The Turquoise Penguin

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Throwback Wednesday // St. Louis Wedding

I was introduced to Jen from my soul-sister/BFF miss Carolyn.

Below is us at Carolyn's 30th Birthday Bash. A fun weekend of sun and fun on the Michiana shores!

Ahhhhhh that did it - now, I've officially started daydreaming about sipping Bud Light Limes & eating Corn Salsa from Al's. (My. Mouth. Is. Watering.) And if we're gonna talk about Al's - I'm gonna shout out to my personal favorite chai latte! I haven't found one comparable since, not even close!

Don't we look so fun? Yea, I thought so too!

Check out that sun-kissed, fresh from the beach look! (Jen is on the left, me in the middle, and Carolyn on the right) That's a whole lotta Abby sandwich happening right there.

Okay - back to real life and the point of this blog post.

Probably about 2 years later Jen asked me if I would create a wedding logo for her. Her and her now husband love to go to concerts. They are huge fans of new, old, alternative, oldies, classic rock, country, "Paper Planes" by MIA (should out to Brett) basically any type of music. So, Jen thought of the awesome idea: making the table numbers a memory of them at a concert and they wanted to include their wedding logo on the table number. Boom-shaka-laka.

Jen also had the logo made into a stamp that she stamped on the seating cards, out-of-town guest bags and any little cute thing she could get her hands on.

Okay - I'm done rambling. Check out some pictures!

All photos are courtesy of Jen's rockin' wedding photographer, Nikki Eads. Except for the awesome candid turn the camera around shot at the top - that's my handiwork! :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Funny Friday // When Friends Text

Personally, I'm not a big fan of texting (even though, yes, I do it all the time). But, I like to think that I am one of the few people that really appreciate a good phone call.

But, my case and point is this text below - I'm so thankful that Whit text me so I can go back and laugh every time I read it. This text is a prime example of what friends are for!

Happy Friday, friends! Make it a good one!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sorry, Granny.

Just letting the blog world know that I'm still alive, I'm still here and I'm still thinking 'bout cha.

And - Happy St. Patty's Day [only two days late], I hope you got to indulge in the tastiest green beer on the block.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hand Lettering // Let Her Sleep For When She Wakes

"Let her sleep for when she wakes - she will move mountains."

I just love this quote. I just picture tiny baby dreams. Tiny baby aspirations.

My cousin's baby, Claire, had her 1st birthday party over this past weekend and I just knew that I wanted to do something special for her. I'm not even lying when I say she is an absolute joy to be around. This girl doesn't fuss at all. I mean, I'm sure she has her days - but don't we all!? She's constant smiles and giggles. If I was a baby - I'd totally want to be best friends with her because she's just the little miss social butterfly - always wanting everyone to have fun! That's my kind of lady!

Plus, her mom had her in the cutest polka dot shoes that had squeakers in the bottom. Seriously, I just about died with cuteness overload.

The bottom image shows what it looked like framed. A shout out to Hobby Lobby for the 40% off coupon! I love the shabby chic look! (And my corral cords!)

Even on a rainy, gross Monday - I can think about this little girl and she immediately puts a smile on my face. Ugh, Monday's. I can't wait to see what kind of mountains this little lady moves.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sneak Peek // Wedding Logo

I'll let you in on a secret I've been keeping...

Texas loves Indiana. (Who doesn't love Indiana?!)
Chris loves Barb.

All the same in my book.

I designed this logo for my sweet, sweet, seriously sweet friend, Barb. Seriously - she's a gem. She met her soon-to-be hubby at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. How awesome is that? She deserves one of those awesome loves - because frankly, I think she is so awesome. So ready to see all of my Purdue 7th floor Shrever Beaver loves at Barb's wedding this summer! BOILER UP!! Hard to believe almost 10 years has gone by since we first met.