"knotted" wedding collection

I'm excited to share my new and (hopefully) improved "Knotted" engagement party invitation. This was one of the first invitations I ever created, and it became one of my best sellers after being featured in the Minted Spring 2014 catalog! The changes to the design are subtle; I just wanted to modernize the type a bit. Then, I expanded the collection to include a coordinating engagement announcement, wedding invitation suite, gift wrap, envelope seal, and more. Not to mention, there are 3 additional colorways (for a total of 6), and a set of borderless cards that should pair nicely with the die-cut shapes that Minted currently offers. I hope you like it!

View the entire "Knotted" collection here.


a midweek road trip

Last week's road trip meant time well spent with my family, soaking up the sun in LA and Orange County. Our day started at the bustling Santa Monica Pier, then we headed to Downtown Disney to do some shopping, and eventually we made our way to Irvine Spectrum Center for dinner. It was a whirlwind (as usual), and I didn't take too many photos to share here or on social media. Instead, I just tried to stay present and savor the experience. My favorite memories from the trip are: playing the license plate game to stave off the boredom of being stuck in traffic, collecting rocks and shells along the shoreline with my sister, and leaving my nephew in the dust during our Asphalt 9: Legends face-off at the arcade!

a sun-soaked day at the pier | you couldn't miss the giant Aladdin Lego display just overhead | items collected along the seashore | a neon sign at Hello Kitty Cafe (the sign actually says "hot donuts")


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