Considering it’s been awhile since I’ve posted I thought I would share my end of summer reading list with you! I typically read every night before bed to help me fall asleep (unless it’s a super good book) and most times just choose one book a month from the Free Kindle First monthly books from Amazon. If you don’t do that, I recommend checking it out because usually at least one of the six to choose from is good :) BUT, last month I decided to start using kindle so I could rent and more books, and even listen to some on Audible. I’m currently really into post-apocalyptic books (no surprise) and will share a couple below!
It feels like it’s been forever since I posted a blog! With that, I wanted to pop in quick to share with you a few items that are new to my closet (and home) and some feedback on them. Just as a note: I love Shopbop because the items are literally at my door within a day (amazon Prime 2day, but their distribution center is like 20 minutes from me ;)…and waiting a day beats me having to drive to the mall. For example, those travel bags were ordered yesterday morning and were delivered to my door this afternoon. (Bonus, free returns up to 10 days after receiving). P.S. make sure to check out the SALE here which is 20% off already marked down items just by using the code TREAT20 ;)
PINK TOP:: I love this top, there isn’t much covered under the mid-drift, but it’s comfortable and super cute! (similar here)
EARRINGS:: I’ve been dying for these earrings and finally go them, and the colors they have are amazing! (More HERE)
I don’t know if I posted about my calligraphy guides on here yet, so here you go! I have both digital and printable calligraphy practice guides in my shop for both uppercase and lowercase modern calligraphy styles! They can be used on the Procreate app with the iPad Pro and apple pencil or printed out and used as a tracing guide for pointed pen calligraphy. Take a peek below on a quick video for the iPad process as well as the guides below. Feel free to check them out HERE!
I am so excited to share with you the new modern brand and website design for Earth & Sugar! Janderyn is beyond talented and basically has the boutique bakery of my dreams..seriously. Last year we started her website re-design and soon after she hired me to do her logo and branding as well, to keep it consistent. Take a peek below for the design process and make sure to check out her site! www.EARTHandSUGAR.com
We can’t start a project without narrowing down the color palette and overall mood and style of the brand. She wanted to keep it modern, light, but a hint of chic emerald and art deco. I couldn’t be more in love with the blush, gold, and green color palette.
She knew she loved custom calligraphy and lettering, but also modern sans serif (with a hint of that art deco flair). I honestly couldn’t narrow it down to only four to present to her because each one of them would have fit perfectly with her new website and brand style.
She choose number 1 which I couldn’t love more, as I haven’t been able to do a complete calligraphy logo for a client yet! This one is modern, chic, and also beyond fitting for her brand. And check out that art deco pattern we created..I’m in love with it.
With that being said, take a peek below to see how the details were incorporated into her new website! It’s modern, clean, with those small hints of detail!
And last but not least, a few other items I’ve helped design! This is actually the first time I have helped design a van/vehicle wrap and loved getting to see it come to life! So for those in the Miami and Palm Beach area you can keep your eye out for this driving around ;)
This post is a little behind as I planned to start incorporating these date ideas much earlier..but let’s be honest, Summer is crazy! However, I still think there is plenty of time to try out some of these simple Summer date ideas before it gets too cold (for those like us in the Midwest ;). With that being said, a few of these are super simple and don’t even require you to leave the house…
Keep in mind that these date ideas do not need be expensive! Our little picnic literally included a bottle of wine we had at home as well as those Sargentos snack packs and pretzel crackers. So no need to run to the store and buy all kinds of fancy cheeses/meats (which adds up), keep it simple as no matter what you will remember it.
THE WHISKEY TASTING
P.S. We did the Whiskey Tasting last weekend and loved it! I just purchased a few mini bottles of various whiskey flavors/brands, a couple different cheeses to try, a bar of dark chocolate, and some oranges! Get the FREE DOWNLOAD HERE which also includes a printable for wine, tequila, and rum!
If there was one thing I could tell you to do for yourself (as a wedding vendor or creative) it would be to go to the Camp Wed Retreat at Camp Wandawega this September. First off, let me just tell you a little more about Camp Wandawega (more HERE too). Once you arrive, you feel like you were transported back into the early decades, from the 20s to the 70s. It started out as a speakeasy in the mid 1920s, then a brothel in the 1930s, a resort getaway in the 50s, and beginning in the 1960s, a Latvian Catholic Church camp. So yeah, you can expect to feel like you are simply taken back into what seems like simpler times. Also, they have a manifesto of low expectations, meaning you will probably sleep on a 90 year old bed frame, possibly shower with a spider or two, and obviously get some spotty wifi ;)
Now, as for Camp Wed, it is a three-day retreat made up of wedding and creative professionals from all over the country. Campers are treated to workshops and nationally sourced camp counselors to fuel creativity and bolster their small businesses. Not only that, but you can expect the littlest of details to make the entire experience that much better. From adorable welcome backpacks (full of goodies), crafted cocktails, delicious meals, fresh coffee all day, and even down time to take it all in and connect with other ‘campers’. — Check it out HEREand peek at the tickets HERE! — Seriously, the ladies of Cherry Blossom knock it out of the park with this retreat!
Oh, and this year I’m going to be teaching a beginners Watercolor Lettering session! Not only that, but I plan to keep a few of the supplies out throughout the retreat just in case you want to keep practicing!