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

April Around The Web

Hello, friends! Currently Dale and I are enjoying a week in California but I couldn’t let that stop me from sharing a few of my favorite finds this month. This month began with a bachelorette party for my friend Steph in Lawrence and was followed by weekends with family, the KC Design Week homes tour, a couple of workouts at Fusion, Game of Thrones (!) and finally an anniversary party for our ten years of dating! I also really loved taking Adobe’s Creative Type Quiz. I’m a producer, “the quintessential “doer” of all the creative types.” The whole description made total sense and I loved being able to take a personality quiz that really focuses just on creatives.

No Rain, No Flowers!