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


a day at disneyland

Our day trip to Disneyland was a whirlwind, so I'll spare you the play-by-play of what happened. What I can tell you is that we pinballed around the park all day, and went on our favorite rides anywhere from 2 to 4 times each. The experience was physically draining—I have the sore leg muscles, not to mention a few bumps and bruises, to prove it—but I did get everything I wanted: quality time with my sister and nephew, a new pair of mouse ears, and some cookies from Candy Palace!

Sleeping Beauty Castle | a Mickey-shaped soft pretzel (Yum!) | seeking refuge from the afternoon heat at The Golden Horseshoe | view of the Millennium Falcon while we waited in line for the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride | the Matterhorn (My favorite ride!) | Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at dusk


a day at universal studios

Last week, I took a break from *gestures wildly at everything* and went to Universal Studios Hollywood with my sister and her family. Very little planning went into this trip. They approached me a few days before, and asked if I was interested in tagging along. To that I said, "Okay!" Fast-forward to Tuesday. We started the day down in the Lower Lot, where we visited the new Super Nintendo World, and went on some rides. Sadly, we never got to go on Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge because the wait time was 3 hours long, and the line only got longer as the day progressed. By early afternoon, we were ready to go back to the Upper Lot. There, we made a beeline to the Studio Tour (My favorite ride!), checked out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, ate dinner, and went on a few more rides. Since we planned on spending just one day at the park, we had to power through and make the most of our time. Was it exhausting? Sure, but who cares when you’re having fun!

heading into Universal Studios; let the adventure begin! | exploring Super Nintendo World | plane wreckage set used in the 2005 film War of the Worlds | the Book of the Dead (I was tempted to open it, but I didn't have the key) | Hogsmeade | watching the sun go down over the Lower Lot and the San Fernando Valley | me and my nephew finishing the day with a couple of ice cold Butterbeers | a perfect view of Hogwarts as the "Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle" show began