Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I found ribbon for $7.99/100 yards! AND I ordered 250 plain outer envelopes in the same paper as my invites for $12.95!! OH HAPPY DAY!

On Order

I have sent my invitations off to be printed!! YAY. I am soo glad this is off my to-do list. It has been a really stressful project. Being a graphic designer, I knew I wanted to create my own invitations. But coming up with a design that I was going to like and stick with was definitely a hard decision. So I am soooo happy they are finally gone. Here is what they will look like.. :)
Inner Envelope (metallic slate gray; www.paperandmore.com)
Information CardReply Card

I have a few issues though. I still need outer envelopes and I need some kind of seal for the inner. I was going to do a pretty, satin, eggplant colored ribbon that would have been bowed around each invite. But it would have taken 2 feet per invite, and well, that would have been a lot of ribbon and a lot of money, so I am on a hunt for a second option. Any ideas welcome.

Also, if you know of any one needing wedding invitations designed, this is a business I am looking to getting into. So please dont hesitate to forward on my name, or contact me for more information!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Can we talk about this???

So back in April, I ran the mini marathon right? Well after that day, I noticed one of my toe nailes turned BLACK! YIKES. I figured I had a slight case of toe trauma and that it would eventually heal, or heaven forbid, fall off. But it is months later and my toe is still black and blue!

Sorry. I know it's kind of a gross picture, but I promise my feet are clean. And my big toe nail looks yellow because I have been wearing polish for a few months. And by the way, I HATE polish on my toes. It kind of grosses me out, but I did it just to cover up my nasty black toe nail.
Now I am a little worried that this is what my toe is going to look like for my wedding. This is not good. Why wont it go away!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I was going to save this post for when I had more of a following and more commentors. But I guess today is as good as day as any.
There are a few pet peeves I have with the clothing world. The first and most stressful is JEANS! Jean shopping might possibly be the WORST experience in the world (followed closely by bra shopping). I know you know what I am talking about. You go to the store to find the perfect pair of jeans and wham! nothing is right. I feel like designers only make jeans for women who are 6' tall and weight 100 lbs. Sometimes it's the pockets; you can see the pocket lines. Sometimes, it's the butt pockets, too big, too small, to wide, not there! (heaven forbid, jeans should ALWAYS, ALWAYS have back pockets). Sometimes, it's the rise, too high, too low, etc. But the main concern is the length. Now, I am not a tall girl, a whoping 5'4", so when I try on all these designer jeans, they are always too long, some to the extent of 10"!!! I know what you will say, "but you can hem them, and reattach the original hem".. no no no no no my dear friends, this is a BAD idea. How do I know? because I have done it. Most of the time, unless buying straight jeans or skinny jeans, the bottom of the jean is wider. So, when you have to take them up 5+ inches, the original hem is larger in diameter than where you now want it placed.. causing the new hem to flip out on the bottom. When you first get it done, it doesnt look tooo bad, but after a few washes, it really starts to set in. It's horrible, and now you have ruined your jeans. And you obviously can't do a normal hem, because then people would know you "hem your jeans!!" Plus, if I am going to spend $200 on nice designer jeans, why should I have to pay an additional expense so they fit right!?! My answer?!?! Is a plea to the jean manufacturers: Please make jeans in lengths for women, the same way you do for men. I really dont see why this would be a problem or why it isnt done already. Not only would it be good for us shorties with our 29" inseam, but also for you taller ladies, that can't seem ones that are long enough to wear with your 4" stilettos! So please, let's find a way to fix this HORRIBLE problem. From a girl who would wear jeans and a white tshirt everyday if she could, this is a major issue.


I think I need to send this in to a magazine.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Yesterday I decided I wanted to play the Powerball lotto. G informed me that it was probably better to pick my own numbers instead of having it do it for me. So I got to thinking about what numbers I would choose. I really dont have a favorite number (I kind of think this is weird, why is one better than the other?!?). But I have numbers that are important. The rules for picking numbers is, the first 5 numbers are from 1-59, and the powerball is 1-39. This kind of limits things. But here are the numbers I have thus far
4- month G was born
10- month I was born
20- day G was born
25- day I was born

So I need one more number 1-59 and a powerball #. I cant figure it out.. Any suggestions?!?!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Over the past day and a half, I have been a little bummed out. I am not sure what it is and cant seem to shake it. I even went on a helicopter ride this morning (which was very cool by the way) and still feeling kind of, eh. I just think there is a lot on my plate and I dont really know how to shake it. I need to compile a list of things I want/ need to accomplish. Let's start one:

1. Redesign personal company website-- www.peapoddesignonline.com -- for the curious
2. Market company & gain new clients
3. Wedding stuff (this is a list in and of itself)
4. Get my butt in gear to be in shape come wedding
5. Hit the tanning bed/ layout-- get color!!
6. Start inspiration folder
7. Buy large hard drive for personal computer
8. Find happiness in everyday life
9. Buy furniture for house-- decorate
10. Learn new recipes-- collect

The list goes on and on and on and on. There is so much I want to do, but find very little time. I guess when I am laying around the house at night, I could be doing some of this stuff. But after working an 8 hour day, some times a girl just needs to rest!

I am going to try to start blogging about inspirational design stuff that I see. Some stuff really inspires me to be a better designer and to get out there and learn more. So, I am going to share it with the world. Who knows, maybe there will be a Peapod Blog or a Peapod Twitter in the future!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Get a GRIP!

I am sure everyone has heard about this big controversy between David Letterman and Sarah Palin. So I am going to put in my 2 cents and all I can say is, GET A GRIP PEOPLE. I mean seriously?!?! First of all, David Letterman is a freakin comic! He bashes people every night. This isnt to say he really feels this way about anyone... merely trying to make a joke and have people laugh. I dont think what he said about (whichever one of) the palin girl is a big deal at all. It's not promoting rape or any of the other crazy things I have heard today. Plus, Letterman even apologized for his comments, and she wont even accept them! UGH, the nerve. Quit being grouchy. I really think Sarah Palin is just trying to stay relevant. Letterman makes jokes about everyone, many of them off color and line-crossing and do you see any of those people getting this upset!!! LET IT GO! People are crazy, who cares!? There are bigger issues in the world to be concerned about than what some comic said on a late night show. Get it together.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Unintentional Offending

I admit, there are times when I offend people. But more times that not, I dont mean to. I am merely expressing how I feel inside, and it ends up hurting someones feelings. There are even times when I think what I am saying is helpful, but then somehow, it gets turned and I am offending. I get really paranoid if I have offended someone, because like I said, I dont mean to. I am not a harsh person, not a mean person, I dont even think I speak what's really on my mind half the time. I dont want someone to have ill words about me, or much worse, go behind my back and speak about something I may have said. I would really rather that person come out and say they were offended, and therefore I could apologize on the spot rather than someone gossiping.
Speaking of gossiping... I have to stop. Again, I dont gossip to be mean, but rather as to have something to talk about. Isnt it bad. I know I get talked about without me knowing and that thought makes me cringe. You want your friends and acquaintences to have nothing but good things to say about you. Therefore, I am going to try to stop gossiping, unless it is something EXTREMELY good, which in case, I don't know if you could consider it gossiping. I need to put good karma in the world, in order to get it back.
Maybe all this offensiveness and gossiping is what has made me have few friends... and even those can be hard to reach sometimes. :(

(Sorry if this blog entry offended... I am sure I did somewhere... please come out and tell me!)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hair did...

Saturday I went in to get my hair done. Cut, colored, and a quick trial run for the wedding. I have decided to do my hair up because it is way too fine to wear down and after all day, I think up would hold better. We did about 8 different updo's (2 of which we forgot to take pictures)... but I am only going to show two, they were the favorite.

This first one is cool because it creates this little rosette. If I choose to go with this, I think I want to find some sort of rhinestone hair piece to attach around the rosette.

I love the second one too. because it kind of twists up into this knot/bun.

Both styles will be the same on the top. Its just the bottom part I am deciding. I wanted them to be soft, no so "styled" and definitely not "prom hair". No pin curls and crazy things like that. Just something simple. Thoughts are welcomed!

Friday, June 5, 2009

My First Reaction....

My first reaction to everything is to be annoyed. It's really bad. When something isnt the way I thought it woud be, I immediately get annoyed. Then I have to go back and rethink about it. Calm myself down and decide its not that big of deal. And sometimes, this causes me to get mad at people for no apparent reason. I am not sure why this is my gut reaction. I guess maybe it has to do with the fact that I like to be in control of all situations and like to know what is going to happen before it happens.

On another note:
I went through my email address book and deleted about 30 names. It was crazy. Not because I dont like these people, but mainly because I havent talked to them in a million year, and its probably not their email any more. Plus there are some work contacts that I no longer need.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Spring Awakening

What a show!
I went to see Spring Awakening last night with a friend of mine and it was absolutley incredible. The music was awesome. The story line was fantastic. And the actors were truely amazing. It is a little hard to believe that the original play was written back in the 1890s considering all of the modern themes. If you ever have a chance to see it, GO!

Monday, June 1, 2009

weekend recap

I had a great weekend!

Friday started off wonderfully when my boss informed us that we could leave early!!! YAY. This never happens. So with my extra hours I had on friday I got to get a few things done before going to a wedding.
Friends of ours got married on friday at a beautiful ceremony and fabulous reception. The food was good, the company was great, and we had an awesome time. Another wedding that I was jealous of, only because I want mine to be here. :) But G and I headed home early, for us. Because I had to get up and get moving the next day.
Saturday was the Kenny Chesney Sun City Carnival Tour concert!! An all day affair with my wonderful friend Anne. We headed out to the stadium around 2 o'clock, tailgated, played beer pong and finally headed into the concert around 4:30. We missed the first act, Lady Antebellum. But did get to see Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry and my favorite, Sugarland, before Kenny came on. Anne and I had a ton of fun, and even snuck down to the field to get a better view. The night got a little crazy from there. And G ended up coming to pick me up (this is after laying in the parking lot and getting rained on.) Waking up the next day my feet and legs were completely black, GROSS! I have yet to look at my pictures, I'm scared. But it was soo much fun.
Yesterday, didnt do much. Picked up my car from the stadium, helped G revive his tomato plant, and headed to the pool. Relaxing.

Good weekend. Good friends. Ready for the next!