October Favorites – A Recap

This past month was amazing! Experiencing my first Fall…celebrating my two year blogiversary…working on a bunch of new projects and so much more! Here are some of my favorite posts from October…


1 // The A-Z of Ciera
2 // Workspace Snapshot 10/5/11
3 // Apple Picking
4 // DIY Jewelry Organizers
5 // Sweet Snack: Cinnamon Apple Chips
6 // Free Faces – Design Resource
7 // Autumn Hues and Some Blues
8 // Two Year Blogiversary and Giveaway
9 // Three Ponds Vintage

I have lots planned for November but if you have any special requests just let me know! xo Ciera

Portfolio Updates – Long Overdue

I made a few updates to my design portfolio that were long overdue. Click through to see more about the work I did for each project.


Salvations – Event Identity and Collaterals

Salvations is a furniture design competition utilizing reclaimed, repurposed and recycled materials all to benefit New Orleans’ oldest local environmental non-profit, The Green Project. The Green Project keeps over 1.8 million pounds of usable materials from the waste stream and over 40,000 gallons of paint out of the ground water supply and wetlands. See full project.

Salvations Invite 2


YLC 25th Anniversary Logo and Role Model Gala Event Package

The Young Leadership Council has maintained its tradition of highlighting 25 members of the community each year since its inception in 1986. Role Models are selected each year by a committee comprised of past Role Model honorees and members of the YLC’s Board of Directors.

Honorees have distinguished themselves by: promoting a positive attitude and an unyielding desire to enhance the quality of life in our community; striving to unite our community in collaborative efforts for its future prosperity; serving as an exemplary role model to young talent in the community; taking an effective and vigorous leadership role in the community; and/or making significant contributions in their specific fields of endeavor. See full project.

young leadership council gala 4

I am very proud and honored to have the opportunity to work with these organizations that do so much for the city I love!

Please contact me if you are interested in custom designs.

Two Year Blogiversary

Hi friends! This month my blog turns two years old! I can’t believe two years can go by so fast. Whether you’re a new reader or have been around since day one, I want to thank you for following me on this journey. I have shared a lot with y’all over the years and I thought it would be fun to recap some major milestones along the way! Click on the images to read the original blog post.

I’m so thankful that I get to do what I love on a daily basis and can’t wait to see where I’ll be in two years from now! As a thank you to all of my readers I am having a two year blogiversary giveaway! It’s a good one so don’t miss out! You can also check out my current giveaway over at Freckled Nest!

Free Faces – Design Resource

Free Faces is a website created by designer Simon Foster as a resource for fellow designers. The site is dedicated to free fonts that he uses regularly and that are readily available on the web. 

Of course free fonts aren’t always the best option and good typography isn’t just about pretty fonts, but there are a few out there that are more than worth a lookcheck it out!

Sweet Snack: Cinnamon Apple Chips

These cinnamon apple chips may be the best thing I have ever made! The light dusting of cinnamon and sugar over the fresh apples makes this the perfect Fall sweet snack with some hot chocolate or cider.

Cinnamon Apple Chip Recipe Title Image

Cinnamon Apple Chip Recipe Process Photos

Finished Pile of Cinnamon Apple Chips

Ingredients: 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 2 large apples. I used apples from the orchard when I went apple picking!
Directions: Preheat oven to 250°. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Using a knife or mandoline, thinly slice two apples. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheets; sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Bake the apple slices, turning every half hour, until dry, about 2 hours. Remove and transfer to racks to cool and enjoy! I am loving this sweet snack and hope you do too!

I would like to thank Matt Scribner for the idea to make this delicious snack and Rachael Ray for the recipe.

DIY Jewelry Organizers

My sister redid her bedroom and sent me Instagrams of these awesome DIY jewelry organizers she made. Two old rake heads attached to the wall for necklaces and a piece of sturdy lace pinned over her curtains for earrings. What great ideas right?



Thanks to Jasmine for these photos and awesome DIYs!