a near-perfect day in la

This past Sunday was the day that I'd been eagerly waiting for since mid-November. My sister, her kids, and I ventured up to Inglewood to attend the final Chargers game of the season. Despite the disappointing loss (and chilly weather), we all had a blast cheering on our team, and taking in the sights and sounds of a professional football game. The atmosphere was truly electric. Afterward, on our way home, we stopped by Irvine Spectrum Center to get dinner, and visit some of our favorite stores. It was the perfect ending to a near-perfect day!

we arrived early, hoping to explore the stadium grounds | a bird's eye view of the action | chipotle chicken tacos (need I say more?!) | admiring the stadium's architecture on the way out | I randomly opened this book to that passage; what a lovely sentiment | making a wish at the fountain | the Ferris wheel is the focal point of Irvine Spectrum Center | a delicious mixed berry pocket pie from Hello Kitty Cafe


a december to remember

Happy New Year, everyone! I just wanted to check in and share some of my favorite photos from December, while it's still fresh in all of our memories. The month went by too quickly if you ask me, but it was equal parts productive and joyful, so I can't be too upset. In addition to spending time with friends and family, I also worked on a 12-piece wedding suite, baked a seemingly endless amount of cookies (it's a long story), built a few Lego sets, and got some much-needed R&R.

a late fall sunset | Oreo blondies I made for New Year's Eve (recipe here) | staying cozy in my adorable Grogu slippers | probably the coolest gift ever from my friend Jackie (it's a box of international snacks from Universal Yums) | driving around to see the Christmas lights is one of my favorite traditions | Leo enjoying his comically large Christmas present


new & improved

As part of an ongoing project, I've been revising some of my older note cards and stationery designs to include space for personalization. All of these cards were created before it was possible to add customizations on self-launched stationery. By updating them, I hope to give customers the ability to make each piece their own.

At the same time, I've also been adding a bunch of enclosure cards, menu cards, favor tags, and envelope seals to my shop. These items were created to fill the gaps in some of my existing invitation suites.

View the entire "Botanical Banner" collection here.

View the entire "Jardin Mandala" collection here.

View the entire "Simply Floral" collection here.

View the entire "La Vie en Rose" collection here.

View the entire "Birthday Balloon" collection here.


hot cocoa recipes

Sadly, it's been too warm here in San Diego to enjoy hot drinks, but maybe those of you living in a cooler climate could give these decadent hot cocoa recipes a try. The peanut butter hot chocolate is my personal favorite!

  1. s'mores hot chocolate | kj & company
  2. peanut butter hot chocolate | the flavor bender
  3. slow cooker coconut hot chocolate | how sweet eats
  4. salted caramel hot cocoa | life made simple
  5. vanilla chai hot chocolate | half baked harvest
  6. easy peppermint hot chocolate | eat love eat