Currently Obsessed With: Postcards

I didn’t realize this until the holidays rolled around, but apparently Travis and I are super fond of making post cards.  Case in point: we used them for our save the dates, thank you cards, and most recently, our holiday cards.

We always order through Overnight Prints, and I especially had fun with our holiday cards because we added rounded corners and a matte finish to make them look a little different.

I like the freedom of using postcards because you can design everything yourself, so you know that whatever message you’re sending will be 100% unique to you.  Plus, they only cost 28 cents to mail!

Have you ever designed your own card?  Ever sent a homemade postcard?  Got another favorite way to mail out invitations/holiday cards/etc…?  Tell me about it in the comments!


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Wedding Wednesday POLL: Do You Have A Timeline For Marriage?

It seems like all the celebs are getting engaged this holiday season… everyone from Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake!  Of course, we are in the peak of “engagement season” (Thanksgiving through Valentines Day), but all of these proposals have me wondering… do you have a timeline for getting hitched?


I was still a teenager when Travis and I  started dating, so I didn’t enter our relationship with any sort of deadline for marriage.  But soon into our relationship, when I realized that he was the man I would marry, I started timing everything out.  I wanted to get engaged the summer after we graduated college and married a year later, on our 4 year anniversary.

And guess what?  That’s exactly what happened!

I know some women with age-related timelines.  Some want to get married by age 30, some want a proposal by 27, etc… I have the feeling that it’s pretty natural for women to set a deadline for marriage, especially if they want to start a family.  I’m curious to know how many of you have one, too…


Unmarried gals: do you have a desired age that you’d like to be married or engaged?  Has your timeline changed as you’ve dated different people?  Married gals: did you have a marriage deadline before you got hitched?  Did everything turn out the way you thought it would?  Share in the comments!


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Easy DIY Art

I keep stumbling onto these simple, beautiful pieces of painted wood art, and it’s inspiring me to DIY something of my own!  Take a look at what I mean…





These are all so doable… it pretty much leaves no excuse for empty wall space in my apartment.

Which of these pieces do you like best?  Have you ever painted wood to create your own piece of art?  Working on any other DIY projects lately?  Share in the comments!


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What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Congrats, my sweets!  We survived the holidays and it’s officially 2012!  And I want to talk about New Year’s resolutions…


I feel like resolutions get a bad rap.  Yes, some people give up on theirs right away, but not all resolutions are impossible to complete.  I’ve decided to make a few, and I thought I’d share them with you all.

1) Take more pictures.

2) Say “yes” more often.

3) Do more “how-to” posts on the blog.

My resolutions are easy to start and maintain, but for whatever reason, I haven’t put the energy into them thus far.  I’m looking forward to chipping away on them right away!

Have you made any resolutions for the new year?  What are they?  Or do you think resolutions are silly?  Share your thoughts in the comments!


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Happy New Year!

Happy 2012, sweet readers!  I hope you all had a fun time ringing in the new year!


2011 was an awesome year for me personally…

I was in Glamour Magazine!

I became a licensed cosmetologist, and had fun showing you ladies all kinds of hair tricks.

We moved back to San Francisco…

Our wedding day finally arrived!

And so did my big makeover

And we had lots of fun chats on the blog…

We discussed wedding hairstyles

Nail polish trends…

Yummy recipes

And gorgeous design.

I am so grateful everyday for all of you— I still get excited every time I get a new comment or email.  You ladies are so inspiring and I love hearing your thoughts and opinions.  Thank you for making this job so much fun!



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