fourth of july 2013

July 4, 2013

How was your Fourth of July? Ours was great! We spent the weekend at the lake house with lots of friends + family. There was sailing, kayaking, swimming, lounging, great talks, lots of music and late night games. So much fun! Oh, and Em played her first game of Cooties, which she loved.

recent work // house sketch no. 42

custom house sketch cards // no. 42

Our house-proud custom note cards are proving to be quite popular. And, this gorgeous + grand home is one of the latest we’ve designed and letterpress printed!

recent work // gemma’s baptism invites + favor tags

gemma baptism invite + tag

We recently completed these sweet baptism invitations + matching favor tags for a little girl named Gemma. The design was a custom spin on the baptism invitations available in our Etsy shop. We replaced the cross with her monogram and added a beautiful script typeface for her name.

dress rehearsal

dance review 2013

In addition to printing + house sketching, this weekend is Em’s first dance recital. I’m really looking forward to it. Here’s a pic from her dress rehearsal yesterday. Little three year olds in fluffy, sparkly, matching dresses? Love.

I never planned on putting her in dancing so early. I thought I’d enroll her around age 4 or 5, the same age I was when I enrolled as a little girl. But, thanks to Angelina Ballerina, Em started doing dance moves around the house and knew some dance lingo. So, at 2.5 years old, we placed her in a combo ballet + tap class. I’m so happy we did. She really loves it and has made a few friends!

homemade bubbles

homemade bubbles

Yesterday, Kacey used this recipe to make bubbles for Em when we ran out of solution. I was skeptical, but they were amazing! Truly. Big, long-lasting + colorful bubbles. We used both a big wand and an automatic bubble blower. Both worked great. I was most impressed with the bubble blower. With regular solution, we’ve only been able to get it to produce consistently small bubbles. With the homemade recipe, it made big monstrous, stacking bubbles. Em had a blast popping them!

recent work // house sketch no. 41

house sketch // no. 41

house sketch // no. 41

We recently completed these custom house sketch moving announcements [on double thick paper] and a 5″ x 7″ letterpress print that’s perfect for framing. Congratulations Scott, Courtney + Audrey on your beautiful new home!

printable // mother’s day + father’s day cards // no.2

father's day card printable

father's/mother's day card printable

Last year, we posted free DIY handprint cards on Hellobee for Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. Since then, we’ve received lots of requests for a younger version from those of you with children saying Dada + Mama instead. So here they are! A “Happy Dada Day” and a “Happy Mama Day” card. Just print each out onto card stock. Then, using the crop marks as guides, cut out the cards. Stamp or trace your kiddo’s hand. Finally, place each inside an A2 size envelope. And you’re done. Enjoy!

disney / 2013

disney // 2013

So, this happened last week. Em’s third trip to Disney World. I’m working on a few posts about our whirlwind trip including a what-to-pack-when-flying-with-a-toddler-to-Disney list.

Hope your week was fabulous!

PS – How do you like our blog’s new look? It finally matches our website! Hooray! Thanks for all of your help, Joy.