Sunday, November 4, 2012

Instagrammin' #1

1.galaxy leggings   2.forever21 haul    3.pumpkin pie    4.bacon candy(it just tasted like sugar to me...but I was sick at the time)

5.someone's trying to steal my cupcake wrapper    6.the evil cat-sized squirrels ate my squash rootbeer float with the work gang    8.I wish I got to see this snuggly pup everyday

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Aren't my mom's Halloween decorations cute? I swear she could be the decorating stylist for a magazine! Halloween is probably my favorite holiday, even though I haven't really had a chance to go all out with it this year. I will be hopefully handing out candy after class, dressing up and maybe hitting the town for a little bit (but not too late cause I have work in the morning!)

So have a great day and enjoy this spooky picture I took a few years ago at a museum:

xoxo, emily

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Carving and How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Man!

So tonight Devin and I finally carved pumpkins! It only took us 8 years of our relationship to carve pumpkins together. We are such dorks.
Anyway, we went the non traditional route when it came to our pumpkins and got a small white one and a tall one with weird warty like things.
The white one was easy to carve. I drew the design and Devin did most of the carving. I like to think of it as me being the art director and him the production crew.
The warty one on the other hand, was super duper thick. Devin had to hack away at that thing until he got the top off of it and decided that there was no way that we were going to carve into that. So then I mentioned that you can drill holes in pumpkins and the drill was brought out. Mike came and helped drill holes. It was a very manly activity.

Once we were finally finished we added some tea lights and put them out on the front porch!
They turned out super cute! Now I just hope the squirrels don't eat them! Have a wonderful Halloween! xoxo, emily

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sneak peek at what I've been working on: Graphic Design 2 edition!

Even though I'm only taking 12 credits this semester, I'm still just as busy. Maybe it's because I work around 20-40 hours a week on top of school. Or maybe because I live with 5 other people and things can get crazy sometimes. Or maybe it's because my four classes have a larger workload. In reality, it's probably because I'm getting old and that's just how life is. (ha ha, oh I hope not)

Anyway, this is what I've making for my Graphic Design 2 class. We had to pick (or make up) a company and rebrand them. Since I love/miss camp and summer, I picked the camp I've worked at the last three summers.
Here's the (mostly) final result:


I'm so happy with it. I'm not sure if I want to keep it tilted or have it go straight up and down yet. But I love the colors and the texture. So happy I figured out how to do textures in Illustrator. Maybe I'll do a little tutorial on it since there really aren't very many out there.

Well, there's a little sneak peek at my busywork. I still have to do extra stuff to go with the rebranding- letterheads, business cards, etc. So I'm sure when I'm all done I'll post it!

Class is about to start, so I'm going to log off Blogger and pay attention!

xoxo Emily

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sick of being sick

Why is it that I always end up getting sick this time of year? It probably doesn't help that Wisconsin has pretty much turned into the rainiest place ever the past two weeks. I just wanted nice, sunny, cool fall days. Instead I get rainy, dreary, chilly days. Not cool Wisconsin, not cool.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Weekend Recap: Sharp Shooter!

So along with the Zombie Crawl, me, Devin and our roommate Mike went out to the shooting range Saturday afternoon. I have hardly ever shot before in my life- minus a pellet gun and the time I tried shot gun at camp last summer. So needless to say, the range was a little overwhelming. For one, I looked completely out of place. I was wearing coral pink skinny jeans, a purple coat and a cute blue knit hat. Everyone else was wearing camo.

We started with pistol first. I definitely felt like a badass, even though my aim wasn't the greatest.

We were aiming for the little sharpied dots.
After shooting pistol for a while, we snagged a rifle bench and did some of that.
The scope wasn't set, so I was way off, but my bullets were all close together, which is apparently a good thing! :) And lastly, we shot an M4. This was terrifying. Well, sort of. This gun is heavy! (I'm also a total wimp though)

All in all, it was a pretty fun expirence, but I think the only shooting I'm going to stick to is with my camera. xo, Emily

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Recap: Zombie Crawl!

So this weekend was the Menomonie Zombie Crawl, which was basically where you dress up like zombies and run around town and get great deals all night. And it's super fun to do zombie makeup. I ended up going with all my girl friends since poor Devin was sick all weekend :(. But it turned into a super fun zombie girl's night! Our group had some pretty clever zombie themes - I was Zombie Deschanel(Zombified Zooey haha), my roomies were zombie runners, my one friend was a zombie hippie and the other was a zombie Courtney Love.
The night was full of half off food, tasty drink specials and dancing! It was a very successful Zombie Crawl! Next year's will be even better!

Free dirt cake!

 xo, Emily