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I want a dog

    Both Ryan and I grew up with family pets.  My dad is a lover of all animals and we always either had a dog, cat, rabbit, goat, bird or some combination.  I am not overly affectionate with other people’s pets, but I have always loved… Continue Reading…I want a dog

    legoland adventure

      We’re back from our Legoland adventure. And it was a good one. We flew from rainy, windy 40 degree Seattle to sunny and mild 70 degree San Diego. Ahhhh. Just what I needed. My poor No. 3 had not seen the sun in a while… Continue Reading…legoland adventure

      party hat {tutorial}

        They were a hit with the kids {even the birthday girl didn’t mind wearing hers} and very simple to make, so here is a tutorial on these festive paper party hats. Here’s what you will need: :: party hat template {download below} :: decorative paper… Continue Reading…party hat {tutorial}

        my sweet girl

            To my sweet Audrey-girl, From the moment we knew you were joining our family, we adored you. When we met you for the first time we were overwhelmed with your gentle beauty, your petite features, your long fingers. Your demeanor is sweet and delicate,… Continue Reading…my sweet girl

          25 favorite fonts

            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… Continue Reading…25 favorite fonts

            love letters

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

              rug pillow {tutorial}

                A vintage grain sack pillow is a perfect staple for any home : simple, graphic and classic. {via} The real ones can be a bit expensive and hard to come by but there are plenty of great faux versions available. {via: potterybarn, etsy} While walking… Continue Reading…rug pillow {tutorial}


                  random notes for today: If you ordered an art print last week and have not yet received it : IT IS ON ITS WAY! . . . . . . . . . . . My baby is S E V E N today. Seven!… Continue Reading…crazy