Saturday, June 30, 2012

How Some Colorful Cupcakes Came To Be

Here is the twelve step process that lead to the creation of my Color Run Inspired Cupcakes.

1. Sign up for The Color Run with a bunch of your girlfriends from college and come up with a catchy name for your team.

2. Decide you're staying with Vickie for the after-party Breanna and Matt are having.

3. Instantly feel obligated to bake something for said party because that's how you roll.

4. Be wandering around Hobby Lobby one day and find some pretty colored sugars.

5. Realize it would be adorable to make cupcakes that look like they've been through The Color Run.

6. Make Love & Olive Oil's Fruit-Filled Lemony Cupcakes (and raspberry filling)

7. Make Smitten Kitchen's Cream Cheese Frosting (because it's white like your Color Run shirts and it's the best cream cheese frosting you've ever had and you should know because you're a cream cheese frosting connoisseur)

8. Cut little cones out of your cupcakes to make room for the raspberry filling. (ooh pictures!)

9. Fill cupcakes and replace tiny hats.

10. Frost and decorate by dumping random amounts of different colored sugars on top.

11. Refrain from eating one right away and take to party where everyone will love them, even people who claim to not usually like lemon-flavored things.

12. Don't forget to actually participate in The Color Run!
Lyndsey, Lexie, and moi!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Desk Picture

Here is a picture of my desk at work.

Crappy quality brought to you by cellphone camera in a dark room.

Here is a list of things on/around my desk, clockwise starting with my chair at 6 o'clock:
- My favorite hoodie
- Assorted papers, post-it notes, pens
- Inspirational flippy calender from boyfriend's mom 
- Phone, cords, backup hard drive
- Box of tissues
- Sweet mini print by the awesome Kal Barteski
- Peanutbutter M&Ms
- Second monitor (desktop = raspberries) with laptop below (desktop = Totoro)
- Hello Kitty calender
- The Max Ehrman quote that begins: Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence... 
- Water bottle, also with one of Kal's designs on it
- More calendars, papers, job tickets, office supplies, and 900 more post-it notes

Tada! Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. My desk at home is a lot more awesome, because when I was younger my mom painted flying cats all over it. I will update later if I can get a good picture of it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Design: Coffee

If coffee ever becomes self-aware, bands together and decides to take advertising into its own tiny bean-hands, I've got its first campaign covered. I hope coffee remembers that I've been there with it through hot and cold brews, from my first gas station 'cappuccino' to the caramel brevé I ordered this morning from my favorite coffee shop, usually with cream and sugar but even the one time when I was little that my grandma made my brother and I try it black to teach us some kind of lesson.

My sweet fancy graphics were done as Illustrator practice, and the slogan comes from something my cousin said on one of those facebook surveys that used to be popular waaay back about a year ago. Thanks for the inspiration, Danelle!

But really, who that loves coffee would ever argue with this sentiment? I say no one.