March Around The Web

March has come to a close and I am fully ready to usher in warmer Spring weather, but not before recapping an eventful month! This month began with one last snowstorm the weekend we celebrated my friend Laura’s birthday, I traveled to Nashville to celebrate my cousin Liesel’s bachelorette & spent a few extra days there with my family, spent a siblings weekend in KC with Dale’s family, and had a crazy month at work filled with work on Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas & Easter product! My favorite find this month was Victoria’s recap of her favorite interior paintings. The one below is entitled The Pink Room by Karen Kilimnik:

  • I found this roundup of wedding trends super interesting. Even though I’m already married I love staying up on the latest wedding decor for work!

  • Australia has never been at the top of my travel wish list, but Mackenzie’s recap may have added it to my always growing list.

  • Now that I know my neighborhood celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in a big way these might have to be on the list to make for a parade party next year!

  • A few recent Nordstorm purchases for the transition to Spring: this Madewell Shirt and Sam Edelman Loafers. Fingers crossed both fit when they arrive!

  • At the end of April we are headed to California! This guide has been helping us plan our road trip from San Francisco to LA

  • Last weekend Dale and I had a lovely dinner at the recently re-opened Ragazza! If you are in KC I would definitely recommend — especially the spaghetti and meatballs.

  • Still obsessed with Jamie’s photographs and her journey to motherhood is spectacular.

  • Not in the budget, but these earrings are bold and dramatic.

Happy Spring!


February Around The Web

This snowy month was full of memories including a trip to Lawrence to recruit for Hallmark Creative interns, lots of Mother’s Day work, a Valentine’s dinner at Avenues, several amazing brunches with friends, a lovely birthday dinner with family at Lidia’s, and after making this list I have realized basically lots of wonderful meals shared with family and friends! I always look forward to February because Valentine’s Day is right before my birthday and it’s definitely a bright spot in my midwest winters. I made lots of discoveries around the web, too! Did you know you can download free high-res prints from Audubon? I think these would be lovely framed! I also learned the State Bird of Missouri is the blue-bird which would definitely match our decor!


Valentine's Day Cards

While out and about shopping for Valentine’s cards I was happy to see my lettering applied to a couple new cards this year! I can’t wait to send this sister card to one of my sisters, and I also love working on mono-weight scripts — this “hello” lettering was no exception. I hope you are making plans to celebrate with those you love!

Letters Are Lovely | Valentine's Day Cards
Letters Are Lovely | Valentine's Day Cards

Hallmark Signature Valentine's Day Card

One of my favorite card collaborations is now available for Valentine’s Day! I created the lettering for this piece and my friend Leslie worked her design magic to make this card come to life. The entire piece is quilled and really really stunning in person. I can’t wait to frame one for my office!

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