Friday, August 29, 2014

A summer of friendships

This summer has been pretty great. Getting married and settling into our new home aside, our schedule has been jam packed with spending time with friends. You'll hear no complaints from me! Adding in a quick trip to Ontario this past weekend, we really have been blessed to spend so much time catching up and hanging out.


We said a sad goodbye to our dear friends Emil and Karisa, who have started their own adventure in California as first year teachers! They were able to spend half the summer on PEI and were instrumental in the crunch time before our wedding. They've started their own blog, which you can follow here!









Just before Shayne & I left for our whirlwind trip to Ontario, Bethany and Bridget came back! They are both teachers at our local Christian school and had gone home for the summer to visit family. We are so glad to have them back!!



I love this picture of Kar, Vern and I in our Sunday best. :) We had a sleepover on Saturday night, sort of like old times!


At the end of our trip we were able to squeeze in a quick visit with Brian and Martine - friends who got married in Holland last year (you can read more about the wedding & our trip.) Ach, it was so good to spend even just one night with them again. Our busy schedules don't always allow for long phone calls but we can catch up pretty quickly when Martine and I get to talking!!


So, our busy summer full of friendships is drawing to a close. We had a great time and made a lot of precious memories! Campfires, road trips, sleepovers, and late nights. That's the stuff summers are made of around here!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Branding for Sarah by the Sea Shop

The day has come. The logo has been created, tested by marketing professionals, stared at for hours, tweaked and tweaked again, and I'm finally taking a deep breath and jumping in!

Throughout this process, I spent a long time researching logo and branding tips. I wanted my new logo to incorporate my love of navy and grey, as well as a nod to my Island life.





When it came down to design time, I knew what I wanted but couldn't explain it to my designer friend accurately enough. After designing a mock-up for her to look at it, she turned around and told me if I could do a mock-up, then I could probably handle the rest on my own as well. She was right - and her encouragement gave me the confidence to plunge head first into properly crafting this logo of mine. Thanks to a ton of tutorials (picture me googling every five minutes "how to _____ in Adobe Illustrator")!

So - what do you think?
 
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