Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ladies Luncheon

I spent a fun afternoon with Jeana and her mom at Emmanuel Baptist Church's ladies luncheon.

Our friend and hostess, Sarah, decorated our table so beautifully plus gave us magnets with HOPE!

Our guest speaker was a Christian singer/comedian and the laughter was good for our souls!

We finished our day at Dunkin' Donuts...a pretty good ending if you ask me!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mid-Week Highlights

Spending Sunday with Sunday...

Taking dozens of pics of the other sweet girl in my life...

Slowly, but surely trying to improve my sketching skills...I have a long way to go, but there's hope!

(Nanny's recipe box)

(Our TV cart)

(The church I'm converting into a bakery that I'm designing for another class)

Reaching the 100,000 mile car had about 12,000 when I got it in 2009. I got oddly sentimental about it and thinking about all that this car has taken me to. That can't be a normal thought process!

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Friday, February 15, 2013

ASID Student Career Forum

I had the great opportunity to attend the American Society of Interior Designers' Student Career Day in Birmingham and they treated us to a wonderful event!

There were about 50 students, including 10 of us from UNA and we had seminars on universal design, interior design legislation, presentation boards and the design process.

The day was so informative and encouraging...made me proud to be entering such a fantastic profession!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feelin' the Love

How can you not like a day filled with chocolate and other fun treats?

A couple of us brought yummy treats to school so we ate our way through Digital Visualization!

Then we had lunch provided as we heard from two guest interior designers representing the International Interior Design Association.

Not only did I get several sweet notes and gifts from friends today, but was able to have dinner with the family. Plus we had to celebrate Honey Bunch's first holiday! Here she is opening her Valentine's gifts from my mom...yes, you read that right!

And here's Honey Bunch seeing if the bunny slippers I gave Abby will be allowed into the house. She doesn't trust pink bunnies, so I'm not sure how long they will last!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mid-Week Update

We have a new member of our Neighborhood Watch...

Over the weekend, I split AMAZING Redneck Nachos at Moe's BBQ with my mom (think homemade chips, bbq, white queso and slaw). Next time, no splitting!

More chairs!

Here's the first draft of my design board for my Interior Design 2 project where I'm turning an old church into a bakery and residence. I decided to step out if my comfort zone and do what I'm calling Urban Pop Art with elements of deconstructionism.

Much more on this project as the semester continues....

And on this Valentine's eve, I want to share a song that my mom's always loved and that I've recently fallen in love with after hearing Mercy Me's version. May His great love be your song today...

"The Love of God"

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell
The guilty pair, bowed down with care
God gave His Son to win
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin

Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints' and angels' song

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Catchin' Up

I can't believe we are already a month into the Spring semester!

The classes I'm not enjoying? History of Interiors and American Art History

See a pattern?

I wish I were scholarly enough to enjoy history but when it's presented in lengthy, boring lectures, I completely check out.

I'm loving my other classes but only have pictures from Visual Presentation where we are learning sketching and rendering. Tuesday we sketched the Barcelona chair a gazillion times! Mr. Bunn would time us 3 or 5 minutes and tell us what kind of pencils or markers to use. It was so fun and I could tell I improved as we went on. The great thing about sketching is the messer it is, the better!

Look at all those chairs!

Here are mine...

These are my fav...

I'm still so thankful for the opportunity to stay with Dawn and the kiddos a couple of nights a week. Not only does it cut down on my commuting but I love being able to be a part of their lives! I'm never done with my homework quick enough for Bauer so one night he decided to help me design a house for my classes...

Greer got cake decorating supplies for Christmas, so we broke those out one night and she went crazy with green icing but the girl's got talent!

And no post would be complete without a Honey Bunch update! I think we should have just named her Baby, cause that's what we call her all the time!

Look at this! Could she be more relaxed???

Life with a cat is a whole new world but even with my obsessiveness over everything being in its place, I've surprised myself with just going with the flow and making adjustments. I've even let her sleep in my room more, so you know I'm hooked if I'm sacrificing sleep!

She cracks me up when she seems to need attention and makes sure we know! If I do homework...she's at my arm...if I do BSF, she's in my lap...and dust mopping is now a group activity!

It's official: I'm the crazy cat lady!

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