where have i been?

I’m probably more disappointed than anyone that I haven’t had the time to post here on C&S as often as I’d like. With that said, I have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season – most of which are the reasons I’ve been a little  M.I.A. in blogland recently… So on a more personal level than usual, I’d like to share a few of the things I’ve been busy with that are super near and dear to my heart.

Definitely the most time consuming thing on my agenda these days, design school is no joke folks. I’ve spent these last few weeks approaching finals season cutting a bajillion fabric swatches at my dining room table (Evan is thrilled as you can imagine), studying up on architecture and furniture, and in my most tedious final project, drawing every kind of chair you can imagine, from Klismos to Queen Anne‘s!

We’re in the thick of wedding planning right now and I’m grateful to be working with a great group of young, talented vendors who totally get who I am and what my style is without having to explain. I want to share with you one of the most special pieces of our wedding (and since it’s already been released out into the world, it’s no longer a secret!), our custom crest painted by Happy Menocal. Happy is designing our entire wedding suite and the crest will appear on everything from our save the date and website to our invitations and some other fun wedding related goodies. Happy is one of the most talented artists out there and she really nailed it on this one!

And finally because I literally can’t keep it in anymore, I’ve been working on a pretty big side project – starting my own business! As more and more friends and acquaintances began to approach me in the past six months asking for freelance interior design work, I started to slowly make plans to take things to the next level. And now, as of yesterday (!!!), Sarah Lederman Design Studio is a officially an LLC!

Though I still have some odds and ends to sort through in the coming month, I’ll be up and running with a few projects in the works later this winter. And what better way to kick this thing off than with a stunning new logo from my talented friend and fellow blogger Sarah Tolzmann of Note To Self? Check out the logo and sub-mark Sarah created for me below… She turned all of the rambling e-mails I sent her into a unique and special logo for my new business and I could not be happier with it.

So now that I’ve shared my latest with you, I’d love to know, do you have any big things in the works this coming new year? New jobs, new businesses, nuptials, perhaps starting a blog? Please share! And thank you for continuing to follow me on my crazy little blogging journey despite my spotty posting ;) I pledge to be better in the new year!

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  • http://thejessjournals.blogspot.com/ Jess | the Jess Journals

    Congratulations on…everything! And I LOVE your new logo! Starting your own business is so exciting!! :)

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Scary a total emotional roller coaster but I’m so excited! Thanks for your support Jess!

  • Sarah S

    Congratulations, Sarah! Such exciting news, and the wedding crest as well as your logo are both gorgeous!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks Sarah! Wish I could take credit for the logos but I’m just lucky to have great gals like Sarah T. and Happy to work with ;)

  • Jack

    Yay! Mazel tov on your new LLC!!!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Small biz gals unite! xo

  • http://twitter.com/maxwelllauren Lauren Maxwell

    This is such a sweet, happy post. Congratulations to you, can’t wait to hear more!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks for following along Lauren, your support means the world!

  • gabyburger

    How exciting!! So many good news, Congrats!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks Gaby, much appreciated! xo

  • http://twitter.com/ThePursuitStyle Lindsay

    A million congratulations to you! SO exciting. xo

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks Lindsay, and to you on your new job! Designers unite! xx

  • http://twitter.com/Pretty_Fluffy Serena Faber Nelson

    Wow! BIG congrats lovely – lots of good things in store for you for 2013 I’m sure xx

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks Serena, and for you as well new-author!

  • http://www.bestofbklyn.com/ bestofbklyn

    Congratulations! Wow, I can’t decide if I like the logo or your wedding crest more- both are absolutely beautiful!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      THANK YOU! I truly love them both equally as well!

  • http://twitter.com/JulieLeah Julie

    So many exciting things are happening for you and I couldn’t be happier!! xx

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks Julie, you are the best! Always so sweet and supportive. XO

  • Sarah O’Brien

    how exciting, starting one’s own business is scary but kind of awesome at the same time I would imagine, so kudos to you! congrats-love your blog by the way!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Definitely scary but the good scary I think right? Thanks for following along Sarah!

  • http://twitter.com/catfishcaviar Drew Elizabeth

    Congrats! Yes lots of new projects planned :)

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks Drew! Lots of good things to look fwd to this winter ;)

  • http://twitter.com/nikkirap Nikki Rappaport

    So many wonderful things in this post! First of all, your wedding crest is so adorable! And second, I’m SO excited for you and your new adventures. Cannot wait to see what you do (and this might just require a trip up to new york to catch up!). Sarah did an amazing job on the logo too. Just great news all around! yay. :)

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Aw thanks Nikki, you’re the best. Um, yes you do need to come to New York again, it has been way too long and we barely got to hang out when you were here for ALT! Let’s make it happen ;)

  • Samantha

    Eeeeek I am so excited for you, Sarah~ What a big announcement! You are so talented and I can’t wait to see what projects are in the works. XOXO!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thanks Sam! And as my fellow design school/blogger I can’t wait to see what inspiring projects you have in the works too!

  • Elizabeth// the Now

    Wow!!! You have so much to look forward to and I am thrilled for you!! Congratulations on everything! What an accomplishment to start yor own co!! The logo is so beautiful, Sarah!! Xoxo

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, you are so sweet ;)

  • http://twitter.com/laurenoneill Lauren O’Neill

    YAYAY! Absolutely love the new logo + big congrats on all the fun things happening : ) So excited for all your new endeavors—2013 is sure to be a big year! xoxo

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thank Lauren, and congrats on all your fun new things as well lady! when can we hang out again? XO

  • http://ashleynicolecatherine.blogspot.com/ ashley nicole catherine

    that’s so exciting!! congrats!!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thank you, thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/adashofdetails Ali Bronska

    congrats! This is so exciting for you. The logo is absolutely beautiful.

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Thank you Ali! Sarah Tolzmann did such a beautiful job – I give her all the credit ;)

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  • Roxy

    eek!!! I have been living under a rock. Congrats my friend!!! You are so talented with such a great eye..I just can’t wait to see what you do :) Happy New Year!!! xoxo!!

  • http://www.extraordinarywonders.com/ Becca Atwood

    Hi Sarah! This is so exciting! I am finally catching up on my google reader so a bit late to hear your news. I am also launching a business this year – my own line of home textiles. I can’t wait to see what you will be doing. Happy New Year!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      Um, I can’t wait to see what YOU will be doing! Do share some samples as soon as you can! Happy New Year to you too ;)

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