Thanksgiving Update


Well first of all I have to say that I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Secondly, I will be updating you all on how my semester is going, what's going on with Creative Ellusions, plus a few other updates!

First of all I would like to let you all know that for the last 6-8 months I have been helping out with helping my gma take care of her brother who died Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 8:32a. I say prayer for him and my family as we grieve the loss but cherish everything he taught us. I love and miss you already Uncle Lenoard. May you rest in peace!

Of course you all know that I have been going to college since August so sometimes my homework has my attention so its been kinda hard to fit in a quick update or by time I get to it I run out of energy! But I have been doing really well in all my classes! I am doing fairly well in POLSC 151 which I am somewhat surprised by my grade but I am doing the best I can. HUMAN 250 has been a tough class so far because the professor has no structure what-so-ever! Upon talking to others in the class they feel the same, don't get me wrong the professor does have some cool ways of making some classes really fun, but when he does lectures he has no structure. Of course, CIS 130 I am passing with a high A...big surprise because that's my specialty! But the class that has surprised me the most is MATH 121...I have the highest score in the class!! And to think I thought math was my weakest subject.

Well on the other event I have been doing some major planning for Creative Ellusions. Just a little bit of background on Creative Ellusions: It's a business that I started doing plans for the instant I graduated from High school. I have complete ownership in the business though I have not gotten a license yet for it. Right now I am working a little freelance under it. Most the work that I have been doing is all going to be copyrighted by both Creative Ellusions and myself! I have gotten a draft contract all written up, I have a database all set up and I do have small clientele that does include family. I do not earn nothing from it yet but I am in the workings to make that possible. Since I am majoring in Web & Graphic Design the primary service will be those two but I do have many other services available! (Website coming soon)

As for "The Official Site of Mandi Davis" this is now going to be known as "Mandi's Notebook" indefinitely! It dawned on me just moments ago. A couple days ago it was inspired by my mother who was telling a relative "She's always had a notebook and pen with her every where she goes." So because this blog contains what a notebook I'd carry around would it fits my personal site really well. Not only will it contain blogs but it will also contain some of my writings, personal work I do on the side outside Creative Ellusions, and miscellaneous things! I am working on getting the website together even though I have no designs thought of. So until now, this will be my website and I will have a re-launching later!! Depending on my research and plans, I may be moving this back to WordPress. When that happens I will keep you all updated.

Thanks for checking up on us!

Uh Oh It's Oreo!


Uh Oh it's Oreo! I am sure we all have had an oreo cookie or two in our childhood. Sometimes it was a cookie that a parents shared with their children. I know my dad sure did when I was growing up! So I am sure if I was a parent I would share it with my kids (which I do plan on doing when I have kids of my own). Growing up I would love oreo time, with dad and Bubba (what we call my brother). We'd have chocolate milk a pack of oreo cookies and we'd have a blast. Dunking the oreo, breaking it apart, eating the middle...oh the possiblities of eating an oreo are endless. I know that my personal way I eat is I dunk at least one in chocolate milk (or as I realized I have a big mouth, shove half of one in my mouth and take a drink), then I would take a part of few and eat the middle and then dunk at least one in chocolate milk, then the last one I eat it and then finish the chocolate milk to chase it all down! Oh oreo you are so delicious!!

With my oreo cookie experience it got me thinking (and it doesn't help that the oreo cookie commercials are also bringing my curiosity in and out of control) how do others eat their oreo cookies? Everyone has a way they prefer to eat it and I shared my memory and my preference on eating the oreo cookie, now I would like to know yours. The memory doesn't have to be a childhood memory, it can be any memory you want it to be and you can list as many ways you eat an oreo as you want! No you don't have to give details like I do but if you'd like it don't make it how you want it to be!!! Pictures are welcome if like!!

Be creative! I love creativity!

Many Projects, Busy Life


To: All My Viewers
From: Mandi Davis
Date: 10-30-2010
Subject: Many Projects, Busy Life

Dear Viewers:
I would like to take out a little time out of my busy day to tell you that I am still alive. I have just been majorily busy with helping the family out, going to school, and working on getting a format together for the new page design. I have been trying to get it started so that I could get back to updating you guys but I figured it'd be better to at least make sure that all my viewers know the progress of how things have been.

So far I am doing very good in college. Classes have been keeping me busy, seems like I am always caught up and then I get behind again. But I guess that goes with the part of being a full-time college. I am doing fairly good in all my classes...political science I have been busy with trying to grasp the ideas that are being taught to me which so far I am getting better at it; humanities, the professor is hard to follow along with so I think I am just winging this class with the knowledge that I have from high school (which thankfully to my drama club is a good amount); introduction to computers, this one is an easy class that I am passing with flying colors; lastly, math is probably one of the classes I am doing surprisingly well in.

Another thing that has been keeping me away is that I have been busy getting ideas to transform this blog into a website to show potential clients and I am even trying to get ideas together to get my business site going. But so far I am having a busy time finding resources and getting my programs together to help me out with this process. It's been hard, fun, and amusing and soon I hope to be able to show you more of what I am talking about.

Changes are going to be coming soon and I can't wait. But I thank you all with your support!

Mandi Davis

Under Construction...Partial Construction


So most of you know I am going to school for Digital Media and with that gives me a great option for my profession! Graphic design is something I am starting to get into because with Web design I am starting to want to learn the graphical part of it [yea I am nuts] so what better way to test out what I learn by showing some of my work on my personal website [which at the current moment is this darn blogger...which I am better at that!]. So with the recent name change I have decided to go under a total new makeover with the site.

So some parts are going to be going under construction! Which means what? Well I will probably be putting on a holt to the reviews and writings part of my blog! I have already decided to revamp them so that'll partake in the change. Plus my writings are being revamped a bit as well!! Which also means I am working on trying to get this blog eventually converted into a website!!

I will continue on with the Chaotic College Life series I got and I will be posting updates with whats going on in my life to a degree. Just figured I'd let ya'll know what was going on in my mind!

That's it for now!


Web Design Library: My One Vise I Use


Web Design Library

Well I have recently found a new website as I have begun really getting going in my dream career of being a designer. So I went on a search for finding a new website to go to for helpful tips, great tutorials, and even partake in discussion when I need more help further beyond. Not only do they offer that tips and tutorials but they also give links to web hosting sites, even sell their own templates for users to use (whether your designing yourself because you can't hire a designer). Well this is the great place to go! I use this myself and I love it. Thus the reason I am recommending that if your a designer yourself learning the trade and want to get some quick helpful hints (before taking the classes that is) then this is the place to go!