Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekend Love

Weekend Love - Guard Dog

Whew! It has been quite busy at work and I'm so glad the week is over! I'm going to go hang out with my family and little guard dog now so enjoy the rest of your day. Cheers to the wonderful weekend!

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image by Marivic Ulep

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Think: Black and Yellow Inspiration

1-Black and Yellow Inspiration

Black for being a cool, sophisticated cat. Yellow for sunshine in Nevada. Happy Thursday, ya'll!

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image credit: thesartorialist, Necklace via Max&Chloe, dcor design sitting buddha via wayfair, typography via stopbreathing

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shop: Little Miss Ballerina Invitation Party Design - DIY Printables

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Here's one of my illustration designs added to my shop. Little Miss Ballerina Invitation Party Design - DIY Printables for the shimmering, twirly girls who loves ruffles, music and all the frilly stuff. Available to purchase here.

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invitations designed by Marivic Ulep

Bee Sweet, Honey

1- Bee Sweet Honey
1- Bee Sweet Honey2

I think I'm having seasonal allergies so I took Claritin yesterday to help reduce all the crazy symptoms. Thank goodness Zo slept for 10 hours straight last night. Mommy needed a good night's sleep. Today, I feel a little better with less fatigued so I hope I can make it through the day. All I need is some warm tea with sweet honey....alooot of honey!

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images via Etsy Finds: Milk and Honey Candle in Frosted Glass - By Sweet Petula, Beeswax All Natural Lip Balm by BuzzPlanet, Honey Sticks -Pure Raw Summer Honey straws by honeyrunfarm, Bees and Golden Honey Combs Teacup and Saucer by SwirlyGarden and Honey Bear Fabric Fat Quarter by mypapercrane.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Inspiration

"The mind is everything; what you think, you become." –Buddha

I Like To Rock - Its Monday, Inspirational Monday, Inspirational Quote by Buddha

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image credit (left to right): dekanimal, The Glamourai, handz, and byjodi

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's All About Tea Time!

TeaTime Illustration by Marivic Ulep

Have a wonderful Friday, ya'll!

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illustration by Marivic Ulep

Happy First Day of Fall

1-Hello - First Day of Fall

Your here and I do, love you. Ready for a cooler season in Nevada...oh yes please!

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image credit - Chalkboard sign on a stick via MisterMustache, Baking Fall Flavors Spice Kit by CraigsMarket, Bears Love Flannel Shirts Print by corelladesign, Aguayo Weekender by Fournier via supermarket, Fine Art Photography Print Autumn Love by newivystyle, Mr. Darcy proposal screenprint by Brookish 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

And So She Did

A few things that inspired me today...

Wednesday Inspiration via define1lady.blogspot.com She Believed She Could So She DId - Plate Dish by mbartstudios

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photo credit - left to right: weathered beach numbers by typography photography via printshop.urbanoutfitters.com; Elegantly twisted tear shape grapevine dream catcher via Maebell; Cassandra Allen Illustration via cassandraallen.com; She Believed She Could So She Did - Plate Dish by mbartstudios

Busy Bee

Busy Bee Lady Illustration by Marivic Ulep via define1lady.blogspot.com
I've been so busy lately working on some illustration projects. I will have to show you sometime soon. Hope your week is going great.

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illustration by Marivic Ulep

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love_2MonthsOld_b

Zo turns two months old today. He went from a 2-ounce bottle to a 4-ounce bottle. Boy, he's growing so fast! Here's big brother and little brother showing lots of smiles for a very special day!

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photo by Marivic Ulep.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Falling For You

BananaRepublic Fall Favorites_2, Ebates.com, Earn Cash Back through Ebates Now by Doug Aitken via todayandtomorrow.net BananaRepublic Fall Favorites_1

Ever heard of Ebates? My sister introduce me to Ebates and I really love it! It's basically an online shopping mall that allows customers to earn cash back from online purchases through major retailers such as Gap, Piperlime, DSW, Macy's, Banana Republic, Sephora and Kate Spade. Now that I have kids, it's so much convenient for me to shop online especially this time of year. I really hate long lines during the holiday season and trying to find parking space at the malls. To learn more about it, head over here.

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photo credit 1 and 3 from Banana Republic via Ebates; photo 2 - Now by Doug Aitken via todayandtomorrow.net

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Black and White Dining Room

Black and White Dining Room via Lonny Magazine

Everything about this room is so beautiful. From the elegant dining table to the large abstract painting to the modern bookshelf. I love how the bookshelf becomes an architectural element complimenting the colors of the wall. Thus, painting the insides black is brilliant so your attention goes right to the pretty pieces on it. Such a perfect place to have a cup of tea or two.


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photo credit via Lonny magazine

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Inspiration

Monday Inspiration, Quote of the day 
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
–Ayn Rand, Russian-American writer and philosopher

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photo credit - Bear Print Bear on a unicycle Illustration by Chasing The Crayon, Let's Do This by hijirik

Friday, September 09, 2011

Bear Hugs

Cotton and Pebble Print by newivystyle

You know you want to sleep in for the weekend! It may rain for us here in Nevada so I'll be cuddling with my boys. Can't wait to see them afterwork. I just want to smother them in sweet kisses! Have a nice and peaceful weekend, my friends! XOXO.

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photo credit via newivystyle

Thursday, September 08, 2011

My Business Cards

Marivic Ulep - Graphic Designer & Illustrator Businesscard - 2  
Here's my lovely business card that I made a few weeks ago. I usually give these out for my freelance gigs so it's nice to keep some in handy.

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photo by Marivic Ulep

Back to Work

Autumn Fashion via 4inspireddesign.com 
Going back to work on Tuesday was overwhelming. And yes, I did cry. I cried about everything especially because I was going to miss staying home with my little dragons. Taking care of two kids is hard and exhausting but also fun when both are being good to mommy. I really don't know how my mum did it. My grandmother passed away when my mum was really young so she took care of all four (crazy) girls while also having a full-time job. I remember my sisters and I were always bickering when we were little and we would call our mum at work about it. No wonder why my dad just wants "beer" every year for his birthday! Haha. Sorry dad. And to all you mamas and daddys out there who have children... God bless you!
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photo credit via 4inspireddesign.com

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Illustration Inspiration: Sasha Prood

“Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything.” ~Jack Kornfield

Staring down at the detailed work of Sasha Prood is just simply amazing! Wonder how long it took her to finish these beautiful pieces?!

Illustration by Sasha Prood via Behance Network - 1 Illustration by Sasha Prood via Behance Network - 2 Illustration by Sasha Prood via Behance Network - 7 Illustration by Sasha Prood via Behance Network - 8 Illustration by Sasha Prood via Behance Network - 9 Illustration by Sasha Prood via Behance Network - 5 Illustration by Sasha Prood via Behance Network - 6
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photo credit by Sasha Prood via Behance Network

Monday, September 05, 2011

iPhone

DeFine1Lady is now mobile-browser friendly.
Hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day. Just so you know, my blog is now mobile-user friendly!

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photo by Marivic Ulep

Friday, September 02, 2011

Weekend Love


Brown Leather Camera Strap via Lorayn09

TableCloth Project via HousetoHome.co.uk

Craft Project for Outdoors via HousetoHome.co.uk

Only You Photography Print by MommyMakes

Pink Dreamy Ride Photography Print by magnesina

Take lots of pictures, plan a fun barbeque get-together at home, make thank you cards and ride your bike around the neighborhood. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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photo credit: Brown Leather Camera Strap via Lorayn09, Outdoor Pinic Craft Projects images 2 and 4 via HousetoHome.co.uk, Only You Photography Print by MommyMakes, Pink Dreamy Ride Photography Print by magnesina

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Illustration Inspiration: lucileskitchen


Cupcake Collection print by lucileskitchen, Food Kitchen prints, illustration prints, fun prints

Strawberry Pie by lucileskitchen

Chanel Print by lucileskitchen

Botanical Plate Fall Fruits Print by lucileskitchen

Pizza Ingredients Print by lucileskitchen

Tea Time Limited Edition Print by lucileskitchen

I'm always fascinated with talented artists who work with watercolor. One of my favorite that I recently found comes from lucileskitchen. Aren't these prints just adorable?! It makes me want to bake or cook something delicious as her artwork. Plus, her handwriting creates a nice, sophisticated touch to her work. If you love this kind of stuff, check out more of Lucile's fun pieces over here!

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photo credit via
lucileskitchen