CCM Digital – Summer 2009



One of the projects I have the privledge of designing at my job is a quarterly online magazine called CCM Digital. It’s a new release guide featuring faith-based music that’s being released during the quarter. Each issue also features 1 or 2 special sections. In this issue the special features are on worship music and the Christian indie music market.


Check it out, even if you’re not a Christian music fan. The online magazine format is pretty unique as it incorporates hyperlinks, videos and audio right into the “magazine,” which has flipping pages. I hope you enjoy the design, too. This publication is truly a labor love for me, the editor and the other designer who pull this together every 3 months.

Do you read any other digital magazines or online catalogs? What are your favorites?


This is Petey



… also known as Peanut. He’s a baby wren. My kind-hearted friends Jeremy and Leila have been caring for him since Sunday. Poor little guy is the sole survivor after the nest where he and his 4 brothers lived was accidentally bumped by a plumber. Petey was saved by a long black hair that was wrapped around his leg and stuck in the insulation where his mama had built their nest. Monday night I helped Leila feed him a couple of pieces of softened dog food and some water. They’ve also been giving him raw meat, bugs and worms. Petey is growing fast and getting more feathers everyday.

Go, Petey! You can do it! Keep fighting!

Anyone else have the song “I’m a Survivor” running through your head?

From the Driver’s Seat



Loving the new shoes! (Tho I prob shoulda gotten an 8 rather than a 7.5.) Did I mention I got them half price?? Can’t beat that.

I’ve been taking advantage of the fall-like temperatures the past few days by doing what I did all spring: eating lunch in my car. It’s mid-70’s and breezy. Perfect for rolling down the windows and reading while I eat my salad and delicious peach. Sunshine and solitude. Ahhh…

I’m reading The Power of the Praying Wife. It’s one of those books I just keep coming back to time and time again. I love spending my lunch break talking to God!


Kiss Me


If Jason and I had “a song”, in my opinion, it would be “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer. I’m not sure if he’d agree. Six years ago when we were trying to decide on a song for our wedding reception, we couldn’t agree and we ended up settling on one my mom suggested which, while sweet, had no personal significance. This song, on the other hand, was played in the climactic scene of the movie we saw on our first date. I can’t listen to it without all those feelings from 10 years ago being stirred up all over again.

Kiss me out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress.

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon’s sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me down by the broken tree house
Swing me upon its hanging tire
Bring, bring, bring your flowered hat
We’ll take the trail marked on your father’s map

“kiss me” by sixpence none the richer

Do others of you in relationships have “a song”? I’m curious if people still do that. If you’re willing to share, what is it and how did it become your song?

One woman’s trash


… is heaved into the back of the car in a “questionable” neighborhood in Cincinnati and hauled 280 miles back to Nashville.


Missing 1 drawer and loaded with scratches but this mid-century modern credenza/dresser was FREE. Isn’t it beautiful? I had no grasp of how huge this piece was until we carried into our house. Also, without the adrenaline rush, this sucker is HEAVY! It’s 53″ long. Too big for the living room. Too big for the dining room. Too big for my office. … But perfect for our bedroom!

Phone Photo Friday




New Wardrobe Staple


My favorite shoes of three years (or more?), these olive-green cordoroy flats from Old Navy, have seen better days. I’ve loved them and they’ve been good to me. But as happens in the harsh reality of well-loved shoes, a day comes when the tread is gone, the sole starts flapping and your big toe starts to bust out a hole for fresh air. It’s a sad day.


Until a replacement is discovered. Did I just get sad over a pair of shoes??

I found these lovely replacements from KEEN. Also olive-green (which seems to match 90% of my wardrobe), slip on flats that will work with shorts, jeans or skirts. And they appear to be sturdier than their predecessors.


::: anxiously awaiting package from UPS :::

Anyone have experience with KEEN shoes?