a wonderful washington dc inspired wedding

My awesome friends Sarah & Tom got married this summer. Sarah & Tom are a wonderful couple who met in Washington DC. They wanted to add a little bit of inspiration from the place they met to their wedding reception, so they named each of their tables after DC Metro stops.
I created this Seating Chart for their guests to “find their metro stop”. It was displayed framed on an easel in the entrance way to the dining room. The beautiful images were done by Sarah & Tom’s wonderful wedding photographer Anna Simonak, you can check out more of her work on her website.
Seery Wedding Seating ChartSeery Wedding Seating Chart ZoomThe Table Identities were modeled after the columns found outside of the DC Metro Stops. We combined the blue wedding color theme with the typefaces that were used throughout the wedding stationary to modify the tradition look of the DC Metro stop signage.
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It was an amazing day to celebrate the amazing couple, I was so honored to have been able to be a small part of their special day!
If you are interested in having me create something unique for your special day, I welcome you to contact me!

letters for baby caroline

One of my favorite children’s books of all time is Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar… so I was very excited to receive a request to paint letters inspired by the book!
These letters were to be given as a gift to a brand new baby, Caroline, whose nursery was decorated with Pottery Barn Kid’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar crib bedding. I was very inspired by the primary colors & painterly quality of the book’s illustrations so tried to convey that with these letters.
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I welcome you to contact me if you are interested in having me create something special for you!

purple paisley for baby hadley

This was another fun long distance request from a wonderful friend back in The States! Mommy Amy sent me pictures of Baby Hadley’s nursery & instructed me to go ahead & do whatever I wanted! I created these letters to match her lovely Brooklyn Pottery Barn Kids bedding. Check out the inspiration pictures of Baby Hadley’s nursery & the finished letters below!

**Update**
I forgot to mention that for Baby Hadley’s letters I kept track of a few things I get asked about from time to time, so here are your fun facts for the day… I used 5 custom mixed colors and 20 different paintbrushes for the 6 letters of Hadley’s name!
Hadleys Room Collage
HadleyHadley3Hadley2I welcome you to contact me if you would like something custom designed for you!

maddie’s paisley & stripe letters

As many of you know, we move around more than the average family! Hopping around from country to country obviously has its benefits, but there are few quirky little draw backs along the way too! Long story short, we just received boxes of our personal items from our ‘2011-12 hockey season home in Malmö Sweden, to our home this year in Augsburg Germany… after a 7 month wait!
Unpacking the boxes we discovered Maddie’s 2nd set of letters, that I made for her bedroom in Sweden. I realized that I rarely post things that I make for her! I created these to match her pink paisley Pottery Barn bedding. Whoa! That was a lot of P’s in one sentence!
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I would love to create something special for you, please contact me to discuss your options!

chevron letters for leyla

Just finished up some pretty pastel letters painted for Baby Leyla. Chevron stripes are very on trend now & they look super cute paired with polka dots!
The font & style of the letter is new too! They can sit on a shelf or hang on the wall.
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hand painted letters, not just for kids rooms

I feel a little extra patriotic when I’m living abroad. To decorate our “home away from home” this season in Germany, I decided to add a little American spirit! I painted bold, graphic designs on letters to sit on our living room shelves. They appropriately frame our giant black & white photo of Manhattan Island.
NY_USANYusa_lettersI welcome you to contact me if you would like your very own custom painted letters!

a diy bavarian christmas

OK, so let me clarify… it’s not a traditional Bavarian Christmas, but more like a fun American take on a Bavarian theme!
The past few months living in Southern Germany, I’ve learned a few things… Two of my favorite things are that Bavarian’s really know how to celebrate & they really love their pretzels! They also really love their beer, but I wasn’t quite sure how to incorporate that into Christmas decor {other than to enjoy one while decorating}.

Anyone who knows me, knows I love a little whimsy, so after hearing from a German friend {Thanks Corinna!} that she saw a picture of a Christmas tree decorated with pretzels in a German magazine, the idea really stuck with me! Perfectly whimsical, perfectly appropriate, perfectly budget friendly, & perfect to get the family involved! Of course I totally got into the idea, decided to go one step further & created a big, fun pretzel star for our front door.

Since I didn’t actually see the picture in the magazine, I could totally let the imagination run wild. I knew Maddie Maye would have fun with glitter so I painted dozens of pretzels, 3 different sizes, with craft glue & let her sprinkle away! What’s holiday time without a little sparkle anyway? With all that sparkle I decided to keep the tree simple, just pretzels & white lights!

JD & Maddie Maye, glittering away!
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Our Tree!
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Our fun Pretzel Door Star!
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I also filled our giant windows with tons of snowflakes! Super budget friendly, I spent 5€ on a roll of white glitter wrapping paper! I used the entire roll to cut out multiple sizes & shapes of snowflakes {1 roll = 50 snowflakes!}. I strung them up with regular old white thread & translucent tape.

Snowflake fun!
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wine cork wreaths

I love to do custom orders! These are two custom ordered Wine Cork Wreaths, that I created recently. Both of these wreaths are perfect to display year round! I love the preppy look of the simple wreath with yellow ribbon & the classic look of the black.

yellow wine cork wreath with bellsblack wine cork wreath with jingle bellsIf you are interested in placing a custom order I welcome you to contact me.

 

baby twin boys

Baby twin boys Germain & Zachary arrived this winter to happy parents Jennifer & Alan. Check out the hand painted letters that I just finished for their safari themed nursery!
Be sure to continue to scroll down to see their awesome nursery!
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Polka dots, leaves & adorable lions & giraffes are featured on the letters.The boys nursery has cool latte colored walls complemented by
a bright color scheme  in the crib bedding.

I would love to work with you to create something special for your favorite kid’s room! Contact me for more information on how to get started.

socci stiletto stampede 5k

Love to run? Love to walk? Love stilettos? Love to take part in a great cause?
If you said yes to any of the above & you happen to be in the Central New York Region on Saturday May 12th, you’re in luck! There is a great event you can take part in, The Socci Stiletto Stampede! The race description from the organizers website follows…

“The race will help raise money for the Katie Marie Socci Scholarship Fund, a nursing scholarship begun at Cayuga Community College in memory of a great friend and an outstanding nurse. The Socci Stiletto Stampede will begin with a 50yd stiletto dash at 8:30 followed by the 5K walk / run promptly at 9. Following the run, all participants are welcome to stay and enjoy scheduled festivities.”

You can register for this wonderful event on the Active.com website here.

There are great prize & auction items at this event, including spa packages from Mirbeau Inn & Spa! Check out the custom designed creations that I’ve contributed to the prize pool!

Natural Stone Tangerine & Turquoise Set
tangerine and turquoise set
Whimsical Mossy Wine Cork Wreath
mossy wine cork wreathHope to see you at the event!