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!
Are you as obsessed with How To Train Your Dragon as we are? Dale and I saw the third movie in theaters last weekend!
I’m always on the lookout for new pasta recipes and this one is on the list for March!
Julia’s front porch has me even more excited for gardening this year!
I found this list SUPER relatable.
A good reminder — Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design
A candle DIY on my list to try!
Last, but definitely not least, some bathroom inspiration from The Makerista!
LOVE YOU, TOO.
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!
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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Hello, friends! December is always a whirlwind and this month I was extra grateful to be able to spend so much time with family and friends. We celebrated my mom’s birthday, I went to a gingerbread decorating party, went to several other holiday parties (including one with Dale’s co-workers, an ornament exchange with college friends and the Jingle Ball), and ended the month with all our traditional Christmas festivities. I also love all the holiday inspiration around the web this time of year. While some of these finds will have to be put on hold until next year they are just as lovely!
First up, this adorable A-Frame DIY. Definitely on the list to make for next Christmas!
Also, these cookies.
One of my favorite Christmas presents I received. Our kitty Otto has been extra ornery lately, only fair to warn visitors.
Hoping to make this recipe with the pecans I received this season from my mother-in-law.
My all-time favorite pants in a new pattern.
Already re-labeled all my spices with this handy label maker!
Loved this article, Dale and I watch Love Actually every Christmas Eve Eve when we exchange our gifts.
Just what I need to head into the new year.
Maybe Miami needs to be on my travel wish list for 2019?
This recipe is one of my new favorites, easy and healthy.