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Archives: January 2012


wisdom for the day

Lately, I’ve had several conversations with my best friends about transitions, specifically career changes. It seems like the 20’s are full of questions and trying to figure out who you are and what you want to be when you “grow up”. But the question that no one really takes the time to ask is, are you happy? If the answer is no, then how can you change it?  When you think about it, you are at work for the majority of your days so why not be working towards something that makes you energized, fulfilled and inspired?

I’ve put together a few images that I found that inspire me and tell my {current} story of my transition into becoming a design freelancer/small business owner.

{number one}

via google

you mean to tell me that when all I ever wanted was to major in “drawing bubble letters” this was really my gut telling me to go down a creative path? true story. I wanted to go to school and draw letters. What? I think a bachelors in “Letters and Being Awesome with Markers” makes total sense. How could you not want a project that involved making a big poster with sharpies?! I guess my love of typography has always been in my soul.

{number two}

via pinterest

So maybe drawing letters isn’t your thing. Totally normal. What is your thing then? Use this chart. Evaluate what makes you happy. what makes you excited. what makes you come alive.

{number three}

via pinterest

Do something about it. I’m here to tell you that “making it happen” isn’t easy and it’s definitely scary but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Life is just too short to be wishing and hoping. If you don’t bet on yourself, no one else will. In time, it will all come together and you’ll soon be wondering how you ever did anything else.

So, what makes you happy? If you’re in a rut, try this out and see what you come up with. Continue to be close to the people that inspire you and you’ll be amazed at what transpires.

{go on and hitch your wagon to a star}


let’s tango

As you may know, Pantone released it’s color of the year, and this year they are heating things up.
{drumroll please} Introducing Tangerine Tango:

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive…Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

You might be saying, great orange is coming back? well don’t fret. here are a few ways to make sure you stay on trend in 2012.

{try it on}
Let’s face it, orange isn’t the easiest color to wear, but there are a ton of ways to incorporate a little color to make any outfit pop.

via closet coach on polyvore

{take it inside}
Liven up your home with a little color. Make a statement by adding a chair, a throw pillow, a blanket or if you dare, paint a wall. Seriously, I dare you.

via pinterest
via Apartment Therapy

And for all of the beauty lovers out there, be on the look out. I’ve read that Sephora will be launching a “color of the year” beauty collection, including eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss and nail polish. So spice up your spring and try them out (but not all at once.)

How will you tango?


recipe: squash + polenta

{squash bake on top of pan-grilled polenta with tomato and basil sauce} 

The other night, I decided to try a new recipe; a zucchini and squash bake. As I started making it, I realized that something was missing. I either needed to add something to it or make something along with it. What’s a girl to do in the middle of cooking? Luckily I had polenta on hand- what a perfect addition.
Here’s how to make it:

{what you need}
2 zucchini, sliced
2 yellow squash, sliced
1 T minced garlic
4 T fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup of low-fat mozzarella
1/2 cup parmesan, grated
1 pre-cooked “log” of polenta, sliced
1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce
+ salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray.

Combine the sliced squash, chopped basil, dried thyme, garlic, and both kinds of cheese and stir together until the veggies are coated. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Put the mixture in the baking dish and bake uncovered for about 25 minutes. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and bake for another 10 minutes.
When the squash bake is in the oven, grab your grill pan and place over medium heat. Put the polenta slices on the pan, flipping every 5 minutes, cooking until firm.

To serve, place 2-3 slices of grilled polenta on your plate. Spoon heated tomato sauce over it and top with the cheesy squash bake. happy eating!

squash bake was adapted from kalyn’s kitchen

make it a great day

it’s monday and let’s face it,  mondays are hard. so make it better…

{treat yourself to something yummy}
{treat yourself to something fun}
{make today special for no reason at all}
have a great week!
all images via pinterest

i’m seeing stripes

anthropologie | kate spade | virginia johnson | urban outfitters | refinery29

I’m seeing stripes (but in a good way). How could you not want to pack up and go somewhere with one of these awesome bags? And here’s my personal favorite:

via kate spade
have a happy weekend, everyone! 

happy new year. happy new blog.

via theloveshop

Well, 2011 has come and gone and it’s going to take a lot to top the best year yet; the year I finally married my best friend. It was a year of excitement, planning and love. It has been the happiest and most memorable time of my life but I’m excited to settle in and see what happens next. As the new year begins, so do the countless resolutions. My personal resolution is to “love more & worry less”. Maybe I’ll buy this print above as a constant reminder of words to live by. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2012 everyone!

oh, hello there.

via She by Kobi Yamada
Welcome readers! I am so happy you have found yourself here. It’s been a long time in the making but I’ve arrived and couldn’t be more excited. Today, I am here to formally introduce you to {meohmy}, a design business, first and foremost, but also a lifestyle blog where I will share all things creative. From graphic and interior design to fashion and cooking, this blog will showcase all of my personal loves so you can get to know me and see what inspires my work.