First of all Happy New Year! It’s the 3rd, so I’m guessing you’ve given up on your resolutions already and are aimlessly wandering the internet for something to make you feel less guilty. I hope this post helps. And at least you made a resolution—I gave up promising myself things years ago, after a particularly traumatizing juice cleanse.
Oh hey y’all. (If I knew how to read my analytics report, I could probably refer to all 12 of you by name)
If you follow me on Instagram — and I’m guessing you do because how on earth would you ever find this site otherwise! I’m illiterate in SEO — you’ve probably heard that I’m trying to rebrand Design Squeeze. Or just brand, because let’s face it, I never really got around to that in the first place.
I’ve had these ABC Watercolor Calligraphy Printables in my shop for some time and I realized today that I really wasn’t happy with them. At all. So why would I expect any of you to buy them?
I spent all morning re-doing them, which was really fun & I like them so much better now!
What do you think? Not the craziest change but I think it’s a vast improvement.
I also lowered all my prices of Instant Printables to $5 each. That goes for all designs, all colors, so happy downloading!
OMG you guys!
My best friend JUST got married in a beautiful bohemian wedding. Gosh it was like only yesterday. I mean, March 19th is pretty much April, which really just flew into May and then did June even happen this year? And July barely started, so I’m right on track to post about her wedding. I’m surprised it didn’t take me longer, actually.
I’m like such a good friend.
But let’s stop gushing about me. This post is all about Ali’s BOHO BASH of a wedding. It was obviously the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to. Not just because she’s my bestie. The girl has great taste.
She also has great connections. Amongst her talented group of gal pals is a graphic designer & calligrapher extraordinaire (ME! Haha I come first because this is MY blog), an insanely talented interior designer PLUS another soon-to-be-interior-designer, an aspiring wedding planner & cake boss, AND one of the bridesmaids hooked us all up with a professional stylist!
It was on point. Have a peek:
The wedding took place at the Phoenix Zoo, which was such a fun venue. The reception area overlooked the giant giraffe exhibit, so the view was incredible, we could pretend we were all on safari and it felt super VIP to be drinking at the zoo after hours.
Now whenever I return to the giraffes, I get flashbacks of drunken dancing with some of the best people I know. That’s what everyone should leave a wedding with. Forget favors. I want memories!
Just kidding. Her favors were actually really awesome. And I love presents. I don’t have a picture of them but she chose mexican tiles with beautiful patterns and we tied hand painted place cards to each.
The decor was primarily DIY-which was awesome. We went thrifting starting the year before and found all kinds of gem colored glasses & vases and vintage books with beautiful covers. There was lots of lace detail as well and baby’s breath-which is one of my all-time favorite flowers.
It really was such a beautiful, bohemian wedding. It all just came together perfectly.
Ok now I’m back in full wedding fever mode…eeeeek!
Photographer: Katie Rounds of Round Lens Photography -All photos were taken by Round Lens with the exception of the invitations.
Stylist: Risa Kostis of Ristyle Consulting – seriously the sweetest person you will ever meet. Call her.
Invitations/Paper goods/Calligraphy: Design Squeeze
Wedding Planner/Cake Boss: Brittney Robertson @brittneymarie910
Wedding Video: Katy Caringer
Let’s call her Mona
Ok so yesterday’s post about Boy Nursery Inspiration was really fun to put together! It’s only fair that I do a baby girl version.
There are some definite similarities between the two-the more muted color schemes, with pops of brightness, lots of black and white details, tons of texture and banners.
Let’s call him Owen
Nope. Not a mom.
Just a 30 year old with some pretty severe baby fever.
Happy Hump Day, pretties!
This quote. Let me tell you-it was probably spoken for me. E. M. Forster said it and yea I don’t know E. M. Forster but I’m still convinced it was spoken about me.
Or at least people like me. Are there people like me?!
You know the type. They put their life in tiny little boxes, all in a row. And they can only move forward to the next box once the previous one has been checked.
Sound familiar? If not, you’re lucky cause..
NEW ITEMS IN ETSY SHOP
Perfect for keeping your bridal shower cohesive and so cute, if I do say so myself!
I call this suite Watercolor Flowers. I hand painted the “Bridal Shower” then edited in Photoshop.
Happy Planning all you Maids!
Mood Board Monday
Happy Monday, Everybunny! Hope y’all had a great Easter yesterday. I spent the morning celebrating with my nephew, Rex. So yea, it was the BEST.
But then I woke up today with the WORST case of Monday Blues. Ugh. I love design and being a graphic designer is a pretty cool gig. BUT I don’t love a 30 minute commute that results in sitting in this open room, surrounded by people, staring at my computer screen for 8 hours a day with a total of ZERO privacy and very bad posture.
Ok, the posture is my fault. But having no privacy ALL DAY makes the introvert in me wanna crawl into a ball and hide. I feel like a lil kid who closes his eyes and thinks no one can see him. Maybe if I slouch enough, people will think I’m not there!
Buuuuuuuut, I am there. I’m always there. And I’ve realized over the past 2 years of doing this 9-5 life, that being a designer is not enough for me. I have to be a designer of things that make me happy. Things that I’m passionate about. At a place that makes me feel inspired.