em’s fourth birthday party

A while back, we shared with you Em’s fourth birthday invitations. Today, we’ll share her party pics with you!

Em takes dancing. She loves it and has made a few friends in dance class. And, it just so happens that many of her school friends also take dance classes. So, we decided to throw a ballet birthday party for Em!

Her ballet birthday was held at Ballet Austin. The set up was wonderful! In one, window-filled room there was food + cake.

em's fourth birthday

Sandwiches, cupcakes and a small cake all came from a local grocery store. The flowers did too. I bought several types of flowers and arranged them the day before the party.

em's fourth birthday

For the table decor, I painted some of the drink bottles we already had on hand. We placed a few small floral arrangements in them.

em's fourth birthday

The vintage cupcake toppers we ordered never arrived. So, we improvised. We made these toppers using scraps from her invitations and glitter paper.

em's fourth birthday

em's fourth birthday

A real ballerina in a beautiful tutu brought the girls into a dance studio for a forty-five minute dance class.

em's fourth birthday

em's fourth birthday

After the class, the girls returned for refreshments and cake!

em's fourth birthday

For the favors, we embellished hair bows with ballet buttons. Each girl received a bow and a bracelet inside a pretty gold polka dot bag.

em's fourth birthday

So that’s it! Em’s ballet birthday party to celebrate turning four. A big thank you to all that were able to join us.

pre-k 2014


Today, this happened. Em started her big girl school. Going daily brings a new routine for both of us. She was very excited this morning though she got a little sad when it was time for us to go and her to stay. Ah, little girl. Four years in a blink and I have a feeling it’s only going to speed up.

duet letterpress // in southern living

southern living // july 2014

Back in April, the folks at Southern Living contacted us about designing stationery for their Editor-In-Chief, Lindsay Bierman. Since the issue showcases Lindsay’s house, we modified our popular custom sketch moving announcements for the feature. The July 2014 Southern Living issue is currently out, and we are absolutely thrilled to be included!

summer update

summer 2014

I’ve got so much lined up to share with you guys! House announcements, bridal shower invites, a quick trip to Denver, an unbelievable trip to the caribbean. Plus, our feature in Southern Living magazine! How’s your summer shaping up?

dance recital // year two

dance review

dance review

Speaking of dancing, Em had her dance review yesterday! Pink, polka dots + tap dancing. Super cute.

em’s fourth birthday invitations

Today, I am excited to share with you the invitations we designed + letterpress printed for our daughter’s fourth birthday party. Plus, I’m sharing a few other paper pieces from her celebration.

This year, we decided to throw a ballerina birthday bash for our little girl since she adores dancing.

em's fourth birthday invites

We try to use her invitations as an opportunity to experiment with something new. Last year, we did a five color print job. This year, we lined the envelopes with custom letterpress printed paper.

em's fourth birthday invites

We chose a soft pink Italian paper for her paper pieces and printed with black ink.

The silhouette is really Emily! I made it using an actual photo of her in fourth position. Fourth position for her fourth birthday. I love little details like this. So, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

em's fourth birthday invites

Again, like previous years, we had wish cards for guests to write their wishes for Emily. It was fun to read them together after the party.

em's fourth birthday invites

Lastly, the thank you cards featured her silhouette to continue the theme.

So, here they are. Em’s letterpress printed invitations + paper pieces for her ballerina birthday bash!

we have a winner!

giveaway winner no.4

Congratulations Amy! You’ve won! We will be contacting you shortly so that we can mail the letterpress goodies to you.

Thank you to everyone who entered + liked our Facebook page!

giveaway // no. 4

giveaway no. 4

Recently, we reached a little milestone. Five hundred likes on our Facebook page. So we are celebrating with a fun giveaway! Up for grabs? Our sea shell notes, pretty purple thank you cards not available in our shop, a few merci cards and a heart note all packaged in this cute paper suitcase.

To enter, we’re making it super easy. Just leave a comment below before Midnight CST, Monday, April 28. That’s when we’ll randomly draw a winner. One comment per person. Anonymous entries not valid. Please leave or link your email address so we have a way to contact you. Thanks + good luck!