Thursday, March 31, 2011

party ideas :: calling all bugologists

My son went to an amazingly creative birthday party last Saturday. The birthday boys mom, Natalie, is the genius behind it all and she definitely made sure every detail was taken care of, down to the tree stumps she found on Craigslist. My friend Chrissy, the stylish girl behind the fun blog To & Fro, posted all about it yesterday. Be sure to head over here to see all of the crazy details of the party. Of course, my Bennett was terrified and not at all into the bugs and reptiles, but the birthday boy was in heaven with snakes around his neck and frogs on his face.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

custom biz card :: nicole davis (me oh my)

As promised, even though it's a day late, here is the final biz card design for Nicole of Me Oh My. I love the graduated chevron stripe she went with, and especially love the simplicity of the front with the large sans serif font.

Monday, March 28, 2011

fun find :: Fjallraven Kanken Backpacks

Bennett & Scarlett
March 27, 2011

Back in January, the husband and I took a quick weekend trip to San Francisco without the little ones. Since we left the kiddies at home, we wanted to bring them back a little surprise. While shopping in Hayes Valley, we came across these darling little backpacks. According to our friend who is a resident of San Francisco, these backpacks were also the new "big thing" (whatever that means). Regardless, I have loved them and so have my kids. They are especially perfect for church. We keep all of their crayons, books, toys, and snacks packed away in their individual packs each week. While looking through the new arrivals at Crewcuts last week, I noticed that they now sell the same backpacks. So perhaps our friend was right, they are the new "big thing". The ones we purchased are the Mini, but the one on the J.Crew website is the full size pack. Check out the Fjallraven Kanken site to see all of the fun colors that are available. They are a little on the pricey side, but definitely worth it! I am thinking that I might need to get this one in yellow for myself. I am randomly finding the need for a backpack these when we go to Disneyland etc.

Friday, March 25, 2011

custom biz cards :: me oh my

My friend and neighbor Nicole, over at Me Oh My, came to me in need of some business cards. She told me the styles she liked and I came up with a few different ideas. These are the designs I came up with. Check back on Monday to see the final card she decided on.
{I am currently offering these cards as template designs and I also offer custom biz card designs.
If you have questions, or are interested in rates, please email me.}

Thursday, March 24, 2011

hot spot :: cafe habana

When we lived in NYC, our favorite Saturday lunch spot was Cafe Habana. We always got the Cubano Sandwich, the street corn, and two Mexican Cokes. Even our little Bennett, who was only 1 at the time, LOVED the corn. So you can imagine our excitement when we found out that they opened a location in Malibu. We have been wanting to go for about a year now, but never found the time. A few weeks ago, we finally MADE time and drove up to Malibu for the day. The weather was perfect, our friends joined us which made it even more fun, and the food was just as delicious as we remembered. The only bummer, they didn't have our trusty Mexican Coke, but I guess unlimited refills of Coke were just as good...almost.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

fun find :: bling bling flats

I love Steve Madden flats. They always fit my foot great, have fun styles, and are usually very reasonably priced. I especially love Steve Madden flats that are on sale. I stumbled upon these new flats for spring and love the little blinged out heel...even more I love that they are 30% off. I just can't decide if I like the nude color or the cognac color more. Decisions decisions.

Monday, March 21, 2011

family time :: az

My brothers and sisters: Oldest to Youngest
Dustin, Amy, Erin, Brooke, Jonathan, Me
February 2009
Jonathan, Amy, Me, Dad, Mom, Brooke, Erin
March 2011
We returned home last night from a quick weekend trip to AZ for my aunt's funeral. It was this exact time two years ago when my siblings and I headed to AZ for my uncle's funeral. It's funny how funerals are so sad but can also be such a happy time. It was so fun to be with my brothers and sisters (minus my oldest brother Dustin), and to see all of our relatives that we don't get to see as often as we would like. I really am so lucky to have such an amazing extended family in addition to my immediate family. We grew up in a very very large family. My mom is the 4th of 13 kids and they are a very close-knit family. Most of them still live in Arizona and I feel so lucky to have such an amazing heritage. Not only do I have the best brothers and sisters and parents in the world, I also have the most amazing aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. I count my blessings for all of them daily.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

fun find :: jbsdd {jb's daily dose}

A friend of mine (who also happens to be kind of related to me) had a genius idea a while back. He started a blog where every day he posted a new song to download. For a long time this blog was private, but he recently went public with it, JB's Daily Dose. Back in the day, I used to contribute occasionally to the blog but I have gotten very lazy and haven't been sending him my recommendations. So, if you are in the market for some new tunes, check it out. You won't be disappointed. There is a good variety and a lot of stuff that I am sure a lot of us have never heard of but wish we had. The best part about it, is you can listen to the playlist while you are surfing the web, working, or while cleaning the house!

**You can also follow them on facebook here**

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

custom labels :: M is for Moses

Here are a few images of the custom labels I made for a client. I made the napkin rings, as well as the party favor stickers. I love the color scheme that she went with. So perfect for a cute, modern, baby boy shower.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

party ideas :: confetti invitations

I am bookmarking this idea for a future party. Jordan over at Oh Happy Day always has some great party and invitation ideas. I especially LOVE this one. Seriously genius!

Monday, March 14, 2011

just for fun :: sweet paul

Have you all seen the most recent issue of Sweet Paul magazine? It is a special kids issue, and the styling in it could not be more perfect. Clean and simple, just the way I like it. Also, be sure to add Sweet Paul Blog to your google reader. It is one of my favs.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

custom baby shower :: pretty in pink

Brittany already has two boys, and was due with her first little girl. So for this baby shower, it was all things pink!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

custom header :: on call mom

Here is a custom header that I did for a client. Be sure to follow Kate on her journey as a mother, and a doctor. You won't be disappointed, I promise!

Monday, March 7, 2011

desktop calendar :: march

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Friday, March 4, 2011

custom packaging :: kidlark

I finally got my new packaging finished, and I love the way it all turned out. I especially love that everything coincides with the blog now. Next step, finish up the website.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

family pictures :: by tiffany garfield

I was cleaning off my desktop when I came across our family photos from our christmas card. My good friend Tiffany Garfield took them, and I couldn't love them more. They were the exact feel I was going for. I guess I never posted pictures of our Christmas card. I will do that in the near future, but in the meantime here are some family pics. It's funny because at the time I remember feeling like I was really beginning to look pregnant in that dress, but you really can't even tell that I have much of a baby bump at all.
really though, how did i get so lucky to have such an amazing family?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

custom invitations :: scarlett's fiesta

I just realized I never posted pictures of Scarlett's Invitations from her 2nd birthday fiesta. I really wanted to do a papel picado invite, but when it came down to the wire I didn't have it in me to sit and cut them all out by hand. So I decided to design and print them instead. I was so happy with the way they turned out! I also made a little pattern to line the envelopes and of course made corresponding mailing labels!
click here to see the pictures from scarlett's fiesta

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

zara baby :: kidlark favorites

I went to our mall on Friday to discover a sweet little treat. Our Zara was just unpacking their line of baby clothes. We have had kid's clothes all along, but not baby. Now with another little one on the way, I am so excited to purchase a few pretty little numbers for her. I love how sweet and simple everything is, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite baby girl items {since that is what I am currently in the market for}. The baby boy line was just as precious.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
{click corresponding number for link}

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