Monday, November 28, 2011

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I love the holidays! Cree and I arrived home late last night from Kansas City. Our normal 12 hour drive turned into 15, but it was worth it. A wonderful thanksgiving. We have so much to be grateful for.

One thing I love about going home is you're never quite sure what will be on the family agenda. This time, mom surprised us with an evening of shadow puppets. We each took turns making our own shadows. We laughed till our sides hurt. Who knew shadow puppets could be so much fun? and so affordable. We love free fun.

I think we might have to copy and host another shadow party at our house!

PS. We are selling some camera equipment over on ebay. A Nikon D70 with lenses and a Mamiya RB67 with lots of extras (and a lens). They are beautiful cameras and in great condition...just trying to simplify and consolidate.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Christmas is just around the corner, so it's time to start making advent calendars! I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Jordan Ferney on two fun and festive holiday advents for this year. One for bags (see below!) and one for boxes (see above!)

Cree and I are off to Kansas City for the holidays! See you next week!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We like to match. And lately we've been wearing a lot of navy.

PS. Melanie of You Are My Fave asked me to design an invite for her Fall Party's a free printable! Thanks again for the opportunity Melanie!

Monday, November 14, 2011

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This is a little project I worked on this summer for Kate Headley and Lisa Schulz of The Posh Planner. Lisa needed a brand update, so we decided to go with black and white (and an occasional dash of pink!) for a timeless and sophisticated look. Lisa is a very talented event coordinator in the DC area. You can view her lovely work here.

P.S. Happy Monday!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Cree and I went apple picking last weekend. We barely fit it in this year, but made it for the last day of the season. The trees were pretty bare...which made finding the apples all the more exciting. It was the perfect fall evening.

Monday, November 7, 2011

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Happy Monday! One of my dear friends Alpha had a birthday this past week. It's always tricky to find unique gifts to send to friends on a budget. I found these vintage style chewing gums at a local store in Ann Arbor and thought they were just right. Aren't the colors perfect? I was lucky enough to have a card and envelope to match. The joys of being a stationery hoarder!

Also, it's time to announce the winner of my Year in Review giveaway! Thank you to all who entered and for your kind words. My sweet math major husband created a little formula that picked a winner at random, and the winner is....Abby! Congratulations...I look forward to designing your Year in Review!

Thank you again to Cleanwash Letterpress for offering to letterpress the final design! I can't wait to see the final outcome.

Friday, November 4, 2011

THIS WEEK, I had the opportunity to be a part of Elise Yetton's Wanted This Week set on her blog Pennyweight. I met Elise while working on Kinfolk Magazine. She is a pure delight and a real talent. I was honored to be a part of her blog this week. Thanks again Elise!

Thank you also to Melanie of You Are My Fave for the Party in a Box shout out as well as Jordan Ferney's post about it on Oh Happy Day.

Last but not least, you can see my newest What to Wear post (Date Night!) for Oh Happy Day right here. And with that, have a lovely weekend! Cree has a ton of homework, but my fingers are crossed that we can sneak in a little bit of fun.

Oh! and I almost forgot. Today is the last day for the Year in Review giveaway. Good luck to all who entered. I'm eager to start designing it. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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I still can't believe Cree is 30. I just about fell off my chair when I realized he'll be 40 in ten years. What?  Time is flying too fast!

Anyway, he turned 30 and we decided to celebrate a little differently this year.

I've been planning on throwing a big party for him since his last birthday. When we went to make the guest list, we realized all the people we wanted to invite lived too far away to join! So...we decided to send the party to them. Each package contained confetti, party straws, buttons, jelly beans, paper mustaches, a Cree inspired info-graphic and instructions to have a party and send us a photo. It will make us feel like they celebrated with us!

Maybe a bit over the top, but he only turns 30 once right? (If you are rolling your eyes, just wait until we have kids!)