I love looking at examples of typography. I can't draw at all, so it always amazes me when people can make their own handwritten fonts, and I adore looking at cool new fonts to use in projects (handwritten or not.) Here are a few sites I've come across recently that deal with all things typography.

Mike Perry at Midwestisbest.com
He does hand drawn artwork for some pretty big names. He also has a book out which will be on my Christmas wish list soon.

I love typography.com
A great site with articles, information, and even a few "fonts of the month."

Jeremy Tankard Typography
This guy has created custom fonts for many businesses, and has some very clean and beautiful work.

Image from flickr photoset
Typography - A photoset on Flickr
This shows some great examples of typography in print.


Cards I love

One of my favorite card sites is MikWright. They take old photographs and put some extremely witty sayings with them, and also sell the designs on other items like notepads, napkins and mugs. They have cards for just about every occasion, and I'm always finding a new favorite every time I visit. I have some family members that these cards are great for, and have a few that I've considered getting on notepads for myself!


Some fun quizzes

Jess at How About Orange always finds the coolest quizzes, and this is one she posted today. It's another "What color are you?" test, but gives your color complete with the HTML hex color code. I took it and ended up with lavender. Not only is it my favorite color, but it was also the color used as the inspiration for this site. Go figure. Extra bonus? The description is pretty much right on as well.

Another one I like (also first seen on How About Orange) is Personal DNA. It lets you use sliders to pick how strongly you feel about each section. It's kinda long, but very worth it.


New and Improved! Whatcha think?

When I started this blog, I had intentions of posting lots of random funky things I found online, and instead it's turned into a blog about Wee One. Sorry about that! She's still going to be here, but I'm going to start trying to post more cool sites.

So first, thanks to How About Orange (one of my favorite blogs to visit), is this site: Tips for New Bloggers
It's actually the reason my blog has a new look. There are tips on there for adding columns to Bloggers templates, and also cool bits on how to change colors, fonts, and add pictures. I had WAY too much fun playing tonight, and am very happy with how it looks!

And if you need cool retro graphics and fonts, check out Tack-O-Rama. There is so much groovy stuff on there, and it's actually where I found the background and font in the new header at the top. Here is a sample of some of the retro designs you can find on the site:

New family member

Yesterday we get a knock on the door, and it's two girls from the neighborhood. They had found a kitten that had just about been run over, and was living around a house that had a for sale sign and no occupants. Their parents wouldn't let them keep the cat, so they came to my house asking if I wanted it or knew someone that would. Me, being the sucker that I am, kept it. We *think* it's a girl, but aren't entirely sure because of how small she is. She was also COVERED in fleas, but I think we've managed to get her nice and clean. She's so precious, and Wee One just adores her. Right now her name is Baby Kitty (Wee One's choosing) until we can find something else. However, Baby Kitty is really starting to grow on me...

In other news, we're almost ready for the Princess Party (less than 2 weeks! eek!!), and all of her costumes for her birthday and Christmas arrived today, along with a ton of shirts and other goodies. She got some of it today, but the rest has to wait. She didn't care, though - she LOVED everything she got, and made me promise she could wear one of her new princess shirts tomorrow.

We also went to the park Saturday and took some pictures. They turned out SO well (thanks to Anj's wonderful photography skills!), and a few I'm definitely getting framed.

And I also got pictures of Princess Belle yesterday. A little Halloween preview.


Princesses everywhere!

Wow. I'm so sorry. It's really been awhile since I posted anything. We are back from Disney, and Wee One had a blast. She loved princesses before we left, but now she's completely infatuated with them. She loved getting to meet all the characters, and is still telling me that she wants to get back on the airplane and see Cinderella. I will try to get some pictures up soon.

Also, we are in full birthday mode. Her birthday is Nov. 2, so on Nov. 3 (a Saturday) we're having her party. Hubby doesn't want to have two parties - last year we had one small one here for her friends, and the big one in our hometown with family - so we've decided to have one big party at a local state park. It has lots of space for our huge families, and a massive playground that Wee One loves. And I'll give you three guesses what the theme will be...


Here's the front of her invitations:

I found the design online (I'm sorry to whoever actually drew it!) and I took it into Photoshop and added the color. I cut those and use the little foam squares that you use to make things 3D in scrapbooking to adhere them to the front of the invites. Then, I printed the wording for the invitation on pink cardstock and have it attached on the inside. I *might* get a silver gel pen or glitter glue pen and add some finishing touches to the inside, but I haven't made up my mind yet. They look really good, and Wee One loves the picture on the front. When I showed her, she goes, "Cinderella's pumpkin!!! Momma, I LOVE Cinderella's pumpkin!" Hopefully she'll love her party just as much.