Peony Season

This time of year is my absolute favorite because my peony bushes are in full bloom! I also got the chance to participate in a very special #My5Days workshop arranging flowers so my house is filled with bouquets. I can’t wait to share more about that workshop at a later date, but for now I will be enjoying all the blooms.

Letters Are Lovely | Peony Season
Letters Are Lovely | Peony Season
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Letters Are Lovely | Peony Season
Letters Are Lovely | Peony Season
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Letters Are Lovely | Peony Season
Letters Are Lovely | Peony Season

#My5Days Screen Printing

A few weeks ago I spent a Friday screen printing for the first of my 2019 #My5Days! Every year I look forward to having the time to either try something new or spend a day exploring. I decided to letter our neighborhood’s name for t-shrits and prints for this first day away! I’m really happy with how they turned out and I love having a better understanding of screen printing for future projects. Thanks to Press Monkey Studio for leading this workshop, if you need any custom printing done Brian is your guy!

Letters Are Lovely | #My5Days Screen Printing

Santa Barbara and LA

After a long drive through Big Sur we finally arrived in Santa Barbara. That evening we had dinner with family and then were off to bed. The next morning we stopped by the rose gardens near the Old Mission Santa Barbara before breakfast at Summerland Beach Cafe. Then we were on the road again!

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Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
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Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA

Our last stop was LA! We spent two nights with friends in West Hollywood. Immediately after arriving we headed to grab ramen and then went on a quick hike up to the Griffith Observatory. That night we visited with friends and were up and going early Friday for a visit to the Getty Villa! The beautiful villa and grounds really did remind me of Italy and all the Greek and Roman artifacts inside are amazing. Our last evening was also spent visiting with friends during dinner in Santa Monica. I am so grateful we were able to fit in seeing so many people throughout the week and can’t wait for the next time we can head back!

Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA
Letters Are Lovely | Santa Barbara and LA

Big Sur

Driving through Big Sur was by far my favorite day of our trip! We got on the road pretty early and headed from Carmel towards Santa Barbara. Our first major stop was the Bixby Bridge before a quick hike through Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It was hard not to stop every few minutes to take pictures and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur

I was really happy we were able to see McWay Falls from the road! Julia Pfeiffer State Park is currently closed but next time I would love to hike through that park as well. I would even love to spend a few nights in Big Sur camping, sometimes one week just isn’t enough! Next stop, Santa Barbara!

Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur
Letters Are Lovely | Big Sur

Carmel and Carmel Valley

After a morning in Muir Woods Dale and I headed south towards Carmel Valley! After checking into our Airbnb we headed to Folktale Winery before an evening spent exploring Carmel. While we really only had an afternoon and evening to look around this is definitely an area I would love to come back to! Next time I would also love to spend some time in Monterey, I definitely underestimated how beautiful this area would be.

Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley
Letters Are Lovely | Carmel and Carmel Valley

P.S. The 2017 Folktale Estate Chardonnay was my favorite!


Muir Woods

The next stop of our California road trip was Muir Woods! This was actually my third time visiting the area and every time has been equally magical. We were lucky to have a sunny morning to walk through the trees and soak up the beauty. If you find yourself near SF it really is worth the quick trip to visit!

Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
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Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods
Letters Are Lovely | Muir Woods

San Francisco

Earlier this month Dale finally had a week off and we headed to California! Our first stop was San Francisco, I loved getting the chance to see family and also see where Dale spent his childhood though first grade. Our second day we finally ventured into the city and began our day on Market Street. After walking to the Ferry Building to grab breakfast we made our way to China Town.

Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco

I loved having a whole day to just walk around and explore. After China Town we spent some time shopping around Union Square before heading to lunch with a friend. After we ate we headed to the pier to see the sea lions and had a delicious brownie at Ghirardelli. Before heading to Palo Alto for dinner at Zareen’s we made a quick pit-stop at Twin Peaks for a view of the city. Our first few days were great, San Fran is really one of my favorite cities in the US. Next up, Carmel Valley!

Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco
Letters Are Lovely | San Francisco

Mother's Day Cards for Hallmark: Part Two

Here are a few more Mother’s Day cards I worked on this year! Process really makes both these looks shine, the first card has multiple foils, screen print, and flitter while the other two really sparkle with flitter dots and gold foil. I am really looking forward to a Mother’s Day picnic with my mom this weekend, I hope you have plans to celebrate with your families, too!

Letters Are Lovely | Mother's Day Cards for Hallmark
Letters Are Lovely | Mother's Day Cards for Hallmark
Letters Are Lovely | Mother's Day Cards for Hallmark