Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mila's Daydreams

This is by far the cutest, most creative thing I have seen in awhile. It makes my heart just melt. This amazing mom takes the time to build these whimsical scenes while she sleeps, imagining what she may be dreaming of. SO ADORABLE!

Check it out at http://milasdaydreams.blogspot.com/

Thanks to DesignMom for the tidbit.

KLG Designs

Speaking of jewelry and locals...today I'm featuring another talented ND gal! KLG Designs make metal stamped jewelry and I absolutely love her pieces! I have yet to get my own, but some of my friends have purchased from her and their necklaces are just adorable.

You have to check out her custom/newest pieces on Facebook. or visit http://www.klg-designs.com/
images snagged from KLG Designs

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bella Rose Design

Another talented (somewhat) local. Thanks to RB for the great find! She's got some cute jewelry and is currently having an awesome sale. Although, I think I like her even more because of her name. ;-)


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Simple Solution

I must share my recent outdoor decorating solution. Let me preface the story...I am a clone of my grandmother. In more ways than one. One thing we both love to do is re-decorate or re-furbish, or as my relatives like to say, "slap a coat of paint on just about anything". We are both constantly changing our decor and getting sick of the current color schemes we have throughout our houses. My grandma is worse than me. Probably because she has more time to do such things. Anyway, so as my cousin is removing her old shutters from her house, naturally my grandma said she would take them and do something with them. (that's our famous phrase...we always think we'll do something with it) So, grandma paints them and keeps them for awhile. I have no idea what she did with them. Well, it came time for grandma to move, so we were clearing out things and before my relatives threw away the shutters, they put them aside because they were sure Candy would do something with them.

I'm proud to say that I did find a cute little use for them. They have now become my clever little way to cover up the ugly gas meter on the side of my house! Wha La!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Inspired by Knack

I was so inspired by Knack Studios and how they re-style furniture that I did a little project of my own this weekend. It's not much, but it will look lovely in my little girl's room. This was actually my great-grandmother's pedestal, so it is a piece with meaning. Finding time to do these things is always a problem, so in between playtime, naps, tantrums and toys I managed to pull it off this weekend. I hope to find an extra hour or two on the clock to do more of these projects. Wish me luck!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Logo design for a local salon

Here is my most recent logo design concept for a local salon. It may or may not be used, but I thought I'd share it anyway.

Uppercase Living for your camper

I have a few custom UL expressions for sale that would be great for your camper. $25 cash and carry. Contact me at decorativexpressions@yahoo.com if you'd like one.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

For the graphic designer on your list

I just created these custom pieces to put on my office door. Clever, eh?  Here's a mac and a pc version. If you want the same, just go to the custom design suite on my Uppercase Living website and order yours today! Maybe someday I'll order *Q. Ha ha.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Looking for something to do in Minot?

If you haven't heard already, the Minot Area Community Foundation is celebrating it's 10th anniversary with ten days of family fun around town July 8th-17th. It includes things like free skating, free golf, family entertainment, free day at the zoo for kids, carnivals, concerts, fishing, children's program at the air museum, and free swimming. WOW!

Check out the complete schedule here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Golf Tournament for Kids

It's only 1 month away! The first ever Minot Optimist Youth Golf Classic will be held Sunday, August 1st at the Jack Hoeven Wee Links Golf Course. I'm really excited to be a part of this event. We are very fortunate to have an actual kids golf course in Minot so we're taking advantage and hoping for some great weather!

If your kids are interested in participating, they can download a registration form on our website, or pick one up at Wee Links. Thanks to some generous local sponsors, we have a great lineup of prizes (flat screen tvs, wii, android tablets, etc.) and food and drinks.