Summerfield Delight

Musings of a graphic designer, wanna-be-chef and forever crafter.

Update - Navigator Investments Website

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We are proud to present the latest update to the Navigator Investments website refresh, which launched earlier this summer. Take a look HERE at the website as well as some screenshots below.

The website design is aimed to give a breath of fresh air to the complicated and corporate looks of many financial institutions websites. With Navigator, it was imperative that the audience understands the advisor's approach to creating calm waters for their client's retirement and financial futures, as well as keep the nautical feel that the company brands themselves through. Beyond just the interface of the Navigator Investments website, there were two portals linked and set up for a more advanced view into client reporting as well as financial planning through the two client portals.

Wordstmith- Brontide

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Summefield Delight | Wordsmith - Brontide

Brontide - the sound of the distant thunder. Some of my favorite moments in the summer are the really hot, grey and humid days before the rain. I especially love if these things coincide with the late afternoon or evening. The moment I hear the rumble I turn off the air conditioning that is keeping the humidity out, and let in the breeze of the on-coming storm. I turn off the electronics and get out a good book and let the noise of the storm coming closer wrap me up in humidity. 

Wordsmith - Sobremesa

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Everyone knows that lovely lingering feeling after a meal, when the dishes don't matter, just the moment of friends and good food after a fun meal. Another word that is an essential part of our family and friends, weekends and holidays yet doesn't exist in the english language. Maybe it's because the Spanish know how to live and enjoy the moment much better than us here in the US or in England. Sitting up and drinking tea does not count as sobremesa, slouching is appropriate. Open the windows, invite some friends over and keep the conversation going! Happy weekend to my readers, and happy birthday to the best little sister ever :)

Vacation

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Lovely readers! 

I am off on vacation for the next week, and might not end up with wireless enough to post for the week. If I don't enjoy your summer week. I am off to Mt Desert Island, specifically AMC Camp - ECHO LAKE to see family and enjoy the outdoors with friends for the week. The pretty awesome family camp will be arranging our hiking, eating and activities and I cannot wait to disconnect from TV and the internet for a whole week. Hence the lack in posting. Here are some photos from a few years ago when my sister, mom and myself went up to Acadia for a few days on the way up to Prince Edward Island. This side of the family (my mom's) is where my middle name originates. My great grandfather was named John Summerfield and he went by Summy for short. Long story short(er) the name Summerfield has remained an important part of our family. My grandmother, my mother and myself and my cousin have all been given the middle name Summerfield. The Jenkins heritage lives on! My mom's cousin Neddie and his wife Mary run the camp, and we are excited to see them at the same time as hiking, paddle boarding, sailing, swimming in the amazing lake and enjoying the company of new friends, our fellow campers. See you in a week.

Summerfield Delight | Acadia National Park


Wordsmith - Nocuer

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Summerfield Delight | Wordsmith - Noceur

A nocuer, or a night-owl and sometimes in reference to a party-animal is one who enjoys the quiet hours of night to themselves. Maybe they are donning a sequin top and dancing the night away, or maybe they have a big test the next morning and are huddled in their dorm room studying. A nocuer sees the hours of the day that most of us spend sleeping, and need a good sleeping mask to sleep during the day. I much prefer the mystery of this word over "night - owl" it seems like you could be moonlighting a cooler life being a nocuer, vs just a party animal. Enjoy your holiday weekend, with sparkler and bonfires filling up the night sky!