a touch of gold

DeskI was looking for a cute and creative way to show case fresh flowers for dinner parties and decor around the house.  I didn’t like anything I was seeing at the stores so I started browsing the web.  I ran across some great ideas, when the idea of painted Mason Jars caught my eye. Continue reading

DIY envelope liners

VdayWith Valentines Day right around the corner, I thought I would share a way to make your card a little more personal for that special someone.  One thing I love to do is add a liner to the inside of an envelope.  Adding a liner adds a unique touch for the card recipient and makes the card feel bit more elegant.

One of the easiest ways to create liners is to take wrapping paper or craft paper and cut out the inner shape of your envelope.  This time I decided to create my own pattern for this particular card using Adobe Illustrator.   Continue reading

engagement 101

cover-december-2013-engagement-101-magI am super excited to announce that Andrew and I are featured on the most recent issue of Engagement 101!!  We have a two page spread in their “real proposals” section.

Our engagement photos were taken by Mike & Nat of Choco Studio, located here in San Mateo, CA.  They are such a sweet and amazing couple to work with.  We are so happy with the final photos.

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