In 58 days, I'm going to be marrying this man!

And becoming Mrs. Smith!

(oh, and all my dreams of never having to spell my last name were crushed yesterday when I was on the phone with someone, trying to reserve hotels rooms for the "Smith Wedding-Party")

Hotel: "What is the name of the party?"
Me: "Smith"
Hotel: "Schmitt?"
Me: "No, SMITH!"
Hotel: "Schmitt?"
Me: "No, Smith: S-M-I-T-H!"

(But, I've never been happier to spell a last name.....!!)



Hello tax-season! Hello turbo-tax!
(exclamation-marks do not necessarily denote genuine excitement.)

So, while using the helpful services of TurboTax yesterday...I kept getting barraged by ads to "upgrade" (aka: pay) for these helpful online tools.

Please see below:

and a little closer-up:

Now, I realize that I'm a designer...and I posses a certain amount of artistic skills (and therefore may be a little biased) BUT WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT!? Genetically-modified, gray-oval-head cows? And a face-less, umbrella-toting ghost?

TurboTax, you're trying to tell me that it pays to be prepared...?
Well, I'm telling you that it pays to hire....well....people who can actually draw cows.