Posts Categorized: Life

christmas + holiday + Life / Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

5 Tips to Creating the Perfect Christmas Card

Perfect Christmas Card

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about Halloween–It’s Christmas Card season! I’ve come to find that there are two camps: Those who LOVE Christmas Cards, and those who really don’t care. I happen to be a BIG fan of sending and receiving Christmas cards and grew up in a home where it an essential part of the seasonal traditions. I looked forward to opening up the envelopes and taping them up onto the door and seeing how people had changed over the years and what exciting news they had to share! So I’ve tried to keep up the tradition with my own family and also at work. I literally am jittery with excitement as I type this.Perfect Christmas Card

We teamed up with Chatbooks to create some lovely Christmas cards to send out to friends and clients! We posed in front of our new mural and wore items from our clothing collaboration with Winter Water Factory. The cards turned out so cute and I can’t wait to send them off! But I wanted to give you a few tips on how to create the Perfect Christmas Card, since I feel so passionately about the subject 🙂

See my tips and get 20% off your Christmas card order at Chatbooks!

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Book Club + Life + printable / Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Dracula Book Club Artwork

Dracula Book Club Artwork

Can you believe it’s halfway through October, readers? Has Bram Stoker’s Dracula put a bit of classic spookiness into your fall season? 🙂 We’ve got a few questions for you below, as well as some other classic creepy stories you might want to add to your list of October reads! This month’s amazing artwork was illustrated by Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox. It’s a little bit dark and spooky and I love it! If you’re unfamiliar with her work, be sure to check her out!

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

Illustrator Feature: Yas Imamura

For the month of October, we are interviewing the talented Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox, who is creating our Book Club poster for the month. Chances are you have seen her work before (and yes! She was one of our featured artist’s last year too!). It’s colorful, fresh, quirky, and we’re huge fans! In the interview, we talk all about the pros and cons of social media, how to overcome creative roadblocks and benefits of rest! Hope you enjoy and be sure to take a look at Yas’ amazing work and beautiful products!

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DIY + halloween + Home + Life / Monday, 22 Oct 2018

Modernized Day of the Dead Ofrenda

Day of the Dead OfrendaHave you ever heard of Day of the Dead Ofrendas? If you’ve seen the movie Coco, you probably get the gist. Ofrenda means ‘offering’ in Spanish and is a display set up to remember and honor your ancestors. The ofrenda consists of several components including photos of past loved ones, candles, fruits and sweets, flowers, papel picado, and more. It serves as a chance to welcome those ancestors who have passed back into your home and heart. Not to mention it creates the most beautiful display overflowing with flowers and foliage! We’re creating a modern-day take on the Ofrenda with foraged greenery, one that you can easily recreate and keep up all month long! This is my ideal kind of holiday decor, not to mention the sentimentality of it is so special!

Day of the Dead OfrendaRecently, Paul and I completed our 23andMe DNA tests, something I’ve been wanting to do for ages, and we are now anxiously awaiting our reports. With the Halloween season upon us, what better way to celebrate and learn more about my family history than with my very own ofrenda! This display is the perfect way to decorate for the season, but also a wonderful chance to learn more about yourself and your heritage. Win win!

See how easy the 23andMe service process is, discover more about your ancestry and get inspired to create your own Ofrenda

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Design + Life / Friday, 19 Oct 2018

Furniture combos for my new living room

Earlier this week I revealed my new living room (pop on over if you missed it!), and I am still so thrilled with how it turned out. I find myself smiling from ear to ear when I walk into my house. It’s that good and life-altering. However, deciding on a design plan wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. From selecting colors, to picking a wallpaper, to choosing furniture, there were so many options to be weighed! If you remember my old living room, I had a beautiful emerald green sectional from Article that we loved. It was so well loved, especially now that Jasper has made his mark, that we needed something where I’d feel more comfortable letting him climb all over. Since we loved our green sofa so much, we decided to turn to Article again for round two! I whipped out my photoshop magic to show you the combinations I was toiling over.

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