DIY Watercolor Paints


Huge thanks to Robert Mahar for introducing me to the idea of homemade watercolor paints… Like… Months ago. I saw him post a tutorial on Instagram ages ago, and I was like WHAAAAAT! I never got a chance to try it, and then I kind of forgot about it. This week, I’m working on a […]

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Running With Curves is Safer than Scissors

Logo Design Project - Running with Curves by Hearts and Laserbea

I met Jill from Running with Curves at Fitbloggin’ conference at the end of June – she came to my branding session, and knew right off the bat she wanted me to help her out with a logo design for her fitness blog. Original Logo Design The starting point for our logo design project was a […]

Why I Look So Tired Today: A Timeline

Why I Look So Tired Today - a Timeline by Hearts and Laserbeams

If anyone were to ask me why I look so tired today… There’s just not enough time to go into the whole story. So here it is in illustrated timeline form. Joy was having a bad teething day, so my plans to work after Kim went home from our Evernote party last night were pretty […]

Dear Handmade Life, I Love Your New Site

Web Design - Dear Handmade Life by Hearts and Laserbeams

We are so pumped to present our latest web design project! Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell have been clients of mine from the very beginning of my self employment, and I’ve built a bunch of websites for em – each just a little more involved than the last. The brand new Dear Handmade Life site […]

20 Funny Tech Memes

Funny Memes to Celebrate our Maintenance Packages

This week marked the launch of our brand new site maintenance services, and I’m really excited to help people get their WordPress site backups in check! If you’re not doing any kind of maintenance on your site, I want you to seriously consider it. Sign up for one of our new maintenance packages by 7/31/14, […]

Celebrate Our New Look with an Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!

Hearts and Laserbeams - Why would you build your own site when it's the first thing a customer will see?

“The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” Our friends Bruce and Angie said that to me a while back when they were at our house, helping to fix our air conditioner. They were talking about helping their family with a bunch of home renovation projects, and not having the time to do those same projects to […]

SCAD Fashion Show 2014 Recap and Live Commentary Fail


Oh, snap, SCAD Fashion Show day!! I totally love fashion student work - students are still excited about being experimental, before they get out in the real world and have to start taking clients, customers, and sales into consideration. Student work is full of life and possibility, and I’m so glad SCAD webcasts their end of the […]

Funny Barbie Sports Illustrated Cover

Funny Barbie on Sports Illustrated cover - Hearts and Laserbeams

I just can’t help myself, guys. I was telling my friend Nicole this morning that doodling on photos and magazine covers is gonna be my new life’s work. So without any delay, may I present a funny Barbie Sports Illustrated cover? I saw the hubbub over this cover last week, and we chatted about it […]

Free Printables: Cute Kids Valentines Edition!

Free Printables - Kids Valentines from Hearts and Laserbeams

Ahhhh, Valentines day. I’m nowhere near prepared for you to get here next week, but at the very least I drew up some super cute artwork to pass out to everyone at the office! If you’re following my work at home story… You know everyone at my office is just me. And Josh and Phil, […]