The Moon & Co

Designer: Jay Adores

Website + Blog

The Moon & Co (founded by Molly Rhymer) is a stunning creative event workspace in downtown Los Angeles. The space was in need of a killer website, so I teamed up for the first time with designer Jaymee of JayAdores. I was blown away by her design! I loved the way she thought outside the box with everything from the menu layout to the full-sized responsive slideshow to how things shift around from page to page. Each part of this site is a showcase and I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to code it and work with these talented ladies.

Savage Design Co

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Designer: Savage Design Co

Website + Blog

Last fall at Designer Vaca, I met the lovely Leigh of Savage Design Co. We became fast friends and I was thrilled when she asked me to code her new portfolio site and blog. The design is incredible and it was so fun to bring it to life on the web! My favorite part of the site is her intricate portfolio functionality, not to mention the portfolio projects are crazy good. Check it out!

Erin Joy Henry

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Designer: Noirve

Blog

Recently I had the opportunity to work with Vanessa at Noirve to launch a brand new blog for Erin Joy Henry. Erin’s writing work in the field of healthy living has appeared in The Huffington Post, msn.com and other blogs around the web.

Both ladies were a dream to work with! The design features 8 different interactive category pages and a super sleek, clean blog layout (all the way down to the commenting area!) Check out Erin’s gorgeous new web space here.

Nouvelle Design

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Designer: Nouvelle Design

Website + Blog

I’m so excited to show off the brand new site for one of my go-to graphic design ladies, Sarah of Nouvelle Design! She did an incredible job designing the site and every page is custom with so many well-thought-out details. And as you can see, it’s also completely mobile responsive!

If you are in need of anything from branding to web to print, you’ll definitely want to check out Sarah’s new site and get in touch!

Scheme Wedding & Event Design

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Designer: Nouvelle Design

Website + Blog

The team of ladies over at Scheme Events came to Sarah and I in need of a major web overhaul. Their designs are often featured on Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, and TheKnot.com, and they needed a website/blog combo that could really “wow” viewers. And that’s just what we gave them! This site features a huge full-screen homepage slider & multiple portfolios to show off their gorgeous event photos, plus several super customized content pages – including a totally awesome contact form. Thanks Scheme ladies for being so much fun to work with!

Reflections on 2014: The year I became a working mom

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Well there we are – My beautiful family of three! I’ve managed to survive my first year of juggling the roles of new mom, military wife, and business owner… all of which are hard enough individually! Now, being somewhat on the other side of the transition, I want to take some time to reflect on this past year from a “working mom’s” perspective. Sorry in advance for what’s sure to be a rambling post.

A year ago today, I was a super sleep-deprived mom of a teeny six week old baby and right in the middle of a twelve week maternity leave. Honestly? I remember feeling like I was drowning, like I was doing everything wrong, and I was secretly wondering what the heck I had gotten myself into. Some moms just seem to “get it” from the start, but I felt lost and couldn’t figure out why my baby wouldn’t sleep anywhere but my arms (literally any time I set him down he started screaming instantly), and even then he would only sleep for an hour or so at a time. I remember being terrified that I would never again have any resemblance of my previous life. I began thinking that maybe being a business owner was not realistic and might have to be put on hold for a few years.

[Oh sweet, sleep-deprived Lindsay. I wish I could go back and tell you how that part of new mommy-hood is only for a short time and that once the fog lifts, being a mom brings more joy than you’ve even imagined. It just takes a few moments to find your footing.]

So the “fog” lifted sometime in early March, conveniently right about the time I had scheduled myself to go back to work. I eased myself back into it, only taking on a quarter of the projects of my normal pace. My grandma started to come to our house twice a week to help with Cohen while I worked, and each time I gladly took the opportunity to pack up my laptop and get out of the house for a bit. Coffee shops and cafes were now my “office”. And you know what? Each time I got out of the house, or worked with an inspiring client, or had a conversation that had nothing to do with babies, I found my old self coming back again little by little. I started to come back to life, and that’s when I realized that for me, I am a much happier person and a better mom, when I am working. Even if it’s only 10 hours a week. Continue reading…