Some of my recent work…

Soccer World Springfield New Website Design

Soccer World Springfield

Logo Designs

PC Law Full Logo

PC Law - Letter Block Logo

Logo Revision

Wedding Crest for serious soccer fans

Two Chicks and a Barn

2 Chicks & a Barn Logo Design


Backyard Progress Continued

Here are some more pictures to show our progress. We’re hoping to have the majority of it all done and eating dinner on the screened in porch by en of day. Ready…..go! Oh and I almost forgot, we installed a new outdoor ceiling fan too!






Backyard Progress

Well for the past month we (mainly Cress) have been doing quite a bit of work in our back yard.  We have a large back patio and screened in porch that had some pretty ugly carpet on it.  As a matter of fact, it was lime green, bright yellow and orange stripped.  Needless to say it wasn’t really fitting into my design scheme, so we ripped it up.  Originally we wanted to just paint the patio after the carpet was removed but the mess that was left behind was too much of a force to reckon with.  So we just decided to re-carpet it and keep it easy.

We also removed all the old screens and installed new screens.  Hopefully these will withhold the mutts.  In addition to all that work we put in 2 flagstone patios and 1 flagstone retaining wall.  So here are some pictures of that progress.  Unfortunately I don’t think I have any before pictures, but I am sure you can get the idea.

Now there is still a lot to do to call this a finished product:

  • The grass is in the process of growing
  • Trim out the patio where the screens were removed
  • Spray paint all the outdoor furniture
  • Touch up all trim paint
  • Landscape around the AC unit
  • and more I am sure…so stay tuned for more pictures.

The Forget-Me-Not App for iPhone

A few months ago launched a new app for the iPhone. We are super excited about it and wanted to get the word out. Simply put the app helps remind you of errands you have to run while you are out and about. It is titled the Forget-Me-Not-App.

To break it down even more the Forget-Me-Not-App was created out of necessity by a busy mother of soon to be three with too many things to do. It gently reminders the user of all those pesky errands and tasks that need to get done by sending a pop-up to your phone when you are close to the location of the errand that needs to be completed. With this app there is no need for another cute little notebook to fill up your already overflowing handbag.

Ladies, although there are some cute notebooks out there – Don’t get suckered into buying another one! you know darn well that your keys are hard enough to find in that black hole. Use this app to help you get accomplish more on your ever-present TO DO list!

Guys! Think about it, you can stop the nagging! You’ll be on her good list from here on out because you’ll never again forget about your “honey-do” list!

How it works:

  1. Plug in an errand location by accessing the map
  2. Click the “ADD LOCATION” button at the bottom of the screen
  3. Type in your location with city and state into the search field. *Note:  You only have to type in the City and State on the first location to set your area.
  4.  Select your location from the red pin-dots provided by Google Maps.
    *Note: You have the option to rename your location at this time.  So if there are various locations for your place of business, you can be more specific in your naming.
  5. Then press the “Add Location” button below the address.
  6. You will then be prompted to create a new task.  Which you can say yes to move forward to creating your errand to run to that location.  Or you can say no to add more locations to your database.
  7. If you selected “YES”, you will be taken to the Tasks tab.  Fill out the “New Task” accordingly.
  8. When you click on location a scrolling menu will appear that will keep all your locations in alphabetical order for you to choose from.  Select your task location and hit “CLOSE”.
  9. You can be more specific with your task in your Notes section.  For instance if you need to pick up a certain amount of or measurement of something you can enter it here.
  10. Select your due date
  11. Insert your Miles.  What this means is you’re setting the vicinity around your errand for when you want your pop up to appear and remind you of your errand. For example, if you set it for 1.5 miles.  You will have a pop-up appear on your phone when you are within 1.5 miles of your location.  
  12. The “Send To” field is if you want to send to a friend or family member who also has the Forget-Me-Not-App.  This task will appear on their list and not on yours.  This is a great feature to send an errand to someone else to help you out with something or remind them of something that they wanted to get done.
  13. Once you have you New Task filled out, select “Done” to put the keyboard away and then select “save” to add your task to your list.  A pop-up should notify you that your task was successfully saved and the app should revert backto the map view and show your new task with a purple pin-dot.  Your location is shown by a blue pin-dot.

Helpful hints: 

  • Want to invite a friend to Forget-Me-Not-App?  Select the settings tab on your app and you can enter their name and email address and a link will be sent to them to join in.
  • Keep in mind the map is powered by Google Maps not the app, so if you can’t find a certain business or place in your location search it is out of Forget-Me-Not-App’s control to add it.
  • You may want to play with your Miles/Vicinity setting to find out which mileage setting works best for you.  Your city size might have a lot to do with it, how often you actually drive within a certain area of a location, and more.
  • We are always looking for ways to improve this tool.  So if you have an idea, please let us know



Thanks so much for your interest!


Ok so let’s talk about inspiration.  For me to decide on a room design, and of course the first step in this decision-making process is the paint color, I must have a good source of inspiration to get the ball rolling.  So what exactly inspired me to make some paint color choices for this new house?  Well funny you should ask, because I have some great pics to share.

Jaz’s Room:

Jaz really wanted to use her favorite colors of blue and green.  Well I was trying to visualize these colors in her room without it looking like a play dough factory and thankfully the elegant peacock came to mind and viola!  The design went from classroom to classy.  Turning to nature for color ideas in one of my favorite things to do.  There are some really fascinating things out there.  For instance my dining room inspiration is a sunset.  You’ll have to wait to see that.

Peacock Inspiration

Peacock Inspiration

Adaline’s Room:

I didn’t want to do Adaline’s room in the traditional girly colors but I still wanted it to be fun and fit her personality.  This picture just spoke to me and I believe it fits her “spunky” personality. Don’t you?

Addi's Inspiration









The Girls’ Bathroom:

We decided to do the most affordable thing to update this bathroom.  So we decided to leave the sage green counter top and pale yellow sink and somehow make it work.  So I decided to bring in a lilac color and I’m hoping to find that special shower curtain to tie in all the colors.








Master Bedroom:

So we were so indecisive about our bedroom that we decided to go with all neutral colors on the walls and carpet and then we’ll add pops of color in the bedding, furniture, artwork etc.

Master Bedroom








On Tuesday of this week, I ordered over 1,000 sq. ft. of carpet for all the bedrooms, the hallway, and the stairs. Once that is installed (I am hoping for middle of next week) I will post some more in-depth before and after pictures of all the rooms.  Once again a big thank you to everyone who helped us paint or watch the kiddos while we painted.  I’ll be so glad once we get settled in to our new home.  I look forward to your comments!

Master Bath & Basement Before

So I forgot I had these pics that Jaz and Sarah took of the Mater bath before we stripped the wall paper and removed the carpet.   The curtains have been removed, the wallpaper has been stripped and we’re looking to rip out walls.  I plan on taking some more photos this weekend of all the work we have done.  It’s pretty amazing to say the least.  The basement was a huge chore, here are the before pictures.  After pictures coming soon.

Demo Time

Stripped Master Bath

I have never been so excited for the arrival of a dumpster in all my life.  But I must say being able to haul out unnecessary items and see clean rooms is really exciting.  We have emptied out the crawl space, the entire basement, and numerous closets.  I throughly enjoyed ripping out the old carpet in all the bedrooms and the hallway….it just puts us another step closer to moving in.  Although we didn’t get much painting done this past weekend we are still moving forward.  This week we hope to completely finish the living room on the main floor which entails painting the ceiling, touching up the walls, painting the trim, and finishing the fireplace.  Then from there we hope to finish the foyer and upstairs hallway.  We have most of that complete, we just need to cut in the corners and put one more coat of paint on the trim and that little mini project will be complete.

I will say that after ripping up carpet and pulling down wallpaper we have found that the master bath needs an overhaul.  So that brings to our attention the ever-changing priority list.  When we first discovered the need to gut the master bath we thought it has moved up to the #1 spot.  But after a day or two of thinking we remembered that we have lived with one bathroom in a house for over 3 years so…I think we can handle one bathroom again.  Mind you the bathroom in the new house is much larger and we also have a half bath on the main floor so never fear everyone…we will survive.  So the master bath project has been moved back down on the list and carpeting the bedrooms and hallway has moved back up to top priority.  I have included a photo of the master bath after we stripped it down.  The picture doesn’t really do it justice, but you can see that little half wall – we plan on ripping that out and opening it up to a make a bigger, more grand mater bathroom.

As for the carpet, I think we have finally decided on which one we want to install.  It’s a patterned looped carpet, more on the contemporary side than traditional.  I think it will fit the style of the home very well.  Now the only thing we need to decide on is the color.  We are wanting to stay in the neutral beige/khaki colors but we might want to go a tad darker because of kids and pets.  We’re shopping for longevity here.  So from the pictures below I think we like the two on the left hand side, the 2nd and 3rd up from the bottom.  But just like the priority list, it could change.  🙂

Carpet Sample

Carpet Colors