Carolynn Giordano Lemke - Owner of Two Brunettes



Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: Love and Lavender Blog

A new blog I designed for the lovely Aileen and Ellen of Love and Lavender.


The inspiration that they provided was all so beautiful, very collage like, but at the same time light and airy. It was a fun project to work on!


If you are interested in blog designs, we are now booking early November as a start date for your blog! Inquire with in to claim your spot. 


Giveaway :: Shabby Apple!

I have an awesome giveaway today for an adorable little girls dress from the Shabby Apple

TO ENTER :: All that you have to do is comment below and name an item from the Shabby Apple that you would wear to a fabulous end of summer party, OR pick a great back to school outfit. 

Shabby Apple has also offered my readers 10% off! So if you really have a summer soriee you need to attend or need to do some back to school shopping for the little ones you get a great discount! Your coupon code is brunettes10off enter this code at check out to receive 10% off. 

You have until Monday Sept. 29th at 8am to enter! Winner will be announced Tuesday. 

Now go pick out some cute clothes! 


Custom Pet Portrait: Charlie Christopher 

Meet Mr. Charlie Christopher, this handsome little devil belongs to the one and only Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs. Charlie is a regular socialite in chicago, from mingling in the dog park to waggin' wednesday's ( a doggie catered event) to hanging out with his very loving BFFs, mom and dad. Charlie also has a red harness for playing (pictured above) and a regular collar for fashion. Oh Charles, you're so dapper. 


Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: Sugar Chic Identity and Website

Amy of Sugar Chic designs is an amazing client! She came to me a couple weeks ago with what seemed like an impossibility of a project. An identity, a full website, and a shop start to finish with developing in 7 days! Well I love a challenge. I feel like the only reason this project went so smoothly was because Amy was so open minded and loved everything I presented her. Which is always AWESOME. No matter what line of business you're in when your client LOVES something you do its glorious. 

Again, I'm amazed at how talented client after client I have. Loved this project, and the results. I still have some really cool special other projects with Amy going on, so stay tuned! 


** If you are interested in our custom services, visit our site  for samples and see if we are a good fit for you! **


Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: A Modern Monogram Wedding

A wedding suite I created for an ultra modern and simple day with a vintage flair.

photos by Kevin Milz


Handcrafted Heaven

Gorgeous illustration work by Sasha Prood of Sasha Hearts Paper. You can even purchase many of these beauties in her shop! Sasha is a freelance artist who has quiet the list of clients, such as j.crew and Juicy Couture. Her work is so lovely it hurts. 

via Oh Joy


Holy Busy + 7 months old! 

We, as in Clara and I are so busy over here at Two Brunettes! It is insane, and a dream come true all at the same time. I am booked out months in advance, which is a dream all in itself. The illustration orders are flying in, and I am just beyond excited for all the love and support over the new website. With that said, my blog has been so neglected it is not even funny! I am going to try to be better at the updates. Between work and how friggen fast my daughter is growing up, I am having a hard time keeping up with the blog! I would love to say she is filling my papers, helping me organize my finances and choosing which color palettes to implement next, however it is double duty as all you Mommas know. We are crawling everywhere, eating lots of fun foods, and busier than ever! Toys who needs them when you can get into everything else. Love her so much, and thankful I work from home and don't miss a beat of her life! She is over 7 months old, what the heck. 


Pet Illustrations: Sadie Roberts

Meet one of my new clients Sadie Roberts.


Custom Portrait Double Birthday Party Stickers

I was just sent these photos and squealed. These are thank you favor stickers I created with the Birthday girls custom drawn portraits on them.  It was a 1st and 3rd dual summer birthday bash, with kids and adults, so both the parents and kiddies got to enjoy favors. I love how they turned out!


A New Website!

Go check out the new site that tells about all my custom services, details to come on the process!