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Where the Designing Started

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There is one very clear memory from my childhood that always proves to remind me that I’m on the right path: I was a nerd for a desktop publishing software as a kid. Very specifically – the Disney 101 Dalmatians Print Studio from the HP Home Project Kit circa 1997. (Don’t even ask how much time I had to spend hunting …

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Behind the Design: Designer Walk-through of the New Krash Logo + Brand Kit

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The launch of the Krash Design logo and brand kit recently has been firing up so many great conversations. As some businesses have slowed in the pandemic, many of my clients and entrepreneur friends are discovering that they’re facing an excellent opportunity to revisit their brand and online presence. The process for a brand refresh is shockingly simple when you …

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New Logo + Brand Kit for Krash Design

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We’ve been having an absolute blast working on some new branding for Krash Design lately. The Krash ladies and I have been talking about this for years. Thanks to the crazy quarantine – the goals of their business shifted quickly and the reasons to get this done now were inarguable. Kristin and Ashley (Get it? Krash? So cool!) have a …

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One Year Later

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To be completely honest, I’ve struggled to write this post for quite awhile. Each time I would start, the words would quickly spiral into a seemingly pitiful story about life before and life after. But, there is nothing pitiful about life after. To get the tone right, I had to go looking for my “why” again. Trainers, business coaches, dieticians …

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Our cliffside ceremony at Cathedral Rock

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Our aspirations to have an intimate destination elopement had dwindled to all but non-existent until we learned a baby would soon be joining us. Suddenly, we had a perfect excuse to move things along a little faster and I ecstatically returned to our most original of wedding day wants: intimate, adventurous and meaningful. We quickly and quietly booked my dream …

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Reasons I’m crying

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With the little one on the way, my life has hilariously turned into a constantly growing list of the reasons I’m crying. This week: People don’t truly understand press bias Wednesday morning, Aaron decided to repost a ridiculous scholarly opinion piece on Facebook – to which I replied with a link to a fact checking/media bias website. This instigated an …

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All the big (secret) news

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Our lives have changed in some dramatically huge ways in the last few months that I – completely legit – cannot even, legally, tell you. To emphasize the weight of this – Aaron is a Special Forces Veteran. On a scale of everyday news to top secret mission, I would actually have to have him kill you if I told you. …

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Finding the ring and finding a story

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As we prep for a thousand and one big things to happen in our lives over the next three months, I keep finding myself narrating the many, many stories in my mind. Today, it’s the story of the ring. My engagement ring was part of someone else’s story before it was mine. When Aaron proposed at the top of a …

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We gave up on wedding planning

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The past couple of weeks has been a barrage of insanity. In the chaotic throes of wedding planning, we’ve launch a counter-attack against tradition. I’m holding strong to the “I don’t want to spend a fortune” mentality that I claimed at the start of this madness. Still – the costs of each little idea continued to pile up on paper until …