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!

hand painted letters for baby ryan

These letters were painted especially for Sweet Baby Ryan’s nursery. She has an adorable modern Jungle themed nursery that these will be displayed in!
Ryan Hand Painted LettersIf you are interested in having me create something special for you, I welcome you to contact me!

put a {neon} bird on it!

My good friend, Ali, asked me to paint something special for her brother & sister-in-law who are expecting a sweet baby girl in the Spring. They hadn’t completely committed to a name for their soon to babe… so Ali asked me to paint a couple of extra letters so they could mix and match between the two names that they were debating (Ruby & Ellory).
I love the outcome of these particular letters! They incorporate so many design elements that I LOVE; bold bright color, graphical pattern, & awesome contrast!
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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!

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!

venetian striped bracelet

This bracelet is one of my personal favorites! Maybe its the story behind how I acquired the materials I used to make it… While we were living in Zürich, Switzerland my husband & I were able to do lots of traveling! We were on a little Italian adventure & found ourselves happily “lost” in Venice, Italy. On a side canal I found an adorable bead shop! Although Venice is known for their incredible glass, this shop had a little bit of everything, all made locally! I couldn’t leave without stocking up on some incredibly unique materials!

The fun square striped resin beads, which I found in Venice are accented with Austrian Swarovski Crystals. The bracelet is closed with an adjustable length toggle clasp. If you are interested in making this bracelet yours, you can purchase it here from my Etsy Shop!
I welcome you to contact me if you are interested in having me create something special for you!

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.

celebrating baby wesley

I was so happy to spend Saturday afternoon at a lovely baby shower catching up with some of my college friends! The shower was thrown for my great friend & awesome RIT lacrosse teammate, Erin. Erin and her husband Ryan {also an RIT lacrosse alum} are expecting a baby boy! Erin & Ryan are going to name their little guy Wesley Daniel… “Wesley” after Ryan’s mother’s maiden name & “Daniel” after Erin’s dad. Wesley is destined to be a superstar lacrosse player, just like his parents!

These are the green & white letters that I painted for little Wesley’s room.
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Kimmy with Baby Claire, Erin {the mom-to-be}, Me & Maddie Maye
kimmy erin sarahIt was a great Saturday on Seneca Lake celebrating Erin & Baby Wesley!