Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! And thank you all so much for your kind comments, emails, and tweets about our happy personal announcement! Your messages really do mean the world to me. This was another busy week with lots of preparations for the National Stationery Show, which I can’t wait to share with you soon! But in the meantime…

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Photo by me – a sneak peek of a new project! – via Instagram

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Happy Weekend!

Oh man you guys, this was a rough week. As I mentioned last week, Sophie came down with a bug, which a few days later morphed into a double ear infection and lower chest infection. We have one sad little toddler on our hands, which has resulted in several sleepless nights and two exhausted parents. I struggle during weeks like this: days that feel like a slog behind the scenes while trying to push forward and share pretty things for all of you to enjoy. I want to share the good and the bad here, but when things get tough (and especially when I’m feeling wiped out) it often feels easier to be quiet and wait for the storm to pass. I’m also way overdue for a Sophie update and a general life update, but that will have to wait for next week when I hopefully have a bit more energy. But in the meantime…

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Photo by me via Instagram / Playing around with some paper flowers for my upcoming annual Paper Party!

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Evie’s Calligraphy Baby Announcements

Ashley from Lemon and Lavender recently welcomed a baby girl – Evelyn – into her beautiful family. I love the birthday party invitations that Ashley designs for her children (Gavin’s camp-inspired invitations are some of my all time faves), so I was thrilled when she sent Evie’s birth announcement over! Ashley worked with calligrapher Joelle Duff from A Charming Occasion to create the most darling announcement – complete with Evie’s own personal monogram!

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From AshleyOur sometimes gypsy life inspired Miss Evie’s birth announcement. We currently reside in West Africa, and knowing that she would be making her first of hopefully many trips across the globe by the tender age of 5 weeks, I wanted to incorporate that element in her announcement.

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I enlisted the help of Joelle Duff of A Charming Occasion for custom calligraphy. She lettered Evelyn’s full name as well as the shorter version of her name. Since she goes by Evie we used the small enclosure card for her Sip & See as a way to incorporate that part of her name. Wanting to include a little bit of Senegal we took newborn photos of Evie in a traditional Senegalese basket to slip into navy 4bar envelopes. It’s always so fun to design for your own children and I was thrilled to have Joelle’s pretty work featured in the final design.

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In addition to the announcement, I designed a monogram rubber stamp because let’s be honest you are never too young for your own monogram – especially if you hail from the South!

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Thanks so much Ashley – and welcome Evie!

Design: Lemon and Lavender

Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion

Photo Credits: Ashley La Rue | Lemon and Lavender

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! And thank you so much for all of your kind words about the OSBP redesign – it has made my heart so very happy this week! That, and I booked a long overdue (and much, much needed) beach vacation to celebrate the husband’s birthday in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to escape this never ending winter and bury my toes in the sand for a few days! Can. Not. Wait. But in the meantime…

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Photo Credit: Better Homes & Gardens

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That’s it for us this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

 

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! I’m actually pretty excited for this weekend. We’re supposed to have a couple of nice days – and we’re heading to our first Caps game since Sophie was born with friends on Saturday! Sophie won’t be joining us for this excursion, but I am excited to take her to her first real hockey game at some point. I think she’d love it! But in the meantime…

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Camellia via Gardenista (I’m just going to post photos of flowers until Spring arrives, okay?)

…a few links for your weekend!

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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