Best of 2013: My Favorites

As we get ready to say goodbye to another year (and welcome a new one!), I’m wrapping up my 2013 recaps with a few personal favorite posts. 2013 was a really hard year for me, for a variety of reasons, but each of the posts below fills me with happiness and gratitude. And I can’t think of a better way to close out this year. I wish all of you the happiest of new years – thank you so much for reading Oh So Beautiful Paper, and I’ll see you back here in 2014!

OSBP Hello Brick and Mortar Clementine by Emily McDowell Illustration1 Best of 2013: My Favorites

Brick + Mortar (Illustration by Emily McDowell for Oh So Beautiful Paper)

Emily’s column is a new addition to OSBP, but I’m already having trouble understanding how we ever survived without her! Emily brings wonderful retail insights as the owner of Clementine in Vermont, along with a human connection to the real customers who visit her store. Emily’s post on Everyday Thanksgivings is already one of my all-time favorites.

Paper Party 2013 Invitations Oh So Beautiful Paper Linda Harriett Smock Mohawk Best of 2013: My Favorites

Paper Party 2013 + Invitations

This year’s Paper Party was the biggest yet! And so much fun from the invitations to the colorful party details. We’re already starting to plan for Paper Party 2014, and I couldn’t be more excited!

OSBP DC Guide Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Best of 2013: My Favorites

Visit to DC’s Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (and more favorite DC spots here)

I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my favorite DC spots on a more regular basis! Our visit to the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens was one of my favorite new discoveries in 2013, but I’m looking forward to sharing more of our favorite places to eat, explore, and shop in 2014.

OSBP Sophies Balloon First Birthday Party Vicki Grafton Photography Best of 2013: My Favorites

Sophie’s First Birthday!

Sophie turned one! We celebrated with a small, low key birthday party – and some amazing balloon-inspired letterpress invitations from the talented Catherine of Printerette Press and neon pink calligraphy by Michele of Meant to Be Calligraphy. We’re so lucky to be parents of this amazing little girl.

OSBP St Germain New Years Eve Cocktail Party Ideas Recipes Best of 2013: My Favorites

OSBP St Germain Summer Cocktail Party Best of 2013: My Favorites

A New Year’s Eve Cocktail Dinner Party and Summer Backyard BBQ Cocktail Party with St-Germain

Our year-long collaboration with St-Germain pushed us to develop in new and exciting creative ways. Coming up with new cocktail recipes. Dreaming up beautiful party ideas. We loved every minute of it (even though it was secretly a LOT of work behind the scenes), and we’re looking forward to continuing to push ourselves creatively in the new year! The New Year’s Eve party and backyard summer cocktail party are my two favorites so far – along with the gorgeous recipe illustrations by Dinara Mirtalipova!

Campaign Inspired Baby Shower Invitations August Blume OSBP Best of 2013: My Favorites

Campaign-Inspired Baby Shower Invitations + Shower Details

Getting to co-host a baby shower for some of your closest friends? The best. Campaign-inspired invitations by August Blume? Icing on the cake. And then, a new baby! (Even better).

Happy Holidays!

OSBP Holiday Wreath 2013 Happy Holidays!

And just like that, it’s Christmas Eve! We’re spending a quiet Christmas right here in DC, just the three of us. And I can’t wait. The last few months have been such a crazy whirlwind, and I’m looking forward to a few days with nothing but my two favorite people in the world. It’s just what we need at just the right time.

I’ll be recapping some of my favorite posts from 2013 over the next week before returning with brand new content in 2014. I wish you all an absolutely wonderful holiday, and I’ll see you back here soon! xoxo

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! Less than a week before Christmas! I’ll be back on Monday and Tuesday with a couple of quick (but very fun) posts before heading off for our annual holiday hiatus. But in the meantime…

OSBP St Germain New Years Eve Cocktail Party Ideas Recipes 208 Happy Weekend!

Our New Year’s Eve Cocktail Dinner Party with St-Germain

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here early next week! xoxo

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! It has been a cold and wintery week here in DC – with more snow on the way this weekend, eeek! Last winter was incredibly mild and I kind of forgot what a real winter is like. The one bonus? Sophie looks adorable in the puffy winter coat we bought for her once we realized her little fleece sweatshirt wasn’t going to cut it this winter. Right now I’m looking forward to a mostly unscheduled weekend, except for checking out Holiday Heap in Baltimore tomorrow. But in the meantime…

Little Owl Design Typographic Map Print Happy Weekend!

Typographic Map Print by Little Owl Designs

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s always busy the first week back after a holiday weekend, and this week was no exception! I’m busy preparing for a big project this weekend, which I’m excited to share with all of you soon! Andy and I also went over to meet the most adorable two-week old baby – who also happens to be the most chill newborn in the universe. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Sophie was ever that small! Amazing. Anyway, I’m heading off to prep for our big weekend project! But in the meantime…

OSBP Paper Snowflakes Happy Weekend!

Photo by me via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo