Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm Out Of Commission....

I'm shivering in bed, feeling like death warmed over, so posting will be slim this week. But, I will be back soon.
Miss me...?
Kisses, lovelies. 
Have a healthy and happy week.

Friday, August 26, 2011

She Always Knows.

I was having one of those days, and when I came home in the afternoon, I found this drawing my baby girl had made for me, taped to the wall of my bedroom, over my bed.

She always knows, without me having to say anything, exactly what I need to make my heart lighter.

I dunno what I'd do without her in my life to give me the strength, the will and the reason to keep going, no matter what.

Thank you for making mommy smile every day, my perfect little girl.

I hope you get to have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Font Love: You Can Never Have Enough.

I absolutely believe that. Fonts are like shoes or bags. The more, the merrier. Always.

These are my features for this week...  Pacifico and Old-Town are making me positively giddy.

Which ones are you loving right now? You have to feed my font addiction. You have to!

Kiss, kiss.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I Need One Of These. Or Three...

I found this Etsy shop called Delightfully Lovely through Eighteen25, a very cool blog I read. I fell hopelessly in love with all the cupcake/cake stands they have and I so need a few. 

They are so cool and bold but still a little cute and I can already see them full of my chocolate ganache cupcakes.

These four are my fave and I love that I  can get them in custom colors. I need!

Hope you like my finds, lovelies.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Poladroid Love.

A while back a good friend of mine showed me this little gem called Poladroid. It's this little app for your Mac or PC that lets you turn any photograph into a very cool looking Polaroid picture. Complete with smudges and color variations.

It generates great high res images that you can print or digitally use however you want.

Here are a few Ploadroids I've created with the original pics and the Poladroid results...

Definitely give this a try.

Have a good one, pretty people.

Monday, August 22, 2011


I have to say, I follow the coolest blogs evah. I was checking out Hannah's blog a few days ago, and I found this website...

Here's my About.Me...  I still have to edit my info,  tweak it some more, maybe change the background some, edit my links and such.

Check it out, and if you get one, send me the link, OK?

Happy week, pretty peeps.

Friday, August 19, 2011

She's The Ultimate Girly Girl.

That's my Nati, in all her girly glory, the day before her birthday. We celebrated the day before so the whole family could be there. Of course,  her big cousin gave her an extreme makeover.

I took these pics with one of my fave iPhone photography apps: Pocketbooth. If you love realistic looking photo strips, this is the app for you. I love it to death and it has lots of options to make your strips look completely different every time.

Hope you like. Happy weekend, toodles, loves.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Font Love: Say Hello To My New Little Friends.

It's Font Love Thursday again and it's time to introduce you to my new lovely fonts. I swear, I'd drape myself in fonts if it were socially acceptable. Ha!

Feast your eyes on these...

All styling elements are from Sahlin Studio's Kitschy Kitchen kit. Love, love all her stuff.

I hope you see something you like.

Happy Thursday. Toodles.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oh, Fun!

Yes, I just learned how to make .gifs after seeing that insanely cool image Katrina from Pugly Pixel, had on her blog a few days ago.

I thought it would be much harder, but it's really not. It just takes a little time if you want to get something as cool as she did.

I tried my best, and mine is not nearly as amazing as hers, but hey, it's my first try. And believe me, I will make many, many more of these.

I took this photograph of my beloved Miami sunsets, while waiting for the light to turn green on the way home one afternoon. I miss those so, so very much. I need to go back home already...

I made my own Instagram-y frame with Karla Dudley's amazing digital cardstock. Font is Habana from Lost Type Co-op.

Later loves. I'm off to make more of these. Whee!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The View From Up Here.

Yes, I do complain endlessly about living in a city as difficult as Mexico City. It used to be great, but now it's in the hands of millions of thugs that make life here so, so difficult...

So, I stay home a lot and enjoy these insanely beautiful views from my mom's apartment. She lives in a 12th floor and all the way south of the city so I get to see the whole of it. This Summer has gifted us with some camera worthy views, like these ones...

Gotta try to find the silver lining some days, no?

Have a great Tuesday, and here's hoping your view is a beautiful one also.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ain't That The Truth.

 (click on image to participate)

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Partay Pics.

(click image to find out more)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Font Love: Fave Uppercase Fonts.

Well, at least some of them. I have many more, but let's start with these, shall we? I have to say my very fave of this batch is Neo Retro Draw, closely followed by Ostrich Sans.

You know I need to know what your uppercase font loves are. Share the font goodness with me, please? You know you want to.

Paper and tape base are Pugly Pixel.

Enjoy your Thrusday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just Playing Around.

A few weeks ago I found this numeral set and I almost fainted with joy. I love numbers in all their shapes and forms and these are my favorite. They're called Pompadour and I got them for free, here. The artist is Andy Manglod and I thank him, lots and lots for giving us such coolness.

I started playing around with them and came up with this...

That's a very old pic I took of my Nati and myself and it's one of my all time fave photographs of us together. I really don't have many of those and I need to start getting into the frame with my perfect baby girl.

Photo corners are Karla Dudley. Font is Bodoni Poster.

Happy hump day, pretty peeps.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Have a Laugh.

I knew I would get to make good use of these mustaches and glasses I got as freebies (!) from Pugly Pixel and Minitoko Ville.

Get yours and have fun. I know I did. Ha!  I'm so glad only I know how to Photoshop...

Speech bubble & starry paper by Pugly Pixel. Photo corners by Karla Dudley. Photostrip by Katie Pertiet.
Happy Tuesday, lovelies.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Today is The Day...

Yeah, it sounds totally trite, but man...  I cannot believe this tiny little thing I was taking home from the hospital a few minutes ago, is now an eight year old perfect and vibrant young girl. I die!

Happy birthday, my sweet Nati. You have been my joy and my reason since you came into this world. I love you more than I could ever say with mere words.

I'm off to spend the day with the birthday girl. Lots of fun planned.

Starry paper & banner: Pugly Pixel. Frames: Katie Pertiet. Staples: Karla Dudley. Numbers: Pompadour font.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Help Me Decide?

I finally figured out how to make a custom horizontal navigation bar for No Shrinking Violet (thanks to Katrina's genius tutorials).

So, I need your help deciding if I should go with a horizontal navbar or keep the "411" list I have on my sidebar right now.

ETA: I went with both. I left the horizontal navbar on top and the 411 list at the bottom of the sidebar so my peeps can use it at the top or the bottom of the blog.

What do you like best? Help me decide, pretty please?  I'm having a hard time choosing which one I like best. Oy.

Thanks for your help and have a wonderful weekend, pretty people.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Font Love: Ten New Ones.

I really love making these Font Love Thursday posts. Finding new fonts and rediscovering new ones is lots of fun to a typography lover/hoarder/addict, like yours truly.

Without further ado, here are my ten new font additions. Love them all, cannot wait to use them. Hope you see something you love as much as I do.

(I dunno what's up with Blogger and my image quality lately. If you are one of those geeky geniuses and know the reason, please help a girl out? It's driving me insane!)

As always, I'd love to know which fonts you're loving lately. Please enable me. Guilt free. Ha!

The very cute frame and banner are from Minitoko Ville. You need to check out that place...

Happy Thursday, peeps.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Be Still, My Heart.

This does not need too many words. My Nati wrote this to me a few weeks ago when I told her she had to take me with her when she left for college.

("Contract: I promise that "wen" I go to "colege" I will bring my Mommy". Signed, sealed, delivered!)

I'm gonna need to keep this under 24 hour surveillance. Heh heh heh...

I gotta go hug her for about an hour. She will be seven for just a few more days... Man, I blink and this happens.

Have a great Wednesday, my lovelies.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The August Break.

I found this super cool idea though Pugly Pixel. Susanah Conway is a photographer who had the genius idea of taking a pseudo break from blogging during the month of August, by posting a wordless photograph on her blog instead of doing a full blown post.

(badge image by Katrina Tan @ Pugly Pixel)

There really are no rules to this challenge, but I love the idea of using it for those days when I simply don't know what to blog about or am busy enjoying the Summer, which is the whole point of The August Break, as I understand it.

So, some days will be photographs and some will be regular posts, but always featuring a photograph for the day. I have gotten some very cool new iPhone photo apps which I need to start using.

Check all the deets here, get your badge, and give it a try.

Happy Tuesday, pretty people.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello Monday.

To those of you who left me such kind words, thank you! I needed them and truly appreciated it...  I am starting this new week full of renewed hope and determination. So it's take action time around these parts.

I spent Saturday at Papalote Children's Museum here in Mexico City and a good time was had by all. I had never been before and I gotta say, it's a very cool  and fun place for kids and their parents.

Here are a few of my fave shots of the day...

Needless to say I came home dog tired and fell into bed like a baby.

I hope y'all had a good weekend also. I'm gonna go start the day. OK, maybe five minutes more. Or ten. Ha!

Toodles, lovelies.
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