Friday Fun

I'd like to end the week with not the usual wrap up (cause you all know what I did this week), but rather, on a very light note: Jon Stewart--who, the more I watch, the more he is becoming my hero--taking on Apple.

As you head towards the weekend, I'll leave you with this awesome quote:

"Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one. But now you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto, while Commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitos! What the f*ck is going on??!"



The bad news: it's been a while.

The good news: It's been a while, because I've been super busy!

I've been working incredibly hard on a new site, and I'm happy to say that it LAUNCHED YESTERDAY! Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mindy's Meals on Heels.

Mindy knows how to throw a party--looking H-O-T, by the by--and came to me this winter looking for a small website to go with her lifestyle and entertaining company (and hopefully soon to be published book!). Recipes, party menus, entertaining tips... Mindy has got it going on. Her recipes are to die for--seriously, I like to bake, but I've never baked a cake that wasn't from a box. Mindy's recipe totally rocked.

Plus, hello? Meals on HEELS??! If this website wasn't speaking to me, well, I don't know what would.

So go check out Mindy's Meals on Heels--but, don't say I didn't warn you: Don't do it on an empty stomach.


Weekly wrap up

This was like, week of excitement, people. So many good + exciting news/projects, it's nearly killing me. If you follow me on Twitter (and if not, hello?? Why not??), you'll know that a few weeks ago, one of my BFFs got engaged, and another had a baby. Well, this week several friends and clients are following their lead: one friend/client announced her engagement, and 2 friends announced they have babies on the way.

And if that's not enough excitement, a totally separate friend/client has some may-jah business news that will come to fruition in June. And I couldn't be happier for her.

And all that excitement is all just on a personal level.

Let's dive into work now, shall we?

This is a little tease of a website that I'm currently working on. Hello? There are shoes in that there image. 'Nuff said.

Also, one of my first clients, ever--who also happens to be a friend (notice how I refer to all my clients as my friends. Tells you something about the people I work with) is working on updating her website in a HUGE way. I feel a bit like my baby is growing up!

Keeping with the excitement theme, let's get to the construction update. Folks, it's been a while since I've updated on this front, but the house construction is moving along quite nicely.

As you can see, the outside of the house looks finished (oh, but come inside and see how we fool everyone). I'm so psyched about the roof, the siding, the windows... pretty much everything that keeps the weather OUT of the house.

But let's get down to the most exciting thing of all:


Talk about excitement.


If the shoe fits...

Now we all know that I love me some shoes. But I loathe (loathe, loathe, loathe!) shoeboxes. I don't have the space to store my shoes in the boxes they come in; so because I have major environmental guilt, I have turned our cellar into a shoebox land fill--until we actually needed the space. But Puma? Puma wants to see my cellar (and, alright, the rest of the world) freed from shoeboxes:

The bag uses 65% less cardboard than the typical shoebox. Created out of non-woven mesh, the recyclable material requires less work and creates less waste. It has no laminated printing and no tissue paper, it takes up less space than boxes and also weighs less when shipping. It can also can serve as a replacement to the retail bag. According to fuseproject, all of this will result in Puma's reduction in water, energy and diesel consumption from manufacturing by more than 60% a year.

Love it. Shoe companies? Are you listening?

(via Creativity)


I really am alive. No, for real.

Let me tell you, taking just about a week off to lay around and watch soap operas all day can really take a toll on a girl's business, nevermind her blog.

So as seen by my post THIRTEEN DAYS AGO, I did not exactly take an almost week off to watch soap operas. I was forced to take an almost week off due to an ugly case of strep throat; the soaps were just something to distract me from feeling like total crap (it did not work).

Upon feeling better, I had quite the backup of work. So apologies again, dear readers (if there are even any of you left) for the lack of updates, but my goodness, April has not been good to me thus far.

I am digging myself out of the strep hole quite nicely, thankyouverymuch, but it has definitely taken longer than expected. But I hope to be back up and running at full speed by next week at the latest.

So please stay tuned, I promise all sorts of Tracie and design and traciedesigns goodness to come next week.