Sponsor Introduction – Ruby & Willow

I'm so excited to welcome my first international sponsor!  Ruby & Willow is a New Zealand-based wedding and event stationery design studio that creates wedding invitations (including custom designs) for couples around the world.  You can check out more from Ruby & Willow at the links below, but here are a few examples of the Ruby & Willow wedding collection:

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{image credits: ruby & willow}

Egg Press Baby Announcements

Two of my closest friends are expecting their first child in a couple of months, and I'm so excited for them that I can't really help but have baby stationery on my own brain these days!  I'm so excited to see that Egg Press just released a new line of letterpress baby announcements, with a range of styles that can each be customized with different animal, pattern, format or color options:

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Each style is equally adorable, although I'm partial to the pattern designs.  Check out the full collection right here!

{image credits: egg press}

{happy weekend!}

This has been a bit of a crazy week, so I'm definitely ready to welcome the weekend.  But before I run off, I just have to send a huge congratulations to my friend Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs on the launch of her latest blogging adventure – Edit & Post

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Through Edit & Post, Ami will be sharing her knowledge on all things blogging, from WordPress Basics to general blogging and business tips.  I've learned so much myself from Ami over the last couple of years, so I know that Edit & Post will be an invaluable resource for any blogger.  Check it out!  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading:

That's it for this week!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I'll be back again on Monday!

{image credits: rona keller, via designlovely}

Pink + Yellow Elephant Baby Announcements

I've been saving these sunny and happy birth announcements all week — the joyful pink and yellow color palette seems like a perfect fit for a Friday morning!  Richele from Richie Design created these two-color letterpress birth announcements, with a space on the left where the new parents could include a photo:

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I particularly love the pink baby elephant surrounded by hearts:

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So cute!  Richele has a bunch of other baby announcements and wedding invitations on her blog, and you can find her stationery and note cards in her etsy shop!

{image credits: richie design}

Home Office Inspiration

There is a separate room in our new apartment that was billed as a 2nd bedroom, but which is really too small to be anything other than a home office.  We’re still getting things settled in the bedroom and living room, so the office is more of an overgrown storage closet at the moment.  Even though it’ll probably be a couple of weeks before I can really focus on getting that room together, I’ve been busy collecting inspiration and ideas.  I’m particularly loving the combination of dark walls with matchstick bamboo shades that Chelsea and Anne both recently featured:

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As I mentioned, the room is pretty small and has only one window, so I do worry about dark walls making the room feel too cave-like, although as long as the room feels warm and cozy I think it would be okay.  Even if I chicken out on the dark walls, I think the matchstick shades would look pretty good with a lighter wall color, although not necessarily this robin’s egg blue:

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Also on my list – find a new desk!  I’m hoping to get out of the city for a weekend at some point soon and go antique shopping in the hopes of finding the perfect piece!

{images from their respective sources}