Monday, December 9, 2013

His Birthday

ROBBIE RANE. You were born 27 years ago, and thank goodness. What would this world do without your love for animals, outer space and Native American culture? Your strength to chop down trees and build fires? Your great ideas that will inspire America to do their taxes? AND I would have never found love! Thank you for being born. And thanks to Mama and Papa Rane too.

And we now have a new birthday tradition called "Birthday Bucket." Basically you do something on your birthday that you've never done before and it could be as simple as milking a goat.

Robbie had narrowed it down to:
-Spearing a fish
-Fly fishing
-Massage from a professioinal
-Hair cut from professional (Robbie has cut his own hair ever since his mother stopped)

And this is what ended up happening:

Handsome right?

Realized that he liked getting his hair cut. He told me that he would do it every few months, but will continue to give himself his own $70 hair cuts in the mean time.  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Recent Illustrations

I've been meaning to put these up for a while. Most recent illustrations:

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Today is a big day in our simple, little lives. We got a whole entire couch in our living room. And it's cobalt.

Robbie said we could only get a couch where he can lay out his entire body. Perfect fit.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


November Holidays included:

-Portland visit from Papi Bruce : Voodoo Donuts, Salt and Straw Ice Cream, Work Tour, Hikes in Gorge and Forest Park, Food Carts, Living Room Theaters
-Paradise CA Thanksgiving
-Road + Mountain Biking
-Movie watching
-Too many sweets
-Perssimon Picking
-Perssimon dehydrating

Wouldn't mind if I did this every November. Lets plan on it again shall we?

In Portland:
Work Tour

And the trees were wearing sweaters [Gorge Hike]

Ice Everywheres

In Paradise:

Wedding Invite: McKenna + Jared

Received McKenna and Jared's Invite in the mail! WOHOO! I think it turned out nicely. I really enjoyed designing this invitation. Lots of colors, hand lettering, and paint!!! DREAM COME TRUE. Thanks for asking me to design your invite McKenna! And Congrats.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Van Gogh Photo Shoot

A few months ago, Robbie and I did a super duper fun-tastic wedding shoot. My friend Danielle, who I met working at the BYU framing desk, is a photographer and was so kind to invite us to be her models for her Van Gogh wedding concept. It was recently featured on a wedding blog, the Wedding Chicks.

The shoot was inspired by this Van Gogh painting:

Sun Flowers

Since that time, Danielle and I were able to do a few trades! She helped shoot some of the wedding invites and I helped brand her new site. She is great to work with, has good ideas and is eager. If anyone gets to work with Danielle, they are in good hands. 

Here are a few pictures from the Van Gogh day:

 And Van Gogh himself

And a painting of him

Thanks Danielle! We had so much fun!!