…and their bearded men…
it’s finally here! the week of the show! i cannot wait for you all to check out the amazing talent on display this saturday. prepare to be absolutely blown away… you don’t want to miss it! And make sure to tune in to FOX2 this wednesday morning to get a sneak peek of the Detroit Indie Wedding Show!
Working On: a ton of last minute items for the show saturday. i have so many new products that we will be launching saturday. don’t worry if you can’t make the show, they will be available for purchase on etsy and will be displayed on our blog as well.
Thinking About: the fact that i haven’t been to the gym in i don’t know how long and i am supposed to run in this 5k for the st patty’s cork town race eeeek! two weeks away, can it be done? we’ll see!
Listening To: daydreamer by adele… my goodness can this girl sing. such a beautiful song
Wishing: that it actually felt like march instead of subzero polar vortex freezing! when will be come out of this ice age?!
happy monday everyone!
do you ever have that peaceful moment in the morning where you just stop and stare at your cup of steamy goodness and think thank god for coffee? ok maybe thats just me. but if you got as little sleep as i did last night, i think you would share my coffee enthusiasm!
Working On: a giant stack of design work. i have a few clients nearing production and i am getting super excited to put some of these beautiful designs to life! the designs this season are turning out to be very unique, can’t wait to share them with you all!
Thinking About: the shopping i still need to do for my trip to florida. you can never have enough bikinis, right!? anyway, i am really looking forward to a week in the sun. it has been a long winter and with the stressful couple of weeks ahead, it will be the perfect reward for all the hard work!
Anticipating: the big show! the detroit indie wedding show is less than two weeks away and we have been plugging away at new products and our fabulous set design. we are also really looking forward to meeting the other vendors within the Indie Detroit Wedding Ring circle of vendors. Lots of talent to be seen, so if you haven’t marked your calendars yet for March 8th at the Rust Belt, do it right NOW!
Listening To: so i am one of those people that will become completely obsessed with two or three songs and play them on repeat until i actually cannot stand them anymore. currently, those songs are odyssey by the wyld, madness by muse, and hell & back by the airborne toxic event. if you haven’t heard any of them, give them a listen!
happy monday everyone!
when kim from small moments asked if i ever feature shops that aren’t on etsy, I said why not!? especially if you are a detroiter, ya’ll know thats where my heart is. it’s always refreshing to network with another designer in my same line of work. kim and i both specialize in custom invitations and announcements. i have to say, i wish i had as many clients with off beat requests. my favorite? mustache bash party, obviously!
aside from custom designed pieces, you can purchase any of kim’s designs either for invitations or art prints by visiting www.smallmoments.bigcartel.com or you can check out Small Moments on Facebook to see her newest artwork.
i have a perfectly reasonable excuse for being late with my monday check-in today… i was busy watching meryl & charlie win the first ever usa olympic gold in ice dancing! canada was incredible, but we were better :) so impressed by the talent out on the ice. i took ice skating lessons when i was younger and lets just say my behind saw the ice more than my skates!
Working On: sending out some high school graduation promotions! so royal oak high school seniors, keep an eye on your mailbox this week! hard to believe graduation season will be here before we know it. our 2014 calendar is filling up rather quickly!
Anticipating: the upcoming trip to florida, exactly one month from tomorrow! i could really use some sunshine right about now. I’m looking forward to flip flops, bikinis, and sundresses!
Listening To: its an of monsters and men kind of monday
Wishing: that i had just one more hour in each day. but i love that quote “you have the same amount of hours in a day as beyonce” haha yes but she has minions and assistants and personal shoppers and endless budgets. so don’t start with me beyonce!
happy monday everyone!
i woke up this morning at 7am to catch the USA v RUS hockey game, feeling the valentine hangover from chocolates and tiramisu to sea salt brownies and spumante! too.much.sugar. but what a fun valentine’s day! i hope you all had fun and didn’t eat too much chocolate or candy hearts. i immediately recovered from my sugar hangover when oshie scored the winning goal in the shootout! GO TEAM USA!
only three weeks left until the Detroit Indie Wedding Show hosted by the Rust Belt Market. mark your calendars and prepare for good time! there will be lots of goodies, handcrafted wedding ideas, and live performances. trust me, you do not want to miss it! and if you haven’t been to the rust belt, you will definitely be in for an awesome surprise. Check out the market and wedding show from 11am til 7pm on Saturday March 8th!
stay tuned for updates featuring a sneak peek at our set design along with new products we will be introducing at the show!
have a great weekend everyone!
hailing from all the way out in bellingham, washington is found by nicki. this shop specializes in salvaged and repurposed leather goods. “most of what you see here has already lived a life before”… i love it! nicki’s goods range from wallets and purses to clutches and canvas. another great etsy shop for groomsmen or bridesmaid gifts! she takes custom orders and her prices won’t break the bank for your wedding budget.
my favorite pick? i will take the golden crocodile leather tote please!
i am eating breakfast at 12:30pm. yes, i had a late start. i am not typically one to sleep in but to start off my first week as a free woman, i thought, why not? sometimes you just deserve a couple extra hours of sleep.
Working On: planning a “cloud nine” themed bridal shower, and finalizing some ideas for the Detroit Indie Wedding Show next month. I will be sharing new designs and a few cute wedding related products for purchase. make sure to mark your calendars for march 8th at the Rust Belt from 11am-7pm!
Thinking About: the week ahead! putting everything into peace love design full-time is really taking a huge weight off my shoulders. i am really looking forward to expanding and branching out in these next few months. like i mentioned last week, 2014 has really been the year of networking for me. i am excited to become more involved in detroit’s vast community of small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Listening To: the olympics in the background. i have been completely glued to the tv these last few days, mainly for the team figure skating competition. anyone see the 15 year old from russia!? absolutely blown away. but meryl davis and charlie white will forever be my favorite skaters out on the ice! go team usa!
I also just had to share this photo sent to me from a client a few weeks ago in an email hoping i had a few extras! i always have extras on hand, usually because my clients occasionally forget to invite aunt sally or uncle fred to their event, but this was definitely a first! word to the wise, don’t leave your puppy home with your invitations alone, especially if you didn’t invite them to the wedding! haha!
happy monday everyone!
we have been working with Jessica at The W Salon to pull together the salon’s branding and identity along with the brand new website that launched earlier this week! The W Salon is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and specializes in Organic Hair Color, Color Corrections, Multidimensional Hair Color, Bridal Services, Bridal Parties, Hair Cuts and more. I have had the pleasure of having my hair cut, colored, and styled by Jessica (check out my updo in the Hair Gallery!) She is absolutely phenomenal and truly talented. take a minute to check out The W Salon, and if you live in the Grand Rapids area, call Jessica for an appointment!
are you a business owner looking for help with branding, identity, logo design, or web design? Contact us today to get started on your design!
so far, this year has been all about networking with local artists and designers. i am all about community and supporting local businesses. we are proud to have joined the Metro Detroit Etsy Team, a group of shop owners in Southeast Michigan that are committed to promoting local businesses. instead of introducing an etsy shop of the week, i decided to list a treasury of all my favorite pics from this awesome group of artists!
the shops range from fine art and vintage collectables to handmade jewelry and custom gifts. i have had the pleasure of seeing a few of the shops at local art fairs. you can find Metro Detroit Etsy vendors by searching "theDteam" through Etsy or you can follow the Facebook Page to find out when the next pop-up shop will be taking place.