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!

Apple Picking

Having four distinct seasons to the year is a whole new thing for me. Growing up in New Orleans we had a hot, humid summer and a few cold days here and there. My first Fall in the northeast has been amazing! Last week we took a short road trip to Honey Pot Hill Orchards and went apple picking. We picked Macouns, MacIntosh, Cortand, Empire and Red Delicious apples. We have already made cinnamon apple chips, apple cider sangrias and chunky apple sauce and still have tons of fruit left. Hope you enjoy these photos from the trip and that you are having a fabulous Fall. Oh – and I’ll be posting the cinnamon apple chip recipe next week!












Click here to see Zander’s photos from Apple Picking.


Workspace Snapshot 10/5/11

Welcome to my wonderful new office space! It has sloped ceilings and skylights that fill the room with natural light. Right now I’m on the lookout for a big work table for the center of the room. As you can see I am working on the floor for now… 

Upstairs Workspace

Upstairs Workspace Detail

More photos to come once it is a little more put together.

The A-Z of Ciera

Ciera A-Z

Saw this on Our.City.Lights (and lot’s of the other blogs I follow) and decided I would join in the fun!

A. Age: 28

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning the bathroom.

D. Dogs: 
“D’ya like dags?
Dags? What?
Yeah, dags.
Oh, dogs. Sure, I like dags. I like caravans more.” 
(first thing that popped into my head when I read this)

E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast and coffee, otherwise I am cranky.

F. Favorite color: Kelly green

G. Gold or Silver: I like both, depends on the day but I guess I’m in a gold phase right now.

H. Height: 5’3″

I. Instruments you play: NOT musically talented, I took piano and violin lessons when I was little but those did not last long.

J. Job title: Freelance graphic designer

K. Kids: One day

L. Live: Living in Boston since December

M. Mother’s name: Cecilia, the reason my name starts with a C

N. Nicknames: Era, Ce, Hungry, Holzie

O. Overnight hospital stays:  No overnighters

P. Pet peeves: People who are not aware of personal space and when people stop in the middle of a doorway/path etc.

Q. Quote from a movie: “How can a train be lost? It’s on rails.”

R. Right or left handed: Righty. Funny story: My sister (who is a lefty) and I both swear that my dad used to be left handed and we made him switch to a righty. My parents have NO idea what we are talking about.

S. Siblings: 1 little sis. Jasmine

T. Tattoos: I like them on other people, but I don’t have any.

U. Underwear: Yes, I wear them.

V. Vegetable you hate: I never choose to eat brussel sprouts but I wouldn’t say I hate them. I love all vegetables!

W. What makes you run late: Not enough sleep.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: I had my hand x-rayed once, it randomly hurt for a year… never figured out why, but I’m glad that stopped.

Y. Yummy food that you make: I like to make red beans and rice but my boyfriend has taken over most of the cooking because he is WAY better at it.

Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes make me laugh.

I hope you enjoyed learning more about me. If you join in, post a link in the comments so I can read your A-Zs! Photo by Zander White.

Brother & Sister Fonts [Friday Favorites]

How cute, brother and sister fonts! Verna is a fun, modern and versatile font that has a set of automatic ligatures, discretionary ligatures, swash initials and a selection of ornaments.

Verner, the ‘script brother’ comes with a set of nicely drawn ligatures, swash characters, a selection of ornaments and some alternate characters. The fonts from Fenotype can both be acquired from MyFonts at an affordable price.

Type samples from MyFonts.