Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Heading Home.

   Finally heading back to Jersey. It was an awesome trip and it felt good to be home. Guess it was  motivation of sorts to rock this last bit of time and school in Philly and make good things happen.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Let the sketches begin....

Got to love it!

Its not often(or ever) that Q and I craft together but lately he's been working on a project for the boat and I have to say Im totally loving it. I know he's a creative person its just not often that he will ask for creative advice or any collaborating with projects. So for now Im just enjoying it while it lasts

On a side note, this project is making me want to start a nautical project of my own. Lately I've been pinning so many jewelry, design, and paint projects with nautical themes and I think its time to finally start a handful! Just need to figure out where to start...

Saturday, June 09, 2012


   I've been getting ready for a big camping trip and thinking Id like to bring something cute to share around the campfire so of course Ive hit up pinterest for some ideas to spark the project and man there were so MANY great pins. Check it out:

There are just so many cute options I dont know how I will decide which to make! 

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

One worth sharing.

For as much as I love to cook I really don't share many recipes here on my blog. That said, this recipe is worth sharing and its one of my favorite summer salads. Its super quick and delish so give it a try!

{photo:Lee Harrelson}

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Feta Vinaigrette 
{From Cooking Light}

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 8 ounces)
  • 2 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled and divided
  1. Prep:
  2. Cook the orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; rinse with cold water. Combine orzo, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.
  3. Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Coarsely chop artichokes, and add artichokes, reserved marinade, and 1/2 cup feta cheese to orzo mixture, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle each serving with remaining feta cheese.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Making progress!

   I realize its been 5 months since we moved in but Im just now getting to the decorating and making this place our "home". I worked on some panels for our bedroom to take the place of the accent wall I did in our Cape May house(see here). I figure I probably need something a bit more portable since there are several moves in our future and that custom wall was a bit time consuming. So the progress is small but hey at least its something! Hopefully I'll be back with more "progress" soon and hopefully some newly decorated room pics too. Happy Tuesday blog-land!

To motivate my Monday:

Happy Monday Blog-land!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

A Techno Moment

The other day I was sorting through literally thousands of files at the studio and I started to wonder how interns used to feel back in the days of film. I cant imagine looking through and/or organizing years worth of film, prints, and proofs. Especially in a professional studio setting! The amount of shooting and proofing that happens for just a few final images is just crazy.
   So, as tedious as the work was, I found myself feeling pretty lucky to have such "advanced tech" at my fingertips making my interning that much easier. I guess sometimes I just take for granted how easy a couple clicks can be in comparison to the amount of work similar simple issues used to cause. We're pretty lucky, right?

Saturday, June 02, 2012

On being an intern:

A few things I've learned so far:

You will learn all the roads to, from, and surrounding the studio VERY quickly:

You will run LOTS of errands including but not limited to grocery shopping, prop shopping, prop shopping, prop shopping, office supply shopping and restocking, cleaning, organizing, cleaning some more, and coffee and/or lunch runs/pickups:

You will set up sets, change sets, alter sets, tweak sets, perfect sets:

 ...and then tear down those sets and start all over... several times:

You will prep and fetch props and anything that might become a prop:

You will hit any and all traffic coming in, through and out of the city:

And at the end of the day you will feel exhausted, drained, and beat but more importantly you will feel happiness, validation, and inspiration and you will gladly set the alarm for some crazy early hour to start all over the very next day.