doughnut day illustration

Not only is it Friday, but it's also National Doughnut Day. Rumor has it all of the major chains are giving out free doughnuts. Why are you still reading this? You should be on your way to the nearest Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts!

// illustration by Bekka Palmer

kirra jamison drawing

Gorgeous illustration by Kirra Jamison, titled Livin' on a prayer.

introducing the mistress of manners

I'm very excited to introduce yet another side project by yours truly. Appalled at the horrid manners I see everyday, the Mistress of Manners vents her frustrations in a daily tip that even Emily Post would approve. Please take a visit to the Mistress of Manners and submit your questions or annoyances!

the simpsons alphabet

This Simpsons alphabet gave me the biggest grin!

// designed by Fabian Gonzalez available as a print at Society 6

amy wing jewelry design

I'm about three months late on this post, but better late than never right? The final person I met up during my Portland trip was Amy Wing. What a gal! She has her own jewelry business and makes these beauties. Available online and at Portland Saturday Market. She also knows how to throw down a doughnut or four. We ate doughnuts at every meal (yes, including dinner) we had together. Anyway, she's sweet as can be, so if you live in Portland, go meet her at the Saturday Market!

in memoriam

I hope everyone can take a moment today to remember that today is not just a day off work, but to honor those who have fought for our country. Traditionally, people take a moment of silence at 3:00pm local time to remember those who have fallen in service.

everything is going to be okay

Sometimes you just have to tell yourself that everything is going to be okay. Head on over to the Pugly Pixel for a fun tutorial on creating a letterpressed look like this in Photoshop!

Need more photoshop help? I suggest going to Blogshop with Bri + Angela.

image by  Chris Shipman

Takin' an extra long weekend for my mom's 60th birthday celebration! Peace out yo!

// photograph by Chris Shipman for Chance handwriting by Bekka Palmer

behind the scenes coveteur

I think even more than I love The Coveteur is the Diary of the Coveteur. Everything is a little more human and they even show the pets from time to time.