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I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!




Entries from November 1, 2009 - November 30, 2009


Too Good Not to Share

This is for all my designer people. Clients From Hell. We all have them, and it is so fun to have hilarious horror stories round them all up in one place. I will be sure to refer back to this site when I am having a nightmare client day. Thank you to How About Orange for her fab post about this site. A few gems are below, and be sure to visit Clients From Hell to read more client ridiculousness.

Some of my faves (content from http://clientsfromhell.tumblr.com)

"A client once asked me to produce a banner for them and the dimension should have been 12 by 3 centimeters. She measured it on her screen using a ruler."

“I have a design already made, or at least I know exactly what I want so it should be easy for you if you’re a good designer. Also, I would built this site myself but I don’t have time. It is a very straight forward build that I could do myself so I expect to not have to pay for this.”

I was working on an identity for a client and we where discussing paper for their stationery. I had made recommendations and the client called to ask me to email him a sample of the paper so he can feel it. After 2 minutes of arguing that I cannot email a physical sample, the client said “Ok, fine. If you can’t email it, then at least fax it to me.”.


Engagement Photos

Being engaged is so much fun! We had a blast taking our Engagement Photos over Halloween weekend in Austin- the town where we met. These were taken by my beautiful and talented friend, Grace Pfeiffer, and I couldn't be more pleased. She is so talented! And, she is 7 1/2
months pregnant-she really is super woman!

We really just wanted to have a fun, relaxed day and include some of our favorite things: our westie, Calvin, cupcakes from "Hey Cupcake, " and being silly together. I would say mission accomplished. I feel so blessed to have Geoff in my life-and I can't wait till we get married!

PS: Visit Grace's Site here and hire her!