25 favorite fonts

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I like fonts. I suppose that makes sense as I do design things that require the use of them.  I’ve put together a list of my favorite ones – the fonts I use most often – and thought I’d share them.  There are so many amazing fonts available, but most of what I use either came with my computer or were downloaded for free {I’m a little cheap like that}.  By clicking on each font name below you will be directed to its source where you can either download or purchase.  Enjoy!

2peas old type

18th century

1942 report

a font with serifs

albemarle swash

bell

bickham

champignon

circus

clementine

courier

ecolier

ecuyer

engravers

freebooter

georgia

gill

harting

little days

nelly script

oldstyle italic

pea lovey dovey

pea quinny

perpetua

sketch block

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What good is a downloaded font if you don’t know how to install it? So here is a quick tutorial on how to add a font.  Keep in mind I am working on a PC, so there may be variations on a mac {if this tutorial doesn’t work for your set-up, I’m sure there are others you could find by googling ‘installing a font’}.

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Select the font you wish to download and click the download button.

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It will automatically pop up. Now you need to export the file {extract}, so click on that button.

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You can decide where you want the font to open up {I chose my desktop} then click ok.

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When I go to my desktop, there it is.

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Now open up your control panel, and then your font folder.

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Now drag and drop the new font into the font folder.

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Now you can use the font. I opened up a word document, selected the font tab and found my new font in the list.

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love letters

Under my bed sits a box.  A box that is often forgotten, but contains some of my most cherished possessions.

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Ryan and I started dating early on at college. Our first date was the day after Valentine’s Day for coffee at Starbucks {how fitting for two kids from Seattle who were at school in Southern California}.  The date lasted for hours and I’m pretty sure I fell in love with him that night. He was my first real boyfriend and I was instantly smitten.

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Over the 13 years {!} we’ve been together, we have written many love notes to each other.  They are a little embarrassing to look back on {how mushy we were!} but also such cherished keepsakes that document our relationship. The highs and lows, the innocence and passion, the growth and deepening of our friendship and love for each other.

every day

torn

love

So on this day that we celebrate LOVE, perhaps you can dig out your box of love letters and go down your own memory lane.  It might make you giggle.

And to my own Valentine, I say

i love you

More today than ever before.

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sweet little headbands

From the day my baby girl was born I loved putting her in headbands. Maybe it was something about not having the chance to accessorize any of my other babies, but getting this little girl fancied up with a sweet headband was {and is} such fun for this mommy.

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There are a million headband makers out there {just search for ‘headband’ on etsy and you’ll see!} and some very darling ones at that.

But, if you haven’t yet figured this out about me, I like simple, classic and neutral.

Even on my baby girl.

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So I’ve decided to put together a mini collection of my three favorite go-to headbands:

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gray ruffle-1

yellow flower-1

They are now available in the shop.

hadley 1

isabella 1

natalie

emily

They are ‘one size fits most’ {approximately 15 1/2”} handmade with soft elastic and can be worn by babies, toddlers, big kids and ladies. {There are small pieces on the flower headbands, so please be careful if your baby is anything like mine and wants to pull it off and chew on it}

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You can purchase a sweet headband by clicking {H E R E}

P.S. There is not a what I wore post this week … but let me just say that three out of the seven days I was wearing skinny jeans {I think I’m a convert}.

P.P.S. Special thanks to my little models Audrey, Hadley, Natalie & Isabella. Aren’t they the sweetest little things?!

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