Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

REALLY??? I forgot to blog about this?? I'm such a slacker...let's just pretend I wrote this on Oct.

So, our adventure started at the Vienna Metro...which was PACKED

and not just a little packed...but like a whole lot packed..that whole bridge/tunnel thing was FULL

So we decided to take our chances and drive...and it's a good thing we did, cause NOBODY else thought to drive!

The traffic was lighter than on a regular day in DC

And we found a primo parking spot...couldn't have possibly been any easier

Since we got there so early we had some time to stop and enjoy some flowers...since umm..they're purple ;)

We found an interesting lady sitting on the other side of the flowers

Aaaaand we made it!

This guy was super cool...and these kids were super cute

The signs were an endless source of entertainment

More cuteness...

And the tea-bag family

<3 these guys

Tons and tons and tons of people

Interesting people along with their interesting signs

I found Bender!

It was all such an awesome experience

I love photo blogs....I hope you enjoyed it too!

Some Lols for the Holidays!

I have a list of hilarious websites that I frequent when I need a good chuckle and I got to add a new one today. I love to laugh at Aaron's hilarious texts when the auto-correct turns his words in to something completely off topic...sadly, this no longer happens with his new phone. But now I can laugh at everyone else's auto-correcting mishaps

I know I'm easily amused...but I know a lot of you are too!! ENJOY!!!


P.S. Sorry for being MIA for so long...I'll be posting more now :) Promise!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Love This One :)

Even thought these invites were never printed due to time constraints, the design is still one of my absolute favorites :) I'm hoping to put together a few Christmas designs in the next month or two so I can offer custom XMas cards on my site. Either way, birthday invites are always fun!

I can always switch the 1 for a 2 and use these for Mia next year!!!

What Better Day

For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, you already know that I have decided to write a book. I have not disclosed what this book is going to be about but this is going to be a pretty extensive project. So my big announcement, I will begin writing today! That will be my big 10/10/10 celebration! I won't have much time to write during the week because I have a few new clients on the horizon and one that I'm finishing up pretty soon. I'll be sure to post pics of all of my new projects soon! Be sure to follow me on Twitter for book updates @misskirs :) I'm excited!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Latest Creation!

I've been working on a project for Dan Sperry (best magician on the're welcome) and I've always loved working with gothy images so when Dan announced a call for images to be used on his new site, I was super psyched. I'm working on my own website project for him so I get to use all my gothy stuff for that BUT I threw together this image to submit to his little image contest. Hereeee she is!

Now, this is a story behind this one. It is a well known fact that I LOATHE spiders. Even tiny ones are out to kill me and last summer I had to go to the ER for a spider bite that made my whole arm swell up HUGE. So, you might be wondering why in the world I would pick a spider to use for this project. Well, several months ago I had a very vivid, crazy, creepy dream that really stuck with me. The most memorable part of the dream that I could always picture in my head JUST as I saw it in the dream was this spider with an eyeball on its body. Despite my hatred for spiders, I thought this eye-spider was totally awesome and I knew I was eventually going to have to make it on photoshop. So the Dan Sperry thing gave me motivation to finally put it together. I found the perfect image of the spider and then I set up my camera on the tripod with my super duper macro lens. The eye in the picture is none other than Chance's eye. The same eye that I have used in two other images that I love. One of which was actually picked to be in a gallery:

And this one I just made for fun (this was even before I watched Pans Labyrinth):

He makes a great eye and hand model :) and he even complains when our "photo shoots" are over. He's loves loves loves anything to do with photography....I'm so proud :)


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bringin back and oldie but goodie.....Favorite YouTube Moment #1

First of all, I am going to address the fact that I am blogging at precisely 12:17am. Aaron works late and doesn't get home until 11:30 most nights so after dinner and watching all of our DVRed shows from that evening, I don't end up falling asleep until well after 2. Aaron is out of town so I was very excited that I got to go to bed at a normal hour (10). I fell right asleep but woke right back up at 11:30...I guess my body considered it a nap? I had two choices...lay there and try to go back to sleep, or get up and do some work. After about 5 minutes of weighing the pros and cons of each choice, the winning factor was, if I get out of bed, I could eat a Swiss Roll. That was the deciding factor...and that, my friends, is why I'm blogging at this hour.

Now back to the real reason I'm writing. Years ago, when you actually had to qualify to be a member of Facebook (ok, maybe not that long ago, but awhile ago!)I compiled a list of my absolute favorite YouTube videos and posted two lists of them on YouTube and titled them "My Favorite YouTube Moment Part 1 (and Part 2)". Due to the fact that these lists are over three years old, many of the links don't work anymore. The videos no longer exist or they have been moved to a different URL. Anyway, what I'm getting at, is this is another fun Blogging project for me to resurrect the old YouTube funnies and throw in some new ones! There is one disclaimer, some of the videos are NOT YouTube videos....but just like all facial tissue is not Kleenex, I am using "YouTube" to describe all internet videos. So sometimes my favorite YouTube moment might be from're just going to have to deal with that....because "Kirstin's Favorite Internet Video Moment" just doesn't sound as cool. Again, like my favorite sites, these YouTube videos are in no particular order however this first one might very well be my absolute favorite video of all time.

SO HERE GOES! My Favorite YouTube Moment #1. This was a commercial that I saw on TV with Chance. With the help of DVR we got to rewind it and watch it over and over and over....and over again. We were laughing so hard that my landlord who lives two floors up from us actually came down to check on us to make sure we were ok. I suggest watching this 10-20 times because it keeps getting better each time. I'll stop rambling and let you have it...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I need some funnies....QUICK... Funny Website Of The Day #1: Cake Wrecks

So today was my big Electromyography Nerve Conduction Test...aka sticking needles in my arm and electrocuting the crap out of it. It definitely wasn't the most fun I've had but I survived :) So today seems like a good day to start my funny/favorite website blogging. Now, keep in mind that my "Funny/Favorite Website Of The Day' (FWOTD) is in no particular order in terms of entertainment value. It's more based on my mood that day.

Todays FWOTD is Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Horribly, Hilariously Wrong. This website is a blog documenting "professionally" made cakes that turn out to be absolute disasters. Personally, I have spent hours upon hours reading through this blog and it never, ever gets old. The author of this blog, Jen, is hilarious and witty with all of her comments on these awful cakes. If you need a good chuckle, be sure to spend some time with this one!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I earned a day off...but here's what I came up with!

So I figured that since I blogged twice in one day that I could take a day off, right? Made sense to me :) Anywho, I've been coming up with all sorts of ideas to blog about and here are the projects that I have come up with.

Photo Flashbacks: I have tons of pictures that I would love to share but they were taken months or even years ago. I always felt that I could only blog about recent events but now I've decided I'll write some photo blogs about past events.

Kirstin's Favorite Sites: There are so many fun sites that I frequent and I always tell people about how funny or amazing they are. I always promise them I'll send the links and since my memory is shot, I always forget to. So I thought of doing Kirstin's Favorite Link Of The Day for a month or so...but I don't think I want to commit to doing that every day and I'm sure there will be other things that I want to blog about along the way. So every once in awhile I'll do a write up about one of my favorite websites or web stores.

And of course, I'll always blog about the latest and greatest that is going down at Purple Monkey Designs.

But for today....I'll be watching the Redskins break my heart yet again

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Super Happy Weekend

This past weekend my beautiful cousin Jesse married the love of her life and the newest addition to our big, crazy family, Kimmy :)

The weekend started off with a stay at an "interesting" motel. Lots of laughs and creepy people but the view of New York City was AMAZING!

We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and found panties in the bushes...good times with the family!

My little man...who is now 9 (scary), had a great time climbing on the rocks.

And once we finally found the right beach, it was time for the ceremony!

The proud parents...

Kimmy's twin brother and little Gabe <3

The LOVELY couple!

So much fun packed in to just two days...creepy motels, random panties, our first White Castle burgers, an amazing wedding, and great time with the family. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Love you Jesse and Kimmy! <3