June 04, 2012

Progress on Seaside Interiors

Good evening everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I don't know about everyone else, but I am READY for summer!  This morning I felt like a teenager when my husband woke me up before he left for work and I fell back asleep and he came back in the room and said "Seriously, get up it's not summer yet."  Come on, 5 more minutes!!!  

I am that person that tells my kids, "ONLY 3 MORE days of school, ONLY 2 MORE days of school."  I am also that person at the end of summer break that tells my kids, "ONLY 3 MORE days till school BEGINS, ONLY 2 MORE days till school BEGINS."  I can't wait for summer break to begin and I equally can't wait to get them in school at the end of summer.  ;-)  Whose with me?

For me, summer break means relaxing by the pool.  The only pool we are gonna have is a plastic Walmart one for the doggy and I can't picture me laying in 4 inches of water to cool off :)   So I will be hauling the kids to Nana's and Grandma's house to enjoy their pools.  The type that you can actually jump in without breaking the plastic. 

Summer for me also means the start up of my new interior decorating business and the completion of some much needed projects around our house!

As far as the smaller projects of completion for the business, I have checked a few off my list.

List of To Do's For Seaside Interiors:

Building a Website
Setting up my Office
Make my Brochures
Begin Marketing my Business
Adding an E-Design Option to my blog and/or website
Have a logo made

 I mentioned a couple weeks ago about working with Molly from Mixed Molly Designs to complete my logo and business cards and as of today, they have been completed!  I had so much fun during this process!  I can't say enough about working with Molly, she was so very patient with the entire process and worked back and forth until I was completely satisfied with everything!

So, here is my logo:

I am soo thrilled with how the logo turned out!  To me it says relaxing and laid back, yet professional

And here is the front and back of my business card:
I also set up my website, which you can see here.  I went through a site called www.wix.com.  Since it seemed easy to utilize their templates and make it my own.  I have a lot of work to do on it, but I was just glad to get it up and running!

The third thing that I was able to check off on my list was the brochures.  I tried to make my own on word, NOT SO MUCH ;-)  So, I went searching online and found www.uprinting.com.  It took me a long time to create it because I am definitely not computer savvy!  I think in the end it turned out pretty nice.  I had to use my camera to take a pic of the computer screen since I couldn't save the picture of it.  It is a very poor picture, but none the less, here is the inside and outside of the brochure:

Outside of brochure before it is folded!

Inside of brochure before it is folded!

The first picture is closer to the actual colors, the second picture above is way off!  The color on their site is much better, I promise ;)

So, I feel like have gotten quite a few things completed, YAY!

Oh, and I promise we are nearing the end of our outside projects on the shed and fence.  I will post some pictures soon!



  1. I love how the logo turned out, I wasn't drawn to that one at first but now that it's finished it looks great!

    1. I completely felt the same way at first. I'm so glad you like it :)

  2. Hi there! Found you after you posted on my photoshop tutorial. Love your blog! Congrats on the progress you've made starting your own business! I hope to do the same sometime soon:)

    1. Hi Jessica, thanks again for the post on photoshop elements. I am working on a mood board right now for a nursery, so it was perfect timing to have found your tutorial. Thanks for your well wishes on the business :)