Monday, December 31, 2012


As I reflect on 2012, the one word that keeps popping up is gratitude. Gratitude for my family and friends who are always there, supporting and cheering me on in all my endeavors—no matter how silly they were! And gratitude to my clients because without them, Marigold Design would not exist. 

2012 was a very busy year. I didn't complete Marigold's new website but I had the honor of designing three different websites, working with each client from the very beginning stages of their branding—from logo developing to selecting color palettes for their brand. I redesigned a catalog (which took the whole year), an annual report, signage for various holiday shops for a retailer, direct mail campaigns and ads for various clients, along with posters, trade-show graphics and numerous logos. Yes, it was indeed a very good year and I am grateful. 
As 2012 comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone that made it possible—from the copywriters, programmers and design assistants—to friends, family, clients, fans, and followers. Thank you! 
Wishing all of you a Happy + Colorful 2013 filled with Many Days of Gratitude! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

decking the halls...

I can't believe Christmas is one week away! I have been slowly decorating our home, staying up late, to get everything completed before my daughter arrives. Yes, she is coming home for the holidays and we can not wait! We have not had any snow yet which is very unusual for NE Ohio so I'm hoping it begins snowing after she arrives — not before because I couldn't stand it if her flight was delayed, even for a few hours! 
Our home with a newly painted orange door, adds a pop of color in the neighborhood. I hope it puts a smile to everyone's face when they visit us during the holidays and every day of the year!
No vintage ornaments this year! We kept the tree simple with only blue and silver ornaments.  The reason we kept things simple this year is because of our new 4-legged member of the family shown below!
Vincent is 10 months old — need I say more!
Our Christmas cards from family and friends are stapled on ribbons which are hung on the door outside the kitchen so we can enjoy them everyday!
Presents are wrapped in silver and blue hues.
Stocking are hung by the chimney with care... Can you tell which one belongs to Vincent?
Old Saint Nick — one of many from my collection.
Our dining room — a mixture of natural items such as burlap and fresh greens with sparkly bulbs!
I hope you enjoyed a peek into our home. This decor is so different from the previous two years. Click here and here to view and as you can see, we had snow last year and the year before.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends, laughter and love!