Tuesday, June 29

You say I'm obsessed like it's a bad thing

We interrupt regular blog posts about recent designs to have a little chat about obsession. (And, no, I don't mean the early 90s perfume/cologne by Calvin Klein, although I do love it. Mmmm. High school football games...shellacked, permed hair...wait, where was I?)

Ok, so a little less than 2 years ago, my sister mailed me 4 gigantic books titled Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. She warned me I might think they were cheesy, well, because I'm over 30, and it's a love story about a human and a vampire.

Well, I didn't read them for a while, but decided a trip that included many air miles, and driving hours, would be the perfect excuse to cart 2 of the brick sized books with me (you know, in case I finished one during the trip).

To keep a long story short, I couldn't read them fast enough. I think it took all of a week to finish all 4 of them. And, then I couldn't read them a second time fast enough. And, then I couldn't get them into the hands of my friends fast enough. And, then I couldn't believe I didn't know about this Twilight phenomenon. (you see, because I consider myself on the hip, "in the know" side.)

So, to say I'm obsessed might be a little bit of an understatement. But, whatever. I've now read them all 4 times. And, fallen in love with a vampire. And, the guy who plays him. And, I may or may not have a vampire as a background image on my computer & phone. I also may or may not have an RPattz calendar. (gulp) What? We all need an outlet, right? At least I'm not camping out for 4 days at the premieres, although I'm seriously thinking about "visiting" my sister in Baton Rouge, when they begin filming Breaking Dawn there this fall.

I know most of you, my readers (all 3 of you), are obsessed like me. Ok, maybe not like me, but you like the books. And, if you aren't, what the heck are you waiting for? Don't miss the boat on this cultural phenomenon! So, you know the point of this post is the 3rd movie, right?

Yep - Eclipse comes out tomorrow. And, I'll be there. With my best gal, Carrie. In my Team Edward shirt. Trying to ignore Carrie's Team Jacob shirt. Squealing in girlish delight during the tent scene.

Don't judge. My name is Raeann, and I'm obsessed with Twilight.
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Tuesday, June 15

A Work of Art

Remember this post?

Well, I'm back to show you the goods. Now, when I met with this bride, we discussed a garden theme, using greens & purples to convey the casual feeling they were planning for their winery wedding. And, I got to working.

Fast forward a few weeks, and the bride decided she wanted her invitations to feel a little more personal. And, since her mother's an artist, and just happened to have a painting of said winery, why not use the art to announce the wedding?

I think it was a fantastic decision - these invitations might be some of the yummiest I've done in a while. 

The hand torn edges...
the textured paper (swoon. suhwooooon. i.love.this.paper.)...
the depth of colors in the artwork...
the finished package, all wrapped up ready to go...
Best wishes to Michelle & Bill - they're set to tie the knot in just a few short weeks.

Wednesday, June 2

Back in the Day

Today's my birthday, and I'm feeling nostalgic. It's a milestone year and those seem to force you to reassess your life, and wonder whether you're on the right path, and what the future holds.

Today I'm reminiscing about:
  • Spending my 16th, 25th and 30th birthday in various Mexico locales
  • Summers in New Mexico
  • Roswell Country Club cheese sticks, circa 1991
  • My mom's Strawberry Birthday Cake
  • Pillow forts, backyard camping, making mud pies, and swimming at my Nana & Paw Paw's house
  • Bad 80s fashion & Big Cheese Pizza
  • Slathering on suntan oil (NO SPF, what skin cancer?)
  • Running through sprinklers
  • Splashing in gutters after a New Mexico flash flood
  • Wonderful memories my husband & I have made
  • Sunsets on Alki
  • Driving into Seattle the first time
  • Summer thunderstorms
  • The smell of wet concrete
If you're hitting a major birthday this year, what is taking you back?