My daughter picked “scarlet runners” in her school garden today – my reminder that fabulous colors don’t only exist in a Pantone book.



Joanna Goddard’s blog, A Cup of Jo, is a great place to get lost for a few hours. It’s a one-stop-shop for reading about marriage, motherhood, food, beauty, and design. And it’s real. Ms. Goddard does not sugar coat. She gives it to you straight, and we all need a little straight talk once in awhile! Each post is usually accompanied by some great photography as well, so grab yourself a cup of jo and drink up.


photo credit: A Cup of Jo

With a modern font and a subtle touch of pink chevron patterns, Lexy and Ari’s invitation popped out of the envelope. The bold yet chic printed pieces translated into a gorgeously clean and sophisticated wedding day design by Event Designer, Stanlee Gatti, and Wedding Planner, Laurie Arons. We love the gray and white combo in the midst of all that greenery!

Event Design: Stanlee Gatti Designs
Wedding Planner: Laurie Arons
Photography: Jose Villa
Calligraphy: Barbara Callow
Invitations: A Day in May


My mom, Barbara, known as “B” to the kids, went through each of our Women Who Inspire interviews (read the wonderful interviews HERE) and bought all of the recommended children’s books for our vacation last month. She read a different book each night to her grandchildren. They loved all of them! You’re the best, B!

The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Fireboat by Maira Kalman
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen



The perfect wallpaper pattern can really elevate a room into an elegant and sophisticated space. The same goes for invitation design. Check out some of these gorgeous Graham & Brown wallpaper designs and some of our wedding invitation designs to see how patterns can bring any object to life.


We had the pleasure of designing the logo for the Oak Harbor Music Festival so of course, we HAD to go and see it in action! This logo is also a nice example of how different areas of design expertise often come together for a final piece.

When we initially thought about this logo concept, we knew we wanted it to feel loose and rough. After playing around with what seemed like a million typefaces and layouts, we eventually landed on a font designed by Kevin Cristopher of KC FONTS. Thanks, Kevin!