Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Neon Flowers

I'm trying out a new thing: style posts! I won't claim that I am a fashionista, or that I even really know what I'm doing. In fact, I'm kind of terrified to try this out! Who am I to post about style? I have no background in fashion, and I don't follow the rules, actually, I don't really even know the rules in the first place! But here's the thing, if something scares you because you're not good at it, or you're insecure about what others will say, or you have no clue what you're doing, then maybe that thing is going to stretch you and grow your potential. Maybe, even though it's scary, it's worth it to plug your nose and plunge into the water. I have this problem with not posting things until they are perfect, but that just means I never post at all!! So instead of tailoring each post to be as perfect as possible, I would rather just put it out there! I'd rather face the fear of not knowing what I'm doing, and just do it (thank you, Nike). It's no fun living life saying, "if only." If you want to do it, then do it, and don't worry what others will say. I shouldn't worry that there are others more qualified to post about style or beauty, I should focus on myself and what I want to do, no matter if other people don't understand my journey. I am figuring out my journey as I go, and I'm pretty excited about the future! I will be posting on here more often so I will start unveiling my new journey organically, but for now, I'm moving forward with faith in my journey and a cute neon shirt! And if you need a little extra courage to not care about what others say, then here's a quote I found the other day that has really stuck with me and given me the courage to post new things:







#amiright?










So without further adieu, here's my first style post. Today's first outfit is the perfect work-to-date outfit for summer! It's a bright, neon, floral top which is flirty and summery, paired with white to give the neon a pop.




| Shirt: Amara Day Spa | Pants: H&M | Purse: Tai Pan Trading | Chevron Ring: Old Navy | Sandals: Forever 21 |




*Disclaimer, yes those are selfies. Like I said, I'd rather post an imperfect post than never post at all because I try to get it perfect. So...selfies it is!
**Disclaimer 2, make sure to wash your bright top separately before you wear it. I didn't wash mine first and the neon bled all over my white undershirt! Luckily, there's spray-n-wash!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Domaign #6: Beach Tote

After a one-month hiatus (sort of...I had a pretend Domaign event last month) it's time to announce my sixth monthly Domaign class!!! I'm so excited to announce this one, it might be my most favorite event ever. I am doing another collaboration this month with my friend who is the extremely talented Sarah from anne b designs. If you don't know who she is, make sure to read her bio at the end, you won't wanna miss the bags she is launching with her crowdfunding campaign with Indiegogo! The Domaign event this month is sort off a kick-off to her event two days later, where she is hosting the same class that Domaign is doing (cost is $5 more) and she has two other classes too. This class is gonna be killer, as well as her event, because Sarah knows her stuff and is gonna walk us through every step of the way!

So what is June's class? We are making beach totes!! These totes can seriously fit everything you'll need, I kept adding more and more to show you how much it fits! I even added a pillow, 'cuz, sure...you could need a pillow at the beach or by the pool, right? haha... That's what I thought. And even though I don't live by the beach, I'm gonna pretend every time I use it that I'm at the beach and not by the pool. So who wants to take the class with me?












WHEN IS THE CLASS?
–In Two Weeks!!

Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm MST
My home in Lehi, UT
I'll send you a confirmation email with the address once your spot is reserved.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT
–Send your payment to Sarah's PayPal
  • The class is $25 and covers all materials, supplies and instructions.
  • All reservations come with the natural canvas exterior, camel tan leather straps and pocket, and your choice of lining! Choose from floral, pinstripe, or coral. 
  • Please register for the class by sending $25 to Sarah's PayPal account email anneb.sarah@gmail.com (NOT MINE! and don't purchase the class on her website, that's for her event, NOT Domaign). When you send the money, make a note as to which lining fabric you want.
  • The class is first come first serve with a cap at 15 people. So sign up ASAP, this class WILL sell out!











Now, let me introduce Sarah and her upcoming event!

Sarah Burroughs is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, studied dance and advertising at BYU, and is now living in Salt Lake City pursuing her dreams in the sewing world. She is a self taught seamtress and designer and established anne b designs (her middle name and last initial) once she graduated from BYU 2 years ago. anne b specializes in handmade women's bags that are sold in several boutiques in Utah, sold on popular online shops, featured in two local magazines, and sold 200+ products in Paris, France with a roaring response from customers!



Last summer, she had the privilege of volunteering in Uganda, Africa last summer to teach women and children how to sew her bag designs. They were quick and eager to learn and that's when Sarah found her love for teaching. So when she returned to the states, she wanted to bring that same spirit of innovation and creativity to her community. 



Sarah is launching a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo on June 26 to raise money to fund for the development of a sewing school in Salt Lake City, Utah, which she will call MADE. Backers will then receive a bag handmade by local refugees whom she'll personally mentor and ensure quality production. 

On the night of the launch, she is hosting a sewing workshop, The MADE Workshop, in downtown Salt Lake to introduce the essence of the sewing school to the community. The MADE Workshop will offer 3 instructional courses open for women and men - learn the basics of sewing, make a tote bag, or make a skirt. See photos, details, and register for courses here - www.annebdesigns.com


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Design Sneek Peek

Just a sneek peek of some of my recent work. The first one is a loan officer document I've been working on for Mr. Gregory, and the second two are parts of some branding for my sil's home hair salon. I'm dying over what these look like and am anxious to share the final projects, especially of the hair branding. Branding is my first love when it comes to design. It's sort of where my heart is and what I would choose if I had to pick one type of design for the rest of my life. So let me design your branding! It's my passion!!

Of course, I love other areas of design very much and have recently designed an app for my work, that was pretty dang fun! It turned out beautifully. I'm loving web design lately, too! It's been a slight learning curve, but I am finally getting the hang of it and it's going really well! I guess you could say I'm actually pretty good at it ;-).

Thanks for letting me share my talents, it's kind of scary putting myself out there, but I don't want to let fear control how I live my life! So even though I'm nervous about what people might say or think about my work, I love it and am proud of it, so I'm sharing it!















Thursday, May 8, 2014

Photos from the Blooming Monogram Domaign Class




The last Tuesday in April I hosted my first collaboration with Katie and Kellie, but the 5th Domaign class overall. I'm so happy and pleased to say... it was a SUCCESS!! We want to thank all our friends, family, and social media buds came out and supported our class! It was so much fun! I only wish I had gotten a photo of everyone together :-(

Planning events like these are a lot of work; it takes hours of planning, advertising, gathering materials, class prep, etc. So having someone to collaborate with on this class was a ginormous help! Both Katie and Kellie helped so much with planning the details of the event, and Katie was able to be there for the event, sadly, Kellie lives in LA and couldn't make it. Regardless, it made a huge difference having collaborators and a friend/host there, thank you, girls!

I'm excited to share some pics from our lovely class! Again, it was so nice to meet new friends and connect. I can't wait to meet more of you at future Domaign classes - hope to see you there, too!




























Monday, May 5, 2014

Etched Clay Planters

Do you follow my IG account? If so, you've already seen this DIY class that I'm co-hosting with some really fun bloggers! Ever heard of Livy Loves to Run? I know, I think Diana is fantastic too!! Such an incredible motivator! I'm also hosting with a friend from my ward, Carissa Miss, and her two friends Aubrey Zaruba and 6th Street Design School (Kirsten Krason). We are making the cutest planters for this class, you just HAVE to come! It's only $5, so cheap! Come make these adorable planters with some wonderful bloggers and creative new friends! We'll have paint to add some color after they bake and we'll also have some treats! This class will be huge, you gotta come!!

It's THIS FRIDAY, May 9th at 7pm in Lehi. You must email Carissa at carissamissblog at gmail.com in the next few days to reserve your spot!

This class is in lieu of my Domaign for May, don't worry, I'll start back up in June! 

Craft was originally created by Damask Love, and the original photo is hers.













Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Plus Pool Tile

I just purchased my tile for the +Pool project in NYC. Have you heard of it yet? It's a really well designed project that launched as a Kickstarter project a few years ago, and they are testing it right now! What is it? The short version: it's a swimming pool inside of NYC's East River using filtered river water. It's a project to help New Yorkers see how much contaminants they are allowing into the river, in order to push for cleaner rivers. In their own words:


It started with a simple goal: instead of trying to clean the entire river, what if you started by cleaning a small piece of it? And what if you could change how New Yorkers see the rivers, just by giving them a chance to swim in it? 

Like a giant strainer dropped into the river, + POOL makes it possible for Everybody to swim in clean river water right here in NYC. 


For the long version, read up on it HERE, I think you'll love it as much as I do! And if the description of the project isn't enough to encourage you to sign up for your own tile, here are a few images to pique your interest even more. LOVE me a well-designed, enviro-friendly project. Can't wait to get my certificate for my #pluspooltile!












In the near future, I want to do a project as cool as this. If you are fixin' to do an incredible project and need a designer/creative director/web designer, come to THIS GAL!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Domaign: Blooming Monogram

Love the free "Dress Your Device" wallpapers I created? Dying to know what all the hype is about? Well, my friend, wait no longer...
I'm so excited to announce my first Domaign Collaboration with my 5th Domaign class! I'm collaborating with the talented and amazing Cockrell Twins, Katie and Kellie! I'm joining forces with them to offer a domaign class specifically for Spring; together, we'll show you how to make DIY Blooming Monograms to bring some of the warm-weather-blooms inside.









WHEN IS THE CLASS?
Tuesday, April 29th, 8 PM MST
My home in Lehi, Utah
We'll send you a confirmation email with the address once your spot is reserved.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Join us to make your own Blooming Monogram!
The class cost is $15 per person and covers all materials, supplies and instructions. Payments must be made in advance via PayPal (send as a gift to alexibullock@gmail.com), Venmo (alexibullock@gmail.com), or get me cash.  Make sure to tell me which letter you want, as well! Your spot must be reserved and paid in full, by Saturday, April 19th (a little over a week before the event.) The class is first come, first serve with a cap at 15 people. So, grab your best pals and reserve your spot before the class is full!
AT-HOME EXPERIENCE - Join Us From Your Own Place!
We also have a limited number of Blooming Monogram kits for those unable to attend the class but would still like to participate in the event and make their own monogram. Kits are the same cost as the course and will include all materials and instructions. To pay for a Blooming Monogram kit, please send your payment in the same ways as above, and include a note with the payment that it is for "Kit Only." If you want to pick up your kit from my house, send $15, if you want us to ship your kit, please send $20, email me your address, and I'll ship it right away!

Lastly, make sure to like the Domaign on Facebook to stay up-to-date on monthly class offerings!



Meet the fabulous Cockrell twins! Kellie and Katie!!!

Katie
Katie and Kellie Cockrell:

Obsessed with design, TED talks, fashion (that doesn't break the bank), entrepreneurship, and equality for all humans; we are twin sisters and best friends on a mission to share things that inspire us and hopefully you too. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah we grew up taking dance and gymnastics lessons and performing all over the place like crazy banshees (we would do cartwheels and sing at the top of our lungs down the aisles of Home Depot). Fast-forward a few years, we graduated from the University of Utah, both with degrees in Communication (I know - couldn't we have picked different majors?! #twinproblems), and spent the Summer traveling in Europe. You could say we caught the travel bug but it was more like EXTREME travel-typhoid-fever; since then we've been to over 35 states in the USA and several countries, and made it a goal to travel as much as we can.  
After we returned to the US, we decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting and dancing. We've acted and performed in several different projects including Star Trek Into DarknessStaten Island Summer and the Disney Channel Original MoviesHigh School Musical 3Return to Halloweentown and Minutemen; you can check out more of our acting related projects here.
Kellie
More than anything, we love creativity and inspiration - which is why we started katieandkellie.com. We hope to inspire you, make you laugh, challenge you and find comfort in the fact that we're all figuring this out together!
Add their FB page to stay up to date on their happenings HERE.