A Little Announcement

I’m afraid I’ve been keeping a little secret from all of you – we’re expecting a second baby!

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I’m due in late September – just after Sophie’s second birthday! – and so far my pregnancy experience has been pretty similar to the first, except of course with the added exhaustion that can only be caused by having a toddler around the house. We’ve shared the news with our families and with Sophie, although we don’t know how much she understands at this age (I’m hopeful the books above will help!). I’m happy to be out of the first trimester and slowly getting back to my normal energy levels, especially with the National Stationery Show coming up in just a few short weeks! We’re both excited to welcome a new baby (we don’t plan to find out if it’s a boy or a girl) and nervous about making the transition from one child to two. I still can’t believe we’re going to be a family of four!

Urbanic Faves | Farmer’s Market Fresh

Happy Spring everyone!

I hope you’re enjoying the change of weather lately and getting a chance to spend some time outside.  A recent trip to our local outdoor market inspired this post ( … and the vegetable herb garden I’m about to kill plant).  Here’s to vine ripened tomatoes and rosemary mint lemonade!  Below are some fresh picks from around Urbanic and beyond.

xo – Audrey

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1. Rifle Paper Co. vegetables card; 2. Apolis market bag; 3. Rifle Paper Co. notepads; 4. Sugar Paper market list pad; 5.+ 6. Rifle Paper Co. cards; 7,8,9 One Canoe Two cards; 10. Girl of All Work page tabs; 11. Paddywax relish candle; 12.Claudia Pearson calendar; 13.Freckle Paper tomato print; 14. Jayde Fish flower bundle print; 15. Eat Pretty book; 16.Galison kitchen sticky notes


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Lauren’s Kentucky Derby Day Party Invitations

After moving to a new house last year, designer Lauren Chism is getting ready to host her first big party! Fueled by her husband’s enthusiasm for the Kentucky Derby, they’re planning a fun Derby Day party full of mint juleps, big hats, and bow ties. For the invitations, Lauren went with a preppy navy and green infographic design with a striped pattern on the back. So cute!

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From LaurenHaving moved from a condo to a house last year, we have enjoyed being able to entertain a bit more. We don’t typically host big parties, but are giving it a go this weekend and throwing a Derby Day party.

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My husband has a real soft spot for the Kentucky Derby – it might be the bow-ties or mint juleps, I don’t know –  but his enthusiasm is infectious and is quickly turning this into an annual weekend for our family and friends. I can’t pass up an opportunity for paper goods, so I wanted to send invitations, but really struggled with a way to merge classic derby themes with the fun casual party we wanted to host. Also, when you run an invitation business, turns out there’s not a lot of time for your own invitations!

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With a looming deadline of send invitations or just opting for an evite, I was pretty stuck. In an attempt to get me out of my designer’s block, my husband was listing themes, facts and ideas about the derby and it hit me: we should do an infographic! We then compiled all the details we wanted to included, and filled the rest in with fun facts about the derby. It all came together easily after that. They were digitally printed in a fun layout with a preppy striped pattern on the back.

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I wanted it to feel casual and fun and get people excited to grab their hats, bow ties and cute kids and enjoy the Derby with us. It was a nice collaborative effort and I really love how they turned out. 

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Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism

Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here!

Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Seasonal Stationery: Mother’s Day, Part 3

It’s almost May – eeek! – which means we have just enough time for one final Mother’s Day card round up! In case you missed them, you can find the previous installments right here, and of course lots more to browse over in the Market List!

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1. Night Owl Paper Goods; 2. Wednesday; 3. Hello Small World; 4. Fine Day Press; 5. The Paper Cub; 6. Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Lots more Mother’s Day cards in the Market List right here!

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Rustic Market-Inspired Fabric Wedding Invitations

I’m completely smitten with the idea of fabric wedding invitations, whether printed on vintage handkerchiefs or swatches of linen or muslin. But vintage-inspired miniature grain sacks? Such a great idea! Inspired by farmer’s markets, these fabric invitations from Erin at Lucky Luxe are paired with letterpress printed enclosure cards – all tucked perfectly into the invitation itself!

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From ErinWe recently finished up my favorite invitation suite of all time — it’s called Market. From the rolling hills of California to the lavender fields of Provence, Market is the quintessential wedding invitation for an elegant rustic wedding in the countryside. Inspired by French grain sacks and fresh picked farmer’s market herbs, enclosure cards tuck inside our 100% cotton miniature grain sack invitations which are handprinted and available with or without vintage red stripes.

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Thanks Erin!

Lucky Luxe is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Lucky Luxe