Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Etsy: Quit Your Day Job

Today was an amazing day full of love and support. My shop was featured on Etsy's Blog and you can read about how I was able to "quit my day job" here! Thank you Etsy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back to Reality

I'm back from a really fun and relaxing two weeks of traveling in Southern California and North Carolina. I'll be posting about our trip next week after I catch up with all my work - eesh!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

To the Desert We Go

The time has finally come! We're off to the desert for a few days to celebrate our first anniversary. See you next week! (Image)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poolside in Palm Springs

This time next week we'll be leaving for our trip to LA and Palm Springs. Whenever I think of Palm Springs, I think of the 90210 episode where Dylan and Brenda skip school and go to Palm Springs instead. Anyone?

Here's a list of a few things that I'm packing my bag with.
1. Beach Blanket // 2. Floppy Hat // 3. Backpack // 4. Bathing Suit // 5. Sunglasses

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fog Happens

The past few mornings we've been waking up to what looks like the set of Lord of the Rings. Until about 10 a.m. we've been completely engulfed in fog and then it will turn sunny, 70 and beautiful for the rest of the day. I kind of love it. Here's a view from our back deck. Did you know that Oakland was rated by Rand McNally as having the best weather in the country? (source)

Oh yeah and did I tell you we live in a tree house?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Last night, my husband and I had a long conversation about travel and we listed all of the places we want to go. That list is pretty long but one of the places that is in the top ten is Morocco.  I would go just for the textiles and patterns alone. Where's one place you're dying to go?
Top three photos from the Free People Blog. Bottom photo from Pinterest.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Good Company

A new wedding studio, called Good Company has opened in San Francisco and I think it's stunning! Don't you agree? It looks like the perfect place to plan a wedding. More photos can be found here.

Cutest Little Cabin

Is this not the cutest kitchen you've ever seen? Image found here.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Everywhere Project

Loving all of the designs over at The Everywhere Project. "The Everywhere Project is a collaborative design project that pays tribute to the classic folk song “I’ve Been Everywhere”." Such a fun idea.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Clean and Simple

Although this home is beautiful, I don't think I'd be able to live there because I spill everything. Red wine, tea, even ice cream...ya, this just wouldn't work out. More photos can be found here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

From Barn to Home

A dream of mine is to find an old, rundown barn and completely renovate and convert it into a home like this one. Sounds like a lot of work but I'm sure the outcome would be way worth it. Find more converted barns here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

In the Studio: New Designs

A few new invitations designs are now in the shop.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Here and There

Tomorrow will mark our 6 month anniversary living in California. (Crazy!) One of my favorite parts of living here is that there's always somewhere new to go so we make it a point to try and go someplace different every weekend. Here are a few of the places we've gotten to see so far. California is a beautiful place.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cabin in the Catskills

Loving this adorable cabin in the woods in Catskill, NY. All photos by The New York Times.

Studio Sneak Peek

My wall of invitations is growing by the day.  Hope to share more photos of the studio soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

In the Garden

One of my favorite things about our new home is that we have a pretty large deck and with all the sunshine that California gets, we've been able to start our very own garden. We're currently growing tomatoes, green peppers, mint, basil, chives, rosemary and parsley. Since we have to keep in mind the lack of rain we also have a few different varieties of drought friendly succulents. Gardening is pretty addicting.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Back to Blogging

It's been a while since I've said "hello". With wedding season in full swing, I really had to prioritize what I did with my time and blogging just didn't seem to fit in anywhere. Although I still have a pretty tight schedule, I thought it would be best if I popped in from time to time to share updates. Stay tuned for my next CA related post showing all the fun weekend trips we've been taking.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kelly & Lucas' Wedding

When Kelly came to me looking for a custom invitation design, I knew it was going to be a fun project. She came prepared with a beautiful inspiration board that made the design process that much easier. Not only was she a doll to work with, she had an amazing theme for her wedding - a New Year's Eve Bash in Chicago - 60's style. So fun, right? You can view more of their wedding photos at Martha Stewart Weddings.

All photos by John Huu Nguyen.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Martha Stewart Weddings

I am extremely delighted to announce that Bow & Arrow was featured in the Summer issue of Martha Stewart Wedding magazine! Tomorrow I'll be sharing the design, along with a few photos of the featured wedding. All the hard work and long nights (and too many paper cuts to count) have paid off. Thanks Martha!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Just A Little Note

...to say that this is how I'm feeling today. That's all!

photo by David Toto.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Vacation Booked!

This weekend we booked a vacation for our first anniversary! On Labor Day weekend we'll be driving down the coast to Palm Springs and will be staying at The Saguaro. I'm so excited to spend a few days at the Joshua Tree and lounge by the pool. Doesn't this place look fun?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

To the most amazing Mother - thank you for all that you have done for me, everything that you have taught me and for supporting me through absolutely everything. Through you I have learned how to be patient, how to be kind and that you can do anything you set your mind to. You are my #1 cheerleader, my role model and my best friend.
I love you Mom! 

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mama's out there!

Photo by Oh, Darling!

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Modern Farmhouse

I'm in love with this modern farmhouse in Chester, South Carolina. One of our dreams is to buy an old farmhouse, completely restore it and turn it into our home. I'm sure it's an extreme amount of work but if this is what the end product could look like, then it's totally worth it. See more photos here.

All images found on Garden & Gun.