Visual Musings

Jun 26

I need to put this on repeat in my head daily.

I need to put this on repeat in my head daily.

(Source: prom-ising, via middlechildcomplex)

Oct 03

How much more…

I know it’s been ages since a post, but I aim to come back to the blogging world even though my time spent here has been limited (two small kids sucks time away like no other!). Today was one of those days that makes you wonder how much more you can take. One thing after another, you always say it can’t get much worse…and then BAM. Not that things are really bad by any means, just that change is happening again for the millionth time in the last year for me and my family. It’s just one more thing to analyze, decide, etc. It makes me miss my college days where the most pressing thing was a paper or project due and once that’s over…on to the next. 

The ebbs and flows of adulthood, parenthood and marriage make me appreciate all that I have surrounding me. My family (more specifically my husband) make the stress…worth it. Because at the end of the day, a flirty, loving smile from him and a giggle from a sweet little kid or your 3 year old spelling her name out loud to you for the first time, just make you feel…BLESSED. 

Dec 16

 
From their Website

The Great Gatsby Business Card Print
Chapter four of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reads like a VIP guest list of the Jazz Age. Taking inspiration from those pages, this poster is comprised of the business cards and personal stationery of the movers and shakers that attended Gatsby’s parties in the summer of 1922.
 I think this is beautiful and it would be a lovely decoration for my new cube when I start working full time again. The color palette, the typography, everything. Gorgeous!
Created by The Heads of State.

From their Website


The Great Gatsby Business Card Print

Chapter four of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reads like a VIP guest list of the Jazz Age. Taking inspiration from those pages, this poster is comprised of the business cards and personal stationery of the movers and shakers that attended Gatsby’s parties in the summer of 1922.

 I think this is beautiful and it would be a lovely decoration for my new cube when I start working full time again. The color palette, the typography, everything. Gorgeous!

Created by The Heads of State.

Dec 13

SO not prepared.

I stepped foot into my first daycare today to find somewhere to put the kids. Yes I went and got myself hired full-time, which I’m totally excited about! On the other hand, I don’t think I was mentally or emotionally ready for this. I feel this lump in my gut. How am I supposed to be sure my kids will be happy…well taken care of…safe. This place is probably by far one of the better places you could chose to put your kids. I just had no idea I’d feel like this. I know I need a change, and I think they need to be around other children and learn new things. It still doesn’t make it an easy decision. At least I have 3 weeks to deal with it, get comfortable and pray it’s a positive new beginning for our family. It’s just going to be hard to leave these faces every day. I know I’m not the only one out there doing this, I’ve just been blessed to be home with them for the last few years. 

Dec 09

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Nov 16

I ran across this etsy shop while on cool mom picks holiday gift guide! Perfect for the graphic designers out there. They also offer font ones and other options. Very unique and funky!

I ran across this etsy shop while on cool mom picks holiday gift guide! Perfect for the graphic designers out there. They also offer font ones and other options. Very unique and funky!

Nov 15

Amazing typography. -

As I comb a sea of resources for a little design inspiration, I came across this and was blown away.

Nov 08

The times shouldn’t be a changin’.

Can we please end the Daylight Savings? I feel like a walking zombie today and this is the time where you gain an hour. How exactly can this make me more tired than I already was?

See picture to get my full feeling on the subject.

Enough on that depressing feeling…I finally got some work today! Just updating some work that had been in process. More text changes than anything, but at this point I’m excited. I’m ready for new opportunities in life and new chapters. We will see which way it will go soon I’m certain. 

On an even happier note, we had a small party for the birthday girl on Friday and it was a blast.

I can’t believe my beautiful girl is 3!

Where did the time go?

I love her more and more each day.

Nov 01

So the site is up and finished! I’m so relieved and nervous. Wondering what the response will be. Wondering if it will get me more business…or a job. Something needs to happen. But I guess all of that is never on our timeline. What is meant to be will be. I’m proud of what I’ve done, really for the first time. I worked hard and it shows. And learned how to do a great website on my own along the way. I think I found something I love to do as well. I never thought I could handle the coding of an entire site, but I proved myself wrong. I’ve created two full sites in last few months. Reassuring to say the least. I hope everyone likes it! 
www.jackiesmithcreative.com

So the site is up and finished! I’m so relieved and nervous. Wondering what the response will be. Wondering if it will get me more business…or a job. Something needs to happen. But I guess all of that is never on our timeline. What is meant to be will be. I’m proud of what I’ve done, really for the first time. I worked hard and it shows. And learned how to do a great website on my own along the way. I think I found something I love to do as well. I never thought I could handle the coding of an entire site, but I proved myself wrong. I’ve created two full sites in last few months. Reassuring to say the least. I hope everyone likes it! 

www.jackiesmithcreative.com