recent work // mitchell’s first birthday invitations

Earlier this year, Pierce’s little brother Mitchell turned one. We were so honored to work with their family again on the invitations + thank you cards for his special celebration.

mitchell's first birthday invite

For the design, Mitchell’s first birthday invitation complements Pierce’s first birthday invitation so that the two can work well side by side together in a frame. A sweet new theme and fresh color palette sets the two invites apart.

mitchell's thank you card

We hope your birthday was a fun one, Mitchell!

em’s fifth birthday invitations

I’m so excited to finally share with you the invitations we designed + letterpress printed for Em’s birthday party. As you recall, she requested a mermaid theme for her fifth birthday.

em's fifth birthday invitations

The illustrations were really fun to work on. Kelp, seashells and bubbles! Oh my! Plus we hid a few mermaid specific illustrations. We chose a very soothing color palette reminiscent of sea glass and threw in a pop of vibrant orchid for the text.

em's fifth birthday invitations

How wonderful are these vintage stamps? Perfect for her underwater theme.

em's fifth birthday invitations

Like previous years, we handed out wish cards for our family to write their wishes for Em. This year, she really enjoyed reading them after the party.

em's fifth birthday invitations

And finally, the mermaid merci cards that we sent out post party to thank everyone for their thoughtful gifts and for celebrating with us.

em's fifth birthday invitations

em's fifth birthday invitations

And there you have it! Em’s mermaid invitations for her fifth birthday party.

em’s fifth birthday party

This year, Em wanted a mermaid party for her birthday!

em's fifth birthday party

And a mermaid party during April was a fun challenge. Public pools open at the end of May. We found an indoor pool option but I wasn’t sure we were prepared to chaperone twenty plus five-year-olds. Then, we discovered The Fish Gallery – a tropical fish store that also installs professional tanks. They have a party room and a gorgeous showroom. It was perfect.

em's fifth birthday party

The kids got to watch + participate in feeding the fish in the grand showroom tanks.

em's fifth birthday party

em's fifth birthday party

They toured the facility and got to touch starfish and little fish in the touch tanks. It was all wonderfully informative and the kids had such a fun time!

em's fifth birthday party

Afterwards, it was hand washing time. Then, lunch and birthday cake! 

em's fifth birthday party

Like previous years, the sandwiches and fruit came from a local grocery store as did the flowers. Continuing with the color scheme, we made a mint colored drink using lemonade and blue kool aid mix.

em's fifth birthday party

We got a small, inexpensive custom birthday cake from Whole Foods. It had layers of chocolate ganache on the inside. Mummm!

em's fifth birthday party

The cupcakes came from Hey Cupcake! and were part of The Fish Gallery’s party package. There were suppose to be all white. But, hey, kids love sprinkles! We letterpress printed mermaid + ocean characters and made cupcake toppers with them.

em's fifth birthday party

For party favors, we decided on these sweet mermaid and starfish cookies. They were incredibly good!

em's fifth birthday party

I found starfish + seahorse glasses at Homegoods. They were perfect to house the anchor forks and paper straws.

em's fifth birthday party

So that’s it! Em’s mermaid birthday bash. Thanks to everyone that was able to join us and celebrate her fifth birthday!

em's fifth birthday party

We look forward to sharing her birthday invitations with you, lovely readers. Be on the lookout!

recent work // house illustration – house no. 63

custom house illustration // house no. 63

Lots to catch up on. Like this 5″x7″ print with a custom house illustration that made for a lovely Christmas present.

Thanks so much for the opportunity, V!

recent work // house illustration – house no. 62

house illustration //  house no. 62

Good morning readers! We have another custom moving announcement to share with you today.

Congratulations H family on your historic “new” home!

recent work // house illustration – house no. 61

house illustration //  house no. 61

I promise I’ll get to Em’s party very soon. I’m nearly done editing the pictures!

In the meantime, how about I share this lovely custom house illustration with you?

austin // peter pan mini golf

peter pan mini golf

This weekend while friends were in town, we were able to scratch Peter Pan Mini Golf off of our Ultimate Austin List. It was great! A nice + shady spot for an early morning activity great for both kids and grownups. I loved spotting the iconic Austin sculptures like the Pennybacker Bridge. It gets a thumbs up from us!


em's fifth birthday

This weekend, Em turned five! She wanted a mermaid theme, so we had a little undersea celebration. I’m looking forward to sharing her party + paper details with you!

Oh, happiest of birthdays to you – our sweet, silly, brave, bright, beautiful little girl!

Cookie favors from Truly Scrumptious Cookies.