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Dec

20

2017

Winter Woodland Themed Baby Shower

I can’t believe in just 2 short months, our baby boy will be arriving!

Although the nursery is far from done, it’s clear to see that Baby Jackson Danny is already loved and spoiled by so many.  Starting with a Winter Woodland themed baby shower my sister threw me earlier this month, complete with a chili bar, hot cocoa bar, and a ridiculously delicious dessert bar.  Family and friends gathered and showered me and Jackson with so much love, gifts and diapers!  🙂

Here are a few pics from the beautiful event…

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29 Weeks Blessed

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I highly recommend having a diaper raffle!  We got so many diapers ranging in size from newborn to stage 4.  It’s one less expense for us to worry about as new parents.

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Tables were decorated with tree trimmings, baby’s breath and little woodland creatures.

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Doooooooonuuuuuts!!!

My favorite, hands down, were the Blueberry Glaze and the Peanut Butter & Jelly donuts.  Yum!

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All desserts, including the amazing vanilla cake with berries, was homemade by my sister.  And yes, the cake tasted exactly the way it looks!  Amazingly delicious!

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The lucky winner got to take home a prize as well as the jar of 314 gummy bears.

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I love the idea of a creative activity to entertain guests with.  It’s a nice change to the over played baby shower games.  After the blocks were decorated, we put them all in a bag and I randomly drew a block for a winning prize.

Decorate a Block

Please lend your creativity to decorate a block for Jackson Danny.
So while he is playing he will know he is loved by many.
Feel free to use a stencil or draw freely.
Just don’t forget to sign your name on the block.

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What party isn’t complete without a party favor?

These all natural Rosemary Lavender soaps were the perfect size to package up and gift to all the guests.

From Irena’s Shower to Yours!  Thank you

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We are beyond blessed and grateful to have the support system that is our family & friends.

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Oct

05

2017

Home Sweet Home

The last couple months sure have been a whirlwind.  Besides being in my 2nd trimester, we recently moved the home/studio.  It’s been a long time coming, but we finally found our Home Sweet Home, which includes a great space for our studio!  Just this past weekend we had a housewarming/baby gender reveal party and I wanted to share the fun party favors we sent our guests home with.

How adorable are these antique looking keys that serve as bottle openers?

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By the way, we’re having a baby BOY!  🙂

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Mar

08

2017

2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Every year, Pantone selects a color of the year.  This symbolic color selection is a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.  This year’s Color of the Year is Greenery 15-0343.

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Here is how Pantone describes this color:

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

Towards the end of 2016, I created this custom simplewear box set with the request of designing the set based on a little turtle.  Little did I know, my color choice would be so on point with 2017’s color trend.

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Custom Simplewear Gift Box Sets can be purchased, here.

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Nov

10

2016

Trade Show Promotional Giveaway Label Design

As a promotional piece, All American Containers filled one of their amber glass bottles with Aromatherapy Lavender Essential Oils, as a giveaway to booth visitors at a recent trade show. Here is the label I designed for them.  Inspired by a modern spa like feel we were still able to incorporate the triangle from their logo into the design.

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Interested in creating a promotional piece for your next trade show or perhaps you’re in need of marketing collateral? Contact me for more info.

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