Just a note to the internet (and T.Swift if she reads this blog)..every day I wake up is a day I question why I didn't dip into my savings to go to a Taylor Swift show on her current tour...because it seems like the show is amazing and I want to go. 

ok but now to my blog for the day.

Around here, we create things. I don't do much of the creating, but thats what we are known for, I mean, it's in our name. And guess what, creating stuff is HARD. We're in our busy season, so my 4 designers spend their days making something from NOTHING...with little to go off of. Try that sometime if you don't do it for a living, its hard. 

Last night, we went to a painting class. We've done this before for staff infection as an office, and there is always a groupon for them, so we had a little date night. And now we have art for our new house. 

So, we started off like:

with NOTHING. 

After some instruction, our paintings started to look like they were going somewhere. 

We took a break, which was like watching paint dry...(thats what we were actually doing). And then we added more to our canvas. 

After some more time and some more instruction-we had our final products! I added an animal to mine, cause, obvi. It has to match my other paintings I've done at classes like this. In the past I have put an owl in a tree, and a moose in the Nashville Skyline. 

I really recommend doing this if you ever have the chance. It's a fun night and it will take you outside your comfort zone...especially if you don't get to create things a lot. 



I have never tried to blog from my phone before, but figured it was worth a try. Today, Zac and I travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to talk about a website. I do not normally travel, but this year I am covering quite a bit of distance. 

This trip is shorter than my last, I will only be spending about 20 hours in the state of North Carolina. Lucky for me, this is not my first trip out to Chapel Hill so I do not have to worry about site seeing, but I am still excited to make the trip. 
I enjoy getting on campus to meet with clients. It helps us understand the client's needs and message. It allows us to get a feel for what is important and helps us make sure we build a custom website that solves a problem. 
Stay tuned to see what our trips this summer will produce!! And check out our latest website, timetoshinememphis.com.

Lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking about vacations. Probably because I do not have any significant trips happening for the remainder of 2015, and I'm a little wistful. I'm already starting to plan for next year! My family is considering a trip to the beach in early summer and my husband and I would like to take a vacation together to celebrate our 5th anniversary. I always keep a running list of places I'd like to go and things I'd like to experience - and it changes often. Right now, this is a list of the places I'm looking forward to traveling sometime in the (hopefully) near future:


I've been to Colorado a lot since it was a very easy vacation destination when I lived in Nebraska. I actually lived in Colorado for awhile too. One of the things on my husband's bucket list is to White Water Raft. I've done that, and it was really awesome. So, we are tentatively planning a Colorado trip for next summer. We'd like to White Water Raft (my preference would be to go through the Royal Gorge), hike, bike and more. I'd also like to show him where I used to live in Colorado Springs. I like outdoor activities, and we don't get the opportunity to do lots of this in Oklahoma. 

The Northeast U.S. 

I've never traveled north of New York City and I'd really love to visit this part of the country. For me, part of the allure is the possibility to see multiple places that are very close together, for example, Boston, Providence, and maybe even Portland, Maine. We've also been working with clients in this area and I've been looking at a lot of photos of Boston as I'm doing some research for a project I'm assisting with. It looks awesome. Also, there are so many amazing food options. I love seafood!


Central America

A good friend of mine is in Nicaragua for his honeymoon, and every photo he posts on Facebook makes me more and more jealous. They climbed a mountain and sledded down the ash...amazing! The history and culture really intrigues me and the scenery looks incredible. 



A few years ago, I traveled to England. That was very cool, but a small part of me was a little bothered by the fact that I was so close to Ireland, but wasn't traveling there. I'm really hoping to go there in the future. 


Any all-inclusive beach resort, anywhere.

This is probably my ideal vacation. I've been to Jamaica and I'm ready to go back to the all-inclusive. Sit me in a beach chair, with a drink in my hand, and I'll be good. 







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