Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! My sister and her family are visiting this weekend, which also happens to coincide with peak bloom of the cherry blossoms (or at least what’s left of them after last week’s snow)! So I’m cutting out a bit early for a bit of family time and cherry blossom gazing. Yay for spring and family visits! But in the meantime…

Olivia Herrick Design / Banner by Matriarch Handmade

Image by Olivia Herrick Design via Instagram / Banner by Matriarch Handmade

…a few links for your weekend!

The taxpayer cost behind employer-provided healthcare. Been thinking about this article a lot lately, especially in light of current Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Totally obsessed with this planter (available in both brass and copper!)

Sending happy new baby vibes to my friend Kelly – she just adopted a baby boy over the weekend!

Loving this bell sleeve top in the brightest shade of pink

April is just around the corner – get ready to Write On!

I can’t wait to make this sheet pan chicken taco recipe

A modern, geometric wire chair in the prettiest blush pink

Tea-dyed Easter Eggs. So pretty!

Sending lots of love to our friend Kristina at Calliope Paperie – everyone send her happy vibes while she waits for her store to be rebuilt after an accident earlier this week!


This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

I’m loving everything about these minimalist black and white hand lettered wedding invitations

Some seriously cute new baby cards

Take a peek behind the stationery with Ink Meets Paper

Tropical turquoise and gold foil invitations for a destination wedding in Thailand!

Nine awesome design and DIY books


That’s it for us this week! Have a fantastic weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Happy Weekend!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! We’re doing something a bit non-traditional today – we’ll be sharing a St. Patrick’s Day mocktail recipe a bit later today! It’s green, has lots of fizz, and I think you’ll really like it. Otherwise, I’m just hoping the sun decides to stick around – and keeping my fingers crossed that the recent snow and freezing temperatures haven’t damaged the cherry blossoms too much! But in the meantime…

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail

…a few links for your weekend!

A Beautiful Mess sent me a couple boxes from their fun monthly Happy Mail subscription (pictured above) – who doesn’t love getting happy and colorful mail each month?? You can sign up for your own subscription right here!

A breakdown of the proposed funding cuts in the Administration’s proposed 2018 budget. These funding cuts will eliminate jobs, reduce the capacity for U.S. leadership around the world, and create instability both at home and abroad. If you disagree with these funding cuts, please call your Senators and Representatives to let them know.

Loving these DIY rainbow streamer curtains for any time of year!

I need this brass planter in my life

This tissue paper backdrop is so much fun – and I love that it’s reusable

Have you heard about Hasbrouck House in Upstate New York? I want to go to there.

YES to copper wall art ledges (and they’re on sale!) 

An alternative to Guiness and Irish Coffee: The Whiskey Smash!


This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Absolutely stunning French Chateau-inspired calligraphy wedding invitations

Belated birthday cards!

Whimsical poppy and eucalyptus wedding invitations

A Bittersweet Coffee Mocktail

Garlands are such a fun way to add color and texture to your wedding!

Such cute illustrations from Tog & Pini


Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! As I write this, snow and sleet are falling outside my office window after three straight days of 60-70 degree temperatures. What is UP with this crazy weather?? I’m just hoping the next few days of winter weather don’t hurt the cherry blossoms! I’ve spent the better part of the last few weeks working on something new and exciting that I can’t wait to share with all of you here! Soon, I hope! But in the meantime… 

International Women's Day by Dinara Mirtalipova

International Women’s Day illustration by Dinara Mirtalipova

…a few links for your weekend!

The prettiest dessert plates

Two printable designs from Hello!Lucky to celebrate Women’s History Month

Matcha Tiramisu for two

How cute is this rainbow blanket??

These honeycomb cake hats are totally genius.

Hey Congressman Chaffetz, stop interfering in local DC politics. We didn’t elect you, and we’re tired of your meddling. Also, you’re generally just the worst. 

Desperately in love with this green velvet and brass chair (also, this couch)


This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Romantic copper foil wedding invitations with one of the most beautiful envelope details I’ve EVER SEEN.

We went behind the stationery with 9th Letter Press

It can be tough to admit you did something wrong. Say you’re sorry with one of these cards!

Loving this elegant script font

The sweetest modern gold foil baby announcements

Beautiful calligraphy from Miranda Writes

Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend everyone! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous in DC the last few days, so I’m doing my best to take advantage of it while it lasts. I chaperoned a field trip for my daughter’s preschool class on Thursday (which is when I took the photo below), and I’ve been spending a lot of time out in my front and backyard gardens soaking in the sunshine. It’s amazing what a little bit of sunshine can do for my overall mood, not to mention catching the first glimpses of daffodils, crocus, and magnolia blossoms around the neighborhood. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! But in the meantime…

Washington, DC / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by me via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

We shared our renovation experience and some of the lessons we learned during our bathroom renovation on the Wayfair blog!

Thanks to the Chronicle Herald for including our Apricot Tiki Mocktail in their article about Dryuary!

I can’t wait to go visit this exhibit at the Hirschorn Museum

Loving the glam metallic details in this pillow

The most beautiful new wedding agenda from the ladies of Sugar Paper

This copper pendant is so pretty – and it’s affordable!

The cutest clover pencils for St. Patrick’s Day

Such fun colors in this rug

The White Helmets has been nominated for an Academy Award – along with three other documentaries focused on the Syrian conflict. I highly recommend watching it, if you haven’t already. It’s tough to watch, but so important.


This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Make it Pop! A delicious non-alcoholic winter citrus punch to enjoy at your next party

Sharing some inspiration for a kitchen renovation – and asking for your advice!

The cutest animal-themed birthday cards

A pretty new brush lettering script font

Illustrated farm-t0-table wedding invitations and save the dates

Fun black tie wedding invitations for a backyard wedding


Happy Weekend!

Nevertheless / And Here We Are via Instagram

Image by And Here We Are via Instagram

Happy Friday everyone! How was your week? Are you covered in snow right now? We had a few flurries yesterday, but nothing compared to the many inches a bit further up north! This week was a bit of a whirlwind for me, since I spent most of last weekend and the early part of this week at the semi-annual NYNOW trade show in New York before coming home to DC. If you like, you can see some of my favorite finds from the show here. It’s always a fun show, with lots of great things to see.

Everyday Watercolor from Jenna of Mon Voir is officially available for pre order!

Tips for penning the perfect love letter

This year, I’ll be planting all my houseplants in pink pots

Super cute DIY classroom valentines without the candy (and with free printables!)

How cute are these aqua-dipped ceramic canisters?

These chocolate-dipped wafers would be fun to make for a birthday party!

Absolutely in love with this glam velvet settee (that brass base!)


This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Enrollment for the Modern Calligraphy Summit 2.0 is NOW OPEN!

Copper and burgundy baby shower invitations

Even more examples of our love affair with copper foil!

Calligraphy inspiration from Rachel Anne Design

Fun black and gold foil surprise birthday party invitations

Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo