My New Kitchen!…in Photoshop

February 28, 2011 § 7 Comments

Today, I’ve been daydreaming.

I’ve been on a work strike since Friday.  I know the weekend is over, but I worked hard last week!  Scott and I went to Tampa, FL to shoot an online commercial. It was crazy, but fun.  (I’ll tell you about it soon. Or your could check it out on Scott’s blog HERE.)

Today I decided to remodel my kitchen.

Well, it’s not technically my kitchen yet, but we are set to close on the house by March 15. FINGERS CROSSED!!   Buying a house is no cake walk.

We are so excited to have a house.  It’s like YEARS of endless projects ahead!  And being someone who likes a work in progress, it’s like Christmas.

Obviously I can’t do any of the manual labor yet, so I’m dreaming. Currently, I’m leaning toward clean, but earthy design.  That might change in a few days or even a few minutes, but here is what I’ve come up with so far.

WARNING : Due to the warp tool, this photo will begin to look like it should belong in Alice in Wonderland. This blog is not liable for any spontaneous outbursts of Jabberwocky, temporary vertigo, or dreams about Mad Hatters or White Rabbits.

STAGE 1

COUNTERTOPS : We are going to go with the wonderfully inexpensive butcher block from IKEA. I grabbed a sample from google and stretched and warped it beyond recognition, but you get the idea.

SINK : I LOVE this sink…it’s also from IKEA

FLOORS : We are putting in new hardwoods when we move in. They’re going to be a bit lighter than the current floor.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe…..

STAGE 2

I’m painting all the cabinets and ceiling white and the walls a soft gray.

STAGE 3

I want to rip off some of the cabinet doors and just have open shelving. (Can’t you just see the Cheshire cat in that one on the left?!)

I also found beautiful hardware from Anthropologie…Lurrrrv at first sight

STAGE 4

LIGHTING : I found this light fixture, but am not completely sold on it.  Some kind of track lighting will be good though.  I also want to add little lights under all the cabinets.

COLORS: These are the colors that I’m working with, and I might use some material (like burlap) to make a window valance.

STAGE 5

Viewing optional: this is where the vertigo might kick in.

My wainscoting got a little out of hand…

Well, that’s what I have so far.  I’d love ANY comments, suggestions or ideas. I know there are amazing decorating gurus out there!

Now I will take advice from Caroll about this blog, my new kitchen, and hopefully my strike.

Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.

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Mission Accomplished

February 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

Just finished a new website, for my friend Hannah.  She’s hosting The enVision Conference in September.

Check it out.

True Love in Blue

February 14, 2011 § 2 Comments

Valentine’s Day is usually earmarked with roses, candy, and lots of pink.  Let’s face it, it’s a kinda girly looking holiday…So, just this once, I’m dedicating a post to the guys out there who need a little different looking Valentine’s.

This past weekend, I had the honor of beholding what boys do with money when they grow up and can decorate their own place.

They invest in life-long and exquisite pieces like this….

This mechanical dude is located in the aforementioned “guy-decorated” condo, where Scott and his goofy (in a good way) friend, Micah…

worked on a new project this weekend.

I’ve been forbidden to give away any details.  Not that I could say much. This is as close as I could get while they were recording audio.

It’s going to be good though. See how amused Jason looks!

This condo has really inspiring art…at first glance.

Change what, you might ask? World peace? Global hunger? Education?

No, no, no…

Ooooo. Of course! Or,

Riiiiight…Or,

And, I saved the best for last…

On that note, Happy Valentine’s Day guys!

Breathe it in for a moment…and then go and give your girl’s something pink.

Busy Bee

February 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Megwards Inc. has been quite busy lately. The “Inc.” stands for all of my outstanding employees…me, myself, and I.  We take turns staying awake and being productive.

I really love this staying busy thing, so if you know anyone who needs a logo, business card, product photography or a website, let me know!

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

This logo was really fun to design.  It’s for a boutique in Oxford, Mississippi.  Check out the facebook page. Cute store!

Here is one for my friend Hannah, who is hosting a conference in the Fall.  I did the website too, although there is still a bit to go on it. (Guess I’ll have to make Myself work a little overtime. Hehehe.) I’ll post the link another day, so you can check it out.

I did a portfolio folder for a company called Power to Perform.  They go into the corporate world and give the employees exercise and a work out on company time!  Company’s love it because it helps to increase productivity. (I think Me might need to hire these guys. She’s been slacking lately.)

Power to Perform will have a brand spankin new site in a month or two. Scott is doing the videos for it, and they rock. I’ll post the link when they’re up.

The last thing I’ll show you today is my product photography. I ordered great equipment with some of my earnings from this little project. It will make the process MUCH easier.

These guys make all organic and natural products. I saw a shelf of their stuff in Sprouts the other day! I felt really big time. It’s called Lafe’s.

(The new photos aren’t up on their site yet, so don’t blame me for the one with the ghetto orange background.)

That’s enough about me, myself and I for now. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

 

Shameless Plug

January 27, 2011 § 3 Comments

Scott has been sitting at his desk for several days creating a new website.  He has decided to move away from design and only do videos now.  His design business is called BrightGrey Studios. His current site…drum-roll please….EDWARDS MEDIA!

Hey look! It’s Sabrina!

I love how all of Scott’s projects are so unique, and so far, have been with amazing people. For the video above, people were in and out of our apartment for two days (it became the production office and one of the sets).

This video (below), was for the Heaven series at a super cool church, Shoreline. Scott and the guys had to stand in the greenbelt’s freezing cold water for a couple hours.  Scott’s clothes were caked with dirt after that shoot.

I did his laundry separately that day.

And this is Micah! Doesn’t he look happy?! He is a pretty happy guy.

And Hil-arious.

In this commercial, for an awesome Apartment Locating Company, I drove a golf cart with 6 people in it.  That was fun.

I especially loved taking direction from the director.

Scott – “Megan, floor it.”

Megan – “Okay, baby!”

Scott – “One more take.”

Megan – “Okay, chunkles.”

Scott – “I need you to turn a little sooner next time.”

Megan – “Okay, shnuggie.”

He really likes having my loving support on set. Hehehehe.

And this was the most fun weekend of all time.  We had SOOOO many great people that we worked with on this one. I was really bossy, and no one punched me. So, it was a success.

The short is called “The Fix”, and we submitted it to the 48 hour film festival. We made it in 48 hours.

I’m telling you, I saw real t-a-l-e-n-t that weekend.

The guy in the shot is Jeff Gibbs. He’s a really great actor, and plays a boxer in this short. We have a trailer up if you want to check it out.

So, go check out www.Edwards-Media.com!

Have fun, and if you want any of the “behind the scenes” stories, you know where to find me!!

MLT’s #3 :What to do if you completely fry your upper lip with Nair

January 21, 2011 § 3 Comments

Night before last, I experienced pain…lots of pain.

I applied Nair to my upper lip for probably the 5th time. Every other time it worked fine, but not this fatal night.

Picture this: Me on the above box. My eyes tightly squinched in pain, beads of sweat on my forehead, and a red and brightly blotched upper lip.

Maybe that’s why Nair doesn’t use un-Photoshopped people for advertising.

From my experience, I have compiled a list of helpful tips for those of you who are considering Nair for your de-hairing needs.

It is as follows:

  1. Once you feel burning, REMOVE THE NAIR FROM YOUR FACE! Don’t “breathe through the pain” or “tough it out”. Talking to yourself just makes things worse.
  2. Despite your vanity DO NOT REAPPLY if all hair isn’t removed. (Accept all the pain was for nothing, make an angry face at the bottle, and hurl the toxic stuff across the room.)
  3. Trust your instincts. If your skin feels like it’s going to melt off of your face, flush with cold water for 10 minutes. And by all means, be completely irresponsible and keep the water running.
  4. Continue to seek relief, by filling up a bowl with water and immersing your face into it. Once you realize you can not breathe, question your husband who suggested this idea in the first place.
  5. Multi-task and read the warning on the back of the Nair box for the first time, while grabbing a bag of frozen vegetables from the freezer, and yell at your husband to “GOOGLE SOMETHING!”
  6. Wait in pain with the frozen vegetables on your face while considering all the remedies your husband found on one of those forums.  Lotion? No. Vaseline? Nah. Nail Polish Remover? *$#% no.
  7. Apply Benadryl cream and scream for 1 minute and 17.3 seconds.

It really works!

For my final tip of the day: do not use Nair.

Instead call my sister-in-law, Kristin.

She is amazing at threading, and used to thread my eyebrows and upper lip all the time.  She just had a baby though, so I thought I’d give her a break.

But, after the other night, I consider her maternity leave over!…if I haven’t permanently disabled my upper lip from ever growing hair again.

A Daughter of Convenience

January 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

Do any of you remember this cavalier statement? : (mocking high-pitched voice) “I’m going to be making homemade bread and butter in the next couple days!”

And, do any of you remember this book that my friend Amelia gave me for Christmas?

Well, I love it still I really do. However, for me to make butter (strictly by the recipe in this book), I need raw milk.   All this week I’ve been on the hunt for this rare (except if you live on a farm) commodity.

I didn’t know one had to live on a farm. I thought one could just go into the local food stores and purchase this “raw milk”

…it was a long week.

So, now at 1:45am, I am living up to at least half of my promise to make something. (While also appeasing a serious case of the munchies.)

Can you guess what this fine and wholesome food item will be?

I used only the freshest ingredients from the plastic and paper bags in my pantry.

and spent a whole 10 minutes combining and mixing with the upmost care.

The recipe was taken from the a most trusted source of nutritional guidance.

And loaded with “organic” morsels of pure nutrients.

Baked at a steady 350 degree oven for 10.4532459 minutes.

O, yeah baby!

I wish you were here for this sister.

Some Friday nights, you just need a cookie. Bread and butter just wouldn’t cut it.

Maybe next week…we’ll see.