Tuesday, March 24, 2015

new deco products.

hello everyone!

I wanted to give you, fellow readers, a quick update on my business, deco naturals. I'm so excited to share with you the progress it has made. The designs, formulas, and new products are all approaching the vision I've always had for deco. I would be so honored if you'd check them out at www.deconaturals.com

" deco celebrates contemporary packaging and natural, pure ingredients, nourishing the body and tantalizing the senses. we believe in gorgeous, sustainable apothecary that comforts the soul and pleases the eye. not only are our products luxuriously healthy and of premium quality, they're also art. "

Here are a few photographs of the new products: Body Oil, Breathing Balm, and Cream Exfoliant. They're vegan, 100% natural, and hand-blended in Michigan.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view the products :)

Have a beautiful day,


Monday, December 1, 2014

oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree.

Just as November 1st marks the first day of indulging in Christmas music, the day after Thanksgiving serves as my family's designated day to find a Christmas tree. Yeah; We're that family. 

We spent the evening adorning the pine tree with twinkling lights, shimmering golden stars, and glittering reindeer, a blend of Big Bang Theory (the only show ever available on our cottage's television) and holiday music echoing in the background. If you look closely, you'll notice the odd sentimental ornaments strewn throughout. This year, I decorated with a duck boot ornament as well as two childhood ornaments: a gumdrop and a hedgehog.

In terms of style, our tree is utterly shameful. Nothing is spaced correctly. The intended cohesive color theme is poorly executed. But it's our tree. I don't really know what I could even expect from my younger siblings anyways.

Without further adieu, my Christmas Tree.

* Trying to fix the chaotic placement of ornaments on our tree *

Have you gotten your tree yet? What's your favorite ornament with sentimental value?

With love,

Monday, August 11, 2014


Ladies and gentlemen.. it's decided! I have made the decision to dedicate an Instagram account solely to The Lobster Polo. I encourage you to follow @thelobsterpolo or visit www.instagram.com/thelobsterpolo!

beans, beans, the magical boot.


I, soon, must accept that the harsh reality of summer's end. Michigan's infamous ever-changing temperatures are among us. Summer homework deadlines, schedules, the dreaded summer tan to pale complexion transformation: There's a lot to dislike about September. One thing that softens the pain of September's arrival? The lack of judgement associated with downing cider daily and...*drumroll please*....

The Bean Boots.

Beans, Beans, the magical boot. The more you buy..the more your wallet will..cry?

My "sick rhymes" aside, it's duck {boot} hunting season! As you relish in the final moments of August, it's essential to pick your perfect pair in preparation for the cold months ahead. Each time Autumn rolls around, the boots are sold out, leaving my feet cold and anxious for the next season I am able to purchase these beauties.

Set a reminder in your phone. Write it on your hand. Tape a note to the fridge.

Regardless of the means in which you do remind yourself, purchase your Bean Boots NOW, or forever (until next year) hold your peace.

Friday, August 8, 2014

deco naturals launch.

I have some very exciting news for all of you! As you may or may not already know, I dedicate a large amount of my time to being an entrepreneur. Last year, I founded Deco Naturals, rooted in my passion for natural products and graphic design, a line of 100% natural lip butters available in an extensive variety of flavors, from juicy dark cherry to indulgent blackberry cheesecake. I pride myself in Deco's cruelty-free, handmade, natural, and eco-friendly set standards. Each lip butter, solely composed of 100% natural ingredients, is handmade in small batches to ensure quality and purity. 

Anywho...the website just launched! You can now shop my line of products at www.deconaturals.com. I encourage you to check out my work, as well as sign up for the newsletter for exclusive coupons, information, and updates.

Notice how eco is bold? I love hidden messages in logos..

Below are a few flavors of Deco Naturals Lip Butter! 

Have a beautiful day,


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

graphic design noms: back to school.

Back to School. Likely the last words you are interested in hearing. However, I'm currently at college attending a workshop to strengthen my design skills. I'm learning so much....but I'm also given quite a bit of freedom to design whatever I please. I utilized this time to design as many pencils as I could. Thus, I present to you a digital reflection of my blood, sweat, and tears - (check below) prettier than you thought, ay?

The one above is my favorite. I.love.photoshop. I'll likely be updating you on my design adventures.

Have a beautiful day,


late night cookie fixes.

Okay... scratch the title. I'm constantly wanting to indulge in a warm, fresh-baked cookie, regardless of time of day. Pair my eternal sweet tooth with the freedom housing in Michigan State University dorms for camp provides, and you're left with one large order and an empty wallet.

Insomnia Cookies. I had always spotted the store dotted in cute, downtown locations, but had never really given its name or product any thought. My internal natural beauty fanatic simply assumed the cookies were infused with lavender and chamomile to aid in sleeping. 

Prior to arriving at Michigan State University yesterday, my mother, sister, and I joyfully paid Insomnia Cookies a visit. Heavily contrasting my initial thoughts, the store prides itself in its late delivery times and extensive flavor selections of cookies. Conveniently, the stores, able to deliver until 3 am, are located near college campuses. College dorms, an intense craving for sweets, and the freedom to order cookies from your computer: you might have guessed it, I did it. I made the order. 15 cookies to share with my roommate. Cue the angelic choir.

They're actually about to arrive very soon.

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I think I'm in love. The cookies were amazing.

So essentially in the moment I write this sentence, there is drool all over my dorm. The cookies were soft, warm, and rich. Some portions even resembled its initial dough form.

I think I'm now going to strategically select my future college in accordance with an Insomnia Cookies location.

What about you guys? Have you tried Insomnia Cookies? Do you want to?

Have a beautiful day,