march mood board
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March mood board. Hello, pastel spring! Please, be good!

My March mood board is probably the one that i like the most out of all 12 chapters of a year. After so many months of cold weather, lots of clothes to put on and trying to keep warm, finally spring is here!

march mood board(source)

I realized i liked March and spring in general more than i thought. Though i’ll always be a summer girl, spring is the one i’m eagerly waiting for when autumn starts. I am in love with blossom cherry trees and magnolia trees and spring flowers. Since i am a total Japan lover and Japan is famous for its sakura trees (cherry blossom), this mood board reflects my love for the both.

On my last month’s mood board i was talking about the 2 apps i had just begun using: the one reminding me to drink water and the workout one. Well, one of them stuck with me, the other didn’t. Yes, the water one did. February was an incredibly busy month for us and i’m really really thankful for it. Thanks to our “free shipping in February” promotion, we received many orders and we’re still working on about 4 different projects at the moment. The downside was that i didn’t have any time left for my workout app routine. Still, i’m not giving up on it and i plan on picking it up again.

The lack of free time is also keeping me from taking photos of all the new boxes we made and they’ve really been piling up! The time for them will definitely come, though!

Getting back on track, here’s what my March mood board looks like:

march mood boardmarch mood boardSource: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Well, hello there, beautiful spring! It’s time to get ready for some colorful and sunny days!

The Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!


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february mood board
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February mood board. Hello, romantic February! Please, be good!

Even though they say this is the month of love, my February mood board doesn’t really reflect that. Actually i don’t really like this month much. I always seem to catch a cold in February and this time is no different.

february mood board(source)

Well, i may not like the month, but i’m doing my very best to keep active and take on new challenges. There’s also the “Free shipping letterpress” promotion for this month, so i’m making sure the cold weather doesn’t get me down. Although i admit i’d much rather just stay inside, drink hot cocoa with lots of cream and read a bunch of books. That’s definitely my view on February. We can’t always get what we want, right? Therefore, i get on to the second best things: work on both the letterpress shop and the packaging shop, make plans, organize stuff.

I tend to not drink enough water, which is not good, so i got one of those little phone apps to remind me to drink. It may sound stupid, but it does the trick for me. I’ve started a couple of days before and so far so good.

Then, today i’ll start a 30 Days workout challenge. This is actually also a phone app, so i guess i’m finally starting to realize the benefits of phone apps? Anyway, i’ll get back with updates on this one, but i’m pretty confident it will be ok. Or maybe i just got a boost of confidence altogether since i just turned 30? Hmmm…. it might be…

Oh well, my February mood board is kinda like this…

february mood board

february mood boardSource: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

The Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!


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Wednesday Wishes. Summer mode on!

Looking back, it’s been almost two months since i’ve had a Wednesday Wishes post! And yet, that definitely doesn’t mean there aren’t any wishes to write down. Far from it! I guess i’m into summer mode? I’m actually not sure why i skipped these… No idea at all… Well anyway, let’s get back on track here. I’ve updated the other WW posts clearing out the ones i’ve accomplished. There still are a bunch more to go, but i’ve still cleared quite a few. Be proud of small victories, right?

I guess this round of WW will be more personal rather than related to the letterpress and packaging shops; that’s because we’ll soon be closing them for our summer vacation! So as i was saying, summer mode on! I’ve been dreaming about this vacation since the beginning of the year! Let’s see!

wednesday wishes summer mode

* Make detailed plans for the upcoming holiday:

research good restaurants for good food (actually what i mean by that is also finding foods that i haven’t tried yet) Did research good restaurants, though it turned out to be useless. We found the absolute best restaurant on our first try and we just kept eating there choosing from their varied menu! Yum!

research water parks nearby – i really want to go to one! Since i wear contact lenses for my bad eyesight, i’ve always kinda avoided places like that, but not anymore. I’ll just take 2 pairs of lenses with me just in case i lose one in the water! Mwuahaha! Done the research, but never got to see the water park; i’m not really disappointed though…

i’ve already decided on the extra trip we’re going to make and that’s a short cruise and visiting another Greek island The cruise was a lot of fun and i got to eat on that island the absolute best tuna salad i’ve ever eaten in my entire life! 

hopefully learn to swim a bit better. Yes, i do want to go to a water park even if i can’t swim. I can … float on the salty Greek seas though; does that count? This is also a bit of a “face your fears” kinda thing. I did swim, but i can’t say it’s better than last year… Hmmm…

take long walks, take lots of photos, turn phone off, relax, laugh, dance, live the moment! Done and done and done!

* Be more opinionated. Actually maybe “opinionated” is too strong of a word, but i probably need it like that. I actually think i’m getting there. There were a few incidents that made me realize i’m starting to get a voice and be heard; hopefully i’ll be able to keep this up.

* Go to the local water park i have my eyes on! Yes, i’m definitely very into the summer mode, but that water park looks like a lot of fun!

* Go at the mountains again and visit places i haven’t seen before. There are actually quite a few i have in mind for this.

* Start a “Visiting Romania” section on the blog and post photos of what i see. This really is a beautiful country and hopefully my poor photography skills will be enough to show it.

* Make a working work space at home. This one is a must. I can’t always be in the studio and i do a lot of work from home also – when it comes to designing new letterpress business cards templates, wedding invitations, RSVPs, save the dates etc. , as well as keeping in touch with clients. Well the problem is my current desk at home doesn’t really work for me; a work space should inspire you and make you want to actually work. Well my work space is not comfortable and inspires me to watch TV really…

* Eat watermelon! I absolutely love watermelon and i recently saw a sort of a food project where they made little Christmas Trees out of watermelon (it’s Christmas in July after all), but for the life of me, i can’t remember where i saw it! I guess that’s the downside of reading too many blogs?

* I already have “make salads” on another WW list, but this time i have to add something: once again, something i’ve seen somewhere, either on a blog or on Pinterest. Make little mushrooms out of radishes! Sounds interesting, right?

* This is something else i have on another list, but i must write it again; maybe this time i’ll actually do it: make lemonade!! Lots of it!

Well as i was saying, there’s hardly anything related to work; i only have one thing in mind and that’s summer fun! I keep feeling that i forgot something, but then again, there’s always next Wednesday.

The Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!


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