A new site design and a move to WordPress. What else would a girl like me do over the summer?
After wanting a redesign for the past few years and getting nowhere with it myself (Why didn’t anyone tell me how hard it is to design for yourself?!) I decided to turn it over to some willing and able hands. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some ultra-talented locals – Cooper Multimedia on the site, along with And Kathleen on the new logo – to make it all come together over the past few months. They’ve helped make this transition incredibly exciting and painless. It probably doesn’t hurt that they’re my actual friends! There will also be a few new features being added over the next few weeks.
I’m sure there will be a bug or two to get worked out, but I hope you’ll take a look around. The Categories and Archives bars are collapsible, there’s search capability to make it easier to find that specific something, and all of my favorite blogs are listed under on the Links page. There’s even a little bit about me and some information on becoming a sponsor.
+ Song lyrics presented as Google Map directions.
+ A time-intensive mural made entirely of pennies.
+ Planning on picking up this book. And maybe taking on my own year-long project.
+ The best job description. Ever.
+ Definitely going to concoct my own batch of Hopsicles!
+ Obsessing over this tutorial on turning old paperbacks into custom hardcover books.
+ It’s not often I wish I were a man. This is one of them.
+ This post made the hopeless romantic side of me smile.
+ If you’re an OKCer, hit up Live on the Plaza tonight and get a $40 OKC/405 tattoo!
+ The office supply geek in me can’t wait for Sharpie’s Liquid Pencils to be released this fall.
+ Care to play a little Social Media Monopoly?
This week we’re trying a little something different on the Win It front – a locals only giveaway for Oklahoma City. When Allied Arts contacted me about their OKCityCard I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to spread the word about this incredible little piece of plastic.
This year they’ve team up with 181 discount partners to save you tons around OKC. We’re talking about 16 Attractions + Events, 26 Performing Arts, 58 Shops + Services, 48 Restaurants, 11 Museums, 7 Galleries, 5 Sports, 7 Classes and 3 Hotels. Total madness and all for $50 that go towards supporting the arts. That is unless you’re a Design Crush reader in the OKC area because then, well, you have a chance at winning one of two OKCityCards for free. I love free.
To Enter, Tell Me:
1. Your favorite things to do in OKC on your days off
2. Your email address
3. Do it all before Monday, April 19th at 9am CST
The Fine Print: A reminder that this giveaway is for those of you living in Oklahoma City only. Please leave only one comment. Those who do not leave a valid email address will be disqualified. Winners will be selected randomly and contacted Monday, April 19th.
So, what are your plans for the weekend? Tomorrow I’m taking part in a bowling fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, then checking out Momentum. A yearly art show here in OKC featuring artists under 30. Here are some highlights from the past week for your viewing pleasure…
+ A beautiful history of Argentina’s transportation tickets
+ New neighbors? Introduce yourself.
+ Love the design of this DIY family tree
+ Spring is on the horizon, which means fresh flowers, check out this roundup of pretty vases
+ Download these sweet teacup cards and send out a few Just Because notes
+ I love bookplates, download these for your library
+ The real Golden Ticket
+ I’d love to putt around on the La Bolleur mini gold course
+ Get ahead of the game with this printable blog calendar
+ Snap up this really pretty desktop wallpaper
+ Fantastic uses for old things
+ Letterhead of the famous + infamous
PS: One last reminder, you have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the T.ruffles giveaway!
I get really excited to highlight locals and that’s definitely the case with evie s. Evie is smack-dab right here in Oklahoma City and creates some of the most beautiful things. (Not to mention has a great blog!) Recently she’s branched out into pillows and this week is giving away a Sky and Land pillow to one of you. It’s sure to brighten up a dark corner as we trudge through these last days of winter.
To Enter, Tell Me:
1. What’s the first activity you’re planning for when the weather warms up?
2. Your email address.
3. Do it all before Monday, February 22nd at 9am CST.
Please leave only one comment. Those who do not leave a valid email address will be disqualified. Winner will be selected randomly and contacted Monday, February 22nd.
What started months ago as a collaboration between Caroline and I of all things awesome in Oklahoma City has finally come to fruition in the form of the Oklahoma City Guide! Hop on over to Design*Sponge to see it in all it’s glory. (And if we forgot something you love let us know!)
How do you plan on spending your weekend? Tonight I’ll be going to a local benefit, Raising Haiti 2.0. If you’re in Oklahoma you should plan on stopping by, all proceeds are headed straight to Haiti.
+ A little birdie told me about these sweet valentines for you to download
+ Feeling bored with your tableware? Customize it.
+ I’m see this jewelry bust project in my future
+ Sweet lip + moustache lollipops to hand out on the 14th
+ Want to know what makes me happy?
+ And I think these rainbow pancakes would make us all happy!
+ Your search for cute black flats is officially over.
+ Nonpariel magazine is live! (Isn’t that best name??)
PS: You have until Monday morning at 9am CST to enter the Postal Press giveaway for a shot at winning 100 silhouette business cards!
I’m taking an Ice Day today. That’s right, ice, not snow. Equally beautiful but significantly more dangerous. (And unfortunately, no bike riding!) Everyone in the Oklahoma/Texas area stay safe and I’ll see you all tomorrow!
I’m really excited about this week’s giveaway from Whitney English. First, it’s Design Crush’s very first local company giveaway. Second, because it’s an absolutely amazing product line. And third, because it’s massive! Whitney English is known for their stylish personalized stationery, in both trendy and classic designs, so everyone is covered.
The giveaway includes:
• The winner will get to choose their design
To Enter, Tell Me:
• About the best letter you’ve ever received (email doesn’t count!)
• Your email, should you win (those who do not will be disqualified)
• Do it all before Monday, November 23rd at 9am CST
When Caroline and I hit up the Girlie Show last weekend, one of the booths that really stood out to me was Oklahoma’s own amelia mae. Her prints are very graphic-based and I ended up buying the postcard version of this one.
But what really got me was when Caroline told me the tale of the artist’s other shop. Project 8256. All of the profits from Project 8256 go directly towards an adoption fund for her sister and brother-in-law who are in the lengthy process of adopting two children from Ethiopia. And to AHOPE, an orphanage in Addis Ababa that cares for HIV+ children. You can find out more information about both Amy and Project 8256 by visiting the blog.