April 2017 Desktop Calendar

April showers bring some desktop style spring cleaning for me! I love how a fresh desktop background motivates me to clean off the clutter and organize my work space.  Hopefully you feel just as fresh and clean :)  Get yours (for free) in your inbox by signing up HERE

I am writing this a little early in hopes that my baby boy will be here by the time that April arrives—I confess, I have a terrible fear that he will be born on April 1st, also known as April fools day!  However, as long as he is healthy, there really is a lot that I can get over.  Even an unfortunate birth date!

To see his birth announcement, be sure to follow me on Instagram, where I will doubtless be posting all of my photos.  I promise not to spam you, though my instagram stories may not be as safe ;)

Greenery Wedding Trends 2017 - Wedding Invitation

The "greenery" trend has taken the wedding field by storm (See some of my favorite "green" wedding trends on Pinterest here and here.  And not just because it's Pantone's color of the year (2017)!  Even in 2016, elegant displays of green foliage began to dominate wedding accents and decor.  Cascading bouquets of simple florals and extravagant amounts of vines and leaves (like my personal favorite, eucalyptus leaves) steal the show, while large murals of intricate greenery taking up an entire wall in the reception.  Wedding signs are made into statement pieces with beautiful arrangements adoring them.  What is not to love about this trend?  As you might imagine, I was thrilled to have a chance to create a suite inspired by the "Greenery" trend.  I love the combination of organic and "wild" green leaves and the structured gold foil that the leaves hang on—hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Watercolor Home Decor | Society6

I am learning that preparing for baby means that I am thinking a lot about getting the house clean and organized.  My business flow is tighter than ever and I am itching to finish all of the unfinished projects that I see.  Can you say "nesting"?

While I was running around like a crazy person, I was forced to consider, again, the current state of our pillows.  I am a pillow girl.  I love a good pattern, I love the comfort of having about 200 pillows around, and I am picky-picky-picky about the feel of and pattern on my pillows!  I used Society6 to create my Christmas pillows a few years ago and had a good experience overall, so I thought I would explore that option again.

Three hours later, I have a whole collection of home decor and accessories that are littered with various watercolor floral patterns that I have created.  While I am still trying to decide what to order for our own home, I thought I would share the current collection with all of you!  Below you will find a few samples of the items available:

March 2017 Desktop Calendar

March. I have been waiting for this month for a long time and I can't really describe my feelings now that we have finally arrived.  I am filled with more excitement than I can express to meet our sweet baby boy, but at the same time, I am nervous about the changes ahead for our little family.  Thankfully the excitement outweighs the fear the majority of the time!

ANYWAY, I am getting ahead of myself! #BabyBlushed is not due until the END of March and, God willing, he won't make a showing until then.  In the meantime, let's celebrate "baby month" with a new desktop calendar, shall we?

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2017 Wedding Trends — Monogram Crest

I am loving the recent crest trend.  Combine it with watercolor, and I am one happy designer!  I've had the pleasure of making a few crests for my brides, and they have displayed them in their homes after the wedding.  And then it occurred to me that these designs would make great home decor!

Long story short, I am now offering watercolor crests as an individual element, rather than only including them with my Heirloom collection.