Bet You’ve Been Wondering About Those Pants

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Six months ago, I wore the worst jeans in the world to work. By the end of the day, I had a year-long gym membership and a mantra that kind of resembled a strategy: feel healthier. With the New Year rung in and an inevitable rush of resolvers descending on my gym tomorrow, it’s probably about time to check in …

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YARPP Pro has arrived

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Today is YARPP Pro launch day and our office full of balloons is saying we’re really excited about it. That and we’re a best place to work – but the balloons are definitely for our launch. Definitely. YARPP Pro is an upgrade to the beloved Yet Another Related Posts Plugin for WordPress. In addition to a simple JavaScript implementation option, …

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Quibblo Facebook refresh

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On a roll with the social network skins this week, I jumped into an update of the Quibblo Quizzes page on Facebook. The page has previously used a combination of stock art and repurposed banner ads to piece together the cover and profile images. Unfortunately, neither was quite on target for our young quiz audience.   before   The redesign …

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YARPP Twitter redesign

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Don’t you hate it when you forget to take the before shot? Oh well. The important piece – the after –  is the newest addition to our slow rebranding of YARPP. In preparation for the arrival of YARPP Pro, @YARPP on Twitter received a nice little facelift today with a few repurposed graphics featuring our ‘related’ bubbles and network of …

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Web Designer Not Web Designing

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My last wearable design is so far in the past that I can’t honestly tell you how long it’s been since I’ve had to bust out my embroidery know-how. What I can tell you is that designing is bike-riding-like. Apparently, you don’t forget it – at least not all of it anyway. Diving into my new job last July, I …

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Get (or Give) More While Getting Fit

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After all the time spent busting your ass in the gym, it sometimes feels as though you should be entitled to something other than just getting fit. I mean seriously, an “I went to the gym and all I got were these abs” tee would probably cut it but why stop there? earndit Earndit has been a staple among my …

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YARPP Gets Fancified

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From the large to the small, someone somewhere has to design all the graphics you see pop up across the web. Yesterday, I got my hands on the WordPress plugin page cover graphic for Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (lovingly known as YARPP – sound it out, yuh-ar-p). Today, it lives! Our goal was to showcase the relationship and connection-building …

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Wrapping Up September Detoxing

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Moving into October, I’m still finishing the September Detox Experiment. After two weeks of tea, it was time to get a little freaky with some cling wrap. I’ve heard far too many friends talk up It Works! and their wraps to let them be ignored. My Facebook feed is literally full of “so many inches lost in just one wrap!” I finally …

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Chalk and Awe

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Knocked out some fun, quirky chalkboard art in the Adk kitchen last Thursday. Who knew all those years of bar chalkboard doodling would come in so handy in the ‘real world’?  

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Tiny Tea Detox

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One of the greatest stories I know is about a girl named Alice and her eating habits. With each bite and swig she takes, there’s an immediate consequence but eventually, she finds her right size and all is good in the world. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve felt exactly like her – snatching up a cup labeled “drink …