Friday, May 10, 2013

Fashion Friday: Mom style

Just a little proof you can be a mom and still have style. I look forward to dressing not only myself, but a miniature me/ T someday.

The key here, is obviously to wear big sunglasses to hide your tired eyes.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Watch this super sweet Mother's Day video from Small Fry. These kids are so precious!

For fun, I decided to answer the questions myself.

What does your Mother look like? I think, an older version of me. Skinny and stylish.

What is your Mother's job? Being awesome

What does your Mother cook? Spaghetti, delicious pot roast, and to-die-for Rum cake

What does your Mother tell you? To relax and "I Love You"

What do you want to tell your Mother? I almost wish I was a little kid so I could've participated in that video with sweet little answers and a drawing. I love you, can't wait to see you next month!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Chirp Paperie

Back in college, Andrea Sturgell and I took several art classes together. She is an amazing artist, I still remember her sketches from one of the first projects we did -incredible! Since college, Andrea has started her own business, Chirp Paperie. She was sweet enough to answer some questions about Chirp and how she got started.


1. Tell me about your business, how did you get started?

I started Chirp after my own wedding. I couldn't find exactly what I wanted and I went to school for painting and drawing, so I created my own hand painted invitation that captured our personalities and location. Once they went out in the mail I had several friends and friends of friends emailing me and asking me to do theirs. Eventually I decided to start a small business. Since then I have done work for people all over the country and even Australia! :)

2. Who are your inspirations?

I really love the professionalism of 42pressed and the hand painted aspects of Momental Designs. I go on OhSoBeautifulPaper every day along with Wedding ChicksGreen Wedding Shoes and Southern Weddings. I'm just constantly pouring into everything wedding related! 

3. Do most of your clients bring in a design to work off of, or do they let you have free reign?

It depends. Some bring me a full pinterest board, design and wording, others don't even know what colors they want to use. I start each process with a short questionnaire to help me get to know each couple, their style and their dreams for their wedding. From there we talk about different invitation styles and the design process begins. 

4. What is your favorite design you've done so far? 

That's a tough one! I did one that required a "cruise ticket" for the after party which the bride was having on a yacht, that was fun and interesting. Probably my favorite invitations to make are the caricature save the dates/wedding invitations. I like trying to capture each personality in the drawings of the couple and they usually LOVE it when it's finished!

5. Do you do any letterpress? 

Yes! I would love to do more but it is pretty expensive so most brides don't have the budget for it. It's just so lust-worthy though! 

6. Do you plan to branch out into other types of invites and paper products?

I actually have a whole line of stationary, as well as a few shower/party invitations and business cards, but I haven't had the time to shoot them and get them on my website! That's one of my business goals for the next six months! They will be on etsy! 

7. You should make wrapping paper! What do you think? 

Hmm... never thought about it! that could be really fun! I think the best part would be getting a gift wrapped in your own paper! :) 

I couldn't pick just Seven, so here are Eleven of my favorites:

Andrea has been featured in Weddings Unveiled MagazineGreen Wedding Shoes, and is one of Wedding Chicks Hand Picked Vendors for 2013. You can purchase her beautiful creations on Etsy, or contact her for custom designs through her website: Chirp Paperie

Thanks again Andrea! I'm hoping soon I'll have you designing my invitations. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Maternity Series

If you didn't gather from Yesterday's post, I'm aiming for a bit of a Mom theme this week.
I did some googling (totally means searching Pinterest, in my world) and came across this lovely maternity series.

I really like the series with little notes to the baby and I thought it was unique that this one didn't have a weekly belly shot. They made the whole thing into a little book, so sweet!

For some reason, I couldn't find individual photo's of every week, but you can view the whole, awesome book here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Links: 5.6.13

They get it from their mama's

Just stumbled across this Tumblr, and I'm loving it.

Love this fun, zigzag cuff

I'm anxious to check out this little Dallas boutique with my Mama next month.

I think my mom would look fantastic with this after cut.

This perfume is perfect for summer.

Mother's Day gift guide from A Cup of Jo.