Monday, October 22, 2012

Little Silas.

We are so thrilled to announce the birth of little Silas Nicholas!  7 lbs. 11 oz and 20.5 inches of sweet perfection.  There are really no words to express how thankful we are to have him here with us- what a gift straight from our Heavenly Father!  These pictures are from the day he was born, and I can't believe almost three weeks have passed since then- it has flown by at a surreal pace.  We can't imagine life without him.  
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17
Photos by Tom Reich

Monday, September 17, 2012

walk it off....

Hey there!  It has been so long since I posted in this space, so I just wanted to pop in with a little image of a recent project and say a quick hello!  I am constantly working on tattoos, in between all my other jobs, but I rarely find the time to post pictures of them.  Just wanted to share this recent image- I love the sentiment behind it, and that it is literally tattooed on her foot. 
I'm busy wrapping up lots of projects, as we are expecting our baby to arrive in just a couple weeks- so exciting!  I have a lot of inspiring, beautiful jobs I've been working on lately, so I'll try to post again soon with some more images.  Hope everyone out there is well! 

Friday, July 06, 2012

Tuscany wedding

Was super honored to have been a part of this beautiful wedding that took place in Tuscany.  Check out all the beautiful photos (by Jose Villa) and styling (by Joy Thigpen).  It was such a pleasure to work with such a lovely couple and collaborate with such an amazing team of venders.  Congrats, Lindsay and Ryan!  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I am so thrilled to make a little announcement here- 
My husband and I are expecting a little baby boy at the beginning of October- in just a few short months!  This baby is a long-awaited answer to prayer and we are looking forward to meeting him with such joy and anticipation.  I am so looking forward to this new phase of life, and I just wanted to finally share the news with all you out there in internet-land! 

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sweet Natalie Kate.

It's been forever since I've posted here- so much has been going on.  I'll try to get caught up soon, but for now I just wanted to pop in to share this sweet picture of my brand new niece- isn't she an angel?!  Congratulations, John and Emily- I'm such a proud auntie!  
Photo by Tom Reich

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Litterae + Valentines

I'm so ecstatic to share some big news with you! Today I have launched my own little online shop called Litterae, which means "letterforms" in Latin. As my husband teaches Latin, this seemed like the perfect name! I will be selling custom valentines until February 7th, and then will be adding an edited line of stationery products later in the spring. I'm beyond excited about this new venture, and was so thrilled to be able to finally share it here on the blog.
More about the valentines! My darling friend brought me back a stack of old french letters when she came back from visiting Paris this winter, and that is what inspired the theme for the valentine project. The custom valentines include a note scribed in jet-black calligraphy on the back of vintage 1920s postcards from Paris. They are mailed in cream-colored envelopes, lined in handcut, handmade, marbled yellow paper from Bangladesh. The envelopes are sealed with a swath of gold washi tape, and then the whole thing is mailed to the recipient with vintage postage stamps. If your handwriting leaves much to be desired, or you just want to forgo the traditional card route, this is a wonderful solution for you!
The valentines will only be on sale until February 7th, so don't hesitate to snap one up because quantities are limited.

A big thank you to Grace Bonney for her post on Design Sponge this morning!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Happy New Year to you, a bit late! I am so excited for the unfurling of this year; I have high hopes for the many good things that will come out of it. We are so blessed in so many ways- too many ways to count, really! My heart is feeling so full of gratitude for the many blessings in my life as I enter 2012.
Something I'm looking forward to most most most of all is the trip to Italy that Nick and I are taking later this year. We are out of our minds with anticipation, and been listening to Italian tapes to try to learn a bit of the language before we leave. Do you have any recommendations of anything we shouldn't miss? I'd love to hear!
Photos from Brian Ferry's amazing series notes on italy, posted last year.