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Monday, August 16, 2010

Just Another Typical Night???


It’s just another typical night at the Langham’s.

Our spoiled rotten dog is asleep on the living room floor.

He has almost as many layers beneath him as the princess, or in his case, prince, and the pea. (Do you remember that story?)  For his comfort and our fear of dog slobber and hair on our rug, his bed sits atop a doggy blanket of which he is not allowed to venture off unless otherwise directed.  Behind him a fan blows to keep him cool and relaxed.

Now that’s the life.


Football commentary can be heard in the background. 


Art supplies are strewn about on our coffee table.


And so are high heels and fuzzy slippers???


Ok, here is where our normal evening took a turn for the unusual.   As previously mentioned, Judd and I started our own business.  What’s our product you ask?  Well, we offer professional custom DIY printable invitations and stationary.  Our designs are very affordable.  Plus, there is no minimum or maximum order because, well, you print them yourself.  Judd, my handy and extremely talented husband creates beautiful artwork to add to your invitation or stationary.  He drafts either by hand or with the his fancy schmancy computer programs, renders, and edits it all himself and creates a high resolution pdf which is sent to you when complete.  We first started with wedding invitations and have ventured on to events such as tool and gadget showers, baby showers, bridal teas, bridesmaids’ luncheons, and now LINGERIE showers.

Disregard the clutter, I took the photos as is because I thought it was funny to see my shoes on our ottoman.  Judd has an incredible eye and talent and can usually draw anything with, or more often than not without, a prop to use as inspiration.  This time, however, when asked to create a lingerie shower invite for one of our good friends he was drawing a blank.  Pun intended.  :)  While being his typical masculine self, petting his 100lb dog and watching NFL football at the same time, he replied, “I can’t visualize girl stuff.”  He requested I go to the closet and pull out some inspiration. I grabbed some slippers, heels, robes, and other more delicate items if you catch my drift.

I told him I hoped our neighbors didn’t walk in because we might just look like freaks.  Ha.  I had the most feminine of clothing hanging all over the living room for him while he sketched.

Here is just one of the many reasons I love my husband and our most recent, slightly less typical, evening.

I love to watch him think, visualize, and create.  (I especially love that he found a purple set of paintbrushes in my craft closet left over from making something for my sorority little sister.)  It takes a real man to watercolor women’s lingerie with purple brushes.  That or it takes a man who was too lazy to look for a better tool.  Ha.

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I can’t wait to show you all the finished product.  I also can’t wait to show you some of our other finished products for that matter.  I’ll try to get in a post about those soon. 


  1. Congratulations on the business! That's so exciting! I wish I could draw like Judd. Whenever I try to sketch out a cake design, it never turns out the way I imagined it in my head.

  2. Love the insight into his creative process...especially in this case. I have to say that if we were neighbors I would have been wondering what the heck was going on...haha!

  3. Cole's big old self is so cute!