity? Need to contact the lady about the card displays too and I'm suppose to have coffee with a past client. Not sure about the last one since she hasn't confirmed the date and time. I'll just show up at Caribou Coffee in the morning anyway...never one to turn down the chance for a mocha! Y U M ! ! ! !

There are a number of new items I want to add to my ETSY store in the next few months. Custom designed invitations via the Mac for one. I also went in this cute store in G Rap that had painted metal boards and accessories. You mix and match items to create photo boards that hang on the wall. They even showed scrapbooking paper as the background! Now I just have to find someone who can cut the metal sheets for me. Know anyone, leave me a comment. Preferably local to the Cincinnati area.

My neighbor has also asked me about my sewing skills. Of course, I'm pretty good at it. She found these great little dresses for her daughter but doesn't want to pay $80! Can't blame her considering Joss will just grow out of them in a few months.

So keep checking my ETSY shop for some of these new things and if you have any suggestions don't hesitate to leave a comment here. Thanks for reading my blog!

Just Getting Started

Just wanted to write a quick entry to my new blog. Sort of a test to see what this whole blogging deal is about.

I've recently opened a shop on ETSY to showcase and sell my handmade cards. I love designing stuff and with a background in graphic design, thought this would be a fun thing to do. Sharing them with friends, family and the whole entire world is really a thrill!

What you will see on my blog are new designs, ideas and my thoughts on the design industry in general. Thanks for checking out my blog and hope you visit often!

LauraLee Kavanagh
Facebook: Handmade Cards by LLK
Twitter: cailin3