Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Good morning!
Some things I've been doing:

1. Crossfit consumes my life.

2. As does running.
I have another half marathon in May (And The Color Run, but that's just for fun)
and am running the Denver Rock 'n Roll Marathon in October. I'll probably do some others Halfs throughout the summer.

3. It's wedding season!
Getting save the dates to brides for their summer weddings.
Of course I can't post yet, but I promise it's some cute stuff!
4. It's baby season again!
For Isaac's owl-themed nursery:

 And Remember this cute boy??
His THIRD birthday is coming up this month, so I went to Hobby Lobby the other day in search of something to do for him, and found this counted cross stitch pattern.

Since that would have taken me FOREVER, I decided to paint the scene myself.
I just love the way it turned out and hope he does too!

Of course I always have a billion other projects that I'm working on, such as this spice rack.
It's super simple. Magnet paint, discount frame, spice containers from The Container Store.

That's it for now!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Our invitations

Happy New Year!!!

I knew for our wedding invitations I wanted to do something elegant and timeless.
That being said, I decided to go with gold and champagne hues. A family friend of the in-laws runs an invitation company where they do anything under the sun. I knew I wanted thermography or letterpress, and custom calligraphy, so once I designed the invitation, I sent it off to them to execute the product. I could not have been happier with how they turned out!

All photos by (unless otherwise noted)

And then I had it framed (photo by me).
The calligraphy was all done by hand and then the card was inserted into the pocket on the left with the individual names of the recipient on the tag. An aspen leaf hung over the whole thing, and there was an additional pocket on the back for the small info card and the RSVP card and envelope.
The calligraphy was so beautiful, I wanted to eat it!
The addresses on the envelopes were hand-done as well.

Our menus, done by me, at each individual seat. They all had different backgrounds, matching the coral/champagne/gold/charcoal theme.

We had a photobooth at our wedding.
So for place settings, we just put the guests names and seat arrangements in a little photo strip frame that they could put their photo booth pic in after they got it made. Two birds with one stone!

**side note: we then had all of our strips put into a collage by the company and made into a giant framed print. was awesome! Photo by me**

And our Save the Dates, which I did and ordered from
(photo of us by

And some photos of yours truly:

Our photos were legit no joke!

So that's that!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

what I've been doing

Well, it's official! We're moving to Denver.
This probably doesn't mean very much to most of you,
as my work for you has always been done from a distance.
But it DOES explain why I've been MIA recently.

The hubs is already out in Denver, and I will go too, following my week of Thanksgiving spent in Kentucky. I've been busy packing and moving and tying up loose ends here in Washington.

That being said, I am almost back in the swing of things. I plan on picking up business and moving forward starting Dec. 1. I will be situated by then and ready to work in my very own, new office!

Before this crazy break, I was busy with many, many events.
Here are a few of my favorites:

Bat Mitzvah. I did her sister's last year.
My brother's wedding! Front and back. A single panel card.
Metallic pocketfold. Beautiful.
Fun pocketfold
Beautiful paisleys with lined envelopes and custom monogram.

 I also made these for our new tree. They are on 4x4 tiny canvases with glitter and sparkles. I will miss D.C. so much, and it's such a beautiful, picturesque town. It just screams for ornaments:

I think that's it for now! Be ready to see some more Christmas crafts soon.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'm a married lady!

WOW! That was just... wow.
A whirlwind.
I think my wedding day was beautiful and exactly what I wanted, but I really can't remember most of it. Peter said it best when we got into the limo at the end of the night: "Well. That was an experience." 
Weddings are HARD work! Here we are -- all married and stuff! And yes, that bouquet was exactly as heavy as it looks. My biceps are still throbbing.

I'm glad mine is now out of the way so I can focus on making your day exactly what you've dreamed! 

Email me: and visit my website

I have some exciting things in store!


Monday, May 21, 2012

**a note**

This is just a quick note to let my clients know that I will not be accepting any orders from August 1-October 1 due to making sure all my ducks are in a row for my own September 1 wedding.

Please get all orders to me before this date!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bedazzled shoes!

So, you may remember from This Post all of the difficulties I had finding cute wedding shoes.
My dress is ivory, and in order to not need extra length, my heels had to be shorter than 2" high (well that, and the fact that I'm already 6 ft. tall barefoot). Add in the fact that it's an outdoor ceremony and wedges will keep me from sinking into the ground, my options were VERY limited. I knew I wanted some sort of heel, just because it makes me feel feminine and put-together. I also knew I wanted them to be appropriate for our black-tie affair. And have SOMETHING to do with our accent color: coral.

Here is the original:
White satin, not a very stable ankle strap, disgusting grosgrain ribbon behind brooch.
I mean, it's a cute shoe, just needed some work!

So here they are with some embellishing:

I dyed them ivory and added pearls behind the brooch after cutting off that ribbon.
Then, instead of the strap, I have 3 satin ribbons: ivory, coral, light pink.
The wedges have been decorated with a light pink sparkle

They are just the perfect little secret!


Keeping Busy!

In like a lion -- out like a lamb!

I just love the spring -- my senses are rejuvenated, and I become inspired again!
I've been busy designing some weddings and Bat Mitzvahs as of late, as well as crafting up various birthday gifts for friends and their babies.

And stuff for my own wedding.
Let's just say it's HARD to find CUTE bridal shoes with a low wedge heel.
In ivory.
Unless I am 80 years old.

But after weeks of searching, I found these:
BUT they are white. And what in heaven's name is up with that white grosgrain ribbon behind the embellishment???? Anyway, I removed that hot mess and dyed them ivory. And added some pearls and sparkle. And will tie with ribbons instead of that ankle strap.
When they dry, I will post a pic!

Sweet baby Meredith turned ONE! So she got a butterfly ribbon wreath for her Pottery Barn "brooke" inspired room:

My friends needed a painting for the wall behind their couch:

Our Save the Dates went out!!!
It's a magnet tied onto cardstock with hotel info:

And we've been doing a LOT of cheering on the CATS!!!

And I'm in the midst of training for the Potomac River Marathon on May 6.

More to come!