Friday, July 29, 2011

Weekend Love

Today was a lazy day. I'm wearing my pajamas all day. Really nice and comfy. Perfect to hang out with my boys...a playful two year old and a newborn baby who sleeps more than me. Thus, an eye mask is essential when I get them both to sleep at the same time. Power naps are awesome!

Blog -Spa Day Party Post - Pink - Illustrated and Designed by Marivic Ulep

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illustrated and designed by Marivic Ulep

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Design: Nelita Ulep Photography Logo


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Blog - NelitaUlepPhotography_Logo Design 1 -Print

A few months ago, Nelita, my sister-in-law wanted me to design a logo for her photography business. She wanted something classic, clean with a little bold coloring. Plus, colors to be in black and white with a dash of red. The fabric sample above is an imagery that Nelita wanted in mind for her logo. I created three concepts, played with colors and presented the logos to Nelita. With minor changes, she absolutely loved the third design concept. What do you guys think?

She's been working in building her portfolio and getting things organized before launching her website. I will have to show you some of the pictures Nelita took with me and my family a few weeks ago (I was 38 weeks pregnant!) So stay tuned.

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logo designed by Marivic Ulep

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shop: Bowling Party Invitation Design - DIY Printables

Bowling Party Invitation Design - DIY Printables, Bowling Theme Birthday Party Invitation, Fun Bowling Party Invitation, Bowling Theme Invitation, Whimsical DIY Party Invite, Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, Personalized Invitations
Bowling Party Invitation Design - DIY Printables, Bowling Theme Birthday Party Invitation, Fun Bowling Party Invitation, Bowling Theme Invitation, Whimsical DIY Party Invite, Announcement Card, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, Personalized InvitationsLet's Bowl! My Bowling Party Invitation Design - DIY Printables features fun waves of color, pins and bowling ball design over shades from black to vintage blue. Customize colors is available upon request. Visit my Etsy shop for more invitation designs!

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Invitation is illustrated and designed by Marivic Ulep

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wake Up Mama


Hello my lovelies. Looks like a gloomy weather this morning and I can hear the rain outside my window. The baby is asleep, Ryu is at Grandma's house and I'm relaxing with a Melon-Carrot smoothie. Who wants one? I was half asleep when I randomly picked out the fruits from my fridge and the smoothie actually taste pretty good. I just needed something to wake me up today.

Melon-Carrot Smoothie: 2 cups of watermelon, handful of carrots, 1 banana, 1 small gala apple, 1/2 cup of apple juice and a whole lot of ice!

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photo by Marivic

Monday, July 25, 2011

7 Days of Love


Zo is one week old today. Hooray! He is actually quite a good sleeper and only fuss when he's hungry. I'm able to spend time with my two-year old son, Ry and also do a little house work. Thus, Ry is such a good boy to his little brother. Very gentle when he wants to help me change the diaper and likes to give sweet kisses on Zo's forehead. My tot even whispers when the baby is sleeping. Sometimes I see Ry leaning over the crib to say "Good Morning" or tries to show 'baby brother' his favorite animals (like the one above). How sweet is that?!

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photo by Marivic Ulep

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Weekend Love

How you are today? I'm so glad the weekend is here. A few days ago my son was born so I've been a busy bee taking care of him and my two-year old boy while my hubby is working crazy hours. Thus, my mother is here spending the weekend at my house to help out. I'm glad to have family around here. It sure is really nice to take a breather even though it is just for a couple of hours. My younger sister will be visiting tonight so she may want to be practicing some baby skills too. ;-) Hope you all are having a nice day.

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photo by Marivic Ulep

Monday, July 18, 2011

Welcome my new bundle of joy


I'm so happy to announce the new addition to The Ulep Family...Baby Zo. I guess my mama was right with having the baby born this week! Have a wonderful week, my lovelies!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekend Love

So glad the weekend is here. Any plans for the weekend? I have a few pieces left to organize before the baby arrives. I'm sooo nervous and really excited at the same time! I have about a week and a half left but my mother thinks I'll have the baby on July 20th (just by looking at my belly.) Oh Mother...we will see what will happen next week!

Have a beautiful and blessed weekend, everyone! XOXO

1 -  Eliot Elisofon Leopard Fabric Fashions Photographic Print via art.com - 2

Mission Complete - Typography Design by Jonas Helgeneset via typographyserved

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photo credit: Mission Complete - Typography Design Poster by Jonas Helgeneset via typographyserved; Eliot Elisofon Leopard Fabric Fashions Photographic Print via art.com

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July/August 2011 Issue - Lonny Magazine

Hello everyone. How are you today? If you haven't seen Lonny Magazine yet, the July/August issue is here! Some of my favorite images showcase metallic decor elements, charming geometric shapes and bold patterns that I really adore. Thus, I love that cool chandelier sculpture which perfectly compliments the window panels.

1- Chic Alfresco Retreat from Lonnymag JulyAug11, Interior Design Ideas and Inspiration

1 - Stunning Chandelier with Ballard Designs mirrors and chairs from Lonnymag JulyAug11, Interior Design Ideas and Inspiration

1 - The Red Room from Lonnymag JulyAug11, Interior Design Ideas and Inspiration

1 - Oversized Floor Pillows from Lonnymag JulyAug11, Interior Design Ideas and Inspiration

1 - Tulip Style Chair Office in the bedroom from Lonnymag JulyAug11

1 - Tranquil Atmosphere from Lonnymag JulyAug11, Interior Design Ideas and Inspiration

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images via Lonny Magazine

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thirfty Find: A Treasury of Mother Goose

A Treasury of Mother Goose - Illustrated by Hilda Offen, Vintage Illustration
A Treasury of Mother Goose - Illustrated by Hilda Offen, Vintage IllustrationGood Morning everyone. Do you remember your favorite books from childhood? I was so excited when I found this beautifully illustrated book of Mother Goose at a thrift store. The vintage colors and illustration brings back good old memories! My two-year old son loves to read so I can't wait to share this with him and his soon-to-be-born baby brother. It's definitely one book to be treasured!

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images by Marivic Ulep

Get Inspired

illustration, mix media artwork, artwork inspiration, what inspires you? typography, calligraphyWhat is the one thing you love to do when you're inspired? For me, it's drawing. Here is one of my freehand drawing that I did a while ago--a mix media of pencil, pastels, prismacolor markers and fine point pens. I think I want to add a little more color before framing this in my office. What do you think?! Hope you enjoy!

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illustration designed by Marivic Ulep

Monday, July 11, 2011

Design Inspiration: Letterpress Businesscard

Everything is hand-drawn by artist/designer Shyama. I absolutely love the hot pink edges!

Letterpress Businesscard by Shyama via shynanigans, graphic design, businesscard inspiration, illustration, typography inspiration, letterpress design

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Baby Isabella Nelita

I'm happy to announce I'm an Auntie! My sister-in-law gave birth on Saturday to a beautiful little girl. Congrats Mer and Chris!

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photo credit via instagram

Friday, July 08, 2011

Weekend Love

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

giovanna battaglia via carolinesmode - stockholmstreetstyle

Fancy Bistro via dreamywhites

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photo credit - Giovanna Battaglia via stockholmstreetstyle; home via dreamywhites

Illustration Inspiration: raisenochicken

Found these interesting pieces of design and illustration by Raisenochicken. Love the vintage styles!

Design and Illustration 1 by Raisenochicken

Design and Illustration 5 by Raisenochicken

Design and Illustration 2 by Raisenochicken

Design and Illustration 4 by Raisenochicken

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photo credit via raisenochicken

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A Woman's Worth

A woman has amazing strengths. She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens; She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying. She cries when she's happy and laughs when she's afraid; Her love is unconditional. There's only one thing wrong with her, She forgets what she's worth! ~Author Unknown

To all my ladies out there...don't forget you are beautiful and unique! XOXO

Sleeping Beauty by becwinnel - Illustration, Inspiration to Woman, Beautiful Inspirational Quotes, A Woman's Worth

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illustration by bec winnel

Shop: Daisy Blooms Invitation Party Design - DIY Printables

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, Afternoon on a Hill


Pretty Daisy Blooms Invitation Design - DIY Printables is now available at my shop! If you have any favorite flowers or colors in mind, send me a note at define1lady@gmail.com or purchase my DIY Custom Order Printable here.

Daisy Blooms_Blk_Layout, Daisy Theme Party, Daisy Flower Invitation, Summer Party Invitation, Yellow Daisy Theme Invitation, Housewarming Party Invitation, Open House Invitations, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, Personalized Invitations

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designed and illustrated by Marivic Ulep

Shop: Organic Soap Bars

Recently, my local market ran out of my favorite organic soap bars so now I'm on a hunt to buy some online. I came across this shop called Prunella Soap which sells handmade vegan and organic soap bars. They have so many sweet choices and the images are so lovely. I'm going to try the Lavender On The Rocks, Tea Tree Lime, Sweet Orange Cornmeal, Lavender-Vanilla-Oatmeal and Pink Grapefruit Oatmeal! Please check out Prunella Soap shop here and their fabulous feature in Etsy Blog here.

2-Vegan-Organic Bar Soap by prunellasoap

 1-Vegan-Organic Bar Soap by prunellasoap

3-Vegan-Organic Bar Soap by prunellasoap

4-Vegan-Organic Bar Soap by prunellasoap

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photo credit via Prunella Soap

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Inspiration: Black and White Tuesday


Black and White - Carole Wilmet Illustration via artpixie via carolewilmet.com

Black and White - how to steal like an artist - by austin kleon - 1

Black and White Kitchen - Interior Design via housetohome

Black and White - original abstract art painting by brianelston

  1. Carole Wilmet Illustration
  2. How to steal like an artist by Austin Kleon
  3. Cool Black and White Kitchen via housetohome
  4. Original abstract art painting - ORCHESTRA 23 by Brian Elston

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Weekend Love

Have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

Be sure to check out these cool ideas for the holiday.

Fashion via theglamourai

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Baby Brother

My two-year old son finally felt the baby kicking from my belly last night. Little chubby hand gently reaching out to my stomach. I asked him, "What's in mommy's belly?" He slowly replied, "Baby Broth-der...baby moving!" It melts my heart to hear him say this.

Vintage Little Boy Hanky Shorts and Matching Onesie by periwinklejazz via Etsy

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photo credit by periwinklejazz via pinterest